ATLANTA, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced the recent opening of a combined 32 new Company-operated and franchised stores in 17 different states and two Canadian provinces.
Over the last three months, Aaron's stores have opened in Prescott, Maricopa and Buckeye, Arizona; Tulare and El Cajon, California; Craig, Colorado; Putnam, Connecticut; Greenacres, Jacksonville and Yulee, Florida; Pratt, Kansas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Aberdeen, Baltimore and Reisterstown, Maryland; New Albany, Mississippi; Elizabeth City, North Carolina; Concord, New Hampshire; Taos, New Mexico; Hamburg, Rochester, Bronx and Brooklyn, New York; Westerville, Barberton and Hillsboro, Ohio; Seminole, Oklahoma; Yankton, South Dakota; Rockdale and Plano, Texas; Grande Prairie, Alberta; and Port Alberni, British Columbia. This announcement follows a strong growth year for the Company in 2012, which included the opening of its 2,000th store in the Bronx in September.
For consumers with income or credit constraints, Aaron's offers an alternative to traditional retailers who require outright purchases or layaway. Aaron's affordable and flexible lease payment programs are a popular option for attaining ownership of items such as computers, flat screen televisions, or complete living room and dining room furniture sets.
"Last year was incredibly strong with a 6.6 percent increase in store count and financial results that were the best in the Company's history," said Aaron's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald W. Allen. "We are pleased to begin 2013 with an equally optimistic outlook for store growth and subsequent job opportunities."
Aaron's, with its franchisees, currently serves more than 1.7 million customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, providing brand name home necessities with low monthly payments, same-day delivery and no credit checks.
About Aaron's, Inc. Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has more than 2,075 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur and Chairman Emeritus R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's has been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.
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