August retail sales figures at a glance

By the numbers: How retailers' August sales figures stack up

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Summary of revenue at stores open at least a year in August for major retail chains, with percentage increase or decrease over the same month last year.

These figures are a key indicator of a retailer's health because they exclude revenue at newly opened stores.

DEPARTMENT STORES:

Bon-Ton Stores Inc. 2.2 pct

Kohl's Corp. 3.4 pct

Nordstrom Inc. 21 pct

Macy's Inc. 5.1 pct

Stage Stores Inc. 6.5 pct

DISCOUNT STORES:

Costco Wholesale Corp. 6 pct

Target Corp. 4.2 pct

Fred's Inc. -2.8 pct

CLOTHING:

The Buckle Inc. 4.5 pct

Cato Corp. 0 pct

Gap Inc. 9 pct

Ross Stores Inc. 8 pct

Stein Mart Inc. 5.6 pct

TJX Cos. 8 pct

Wet Seal Inc. -18.3 pct

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