/PRNewswire/ -- Ross Stores, Inc. For the quarter ended April 28, 2012, sales totaled $2.357 billion, a 14% increase over the $2.075 billion in sales for the quarter ended April 30, 2011. Comparable store sales for the 13 weeks ended April 28, 2012 grew 9% over the prior year period. Michael Balmuth, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased with our April and first quarter sales which were well ahead of expectations. Our continued ability to deliver a wide array of name brand bargains to today's value-focused consumers drove broad-based merchandise and geographic gains in both

The Gap announced plans to open its first stores in Vietnam and Guam through its franchise channel. In Vietnam, the first Gap stores will open this October followed by the first Banana Republic store in 2012.

Sears has entered into agreements with three branches of the military to provide delivery and installation services for merchandise sold through their stores in the continental U.S.

Online sales have been of increasing importance to retailers as more and more people are deciding to shop online due to the convenience, as well as to take advantage of discounts and free shipping deals.

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Motherhood Maternity(R) announced today that its Plus maternity apparel will be available in more stores. As of today, one hundred additional store locations nationwide will carry Plus assortments. These additional stores will carry the core Plus styles including must-have jeans and twill pants, layering side ruched tees, sweaters, and fashion tops. These essential styles are the basics that the full-figured mom-to-be will use to begin building her maternity wardrobe. The complete Motherhood(R) Plus collection is available online and features a variety of styles sure to fit and flatter the expectant woman's changing shape.

Macy's reported net sales of USD 1.638 billion for the four weeks ended August 28, 2010, an 6.2% increase over numbers reported for the same period in 2009. Same-store sales increased 4.3%. Online sales, including and, increased 22.2%. Fiscal year-to-date sales grew 7.1% to USD 12.749 billion. Same-store sales increased 5%. Online sales increased 29.8%. According to Chairman, President, and CEO Terry Lundgren, 'Our back-to-school business through August has been strong, led by great performances by Material Girl, the exclusive juniors brand by Madonna, as well as American Rag, our largest private brand in juniors and young

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