About Us

Overview

Franchise Group is an operator of franchised and franchisable businesses that continually looks to grow its portfolio of brands while utilizing its operating and capital allocation philosophy to generate strong cash flow for its shareholders. 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 4,100 locations predominantly located in the U.S. and Canada that are either Company-run or operated pursuant to franchising agreements.

Buddy's

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 1.2 million individual income tax returns in more than 2,500 offices and online in 2020, primarily through franchise arrangements.

American Freight

Since 1994, American Freight has been helping customers save money on quality furniture and mattresses. In February 2020, American Freight combined with Sears Outlet, a leading national discount retailer of home appliances, to create American Freight Furniture Mattress Appliance. The enhanced American Freight launched in June 2020, leverages the strong legacies of the founding organizations to deliver consumers a one-stop-shop for quality furniture, mattresses and appliances at everyday low prices! With over 4 million satisfied customers, American Freight will continue to grow while its mission remains the same: sell the best for less every day while delivering exceptional customer service. American Freight will continue to deliver on its commitment of take it home today with same day delivery available for all in-stock items, including appliances, with payment plan options for every customer, including no credit required and other credit options with low, easy payments. American Freight operates over 300 stores in 40 states across the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.AmericanFreight.com.

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.