Specialty retailer and wholesaler Kuhlman Company Inc has announced a string of recent store openings.

The new stores are located at the Spire in Atlanta, at Bel Mar in Lakewood, at Village Pointe in Omaha, and on Chestnut Street in San Francisco.

Kuhlman said it remains on plan with its new store-opening schedule and continues to target opening at least 25 new locations during the financial year ended 1 January 2006.

Chief executive officer Scott Kuhlman said: "We are committed to growing our retail business to serve our expanding customer base and remain highly focused on maximising value for our shareholders."

Kuhlman provides men's and women's apparel through company-owned retail stores and under private labels through other large retailers.