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EDGE BOARDSHOP And Franchise Beacon Join Forces »

July 12, 2013 at 10:28AM PDT | Source: EDGE Boardshop

EDGE BOARDSHOP of Dana Point, CA and Franchise Beacon of Irvine, CA form an alliance to launch a new retail franchise concept.
Dana Point, CA, July 12, 2013 - (PR.com) - EDGE BOARDSHOP has been open in Dana Point, CA since 2011. They have spent the last 2.5 years perfecting their business model and establishing themselves as the leader in the international longboard skateboard retail market.
Now, owners Mike and Maureen Bornstein are ready to bring their business to the next level. “After the success we have seen in the longboard industry, we've received an overwhelming amount of inquiries from individuals wanting their own EDGE store,” Mr. Bornstein said. “While we considered additional company owned locations, we know that by offering this business opportunity to other qualified people, we could expand quicker and further strengthen our position in the industry...

Jersey Mike's Opens 1st Location In Mountain View »

July 12, 2013 at 8:21AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates Grand Opening with Free Subs
July 11, 2013 - Mountain View, CA - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in Mountain View on July 10. Franchise owner Cathy Brown held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 21 to support Community School of Music and Arts.
The new restaurant, located at 634 San Antonio Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Community School of Music and Arts. Of the coupons distributed, 7,500 were valid from July 10 through July 14, with the remaining 2,500 being valid from July 15 through July 21.
Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike's continued its steady growth in 2012 opening 92 new restaurants throughout the country, a 33 percent increase in new store growth over 2011...

InXpress Opens New Location In South Miami »

July 12, 2013 at 8:15AM PDT | Source: InXpress

InXpress expands services in Florida to meet growing demand for international shipping.
Sandy, Utah (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 - In June 2013, InXpress USA opened a new office in South Miami, Florida.
InXpress offers national and international shipping rates for smaller businesses that would otherwise only be available to large corporations with express and heavy shipping needs. The collective shipping volume of InXpress clients enables the company to negotiate heavily discounted rates and pass the savings on to its customers. Businesses across the country are saving thousands.
After opening an office in Washington, D.C. a year ago, InXpress helped more than 100 businesses cut shipping costs by 17 percent, a total of $115,450...

Hungry Howie’s Pizza Commercial Earns An Emmy »

July 12, 2013 at 7:49AM PDT | Source: Hungry Howie's Pizza
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July 12, 2013 // Franchising.com // Madison Heights, Mich. - Rochester-based DBA Worldwide, the advertising agency of record for Hungry Howie’s Pizza, was recently presented with an Emmy Award by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for excellence in commercial production. DBA Worldwide delivered the innovative Hungry Howie’s Ad Guys Campaign, which included three 30-second spots: “Fire,” “Jingle,” and “Fat Birds.”
“We strive to deliver compelling advertising campaigns that resonate with our growing customer base,” said Steve Jackson, president of Hungry Howie’s Pizza. “DBA Worldwide has delivered time and again for us and we couldn’t be more proud of their recent achievements...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens 1st Pittsburgh Location »

July 12, 2013 at 7:45AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates Grand Opening with Free Subs
July 12, 2013 // Franchising.com // Pittsburgh, PA - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in Pittsburgh on July 10. Franchise owner Tim Surati held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 14 to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania.
The new restaurant, located at 7390 McKnight Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania.
Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike's continued its steady growth in 2012 opening 92 new restaurants throughout the country, a 33 percent increase in new store growth over 2011...

Scotts Miracle-Gro To Release Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results; Conference Call With Investors On Tuesday, August 6th »

July 12, 2013 at 7:33AM PDT | Source: Scotts LawnService

MARYSVILLE, Ohio - July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will release its third quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, prior to the opening of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a conference call to discuss those results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
To participate in the conference call, please call 877-641-0093. A replay of the call can be heard by calling 888-284-7564 (Reference Number: 2986161). The replay will be available for 30 days.
A live webcast of the call and the press release will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site http://investor...

Industry Surveys, Research Rank RE/MAX #1 »

July 12, 2013 at 7:21AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

July 12, 2013 // Franchising.com // DENVER, CO – The numbers from three prestigious national industry surveys are in, and they show that RE/MAX agents continue to outperform competitors, helping more homebuyers and sellers realize their dreams.
The recently released RISMedia Power Broker Report reveals that agents at RE/MAX brokerages averaged 16.8 transaction sides compared to the 8.1 average of agents at all other participating brokerages. That’s a difference of more than two to one. And, when the 1,200 participating brokerages in the report were ranked by transaction sides per agent, RE/MAX held 90 of the top 100 positions.
“Homebuyers and sellers have a choice when it comes to real estate, and they clearly prefer to work with RE/MAX agents,” said RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly...

Revive! Wins National Award! »

July 12, 2013 at 7:10AM PDT | Source: Revive Energy Vending

July 12, 2013 // Franchising.com // Rugby based company Revive! confirmed their standing as the leader in the minor paint repair market, commonly known as Smart Repairs, with the recent accolade as the company triumphed at the BFA (British Franchise association) National Awards sponsored by HSBC and Express Newspapers.Brand Builder Winners
The 2013 Franchisor of the Year Awards were held at the delightful setting of the Honourable Artillery Company in London and Revive! fought off strong competition to come away with the Express Newspapers “Brand Builder of the Year”.
Managing Director Mark Llewellyn said “It’s wonderful to win such a prestigious award and to be recognised as the leading brand within our sector...

The Keg Royalties Income Fund Announces July 2013 Cash Distribution »

July 12, 2013 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: Keg Steakhouse & Bar

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - (Marketwired - July 11, 2013) - The Keg Royalties Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:KEG.UN) today announced that its July 2013 distribution of $0.08 cents per unit has been declared and is payable to unitholders of record as at July 21, 2013. The July 2013 distribution will be paid on July 31, 2013.
The Fund is a limited purpose, open-ended trust established under the laws of Ontario. The Fund indirectly owns certain trademarks and other related intellectual property used by Keg Restaurants Ltd. ("KRL") in its Keg Steakhouses & Bars. In exchange for the use of those trademarks, KRL pays the Fund a royalty equal to 4% of the sales of all Keg restaurants in the royalty pool.
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DineEquity, Inc. To Hold Second Quarter 2013 Investor Conference Call On July 30th »

July 12, 2013 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: DineEquity, Inc.

GLENDALE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jul. 11, 2013 - DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, will announce second quarter 2013 financial results on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss its second quarter 2013 results. To participate on the call, please dial (888) 713-4199 and reference pass code 61373373. International callers, please dial (617) 213-4861 and reference pass code 61373373. Participants may also pre-register to obtain a unique pin number to join the live call without operator assistance by visiting the following Web site:
https://www...

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Announces Retirement Of Brian Unger And Appointment Of Manny Hilario To Chief Operations Officer »

July 12, 2013 at 6:20AM PDT | Source: Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc

Company Initiates Search for New Chief Financial Officer
LAKEWOOD,Colo. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jul. 12, 2013 - Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BAGL), a leader in the quick-casual segment of the restaurant industry operating under the Einstein Bros.® Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels®, and Manhattan Bagel® brands, today announced that Brian Unger, who as Chief Restaurant Officer led company operations for the past two years, is retiring effective July 18, 2013.
The Company also announced that as part of its planned executive succession, Chief Financial Officer Manny Hilario will be named Chief Operations Officer, replacing Mr. Unger. A search is underway to replace Mr. Hilario in his current role.
Jeffrey O'Neill, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "On behalf of the entire Einstein Noah team, I would like to thank Brian for his many contributions and wish him well with his retirement plans...

Anago Cleaning Systems Selected As A USA Today - Franchising Today Top Franchise For Veterans »

July 12, 2013 at 6:01AM PDT | Source: Anago Cleaning Systems
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Anago Cleaning Systems, a leading commercial cleaning franchise with more than 2,400 locations throughout the U.S. and internationally, was named one of the Top 50 Franchises for Veterans by the World Franchising Network. 
POMPANO BEACH, FL - July 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ - The honor was published in the fourth annual USA Today - Franchising Today issue on June 21, 2013.
"We are thrilled by our inclusion in this year's USA Today - Franchising Today selection," said David Povlitz, Chairman of Anago and a veteran himself. "We believe our unique tiered system of Master and Unit franchisees translates very well for veterans who are looking at the next stage of their careers. For veterans, Anago offers a professional platform, where they can operate as business owners and service specific target areas...

BedBug Chasers Iowa Fighting The War Against Bed Bugs Quickly, Safely And Thoroughly »

July 12, 2013 at 5:42AM PDT | Source: BedBug Chasers

BedBug Chasers , a franchised heat remediation services company has opened its newest location headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The new location will provide bed bug killing and dry out services throughout Iowa. 
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - July 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ - BedBug Chasers , a franchised heat remediation services company has opened its newest location headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The new location will provide bed bug killing and dry out services throughout Iowa.
BedBug Chasers of Cedar Rapids is owned and operated by Jason Rogers and Frank Stephen III, who currently own and operate other local businesses ranging from real estate investment and cleaning services, to a full service banquet facility.
When asked if they believed there was a big enough bed bug epidemic in Iowa, Rogers responded "People don't realize bed bugs are spreading everywhere, no one area is immune...

Julie Squires Joins RE/MAX Prestige As A Sales Associate »

July 12, 2013 at 5:39AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Westborough, MA - July 12, 2013 - (PR.com) - Julie Squires has joined RE/MAX Prestige as the newest member of this dynamic sales team. Squires brings to the office 12 years of experience in real estate and was formerly with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Brokerage.
Julie specializes in selling real estate in Westborough and surrounding towns representing both buyers and sellers. “Purchasing and selling a home can be a very complicated task without the professional guidance of an experienced REALTOR®” said Squires.
“My first responsibility is to help my buyers and sellers," said Julie. “And my move to RE/MAX will be a significant benefit to my clients. When I list a property here in Westborough it’s exposed to a huge audience on the most visited real estate franchise site...

Mr. Appliance Will Begin Training Repair Technicians On Technologically Advanced Home Appliances »

July 12, 2013 at 5:33AM PDT | Source: Mr. Appliance

Technological Advancements in Kitchen Appliances are Leading to High-tech Repairmen
Waco, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 - Smartphones have been long stealing the technology spotlight for their advanced skill and “smart” capabilities, but now, home kitchens are striding forward in efforts to be the brainiest room in the house. Smart appliances including touchless faucets, smart stovetops, fridges and microwaves - once considered futuristic novelties - are quickly becoming the status quo for today’s home appliances.
“Smart kitchens are the wave of the future,” stated Mr. Appliance LLC Vice President, Mary Kay Liston. “It’s important for us to stay competitive in the market and adapt to the changing landscape of appliance installation and repair...

Preferred Care At Home's 2013 Annual Convention Sends "Good Vibrations" To National Home Care Owners »

July 12, 2013 at 5:05AM PDT | Source: Preferred Care at Home

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - Preferred Care at Home's annual convention was held on April 30-May 2 at the historic Hotel Del Coronado in sunny San Diego, California. The theme "Good Vibrations," after the Beach Boys hit song, was intended to complement the California setting while also focusing on the goal of the convention: to inform and inspire attendees to create a greater positive impact in the communities they serve.
Home care industry analyst Stephen Tweed, from Leading Home Care, and others shared their expertise about best home care practices. Yet, the most valuable part of an annual convention is the opportunity to interact with owners from across the nation.
"Throughout the year we are all very busy and we don't have the time to really call one another and exchange ideas on how to grow our business," Says Danny Chu, owner of Preferred Care at Home of Central Contra Costa, Ca...

Gap Inc. Reports June Sales »

July 12, 2013 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

SAN FRANCISCO - July 11, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported that June 2013 net sales increased 8 percent compared with last year.
Net sales for the five-week period ended July 6, 2013 were $1.53 billion compared with net sales of $1.41 billion for the five-week period ended June 30, 2012.
"We are pleased with our June sales results," said Glenn Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer of Gap Inc. "Old Navy's performance was particularly strong."
Due to the 53rd week in fiscal year 2012, June 2013 comparable sales are compared to the five-week period ended July 7, 2012. On this basis, Gap Inc.’s comparable sales for June 2013 were up 7 percent versus flat for June 2012.
Comparable sales by global brand for June 2013 were as follows:

Gap Global: positive 5 percent versus negative 3 percent last year
Banana Republic Global: negative 1 percent versus positive 4 percent last year
Old Navy Global: positive 13 percent versus positive 1 percent last year

Additional insight into Gap Inc...

Krispy Kreme Completes Refranchising Of Dallas, Texas Market »

July 12, 2013 at 4:55AM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

Agreements Provide for Development of Fifteen New Locations
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced today that it has completed the sale of three Company-owned Krispy Kreme shops in the Dallas, Texas market to Sun Holdings, LLC ("Sun Holdings"), and executed a development agreement with Sun Holdings pursuant to which Sun Holdings has agreed to develop 15 additional Krispy Kreme locations in the market over the next five years.
Sun Holdings, whose principal owner is Guillermo Perales, is recognized as a leading franchise organization and operates nearly 400 restaurants in Texas and Florida, including the Burger King, Popeye's, Arby's, CiCi's, Golden Corral and Del Taco brands...

Caring Transitions Of Upstate SC Lauded With "Trailblazer" Award »

July 12, 2013 at 4:34AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Rick and Janet Parkinson, who operate a Caring Transitions franchise in Upstate South Carolina, were awarded due to hard work, passion, and "Trailblazing" ability.
(PRWEB) July 12, 2013 - By guiding the traditional estate sale into the digital age, Janet and Rick Parkinson have garnered great success and a multitude of online devotees. The couple, owners of Caring Transitions of Upstate South Carolina, were awarded the “Trailblazer of the Year” award for their commitment in helping to develop the Caring Transitions Online (CTO) Auction site, helping to refine the process, assisting others by developing and training the CTO model and making recommendations for software. The award was presented at Caring Transitions’ national conference in Ft...

H&R Block Takes Next Step In Bank Transaction »

July 12, 2013 at 4:30AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - 07/11/13 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB)

Agreement reached to sell assets and transfer liabilities of H&R Block Bank to Republic Bank and Trust Company
Agreement subject to regulatory approvals as well as final negotiation of agreements for Republic Bank to provide H&R Block-branded financial services products
Upon completion of the transaction, H&R Block Bank will cease to exist and its charter will be surrendered
Transaction expected to result in limited one-time charges to H&R Block in Fiscal 2014

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced that H&R Block Bank has entered into a definitive purchase and assumption agreement with Republic Bank and Trust Company ("Republic") to sell certain assets and transfer certain liabilities of H&R Block Bank to Republic...



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