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The Talbots, Inc. (TLB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

31 Pages GlobalData April 13, 2011 SKU: GBDT6263249

The Talbots, Inc. (TLB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


The Talbots, Inc. (Talbots) is a leading specialty retailer of women's, men's, and children's apparel and related products; and online sales. The company got its start in New England in 1947 and remained a small regional chain for nearly 30 years before it was purchased by General Mills, which undertook its nationwide expansion. In the late 1980s, Talbots was sold to a Japanese retail conglomerate, which funded further growth for the company. In the 1990s, Talbots expanded both its product offerings and its geographical scope as it began to open stores overseas. As of October 31, 2010, the company operates 584 Talbots brand store in the US and Canada. The company operates in retail stores and direct sales segment. The company is headquartered at Hingham in Massachusetts, the US.

The Talbots, Inc. Key Recent Developments…

Apr 19, 2010: Talbots appoints two members to board of directors

Apr 07, 2010: Talbots incorporation acquires BPW

Mar 08, 2010: The Talbots appoints new EVP and general merchandise manager

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  • Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.
  • Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
  • Key competitors - A list of key competitors to the company.
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  • Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
  • Key operational heads - A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
  • Important locations and subsidiaries - A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
  • Detailed financial ratios for the past five years - The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
  • Interim ratios for the last five interim periods - The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.
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April 13, 2011

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