Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings is a marriage made in retail heaven. Isetan brings advanced information technology while Mitsukoshi knows how to attract moneyed customers from Japan's elite. The merged company, one of Japan's leading department store operators, boasts a dozen Mitsukoshi stores and about a half a dozen Isetan locations throughout Japan with Mitsukoshi focusing on the older crowd while Isetan's Tokyo-area shops offer apparel alongside food, housewares, and sundries to appeal to younger generations. Overseas, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings has stores in Asia, Europe, and the US. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings was formed in 2008 when Isetan bought out its older rival.
Garden Ridge Corporation owns and operates more than 40 stores, each covering nearly 3 acres and mostly located off major highways in about 20 states from Florida to Michigan. Its home state of Texas boasts some 15 stores. Considered the "home décor depot," Garden Ridge stores sell about 500,000 decorating items, such as seasonal décor, framed art, baskets, silk and dried flowers, furniture, home textiles, and pottery, as well as crafts and party supplies. Garden Ridge, which began as a single store outside of San Antonio in 1979, is owned by an investment group led by the New York-based private equity firm Three Cities Research.
White Flower Farm, founded in 1950, is owned by CEO Eliot Wadsworth who purchased it from founder William Harris in 1976. Harris and his wife Jane Grant, both successful journalists before taking the gardening path, founded the nursery. White Flower Farms has a lot of colors on its palette. Through catalogs and its Web site, White Flower Farm sells a wide range of annuals, bulbs, houseplants, perennials, shrubs and vines, and vegetables that it grows in its own nursery. White Flower Farm, Inc. also offers tools, gifts, garden accessories, and tips for making the garden grow. A retail store at the nursery is open from April to October. White Flower Farm, Inc. maintains five acres of display gardens open to the public.
Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, FleetPride is the nation’s largest independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer replacement parts, with over 190 branches spanning the country. FleetPride also sponsors a nationwide network of over 200 repair and maintenance facilities known as FleetCare Truck Service Centers. We employ over 2,300 experienced parts and service professionals across all of our business disciplines.Formed in 1999, FleetPride has earned a solid and loyal customer base across several markets by providing outstanding customer service and real value. Our customers include fleets and operators from large corporations, local businesses and municipalities. We serve many industries such as freight, shipping, leasing services, agricultural, food and beverage, construction, waste management and many others.
Richer Sounds stands behind its name. Founded by then-19-year-old Julian Richer, Richer Sounds PLC today is Britain's biggest hi-fi and electronics retailer, selling audio and video electronics gear from more than 40 stores throughout the UK. Stores sell such products as CD and DVD players, home theater systems, plasma and LCD TVs, speakers, turntables, amplifiers, and more. It also sells its wares from its retail company web site (Mr. Richer guarantees that prices in the two media will always match.) Richer Sounds PLC is owned by chairman Julian Richer, who opened his first store at London Bridge in 1978.
The leading online retailer CSN Stores, operates more than 200 online stores in a variety of niche market segments. Between its numerous websites, the company hawks more than 1 million products, including home and office furnishings, housewares, tools and hardware, luggage, shoes, and fitness items. In addition to CSNStores.com, the company operates sites such as AllModern.com, Cookware.com, Luggage.com, SimplyDesks.com, and Strollers.com. CEO Niraj Shah and chairman Steve Conine started the company in 2002 with one shopping destination, RacksandStands.com, and have continued their online expansion.
Mothercare plc sells maternity, baby, and children's clothes; nursery equipment; and toys from more than 1,000 company-owned and franchised stores, more than 600 of which are outside the UK. Mothercare operates in about 50 countries, primarily in other parts of Europe, the Middle and Far East, and in Africa and Southeast Asia. It also offers its merchandise, including the in-house MODA maternity clothing line, through catalogs and its website. Mothercare boosted its presence in the retail toy market with its purchase of the Early Learning Centre (ELC) in 2007. While the firm has struggled at home, it has been successful overseas, particularly in Russia and India.
Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company, founded in 1901, is a
successful, family-owned and operated company that conducts
business based on a commitment to honesty, hard work,
service, quality, and strong values. Our company values have
not swayed in over 100 years. We continue to be guided by
our core principles of honesty and integrity by thinking
“clients first”, being a leading provider of integrated
construction solutions, and living a culture of performance
excellence. We are one of the nation’s largest professional
dealers, earning the distinction of premier vendor
partnerships with some of the nation’s leading builders. We
invite you to discover the Foxworth-Galbraith difference.
Earth Fare stores offer about 26,000 natural and organic products, house cafes and juice bars, sell vitamins and herbs, and offer deli service and cooking classes. Earth Fare was founded in 1975 by Roger Derrough who owns it along with other investors.Shoppers looking to fill their carts with products containing high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial flavors, and synthetic growth hormones need not shop at Earth Fare. The regional organic and natural foods supermarket chain operates some 20 stores in Alabama, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Tennessee. Its stores are smaller than those of its conventional supermarket competitors and national natural foods chains like Whole Foods Market.
CVS Caremark Corporation operates as a pharmacy services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Pharmacy Services and Retail Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Service segment provides a range of prescription benefit management services, including mail order pharmacy services, specialty pharmacy services, plan design and administration, formulary management, and claims processing. This segment primarily serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, managed care organizations and other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals. As of December 31, 2009, it operated 49 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 18 specialty mail order pharmacies, and 6 mail service pharmacies located in 25 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. This segment operates business under the Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS/pharmacy, CarePlus, RxAmerica, AccordantCare, and TheraCom names. The Retail Pharmacy segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its pharmacy retail stores and online. It also provides health care services. This segment operated 7,025 retail drugstores located in 41 states and the District of Columbia; and 569 retail health care clinics in 25 states. The company has a strategic alliance with Alere, L.L.C. for the management of disease management program offerings that cover chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, congestive heart failure, and coronary artery disease. CVS Caremark Corporation was founded in 1892 and is based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
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