Batteries Plus Offers Creative Ideas for Holiday Gift-Giving

Custom-Engineered Battery Packs Bring Old Favorites Back to Life

HARTLAND, WI -(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - A difficult economy has changed the way many of us shop. Where we might once have replaced an electronic item without thinking twice, now we're more likely to hang on to it as long as it continues to "work." Batteries Plus suggests that the same attitude can help shoppers take a more creative approach to holiday gift-giving.

Batteries Plus, the nation's largest and fastest growing battery retailer, says that the battery experts in their Tech Centers can bring old toys and tools back to life with custom-built or re-built battery packs that they assemble and install right in each local store. For holiday shoppers, this opens up a new world of possibilities for thoughtful and unique gifts.

"Our battery experts can engineer a battery for almost any kind of appliance, toy or tool," said Russ Reynolds, CEO of Batteries Plus. "Razors and shavers, power tools, vacuums, small appliances, outdoor tools and lights, and of course toys of all kinds."

For example, Batteries Plus Tech Center experts can manufacture a new battery for Dad's cordless drill or specialized batteries for toys, like your favorite riding or remote control toy, or an old game that you played with as a child. "When you share a tried-and-true classic toy with another generation of children," said Reynolds, "you also share the joy you felt when you played with that same toy in your childhood."

"In addition to custom and standard batteries, we offer shoppers unusual and useful stocking stuffers," said Reynolds. "Replacement battery chargers for digital or video cameras, a cord organizer for laptops, or a hands-free device for cell phones that can be attached to the visor of a car are all really thoughtful choices that add to the usefulness of items your family and friends already own."

With access to more than 40,000 types of batteries and accessories, Batteries Plus is a single source solution for batteries for ipod/MP3 players, video games, toys, cell/smart phones, laptops, digital cameras, camcorders, and more. "Having the right batteries and accessories, like battery chargers, on hand means that you won't miss that once in a lifetime shot of your family and children during the holiday season because your battery dies," adds Reynolds.

For more information about the Batteries Plus battery recycling program or to learn about franchise opportunities, please visit http://www.batteriesplus.com.

About Batteries Plus

Batteries Plus is the nation's largest and fastest growing battery retailer, selling more than 50 million batteries per year. Batteries Plus, designated by Inc. Magazine as the nation's fastest growing specialty retailer and ranked as the #1 Battery Franchise by both Entrepreneur Magazine and D&B AllBusiness.com, has over 430 locations in 45 states and Puerto Rico. With access to more than 40,000 types of batteries and accessories, Batteries Plus has the widest selection of batteries and battery-related products and offers unmatched service to consumers, businesses and government entities at the national and local levels. Batteries Plus stores also feature Tech Centers equipped to design, assemble, rebuild, and test custom battery packs. Batteries Plus continues its reign as the undisputed battery retailing leader in the expanding $24 billion dollar battery category, estimated to reach $33.6 billion by 2012. To learn more about our exciting franchise opportunities and joining the battery franchise leader please visit BatteriesPlus.com for more information.

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