Express, Inc. (Express) is a specialty apparel and accessory retailer offering both women's and men's merchandise. The Company has over 30 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeans wear, and going-out occasions. The Company operates in brick and mortar retail stores and the express.com e-commerce Website. The Company currently operates more than 600 retail stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Express started in 1980 as an eight-store experimental division called Limited Express. However, now it’s called Limited Brands. By 1986, Express had 250 stores and began testing the sale of men’s merchandise in 16 stores the following year. The men’s fashion line was spun off into its own brand, Structure, in 1989. The brand went from zero to a billion dollars in sales in ten years. In 2001, the Structure division of Limited Brands was folded into Express to create the powerful, dual gender brand that exists today. Express headquarters are located in Columbus, Ohio and New York City, New York.
Express, Inc. Principal Competitors are Gap, J. Crew, Limited Brands. Over more than 30 years, Express,Inc. has grown into a multi-billion dollar company operating over 600 locations in multiple countries. The Express, Inc. distributes finished products from third-party distribution centers in Columbus and Groveport, Ohio. The Columbus facility is approximately 381,000 square feet and is operated under a long-term logistics services agreement with an affiliate of Limited Brands. The third-party distribution facility in Groveport is used to fulfill all orders placed through its Website. The facility is owned and operated by an affiliate of Golden Gate. As of January 28, 2012, there were seven Express stores in the Middle East, which were constructed through a development agreement with Alshaya Trading Co. In August 2012, Express Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into a