As part of its strategy to provide more convenient shopping for customers, Sears is looking for a local entrepreneur in Rincon to own and operate a Sears Hometown store.
"We're looking for a person who wants to operate a successful business and is customer service oriented, " said John Quick, regional development manager for Sears Hometown stores. "This is an outstanding retail opportunity for a dedicated individual to participate in one of America's hottest growth opportunities."
Since 1993, Sears has helped entrepreneurs successfully open over 900 stores in 48 states.
According to Quick, Sears Hometown stores typically have between 6,000 and 10,000 square feet of selling space and offer a selection of appliances, consumer electronics, tools and lawn and garden equipment.
“The Hometown store owner is responsible for start-up and on-going operating expenses associated with the store including: building or leasing a facility; providing in-store fixtures; hiring and training employees; payroll; and insurance,” Quick said. “The Sears Hometown store program is not considered a franchise program because Sears does not require an individual to purchase inventory or pay an annual licensing fee. The stores are supported by the Sears retail network, which includes providing inventory, advertising, delivery support and training.”
"We want the new Sears Hometown store to be the appliance and electronics superstore in Rincon," said Will Powell, senior vice president and president of the Sears Hometown stores. "We believe our program is a winner for everyone involved. The Hometown store owner has a chance to build a successful business, our customers can shop closer to home and Sears reconnects with our local customers."
For information on becoming a Sears Hometown store owner, contact Quick at (205) 515-9510 or on the Internet via www.searsdealerstores.com.