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VALUE CITY DEPARTMENT STORES ANNOUNCES MARCH SALES RESULTS

 VALUE CITY DEPARTMENT STORES ANNOUNCES MARCH SALES RESULTS
 COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Value City Department Stores, Inc. (NYSE: VCD) today reported total sales for the five weeks ended March 28, 1992, decreased 1.4 percent to $54.7 million from the $55.5 million reported for the same period last year. Comparable store sales decreased 5.70 percent.
 Sales for the 35 weeks ended March 28, 1992, rose 14.4 percent to $454.5 million from $397.3 million in the year ago period. Comparable store sales were up 8.9 percent for the 35 weeks.
 Jay Schottenstein, Value City Department Stores' chairman, noted, "We were most encouraged by the sales results since it exceeded our planned sales after considering the shift in the Easter holiday, and in spite of the bad weather this area experienced."
 Value City Department Stores, Inc., a full-line, off-price department store chain, operates 56 stores throughout the Midwest and East, versus 53 stores a year ago.
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 /CONTACT: George Kolber, vice president, administration of Value City Department Stores, 614-478-2255, or Lynn Morgen, Amy Ludwig, or Brad Miller of Morgen-Walke Associates, 212-986-5900, for Value City Department Stores/
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