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CARSON PIRIE SCOTT & CO. REPORTS 1.5 PERCENT INCREASE IN COMPARABLE SALES FOR OCTOBER

 MILWAUKEE, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Carson Pirie Scott & Co. (NASDAQ: CPSC) today reported sales of $107.7 million for the four-week period ended Oct. 30, a 0.9 percent decrease versus $108.6 million in the similar year-ago period. Comparable store sales for October increased 1.5 percent.
 October Sales
 1993 1992 Percent Change
 Total Sales $107.7 $108.6 (0.9)
 Comparable Store Change (A) -- -- 1.5
 Total Stores 63 68 --
 Year to Date Sales
 1993 1992 Percent Change
 Total Sales $760.8 $776.4 (2.0)
 Comparable Store Change (A) -- -- 1.3
 Total Stores 63 68 --
 (A) Comparable sales represent sales of those stores open during both years.
 Stanton J. Bluestone, president and chief executive officer of Carson Pirie Scott & Co., commented: "It has become increasingly apparent that our customer is buying closer to current need. We are remaining flexible and frequently taking our customer's pulse as we enter the holiday period."
 Carson Pirie Scott & Co. emerged from Chapter 11 proceedings on Oct. 29 and its common stock shares began trading on NASDAQ National Market System on Monday, Nov. 1, under the symbol CPSC.
 Carson Pirie Scott & Co. is the 10th-largest department store retailer in the United States with annual sales in excess of $1.1 billion and 63 stores in the Upper Midwest. Its operations include 38 Carson Pirie Scott stores in Greater Chicago, Indiana and Minnesota; 14 Bergner's in downstate Illinois and Wisconsin; and 11 Boston Stores in Wisconsin.
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 /CONTACT: Edward P. Carroll, Jr., executive vice president, 414-347-5340 (media); or Darren R. Jackson, vice president and treasurer, 414-278-5717 (investor); both of Carson Pirie Scott & Co./
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