Jos. A. Bank Clothiers opened its new store in Rookwood Commons Lifestyle Center in Cincinnati, Ohio yesterday - the fourth of up to 30 new stores that will open this year as part of the company's previously announced plan to open 75-100 plus new stores by fiscal 2003.

The new store was built in the company's refocused customer-friendly prototype design.

Robert N. Wildrick, CEO, said: "We are strongly committed to our store opening programme which should help increase our profitability in the second half of this year. I am also pleased that our new 'TRIO' product, which we launched this spring, is exceeding expectations and gives us another competitive edge in our marketplace."