January 07, 1999

December Retail Sales

 
                             Same-St  Total   
  
Men/General Apparel 
American Eagle        AEOS   +20.9% +35.3%
Edison Brothers       EDBR    +4.8%  +1.1%
Filene's Basement     BSMT    +3.0% +13.0%
Gap                   GPS    +19.0% +41.0%
Goody's Family        GDYS    -3.4% +10.7%
Gymboree Corp.        GYMB    +0.0% +23.0%
Limited               LTD     +4.0%  -2.0%
Men's Wearhouse       SUIT    +6.8% +16.6%
Pacific Sunwear       PSUN    +4.2% +27.0%

Shoe
Footstar, Inc.        FTS     +3.0%  +6.5%
Payless ShoeSource    PSS     -1.2%  +2.4%
Shoe Carnival         SCVL    -0.3% +15.8%

Women's Apparel
AnnTaylor             ANN    +15.9% +26.5%
Buckle, Inc.          BKE    +11.2% +22.4%
Cache Inc.            CACH    +6.0%   N/A
Catherine's Stores    CATH    +6.5%  +5.1%
Cato Corp.            CACOA   -6.0%  -2.0%
Charming Shoppe       CHRS    +3.0%  -1.6%
Chico's FAS           CHCS   +42.1% +57.3%
Claire's Stores       CLE    +12.0% +34.0%
Designs Inc.          DESI     N/A  -22.5%
Dress Barn            DBRN    -4.0%  +1.0%
Gadzooks              GADZ   -11.1%  +7.4%
Gantos Inc.           GTOS    -1.0%  -1.0%
Intimate Brands       IBI     +6.0%  +9.0%
Paul Harris Stores    PAUH   -14.1%  -4.5%
Talbot's              TLB     +5.0% +10.0%
United Retail Group   URGI    +0.0%  -6.0%

Department (National)
Federated Dept.       FD      +5.7%  +4.4%
May Department        MAY     +4.4%  +8.9%
Neiman Marcus         NMG     +3.0%  +9.4%
Penney, JC (Dept.)    JCP     -7.6%  -9.1%
Penney, JC (All)      JCP      N/A   -4.3%
Sears                 S       -0.3%  -0.9%

Department (Regional)
Bon-Ton Stores        BONT    -0.1%  +1.9%
Mervyn's              DH      +5.2%  +3.9%
Dayton Hudson (Dept.) DH      +4.6%  +4.1%
Dillard Department    DDS     +1.0% +26.0%
Gottschalk's          GOT     +5.4% +26.1%
Kohl's Dept.          KSS     +6.7% +20.6%

Discount/Deep Discount
Ames Department       AMES   +10.3% +10.8%
Consolidated Stores   CNS     +1.6%  +7.4%
Dayton Hudson (All)   DH      +6.5% +11.7%
Dollar General        DG      -1.1% +12.9%
Family Dollar         FDO      N/A 15.6%(est.)
K-Mart                KM      +4.2%  +6.2%
Ross Stores           ROST    +2.0%  +8.0%
Target                DH      +7.0% +14.3%
TJX Cos.              TJX     +4.0%  +9.0%
Wal-Mart, Inc.        WMT     +9.4% +15.8%

Club
Price/Costco          COST    +8.0% +12.0%
B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ      +5.4% +14.8%
Sam's Club (Walmart)  WMT    +11.0% +13.4%

Regional Discount
Fred's Inc.           FRED    +3.3% +11.0%
Hill's Stores         HDS      N/A    N/A
ShopKo Stores         SKO     +4.6%  +9.2%
Value City            VCD     +8.3% +10.7%

Drug
CVS/Revco             CVS    +12.9% +16.1%
Eckerd Drug           JCP     +8.3%  +9.8%
Walgreens             WAG     +7.5% +12.7%

Furniture/Home Repair
Bombay Co.            BBA     +1.0%  +4.0%
Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY     +0.0%  +4.2%
Lowe's                LOW    +10.6% +23.7%
Pier 1 Imports        PIR     +1.0%  +5.0%

Consumer Electronics
Circuit City Group    CC     +11.0% +17.0%
Radio Shack           TAN     +5.0%  +6.0%

Specialty
Michael's Stores      MIKE    -3.0%  +7.0%
Natural Wonders       NATW    -3.4%  +3.7%
Perfumania            PRFM    +2.0%  +7.0%
Sharper Image St.     SHRP    +8.0% +13.0%
Starbucks Corp.       SBUX    +1.0% +22.0%
Sunglass Hut          RAYS    +5.3%  +7.6%
West Marine           WMAR    +1.4%  +6.0%