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The Hab, Mumbai

BY CSA STAFF

The art of sewing comes alive at The Hab, a one-stop shopping destination in Mumbai, India, for all things sewing. The colorful store offers a fresh and youthful take on one of retailing’s more staid, and slightly old-fashioned, categories, and more than lives up to its motto: “A hipper side of sewing.”

Owned by USHA International Ltd., which manufactures a wide range of consumer products, including sewing machines, The Hab (short for haberdashery) offers a comprehensive lineup of product. From threads, buttons and beads in all colors and sizes to laces and zippers to stitching tools and the latest in sewing machines, The Hab stocks anything and everything a sewer could ever need.

More than just sell product, The Hab is designed to inspire people to create, innovative and experience the art of sewing. A series of demo stations — each outfitted with the very latest sewing machines — allow for a hands-on experience. Experts are on hand to help customers create their own personalized fashions.

Along with the ongoing demos throughout the day, sewing classes and related design workshops are also available.

A neon-colored sewing machine installation in the front window sets the tone for the high-energy, modern interior. A spiral staircase takes shoppers to a library stocked with specialty books and international publications related to sewing, knitting and crafts.

The Hab was conceptualized and designed by architect Pinakin Patel and design firm Grandmother India Design.


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Mar-28-2013 11:50 am

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Consumables boost Tractor Supply sales in Q4

BY CSA STAFF

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company reported that net sales for the fourth quarter increasedto $1.29 billion, or 3.7% over the prior year’s 14-week period.

Same-store sales increased 4.7% compared with a strong 7.6% increase in the prior-year period.The same-store sales increase was driven primarily by continued strong results in key consumable, usable and edible (C.U.E.) products, principally animal- and pet-related merchandise.

Net income for the quarter was $79.5 million, or $1.11 per diluted share, compared to net income of $70.5 million, or 96 cents per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of the prior year.

The company opened 25 new stores in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 31 new store openings in the prior year’s fourth quarter.

Greg Sandfort, president and CEO, stated, "Our fourth quarter performance demonstrates the underlying strength we have built in our business, while we continue to drive improved profitability through our strategic initiatives. Our core C.U.E. categories again posted solid increases above last year in both sales and units, and our ability to plan, prepare, execute and react quickly to the trends we are seeing in our business allowed us to deliver our 19th consecutive quarter of year-over-year transaction count increases. Our team executed exceptionally well, delivering a strong same-store sales gain of 4.7% on top of last year’s strong 7.6% comp increase, managing through less than ideal weather conditions for sales of cold weather products and despite less benefit from inflation than last year. We are also delighted with our ability to once again generate double-digit EPS growth during the fourth quarter on top of a strong double-digit increase last year."

For the full year, the company reported that net sales increasedto $4.66 billion, or 10.2% over the prior year’s 53-week period. Same-store sales increased 5.3% compared with an 8.2% increase in fiscal 2011.

For fiscal 2012, net income was $276.5 million, or $3.80 per diluted share, compared to net income of $222.7 million, or $3.01 per diluted share, for fiscal 2011.

The company opened 93 new stores and closed two stores during fiscal 2012 compared to 85 new store openings and one store closure during fiscal 2011.

Tractor Supply anticipates net sales for fiscal 2013 will range between $5.07 billion and $5.17 billion, with same-store sales expected to increase 3% to 5%.

The company projects fiscal 2013 full year net income to range from $4.32 to $4.40 per diluted share.

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Apple granted trademark for its store design

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Apple Inc. has been granted a trademark from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its store design. The trademark covers the furniture and fixtures, floors, lighting and shelves found in Apple stores, along with the “Genius Bar.”

In addition, the trademark covers Apple’s all-glass storefront design.

According to various reports, Apple first applied for the trademark in 2010, but its application was rejected by the patent office. A second application by the company also was rejected. According to the Apple retail news site Ifoapplestore, the earlier rejections came because the company failed to prove the design was "inherently distinctive.”

The third time proved the charm for Apple. According to reports, Apple submitted some 681 pages of materials with its third application.

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