Wal-Mart Commends R.G. Barry

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. named R.G. Barry Corp., the maker of Dearfoams, as its Shoe Department Supplier of the Quarter, for the quarter ended Oct. 31, 2008, the discounter announced last week.

Wal-Mart stocks R.G. Barry’s Dearfoams DF Women and DF Men slippers year-round in stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

“We were selected for this honor because our team’s performance represents what is best in a retail/supplier relationship,” Greg Tunney, president and CEO of R.G. Barry, said in a statement. “Our merchandise quality, fulfillment execution and understanding of the marketplace allow us to play an important role in our retailing partners’ success with their accessories footwear customers.”

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