maurices celebrates 85th anniversary

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Today marks maurices’ 85th year anniversary. From the single store that opened in 1931 in downtown Duluth, maurices has grown to a $1.1 billion retailer with 980 stores across the United States and Canada and more than 9,000 employees. “I’m so proud to be one of North America’s longest standing and strongest specialty retail brands,” said George Goldfarb, President and CEO of maurices....

Maurices reports solid second quarter results, despite challenging retail holiday period

The new Maurices Headquarters in Downtown Duluth. Submitted
maurices Headquarters. SubmittedMaurices continued its streak of positive comparable sales increases in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 despite industry-wide traffic challenges over the holiday period, the Duluth-based company announced today. Total sales for the second quarter, which ended January 23, increased 4% over the same period last year to $291.6 million as compared to $279.8 million. Comparable...

maurices announces tenant for new headquarters building

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maurices announced today that it has secured a tenant for its new maurices Headquarters building, located at 425 West Superior Street in downtown Duluth. Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union (MPECU) will open a new full-service branch in downtown Duluth and will occupy 6,000 square-feet. The new maurices headquarters is on track to open on April 25, 2016, to provide a new home for its 450 corporate...

Maurices reports record first quarter results

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Maurices followed up its record setting 2015 fiscal year with a very strong first quarter in fiscal 2016. Total sales for the first quarter, which ended October 24, increased 12% over the same period to $282.7 million as compared to $251.9 million last year. Comparable sales were up 7, representing the seventh consecutive quarter of positive comp growth for Maurices. Profits for the first quarter...

Maurices reports record fiscal year

Maurices posted record sales and profits for the fiscal year ending July 25, 2015. Total sales exceeded $1 billion for the first time in the company’s history. Sales increased $89.2 million, or 9.2%, to $1,060.6 million versus $971.4 million for the same period last year. Comparable sales were up 5% over last year. maurices also achieved positive comp growth for the sixth consecutive quarter. Fiscal...

maurices ‘Topping Off’ ceremony today

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Construction of the new Maurices Headquarters is underway in Downtown Duluth. SubmittedBy Laura Sieger maurices will celebrate a major milestone in its construction project — the Topping Off of its new headquarters on Monday, June 8, at 3:30 pm. A “Topping Off” ceremony is a long-standing tradition in construction when the last major structural steel beam is placed. This milestone celebration...

maurices profits surge 42% in 3rd Quarter

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By Laura Seiger maurices sales results for the third quarter ending April 25, 2015, increased $23.2 million, or 9.2%, to $274.9 million versus $251.7 million for the same quarter last year. Construction of the new Maurices Headquarters is underway in Downtown Duluth. SubmittedComparable sales for the quarter were up 6%, driven by both strong brick and mortar and digital growth over last year. This...

Temporary street closures planned near new Maurices Headquarters in downtown

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Maurices President George Goldfarb (left) and Duluth Mayor Don Ness present an architect’s drawing of the new Maurcies Headquarters currently under construction in Downtown Duluth. Howie / HowieBlog.com By Pakou Ly The Maurices Headquarters construction is making good progress. As part of the next stage of the project, 4th Ave West between Superior Street and the alley below 1st Street will need...

Maurices fashions ‘have never looked better’ as company reports record profits for second quarter Fiscal 2015

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Maurices achieved record profit results and had industry-leading comp store sales results for the second quarter of Fiscal 2015, the company reported Tuesday. Sales increased $29.3 million, or 11.7%, to $279.8 million versus $250.5 million for the same quarter last year. Comparable sales for the quarter were up 8% driven by both strong brick and mortar and digital growth over last year. Second quarter...

Howie: Former councilor says ‘Ness will be remembered as the most outstanding leader Duluth has known in several generations’

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Duluth Mayor Don Ness. Howie / HowieBlog.comFormer Duluth City Councilor David Wheeler on Don Ness’ accomplishments in his first seven-plus years as mayor: “Unlike most elected officials Mayor Ness did not play games with the public. He faced long-ignored problems, brought all the players to the table, and solved the major issues. Don’s energy, compassion, vision and ethics have transformed...

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. reports first quarter financial results

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Ascena Retail Group, Inc. today reported financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended October 25, 2014. For the first quarter of Fiscal 2015, earnings from continuing operations were $0.32 per diluted share. This compares to earnings from continuing operations of $0.33 per diluted share and a loss from discontinued operations of $0.01 per diluted share in the same period of Fiscal 2014. Adjusted...

Ascena Retail Group, maurices report Q4 and FY14 earnings results

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Ascena Retail Group, Inc. today reported earnings from continuing operations of $0.10 per diluted share for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended July 26, 2014. This compares to earnings from continuing operations of $0.23 per diluted share in the same period of Fiscal 2013. Adjusted earnings from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2014 were $0.13 per diluted share, compared...

maurices celebrates Best Day Ever

Aerial view of the new Maurices Headquarters, looking from the waterfront to Duluth City Hall and the St. Louis County Courthouse. Submitted
Construction of the new Maurices Headquarters is underway in Downtown Duluth. SubmittedIn celebration of its associates who have helped maurices grow from a single women’s retail store in downtown Duluth in 1931 to 930 stores in the U.S. and Canada today, maurices closed its headquarters on Wednesday to celebrate the Best Day Ever. Starting at 7:30 a.m., more than 500 maurices associates gathered...