By Alan Wolf On Jan 23 2012 - 6:01am
LOS ANGELES –
The La Curacao
department store chain has joined the
NATM buying group as its 12th member
and first California-based dealer.
With nine locations in California
and one in Arizona averaging 100,000
square feet, the privately held company
is the largest U.S. department store that
specifically caters to the Hispanic market.
Founded in 1980 by door-to-door
salesmen Ron and Jerry Azarkman, La
Curacao is a fixture on TWICE’s Top
100 CE and appliance retailer rankings,
coming in last year at 46th in electronics
with $204 million in sales and 54th in
majaps with $22 million in sales.
NATM is comprised of regional bigbox
electronics and appliance chains.
La Curacao becomes its second department
store after Boscov’s.