Monday, October 19, 2009

hhgregg Announces the Grand Opening of Six New Stores in the Tampa, Florida Area

hhgregg Announces the Grand Opening of Six New Stores in the Tampa, Florida Area

Stores to Feature Wide Selection of Brand Name Appliances and Electronics

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct 13, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) today announced the opening of six new stores in the Tampa, Florida area on Thursday October, 15th. The new stores are located in Hillsborough, Sarasota, Clearwater, Bradenton, Brooksville, and Brandon. With these openings, the company now operates 20 stores in Florida, employing 650 residents. A simultaneous ribbon-cutting ceremony for the stores will take place at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the official store openings at 3:00 p.m.

"We're very excited about our continued expansion in Florida," said Jeff Pearson, vice president of marketing, hhgregg. "Shoppers in the Tampa market can expect to see a wide selection of electronics at competitive prices, along with top-notch customer service from our knowledgeable sales team. The opening of these new stores demonstrates our commitment to expand our business and gain market share."

A Grand Opening sale will be held at each new store from October 15th - 24th, providing low prices on televisions, appliances and electronics throughout the store. The Lakeland store, located at 4000 US Hwy 98 North, will also participate in the Grand Opening sale.

To celebrate the new stores, and introduce more consumers to hhgregg, the Company will launch its "Show Me Your State" Facebook photo contest to all Florida residents from October 15th - 22nd. Residents simply download a picture of hhgregg's mascot, "hh," take a picture of him at their favorite location in Florida, and post it to his Facebook page for a chance to win a high-end digital camera. For official rules, please visit:

The locations of the new stores are as follows:

hhgregg in Hillsborough/Bruce B. Downs

The Hillsborough/Bruce B. Downs store is located at 6250 Commerce Palms Drive in the Market Square at Tampa Palms plaza.

hhgregg in Sarasota

The Sarasota store is located at 5511 Fruitville Road in the Sarasota Crossings plaza.

hhgregg in Clearwater

The Clearwater store is located at 2669 Gulf to Bay Blvd.

hhgregg in Bradenton

The Bradenton store is located at 4495 14th Street West in the Cortez Plaza.

hhgregg in Brooksville/Spring Hill

The Brooksville/Spring Hill store is located at 13199 Cortez Blvd.

hhgregg in Brandon

The Brandon store is located at 10277 East Adamo Drive.


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 124 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.