NB Retail Management, Inc. is headed by CEO John Strojny. NB Retail Management, Inc. is responsible for overseeing and providing support for New Balance Brandywine, New Balance Christiana and New Balance Richmond.
New Balance Christiana (opened in 1998) was the ninth New Balance Concept store, all of which were opened by independent local owners. The New Balance concept store was developed to offer a complete line of New Balance Footwear in a wide variety of widths and sizes. This enables our customers to get the proper shoe and the proper fit, something other name brand shoes cannot offer.
Owner John Strojny’s interest in the athletic footwear industry was spurred by his participation in cross country and track at the University of Delaware. He graduated in 1974 with a B.S. in Business Administration, and after working at various sporting good stores, he opened his first The Athlete’s Foot Store on March 3, 1978. After 19 years with The Athlete’s Foot he was approached by New Balance to consider opening a New Balance Concept Store.
Strojny is a strong proponent of Entrepreneurship and has an owner/manager running each of his stores. “Having an owner on the premises ensures that our customers will receive the best service possible.”