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BRADLEES REPORTS OCTOBER SALES

 BRAINTREE, Mass., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradlees, Inc. (NYSE: BLE) today reported sales of $162 million for the four weeks ending Oct. 30, 1993, up 4 percent over last year. Sales in comparable stores (those open a full fiscal year) were up 2 percent compared with last year.
 Year-to-date sales have increased 3 percent from the previous year, and sales in comparable stores were up 1 percent.
 Bradlees, Inc. operates 126 discount department stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Bradlees' common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "BLE."
 For the Period Ended
 Oct. 30, 1993 Oct. 31, 1992
 4 weeks 4 weeks
 Sales ($ in millions) $162 $156
 Percent Increase 4 percent
 Sales Increase
 in Comparable Stores 2 percent
 For the Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
 Oct. 30, 1993 Oct. 31, 1992
 Sales ($ in millions) $1,243 $1,204
 Percent Increase 3 percent
 Sales Increase
 in Comparable Stores 1 percent
 -0- 11/3/93
 /CONTACT: Coleman Nee of Bradlees, 617-380-8370/
 (BLE)


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