Friday, September 25, 2009

hhgregg Announces Grand Opening of New Cincinnati, OH Location

hhgregg Announces Grand Opening of New Cincinnati, OH Location

New Store to Provide Shoppers with a Modern Shopping Experience, Top-Notch Customer Service

INDIANAPOLIS, Sep 25, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) announced today that it will open a new location in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday, September 27th. The new store, located at 4786 Fields Ertel Road in the Cross Roads Shopping Center, will replace hhgregg's older location on 9450 Fields Ertel Road. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 27, at 10:45am, followed by the official store opening at 11:00am.

The new 30,700 square foot store will provide an attractive and updated shopping experience for local residents, with more than 500 brand name appliances and electronics on display. hhgregg's knowledgeable, professional sales staff will be transferred to the new location, where they will continue to help customers make the best purchase decisions and provide hhgregg's convenient in-home delivery and installation service.

To celebrate the new store location, hhgregg will launch its "Show Me Your State" Facebook photo contest to all Ohio residents from September 27th -October 11th. Residents simply download a picture of hhgregg's mascot "hh", take a picture of him at their favorite location in Ohio, and post it to his Facebook page for a chance to win a high-end digital camera. For official rules, please visit: www.hhgregg.com/ShowMeYourState.

"At hhgregg, pleasing our customers has always been our main focus," said, Jeff Pearson, vice president of marketing, hhgregg. "This new location has been designed to provide shoppers in the Cincinnati area with a new and more modern shopping experience."

In honor of the new Fields Ertel store, hhgregg will host a Grand Opening Sale from September 27-October 3. Customers will be able to take advantage of low prices and special financing options on items throughout the store, and will have a chance to register to win a Frigidaire Stainless Steel Appliance Package or a Magellan GPS.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW

hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, mattresses and related services operating under the names hhgregg(R) and Fine Lines(R). hhgregg currently operates 118 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

SOURCE: hhgregg

hhgregg Announces Grand Opening of Cary, NC Store

hhgregg Announces Grand Opening of Cary, NC Store

New Store Offers Wide Selection of Appliances and Electronics, Top-Notch Customer Service

INDIANAPOLIS, Sep 25, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) announced today that it will be opening a new store in Cary, NC on Sunday, September 27th. A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony for the store located at 1401 Piney Plains Road, will be held at 10:45 a.m., followed by the official store opening at 11:00 a.m.

To celebrate the new store, and introduce more consumers to hhgregg, the Company will launch its "Show Me Your State" Facebook photo contest to all North Carolina residents from September 27th -October 11th. Residents simply download a picture of hhgregg's mascot "hh", take a picture of him at their favorite location in North Carolina, and post it to his Facebook page for a chance to win a high-end digital camera. For official rules, please visit: www.hhgregg.com/ShowMeYourState

hhgregg's new Cary location is its 17th store in North Carolina. It has 29,235 square feet, and more than 500 brand name appliances and electronics on display.

"The Raleigh market continues to be an important focus for hhgregg," said, Jeff Pearson, vice president of marketing, hhgregg. "The new Cary location will provide customers with a modern store where they can shop for all of their appliance and electronics needs with the help of hhgregg's knowledgeable and professional sales associates."

A Grand Opening sale will be held from September 27th - October 3rd, providing low prices on all televisions, appliances and electronics throughout the store. In addition to the sale, customers can register to win a Frigidaire stainless steel appliance package or Magellan GPS.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW

hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, mattresses and related services operating under the names hhgregg(R) and Fine Lines(R). hhgregg currently operates 118 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

hhgregg Announces 800 Seasonal Job Openings

hhgregg Announces 800 Seasonal Job Openings

Appliance and Home Theater Associates Needed, Opportunity for Full-Time Employment

INDIANAPOLIS, Sep 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In anticipation of the holiday season,Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader hhgregg (NYSE:HGG), is looking to hire qualified, seasonal associates for its 117 stores this fall. The company is accepting applications through the end of September for associates to assist in its appliance and home theater departments from October through January.

"The holiday season is a busy time of year for hhgregg, and we are looking for friendly associates to help ensure a pleasant experience for all of our customers," said Cathy Janicki, vice president, human resources, hhgregg. "We welcome applicants who have a passion to sell and love working with people. We will be offering permanent full time and part time sales opportunities post holiday."

Applicants must have friendly, outgoing personalities and flexible schedules. Sales experience in appliances or electronics is a plus. Upon hiring, seasonal associates will receive two weeks of dedicated training focused on product knowledge and selling skills, as well as hhgregg's policies and procedures. To apply, please visit www.hhgregg-jobs.com

CORPORATE OVERVIEW

hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, mattresses and related services operating under the names hhgregg(R) and Fine Lines(R). hhgregg currently operates 117 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Friday, September 11, 2009

hhgregg Announces 80 Job Openings in Memphis

hhgregg Announces 80 Job Openings in Memphis

Sales, Warehouse and Management Positions Available in Memphis, TN and Southhaven, MS

INDIANAPOLIS, Sep 11, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) is looking to hire about 80 employees for store openings in Memphis, TN and Southhaven, MS this fall. The company is accepting applications for commissioned sales associates, warehouse staff, customer service merchandisers and Manager in Training positions.

"We are excited about our growth in Memphis and Mississippi and are looking forward to hiring new hhgregg associates to be a part of our team," said Matt Skinner, regional manager, hhgregg. "We encourage those with a friendly and customer-service focused attitude to apply. There are many opportunities available to be part of our team."

Sales experience is preferred, but retail experience is not required. hhgregg has a comprehensive training program, which provides more than 200 hours of training for each sales associate. Applicants must have a friendly, customer-service-focused attitude. To apply online, please visit www.hhgregg-jobs.com. hhgregg will also accept applications from September 14th-19th and September 21st-26th at job fairs located at Drury Inn & Suites Memphis South, 735 Goodman Road West, Horn Lake MS and Drury Inn & Suites Memphis Northeast, 1556 Sycamore View, Memphis, TN. The job fairs are open Monday through Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-2:00pm.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW

hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, mattresses and related services operating under the names hhgregg(R) and Fine Lines(R). hhgregg currently operates 117 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

hhgregg Announces Grand Opening of New Store in Evansville, IN

hhgregg Announces Grand Opening of New Store in Evansville, IN

Launches Facebook Contest for Indiana Residents to Win Prizes

INDIANAPOLIS, Sep 09, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) announced that it will open its 117th store in Evansville, Indiana on Thursday, September 10th. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the store located at 225 North Burkhardt Road in the Lloyd Shopping Center will be held at 2:45 p.m., followed by the official store opening at 3:00 p.m.

The 39,000 square foot hhgregg in Evansville will display a wide variety of brand name appliances and electronics. It will also feature an Outlet Center where items that may have small cosmetic imperfections will be on sale.

To celebrate the new store, and introduce more consumers to hhgregg, the Company will launch its "Show Me Your State" Facebook photo contest to all Indiana residents from September 10-24th. Residents simply download a picture of hhgregg's mascot "hh", take a picture of him at their favorite location in Indiana, and then post it to his Facebook page for a chance to win a high-end digital camera. For official rules, please visit: www.hhgregg.com/ShowMeYourState

Headquartered in Indianapolis, with 12 stores throughout the state, hhgregg maintains a strong presence in Indiana. "The addition of the Evansville store provides a convenient shopping location for the citizens of Evansville, Owensboro and the surrounding towns and communities in Southwestern Indiana," said Jeff Pearson, vice president of marketing, hhgregg. "At the new store, shoppers can expect to see a wide selection of appliances and electronics at competitive prices, along with top-notch customer service from our knowledgeable sales team.

A Grand Opening Sale at the Evansville store will also run from September 10-20th, providing low prices on televisions, appliances and electronics throughout the store.

hhgregg Appoints New CFO, COO and CMO

hhgregg Appoints New CFO, COO and CMO

Further Strengthened Management Team Through Promotions

INDIANAPOLIS, Sep 09, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leading retailer hhgregg, Inc. (NYSE:HGG) today announced that, after conducting an extensive search, it has appointed Jeremy J. Aguilar, currently Interim Chief Financial Officer, as the Company's new Chief Financial Officer. hhgregg has also promoted Gregg W. Throgmartin, Senior Vice President of Store Operations, to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, while Michael G. Larimer is being promoted to Chief Merchandising Officer from his current position as Senior Vice President of Electronics Merchandising. These promotions are effective immediately.

Jeremy Aguilar, Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy Aguilar has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of hhgregg and its wholly owned subsidiary, Gregg Appliances, Inc. Mr. Aguilar has served as the Company's Interim CFO since March 2009. He joined hhgregg in 2005 and previously served as the Company's Vice President, Controller as well as Director of Financial Reporting. Since joining hhgregg, Mr. Aguilar's leadership has been a great compliment to the senior management team. Mr. Aguilar played an integral role in the Company's initial public offering and follow-on offering and the development of a strong finance team. Prior to joining hhgregg, Mr. Aguilar was a Manager at KPMG LLP.

"After conducting an extensive search and meeting with many outstanding external candidates, we believe that there is no candidate better suited for the role of CFO than Jeremy," said Dennis May, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Over the last six months, Jeremy has proved himself to be an excellent CFO, taking on a strong leadership role within the Company and leading hhgregg's successful follow-on offering."

Gregg Throgmartin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Gregg Throgmartin will become Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Throgmartin joined the Company in 2001 and has held the positions of Senior Vice President of Store Operations, Vice President of Sales, Director of Strategic Merchandising, Regional Manager and Store Manager. Mr. Throgmartin has overseen store operations during a time of both significant growth for hhgregg and a very challenging macroeconomic environment and has provided tremendous leadership to the Company. In his new role, merchandising, marketing and store operations will report to Mr. Throgmartin.

"Gregg has led the Company through more than 65 successful grand openings and has held almost every operations role within the organization. He has overseen the execution of our store rollouts and has been an integral part of differentiating hhgregg in the marketplace through our superior customer purchase experience," stated Dennis May.

Michael Larimer, Chief Merchandising Officer

Michael Larimer will become Chief Merchandising Officer, a promotion from his current position as Senior Vice President of Electronics Merchandising. In this new position, Mr. Larimer will provide merchandising oversight over all categories. Mr. Larimer joined the Company in 1999 as the Video Merchandising Manager, a position he held until he assumed his current role in 2001. Since Mr. Larimer joined the organization, the Company has added nearly 100 stores and navigated through several economic cycles.

"These individuals have been integral to our success and these title changes only solidify their continuing contribution to the leadership of this organization. With these promotions, we believe we have the best team in place to take hhgregg to the next level of growth," said Dennis May. "Our executive team is committed to ensuring that we maximize the opportunities available to us in this environment, keeping the unique hhgregg purchase experience and strong culture of execution, all while remaining responsible stewards of our capital."

About hhgregg

hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, mattresses and related services operating under the name hhgregg(R) hhgregg currently operates 117 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

hhgregg Announces 250 Job Openings in the Tampa Area

hhgregg Announces 250 Job Openings in the Tampa Area

Customer-Focused Associates Needed to Fill Sales and Management Positions

INDIANAPOLIS, Sep 02, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) is looking to hire more than 250 employees for new stores opening in the Tampa market this fall. The company is accepting applications for commissioned sales associates and Manager in Training positions.

"We are excited about our growth in Tampa and are looking forward to hiring new hhgregg associates to be a part of our team," said Angela Larrabee, regional manager, hhgregg. "We welcome applicants with previous sales and electronics experience, but we also encourage those with a friendly and customer-service focused attitude, who may not have retail experience, to apply. hhgregg has a comprehensive training program, which provides more than 200 hours of training each year to our staff."

Applicants must have a friendly, customer-service-focused attitude. Sales and customer service experience is beneficial, but retail experience is not required. Bilingual and Spanish-speaking individuals are strongly encouraged to submit an application. To apply, please visit www.hhgregg-jobs.com.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW

hhgregg (NYSE: HGG) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home appliances, mattresses and related services operating under the names hhgregg(R) and Fine Lines(R). hhgregg currently operates 116 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.