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.


‘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.

Got Ya Covered Linens and Event Rental Opens at The Shops at Worthington Place, Worthington, Ohio

WORTHINGTON, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Got Ya Covered Linens and Event Rental will offer the community a grand opening party to showcase their new showroom inside The Shops at Worthington Place on January 30, 2019. The enclosed mall is the perfect place to display all the hundreds of decorative rental items they have to offer, and inspire guests to explore ideas for their upcoming events.

CityView Commercial LLC has purchased Southlake Mall in Atlanta, Ga.

MORROW, Ga., Jan. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New York based CityView Commercial LLC, led by Jimmy Khezrie and Jack Friedler, has purchased Southlake Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. Jacobs REA led by Sholom Jacobs partnered with CVC in this transaction. Southlake Mall is a two-level mall consisting of approximately 1,015,984 square feet of gross leasable area located in the City of Morrow.

571 Grill and Draft House Continues to Impress Patrons both Near and Far

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 571 Grill & Draft House in New Carlisle, Ohio has been in business for 18 years and the independently owned restaurant continues to carve out its name in the world of gastro pubs and draft houses. While some restaurant owners may sit on their laurels after what seemed to be an instant success with residents living north of Dayton, the owners of 571 Grill understand that you must either go big or go home.

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant? 350 Independent Restaurant Owners Share Their 2018 Startup Costs and Financial Performance

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2018 Cost to Open a Restaurant Survey. The report summarizes input gathered from over 350 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their startup costs as well as their financial performance.

Capital Auto Group Acquires Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Indian Trail

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The rapidly growing Capital Auto Group recently acquired Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Indian Trail as their newest store addition. Capital Auto Group has been a thriving brand since 1985, boasting 17 impressive stores, reaching communities throughout North Carolina.

Calling all bands in Texas to participate in the Battle of the Bands hosted by Hub Streat Plano and Texas Select Radio

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas Select Radio announces the 2018 Battle of the Bands at Hub Streat, a full service Culinary Entertainment Center, featuring hand crafted cocktails, craft beer, a menu for every taste from a scratch kitchen, live entertainment and a dog friendly patio.

Luxury Nebulizing Diffuser Maker Organic Aromas Announces Will Begin Accepting Bitcoin for Payment, Offers Big Discount

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Organic Aromas, a leading maker of premium nebulizing diffusers for aromatherapy, announced today that the Company will officially begin accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment on its website.

EyeBuyDirect Launches its New ‘Catch of the Day’ Summer Collection

AUSTIN, Texas, July 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the beach or by the pool, EyeBuyDirect’s new Catch of the Day summer collection, released today, aims to highlight an individual’s personal style. As the fastest-growing online prescription eyewear retailer, the collection marks the beginning of EyeBuyDirect’s #ItsHowYouFrameIt campaign, which focuses on bright colors, limitless expression and positivity.

At NRF Protect EPIC’s Kevin Ach and Walter Palmer to Moderate Executive Afternoon Session on Loss Prevention

HOUSTON, Texas, June 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC’s Kevin Ach, vice president of Risk Assurance and Walter Palmer, practice leader of Integrated Risk Solutions will moderate the Executive Afternoon session on loss prevention at the National Retail Foundation’s “NRF Protect” Conference.

Whiteflash Named 2018 BBB Pinnacle Award Winner

HOUSTON, Texas, May 18, 2018 (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 2018 Pinnacle Award – the BBB’s top honor for excellence in quality control, customer care, and community service. The annual competition involves retail jewelers from all across the greater Houston area, the fourth largest market in America. Whiteflash has now earned the top honor from the BBB for an unprecedented three out of the past seven years.

Lexus of Englewood Launches New LS 500

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., May 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The latest Lexus LS was unveiled at Lexus of Englewood Thursday, April 19 in a spectacular Launch Event attended by hundreds of the dealership’s customers and employees. Carmine DeMaio, Dealer Principal, said that designing a brand-new automobile demands a new way of thinking.

The Patch Boys and Better Way Franchise Group are bringing the home services franchise to six Utah locations

OGDEN, Utah, April 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Patch Boys(R) are excited to announce the expansion of their brand into the state of Utah, partnering with Better Way Franchise Group of Ogden, Utah. The New York based company has entered into an exclusive agreement for Better Way Franchise Group to sale franchise licenses in six Utah locations. This expansion would bring the exciting brand of The Patch Boys even further west and build upon their existing franchise network of 52 franchises across the country.

Organic Aromas to be Featured on the Emmy-award Winning Talk Show THE TALK on CBS

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Organic Aromas, a leading maker of premium and specialty Nebulizing Diffusers(R) for aromatherapy, announced today that the Company’s products are to be showcased today for the first time on national network television. Organic Aromas will participate in part of a special segment called “Winter Relaxation Essentials” on CBS’ award-winning talk show “THE TALK.” The show will be airing Feb 22, 2018 broadcast at 2-3 p.m., ET.

Whiteflash adds bridal designer A.JAFFE

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., international retailer of ideal diamonds and designer engagement rings, announced today that they have been chosen to become authorized resellers for A.Jaffe, the iconic American bridal designer with a 125 year heritage.

MAG Instrument and Maschmedt and Associates collaborate on marketing of MAGLITE products in Western US

ONTARIO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MAG Instrument Inc. has inked a manufacturer’s representative agreement with Maschmedt Group, a full service sales and marketing firm, to greatly increase its reach in the critical retail sectors of sporting goods and hardware. The deal is expected to boost sales of MAGLITE(R) products in these sectors especially in the Western United States where Maschmedt & Associates concentrates its efforts.