Tide Dry Cleaners Expands Franchise System, Opens Location In Scottsdale

Scottsdale Franchise Extends the Tide Dry Cleaners Promise To Change Dry Cleaning For Good.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Nov. 1, 2012 // PRNewswire // - Panda Dry Cleaners, LLC, in collaboration with Procter & Gamble (P&G), opened a Tide Dry Cleaners® store in Scottsdale, AZ, the Phoenix area's second location. The store applies Tide's 60 years of fabric-care experience, GreenEarth® cleaning technology and concierge services to meet customers' needs.

"Now, the people of Scottsdale get to experience the value of great quality, service and convenience that Tide Dry Cleaners has introduced in other markets across the country." said Mark Tarzian, COO, Panda Dry Cleaners, Tide Dry Cleaners franchisee. "We anticipate strong local demand for our services based on the Phoenix location's performance."

The new Scottsdale store hosted a public grand opening, offering discounts and will make a donation to two charities, Childhelp® and Our Military Kids, Inc.

The Tide Dry Cleaners system includes the convenience of drive-thru concierge services and access to the "Tide Dry Cleaners Anytime" offering, which allows 24-hour pick-up and drop-off. Through its partnership with GreenEarth, and utilization of Tide® fabric care cleaning solutions for wet and dry cleaning, Tide Dry Cleaners offers environmentally friendly cleaning technology to care for a range of garments and textiles. "Tide has been a leading innovator in fabric care since its introduction in 1946, and we believe the trusted Tide brand delivers an ideal alternative for the dry cleaning customer," said Andrew Gibson, Tide Dry Cleaners Brand Manager.

"We are thrilled to grow our partnership with Panda Dry Cleaners and help them celebrate the opening of their second Tide Dry Cleaners location in the Phoenix area," says Jeff Wampler, CEO, Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc., a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble.

About Tide Dry Cleaners®

For 65 years, Tide laundry detergent has been caring for the clothes of American families. Tide Dry Cleaners is an innovative extension of the Tide brand, providing superior service that customers want. The franchise system is expanding across the United States. For more information on the Tide Dry Cleaners business or franchising opportunities, visit: http://www.tidedrycleaners.com.

About Procter & Gamble

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 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.

About Childhelp®

Founded in 1959 by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively. For more information, visit http://www.childhelp.org/.

About Our Military Kids, Inc.

Our Military Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization created to provide support and recognition to military children ages 3 years through the 12th grade of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members, along with children of Wounded and Fallen Warriors from all branches of service. The grants to children pay for fees associated with athletic, fine arts, and tutoring programs. Our Military Kids' grants keep military children engaged in activities of their choosing, helping to relieve the stress of separation from a parent by providing a positive distraction, minimizing emotional destabilization, building self esteem, and enabling academic achievement. For more information, visit http://www.ourmilitarykids.org/.

SOURCE Tide Dry Cleaners

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