June 3, 1999

May Retail Sales

 
                             Same-St  Total   
  
Men/General Apparel
American Eagle        AEOS   +18.7% +39.8%
Filene's Basement     BSMT    -2.0% +11.0%
Gap                   GPS     +8.0% +28.0%
Goody's Family        GDYS    -5.1%  +9.8%
Gymboree Corp.        GYMB    -6.0% +11.6%
Limited               LTD    +10.0%  +8.0%
Men's Wearhouse       SUIT     8.3% +16.5%
Pacific Sunwear       PSUN    +5.8% +36.5%

Shoe
Footstar, Inc.        FTS     +3.1%  +5.4%
Payless ShoeSource    PSS      1.0%   4.7%
Shoe Carnival         SCVL    +0.0% +20.0%

Women's Apparel
AnnTaylor             ANN    +10.1% +18.8%
Buckle, Inc.          BKE     +3.0% +14.4%
Cache Inc.            CACH    +8.0% +15.0%
Catherine's Stores    CATH    +5.8%  +5.9%
Cato Corp.            CACOA   +8.0% +14.0%
Charming Shoppe       CHRS    +5.0%  +5.0%
Chico's FAS           CHCS   +15.4% +35.3%
Claire's Stores       CLE    +13.0% +30.0%
Designs Inc.          DESI    -2.6% -10.7%
Dress Barn            DBRN    -2.0%  +3.0%
Gadzooks              GADZ    +5.9% +20.2%
Gantos Inc.           GTOS    +4.0%  +4.0%
Intimate Brands       IBI    +11.0% +17.0%
Paul Harris Stores    PAUH   +14.2% +27.1%
Talbot's              TLB     +8.3% +18.0%
United Retail Group   URGI    -3.0%  -4.9%

Department (National)
Federated Dept.       FD      +4.1% +14.9%
May Department        MAY     +2.9%  +7.3%
Neiman Marcus         NMG     +2.0%  +7.0%
Penney, JC-Dept.      JCP     +2.2%  +1.4%
Penney, JC (All)      JCP      N/A   +9.8%
Sears                 S       +1.9%  -2.8%

Department (Regional)
Bon-Ton Stores        BONT    -1.2%  +1.1%
Mervyn's              DH      +5.4%  +5.1%
Dayton Hud.-Dept.     DH      -0.8%  -1.3%
Dillard Department    DDS     +2.0% +23.0%
Gottschalk's          GOT     +5.4% +22.3%
Kohl's Dept.          KSS     +3.7% +18.7%

Discount/Deep Discount
Ames Department       AMES    +6.4% +65.9%
Consolidated Stores   CNS     +9.2% +17.9%
Dayton Hudson         DH      +6.3% +10.9%
Dollar General        DG      +9.2% +23.7%
Family Dollar         FDO     +9.4% +18.1%
K-Mart                KM      +3.7%  +5.6%
Ross Stores           ROST    +8.0% +15.0%
Target                DH      +7.4% +13.6%
TJX Cos.              TJX     +5.0% +10.0%
Wal-Mart, Inc.        WMT     +7.7% +14.3%

Club
Price/Costco          COST   +11.0% +15.0%
B.J.'s Wholesale Club BJ      +8.3% +16.8%
Sam's Club            WMT     +6.9%  +8.7%

Regional Discount
Fred's Inc.           FRED    +2.5% +10.4%
ShopKo Stores         SKO     +9.4% +22.1%
Value City            VCD     +3.6%  +6.9%

Bath/Bed/Kitchen/Drug
CVS/Revco             CVS    +10.2% +13.3%
Lechters Inc.         LECH    -2.5%  -4.2%
Eckerd Drug           JCP    +13.4% +24.0%
Walgreens             WAG    +11.3% +16.8%

Furniture/Home Repair
Bombay Co.            BBA    +14.0% +19.0%
Heilig-Meyers Co.     HMY      N/A    N/A
Lowe's                LOW      N/A    N/A
Pier 1 Imports        PIR     +5.9% +11.1%

Consumer Electronics
Circuit City Group    CC       N/A    N/A
Radio Shack           TAN    +17.0% +19.0%

Specialty
Michael's Stores      MIKE    +6.0% +17.0%
Natural Wonders       NATW   +15.0% -13.6%
Perfumania            PRFM   +11.0% +19.0%
Sharper Image St.     SHRP   +11.0% +14.0%
Starbucks Corp.       SBUX    +6.0% +26.0%
Sunglass Hut          RAYS    +4.6%  +1.7%
West Marine           WMAR    +4.1% +11.7%