Shopping at Michaels
Michaels Stores, Inc. is the largest arts and crafts retail chain in the United States, that is located in Irving, Texas. It currently operates more than 1262 stores (consisting of 1,145 Michaels stores in the 49 states and Canada and 118 Aaron Brothers stores) as of May 31, 2014. Michaels produces 10 exclusive private brands including Recollections, Studio Decor, Bead Landing, Creatology, Ashland, Celebrate It, Art Minds, Artist's Loft, Craft Smart and Loops & Threads. The average Michaels store now contains 40,000 different products in 18,200 square feet of selling space. The stores sell a selection of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall décor, Bakeware, beads, scrapbooking and seasonal merchandise for hobbyists and do-it-yourself home decorators. Competitors include Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin Stores, Jo-Ann Stores, AC Moore and several smaller chains; Canadian competitors include DeSerres.