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• BJ’s Wholesale Club said that its May sales were up four percent to $783 million, but that same store sales were off by 6.8 percent.

• Target Corp. said that its May sales were down 2.3 percent to $4.46 billion, on same-store sales that were down 6.1 percent.

• Rite Aid reports that its total first quarter sales decreased 1.2 percent to $6.506 billion compared to $6.586 billion during the same period a year ago; same-store sales were down 0.6 percent.

During May, Rite Aid said, total store sales decreased 1.3 percent to $2.507 billion compared to $2.539 billion a year ago, on same-store sales that were up 0.6 percent.

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