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May 2019 US Same-Store Sales: Costco’s Comps Below Consensus, Buckle’s Sales Drop, Cato’s Comps Meet Management Expectations

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Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on US and UK retail sales, US retail traffic and in-store metrics, selected US retailers’ same-store sales and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection of Monthly Reports.

Our monthly US Same-Store Sales Report reviews comparable sales metrics reported by Costco, Buckle and Cato.

Highlights from our May US Same-Store Sales report:

  • In May, Costco’s same-store sales growth was below the consensus estimate, although its e-commerce segment continued to post strong growth.
  • Buckle posted a decrease in same-store sales, impacted by poor performance in its women’s segment.
  • Cato posted positive same-store sales growth. The company said that May’s sales were in line with expectations.

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