USA: Designs, Inc. Announces May Sales
Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: DESI), operator of Levi's® and Dockers® Outlet by Designs stores, today announced that sales for the four weeks ended Saturday, May 27, 2000, decreased to $12.2 million compared with sales of $12.5 million in the corresponding period of the prior year. For the four months in the year-to-date period, sales were $51.6 million compared with sales of $52.4 million for the same four month period in the prior year. Comparable store sales, decreased 5.8 percent for the four weeks ended May 27, 2000, and decreased 3.5 percent for the four month year-to-date period. Comparable stores are retail locations that have been open at least 13 months. Forward-looking information requires the Company to make certain estimates and assumptions regarding the Company's strategic direction and the effect of such plans on the Company's financial results. The Company's actual results and the implementation of its plans and operations may differ materially from forward-looking statements made by the Company. The Company encourages readers of forwarding-looking information concerning the Company to refer to its prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that set forth certain risks and uncertainties that may have an impact on future results and direction of the Company. Designs, Inc. operates 105 Levi's® Outlet by Designs and Dockers® Outlet by Designs stores. These stores are located in outlet parks and malls throughout the eastern United States.