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About Jo-Ann Stores, LLC

Jo-Ann Stores has the fabric store market all sewn up. It's the leading fabric retailer nationwide, operating more than 865 stores in 49 states. With more than 100,000 items in its assortment, the company sells a variety of fabrics and sewing supplies, craft materials, frames, home decorations, artificial floral items, and seasonal goods. The company also offers sewing and crafting instructional classes. Most of its stores are located in strip mall shopping centers. Jo-Ann Stores also operates an e-commerce site, Joann.com. The company is owned by acquisitive private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners.

Strategy

Jo-Ann Stores is investing in new technology and making its stores more interactive to meet the needs of new generations of crafters. 

The company launched a new store prototype designed to be a more modern, hands-on environment for customers. The new design, launched in 2018 in Columbus, Ohio, offers an area called "The Creators' Studio," where customers can take classes, host events, and rent crafting machines to work on projects. It also has in-store touchscreen kiosks for customers to look up Pinterest craft projects. Other changes include Sew & Go custom sewing services, one-on-one personal shopping help, and a fabric "cut bar" where customers can check in and keep shopping while they await their turn.     

Jo-Anne Stores invested in Glowforge, a new 3-D laser printer technology that create intricate, precise custom cut projects, in 2018. Customers can use the new printers at selected Jo-Ann store locations for laser cutting and engraving needs.

The company had been building its digital offerings over time. In 2018, Jo-Ann Stores launched MyFabric, an online tool allowing customers to create customized fabric. The previous year the company acquired online video provider Creativebug, a subscription art and craft class service. Jo-Anne Stores also created a mobile app that allows consumers to shop, find project ideas, access coupons, and share their projects. 

The company is managing the fallout from rising tariffs. CEO Wade Miquelon said the company has had to raise prices on products as a result of rising tariffs that began in September 2018. Miquelon said the tariffs cut into the company's profit margins and could result in job loss and store closings. 

Jo-Ann Stores, LLC

5555 DARROW RD
Hudson, OH 44236-4054
Phone: 1 (330) 656-2600

Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
EVP and CFO: Wade Miquelon
President and CEO: Jill Soltau
Chairman: Darrell D. Webb
Employees (This Location): 1,166
Employees (All Locations): 23,000

Major Office Locations

Hudson, OH

Other Locations

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