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January 25, 2004
On January 23, 2004, ROSA SAKS (nee Helman), loving devoted wife of the late Abram Saks, of Margate, FL.; devoted loving mother of Deborah Friedman, loving mother-in-law of Joel Friedman, adored grandmother of Stacie and Marni Friedmanl; devoted companion of Anna Garun. Also survived by nieces and nephews, brother in-law and sister in-laws. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS. INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd., at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Monday, January 26, at 11 A.M. Interment Lubawitz Nusach Ari (Ner Tamid)
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
SAK Construction, LLC which specializes in the repair of aging water and sewer pipes and has boomed as municipal systems reach their limit, has opened a new regional headquarters in Arbutus. The Missouri company, founded in 2006, won contracts last year to do work on the systems in Baltimore City and in Prince George's and Montgomery counties, Chief Information Officer Jim Kalishman said. The Arbutus center, a 7.5-acre site at 1405 Benson Court, will house the regional headquarters for SAK, which anticipates announcing tens of millions of East Coast contracts in the coming months, Kalishman said.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,Sun Staff Writer | November 17, 1994
Saks Fifth Avenue has narrowed its search for an East Coast distribution center to sites in Maryland and New Jersey and could make a decision on the $25 million project as early as today, sources familiar with the process said.Executives of the New York-based department store retailer, which has been seeking a location for the operation that would initially create 400 jobs, plan to meet this morning for a final site selection analysis.State officials estimate the Saks' facility would provide Maryland with a $250 million economic impact through the year 2009.
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Editorial from The Record and The Aegis | December 12, 2013
The recent announcement of the elimination of 191 jobs at the Saks retail distribution center in Aberdeen – which once employed about 600 people and went through an earlier round of cuts last year – is a reminder to some of us that the distribution center's location was chosen in part because of tax breaks offered to the corporate ownership. Saks closed a distribution center in New York and relocated to Aberdeen and one of the things that made the deal a bit sweeter for the corporation was $8.1 million in tax breaks offered by Harford County and the state.
BUSINESS
By Michael Pollick | September 13, 1991
The Saks Fifth Avenue store at Owings Mills Mall got a dousing yesterday morning when its fire sprinkler system went off by accident, causing extensive water damage.A water main carrying water to the store's fire sprinkler system broke open about 9 a.m., according to Samantha Ostertag, assistant mall manager."As soon as water rushes through the system, the whole system of sprinklers comes on," Ms. Ostertag said. "It stays on until you can get to the main valve to turn it off."Before the sprinklers were turned off, they caused heavy water damage on both floors of the two-story, 93,000-square-foot anchor store, Ms. Ostertag said.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer | September 3, 1995
The Harford County Council is being asked to bait the hook that will lure the Saks Fifth Avenue department store chain to build a $36 million distribution center on U.S. 40 in Aberdeen.A resolution and a proposed law to benefit Saks will be introduced Tuesday night at the council meeting. The resolution calls for a $3 million loan-grant. The law would authorize the county to credit $625,000 against Saks' real estate tax bill at $125,000 a year during the next five years.In return, Saks would promise to bring 250 jobs to Harford upon completion of the distribution center next year, with an additional 200 jobs coming to the county in 1997.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Sun Staff Writer | July 30, 1995
Wooing businesses to Harford County such as the recently announced Saks Fifth Avenue distribution center is a painstaking process that can take months, if not years, and a lot of cash.Negotiations with Saks, which is close to completing a deal to build a 470,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center on U.S. 40 in Aberdeen, have been going on for 18 months, Harford officials said."We started burning down the phone lines trying to make a deal work once we heard Saks was shopping for land," said County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer | September 10, 1995
The Harford County Council has authorized the Rehrmann administration to apply for a $3 million loan-grant to entice Saks Fifth Avenue to build a $36 million distribution center in Aberdeen.The combined loan-grant derives from state economic development funds, but Rehrmann administration officials needed council approval before applying for those funds on behalf of Saks.Paul Gilbert, the head of the county's economic development department, told the council Tuesday night that the deal with Saks to build a 470,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center is "ninety-nine percent" complete.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | April 15, 2007
Should I hold onto my shares of Saks Inc.? Has the company turned the corner? - R.C., via the Internet Image is everything in retailing. The retailer's stock is coming back into fashion thanks to a renewed focus on its upscale Saks Fifth Avenue division. It helps that this has coincided with a general upswing in the results of luxury retailers. Saks again is benefiting from the cachet associated with its famous brand and has plans to expand on that with large stores in Mexico City and in Shanghai, China.
NEWS
By Alec Matthew Klein and Alec Matthew Klein,SUN STAFF Jay Apperson contributed to this article | November 3, 1995
Saks Fifth Avenue abruptly announced the closing of its Owings Mills store yesterday, leaving Baltimore with just one upscale department store -- Nordstrom -- stunning the retail community and raising questions about the direction of local shopping."
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
Saks Inc. warned state regulators Wednesday that it plans to lay off 191 employees in Aberdeen starting Jan. 3, a move the company said comes as a result of its November acquisition by Hudson's Bay Co. Some of the work at the Saks complex, which includes a distribution facility, will be moved to HBC's Wilkes-Barre, Pa., site. The Toronto-based HBC said in a statement that combining merchandise receiving and processing in one location would serve customers "by getting product to stores faster.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
Two Maryland employers have warned state labor officials of layoffs that could affect nearly 400 workers. Saks Fifth Avenue said it would terminate a third of its workforce, or 223 employees, at its Aberdeen distribution and order fulfillment center starting in late May, the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Tuesday. Julia Bentley, a Saks spokeswoman, said the retailer was opening a new fulfillment center for saks.com in Tennessee and was phasing out such jobs in Aberdeen.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2009
CHICAGO - Deal-craving shoppers helped a trio of prominent U.S. retailers report Tuesday that their third quarter managed to improve this year. At Target, in-store revenue rose along with foot traffic during the three-month period, but shoppers were still buying fewer items during each trip. But shoppers at both stores and discount retailer TJX Cos. surprised analysts in seeming more willing to indulge. Of the retailers that reported Tuesday, TJMaxx's parent company, TJX, fared best, with quarterly profit up 32 percent.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | March 23, 2008
Investing can be counterintuitive. How on earth can a stock price go down after higher profits are announced? Russell Brenza of Naperville, Ill., gave two examples: "Can you explain why in a news story about a company's increase in profits or net income, it often also states the stock dropped? "In a recent business section, it was reported `Net income at Saks surges 84 percent,' but yet `Saks stock slipped 25 cents.' In the same edition, `Costco Wholesale Corp. said second-quarter profit rose 31 percent,' but the closing sentence stated: `Shares of Costco dropped $1.56.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | April 15, 2007
Should I hold onto my shares of Saks Inc.? Has the company turned the corner? - R.C., via the Internet Image is everything in retailing. The retailer's stock is coming back into fashion thanks to a renewed focus on its upscale Saks Fifth Avenue division. It helps that this has coincided with a general upswing in the results of luxury retailers. Saks again is benefiting from the cachet associated with its famous brand and has plans to expand on that with large stores in Mexico City and in Shanghai, China.
FEATURES
By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun reporter | January 3, 2007
In old Hollywood movies, the stylish set all shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue. Women with gloved hands peered into windows accented with the store's signature script signage and dreamed of filling hatboxes and shopping bags with elegance and luxury. But few women wear gloves to go shopping or have much use for hatboxes anymore. As the times have changed, so has Saks -- becoming gradually more contemporary, while holding on with great determination to its upscale heritage and image. So how best to indicate to the world the department store's complex personality: New but familiar.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 7, 1998
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Proffitt's Inc. is paying top dollar for Saks Holdings Inc., spurring investor concern that the nation's fourth-largest department-store operator is getting away from the bargain-basement ways that made it a favorite on Wall Street.Proffitt's shares fell 9.8 percent after it agreed to buy Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the best-known names in retailing, for $2.82 billion in stock and assumed debt. That's about 11 times Saks' estimated cash flow this year and more than any of Proffitt's recent purchases of regional department store chains.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | April 4, 1997
A New York pension fund intends to buy a nearly completed Saks Holdings Inc. distribution center in Harford County this month for $27 million, further validating the region's exploding industrial property market.Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association's bid to acquire the Saks warehouse comes amid surging interest among institutional real estate owners, such as real estate investment trusts and pension fund consultants, for modern warehouses."Institutions like distribution centers because they provide good, stable yields, and they aren't as capital intensive as other investment opportunities, such as retail centers or office towers," said David P. Scheffenacker Jr., president of Preston Partners Inc., whose firm is representing Teachers in the transaction.
FEATURES
By LINELL SMITH and LINELL SMITH,SUN REPORTER | April 15, 2006
On a recent Sunday as Druid Hill Park was filling with cyclists, runners and folks just hanging out, Bill and Ellen Saks crunched through leaf litter, unobtrusively, they hoped, searching for the perfect spot to hide the park's first official geocache. The middle-aged couple from Pikesville had filled a utility box with treasures: a lightstick, an Outer Banks key chain, a purple carabiner clip, a Chevrolet T-shirt and a Northrop Grumman mini-mouse pad. Most important was the waterproof log book in which treasure finders could record their visits.
NEWS
July 1, 2005
Suddenly, on June 27, 2005, NALEI ANN SAKOWSKI-SMITH, beloved daughter of Virginia and Gus Smith, dear sister of Haven Smith, loving grand-daughter of Frances and Stanley Sakowski, and Mary and James Smith, and great granddaughter of Geraldine Himmel and Stanley Sakowski. She is also survived by many loving family and friends. Memorial Service at Patapsco Methodist Church on Saturday at 11 A.M. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Nalei Sakowski Memorial Fund, c/o First Mariner Bank.
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