CATEGORY PERFORMANCE: PANTYHOSE & NYLONS

Dollar Sales $137,769,300; % Change From Last Year -15.32singly casual fashion trends are taking their toll on the pantyhose/nylons category. Pantyhose and nylons have decreased significantly in the food channel during the most recent 52-week period, down 15.32% to $137.8 million. Dollar sales in this category have declined steadily over the last few years for the food channel, falling 14.6% in 2002

Dollar Sales $137,769,300; % Change From Last Year -15.32

singly casual fashion trends are taking their toll on the pantyhose/nylons category. Pantyhose and nylons have decreased significantly in the food channel during the most recent 52-week period, down 15.32% to $137.8 million. Dollar sales in this category have declined steadily over the last few years for the food channel, falling 14.6% in 2002 and 15.62% in 2003.

Changes in the category have not only impacted the food channel: Drug store sales of pantyhose and nylons also showed declining dollar sales over the last couple of years, dropping 12.39% for the latest 52-week period on top of decreases of 7.14% in 2002 and 14.29% in 2003. Retailers in the food channel may be filling some of that void with the sales of tights and socks, which increased 5% in dollar sales for the most recent 52-week period.

Dollar Sales Latest 52 Weeks Ended June 13, 2004; % Change; Dollar Sales Calendar Year Ended Dec. 28, 2003; % Change; Dollar Sales Calendar Year Ended Dec. 29, 2002; % Change

Supermarkets: $137,769,300; -15.32; $150,030,400; -15.62; $177,798,100; -14.60

Drug: $139,415,700; -12.39; $147,312,600; -14.29; $171,881,800; -7.14

F/D/MX: $358,692,700; -16.06; $389,566,000; -16.90; $468,789,300; -12.74