Aaron’s Inc. is reporting that a number of its businesses in the path of Hurricane Irma’s destruction have experienced significant interruptions or are temporarily closed. The company’s Progressive Leasing has been affected by the closures and interruptions of their retail partners, while 111 of Aaron’s retail stores located in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina have closed., Read More

Rent One’s seven-series Delivery Tech Rodeo continues with competitions held for the company’s regions 7 in Jackson, Tennessee; 5 and 6 in Paragould, Arkansas; 1 and 2 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois; and 4 in Carmi, Illinois on September 12-20. The four rodeos were comprised of a consistent agenda that includes a day of training,, Read More

RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels will hold its annual manager’s meeting October 16-17 at the Hilton Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. This year’s meeting, co-sponsored by Yokohama Tires, will include a manager’s meeting on Monday, followed by a “Ride and Drive” event on Tuesday. Complimentary accommodations are provided; however, credit card information is required, Read More

The Illinois Rental Dealers Association will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, October 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon, Illinois. This year’s theme is “A Case Study in Legislative Success,” that will focus on the Rental Purchase Agreement Occupation and Use Tax Act, a new law that takes effect, Read More

RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels has launched a nationwide effort to help support Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma victims and aid in the rebuilding in Texas and Florida. RNR locations across the country will contribute $1 of each tire-and-wheel sale or rental in September to support the brand’s relief initiative. The proceeds will, Read More

The newly formed Iowa-Nebraska Rental Dealers Association held its first annual meeting on September 14. Rental dealers met in Johnston, Iowa, to discuss the state of the rent-to-own industry—in each state and as a whole—and to elect a new board of directors. Iowa Representative Chip Baltimore and Iowa lobbyist Doug Struyk addressed the political, Read More

Andrew Schubert loved his job as a delivery technician for Rent One in Erie, Pennsylvania. He had grown up in a rent-to-own family, with a father, Chris Paul, who currently manages a second Rent One location in Erie. Sadly, Schubert passed away on June 29 at age 19. Colleagues at Rent One are devastated,, Read More

The Ohio Rental Dealers Association held its annual Midwest RTO Training Expo, a multi-state regional show for rent-to-own sales staff and managers, on September 12 and 13 in Columbus, Ohio. The event featured highly informative training seminars from top rent-to-own vendors, including L2 Corp., O’Rourke Sales Co., Ashley Furniture and Symbol, plus an expo,, Read More

In the latest installment of RTO Insights, APRO’s rent-to-own video series on YouTube, the association’s general counsel, Ed Winn III, discusses some of the positive views on rent-to-own found in federal government studies on the industry. Winn reviews several studies and surveys conducted by government agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department, Read More

Less than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, Florida residents and businesses braced themselves as Hurricane Irma hit the Sunshine State on September 10.  A total has yet to be determined for the damages that Irma caused, but the entire state of Florida, as well as parts of Georgia, Read More