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Franchise Industry Strategic Alliances

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Medifast Sells 11 Weight Control Centers In Florida And Texas To Strategic Partner, Medix »

April 23, 2014 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Medifast Updates First Quarter Guidance & Reiterates Full Year Outlook
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, announced today that its strategic partner, Medix, has acquired 11 Medifast Weight Control Centers in Texas and Florida.
This deal advances Medifast's previously announced plan to transition their corporate weight control centers to the franchise model. The 11 centers will provide both Medifast and Medix products and programs. Medix, a leader in pharmaceutical obesity products, has a 30-year heritage in the weight loss industry. The acquisition marks the first Medix-owned weight loss centers in the United States...

Kids 'R' Kids® Learning Academies Partners With Teaching Strategies To Assess Student Success »

April 22, 2014 at 11:46AM PDT | Source: Kids 'R' Kids

International Child Care Franchise Teams up with Nationally Approved Early Education Resource Company to Measure its Students' Progress and Kindergarten-Readiness
April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Duluth, Ga. -  Ever since its launch nearly 30 years ago, Kids 'R' Kids® Learning Academies has been devoted to the success of its students – both inside the walls of its schools and beyond its doors. With the nationwide release of its ground-breaking Brain Waves™ curriculum in 2013, the international child care franchise tied an already solid First Class™ core curriculum and popular "Hug First, Then Teach" founding philosophy to the provision of an innovative educational program that promoted brain development in its students – the majority of whom are between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years of age...

Aamco Taps R.J. Brunelli & Co. As National Real Estate Representative »

April 22, 2014 at 6:58AM PDT | Source: AAMCO Transmissions

April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // OLD BRIDGE, N.J. - R.J. Brunelli & Co. LLC today announced that it has been appointed by AAMCO to serve as its exclusive national real estate representative.
In this capacity, the Old Bridge-based firm will work with the transmission and total car care chain's real estate department to assist new franchisees seeking locations as well as existing franchisees who are looking to open additional shops or relocate following lease expirations. The retail real estate firm will assist with all facets of AAMCO's real estate process, from site selection all the way through helping franchisees with their lease negotiations.
The chain is seeking 4,000- to 6,000-square-foot spaces with 16-foot ceilings, zoned for automotive use...

United Real Estate Partners With EMerge To Facilitate Scalable Growth »

April 21, 2014 at 10:55AM PDT | Source: United Real Estate

April 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // eMerge, the national provider for online lead nurturing for real estate professionals, announced today its partnership with urban real estate franchise United Real Estate. The partnership is designed to assist United Real Estate in consolidating and scaling its franchise sales and agent recruitment web marketing strategies.
"We were impressed with the business model presented by United Real Estate and felt that eMerge could help facilitate the organization’s online growth strategy," states eMerge CEO Bondilyn Jolly. "Rolling out a company-wide solution allows United the ability to truly gauge their online brand messaging and qualify lead opportunities across sales and recruitment quickly and efficiently...

Weight Watchers Selects Creative Powerhouse Wieden+Kennedy »

April 21, 2014 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: Weight Watchers International

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced that Wieden+Kennedy has been selected in the U.S. to take the lead in redefining the brand, building the brand strategy and developing creative ideas to be executed across channels. This move consolidates advertising creative development with Wieden+Kennedy.
"We have such tremendous potential to combine the strength and trust of the Weight Watchers brand with the powerful and emotional benefit we deliver to our members. We're completely revamping the way we think about marketing and its role in our business, and we believe Wieden+Kennedy is the right partner to reinvent how we go to market. Wieden+Kennedy continues to set the standard for breakthrough work and we look forward to partnering with them," said Lesya Lysyj, President, North America, Weight Watchers...

Century 21 China Real Estate Partners With South China Morning Post  »

April 16, 2014 at 11:19AM PDT | Source: Century 21

To Launch SCMP-CTC Leading Price Index for Secondary Homes
BEIJING - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC) ("Century 21 China Real Estate" or the "Company"), a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China, today announced that it is collaborating with The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper, to launch the SCMP-CTC Index, a leading price index for secondary homes in Beijing and Shanghai.
Based on the hedonic pricing method, the SCMP-CTC Index is designed to provide investors, sellers and buyers with credible and detailed data that reflect seller sentiment around pricing trends. Beginning in April 2014, The South China Morning Post will use the Index on a monthly basis to supplement its analysis of the Chinese real estate market...

Mrs. Fields And Rovio Entertainment Partner For Epic Kids Program »

April 16, 2014 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: Mrs. Fields Cookies

Renowned brands Mrs. Fields and Angry Birds join forces to offer classic milk-&-cookies boxes and themed cookie cakes.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. - April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Mrs. Fields™ and Rovio Entertainment are proud to announce their partnership, which will bring America's most beloved cookie and Angry Birds™ one of the biggest mobile gaming brands, together in fun, classic, and kid-appealing cookie treats.
Starting in April 2014 – and continuing through the end of the year – Mrs. Fields stores across the country will offer Angry Birds-branded cookie boxes, each featuring six cookie nibblers and an eight ounce cup of milk, as well as cookie cakes with Angry Birds frosted toppings.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Rovio to expand our popular kid-friendly offerings with Angry Birds," said Dustin Finkel, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy at Famous Brands International...

Home Care Assistance Partnership With The Denver Chapter Of The Alzheimer's Association And Legacy Hospice »

April 14, 2014 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

To Host Educational Series On Alzheimer's and Other Forms of Dementia
Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community education and the company's expertise in quality dementia care, Home Care Assistance of Douglas County partnered with representatives from the Denver Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Legacy Hospice to host a free, three-part public panel on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The series, "Who is that in the mirror?" was held at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and spanned three months...

Starwood Hotels Celebrates Key Partner Relationships At Annual North America Owners Conference »

April 11, 2014 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

The Prestigious President's Award Recognized the Exceptional Achievements of DiamondRock Hospitality Company, Rockbridge and Shashi Corporation
Top Developer Awards were Conferred on White Lodging Services Corporation and Grupo Puntacana
STAMFORD, Conn. - April 11, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) honored its leading hotel development partners this week at the 2014 North America Owners Conference, held in Dana Point, California. Starwood gave out a total of 14 awards in six categories including the President's Award and Developer of the Year.
“We are thrilled to once again honor our most outstanding development partners and highlight their extraordinary contributions to Starwood's portfolio growth,” said Serge Rivera, President of the Americas for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc...

Pacific Divorce Management Announces Partnership With Michelle Smith Of Source Financial Advisors »

April 09, 2014 at 5:56AM PDT | Source: Pacific Divorce Management

San Diego (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 - Pacific Divorce Management and Michelle Smith of Source Financial Advisors LLC today announced a partnership aimed at helping more financial advisors adopt their proven divorce financial planning methodologies.
"As the two nationwide leaders in the divorce financial planning business, we have taken intellectual property from both businesses and created one set of best practices, which we believe will be very appealing to advisors across the country," said Justin Reckers, founder and CEO of Pacific Divorce Management.
"Knowing that Justin and his team have taken a deep dive and really own the space in California, as I have and do in New York, creates a kind of bi-coastal nirvana for other advisors who may wish to join us," said Michelle Smith, CEO and founder of Source Financial Advisors...

Taco Bell® Foundation For Teens™, Boys & Girls Clubs Of America Launch Historic Partnership »

April 09, 2014 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Taco Bell
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To Empower Today’s Teens with Resources to be Tomorrow’s Leaders
The Partnership Represents The Largest Financial Commitment To Boys & Girls Clubs Of America In Its 108-year History
April 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Taco Bell® Foundation for Teens™ and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s largest teen-serving organization, announce a groundbreaking five-year partnership to support teens on their path to graduate from high school; ready for a successful future. As part of the new commitment, the Taco Bell Foundation expects to provide a $30 million, multi-year grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The partnership seeks to create a stronger generation of future leaders by providing critical resources that will inspire and enable teens to graduate from high school and unlock opportunities for college and jobs they may have only dreamed possible...

The Learning Experience®, Partners With Leading Crowdfunding Site Circleup »

April 08, 2014 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: Learning Experience

First Online Investment Offering Provides Unique Franchise Opportunity For Pre-School Ownership Starting At $50,000
April 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // BOCA RATON, FL - The Learning Experience® (TLE®), the country’s fastest growing early learning academy franchise for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, is proud to announce its first public investment offering through a partnership with leading crowdfunding site, CircleUp. The first opportunity presented to the investment community through CircleUp is TLE’s® Jacksonville Mandarin Center, located at 11945 San Jose Blvd., Suite 500, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Recently distinguished as one of America’s fastest growing franchises and a top education franchise for 2014 by Franchise Business Review magazine, TLE® has experienced year-over-year franchise growth rate of over 30% for the past four consecutive years...

Hertz And Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer Frequent Flyer Program Celebrate 15 Years Of Partnership »

April 08, 2014 at 5:34AM PDT | Source: Hertz

Special 15% discount and 1,500 KrisFlyer miles promotion for KrisFlyer members renting a car with Hertz from April 1 to July 31, 2014.
LONDON - April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's leading general use car rental brand, is celebrating 15 years of partnership with KrisFlyer, the frequent flyer program of Singapore Airlines, the world's most awarded airline. In honor of this occasion, KrisFlyer members from around the world will be entitled to a 15 per cent discount and 1,500 KrisFlyer miles when renting a car with Hertz. Valid from April 1 to July 31, 2014, the offer is applicable at participating locations in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
In addition, KrisFlyer members residing in Singapore will get a chance to enter a draw to win 1 of 10 prizes, each comprising 15,000 KrisFlyer miles by making a qualifying rental...

Renters Warehouse Announces Partnership With The Minnesota Twins »

April 08, 2014 at 5:01AM PDT | Source: Renters Warehouse®

America's Professional Landlords will also own exclusive title sponsorship of the first-of-its-kind Official MLB Review.
Minnetonka, MN (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 - Renters Warehouse, one of the leading and most awarded property management companies in America announced today that they are set to become the proud property management partner of the Minnesota Twins. It is bold moves such as this that Minnesotans have come to expect from Renters Warehouse, who earlier this year announced the ownership of over ten local studio naming rights and new celebrity endorsers.
In addition, Renters Warehouse revealed that they have secured the exclusive title sponsorship of the famous in-stadium Kiss Cam, as well as the first-ever title sponsorship of the new Official MLB Review...

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM) Announces Sponsorship Of Top PGA TOUR Golfer Zach Johnson »

April 07, 2014 at 7:01AM PDT | Source: Country Inns & Suites

Minneapolis - April 1, 2014 - Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM today announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with Top Ten World Ranked PGA TOUR Professional, Zach Johnson. The sponsorship will feature logo placement on Johnson's apparel and will kick off at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia on April 10.
Johnson has won 11 PGA TOUR events including the 2007 Masters. He has also played on three Ryder Cup and three Presidents Cup teams.
"We could not be more proud to announce Country Inns & Suites' sponsorship of Zach Johnson, a Masters champion and professional athlete known for his strong values and integrity," said Scott Meyer, senior vice president, Midscale Brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. "Our values and brands align very well and we are optimistic about the long-term future of our partnership with Zach...

Home Instead Senior Care Partners With Institute For Professional Care Education »

April 07, 2014 at 5:11AM PDT | Source: Home Instead Senior Care

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 - Home Instead, Inc. ("Home Instead"), the largest in-home non-medical care franchisor in the US, has endorsed the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) as a preferred vendor for online CAREGiver training in a new initiative to make state compliance training opportunities available to franchise owners who choose to purchase IPCed's training programs.
Home Instead has long been a leader in the home care industry by providing its franchise owners training programs which are unique to the home care industry to use, in turn, with their CAREGivers. In addition to its required and personal care training programs, Home Instead's specialized Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging through Research and Education® program offers classroom training in basic and advanced skills to help CAREGivers manage behaviors commonly associated with this condition...

BookKeeping Express Partners With Dogtopia To Boost Dog Daycare Franchise's Bottom Line »

April 04, 2014 at 4:23AM PDT | Source: Bookkeeping Express Centre

April 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // TYSONS CORNER, Va. – BookKeeping Express has partnered with Dogtopia, a national dog daycare, spa and boarding franchise, to improve the organization's financial well-being through its specialized Franchisor Express program. Leveraging its experience as a franchisor and its expertise in business accounting, BookKeeping Express will help Dogtopia solve an imperative piece of the operations puzzle.
By combining technology and people, BookKeeping Express offers a much-needed service to small and medium sized businesses by offering a full range of bookkeeping, management, accounting and financial reporting services traditionally only reserved for big corporations. BookKeeping Express focuses on enabling Dogtopia owners to work on their business rather than in their business...

Jimboy's Tacos Enters Long Term Partnership Deal With Krrish Group To Open Franchises In India »

April 04, 2014 at 3:58AM PDT | Source: Jimboy's Tacos

Restaurant Chain Using Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement to Accelerate Growth
April 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // Sacramento, CA - Jimboy's Tacos, a fast-casual American-style Mexican food restaurant chain, and sponsor of the Sacramento Kings, has teamed up with real estate company, The Krrish Group, to bring Jimboy's Tacos to India.
The Krrish Group, as Master Franchisee of Jimboy's Tacos, will launch the multi-store opening in India later this year. The first restaurant is slated to open in September 2014, with 7-10 more restaurants opening in the next two years.
About Jimboy's Tacos
Established in 1954, Jimboy's Tacos is celebrating its 60th year in May of 2014. Jimboy's Tacos had humble beginnings, debuting in a pop-up trailer on Kings Beach in Tahoe, California...

Sixt And VERC Car Rental Enter Franchise Agreement For Boston Massachusetts »

April 03, 2014 at 7:33AM PDT | Source: Sixt

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA LLC) announce the signing of multiple franchise agreements with VERC Car Rental. VERC Car Rental will convert their existing locations in Massachusetts to Sixt franchises, open a new Sixt franchise to service Boston-Logan International Airport, as well as open additional franchise locations in Suffolk County. Sixt is actively seeking growth-oriented franchisees in an initiative to expand its franchise network into the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America as part of its effort to further internationalize the group's business.
"We are extremely pleased to have VERC Car Rental join the Sixt franchise system. VERC's existing network in the South Shore area, and their desire to expand into to the Boston area, will help establish a strong presence for Sixt in the Northeast U...

Solar Universe Partners With GHS Interactive Security, LLC. To Make Smart Home Automation More Energy-Efficient »

April 02, 2014 at 12:12PM PDT | Source: Solar Universe

Leader in consumer solar installations teams up with California security pioneers for first of its kind partnership.
SAN FRANCISCO - April 02, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Solar Universe (www.solaruniverse.com), the leader in solar franchising, today announced a partnership with GHS Interactive Security, LLC, a leading security and home automation company servicing California customers. This first time collaboration between a solar and alarm company merges their respective solutions into a comprehensive home automation package.
"We are seeing tremendous enthusiasm from consumers when it comes to home automation and smart technology solutions. We wanted to combine forces with Solar Universe because of their impressive business model and commitment to making solar solutions easier to access," said Steve Baker, CEO of GHS...



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