Wednesday, March 10, 2010

hhgregg Announces the Grand Opening of its Virginia Beach, VA and Newport News, VA stores

hhgregg Announces the Grand Opening of its Virginia Beach, VA and Newport News, VA stores

Stores to Feature Wide Selection of Brand Name Appliances and Electronics

INDIANAPOLIS, Mar 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) today announced that it will open two new stores in the state of Virginia on Thursday, March, 11th. The new stores are located in Virginia Beach at 3421 Virginia Beach Blvd. and Newport News at 12140 Jefferson Ave.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for each store will take place at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the official store openings at 3:00 p.m. Grand Opening sales will be held at each new store from March 11th - March 20th, providing local residents with low prices on hhgregg's wide selection of televisions, appliances and electronics. Customers will also be able to take advantage of special financing options on items throughout the stores, and will have a chance to register to win a Frigidaire Stainless Steel Appliance Package or a Magellan GPS.

"We are very excited about expanding our operations in the state of Virginia," said Jeff Pearson, vice president of marketing, hhgregg. "We think residents in both areas will be pleased with the wide selection of appliances and electronics on display at our stores, and hope that they will enjoy our friendly and professional customer service, which are the hallmarks of our company."

Approximately 50 residents from each area have been hired to staff the roughly 30,000 square foot stores. The company is still accepting applications for open positions at each location. Individuals interested in applying are encouraged to visit the "Careers" section on hhgregg's website, An online application and assessment must be completed in order to secure an interview with the company. All hhgregg employees undergo a comprehensive training program and receive more than 200 hours of product training each year.


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

SOURCE: hhgregg