Sports apparel retailer Zumiez said Wednesday its sales picked up in March.
The operator of Zumiez and Blue Tomato stores reported $70.7 million in net sales over the five-week period that ended on Saturday. That was up 11.1 percent compared to the same period last year.
Sales at location open at least a year, an important measurement of retailer health, increased 5.5 percent.
Sales at stores open at least a year is a reading that strips out results from stores that opened or closed within the last year.
The Lynnwood, Washington-based company runs 610 stores, 552 of them in the U.S.
Zumiez Inc. shares rose 34 cents to $37.90 Wednesday and were unchanged in aftermarket trading. The stock has climbed 52 percent over the last 12 months.