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.


American Gem Society Offers Tips for Holiday Jewelry Purchases

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Dec. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Gem Society (AGS), a nonprofit association dedicated to consumer protection and the ongoing education of jewelers, is providing tips for consumers to keep in mind this holiday season before hitting the stores to make significant diamond and jewelry purchases.

BargainsLA.com, the discount shopping guide to Southern California, publishes their Top Twenty Discount Outlets

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BargainsLA.com, Southern California’s bargain shopping guide to Discount Outlets, Sample Sales, Warehouse Sales and Liquidation Outlets has published their Top Twenty independent discount outlets to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.

Morrison Outdoors Joins Pledge 1%, Donates 1% of Revenue to Operation Warm’s #GivingTuesday Campaign

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just a few weeks before their first birthday, Morrison Outdoors is joining the Pledge 1% movement and donating 1% of all revenue from 2019 to Operation Warm, a registered non-profit providing new winter coats for children who need them.

Leader in Unique, Custom Horoscope Gifts and Zodiac-themed Products Announces Official Store Launch and Product Unveiling

BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We Love Horoscope, a leading maker of premium astrology related gifts and collector items, announced today the official launch of its internet store and the plan to celebrate with a giveaway and big sale. (VIDEO)

GV Apothecary Kicks Off the Holiday Season with a Donation Drive and Opening of their Second Location

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GV Apothecary, a harm reduction and alternative wellness retailer, has announced that they will be opening their second location is as many months on Friday, November 29 at 1870 Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam.

Buchholz Paint and Autobody Inc Earns Prestigious Official Certifications from Top Automakers

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buchholz Paint & Autobody has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

An Exciting, Bold Addition as Plant City Welcomes Florida’s Best, Vintage Toy Store to the Heart Of Their Historic District

PLANT CITY, Fla., Nov. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Generation Fun Toy Store, which houses a massive selection of collectible toys also offers the state’s largest collection of the ‘Masters of The Universe’ series. With collectibles for older generations, newer generations and everything in between.

Hemp+Ville CBD Launches Franchise Opportunities at the CBD Expo November 14-16, 2019 in Orlando, FL

OXFORD, Miss. and ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founded by Tony Barragan, Hemp+Ville CBD takes a different approach to the CBD Oil store. By focusing on health and wellness, Hemp+Ville CBD has become a leader in the Oxford, MS market as the destination for consultative, health-focused CBD Oil solution.

Georgetown Hemp Subscribes to ‘Seed to Sale’ Model

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The CBD industry is exploding and with that surge comes a host of consumer questions and concerns about the safety and efficacy of products. That’s where Georgetown Hemp comes in. On November 17 from noon to 6 p.m., it’s hosting a grand opening of its new store at 11607 Nebel Street. People are encouraged to visit to find out what makes its business different.

American Gem Society Launches Digital Badging for Members

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Oct. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Gem Society (AGS) announced today the launch of “digital badging” credentials for AGS members. The badges are the first of its kind in the jewelry industry. A digital badge is a graphical icon that indicates the AGS members’ credentials and accomplishments.

Gem Miner’s Holiday Show Expands Retail and Wholesale Areas

LEBANON, Pa., Oct. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gem Miner’s Holiday, the Mid-Atlantic’s premium bead, mineral, gem and jewelry show, from the Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association (MAGMA), will be hosting its 12th annual Fall show at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center, Nov. 16 and 17, 2019, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA 17042.

Fabricare Cleaners Moves Locations in Noroton Heights

DARIEN, Conn., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fabricare Cleaners is a full-service, eco-friendly dry cleaner that goes far beyond dry cleaning. Fabricare, voted Top Dry Cleaner in Fairfield County, is passionate about their customers and about caring for their fine garments.

Posh Cycling and Fitness Named College Park 2019 Business of the Year

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of College Park, Md. has named Posh Cycling and Fitness as the city’s 2019 Business of the Year. A special award ceremony will be held at the Posh First Birthday Celebration on Nov. 2nd at noon.

919 Designs Celebrates New Location in Cary, NC with November 2 Grand Opening

CARY, N.C., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Candice Yagmin, founder of CY Design Studio and Cary resident, is pleased to announce the opening of her new retail location, 919 Designs. The shop is located at 955 N. Harrison Avenue in Cary. A grand opening event is slated for Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

GV Apothecary Announces the Launch of Their New Retail Model, Re-Branding a Former Schenectady Vape Shop

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GV Apothecary, a harm reduction and alternative wellness retailer, has announced that their new retail concept is set to open on October 24 at 11 a.m. at 1321 Erie Blvd in Schenectady. The unique storefront will feature a variety of CBD and hemp-based products, and other harm reduction and alternative wellness products.

‘MINE NOT YOURS’ Fashion Event Release: Nov. 16, 2019 at Fred Segal Sunset

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fashion Designers Jordan Willner and Debbie Rosove announce their MINE NOT YOURS fashion event at Fred Segal Sunset, 8500 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Event is Nov. 16, 12-3 p.m.

BargainsLA.com, the Insider Guide to Sample Sales and Discount Outlets in Southern California, Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BargainsLA.com, is Southern California’s premier bargain shopping guide to discount outlets, sample sales, warehouse sales and liquidation outlets. Since October 1999, BargainsLA’s founder, Suzanne O’Connor, has reviewed over 1,000 “Off Price” discount outlets and posted over 15,000 sample sales and warehouse sales.

First 20-degree Baby Sleeping Bags Hit Store Shelves in REI Exclusive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Morrison Outdoors, just 7 months removed from their launch campaign on Kickstarter, have brought their line of Little Mo Baby Sleeping Bags to over 60 REI locations across the U.S.

Foxtail Coffee Co. Welcomes Scott Callahan, J.D. to Team as Co-Owner

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This week, Foxtail Coffee Co., a local chain serving organic and ethically-sourced coffee, added Scott Callahan to their owner and leadership team. Callahan, a real estate investor, lawyer and philanthropist in Winter Park, Fla., will also serve as general counsel to the company. He joins co-founders Alex Tchekmeian and Iain Yeakle in overseeing the expansion and continued success of the local string of cafes.

McFly Outdoors Grand Re-opening at new Morgantown, WV location

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — McFly Outdoors, West Virginia’s premier outdoor outfitter, recently relocated Morgantown operations to 1066 Suncrest Towne Center and will officially open to the public with a Grand Re-opening event on Friday, October 4 through Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Augmented Reality Company Revolutionise Fan Engagement Worldwide with Interactive Photo Booths

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Augmented reality company INDE have celebrated the 3rd anniversary of the international launch of their kiosk-sized interactive photo booth – “HeroMirror.” Powered by their award-winning BroadcastAR software, the HeroMirror revolutionises user engagement due to its ability to “resurrect” any existing or imaginary character.

Prime Retail Services Congratulates Leadership Program Graduates and Announces Release of New Self-Directed Online Leadership Training

FENTON, Mich., Sept. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prime Retail Services will be presenting certificates to their two graduates from their in-house leadership training called L.E.A.D. (Leadership Empowerment and Development). Prime is now in the process of developing what they are calling L.E.A.D. 2.0 which will be an online self-directed training program for all employees from field techs to the leadership team.

Cogensia Releases New Customer Platform – CMP 3.0

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cogensia is pleased to announce the release of Customer Management Platform (CMP) 3.0. This release is an industry-leading proprietary platform that integrates source data from all customer touchpoints to automate targeting and personalization throughout the customer lifecycle.

Restaurant Purchasing Report 2019 – Over 550 Independent Operators Share Their Experience and Insights Regarding Purchasing

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com has published the report of their 2019 Restaurant Purchasing Survey. This report focuses on restaurant purchasing, summarizing input from over 550 independent operators regarding their purchasing, including where operators purchase, involvement in group purchasing organizations (GPOs), the prevalence and benefits of prime vendor relationships, and the rationale and satisfaction with prime vendors.

Light Hustle Publishes Book on Franchising by First Time Author Tim Conn

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Light Hustle Publishing, the imprint helmed by New York Times bestselling author Anna David, has released its first business book: “No New Ideas: Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Successful Franchise” (ISBN: 978-1733853231), a step-by-step guide to franchising written by Certified Franchise Expert (CFE) Tim Conn.

Sokal Signs Pinnacle Ford Lincoln

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal, a leader in the automobile advertising business recently signed Pinnacle Ford Lincoln as their agency of record. Pinnacle Ford Lincoln is the newest addition to the current 16 store, booming Hudson Auto Group located in Tennessee. The new dealership address will be 4080 Lexington Road in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

All-New Fontana Mazda Dealership to Begin Two-Week Grand Opening Celebration Monday

FONTANA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Fontana automotive community is about to get a little bit bigger thanks to Fontana Mazda. The team behind the city’s first Mazda dealership will open their doors on August 5, 2019 for two weeks of grand opening celebrations. The public is invited to enjoy a live DJ and many grand opening specials at Fontana Mazda.

Eu4ia CBD Announces Grand Opening Event for New Retail Location in Colonie Center Mall

COLONIE, N.Y., June 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eu4ia LLC, the areas first retailer dedicated to CBD based products, is excited to announce its second retail location in Colonie Center Mall. A grand opening celebration will take place on June 29, 2019 from 12 – 3 p.m.

INDE Pioneers Augmented Reality Display Advertising with 7 Nationwide Brookfield Mall Properties in US

LONDON and LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading Augmented Reality company INDE is proud to announce a partnership with Brookfield Properties to launch the world’s first augmented reality display network. Brookfield is a premier retail property operating company with whom INDE will launch an Augmented Reality advertising network of 7 high-traffic screens in flagship malls across 6 US states with more to follow.

U.S. Properties Group Unveils $2.5M Plaza Renovation June 13, 2019 at The Streets of Indian Lake, Hendersonville, Tennessee

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn., June 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Properties Group announces the Grand Opening celebration of the new Center Stage plaza at The Streets of Indian Lake shopping center in Hendersonville, Tennessee on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 4-7 p.m.

Whiteflash Named 2019 BBB Winner of Distinction

HOUSTON, Texas, May 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, has once again been honored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for excellence in quality control, customer satisfaction, and community service with the 2019 Winner of Distinction Award.

Pet King Brands Implements an Authorized Seller Brand Partner Program for Distribution Channels

WESTMONT, Ill., May 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pet health products company, Pet King Brands. Inc. – the maker of veterinarian-recommended brands ZYMOX Dermatology and Oratene Brushless Oral Care – has implemented an Authorized Seller (“Brand Partner”) Program.

EPIC’s Kevin Ach and Walter Palmer to Present on Business Continuity and Theft at 2019 Retail Asset Protection Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Practice Leader Walter Palmer will facilitate a session on May 6 at Retail Asset Protection Conference and Vice President of Risk Assurance Kevin Ach will present on May 7 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver.

Anthony Vince’ Nail Spa Opens at The Shops at Worthington Place, Worthington, Ohio

WORTHINGTON, Ohio, April 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The long awaited and anticipated Anthony Vince’ Nail Spa is now open at The Shops at Worthington Place. The renovated up-scale mall is the perfect place to host this one-of-a-kind high-end nail salon in the Worthington / Columbus area. Anthony Vince’ Nail Spa is focused on the pursuit of excellence and beauty. Their goal is simple: To make you feel like their only guest.

Pratt Abbott Launches Earth Day Clothing Drive to Benefit Preble Street

WESTBROOK, Maine, April 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pratt Abbott is hosting a clothing drive to benefit Preble Street and celebrate Earth Day from now through April 26. All 12 of Pratt Abbott’s dry cleaning and laundromat locations are accepting clothing donations during this period.

Batteries Shack Now Metro Detroit’s Only Authorized Dealer for Deka and Trojan USA Batteries

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., March 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ask many boating enthusiasts which deep cycle batteries they prefer for their crafts, and they’ll name one of two brands: Deka, or Trojan USA, says Batteries Shack. They’re top-of-the-line batteries made in the USA; Deka through a company called East Penn Manufacturing. Both are known for having longer life spans and higher power outputs than competing brands.

Buckhead Art and Company Announces That It Has Recently Received Two Original Joey Waldon Pieces of Art for Sale

ATLANTA, Ga., March 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buckhead Art & Company Inc., has recently acquired an offering of two (2) original Joey Waldon pieces from an anonymous private collector. A prolific painter and sculptor, Waldon rarely sold his art, preferring to fill the walls of his home from floor to ceiling with his dark, yet whimsical surrealism.

Brands Within Reach announces launch of innovative and best tasting FLASH BREWED ready-to-drink teas for the Nestea brand in the United States

MAMARONECK, N.Y., March 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brands Within Reach (BWR) announced today the introduction of a new line of Nestea 17.6 ounce ready-to-drink natural black and green teas offered in four flavors: Black Tea lemon, Black Tea Peach, Green Tea Raspberry, Green Tea Lime and Mint.

TenPlus Systems Anniversary Celebration: The Triangle’s most trusted Apple Premium Service Provider Celebrates 27 Years in NC

RALEIGH, N.C., March 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This is no April Fool’s joke! On April 1, 2019 TenPlus Systems is celebrating 27 years in business at 500 Uwharrie Ct., Raleigh, North Carolina as the Triangle’s most trusted, locally owned, Apple Value Added Reseller and Apple Premium Service Provider. To celebrate, they invite you to visit their newly renovated showroom.

Restaurant Results and Outlook Survey: Over 700 Independent Operators Share Their 2018 Results and Plans for 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2019 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey. This is the third consecutive Outlook Report which summarizes input gathered from over 700 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their 2018 financial performance, as well as their optimism about 2019.