Established in 1988, Batteries Plus is a chain of independently owned and operated retail stores that offers battery replacement services. It operates more than 340 stores throughout the United States. The chain s stores provide batteries for camcorders, digital cameras, laptops, and cordless and cell phones. Batteries Plus stores also offer emergency light security batteries, power inverters, industrial rechargeable cells and flashlights. Its stores provide batteries from various manufacturers, such as Panasonic, Kodak, Hitachi, Hawking Technologies and Honeywell. Batteries Plus stores offer batteries for cars, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, calculators, tractors, boats, video games, toys, motorcycles and road equipment. In addition, its stores provide hearing aid, film camera and scanner batteries.