HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores has made Entrepreneur magazine’s Annual Franchise 500 list, placing at number 161.
It is the franchise retailer’s first appearance on the list. The company offers four different store formats and three franchise opportunities: Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores, Sears Home Appliance Showrooms and Sears Outlet Stores. Since franchising the first Sears Home Appliance Showroom in 2009, the company has grown to more than 165 franchise locations.
Entrepreneur determines the rankings for the franchise list based on an analysis of the companies’ financial data. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores was spun off from Sears Holdings in 2012.