May 06, 1999

April Retail Sales

 
                             Same-St  Total   
  
Men/General Apparel
American Eagle        AEOS   +16.9% +35.2%
Filene's Basement     BSMT    -5.0%  +6.0%
Gap                   GPS     +1.0% +21.0%
Goody's Family        GDYS    -0.5% +14.8%
Gymboree Corp.        GYMB    +8.0% +27.9%
Limited               LTD     +5.0%  +0.4%
Men's Wearhouse       SUIT     2.0% +10.6%
Pacific Sunwear       PSUN    +5.9% +31.0%

Shoe
Footstar, Inc.        FTS     -2.4%  -0.6%
Payless ShoeSource    PSS    -14.5% -11.1%
Shoe Carnival         SCVL    -5.8%  +9.1%

Women's Apparel
AnnTaylor             ANN    +10.3% +17.5%
Buckle, Inc.          BKE     -3.4%  +8.0%
Cache Inc.            CACH    +3.0%  +9.0%
Catherine's Stores    CATH    +0.2%  -0.5%
Cato Corp.            CACOA   -2.0%  +4.0%
Charming Shoppe       CHRS    +0.0%  -2.0%
Chico's FAS           CHCS   +23.9% +45.4%
Claire's Stores       CLE     +5.0% +20.0%
Designs Inc.          DESI   -10.0% -14.1%
Dress Barn            DBRN    -6.0%  +0.0%
Gadzooks              GADZ    +3.0% +17.8%
Gantos Inc.           GTOS    -1.0%  -2.0%
Intimate Brands       IBI     +7.0% +13.0%
Paul Harris Stores    PAUH   -20.0%  -9.1%
Talbot's              TLB     +1.2%  +5.0%
United Retail Group   URGI    +3.0%  +0.0%

Department (National)
Federated Dept.       FD      +1.5% +12.9%
May Department        MAY     +7.7% +12.3%
Neiman Marcus         NMG    +13.6% +18.9%
Penney, JC (Dept.)    JCP     -0.2%  -1.4%
Penney, JC (All)      JCP      N/A   +6.7%
Sears                 S       -0.9%  -5.6%

Department (Regional)
Bon-Ton Stores        BONT    -2.7%  -1.1%
Mervyn's              DH      -1.6%  -1.9%
Dayton Hudson (Dept.) DH      -2.2%  -2.7%
Dillard Department    DDS     -6.0% +14.0%
Gottschalk's          GOT     -1.5% +13.3%
Kohl's Dept.          KSS     +1.8% +12.4%

Discount/Deep Discount
Ames Department       AMES    +0.4% +72.9%
Consolidated Stores   CNS     +5.9% +13.2%
Dayton Hudson (All)   DH      -1.3%  +2.9%
Dollar General        DG      +4.8% +18.9%
Family Dollar         FDO     +0.0%  +7.9%
K-Mart                KM      +5.7%  +7.3%
Ross Stores           ROST    +3.0%  +9.0%
Target                DH      -1.1%  +4.5%
TJX Cos.              TJX     +1.0%  +6.0%
Wal-Mart Stores       WMT     +5.0% +11.5%

Club
Price/Costco          COST   +10.0% +14.0%
B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ      +2.4% +10.5%
Sam's Club (Walmart)  WMT     +3.1%  +5.3%

Regional Discount
Fred's Inc.           FRED    -3.8%  +3.3%
ShopKo Stores         SKO     -1.4% +11.7%
Value City            VCD     -4.2%  -2.2%

Bath/Bed/Kitchen/Drug
CVS/Revco             CVS    +11.6% +15.7%
Lechters Inc.         LECH     N/A    N/A
Eckerd Drug           JCP     +7.7% +17.5%
Walgreens             WAG     +9.7% +15.1%

Furniture/Home Repair
Bombay Co.            BBA     +7.0% +13.0%
Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY     +1.6%  +1.9%
Lowe's                LOW      N/A    N/A
Pier 1 Imports        PIR     -2.2%  +1.5%

Consumer Electronics
Circuit City Group    CC     +11.0% +17.0%
Radio Shack           TAN    +18.0% +19.0%

Specialty
Michael's Stores      MIKE    +2.0% +14.0%
Natural Wonders       NATW   -25.7% -24.4%
Perfumania            PRFM    +1.0%  +9.0%
Sharper Image St.     SHRP   +11.0% +21.0%
Starbucks Corp.       SBUX    +4.0% +23.0%
Sunglass Hut          RAYS    +5.1%  +2.1%
West Marine           WMAR    +2.2%  +8.1%