CHICAGO, IL, November 21, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Greenbelt, MD âEUR" ZIPS, an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise chain with 26 locations on the East Coast, recently announced a new partnership with Phenix Supply, the leading provider of laundry and dry cleaning products in the southeastern United States.
Having already developed its successful business model throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, ZIPS views Phenix SupplyâEUR s unique ability within the industry as an ideal asset to augment national growth.
âEURœAs we continue to branch out into new markets and grow our concept on a national level, its crucial to align ourselves with an established and proven distributor within the dry cleaning industry,âEURÂ said Andy Cucchiara, Vice President of Franchise Operations for ZIPS Dry Cleaners. âEURœNot only is Phenix a leader in the industry, but we view the company as both a partner and consultant that will help us reach our big-picture goals.âEURÂ
Headquartered in Atlanta, Phenix Supply is the leading provider of laundry and dry cleaning products since 1899. Incorporating resources from more than 35 national vendors, the company provides products in identification, dry cleaning, laundry chemicals, packaging, and textile and finishing. With eight distribution sites dispersed throughout the southeastern United States, Phenix Supply has become an integral part of ZIPSâEUR expansion initiative.
âEURœThe breadth of our locations allows us to effectively supply every ZIPS location as it grows throughout the southeast,âEURÂ said Dwayne Gwaltney, Branch Manager for Phenix Supply in Richmond, Va. âEURœBy providing ZIPS with a consistent supply source, every franchise location has the ability to run as smoothly as the next, which is essential in franchising.âEURÂ
Recognized as âEURœAmericaâEUR s One Price Dry Cleaner,âEURÂ ZIPSâEUR successful business model is based on a concept revolutionary to the industry and clearly in high demand to todayâEUR s dry cleaning customer; dry cleaning thatâEUR s ready for pick-up the same day itâEUR s dropped off âEUR" all for a flat-rate price of $1.99 thatâEUR s half the industry average. To date, ZIPS has saved customers over $400 million on their dry cleaning bills and consistently outperforms the competition.
For more information on ZIPS Dry Cleaners, please visit http://www.321zips.com.
ZIPS, founded in 1996 and began franchising in 2006, has than 26 locations on the East Coast. The company offers a fixed price of $1.99 for any garment to be dry cleaned and $1.19 for any shirt to be laundered. ZIPS offers same day service âEURœIn by 9 out by 5âEURÂ with the motto, âEURœ.We take the sting out of dry cleaning.âEURÂ Furthermore, ZIPS is a cash only business which helps keep the price down for consumers and thus provides a large amount of inventory on a constant basis for the franchise owners (which can average nearly 3,000 garments per day). With less than 10 percent of total costs going towards supplies and inventory, ZIPS is proving that it is a hot investment. For more information, go to http://www.321zips.com.