No.1 quality of usa cigarettes in Chinese market and with our own factory, as long as u can offer us ur sample and require for the big quantity, we can make the special order for u.
Discount clothier boosts local economy Annie Tyson of southeast Washington loves a good bargain. As she maneuvered the aisles at the new Forman Mills Clothing Factory Warehouse during its grand opening in Temple Hills Friday, she marveled at the low prices and quality of clothes. "It's hard to find teen clothes . [that are] stylish, but not showing your whole body," she said, filling her cart with jeans and full sleeved shirts for her 12 year old daughter Briana. "I welcome this [store] to the neighborhood," said Tyson, a self described bargain hunter. "My dollar was stretched more here than in other stores in the area." This is the third Forman Mills in Maryland, but the first store in Prince George's County. It has created more than 200 new jobs in the area. "Any time you bring a new venture into the county, first of all it creates opportunity," said Petey Green, president of the Prince George's Black Chamber of Commerce. Blair Westry of Temple Hills had been struggling to find a job when she came across the opportunity to work for Forman Mills as a sales associate. She said that she felt other stores may stereotype future employees, but here "they give you a chance." "It was a new store and I wanted to try something new," she said. The 64,000 square foot store caters to urban, inner city and suburban shoppers, sporting brands like Ecko Red, Soho, Fubu, Mecca and Baby Phat, and is a "true designer outlet," said company vice president Bob Schank in an interview. He said the company seeks locations in or near major cities, and chose Temple Hills because of its proximity to Washington. As shoppers entered the store during its grand opening the day after Thanksgiving, they were greeted by an employee handing out bright yellow megaphones with "Forman Mills" printed in red block letters. The bold yellow and red colors are the trademark of the stores, which have the same colors on the storefront to make them stand out among neighboring stores. Green said the store gives the underserved community a viable shopping alternative, and a way of attracting other retailers. Retailers do not like to come to areas where there is no sign of success from others, Green said. "They tend to wait until someone goes in and has a measurable degree of success, then they all rush to get in on it." Green said the store, which is taking on an anchor space that has been vacant since Montgomery Wards left in 2001, is a great improvement for Iverson Mall. "Over the years, [the mall] took consumers for granted, and didn't put money into it to maintain it as a modern structure," he said, resulting in the loss of higher quality retailers. The new store, while not a "high grade, class A" retailer, could lead to "rejuvenation of a center that at one point was about to close down completely," he said. Mall manager Joyce Novak disagreed that the mall at one point had not been as vibrant. "We've been very, very healthy," she said. But, she said, "I think it's healthier for the mall to have that space occupied . It's always better to have your anchors filled, so [Forman Mills] is bringing vitality that way," she said. "It's certainly a very positive step [for] this end of Prince George's County."