September 03, 1998

August Retail Sales

 
                             Same-St  Total   
  
 Men/General Apparel 
 American Eagle        AEOS   +28.4% +40.5% 
 Edison Brothers       EDBR    +1.5%  -3.0% 
 Filene's Basement     BSMT    -6.0%  -3.0% 
 Gap                   GPS     +9.0% +33.0% 
 Goody's Family        GDYS    +3.8% +15.1% 
 Gymboree Corp.        GYMB    +4.0% +24.0% 
 Limited               LTD     +7.0%  -3.0% 
 Men's Wearhouse       SUIT   +10.2%  +7.8% 
 Pacific Sunwear       PSUN    +6.0% +42.0% 
  
 Shoe 
 Footstar, Inc.        FTS     -4.3%  -1.3% 
 Payless ShoeSource    PSS     -5.0%  -2.3% 
 Shoe Carnival         SCVL    +3.7% +15.6% 
  
 Women's Apparel 
 AnnTaylor             ANN    +15.5% +25.0% 
 Cache Inc.            CACH    +4.0%  +6.0% 
 Catherine's Stores    CATH    +9.7%  +6.8% 
 Cato Corp.            CACOA   +2.0%  +5.0% 
 Charming Shoppe       CHRS    +3.0%  +5.0% 
 Chico's FAS           CHCS   +20.4% +31.3% 
 Claire's Stores       CLE     +8.0% +29.0% 
 Designs Inc.          DESI   -23.0% -27.0% 
 Dress Barn            DBRN    +1.0%  +5.0% 
 Gadzooks              GADZ    -8.3% +20.5% 
 Gantos Inc.           GTOS    +7.0%  +7.0% 
 Intimate Brands       IBI     +2.0%  +3.0% 
 Paul Harris Stores    PAUH    +2.0% +26.0% 
 Talbot's              TLB     -3.7%  +6.0% 
 United Retail Group   URGI    +2.0%  -4.0% 
  
 Department (National) 
 Federated Dept.       FD      -1.3%  -3.3% 
 May Department        MAY     -0.7%  +0.0% 
 Neiman Marcus         NMG     -1.7%  +0.1% 
 Penney, JC (Dept.)    JCP     -2.4%  -3.8% 
 Penney, JC (All)      JCP      N/A   +1.2% 
 Sears                 S       -0.3%  -0.7% 
  
 Department (Regional) 
 Bon-Ton Stores        BONT    -0.7%  +0.1% 
 Mervyn's              DH      -2.9%  -3.9% 
 Dayton Hudson (Dept.) DH      +1.8%  +0.2% 
 Dillard Department    DDS     -1.0%  +253% 
 Gottschalk's          GOT     +0.9% +12.8% 
 Kohl's Dept.          KSS     +3.3% +14.8% 
 Mercantile Stores     MST      N/A    N/A 
 Proffitt's            PFT     +1.0%  +2.0% 
  
 Discount/Deep Discount 
 Ames Department       AMES    +5.0%  +6.1% 
 Consolidated Stores   CNS     -3.0%  +1.1% 
 Dayton Hudson (All)   DH      +3.3%  +8.4% 
 Dollar General        DG      +7.1% +21.7% 
 Family Dollar         FDO      N/A  +15.2% 
 K-Mart                KM      +2.9%  +3.1% 
 Ross Stores           ROST    +2.0%  +9.0% 
 Target                DH      +4.9% +12.4% 
 TJX Cos.              TJX     +1.0%  +6.0% 
 Wal-Mart              WMT     +7.6% +16.2% 
  
 Club 
 Price/Costco          COST    +6.0% +10.0% 
 B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ      +5.0%  +8.8% 
 Sam's Club (Walmart)  WMT     +7.6%  +8.9% 
  
 Regional Discount 
 Fred's Inc.           FRED    +6.1% +27.0% 
 Hill's Stores         HDS     -8.5%  -8.5% 
 ShopKo Stores         SKO     +5.0% +12.9% 
 Value City            VCD     -1.8%  -3.2% 
  
 Drug 
 CVS/Revco             CVS    +10.8% +11.1% 
 Lechters Inc.         LECH    -4.0%  -6.3% 
 Eckerd Drug           JCP     +9.0%  +8.9% 
 Walgreens             WAG    +10.2% +15.3% 
  
 Furniture/Home Repair 
 Bombay Co.            BBA     +8.0%  +8.0% 
 Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY      N/A    N/A 
 Lowe's                LOW     +4.0% +19.5% 
 Pier 1 Imports        PIR     +4.0%  +5.0% 
  
 Consumer Electronics 
 Circuit City Group    CC       N/A    N/A 
 Radio Shack           TAN    +15.0% +15.0% 
 Computer City         TAN      N/A  -12.0% 
 Tandy Inc.            TAN      N/A    N/A 
  
 Specialty 
 Michael's Stores      MIKE    +6.0% +14.0% 
 Natural Wonders       NATW    -6.2%  -1.3% 
 Perfumania            PRFM    -5.0%  +0.3% 
 Sharper Image St.     SHRP     N/A   +7.0% 
 Starbucks Corp.       SBUX    +3.0% +26.0% 
 Sunglass Hut          RAYS    +0.8%  +1.4% 
 West Marine           WMAR    -3.1%  +9.0%