ARCA to Open New ApplianceSmart Factory Outlet
Sep 11, 2003
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Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCA) announced that it will open a 30,000-sq-ft ApplianceSmart factory outlet superstore in Norcross, GA, U.S., a northeastern suburb of the Atlanta metropolitan area, in November.

The company said the new factory outlet will be its first retail location in the Atlanta area and ninth nationally. The Norcross outlet will reportedly be one of the largest appliance showrooms in the southeastern U.S.

Like all ApplianceSmart factory outlet superstores, the new Norcross location will carry a wide range of special-buy major household appliance brands, including Maytag, GE, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, and Roper. Special-buy appliances, which ApplianceSmart sells at a significant discount to retail, include new in-the-box closeouts, factory overruns, discontinued models, and thousands of discounted out-of-box items.

The company previously announced that second quarter same-store sales of the seven ApplianceSmart factory outlets open during the complete second quarters of 2003 and 2002 were up 27 percent. Total retail sales increased 18 percent for the quarter, driven in part by a strong contribution from the Champlin, MN, U.S. outlet that opened in this year's first quarter. As of August 2003, ApplianceSmart was operating eight outlets: four in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul market; three in the Columbus, OH, U.S. market; and one in Los Angeles.

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