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THE WEEK IN STOCKS THE WEEK IN STOCKS at the close Wednesday, March 26, 2006

Market Quotes RETAILERS 52-WEEK Sales Amt. Pct. High Low Ex (00's) High Low Close Change Change 35.89 23.92 N A&P 24421 26.86 24.31 26.07 0.88 3.49 17.33 11.15 N Ahold 3218 14.45 13.76 14.36 0.42 3.01 170.00 124.46 O Arden Group 137 145.50 137.50 144.20 8.20 6.03 39.15 26.36 N BJ's Wholesale Club 58483 36.93 33.72 35.15 1.21 3.57 72.68 53.00 O Costco Cos. 179458 67.12 60.88 66.62 5.74 9.43 103.90

Market Quotes

RETAILERS
52-WEEK Sales Amt. Pct.
High Low Ex (00's) High Low Close Change Change
35.89 23.92 N A&P 24421 26.86 24.31 26.07 0.88 3.49
17.33 11.15 N Ahold 3218 14.45 13.76 14.36 0.42 3.01
170.00 124.46 O Arden Group 137 145.50 137.50 144.20 8.20 6.03
39.15 26.36 N BJ's Wholesale Club 58483 36.93 33.72 35.15 1.21 3.57
72.68 53.00 O Costco Cos. 179458 67.12 60.88 66.62 5.74 9.43
103.90 68.00 N Delhaize (ADR) 695 81.40 76.55 81.19 3.99 5.17
57.14 35.69 C Empire 1060 56.57 56.57 56.57 0.00 0.01
42.28 20.42 O Ingles 4038 25.24 23.68 24.98 1.50 6.39
31.94 23.95 N Kroger 159727 25.67 24.93 25.17 0.24 0.96
55.00 26.75 C Loblaw Cos. 15651 30.25 28.65 30.25 1.45 5.03
41.78 21.00 C Metro 7116 25.32 22.45 24.54 1.74 7.63
22.68 12.85 O North West Co. 2681 19.30 12.85 19.19 0.80 4.35
38.03 27.53 N Ruddick 13565 36.19 35.04 35.91 0.56 1.58
38.31 27.79 N Safeway 125442 29.09 28.45 28.71 -0.07 -0.24
49.78 26.01 N Supervalu 51443 29.13 27.92 28.85 0.93 3.33
70.75 47.01 N Target 317511 54.04 50.14 52.43 2.29 4.57
57.10 42.29 O Village 575 51.83 50.29 51.24 1.29 2.58
54.15 42.09 N Wal-Mart 849696 54.15 50.78 52.90 2.12 4.17
47.10 31.54 N Weis Markets 2900 34.79 33.61 34.21 0.43 1.27
53.65 29.99 O Whole Foods 91917 33.80 31.13 33.00 1.87 6.01
32.40 14.45 O Winn-Dixie 17419 18.79 17.11 18.08 0.75 4.33
WHOLESALERS
52-WEEK Sales Amt. Pct.
High Low Ex (00's) High Low Close Change Change
51.87 30.15 O Nash Finch 5680 35.81 33.00 35.81 2.38 7.12
34.74 16.73 O Spartan Stores 9859 21.85 19.63 21.16 0.57 2.77
33.33 15.60 O United Natural Foods 26426 18.15 15.60 18.15 2.37 15.02

Exchange (EX) Symbols:

N — New York Stock Exchange

O — Over the Counter

A — American

C — Canadian

Chart shows the stocks with share prices of at least $1 that had the greatest percentage change in price last week, up or down.

United Natural Foods +15.02%
Costco Cos. +9.43%
Metro +7.63%
Safeway -0.24%

most active

by Volume

Wal-Mart
84,969,620

Target
31,751,121

Costco Cos.
17,945,812

AS PERCENTAGE OF SHARES OUTSTANDING

Whole Foods
6.59%

United Natural Foods
6.13%

Spartan Stores
4.50%

market summary

gainers 23
losers 1
unchanged 0

The SN Composite Index

The chart shows the most recent eight weeks of movement of the SN Composite Index-compared with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The SN Index is a statistical indicator of the industry performance based on share price and number of shares outstanding of the listed stocks.

INDICES Last Week This Week Pct. Change
Dow Jones 12110.24 12422.86 2.58
S&P 500 1308.77 1341.13 2.47
SN Composite 1879.88 1953.14 3.90
Retailers 1706.18 1772.50 3.89
Wholesalers 441.29 468.14 6.08