Traveling an economic road many businesses found bumpy in 2020, APRO member RNR Tire Express (RNR), the largest custom tire and wheel franchise in the U.S., rolled to record profits last year, its 20th in business. With a 12.1% increase in sales during the period, the company reached $211 million to capture the 175, Read More

In the home appliances game, as we venture into 2021, there’s good news and not-as-good news, according to Doug Wrede, Vice President of Home Appliances for Nationwide Marketing Group. The good news: It looks like this year will, in the end, turn out to be an overall prosperous one for the home appliance business, Read More

The Florida Rental Dealers Association (FRDA)’s board of directors recently got together to discuss the year ahead and determine the organization’s key objectives for 2021. APRO Member RNR Tire Express hosted the meeting at its Tampa, Florida, headquarters. Once board members had reviewed the association’s budget and financial standing, the meeting moved on to, Read More

APRO member Byrider announced a new partnership in the new year with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA), one of the area’s largest comprehensive youth services providers. Team members from the auto dealership franchise system will work with BGCWPA staff to offer mentorship and career-coaching tools to youth preparing to enter, Read More

Name: Brandon Southard What’s your current role/title? I am a Regional Manager with Fairway Leasing LLC, an Aaron’s franchisee. Years in RTO: I have been in the RTO industry for 11 and a half years. What did you do before RTO? I worked in customer service at a bank. What do you do in a typical day, Read More

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed into law December 27, 2020, provides $900 billion dollars to different areas, issues, agencies, and departments – including stimulus payments for individuals, an employee retention tax credit for businesses, and a continuation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Stimulus Payments Similar to the stimulus payments allotted last year, this, Read More

APRO member RNR Tire Express – Midwest (aka Rent-N-Roll of Missouri LLC, dba RNR Tire Express) in St. Louis, Missouri, recently raised $5,000 for a local breast-cancer foundation by offering customers a Team Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Car Magnet for every $1 donation to Saint Francis Medical Center’s Pink Up Foundation during October (2020), Read More

Call them what you will – digital, online, remote, virtual – but non-in-person meetings have become the norm in everyone’s everyday worklife, thanks in large part to the pandemic. Yet even without the natural connection that happens in 3-D meetings, there are many things you can do to help make Zoom meetings ultimately efficient, Read More

APRO member Happy’s Home Centers Inc. recently announced the promotion of Gulfport location general manager Jonas Scott to District Manager overseeing four Happy’s locations: Gulfport, Plant City, Riverview, and Town-n-Country. Scott began his rent-to-own career in 2011 with Aaron’s, as a manager trainee in Laurel, Maryland. He has quickly climbed through the RTO ranks,, Read More

It’s a new year [at last!], and with the pandemic still rampant, staying healthy is more front-of-mind and important to us than ever. But even in “regular” years, of the ~30% of Americans who make new year’s resolutions, 4 of the 5 most common resolutions all center around getting healthier [exercise more, eat healthier,, Read More