April 08, 1999

March Retail Sales

 
                             Same-St  Total   
  
Men/General Apparel
American Eagle        AEOSD  +33.1% +50.6%
Filene's Basement     BSMT    -1.0% +13.0%
Gap                   GPS    +21.0% +43.0%
Goody's Family        GDYS    +2.7% +14.4%
Gymboree Corp.        GYMB    +7.0% +27.0%
Limited               LTD    +18.0%  +9.0%
Men's Wearhouse       SUIT    +9.1% +14.6%
Pacific Sunwear       PSUN    +7.6% +34.0%

Shoe
Footstar, Inc.        FTS     +9.4% +12.0%
Payless ShoeSource    PSS    +11.0% +14.7%
Shoe Carnival         SCVL   +10.0% +25.8%

Women's Apparel
AnnTaylor             ANN    +21.0% +30.5%
Buckle, Inc.          BKE    +11.1% +24.2%
Cache Inc.            CACH   +10.0% +19.0%
Catherine's Stores    CATH   +10.3%  +9.1%
Cato Corp.            CACOA  +15.0% +22.0%
Charming Shoppe       CHRS   +10.0% +10.0%
Chico's FAS           CHCS   +23.3% +39.5%
Claire's Stores       CLE    +21.0% +39.0%
Designs Inc.          DESI   +10.0%  -1.8%
Dress Barn            DBRN    +6.0%  +0.0%
Gadzooks              GADZ    -2.7% +14.6%
Gantos Inc.           GTOS   +15.0% +15.0%
Intimate Brands       IBI    +21.0% +18.0%
Paul Harris Stores    PAUH    +9.0% +24.9%
Talbot's              TLB     +9.6% +16.0%
United Retail Group   URGI    +9.0%  +6.0%

Department (National)
Federated Dept.       FD      +9.0%  +8.3%
May Department        MAY     +0.3%  +4.7%
Neiman Marcus         NMG     +2.6%  +8.0%
Penney, JC (Dept.)    JCP     -0.7%  -2.0%
Penney, JC (All)      JCP      N/A   +9.7%
Sears                 S       +2.1%  +3.4%

Department (Regional)
Bon-Ton Stores        BONT    +1.4%  +1.8%
Mervyn's              DH      +7.3%  +6.9%
Dayton Hudson (Dept.) DH      +6.9%  +6.3%
Dillard Department    DDS    +12.0% +38.0%
Gottschalk's          GOT    +12.3% +29.6%
Kohl's Dept.          KSS    +18.0% +29.4%

Discount/Deep Discount
Ames Department       AMES   +15.4% +57.6%
Consolidated Stores   CNS     +7.1% +14.1%
Dayton Hudson (All)   DH     +12.9% +17.5%
Dollar General        DG      +7.8% +22.1%
Family Dollar         FDO    *13.8% +22.8%
K-Mart                KM      +8.1% +10.1%
Ross Stores           ROST    +9.0% +16.0%
Target                DH     +14.9% +21.1%
TJX Cos.              TJX     +6.0% +11.0%
Wal-Mart, Inc.        WMT    +11.3% +18.3%

Club
Price/Costco          COST    +8.0% +12.0%
B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ      +7.7% +16.5%
Sam's Club (Walmart)  WMT    +11.7% +14.0%

Regional Discount
Fred's Inc.           FRED    +2.1% +10.1%
ShopKo Stores         SKO    +17.8% +24.9%
Value City            VCD     +7.0% +10.4%

Drug
CVS/Revco             CVS    +16.9% +22.5%
Eckerd Drug           JCP    +16.8% +26.3%
Walgreens             WAG    +15.6% +21.1%

Furniture/Home Repair
Bombay Co.            BBA    +14.0% +18.0%
Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY     +2.5%  +2.5%
Lowe's                LOW      N/A    N/A
Pier 1 Imports        PIR     -2.5%  +1.0%

Consumer Electronics
Circuit City Group    CC      +9.0% +15.0%
Radio Shack           TAN    +15.0% +16.0%

Specialty
Michael's Stores      MIKE    +6.0% +17.0%
Natural Wonders       NATW    +3.4%  +6.7%
Perfumania            PRFM    +7.0% +17.0%
Sharper Image St.     SHRP   +10.0% +14.0%
Starbucks Corp.       SBUX    +6.0% +27.0%
Sunglass Hut          RAYS    +8.0%  +5.3%
West Marine           WMAR    +3.7% +10.8%
 

*Family Dollar's same-store data is an estimate.