Federated February Comp Sales Decrease 1.6 Per Cent Federated Department Stores Inc has reported total sales of $1.150bn for the four weeks ended March 3, 2001. This represents a decrease of 5.1 per cent from total sales of $1.211bn for the same period last year, and largely reflects the downsizing of Fingerhut. On a comp-store basis, Federated's February sales decreased 1.6 per cent.