/PRNewswire/ -- Leslie's Poolmart, Inc. (Leslie's), the nation's leading retailer of swimming pool supplies and related products, announced their plans to grand open stores in Cary, North Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina. Leslie's opened the doors of its Cary store at 223 Crossroads Blvd., on Thursday, March 17, 2011 and opened the Wilmington store at 324 S. College Road on Thursday, March 3, 2011. The stores will celebrate their grand opening April 8 - 11, 2011, with specials and festivities throughout the weekend, including 20% off everything in the store! (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110325/MM71827LOGO ) "Leslie's is proud to be opening

The party supplies distributor aims to reduce its funded debt by more than 70% to $200 million. Carlyle Group-backed party supplies distributor Oriental Trading Co. of Omaha has filed a pre-packaged bankruptcy petition that it said would reduce its funded debt by more than 70% to $200 million. Carlyle invested in Oriental Trading in 2006, acquiring a majority stake from Brentwood Associates, which held onto a 25% holding. Terms of the deal were undisclosed but published reports valued the transaction at close to $1 billion. Calls into the company were not returned by press time. In its Chapter 11

© Profile of Success, Catalog Success magazine, August 2006 Catalog Success: When was the catalog established? Fred Meyers: The company was founded in 1982, and we mailed the first catalog in 1987. CS: What is your primary merchandise? FM: Men's and women's shirts, hats and bags with custom-embroidered logos CS: How did the company get started? FM: The company started as a hobby when I was a college student in New York. The Lacoste alligator shirts were kind of at the height of their popularity. I had grown up wearing the shirts and had always liked them, but as they got to

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