October 2013 Summary:
Destination Maternity Corporation is the world's leading maternity apparel
retailer. Formerly known as Mothers Work,
Inc., Destination Maternity Corporation
is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: DEST) with over $500 million in annual
sales. Destination Maternity Corporation is the world's largest designer
and retailer of maternity apparel. In the United States and Canada, as of
June 30, 2013, Destination Maternity operates 1,893 retail locations, including
606 stores, predominantly under the tradenames Motherhood Maternity®, A
Pea in the Pod®, and Destination Maternity®, and 1,287 leased department
locations, and sells on the web through its DestinationMaternity.com and
brand-specific websites. Destination Maternity also distributes its Oh Baby
by Motherhood® collection through a licensed arrangement at over 1,100 Kohl's®
stores throughout the United States and on Kohls.com. In addition, Destination
Maternity is expanding internationally and has exclusive store franchise
and product supply relationships in India, the Middle East and South Korea.
As of June 30, 2013, Destination Maternity has 141 international franchised
locations, including 123 shop-in-shop locations and 18 Destination Maternity
Mothers Work announced a strategic restructuring and streamlining of its
merchandise brands and store nameplates to improve the long-term profitability
of the business. The A Pea in the Pod® brand expanded to include the Mimi
Maternity merchandise assortments. The Mimi Maternity product line was re-branded
under the A Pea in the Pod® brand, and the A Pea in the Pod® merchandise
assortment was re-branded as A Pea in the Pod Collection™, to emphasize
its exclusive designer brand positioning. Single-brand Mimi Maternity stores
were renamed as A Pea in the Pod®, and multi-brand Mimi Maternity stores
as Destination Maternity®.
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