- Wal-Mart reported that January total sales rose nine percent from the year-ago period to $19.80 billion. Sales at Wal-Mart Stores were $13.17 billion, up 10.7 percent, while Sam's Club sales were $2.51 billion, up 1.4 percent over last year. International sales grew 8.6 percent to $4.12 billion.
Company same-store sales were up 2.5 percent.
- Target Corp. reported that January total sales total sales grew 13.6 percent compared to last year, reaching $3.13 billion. Same-store sales were up 9.4 percent for the month.
For the fourth quarter, Target’s total sales rose 11.6 percent to $45.68 billion, with same-store sales up 5.4 percent.
- BJ's Wholesale Club reported that sales for January 2005 increased by 4.9% to $495.9 million from $472.6 million in January 2004. Same-store sales were up 1.9 percent.
- Family Dollar Stores said that total January sales rose 13.5 percent to $385.8 million, with same-store sales up 5.2 percent.
- Dollar General Corp. reported that total January sales increased 14 percent to $547.4 million, with same store sales up 5.1 percent.
For the fourth quarter, same-store sales rose three percent and total sales increased 11.7 percent to $2.2 billion. For the year, same-store sales increased 3.2 percent and total sales rose 11.5 percent to $7.7 billion.