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BARRY'S NAMES THREE, PLANS SUPERSTORES Barry's Jewelers, the nation's fourth largest jeweler, formally installed a new top management team in April. It was one of several important announcements in April by or about the Modesto, Cal.-based firm, which has 161 stores in 17 states. It also: Announced a drop in third-quarter sales and profits. Said it plans to double its number of superstores (the first opened in mid-1995). Became the first national jeweler to announce a Web site. (See story on page 18 of this issue.) Top team: Barry's board of directors named Robert W. Bridel, former president of Gordon Jewelry and Barry's vice president of operations since 1991, as president. Terry Burman, the previous president, left last September to become chairman and CEO of Sterling Inc. Tom S. Liston, Barry's senior financial officer since

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