Apparel chain Jos A Bank Clothiers Inc on Wednesday posted a 2.4 per cent rise in March same-store sales and reaffirmed its positive earnings outlook for the full year. The Maryland-based operator of more than 170 stores said total sales jumped 12.2 per cent to $23.9 million from $21.3m with total sales for the two months ended April 5 up 10.1 per cent to $39.3m from $35.7m last year.