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DART GROUP CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SALES

 LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbert H. Haft, chairman of Dart Group Corporation (NASDAQ: DARTA) announced sales increased 6 percent for the three months and six months ended July 31, 1993. Sales for the three months and six months ended July 31, 1993 were $326,610,000 and $638,780,000, respectively. The increase in Dart's sales resulted primarily from increased numbers of Shopper's Food Warehouse stores and to increased sales for Super Crown Books stores and Super Trak stores open less than one year. Sales for stores opened more than one year decreased 3 percent and 4 percent for the three months an six months ended July 31, 1993.
 Dart owns approximately 50 percent of Crown Books, 66 percent of Trak Auto, 50 percent of Shopper's Food Warehouse and 100 percent of Dart Group Financial and Cabot-Morgan Real Estate Company, and Total Beverage.
 Shopper's Food Warehouse operates 35 stores in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Crown operates 245 book stores in the Washington, D.C., area; California; Houston, Texas; Chicago and Seattle. Trak Auto operates 322 auto parts stores in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; Richmond, Va.; Chicago and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Cabot-Morgan has interests in shopping centers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Total Beverage operates one beverage super store in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
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 /CONTACT: Stanley Rubenstein of S.E. Rubenstein, 212-297-6108/
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