Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 8, 2015



(Exact Name of Registrants as Specified in Their Charters)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)



0-23071   31-1241495
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
500 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, New Jersey   07094
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(201) 558-2400

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 8.01 Other Events.


On January 8, 2015, the Company issued a press release updating its previously announced fourth fiscal quarter guidance for comparable retail sales and adjusted net income per diluted share. The Company stated that it expects that comparable retail sales and adjusted net income per diluted share for its fourth fiscal quarter will be in the upper end of the range previously announced in its November 20, 2014 third fiscal quarter earnings press release.


On January 8, 2015, the Company also announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new $100 million share repurchase program, authorizing the Company to repurchase its common stock. Under the share repurchase program, the Company may repurchase shares in the open market at current market prices at the time of purchase or in privately negotiated transactions. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased under the program will depend on a variety of factors including price, corporate and regulatory requirements, and other business and market conditions, and the Company may suspend or discontinue the share repurchase program at any time, and may thereafter reinstitute purchases, all without prior announcement.


A copy of the Company’s January 8, 2015 press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01 Financial Statement and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits  
  Exhibit  99.1 Press release, dated January 8, 2015, issued by the Company.



Forward Looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to statements relating to the Company’s forecasts regarding comparable retail sales and adjusted net income per diluted share. Forward-looking statements typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “plan,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current expectations and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially. Some of these risks and uncertainties are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the “Risk Factors” section of its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014. Included among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially are the risk that the Company will be unsuccessful in gauging fashion trends and changing consumer preferences, the risks resulting from the highly competitive nature of the Company’s business and its dependence on consumer spending patterns, which may be affected by the economic factors that continue to affect the Company’s target customer or by other factors such as an increase in the cost of food, the risk that the Company’s strategic initiatives to increase sales and margin are delayed or do not result in anticipated improvements, the risk that the cost of raw materials or energy prices will increase beyond current expectations or that the Company is unable to offset cost increases through value engineering or price increases, and the uncertainty of weather patterns. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date:  January 8, 2015    
  By: /s/ Jane Elfers
  Name: Jane Elfers
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer