Express, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (Express), is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women's and men's merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30 year old customer. Express merchandise is sold through retail and factory outlet stores and the Company's Website, www.express.com. As of May 3, 2014, Express operated 611 primarily mall-based retail stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico as well as 17 factory outlet stores. In addition, the Company earned revenue from 26 franchise stores in the Middle East and Latin America. These franchise stores are operated by franchisees pursuant to franchise agreements. Under the franchise agreements, the franchisees operate stores that sell Express-branded apparel and accessories purchased directly from the Company.