Retail and Franchise News

Retail and Franchise News – including franchise openings, licensees, retail business, and related business news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Fanplayr Announces Strategic Expansion to Accommodate its Growth

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization and AI for the past 10 years, today announced major changes to support significant growth in its business and customer base.

Tapcheck Partners with Independent Organization of Little Caesar Franchisees

TARZANA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Employee retention and satisfaction remain vital for U.S. businesses-and franchisees of pizza conglomerate Little Caesars Enterprises are no exception. Enter the financial solutions platform Tapcheck, which has entered a partnership with the Independent Organization of Little Caesars Franchisees (IOLCF).

Booksy Ranks No. 299 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1508 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inc. magazine revealed that Booksy is No. 299 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses.

Enhanced Quality and Safety Assurances for Customers of BUCHHOLZ PAINT AND AUTOBODY

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BUCHHOLZ PAINT AND AUTOBODY of GAINESVILLE is now a certified collision repair shop, which ensures customers that their collision repairs will adhere to the latest industry quality and safety standards.

Whiteflash Named 2020 BBB Pinnacle Award Winner

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, has just been named winner of the prestigious Better Business Bureau 2020 Pinnacle Award -the BBB’s top honor for excellence in quality control, customer care, and community service.

Seminole Harley-Davidson Offers More Ways to Learn-To-Ride from Harley-Davidson

SANFORD, Fla. and MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Turn “Someday I’ll ride a motorcycle,” into “Today” with new ways to learn to ride from Seminole Harley-Davidson in Sanford, Florida. Inspired by new rider feedback, Seminole Harley-Davidson is offering two new programs that aim to make learning to ride more convenient and personalized.

El Paseo South Gate has you Covered

SOUTH GATE, Calif., July 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Did you leave your mask at home or in the car? El Paseo South Gate has you covered. Starting July 17, 2020, they are providing free masks to shoppers as part of their “Stay Safe at El Paseo South Gate” campaign.

Olea Recruits Kiosk Industry Expert Mr. Rusty Gaynes to Serve as Director of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Olea Kiosks, Inc., a leading provider of innovative self-service kiosk solutions, announces the hiring of channel sales and partnerships industry expert, Rusty Gaynes, as Director of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships.

Datasembly’s Real-Time Data is Helping Retailers Respond and Plan Ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Datasembly is providing real-time insight into product pricing and availability data for retailers across America. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a landscape requiring retailers to focus on challenges posed by increased competition, omnichannel execution and contactless data acquisition.

WildPlum Adds Wild Wine and Summer Spirits to Kickstart the 4th of July Steamboat Style!

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., June 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Life is about to get a little wild and crazy, fun and tasty, at the base of Steamboat Springs! WildPlum, a community centered eatery, grocer and spirits destination, that brings elevated goodness to the mountain community of Steamboat Springs, will kick off the 4th of July in high style, offering wine, spirits, pizza and ice cream specials.

Connecting with Customers in a COVID World

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, small businesses struggle to find their stride of maintaining relevance during a pandemic. One local Los Angeles entrepreneur – Kim Ashley, founder of Kim Ashley Design – found a meaningful way to connect with her customers.

Whole Beauty Salon on A Mission to Beautify Health Care and Frontline Workers During COVID-19 Crisis

NEWTON, Mass., May 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whole Beauty Salon and Spa of Newton, Massachusetts is donating free haircut or express facial to health care workers, policemen and firefighters for a duration of month of June 2020. Per Governor Baker’s reopening order, a haircut service will be available as early as May 25, 2020 and spa service will be available as early as June 8, 2020.

The Whistling Elk, Chester NJ is honored for excellence by Home Accents Today magazine

CHESTER, N.J., May 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Home furnishings and design source The Whistling Elk, in Chester, New Jersey, has been named one of Home Accents Today’s Retail Stars for 2020 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry.

Fractured Prune Donuts of New Jersey Expands to Sea Isle – Grand Opening May 22

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J., May 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fractured Prune Donuts of New Jersey announced today the grand opening of its 4th location at 5004 Landis Ave in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, for May 22 at 7 a.m.

Shoplifters and Dishonest Employees Steal Profits from U.S. Retailers, According to Jack L. Hayes International’s 32nd Annual Retail Theft Survey!

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. released today the results of their 32nd Annual Retail Theft Survey which reports on over 348,000 shoplifters and dishonest employee apprehensions in 2019 by just 21 large retailers, who recovered over $136 million from these thieves.

Las Vegas Restaurant Franchise Provides Healthy and Safe Meals For The Las Vegas Community During The Coronavirus Crisis

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ori’Zaba’s, one of Las Vegas’s most popular scratch Mexican food franchises, is open for business and dedicated to serving the public in this time of concern and need.

Autocraft Bodywerks Expands Service with New North Austin Location Dedicated 100% to Tesla!

AUSTIN, Texas, April 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Autocraft Bodywerks, Austin’s premier automotive collision repair center located at 5411 Wasson Rd, Austin, Texas, has opened a second location at 12131 Roxie Drive in North Austin, Autocraft Principal Chris Raeder announced today.

Fanplayr Data Shows Retailers Are Making Up for Lost Sales

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fanplayr, a leader in e-commerce intelligence, released figures that give clear insights into the adjustment consumers are making in light of significant lifestyle changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kroger, Mattress Mack and Mayor Sylvester Turner Announce Partnership on Senior Needs Drive for 10,000 Seniors

HOUSTON, Texas, March 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kroger Company (NYSE: KR) along with Mattress Mack of Gallery Furniture and Mayor Turner announced their partnership to feed over 10,000 seniors in need.

Capital Automotive Group Shows Sensitivity to Their Customers During COVID-19 Threat

RALEIGH, N.C., March 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading the way in prioritizing the health and safety of their customers, the Capital Automotive Group has taken the initiative to offer a variety of services during the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.

360 Towing Solutions Dallas Started Offering Limo Towing Services in Dallas Area

DALLAS, Texas, March 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 360 Towing Solutions Dallas, one of the leading towing service providers in the Dallas area, recently started offering limo towing services in the Dallas area. The owners of the Dallas towing business formally announced the launch of the new service at a press conference held near the Dallas city central.

Sola Salon Studios Becomes the First Salon Studio Concept for Beauty Professionals to Open in New Jersey!

WAYNE, N.J., March 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sola Salon Studios has had many “firsts” since the company’s inception in 2004. On May 6, 2019, Sola added another historic milestone to the list by officially being the first salon studio/suite concept for beauty professionals to open in the state of New Jersey!

Las Vegas Restaurant Franchise Focuses on Equal Opportunity and Provides Leadership Roles for Women!

LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ori’Zaba’s, one of Las Vegas’s most popular scratch Mexican food franchises, has become a leading voice – and employer – for women who seek leadership roles in the restaurant industry.

Mazda of Mesquite car dealership and service center in Mesquite, Texas, announces imminent ownership transition

MESQUITE, Texas, Feb. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mazda of Mesquite – a Mazda car dealership and service center located at 15900 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy in Mesquite, Texas, 75150 – will transition to new ownership as of February 27, 2020.

CityView Commercial and Jacobs Real Estate purchase Gaviidae Commons in Minneapolis, MN

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 26, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CityView Commercial and Jacobs Real Estate, led by Jack Friedler and Sholom Jacobs, have successfully closed on 651 Nicollet Mall which is part of Gaviidae Commons, a 443,000 SF mixed use office and retail complex in Downtown Minneapolis.

We Silver Jewels Announces Alluring Volume Discounts On Wholesale Silver Jewelry

HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buying in bulk from a factory direct wholesale supplier of 925 sterling silver jewelry such as We Silver Jewels entails several benefits besides the evidently economical prices. Primary among such benefits of ordering in bulk from We Silver Jewels is that customers can essentially get their hands on an extensive variety of quality and trendy jewelry at enticing factory direct prices.

Leo Hamel Fine Jewelry & Engagement Rings Store Director of Sales, Teri Ramirez Celebrates 26 Years and $50M in Sales

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This month our Director of Sales, Teri Ramirez, celebrates two major milestones in her career. Not only has she been a valued member of the Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers family for 26 years, but she has also reached the $50 million mark in sales!

A Unique New Concept in a CBD Store in Dallas, Texas

DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TrueMedX Dallas has opened its first store in Texas. The TrueMedX brand is gaining strength as the #1 CBD formulae for relief from a long list of ailments.

Frisky Cat Café Opening in St Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frisky Cat Café is just a few short weeks away from being the first cat café in St Augustine. Never heard of a cat café? Now’s the chance to experience one. And, there are more coming to cities around the country. Frisky Cat Café is partnering with Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and will be located at 1092 S. Ponce De Leon.

LGBT+ Owned Baptiste Power Yoga Affiliate Opening in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local entrepreneurs and LGBT couple, Charlotte Kibert and Elizabeth Brackman, are proud to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the very first Baptiste Power Yoga affiliate studio in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa. All Y’all Yoga is a studio that is dedicated to the simple belief that yoga is for anyone.

‘MINE NOT YOURS’ FASHION RELEASE: Cozy loungewear for your Valentine

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aunt and Niece team, Jordan Willner and Debbie Rosove have a new cozy luxury loungewear line that you won’t want to miss out on! Mine Not Yours is an all-women run lifestyle loungewear brand that launched in 2019, inspired by the idea of looking cute and chic while feeling cozy, cute, and chic.

American Gem Society Launches Graduate Sales Associate Online Course

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Gem Society (AGS) is proud to announce the launch of their newly redesigned online Graduate Sales Associate course. The interactive course is a required component of the AGS Certified Sales Associate (CSA) designation and provides a concise introduction to the retail sales associate.

Silicon Beach Welcomes EevolveSelf, a New Cosmetic MedSpa Offering the Latest Non-Surgical Technologies and Treatments to Revitalize, Rejuvenate and Restore

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A custom Glam-Squad for Injectables, Skin and Body Care. Specializing in non-surgical treatments, exclusive CBD facials, and an IV Drip lounge for total body results. Because every face is different, EevolveSelf focuses on individual solutions that prevent signs of aging, enhance and restore your natural beauty.

Coldwell Banker Elite Debuts a Brand New Look

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Coldwell Banker Elite unveiled its fresh new look as the Coldwell Banker network undergoes a visual transformation as part of “Project North Star.” Coldwell Banker Elite is deploying all new office signage, yard signs, marketing materials and more as part of the full network-wide rebrand this year.

Deacon Jones Acquires Lee Hyundai of Goldsboro

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deacon Jones Auto Group recently acquired Lee Hyundai of Goldsboro and will rename the store “Deacon Jones Hyundai.” This location, at 304 N Oak Forest Rd. in Goldsboro, NC, will continue the growth and the investments that Deacon Jones has made to this area of the Goldsboro community.

Howard Safe and Lock Co Houston Brings New Key Cutting Equipment for Serving Clients Better in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a region like Houston, local locksmith services have constantly been growing. A vast majority of the population banks on Howard Safe & Lock Co Houston, simply for the efficiency level of technicians and timely service.

DoorBusters Lock and Safe Las Vegas Now Offers 24 Hour Guaranteed Services

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DoorBusters Lock & Safe Las Vegas, a community-focused locksmith service provider in Las Vegas, recently announced that their mobile team is now available 24 hours a day to provide impeccable services.

New Year! New Look! As of Jan. 1, Fuzzy’s Empanadas is now The Naked Empanada

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Jan. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Year! New Look! As of January 1, 2020, Fuzzy’s Empanadas is now The Naked Empanada. We’re not going anywhere – just shaking things up a bit. Fuzzy will still be the master mind behind your favorite empanadas.

Whataburger Announces $100,000 Partnership with Drive Nation Sports to Increase Access to Youth Sports

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To provide support to young athletes in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Whataburger announced a three-year, $100,000 partnership with Drive Nation Sports. The partnership kicked off with a check presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Talon International Inc. Joins CFDA’s Supply Chain Collective

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, Talon International and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced their partnership for the CFDA’s Supply Chain Collective, the not-for-profit trade association’s new initiative designed to bring even greater value to the nearly 500 American womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers in their membership.