Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation on Thursday revealed a 1.6 per cent drop in first-quarter same-store sales.

The Burlington, New Jersey-based retailer said same-store sales decreased 1.8 per cent in June, 0.9 per cent in July, and 2.0 per cent in August compared with the same periods last year.

It added that net sales for the three months to 30 August were $530.0 million compared with $506.1 million for the year-ago period, an increase of 4.7 per cent.