West Palm Beach, FL (October 24, 2011) – SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest full-service sign business, announced today that it was ranked 140th on Franchise Times magazine’s Top 200 List. The Franchise Times ‘Top 200’ is comprised of all top franchise systems ranked by worldwide sales for the year of 2010. The full report appears in the magazine’s October issue.
“We are honored to receive this recognition by Franchise Times,” said Jim Tatem, President of SIGNARAMA. “This is a true testament to our hard work, commitment to quality and innovation and comes at a significant time as we celebrate our 25th year anniversary.”
This is the ninth consecutive year that SIGNARAMA was included in the Top 200 Franchises study. Franchise Times ‘Top 200’ ranking is based on months of compilation, examination and evaluation, which result in an unparalleled resource for franchise buyers and multi-unit franchise owners. Franchisors were judged on specific criteria as part of an exhaustive analysis examining nearly 3,000 franchise systems.
According to Franchise Times, companies with strong international presences were more likely to grow. Some of the largest systems have reached their limits domestically and are now focusing on international unit development to sustain annual revenue growth. For SIGNARAMA, there is still ample room for growth both domestically and internationally and has growing in both locations has long been a part of their strategy. In 1995, the brand decided to expand internationally which has resulted in an explosive growth. Currently the company boasts almost 900 locations in more than 50 countries including Albania, Colombia and Australia.
“Our tremendous growth in international expansion can be credited in part to our outstanding team of global franchising experts and our global support system,” said Tony Foley, International Director for SIGNARAMA. “We’ve been at the forefront of growth of the full-service sign concept, and our business model has led SIGNARAMA franchisees to success and helped us grow to become the world’s largest sign franchise.
SIGNARAMA is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group. As part of the $30-billion-plus worldwide sign market, SIGNARAMA has been at the forefront of the sign industry for more than two decades providing cost effective advertising and branding solutions for companies to increase recognition. Each and every SIGNARAMA store features trained specialists that understand the unique advertising and marketing needs of today’s constantly evolving market and can offer impactful solutions from digital signage to vehicle wraps, banners, and monument, neon, LED and pylon signs.
Approaching 900 locations in more than 50 countries, SIGNARAMA uses cutting-edge industry software programs to provide a full range of comprehensive sign and graphic services to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. For franchising information, please call (800) 465-0362 or visit www.signarama.com.
The United Franchise Group consists of a number of award-winning business-to-business brands and franchise development services including some of the world’s largest industry-leading names. The experts at UFG have used their over 25 years of franchising experience to grow the franchising giant into a $500 million dollar success story with approx. 1400 franchise locations in 50 countries. The company includes franchise industry giants SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, an incredibly successful out-of-home advertising franchise; Transworld Business Advisors, for people to research business opportunities before investing and Plan Ahead Events, a home-based corporate event planning franchise.