America is ready – REALLY ready – for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year [even if that’s not an awfully high bar in 2020]. Around the country, folks put up their holiday lights in November and seem to be following a go-big-or-go-home holiday inflatables mandate. Pandemic Fatigue has everyone yearning for cocoa bombs,, Read More

APRO member Buddy Mac Holdings LLC, dba Buddy’s Home Furnishings (BMH) recently announced its purchase of seven Bi-Rite Companies store locations in Tampa, Florida,  along with an area development agreement to open another ten locations within the territory. “Having started with Buddy’s in Florida twenty years ago, this is home,” said Buddy Mac Vice, Read More

APRO Member Gopal Reddy – President and CEO of Action Development Corp., dba Aaron’s – and his wife Tulasi recently contributed $10,000 of their own money to the Central Illinois Foodbank, to help their hungry neighbors this holiday season. The Reddys – who own and operate seven Aaron’s stores in the Central Illinois area, Read More

Two APRO associate members are joining forces to the benefit of both businesses: Noctova RTO Sleep Solutions recently announced a new agreement with L2 Corporation to expand the Noctova sales team with the addition of L2’s Nicole Cehanovich and Kelly McClellan. The sub sales rep agreement establishes representative sales of the complete line of, Read More

As COVID-19 makes its big comeback, it looks like we may be in various stages of lockdown through the holiday season and into the beginning of 2021, at least. We’ve necessarily come to depend upon our digital devices more and more as our professional realities have become increasingly virtual – and now may be, Read More

Among the myriad uncertainties COVID-19 has produced, supply-chain insecurity has been a key issue for the rent-to-own industry. As the virus continues to surge higher, many companies are warehousing product either more than ever before or for the first time. We talked with Dan Fisher, Vice President of Majik Enterprises International Inc., dba Majik, Read More

Name: Teresa Hill What’s your current role/title? I am the Vice President of Operational Support at Buddy’s Newco LLC, dba Buddy’s Home Furnishings. Years in RTO: I have been in the RTO industry for 25 amazing years. What did you do before RTO? Before RTO, I was a manager with the Limited Corporation overseeing a high-volume, big-box,, Read More

Aaron’s Holding Company will spin off the company’s Aaron’s Business segment to company shareholders this week. The separation will be completed through a pro rata dividend of The Aaron’s Company common stock to shareholders on record by November 27, 2020. The company’s board of directors has established November 30 as the anticipated closing date., Read More

APRO member Countryside Rentals Inc., dba Rent-2-Own recently held its annual Delivery Rodeo at its Chillicothe, Ohio, warehouse. Thirty-one of the company’s 37 delivery teams competed against each other for the coveted title of Delivery Rodeo Champion. This year, teams visited six stations for competition and training: professional delivery and setup; handling a collections, Read More

Rental Concepts LLC dba RNR Tire Express in Springfield, Missouri, along with manufacturer Nexen Tire, recently held its You’re a Rockstar New Car Giveaway, honoring a local breast-cancer survivor with a brand-new 2020 Buick Encore outfitted with Nexen tires from RNR. Carrie Renee Hodge was chosen as the grand-prize winner from more than a, Read More