Ames Reports January And Fiscal Year End Sales Ames Department Stores Inc has announced that net sales for the five-week period ended February 3, 2001 were $234.9m, compared with net sales of $186.2m for the four weeks ended January 29, 2000, an increase of 26.2 per cent. Net sales for the 14-week fourth quarter ended February 3, 2001 were $1.331bn, compared with net sales for the 13-week period ended January 29, 2000 of $1.277bn, an increase of 4.2 per cent.