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Build-A-Bear cuts net loss


St. Louis – Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. reduced its net loss to $4.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 from $6.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2013.

Consolidated net sales fell 7.7% to $75.4 million, from $80.4 million. Consolidated same-store sales dropped 4.9%.

Build-A-Bear cited the net closure of 10 stores from the prior year as helping to reduce revenues. CEO Sharon John said the company is poised for a strong second half of the fiscal year.

“While early, we have a positive sales trend in the third quarter and we are well-positioned for the back half of the year with a powerful lineup of hot licenses, proprietary concepts and holiday offerings,” said John. “I am confident that the disciplined execution of our stated strategies will continue to drive sustainable profitability.”

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