Spanx opens first freestanding store
Atlanta — Shapewear hosiery marketer Spanx has opened its first standalone location, a 1,200-sq.-ft. store in Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Va.
"With a growing product collection and fan base, our own dedicated space was inevitable,” said Spanx CEO Laurie Ann Goldman.
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Aaron’s opens five stores in five states
Atlanta — Aaron’s said Tuesday it is opening five of its lease-to-own stores in the Midwest, south and on the East Coast.
From mid October to early November, Aaron’s stores have opened in Delaware, Ohio; Ionia, Mich.; Franklin, Ky.; Indianola, Miss., and Towson, Md.
In September, the company opened its 2,000th store – located in the Bronx, N.Y.
REI announces new store location
Seattle — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) will open a store in Silverdale, Wash., in the fall of 2013.
The 24,500 sq.-ft. store will include a seasonal rental department that will allow customers to test new outdoor activities, and a bike shop that will provide expert assembly and repair services. The store’s community space will host outdoor-related classes, presentations and events.