Panda Dry Cleaners, LLC Announces Grand Opening of Their First Tide Dry Cleaners(R) Location

Henderson Franchise Aims to “Change Dry Cleaning for Good”

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panda Dry Cleaners LLC (PDC), in collaboration with Procter & Gamble (P&G), is bringing industry-leading innovation and breakthrough cleaning technology to its customers with the Grand Opening of its first Tide Dry Cleaners® store, at 10140 Eastern Avenue in Henderson, Nevada. The franchise location is the first of five Tide Dry Cleaners the company plans to open in 2012 as part of their partnership with P&G.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with Panda Dry Cleaners LLC to help us expand and further-grow the Tide Dry Cleaners business”

“We are very excited to bring our customers in Henderson a new experience in dry cleaning, providing excellent personalized customer service, a superior cleaning performance that delivers outstanding clothing appearance with numerous consumer benefits,” said Mark Tarzian, Chief Operating Officer, Panda Dry Cleaning LLC. “As part of opening our store here in Henderson we’re excited to be part of the community through hiring locally and giving back where we can.”

Tide Dry Cleaners customers can enjoy many unique features, including the convenience of drive-through concierge services, and access to 24-hour lockers and drop boxes. Through its partnership with GreenEarth®, and utilization of other Tide® and Procter & Gamble fabric care cleaning solutions for wet and dry cleaning, Tide Dry Cleaners offers amazing cleaning for a wide range of garments and textiles.

Tide Dry Cleaners cleaning benefits include Tide ColorGuard™, to keep color in clothes; Tide SpotLift™, providing deep down fiber clean stain removal; Tide FreshScent™, for a crisp, clean scent in dry cleaned clothes; Tide Restore™ for Colors to bring vibrancy back to faded colors; and Tide Restore™ for Whites to help whites stay bright.

“Panda Dry Cleaners is proud to be part of the Procter & Gamble family of products and brands, and we look forward to expanding our footprint throughout this year,” Tarzian said.

The franchising and service industry supports Procter & Gamble’s strategy of focusing on and growing its core brands. Services enable the Company to touch more consumers’ lives, more completely, with a solution that consumers are looking for and need. Procter & Gamble’s franchising and service business, which includes Tide Dry Cleaners, is being led by Agile Pursuits Franchising Inc. (APFI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of P&G.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with Panda Dry Cleaners LLC to help us expand and further-grow the Tide Dry Cleaners business,” says Jeff Wampler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc. “Their expertise in real estate and development, coupled with our experience in consumer branding and understanding, will create a win-win opportunity for customers within the dry cleaning industry.”

About Tide Dry Cleaners®

For 65 years, Tide laundry detergent has been caring for the clothes of American families and helping to provide the everyday miracle of clean clothing. Tide Dry Cleaners is an innovative extension to the Tide brand, allowing us to provide a superior service that consumers both want and need. We are now growing and expanding this business across the United States through individual entrepreneurs and franchisees. For more information on the Tide Dry Cleaners business, or to learn more about exciting franchising opportunities, please visit: http://www.tidedrycleaners.com.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G touches and improves the lives of about 4.4 billion people around the world with its portfolio of trusted, quality brands. The Company's leadership brands include Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, and Ambi Pur®. With operations in about 80 countries, P&G brands are available in more than 180 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

About GreenEarth® Cleaning

GreenEarth® was founded in 1999 by three industry-renowned dry cleaners, Jim Barry, Ron Benjamin, and Jim Douglas. GreenEarth technology is licensed by more than 1300 dry cleaners worldwide. For more information, visit www.greenearthcleaning.com.

Media Contacts:

Thien Ho, (626) 372-8478, Thien.Ho@PandaRG.com
Stephen Gregg, (949) 261-2216, steve@mmpr.biz
Ross Holthouse, (513) 780-0182, holthouse.rh@pg.com

 

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