NDC Group, LLC Announces Grand Opening of Tide Dry Cleaners® in Duluth

Duluth Franchise Aims to "Change Dry Cleaning for Good"

DULUTH, Ga. - August 8, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - NDC Group, LLC, 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 newest Tide Dry Cleaners® store, at 2774 Buford Highway in Duluth. This location is the first to open in Georgia, and is the first Tide Dry Cleaners franchise opened under NDC Group, LLC.

“When we say ‘Tide Dry Cleaners is changing dry cleaning for good,' we mean it,” said John Ngan, Tide Dry Cleaners franchisee. “And I can’t wait to show the people of Duluth how we’re changing the dry cleaning experience and their expectations. It really is a different way to dry clean.”

The new Atlanta-area location will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with city officials and members of the local media on Friday, August 10th at 1:00 p.m. A Grand Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday, August 11th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. That day, local area residents can bring in 2 items of clothing to be Cleaned for Free (all articles except outerwear, wedding gowns, leather, and household items). This location will also offer family entertainment, prizes and giveaways during the event.

“We are very excited to welcome Tide Dry Cleaners to our area,” says City of Duluth Mayor, Nancy Harris. “Not only will this bring jobs and economic growth to our region, but with the backing and support of both Procter & Gamble and the local franchisee, we are also looking forward to working closely with the store to become an integral partner and contributor within our growing community.”

Tide Dry Cleaners customers can enjoy many unique features, including the convenience of drive-thru concierge services, and access to the “Tide Dry Cleaners Anytime” Program, allowing 24-hour pick-up and drop-off. 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. “We are very excited to bring our customers in the Atlanta area 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 Andrew Gibson, Tide Dry Cleaners Brand Manager.

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 NDC Group, LLC, and it is great to help them celebrate the opening of their first Tide Dry Cleaners location,” says Jeff Wampler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc. “Tide has been a leading innovator in fabric care since its introduction in 1946. Consumers have told us they want more from their dry cleaning experience, and we are thrilled to bring this innovation to Atlanta-area residents as we look to continue to Change Dry Cleaning for Good.”

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 

GreenEarth® Cleaning

P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 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 1,300 dry cleaners worldwide. For more information, visit www.greenearthcleaning.com.

Contact:

Procter & Gamble
Ross Holthouse
513-983-9377
holthouse.rh@pg.com

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