Company Snapshot: Rue 21 Inc.
800 Commonwealth Dr Ste 100
Warrendale, PA 15086
Total Current Stores:
Total 2012 Sales:
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME,
MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, MN, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA,
SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY
Robert Fisch, President and CEO
Robert Thomson, Senior VP Real Estate
Rue 21 stores offer apparel and accessories for juniors and young men. The company was founded in 1976. If you are wondering where rue21 got it’s name, according to the company’s website “rue” comes from the French word for “street” while “21” represents the age that everyone wants to be.
The teen retailer opened more than 500 stores in the last five years. The company expects to open a total of 125 new stores in 2013, and has opened 23 stores so far. The company’s long-term plan is to grow the chain to more than 1,700 stores in the United States. An average Rue 21 store is 4,500 sq. ft.
Found in Chain Store Guide’s database of Apparel Specialty Stores, the company is 52nd in the Index of Leading Apparel Companies ranked by industry sales. The family retailer saw a 19% increase in sales and unit count in it’s most recent fiscal year. With it’s growth history and it’s low prices the company is sure to excel in the future.