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.


Yiftee Surpasses 200 Community eGift Card Programs

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yiftee, Inc., a leader since 2012 in local business eGift Cards, celebrates having implemented over 200 Community eGift Card Programs across the United States. Consumers, corporations, schools, hospitals and other organizations showed their heartfelt support of small business by buying millions of dollars’ worth of cards that can only be spent in their local communities.

Mom and Pop Baby Business Goes Nationwide

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 25, 2021, (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ANB Baby, a one-stop-shopping resource for first-time parents, recently gave its brand a fresh new look and feel. While a new website and logo gives the brand a contemporary edge, the most talked about change is the company’s newfound ability to connect with parents on a variety of levels.

AJ’s 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Brunch at Fort Walton Beach and Grayton Beach Locations

FORT WALTON BEACH and GRAYTON BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AJ’s Restaurant Group is celebrating their 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Brunch at two of their locations on the Emerald Coast. AJ’s on the Bayou on Sunday, February 7; and AJ’s Grayton Beach on Sunday, February 14. Brunch at both locations will begin at 10 a.m. featuring New Orleans favorites such as Mardi Gras Omelette, Beignets, Bread Pudding, Jambalaya, Etouffee, with a crawfish boil starting at 12 p.m.

Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) Exhibiting NRF 2021 Chapter One Virtual Tradeshow

DENVER, Colo., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Visit NRF 2021 Chapter One next week and meet with the Kiosk Association. The dates are January 12-14, 19, 21 and 22, 2021. The Kiosk Association (KMA) is the global organization focused on improving self-service for customers and employees through kiosks, digital signage, lockers, and more.

Stacey’s Old Faithful Bar and Steakhouse Re-Opens Today

GALLATIN GATEWAY, Mont., Dec. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The legendary Stacey’s Old Faithful Bar & Steakhouse in Gallatin Gateway is reopening, following a change in ownership and making updates. Stacey’s is an authentic western bar and steakhouse serving up a stiff drink, a hearty meal, and live music for over 60 years- and they plan on keeping it that way.

Kiosk Manufacturer Association Announces PCI Compliance for Unattended Self-Service Kiosks

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Dec. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA), the leading unattended self-service kiosk association established in 1995, today announced the launch of new initiatives in the PCI Compliance space for unattended self-service kiosks.

Olea Kiosks, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership with UrVenue

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Olea Kiosks, Inc., a visionary provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with UrVenue, the leading hospitality technology platform that powers commerce, enhances the guest experience and monetizes a resort’s real estate.

April Sabral, Retail Guru and Entrepreneur, Launches Her New Book ‘The Positive Effect’ and Web Subscription Site for Leadership Success

TORONTO, Ontario, Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Retail expert Ms. April Sabral is a coach and entrepreneur with nearly three decades of excellence in global retail leadership among brands such as Starbucks, Apple, Gap, Banana republic and DAVIDsTEA; and is the founder of Retailu. Her new book is ‘The Positive Effect: A Retail Leader’s Guide to Changing the World’ (ISBN: 979-8639638503).

AJ’s Grayton Beach along with Road Dogg Rescue Hosting Free Holiday Photos with ‘Santa Paws’

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Sunday, December 6, AJ’s Grayton Beach will be holding a special holiday photo event with “Santa Paws.” Santa will be on site at AJ’s Grayton Beach from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. for guests to take pictures with their fury four legged friends.

Long Island Based National Facility Service Firms Announce Fourth Annual ‘Food Drive’ Now A ‘Thankful Event’

MEDFORD, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Professional Retail Services (PRS), Retail Security Services (RSS), and Retail Mechanical Services (RMS) are affiliated national facility service companies based in Long Island. The three entities have teamed up for the fourth year in a row to honor their tradition of giving back to the community.

First Ever ‘Better Together Small Business Saturday Market’ at ENKI Brewing to Celebrate Local Businesses

VICTORIA, Minn., Nov. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ENKI Brewing is proud to partner with several local small businesses and the City of Victoria to hold a special shopping event on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28. The new “Better Together Small Business Saturday Market” makes it easy for neighbors and visitors to Victoria to find unique holiday gifts for friends and family.

Datasembly Rebrands as it Evolves into Data Leader for CPGs and Retailers

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Datasembly announced a major rebranding to reflect the software company’s evolution, becoming the world’s leading provider of data tools for hyper-local, real-time product transparency. The rebranding is a top to bottom redesign of the company’s website, logo, graphics, communications, and correspondence, aimed at modernizing and conveying their product solution for CPGs, brands, and retailers.

Capital Ford of Lillington Open and Ready to Service Harnett County Customers

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Capital family of dealership companies has expanded into neighboring Harnett County, with the addition of a newly purchased dealership. Capital Ford of Lillington is eager to be setting up shop in the former Precision Ford showroom located at 945 N. Main St., Lillington, NC 27546.

Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill Blazes Into Fall With A New Spicy Guacamole

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fall flavors are getting revamped! Move over pumpkin spice, Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican grill is turning up the heat on a Mexican classic; available for a limited time, Spicy Guacamole is already a fan favorite.

El Paseo South Gate Launches Free, Fast WiFi

SOUTH GATE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FREE – FAST – WiFi: El Paseo Southgate shopping center now provides free, fast WiFi for visitors to the shopping center. Providing comfortable open spaces with online access, El Paseo offers the South Gate community a new option for a productive change of scenery.

Fabricare Launches an Extreme Marketing Campaign For New Service

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re looking to disrupt an industry, you develop a radical marketing campaign that captures the attention of your target audience. LaundryCare by Fabricare is a new service that seeks to do just that.

Sibling Entrepreneurs Billy Wright II and Bree Wright Beat Pandemic Odds Open ‘Plenty of Fish Seafood’ Eatery in the High Desert

LANCASTER, Calif., Oct. 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Billy Wright II and his sister, Bree Wright recently opened Plenty of Fish Seafood, their first restaurant in a chain of seafood eateries, in Lancaster, Calif., the heart of the valley’s high desert!

Iconic Valley Store Holds Grand Reopening – Phoenix Lamps Shows Off New Look

PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix Lamps invites the public and press to its grand reopening on Saturday, October 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at the store’s Phoenix location at 2225 E. Indian School Road.

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!