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Belk Total and Comp Sales Gain for Holidays


CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Regional department store Belk posted an increase of 5.2 percent for total sales during the holiday sales period, plus a pickup of 4.8 percent in same-store sales for the period. The company said in a statement that its sales gains covered the nine-week period ending on Jan. 3. “Holiday sales got off to aMore »

Last updated: January 14, 2015

Vietri to Open Two New Belk Boutiques


HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.-Vietri will open two new boutiques in Belk stores in Alabama and South Carolina today. Vietri will unveil a 180-square-foot boutique featuring tabletop collections and garden, home and wall décor items in Belk’s Mount Pleasant, S.C., store. A second boutique, which is 192 square feet, will open in the Belk store in Huntsville, Ala.More »

Last updated: October 17, 2014

Belk, Ralph Lauren Team in Breast Cancer Effort

The Belk Mobile Mammography Center

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Belk and Ralph Lauren Corp. have debuted a partnership focused on increasing breast cancer awareness. As part of this initiative, Ralph Lauren’s Lauren Pink capsule collection will include a new sneaker that will be sold exclusively in Belk stores and on belk.com, to benefit the Belk Women’s Health Fund established at Foundation for theMore »

Last updated: October 6, 2014

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


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 »

Last updated: August 29, 2014

Great Expectations


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 »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Belk Q1 Net Drops 31.6 Percent


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 »

Last updated: May 29, 2014

Belk Debuts Cynthia Rowley Home Line

CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley Lattice bed ensemble

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 »

Last updated: May 6, 2014

Belk FY Net Falls 15.9 Percent


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 »

Last updated: April 10, 2014