• Clint Engel

American Freight opening 1st Arizona store

Two more coming to Phoenix market as Westward expansion continues

MESA, Ariz. — American Freight Furniture and Mattress will open its first Arizona store here Friday, hard on the heels of its first New Mexico store opened in Albuquerque this past week.

The newest store at 4422 E. University Drive is one of three planned for the greater Phoenix market, as American Freight pushes further West. The Top 100 company noted early this week that it’s also planning to open in Phoenix proper and Glendale, Ariz.

The promotional to mid-priced American Freight operates 150 stores, primarily in the eastern half of the United States with a warehouse-style store model that promotes savings via its supplier-to-store deliveries and saving on closeouts, cancelled orders and other special stock.

The company is No. 30 on Furniture Today’s Top 100 with estimated 2016 furniture, bedding and accessory sales of $330 million.

American Freight did not disclose certain additional details on the latest expansion such as store size, investment and project. In Albuquerque, the store is 20,000-square-feet, about average for the retailer.

“Mesa is growing faster than ever, and we’re really excited to be a part of that,” Kevin O’Keefe, American Freight’s vice president of sales, said in a release.

“While we continue to grow as a company, our mission and passion have remained consistent since day one — help customers save money on quality furniture and mattresses while delivering excellent customer service.”

Clint EngelClint Engel | Senior Retail Editor, Furniture Today

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