Tiffany Builds in Nashville
New York City, Tiffany & Co. plans to open a store in Nashville, Tenn., in summer 2006. The approximately 4,500 gross-square-foot store will open in The Mall at Green Hills, wwned, leased and managed by Davis Street Land Company. “Nashville provides an ideal setting for a Tiffany store,” said Beth O. Canavan, executive VP of Tiffany & Co. “The Mall at Green Hills is situated in the heart of the city’s affluent communities, and we will be well positioned in one of the center’s prime expansion wing corner locations.” The company has more than 100 stores around the world.
7-Eleven 3Q Profit Up 55%
Dallas, Convenience store retailer 7-Eleven said its third-quarter profit rose 55% on strong merchandise and gasoline sales. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, net income rose to $68.3 million, or 53? per share, from $44.2 million, or 36? per share, a year earlier. Revenue for the quarter rose 17% to $3.8 billion, with merchandise sales up 6.7% to $2.26 billion, and gasoline sales up 38% to $1.51 billion.
Federated Details Credit Consolidation
Cincinnati, Federated Department Stores will consolidate credit-related support facilities acquired in its merger with The May Department Stores Co. These moves will improve operating efficiencies and enhance customer service by coordinating technology and capital investments, the company said.
May Co.’s Earth City credit center in St. Louis will be retained as a fourth operational hub of Federated’s Cincinnati-based Financial, Administrative and Credit Services (FACS) Group division. Earth City will join current FACS facilities in Mason, Ohio, Clearwater, Fla., and Tempe, Ariz., in servicing private label and Visa credit-card accounts for each of Federated’s department store divisions. FACS also performs a variety of nonstore services for customers and employees. In addition, Federated will expand the main FACS facility in Mason, while phasing out former May Co. credit operations in Lorain and Parma, Ohio, and Houston beginning in spring 2006.