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Zumiez reported robust sales for the five weeks ended April 3, with every region of the country logging positive comps.
Total same store sales rose 13.2%. In March of 2009, same store sales declined 17.9%.
Total sales rose 20.1%, and results were favorably impacted by the early Easter.
Quarter to date, Zumiez same store sales are up 12.3%
1. up 11.6%
2. up 8.8%
3. up 8.6%
4. up 8.3%
5. up 28.3%
The comp gains were mostly driven by an increase in transactions, suggesting mall traffic is improving.
West: up 13%
Northeast: up 12%
South: up 10%
Midwest: up 9%
Several categories recorded positive comps, including men’s, accessories, footwear and boys.
Hardgoods and juniors were negative.
Zumiez operates 377 stores around the country.