Nashville, Tenn. Kirkland's reported net sales for the 13-week period ended Jan. 30, were $142.8 million compared with $133.6 million for the same period last year. Same-store sales for the fourth quarter increased 10.2%, compared with a 5.3% increase in the prior-year quarter.
Net sales for the 52-week period ended Jan. 30, were $406.2 million compared with $391.3 million for the same period last year. Same-store sales for fiscal 2009 increased 8.4% compared with a 3.6% increase in fiscal 2008.
The company opened 18 stores and closed 38 during fiscal 2009, ending the year with 279 stores.