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Details about Zumiez September comps

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  • Zumiez at the Florida Mall. Shop-eat-surf file photo.

Important industry retailer Zumiez reported this morning that same store sales, a key metric of a retailer’s performance, rose 5.6% in the important back-to-school month of September.


In August, also a popular time for school shopping, comps rose 3.7%.


Strong categories in September included footwear, men’s, junior’s and hardgoods.



Weak categories were accessories and boys.


Comps by week were:



1. +8.7%

2. +7.5%

3. +0.5%

4. +4.7%

5. +3.6%


The dollars per transactions increased, while the number of transactions decreased.


Year to date, Zumiez comps are up 8.8%. The company has forecast a 3% to 5% comp increase for Q3.


The company ended the period with 489 stores, and 433 of those were included in the comp store calculations.




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