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TUESDAY MORNING CORP. ANNOUNCES NEW AUTOMATED WAREHOUSE/DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

 DALLAS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday Morning Corp. announced that the final phase of their new automated warehouse/distribution system will be completed and in full operation by year end. The new system for processing and tracking inventory will enable Tuesday Morning to realize substantial savings in 1994. The company will also stabilize their warehouse workforce at 200 people, down from last year's high of 500 employees.
 The computerized inventory tracking system from Interlink Technology-D.C. Wizard uses radio frequency transmission to track inventory from the receiving department in Dallas to the 235 Tuesday Morning stores across the country. The final stage of the automated processing line equipment will be installed in the fourth quarter which will streamline pricing and coding of the product.
 "We wanted the most efficient system to enable us to continue our store expansions in the coming years," said Steve Higgins, president, Tuesday Morning Corp. "As with most companies in the highly competitive retail market place, we needed to cut overhead cost yet increase productivity. Our improved current production has already enabled us to recapture part of our invested cost which will be beneficial during the current slow economic growth period," Higgins added.
 The processing renovations and new automated systems project was started in January, headed by Jerry M. Smith, executive vice president of Tuesday Morning Corp., working with the Thomas Group.
 The warehouse/distribution automated system is one of the last segments of the operation-wide LAN-based computer network Tuesday Morning has installed during the last 18 months. A new Point-of-Sale system will be tested in the Dallas-Fort Worth area late in the fourth quarter with anticipated roll-out to all stores beginning in the middle of 1994.
 Tuesday Morning Corp., located in Dallas, has 700,000 square feet of warehouse space and will operate 235 stores by the fourth quarter. The completed warehouse automated system will enable the Dallas-based chain to service more than 500 stores.
 Tuesday Morning is a deep-discount, closeout gift chain that will operate 235 stores in 32 states by the fourth quarter. The stores are open four times a year on an event sale basis during the retail industry's peak selling seasons. Each location offers thousands of closeout items in categories that include gifts, housewares, linens, toys and seasonal items such as holiday trim. All merchandise is sold at 50-80 percent off retail prices and the company specializes in famous-maker, first quality merchandise which is often found in prestigious department and specialty stores.
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 /CONTACT: Barbara Buzzell or Lisa Newsom of Laurey Peat & Associates, 214-871-8787/


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