Abercrombie & Fitch Reports March Sales

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Abercrombie & Fitch

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Abercrombie & Fitch
 (NYSE:   ANF) today reported net sales of $104.1 million for the five-week
 period ended April 7, 2001, a 23% increase over last year's net sales of
 $84.3 million for March.  Comparable store sales decreased 4% for the five-
 week period compared with last year's comparable five-week period ending
 April 8, 2000.
     Year-to-date, the Company reported a net sales increase of 31% to
 $182.6 million from $139.3 million last year.  Comparable stores sales were
 flat for the year-to-date period versus a decrease of 12% last year.
     A lifestyle brand, Abercrombie & Fitch operated a total of 353 stores at
 the end of March, including 84 abercrombie stores and five Hollister Co.
 stores.  The Company also operates a kids' e-commerce website at
 www.abercrombiekids.com , an adult e-commerce website at www.abercrombie.com
 and publishes the A&F Quarterly.
     To hear Abercrombie & Fitch's prerecorded March sales message, please dial
 (800) 642-1687, followed by the conference identification number 135566.
 
     SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT
 OF 1995:
     The Company cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is
 defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in
 this Release, the Company's Form 10-K or made by management of the Company
 involve risks and uncertainties, and are subject to change based on various
 important factors.  The following factors, among others, in some cases have
 affected and in the future could affect the Company's financial performance
 and actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements: change in
 consumer spending patterns, consumer preferences and overall economic
 conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, changes in weather
 patterns, political stability, currency and exchange risks and changes in
 existing or potential duties, tariffs or quotas, postal rate increases and
 charges, paper and printing costs, availability of suitable store locations at
 appropriate terms, ability to develop new merchandise and ability to hire and
 train associates.
 
 

SOURCE Abercrombie & Fitch
    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Abercrombie & Fitch
 (NYSE:   ANF) today reported net sales of $104.1 million for the five-week
 period ended April 7, 2001, a 23% increase over last year's net sales of
 $84.3 million for March.  Comparable store sales decreased 4% for the five-
 week period compared with last year's comparable five-week period ending
 April 8, 2000.
     Year-to-date, the Company reported a net sales increase of 31% to
 $182.6 million from $139.3 million last year.  Comparable stores sales were
 flat for the year-to-date period versus a decrease of 12% last year.
     A lifestyle brand, Abercrombie & Fitch operated a total of 353 stores at
 the end of March, including 84 abercrombie stores and five Hollister Co.
 stores.  The Company also operates a kids' e-commerce website at
 www.abercrombiekids.com , an adult e-commerce website at www.abercrombie.com
 and publishes the A&F Quarterly.
     To hear Abercrombie & Fitch's prerecorded March sales message, please dial
 (800) 642-1687, followed by the conference identification number 135566.
 
     SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT
 OF 1995:
     The Company cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is
 defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in
 this Release, the Company's Form 10-K or made by management of the Company
 involve risks and uncertainties, and are subject to change based on various
 important factors.  The following factors, among others, in some cases have
 affected and in the future could affect the Company's financial performance
 and actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements: change in
 consumer spending patterns, consumer preferences and overall economic
 conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, changes in weather
 patterns, political stability, currency and exchange risks and changes in
 existing or potential duties, tariffs or quotas, postal rate increases and
 charges, paper and printing costs, availability of suitable store locations at
 appropriate terms, ability to develop new merchandise and ability to hire and
 train associates.
 
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