|Headquarters||Glenview, Illinois, USA|
|Charles Hoogland, CEO
Keith Hoogland, President
Eric Hoogland, Vice-President
Number of employees
Family Video is the largest video rental chain in the United States, and largest overall ahead of Blockbuster. The family-owned company is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois, and has over 802 stores in 19 states and Canada with the heaviest concentration in the Midwest.
In addition to the brick and mortar store front, Family Video has branched off into other markets such as real estate, 24-hour fitness centres, and cable television. The company also sells new and previously used items online. Family Video expanded into the Canadian market in 2012.
In 2013, following the continued decline of competing video rental stores, Family Video formed a partnership with Marco's Pizza providing space for the franchise in many of its stores. The company is using the partnership as a way to deliver video rentals with pizza orders. Family Video also leases space to other retailers such as hair salons and fitness centres.
In 1946, Clarence Hoogland founded Midstates Appliance and Supply Company. His son Charles Hoogland inherited the business in 1953. The company later became a distributor for Magnetic Video. After getting stuck with a large inventory of excess video movies in the late 1970s, Charles had the idea to start the Video Movie Club in Springfield, Illinois in 1978. The club originally charged a $25 membership fee and $5 per rental and later evolved into Family Video.
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