In This Issue
Mar. 6, 2006, Vol. xii, #10
"Great crises produce great men and great deeds of courage."- John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963)
|% inc. v. '04||11.5||18.6|
|Net income (US$bil.)||$5.838||$2.771|
|Percentage increase over '04||16.7||27.3|
|Same-store sales growth (%)||5.5||6.1|
|Store count (# opened last year)||2,042 (179)||1,234 (147)|
|Sales per store (US$mil.)||$39.9||$35.0|
|Sales per employee (US$)||$238,363||$233,746|
|Income per employee (US$)||$16,933||$14,978|
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