More than 20 Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware are expanding their offerings with kitchen remodeling services from Kitchen Tune-Up, a national kitchen and bath remodeling franchise.
Totaling 23 locations, the stores now feature an interactive Kitchen Tune-Up kiosk, where customers can learn about affordable options to update their kitchen, view cabinet door samples and use an iPad® to see project ideas and book an appointment for a no-obligation estimate.
These new kiosks are the first to open from a partnership formed earlier this year between Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) and Kitchen Tune-Up as a way to provide added services and a more robust shopping experience for its customers. The partnership allows franchisees and dealers that operate Sears Home Appliance Showroom and Sears Appliance & Hardware stores to purchase a Kitchen Tune-Up franchise at a reduced investment and place a kiosk within their existing store.
The first franchise group to take advantage of this partnership is Prayosha Holdings, which owns and operates the first 23 locations in the program. The company’s director of operations, Joe Coyle, said, “Customers are always coming into our stores looking for new appliances as a simple way to update their kitchens. Therefore, we knew that adding a Kitchen Tune-Up kiosk inside our locations would be a cost-effective way for us to provide them an avenue to take their refresher a step further without making it an intimidating, costly project.”
Kitchen Tune-Up serves residential and commercial customers and specializes in affordable kitchen remodeling. Services range from restoring and repairing existing wood cabinets, and refacing cabinets and replacing doors and hardware, to installing completely new custom-built cabinetry.
Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries present a unique business opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in having the brand power that the Sears name brings. Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer four different store formats and three franchise opportunities. Aside from providing access to a widely recognized brand, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide franchisees with training support, purchasing power, inventory assortment and management, and assistance, as appropriate, with financing, computer systems and marketing, among other services. As of February 2, 2013, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,245 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermuda.
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