JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stein Mart, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMRT) today reported comparable store sales increased 2.4 percent for the five-week period ended September 29, 2012. Total sales for the period were $102.7 million, an increase of 3.9 percent from the same period in 2011. For the year to date, comparable store sales increased 1.3 percent and total sales increased 2.0 percent to $761.5 million.
|Total Sales (in millions)||Total Sales||Comparable Store Sales|
|September (5 weeks)||$102.7||$98.9||3.9%||2.4%||-1.7%|
|Quarter to date (9 weeks)||$181.7||$172.8||5.1%||3.8%||-4.3%|
|Year to date (35 weeks)||$761.5||$746.5||2.0%||1.3%||-0.8%|
The Company operated 262 stores at the end of September compared to 261 at the same time last year. One store was opened and two stores were closed this month. The new store is in Surprise, AZ (Phoenix). The store closings were in Kansas City, MO and Rolling Hills, CA (Los Angeles). We also relocated stores in McAllen, TX and Biloxi, MS to improved sites.About Stein Mart Stein Mart stores offer the fashion merchandise, service and presentation of a better department or specialty store, at prices competitive with off-price retail chains. Currently with locations from California to Massachusetts, Stein Mart's focused assortment of merchandise features current season, moderate to better fashion apparel for women and men, as well as accessories, shoes and home fashions. The Stein Mart, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=9827 SMRT-S Additional information about Stein Mart, Inc. can be found at www.steinmart.com
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