January Retail Sales
February 05, 1998

                              Same-St Total 
 Men/General Apparel 
  
 American Eagle        AEOS     +1.9%  +6.9% 
 Edison Brothers       EBS      -5.3%  -13.5% 
 Filene's Basement     BSMT     -5.0%  -2.1% 
 Gap                   GPS      +13.0% +33.0% 
 Goody's Family        GDYS     +11.3% +23.5% 
 Gymboree Corp.        GYMB     -15.0% +4.0% 
 Limited               LTD      +6.0%  +8.0% 
 Men's Wearhouse       SUIT     +11.6% +25.4% 
 Pacific Sunwear       PSUN     +18.0% +58.0% 
  
 Shoe 
 Footstar, Inc.        FTS      -7.2%  -2.0% 
 Footaction            FTS      -4.6%  +8.3% 
 Meldisco              FTS      -8.6%  -8.0% 
 Payless ShoeSource    PSS      +2.3%  +7.7% 
 Shoe Carnival         SCVL     +14.6% +14.1% 
  
 Women's Apparel 
 AnnTaylor             ANN      +1.1%  +7.6% 
 Cache Inc.            CACH     -3.0%  0% 
 Catherine's Stores    CATH     +8.3%  +6.2% 
 Cato Corp.            CACOA    +9.0%  +11.0% 
 Charming Shoppe       CHRS     +4.0%  +3.2% 
 Chico's FAS           CHCS     +26.8% +12.6% 
 Claire's Stores       CLE      -3.0%  +7.0% 
 Designs Inc.          DESI     -12.0% -13.0% 
 Dress Barn            DBRN     +7.0%  +12.0% 
 Gantos Inc.           GTOS     -14.0% -13.0% 
 Intimate Brands       IBI      +28.0% +23.0% 
 Paul Harris           PAUH     -2.0%  +12.0% 
 Talbot's              TLB      +19.7% +22.0% 
 United Retail         URGI     +11.0% +7.0% 
  
 Department (National) 
 Federated Dept.       FD       +1.5%  +1.0% 
 May Department        MAY      +2.7%  +4.6% 
 Neiman Marcus         NMG      +3.7%  +7.3% 
 Penney, JC (Dep't)    JCP      -5.4%  -5.2% 
 Penney, JC (All)      JCP       N/A   +2.9% 
 Sears                 S        +5.4%  +6.3% 
  
 Department (Regional) 
 Bon-Ton Stores        BONT     +5.8%  +5.3% 
 Mervyn's              DH       +0.6%  -8.9% 
 Dayton Hudson (Dep't) DH       +0.9%  +1.0% 
 Dillard Department    DDS      +2.0%  +6.0% 
 Gottschalk's          GOT      +0.1%  +5.5% 
 Kohl's Dept.          KSS      +10.3% +27.7% 
 Mercantile Stores     MST      +0.2%  +1.6% 
 Proffitt's            PFT      +6.0%  +7.0% 
  
 Discount/Deep Discount 
 Ames Department       AMES     +1.9%  +23.6% 
 Consolidated Stores   CNS      +3.9%  +10.3% 
 Dayton Hudson (All)   DH       +4.6%  +9.0% 
 Dollar General        DG       +19.8% +36.9% 
 Family Dollar         FDO      +11.8% +21.4% 
 K-Mart                KM       +4.0%  +4.4% 
 Ross Stores           ROST     +4.0%  +9.0% 
 Target                DH       +5.7%  +13.3% 
 TJX Cos.              TJX      +4.0%  +9.0% 
 Wal-Mart              WMT      +6.4%  +14.9% 
 Woolworth             Z        -3.1%  -2.9% 
  
 Club 
 Price/Costco          COST     +8.0%  +10.0% 
 B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ       +3.6%  +6.9% 
 Sam's Club (Walmart)  WMT      +2.7%  +3.5% 
  
 Regional Discount 
 Fred's Inc.           FRED     +8.2%  +33.8% 
 Hill's Stores         HDS      -4.8%  -10.2% 
 ShopKo                SKO      +4.0%  +14.2% 
 Value City            VCD      +11.6% +12.4% 
  
 Bath/Bed/Kitchen/Drug 
 CVS/Revco             CVS      +9.9%  +8.3% 
 Eckerd Drug           JCP      +8.9%  +11.9% 
 Lechters Inc.         LECH     -1.3%  -2.5% 
 Lechters House.       LECH     +0.1%  -1.6% 
 Famous Brands H.      LECH     -7.1%  -6.1% 
 Walgreens             WAG      +9.6%  +14.9% 
  
 Furniture/Home Repair 
 Bombay Co.            BBA      +8.0%  +7.0% 
 Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY      +9.0%  +38.4% 
 Lowe's                LOW      +5.0%  +22.0% 
 Pier 1 Imports        PIR      +21.7% +14.7% 
  
 Consumer Electronics 
 Circuit City          CC       +8.0%  +21.0% 
 Radio Shack           TAN      +14.0% +16.0% 
 Computer City         TAN      -1.0%  +5.0% 
 Tandy Inc.            TAN      +8.0%  +11.0% 
  
 Specialty 
 Michael's Stores      MIKE     +11.0% +11.0% 
 Natural Wonders       NATW     +0.9%  +10.9% 
 Perfumania            PRFM     -3.3%  +3.6% 
 Sharper Image         SHRP     +2.0%  +2.0% 
 Starbucks Corp.       SBUX     +7.0%  +34.0% 
 Sunglass Hut          RAYS     -5.3%  -1.9% 
 West Marine           WMAR     +3.5%  +12.9%