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WINDSTREAM CORPORATION (WIN)
Windstream Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services in rural communities in the United States. It provides local telephone, long distance, network access, video services, and broadband and high speed data services. The company also offers various enhanced service features, including call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, three-way calling, no-answer transfer, and voice-mail, as well as provides equipment rental, equipment maintenance, information and directory assistance, and public payphone services. In addition, Windstream provides cable television service, and publishes telephone directories. Further, the company supplies telecommunications equipment including switch modules; wired and wireless voice and data transport equipment; outside plant products and pole-line hardware; broadband modems; in-building wiring and jacks; voice over Internet protocol telephone systems; and local area networking products. As of December 31, 2006, Windstream served approximately 3.2 million residential and business customers in 16 states; and provided high speed data services to approximately 656,000 broadband customers. The company is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
CVS Corporation operates retail drugstores in the United States. It offers prescription drugs, as well as general merchandise, including over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, film and photofinishing services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods. The company sells its products through CVS/pharmacy retail stores and online through CVS.com. It also provides pharmacy benefit management, mail order services, and specialty pharmacy services. As of October 1, 2005, the company operated 5,461 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in the United States. CVS Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
LOWES COMPANIES INC (LOW)
Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States. It offers products and services for home improvement, home decor, home maintenance, home repair, and remodeling and maintenance of commercial buildings. The company serves retail customers, including DIY homeowners, and others buying for personal and family use; and commercial business customers, including repair and remodeling contractors, electricians, landscapers, painters, plumbers, and commercial and residential building maintenance professionals. Lowe's Companies markets its products through television, radio, newspaper, magazine, direct mail, event sponsorships, Internet, community relations, and in-store programs. It owns and operates approximately 10 flatbed distribution centers to distribute merchandise that requires special handling due to size or type of packaging, such as lumber, boards, panel products, irrigation pipe, vinyl sidings, ladders and building materials. The company also operates a facility to handle special order plumbing products. As of October 28, 2005, Lowe's Companies operated 1,170 stores in 49 states. The company was incorporated in 1952 and is based in based in Mooresville, North Carolina.
The Gap, Inc. operates as a specialty retailing company. It offers casual apparel, accessories, and personal care products under the Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy brands. The company provides a range of products, including denim, khakis, and T-shirts, fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, intimate apparel, and personal care products for men, women, teens, and children. As of August 25, 2005, the Gap operated 3,050 stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. In addition, it offers products through gap.com, bananarepublic.com, and oldnavy.com Web sites. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Walgreen Co. engages in the retail sale of prescription and nonprescription drugs, and general merchandise, through a drugstore chain in the United States. General merchandise includes cosmetics, toiletries, household items, food, beverages, and photofinishing. It also provides services at the drugstore counter, as well as through the mail, by telephone, and on the Internet. As of October 31, 2005, the company operated 5,000 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico. In addition, it operated 3 mail service facilities. Walgreen Co. was founded by Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. in 1901. The company is based in Deerfield, Illinois.
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION (COST)
Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses that offer a selection of branded and private label products in a range of merchandise categories in no-frills and self-service warehouse facilities. Its product category includes candy, snack foods, health and beauty aids, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and cleaning and institutional supplies; dry and fresh foods, and institutionally packaged foods; appliances, electronics, hardware, office supplies, garden and patio, sporting goods, furniture, and automotive supplies; apparel, domestics, cameras, jewelry, house wares, media, home furnishings, and small appliances; and pharmacy, optical, one-hour photo, print shop, food court, hearing aid, and gas stations. The company offers three types of memberships: Business, Gold Star (individual), and Executive Membership. Costco operated 471 warehouses, including 346 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 66 in Canada, 17 in the United Kingdom, 5 in Korea, 4 in Taiwan, 5 in Japan, and 28 in Mexico, as of December 8, 2005. It also operates Costco Online, an electronic commerce Web site, www.costco.com. The company was formerly known as Price/Costco, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Companies, Inc. in 1997. Further, it changed name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in 1999. Costco is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington.
Target Corporation operates general merchandise discount stores in the United States. The company's stores offer men's and women's clothing, home furnishings, electronic products, sports products, toys, and entertainment products. Target Corporation also sells its merchandise online. In addition, the company offers credit cards to its customers. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 1,400 stores in 47 states. Target Corporation was incorporated in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Kroger Co. and its subsidiaries operate in the retail business through supermarkets in the United States. The company operates three formats of supermarkets: combination food and drug stores (combo stores), multi department stores, and price impact warehouse stores. The combo stores primarily operate as food stores and provide pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, and perishables, such as seafood and organic produce. Multi department stores offer general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, electronics, automotive, toys, and fine jewelry along with the product categories offered at combo stores. The combo and multi department stores also have fuel centers. Price impact warehouse stores feature beauty care, health, and grocery items, such as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce. The company manufactures and processes food items under its corporate brand names, for sale in its supermarkets. In addition, it operates fine jewelry stores and convenience stores, which offer an assortment of staple food items and general merchandise. As of January 29, 2005, Kroger Co operated 2,532 supermarkets, 536 of which had fuel centers. In addition to supermarkets, it also operated 795 convenience stores and 436 fine jewelry stores. Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home-office products, entertainment software, appliances, and related services. It operates retail stores and commercial Web sites under the brand names Best Buy, Future Shop, Magnolia Audio Video, and Geek Squad, as well as an outlet store on eBay. The company offers video products that include televisions, digital cameras, DVD players, digital camcorders, and digital broadcast satellite systems; audio products include car stereos, home theater audio systems, mobile electronics, and accessories; home-office products consist of desktop and notebook computers, telephones, networking, and accessories; entertainment software products, including DVDs, video game hardware and software, compact discs, computer software, and subscriptions; and appliances, such as vacuums, small electrics, and housewares. It also provides in-store services, including computer set-up, repair, and software installation, as well as the installation of mobile electronics; and in-home services that comprise computer set-up, repair, software installation, and home networking, as well as delivery and installation of appliances and home theater systems. As of October 25, 2005, Best Buy Co. operated approximately 840 retail stores in the United States and Canada. The company was founded by Richard M. Schulze. It was incorporated in 1966 as Sound of Music, Inc. and changed its name to Best Buy Co., Inc. in 1983. Best Buy Co. is based in Richfield, Minnesota.
SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION (S)
Sprint Nextel Corporation offers wireless and wireline communications products and services. Its Wireless segment provides wireless mobile telephone and wireless data transmission services. The wireless mobile voice communications services include basic local and long distance wireless voice services; and voicemail, call waiting, three way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, call forwarding, speakerphone, and voice-activated dialing features, as well as roaming services. The data communications services include wireless imaging; wireless data communications, such as Internet access and messaging, and email services; wireless entertainment; and asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools. This segment also offers walkie-talkie services; and sells accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, and battery chargers and other items to consumers, as well as handsets and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors for resale. In addition, it provides Sprint-branded and wholesale wireless services over its CDMA network in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nextel-branded post-paid and Boost Mobile-branded prepaid wireless services over its iDEN network. The company's Long Distance segment provides wireline voice and data communications services to domestic business customers, multinational corporations, and other communications companies. These services include domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as MPLS technologies, and IP, ATM, frame relay, and managed network services; voice services; services to cable multiple systems operators that resell its long distance service, and/or use its back office systems and network assets in support of their telephone service provided over cable facilities. The company has strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. Sprint Nextel was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
CIRCUIT CITY STORES INC (CC)
Circuit City Stores, Inc. operates as a retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, and related services in the United States and Canada. Its products include televisions, imaging products, DVD hardware, camcorders, digital cameras, digital video services, and furniture and related accessories; personal computer hardware, telecommunications products, PDAs, and related product accessories; home audio products, mobile audio products, portable audio products, and related accessories; and movie software, music software, game software, game hardware, and personal computer software. The company offers its products through its stores, on the Web, and through telephone. As of May 31, 2005, Circuit City Stores operated 612 Superstores and 5 mall-based stores in 158 U.S. media markets. As of the above date, it also operated through 967 retail stores and dealer outlets, which consisted of 522 InterTAN-owned stores, 330 dealer outlets, 90 Rogers Plus stores, and 25 Battery Plus stores in Canada. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC (WFMI)
Whole Foods Market, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the ownership and operation of natural and organic foods supermarkets. It offers produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, specialty (beer, wine, and cheese), whole body (nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, and educational products), floral, pet products, and household products. As of September 25, 2005, the company operated 165 stores in the United States and the District of Columbia; 3 stores in Canada; and 7 stores in the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market was founded in 1978 and is based in Austin, Texas.
Spectra Energy Corp. engages in the gathering and processing, transmission, and storage and distribution of natural gas in North America. As of April 2, 2007, the company operated approximately 17,500 miles of transmission pipeline and approximately 250 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. Its customers include local distribution companies; marketers and traders; natural gas producers; gas-fired electric generators; and residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Spectra Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Calgary, Canada; Chatham, Canada; Tampa, Florida; Halifax, Canada; Nashville, Tennessee; and Vancouver, Canada.
The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the United States and internationally. It sells off-price family apparel and home fashions through T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and A.J. Wright chains in the United States, Winners chain in Canada, and T.K. Maxx chain in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company sells off-price home fashions through HomeGoods chain in the United States and Canadian HomeSense chain, operated by Winners. Its customers include middle to upper-middle income shopper and moderate income customer. As of September 13, 2005, the company operated approximately 2,295 stores. TJX Companies is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.
WAL-MART STORES INC (WMT)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats in the United States and internationally. It has two segments: The Wal-Mart Stores and The SAM'S CLUB. The Wal-Mart Stores segment includes Discount Stores, Supercenters, and Neighborhood Markets in the United States, as well as Walmart.com. It offers apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants; domestics, fabrics, and notions; stationery and books; shoes; housewares; hardware; electronics; home furnishings; small appliances; automotive accessories; horticulture and accessories; sporting goods; toys; pet food and accessories; cameras and supplies; health and beauty aids; pharmaceuticals; jewelry; and optical, as well as photo processing services. The Neighborhood Markets include dry grocery, meat, produce, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, pharmaceuticals, photo processing, health and beauty aids, household chemicals, paper goods, general merchandise, and pet supplies departments. The SAM'S CLUB segment comprises the warehouse membership clubs in the United States and samsclub.com. It offers hardgoods, softgoods, software, electronics, jewelry, sporting goods, toys, tires, stationery and books, institutional-size grocery items, and selected private labels. As of July 31, 2005, Wal-Mart operated 1,276 Wal-Mart stores, 1,838 Supercenter, 92 Neighborhood Markets, and 556 SAM's Clubs in 50 states in the United States. The company operates various retail formats in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. It operates 261 Canadian Wal-Mart stores and SAM's Clubs, 11 units in Argentina, 150 units in Brazil, 88 units in Germany, 16 units in South Korea, 697 units in Mexico, 54 units in Puerto Rico, and 292 units in the United Kingdom, as well as 48 units in China under joint venture agreements. Wal-Mart has partnership with Diageo plc. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
RITE AID CORPORATION (RAD)
Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States, which primarily provide pharmacy services. The company sells prescription drugs and various other merchandise called as front-end products. It offers approximately 24,000 front-end products, including over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, beverages, convenience foods, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise, and various other everyday and convenience products, as well as photo processing. The company has a strategic alliance with General Nutrition Companies, Inc. (GNC) to operate GNC stores-within-Rite Aid-stores. As of April 23, 2005, the company operated 3,357 retail drugstores in 28 states across the country and in the District of Columbia. Rite Aid Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company provides its products and services through home depot and EXPO design center stores. Its home depot stores sell a range of building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide various installation services. The EXPO design center stores offer various interior design products and installation services for kitchens, baths, appliances, and flooring, as well as products for lighting, decorating, and storage and organization projects. These stores also provide project management and installation services. As of July 31, 2005, the company operated 1,955 stores. It offers its products and services to homeowners, professional remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, and tradesmen. In addition, the company distributes plumbing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning appliances; and other related products primarily to trade and mechanical contractors. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Limited Brands, Inc. sells women's intimate apparel, personal care and beauty products, and women's and men's apparel. The company operates through three segments: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Apparel Business. The Victoria's Secret segment retails women's intimate apparel and beauty products, through stores, catalogue, and e-commerce. As of January 29, 2005, it operated 1,001 stores. The Bath & Body Works segment retails personal care and home fragrance products, as well as operates White Barn Candle Company. As of January 29, 2005, it operated 1,569 stores. The Apparel Business includes Express, which offer women's and men's apparel, sportswear, and accessories; and Limited Stores, a mall-based specialty store retailer of sportswear for women. As of the above date, the segment operated 884 Express stores and 323 Limited Stores. The company also operates specialty stores in New York City; and Columbus, Ohio that feature fashions and personal care products. Limited Brands was founded in 1963 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
BED BATH & BEYOND INC (BBBY)
Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate a chain of superstores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its stores offer domestic merchandise and home furnishings, giftware, household items, and health and beauty care items. As of May 28, 2005, the company operated a total of 732 stores. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. was founded by Leonard Feinstein and Warren Eisenberg in 1971. The company is headquartered in Union, New Jersey.
Ross Stores, Inc. operates as an off-price retailer of apparel and home accessories primarily in the United States. The company operates its off-price retail stores under the Ross and dd's DISCOUNTS names. Its stores offer branded apparel, shoes, and accessories, as well as gift items, linens, and other home related merchandise. They also offer maternity, small furniture or furniture accents, educational toys and games, luggage, gourmet food and cookware, sporting goods, and fine jewelry. The company operated 663 Ross stores and 10 dd's DISCOUNTS stores, as of April 30, 2005. Ross Stores was incorporated in 1957 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.
Safeway, Inc. operates as a food and drug retailer in North America. Its stores offer food and general merchandise, and various specialty departments, such as bakery, delicatessen, floral, and pharmacy. The company's stores also offer Starbucks coffee shops and adjacent fuel centers. Its line of products includes carbonated soft drinks, salsas, bagged salads, whole bean coffees, the Indulgence line of cookies and other sweets, the Verdi line of frozen pizzas, fresh and frozen pastas, pasta sauces, and olive oils, as well as Milena's take and bake pizzas; the Primo Taglio line of meats, cheeses, and sandwiches; Signature soups, sandwiches, and salads; Artisan fresh-baked breads; NutraBalance pet food; and Ultra laundry detergents and dish soaps. Safeway also offers ice creams, frozen yogurts, and sorbets; low-fat ice creams, cereals, and low-fat cereal bars; and frozen entrees and hors d'oeuvres. As of October 18, 2005, the company operated 1,800 stores in the western, southwestern, rocky mountain, and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and in western Canada. In addition, it operates an online food store offering premium quality USDA-inspected Angus beef and specialty foods. Safeway has a strategic alliance with GroceryWorks Holdings, Inc. Safeway, Inc. was founded in 1915. The company was incorporated in 1986 as SSI Holdings Corporation and changed its name to Safeway Stores, Incorporated. It further changed its name to Safeway, Inc. in 1990. Safeway is based in Pleasanton, California.
FAMILY DOLLAR STORES INC (FDO)
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of self service retail store in the United States. The company's stores offer various hardlines and softlines merchandise. Its hardlines merchandise include household chemical and paper products; candy, snack, and other food; health and beauty aids; electronics, housewares, and giftware; pet food and supplies; toys, stationery, and school supplies; seasonal goods; and hardware and automotive supplies. The company's softlines merchandise includes clothing, shoes, and domestic items, such as blankets, sheets, and towels. As of June 2, 2005, it operated approximately 5,600 stores in 44 states and in the District of Columbia. Family Dollar Stores was organized in 1959 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Chico's FAS, Inc. engages in the design and retail of private label, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other nonclothing gift items in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The company offers its products under the Chico's, White House|Black Market (WH|BM), and Soma by Chico's brand names. The Chico's brand includes exclusively designed, private label clothing focusing on women who are 35 years old. The WH|BM brand focuses on women who are 25 years old. Its offers clothing made from various natural and synthetic fabrics, including cotton, rayon, silk, polyester, tencel, microfibers, and matte jersey, all in white and black, and related shades. The Soma by Chico's brand offers products in intimate apparel, sleepwear, bodywear, and active wear. Chico's FAS also offers accessories, which include handbags, belts, and shoes, as well as jewelry, including earrings, watches, necklaces, and bracelets, that are designed to coordinate with the colors and patterns of its brands. The company operated 688 women's specialty stores, as of May 5, 2005. It also sells its products through catalog and online. Chico's FAS was founded by Marvin J. Gralnick and Helene B. Gralnick in 1983. It was formerly known as Chico's Folk Art Specialties, Inc. and changed its name to Chico's FAS, Inc. in 1990. The company is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.
RADIOSHACK CORPORATION (RSH)
RadioShack Corporation engages in the retail sale of consumer electronic goods and services in the United States. The company's product lines include wireless phones and communication devices, such as scanners and two-way radios; residential telephones, digital versatile disk players, computers, and direct-to-home (DTH) satellite systems; home entertainment, wireless, imaging, and computer accessories; general and special purpose batteries; wire, cable, and connectivity products; and digital cameras, radio-controlled cars and other toys, satellite radios, memory players, and wellness products. It also provides consumers access to third-party services, such as cellular and PCS phone and DTH satellite activation, satellite radio service, prepaid wireless airtime, and service plans. RadioShack also manufactures various consumer electronics products, including telephony, antennas, wire, and cable products, as well as other parts and accessories for consumer electronics products. In addition, the company offers customer support and repair services to name brand and private label products through its service centers. RadioShack offers its products and services through retail stores and online. At December 31, 2004, the company operated 5,046 company stores located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; 599 kiosks located throughout the United States; and 15 RadioShack service centers in the U.S. and 1 in Puerto Rico. It also had a network of 1,788 dealer outlets, as of the above date. RadioShack was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP INC (SPG)
Simon Property Group, Inc., a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership, operation, leasing, management, acquisition, expansion, and development of real estate properties. Its real estate properties consist primarily of regional malls, Premium Outlet centers, and community shopping centers. As of March 31, 2005, the company owned or held an interest in 296 income-producing properties, which consisted of 172 regional malls, 71 community/lifestyle shopping centers, 30 Premium Outlet centers, and 23 other properties in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its other properties include retail space, office space, and hotel components. In addition, the company has interests in 12 parcels of land held in the United States for future development; 51 European shopping centers located in France, Italy, Poland, and Portugal; 4 Premium Outlet centers in Japan; 1 Premium Outlet center in Mexico; and 1 shopping center in Canada. It also provides leasing, management, and development services to its properties. As a REIT, the company distributes 90% of its taxable income to the shareholders. Simon Property Group was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Omnicare, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provide pharmaceutical care for the elder people primarily in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Pharmacy Services and Contract Research Organization Services. The Pharmacy Services purchases, repackages, and dispenses prescription and nonprescription pharmaceuticals. It also provides consultant pharmacist services, including evaluating residents' drug therapy, monitoring the drug distribution system within the nursing facility, and assisting in compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as proprietary clinical and health management programs. In addition, Pharmacy Services segment offers ancillary services, such as administering medications and nutrition intravenously, and furnishing dialysis and respiratory services, medical supplies and clinical care planning, and financial software information systems. Further, it provides pharmaceutical case management services for retirees, employees, and dependents that have drug benefits under corporate-sponsored healthcare programs. The Research Organization Services segment provides product development and research services to client companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics industries worldwide. As of December 31, 2004, the company served residents in long-term care facilities comprising approximately 1,086,000 beds in 47 states in the United States and in Canada. Omnicare is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.
URBAN OUTFITTERS INC (URBN)
Urban Outfitters, Inc., a lifestyle merchandising company, operates specialty retail stores in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Retail and Wholesale. The Retail segment consists of Urban Outfitters stores, which offer women's and men's fashion apparel, footwear, and accessories, as well as an eclectic mix of apartment wares and gifts, including rugs, pillows, shower curtains, books, candles, and novelties; and Anthropologie stores, which provide women's casual apparel and accessories, and gifts and decorative items, as well as home furnishings, such as furniture, rugs, lighting, antiques, table top items, bedding, and gifts. These stores offer merchandise through the company's direct-to-consumer operations, which consist of a catalog and Web site. The Wholesale segment consists of its Free People wholesale division, which manufactures and distributes apparel to the retail segment and to specialty retailers worldwide. The Free People stores offer its merchandise through Web site. As of November 10, 2005, the company operated approximately 84 Urban Outfitters, 73 Anthropologie, and 5 Free People stores; 3 catalogs; and 3 Web sites. The company was co-founded by Richard A. Hayne and Scott A. Belair in 1970. Urban Outfitters is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES INC (GGP)
General Growth Properties, Inc.(GCP), through its subsidiaries and affiliates, engages in the ownership, operation, management, leasing, acquisition, development, expansion, and financing of operating properties located primarily in the United States. It also develops and sells land for residential, commercial, and other uses primarily in master-planned communities. The company's Retail and Other segment consists of retail centers, office and industrial buildings, and mixed-use and other properties. Its Community Development segment includes land development and sales operations, such as large scale and long term community development projects in and around Columbia, Maryland; Summerlin, Nevada; and Houston, Texas. As of March 31, 2005, the company had ownership interests in 163 consolidated and 58 unconsolidated operating regional malls and community centers. GCP has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purpose. The company was co-founded by Martin Bucksbaum and Matthew Bucksbaum in 1986. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Nordstrom, Inc. operates as a fashion specialty retailer in the United States. It has three segments: Retail Stores, Credit Operations, and Catalog/Internet. The Retail Stores segment offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories. The Credit Operations segment operates the Nordstrom private label and co-branded VISA credit cards. The Catalog/Internet segment sells apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories via direct mail catalogs and the Nordstrom.com Web site. As of December 5, 2005, the company operated 99 full-line stores, 49 Nordstrom Racks, 5 Faconnable boutiques, 1 free-standing shoe store, and 2 clearance store, as well as 32 Faconnable boutiques in Europe. Nordstrom was founded in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
KIMCO REALTY CORPORATION (KIM)
Kimco Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership and operation of neighborhood and community shopping centers in North America. Its centers generally include department stores, supermarkets, and drugstores. As of February 4, 2005, the company's portfolio comprised 773 property interests, including 696 operating properties primarily consisting of neighborhood and community shopping centers, 32 retail store leases, 35 ground-up development projects, and 10 undeveloped parcels of land, totaling approximately 113.4 million square feet of leasable space located in 42 states, Canada, and Mexico. Kimco also provides property management services relating to the management, leasing, operation, supervision, and maintenance of real estate properties. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Kimco was founded in 1960 and is based in New Hyde Park, New York.
Kohl's Corporation operates specialty department stores in the United States. These stores sell apparel, footwear, accessories, and home products to middle-income customers. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 731 stores in 41 states. Kohl's Corporation was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
J.C. PENNEY COMPANY INC HOLDING COMPANY (JCP)
J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (JCP), sells family apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and home furnishings to customers through department stores, catalog, and the Internet. In addition, the department stores provide services, such as salon, optical, portrait photography, and custom decorating. As of July 30, 2005, JCP operated 1,015 JCPenney department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. J. C. Penney Company was founded in 1902 by James Cash Penney. The company is based in Plano, Texas.
COLDWATER CREEK INC (CWTR)
Coldwater Creek, Inc. operates as a retailer of women's apparel, accessories, jewelry, and gift items in the United States. It sells its products through two segments, Retail and Direct. The Retail segment consists of the company's full-line retail stores, resort stores, and outlet stores. As of July 30, 2005, it operated 136 full-line retail stores, 2 resort stores, and 21 merchandise clearance outlet stores. Coldwater Creek's Direct segment consists of its catalog and Internet-based e-commerce businesses. It sells its merchandise assortments through its three main catalogs: Northcountry, Spirit, and Elements. Coldwater Creek was co-founded by Dennis C. Pence and Ann Pence in 1984. The company is headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Saks Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, operates traditional and luxury departmental stores in the United States. The company has two segments, Saks Department Store Group (SDSG) and Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises (SFAE). SDSG segment offers fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, and decorative home furnishings. SFAE segment offers luxury fashion apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, and gifts. As of December 1, 2005, the company operated 182 SDSG department stores under the names Parisian, Proffitt's, McRae's, Younkers, Herberger's, Carson Pirie Scott, Bergner's, and Boston Store, as well as 58 Club Libby Lu specialty stores. It also operated SFAE 55 Saks Fifth Avenue stores and 50 Saks Off 5th stores, as of the above date. Saks was incorporated in 1919 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
SELECT COMFORT CORPORATION (SCSS)
Select Comfort Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of adjustable-firmness beds. Its products include mattresses, pillows, blankets, mattress pads, and other bedding accessories. The company sells its products through company-operated stores, a company-operated call center, and its Web site selectcomfort.com, as well as through home furnishings retailers, specialty bedding retailers, and the quality value convenience shopping channel. As of October 25, 2005, it operated 388 stores in the United States. Select Comfort Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
ANNTAYLOR STORES CORPORATION (ANN)
AnnTaylor Stores Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of women's apparel, shoes, and accessories in the United States. Its stores offer career and casual separates, dresses, tops, weekend wear, shoes, and accessories. The company sells its products through retail stores and over the Internet at www.anntaylor.com and www.anntaylorloft.com. As of May 31, 2005, it operated 771 stores that comprised 361 Ann Taylor stores, 368 Ann Taylor LOFT stores, and 42 Ann Taylor Factory stores in 46 states, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The company is headquartered in New York City.
Fastenal Company engages in the wholesale and retail distribution of industrial and construction supplies. Its product offerings include fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies. The fastener product line includes approximately 251,000 stock items. It consists of two categories: threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers; and other supplies, such as paints, various pins and machinery keys, concrete anchors, batteries, sealants, metal framing systems, wire rope, strut, private-label stud anchors, rivets, and related accessories. Threaded fasteners are used in manufactured products and building projects, and in the maintenance and repair of machines and structures. The company's additional product lines include tools, cutting tools, hydraulics and pneumatics, material handling, janitorial supplies, electrical supplies, welding supplies, safety supplies, and raw materials. Its customer base consists of construction market customers, including general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors, as well as the manufacturing customers comprising both original equipment manufacturers, and maintenance and repair entities. The company's other customers include farmers, truckers, railroads, mining companies, schools, and retail trades, as well as federal, state, and local government entities. It operated approximately 1,700 store sites in 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, and the Netherlands, as of September 30, 2005. Fastenal Company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, Minnesota.
DOLLAR TREE STORES INC (DLTR)
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of discount variety stores in the United States. The company offers merchandise, which includes candy, food, houseware, health and beauty care, seasonal goods, party goods, toys, stationery, gifts, and other consumer items. As of July 30, 2005, it operated 2,856 single-price point stores under the names of Dollar Tree, Dollar Bills, Dollar Express, Only One Dollar, and Only $One. Dollar Tree was co-founded by Doug Perry, Macon Brock, and Ray Compton in 1986. The company is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia.
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH COMPANY (ANF)
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel in the United States. It operates stores that sell casual apparel for men, women, and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, Hollister, and RUEHL brands. The company offers polos, humor tees, logo tees, athletic tees, sleeveless tees, shirts, shorts, surf or active shorts, pants, woven shirts, denim, outerwear, underwear, belts, jewelry, adjustable caps, stretch fit caps, flip flops, and cologne for men. Abercrombie & Fitch also provides polos, open neck knits, open neck graphics, shoulder showoff, ponchos, humor tees, vintage tees, tanks or camis, tube/halter tops, knits, shirts, denim minis, knit/woven minis, shorts, pants, fleece, sweaters, sleepwear, intimates, swimwear, totes/bags, belts, flip flops, and personal care for women. In addition, its stores offer music, movies, photos, postcards, desktop images, screen saver, and cool sites. As of May 5, 2005, the company operated 351 Abercrombie & Fitch stores, 167 abercrombie stores, 260 Hollister Co. stores, and 5 RUEHL stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia. It also operates e-commerce Web sites, through which it sells its products. Abercrombie & Fitch was established in 1892 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.
Pier 1 Imports, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Mexico. The company operates retail stores under three names: Pier 1 Imports, The Pier, and Pier 1 Kids. It offers furniture, decorative accessories, bed and bath products, houseware products, and other seasonal assortments in its stores. Its furniture products include furniture, furniture pads, and pillows to be used in living, dining, kitchen, and bedroom, and sun rooms. Its decorative accessories consist of brass, marble, and wood items, as well as lamps, vases, dried and silk flowers, baskets, wall decorations, and another decorative items. Its bed and bath products consist of bath and fragrance products, candles, and bedding. Its houseware products comprise ceramics, dinnerware, and other functional and decorative items. The company seasonal products consist of merchandise for celebrating holidays and spring/summer entertaining. As of May 28, 2005, the company operated 1277 stores. Pier 1 Imports is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
BJS WHOLESALE CLUB INC (BJ)
BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. operates warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. As of November 3, 2005, the company operated 161 warehouse clubs, 86 of which operate gasoline stations, and 2 ProFoods Restaurant Supply clubs. Its food products include frozen foods, fresh meat and dairy products, beverages, dry grocery items, fresh produce and flowers, canned goods, and household paper products; general merchandise comprise consumer electronics, prerecorded media, small appliances, tires, jewelry, health and beauty aids, household needs, computer software, books, greeting cards, apparel, toys, and seasonal items. The company also offers specialty services, including full-service optical stores; food courts; communications centers for Internet access, cellular phones and wireless needs; on-site photo service; BJ's Vacations; a selection of garden sheds; patios and sunrooms; a propane tank filling service; and muffler and brake services. It operates in New York, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, Maine, Delaware, and South Carolina. BJ's Wholesale Club is based in Natick, Massachusetts.
GYMBOREE CORPORATION (GYMB)
The Gymboree Corporation operates as a specialty retailer. Its stores sell apparel and accessories for women and children, as well as play programs for children. The company operates in four divisions: Gymboree, Janie and Jack, Janeville, and Gymboree Play & Music. The Gymboree division retail stores offer child-appropriate apparel and accessories for children ages newborn to nine years. The Janie and Jack division offers crafted clothing and accessories for boys and girls sizes newborn to 4T. The Janeville division offers trend-infused apparel and accessories for women in their mid-30s and older. The Gymboree Play and Music division offers directed parent-child developmental play programs for childhood development through fun-filled sensory and motor activities. It also offers art classes and organizes birthday parties, as well as sells certain developmentally appropriate toys and audiotapes. As of June 15, 2005, the company operated approximately 546 Gymboree retail stores in the United States and 28 Gymboree retail stores in Canada, 57 Janie and Jack retail shops, and 15 Janeville stores in the United States. As of the same date, it offered directed parent-child developmental play programs at approximately 521 franchised and company-operated centers in the United States and 25 in other countries. The company also operates online stores at gymboree.com and janieandjack.com. The Gymboree Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
bebe stores, inc. engages in the design, development, and production of women's apparel and accessories. It offers separates, tops, sweaters, dresses, active wear, handbags, fragrance, and accessories. It offers its products under bebe, BEBE SPORT, and bebe O brand names. As of July 2, 2005, the company operated 214 stores, including 166 bebe stores, 31 BEBE SPORT stores, and 17 bebe outlet stores. These stores are located in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada. In addition, the company operates an online store at www.bebe.com. It also has license to operate international stores. The company was founded by Manny Mashouf in 1976 and is headquartered in Brisbane, California.
The Wet Seal, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of apparel and accessory items designed for female consumers in the United States. The company operates two nationwide, primarily mall-based chains of retail stores under the names Wet Seal and Arden B. The Wet Seal targets the fashion-conscious junior customer by providing brand name and company-developed apparel and accessories. The Arden B. stores cater to the contemporary woman. With a mix of European and custom in-house designs, Arden B. delivers a wardrobe of fashion separates and accessories for all facets of the customer's lifestyle: everyday, wear-to-work, special occasion, and casual. The company also sells its products through its Web site. It operates a total of 401 stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, including 310 Wetseal stores and 91 ArdenB stores. The Wet Seal was founded in 1962 by Lorne Huycke. The company is headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California.
Dillard's, Inc. operates retail department stores in the southeastern, southwestern, and midwestern areas of the United States. The company offers cosmetics, women's and juniors' clothing, children's clothing, men's clothing and accessories, shoes, accessories and lingerie, and home furnishings. As of December 1, 2005, it operated 329 stores in 29 states. The company was founded in 1938 by William Dillard and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
PAYLESS SHOESOURCE INC (PSS)
Payless ShoeSource, Inc. operates as a family footwear retailer. The company offers athletic and casual footwear, dress shoes, sandals, work and fashion boots, and slippers, as well as accessories, such as handbags and hosiery. Its stores offer private and branded label footwear and accessories for women, men, and children. The company operates its stores in a variety of real estate formats, including shopping malls, central business districts, free-standing buildings, strip centers, and leased departments in other retailers, as well as leases its stores. As of April 30, 2005, Payless ShoeSource operated 4,646 retail stores in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Japan. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas.
PACIFIC SUNWEAR OF CALIFORNIA INC (PSUN)
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of everyday casual apparel, footwear, and accessories primarily for the teens and young adults in the United States. It operates three mall-based chains of retail stores, under the names Pacific Sunwear' (PacSun), Pacific Sunwear Outlet', and d.e.m.o.' PacSun and PacSun Outlet stores specialize in board-sport inspired casual apparel, footwear, and related accessories catering to customers between the ages of 12 and 22 years. d.e.m.o. stores specialize in hip-hop inspired casual apparel and related accessories catering to customers between the ages of 16 and 24 years. In addition, it sells its products online. As of April 30, 2005, the company operated 754 PacSun stores, 86 PacSun Outlet stores, and 173 d.e.m.o. stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico. Pacific Sunwear was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Anaheim, California.
Systemax, Inc. operates as a direct marketer of personal desktop computers, notebook computers, computer related products, and industrial products in North America and Europe. It also assembles personal computers and sells them under Systemax, Tiger, and Ultra brands, as well as markets and sells computers manufactured by other companies. The company offers a range of computer related products, including laser printer toner cartridges and ink jet printer cartridges; recordable disks and magnetic tape cartridges; peripherals that include hard disks, CD-ROM and DVD drives, printers, and scanners; memory upgrades; data communication and networking equipment; monitors; digital cameras; plasma TVs; and packaged software. Systemax offers various industrial products, including storage equipment, such as metal shelving, bins, and lockers; light material handling equipment that include hand carts and hand trucks; furniture, small office machines, and related supplies; and consumable industrial products, such as first aid items, safety items, protective clothing, and OSHA compliance items. It serves business customers and individual consumers, including large businesses, small and midsized businesses, educational organizations, and government entities. Systemax markets its products through direct mail catalogs, e-commerce Internet sites, and personalized relationship marketing. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Port Washington, New York.
WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC (WSM)
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States. It offers various products, such as culinary and serving equipment, including cookware, cookbooks, cutlery, informal dinnerware, glassware, table linens, specialty foods, and cooking ingredients; casual home furnishings, decorative accessories, flatware, and table accessories; and linens, towels, robes, soaps, and accessories for the bed and bath. The company operates in two segments, Retail and Direct-To-Customer. The Retail segment sells products for the home through its five retail concepts: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Hold Everything, and West Elm. The Direct-To-Customer segment sells similar products through its eight direct mail catalogs: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Bed+ Bath, PBteen, Hold Everything, West Elm, and Chambers, as well as through five ecommerce Web sites: williams-sonoma.com, potterybarn.com, potterybarnkids.com, pbteen.com, and westelm.com. As of July 31, 2005, Williams-Sonoma operated 559 retail stores in the United States and Canada. The company was founded by Charles E. Williams in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
The Dress Barn, Inc. and its subsidiaries, operate a chain of women's apparel specialty stores in the United States. The company offers casual fashion apparel and sportswear, as well as dresses, suits, special occasion clothing, jewelry, hosiery, handbags, and shoes under its dressbarn and maurices brands. As of November 26, 2005, it operated 797 dressbarn and 511 maurices stores. The company was co-founded by Elliot S. Jaffe in 1962 and is based in Suffern, New York.
REALTY INCOME CORPORATION (O)
Realty Income Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests in a portfolio of retail properties leased to regional and national retail chains in the United States. As of June 30, 2005, its portfolio of freestanding, single-tenant, retail properties consisted of 1,582 properties located in 48 states containing approximately 12.47 million square feet of leasable space. The company has elected to be treated as REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, Realty Income would not be subject to federal income taxes to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of REIT taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Escondido, California.
WEINGARTEN REALTY INVESTORS (WRI)
Weingarten Realty Investors operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company engages in the management, acquisition, and development of real estate. It operates in two segments, Shopping Center and Industrial. The Shopping Center segment engages in the acquisition, development, and management of real estate, primarily anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers located in Texas, California, Louisiana, Arizona, Nevada, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Utah, Kentucky, and Maine. Its customer base includes supermarkets, discount retailers, drugstores, and other retailers. The Industrial segment engages in the acquisition, development, and management of bulk warehouses and office/service centers. Its properties are located in Texas, Nevada, Georgia, Florida, California, and Tennessee. As of June 30, 2005, Weingarten Realty Investors owned or operated under long-term leases, directly or through its interest in joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 350 developed properties and 3 properties that are in various stages of development. Its properties include 294 shopping centers and 59 industrial properties. Weingarten Realty Investors qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it would not be taxed on the portion of its income, which is distributed to shareholders, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income. The company was founded in 1948 and is based in Houston, Texas.
The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of menswear. It operates throughout the United States primarily under the brand names of Men's Wearhouse and K&G, and under the brand name of Moores in Canada. The company's stores offers designer, brand name, and private label merchandise, including suits, sport coats, slacks, navy blazers, tuxedos, business casual, sportswear, outerwear, dress shirts, shoes, and accessories. Its K&G stores also offer ladies' career apparel. In addition, the company offers tuxedo rentals in its Men's Wearhouse stores. As of January 29, 2005, The Men's Wearhouse operated 593 retail apparel stores in 44 states and the District of Columbia. The company was incorporated in 1974 and is based in Houston, Texas.
CHARMING SHOPPES INC (CHRS)
Charming Shoppes, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel retailer with stores located throughout the continental United States. The company merchandises plus-size, misses, and junior sportswear, dresses, coats, and intimate apparel, as well as accessories and casual footwear. As of April 30, 2005, Charming Shoppes operated 2,230 stores in 48 states. It also engages in online sale of its products. Charming Shoppes was incorporated in 1940 and is headquartered in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
CBL & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES INC (CBL)
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, development, acquisition, leasing, management, and operation of regional shopping malls and community centers. Its shopping center properties are located primarily in the southeast and Midwest, as well as in other regions of the United States. The company conducts substantially all of its business through CBL & Associates Limited Partnership (partnership). As of June 30, 2005, the partnership owned controlling interests in 65 regional malls, 26 associated centers, and 4 community centers, as well as had noncontrolling interests in 6 regional malls, 2 associated center, and 54 community centers. In addition, CBL & Associates Properties has five mall expansions, two open-air shopping centers, two community centers, and one community center expansion under construction, as of the above date. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code and would not be subject to federal income tax to the extent it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to shareholders. CBL & Associates Properties has a joint venture with Richard E Jacobs Group, Inc. to own a mall and two shopping centers in Raleigh, N.C. The company was formed by Charles B. Lebovitz in 1978 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Macerich Company operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company, through its majority-owned partnership, The Macerich Partnership, L.P., engages in the acquisition, ownership, development, redevelopment, management, and leasing of regional and community shopping centers. As of June 30, 2005, it owned or had ownership interests in 76 regional shopping centers, 20 community shopping centers, and 2 development/redevelopment projects. The Macerich Company has elected to be treated as a REIT under Sections 856 through 858 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income tax, provided that it distributes at least 90% of taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
COMMERCIAL NET LEASE REALTY INC (NNN)
Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, ownership, investment, management, and development of primarily single tenant retail properties. It leases these properties primarily to tenants under long term commercial net leases. The company also acquires and develops real estate directly and indirectly through investment interests primarily for the purpose of selling the real estate to purchasers. As of June 30, 2005, Commercial Net Lease Realty owned 427 investment properties in 40 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 8.8 million square feet. It has elected to be treated as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. The company was formed in 1984 and is based in Orlando, Florida.
EAGLE BULK SHIPPING INC (EGLE)
Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. engages in the ownership of Handymax dry bulk vessels in the United States. Its vessels range in size from 35,000 to 60,000 deadweight tons, and transport various bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement, and fertilizer along worldwide shipping routes. As of April 4, 2005, Eagle Bulk Shipping had a fleet of nine Handymax dry bulk vessels. The company is headquartered in New York City. Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. is a subsidiary of Eagle Ventures LLC, as of April 4, 2005.
99 CENTS ONLY STORES (NDN)
99¢ Only Stores operates deep-discount retail stores. The company's stores offer consumer goods and close-out merchandise. It also sells merchandise through its Bargain Wholesale division at prices generally below normal wholesale levels to retailers, distributors, and exporters. It also carries a line of private label consumer products. As of November 14, 2005, the company operated 227 retail stores in California, Texas, Arizona, and in Nevada. The company was founded in 1965 and is based in the City of Commerce, California.
TAUBMAN CENTERS INC (TCO)
Taubman Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned a 63% managing general partner's interest in The Taubman Realty Group Limited Partnership (the operating partnership). The operating partnership is a subsidiary that engages in the ownership, management, leasing, acquisition, development, and expansion of regional retail shopping centers and interests therein. As of the above date, it owned 21 urban and suburban shopping centers in 9 states in the United States. These centers are located in metropolitan areas, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, Miami, Dallas, Tampa, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. The operating partnership also owns certain regional retail shopping center development projects, as well as approximately 99% of The Taubman Company LLC, which manages the shopping centers and provides other services to the operating partnership and to the company. Taubman Centers qualifies as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, the company would not be subjected to federal income tax to the extent it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Taubman Centers was founded in 1950 by A. Alfred Taubman and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
PEP BOYS-MANNY MOE & JACK (PBY)
The Pep BoysManny, Moe & Jack (Pep BoysManny) operates as an automotive retail and service chain in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company engages primarily in the retail sale of automotive parts, tires and accessories, automotive repairs and maintenance, and the installation of parts. Its automotive product line includes tires, batteries, and new and remanufactured parts for domestic and import vehicles; chemicals and maintenance items; fashion, electronic, and performance accessories; personal transportation merchandise; and garage and repair shop merchandise. Pep BoysManny also sells wheel covers, water pumps, cooling system parts, air filters, anti-freeze, chemicals, commercial vehicle axles, lubricants, oil, oil filters, oil treatments, transmission fluids, wiper blades, shock absorbers, alternators, battery booster packs, starters, power steering hoses, power steering pumps, brakes, temperature gauges, and paints. As of January 29, 2005, the company operated 595 stores consisting of 584 Supercenter and 1 Service & Tire Center, having an aggregate of 6,181 service bays, as well as 10 nonservice/nontire format Pep Boys Express Stores. Pep Boys was established in 1921 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
CHILDRENS PLACE RETAIL STORES INC (PLCE)
The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of merchandise for children from newborn to ten years of age. It designs, contracts to manufacture, and sells apparel and accessories, and other children's-oriented merchandise. The company's products include apparel, toys, plush, and souvenirs. As of May 28, 2005, it owned and operated 759 The Children's Place stores and 307 Disney Stores in North America. The company also offers its products online through www.childrensplace.com and www.disneystore.com. The Children's Place Retail Stores is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey.
AutoZone, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of automotive parts and accessories in the United States. As of November 19, 2005, the company operated 3,612 stores in the United States and 84 stores in Mexico. These stores offer various products for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, and accessories and nonautomotive products. The automotive hard parts product line includes A/C compressors, alternators, batteries and accessories, carburetors, clutches, CV axles, engines, fuel pumps, mufflers, shock absorbers and struts, starters, and water pumps. The maintenance items product line consists of antifreeze and windshield washer, belts and hoses, fuses, lighting, oil and transmission fluid, oxygen sensors, protectants and cleaners, refrigerant and accessories, sealants and adhesives, sealants and adhesives, wash and wax, and windshield wipers. The accessories and nonautomotive product line comprises air fresheners, cell phone accessories, drinks and snacks, floor mats, hand cleaner, neon, mirrors, paint and accessories, performance products, seat covers, steering wheel covers, stereos, and tools. AutoZone also offers commercial sales program that provides commercial credit, and delivery of parts and other products to local, regional, and national repair garages, dealers, and service stations. The company also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software, as well as diagnostic and repair information, auto and light truck parts, and accessories. In addition, the company provides free services, including check engine light readings; battery charging; oil recycling; and testing of starters, alternators, batteries, sensors, and actuators. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
REGENCY CENTERS CORPORATION (REG)
Regency Centers Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, operation, and development of grocery-anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers in the United States. As of August 1, 2005, the company operated or developed 388 shopping centers. It also has 26 properties under development. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code and would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Regency Centers was founded by Joan and Martin E. Stein, Sr in 1963. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST (FRT)
Federal Realty Investment Trust operates as a real estate investment trust, which engages in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties. As of June 30, 2005, it owned or had a majority interest in 103 community and neighborhood shopping centers, and retail mixed-use properties (excluding joint venture properties) comprising approximately 17.4 million square feet located primarily in strategic metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and California. In addition, it had 30% interest in approximately 0.5 million square feet of retail space through its joint venture with an affiliate of Clarion Lion Properties Fund, and one apartment complex in Maryland. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT. As a REIT, it is not subject to federal income tax on taxable income that it distributes to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.
The Talbots, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer and cataloger of women's, children's, and men's apparel, accessories, and shoes. It offers a collection of sportswear, casual wear, dresses, coats, sweaters, accessories, and shoes, consisting of its own branded merchandise in misses, petites, woman's, and woman's petite sizes. The company also provides an assortment of clothing and accessories for infants, toddlers, boys, and girls, as well as offers a line of men's sportswear and dress furnishings. As of May 5, 2005, The Talbots operated 1,054 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company sells its products through its retail stores, catalogs, and Web site. The Talbots was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Hingham, Massachusetts.
LONGS DRUG STORES CORPORATION (LDG)
Longs Drug Stores Corporation, through its subsidiary, Longs Drug Stores California, Inc., operates retail drug stores in California, Hawaii, Colorado, Nevada, Washington, and Oregon under the names Longs, Longs Drugs, Longs Drug Stores, and Longs Pharmacy. Through its stores, the company provides pharmacy services and convenient product offerings, including over-the-counter medications, health and beauty products, cosmetics, photo and photo processing, convenience food and beverage items, and greeting cards. It also sells merchandise in non-core categories, such as housewares, automotive, and sporting goods. As of May 05, 2005, the company operated 472 stores and 1 mail order pharmacy. The company also offers certain over-the-counter medications through its Web site. In addition, Longs Drug Stores Corporation provides pharmacy benefit management services, including plan design and implementation, formulary management, and claims administration to third-party health plans and other organizations. The company was co-founded by Thomas J. Long and Joseph M. Long in 1938. Longs Drug Stores Corporation is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California.
ACADIA REALTY TRUST (AKR)
Acadia Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership, acquisition, redevelopment, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. As of August 9, 2005, it owned, or had interests in, and operated 70 properties primarily in the northeast, the mid-Atlantic, and the midwest United States. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under Sections 856 through 858 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax, provided that it distributes at least 90% of taxable income to its shareholders. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
CHARLOTTE RUSSE HOLDING INC (CHIC)
Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc., a mall-based specialty retailer, sells apparel, accessories, and footwear for young women in their teens and twenties in the United States. The company operates Charlotte Russe and Rampage retail stores that offer ready-to-wear apparel, including knit and woven tops, dresses, shorts, pants, and skirts, as well as seasonal items, such as prom dresses and outerwear. As of November 4, 2005, it operated 408 stores in 42 states and Puerto Rico. Charlotte Russe Holding was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
OREILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC (ORLY)
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. operates as a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. Its stores offer new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, such as alternators, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, brake shoes and pads, chassis parts, and engine parts; maintenance items, such as oil, antifreeze, fluids, engine additives, and appearance products; accessories, such as floor mats and seat covers; and autobody paint and related materials, automotive tools, and professional service equipment. The company sells its products to both do-it-yourself customers and professional installers. As of December 31, 2004, O'Reilly Automotive operated 1,249 stores within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The company was co-founded in 1957 by Charles F. O'Reilly and Charles H. O'Reilly, Sr. O'Reilly Automotive is based in Springfield, Missouri.
JOS. A. BANK CLOTHIERS INC (JOSB)
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. engages in designing, retailing, and direct marketing men's tailored and casual clothing, and accessories in the United States. It offers formal, business, and business casual apparel, as well as sportswear and golf apparel. The company's products include tuxedos, suits, shirts, vests, ties, sport coats, pants, overcoats, sweaters, belts and braces, socks, and underwear. In addition, Jos. A. Bank sells branded shoes. The company sells its products through conventional retail stores, catalog, and the Internet, as well as through franchisees. As of October 25, 2005, it operated 300 retail stores in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Jos. A. Bank was formed in 1905 and is headquartered in Hampstead, Maryland.
The Pantry, Inc. operates a convenience store chain in the southeastern United States. The company's stores offer a selection of merchandise, gasoline, and ancillary products and services. Its merchandise products include tobacco products, beer and wine, packaged beverages, general merchandise, health and beauty care products, self-service fast foods and beverages, salty snacks, fast food service, candy, dairy products, bread and cakes, grocery and other merchandise, and newspapers and magazines. As of September 29, 2005, the company owned and operated approximately 1,400 convenience stores in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, and Louisiana. As of the above date, it operated approximately 195 quick-service restaurants. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Sanford, North Carolina.
PC Mall, Inc. operates as a direct marketer of computer hardware, software, peripheral, electronics, and other consumer products and services in the United States. The company computer systems include desktop, laptop, and server systems. It offers peripheral and component products include printers, monitors, data storage devices, add-on circuit boards, connectivity products, and communications products, as well as accessories, including computer-related items and supplies, such as toner, ink cartridges, magnetic tape, cables, and connectors. The company sells software packages in the business and personal productivity, enterprise, utility, language, graphics, and video editing categories, including word processing, spreadsheet and database software. The company offer products and services to business, government, and educational institutions, as well as individual consumers through dedicated outbound and inbound telemarketing sales executives, the Internet, direct marketing techniques, direct response catalogs, a direct sales force, and three retail showrooms. PC Mall was founded by Frank F. Khulusi in 1987. The company was formerly known as Creative Computers, Inc. It changed its name to IdeaMall, Inc. in 2000 and to PC Mall, Inc. in 2001. PC Mall is headquartered in Torrance, California.
RUDDICK CORPORATION (RDK)
Ruddick Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Its supermarkets offer groceries, produce, meat and seafood, delicatessen items, bakery items, and wines, as well as nonfood items, such as health and beauty care, floral, and pharmacies. As of October 2, 2005, the company operated 145 supermarkets located in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. It also manufactures and distributes industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread, and specialty engineered yarn to manufacturers of apparel, automotive materials, home furnishings, medical supplies, and footwear primarily in the United States, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, and Turkey. Ruddick sells its industrial sewing thread products through its sales representatives, commissioned agents, and distributors. It also distributes sewing supplies and yarn manufactured by other companies. In addition, the company manages venture capital holdings in various entities and holds investments in independently managed venture capital investment funds. Ruddick was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Cost Plus, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of casual home furnishings and entertaining products in the United States. It offers a range of home decorating items, such as furniture, rugs, pillows, lamps, window coverings, frames and baskets; furniture products, including ready-to-assemble living and dining room pieces, unusual handcrafted case goods, and occasional pieces; and outdoor furniture made from various materials, such as rattan, hardwood, and wrought iron. The company sells various tabletop and kitchen items, including glassware, ceramics, textiles, and cooking utensils. It also provides various gift and decorative accessories, including collectibles, cards, wrapping paper, and holiday and other seasonal items. In addition, the company offers a selection of gourmet foods and beverages, including wine, microbrewed and imported beer, coffee, tea, and bottled water. As of April 30, 2005, Cost Plus operated 238 stores in 30 states under the names World Market and Cost Plus World Market. The company is headquartered in Oakland, California.
Cache, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of women's apparel specialty stores. The company primarily offers sportswear that encompass a range of chic tops, bottoms, and dresses; dresses ranging from special occasion long dresses to shorter lengths for cocktail, and day-into-evening wear; and accessories, including jewelry, belts, and handbags. It owns and operates two separate store concepts, Cache and Lillie Rubin. The company's Cache stores targets women between the ages of 25 and 45, while Lillie Rubin stores offer apparel targeting women between the ages of 35 and 55. As of October 1, 2005, it operated 262 Cache stores and 39 Lillie Rubin stores in the United States. The company is headquartered in New York.
INSIGHT ENTERPRISES INC (NSIT)
Insight Enterprises, Inc., a holding company, provides information products and services to businesses, government, and educational institutions in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company's product categories include notebooks and personal digital assistants, desktops and servers, storage devices, printers, network and connectivity, monitors and video, memory and processors, and supplies and accessories. It also offers business process outsourcing in the areas of customer behavior analytics, direct marketing, direct and indirect sales channels, financial services, and logistics and supply chain management. The company sells its products and services through its sales force, telephone, and Internet. Insight Enterprises was co-founded by Tim and Eric Crown in 1988. The company is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS INC (SKT)
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company, through its subsidiary, Tanger Properties Limited Partnership, engages in acquiring, developing, owning, operating, and managing factory outlet shopping centers. As of September 30, 2005, Tanger owned and operated 33 factory outlet centers in 22 states totaling 8.7 million square feet of gross leasable area. It also provides development, leasing, and management services for its outlet centers. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to Federal income taxes provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers was founded by Stanley K. Tanger in 1981. The company is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.
CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC (CASY)
Casey's General Stores, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries operate convenience stores primarily in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. These stores offer a selection of food items, including prepared foods, such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches; beverages; tobacco products; health and beauty aids; automotive products; and other nonfood items, such as school supplies, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, housewares, pet supplies, photo supplies, and automotive products. The company's snack centers sell sandwiches, fountain drinks, and other items. Casey's General Stores also sells cookies, brownies, Danish rolls, cinnamon rolls, and muffins. In addition, its stores offer gasoline or gasohol for sale on a self-service basis. As of July 31, 2005, there were a total of 1,360 Casey's General Stores in operation, of which 1,341 were owned by the company and 19 stores were operated by franchisees. The company was founded by Don Lamberti in 1959 and is headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa.
The Finish Line, Inc., together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, operates as a mall-based specialty retailer of brand name athletic outdoor and lifestyle footwear, activewear, and accessories for men, women, and children in the United States. The company offers footwear for basketball, running, cross-training, fitness, tennis, outdoor, and casual and lifestyle. Its activewear products consists of jackets, caps, tops, pants, shorts, windwear, running wear, warm-ups, fleece, fitness wear, and sport-casual wear. In addition, the company carries licensed apparel and caps, as well as offers socks, athletic bags, backpacks, sunglasses, watches, and shoe-care products. As of April 15, 2005, the company operated 646 stores in 46 states. The Finish Line was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
BLACKROCK REAL ASSET EQUITY TRUST (BCF)
Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation and its subsidiaries operate a chain of department stores that offer a range of merchandise for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Apparel and Home Products. The Apparel segment includes departments offering various clothing items for men, women, and children, as well as apparel accessories, such as shoes, handbags, belts, jewelry, perfumes, and watches. The Home Products segment includes departments offering linens, bath shop items, luggage, home furnishings, gifts, baby furniture, and baby furnishings. Burlington Coat Factory's department stores are either free-standing, or are located in shopping malls, strip shopping centers, or other commercial complexes. As of July 31, 2005, it operated 361 department stores. It also offers merchandise for sale through its Internet subsidiary, Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation, on the worldwide Web, www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com and www.babydepot.com. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Burlington, New Jersey.
COMPANHIA BRASILEIRA DE DISTRIBUICAO (CBD)
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao, through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of food products, apparel, electric, and electronic devices and other items that comprise its lines sold at hypermarkets, supermarkets, and department stores. Its stores operate in Brazil primarily under the tradenames Pao de Acucar, Extra, CompreBem Barateiro, and Extra-Eletro. The Pao de Acucar stores feature specialty areas, such as perishables, baked goods, meat, cheese, and seafood departments. The Extra stores offer household appliances, consumer electronic products, compact discs, toys, information technology products, and sports and entertainment items. The CompreBem Barateiro stores offer various branded and private label products. Extra-Eletro stores feature home appliances and consumer electronic products. As of June 30, 2004, the company operated 554 stores, of which 379 stores were operated by the company and 175 stores through its subsidiaries. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
CSK AUTO CORPORATION (CAO)
CSK Auto Corporation, through its subsidiary, CSK Auto, Inc., operates as a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories in the United States. It offers various private-label, and generic automotive products for domestic and imported cars, and light trucks. Its products include new and remanufactured automotive replacement parts; maintenance items; and accessories. As of March 1, 2005, the company operated 1,133 stores in 19 states under three brand names: Checker Auto Parts, Schuck's Auto Supply, and Kragen Auto Parts. The company also offers its products through online. CSK Auto Corporation serves both the do-it-yourself (DIY) and the do-it-for-me (DIFM) markets. The DIY market comprises consumers who repair and maintain vehicles themselves. DIFM market comprises of auto repair professionals, fleet owners, governments, and municipalities. CSK Auto Corporation, formerly known as NR Holdings, Inc., was founded in 1992. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
GLIMCHER REALTY TRUST (GRT)
Glimcher Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership, management, acquisition, and development of enclosed regional and super regional malls and community centers. As of March 31, 2005, the company owned and operated 25 malls and 16 community centers in the United States. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income tax to the extent it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Glimcher was formed in 1993 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
TUESDAY MORNING CORP (TUES)
Tuesday Morning Corporation operates as a closeout retailer of upscale home furnishings, gifts, and related items in the United States. Its merchandise primarily consists of lamps, rugs, crystal, dinnerware, silver serving pieces, gourmet housewares, bathroom, bedroom and kitchen accessories, linens, luggage, Christmas trim, toys, stationery, and silk plants. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 673 stores in the United States. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Stein Mart, Inc. operates a retail store chain that offers fashion merchandise in the United States. The company's stores offer an assortment of merchandise featuring moderate to designer brand-name apparel for women, men, and children, as well as accessories, gifts, linens, and shoes. Stein Mart also operates ladies boutique in its stores. As of July 30, 2005, it operated 259 stores. Stein Mart was founded in 1908 by Sam Stein. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC (SCHS)
School Specialty, Inc. provides products, programs, and services that improve student achievement and development in the United States and Canada. It operates through two segments, Specialty and Essentials. The Specialty segment offers educational disciplines, such as art, industrial arts, physical education, sciences, and early childhood. This segment also supplies student academic planners, videos, DVDs, published educational materials, and sound presentation equipment. The Essentials segment provides consumables that consist of classroom supplies, instructional materials, educational games, art supplies, and school forms, as well as school furniture, and indoor and outdoor equipment. The company sells its products through its sales force, catalog, and Internet. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Greenville, Wisconsin.
GREAT ATLANTIC & PACIFIC TEA COMPANY INC (GAP)
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (GAPTC) engages in the retail food business. It operates conventional supermarkets, combination food and drug stores, and discount food stores in the United States and Canada. As of June 18, 2005, the company's retail grocery operations included 637 stores. GAPTC sells groceries, meats, fresh produce, and other items in its supermarkets. In addition, it has bakery, delicatessen, pharmacy, floral, fresh fish, and cheese departments, as well as onsite banking services in certain stores. The company was founded in 1859 by George Huntington Hartford and George Gilman. GAPTC is headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey.
RESTORATION HARDWARE INC (RSTO)
Restoration Hardware, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home furnishings, functional and decorative hardware, and related merchandise in the United States and Canada. Its principal merchandise includes textiles, bath ware and bath fixtures, lighting products, decorative accessories and hardware, and furniture. The company also offers vases, frames, and other accessories; seasonal merchandise, such as holiday and garden; and gift items. Restoration Hardware, Inc. sells its products through retail locations, mail-order catalogs, and the Internet. The company operated 102 stores and 1 outlet store in 30 states, the District of Columbia, and in Canada, as of January 29, 2005. Restoration Hardware was founded by Stephen Gordon. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Corte Madera, California.
Fred's, Inc. and its subsidiaries, through retail discount stores and pharmacies, sell general merchandise. The company offers approximately 12,000 frequently purchased items for everyday needs of the customers, including pharmaceuticals, household goods, apparel and linens, food and tobacco products, health and beauty aids, and paper and cleaning supplies. As of May 26, 2005, the company operated 607 discount general merchandise stores and 258 pharmacies in 14 states in the southeastern United States. The company also sells general merchandise to its 25 franchised Fred's stores. Fred's was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
VALUEVISION MEDIA INC (VVTV)
ValueVision Media, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated direct marketing company that markets various products directly through various forms of electronic media. The company' operating strategy includes television home shopping, Internet e-commerce, vendor programming sales and fulfillment services, and outsourced e-commerce and fulfillment solutions. Its television home shopping business sells brand name merchandise and proprietary/private label consumer products, including jewelry, computers and other electronics, housewares, apparel, health and beauty aids, seasonal items, and other merchandise using on-air personalities. It also offers its television home shopping business through its Web site ShopNBC.com. The company has strategic alliances with National Broadcasting Company, Inc.; GE Capital Equity Investments, Inc.; Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation; NBCi; and CNBC.com LLC. ValueVision Media was founded in 1990. The company was formerly known as ValueVision International, Inc. and changed its name to ValueVision Media, Inc. in 2002. ValueVision Media is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
SPARTAN STORES INC (SPTN)
Spartan Stores, Inc. engages in the distribution and retailing of groceries principally in Michigan and Ohio. The company distributes approximately 40,000 stock-keeping units, including dry groceries, produce, dairy products, meat, deli, bakery, frozen food, seafood, floral products, general merchandise, pharmacy, and health and beauty care items to approximately 350 independent grocery stores and 73 corporate owned stores. It also operates retail supermarkets, deep-discount food, and drug stores. Spartan Stores' retail supermarkets offer dry groceries, produce, dairy products, meat, frozen food, seafood, floral products, general merchandise, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty care products, delicatessen items, and bakery goods. The company's deep-discount food and drug stores offer a full-service pharmacy, general merchandise products, and basic food offerings. As of September 10, 2005, the company operated 54 retail supermarkets and 19 deep-discount food and drug stores. Spartan Stores was formed in 1917 and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
BON-TON STORES INC (BONT)
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. operates department stores and furniture stores in the United States. Its stores offer a range of merchandise, including apparel that include women's clothing , men's clothing , and children's clothing; home furnishings; cosmetics; accessories; shoes; and other products. As of November 17, 2005, the company operated 139 department stores and 2 furniture stores in 16 states, under the names Bon-Ton and Elder-Beerman. Bon-Ton Stores was founded in 1898 and is based in York, Pennsylvania.
PC Connection, Inc. and its subsidiaries market technology products and services. The company offers a selection of approximately 100,000 products, such as computer systems, software and peripheral equipment, networking communications, and other products and accessories. It also offers a range of repair, installation, and other services performed by third-party providers. PC Connection's customers include small and medium-sized businesses, governmental agencies and educational organizations, and corporate accounts. The company sells its products and services through a combination of outbound telemarketing, field sales, targeted direct mail catalogs, advertisements on the Internet, and in selected computer magazines, as well as through its Web sites, including www.pcconnection.com, www.macconnection.com, and govconnection.com. PC Connection, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
INGLES MARKETS INCORPORATED (IMKTA)
Ingles Markets, Incorporated operates a supermarket chain in the southeast United States. It provides food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods, and other perishables, as well as nonfood products, including health and beauty care products, general merchandise, and private label items. The company also offers various products through the development of book sections, media centers, floral departments, coffee kiosks, certified organic products, bakery departments, and prepared foods, as well as operates full-service pharmacies and gas stations. In addition, it operates fluid dairy processing and shopping center rentals businesses. As of December 27, 2005, it operated 197 supermarkets in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama; and 74 neighborhood shopping centers. Ingles Markets was founded by Robert P. Ingle in 1965 and is headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Buckle, Inc. operates as a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women in the United States. The company offers a selection of casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear. As of May 12, 2005, it operated 330 retail stores in 38 states in the United States. The company was founded as Mills Clothing, Inc. by David Hirschfeld in 1948 and changed its name to Brass Buckle in 1967. Further, it changed its name to The Buckle, Inc. in 1991. The Buckle is headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska.
Mothers Work, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of maternity apparel in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. It offers casual and career wear, formal attire, lingerie, sportswear, and outerwear in Motherhood Maternity, Mimi Maternity, and A Pea in the Pod stores. The Motherhood Maternity stores serve the value-priced portion of the maternity apparel industry located in enclosed malls, strip and power centers, and central city business districts. The Mimi Maternity stores serve the middle market priced portion of the maternity apparel industry located in regional malls, lifestyle centers, and central business districts. The A Pea in the Pod stores are luxury maternity brands located in upscale venues. Its products are sold on the Web through its maternitymall.com and chain-specific Web sites. As of September 30, 2005, Mothers Work operated 1,591 retail locations, including 852 stores and 739 leased departments throughout the United States and Canada. The company was co-founded by Dan W. Matthias and Rebecca C. Matthias in 1980 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
dELiA*s, Inc. operates as a direct marketing and retail company in the United States. The company sells various products, including apparel, action sports equipment, and accessories. It offers three lifestyle brands, including dELiA*s, Alloy, and CCS targeting consumers between the ages of 12 and 19. The company's dELiA*s brand develops, markets, and sells a collection of apparel, sleepwear, swimwear, roomware, footwear, outerwear, and key accessories for teenage girls through retail stores, catalogs, and the Internet. Its Alloy brand markets and sells branded junior apparel, accessories, swimwear, footwear, and outerwear for teenage girls through catalogs and the Internet. dELiA*s' CCS brand markets and sells apparel, footwear, skateboard, and snowboard products to teenage boys trough catalogs and the Internet. The company also sells various third party products through its catalogs and the e-commerce Web pages. In addition, it operates dELiA*s retail stores that sell a range of lifestyle oriented apparel and accessories for teenage girls through mall-based specialty retail stores. As of April 5, 2007, the company operated 74 dELiA*s retail stores in 26 states. dELiA*s was founded in 1997 and is based in New York, New York.
POMEROY IT SOLUTIONS INC (PMRY)
Pomeroy IT Solutions, Inc. provides information technology solutions primarily in the United States. Its solutions primarily include enterprise consulting, infrastructure, and lifecycle services. The company offers various enterprise consulting services, including application development, business process re-engineering, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, e-business, business intelligence, and outsourcing solutions. Its infrastructure solutions consist of file servers, storage strategies, security solutions, secure deployment of server based applications via a Web browser, cabling solutions, and managed services, as well as voice, video, data, and network integration. The company's lifecycle services comprise strategic sourcing, integration and distribution logistics, implementation services, technical support services, department of defense drive wiping service, and technology disposition. In addition, Pomeroy IT Solutions offers financing solutions that help customers from strategy to procurement. It provides IT services to enterprise clients, small and mid-size businesses, government entities, educational institutions, and vendor alliance customers in government and education, financial services, and health care sectors. The company, formerly known as Pomeroy Computer Resources, Inc., was founded in 1981. It changed its name to Pomeroy IT Solutions, Inc. in 2003. The company is headquartered in Hebron, Kentucky.
Genesco, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of footwear, headwear, and accessories. The company distributes footwear under its own Johnston & Murphy brand and under the licensed Dockers brand to retail accounts, including various department, discount, and specialty stores. It operates through five segments: Journeys, Underground Station Group, Hat World, Johnston & Murphy, and Dockers Footwear. Journeys segment operates Journeys stores, located primarily in the southeast, Midwest, California, Texas, and Puerto Rico, selling footwear for young men and women, and children in 13-22 years age group. Underground Station segment operates Underground Station and Jarman retail stores, throughout the United States, selling footwear primarily for men in 20-35 years age group. Hat World segment operates Hat World, Lids, Hat Zone, Cap Connection, and headquarters stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. It sells licensed and branded headwear to men and women primarily in the mid-teen to mid-20's age group, as well as offers an assortment of college, MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL teams, and other specialty fashion categories. Johnston & Murphy segment operates retail and factory stores throughout the United States. It sells a range of men's dress and casual footwear and accessories. The company also sells Johnston & Murphy products directly to consumers through a direct mail catalog and e-commerce Websites. Dockers Footwear segment offers casual and dress casual footwear to men aged 30 to 55 through national retail chains that carry Dockers slacks and sportswear and in department and specialty stores. As of January 29, 2005, the company operated 1,599 retail footwear and headwear stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and 19 headwear stores in Canada. Genesco was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gottschalks, Inc. operates a chain of department and specialty store in the United States. Its stores offers a range of brand-name and private-label merchandise, including men's, women's, juniors, and children's apparel; cosmetics, shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, including china, housewares, domestics, small electric appliances, furniture, and mattresses. As of January 29, 2005, Gottschalks operated 63 department stores in 6 western states, with 39 stores in California, 12 in Washington, 6 in Alaska, and 2 in each of Oregon, Nevada, and Idaho, as well as operated 6 specialty stores. The company was founded by Emil Gottschalk in 1904 and is headquartered in Fresno, California.
HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES INC (HVT)
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. operates as a retailer of residential furniture and accessories in the United States. It provides various selections of living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, bedding, and other accessories primarily in the middle to upper-middle price ranges. The company also offers financing to its customers through an internal revolving charge credit plan, as well as a third party finance company. As of April 7, 2005, Haverty Furniture operated 118 stores in 16 states in the southern and midwestern regions of the United States. The company was founded in 1885 by James Joseph Haverty and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gaiam, Inc., a lifestyle media company, provides information, products, and services to clients in the lifestyles of health and sustainability market, principally natural health, personal development, and ecological lifestyles. In addition, it produces visual media titles; develops and markets music and audio CDs; and publishes printed content. Gaiam markets its products and services across two segments, business and direct-to-consumer, and through five sales channels: media, national retailers, corporate accounts, catalogs, and the Internet. The company was founded in 1988 by Jirka Rysavy and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.
Weis Markets, Inc. principally engages in the retail sale of food and pet supplies. The company's retail food stores sell groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, seafood, fresh produce, floral, prescriptions, deli/bakery products, prepared foods, fuel, and general merchandise items, such as health and beauty care, and household products. It also offers services, such as company-operated photo labs, third parties providing in-store banks, laundry services, and take-out restaurants. As of September 24, 2005, the company owned and operated 157 retail food stores, and a chain of 32 pet supply stores. It operates supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia; and pet stores in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Weis Markets was founded by Harry and Sigmund Weis in 1912. The company is based in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
ProxyMed, Inc., doing business as MedAvant Healthcare Solutions, operates as an electronic healthcare transaction processing services company in the United States. MedAvant operates Phoenix, a secure processing platform, which supports direct connectivity and transaction processing in real-time between providers, payers, chain and independent pharmacies, and clinical laboratories. The company operates in two segments, Transaction Services and Laboratory Communication Solutions. The Transaction Services segment includes transaction, cost containment, and other services principally between physicians and insurance companies, and physicians and pharmacies. Its transactions and services include electronic data interchange claims submission and reporting, insurance eligibility verification, claims status inquiries, referral management, electronic remittance advice, patient statement processing, and encounters, as well as cost containment transaction services, including claims repricing and bill renegotiation. The Laboratory Communication Solutions segment sells, leases, and services communication devices to laboratories. Its products and services are provided from various operational facilities located in the United States. ProxyMed was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
BLACKROCK PREFERRED OOPPORTUNITY TRUST (BPP)
BlackRock Preferred Opportunity Trust operates as a diversified and closed-end management investment company. The company's investment portfolio includes investments in financials, energy, consumer discretionary, Industrials, and telecommunication sectors. BlackRock Advisors, Inc. serves as the investment adviser of the company. The trust is based in Wilmington, Delaware.
PriceSmart, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of membership shopping warehouse clubs under the trade name PriceSmart' in Central America and the Caribbean. Its warehouse clubs sell perishable foods and basic consumer goods to individuals and businesses. The clubs' ancillary services include food services, bakery, tire centers, photo centers, and pharmacy and optical departments. The company also licenses one warehouse club in Saipan, Micronesia. As of November 23, 2005, it operated 23 consolidated warehouse clubs. PriceSmart was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Shoe Carnival, Inc. operates as a footwear retailer in the United States. The company sells men's, women's, children's, and athletics footwear through its retail stores. Its stores also offer complementary accessories, such as handbags, wallets, shoe care items, and socks. As of July 30, 2005, the company operated 266 stores in the midwest, south, and southeast regions. Shoe Carnival was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.
WILSONS THE LEATHER EXPERTS INC (WLSN)
Wilsons The Leather Experts, Inc. (WLEI) operates as a specialty retailer of leather outerwear, accessories, and apparel for men, women, and kids in the United States. It offers various leather products, including jackets, handbags, footwear, sports wear, pants and skirts, and cases for organizers and phones. The company's accessory products primarily consist of gloves, handbags, wallets, briefcases, computer cases, planners, and belts. WLEI operates its outlet stores primarily under the name Wilsons Leather Outlet and provides its products under various labels, including M. Julian, Maxima, Pelle Studio, and Wilsons Leather. It also offers a limited selection of other designer brands, including Kenneth Cole and Andrew Marc in its stores. As of July 2, 2005, WLEI operated 430 stores located in 45 states, including 306 mall stores, 109 outlet stores and 15 airport stores. The company also offers its products through its e-commerce site, www.wilsonsleather.com. The company is headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
TEEKAY OFFSHORE PARTNERS L.P (TOO)
Too, Inc. operates two specialty retailing concepts under Limited Too' and Justice' brand names throughout the United States. Under Limited Too' brand, it sells apparel, such as jeans and other jeanswear and bottoms, knit tops and T-shirts, dresses, and outerwear; accessories, including costume jewelry, hair ornaments, slippers, key chains, wallets, backpacks, purses, watches, and shoes; lifestyle products that include bedroom furnishings, music, stationery, and candy; personal care products, such as cosmetics and toiletries; and add-ons, including underwear, sleepwear, and swimwear for girls aged seven to fourteen years. Under Justice' brand, the company offers sportswear, as well as accessories, such as hats, belts, socks, jewelry, and lifestyle items for girls aged seven to fourteen years. The company also offers its products through its www.limitedtoo.com Web site. As of November 16, 2005, it operated 573 Limited Too' stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico, and 87 Justice' stores in the United States. The company also licensed 12 Limited Too' stores in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Turkey, as of January 29, 2005. Too, Inc. was established in 1987. It was formerly known as Limited Too, Inc. and changed its name to Too, Inc. in 1999. The company is based in New Albany, Ohio.
AGREE REALTY CORPORATION (ADC)
Agree Realty Corporation operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, which engages in the development, acquisition, ownership, and operation of properties, primarily net leased to national and regional retail companies in the United States. At June 30, 2004 the company's portfolio was comprised of 55 properties, including 41 freestanding net leased properties and 14 community shopping centers located in 14 states and contained an aggregate of approximately 3.5 million square feet of gross leasable area. Its properties are located in California, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code. The company would not be taxed on the portion of its income, which is distributed to shareholders, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income. The company was founded by Richard Agree in 1971 and is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
DISTRIBUCION Y SERVICIO (DYS)
Distribucion y Servicio S.A. and its subsidiaries operate supermarkets and hypermarkets in Chile. Its supermarkets offer grocery products, including consumer packaged goods, such as cereals, jellies, sauces, canned food items, paper towels and assorted paper products, and hygiene and beauty aids; and perishable food products, such as meats, fish, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, bakery goods, and prepared foods, as well as various private label goods. The company's supermarkets also offer nonfood items, such as apparel, house wares, electronics, sporting goods, toys, auto parts, pet supplies, and office supplies. In addition, it engages in other businesses, such as real estate development, credit card operations, pharmacies, and restaurants. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 78 supermarkets, 6 shopping malls, and 57 pharmacies. Distribucion y Servicio S.A. was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Quilicura, Chile.
CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE (CM)
Coles Myer, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of retail stores in Australia and New Zealand. Its stores offer various products, including food, groceries, and general merchandise; sporting goods, toys, and electrical appliances; stationary, consumables, business machines, and office furniture; womenswear, intimate apparel, menswear, childrenswear, accessories, and soft homewares; and cosmetics and footwear. The company also supplies various food and nonfood items in supermarkets, discount stores, department stores, liquor stores, office supplies stores, automotive service centers, fuel outlets, and online. In addition, it provides printing services. As of July 31, 2005, Coles Myer operated 2,650 stores in Australia and New Zealand. The company was founded in 1914. It was formerly known as G.J. Coles & Coy. Limited and changed its name to Coles Myer, Ltd. in 1986. Coles Myer is based in Tooronga, Australia.
Shoe Pavilion, Inc. operates as an independent off-price footwear retailer that offers a range of women's, men's, and children's designer label and name brand merchandise. As of March 21, 2005, the company operated 84 retail stores under the trade name Shoe Pavilion located in strip malls, outlet centers, and downtown locations in California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. It also offers its products through the Internet. The company, formerly known as Shoe Pavilion Corporation, was founded in 1979 and is based in Pinole, California.
HARVEY ELECTRONICS INC (HRVE)
Harvey Electronics, Inc. engages in the retail sale, service, and custom installation of audio, video, and home theater equipment in the New York metropolitan area. Its equipment includes high fidelity components and systems, digital versatile disc players, digital video recorders, high definition television, plasma flat-screen, LCD flat panel and DLP television sets, integrated remote controls, audio/video furniture, digital satellite systems, speakers, telephones, headphones, MP3 players, service contracts, and related accessories. The company operated seven Harvey specialty retail stores and two Bang & Olufsen branded stores, as of November 17, 2004. Harvey Electronics is based in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
Deb Shops, Inc. operates specialty apparel retail stores in the United States. It offers women's sportswear, dresses, coats, lingerie, accessories, and shoes, as well as men's apparel. As of April 30, 2005, the company operated 323 retail stores in 41 states, including 314 stores under the name, DEB; 3 stores under the name, CSO; and 6 stores under the name, Tops `N Bottoms. It operates the stores in regional malls and strip shopping centers principally located in the East and Midwest regions of the United States. The company, formerly known as Joy Hosiery, was founded in 1932 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Syms Corp. and its subsidiaries operate a chain of off-price retail clothing stores in the United States. Its stores primarily sell men's tailored clothing and haberdashery; women's dresses, suits, and separates; children's apparel; and men's, women's, and children's shoes. The company's stores also offer luggage, domestics, and fragrances. As of May 29, 2004, Syms Corp operated 37 stores. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Cost-U-Less, Inc. operates medium sized warehouse club-style stores in the United States territories; foreign island countries in the Pacific and the Caribbean; the Hawaiian Islands; and Sonora, California. Its stores feature food-perishables, including meat, produce, deli, dairy, and frozen items; food-non-perishables, which include soda, wine, beer, liquor, candy, snacks, and ethnic and specialty items; and nonfood items, including tobacco, sundries, health and beauty aids, office products, hardware, electronics, housewares, furniture, and sporting goods. As of June 1, 2005, the company operated eleven retail stores. Cost-U-Less was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
BLUE SQUARE - ISRAEL LTD (BSI)
Blue Square-Israel, Ltd. and its subsidiaries operate as a food retailer in the State of Israel. The company, through its super markets, offers a range of food and beverages products; and nonfood items, such as housewares, toys, electrical appliances, computers and computer accessories, entertainment, and leisure products. It also provides health and beauty aids, infants' products, cosmetics and hygiene products, and prescription drugs. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned and operated 165 supermarkets under the brand names Mega, Super Center, and Shefa Shuk. Its supermarkets also offer specialty departments, such as full service bakeries, delicatessens, fresh meat, and prepared food departments. Blue Square was incorporated in 1988 and is based in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel.
REX STORES CORPORATION (RSC)
REX Stores Corporation operates as a consumer electronics retailer in the United States. It offers a range of brand name products, including big screen and standard-sized televisions, video and audio equipment, and camcorders, as well as household appliances, such as air conditioners, microwave ovens, washers and dryers, refrigerators, freezers, vacuum cleaners, and dehumidifiers. The company also provides other products that include radar detectors, telephones, recordable tapes, and furniture. As of April 30, 2005, it operated 229 stores under the REX name in 37 states. REX Stores supplies products through three distribution centers located in Dayton, Ohio; Pensacola, Florida; and Cheyenne, Wyoming. In addition, the company sells selected televisions, audio and video products, and small appliances through its retail store Web site at www.rexstores.com. REX Stores was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.
BIG DOG HOLDING INC (BDOG)
Big Dog Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Big Dog USA, Inc. (Big Dogs), engages in the development, marketing, and retailing of a branded, lifestyle collection of consumer products, including activewear, casual sportswear, accessories, and gifts. Its products include graphic T-shirts, shorts, knit and woven shirts, fleece items, loungewear, and boxer shorts. Its apparel lines include collections of casual sportswear and activewear for adults, as well as collections for infants and children, and the big size market. It also sells a line of nonapparel products, including plush animals, stationery, and pet products. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 188 Big Dog stores.The company also sells footwear and accessories to men and women, through its subsidiary, The Walking Company (TWC), worldwide. As of the above date, TWC operated 74 specialty stores. Big Dog Holdings was co-founded by Andrew D. Feshbach in 1992. The company is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.
DUCKWALL-ALCO STORES INC (DUCK)
Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. operates as a discount retailer in the central United States. The company operates in two business segments, consisting of: ALCO Discount Stores and Duckwall Stores. The ALCO Discount Stores segment offers a line of merchandise consisting of approximately 35,000 items, including automotive, candy, crafts, domestics, electronics, fabrics, furniture, hardware, health and beauty aids, housewares, jewelry, ladies', men's and children's apparel and shoes, prerecorded music and video, sporting goods, seasonal items, stationery, and toys. The Duckwall Variety Stores segment acts as a convenience retailer in smaller communities offering general merchandise selection. As of October 30, 2005, the company operated 250 stores in 21 states in the central United States. Duckwall-ALCO Stores was founded by A. L. Duckwall in 1901 and is based in Abilene, Kansas.
VILLAGE SUPER MARKET INC (VLGEA)
Village Super Market, Inc. operates a chain of ShopRite supermarkets in the United States. It operates specialty departments, such as home meal replacement; an on-site bakery; and delicatessen, including prepared foods, a natural and organic food section, ethnic and international foods, and a seafood section. The company's superstores also offer nonfood items, such as cut flowers, health and beauty aids, greeting cards, small appliances, film processing, and pharmacy. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 23 supermarkets in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Village Super Market was founded in 1933 and is based in Springfield, New Jersey.
Arden Group, Inc., through its indirect subsidiary, Gelson's Markets, operates supermarkets. The company's merchandise offerings include traditional grocery categories, such as dry groceries, produce, meat, seafood, bakery, dairy, wine and liquor, floral, sushi, vitamins, health and natural food products, health and beauty aids, and a selection of organic products. Its stores include additional services departments, such as meat, fresh pizza, and coffee bars; and carving carts, which offer cooked turkey and other meats. As of April 11, 2005, the company operated 18 full-service supermarkets in southern California. Arden Group is headquartered in Compton, California.