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.


Soul Carrier Releases Limited Football Leather Handbag Collection at Phoenix Luxury Resorts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As Phoenix hotels and resorts prepare for the influx of guests attending the Professional Football Championship Game in February, fashion-conscious visitors who love football are sure to get excited about Soul Carrier’s new football leather handbag collection.

Celebrate Concord’s Comfort Food Month with a gourmet sausage-dog from Hillside Dawgz at El Monte Shopping Center

CONCORD, Calif., Jan. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The El Monte Shopping Center is the perfect location to make the most of Visit Concord’s “Comfort Food Month” with several minority and women-owned restaurants offering a local flavor to residents and visitors alike. There’s something for everyone in the midtown shopping center, from fried chicken to sausage to Japanese. The list of El Monte restaurants includes The Taphouse, Parma Deli, Frickin Fried, Taqueria Autlan, Izakaya An, and the newest addition – Hillside Dawgz.

Doherty Enterprises-Owned New Jersey Applebee’s® Restaurants Announce 7th Annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest

ALLENDALE, N.J., Jan. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in New Jersey today announced the official start of their 7th annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest. The annual essay contest recognizes top teachers – as nominated by their students – rewarding teachers with a $500 sponsorship check and special end-of-year class party.

Doherty Enterprises-Owned Florida and Georgia Applebee’s® Locations Announce 7th Annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in Florida and Georgia today announced the official start of their 7th annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest. The annual essay contest recognizes top teachers – as nominated by their students – rewarding teachers with a $500 sponsorship check and special end-of-year class party.

Capital Powersports Continues to Push the Boundary of What a Powersports Superstore Can Be

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Jan. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The adventure store for all sizes continues to expand! Today Capital Powersports officially announces the addition of Greenger, Volcon, and Segway brand products. Founded in 2012, Capital Powersports is a full-service franchised dealer in Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Greenger, Volcon, and Segway.

Retail Kiosk and Digital Signage News from the Kiosk Industry Group Jan. 2023

​DENVER, Colo., Jan. 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kiosk Association News – Kiosks & Digital Signage in Retail: Next week is NRF in New York and we are in our usual location at entrance to lower level in #1602. We’ll have 4 demos available at our booth. Other booths to visit include KIOSK (5502), Pyramid (3482), Storm Interface (1707), ImageHolders (4266), Insight Touch (1327), POSBANK (5649), Samsung (3657), Ingenico (3738), Elo (5803), Esper (855) and Star Micronics (5449).

Alpha Floral is delivering its exquisite, hand-arranged floral creations in Montecito and Goleta, offering same-day delivery to fill your celebrations with beauty

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the best-rated florist in Santa Barbara, Alpha Floral has won hearts all over the county with its fresh blooms and stunning floral arrangements. Spreading its vines further, the top florists in Santa Barbara also deliver their fresh blooms to the suburbs of Goleta and Montecito.

Whiteflash Honored by BBB for 18 years of Excellence

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 14, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Ideal Diamonds and Fine Jewelry has received their highest honor to date from the Better Business Bureau as part of the BBB’s 100 Year Centennial Celebration. The BBB recognized Whiteflash as one of a select group of companies who have been Winners of Distinction for more than 15 years in a row in the BBB’s annual Awards for Excellence competition.

Almost 30% of Restaurateurs Want to Change Their POS Provider, Says RestaurantOwner.com Survey

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This week, RestaurantOwner.com released its 2022 POS Survey Report. The survey asked over 800 independent restaurant owners to rate and comment on their POS systems’ installation and operational costs, system and contract characteristics, and their satisfaction with POS (point of sale) features and support.

Digital Signage Experience in Las Vegas Nov. 17, 2022

​DENVER, Colo. and LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Join KIOSK ASSOCIATION (KMA – Kiosk Manufacturer Association) in Las Vegas for the Digital Signage Experience at the LV Convention Center, Nov. 17, 2022. We are in booth 617.

After, Inc. Announces the Launch of QuickClaim® – Its Best-in-Class Claims and Returns Management System

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., a global leader in post-sale customer experience technology, just announced the launch of QuickClaim®, a cloud-based, claims and returns management system. QuickClaim is one of five post-sale customer experience platforms that After, Inc. calls its QuickSuite®.

Yiftee Surpasses 400 Community eGift Cards, Launches New In-Person Sales Capability

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As of today, Yiftee, Inc. is offering another way to “Keep Local Dollars Local” with its new “Order Desk” capability. City offices, Chambers of Commerce, Main Streets, and Downtown Associations can now sell their custom-branded Community eGift Cards to walk-in buyers and at public events, in addition to online sales.

Register for CREATE Restaurant Show 2022 in Denver

​DENVER, Colo., Sept. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Big return of CREATE Restaurant Technology event in downtown Denver. The Kiosk Association is a returning sponsor (three years now) – Sponsors this year are Johnsonville, Coca-Cola, and Tyson. Participants include iHop, Nations Restaurant News (NRN), Noodles, Denny’s, Wendy’s and many more top tier speakers.

Doherty Enterprises to Open Its First Applebee’s Ghost Kitchen in Miami’s Wynwood District on July 27

MIAMI, Fla., July 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises, an Applebee’s® franchisee, announced today its first Applebee’s ghost kitchen concept to open in Miami on July 27, 2022. Located in the trendy Wynwood Arts District just north of Downtown Miami, the new to go and delivery concept will offer area residents a limited selection of their favorite Applebee’s menu items with the convenience of home delivery.

System4 Opens 6th New Office in Florida, in the Fort Lauderdale Area

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — System4 Facility Services Management, an industry leader in facility management solutions that specializes in customized commercial cleaning, disinfection and repair and maintenance services announced opening its sixth office in Florida. The new Florida office is in the Fort Lauderdale area.

System4 Franchise Partner Territory Expansion into Huntsville, Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — System4 Facility Services Management, an industry leader in facility management solutions that specializes in customized commercial cleaning, disinfection and repair and maintenance services announced new franchise ownership of the Huntsville, Alabama location.

Dollar recoveries from Shoplifters and Dishonest Employees increased an amazing 30.7% in 2021, According to Jack L. Hayes International’s 34th Annual Retail Theft Survey!

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., May 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. released today the results of their 34th Annual Retail Theft Survey which reports on over 200,000 shoplifters and dishonest employee apprehensions in 2021 by just 25 large retailers, who recovered over $240 million from these apprehended thieves.

System4 Opens 5th Office in Florida

PALM BEACH, Fla., April 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — System4 Facility Services Management, an industry leader in facility management solutions that specializes in customized commercial cleaning, disinfection and repair and maintenance services announced opening its fifth office in Florida. The new Florida office is located in the Palm Beach area.

Springhill Suites By Marriott Opens Its Doors in Willow Park, Texas

WILLOW PARK, Texas, April 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marriott International announced today that the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Willow Park, Texas is open effective April 8, 2022. The 88-suite hotel, located at 500 Shops Boulevard, and, will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by AHS Hotel Group, LLC of Arlington, Texas.

Participating Applebee’s Restaurants in Florida and Georgia Announce Special Late-Night, One Dollar Drink Offer for the Entire Month of April

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar is welcoming spring with a special $1 late night drink every evening in April from 10 pm to close. Starting today, and running through April 30, guests can enjoy a tasty $1 Long Island Iced Tea, as well as select half-priced appetizers, at participating Applebee’s® restaurants in Florida and Georgia* that are owned and operated by local franchisee Doherty Enterprises.

Participating Applebee’s® Restaurants on Long Island, N.Y. Announce Special Late-Night, One Dollar Drink Offer for the Entire Month of April

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., April 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar is welcoming spring with a special $1 late-night drink every evening in April from 10 p.m. to close at participating restaurants on Long Island, N.Y.* Starting today and running through April 30, guests can enjoy a tasty $1 Long Island Iced Tea, as well as select half-priced appetizers, at Applebee’s® restaurants on Long Island that are owned and operated by local franchisee Doherty Enterprises.

Participating N.J. Applebee’s® Announces Special Late-Night, One Dollar Drink Offer for the Entire Month of April

ALLENDALE, N.J., April 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar is welcoming back spring with a special $1 late night drink every evening in April from 10 p.m. to close. Starting today, and running through April 30, 2022, guests can enjoy a tasty Dollarita ($1 margarita) as well as select half-priced appetizers, at Applebee’s® restaurants in New Jersey that are owned and operated by local franchisee Doherty Enterprises.

System4 – The Perfect Facility Services Management Partner for Franchise Concepts

CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — System4 Facility Services Management, an industry leader in facility management solutions that specializes in customized commercial cleaning, disinfection and repair and maintenance services is the ultimate solution for a company with a franchise model. System4 works with numerous companies with a franchise model across the United States and prides itself on helping franchise owners and business leaders achieve a positive brand image.

115 Sponsors Step Up to Engage Communities in Shop Local Campaigns

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In pandemic years 2020 and 2021, more than 100 of Yiftee’s almost 400 communities who use its Community eGift Card platform ran dedicated gift card grant or bonus programs to benefit their small businesses, helping them stay afloat. Who were the “hometown heroes” that sponsored these programs during tough times, and continue to do so?

ProfitMax Chemical asks supermarkets, laundries, restaurants and hotels if the cleaning and sanitizing product companies they use are as clean as the products they are selling?

ABILENE, Texas, March 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ProfitMax Chemical is asking owners, managers and department heads to consider taking a little closer look into the cleaning products, the companies manufacturing those cleaning products, and the companies supplying those products to ensure all are objectively as clean as they claim to be.

El Pollo Grill is THE San Diego Mexican Food Spot for 2022 Foodies

CHULA VISTA, Calif., March 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The team at El Pollo Grill knows that a new year brings with it new opportunities for patrons to have wonderful culinary adventures at their 3 dining establishments (Lemon Grove, Otay Ranch, and Bonita Rd. in Chula Vista). Although the focus is on the future, El Pollo Grill has a rich history that continues to shape the business.

System4 Welcomes New Franchise Partners in Houston, Texas

HOUSTON, Texas, March 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — System4 Facility Services Management, an industry leader in facility management solutions that specializes in customized commercial cleaning, disinfection and repair and maintenance services announced new franchise ownership of the Houston, Texas location.

Long Island Applebee’s Locations Announce 6th Annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar has announced and is accepting nominations for its 6th annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest, which recognizes top teachers – as nominated by their students – by rewarding them with a sponsorship check and end-of-year class party. The contest is being offered at Applebee’s restaurants on Long Island owned and operated by local franchisee Doherty Enterprises.

Luxury brand leader, Lisa Baldwin, joins TAG CXO

PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lisa Baldwin, an industry veteran with a track record of successes with paramount brands like Tiffany and Co., Coach and Macy’s, is bringing her earned expertise to TAG CXO as a fractional CIO. Baldwin’s remarkable insights come from 30 years of IT experience, managing modernization and transformation across all aspects of business.

Don’t Just Wash Your Clothes, Disinfect and Sanitize Them Too

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paradise Laundry has recently expanded their location in Roseville and added a state-of-the-art new feature. The pandemic has demonstrated the importance of cleanliness resulting in multiple methods being used to kill bacteria i.e., antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

Inflation-proof Investments Made Possible with Luxury Diamonds

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Last month, Rosenberg Diamonds & Co of Boca Raton, Florida, whose primary focus is high-end diamond and jewels, announced record-breaking sales for the second year in a row – despite the ongoing pandemic. And they aren’t the only ones. One study showed that from January through May 2021, overall U.S. jewelry sales surged a very impressive 41% from the same period, two years earlier.

Kiosk and Digital Signage News from Industry Group and Kiosk Association (KMA) for Jan. 2022

​DENVER, Colo., Jan 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — January news from the Industry Group and the Kiosk Association: NRF is coming up this weekend and we are hopeful our retail facial payment finalist takes home the “Best Payment Innovation” award. The transactions and enrollment numbers certainly justify it.

BUG-A-SALT Pursues Canadian Retailer Selling Knock-Off Product

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and ALBERTA, Canada, Dec. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Skell, Inc. (dba Bug-A-Salt) filed a lawsuit on Sept. 13, 2021, against Uncle Weiner’s Wholesale, a chain of stores in Canada operated by Indigo Wholesale, Inc., according to Bug-A-Salt’s attorney, Liat Cohen, Esq. The claim is for relief against the defendants who have, according to Cohen, interfered with Bug-A-Salt’s intellectual property rights

Kiosk News from Industry Group and Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) for Nov. 2021

​DENVER, Colo., Nov. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — November news from the Industry Group and Kiosk Association. Events and Features This Month: First Responder Lockers and Kiosk; Bill Payment Kiosk Review; and McDonalds Deploys Accessibility to self-order kiosks.

AJ’s Grayton Beach Hosts Fourth Annual S’mores with Santa

GRAYTON BEACH, Fla., Nov. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mr. Claus comes early this year at AJ’s Grayton Beach Fourth Annual “S’mores with Santa” event. This free family activity is set to kick off on Wednesday, November 24 from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m. and is the ideal way to get into the holiday spirit.

AJ’s Feeds the Community this Thanksgiving 2021

DESTIN, Fla., Nov. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the sixth year, AJ’s on the Bayou, will host a free Thanksgiving Day meal from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Last year, the waterfront restaurant served close to 1,000 meals. “We open up our doors to everyone, to ensure that no one is alone or hungry for the holiday,” says Keith Waters, Director of Operations for AJ’s.

Holiday Shoppers Tired of 2021 Supply Chain Shortages Bargain Hunt from Consignment Stores Searching NWT

TYSONS, Va., Nov. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aravenda announced today that resale and online consignment is outpacing traditional retail at an 11x growth rate. Resale doesn’t always mean buying used. Carolyn Thompson, CEO of Aravenda Consignment Software states, “Our clients are selling all kinds of new, unused items in their resale shops internationally. Items that are in high demand this holiday season include high-end luxury goods, sporting goods, collectibles, sneakers and streetwear, many of which are NWT (new with tags) or NIB (new in box).”

Whiteflash Named 2021 BBB Pinnacle Award Winner

HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second year in a row, and for an unprecedented 5 out of the last 10 years, Whiteflash Ideal Diamonds and Fine Jewelry has been named winner of the prestigious Better Business Bureau 2021 Pinnacle Award – the BBB’s top honor for excellence in quality control, customer care, and social responsibility.

System4 Territory Expansion into Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — System4 Facility Services Management, an industry leader in facility management solutions that specializes in customized commercial cleaning, disinfection and repair and maintenance services announced a territory expansion into Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

Vallejo Wash N Dry’s Wash For A Cause Wednesday Supports Vallejo’s Cooper Elementary School – Fundraising For Student Reading Materials

VALLEJO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Vallejo Wash N Dry, a local leading laundromat, is hosting Wash For A Cause Wednesday to raise funds for Cooper Elementary School in Vallejo. The event will be held on October 27, 2021 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the laundromat.