See’s Candies knows quite a bit about smart expansion. Founded in 1921, and purchased by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway in 1972, See’s Candies operates over 200 stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington (with a Wisconsin store set to open in Spring 2011). Seasonally – primarily during the year-end holiday shopping season – See’s offers its products in select markets in kiosks and pop up stores at malls and other shopping centers in an even larger geographic range, bringing the number of states covered to almost all 50! There are also shops outside the U.S. in Hong Kong, Japan and Macau.
They’ve been using Directory of Major Malls data for many years to help make location decisions.
Real Estate Manager, Kathleen Pelzman, explains: “I have been with See’s since 1979 and Directory of Major Malls is certainly an excellent tool for our research of Shopping Centers throughout the country. It is a huge resource for me and one I think could benefit those just starting out in retail and shopping center leasing. I have used it for many years – first the printed directory and now online – for our continual expansion throughout the country. DMM is my #1 tool, for the majority of our research. It provides the detail I need and the ease of navigating the website is really appreciated.”
Tama J. Shor, Publisher of Directory of Major Malls couldn’t be happier.
“Providing the data for great retailers like See’s Candies to make the best possible permanent and specialty retail location decisions year-after-year is really gratifying to us,” she says.
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