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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2002
Charming Shoppes Inc. a Bensalem, Pa.-based plus-size apparel chain, has agreed to purchase the White Marsh warehouse abandoned by Warner Bros. Studio Store in a deal expected to eventually create several hundred jobs. The company, which plans to open the 392,500-square-foot operation in 2004, expects to hire 150 employees. The work force is expected to grow to 280 in the ensuing three years. "We are pleased to have secured such a desirable, well-located site in Baltimore County for our new distribution facility," said Joseph M. Baron, Charming Shoppes' chief operating officer and executive vice president.
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sbrydell13@aol.com | December 13, 2012
My best wishes to all as we enter what is termed the "most wonderful time of the year. " It's also the time of the year when nonprofit organizations are begging for your dollars and we are reminded of those who are in need of some of life's basic needs: food, clothing and shelter. Shop manager of Tina's on Main Street, Lynne Waranch is sharing the joy of the season in welcoming the birth of her new grandson, Lucas Gabriel Hermann, born to daughter Emily and son-in-law Victor. Son Mike Waranch is newly engaged to future daughter-in-law Megan Carniewski.
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November 27, 1994
Fashion Bug store opens in EdgewoodCharming Shoppes Inc., which operates nearly 1,400 Fashion Bug and Fashion Bug Plus stores through its subsidiary, has opened the chain's largest Fashion Bug store at the Edgewater Shopping Center in Edgewood.The 27,800-square-foot store features sportswear, career wear, outerwear, lingerie and accessories in junior, misses and plus sizes. It also carries fashions for girls and for men.Charming Shoppes opened its first store in 1940 in northeast Philadelphia.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2002
Charming Shoppes Inc. a Bensalem, Pa.-based plus-size apparel chain, has agreed to purchase the White Marsh warehouse abandoned by Warner Bros. Studio Store in a deal expected to eventually create several hundred jobs. The company, which plans to open the 392,500-square-foot operation in 2004, expects to hire 150 employees. The work force is expected to grow to 280 in the ensuing three years. "We are pleased to have secured such a desirable, well-located site in Baltimore County for our new distribution facility," said Joseph M. Baron, Charming Shoppes' chief operating officer and executive vice president.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2000
Catherine's Stores Corp., a plus-size women's apparel chain, plans to add as many as eight new stores in the Baltimore area, including one in Owings Mills and a relocated store in Woodlawn. A new store will open in Valley Centre in Owings Mills in March. A store on Security Boulevard in Woodlawn will move to a new location near Security Square Mall by March. The chain expects to open four to six additional stores. "We are looking in the Baltimore area, but there's nothing definite yet," said Kent McClanahan, regional director of stores for Catherine's.
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By ALEC MATTHEW KLEIN and ALEC MATTHEW KLEIN,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1995
Two Fashion Bug Plus stores in Baltimore are closing as part of the national retailer's move to refocus and scale back operations in the face of weak sales sapping the apparel industry.Charming Shoppes Inc., a Bensalem, Pa.-based chain operating more than 1,300 Fashion Bug and Fashion Bug Plus stores across the country, is shuttering shops by as early as January in the Parkside Shopping Center and on Wabash Avenue, store employees confirmed yesterday.None of the other 22 Baltimore-area stores are closing and all of the estimated 20 displaced sales clerks and store managers will be relocated, according to employees contacted yesterday.
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sbrydell13@aol.com | December 13, 2012
My best wishes to all as we enter what is termed the "most wonderful time of the year. " It's also the time of the year when nonprofit organizations are begging for your dollars and we are reminded of those who are in need of some of life's basic needs: food, clothing and shelter. Shop manager of Tina's on Main Street, Lynne Waranch is sharing the joy of the season in welcoming the birth of her new grandson, Lucas Gabriel Hermann, born to daughter Emily and son-in-law Victor. Son Mike Waranch is newly engaged to future daughter-in-law Megan Carniewski.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | August 7, 1992
July was a discount month for U.S. retailers.Overall, the monthly sales reports issued yesterday by the nation's leading retailers were a mixed bag. Many companies showed strong gains when compared with July 1991, while many others showed decidedly weak results. Few were bunched in the middle.For the discount sector, however, July's sales were cause for celebration as consumers demonstrated they were willing to buy -- but only if the price was right.Wal-Mart Stores, the nation's leading retailer, returned to double digits with a 13 percent gain in sales at stores that have been open at least a year.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | September 3, 1993
The dog days of August bit U.S. apparel retailers hard last month as American consumers took an extended vacation from the malls.Many retailers posted year-to-year declines in comparable-store sales, and for the clothing component, the month was a horror show.The roster of companies that posted same-store sales drops reads like a who's who of apparel retailing: The Limited, Gap Inc., Ann Taylor, Neiman-Marcus, Merry-Go-Round and Charming Shoppes, which operates Fashion Bug stores.The Bloomberg News Service's Composite Same-Store Sales index showed, however, that the month was not an unmitigated disaster for retail.
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By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media | December 3, 1991
Last year, the Persian Gulf crisis. This year, the economic crisis.The nation's retailers, operating with lean inventories and xTC reduced staffs, are soberly prepared for slim profits this Christmas shopping season. A sales gain of 2 percent to 4 percent over the dour results of last year's holiday season is predicted by many Wall Street analysts.Though enthusiasm is modestly better than a couple of months ago, analysts somberly note that this year there are six less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2000
Catherine's Stores Corp., a plus-size women's apparel chain, plans to add as many as eight new stores in the Baltimore area, including one in Owings Mills and a relocated store in Woodlawn. A new store will open in Valley Centre in Owings Mills in March. A store on Security Boulevard in Woodlawn will move to a new location near Security Square Mall by March. The chain expects to open four to six additional stores. "We are looking in the Baltimore area, but there's nothing definite yet," said Kent McClanahan, regional director of stores for Catherine's.
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By ALEC MATTHEW KLEIN and ALEC MATTHEW KLEIN,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1995
Two Fashion Bug Plus stores in Baltimore are closing as part of the national retailer's move to refocus and scale back operations in the face of weak sales sapping the apparel industry.Charming Shoppes Inc., a Bensalem, Pa.-based chain operating more than 1,300 Fashion Bug and Fashion Bug Plus stores across the country, is shuttering shops by as early as January in the Parkside Shopping Center and on Wabash Avenue, store employees confirmed yesterday.None of the other 22 Baltimore-area stores are closing and all of the estimated 20 displaced sales clerks and store managers will be relocated, according to employees contacted yesterday.
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November 27, 1994
Fashion Bug store opens in EdgewoodCharming Shoppes Inc., which operates nearly 1,400 Fashion Bug and Fashion Bug Plus stores through its subsidiary, has opened the chain's largest Fashion Bug store at the Edgewater Shopping Center in Edgewood.The 27,800-square-foot store features sportswear, career wear, outerwear, lingerie and accessories in junior, misses and plus sizes. It also carries fashions for girls and for men.Charming Shoppes opened its first store in 1940 in northeast Philadelphia.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | September 3, 1993
The dog days of August bit U.S. apparel retailers hard last month as American consumers took an extended vacation from the malls.Many retailers posted year-to-year declines in comparable-store sales, and for the clothing component, the month was a horror show.The roster of companies that posted same-store sales drops reads like a who's who of apparel retailing: The Limited, Gap Inc., Ann Taylor, Neiman-Marcus, Merry-Go-Round and Charming Shoppes, which operates Fashion Bug stores.The Bloomberg News Service's Composite Same-Store Sales index showed, however, that the month was not an unmitigated disaster for retail.
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By Julius Westheimer | December 8, 1992
Adding to Friday's 12-point rally, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 18 more points yesterday to close at 3,307.33. Quiz: Where was the Dow index on Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day, 51 years ago yesterday? Read on.CROSS SECTION: "Stocks have earned a rest, but the economy is improving and December and January are often banner months in the market." (Babson Investment Report) . . . "The market is looking for a road to take and that road will eventually lead to a bear market." (Yamamoto Forecast)
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | August 7, 1992
July was a discount month for U.S. retailers.Overall, the monthly sales reports issued yesterday by the nation's leading retailers were a mixed bag. Many companies showed strong gains when compared with July 1991, while many others showed decidedly weak results. Few were bunched in the middle.For the discount sector, however, July's sales were cause for celebration as consumers demonstrated they were willing to buy -- but only if the price was right.Wal-Mart Stores, the nation's leading retailer, returned to double digits with a 13 percent gain in sales at stores that have been open at least a year.
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By Julius Westheimer | December 8, 1992
Adding to Friday's 12-point rally, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 18 more points yesterday to close at 3,307.33. Quiz: Where was the Dow index on Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day, 51 years ago yesterday? Read on.CROSS SECTION: "Stocks have earned a rest, but the economy is improving and December and January are often banner months in the market." (Babson Investment Report) . . . "The market is looking for a road to take and that road will eventually lead to a bear market." (Yamamoto Forecast)
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
A White Marsh retail distribution center is to close and will lay off 120 workers beginning Nov. 30, the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation reported Monday. White Marsh Distribution LLC will permanently close its facility at 10000 Franklin Square Drive, a notice filed with the state labor department showed. The company is a subsidiary of Charming Shoppes Inc., a specialty retailer that operates the Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug and Catherines Plus Sizes brand stores, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek company overview.
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By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media | December 3, 1991
Last year, the Persian Gulf crisis. This year, the economic crisis.The nation's retailers, operating with lean inventories and xTC reduced staffs, are soberly prepared for slim profits this Christmas shopping season. A sales gain of 2 percent to 4 percent over the dour results of last year's holiday season is predicted by many Wall Street analysts.Though enthusiasm is modestly better than a couple of months ago, analysts somberly note that this year there are six less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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