Federated Department Stores, Inc today reported total sales of $1.271bn for the four weeks ended August 26, 2000, an increase of 1.4 per cent from total sales of $1.254bn for the same period last year. On a comp store basis, Federated's August sales increased 1.1 per cent.For the first 30 weeks of 2000, Federated's sales totaled $9.369bn, an increase of 5.7 per cent over total sales of $8.86bn for the same period last year. On a comp-store basis, Federated's year-to-date sales are up 2.3 per cent.