Techstar Plastics Offers Step-Stand
Ontario, Canada –
Techstar Plastics, Inc. has developed the Model SS1 Step-Stand with extra-wide design for maximum stepping area. This industrial-strength step-stand is perfect for use in plants, warehouses, supermarkets, retail outlets and facilities seeking to maximize the use of overhead space and deep shelving. It features an extra-wide non-skid anti-slip surface and measures 28 in. by 20 in. (700 mm by 500 mm), with skid-resistant rubber feet that grip the floor to ensure maximum stability.
Molded from durable roto-molded LLDPE (linear low-density polyethylene), the Model SS1 Step-Stand weighs just 13 pounds (6 kg). Its four molded-in carry handles allow it to be lifted and moved with ease.
Model SS1 effectively gives the 5-ft. 3-in. person the same height advantage as the average 6-footer.
Maximum load capacity is 500 lbs., making it easily strong enough for the manual handling of any object. It is resistant to rust, chemicals and other workplace materials.
Genesco Reports 4Q Results
Nashville, Tenn., Specialty retailer Genesco, Inc., which sells footwear, headwear and accessories primarily under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys, Johnston & Murphy, Underground Station, Hatworld, Lids, Hat Shack, Hat Zone and Cap Factory, reported net sales for the 14-week fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 increased 17% to $476.9 million, compared to $406.3 million for the 13-week fourth quarter of fiscal 2006. Excluding the 14th week in fiscal 2007, the sales increase from the comparable 13-week period last year was about 11%.
For the 53-week fiscal year ended Feb. 3, 2007, the company reported earnings before discontinued operations of $68.2 million, compared to $62.6 million for the year prior.
Net sales for the 53-week fiscal year 2007 increased 14% to $1.5 billion, compared to $1.3 billion for the year prior.
By brand, net sales results for the fourth quarter were: Journeys Group increased 22% to about $234 million, with same-store sales rising 6%; Hat World Group sales increased 19% to about $116 million and same-store sales declined 1%; Underground Station Group net sales were $49 million, with same-store sales declining 15%; Johnston & Murphy’s net sales increased 17% to about $57 million.
Talbots Releases Financial Results
Hingham, Mass., The Talbots, Inc., announced Wednesday its results for the 14-week and 53-week periods ended Feb. 3, 2007, compared to the 13-week and 52-week periods ended Jan. 28, 2006.
J. Jill posted a 4Q loss and the Talbots brand posted a 4Q profit. Total consolidated company sales in the fourth quarter were $638 million, with retail store sales increasing from $414 million to $433 million for Talbots. J. Jill posted fourth-quarter sales of $91 million.
Total comp-store sales declined 1.6% for the 13-week period ended Jan. 27, 2007, compared to the 13-week period ended Jan. 28, 2006. By brand, comp-store sales for Talbots decreased 2.1%. For the J. Jill brand, comp-store sales increased 1.5% for the period.
For the full year ending Feb. 3, 2007, total consolidated company sales were $2,231 million; by brand, retail store sales increased to $1,604 million for Talbots compared to $1,544 million last year, and were $242 million for J. Jill from the date of acquisition. Total comp-store sales rose 1.7% compared to the 52-week period ended Jan. 28, 2006. By brand, comp-store sales for Talbots increased 1.3%. For J. Jill, comp-store sales decreased 4.4% since the date of acquisition.