About Us

Factory Connection specializes in providing the latest fashion apparel for customers in small to medium size markets.

With more than 300 stores in 16 states and growing rapidly, Factory Connection is a destination shopping experience for many of our customers. Factory Connection offers a wide selection of brand name fashions for Juniors, Misses, Plus, Men’s and Young Men’s, along with accessories and shoes.

Buying from the industry’s leading fashion manufacturers allows Factory Connection to offer name brand and specialty store fashions at prices that are 25% to 70% below regular retail. Because we ship new merchandise twice a week every week – sometimes based on special limited-quantity purchases – our customers know that frequent shopping pays big dividends. We provide the opportunity to find the latest fashions at the right price, offering a great shopping experience for small to mid-size communities.

Our stores range from 2,500 to 7,500 square feet, with convenient locations that include downtown areas, strip centers and regional malls. Based in Alabama and with 1,300 total employees, Factory Connection operates from our corporate offices and 70,000 square-foot distribution center.

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Terry Scott and Kenny Littleton

Our History

Factory Connection began in 1976 as one store with approximately 1,000 square feet in downtown Guntersville, Alabama.

Founded by the late Terry Scott (1948-2016) and Kenny Littleton, the family-owned company has grown into a regional retail leader with more than 300 stores across 16 states, and more than one million square feet of store space. Today the business is led by President and CEO Steve Williams, along with an experienced team of professionals including executive managers, merchandisers, buyers, operations and regional managers, and store personnel.

The company’s 300-plus stores serve markets in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia, with expansion states identified for future growth. Factory Connection supports its network of stores from a state-of-the-art distribution center located at the Guntersville corporate headquarters.

As it has for more than 40 years, Factory Connection provides the latest fashions and fantastic values for our customers in smaller towns. With our innovative buying process and strong relationships with major manufacturers, we are pleased to make great fashion brands available – and affordable – for everyone.