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Clothing store revenue comparisons for August

NEW YORK (AP) -- Summary of August revenue at clothing chain stores open at least a year, with percentage increases or decreases 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.

Gap Inc. +2 percent

The Buckle Inc. +1 percent

Cato Corp. -2 percent

Stein Mart Inc. +3.8 percent

Zumiez Inc. +3 percent

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