J. Baker, Inc (Nasdaq:JBAK)
today reported that total sales in its Casual Male Big & Tall, Repp Big & Tall,
Work ‘n Gear and Footwear divisions for the five weeks ended July 1, 2000 were
$78 million, compared to $74 million for the five weeks ended July 3, 1999.
Comparable store sales for the month of June decreased 2.5%. Year-to-date sales
for the five months ended July 1, 2000 were $312 million, as compared to $254
million for the same period last year. The company’s results for the month and
year-to-date period reflect the acquisition of substantially all of the assets
of the Repp Big & Tall stores and the Repp By Mail catalog and e-commerce businesses
in May 1999, as well as the business acquired from Shoe Corporation of America
at the end of February 2000. Comparable stores sales by division for the month
were as follows:

Male Big & Tall
JBI Footwear (11)%
Work `n

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