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First New CEO Announced In Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies 30 Year History »

December 18, 2014 at 11:06AM PST | Source: Kids 'R' Kids

David Vinson takes the Helm as President and CEO of Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies; Charts Course for Franchise Growth with New Executive Appointments
December 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // DULUTH, Ga. - Today, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies announced David Vinson assumed the role of president and CEO of Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc. - a move aligned with the company's progressive vision and ongoing commitment to provide industry-leading early childhood education programs and facilities.
The announcement is part of a larger strategy developed alongside franchisees and partners to determine a refreshed direction for the company and strengthen the executive leadership team as the franchise celebrates 30 years of excellence and expands internationally...

Fantastic Sams Salon Franchise Targets Top 15 Growth Markets »

December 10, 2014 at 6:50AM PST | Source: Fantastic Sams
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Iconic 40-Year-Old Salon Franchise Is Expanding in Large and Small Markets Nationwide
BOSTON, MA - (Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - Fantastic Sams, the country's leading network of full-service salon franchises, today announced its Top 15 target growth markets for 2015.
Included in the roster are the Midwest states of Michigan and Illinois, Southeastern states of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and the Eastern Seaboard states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Rounding off the list are Northern California, New Mexico and Texas.
Fantastic Sams is aggressively expanding in the wake of its acquisition in 2012 by Dessange International, a premium, luxury, multinational European beauty salon chain...

Capital Area Soccer League Welcomes Sky Zone Trampoline Park As Newest Official Sponsor »

December 09, 2014 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
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Creator Of The World's First Trampoline Park Will Sponsor the Fitness Center at WRAL Soccer Park in Raleigh
December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Raleigh, NC – Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) is delighted to welcome Sky Zone Raleigh as its newest official sponsor. Sky Zone, creator of the world's first trampoline park, aims to inspire awesome, healthy fun in kids and adults alike. The indoor park offers a court of connecting trampolines for guests to enjoy, as well as an array of family-friendly activities including Ultimate Dodgeball, a SkySlam court, SkyRobics fitness classes, a Foam Pit, and space for birthday parties and corporate team building.
"We [CASL] are excited and fortunate to have the generous support of an organization that shares our values of community, safety, and healthy living," said Gary Buete, CASL's Executive Director...

Sky Zone Teams Up With Toys For Tots For Donations In Highland Heights And Westlake »

December 09, 2014 at 3:52AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
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The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Partners With Toys for Tots To Encourage New Toy Donations
December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, OH – Sky Zone Highland Heights and Sky Zone Westlake have teamed up with Toys for Tots to encourage new toy donations for the holiday season. This collaboration will help spread holiday cheer to local children in the community and will continue through December 14th at Sky Zone's Westlake and Highland Heights locations.
Sky Zone places a huge emphasis on keeping kids in the community healthy and happy, so a partnership with Toys for Tots is a perfect match. The world's first indoor trampoline park, Sky Zone offers one-of-a-kind activities such as Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam and SkyFit, as well as open jump sessions for participants of all ages...

Rockin' Jump - The Ultimate Trampoline Park - To Open Franchise Location In Gaithersburg, Md. In February, 2015 »

December 03, 2014 at 10:26AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

December 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Rockin' Jump®, the successful indoor trampoline park brand, is celebrating a new franchise agreement and signed lease for the Gaithersburg, Maryland market. The new park, opening February 2015, will be located at 18620 Woodfield Road and offer Rockin' Jump's signature jumping activities along with fitness classes, birthday parties, and healthy food features designed for all ages. The franchise team opening the location includes Steuart and Kathleen Martens and Allen and Rebecca Long.
The Montgomery County franchise co-owners are thrilled about opening a Rockin' Jump in Gaithersburg. "One of the most exhilarating and sought after experiences for a human being is to defy gravity or to 'get air,' and it also happens to be incredibly beneficial for your health," says Kathleen Martens...

Sky Zone Awards Franchise In Aurora, IL »

December 02, 2014 at 9:31AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
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Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To Town
December 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // AURORA, Ill. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces it has awarded its newest franchise in Aurora, IL, with plans to open their doors in spring of 2015. For a WoW experience, the brand new 26,000 square foot facility will include an Open Jump Court, three Ultimate Dodgeball courts, three SkySlam Basketball courts, and a four-trampoline lane Foam Pit.
"We are beyond thrilled about this Sky Zone project and look forward to bringing this innovative concept to Aurora," said franchisee, Mark Glazer. "Sky Zone provides a fun and safe environment for all guests and we cannot wait to share this exciting and affordable experience...

Sacramento, CA To Be Next Metro Area To Welcome Rockin' Jump - The Ultimate Trampoline Park »

December 01, 2014 at 7:41AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Rockin' Jump - the popular Northern California indoor trampoline park brand - is pleased to announce a new franchise agreement for the Sacramento, CA metro market area. The franchise team opening this location includes San Francisco Bay Area residents Naveen Rao and Saba Jillani.
With the popularity and success of their first four corporate locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rockin' Jump began selling franchises in June of 2013. Their first franchise location opened in May, 2014 in Trumbull, CT. The new Sacramento agreement will bring the total number of franchise units sold to 30.
The franchise co-owners are very excited to open a Rockin' Jump in the Sacramento area. "We couldn't be more excited to open Rockin' Jump in California's capital – one of the most diversified, progressive and vibrant cities North of San Francisco," said Naveen / Saba...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park To Open In Fargo »

November 26, 2014 at 11:00AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
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New Location Provides Area Residents with High-Flying, Active Fun
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // FARGO, N.D. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park will open its doors in Fargo on Friday, November 28 to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world’s first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Fargo residents can hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone’s all-walled trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Opens In Ocean Township »

November 26, 2014 at 8:16AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
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Creator Of The World's First Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Sky Zone Trampoline Park will open its doors in Ocean Township to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning November 26, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone Ocean Township to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Build-A-Bear Celebrates Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’s 50th Anniversary On Television In Golden Style »

November 26, 2014 at 7:55AM PST | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Nov. 26, 2014 - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) announced today that the Company is launching a signature line of products commemorating Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his 50th Anniversary on television. First airing in 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lit up the world with his magical glow and fearless heart. Build-A-Bear Workshop® is celebrating that spirit with its Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer golden anniversary collection.
"There is no other reindeer as iconic as the little guy with the big heart, glowing nose, and bright future," said Gina Collins, Build-A-Bear Workshop chief marketing officer. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Clarice have been cherished additions to our assortment of Build-A-Bear Workshop friends for years...

Creative Learning Corporation To Present At The LD Micro Conference In Los Angeles »

November 26, 2014 at 4:18AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
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Management presenting at 9:00am PST in Los Angeles at the LD Micro Conference on Thursday, December 4th.
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced that management will present on Thursday, December 4th at 9:00 a.m. PST, Track 2 at the LD Micro Main Event VII Conference. The conference is being held December 2-4, 2014 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
LD Micro is a by-invitation only newsletter firm that focuses on finding undervalued companies in the micro-cap space. Since 2002, the firm has published an annual list of recommended stocks as well as comprehensive reports on select companies throughout the year...

Rockin' Jump® - Here We Grow Again! »

November 25, 2014 at 5:47AM PST | Source: Rockin' Jump – The Ultimate Trampoline Park®

BRENTWOOD, Calif. - Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Rockin' Jump® - the Ultimate Trampoline Park brand - headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., - is celebrating a new franchise agreement and the signing of a new lease in the Brentwood, Calif., market. The new park will be in the Lone Tree Plaza at 5641 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, Calif., 94513.
After achieving success with their first four corporate locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rockin' Jump began offering franchises in June of 2013. With their first franchise location opening in May of 2014 in Trumbull, CT., the new Brentwood agreement is an exciting addition and will bring the total number of franchise units sold to 30, plus the existing four corporate units.
Rockin' Jump is ecstatic to partner with our new Brentwood Franchise team "OMG Sports...

Helen Doron Educational Group Expands Programming With Release Of New Read And Write Program »

November 25, 2014 at 4:51AM PST | Source: Helen Doron Group, The

Technology continues to fuel creative new learning materials launched by the Helen Doron Educational Group with the release of the all-new Helen Doron Read and Write programme. This unique programme, for ages 4 to 9 years old, allows students to actually teach themselves to read while simply having fun in a new and dynamic interactive format.
(PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - Thirty-two interactive reading books with an original interactive app for smart phones and tablets allows students, from even preschool age, to learn to read- fueled by their own curiosity and joy, with minimal adult moderation. Kids are able to click on an image and hear the story in English, learning at their own, self-guided pace. Letter-by-letter, word-by-word or full-sentence narration teaches reading effortlessly...

Gap Inc. Gives Shoppers A Jump Start On Black Friday Deals »

November 25, 2014 at 4:40AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

Media Invited to Film Inside Gap Inc. Stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
SAN FRANCISCO - November 24, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Continuing its tradition of giving customers early access to Black Friday shopping deals, Gap Inc. today announced that over 1,700 U.S. stores will open on Thanksgiving Day. Across Gap Inc.’s portfolio of brands, customers can find great deals for everyone on their holiday shopping list.
In addition, media outlets are invited to film inside Gap Inc. stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Simply email press@gap.com or call your local store to coordinate filming or photographing in a store.
Following is a first look at store openings and amazing Thanksgiving and Black Friday promotions from across the entire Gap Inc...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Opens In The Capital District »

November 24, 2014 at 8:12AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Menands, N.Y. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park will open its doors in Menands to offer Capital District residents a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning November 28th, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's all-walled trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Gap And Zalando Announce Pan-European Partnership »

November 24, 2014 at 4:43AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

New Ecommerce Channel will Help Reach New Audiences and Support Gap's Global Growth Strategy
NEW YORK & BERLIN - November 24, 2014  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap brand and Zalando, Europe's largest online fashion web site, have today announced a partnership that will see Gap open its own dedicated online shop within Zalando. The American retailer will offer a broad assortment of clothing and accessories for Gap Women, Gap Men, GapKids and babyGap, bringing the brand to a broader European customer base beginning Summer 2015.
"This partnership represents Gap's first foray into multi-brand retailing in Europe. Also for the first time, Gap's collections will be styled alongside other brands available on Zalando, providing customers with new looks to combine American and European casual style," said Stefan Laban, SVP International for Gap...

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens In Timonium »

November 21, 2014 at 8:36AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Indoor Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // TIMONIUM, Md. - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park will host their grand opening all day on November 22 in Timonium to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. During the grand opening, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone Timonium for the special rate of $10/hour to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Gap Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results »

November 21, 2014 at 5:39AM PST | Source: Gap Inc


Third Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share Up 11 Percent to $0.80, Including $0.06 Tax Benefit
Net Sales were $3.97 Billion in the Third Quarter; Up 1 Percent on a Constant Currency Basis
Distributed More Than $1.3 Billion Year-To-Date through Share Repurchases and Dividends

SAN FRANCISCO - November 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported third quarter fiscal year 2014 net income was $351 million, or $0.80 per share on a diluted basis, representing an 11 percent increase over last year.
"As we move into the holiday season, our teams are focused on delivering unique customer experiences which will differentiate our portfolio of brands in the marketplace," said Glenn Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer, Gap Inc...

Gap Inc. Elevates Two Proven Executives To Guide Gap And Banana Republic Brands Into The Next Decade »

November 21, 2014 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

Global Brand Presidents Named: Andi Owen to Lead Banana Republic and Jeff Kirwan to Take Over Gap
SAN FRANCISCO - November 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With an eye towards 2015, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced the promotion of two successful current executives, with 35 years of combined company experience between them, to become global brand presidents for Gap and Banana Republic.
The moves were orchestrated by Art Peck as he prepares to take on the role of chief executive officer of Gap Inc. in February, with the full support of current chairman and chief executive officer Glenn Murphy.
"We'll start 2015 with a management team comprised of both established executives and the next generation of brand leaders ready for the next generation of customers," said Peck...

Toys"R"Us® Announces 2014 Thanksgiving Weekend Doorbusters  »

November 19, 2014 at 8:14AM PST | Source: Toys R Us

Provides Its Nearly 19 Million Loyal Customers With Early Access to Hot Black Friday Deals
Rewards"R"Us® Members Receive Exclusive Opportunity to Beat the Crowds and Shop 100-Plus Items at Black Friday Prices at Toys"R"Us Stores and Toysrus.com Beginning Sunday, November 23
November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – Toys"R"Us® today announced its Thanksgiving Weekend plans to serve up hundreds of hot deals and doorbusters on the season's most sought-after playthings, totaling more than $8,000 in potential toy savings for holiday shoppers. As Toys"R"Us stores nationwide open at 5pm on Thursday, November 27*, deal-seeking customers can snap up great gifts from top brands, including Disney Frozen, Barbie®, Skylanders, Crayola®, Minecraft and more...



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