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Costco reports Sept. comparable store sales up 3%

For the five-week reporting month of September, ended October 6, the company reported net sales of $9.86B, an increase of six percent from $9.33B during the similar five-week period last year. U.S. comparable sales were up 4% but flat internationally. Comparable sales for September, excluding negative impacts from gasoline price deflation and foreign exchange, were up 5% for the total company.