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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.

GNC Again Partners With Vendors To Support The National Breast Cancer Foundation® »

October 01, 2014 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: GNC

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, GNC customers who donate in stores and online will receive a $10-off coupon.
PITTSBURGH - Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - With the approach of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), the nation's largest specialty retailer of health and wellness products, has once again partnered with a select group of third party product vendors to support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2013, total contributions from GNC customers, employees and vendors came to over $775,000!
"We are delighted to participate for a second year in this important effort by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world," says Michael Archbold, Chief Executive Officer, GNC...

Dogtopia Partners With Leading Pet Brands For Trick Or Doggy Treat Campaign »

October 01, 2014 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: Dogtopia

October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Halloween has gone to the dogs this year. Dogtopia, an award-winning, national dog daycare, boarding and spa franchise, announced today they have partnered with BarkBox, Bubba Rose Biscuit Company, Three Dog Bakery and The Honest Kitchen for the Trick or Doggy Treat promotion.
The campaign, which runs from October 1 through October 30, 2014, invites dog owners to enter online for the chance to win prizes that promote a healthy canine lifestyle - such as dog daycare gift certificates, toys and nutritious treats.
"We're so pleased to partner with other leaders in the pet care industry to offer the kind of 'treats' that dog parents want to give their pets this Halloween," said Enid Traub, Vice President of Marketing at Dogtopia...

Red Robin Teams Up With Law Enforcement For Ninth Annual Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser To Benefit Special Olympics »

September 29, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Uniformed Officers to Wait Tables at Participating Red Robin Restaurants Nationwide
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - There's a new server in town! This October, law enforcement officers across the country will trade their ticket books for order pads and unite at Red Robin® restaurants* to serve guests for a special cause. Red Robin's ninth annual Tip-A-Cop® events will take place on Saturday Oct. 11, 18 and 25 between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 pm., at more than 350 restaurants in 36 states. Law enforcement officers will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin's wait staff to collect tips from guests to raise funds for their local Special Olympics programs.Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
"Red Robin is proud to continue the tradition of partnering with local law enforcement personnel and Coca-Cola for our Tip-A-Cop events," said Denny Marie Post, Red Robin's senior vice president and chief marketing officer...

Mr. Rooter® Plumbing And ServiceTitan Announce Global, Strategic Partnership »

September 29, 2014 at 5:48AM PDT | Source: Mr. Rooter

Two Service Industry Leaders Join Forces to Improve, Streamline Customer Care, and Operations
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 - Mr. Rooter® Plumbing, a leader in plumbing and drain cleaning, and ServiceTitan, a premier service management software company, have announced a strategic partnership to create technologically advanced solutions for both the franchisee and the end user.
"We have been working with ServiceTitan for some time to ensure all of our franchisee needs, and the needs of our customers, were addressed before moving forward with an agreement," stated President of Mr. Rooter Plumbing, Mary Kennedy Thompson. "We are confident the capabilities that ServiceTitan offers will help our franchisees grow their revenues, increase their profits and assist in the day-to-day management of their business...

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Service Centers In 12 States Go PINK For October »

September 29, 2014 at 5:26AM PDT | Source: Valvoline Instant Oil Change

October Sales of AutoTex PINK Wipers Promote Awareness and Donate To National Breast Cancer Foundation
Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 - Valvoline Instant Oil Change'sSM largest franchisee, Henley Enterprises, Inc., has partnered with AutoTex PINK for the third year, to raise funds and increase awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc®. This October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AutoTex PINK wipers are available at nearly 200 Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations in 12 states across the country.
This will be the third consecutive year that Henley has teamed up with AutoTex PINK wipers in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Although AutoTex PINK wipers will be available at all 200 participating locations, a select few locations will be showcasing their support in an extra special way with a "Pink Out Day"...

Domino's Pizza® To Deliver Fire Safety Messages With The National Fire Protection Association During Fire Prevention Week »

September 29, 2014 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

Domino's and NFPA Marking Seven Consecutive Years of Fire Safety Awareness
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Sparky the Fire Dog®, NFPA's official mascot. For the seventh consecutive year, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery will deliver fire safety messages from NFPA to homes across the nation.
During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, participating markets in the U.S. will be reinforcing this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign theme, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!", on top of pizza boxes.
Working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. However, two-thirds of U...

Five Star Painting Helps Restore Historic Utah Home »

September 29, 2014 at 4:12AM PDT | Source: Five Star Painting Inc.

Teaming Up with Habitat for Humanity of Utah County to Provide for Family in Need
September 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // PROVO, Utah - Five Star Painting is commemorating its 10-year anniversary by participating in a Utah-based community service project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Utah County. Employees from Five Star Painting’s corporate headquarters will provide interior baseboard and trim painting to help bring the 139-year-old George Taylor Jr. House up to safety standards while preserving its historic integrity. The project coincides with Five Star Cares' National Day of Paint on September 27, 2014.
This 1,800 square-foot, 4-bedroom, 2-bath house will be a welcome upgrade for the Blair family, who will move in once renovations are complete...

Sky Zone Partners With Giuliana Rancic To Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month »

September 24, 2014 at 8:57AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
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Indoor Trampoline Park Launches Pink SkySock Initiative to Raise Funds for FAB-U-WISH in Partnership with The Pink Agenda
September 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, is teaming up with E! News host and breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic to raise money for her foundation FAB-U-WISH in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Instead of using the regular orange SkySocks for jumpers to wear while having a blast on the trampolines, Sky Zone is getting the jump on breast cancer by offering limited edition pink SkySocks during the month of October. For every pair of pink SkySocks sold at Sky Zone parks across the United States and Canada, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to FAB-U-WISH foundation in partnership with The Pink Agenda...

Senior Helpers And The Institute For Professional Care Education Announce New Partnership »

September 24, 2014 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Senior Helpers

Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 - Senior Helpers and the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) have entered into a new partnership. This alliance will give all Senior Helpers franchisees access to IPCed's online caregiver training as well as IPCed's award-winning Medifecta series of DVD-based caregiver training to the individual Senior Helpers franchises.
IPCed is well known as the leader in high-quality training for all types of care professionals. By choosing IPCed as its training partner, Senior Helpers has joined many other companies in showing the healthcare industry and their customers that they are dedicated to providing the best possible care. "Senior Helpers' dedication to providing high-quality care has been evident since day one," said IPCed's CEO Sharon K...

Mike And Lindsay Murphy Buy Floor Coverings International Franchise »

September 23, 2014 at 8:07AM PDT | Source: Guidant Financial Group

First-time Entrepreneurs Use Retirement Funds to Finance Mobile Showroom
Birmingham, Ala. (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 - Husband and wife duo Mike and Lindsay Murphy have always harbored an entrepreneurial spirit. After spending years in stable jobs - Mike as an attorney and Lindsay as a high school Spanish teacher - the couple decided to pursue their business urges. Using the services of Guidant Financial to tap into their retirement account, they opened their own Floor Coverings International franchise.
"[We’ve] always had the desire to own [our] own business," Lindsay said. "It was time to do it."
Floor Coverings International, a leading in-home design and floor coverings brand, sells flooring of all types, including carpet, hardwood, tile, stone and laminate, in addition to specialty products like bamboo, slate and glass accents...

Drafthouse And Filmbuff Team To Distribute Festival Favorite, Romantic-Horror 'Spring' In The US »

September 22, 2014 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead's Spring Acquired at Fantastic Fest Following an Enthusiastically Received US Premiere
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, TX - Drafthouse Films and FilmBuff announced today the acquisition of US distribution rights to the romantic-horror Spring at Fantastic Fest. Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (creators of the critically acclaimed film festival darling Resolution), and shot in coastal Italy, the film was written by Benson and stars Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) and introduces Nadia Hilker. Spring was produced by Benson, Moorhead and David Lawson, with 9.99 Films producing the film in Italy and XYZ Films partners Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian, and Todd Brown executive producing...

Team Amazing Athletes Participates In Laps For Little Ones To Raise Funds For Special Needs Students »

September 22, 2014 at 9:19AM PDT | Source: Amazing Athletes

The 36th annual Laps for Little Ones event on Oct. 11 brings the Tulsa community together to help raise funds for the children with special needs at the Little Light House
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Amazing Athletes of Eastern Oklahoma owner Michael Amberg and his team are raising awareness and funds for the 36th annual Laps for Little Ones fun run and alumni carnival on Oct. 11, from 9-10 a.m. at Cascia Hall with an alumni carnival following shortly thereafter.
Laps for Little Ones is a one-hour fundraising walk/run event with the aim of raising much-needed funds for the students at the Little Light House. Funds raised at the event will ensure Little Light House students continue to receive comprehensive, tuition-free special education and therapeutic services - including speech, physical, occupational and low vision therapy - at the preschool...

British Swim School Multiplies Its National Presence By Offering Swimming Lessons At LA Fitness »

September 22, 2014 at 4:34AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 - More of our nation's children will soon be safer in and around water, thanks to a new relationship between British Swim School (BSS; http://www.britishswimschool.com) and LA Fitness. BSS, which offers child survival, water safety and lifelong swim instruction, now has the opportunity to operate in certain LA Fitness locations around the country. Under this agreement, BSS and its franchisees will have the ability to utilize LA Fitness' pools to reach additional families and hold more swimming lessons. Starting this week, classes will begin in multiple Florida locations; BSS anticipates expansion into specific Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania clubs within the next few months. Moving forward, existing and new franchisees will have the ability to coordinate with clubs in their area...

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 // Franchising.com // 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 // Franchising.com // ALPHARETTA, GA – Cellairis (Cellairis.com), 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 // Franchising.com // 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 // Franchising.com // 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...



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