April 09, 1998

March Retail Sales

      March Retail Sales 
                           Same-St Total 
 Men/General Apparel 
 American Eagle        AEOS    +42.5% +52.8% 
 Edison Brothers       EBS     -11.0% -15.7% 
 Filene's Basement     BSMT    +4.0%  +6.0% 
 Gap                   GPS     +10.0% +32.0% 
 Goody's Family        GDYS    -1.4%  +11.4% 
 Gymboree Corp.        GYMB    +6.0%  +25.0% 
 Limited               LTD     +4.0%  +6.0% 
 Men's Wearhouse       SUIT    +14.6% +31.0% 
 Pacific Sunwear       PSUN    +9.0%  +49.0% 
  
 Shoe 
 Footstar, Inc.        FTS     -2.2%  +1.9% 
 Footaction            FTS     +4.5%   N/A 
 Meldisco              FTS     -5.3%   N/A 
 Payless ShoeSource    PSS      N/A    N/A 
 Shoe Carnival         SCVL    -4.1%  +0.5% 
  
 Women's Apparel 
 AnnTaylor             ANN     -7.5%  -2.0% 
 Cache Inc.            CACH    +3.0%  +4.5% 
 Catherine's Stores    CATH    +2.6%  +0.3% 
 Cato Corp.            CACOA   -6.0%  -4.0% 
 Charming Shoppe       CHRS    -2.0%  -1.0% 
 Chico's FAS           CHCS    +31.7% +37.7% 
 Claire's Stores       CLE     -6.0%  +8.0% 
 Designs Inc.          DESI    -23.0% -27.0% 
 Dress Barn            DBRN    -10.0% -6.0% 
 Gantos Inc.           GTOS    -21.0% -20.0% 
 Intimate Brands       IBI     +2.0%  +9.0% 
 Paul Harris Stores    PAUH    -9.0%  +9.0% 
 Talbot's              TLB     -5.9%  -0.3% 
 United Retail Group   URGI    +11.0% +5.0% 
  
 Department (National) 
 Federated Dept.       FD      +0.9%  +0.0% 
 May Department        MAY     +7.3%  +8.9% 
 Neiman Marcus         NMG     +3.4%  +6.9% 
 Penney, JC (Dept.)    JCP     +1.7%  +2.0% 
 Penney, JC (All)      JCP      N/A   +2.7% 
 Sears                 S       +4.7%  +5.6% 
  
 Department (Regional) 
 Bon-Ton Stores        BONT    +8.6%  +10.1% 
 Mervyn's              DH      -3.9%  -8.3% 
 Dayton Hudson (Dept.) DH      +8.6%  +8.8% 
 Dillard Department    DDS     +2.0%  +6.0% 
 Gottschalk's          GOT     -3.5%  +1.3% 
 Kohl's Dept.          KSS     +12.5% +27.0% 
 Mercantile Stores     MST     -3.3%  -1.3% 
 Proffitt's            PFT     +3.0%  +5.0% 
  
 Discount/Deep Discount 
 Ames Department       AMES    +11.5% +15.5% 
 Consolidated Stores (KCNS     -9.4%  -4.8% 
 Dayton Hudson (All)   DH      +2.8%  +7.1% 
 Dollar General        DG      +16.8% +32.9% 
 Family Dollar         FDO     +3.0%  +12.5% 
 K-Mart                KM      -1.2%  -1.2% 
 Ross Stores           ROST    +0.0%  +6.0% 
 Target                DH      +3.2%  +10.1% 
 TJX Cos.              TJX     +8.0%  +11.0% 
 Wal-Mart              WMT     +6.2%  +14.1% 
  
 Club 
 Price/Costco          COST    +9.0%  +11.0% 
 B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ      +8.0%  +14.2% 
 Sam's Club (Walmart)  WMT     +9.2%  +10.5% 
  
 Regional Discount 
 Fred's Inc.           FRED    +1.0%  +21.6% 
 Hill's Stores         HDS     -4.7%  -4.7% 
 ShopKo                SKO     +3.7%  +11.1% 
 Value City            VCD     +7.7%  +6.2% 
  
 Bath/Bed/Kitchen/Drug 
 CVS/Revco             CVS     +3.0%  +1.0% 
 Lechters Inc.         LECH    -1.5%  -3.5% 
 Lechters House.       LECH    -0.2%  -2.9% 
 Famous Brands H.      LECH    -5.9%  -5.4% 
 Eckerd Drug           JCP     +4.4%  +5.9% 
 Walgreens             WAG     +4.1%  +9.3% 
  
 Furniture/Home Repair 
 Bombay Co.            BBA     +6.0%  +4.0% 
 Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY     +5.3%  +25.0% 
 Lowe's                LOW     +0.6%  +15.9% 
 Pier 1 Imports        PIR     +10.8% +12.9% 
  
 Consumer Electronics 
 Circuit City          CC      +0.0%  +10.0% 
 Radio Shack           TAN     +8.0%  +11.0% 
 Computer City         TAN     +2.0%  +8.0% 
 Tandy Inc.            TAN     +6.0%  +10.0% 
  
 Specialty 
 Michael's Stores      MIKE    +5.0%  +8.0% 
 Natural Wonders       NATW    -18.3% -10.2% 
 Perfumania            PRFM    -5.1%  +4.1% 
 Sharper Image         SHRP    -4.0%  +5.0% 
 Starbucks Corp.       SBUX    +7.0%  +37.0% 
 Sunglass Hut          RAYS    -2.0%  +1.4% 
 West Marine           WMAR    +5.0%  +13.9%