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September 27, 2013

In anticipation of increased store traffic this holiday shopping season, Jo-Ann has announced plans to hire more than 3,000 seasonal employees in stores across the country — a 14% increase over its non-seasonal in-store workforce.

In anticipation of increased store traffic this holiday shopping season, Jo-Ann has announced plans to hire more than 3,000 seasonal employees in stores across the country — a 14% increase over its non-seasonal in-store workforce.

July 17, 2012

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has launched an iPad app to help customers find everything they need for their next project.

HUDSON, Ohio — Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has launched an iPad app to help customers find everything they need for their next project.

“Our customers crave fresh inspiration delivered to them through a variety of means. What we have accomplished with the Jo-Ann app for iPad is consolidating all of these inspiration sources into one highly engaging experience called the Idea Center,” said Riddi Kline, SVP and chief marketing officer for Jo-Ann.

November 17, 2011

While many retailers are boasting about opening on Thanksgiving Day night to give shoppers an early start on the Black Friday weekend, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is going in a different direction and will stay closed for the holiday.

HUDSON, Ohio — While many retailers are boasting about opening on Thanksgiving Day night to give shoppers an early start on the Black Friday weekend, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is going in a different direction and will stay closed for the holiday. 

October 10, 2011

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

HUDSON, Ohio — Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has announced it will increase its work force by more than 15% for the holiday season.

August 23, 2011

Jo-Ann Stores has announced the promotion of Travis Smith to CEO effective immediately, replacing Darrell Webb. Webb will retain his position as chairman of the board for Jo-Ann Stores and become the interim CEO of Sports Authority. Jo-Ann and Sports Authority are both owned by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.

HUDSON, Ohio — Jo-Ann Stores has announced the promotion of Travis Smith to CEO effective immediately, replacing Darrell Webb. Webb will retain his position as chairman of the board for Jo-Ann Stores and become the interim CEO of Sports Authority. Jo-Ann and Sports Authority are both owned by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.

December 23, 2010

Jo-Ann Stores announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., for a total price of approximately $1.6 billion, or $61 per share in cash.

HUDSON, Ohio - Jo-Ann Stores announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., for a total price of approximately $1.6 billion, or $61 per share in cash. The offer price represents a 34% premium to the closing price of Jo-Ann’s shares on Dec. 22.

October 11, 2010

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is boosting its work force by 15% in anticipation for...