I was founded in 1966 in St. Paul, Minn., as a retailer of audio-component systems called Sound of Music. I am now North America's No. 1 specialty retailer of consumer electronics, personal computers, entertainment software, and appliances. I sport about 1,200 retail stores in the United States, Canada and China. The Geek Squad of computer fixers is housed under my roof. Other businesses I have joined with include Magnolia Audio Video, Future Shop, Pacific Sales Kitchen & Bath Centers Inc., Jiangsu Five Star Appliance Co. Ltd., and Speakeasy Inc. My stock has increased more than twelvefold over the last decade, making many shareholders rich. Who am I?
Last Week's Trivia Answer:
I got my start in 1874, making and selling corsets. Today, based in New York, I am a leading seller of sportswear, swimwear and intimate apparel to department stores, membership clubs, discounters, specialty stores and others. Brand names under my roof include Calvin Klein, Chaps, Lejaby, Nautica, Speedo, Warner's, Olga, Catalina, Anne Cole, Lifeguard and Michael Kors. Most I own or have licensed in perpetuity. I also operate 75 Calvin Klein underwear retail stores worldwide. Drowning in debt, I filed for bankruptcy protection in 2001, emerging in 2003. I have been growing briskly since then. Who am I? (Answer: Warnaco)