As of Apr 1, 2017, the company operated 75 stores in 36 US states and 11 stores in 6 provinces in Canada.
During fiscal 2016, the company opened 8 new stores. In the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the company opened 1 store in Gainsville, Virginia. The company currently expects to open 6 new retail stores in 2017, amounting to approximately 400,000 square feet of new retail space.
As of year-end, the company owns 78 of the 85 retail stores, with 24 subject to ground leases. Stores currently range in size from 40,000 to 246,000 square feet and fall under 2 formats. Large-format retail stores, which were all built prior to Aug 2008, are 150,000 square feet or larger and provide a tourist-type setting, often attracting the construction and development of hotels, restaurants, and other retail establishments in areas adjacent to these stores. New format stores range in size from approximately 40,000 to 100,000 square feet and are designed to serve both large and small markets.
|Total gross square feet (M)||8,598||8,518||7,932||6,911||5,890||5,142|
|Total gross square feet growth||6.5%||7.4%||14.8%||17.3%||14.5%||9.8%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||100,000||100,200||103,000||108,000||117,800||128,600|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||-2.2%||-2.7%||-4.6%||-8.3%||-8.4%||-6.6%|