Advance Auto Parts Opens 22 New Stores in California
June 23, 2022—Advance Auto Parts has announced 22 new stores in the Los Angeles market.
According to a press release, these locations are part of the brand's larger strategic expansion into the western part of the United States.
Back in the spring of 2021, Advance announced its California expansion plan through leasing 109 Pep Boys store locations and converting them into Advance stores. Over half of these locations are in the Los Angeles area.
Once all 109 of these stores are converted, Advance will be able to employ around 1,850 team members. This will also include staffing needs for the brand's 45,000-square-foot “super hub” flagship near downtown Los Angeles, which was recently opened.
“We estimate that 70% of our customers in Los Angeles fit the profile of the classic do-it-yourselfer. Pairing that with the more than 7.6 million registered vehicles in Los Angeles’ unique car culture, this is a tremendous opportunity for Advance to bring Care and Speed to motorists through expert advice and best-in-class products and services,” said Tom Greco, president and chief executive officer of Advance in the press release. “Our timing couldn’t be better as the average vehicle age increases while used car and gasoline prices are rising, resulting in greater demand for vehicle maintenance.”