Franchise Gator has ranked Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc., No. 12 on its Top 100 Franchises for 2015 list, according to the retail company.
The franchise site studied hundreds of franchise disclosure documents to narrow down the list of top 2015 franchise opportunities, and rated Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores high for outstanding financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability, the company asserted.
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores franchises three retail formats that focus on selling home appliances, hardware and tools, lawn and garden equipment: Sears Home Appliance Showrooms, Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores and Sears Outlet Stores.
“Our franchise growth is continuing to build momentum as prospective franchisees and multi-unit restaurant franchise operators are increasingly learning about our franchise opportunities,” said Scott Nichols, director/franchise business development at Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. “Multi-unit franchisees are attracted to our turnkey business opportunities with no upfront inventory costs, as well as the benefit of our team handling merchandising, transportation logistics, delivery and installation. This saves our franchisees and their teams a lot of time and resources, allowing them to focus instead on the big picture Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores— expanding their franchise portfolios and delivering the highest level of customer service.”