Monday, April 19, 2010

hhgregg Announces the Grand Opening of Eight New Stores Serving Residents in Central PA, MD and VA

hhgregg Announces the Grand Opening of Eight New Stores Serving Residents in Central PA, MD and VA

Stores to Feature Wide Selection of Brand Name Appliances and Electronics

INDIANAPOLIS, Apr 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As part of its ongoing commitment to expand operations in the mid-Atlantic region, Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics leader hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) today announced that it will open its first stores in the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland along with an additional store in the state of Virginia on Thursday, April 22nd. The new stores can be found at the following locations:

* Harrisburg, PA: 5125 Jonestown Rd. Lower Paxton, PA 17112
* Lancaster, PA: 1700 Fruitville Pike, Suite G, Lancaster, PA 17601
* Mechanicsburg, PA: 5800 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
* Scranton, PA: 620 Commerce Blvd. Dickson City, PA 18519
* Wilkes-Barre, PA: 101 Wyoming Valley Mall, Unit 900, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
* York, PA: 351 Loucks Rd. Bldg. B, York, PA 17404
* Hagerstown, MD: 17766 Garland Groh Blvd. Hagerstown, MD 21740
* Winchester, VA: 2580 South Pleasant Valley Rd. Winchester, VA 22601

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 April 22nd - May 1st, 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.

"Entering the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland and expanding in the state of Virginia is an important milestone for our company and completes another phase of our strategic plan to expand operations in the mid-Atlantic region," said Jeff Pearson, vice president of marketing for hhgregg. "Residents in each area can expect to find a wide selection of electronics and appliances at competitive prices, along with top-notch customer service from our knowledgeable sales team."

Over 350 employees have been hired to staff the roughly 30,000 square foot stores. All employees undergo a comprehensive training program and receive more than 200 hours of product training each year. Like all hhgregg locations the new stores will showcase over 100 digital TVs and have more than 500 major appliances in stock every day.

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 Pennsylvania residents from April 19th - May 8th. Residents simply need to download a picture of hhgregg's mascot, "hh," take a picture of him at their favorite location in Pennsylvania, and post it to his Facebook page for a chance to win a digital camera. The company's "Show Me Your State" contest for Maryland residents will begin on May 4th and run through May 22nd. For official rules, please visit:


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 139 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Virginia.