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Aeropostale Expands in Puerto Rico

New York City Aeropostale announced plans to roll out stores in Puerto Rico. The opening of its first Puerto Rico store will be at the Plaza Carolina in Carolina, the company said.

The remainder of the initial roll out will occur in the upcoming weeks at Plaza Las Americas in San Juan, and in the latter part of the year, at The Prime Outlet Puerto Rico in Barcelonesa.

“We’re excited to be expanding Aeropostale in Puerto Rico,” said Tom Johnson, COO, Aeropostale. “We feel Puerto Rico is the natural next step as we continue to connect with our core customer, young men and women.”

The company plans to open an estimated 10 to 12 additional stores in Puerto Rico by 2010.

Puerto Rico is Aeropostale’s second expansion outside the United States. In 2007, Aeropostale opened 15 stores in Canada.

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