June 2, 2015

Fabric and craft specialty retailer Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is one of the partners for Pinterest’s new Buyable Pins, which is the social networking site’s first crack at e-commerce.

April 23, 2015

A major new credit agreement has been secured by the 262 store Hancock Fabric chain with Wells Fargo Capital and the newly formed Great American Capital Partners subsidiary of B. Riley Financial.

February 12, 2015

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has named a 25-year retailing veteran, former Shopko exec Jill Soltau, as president, CEO and a member of the board, effective March 2.

December 30, 2014

Craft Retail Group, part of the U.K.-based Ideal Shopping Direct multichannel retail shopping group, is launching the U.S. broadcast of its Create and Craft shopping network. 

December 23, 2014

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

August 13, 2014

Travis Smith has resigned as president and CEO of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

May 29, 2014

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores named Jim Wright as senior VP of marketing and advertising, and Megan Featherston as senior VP of merchandising.

August 22, 2013

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores named Tom Williams as senior VP of store operations and human resources.

May 1, 2013

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has hired former Disney and J.C. Penney’s executive Kris Arabia as VP of product development.

April 29, 2013

Brixmor Property Group announced that Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft will open a 12,020-sq.-ft. store at Fox Run, located in Prince Frederick, Md.

March 27, 2013

Enterprise cloud commerce solution-provider Demandware announced that Jo-Ann Stores has selected the Demandware Commerce platform to support its digital commerce strategy.

March 27, 2013

Enterprise cloud commerce solution-provider Demandware announced that Jo-Ann Stores has selected the Demandware Commerce platform to support its digital commerce strategy.

January 10, 2013

Brixmor Property Group announced a 24,920-sq.-ft. lease was executed with Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts at Conyers Plaza, located in Conyers, Ga.

December 7, 2012

The Indian government won a non-binding vote in the upper house of parliament on its new policy to allow foreign supermarkets to enter the country's vast retail market, which is put at approximately $450 billion.

November 1, 2012

Brixmor Property Group announced that Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts will open a new store in an 18,350-sq.-ft. space at Cayuga Mall in Ithaca, N.Y.

April 19, 2012

The Wilder Cos. announced the addition of Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts at two of its New Hampshire shopping centers.

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 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

It’s not easy keeping up with the comings and goings of retail executives these days. Every day seems to bring a change at -- or near -- the top. Hot-off-the-wire is the news that David Campisi, president and CEO of Sports Authority president and CEO, has suddenly resigned after just 17 months in the position. He will be replaced on an interim president by Darrell Webb, currently chairman and CEO of Jo-Ann Stores!

August 23, 2011

It’s not easy keeping up with the comings and goings of retail executives these days. Every day seems to bring a change at -- or near -- the top. Hot-off-the-wire is the news that David Campisi, president and CEO of Sports Authority president and CEO, has suddenly resigned after just 17 months in the position. He will be replaced on an interim president by Darrell Webb, currently chairman and CEO of Jo-Ann Stores!

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.

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.