As of Apr 29, 2017, the company operated 595 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico under the names 'Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse' (580 stores), 'Cohoes Fashions' (2 stores), 'MJM Designer Shoes' (10 stores), 'Super Baby Depot' (2 stores) and 'Burlington Shoes' (1 store).
In fiscal 2016, the company opened 30 stores and closed 5 stores. During the first quarter of 2017, the company opened 4 net stores. Including fiscal 2017, the company has set a goal to open approximately 25 net new stores annually for the foreseeable future. Long term, the company believes there is the potential for 1,000 stores.
As of year-end, the company owned the land and/or buildings for 39 stores and leased 550 stores. Most store leases expire at various dates after five or ten-year terms, the majority of which are subject to renewal for several additional five-year periods.
Most stores are located in malls, strip shopping centers, regional power centers or are freestanding. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse stores average approximately 75,700 square feet, although in the future store openings will be in the range of 50,000 to 55,000 square feet.
|Total gross square feet (M)||44,915||44,711||43,439||42,062||40,832||39,572|
|Total gross square feet growth||2.9%||2.9%||3.3%||3.0%||3.2%||4.0%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||75,500||75,700||76,600||77,600||78,400||79,100|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||-1.4%||-1.3%||-1.3%||-1.0%||-1.0%||0.0%|