Target August Sales +5%
[Thursday, August 30, 2012] Target Corporation today reported that its net retail sales for the four weeks ended August 25, 2012 were $5,543 million, an increase of 4.7 percent from $5,292 million for the four weeks ended August 27, 2011. On this same basis, August comparable-store sales increased 4.2 percent.
"We're pleased with Target's August comparable-store sales increase, which was near the high end of our expected range," said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Target Corporation. "Sales were stronger in the second half of the month, as guests responded to Target's broad assortment and compelling value for their back-to-school and back-to-college shopping."
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