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October 25, 2012

Regional retailers are typically defined by geography, but Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk is a bit different than most. Distinguished by its signature Southern hospitality, the nation’s largest privately held department store chain has a dominant presence throughout the South and a footprint as far west as Oklahoma and north through Maryland. But its reach extends even farther, as Canadians and Californians alike shop its e-commerce site. 

December 28, 2010

Chain Store Age spoke with Jon Pollack, executive VP sales promotion, marketing and e-commerce for Belk, about the company’s rebranding and other initiatives.


HEADQUARTERS Charlotte, N.C. 

TYPE OF BUSINESS Department store operator

NUMBER OF STORES 305 stores in 16 Southern states


The nation’s largest privately owned department store company is stepping up — and updating — its profile. Belk, founded in 1888, is investing an estimated $70 million during the next year and a half to support a rebranding push that puts a more modern and contemporary spin on its Southern heritage. 


October 3, 2010

Belk has launched an updated corporate identity that projects the company's restated mission "to satisfy...