Gerber Childrenswear, Inc yesterday announced that as a result of current economic conditions and short-term business trends, it now expects revenue and earnings per share for the second quarter and full year to be lower than previously anticipated. Due primarily to the weak retail environment and a continued slowdown in consumer spending, the company is expecting net sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001 to total approximately $49m and earnings per diluted share to range between $0.05 and $0.07. For the full year, the company currently anticipates net sales will range between $210m to $225m and earnings per diluted share will be between $0.65 and $0.75.