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Posted by Willy Franzen on March 21, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Associate Buyer||New York, NY|
As a guy who has been a fanatical Yankee fan as long as I can remember, I’ve probably heard this jingle at least 10,000 times. If it doesn’t sound familiar, then you either don’t live in the Northeast or have completely sequestered yourself from anything related to sports. The jingle belongs to Modell’s, a New York, NY based company that is “is the nation’s oldest, family-owned and operated, retailer of sporting goods, sporting apparel, menswear and brand name athletic footwear.” Desite the fact that Modell’s “operate over 140 stores throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Virginia, Rhode Island and the District Of Columbia,” I don’t think that I’ve ever stepped foot in one. That’s probably an anomaly because I love sporting goods, and their branding is about as good as it gets.
I’ll admit that I’ve moved most of my sporting good purchasing online, but I think there’s still a ton of value in the retail experience. Modell’s does offer online shopping, but it seems pretty clear that their business is still all about retail. Modell’s was founded as a single store in 1889, and it grew as a combination of “full-line” discount stores and sporting goods stores. After 100 years of existence, they made the decision to focus 100% on sporting goods. There’s not much more info on how the business operates, so you may want to head straight to Modell’s Jobs site to learn more. While most of their positions are in their retail locations, there are some home office positions to look at. The best fit for a new grad is probably the Community Ambassador position. They say it’s located in Central New Jersey, but they don’t get more specific than that. Check it out. (They also have some paid internships posted, so that could be a sign of other entry level opportunities.) Go to Mo’s!
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Is the Modell’s jingle stuck in your head yet?