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HECHINGER COMPANY REPORTS JUNE SALES

 LANDOVER, Md., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hechinger Company (NASDAQ-NMS: HECHA and HECHB) today reported monthly sales for June of $229.8 million, which represents a 6 percent increase from June 1992 sales of $217.2 million. Comparable store sales were flat for the month.
 Comparable store sales for the Hechinger Stores division were flat for June 1993 as compared to an increase of 13 percent for June of last year. Comparable store sales for the Home Quarters Warehouse division were up 1 percent for June 1993 as compared to an increase of 9 percent for June of last year.
 On July 1, the company celebrated the grand opening of a new Home Quarters Warehouse store in Chesapeake, Va. This new store, which experienced record breaking sales during its grand opening, will set the standard for future Home Quarters Warehouse stores. The new HQ features 150,000 square feet of total selling space, over 115,000 under roof. It boasts approximately 40,000 SKUs of merchandise. In addition to focusing on products, the store will also be a service-intensive warehouse offering comprehensive planning and professional design services. In addition, the store includes a child care center, a tool rental center, a 4,500 square foot greenhouse, a custom frame shop and a complete installation service program.
 Hechinger Company is a leading specialty retailer, currently operating 122 home centers in 18 states and the District of Columbia. The company serves the growing home improvement industry through its two divisions: Hechinger Stores and Home Quarters Warehouse.
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 /CONTACT: Richard S. Gross, corporate controller, Hechinger Company, 301-341-0450/
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