Electronics, appliances 'super store'

Breaux Bridge — Sears, Roebuck and Co. is looking for a local entrepreneur in Breaux Bridge to own and operate a Sears Dealer store.

“We’re looking for a person who wants to operate a successful business and is customer service oriented,” said Judy Dubois, district sales coach for Sears Dealer stores.

“This is an outstanding retail opportunity for a dedicated individual to participate in one of America’s hottest growth opportunities,” Dubois said.

Since 1993, Sears has helped entrepreneurs successfully open Dealer stores in 48 states. According to Dubois, Sears Dealer stores typically have between 6,0000 and 10,000 square feet of selling space and offer a wide selection of well-known appliances, consumer electronics, tools and lawn and garden equipment, including Sears exclusive brands such as Kenmore appliances, Craftsman tools and lawn and garden products and DieHard car and boat batteries.

“The dealer is responsible for start-up and on-going operating expenses associated with the store including: building or leasing a facility; providing in-store fixtures; hiring and training employees; payroll; and insurance,” Dubois said.

“The Sears Dealer Store program is not considered a franchise program because Sears does not require an individual to purchase inventory or pay an annual licensing fee. The stores are supported by the Sears retail network, which includes providing all inventory, advertising, point-of-sale computer systems, delivery support and training.”

“We want the new Sears Dealer store to be the appliance and electronics superstore in Breaux Bridge,” said Steve Titus, vice president and general manager of the Sears Dealer Stores.

“We believe our program is a winner for everyone involved,” Titus said. “The dealer has a chance to build a successful business, our customers can shop closer to home and Sears reconnects with our local customers.”

For additional information on becoming a Sears Dealer, contact Dubois at (985) 705-0120.

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