Zumiez Inc. mirrored the gains in the teen sector, posting a 9.4% comp sales increase for the month versus a 3.3% decline in the year-ago period. Total sales increased 25.1% to $24.7 million from $19.7 million for the year-ago period.
Comps were actually up in double-digits in the first half of the month before settling into the high-single-digit range in the later part of the period.
Comp store transactions were up in mid-single-digits and the average unit retail was up in low-singles. Sales growth of accessories led all other categories, but ZUMZ did see positive results in mens, footwear, juniors, and hardgoods for the month.
Zumiez opened four stores in August for a total of 154 stores. They still see hitting their target of 35 new stores for the year.