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Stage Stores Posts 6.5% Rise in Holiday Comp Sales

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Houston–Stage Stores reported comparable sales up 6.5% for the holiday months of November and December. “We are very pleased with our holiday sales and margin performance,” said CEO Michael Glazer in a statement. “Footwear, women’s and cosmetics categories were especially strong. Our customers responded well to our holiday assortments, marketing, …

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Stage Stores Merges Operations to Houston, Eliminates 180 Jobs

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Houston–Stage Stores Inc. said Monday it will consolidate its regional operations now located in South Hill, Va., into its Houston corporate headquarters—eliminating 180 jobs in Virginia, but adding 75 in Houston. This consolidation into the Houston market is expected to “increase efficiency, create synergies, reduce expenses and enhance growth,” the …

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Accessories Magazine’s 2013 Merchants Hall of Fame Inductees

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New York—Accessories Magazine is proud to announce the 3rd round of inductees into its annual Merchants Hall of Fame. The recipients were selected by the vendor and retailing community for their exceptional retailing expertise and business/fashion acumen. Each received a full-page profile in Merchants Hall of Fame section in the …

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Good Tidings: December Comp Sales Better Than Expected

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New York—Despite unpredictable weather and politics in Washington, retailers managed to beat what had been lowered expectations for December comparable store sales. Of the 17 or so major retailers reporting today (excluding drugstores), total December comparable store sales rose 4.5%, topping analysts’ estimates for a 3.3% increase. Even better, the …