The Michaels Companies, Inc. is an arts and crafts specialty retailer in North America. The Company owns and operates a chain of retail stores in 49 states and Canada featuring arts, crafts, framing, floral, home decor and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist and do-it-yourself home decorator. The Company also operates a vertically integrated custom framing business. The Company provides materials, project ideas and education for creative activities. The Company has approximately 35,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs) in arts, crafts, scrapbooking, floral, framing, home decor, seasonal offerings and childrens hobbies. It has developed an online platform, which promotes social networking, and includes tips, project ideas, marketing content and information on upcoming store events. The Companys subsidiaries include Aaron Brothers, Inc., Artistree of Canada, ULC, and Michaels Stores Procurement Company.