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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.

Shark Week Runs On Dunkin': Dunkin' Donuts And Discovery Channel Partner For Social Programming, Digital Content And Shark Bite Donut »

July 30, 2014 at 5:46AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

July 30, 2014 // // CANTON, MA  – This year, SHARK WEEK will run on Dunkin'. SHARK WEEK, television's longest running must-see TV event, returns to Discovery Channel on August 10. Today, Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, launched a partnership with the network to create a virtual feeding frenzy of innovative social and interactive programming, along with a special new donut that shark fans will love sinking their teeth into.
To kick-off the partnership, beginning today people are invited to "Take a Bite, Take a Pic." Anyone who shares a selfie taking a bite out of their favorite breakfast item on Twitter or Instagram using the special hashtag #DDSharkWeek is eligible to win prizes including a $100 Dunkin' Donuts Card and a Shark Week Prize Pack...

4 Pillars Creates A New Way To Deal With Debt Problems »

July 30, 2014 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: 4 Pillars Consulting Group Inc.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - 4 Pillars is an independent debt restructuring firm with the sole responsibility of representing debtors facing financial challenges and finding the best possible solution to resolve their current financial challenges whilst meeting their long term financial goals.
The Phoenix Fund is a specialized lending company who provides loans exclusively to 4 Pillars' clients going through debt restructuring either via an informal or consumer proposal plan. However, unlike typical banks and private lenders who lend only to borrowers with equity in their homes, The Phoenix Fund offers both secured and unsecured loans making our product available to borrowers without property.
The credit acceleration consolidation loan program allows our clients to settle all off all of their creditors right away so they can start rebuilding their credit immediately and the ongoing financial coaching from the 4 Pillars consultants ensure the transition to financial responsibility is maintained once a settlement is achieved...

Mr. Electric Announces Partnership With Bright Vision LED »

July 29, 2014 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: Mr. Electric

WACO, TX - (Marketwired - July 29, 2014) - Mr. Electric, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®, Inc., has announced today their partnership with Bright Vision LED, a Genesis Energy Management Company partner, to enhance customers service across the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Electric is a nationally recognized franchise company that provides residential and commercial electrical and lighting services in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Electric is focused on and committed to providing the best business to customer experience. Mr. Electric electricians are specialized in residential kitchen, bath and outdoor lighting and installation services, code updates to meet regulated guidelines and many other home electrical services.
Commercial services by Mr...

Jamba Juice Scores A Perfect 10 As Official Juice Sponsor Of 2014 Vans U.S. Open Of Surfing »

July 29, 2014 at 6:28AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

EMERYVILLE, Calif. - July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, is taking its passion for healthy living to the beach as part of the 2014 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Uniting surfers, skaters and BMX riders in Huntington Beach, Calif. for the largest action sports festival in the world, Jamba Juice will serve up its new freshly squeezed juices to athletes, media and event VIPs during the event finals from July 31 - August 3, 2014.
Jamba Juice is taking its passion for healthy living to the beach as part of the 2014 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Uniting surfers, skaters and BMX riders in Huntington Beach, Calif. for the largest action sports festival in the world, Jamba Juice will serve up its new freshly squeezed juices to athletes, media and event VIPs during the event finals from July 31 - August 3, 2014...

Learning Express Toys Partners With Southern California Charities »

July 25, 2014 at 11:23AM PDT | Source: Learning Express

July 25, 2014 // // Devens, MA - Annually, LE Toys franchisees gather at the end of June to order toys for the holidays. Along with announcing long-term charitable partnerships at the Convention, LE Toys also partners with local organizations in need of toys. The Convention location changes annually, and this year LE Toys is pleased to support the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center (Rancho Mirage, CA), along with Shelter from the Storm (Palm Desert, CA), and Olive Crest (Palm Desert, CA). Toy vendors dismantled the booths at the end of the Convention and gave more than $10,000 worth of toys to these charities.
"Since our founding, we have helped more than 20,000 children," says John Thoresen, executive officer of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center...

FOCUS Brands Inc. Outsources Its Procurement To SpenDifference »

July 25, 2014 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: FOCUS Brands

Purchasing to be Managed for FOCUS' Six Brands, More than 3,000 Domestic Locations
July 25, 2014 // // DENVER – FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky's®, Moe's Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne's® Pretzels and McAlister's Deli®, has tapped rapidly growing restaurant supply chain buying group SpenDifference to manage purchasing for the more than 3,000 domestic locations of its six concepts. SpenDifference, which is headquartered in Denver, works as a partner with restaurant chains, combining their spending to obtain the lowest possible delivered prices. It contracts with a wide variety of suppliers, providing chains with a unique combination of buying power and expertise, while enabling each to maintain its specifications...

Budget Blinds® Becomes Proud Sponsor Of The 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin® »

July 24, 2014 at 5:12AM PDT | Source: Budget Blinds

Budget Blinds Provides Window Coverings for the Blog Cabin Home Renovation and Consumer Sweepstakes
Orange, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Budget Blinds - the largest window coverings franchise in the nation - has become the exclusive window coverings sponsor of the 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin, an annual interactive homebuilding series and consumer sweepstakes. As part of the interactive process, DIY Network asks fans to vote on the design features of a home to be renovated and then invites eligible viewers to enter for a chance to win the finished residence. This year's Blog Cabin was a historic 1920s era bungalow that was remodeled and relocated to a location by a lake in the beautiful city of Winter Haven, Florida.
The 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin follows an all-star team of renovation experts as they transform the original 1,700 square foot home into a dream vacation retreat boasting 3 bedrooms, 2...

NAACP Announces Partnership With Dunkin' Brands »

July 23, 2014 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

Dunkin' Brands and NAACP Launch Initiative to Increase the Number of African-American Owned Franchise Businesses in the U.S. 
July 23, 2014 // // Baltimore, MD – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced today its partnership with Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, to create a Diversity Franchising Initiative to increase the number of African-American owned franchise businesses in the United States. Through the partnership, Dunkin' Brands and the NAACP will collaborate to offer people of color in-depth franchising education and training as well as assistance in overcoming the financial challenges related to becoming a franchise owner...

Jiffy Lube® Supports Fight Against Muscle Disease With Third Annual MUSCLE UP® Campaign »

July 22, 2014 at 8:17AM PDT | Source: Jiffy Lube

Program Aims to Raise $1 Million by Encouraging Drivers to Give Back to the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Chicago (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 - The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Jiffy Lube today announced the kickoff of the third annual MUSCLE UP campaign that will raise funds to help save and improve the lives of more than one million Americans fighting muscle disease.
As part of the campaign, Jiffy Lube invites drivers to visit participating Jiffy Lube service centers through Sept. 1, 2014 to make a donation to MDA, enabling the organization to continue to make progress in the fight for muscle health. Since 2012, Jiffy Lube has raised more than $2 million for MDA through the MUSCLE UP campaign, and with this year's campaign it aims to raise an additional $1 million...

Pizza Hut® To Debut Life-Size, Fully Functional Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Thrower At Comic-Con »

July 22, 2014 at 7:57AM PDT | Source: Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut Opportunities Available

In partnership with Paramount Pictures, fans will get the chance to fire Cheesy Bites pizzas at Shredder, meet the creators of 12-foot Thrower inside the Comic-Con Interactive Zone
PLANO, Texas, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with Paramount Pictures and the summer blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, hitting theaters August 8th, Pizza Hut, the world's largest pizza company, will ascend on Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 24-27) to unveil an enormous live-action Pizza Thrower for comic enthusiasts and diehard Ninja Turtle fans worldwide. It's not the Eighth Wonder of the World, but it's close.
Standing at more than 12 feet tall, 9 feet wide and extending 16 feet long, the Pizza Thrower boasts a 180-degree rotating tower with a turret-mounted seat to trigger the pizzas...

Unique Pizza Partners With Dairy Science Entrepreneur And Magnate Dr. M.S. Reddy As An Advisor For Global Product And Business Development »

July 22, 2014 at 6:55AM PDT | Source: Unique Pizza and Subs

PITTSBURGH - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire - Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation (OTC Markets Groups Inc.: OTC Pink: UPZS) today announced it has engaged Dr. M. (Mali) S. Reddy, world class dairy industry scientist, executive, and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee to advise the Company on global business development strategy and implementation.
Dr. Reddy is founder and president of Denver-based American Dairy and Food Consulting Laboratories and International Media and Cultures (IMAC Inc.) which has ten manufacturing plants selling, products throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, India and Latin America. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He holds over 150 U.S. and international patents and has published over 70 scientific articles on dairy starter cultures, probiotics, pharmaceuticals, and complementary alternative medicines pertaining to Probiotics and has authored several books...

Westin Introduces New Global Partnerships And Well-Being Council Member To Help Travelers 'Eat Well' On The Road »

July 22, 2014 at 6:19AM PDT | Source: Westin Hotels & Resorts

Renowned Dietician Ashley Koff Joins Westin Well-Being Council
More than Half of Travelers Crave Healthy Food Options while traveling and 41% are Afraid of Putting on the Pounds, Inspiring Starwood's Wellness Brand to Partner with SuperChefs and The Juicery
STAMFORD, Conn. - July 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Today, Westin Hotels & Resorts unveiled the next stage of its year-long Westin Well-Being Movement with the announcement of two new nutrition-focused partnerships with SuperChefs™ and The Juicery and the newest member of the brand's Well-Being Council, dietician Ashley Koff RD.
As an advocate for wellness and healthy eating, Westin teamed up with SuperChefs, a group of doctors, dentists, dieticians, chefs and other experts dedicated to educating kids on the importance and the fun of eating smart, to create The Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids...

Hertz Joins Forces With Expert To Crack The Code For The Perfect Road Trip »

July 15, 2014 at 7:39AM PDT | Source: Hertz

63% of UK population say they choose road trips to enjoy a sense of freedom and adventure *; Scientific formula helps bring out the fun and adventurous side of your journey
LONDON - July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - With the eagerly awaited holidays just around the corner, Hertz, the world's leading general use car rental brand, today reveals a scientific formula for the perfect summer road trip. Taking in factors including the number of passengers, destination, and a car's level of comfort, Dr David Holmes, Leading UK Psychologist and author, has devised the equation to help travellers plan the most enjoyable drive.
Survey information used to develop the theory has revealed that 42% of the UK population are more likely than ever to take a holiday by car this year compared to previous years and nearly 46% would like to take to the road to explore new places in the UK...

How Sweet It Is: Pizza Hut® And The Hershey Company Announce Plans To Broaden Partnership, Offer More Desserts »

July 14, 2014 at 6:46AM PDT | Source: Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut Opportunities Available

The Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie, Now Available At Pizza Hut
"Ultimate Bake Sale" to be held on Wednesday, July 16 with potential of up to $100,000 to be donated to World Food Programme
PLANO, Texas and HERSHEY, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pizza Hut, the world's largest pizza company, and The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), the leading manufacturer of quality chocolate in North America, have announced plans to team up and bring a portfolio of quality, great-tasting desserts to Pizza Hut.
First up: The Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie. The cookie, cut into 8 slices and measuring 8 inches, will feature an average of 165 Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips per cookie, offering a delicious and sweet dessert to the Pizza Hut menu...

GYMGUYZ Enthusiastic To Attract Military Veterans As Franchisees Through VetFran Partnership »

July 14, 2014 at 5:33AM PDT | Source: GYMGUYZ

NY-Based Personal Training Franchise Partners With IFA's VetFran to Help U.S. Veterans Become Entrepreneurs
New York (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 - GYMGUYZ, the #1 in home personal training company that brings premier health and wellness services directly to their clients, is honored to announce a partnership with the International Franchise Association's VetFran program. As part of its commitment to the initiative, which helps returning military members access franchise opportunities, GYMGUYZ offers honorably discharged former servicemen and women the opportunity to join the brand as franchisees at a $5,000 discount.
"It is with extreme pride that we are now able to provide a monetary incentive for those who have served our country, while providing them an opportunity to help them transition into business ownership," said Josh York, founder and CEO of GYMGUYZ...

Maui Wowi Minnesota Franchisees Team Up For All-Star Baseball »

July 11, 2014 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Two Minnesota Franchisees will be vendors serving fresh fruit smoothies to baseball fans from across the country, July 11-15.
Greenwood Village, CO (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 - Maui Wowi franchisees are teaming up to bring their popular products to fans attending events for the MLB All-Star Game, being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota July 15, 2014 at Target Field.
The unique opportunity allows longtime franchisee and Director of Regional Support, Mary Bigler, to serve fans on Saturday, July 12 at the Target All-Star Concertgoing on at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota Campus. Additionally, newcomer franchisee Ross Harried, who has grown his business quickly over the last year, will have a Maui Wowi location to serve customers at the T-Mobile All-Star FanFest held July 11-15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center...

Pinot's Palette Announces VetFran Membership »

July 11, 2014 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

Fast-Growing Paint-and-Sip Studio Gives Back to U.S. Veterans
July 11, 2014 // // Houston – Pinot's Palette, a fast-growing paint and sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, is pleased to announce that the company has recently partnered with VetFran, a program that helps U.S. military veterans locate franchise opportunities and provides a path toward business ownership with training, mentoring opportunities and financial assistance.
As a member of VetFran, Pinot's Palette will now offer veterans a 10 percent discount on its current franchise fee, reducing it to $22,500. Pinot's Palette President and Co-Founder Charles Willis says the partnership with VetFran is just one more way that the company is giving back to the community...

TCBY And Rovio Entertainment Catapult Into Summer With Angry Birds Character-Inspired Flavors »

July 10, 2014 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: TCBY

Rollout of bird and piggie flavors culminates in Grand Prize Space Encounter Trip to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
DENVER - July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - TCBY™, the country's best yogurt, and the world famous Angry Birds™ brand, are thrilled to join forces to offer animated, summer-friendly flavors for kids across America.
In honor of longer days and academic reprieve, TCBY will offer an array of limited-time Angry Birds flavors and exciting prizes. Flavors include:

Red's Birdberry Yogurt (Available July 17 – July 30): Offers a fun, bold, and creamy homage to fruity cereal-infused milk.
Piggies' Sour Apple Sorbet (Available July 31 – August 13): This refreshing, tart combo of sweet and sour will create silly, puckered faces and lasting memories...

United Country, PRDnationwide Formalize International Partnership »

July 09, 2014 at 7:39AM PDT | Source: United Country Real Estate

Market Leaders Combine Unique Expertise, Systems to Enhance Real Estate Services
July 09, 2014 // // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Country Real Estate, a division of United Real Estate Group – the rapidly expanding North American franchise network operating under the United Real Estate and United Country Real Estate brands, announced today that it finalized an affiliate partnership with Colliers International's Asia-Pacific residential subsidiary, PRDnationwide, that will see the two groups combine their significant global influence, expertise and resources.
PRDnationwide is predominately based throughout Australia with four additional offices located in Asia and the Middle East. The new affiliation gives both organizations a wider global reach, bringing together more than 5,000 real estate professionals and 600 franchise offices in 11 countries...

Right At Home, Inc. Partners With The Institute For Professional Care Education For Caregiver State Compliance Training »

July 08, 2014 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: Right at Home

Clackamas, OR (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 - Right at Home, one of the most trusted names in home care services, has selected the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor to provide online training for employee state compliance and professional development.
Right at Home has consistently been a top-rated home care service provider due, among other things, to their unique Right at Home University and CERT Program. Right at Home University – the educational arm of the Right at Home Caregiver Education Retention and Training Program (CERT Program) – offers Right at Home employees a specialized plan for training and education while their customers derive the highest standard of care. From training to help develop caregivers' skills overall to training on dealing with specific situations and diseases, Right at Home University offers a one-of-a-kind approach to educating and retaining quality Right at Home employees...

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