FORT WORTH, Texas, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH), a leading national retailer of innovative technology products, services and accessories, recently has been named the top electronics franchise concept and No. 63 overall in the annual "Franchise 500" ranking published by Entrepreneur Magazine.
"RadioShack is pleased to receive this recognition for our franchise program," said Marty Amschler, vice president of franchise for RadioShack Corp. "This acknowledgment is evidence of the great support RadioShack provides independent franchise operators — the purchasing power of a national retailer, the personality of a neighborhood merchant, the appeal of a complete line-up of private-brand products and unparalleled training and marketing support. We believe there's never been a better time to join RadioShack as a franchisee."
The 33rd Annual Franchise 500 ranking reveals popular industries and the trends making an impact on their future. All companies, regardless of size, are judged by objective and quantifiable measures of the franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the system, according to Entrepreneur Magazine.
Franchise owners benefit from the buying power of a major retail network in the purchase of fixtures, in-store signage and other necessities for starting up a new retail business. RadioShack's low start-up cost and access to high-quality products under private and national brands represent a true value in franchising with a nationally recognized retailer.
RadioShack has approximately 4,700 company-operated stores across the United States and Mexico, 1,500 wireless phone centers in the United States and 1,100 locations in its dealer-franchise network worldwide. Since the launch of its first independent dealer/franchise location in 1968, RadioShack has committed more than 40 years of experience to the development of traditional and emerging franchise support programs.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. RadioShack offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment. RadioShack employs approximately 34,000 people globally, including a team of friendly and helpful sales experts who have been recognized for delivering the best customer service in the wireless industry. RadioShack's retail network includes approximately 4,700 company-operated stores in the United States and Mexico, 1,500 wireless phone centers in the United States, and approximately 1,100 dealer and other outlets worldwide. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase items online, please visit www.radioshack.com. RadioShack® is a registered trademark licensed by RadioShack Corporation.
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