Corporation reported sales for the four-week
period ended February 28, 2004 increased 21.8% over the four-week
period ended March 1, 2003. On a comparable store basis, sales
increased 6.6%.

                             Sales Summary
                            ($ in millions)

                        Fiscal Period Ended        % Inc. - This Year
                        --------------------       ------------------
                       February 28,  March 1,        All       Comp
                          2004         2003         Stores    Stores
                          ----         ----         ------    ------

February                 $592.2       $486.2        21.8%       6.6%

At February 28, 2004, the Company operated 542 stores compared
with 457 stores at the same time last year.

On March 5th, the Company will celebrate the grand opening of 21
new stores including seven stores in Sacramento, CA; three stores in
Memphis, TN and two stores in Bakersfield, CA. In April, the Company
plans to open 26 stores including five new stores in San Diego, CA and
three stores in Fresno, CA.

The Company expects to open the balance of its planned 95 stores
for 2004 in the third fiscal quarter. New markets include San
Francisco, CA with 11 stores and Salt Lake City, UT with five stores.