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Aaron's opens five stores in past month

ATLANTA — Rent-to-own giant Aaron's said Tuesday it has opened five stores in five states from mid-October to early November.

Following the opening of the company's 2,000th store in the Bronx, N.Y., in September, Aaron's also has opened units in Delaware, Ohio; Ionia, Mich.; Franklin, Ky.; Indianola, Miss.; and Towson, Md.

Aaron's specializes in the sale and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories. For consumers with income or credit constraints, the company says it offers an alternative path to owning items such as computers, TVs or furniture.

"The major milestone achievement of opening Aaron's 2,000th store is still fresh, and we plan to keep the growth momentum going through the rest of this year and into 2013," said CEO Ron Allen. "This fantastic growth we're experiencing doesn't just benefit Aaron's, but the residents of all the communities we enter. Not only do we bring jobs with each new store opening, but we actively support multiple charities and organizations important to our local markets."

Atlanta-based Aaron's has company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada.

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