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1-800 FLOWERS.COM INC (FLWS)
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. operates as a gift retailer in the United States. It provides various gifts products, including flowers, plants, gourmet foods, cookies, cakes, candies, wine, gift baskets, and other gifts to customers worldwide. The company also offers home and garden merchandise, children's toys and games, popcorn, and other food gifts. It offers gifts through the Internet and company-operated or franchised stores. As of July 3, 2005, the company operated 21 floral retail stores located primarily in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, as well as 8 fulfillment centers. In addition, it had 83 franchised stores located primarily in California, Colorado, and Texas, as of the above date. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has strategic online relationships with AOL, Yahoo!, Microsoft Corporation, Google, and Overture. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Westbury, New York.
ULTRAPAR PARTICIPACOES S.A (UGP)
Ultrapar Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution of liquid petroleum gas (LPG); production and sale of chemical and petrochemical products; and provision of logistic services for chemicals and fuels. The company operates through three segments: Gas, Chemicals, and Logistics. The Gas segment distributes LPG to retail, commercial, and industrial consumers primarily in the south, southeast, and northeast regions of Brazil. The Chemicals segment principally produces ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol, ethanolamine, and ether glycol. The Logistics segment's operations include storage and transportation of chemicals and fuel in the southeast and northeast regions of Brazil. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Overstock.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer. It offers bed-and-bath goods, home and garden products, furniture, kitchenware, watches, jewelry, computers and electronics, telephones, cameras, sporting goods, and apparel and designer accessories. The company also sells books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, videocassettes, and video games. It also offers limited travel services, such as flight, hotel, and rental car reservations. In addition, Overstock.com offers medical equipment and home health products, including motorized wheelchairs, walkers, blood pressure monitors, and skin care products at discounts. The company provides its products through its Web site, www.overstock.com. Overstock.com was formed as D2--Discounts Direct in 1997 and was reorganized as a C Corporation in 1998. Further, the company changed its name to Overstock.com, Inc. in 1999. Overstock.com is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
STAR GAS PARTNERS L.P (SGU)
Star Gas Partners, L.P. operates as a home heating oil retail distributor and services provider in the United States. It sells home heating oil; installs, maintains, and repairs heating and air conditioning equipment; and markets other petroleum products, including diesel fuel and gasoline to residential and commercial customers to heat their homes and buildings. As of September 30, 2005, the company served approximately 480,000 residential variable, residential protected price, and commercial/industrial customers through automatic delivery system in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Star Gas Partners was formed in 1995 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
INERGY HOLDINGS L.P (NRGP)
Inergy Holdings, L.P. engages in the ownership and management of the general partners of Inergy, L.P., a retail and wholesale propane supply, marketing, and distribution company in the United States. Inergy, L.P. also owns and operates a midstream operation, including a natural gas storage facility and natural gas liquids business. The company owns a 100% membership interest in Inergy GP, LLC, the managing general partner of Inergy and a 100% membership interest in Inergy Partners, LLC, the nonmanaging general partner of Inergy, which owns approximately 1.2% general partner interest in Inergy. Inergy Holdings GP, LLC serves as the company's general partner and manages its operations. The company, formerly known as Inergy Holdings, LLC, was formed in 1996 and changed its name to Inergy Holdings, L.P. in 2005. Inergy Holdings is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
E COM VENTURES INC (ECMV)
E Com Ventures, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and wholesaler of fragrances and related products. The company's subsidiary, Perfumania, Inc., operates as a specialty retailer and wholesale distributor of a range of brand name and designer fragrances. As of April 30, 2005, it operated a chain of 226 retail stores. Its retail stores are located in regional malls, manufacturers' outlet malls, airports, and on a stand-alone basis in suburban strip shopping centers. The company also offers its products through the Internet, perfumania.com. The company is based in Sunrise, Florida.
SUBURBAN PROPANE PARTNERS L.P (SPH)
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., through its partnerships and subsidiaries, engages in the distribution and marketing of propane, fuel oil, and other refined fuels in the United States. It also markets natural gas and electricity in deregulated markets. The partnership operates in four segments: Propane; Fuel Oil and Refined Fuels; Natural Gas and Electricity; and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). The Propane segment distributes propane to residential customers for heating, water heating, clothes drying, and cooking; to commercial customers for use as a motor fuel to power over-the-road vehicles, forklifts, and stationary engines, and as a cutting gas in other processes; and to agricultural customers for tobacco curing, crop drying, poultry brooding, and weed control. The Fuel Oil and Refined Fuels segment primarily engages in the retail distribution of fuel oil, diesel, kerosene, and gasoline to residential and commercial customers. The Natural Gas and Electricity segment markets natural gas and electricity to residential and commercial customers. The HVAC segment sells, installs, and services whole-house heating and cooling products, air cleaners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, hearth products, and space heaters. It also offers duct cleaning, air balancing, and energy audits services. As of September 24, 2005, the partnership served approximately 1,000,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers from approximately 370 customer service centers in 30 states. Suburban Propane distributes its products primarily through a retail distribution network. The company was formed as Suburban Propane Gas Corporation in 1945 and changed to Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. in 1996. The partnership is headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey.
LUXOTTICA GROUP S.P.A (LUX)
Luxottica Group S.p.A engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of prescription frames and sunglasses in the mid-and premium-price categories. The company operates in two segments, Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, and Retail Distribution. The Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution segment engages in the design, manufacture, wholesale distribution, and marketing of house brand and designer lines prescription frames and sunglasses. The Retail Distribution segment operated a retail network of approximately 880 locations, which offer a various prescription frames, sunglasses, lenses, and other optical products in the North American market; operated approximately 1,850 retail locations that offer watches in North America, Europe, and Australia; operated a chain of personalized gift stores, e-commerce, and catalogs under the name Things Remembered; and operated 36 stores in New Zealand, 74 stores in Hong Kong, 9 stores in Singapore, and 13 stores in Malaysia, as of December 31, 2004. The company was established by Leonardo Del Vecchio in 1961 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.
SALLY BEAUTY HOLDINGS INC (SBH)
Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. retails and distributes professional beauty supplies worldwide. It operates in two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. Sally Beauty Supply segment offers various branded and private label beauty products, including hair care, hair color, skin and nail care, electrical appliances, ethnic products, brushes, cutlery, and accessories. It offers a selection of professional products from Clairol, L'Oreal, Wella, Conair, and Revlon brands. This segment serves retail consumers and salon professionals. Beauty Systems Group segment offers Matrix, Redken, Paul Mitchell, Wella, Sebastian, Graham Webb, Rusk, and TIGI brand products through a network of stores and a direct sales force that serve salons and salon professionals. As of November 29, 2006, the company operated approximately 3,100, including approximately 170 franchised stores in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Japan, Ireland, and Germany. Sally Beauty Holdings was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Denton, Texas.
Inergy, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution, storage, marketing, sale, trading, processing, and fractionation of propane, natural gas, and other natural gas liquids in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Propane Operations and Midstream Operations. The Propane Operations segment sells propane, propane-related appliances, and distillate products. It also involves in providing service work for propane-related equipment; wholesale distribution of propane; and offering marketing and price risk management services to other users, retailers, and resellers of propane. The Midstream Operations segment's activities include storage of natural gas liquids for third parties, as well as fractionation, processing, and distribution of natural gas liquids. It provides wholesale supply, marketing, and distribution services to independent dealers, multistate marketers, petrochemical companies, refinery and gas processors, and other natural gas liquid marketing and distribution companies in the United States. As of November 1, 2005, the company distributed propane to approximately 700,000 customers through 342 customer service centers in 29 states. Inergy was formed in 2001 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
AMERIGAS PARTNERS L.P (APU)
AmeriGas Partners, L.P., through its subsidiary, distributes propane, and related equipment and supplies in the United States. The company also sells, installs, and services propane appliances, including heating systems and propane fuel systems for motor vehicles. Its propane is used as fire furnaces and cutting gas, supplemental fuel to meet peak load deliverability requirements, and in other process applications, as well as for home heating, water heating, cooking, tobacco curing, chicken brooding, and crop drying purposes. As of September 30, 2005, the company served approximately 1.3 million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, wholesale, and motor fuel customers from approximately 650 district locations in 46 states. AmeriGas Propane, Inc. serves as its general partner. AmeriGas Partners, L.P. was formed in 1994 and is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
PETsMART, Inc. provides products, services, and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets in North America. It offers pet services, including grooming, such as precision cuts, baths, toenail trimming, and toothbrushing; pet training; PETsHOTEL; and Doggie Day Camp. The company's PETsHOTEL provides boarding for dogs and cats, 24-hour supervision, an oncall veterinarian, temperature controlled rooms and suites, daily specialty treats, and play time, as well as day camp for dogs. PETsMART, through a strategic relationship with Banfield, also offers various veterinary care, including examinations and vaccinations, dental care, a pharmacy, and routine and complex surgical procedures. In addition, through PETsMART Charities, Inc., it creates and supports programs that intend to help find a lifelong home for every pet. PETsMART sells its products through its stores, as well as through direct marketing channels, including PETsMART.com, an Internet pet e-commerce site, and an e-commerce site to equine products and two branded catalogs. As of March 25, 2005, the company operated 725 retail stores in the United States and Canada. PETsMART was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kona Grill, Inc. owns and operates casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company operates its restaurants under the Kona Grill brand name. As of March 9, 2007, it owned and operated 15 upscale casual dining restaurants in 9 states. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. engages in the retailing of fabrics and crafts in the United States. The company operates retail stores under the Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts, and Jo-Ann names, which feature merchandise used in sewing, crafting, and home decorating projects. It offers softline, hardline, and seasonal products. The company's softline products include fashion and sportswear fabrics used primarily in the construction of garments; special occasion fabrics used to construct evening wear, bridal, and special occasion outfits; craft fabrics used in the construction of quilts, craft, and seasonal projects for the home; juvenile designs for the construction of garments, as well as blankets and decor accessories; special-buy or fabrics; home decorating fabrics and accessories used in home related projects, such as window treatments, furniture, and bed coverings; notions, which include cutting implements, threads, zippers, trims, tapes, pins, elastics, buttons, and ribbons; and sewing-related accessories. Its hardline products include paper crafting components, such as albums, papers, stickers, stamps, and books used in the home-based activities of scrapbooking and card making; craft materials, including items used for stenciling, jewelry making, decorative painting, wall decor, and kids crafting; fine art materials, including pastels, water colors, oil paints, acrylics, easels, brushes, paper, and canvas; yarn and accessories, as well as needlecraft kits and supplies; books and magazines; framed art, photo albums, and ready-made frames; floral products; accessories for floral arrangements and wreath making; and home decor accessories, such as baskets, candles, and accent collections. The company also offers seasonal product offerings that include finished decorations, gifts, and accessories. As of November 14, 2005, it operated 691 Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts traditional stores, and 154 Jo-Ann superstores. The company was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Hudson, Ohio.
FERRELLGAS PARTNERS L.P (FGP)
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution and sale of propane, and related equipment and supplies to customers in the United States. Its propane is used in residential and commercial buildings' space heating, water heating, and cooking; agricultural applications, such as crop drying, space heating, irrigation, and weed control; and in various industrial applications as an engine fuel in internal combustion engines that power vehicles and forklifts, and as a heating or energy source in manufacturing and drying processes. The company's other activities include common carrier services; the wholesale marketing of propane appliances and propane; and the sale of refined fuels and carbon dioxide. Ferrellgas Partners serves residential, industrial/commercial, portable tank exchange, agricultural, and other customers in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and Canada. The company provides propane through a network of independent and partnership-owned distribution outlets. As of July 31, 2005, it had 853 propane distribution locations. Ferrellgas, Inc. acts as its general partner. Ferrellgas Partners was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
FACTORY CARD & PARTY OUTLET CORPORATION (FCPO)
Factory Card & Party Outlet Corp. and its subsidiary, Factory Card Outlet of America Ltd., operate as specialty retailers offering a selection of party supplies, greeting cards, giftwrap, balloons, gifts, seasonal merchandise, and other special occasion merchandise. As of May 5, 2005, it operated 185 company-owned retail stores in 20 states. The company was founded by J. Bayard Kelly. Factory Card & Party Outlet was formerly known as Factory Card Outlet Corp. and is based in Naperville, Illinois.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. primarily operates as a bookseller in the United States. It sells trade books of hardcover and paperback consumer titles (excluding educational textbooks and specialized religious titles); mass-market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fictions; and children's books, bargain books, magazines, and music under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers and the B. Dalton Bookseller trade names. The Barnes & Noble stores offer a title base, a cafe, a children's section, a music department, a magazine section, and a calendar of ongoing events, including author appearances and children's activities. The company also offers the Barnes & Noble membership program, which entitles the customer to receive a 10% discount in the company's stores and on the Barnes & Noble.com Web site. The B. Dalton Bookstores carry titles of various subject categories, such as business, computers, and cooking and reference, which are supplemented by new releases, bestsellers, and other titles. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 824 bookstores, including 683 Barnes & Noble Booksellers and 141 B. Dalton Bookseller throughout the United States. In addition, Barnes & Noble, through its majority owned Calendar Club, operates seasonal kiosks. Further, through its Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., it publishes various titles in the area of how-to, reference, cooking, home design, and health books. The company was incorporated in 1986 and is based in New York City.
IAC/InterActiveCorp operates a portfolio of brands in the travel, retailing, ticketing, personals, media, financial services, real estate, and teleservices industries worldwide. Its Travel segment makes travel products and services available from various commercial and charter airlines, lodging properties, car rental companies, and cruise lines and in-destination service providers. The company's Electronic Retailing segment sells consumer products primarily through the HSN and America's Store television networks, and HSN.com, as well as through consumer catalog services and infomercials. IAC/InterActiveCorp's Ticketing segment provides online and offline ticketing services through Ticketmaster-owned Web sites. It also offers operator-staffed call centers and independent retail outlets serving various venues, entertainment facilities, promoters, and professional sports franchises. Its Personals segment provides single adults with an environment for meeting other singles through their respective Web sites, as well as through Match.com's affiliated networks. The company's Local and Media Services segment offers local content for major cities in the United States and abroad, as well as practical transactional tools; markets coupon books, discounts, merchant promotions, and sally foster gift wrap; and offers free online invitation services, and online travel search engine and directory. Its Financial Services and Real Estate segment provides online exchanges that connect consumers and service providers in the lending and real estate industries. IAC/InterActiveCorp's Teleservices segment provides outsourced customer lifecycle management solutions. The company was incorporated as Silver King Broadcasting Company, Inc. in 1986 and changed its name to HSN, Inc. in 1996. It further changed its name to USA Networks, Inc. in 1998; to USA Interactive in 2002; to InterActiveCorp in 2003; and to IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2004. The company is based in New York City.
TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY (TSCO)
Tractor Supply Company operates retail farm and ranch stores in the United States. It offers equine, pet, and animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth, and containment; maintenance products for agricultural and rural use; hardware and tool products; seasonal products, such as lawn and garden power equipment; truck, trailer, and towing products; and work clothing for the entire family. As of March 26, 2005, the company operated 528 stores in 34 states. Its customers include farmers, horse owners, ranchers, part-time and hobby farmers, suburban and rural homeowners, contractors, and tradesmen. Tractor Supply Company was founded by Charles E. Schmidt Sr. in 1938. The company is based in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Midas, Inc. provides retail automotive services principally through franchised or licensed shops in the United States, Canada, Europe, and other countries. The company's shops offer exhaust systems, brakes, suspension, air conditioning, batteries, tires, and other routine maintenance services. Midas also manufactures shop equipment and exhaust system components, which include mufflers and specialty exhaust pipes. As of January 1, 2005, Midas offered its services at approximately 2,635 franchised, licensed, and company-owned Midas shops in 17 countries, including approximately 1,834 in the United States and Canada. In addition, the company engages in the development, ownership, and leasing of Midas shops in North America. Midas was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.
FTD Group, Inc. provides floral-related products and services to consumers and retail florists in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Consumer and Florist. The Consumer segment operates as an Internet and telephone marketer of flowers and specialty gift items to consumers. It offers approximately 400 floral arrangements and 800 gift items, including boxed flowers, plants, gourmet food gifts, holiday gifts, bath and beauty products, jewelry, wine and gift baskets, dried flowers, and stuffed animals. The Florist segment comprises three divisions: Member Services, Mercury Technology, and Specialty Wholesaling. Member Services division provides various services to FTD-member florists. It also provides FTD-member florists access to the FTD brand and the Mercury Man logo, supported by advertising; order clearinghouse services; a quarterly directory publication of FTD-member florists; credit card processing services; e-commerce Web site development and maintenance; and a 24-hour telephone answering and order-taking service. This segment also offers floral selections guide, a counter display published by FTD featuring FTD products for all occasions. Mercury Technology division provides access to proprietary mercury network, which links various FTD-member florists. It sells and leases basic software and hardware for transmitting and receiving orders, as well as software and hardware that provide back-end systems to manage a florist's business. Specialty Wholesaling division sells FTD-branded and nonbranded hard goods and cut flowers, as well as greeting cards, packaging, promotional products, and other floral-related supplies. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Staples, Inc. and its subsidiaries distribute office products in North America and internationally. The company offers business machines, computers and related products, and office furniture. It also offers an array of services, including high-speed, color and self-service copying, other printing services, faxing, and pack and ship services. As of July 30, 2005, the company operated 1,716 superstores. Staples, Inc. was founded by Tom Stemberg and Leo Kahn in 1985. The company is based in Framingham, Massachusetts.
GALLERY OF HISTORY INC (HIST)
Gallery of History, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries engage in the acquisition and marketing of documents of historical or social significance to the general public. The company markets letters and documents, as well as signatures of presidents, other governmental and political figures, significant physicians, inventors, Nobel Prize winners, explorers, aviators, scientists, entertainers, authors, artists, musicians, composers, clergymen, judges, lawyers, military figures, and well-known persons in sports. As of September 30, 2005, its inventory of documents consisted of approximately 182,000 various documents. In addition, Gallery of History sells a book, known as The Handbook of Historical Documents-A Guide to Owning History. The company sells its products primarily to the individuals who collect antiques, paintings, lithographs, and other works of art or other collectibles. Gallery of History was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A.C. MOORE ARTS & CRAFTS INC (ACMR)
A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer in the eastern region of the United States. It offers a selection of arts, crafts, and floral merchandise to consumers. The company provides paints, brushes, canvas, drawing tools, rubber stamps and stationery, scrapbooking supplies, stencils, and frames; stitchery, yarn, cake and candy making supplies, glass crafts, wood crafts, kids crafts, felt, glitter, dollmaking, dollhouses and furniture, and instructional books; and silk and dried flowers, flower vases and other products, floral arrangements, ribbon and lace, wedding related items, potpourri, candles, candle making supplies, and wicker baskets. In addition, it offers T-shirts and sweatshirts, decorative items like patches and rhinestones, and jewelry making supplies like beads; and seasonal items, such as craft making materials, decorations and floral products for holidays and seasons. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated a 96-store chain of retail arts and crafts stores in the eastern region of the United States. A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Blackwood, New Jersey.
Borders Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates book, music, and movie superstores, as well as mall-based bookstores. The company also operates mall-based bookstores that offer customers new releases, hardcover and paperback bestsellers, periodicals, and a standard selection of other titles. As of October 22, 2005, the company operated 516 superstores under the Borders name, including 466 in the United States, 32 in the United Kingdom, 12 in Australia, 3 in Puerto Rico, 2 in New Zealand, and 1 in Singapore. It also operated 700 mall-based and other bookstores, including bookstores primarily under the Waldenbooks, Borders Express, and Borders Outlet names, as well as Borders-branded airport stores, and 33 bookstores under the Books etc. name in the United Kingdom, as of the above date. In addition, the company owned and operated United Kingdom-based Paperchase Products Limited, a designer and retailer of stationery, cards and gifts, with 85 locations, including 36 located inside Borders International superstores, as of the above date. Borders Group, Inc. is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
West Marine, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of boating supplies in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company operates in three divisions: Stores, Port Supply, and Direct Sales. The Stores division operated approximately 400 stores in 38 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as of January 4, 2006. The Port Supply division operates as a wholesale distributor of marine equipment in the United States serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators, and government agencies. The Direct Sales division includes its catalog and Internet operations. The company's maintenance products include engine and plumbing parts, paint, and electrical supplies, as well as private label products, including batteries, bottom paint, and boat cleaning products. Its safety items include life jackets, flares, harnesses, and first aid kits, as well as electronics products, such as global positioning navigational systems, ship-to-shore radios, marine stereos, autopilots, fish finders, and radars. It also offers private label very high frequency radios and other electronics equipment, as well as powerboat and lifestyle products, including fishing and watersports products, small boats and motors, items for the cabin and galley, gift items, footwear, and apparel. In addition, the company's hardware products include items, such as ropes, chains, anchors, trailers, and deck hardware. West Marine also engages in the wholesale distribution of products to commercial customers and other retailers. The company was founded by Randy Repass. West Marine was incorporated in 1976 and is based in Watsonville, California.
BOOKS-A-MILLION INC (BAMM)
Books-A-Million, Inc. operates as a retailer of book merchandise in the southeastern United States. The company operates through two segments, Retail Trade and Electronic Commerce Trade. The Retail Trade segment engages primarily in the retail trade and supply of book merchandise. It operates superstores that offer a selection of best sellers, as well as other hardcover and paperback books, magazines, local newspapers, and gifts; traditional stores, which provide a selection of books, magazines, and gift items; and Joe Muggs newsstands that offer a selection of magazines and newspapers, as well as hardcover and paperback books. Its superstores also include a Joe Muggs cafe, serving Joe Muggs coffee and assorted pastries. As of November 18, 2005, the company operated 208 stores. The Electronic Commerce Trade segment sells a range of products over the Internet under the names Booksamillion.com and Joemuggs.com. Booksamillion.com sells a selection of books, magazines, and gift items. Joemuggs.com offers a selection of whole bean coffee, confections, and related gift items. Books-A-Million was founded in 1917 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.
Marinemax, Inc. engages in the retail sale, brokerage, and servicing of new and used boats, motors, trailers, marine parts, and accessories in the United States. It offers new and used recreational boats, including motor yachts; convertibles; specialty boats and yachts; fishing boats; pleasure boats, such as sport boats, sport cruisers, sport yachts, yachts, and mega-yachts; related marine parts and accessories, including oils, lubricants, steering and control systems, corrosion control products, maintenance, service products, engines, trailers, parts, and propellers; boating accessories, such as life jackets, inflatables, and water sports equipment; and novelty items, including shirts, caps, and license plates. The company also arranges related boat financing, insurance, and extended service contracts; provides maintenance, repair, and storage services; offers boat and yacht brokerage services; and offers slip and storage accommodations. It sells recreational boats and other marine products and offer related boat services through various retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. As of September 30, 2005, the company operated 71 retail locations. MarineMax was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida.
GANDER MOUNTAIN COMPANY (GMTN)
Gander Mountain Company operates as a specialty retailer in the United States. It offers a range of merchandise for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts, with a particular focus on hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. The company's products include an assortment of outdoor equipment, accessories, related technical apparel, and footwear under various brands, as well as related services. As of May 18, 2005, it operated 89 Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Office Depot, Inc. supplies office products and services in North America and internationally. The company provides its products in three categories: supplies; technology; and furniture and other. The supplies category includes paper, filing, binders, writing instruments, adhesives, school supplies, and ink and toner. The technology category includes desktop and laptop computers, monitors, printers, copiers, cables, software, digital cameras, telephones, and wireless communications products. The furniture and other category include desks, chairs, luggage, calculators, products, and services and other miscellaneous items. It sells its products under Office Depot, Viking Office Products, Viking Direct, 4Sure.com, Guilbert, and NiceDay brand names. The company offers its products and services through wholly owned retail stores, contract business-to-business sales relationships, commercial catalogs, and multiple Web sites. Office Depot was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Deiray Beach, Florida.
Medifast, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products. The company's product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and sports nutrition products. It offers various weight and disease management products under the Medifast brand and for select private label customers. The Medifast line includes Medifast 55; Medifast 70; Medifast Plus for appetite suppression, diabetics, joint health, women's health, and coronary health; Medifast Fit; Medifast Take Shape; Medifast supplement bars; Medifast creamy soups; Medifast minestrone soup; Medifast hot cocoa; Medifast oatmeal; Medifast Pro teas; Medifast chicken noodle soup; Medifast fast soups; Medifast homestyle chili; Medifast multigrain crackers; and various other products, including 23 new products. It also sells menopause relief pills, personal cream lubricant, a urinary tract infection (UTI) home screening test stick, UTI cleansing wipes, UTI cranberry-plus-blueberry, women's wellbeing meal replacements, and all-natural weight loss pills. The company sells its products through medical professionals and weight loss clinics, as well as through direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web. Medifast was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.
SHARPER IMAGE CORPORATION (SHRP)
Sharper Image Corporation operates as a specialty retailer of various products, including electronics, recreation and fitness, personal care, house ware, travel, toy, gifts, and other categories. It markets and sells its merchandise primarily through three sales channels: The Sharper Image stores; The Sharper Image catalog, which includes direct marketing activities and television infomercials; and the Internet. The company also engages in business-to-business wholesale operations, as well as owns and operates online auction Web site and an online outlet store to help manage refurbished and close-out inventory. As of July 31, 2005, it operated 183 stores throughout the United States. The company was founded by Richard J. Thalheimer in 1977 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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.