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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

October 11, 2010

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