December 03, 2010 // Franchising.com // Greenbelt, Md. – ZIPS, an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise chain with more than 26 locations on the East Coast, recently announced a new partnership with Fergusson McKenna Supply, the leading full-line laundry and dry cleaning supplier in the northeastern United States.
Having already developed its successful business model throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and with plans to open [#] locations in the next [#] years, ZIPS views Fergusson McKenna Supply as an ideal asset to help further accelerate the company's regional growth.
"As our rate of expansion continues to increase, we are constantly looking for ways to better meet the expanding needs of our growing company," said Andy Cucchiara, Vice President of Franchise Operations for ZIPS Dry Cleaners. "Not only can Fergusson McKenna Supply help us seize new opportunities and improve productivity, but its services can lead to stronger returns for our business."
Headquartered in Kennett Square, Pa., Fergusson McKenna Supply is the leading full-line laundry and dry cleaning supplier servicing Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. With more than 75 years experience as a family owned operation, the company provides products like bags, hangers, tags and various custom items, among others. Fergusson McKenna Supply is set to become an integral part of ZIPS' expansion initiative.
"Over the years, our commitment to company excellence and customer service has solidified our reputation as a leader within the laundry and dry cleaning industry," said Todd McKenna, President of Fergusson McKenna Supply. "We look forward to supplying all of ZIPS' current locations and all future developments throughout the region."
Recognized as "America's One Price Dry Cleaner," ZIPS' successful business model is based on a concept revolutionary to the industry and clearly in high demand to today's dry cleaning customer; dry cleaning that's ready for pick-up the same day it's dropped off – all for a flat-rate price of $1.99 that'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 www.321zips.com.
ZIPS, founded in 1996 and began franchising in 2006, has more 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 "In by 9 out by 5" with the motto, ".We take the sting out of dry cleaning." 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 www.321zips.com.