Department Stores Sales Rise in December

The leading department stores in the United States got a boost in
sales during the month of December. 

Nordstrom saw the biggest bump, raking in
$1.394 billion—an 11.9 increase over 2009. Saks’ comparable-store sales shot up 11.8 percent, and
Macy’s reported a 28.9 percent increase in online sales.   

Highlights of the four stores’ sales results (five
weeks ended Jan. 1):

Macy’s

  • Net sales: $4.619 billion, up 4.5%
  • Same-store sales: Up 3.9%
  • Online sales: Up 28.4%

Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Net sales: $432.2 million, up 9.8%
  • Comparable-store sales: Up 11.8%

Nordstrom

  • Net sales: $1.394 billion, up 11.9%
  • Same-store sales: Up 8.4%

Neiman Marcus

  • Net Sales: $583 million, up 4.9%
  • Comparable-store sales: Up 4.7%