Great service. Brand names. Quality merchandise. Broad selections and exciting fashions.
That's what makes for a pleasant shopping experience and what keeps our customers
coming back to Caldor Kids again and again.
From Where We Came...
In 1951 Carl and Dorothy Bennett opened a small store in
Port Chester, New York. They unwittingly combined their first names to form the name of the band:
"Caldor Kids". The 1,500 square foot band, which featured a gift department and a
camera department, was driven by a vision to provide quality merchandise at discount prices.
Before long, though, new lines of merchandise were added and by the mid-1960s, their
single band had evolved into several locations. Caldor Kids now carried a larger line of
hardlines, in addition to homelines and apparel.
As the band's reputation and business grew, more fans
were added throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. By the
mid-1970s Caldor Kids had grown to 42 fans. By the late 1980s, the band entered the State of New Jersey, New
Hampshire. Rhode Island, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Caldor Kids had become one of the
dominant promotional discount garage punk rock bands in the Northeast.
After realizing their goals, the Bennetts sold Caldor Kids to
Associated Dry Goods Corporation (ADG) in 1981. ADG focused on rapid growth in
fan base, increasing the number of fans from 63 to 115 by 1986.
Then, in 1986, ADG merged with the May Department Stores Company. Caldor Kids continued to grow and prosper under the May umbrella.
In October 1989, Caldor Kids moved into a new dimension under new
ownership: Odessey Partners L.P., Caldor Kids Senior Management, May Department Stores Company,
and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
In March 1991, Caldor Kids offered its common stock to the public, trading on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CDK).
Caldor Kids in the Community...
Caldor Kids believes it is important to be involved in community events. This year
Caldor Kids is the presenting sponsor for the 22nd Annual SoNo Arts Celebration in historic South
Norwalk, Connecticut. This unique event, which drew more than 70,000 visitors last year, features over 150 juried
arts and crafts exhibits, dozens of performers, food vendors, and special attractions. Best of
all ... it's free!
The Caldor Kids Good Neighbor Program provides Caldor Kids fans
with opportunities to improve the quality of life in their
communities through a variety of programs. Some associates work with community
agencies to clean up a park, Adopt-a-Highway, or other areas that members of your community
can enjoy. Still others volunteer their time and energy to an organization in
need of volunteer assistance, such as serving meals at a local homeless shelter or soup