belk inc-class a (BLKIA) Key Developments
Belk Inc. Announces Management Changes
Jul 31 14
Belk Inc. named David Zant as the department store chain's president and chief merchandising officer. Zant, executive vice president and general merchandising manager of men's, home and kids, takes his new post on Aug. 11. Former president and merchandising officer Kathryn Bufano resigned to become CEO of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Zant will report to chairman and CEO Tim Belk.
Belk to Open New Store in Greensboro, North Carolina
Jul 17 14
Belk Inc. has announced the opening of a new Home store at 604 Green Valley Road in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company also announced the re-opening of its store at Friendly Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. The brand-new home department will celebrate its opening on July 25, while the main store that has undergone a complete renovation will re-open on October 15. The new store will allow Belk to expand its assortments of brand merchandise and greatly enhance the shopping environments for customers in the Triad area.
Belk Inc. to Expand Union County E-Commerce Distribution Center
Jul 9 14
Belk Inc. is expanding its Union County e-commerce distribution and fulfillment center operations for the second time since establishing there in mid-June 2012. The $47 million investment will expand the facility footprint by 50% and add 20 new jobs, which will grow the company's Jonesville presence to 314 employees. The expansion, which is expected to be completed in January 2015, will add more than 345,000 square feet of newly constructed space to the 515,000-square-foot building. The Jonesville facility, located at 3805 Furman L. Fendley Highway, was recently acquired by CPA:18 - Global, a non-traded REIT affiliate of global real estate investment trust W.P. Carey Inc. and is being leased to Belk. Belk and CPA:18 - Global will invest a collective $47 million, which includes funding for construction and to up fit the facility with equipment such as conveyor systems, racking and automation. The company announced in December its intention to hire an additional 170 personnel by the end of 2015, and this expansion grows those expectations to add another 20 jobs. Those interested in employment opportunities with the company may visit Belk's careers page and search for positions in Jonesville, S.C.
Belk Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended May 3, 2014
May 28 14
Belk Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net income fell nearly 32% to $19.3 million against $28.2 million a year ago. The decrease was primarily the result of higher expenses associated with the company's investments in strategic initiatives during the period. Revenue dipped slightly to $955.1 million in the latest quarter from $955.8 million a year ago. The department store chain attributes the earnings decline to higher expenses associated with investments in strategic initiatives. Operating income was $41.0 million compared with $54.5 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $29.5 million compared with $43.7 million a year ago. Net income excluding non-comparable items totaled $19.4 million compared to $28.4 million in the prior year period.
Belk Teams Up with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on Three-Year Deal
May 6 14
Belk Inc. signed a three-year agreement with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. The deal includes endorsements, appearances and co-branded marketing initiatives. Financial terms of the agreement weren't disclosed.