20162015201420132012
Same-store sales growth-3.5%-3.0%0.7%1.9%3.7%

Notes:Same-store sales, referred to by the company as "comparable sales," includes sales from stores (including remodeled, expanded or relocated) in operation throughout the entire current and prior year and ecommerce sales, and excludes licensed department income, shipping and handling fees, sales of private brand goods directly to third party retailers and sales of excess inventory to third parties