ATG Stores was founded in 1999 with the launch of its first website, Lighting Universe, with the goal to consolidate lighting catalogs and pricing online for designers, homeowners and contractors.In 2000 went live, and two years later ATG Stores launched m, targeting plumbing fixtures and decorative bath products. In 2003 Allied Trade Group, Inc. was formed as theparent companyof Lighting Universe and Fixture Universe with the goal to grow into a full line home furnishings supplier. ATG Stores added 50 stores in the beginning of 2008and at one point encompassed around 500 websites in multiple home furnishing, utility and paraphernalia categories, specializing in product sales of a variety of brand name manufacturers.
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Lighting Universe acquires competitorPuget Sound Business Journal. 2004-09-27
Lowes buys ATG to expand online footprint. Market Watch. 2011
The Mine has been on Inc. Magazines fastest growing companies list twice. Once in 124th place in 2006and once in 412th place in 2007.They have also received recognition by thePuget Sound Business Journal, in 2006 they were ranked 16 and in 2007 ranked 31 on their list of fastest growing companies in the Northwest.
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In April 2017, ATG Stores rebranded toThe Mine, and added a personal concierge service to their online shopping offering.
Show Rooms – Allied Trade Group Stores. ATGStores.com. 2009. Archived fromthe originalon 2008-05-12
Online retailers of the United States
ATG Stores opened their first brick and mortar showroom in May 2004 inKirkland, Washington;and their second showroom was purchased from The Lighting Co in August 2004.There were as many as seven ATG retail showrooms,all of which have closed.
on December 29, 2011 with the intention of expanding the product variety available to Lowes stores and Lowes.com while also bringing more traffic and credibility to ATG Stores as an onlinee-tailer. This initiated the closing of the ATG Stores retail showrooms in Washington state and allowed for Lowes customers to purchase ATG Stores items in-store for pickup.
Lowes buys ATG to expand online footprint. Retrieved2017-02-22.
Retail companies established in 1999
Lowes buys ATG to expand online footprint. Archived fromthe originalon 2013-01-28. Retrieved2017-02-22.
Allied Trade adds retail to e-tail with showroomsPuget Sound Business Journal. 2006-10-22
Targeted sites boost click-through rates for ATG StoresInternet Retailer. 2008
is an Americane-commercecompany which sells home goods. Formerly known as ATG Stores, the company was founded in 1999 and now sells a variety of home items including furniture, lighting and home decor. The companys headquarters are currently inKirklandWashingtonand is owned byLowes Home Improvement.
BBB Business Profile ATGStores.com. Retrieved2017-02-22.
Showrooms Closing. ATGStores.com. 2011. Archived fromthe originalon 2011-12-31
Companies based in Kirkland, Washington
Meyers, Sean (2000-07-30).Online lighting stores not yet a fixture in industryPuget Sound Business Journal