Leading off-price retailer of casual branded apparel, Factory 2-U Stores Inc, on Thursday posted a 14.7 per cent fall in sales to $88.8 million for the five week period ended January 5, 2002, compared to the year ago period. Sales for the 48 week period rose 6.2 per cent to $552.9m, compared to the same period last year, while comparable store sales for the 48 week period fell 8.6 per cent versus an increase of 4.5 per cent for the same period last year.