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About Belk, Inc.

North Carolina-based department store chain Belk operates about 300 stores in some 15 states. The company's locations are primarily in the southeastern US and offer mid-priced brand-name and private-label apparel, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, gifts, and home furnishings. Brands include Kim Rogers, Lightning Bug, Biltmore, Kaari Blue, True Craft, Zelos, and Nursery Rhyme. The company also operates an ecommerce site. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk, Belk is a portfolio company of New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners.

Strategy

Despite a withering physical retail landscape, Belk is investing in expanding its geographic footprint and remodeling its existing properties. The company is also seeking to reinvigorate sales by growing its retail brands and diversifying its product lineups.

In 2018 the retailer introduced Belk Beauty, its first proprietary beauty line. The product family includes 10 items inspired by the company's southern roots with names like Blush Your Heart Blush & Bronze Palette and Sweet as Sugar 8-Shade Eye Palette. That year it extended its private-label Crown & Ivy women's apparel brand to include men's clothing and women's shoes. It also has plans to add home and kids' products to the brand's catalog. The previous year Belk began marketing The Limited-branded women's clothing in 150 stores.

The company invested $65 million in 2017 in store remodels and capital improvements (parking lots, paint, and roofing) and three new store openings in Georgia, Kentucky, and Maryland.

Belk, Inc.

2801 W Tyvola Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217-4500
Phone: 1 (704) 357-1000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Publicly Owned
President and COO: John R. Belk
CEO: Lisa M. Harper
EVP, General Counsel, and Secretary: Ralph A. Pitts
Employees (This Location): 1,200
Employees (All Locations): 24,350

Major Office Locations

Charlotte, NC

Other Locations

Alabaster, AL
Auburn, AL
Cullman, AL
Decatur, AL
Dothan, AL
Florence, AL
Gadsden, AL
Guntersville, AL
Hoover, AL
Huntsville, AL
Jasper, AL
Mobile, AL
Montgomery, AL
Mountain Brk, AL
Prattville, AL
Selma, AL
Spanish Fort, AL
Trussville, AL
Tuscaloosa, AL
Vestavia, AL
Conway, AR
Hot Springs, AR
Little Rock, AR
Paragould, AR
Rogers, AR
Russellville, AR
Stuttgart, AR
Brooksville, FL
Cape Coral, FL
Deland, FL
Destin, FL
Fort Myers, FL
Gainesville, FL
Jacksonville, FL
Lady Lake, FL
Lake City, FL
Lakeland, FL
Land O Lakes, FL
Leesburg, FL
Melbourne, FL
Ocala, FL
Orange Park, FL
Palm Coast, FL
Pensacola, FL
Saint Augustine, FL
Sebring, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Winter Haven, FL
Albany, GA
Americus, GA
Athens, GA
Atlanta, GA
Bainbridge, GA
Bethlehem, GA
Brunswick, GA
Buford, GA
Canton, GA
Carrollton, GA
Cartersville, GA
Centerville, GA
Conyers, GA
Cordele, GA
Cornelia, GA
Cumming, GA
Dalton, GA
Douglas, GA
Douglasville, GA
Dublin, GA
Fayetteville, GA
Gainesville, GA
Griffin, GA
Hartwell, GA
Kennesaw, GA
Lagrange, GA
Macon, GA
Marietta, GA
Mcdonough, GA
Milledgeville, GA
Moultrie, GA
Newnan, GA
Norcross, GA
Rome, GA
Saint Marys, GA
Savannah, GA
Snellville, GA
Statesboro, GA
Thomaston, GA
Thomasville, GA
Tifton, GA
Toccoa, GA
Valdosta, GA
Vidalia, GA
Waycross, GA
Indianapolis, IN
Ashland, KY
Corbin, KY
Elizabethtown, KY
Middlesboro, KY
Richmond, KY
Somerset, KY
Covington, LA
Monroe, LA
Shreveport, LA
California, MD
Westminster, MD
Branson, MO
Biloxi, MS
Columbus, MS
Gautier, MS
Gulfport, MS
Hattiesburg, MS
Jackson, MS
Laurel, MS
Mccomb, MS
Meridian, MS
Natchez, MS
Oxford, MS
Ridgeland, MS
Tupelo, MS
Vicksburg, MS
Ahoskie, NC
Asheboro, NC
Asheville, NC
Boone, NC
Burlington, NC
Cary, NC
Charlotte, NC
Clinton, NC
Concord, NC
Dunn, NC
Durham, NC
Elizabeth City, NC
Elkin, NC
Forest City, NC
Gastonia, NC
Goldsboro, NC
Greensboro, NC
Greenville, NC
Henderson, NC
Hendersonville, NC
Hickory, NC
High Point, NC
Jacksonville, NC
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Kinston, NC
Laurinburg, NC
Lenoir, NC
Lexington, NC
Lincolnton, NC
Lumberton, NC
Monroe, NC
Morehead City, NC
Morganton, NC
Mount Airy, NC
New Bern, NC
Pineville, NC
Raleigh, NC
Reidsville, NC
Roanoke Rapids, NC
Rockingham, NC
Rocky Mount, NC
Salisbury, NC
Sanford, NC
Shallotte, NC
Shelby, NC
Smithfield, NC
Southern Pines, NC
Statesville, NC
Washington, NC
Waynesville, NC
Whiteville, NC
Wilkesboro, NC
Williamston, NC
Wilmington, NC
Wilson, NC
Zebulon, NC
Owasso, OK
Stillwater, OK
Tulsa, OK
Aiken, SC
Anderson, SC
Beaufort, SC
Blythewood, SC
Camden, SC
Charleston, SC
Columbia, SC
Conway, SC
Easley, SC
Florence, SC
Gaffney, SC
Georgetown, SC
Greenville, SC
Greenwood, SC
Greer, SC
Hartsville, SC
Hilton Head Island, SC
Jonesville, SC
Lake City, SC
Lancaster, SC
Laurens, SC
Mount Pleasant, SC
Murrells Inlet, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC
North Augusta, SC
North Charleston, SC
Orangeburg, SC
Rock Hill, SC
Seneca, SC
Simpsonville, SC
Spartanburg, SC
Summerville, SC
Sumter, SC
Williamston, SC
Athens, TN
Chattanooga, TN
Clarksville, TN
Cleveland, TN
Columbia, TN
Cookeville, TN
Franklin, TN
Gallatin, TN
Greeneville, TN
Hixson, TN
Jackson, TN
Johnson City, TN
Kingsport, TN
Knoxville, TN
Maryville, TN
Morristown, TN
Murfreesboro, TN
Oak Ridge, TN
Sevierville, TN
Springfield, TN
Dallas, TX
Euless, TX
Flower Mound, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Greenville, TX
Kerrville, TX
Lufkin, TX
Mckinney, TX
Nacogdoches, TX
New Braunfels, TX
Paris, TX
Rockwall, TX
Sherman, TX
Waco, TX
Waxahachie, TX
Weatherford, TX
Bristol, VA
Cedar Bluff, VA
Charlottesville, VA
Christiansburg, VA
Danville, VA
Farmville, VA
Franklin, VA
Fredericksburg, VA
Harrisonburg, VA
Lynchburg, VA
Martinsville, VA
Roanoke, VA
South Boston, VA
Staunton, VA
Suffolk, VA
Williamsburg, VA
Winchester, VA
Wise, VA
Bluefield, WV
Parkersburg, WV