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Wall Street Equity Research

January 19, 2011 08:08 ET

Professional Research on The Talbots Inc. and Chico's FAS Inc. -- Not All Apparel Retailers Are Benefiting From Returning Customers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) - allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the apparel stores industry, and offers free research on industry players The Talbots Inc. (NYSE: TLB) and Chico's FAS Inc. (NYSE: CHS). Register today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

Overall this holiday season was positive with customer traffic and spending rising over last year. Unfortunately for some, the increased spending was not evenly spread among retailers, with some like Chico's FAS Inc. faring well while others trailed behind. Retailers left bringing up the rear saw sales drop off in December, despite a positive start to the season, and were forced to resort to deep discounts once again. Discounting has been further compounding problems for some apparel stores such as The Talbots Inc. that are already struggling with their margins. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at or to download the full reports on The Talbots Inc. and Chico's FAS Inc. is a specialized website where investors can have complete access to free reports on apparel stores industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on The Talbots Inc., Chico's FAS Inc. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

Certain companies are facing further difficulties due to their target clientele. Where baby boomers were previously a large and profitable market, many are now experiencing harder financial times. Stores which cater primarily to women from this age group are finding that their customers are becoming increasingly pennywise as retirement approaches. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting apparel stores stocks.

Apparel stores which are experiencing difficulties are focused on marketing and image. Some are attempting to expand their offerings to appeal to a wider range of customers. Others are enhancing their marketing campaign in the hopes of attracting new customers and regaining ones which have strayed.

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