December 23, 2014

Guitar Center has chosen retailing veteran Darrell Webb to be the company's new president and CEO.

November 18, 2014

Guitar Center has announced the appointment of Michael Amkreutz to the position of executive VP, marketing, merchandising and E-Commerce, for the Guitar Center brand.

November 17, 2014

Guitar Center has named retailing veteran Darrell Webb as president and CEO, effective Nov. 17, 2014. 

November 6, 2014

Guitar Center and four additional new retailers and restaurants are slated to open at Redmond Town Center, in Redmond, Wash., later this year and into next spring.

September 2, 2014

Guitar Center is launching the fourth installment of its omnichannel “Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter,” offering aspiring singer-songwriters across the country the chance to take their careers to the next level, on Sep. 1.

July 28, 2014

Guitar Center will open a flagship in Manhattan’s Times Square on Aug. 7.

April 29, 2014

Tuesday Morning Corp. has named Sherry M. Smith, who most recently served as executive VP and CFO of SuperValu Inc., and Frank M. Hamlin, who currently serves as executive VP of marketing at Guitar Center, as independent members of the company's board of directors, effective immediately.

April 3, 2014

Guitar Center's total debt has been reduced by approximately $500 million and annual cash interest expense has been reduced by more than $70 million.

February 11, 2014

Guitar Center has selected 360pi to increase their awareness of the competitive marketplace and to utilize the actionable insights gained from the 360pi intelligence to increase market competitiveness.

October 21, 2013

Guitar Center is opening a Serato-branded digital music area in its Brooklyn, N.Y., store on Oct. 24.

October 16, 2013

Back in March, Bloomberg ran a story headlined, “Private Equity’s $36 Billion Retail Bet Not Going So Well.” In a nutshell, this piece catalogued how investment firms like Bain Capital had poured large amounts of money into brick-and-mortar chains in the run-up to the recession, only to be met with lackluster results.

August 27, 2013

Let the games begin.

Retailers are gearing up for the Super Bowl of the holiday-selling season, when stores generate up to 40% of their annual sales and boost their staffs in light of the heightened shopping spree.

As technology reshapes the retail landscape at a dizzying pace, it’s also advancing the art and science of aligning sales and traffic patterns with in-store labor — particularly crucial during the make-or-break winter selling period.

August 2, 2013

Guitar Center has named Christopher Ian Bennett as the company's first-ever VP communications and corporate affairs.

March 13, 2013

Venture Commercial said it has represented tenants Sola Salon Studios and Guitar Center in the completion of two D-FW leases, totaling 22,400 sq. ft. of space.

September 24, 2012

Portsmouth, N.H. -- Boston-based The Wilder Cos. said that Guitar Center will open a 7,358-sq.-ft. store at Durgin Square in Portsmouth, N.H. The new store will host a grand opening on Sept. 27.

Durgin Square is tenanted by TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Shaw’s.

Wilder Cos. is the management company for the shopping center.


December 12, 2011

Forest City Ratner Cos., the developer of Westchester’s Ridge Hill, in Yonkers, N.Y., announced that four new retailers have completed leases and will be opening their stores during the spring/summer 2012.

May 2, 2011

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) said that Guitar Center has renewed its license for APT's retail testing software.

March 4, 2011

New York City-based The Lightstone Group said Thursday that Guitar Center has signed a 10-year, 18,000-sq.-ft. lease at Oakview Plaza located in Omaha, Neb.

March 22, 2010

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April 30, 2008

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September 19, 2007

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December 31, 2006

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July 14, 2005

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