Men’s Wearhouse 4Q12 Earnings Call Notes

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“we have what we consider a strong January. In February, February got off to a slow start for us. We were comping negatively in all 3 retail divisions up until about President’s weekend. And then business turned positive, we’ve been basically positive since. And so we see business somewhat normalizing since President’s weekend, overall.”

“I think it is clear that the more promotional one is, the less each promotion works. And of course, one of our direct competitors is experiencing that problem at a magnitude greater than we are.”