|Traded as||NASDAQ: TUES|
|Key people||Michael Rouleau, President & CEO|
|Products||gifts and accessories|
Tuesday Morning Corporation is an American upscale, deep-discount retailer specializing in domestic and international, designer and name-brand closeout merchandise. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the chain traditionally has relied on direct marketing, (including mail and e-mail), but also advertises in newspapers.
Tuesday Morning was established in 1974 and by 1998 grew to 330 stores operating in 35 states. The company grew its operations to 41 states and 441 stores in 2001. In June 2012, hedge fund Becker Drapkin Management LP bought 6.6% of the company's stock, which allowed it to gain control of the board of directors.
On June 7, 2012, the retailer announced that they had fired CEO Kathleen Mason, due to criticism that the company was performing poorly under her direction. On the same day, the company promoted Michael Marchetti to president and chief operating officer. Marchetti also served as the interim CEO. In May 2013, Mason sued Tuesday Morning for discrimination, claiming her termination occurred as a result of her breast cancer diagnosis.
Mason was followed by Brady Churches as CEO, who lasted six months on the job, and was then replaced by Michael Rouleau as interim CEO in March 2013 before taking over as the permanent CEO in August 2013. The company closed its online store in August 2013. At that time Tuesday Morning had 820 stores.
Tuesday Morning focuses on closeout home goods. Brands it sells include Lenox, Denby Pottery, KitchenAid, Steinbach, Wedgwood, Reed and Barton, Breville, Madame Alexander, Peacock Alley, and Royal Doulton, among others.
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