Town Square

Post a New Topic

BUSINESS: Ross Stores reports August sales gains of 11%

Original post made on Sep 10, 2009

Pleasanton-based Ross Stores, Inc. has reported that sales for the four weeks ended Aug. 29 increased 11 percent to $557 million from $504 million for the four weeks ended Aug. 30, 2008. Same store sales for the month rose 6 percent on top of a 3 percent gain last year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 10, 2009, 7:38 AM

Comments (5)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Phil
a resident of another community
on Sep 10, 2009 at 11:22 am

Ross is doing very well in a tough economy. I expect it's stock ROST to eventually break above 47 and move up to 50 a share.

[Portion removed due to promoting a website]

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Optimist
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Economic news is getting better every day. Unemployment tends to lag other indicators, but it is on target to level off early next year and start to recover. This is more great news. I think we all want to see the US economy do well.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Devonx
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 14, 2009 at 2:18 am

Well that is a good news. One of the positive news I ever heard since recession struck the whole world. The increase in sales is a sign that economy is getting better. (Rest of comments removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Billie
a resident of Mohr Park
on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:41 am

Is the economy really getting better in CA?

California's unemployment rate climbed to a new record of 11.9 percent in July. It didn't just "lag behind", or remain the same, it increased from 11.6 percent in June. A year ago it was 7.3 percent. Web Link

Ross did better than its competitors because it provided the deep discount in name brand clothing that consumers were not just looking for, but needed, for back-to-school shopping. Shoppers just can't afford the big department store prices. Web Link

So while I would love to believe the economy is in recovery, I'm not sure CA is anywhere near to becoming well again.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by ShellyBeamony
a resident of Ridgeview Commons
on Sep 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

Hi , I`m not certain if this is the right place to post this . Maybye somebody on can provide me some advice, but I`m wondering what do you guys do to make ends meet in this economic system?

My husband just lost his work and I`m trying to get some advice on what kind of options there are available.
No , this isn't a cry for help <img>Web Link; , I just would really like to get some advice from some unbiased sources.



Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Baker bill targets BART strikes
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 1,408 views

The House of Representatives performs history’s first repeat hara-kiri
By Tom Cushing | 11 comments | 1,381 views

Old Memories and iMemories
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 722 views

Net Neutrality a win or loss for open Internet and First Amendment?
By Gina Channell-Allen | 2 comments | 658 views