Sales at The Elder-Beerman Stores Corp (Nasdaq: news) were $53.1 million for the five-week period ended July 7, 2001, a total increase of 1.9 per cent over the five week period ended July 1, 2000. Comparable store sales increased 0.2 per cent compared to the same period last year. The best performing businesses in June were ladies' special size sportswear, juniors, intimate apparel, children's and furniture.