ShopKo Stores Inc. reported consolidated sales for the four weeks ended August 28, 2004 decreased 0.5% to $254.8 million from $256.2 million during the same period last year. Consolidated comparable store sales decreased 0.2%.
Sales Summary by Business Segment (dollars in millions) Retail Segments Period Ended % Change 4 Weeks: 8/28/04 Total** Comp* ShopKo $194.1 (0.7) % (0.2) % Pamida 60.7 (0.1) (0.2) Total Retail $254.8 (0.5) % (0.2) % 30 Weeks: ShopKo $1,315.7 2.4 % 2.6 % Pamida 449.7 1.3 1.6 Total Retail $1,765.4 2.1 % 2.3 % * Comparable store sales represent sales of those stores open during both fiscal years and do not include sales from the ShopKo wholesale optical lab. **ShopKo division total sales variance reflects sales from one closed ShopKo location in FY 2004. Pamida division total sales variance reflects sales in the prior year periods from seven locations which have been closed and not replaced, and two new Pamida locations opened in FY 2003. Sales variance also reflects sales from three closed Pamida locations and one new location in FY 2004.