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SHOE CARNIVAL JULY SALES UP 25.6 PERCENT

 EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) today reported sales for the four week period ended July 31, 1993 increased 25.6 percent to $10.7 million from sales of $8.5 million during the same period in 1992. Comparable store sales increased 4.4 percent.
 For the 30 weeks ended July 31, 1993, sales were $76.4 million, an increase of 18.7 percent over sales of $64.3 million during the 30-week period ended Aug. 1, 1992. Comparable store sales increased 5.5 percent for the year-to-date period.
 The company also commented on the impact to the Des Moines, Iowa, and St. Louis markets of the recent flooding in the Midwest. In Des Moines, one of the company's two stores was closed for three days in July while the other store was closed for two days. Neither store, however, incurred any property damages from the flooding. For the month, each of the two stores' sales decreased approximately 23 percent from the prior year period. However, both stores are currently recording sales in line with expectations.
 The company's six stores in the St. Louis area have not been affected by the flooding. These stores collectively recorded a percentage sales increase in excess of the Company average for the month of July and continue to perform above expectations.
 Shoe Carnival, Inc. is a high volume, value oriented retailer of family footwear operating a chain of 45 stores in 11 states predominantly in the Midwest and Midsouth.
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 /CONTACT: Mark L. Lemond, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Shoe Carnival, Inc., 812-867-4034/
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