About Us


Franchise Group is an operator of franchised and franchisable businesses and uses its operating expertise to drive cost efficiencies and grow its brands. Franchise Group’s business lines include Liberty Tax Service, Buddy’s Home Furnishings, Sears Outlet, American Freight and The Vitamin Shoppe. On a combined basis, Franchise Group currently operates over 4,400 locations predominantly located in the U.S. and Canada that are either Company-run or operated pursuant to franchising agreements.


Buddy’s Home Furnishings is a specialty retailer which franchises and operates rent-to-own stores that lease durable goods, such as electronics, residential furniture, appliances and household accessories. Buddy’s Home Furnishings operates almost 300 locations, primarily through franchise arrangements

Liberty Tax

Liberty Tax Service operates in the U.S. and Canada and prepared approximately 1.8 million individual income tax returns in more than 3,100 offices and online in 2019, primarily through franchise arrangements.

American Freight

American Freight Furniture - Mattress is a retail chain offering brand-name furniture, mattresses and home accessories at discount prices. American Freight buys direct from manufacturers and sells direct in warehouse-style stores. By cutting out the middle-man and keeping its overhead costs low, it can offer quality, new furniture and mattresses at the lowest prices helping its customers save money. With 176 stores and over 2 million satisfied customers, American Freight continues to grow while its mission remains the same: sell the best for less every day while delivering excellent customer service.

Sears Outlet

Sears Outlet is a retailer primarily focused on providing customers with in-store and online access to new, one-of-a kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, reconditioned, overstocked, and scratched and dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods and tools, at prices that are significantly lower than list prices. Sears Outlet operates 126 locations which includes 8 franchises.

Vitamin Shoppe

The Vitamin Shoppe is an omni-channel specialty retailer and wellness lifestyle company with the mission of providing customers with the most trusted products, guidance and services to help them become their best selves. The Vitamin Shoppe offers a comprehensive assortment of nutritional solutions, including vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and natural beauty aids through proprietary brands and approximately 700 national brands. The Vitamin Shoppe operates over 750 company-operated retail stores under The Vitamin Shoppe and Super Supplements banners, as well as through its online store.