Rent-to-own employees are the backbone of the industry. As such, APRO likes to feature rent-to-own employees out there in the field that have been a part of the rent-to-own family helping build the industry. This article features RNR’s Matt King from St. Petersburg, Florida. Matt started out as a RNR wheel technician 15 years ago, Read More

Rent-A-Center Franchising International, Inc. (RACFI), the nation’s first franchisor of independently owned-and-operated rent-to-own stores, is hosting its annual Summer Retreat from June 21-25, at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas, giving franchisees, corporate personnel, and vendor partners a chance to relax, reconnect, and plan key initiatives for the rest of the year. We, Read More

RNR Tire Express and Custom Wheels Franchise continues to expand throughout North America at accelerated pace. The newest store belongs to franchisees Larry Carrico and Richard Bergman who have been in the RNR Franchise system for 10 years and continue to open new locations. The Poplar Bluff store marks the sixth location for the, Read More

The Tennessee Rental Dealers Association has just wrapped up another successful Golf Tournament and Business meeting in Nashville at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel. The event was well attended by both member companies and industry vendors who helped sponsor the two-day event. First place in the golf tournament was taken by team Colortyme-Hogan on Tuesday, June, Read More

Marc Bitzer and Kevin Nolan assume new CEO roles The CEOs of two of the world’s largest major appliance manufacturers are handing off the reins. In back-to-back announcements, Whirlpool’s Jeff Fettig and GE Appliances’ Chip Blankenship said they are stepping down from their corner-office roles. Fettig will continue in his role as Whirlpool chairman,, Read More

The 500,000-square-foot center represents its largest Arcadia, Wis., expansion ARCADIA, Wis. — Ashley Furniture has begun construction on what it says is the largest ever expansion at its operations here with the construction of a $30 million, 500,000-square-foot e-commerce fulfillment and distribution center. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday attended by Wisconsin, Read More

Nearly 900 attendees and some 90 vendors are expected to be on hand for this year’s D&H Mid-Atlantic Summer Technology Trade Show, which returns to the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa. D&H Distributing will return to the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in where else but Hershey, Pa., for its annual, Read More

Overregulation of retailers and consumers cited as reason for veto (June 16, 2017) Yesterday, Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed HB 1859, the so-called RTO “Kiosk” bill. The bill was one of only 50 to be vetoed by the Governor out of 1500+ bills passed in the regular session that ended May 29.  In his veto, Read More

Recruitment is a difficult, expensive, and time-consuming process, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses, which are all well aware of the consequences of making the wrong hire. With so much on the line, how can organizations ensure their hiring practices are streamlined, efficient, and reliable? It all comes down to the interview questions you ask candidates., Read More

The Ohio Rental Dealers have announced this year’s Midwest RTO Training Expo dates. Save the dates for Tuesday, September 12th and Wednesday, September 13th. This year’s expo will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus-Worthington. The hotel reservation deadline is August 1st and early reservations are encouraged. Book through Hotel directly under, Read More