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SEPTEMBER SALES DECLINED 0.4 PERCENT AT WOOLWORTH CORPORATION

 NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Woolworth Corporation (NYSE: Z) reported that total sales for the five weeks ended Oct. 2, 1993, declined 0.4 percent to $910 million from $914 million in the comparable year-earlier period.
 Domestic sales for the five-week period increased 5.5 percent to $532 million from $504 million, and foreign sales, expressed in U.S. dollars, declined 7.7 percent. If foreign exchange rates had remained constant, foreign sales would have increased 1.3 percent and total sales would have increased 3.6 percent. Domestic comparable store sales for the five-week period rose 1.4 percent.
 For the cumulative thirty-five weeks ended October 2, total sales rose 0.2 percent to $6,182 million from $6,171 million in the corresponding year-earlier period.
 Domestic sales for the thirty-five-week period increased 2.8 percent to $3,633 million from $3,536 million, and foreign sales, expressed in U.S. dollars, declined 3.3 percent. If foreign exchange rates had remained constant, foreign sales would have increased 2.8 percent and total sales would have increased 2.8 percent. Domestic comparable store sales for the thirty-five-week period declined 1.2 percent.
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 /CONTACT: Frances E. Trachter of Woolworth Corporation, 212-553-2394/
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