March 04, 1999

February Retail Sales

 
                             Same-St  Total   
  
Men/General Apparel
American Eagle        AEOS   +32.7% +52.5%
Edison Brothers       EDBR    -6.5% -11.0%
Filene's Basement     BSMT    -7.0%  +0.9%
Gap                   GPS    +12.0% +32.0%
Goody's Family        GDYS    +0.4% +15.0%
Gymboree Corp.        GYMB   -10.0% +11.0%
Limited               LTD    +13.0%  +5.0%
Men's Wearhouse       SUIT    +2.7% +12.5%
Pacific Sunwear       PSUN    +8.6% +35.0%

Shoe
Footstar, Inc.        FTS     -1.1%  +1.5%
Payless ShoeSource    PSS     -4.5%  -1.5%
Shoe Carnival         SCVL    +5.5% +21.7%

Women's Apparel
AnnTaylor             ANN    +21.4% +32.1%
Buckle, Inc.          BKE    +12.2% +23.7%
Cache Inc.            CACH    -1.0%  +4.0%
Catherine's Stores    CATH    +6.3%  +6.0%
Cato Corp.            CACOA   +6.0% +11.0%
Charming Shoppe       CHRS    +9.0% +11.0%
Chico's FAS           CHCS   +20.3% +36.2%
Claire's Stores       CLE    +12.0% +30.0%
Designs Inc.          DESI    +8.0%  -7.6%
Dress Barn            DBRN    -5.0%  +0.0%
Gadzooks              GADZ   -10.6%  +9.9%
Gantos Inc.           GTOS    -1.0%  -2.0%
Intimate Brands       IBI    +11.0% +10.0%
Paul Harris Stores    PAUH   +11.4% +26.8%
Talbot's              TLB     -7.1%  -1.0%
United Retail Group   URGI    +0.0%  -3.0%

Department (National)
Federated Dept.       FD      +1.0%  +0.5%
May Department        MAY     +3.7%  +8.4%
Neiman Marcus         NMG     +3.3%  +8.6%
Penney, JC(Dept.)     JCP     -0.4%  -1.6%
Penney, JC(All)       JCP      N/A   +5.2%
Sears                 S       +0.8%  -4.6%

Department (Regional)
Bon-Ton Stores        BONT    -5.2%  -3.5%
Mervyn's              DH      +3.9%  +3.9%
Dayton Hudson(Dept.)  DH      +3.6%  +3.0%
Dillard Department    DDS     +2.0% +24.0%
Gottschalk's          GOT    +11.4% +31.2%
Kohl's Dept.          KSS    +11.2% +24.7%

Discount/Deep Discount
Ames Department       AMES    +9.7% +73.2%
Consolidated Stores   CNS     +3.4% +10.1%
Dayton Hudson(All)    DH      +8.3% +13.6%
Dollar General        DG      +4.0% +17.9%
Family Dollar         FDO     +8.4% +16.4%
K-Mart                KM      +5.8%  +7.4%
Ross Stores           ROST    +9.0% +16.0%
Target                DH      +9.7% +16.8%
TJX Cos.              TJX     +9.0% +14.0%
Wal-Mart,Inc.         WMT    +10.3% +17.7%

Club
Price/Costco          COST   +10.0% +14.0%
B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ      +4.4% +13.7%
Sam's Club (Walmart)  WMT     +8.1% +10.3%

Regional Discount
Fred's Inc.           FRED    +4.0%  +8.8%
ShopKo Stores         SKO     +5.5% +14.8%
Value City            VCD     -0.5%  +2.5%

Drug
CVS/Revco             CVS    +11.3% +15.7%
Eckerd Drug           JCP    +12.0% +11.5%
Walgreens             WAG    +12.3% +17.5%

Furniture/Home Repair
Bombay Co.            BBA     -3.0%  -1.0%
Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY      N/A    N/A
Lowe's                LOW      N/A    N/A
Pier 1 Imports        PIR     -1.0%  +0.0%

Consumer Electronics
Circuit City Group    CC     +12.0% +23.0%
Radio Shack           TAN    +11.0% +13.0%

Specialty
Michael's Stores      MIKE    +5.0% +16.0%
Natural Wonders       NATW    -8.4%  -5.4%
Perfumania            PRFM    +1.0% +11.8%
Sharper Image St.     SHRP    -2.0%  +0.0%
Starbucks Corp.       SBUX    +6.0% +29.0%
Sunglass Hut          RAYS    +5.7%  +3.7%
West Marine           WMAR    +5.0% +12.9%