|NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 25, 2016) – In 50 years, Kirkland’s has transformed from a small family business into a leading national retailer of home décor and gifts offering its customers a place to shop for all things trend-forward.
“For 50 years, Kirkland’s has been inspiring home sweet home,” said Mike Madden, president and CEO. “Our success is thanks to countless employees and customers nationwide who have launched Kirkland’s to a national presence without losing sight of the founders’ original vision for on-trend merchandise for an incredible value.”
In 1966, Carl Kirkland founded the brand by opening a store in Jackson, Tenn., with the belief that great style should come at a great price. His cousin, Robert Kirkland, opened a similar store in Nashville, and the down-to- earth business model resonated with customers. The founders led the brand to success for more than 40 years from its Jackson, Tenn.-based headquarters.
In 2005, Kirkland’s strategically transitioned from in-mall locations to more convenient and visible shopping centers, enabling customers to easily purchase large furniture items. In 2014, Kirkland’s moved its headquarters office just outside of Nashville, still maintaining a Sales Support and Distribution Center in Jackson. Now, 390 Kirkland’s stores span 36 states, and the retailer plans to surpass 400 stores before the end of the 2016 fiscal year. The retailer’s e-commerce website, kirklands.com, hosts more than 10,000 products. Last year, Kirkland’s net sales totaled $561.8 million, up more than 10 percent over the previous year.
About Kirkland’s, Inc.
Kirkland’s, Inc., was founded in 1966 and is a specialty retailer of home décor in the United States. The Company’s stores present a broad selection of distinctive merchandise, including framed art, mirrors, candles, lamps, picture frames, accent rugs, garden accessories and artificial floral products. The Company’s stores also offer an extensive assortment of gifts, as well as seasonal merchandise. More information can be found at www.kirklands.com, https://instagram.com/kirklands/, www.facebook.com/kirklands, www.twitter.com/kirklands and http://www.pinterest.com/kirklandshome/.
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