Headquartered out of Hudson, Ohio, this is an operation that has close to 850 outlets. The start of this enterprise was in 1943 when a couple of German migrants Berthold Reich and Hilda partnered with some friends of theirs to import cheese. The stores have since grown and changed in character to deal with fabrics and merchandise of such nature.
The main focus of Jo-Ann is in selling fabrics for bed sheets, curtains, cushion covers, table cloths and the likes. The prime aim of the stores is to sell fabrics. They also deal in paper products like craft paper and also printers and such goods that primarily handle paper too. Some of the most prominent brands under the roof are Tim Holtz, Jolee’s, Kaisercraft and Hero Arts in paper products. There are also desk lamps, sewing machines, and such merchandise that cater to the home maker. Numerous seasonal discounts and sales promote the store and the products under the roof.