Michaels Stores is one of the leading specialty retailers of arts and crafts materials in the United States that serves crafters of all ages. The company owns and operates more than 900 stores in over 45 U.S. states and Canada. Each of its stores features more than 40,000 products and has over 17,000 square feet of selling space. The company s stores offer a range of products, including apparel and bakeware, as well as framing, home d cor, fine arts and jewelry making items. Its stores also provide scrapbook supplies, seasonal and wedding items, and general, kids, paper, yarn and needle crafts. Established in 1973, Michaels Stores operates over 160 Aaron Brothers retail stores that offer readymade frames and mats, art supplies and custom framing services. Michaels Stores maintains one of its locations in Jacksonville, Fla.