Direct a Strong Suit for Jos. A. Bank

Combined catalog/Internet sales continue to be strong for cataloger/retailer Jos. A Bank. Total third-quarter sales for the Hampstead, MD-based men’s clothier increased 15%, to $82.6 million for the three months ended Oct. 30. Combined catalog and Internet sales rose 19%. Comparable store sales, on the other hand, increased a scant 0.4%. Net income climbed 17%, to $3.4 million from $2.9 million a year ago.