Aaron’s opens 32 stores

Atlanta -- Aaron's, a lease-to-own, announced the recent opening of a combined 32 new company-operated and franchised stores in 17 different states and two Canadian provinces.

The announcement follows a strong growth year for the company in 2012, which included the opening of its 2,000th store in the Bronx in September.

"Last year was incredibly strong with a 6.6% increase in store count and financial results that were the best in the company's history," said Aaron's chairman, president and CEO Ronald W. Allen. "We are pleased to begin 2013 with an equally optimistic outlook for store growth and subsequent job opportunities."

Aaron's currently has more than 2,075 company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada.