ALCO Stores, Inc. today announced that sales from continuing operations, excluding fuel, increased 3.3 percent to $36.4 million for the fiscal four-week period ended March 3 compared to $35.2 million during the same period of the prior year. On a same-store basis, excluding fuel, sales were equal to a year earlier.
“February same-store sales were virtually unchanged from a year earlier,” said Rich Wilson, president and chief executive officer. “The impact of two major snowstorms, which forced a number of stores across the Central United States to shut down at various times during the month, also provided an opportunity to sell additional winter seasonal merchandise. We remain positive about ALCO’s top-line opportunities moving into the spring season with the addition of frozen food, our expanded and improved Outdoor Seasonal business and our new apparel introductions, which so far are gaining a favorable reception from our customers.”