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HECHINGER COMPANY ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER SALES

 HECHINGER COMPANY ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER SALES
 LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hechinger Company


(NASDAQ-NMS: HECHA and HECHB) reported sales for September 1992 of $183.7 million, which represents a 18 percent increase from September 1991 sales of $155.7 million. Comparable store sales were up 8 percent for the month.
 Comparable store sales for September 1992 were up 7 percent for the Hechinger stores division and 7 percent for the Home Quarters Warehouse division. Comparable store sales for September for the Triangle Building Centers division were significantly higher.
 In other news, the company announced plans to enter the Kansas City, Mo., market with five Home Quarters Warehouse stores. The first store is scheduled to open in late 1993. The company also announced plans to open a new Home Quarters Warehouse store in Richmond, Va., in early 1993.
 Today the company celebrated the grand opening of its third Home Quarters Warehouse store in the Cincinnati market. Ten Home Quarters Warehouse stores have already opened this year, with four more stores scheduled to open before the end of the year.
 The company recently completed the conversion of its Hechinger store in Bailey's Crossroads, Va., to the new Home Project Center format. Twelve Home Project Centers are now in operation. Four additional HPCs are scheduled to open before the end of the year.
 Hechinger Company is a leading specialty retailer, currently operating 121 home centers. The company serves the growing home improvement industry through its three divisions: Hechinger, Home Quarters Warehouse and Triangle Building Centers.
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 /CONTACT: W. Clark McClelland, senior vice president-finance, Hechinger, 301-925-3105/
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