John Henning to Steward Retailer’s Growing Franchise Initiative 


American Freight, a leading furniture, mattress and appliance retailer proudly welcomes John Henning as Director of Franchise Development. In his role, Henning is tasked with leading and growing the company’s emerging franchise program.


“We’re thrilled to welcome a seasoned franchising leader like John to the team,” said Will Powell, CEO of American Freight. “He will play an instrumental role in propelling the trajectory of our franchise model, which has experienced significant growth since launching in late 2020.” 


Henning joins the team with more than 18 years experience in franchising with nationally recognized brands. Throughout his career, he personally helped more than 450 entrepreneurs start a franchise across four different industries. He also previously owned and operated four warehouse furniture and bedding franchises. 


“I’m excited to be working with American Freight to expand the brand’s franchise footprint on a national level,” said Henning. “I have a passion for working with entrepreneurs who are looking to secure their financial future and truly believe American Freight offers just that.”


American Freight was acquired by Franchise Group, Inc. in 2020. The company operates more than 360 stores across 40 states and Puerto Rico, five of which are franchised locations. For more information or to inquire about franchising, visit