Kellwood Company (NYSE: KWD) announced today the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Group B Clothing Company, Inc, according to Hal J. Upbin, Kellwood chairman, president and chief executive officer. Best known for its popular Democracy® label, the Vernon, Calif-based company markets better-priced junior and misses casual sportswear and dresses to upscale department and specialty stores and better catalog retailers across the country.