Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
The Registrant (also referred to as Tiffany & Co.) is a holding company that operates through its subsidiary companies (the “Company”). The Registrant’s principal subsidiary is Tiffany and Company (“Tiffany”). Charles Lewis Tiffany founded Tiffany’s business in 1837. He incorporated Tiffany in New York in 1868. The Registrant acquired Tiffany in 1984 and completed the initial public offering of the Registrant’s Common Stock in 1987. The Registrant, through its subsidiaries, sells jewelry and other items that it manufactures or has made by others to its specifications. FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT INDUSTRY SEGMENTS The Registrant’s segment information for the fiscal years ended January 31, 2013, 2012 and 2011 is reported in “Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data – Note Q. Segment Information. ... More ...