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.


Luvme Hair Celebrates Success with Atlanta Pop-Up Shop

ATLANTA, Ga. and NEW YORK, N.Y., July 19, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luvme Hair, a leading brand in the human hair wigs industry, successfully hosted its first pop-up shop in Atlanta, Georgia from July 12th to 14th, building on the success of previous events in New York City and Houston. The event celebrated beauty, innovation, and community.

Matrix Advises Pump N’ Pantry, Inc. on its Sale to United Refining Company

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., July 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc., a leading, independent investment bank, has advised Pump N’ Pantry, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “Pump N’ Pantry” or the “Company”) on the sale of its convenience retail assets to United Refining Company. Headquartered in Montrose, Pennsylvania, Pump N’ Pantry is a leading, regional convenience retailer, operating 14 convenience stores throughout central Pennsylvania.

Achieve Seamless Styles with Luvme Hair’s Bundles with Closure

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Luvme Hair, a leading name in the human hair industry, is proud to introduce its premium Bundles with Closure, offering customers the ultimate solution for achieving seamless, natural-looking hairstyles. With a commitment to quality and innovation, Luvme Hair continues to set the standard for excellence in the hair extension market.

Revo Sunglasses Announces Exciting New Partnership with New York Knicks Star Donte DiVincenzo

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 27, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Revo sunglasses, the premium performance eyewear company known for its high-quality sunglasses, announces today a dynamic new partnership with New York Knicks basketball player, Donte DiVincenzo. This collaboration brings together Revo’s cutting-edge sunglasses and DiVincenzo’s stellar athletic career, highlighting a shared commitment to quality and performance both on and off the court.

Matrix Advises Land O’Sun Management on its Sale to Anabi/Rebel

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., June 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc., a leading, independent investment bank, has advised Land O’Sun Management Corporation d/b/a Fast Track on the sale of its petroleum marketing, convenience retail and quick-service restaurant businesses to Anabi Real Estate Development, LLC and its affiliates d/b/a Anabi/Rebel. Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, Fast Track is a leading petroleum marketing, convenience retail and QSR company, operating 17 convenience stores, 10 co-located QSRs, and two stand-alone QSRs in Northern Florida. [UPDATED]

Doherty Enterprises-Owned New Jersey Applebee’s® Restaurants Announce Winners of 8th Annual ‘Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest’

ALLENDALE, N.J., May 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in New Jersey announced today the winners of their 8th annual “Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest.” Developed to acknowledge exceptional local educators, the contest encouraged students to write an essay nominating the special teacher who has had the most impact on their educational journey.

Doherty Enterprises-Owned Long Island Applebee’s® Restaurants Announce Winners of 8th Annual ‘Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest’

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., May 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants on Long Island announced today the winners of their 8th annual “Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest.” Developed to acknowledge exceptional local educators, the contest encouraged students to write an essay nominating the special teacher who has had the most impact on their educational journey.

Matrix Leads Capital Raise for G&M Oil Company

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., May 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it served as lead advisor on G&M Oil Company’s (“G&M” or the “Company”) syndicated debt financing. Founded in 1988, Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. is an independent, advisory focused, privately-held investment bank.

System4 Continues Growth, Opens First Office in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — System4 Facility Services Management (“System4”), an industry leader in facility management solutions that specializes in customized commercial cleaning, disinfection and repair and maintenance services announced that a new office has opened in Hawaii. On May 1, 2024, Anthony and Saun Galang opened the System4 of Hawaii office location.

Kiosk Industry News for April 2024

WESTMINSTER, Colo., April 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kiosk Association’s mission is to inform and educate on self-service. Membership is open to all companies. If you follow accessibility guidelines and encourage ADA contact us at info@kioskindustry.org. Accessibility is in the news and we’re happy to announce new members of the KMA Accessibility Committee as well as a new Chairperson.

EZ-Chow Revolutionizes the Food and Retail Industry with Self-Service Kiosks Addressing Staff Shortages and Supply Chain Disruptions

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EZ-Chow, a leading provider of digital solutions for the food and retail sectors, is proud to announce the launch of its innovative self-service kiosk technology designed to tackle the dual challenges of staff shortages and supply chain disruptions faced by businesses today.

A 16-year-old’s first job at Chick-fil-A® who learned ‘second-mile service’ saves operators an estimated $35 million over the years

ATLANTA, Ga., March 21, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — James Finlinson, co-founder of OneClickApp.com™, develops a software solution for his restaurant’s director at 16 years old. In 2017, James Finlinson was a busy high schooler in Ammon, Idaho. His cheerful attitude made him a perfect fit for his first job at the local Chick-fil-A® restaurant. One day James noticed his director, Jessica, spending several hours daily transcribing schedules from her computer to paper. He offered to help fix the problem and that is how OneClickApp™ was born.

Matrix Advises on the Sale of Andretti Petroleum Group to H&S Energy

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., March 20, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it has advised Andretti Petroleum Group (“Company”) on the sale of its convenience retail, fuels distribution, cardlock, fleet card, commercial fueling, car wash, lubricants and transportation businesses to H&S Energy, LLC and its affiliates (“H&S”). Andretti Petroleum Group is one of the largest convenience retail and fuels distribution businesses on the West Coast and Pacific Northwest, operating in northern California, Oregon and Washington.

Hilbish Ford Celebrates 70 Years Of Excellence In Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., March 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hilbish Ford, located in Kannapolis North Carolina, proudly marks its 70th anniversary this month. Founded on March 19, 1954, by the visionary FG “Buddy” Hilbish, the dealership has been a trusted name in the Kannapolis and Concord communities. Over the years, the dealership has made significant contributions to various organizations, demonstrating its commitment to community welfare.

Doherty Enterprises-Owned New Jersey Applebee’s® Restaurants Launch 8th Annual ‘Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest’

ALLENDALE, N.J., Jan. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in New Jersey announced today the launch of their 8th annual “Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest.” Developed to acknowledge exceptional local educators, the contest encourages students to write an essay nominating the special teacher who has had the most impact on their educational journey.

Doherty Enterprises-Owned Florida and Georgia Applebee’s® Locations Announce 8th Annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in Florida and Georgia today announced the official start of their 8th annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest. The annual essay contest recognizes top teachers – as nominated by their classroom students – rewarding teachers with a $500 sponsorship check and special end-of-year class party.

Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® on Long Island Launch 8th Annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Doherty Enterprises-owned Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants on Long Island announced today the official launch of their 8th annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest. The annual essay contest recognizes top teachers – as nominated by their students – rewarding each with a $500 sponsorship check and special end-of-year class party.

‘Best in the West’ Champions Reunite to Open 101 BBQ Hut in Westlake Village

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 101 BBQ Hut, formerly known as Willy’s Smokehouse and Rib Ticklers BBQ, announces its grand opening on January 13, 2024. This exciting event will showcase their award-winning BBQ and Blue Ribbon Sauces to the local community. The venture, helmed by Marco Gonzalez and Dennis Ofsthun, traces its roots back to a 30-year history rooted in a serendipitous encounter over a sauce recipe at Marco’s taco place in Saticoy, California.

Kiosk Industry News for January 2024

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Jan. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kiosk Industry Group invites you to visit our booth at NRF 2024 January 14th thru 16th at Javits Center in New York City. #1602 Lower Level. Qikserve countertop kiosk with ImageHolders, Pyramid Computer with KioWare and Cash-to-Card demo by RedyRef. Show specials include Bill Payment kiosk by DynaTouch, Panasonic restaurant tech stacks, outdoor ticketing kiosks (solar powered), Doing Kiosks Right by Olea Kiosks, and LG entering EV charging kiosks.

More Than A Wine Store: Award Winning Beverage Retailer Pours Into Community

WESTERLY, R.I., Jan. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Wine Store, a family-owned business in Westerly since 1985, is once again among the winners of Beverage Dynamics third-annual Top 100 Retailers Awards. These awards recognize off-premise retailers throughout the U.S. who demonstrate innovation, excellent customer and community service, and superior beverage alcohol industry knowledge.

Matrix Announces the Sale of Santmyer Companies, Inc.’s Convenience Retail and Branded Dealer Wholesale Businesses

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it has advised Santmyer Companies, Inc. (“Santmyer” or the “Company”) on the sale of its Red Rover convenience retail stores to Par Mar Oil Company and its branded dealer wholesale business to Countywide Petroleum Company (subsidiaries of Croton Holdings Co.). Santmyer is a leading privately-owned and family operated full-service distributor whose primary offerings include diesel, gasoline, propane, lubricants, diesel exhaust fluid and logistics services.

Foodiehall Serves Up Cheesesteaks and More From New Restaurant FH Steaks

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Nov. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foodiehall, the award-winning food hall in South Jersey, has just opened its newest restaurant. FH Steaks is now serving up cheesesteaks for dine-in, delivery, and take out. The selection at FH Steaks features 100% USDA ribeye with house seasoning on freshly baked seeded rolls from Formica Bakery.

Matrix Announces the Successful Sale of Coborn’s, Inc.’s Holiday Franchised Fuel and Convenience Stores

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it has advised Coborn’s, Inc. (“Coborn’s” or the “Company”) on the sale of its 14 Holiday franchised fuel and convenience stores and one developmental site to Holiday Stationstores, LLC.

Foodiehall in Cherry Hill, NJ Adds a New Concept from Chef Sylva Senat and a Dining Room

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 21, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since February of 2022, Foodiehall has operated exclusively as a pickup and delivery-only E-restaurant, serving cuisine from several different concepts out of its expansive space at 1931 Olney Avenue in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Now, South Jersey’s preeminent food hall has added an indoor dining room, while also bringing a new concept to life from a very notable chef.

System4 Opens New Office in the Cornhusker State

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 5, 2023 (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 that a new office has opened in Nebraska. On September 1, 2023, Nick Hebrew and Jen Tobey opened the System4 of Nebraska office location.

Inked Gaming Launches August Kickstarter Campaign to Introduce New Customizable Trading Card Game Supplies

CORVALLIS, Ore., Aug. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A leading provider of high-quality trading card game accessories, Inked Gaming, is thrilled to announce the launch of its first-ever Kickstarter campaign on Aug. 17, 2023. This initiative will gather support from the tabletop game community, worldwide, to help launch a range of custom and artist-designed products.

Prime Kilmarnock, Va. Retail Space Up for Bid August 29 as Local Chef Retires After Over 20 Years of Service

KILMARNOCK, Va., Aug. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the riverine coastal community of Kilmarnock, Jackie Brown is a fixture, known as the head chef and shop proprietor of the Main Street establishment, “Carried Away Cuisine” kitchen and shoppe. What she’s known for are her glass cases filled with delectable delights, according to auction firm Tranzon Key, whom Ms. Brown has hired to sell the real estate, kitchen equipment, furniture, and equipment as a package.

Michael-Longo Graduates from NADA Academy

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 15, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Auto Group is pleased to announce that Lindsey Michael-Longo, Director of Strategy & Dealer Principal, recently graduated from the National Automobile Dealers Association Academy on August 11, 2023. Michael-Longo completed a rigorous, year-long educational program focusing on six disciplines essential to successful management and leadership in the retail automobile industry.

San Fernando Valley Woman-Owned Dance Shop Going Strong Since 1973

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Aug. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capezio Dance Shop has been doing business in the San Fernando Valley for 50 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Founded by Sandy Friedman – now 85-years young – she continues to operate the business with the help of her son and daughter.

PETBAR Opens In Indian Trail, Just In Time For Dog Days Of Summer

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C., July 27, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many people cut their dogs hair to keep them cooler in the summer, but did you know that if you cut a dog’s hair too short, he can get a sunburn? That’s just one thing the professional groomers at Petbar pay attention to. The luxury pet grooming boutique will open its first Indian Trail location with a Grand Opening celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023.

AGTC Supply Water Co., a Water Education and Provision Group, announces Grand Opening of Blue Jug Abilene West, an Alkaline and Filtered Water Store

ABILENE, Texas, June 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to AGTC Supply Water Co., the water at Blue Jug Abilene West goes through a detailed cleaning process that starts from taking tap water at our location and first running it through a carbon filtration. Next, the water goes through a 5 micron filter which continues to filter the water and prepares it for the Reverse Osmosis unit. The Reverse Osmosis stage is the final stage of filtration.

InfoComm 2023 Preview Kiosk Association

​DENVER, Colo., June 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From the Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) – big show in Orlando is InfoComm 2023. The Sixteen-Nine mixer is “very” sold out though they (AVIXA) are still taking sponsors. We are an official media partner (with free passes).

Dining Out Jersey’s 3rd Annual Foodie Expo will Feature North Jersey’s Best Food and Entertainment

PARAMUS, N.J., June 8, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dining Out Media LLC will be hosting the 3rd Annual Dining Out Jersey Foodie Expo on Monday July 10, 2023, from 6 – 10 p.m. at The Terrace at Biagio’s in Paramus, N.J. The event will feature North Jersey’s best restaurants, gourmet food shops, craft beer, wine, spirits, entertainment, as well as celebrity guests, including NBC’s “Produce Pete” Napolitano and Celebrity Chef David Burke.

ADA Compliance and Digital Kiosks: Ensuring Accessibility in Healthcare Settings

DENVER, Colo., June 8, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kiosk Innovations, a U.S. based digital kiosk manufacturing company, would like to inform the various stakeholders within the healthcare industry about the importance of digital kiosks in the medical field and emphasize the need for ADA compliance to ensure equal access and inclusion for all patients. Consulting with experts, such as Kiosk Innovations, can maximize inclusion and efficiency in implementing self-service solutions.

Fresh, Fragrant, and Fabulous: Flower Delivery from Alpha Floral’s Range of Flowers in Santa Barbara, CA

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alpha Floral, offering flower delivery in Santa Barbara, has captured hearts with its exquisite range of floral arrangements. The renowned Santa Barbara florist known for their exceptional artistry and commitment to floral elegance offers same-day flower delivery in the entire Santa Barbara County.

Shoplifter and Dishonest Employee Apprehensions and Dollar Recoveries Soared in 2022, According to Jack L. Hayes International’s 35th Annual Retail Theft Survey

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., May 3, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. released today the results of their 35th Annual Retail Theft Survey which reports on over 340,000 shoplifter and dishonest employee apprehensions in 2022 by just 26 large retailers, who recovered over $288 million from these apprehended thieves.

101 BBQ Hut Reopens at New Westlake Village Location

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Diners in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties mourned the loss of a local barbecue staple: 101 BBQ Hut. Now, the establishment has reopened at a new location in Westlake Village. The Westlake Village iteration of 101 BBQ Hut is operating under new management.

Aravenda Consignment Software Selected as Techstars Oakland Backed Company

VIENNA, Va., April 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aravenda Consignment Software, a leader in consignment software solutions, has been selected as a part of the Techstars Oakland powered by JP Morgan program. Techstars is a prestigious accelerator program that receives over 10,000 applications annually and selects only 2-3% of these applicants in various global cohorts. The Techstars Oakland Program is the first for Techstars in the San Francisco Bay area.

iEmergent shares top takeaways from 2022 HMDA data

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iEmergent, a forecasting and advisory services firm for the financial services, mortgage and real estate industries, today announced the immediate availability of 2022 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data in Mortgage MarketSmart. To celebrate providing lenders with early access to HMDA reporting, iEmergent CEO Laird Nossuli shared summary observations drawn from the loan-level origination data.

System4 of Jacksonville Recently Purchased by New Franchise Owner

CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 5, 2023 (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 that the System4 of Jacksonville office location is under new ownership.