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• BJ’s Wholesale Club said that its November sales increased 5.2 percent to $783.2 million from $744.4 million in the same month last year, on same-store sales that were up 4.1 percent.

Year-to-date, BJ's said its totaled sales were up13.7 percent to $8.08 billion, while same-store sales grew 11.4 percent.

• Target Corp. said that its November sales were down 6.1 percent to $5.6 billion, on same-store sales that were down 10.4 percent.

• Drugstore chain Rite Aid reports that its November sales dropped two percent to $2.48 billion, on same-store sales that were essentially flat. Q3 sales were down 90.9 percent to $6.44 billion, on same-store sales that were up 1.4 percent.

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