April 16, 2012

While there still is not enough new shopping center construction to warrant a “Fastest-Growing Developers” ranking system — as Chain Store Age provided for 20 consecutive years, from 1989 to 2008 — progress continues to be made.

February 10, 2012

Electronics and appliances retailer Hhgregg is taking a 35,000-sq.-ft. space left vacant by defunct Linens ‘N Things, at Champaign Town Center in Champaign, Ill.

October 11, 2011

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores said it will increase its work force by more than 15% for the holiday season.

September 27, 2011

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has reduced energy by switching to solid-state lighting in the parking lot at its Ohio headquarters and adjacent store. The energy-efficient LEDs have also had a positive impact on the overall appearance of the areas.

“We’re seeing an 80% lighting-system energy savings compared with our previous high-intensity discharge units,” said Debbie Mansfield, director, energy and facilities for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Hudson, Ohio, which operates more than 751 stores nationwide.

September 12, 2011

Phoenix-based Cole Real Estate Investments said Monday that it has executed a lease with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores in Wyomissing, Pa., for approximately 25,000 sq. ft., backfilling a former Borders location.

August 23, 2011

David Campisi, CEO and president of Sports Authority has suddenly resigned after just 17 months in the position, according to The Denver Post and other newspapers.

June 8, 2011

Centro Properties Group announced a 13,865-sq.-ft. lease has been executed with Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts at Freshwater-Stateline Plaza, located in Enfield, Conn.

April 6, 2011

New Rochelle, N.Y.-based Welco Realty, an X Team partner, announced that it has signed a lease representing Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft for 30,000 sq. ft. for a flagship store in the former Comp USA space in Paramus, N.J.

December 1, 2010

Centro Properties Group said Tuesday that Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts has opened a 15,000-sq.-ft. store at Austin Town Center, in Austin, Minn.

May 5, 2010

Jo-Ann Stores said profits for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 soared to $8.6 million...

March 11, 2010

Jo-Ann Stores posted an 82% surge in fourth-quarter profit, boosted by cost-cutting and higher sales...

January 18, 2010

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