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Jo Ann Stores Company is a company that provides home decor, apparel and crafts. The headquarters are in Ohio, the United States, but they sell products online all over the world.
The company's first store opened in 1948 between two other stores on South Main Street in Mansfield, Ohio by Jo Ann Hillyer and her husband Alex Hillyer. When the business started it wasn't doing too well so Jo decided she would sew upholstery fabric for drapes herself to sell at her shop.
Their product line originally included women's blouses, sweaters and skirts imported from Japan as well as children's wear that was made domestically. They then expanded into quilting fabrics, yarns, and sewing notions.