February Retail Sales
March 05, 1998

                              Same-St Total 
 Men/General Apparel 
 American Eagle        AEOS    +40.3% +49.9% 
 Edison Brothers       EBS     -2.1%  -7.6% 
 Filene's Basement     BSMT    +4.0%  +6.6% 
 Gap                   GPS     +14.0% +36.0% 
 Goody's Family        GDYS    +7.4%  +17.9% 
 Gymboree Corp.        GYMB    -2.0%  +20.0% 
 Limited               LTD     +4.0%  +6.0% 
 Men's Wearhouse       SUIT    +15.3% +29.0% 
 Pacific Sunwear       PSUN    +13.0% +54.0% 
  
 Shoe 
 Footstar, Inc.        FTS     +6.5%  +12.2% 
 Footaction            FTS     +18.3%  N/A 
 Meldisco              FTS     -0.4%   N/A 
 Payless ShoeSource    PSS     +5.0%  +9.9% 
 Shoe Carnival         SCVL    +7.9%  +9.0% 
  
 Women's Apparel 
 AnnTaylor             ANN     -15.9% -12.4% 
 Cache Inc.            CACH    +1.2%  +4.5% 
 Catherine's Stores    CATH    +13.4% +10.8% 
 Cato Corp.            CACOA   +5.0%  +9.0% 
 Charming Shoppe       CHRS    -5.0%  -4.9% 
 Chico's FAS           CHCS    +28.8% +37.5% 
 Claire's Stores       CLE     +1.0%  +14.0% 
 Designs Inc.          DESI    -16.0% -20.0% 
 Dress Barn            DBRN    +5.0%  +9.0% 
 Gantos Inc.           GTOS    -12.0% -11.0% 
 Intimate Brands       IBI     +5.0%  +11.0% 
 Paul Harris Stores    PAUH    -14.0% +1.0% 
 Talbot's              TLB     +6.7%  +12.0% 
 United Retail Group   URGI    +16.0% +10.0% 
  
 Department (National) 
 Federated Dept.       FD      +1.5%  +0.0% 
 May Department        MAY     +5.0%  +6.9% 
 Neiman Marcus         NMG     +3.4%  +5.6% 
 Penney, JC (Dept.)    JCP     +1.1%  +1.5% 
 Penney, JC (All)      JCP      N/A   +5.0% 
 Sears                 S       +4.7%  +6.5% 
  
 Department (Regional) 
 Bon-Ton Stores        BONT    +5.9%  +5.9% 
 Mervyn's              DH      -3.7%  -12.9% 
 Dayton Hudson (Dept.) DH      +4.6%  +4.9% 
 Dillard Department    DDS     +5.0%  +11.0% 
 Gottschalk's          GOT     -1.9%  +3.1% 
 Kohl's Dept.          KSS     +10.3% +26.4% 
 Mercantile Stores     MST     -3.7%  -3.6% 
 Proffitt's            PFT     +7.0%  +8.0% 
  
 Discount/Deep Discount 
 Ames Department       AMES    +8.3%  +10.0% 
 Consolidated Stores (KCNS     +1.1%  +7.0% 
 Dayton Hudson (All)   DH      +3.5%  +7.1% 
 Dollar General        DG      +21.8% +39.0% 
 Family Dollar         FDO     +12.6% +22.4% 
 K-Mart                KM      +5.6%  +6.3% 
 Ross Stores           ROST    +5.0%  +11.0% 
 Target                DH      +4.9%  +12.0% 
 TJX Cos.              TJX     +6.0%  +9.0% 
 Wal-Mart              WMT     +11.0% +18.3% 
 Woolworth             Z        N/A    N/A 
  
 Club 
 Price/Costco          COST    +7.0%  +9.0% 
 B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ      +6.2%  +11.3% 
 Sam's Club (Walmart)  WMT     +5.5%  +6.9% 
  
 Regional Discount 
 Fred's Inc.           FRED    +7.5%  +29.0% 
 Hill's Stores         HDS     -0.1%  -0.1% 
 ShopKo                SKO     +3.9%  +14.2% 
 Value City            VCD     +6.0%  +7.0% 
  
 Bath/Bed/Kitchen/Drug 
 CVS/Revco             CVS     +10.2% +8.4% 
 Lechters Inc.         LECH    +8.5%  +6.9% 
 Lechters House.       LECH    +12.6% +10.2% 
 Famous Brands H.      LECH    -5.3%  -4.4% 
 Eckerd Drug           JCP     +7.5%  +11.3% 
 Walgreens             WAG     +7.5%  +12.6% 
  
 Furniture/Home Repair 
 Bombay Co.            BBA     -1.0%  -1.0% 
 Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY     +2.1%  +27.7% 
 Lowe's                LOW     +5.4%  +21.6% 
 Pier 1 Imports        PIR     +12.8% +14.0% 
  
 Consumer Electronics 
 Circuit City          CC       N/A   +16.0% 
 Radio Shack           TAN     +11.0% +12.0% 
 Computer City         TAN     -1.0%  +5.0% 
 Tandy Inc.            TAN     +6.0%  +10.0% 
  
 Specialty 
 Michael's Stores      MIKE    +7.0%  +9.0% 
 Natural Wonders       NATW    +2.8%  +14.0% 
 Perfumania            PRFM    +2.0%  +9.4% 
 Sharper Image         SHRP    +6.0%  +9.0% 
 Starbucks Corp.       SBUX    +6.0%  +33.0% 
 Sunglass Hut          RAYS    +3.5%  +7.8% 
 West Marine           WMAR    +0.4%  +8.8%