According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, June sales at 50 retailers in the United States rose 2.4 percent, up from an initial forecast of between 1.5 percent and 2 percent. Last year, sales rose 3 percent in June.
At Wal-Mart, same store sales increased 2.4 percent. Total company sales, including Sam’s Club stores and international sales, were up 9.4 percent to $35.8 billion and $32.73 billion in June of last year.
At Target, same store sales were up 3.3 percent. Total sales were up 7.6 percent to $5.5 billion from $5.1 billion last year.
At Costco, same store sales rose 6 percent. Total sales rose to $6.35 billion for June, up 10 percent from $5.78 billion in June of last year.