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Franchise Industry Strategic Alliances

Partnerships build strong alliances, and you can uncover the latest dealmakers right here. No need to look any further if you're in search of the latest news and opportunities revolving around today's emerging partnerships and strategic alliances. Whether the ink has dried or the deal's still in the talking stages, find all the details right here--including who's providing the financing.

Category Leader RNR Wheels & Tires Franchise Engages The Tanner Franchise Group, Inc. »

September 19, 2014 at 11:52AM PDT | Source: RNR Custom Wheels and Tires

To Accelerate Systemwide Franchise Sales Growth
September 19, 2014 // // ATLANTA, GA. - Tanner Franchise Group, Inc., Co-Founder and Partner Greg Tanner announced that RNR Wheels & Tires, headquartered in Tampa, FL, has engaged the boutique franchise consulting firm to help accelerate franchise sales growth.
"RNR is a great franchise company that wants to award more franchises to qualified candidates," said Tanner. "We’re coming in to assess their situation and capabilities, to provide recommended strategies and tactics to grow their franchise system and to implement our franchise development initiatives."
RNR Wheels & Tires was founded in 2000 and began franchising in 2003. The Franchise 500® brand and category leader, with more than 70 stores, provides custom wheels and performance tires that a growing and underserved consumer market wants and RNR offers the payment options that they need...

Cellairis To Offer Shout! Custom Cases On-Site At AT&T Michigan Avenue Location For IPhone 6 And IPhone 6 Plus Launch »

September 19, 2014 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Cellairis

Leading Wireless Accessory Partners with AT&T to Offer In-Store Custom Case Builder Experience
September 19, 2014 // // ALPHARETTA, GA – Cellairis (, one of the world's largest wireless accessory retailers, today announces partnership with AT&T to provide the Shout! one-of-a-kind custom case builder on-site at AT&T's flagship location on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. In conjunction with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in-store launch, Cellairis offers customers the opportunity to customize cases with images, text, monograms and more. Cases will be available to purchase and print on-site.
Shout! is an easy-to-use tool for creating personalized cell phone cases that allows individuals to upload a favorite picture, image or pattern and customize case templates with varying fonts, designs, monograms and colors...

Toys"R"Us® And Claire's, Inc. Enter Into Strategic Global Partnership »

September 18, 2014 at 11:03AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

More Than 100 Claire's Branded Shops to Be Open in Toys"R"Us Stores Around the World by the End of 2014
September 18, 2014 // // WAYNE, NJ - Toys"R"Us®, the world's leading dedicated toy retailer, and Claire's, one of the world's leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for young women and girls, announced they have entered into a strategic global partnership to bring trendy, fashion-forward products to Toys"R"Us customers in select stores around the world. Following a successful pilot program in Europe, Claire's-branded shops within Toys"R"Us stores will expand to nearly 100 locations across the continent, including stores in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria and Spain, and set in 12 Toys"R"Us stores in the United States by the end of 2014...

Hertz And Carl Icahn Execute Definitive Agreement »

September 18, 2014 at 7:16AM PDT | Source: Hertz

NAPLES, Fla. - Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("Hertz" or "the Company") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Carl C. Icahn and affiliated entities under which Vincent J. Intrieri, Samuel Merksamer and Daniel A. Ninivaggi have been appointed to the Hertz Board of Directors as Class II, Class I and Class I directors, respectively. Messrs. Intrieri, Merksamer and Ninivaggi have also been appointed as directors to The Hertz Corporation Board of Directors. Messrs. Intrieri and Merksamer will be members of the five-person search committee, chaired by Independent Non-Executive Chair Linda Fayne Levinson, leading the process to find a permanent Chief Executive Officer of Hertz. As previously announced on September 11, 2014, Hertz had reached an agreement-in-principle with Mr...

Wyndham Rewards Partners With Red Cross, Offers Million Point Match »

September 18, 2014 at 5:41AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

September 18, 2014 // // PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Now through the end of this year, Wyndham Rewards® is matching member point donations to the American Red Cross - up to one million Wyndham Rewards points - in celebration of the organization joining the growing loyalty program as its newest online redemption partner.
Through the partnership, Wyndham Rewards members now have the option of easily making a donation to the Red Cross directly from their member account, starting with as few as 3,000 points for a $15 donation, up to 22,000 points for a $100 donation. Regardless of the amount donated, 100 percent of all donations go directly to the Red Cross to assist with domestic and international disaster relief efforts, preparedness education and blood services...

Mosquito Shield Of South Shore Again Partners With Hanover Youth Athletic Association »

September 17, 2014 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Shield

Local mosquito control franchise will treat football fields for upcoming season.
Hanover, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - In a continuing effort to protect local athletes from potential EEE and West Nile virus threats, Mosquito Shield of the South Shore has partnered for the second year in a row with the Hanover Youth Athletic Association to treat area fields in preparation for the upcoming season.
With daily practices going until dusk, prime mosquito feeding time, the exposure to mosquito-borne illnesses increases exponentially for young athletes, coaches, and parents involved in outdoor athletic activities.
Rob and Lisa Rowe of Hanover, who operate the South Shore and Cape Cod Mosquito Shield franchises, will participate with HYAA in a joint effort to reduce the risk of exposure through Mosquito Shield’s innovative mosquito controlsolution...

Junior Achievement Partners With Taco Bell Foundation For Teens To Prepare Teens Across U.S. For Graduation And Workforce »

September 16, 2014 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: Taco Bell
Taco Bell Opportunities Available

New Partnership Aims to Raise Graduation Rates with Nearly Half a Million Dollar Grant
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Junior Achievement USA® and Taco Bell® Foundation for Teens™ today announced a new partnership designed to arm high school students with the tools needed to graduate on time and enter the workforce. This collaboration will merge Junior Achievement USA's mission of educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy with the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens' commitment to inspire and enable the country's next generation of leaders.
Through this partnership, Junior Achievement USA will receive a $471,000 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens to expand JA Career Success™, the organization's career exploration and work-readiness skills program...

Mrs. Fields Launches "Mrs. Fields Moments" To Bring Loved Ones Together »

September 16, 2014 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: Mrs. Fields Cookies

Campaign Supports Work of Partner Organization USO
RICHMOND, Va. - Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Mrs. Fields Famous Brands ("Mrs. Fields") and Interbake Foods LLC ("Interbake Foods," the company responsible for the manufacture and sale of Mrs. Fields branded pre-packaged cookies sold at retailers throughout North America) today kicked off "Mrs. Fields Moments," a national campaign inspiring busy cookie lovers to slow down and enjoy a cookie moment with loved ones.
At a time when obligations leave precious little time for the ones that matter most, Mrs. Fields is encouraging a nationwide movement to dedicate Sunday night to cookie moments with family and friends. Mrs. Fields wants every cookie lover to embrace and share their #mrsfieldsmoments – from milk-and-cookies to bedtime treats – and has provided fun and useful tools for doing so at www...

Carsmetics And Midas To Fight Hunger And Feed Hope In Naples, Florida »

September 15, 2014 at 4:56AM PDT | Source: Carsmetics

Fast, Flawless for Less Repairs: Carsmetics and Midas pull together to make a difference in the auto body and repair Industry
Naples, Florida (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 - Many entrepreneurs find opportunities to make a difference in their community and Mike and Pattie Buschhoff of Naples Florida, had to look no further than the prime locations of their Midas and Carsmetics franchises. The "Midas Golden Hand" and "Back to the Future" DeLorean Time Machine replica will be on site with radio stations B103.9 and other local businesses on Saturday, Sept. 20th at 2121 Pine Ridge Rd. Free oil changes will be given away to successful blood donors. Raffle tickets for great prizes will be given to all food donators for the Harry Chapin Food Bank...

Hilton Buenos Aires Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of First Ever Hotel Barbie® Room With Themed Room's Return »

September 12, 2014 at 8:10AM PDT | Source: Hilton Worldwide

Barbie Room Returns to Hilton Buenos Aires Offering a Once in a Lifetime Experience with All Things Barbie
September 12, 2014 // // BUENOS AIRES – Hilton Buenos Aires and Mattel® team up again to introduce the Barbie® Room to the newest generation of Barbie admirers. In line with Mattel's effort to encourage and inspire young girls that "with Barbie, anything is possible", the Barbie Room returns to the Puerto Madero hotel ten years after the debut of the first ever hotel Barbie Room at Hilton Buenos Aires in 2004.
Located on the first floor in room 136, guests can immediately see the Barbie Room's pink door from the hotel's welcoming atrium lobby. Offering a connecting deluxe room for parents, grandparents or family members making a child's dream come true, the Barbie Room brings glamour and fantasy to life with all the elements of a Barbie-themed paradise...

Hertz And Live Nation Debut New Promotion Through Longstanding Partnership »

September 11, 2014 at 6:58AM PDT | Source: Hertz

Receive Discounted Hertz Rentals and Up to $75 in Ticketmaster Ticket Cash™ Now Through October 31
NAPLES, Fla. - Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Hertz (NYSE: HTZ), and Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), have once again come together to offer travelers and entertainment fans alike free Ticketmaster Ticket Cash™ when renting a Hertz vehicle. Partners for more than three years, the companies' newest promotion offers sports, music and theater fans the opportunity to receive free Ticketmaster Ticket Cash™ for an event of their choosing, as well as receive a discount on their Hertz rental when reserved and rented through October 31.
"Hertz promotions with Live Nation offer our customers the opportunity to have an enjoyable experience with a discounted rental while receiving free Ticketmaster Ticket Cash for an event of their choice," said Bob Stuart, Hertz Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing...

Planet Fitness Partners With NBC's "The Biggest Loser" For 4th Year, Season Premieres September 11, 8p.m.-10p.m. ET »

September 11, 2014 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness offers affordable gym membership options and non-intimidating workout environment for people of all shapes and sizes embarking on their own fitness journeys.
NEWINGTON, N.H. - Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced that for the 4th year in a row, the brand will serve as the national gym partner of NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser, which premieres Thursday, September 11 (8p.m.-10p.m. ET).
Planet Fitness will fully equip the gym on The Biggest Loser ranch in support of 20 former athletes who are looking to regain their health as new contestants on the show's 16th season, themed "Glory Days." Planet Fitness will also be featured with a past Biggest Loser contestant highlighting the brands' pe@pf® program, a Biggest Loser Tip by trainer, Dolvett Quince, and select episodes will feature contestants working out at Planet Fitness clubs near their homes...

Dine Out At Mellow Mushroom In September And Help End Childhood Hunger »

September 11, 2014 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: Mellow Mushroom

Funds Raised Support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® Campaign Ending Childhood Hunger in America
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 - More than 16 million American children face hunger. This September, Mellow Mushroom is joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign by raising funds in their restaurants. During the month of September at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, there are three exciting ways to be a part of this initiative.

For every order of Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Oven Roasted Wings, Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 on your behalf to the No Kid Hungry campaign.
Place a donation in store of $1 or more, and you will receive a mushroom with your name to pin on the wall...

Edible Arrangements Joins Society For Nutrition Education And Behavior »

September 10, 2014 at 7:22AM PDT | Source: Edible Arrangements

And Announces Healthy School Celebration Products in Effort to Keep Students' Sugary Sweets to a Minimum
WALLINGFORD, CT - (Marketwired - Sep 10, 2014) - Edible Arrangements, originator and category leader in fresh fruit arrangements, has joined the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB), the leading organization of nutrition educators in the US and worldwide. This coincides with the announcement of Edible Arrangement's healthy, all-fruit alternatives to cakes and cookies for in-school celebrations. The company's 1,200 U.S. franchisees will also be offering discounted products to schools.
"Research published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior observed that during classroom celebrations young children consumed 20% to 35% of their estimated total daily energy requirements from low-nutrient items such as cake," reports SNEB President Kendra Kattelmann...

Taco Bell® Foundation For Teens™ And YouTube Star Tyler Oakley Search For Next Student To Fill Coveted Teen Scholar Role »

September 10, 2014 at 7:11AM PDT | Source: Taco Bell
Taco Bell Opportunities Available

2015 Teen Ambassador to Receive a $30,000 Scholarship, Walk-on Role in a Taco Bell Television Spot, and Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunities and Connections
IRVINE, Calif., September 3, 2014 – Let the search begin! Today, Taco Bell® Foundation for Teens™ and its partner Get Schooled, together with celebrity ambassador and YouTube Sensation Tyler Oakley, kick off their first-ever "Graduate for Más™" Teen Scholar contest and are looking for one special high school student to fill the coveted position in 2015. To apply to be the next Teen Scholar, students are invited to make their promise to graduate and then submit a video entry at explaining who they are, why they are a fit, and how they could help inspire their peers to graduate...

Chili's® Grill & Bar And Sports Analyst, Mike Golic, Team Up With St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® To Tackle Childhood Cancer »

September 10, 2014 at 6:15AM PDT | Source: Chili's Grill & Bar

Dine at Chili's from September 8 - September 22 to Benefit the Children of St. Jude
DALLAS - Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Since 2002, Chili's® Grill & Bar guests and team members have supported the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® every September during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The partnership, which began locally and grew to a nationwide effort, reached a significant milestone last September when the brand fulfilled the extraordinary commitment of raising more than $50 million for St. Jude, one of the largest donations from a single-partner campaign in the hospital's history.
The Chili's and St. Jude partnership story continues today through ongoing fundraising efforts like this September's Give Back...

InterContinental® Hotels And Resorts Partners With Penfolds »

September 09, 2014 at 10:52AM PDT | Source: InterContinental Hotels Group

September 09, 2014 // // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces a new partnership with global wine company, Treasury Wine Estates, to offer a premium selection of wine from award-winning Australian marque Penfolds at more than 65 InterContinental hotels and resorts across Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA).
The collaboration will bring a great new selection of fine wines to hotel dinner tables and bars, enhancing dining experiences across the region.
InterContinental guests also can expect exciting new programmes and events specially tailored for the wine connoisseur in them, including exclusive wine flights, access to rare and limited wines and a bespoke wine list to match every dining occasion in each hotel...

Family Caregiving Advocate Leeza Gibbons Invests In Senior Helpers »

September 09, 2014 at 7:48AM PDT | Source: Senior Helpers

Gibbons' Personal Experience Inspires Partnership with Leading In-Home Care Company
BALTIMORE - Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Senior Helpers, a national franchise dedicated to ensuring a better quality of life for aging adults and their families, is excited to announce Emmy Award winner and Alzheimer's champion Leeza Gibbons has partnered with Senior Helpers. Adding significant star power to amplify awareness about the needs of America's growing senior population, Gibbons will extend her dedication to family caregivers by becoming an official spokesperson for Senior Helpers and invest in Senior Helpers franchises.
"Senior Helpers provides trusted and dependable care and encouragement to seniors and families facing devastating illnesses such as Alzheimer's and dementia," said Leeza Gibbons...

Pizza Hut® Embarks On Annual World Hunger Relief Campaign: Together We Can Deliver Hope »

September 09, 2014 at 6:47AM PDT | Source: Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut Opportunities Available

For eighth consecutive year, Pizza Hut urges customers to donate online and in-restaurant to help Deliver Hope to a hungry world.
PLANO, Texas - Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - According to the United Nations, there are nearly 850 million people around the world who suffer from chronic hunger. To bring hope to those in need, Pizza Hut, the world's largest pizza company, has launched its annual World Hunger Relief campaign to benefit the World Food Programme (WFP).
Through Oct. 26, the company will collect donations inside its more than 6,300 restaurants across the country and online at, with every dollar raised to benefit the WFP's fight against hunger. Even the smallest donation can make a big difference, as $1 feeds four children, $3 can feed two children for a week, $5 feeds a child for a month and $10 feeds an entire classroom for a day...

Primrose Schools® And Save The Children® Partner For America's Children »

September 08, 2014 at 9:40AM PDT | Source: Primrose Schools

Primrose Kicks Off National Partnership with $145,000 Donation
ACWORTH, Ga. - Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Primrose Schools, an early education and care provider with schools across the United States, has officially partnered with Save the Children on a multi-year initiative that will focus on early literacy, child sponsorship and protection from harm for at-risk children in America.
Executives at both organizations have been developing the partnership for nearly a year, incorporating opportunities to actively involve more than 285 Primrose schools and 60,000 Primrose families coast-to-coast. Save the Children will be a primary charitable partner for Primrose Schools as part of the company's Primrose Promisesm corporate social responsibility efforts, which include partnerships with other organizations to advocate for all children, especially those at the greatest risk...

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