May 07, 1998

April Retail Sales

 
                           Same-St Total 
 Men/General Apparel 
 American Eagle        AEOS   +79.0% +92.9% 
 Edison Brothers       EDBR   +8.5%  +2.1% 
 Filene's Basement     BSMT   +3.0%  +5.0% 
 Gap                   GPS    +29.0% +52.0% 
 Goody's Family        GDYS   +20.5% +32.3% 
 Gymboree Corp.        GYMB   -2.0%  +16.0% 
 Limited               LTD    +18.0% +18.0% 
 Men's Wearhouse       SUIT   +16.1% +32.2% 
 Pacific Sunwear       PSUN   +24.0% +70.0% 
  
 Shoe 
 Footstar, Inc.        FTS    +13.0% +16.8% 
 Footaction            FTS    +3.9%    N/A 
 Meldisco              FTS    +16.6%   N/A 
 Payless ShoeSource    PSS    +21.3% +23.3% 
 Shoe Carnival         SCVL   +21.7% +26.6% 
  
 Women's Apparel 
 AnnTaylor             ANN    +4.7%  +13.5% 
 Cache Inc.            CACH   +13.0% +16.0% 
 Catherine's Stores    CATH   +17.9% +14.8% 
 Cato Corp.            CACOA  +33.0% +36.0% 
 Charming Shoppe       CHRS   +14.0% +17.0% 
 Chico's FAS           CHCS   +33.8% +39.7% 
 Claire's Stores       CLE    +7.0%  +26.0% 
 Designs Inc.          DESI   -14.0% -17.8% 
 Dress Barn            DBRN   +17.0% +23.0% 
 Gantos Inc.           GTOS   -10.0% -10.0% 
 Intimate Brands       IBI    +6.0%  +9.0% 
 Paul Harris Stores    PAUH   +21.0% +47.0% 
 Talbot's              TLB    +28.8% +33.0% 
 United Retail Group   URGI   +19.0% +14.0% 
  
 Department (National) 
 Federated Dept.       FD     +5.0%  +4.7% 
 May Department        MAY    +0.7%  +2.3% 
 Neiman Marcus         NMG    +10.7% +12.1% 
 Penney, JC (Dept.)    JCP    +2.8%  +3.0% 
 Penney, JC (All)      JCP     N/A   +8.0% 
 Sears                 S      +3.9%  +5.4% 
  
 Department (Regional) 
 Bon-Ton Stores        BONT   +2.4%  +3.4% 
 Mervyn's              DH     +9.8%  +6.2% 
 Dayton Hudson (Dept.) DH     +6.9%  +7.4% 
 Dillard Department    DDS    +14.0% +18.0% 
 Gottschalk's          GOT    +8.1%  +13.6% 
 Kohl's Dept.          KSS    +11.5% +19.3% 
 Mercantile Stores     MST    +4.9%  +6.3% 
 Proffitt's            PFT    +5.0%  +6.0% 
  
 Discount/Deep Discount 
 Ames Department       AMES   +19.0% +20.2% 
 Consolidated Stores (KCNS    +9.1%  +14.6% 
 Dayton Hudson (All)   DH     +10.0% +15.2% 
 Dollar General        DG     +20.2% +36.2% 
 Family Dollar         FDO    +14.6% +24.6% 
 K-Mart                KM     +16.2% +16.4% 
 Ross Stores           ROST   +8.0%  +14.0% 
 Target                DH     +10.5% +18.1% 
 TJX Cos.              TJX    +8.0%  +12.0% 
 Wal-Mart              WMT    +13.2% +22.1% 
  
 Club 
 Price/Costco          COST   +8.0%  +11.0% 
 B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ     +3.5%  +10.1% 
 Sam's Club (Walmart)  WMT    +9.2%  +10.5% 
  
 Regional Discount 
 Fred's Inc.           FRED   +14.4% +35.7% 
 Hill's Stores         HDS    +15.1% +15.1% 
 ShopKo                SKO    +8.5%  +14.4% 
 Value City            VCD    +19.0% +15.9% 
  
 Bath/Bed/Kitchen/Drug 
 CVS/Revco             CVS    +14.4% +12.3% 
 Lechters Inc.         LECH   +4.0%  +1.7% 
 Lechters House.       LECH   +6.2%  +3.4% 
 Famous Brands H.      LECH   -3.0%  -3.4% 
 Eckerd Drug           JCP    +13.4% +12.0% 
 Walgreens             WAG    +14.4% +19.9% 
  
 Furniture/Home Repair 
 Bombay Co.            BBA    +3.0%  +2.0% 
 Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY    -3.3%  +13.9% 
 Lowe's                LOW    +9.4%  +26.1% 
 Pier 1 Imports        PIR    +7.4%  +7.6% 
  
 Consumer Electronics 
 Circuit City Gr.      CC     +1.0%  +10.0% 
 Radio Shack           TAN    +7.0%  +9.0% 
 Computer City         TAN    +0.0%  +5.0% 
 Tandy Inc.            TAN    +4.0%  +7.0% 
  
 Specialty 
 Michael's Stores      MIKE   -6.0%  -4.0% 
 Natural Wonders       NATW   +4.9%  +16.2% 
 Perfumania            PRFM   +2.7%  +8.4% 
 Sharper Image         SHRP   +0.0%  +2.0% 
 Starbucks Corp.       SBUX   +9.0%  +41.0% 
 Sunglass Hut          RAYS   +11.4% +15.4% 
 West Marine           WMAR   +10.0% +19.4%