Project Description


Belk is the nation’s largest privately owned mainline department store company with more than 300 fashion department stores in 16 contiguous Southern states and sales totaling $3.5 billion in its past fiscal year. The company has continued to expand its retail leadership position in key Southern markets by acquiring the Proffitt’s/McRae’s and Parisian department store groups from Saks Incorporated in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Belk also opens new stores and expands existing stores each year as part of its long-term growth strategy. In 2006, Belk acquired the assets of Mississippi-based Migerobe, Inc. fine jewelry company and established a fine jewelry division at its corporate offices in Charlotte. Belk and Co. Fine Jewelers shops now offer a wide assortment of fine jewelry, watches and quality gift items in more than 150 Belk stores.