MINNEAPOLIS, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dayton Hudson Corporation (NYSE: DH - news)
today reported that its net retail sales for the four weeks ended May 29, 1999
increased 10.9 percent to $2.338 billion from $2.108 billion a year ago.
Comparable-store sales increased 6.3 percent from the same period a year ago.
Total company sales were $9.336 billion year to date.
''Sales in May were slightly above plan for the overall company,'' said Bob
Ulrich, chairman and chief executive officer of Dayton Hudson Corporation.
Percentage Change in Sales
May Year To Date
Target 7.4 8.0
Mervyn's 5.4 4.0
Department Stores (0.8) 2.3
Dayton Hudson 6.3 6.8
Target 13.6 14.3
Mervyn's 5.1 3.6
Department Stores (1.3) 1.7
Dayton Hudson 10.9 11.5
Dayton Hudson Corporation operates large-store general merchandise
formats, including discount stores, moderate-priced promotional and
traditional department stores. The company currently operates 1,190 stores in
This includes 859 Target stores, 268 Mervyn's stores and 63
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