October 1, 2023


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AMain Hobbies To Purchase HobbyTown

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Some huge information to start out the day is AMain Hobbies to amass HobbyTown. Possession switch of 106-store HobbyTown franchise community/company headquarters to start Summer time 2023. Additionally introduced is new future franchise alternatives now accessible in choose markets.

AMain Hobbies To Acquire HobbyTown


AMain Hobbies is saying an settlement in precept to the acquisition of HobbyTown, the biggest pastime, specialty toy/recreation, and STEM retail chain within the World. The settlement, which incorporates the Lincoln, Nebraska headquarters and distribution heart will start later this summer season. Mixed with AMain Hobbies’ present distribution community, AMain will now have three strategically positioned distribution facilities to achieve wholesale and retail clients with unprecedented velocity. The mix of AMain Hobbies’ and HobbyTown’s business expertise, data, and wealth of knowledge will provide hobbyists a good wider product choice and trendy retail purchasing expertise whereas making it simpler and extra worthwhile for shops to function within the present financial system.

“We’re honored and excited to deliver HobbyTown into the AMain Hobbies household,” states AMain Hobbies CEO Kendall Bennett. “With nearly 40 years underneath their belt, HobbyTown has been the go-to place for numerous fans, like myself, to gasoline their ardour for radio-controlled vehicles, airplanes, specialty toys, and video games, in addition to STEM toys. Thom Walla and Bob Wilke have developed a confirmed profitable retail mannequin, and we’re stoked to deliver our experience in eCommerce, customer support, and success to the desk. Our mission is obvious – we wish to buck the present development and increase the retail scene throughout the US. We wish to create an area the place fans can come collectively, uncover new issues, study, and join with others whereas having fun with their free time.”

The HobbyTown chain of 106 retail shops spans to 35 U.S. states and options a wide array of radio management vehicles and airplanes, fashions, toys, puzzles/video games, and Science/Know-how/Engineering/Math (STEM) toys. Thom Walla, Merlin Hayes, and Mary Hayes based HobbyTown Limitless, Inc. in 1985 and opened the primary franchise retailer in 1986. The corporate rapidly grew right into a pastime chief and continues to be a brick-and-mortar retail pacesetter the place many fans nationwide are first uncovered to the great world of RC vehicles/planes, fashions, toys, video games, and puzzles.

“We’ve shaped an awesome partnership with AMain Hobbies for the previous seven years,” HobbyTown Founder Thom Walla remarked. “We’ve confidence Kendall and his staff at AMain Hobbies together with the HobbyTown staff will proceed the custom of bringing an pleasurable one-stop purchasing expertise to clients throughout the nation.”

A number of United States markets are focused for HobbyTown franchisee progress in 2023 and past. Present pastime retailer house owners who’ve thought of enlargement or fans who wish to personal their very own pastime retailer can inquire by the HobbyTown Franchise web site: https://hobbytownfranchise.com.

Broadly recognized within the pastime business as a premier on-line retailer, AMain Hobbies has supported the brick-and-mortar retail neighborhood since its inception by its distribution packages, native retail shops, sponsorship of races and occasions hosted by native monitor shops, and thru in-kind donations prolonged to the communities by which these shops reside. In 2022, AMain Hobbies supported/sponsored greater than 200 occasions worldwide and are on tempo for much more in 2023.

“AMain Hobbies was based by a real hobbyist in Kendall Bennett. Rising, supporting, and advancing the pastime business is what Kendall and all the AMain Hobbies staff strives to make occur on an on a regular basis foundation. We spend numerous hours and assets to make sure we offer the most effective general buyer expertise within the business,” states AMain Hobbies Chief Monetary Officer Kevin Kiser. “It’s been mentioned many instances that brick-and-mortar shops are important to the pastime business. This is a chance for us to speculate completely in that perception and provides retailers higher instruments to make them extra worthwhile, save time, and really feel like a valued a part of the business ecosystem. We’re excited to mix using our information and expertise with the prevailing HobbyTown shops and another pastime sellers that wish to develop their enterprise mannequin to finally present the buyer with the primary true omnichannel expertise for our clients.”

For extra info, go to: AMAIN HOBBIES

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