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Belk Q2 Net Up 0.3 Percent, to Invest in Strategic Initiatives

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Belk’s second-quarter net income edged up 0.3 percent as sales for the southern department-store retailer gained marginally. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 2, totaled $906.5 million, an increase of 0.8 percent and including a pickup of 0.6 percent in same-store sales. “While the beginning of the quarter was soft, salesMore »

Great Expectations

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Pity the home furnishings industry exec on a long summer vacation—he or she will return to work with a whole new landscape of retail leaders. For those keeping score at home (along with the imaginary, anachronistic exec who could actually take vacation all summer), here’s a brief rundown on the recent CEO shuffle: Target namedMore »

Belk Q1 Net Drops 31.6 Percent

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.-With a difficult sales environment and the company pumping more money into strategic initiatives, Belk’s first-quarter net income fell 31.6 percent to $19.3 million. Net sales for the quarter, which ended on May 3, were essentially flat at $955.1 million, including a same-store sales decrease of 0.2 percent. Tim Belk, chairman and CEO, saidMore »

Belk Debuts Cynthia Rowley Home Line

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Belk has partnered with designer Cynthia Rowley for a collection of home furnishings. Branded as CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley, the line is available at 70 Belk stores and on belk.com. It includes cotton comforter sets, quilted cotton coverlets, jacquard cotton sheet sets, decorative pillows and a tabletop and entertaining collection. The designs feature Rowley’s signatureMore »

Belk FY Net Falls 15.9 Percent

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Reduced margins and increased expenses trumped a slight gain in sales to slash Belk’s fiscal-year net income by 15.9 percent, to $158.5 million. Gross margin for the year, which ended on Feb. 1, fell 81 basis points to 32.6 percent. Selling, general and administrative expenses rose 3.9 percent in dollars and 44 basis pointsMore »

Record to Succeed Hannah as J.C. Penney CFO

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PLANO, Texas-Edward Record has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of J.C. Penney. Record will succeed Ken Hannah on March 24. Hannah will stay on as the retailer’s financial chief “to ensure a smooth transition,” according to a J.C. Penney statement. The statement did not comment on Hannah’s future plans. Record willMore »

Resolutions for 2014

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By Duke Ratliff With holiday shopping (and selling) in the rearview mirror, home furnishings executives can now focus on the year ahead. Here are a few resolutions for the new year that notable individuals and institutions can make to make it a successful 2014. Walmart’s new leaders Doug McMillon and David Cheesewright should resolve toMore »

December 2013 Issue

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Trends: Homemade for the Holidays Trade Show Preview: Travel Plans for 2014 At Home with Belk Floor Covering: Looking Back at 2013 Hornick: Southern Style