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RadioShack

Franchise

RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) is one of the nation's most experienced and trusted consumer electronics specialty retailers. The company has a presence through more than 6,000 company-operated stores and dealer outlets in the United States, over 100 RadioShack locations in Mexico and nearly 800 wireless phone kiosks. RadioShack Corporation is the nation's most trusted consumer electronics specialty retailer of wireless communications, electronic parts, batteries and electronic accessories, as well as other digital technology products and services.

Facts & Figures

Investment
$69,900 - $69,900
Franchise fee
$39,900
Units in operation
1,660

Overview

RadioShack was opened in 1921 by the Deutchmann family, offering ham radio operators and electronics buffs a retail and mail order source for their electronics needs. By the 1960s, the company had nine stores and was shipping electronics to people all over the world, but was falling on hard times. Charles Tandy purchased the company in 1963 and turned its $4 million debt into a $20 million profit. Today the company operates stores nationwide, selling everything from batteries to satellite dishes to electronics buffs and general consumers.

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