Strouds, Inc. Names Harry Brown General Merchandising Manager, EVP

Industry Veteran Held Key Positions at Stage Stores,

Office Depot And Marshall's

Oct 19, 1999, 01:00 ET from Strouds, Inc.

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Strouds, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   STRO), a leading specialty retailer of quality home textiles and
 furnishings, announced today that Harry Brown, has been appointed general
 merchandising manager, executive vice president.
     Mr. Brown, 52, a retail industry merchandising and marketing veteran, will
 be responsible for Strouds' merchandise strategy and direction. He reports to
 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles Chinni.
     "With a distinguished career and notable achievements at many of the
 country's finest retailers, Harry Brown comes to Strouds as one of the
 industry's most experienced and capable merchandising executives," said
 Charles Chinni, chairman and chief executive officer.  "His career in
 merchandising and management includes experience with Stage Stores, Houston;
 Office Depot; Marshall's; Macy's and others."
     "Harry's expertise and leadership will be invaluable as Strouds builds
 upon its solid, post-restructuring foundation and resumes carefully planned
 growth.   We are confident that he will play a key role in helping Strouds
 maintain its strong brand equity and position in the market," said Mr. Chinni.
     Mr. Brown was formerly vice chairman, chief merchandising officer with
 Stage Stores Inc., Houston, Texas; executive vice president merchandising and
 marketing, Office Depot, Boca Raton, Florida; executive vice president,
 marketing, planning, allocation, Marshall's, Andover, Mass.; senior vice
 president, general merchandise manager, R.H. Macy's, Macy's Atlanta/Bullock's;
 and various merchandising positions with Macy's-Midwest, Kansas.
     Strouds, Inc., the Linen Experts(R), is a specialty retailer of bed, bath,
 tabletop and other home textile products in the United States. The Company
 currently operates 63 stores in five states. The Company also markets it home
 products on the Internet at and
     Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
 discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve
 risk and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from the
 Company's present expectations. Among the important factors that could cause
 actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the
 forward- looking statements are: customer demand and trends in the home
 textiles industry, the performance of stores in the new markets, the effect of
 economic conditions, the impact of competitive openings and pricing, supply
 constraints or difficulties, and other risks detailed in the Company's
 Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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