Charming Shoppes, Inc. to Participate in the Piper Jaffray 30th Annual Consumer Conference

Jun 03, 2010, 13:31 ET from Charming Shoppes, Inc.

BENSALEM, Pa., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charming Shoppes, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHRS) a leading multi-brand apparel retailer specializing in women's plus-size apparel, is scheduled to participate in the Piper Jaffray 30th Annual Consumer Conference to be held at The Westin New York at Times Square in New York City, New York, on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 11:10 a.m. eastern time.

Jim Fogarty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Charming Shoppes, Inc., and Eric M. Specter, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will represent the Company at the conference.

The Company's audio presentation will be available live and via replay at on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 beginning at 11:10 a.m.  A replay of the audio presentation will be available for 90 days.

At May 1, 2010, Charming Shoppes, Inc. operated 2,128 retail stores in 48 states under the names LANE BRYANT®, CACIQUE®, LANE BRYANT OUTLET®, FASHION BUG®, FASHION BUG PLUS® and CATHERINES PLUS SIZES®.  The company also operates the Figi's family of brands, including the holiday food and gifts catalog Figi's® Gifts in Good Taste®, the home and gifts catalog Figi's® Gallery and its wholesale unit Figi's Business Services. The Company currently operates 854 Lane Bryant and Lane Bryant Outlet stores, 790 Fashion Bug and Fashion Bug Plus stores and 484 Catherines stores.  For more information about Charming Shoppes and its brands, please visit,,,,,, and

The Company's presentation may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning the Company's operations, performance, and financial condition. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Such risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to: the failure to realize the benefits from the sale of our credit card program to, and the operation of our credit card program by, our third-party provider, the failure to implement the Company's business plan for increased profitability and growth in the Company's retail stores and direct-to-consumer segments, the failure of our executives and their management teams to successfully implement the Company's business plans, the failure to effectively implement the Company's plans for a new organizational structure and enhancements in the Company's merchandise and marketing, the failure of the growth of the women's plus apparel market, the failure to continue receiving financing at an affordable cost through the availability of credit we receive from our bankers, suppliers and their agents, the failure to effectively implement our planned store closing plans, the failure to continue receiving accurate and compliant e-commerce and third-party processing services,  the failure to achieve improvement in the Company's competitive position, the failure to maintain efficient and uninterrupted order-taking and fulfillment in our direct-to-consumer business, changes in or miscalculation of fashion trends, extreme or unseasonable weather conditions, economic downturns, escalation of energy costs, adverse changes in the costs or availability of fabrics and raw materials, a weakness in overall consumer demand, the failure to find suitable store locations, increases in wage rates, the ability to hire and train associates, trade and security restrictions and political or financial instability in countries where goods are manufactured, the failure of our vendors to deliver quality and timely shipments, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the interruption of merchandise flow from the Company's centralized distribution facilities and third-party distribution providers, inadequate systems capacity, inability to protect trademarks or other intellectual property, competitive pressures, and the adverse effects of natural disasters, war, acts of terrorism or threats of either, or other armed conflict, on the United States and international economies. These, and other risks and uncertainties, are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Charming Shoppes assumes no duty to update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.

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