Duluth Trading to open more stores

In an environment when large retail big-box stores are shuttering locations, it’s refreshing to see a local company bucking the trend.

Belleville-based Duluth Trading Co. announced plans to open between 10 and 12 new stores around the country in 2017, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

The company’s earnings came in lower for fiscal 2016 compared with 2015, but sales increased.

With stores set to open soon in Indiana and Massachusetts, Duluth Trading currently has 18 locations.