26 Total Quotes

Alan Lacy Quotes

Kevin left the company at my request because I lost confidence in his personal credibility, ... His departure is not related to business performance and does not constitute a change in credit strategy.
Alan Lacy
#Company

We are pleased that sales in core businesses such as lawn and garden, tools and apparel have shown signs of strengthening, especially considering the difficult economic environment,
Alan Lacy
#Sales

If people can't pay the credit in 180 days, and these are people who would pay in the 240 days they get from Sears, that would affect them,
Alan Lacy
#People

further refine its core business strategy.
Alan Lacy
#Business

On a stand-alone basis, Sears Canada's retail business faces an increasingly competitive retail environment in Canada, and the principal factor that will determine the value of this business is the prospects for its retail operations.
Alan Lacy
#Business

Given the slowing economic environment, 2001 will be a challenging year, particularly in the first half, ... We are very focused on delivering solid profit growth for the year...Income growth combined with our share repurchase program should allow us to achieve high single- to low double-digit earnings per share growth.
Alan Lacy
#Environment

Clearly business is slowing down. Everybody is cutting back a bit, but our focus has been to structurally change how we do business because how we do business is not working,
Alan Lacy
#Business

While revenues are lower, we continue to be pleased with the progress we are making on our repositioning and restructuring initiatives, ... In particular, our focus on gross margins and productivity improvements continue to contribute to improved profitability.
Alan Lacy
#Progress

In what is traditionally a clearance month, sales were up in our principal clothing categories, with women's ready to wear, children's and men's apparel all reporting sales gains, ... Outerwear finally benefited from winter's late arrival, with a sizable improvement over last year.
Alan Lacy
#Sales

We anticipated August would be a tough comparison for Sears from 2003, in part because of the absence of tax refunds this year, and the strong performance of our home appliance and lawn and garden businesses at this time last year,
Alan Lacy
#Absence

Sears has had a very different problem from Kmart, ... Our service and products are as good as our competitors but they're not where our customers are. This now gives us the opportunity to grow off-mall locations closer to the customer.
Alan Lacy
#Service

The Sears Holdings proposal represents an excellent opportunity for Sears Canada shareholders to realize a premium and liquidity for their shares.
Alan Lacy
#Canada

While we would prefer to own 100 percent of Sears Canada, we are committed to increasing our ownership through this offer in any case.
Alan Lacy
#Canada

We believe that most Sears Canada shareholders will agree that $16.86 is a fair price and will tender their shares to our offer once it is formally made.
Alan Lacy
#Canada

Our offer represents full and fair value for Sears Canada.
Alan Lacy
#Canada

We are extending our offer to provide shareholders with a continued opportunity to tender to our $16.86 offer, which we believe represents a full and fair price.
Alan Lacy
#Opportunity

That really is the only piece of equipment that you need for running. The shoe all depends on the person because there are all different kinds of shoes and it depends on your foot size, your weight and different people have different stride patterns.
Alan Lacy
#Running

If you go to a local running store, such as Often Running, they can do a good job at fitting shoes according to the type of person you are and how many miles you are running a week. Good running shoes generally cost from $70- 80 and up.
Alan Lacy
#Running

The Great Indoors is a viable, important format that has always resonated with customers. The business continues to hold great promise.
Alan Lacy
#Business

Our credit business contributed very strong growth in operating income, ... We are pleased with the quality of our credit portfolio and our ongoing productivity improvements.
Alan Lacy
#Business

The Great Indoors clearly is geared around home remodeling, re-decorating, so to some extent there's more economic linkage there than just daily life. But there's an awful lot of fashions and soft elements to this box that you don't have to be gutting your kitchen to go shopping there,
Alan Lacy
#Home

We recognize that we really don't make enough money in our retail business, ... If you look just at our retail segment we're not happy with our retail performance here.
Alan Lacy
#Business

As work on improving the performance of full-line stores progresses, it has become clear that a broad cosmetics business no longer fits with our financial and strategic objectives for Sears full-line stores,
Alan Lacy
#Business

An economy that was clearly bad has gone to worse after those (Sept. 11) tragedies took place,
Alan Lacy
#Economy

We are moving away from a traditional department store business model. That has to change,
Alan Lacy
#Business

We'll emphasize better classic apparel while highlighting our strong appliance, electronics and home improvement merchandise,
Alan Lacy
#Home