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  • MOD Pizza
    Sets Aggressive Growth Plan
     (1/5/2017)
    In mid-2016, MOD Pizza announced it had achieved a planned funding infusion intended to buffet the company’s growth plans leading into 2017. At that time, the company operated ...

  • Anytime Fitness
    Industry Innovator Continues Setting Growth Records
     (6/18/2015)
    Founded in May of 2002 in Cambridge, MN, Anytime Fitness has evolved into the fastest growing fitness club franchise in the world, with more than 3,000 gyms open in 50 states and more than 20 countries globally. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness’s philosophy of efficiency and friendliness, and its ...

  • Tint World
    America’s largest and fastest growing window tinting and auto styling center franchis
     (6/4/2015)
    Tint World is a franchised retail store that offers the sale and installation of automotive window tinting, paint protection film, mobile electronics, car security, accessories and detailing. Tint World was established in 1982 and is currently celebrating its 30th year in business with over 65 franchise locations open or under development across ...

  • SumoSalad, the largest salad retailer in Australia announces expansion into North America (5/5/2015)
    SumoSalad returns to the country where their idea for fast, healthy food originated from over a decade ago.
    Currently under massive expansion in Australia and after their South American launch in Brazil last year, SumoSalad is now tossing their way into the United States. Master Franchisors Mat Yuriditsky and Scot Rogers (Danq Management Group, Inc) will lead the crusade for a healthier America by ...

  • Retro Fitness on Track for 200 New Gyms in Two Years (1/29/2015)
    Across the burgeoning $27 billion fitness industry, it’s common for fads and concepts to become obsolete overnight; however the survivors who will withstand the test of time are those that couple affordability with a first-class experience. Retro Fitness has set itself apart from competition by using this as the foundation of the company. By remaining sensibly priced in conjunction with launching various new initiatives in 2014, the fast-growing franchise is ready to ...

  • Cotton On
    Making Fashion Affordable
     (10/23/2014)
    Its corporate website description of the inspiration behind the name states “To ‘Cotton On’ to something means to understand or discover the potential of a great idea.” The Cotton On Group is renowned for offering customers globally relevant fashion apparel and accessories at affordable prices. The concept’s history ...

  • Color Me Mine
    Conceptualizes Fun
     (8/28/2014)
    Color Me Mine is a paint-it-yourself ceramic studio that gives clients the ability to create unique pieces of artwork while relaxing, socializing and having fun. Whether one is five or 85 years old, artistically challenged or a pro, the studio has a project and technique to suit every interest level. At Color Me Mine the creative juices are stimulated, and knowledgeable, friendly staff on hand to assist in making the experience ...

  • Sport Clips
    Gears Its Theme To Men and Boys
     (8/7/2014)
    Having experienced record-breaking real estate growth in 2012 and 2013, Sport Clips has proven itself as a leading haircut chain, owing to it being a solid concept, backed by innovative marketing and experienced leadership. The unique hair care salons, which dovetail routine grooming with the fun of sports themed entertainment, have become the go-to place for men and boys ...

  • RACK ROOM SHOES
    A Destination for Fashion and Value
     (3/13/2014)
    The corporate vision at Rack Room Shoes is to be the family footwear retailer of choice in the markets in which its stores operate. By adhering to high standards of quality, service, convenience and value, it is accomplishing this mission by becoming increasingly prominent in the minds of consumers. The shoe stores offer a targeted selection of fashion forward, name brand footwear and seasonally relevant accessories for men, women and children. What really sets it apart though ...

  • Relax The Back
    A Mainstay In The Health and Wellness Category
     (11/21/2013)
    As the nation’s population ages, more and more people are looking for ways to maintain a healthy, pain free lifestyle well into their retirement years. Back pain affects an estimated eight out of ten people, resulting in lost productivity and negatively impacting their quality of life. Relax The Back aims to provide ...

  • Save-A-Lot
    A Leader in Value Retailing
     (10/17/2013)
    One of the nation’s leading hard-discount grocery chains, Save-A-Lot, had its beginning in 1977 when the first store made its debut in Cahokia, IL. The grocery store’s edited assortment, extreme value format was conceptualized and successfully executed by founder Bill Moran (who retired in 2006). The Save-A-Lot model was the inspiration for smaller, independent grocery retailers to begin competing effectively with larger format expanding retail chains.

  • Kiddie Academy
    Combines Learning With Child Care
     (7/11/2013)
    In 2012, Kiddie Academy was named one of the “Hottest 125 Franchises for 2012” by Opportunity World Magazine. It was a fitting tribute for this industry innovator that has been providing quality education-based child care to children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years, and before and after school programs for children ages 6 to 12 years, for more than two decades.

  • Saks Fifth Avenue
    Off 5th
    Offers Premier Style at a Value
     (6/13/2013)
    So it’s a sunny mid-week day and you’ve opted to spend your lunch break strolling through your favorite open air shopping mecca. On impulse, and having never ventured into one, on this day you decide to check out the offerings at the Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th store that recently opened right next door to your favorite high-end fashion footwear store at the local outlet mall. Once inside the door, you are impressed with ...

  • Halloween City
    A Dominant Specialty Retailer
     (5/23/2013)
    At Halloween City, the second most important retail season of the year is their only business. The stores have been enticing customers with the sights and sounds of this unique holiday since 1977. During the course of its evolution, Halloween City has become a reputable retailer in the marketplace, and the fastest growing temporary retailer in the world. In 2012, the chain boasted operating over 400 stores in 23+ states. For 2013, it projects ...

  • Destination XL
    Meets the Style Needs Of Big & Tall Men
     (4/25/2013)
    Big and tall men have made specialty-sized apparel one of the fastest growing segments of retailing. The national expansion of Destination XL (DXL) has been a natural progression of the trend, reflecting the growing need for designer ...

  • Auntie Anne’s
    Building Its Global Brand Presence
     (3/14/2013)
    In February of 2013, Auntie Anne’s celebrated its 25th birthday. The momentous occasion was preceded by another milestone -- the opening of the chain’s 1000th U.S. store opening, which took place in Elizabethtown, KY in late December 2012. The concept is remarkable not only for ...

  • Sbarro
    New Prototype Conveys the Look, Feel and Taste of Its Italian Heritage
     (2/7/2013)
    In the last quarter of 2012, Sbarro launched a new pizza recipe, Neapolitan-style, that would replace the longstanding pizza recipe featured at its more than 500 distinctive eateries operating throughout the U.S. The debut was timed to coincide with ...

  • FRESHII
    Offers Unmatched Variety and Nutrition
     (1/3/2013)
    In the interests of eating enjoyable food and feeling good, there is an innovative quick food restaurant that takes the concept of serving good tasting, good for you food to a refreshing new level.

  • CHARLOTTE RUSSE
    Represents Savvy Retailing
     (11/7/2012)
    Those familiar with formerly popular confections will recognize Charlotte Russe as a dessert invented by a noted French chef in the late 1700s, who named it in honor of his Russian employer, Czar Alexander I. It consists of a rather elegant ...

  • Chipotle
    A Consistent Fast Casual Segment Leader
     (10/11/2012)
    Denver, CO based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has consistently ranked among the restaurant industries’ best performing companies. When it was founded in 1993, the goal was to provide tacqueria-inspired, affordably priced menu items, of a quality on par with fine dining, but delivered ...

  • LIDS
    It’s Regarded as The Destination for Hats
     (9/6/2012)
    The company playfully implores customers, “No matter where you’re at, wear a hat.” By serving the needs of a broad market base, encompassing everyone from core sports fans and fashion-conscious, trend-savvy teens to customers ranging in age from their 20s on up through retirement age, LIDS has become ...

  • Autobell is Growing (9/16/2011)
    Last month Autobell Car Wash opened its 62th car wash with a new location in Mooresville, NC. Two more are soon to open in Virginia. With that addition, Autobell will have opened 13 car washes since 2008, a 25% growth rate, during the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.
    Charlotte-based Autobell Car Wash Inc. is generally considered amongst both industry peers and customers to be the Disney or Chick-Fil-A of the car wash industry,

 
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