Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. The company operates in four segments: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico, and Franchising. It offers durable products, such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture, and accessories under rental purchase agreements. The company also provides merchandise on an installment sales basis; and offers the rent-to-own transaction to consumers who do not qualify for financing from the traditional retailer through kiosks within retailerís locations. It operates retail installment sales stores under the Get It Now and Home Choice names; and rent-to-own and franchised rent-to-own stores under the Rent-A-Centre names. As of February 26, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 3,170 stores in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico; and approximately 1,355 Acceptance Now kiosk locations in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchised approximately 180 rent-to-own stores under the Rent-A-Center, ColorTyme, and RimTyme trade names. Rent-A-Center, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.