June 11, 2013
Gordmans Expands Into Louisville Market with New Store in Clarksville, Indiana
  • Gordmans, Inc., a Nebraska-based apparel and home décor retailer, continues its rapid growth across the country with the opening of a new 50,000-square-foot store in Clarksville, Ind. The store will open just in time for back-to-school shopping on July 25 at River Falls Mall, 945 East Lewis & Clark Parkway (Lewis & Clark Parkway from I-65, exit 4).
  • The retailer brings a better way to shop to the Louisville area. At Gordmans, new merchandise arrives daily offering an incredible selection of today’s latest brands, fashions and styles in apparel and home décor, big savings of up to 60% off department and specialty store prices every day, and outstanding guest service.
  • Gordmans’ department store quality merchandise includes name brand apparel for all ages, footwear, handbags, fragrances, accessories, wall art, accent furniture, tabletop décor, floral and garden, candles, toys and more.
  • As a fast-growing publicly traded Company, Gordmans currently operates 86 stores in 48 markets and 18 states. Gordmans grew its store base 12 percent in 2012 by adding nine stores. This year, 10 new Gordmans stores are planned; three of them opened in March in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah, and Peoria, Ill.
  • The Clarksville location is one of four stores that will open in July in markets new to Gordmans: Albuquerque, Minot, N.D., and Milwaukee. In September, the retailer will open a second store in Albuquerque and one store each in Valparaiso, Ind., and Green Bay, Wis., additional new markets for the Company. Including these locations, Gordmans will have expanded its store base by nearly 40% over a three-year period and will end this year with 93 stores in 19 states.


Gordmans to Create 100 Jobs for the Clarksville Community

  • Gordmans offers an engaging and energetic work environment. The retailer’s 5,000 associates are deeply committed to Gordmans’ mission: “To delight our guests with big savings, big selection and fun, friendly associates.”
  • Gordmans is hiring approximately 100 associates for the Clarksville store. Interested candidates may apply online at Gordmans.com/Careers.


Clarksville Store Grand Opening Schedule


Gordmans’ River Falls Mall Store Opens: July 25, 2013, 9 a.m.

Grand Opening Celebration: August 2-4, 2013

Store Hours: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily

Gordmans’ other Indiana stores:

    • 214 Gable Crossing Drive (Rockville Road & Raceway) in Avon
    • 6200 East Lloyd Expressway (State Route 66 & Burkhardt Road) in Evansville
    • 902 Thomas Road (off Illinois Road across from Jefferson Point) in Fort Wayne
    • 100 South Creasy Lane at Lafayette Pavilions (Highway 26 & South Creasy Lane) in Lafayette
    • 4430 Grape Road in Mishawaka

In addition, Gordmans is building a 545,000-square-foot distribution center in the greater Indianapolis area. Including construction and equipment costs, the Gordmans distribution center represents a total capital investment of $37.5 million, and it will create up to 250 jobs by 2017.

Gordmans’ other Kentucky stores:

    • 2321 Sir Barton Way at Sir Barton Way & Man O' War Boulevard across from Hamburg Pavilion in Lexington
    • 3801 Mall Road at The Plaza at Fayette Mall in Lexington

Gordmans Overview

  • Gordmans’ President and CEO Jeff Gordman has positioned the Company for continued success. Founded in 1915 as a family-owned business, Jeff’s grandfather, Dan Gordman, was innovative in leading the Company – he helped pioneer the idea of the racetrack-shopping configuration, making it easy to navigate a big-box store. He also introduced centralized checkouts, shopping carts and self-service shoes through his growing retail chain.
  • Taking the helm in 1996, Jeff Gordman, dedicated to preserving his grandfather’s sense of innovation and tenacity, led a repositioning strategy that included: changing the Company name from Half Price Stores to Gordmans, creating a new store prototype, strengthening the portfolio of brand names, developing a new brand personality based on the themes of fun, uniqueness and high energy, and communicating Gordmans’ everyday value-pricing message.
  • The result of these efforts has been steady growth, and the repositioning helped Gordmans complete a successful initial public offering in 2010; (NASDAQ: GMAN).
  • Forbes magazine ranked Gordmans No. 29 on its 2012 list of America’s 100 best small-cap companies, citing that these companies are leading America’s economic comeback.
  • While Gordmans operates within the value segment of the industry, it differentiates itself by offering a wide array of merchandise in a more upscale shopping environment. Gordmans’ open and contemporary store design is well-organized and infused with entertainment features including a children’s theatre called Gordmans Giggles and a sports-themed television viewing area called Gordmans Grandstand.
  • Gordmans believes in giving back to the communities in which it operates. Since 2000, Gordmans has supported Partners in Education and has contributed more than $1 million to public school systems in markets where Gordmans has stores.
  •  Gordmans also is supporting the American Red Cross Tornado Relief Efforts in Oklahoma City, where Gordmans has three stores. In addition to contributing $10,000 to those in need, the retailer initiated a chain-wide campaign called “Lending a Helping Hand,” inviting guests to purchase “Helping Hands” for $1 each or more. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Tornado Relief in Oklahoma City.
  •  For more information about Gordmans, visit gordmans.com. Join the conversation on Gordmans’ Facebook page and Twitter, @gordmans.
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