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Learn About Rafters Home Stores Franchises
Canada's Largest Franchised Gift Group!
An exciting source for Home Décor and Giftware, Rafters and Rafters Home Stores
offer an extensive selection of contemporary furniture, home décor, gourmet
cooking and kitchen utensils, tableware and home entertaining essentials, spa
products, linens, lighting and unique gift giving ideas. With an owner-operator
and buyer in every store we have an unequalled ability to consistently keep our
merchandise stylish and fresh!
Our parent company Franchise Bancorp owns the LIV Canada Gift Group and was
founded by E.K. Loyst, a former advertising executive, in 1968. Franchise
Bancorp has 37 years of success with the buying power of 130 stores and over $67
million in combined network sales. The gift store division was created in 1974
and today has grown to over 32 locations.
- Rafters is an exciting concept in better value stores presenting
quality gift and homeware products at sensible prices. Store locations are
positioned in enclosed malls and are typically 1500 sq ft to 2500 sq ft in
size. Filled to the rafters with the newest gift and decorative accessory
ideas, each store offers a wide variety of quality products including
ceramics, teapots, kitchenware, wall art décor, linens, backyard accessories
- Rafters Home Store is a mini box store concept of our original
Rafters stores. These locations are 4000 sq ft to 8000 sq ft in size and are
destination locations strategically placed in the open air centres. The stores
feature a vast selection of LIV’s product speciality lines including:
giftware, homeware, ceramics, kitchen gadgets, household cotton goods,
placemats, woodenware, residential lighting, bath décor, backyard and garden
You've worked hard for your money...Now let us work hard for you!
Are you looking for a tremendous franchise opportunity in the constantly growing
Home Décor/Giftware industry? We have exciting regions available across Canada
with a total investment starting at $140,000. We offer unprecedented support to
all of our franchise owners while encouraging them to personalize their business
for their market.
- A Solid Investment - Franchising is not complicated. It's simply a
licensing agreement between an investor/operator and our company that allows
the use of our Trade Name and Operational Systems. Although we don't guarantee
success, we do promise to find you the best available location, and to provide
you with the training, continuing support, and product sourcing that will help
- Training And Support - Getting into business is easy…being
successful is tough. Front-end training is critical to success. Rafters and
Rafters Home Stores a division of Franchise Bancorp stresses training and
retraining. Qualified Head Office Personnel will guide you through the early
stages. Detailed planning goes into every phase. We will train you right in
your own store and will make sure you are confident and professional. The
training program never really stops. Our staff is always available to assist
with continuing operations. In addition, you will always have a copy of the
Operation Manual for reference.
- Marketing Programs - Rafters and Rafters Home stores have enticing
marketing programs, including exciting Flyer Programs, interesting Poster
Events and promotional packages. Professional marketing materials and events
along with effective merchandising creates excitement for the consumer and
translates into sales for the store.
Opening your own franchise business doesn't have to be complicated. We take all
the pre-opening hard work out of being an entrepreneur and walk you through
every step of the way.
Franchise Bancorp ...We have a franchise for every budget and lifestyle!
Rafters and Rafters Home Stores are currently expanding within Canada. We have
many opportunities available across the nation; however we are not expanding
outside of the country at this time. We look forward to receiving any inquiries
regarding interest in territories within the Canadian market.
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