Here is a round-up of companies' March sales and same-store sales results released in the past two days:

Jos A Bank Clothiers said its sales for the month jumped 23.8 per cent to $21.3 million from the year-ago period, and comparable store sales increased 11.8 per cent.

Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc said its March sales increased seven per cent to $44.6m on the year-ago period but comparable store sales fell 7.6 per cent.

Bebe Stores Inc posted an 11.5 per cent rise in sales to $26.1m compared to March 2001 and said same-store sales slipped 1.8 per cent.

Stage Stores Inc same-store sales rose 14.2 per cent compared with a year earlier and that total sales jumped 12.9 per cent to $83.4m.

The Talbots Inc said sales for fiscal March rose six per cent to $177.1m and comparable store sales increased 3.2 per cent for the month.

The Cato Corporation said sales for the five weeks ended April 6 surged 26 per cent to $78.3m from the year earlier and comparable store sales for the month rose 14 per cent.

Men's Wearhouse said net sales grew 1.2 per cent to $117.5m compared to the same prior year period, with US and Canadian comparable store sales falling 4.3 per cent and 7.6 per cent, respectively.

The TJX Companies Inc said March sales of $1,059m were up 19 per cent while consolidated comparable store sales increased 10 per cent over last year.

Brown Shoe Co Inc said same-store sales at its Famous Footwear chain rose 5.5 per cent and 5.7 per cent at its Naturalizer chain. Total sales at Famous Footwear rose 10.5 per cent to $110.4m but Naturalizer sales slipped to $14.6m.

Gadzooks Inc sales at stores open at least a year rose 2.5 per cent in March, while total sales rose 16.7 per cent to $32.1m from $27.5m.