April 9, 2010, 12:00 AM

Abercrombie web sales zoom past same-store sales in March

Growing Internet revenue of 45.3% capped off a strong sales performance in March for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Zak Stambor

Managing Editor

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Growing Internet revenue capped off a strong sales performance in March for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

For the five weeks ended April 3, Abercrombie & Fitch, No. 58 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, recorded:

  • An increase in Internet revenue, which Abercrombie calls direct-to-consumer sales, of 45.3% to $27.9 million from $19.2 million in March 2009. For the first three months of 2010, e-commerce sales increased 38.2% to $45.6 million from $33.0 million in the prior year.
  • Total sales in March increased year over year 19.1% to $275.4 million from $231.3 million in the previous year. For the first three months of 2010, total sales increased 17.6% to $473.4 million from $402.6 million.
  • International sales increased 112.0% to $45.8 million from $21.6 million in March 2009. For the period of January through March 2010, international sales grew 106.5% to $79.1 million from $38.3 million.
  • March comparable-store sales increased 5%.

 

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