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Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation
Below is for historical reference:
The roots of Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation
(the "Company") go back to 1924 with wholesale sales of ladies
coats and junior suits. In 1972, the Company opened its first outlet store
in Burlington, New Jersey. Coats were the primary offering at the original
Burlington Coat Factory, but over time the concept evolved into a one-stop
shopping experience. Extensive selections of men's and women's suits, sportswear,
shoes, and accessories developed. Highly successful baby and youth departments
were created. A linens department was added in 1987.
Burlington Coat Factory has remained successful
by making value a priority. The Company, through strategic purchasing, has
always been able to offer the latest in designer clothing, shoes, accessories,
baby products, and home furnishings at great savings. Burlington Coat Factory
maintains a minimalist approach to merchandising, keeping stores modern
and attractive, without passing on the high cost of fixtures and decor to
Today, the Company is a national department store
retail chain which offers current, high quality, designer merchandise at
prices up to 60% below those at other department stores. Burlington Coat
Factory stores feature coats, apparel, shoes, accessories for the entire
family, baby clothes, furniture, toys, home decor items, and gifts. Over
350 stores can be found in 42 states nationwide. The Company also owns and
operates the following
- The company is privately
held by Bain Capital Partners, LLC.
- Burlington Coat Factory
currently employs approximately 28,000 people, both full and part-time,
across the country.
- Computerworld Magazine
has named Burlington Coat Factory one of the
Top 100 Companies to
Work for in IT
in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005.
- The Wharton Small
Business Development Center and the Wharton Family-Controlled Corporation
Program named Burlington Coat Factory as a finalist for
of the Year in 2000.
- RIS News Magazine named
Burlington Coat Factory one of the Top 50 retailers best at fusing technology
solutions with the corporate vision in 2001.
- In October 2001,
Burlington Coat Factory was named
"Company of Compassion"
by the Mercer County HIV Consortium for its local and national charitable
- In 2001, Burlington Coat
Factory became the first paper balloon retail partner for the Light
The Night Walk, a national fundraising program conducted by the Leukemia &
- In March 2002, Computerworld
Magazine named Burlington Coat Factory one of their
Top 10 "Best in
for engaging in one of the most innovative IT projects in business.
- In October 2002,
Mike Prince, Chief Information Officer of Burlington Coat Factory, was
named one of the
"20 Who Made it Happen"
by CI Magazine, based on his successful adoption of "unconventional
technologies" for the Company.
- In December 2002,
the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society presented the President, Chairman,
and Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Coat Factory with its
in recognition of the Company's charitable contributions to the Society.
During that year, the Company's paper balloon sales raised more than
$175,000 for the Society and walking teams from the Company raised an
- In August 2003, CIO
Magazine named Burlington Coat Factory one of the
Top 100 Most Resourceful
based on its pursuit of emerging technologies to reduce costs.
- In 2005 the New Jersey
Retail Merchants Association (NJRMA) named Burlington Coat Factory
of the Year.
- 2006 marks the third year
that Burlington Coat Factory has been the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's
#1 National Partner with the Light the Night Campaign. Burlington Coat
Factory's Light the Night Campaign raised $774,000 for a combined total
since 2001 of over $2.3 Million dollars.
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