Furniture Leasing Pioneer Aaron's, Inc. Selects Peach State To Help Plan A New Supply Chain Roadmap

ATLANTA –(August 19, 2014)-- Aaron's, Inc. ( has selected Peach State Integrated Technologies ( for a Logistics Network Optimization study to assist Aaron's in their current strategic planning process. The 4-month project will provide actionable data on Aaron's operations, supply chain, business model and store requirements. Peach State will work directly with the Aaron's team to develop an optimized logistics network including fulfillment centers, mattress plants, service centers, product flows and inventories that support Aaron's growth projections and business objectives.

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, currently offers its services through more than 2,100 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Aaron's was founded in 1955, is headquartered in Atlanta and has been publicly traded since 1982. Aaron's, Inc. includes the, and brands. Progressive Finance, a wholly-owned subsidiary and leading virtual lease-to-own company, provides lease-purchase solutions through over 15,000 retail locations in 46 states.

Terry Lariscy, Director of Distribution at Aaron's, Inc., commented, “We spent several months reviewing suppliers during our selection process. We chose Peach State because we felt they offered stronger retail operational experience over their competitors.”

Jeff Waller, VP Retail Supply Chain Solutions at Peach State added, “Our relationship with Aaron's started with a small design project we completed last year. We're very happy with how the relationship has grown and honored to be part of the team that's helping to shape Aaron's new supply chain strategy.”

About Peach State:
Founded in 1975, Peach State Integrated Technologies Inc. is a professional services firm that provides strategic supply chain consulting, and complex and automated material handling solutions for their global clients.  Their experienced team of supply chain consultants, engineers and project managers, design and deliver network optimization, distribution, manufacturing, and labor management solutions that increase productivity, reduce cost, mitigate risks and improve customer service across the enterprise.


For additional information, contact:

Ralph Henderson
Senior Director Market and Business Development
Peach State Integrated Technologies