Destination Maternity Corporation is the world’s largest designer and retailer of maternity apparel. In the United States and Canada, as of September 30, 2013, Destination Maternity operates 1,907 retail locations, including 596 stores, predominantly under the tradenames Motherhood Maternity®, A Pea in the Pod®, and Destination Maternity®, and 1,311 leased department locations, and sells on the web through its DestinationMaternity.com and brand-specific websites.
Destination Maternity also distributes its Oh Baby by Motherhood® collection through a licensed arrangement at Kohl’s® stores throughout the United States and on Kohls.com. In addition, Destination Maternity is expanding internationally and has exclusive store franchise and product supply relationships in India, the Middle East and South Korea. As of September 30, 2013, Destination Maternity has 143 international franchised locations, including 123 shop-in-shop locations and 20 Destination Maternity branded stores.
Destination Maternity Corporation supports Philabundance annually and their food drives have steadily increased since their first drive in 2010. Destination Maternity team members have always shown their giving spirit, with an average of 1,000 lbs. collected for Philabundance annually, but for the 2012 food drive the Company decided to up the ante and turned their holiday food drive into a tournament style competition. Sixteen departments were divided into 8 competing brackets, with the brackets set up to pair “rival” departments or “rival” Vice-Presidents against each other.
The winning department in each bracket would win a holiday sweets tray with the overall winning department taking the coveted “trophy cup” and receiving a catered lunch. To keep the competition interesting, email alerts were sent out daily containing the department collection totals and a few well placed “challenges” to the Vice-Presidents. All of the cajoling and good-natured ribbing between competing departments was successful beyond anyone’s expectations, with a total of 10,184 lbs. collected. Destination Maternity found that the keys to a successful food drive were: an outgoing food drive coordinator, some friendly competition (a little trash talking doesn’t hurt) and continued updates that keep the food drive on employee’s minds.