Catherines Plus Sizes to open 33 outlet locations
Bensalem, Pa. Catherines Plus Sizes announced it is opening 33 stores in outlet centers throughout the United States.
Following this month’s openings, the company will have 500 locations nationwide.
“In an environment where few retailers are expanding their store base, we are especially pleased for the opportunity to serve our customer through the growth of our brand,” said Carol Williams, president of Catherines.
Catherines outlet locations will offer classic career and casual clothing catered to women wearing plus sizes.
Dollar General looks for new face for Bobbie Brooks brand
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. Dollar General announced that it will select 10 employees to represent Bobbie Brooks, its exclusive women’s fashion brand.
The 10 employeess will be featured in brand advertising and other promotions.
“Getting our employees involved and energized about our brands is important to Dollar General. Employees are not only ambassadors, but they are also our customers,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General division president and chief merchandising officer. “This is an exciting opportunity for employees to get some hands-on experience wearing the new line of clothes, while having some fun.”
Dollar General will reveal winners of its Bobbie Brooks model search in late spring.
Kmart to honor African-American women in Feb.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Kmart is paying tribute to African-American women throughout the month of February through its “Share the Word” campaign.
According to Kmart, the campaign will feature promotions on various beauty and wellnes products, a dedicated Web page at www.kmart.com/sharetheword) and updates on the retailer’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
On Feb. 8, comedian Steve Harvey helped kick off the campaign with a visit to the Kmart store in Atlanta, Ga.