JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stein Mart, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMRT) today reported that total sales for the second quarter ended August 3, 2013 increased 3.8 percent and comparable store sales for the quarter increased 6.4 percent. For the four-week period ended August 3, 2013 total sales increased 5.8 percent and comparable store sales increased 3.7 percent. The table below shows total sales for the period ended August 3, 2013 compared to the period ended July 28, 2012, while comparable store sales measures the period ended August 3, 2013 against the respective period ending August 4, 2012.
|Total Sales (in millions)||Total Sales||Comparable Store Sales|
|July (4 weeks)||$74.6||$70.5||5.8%||3.7%||2.8%|
|Second quarter (13 weeks)||$290.9||$280.4||3.8%||6.4%||1.6%|
|Year-to-date (26 weeks)||$612.3||$590.1||3.8%||3.6%||0.5%|
The Company operated 262 stores at the end of July this year compared to 263 stores last year.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. SMRT-S Additional information about Stein Mart, Inc. can be found at www.steinmart.com
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