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LECHTERS, INC. REPORTS RESULTS

 HARRISON, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Lechters, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECH) today reported sales of $23.7 million for the four week period ended July 31, 1993, an increase of 18 percent over sales of $20.1 million for the same period in 1992. The company's comparable store sales decreased 0.9 percent during the four week period ended July 31, 1993 as compared with the same period in 1992.
 Sales of $135.8 million were reported for the 26 week period ended July 31, 1993, an increase of 21 percent over sales of $112.6 million for the same period in 1992. The company's comparable store sales decreased 1.1 percent during the 26 week period ended July 31, 1993 as compared with same period in 1992.
 Lechters, Inc., based in Harrison, N.J., operates 534 specialty houseware stores in 39 states as compared to 482 stores on July 25, 1992, an increase of 11 percent.
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 /CONTACT: Philip J. Reilly of Lechters, Inc., 201-481-1100/
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