Batteries Plus Bulbs Among the Top Franchises for Veterans in Annual Ranking

Military Times Recognizes the Company's Commitment to Recruiting Veterans for Franchise Opportunities

September 30, 2014 // // Hartland, Wis. – Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation's first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, has been named one of the top franchise choices for veterans by Military Times. The Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15 ranking is targeted to current and former service members interested in owning their own business and recognizes Batteries Plus Bulbs as a leader in supporting veteran franchisees.

Through the announcement of this ranking, Batteries Plus Bulbs hopes that more veterans will become aware of the incentives that the franchise has been providing to our nation's heroes. Batteries Plus Bulbs is a proud member of VetFran, a program created by the International Franchise Association to help military veterans become franchise owners. Batteries Plus Bulbs offers a $10,000 discount off the franchise fee to qualified military veterans in select markets, who are interested in owning their own business. Nearly 10 percent of the company's franchise-owned locations are veteran-owned, with 23 veteran owners representing more than 55 stores nationwide.

"As our country continues to seek ways to eliminate the barriers tied to unemployment for our nation's heroes, Batteries Plus Bulbs is dedicated to helping veterans transition into the next phase of their careers and life by offering them financial incentives to franchise ownership," said Russ Reynolds, CEO of Batteries Plus Bulbs. "Batteries Plus Bulbs, which offers a proven franchise model, is an ideal opportunity for military veterans who are looking to go into business for themselves. With a strong background in following systems and processes, veteran owners provide a valuable skillset for owning and operating our stores."

The Military Times is the trusted source for independent news and information, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment for service members and their families. The Best for Vets ranking is based on several different factors, including financial, brand performance and policies that cater to veterans and reservists. Companies were subject to a comprehensive 110-question analysis of a franchise's efforts to provide veterans an environment for success. The full list of the Best for Vets: Franchises is published in full in the September issue of Military Times EDGE magazine and on

Batteries Plus Bulbs has become the nation's uncontested leader in the growing battery and light bulb markets, differentiated by superior product knowledge, product breadth and availability, and helpful advice. In addition to having access to over 45,000 batteries, light bulbs, and related products, Batteries Plus Bulbs also offers in-store repairs for Apple® devices, including iPhones®, iPads® and iPods®, most Samsung® devices and many more. Batteries Plus Bulbs is offering franchisee prospects an exciting opportunity to own a proven, recession-resistant business selling two essential, needs-based product categories to both retail and business customers. To learn more about Batteries Plus Bulbs' exciting franchise opportunities and their Veteran Incentive Program, please visit

About Batteries Plus Bulbs

Batteries Plus Bulbs is the nation's first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise with a nationwide network of stores. Batteries Plus Bulbs is owned by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. With access to more than 45,000 types of batteries, light bulbs and accessories, Batteries Plus Bulbs has the widest selection of battery and light bulb products available and offers unmatched service to retail and business consumers at the national and local levels. Batteries Plus Bulbs continues its reign as the undisputed leader in the expanding $30.7 billion U.S. battery replacement market and in the rapidly growing U.S. light bulb replacement market estimated at $17 billion*. *Freedonia Research Study.

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