AMain Hobbies to Purchase HobbyTown

AMain Hobbies is about to amass the passion and specialty retail chain, HobbyTown, efficient later this summer season. The settlement will embrace the retailer’s headquarters and distribution heart in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Consequently, AMain Hobbies could have three distribution facilities, together with its current facilities in Chico, California and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The HobbyTown chain of 106 retail shops spans 35 U.S. states and options a wide array of radio management vehicles and airplanes, fashions, toys, puzzles and video games, and STEM toys. Thom Walla, Merlin Hayes, and Mary Hayes based HobbyTown Limitless in 1985 and opened the primary franchise retailer in 1986.

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

HobbyTown Founder Thom Walla provides, “We’ve fashioned an incredible partnership with AMain Hobbies for the previous seven years. We’ve confidence Kendall and his workforce at AMain Hobbies together with the HobbyTown workforce will proceed the custom of bringing an fulfilling one-stop purchasing expertise to prospects throughout the nation.”

A number of U.S. markets are focused for HobbyTown franchisee development in 2023 and past. Present passion retailer house owners who’ve thought of enlargement or lovers who wish to personal their very own passion retailer can inquire at

“AMain Hobbies was based by a real hobbyist in Kendall Bennett,” says AMain Hobbies Chief Monetary Officer Kevin Kiser. “Rising, supporting, and advancing the passion trade is what Kendall and all the AMain Hobbies workforce strives to make occur on an on a regular basis foundation. We spend numerous hours and sources to make sure we offer one of the best total buyer expertise within the trade. It’s been mentioned many instances that brick-and-mortar shops are very important to the passion trade. This is a chance for us to speculate totally 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 trade ecosystem. We’re excited to mix the usage of our knowledge and know-how with the present HobbyTown shops and another passion sellers that wish to develop their enterprise mannequin to in the end present the buyer with the primary true omnichannel expertise for our prospects.”

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