PLYMOUTH, Minn. - July 8, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Lillians®, The Hippest Shoppe in Town®, was named a top women-led brand by FRANdata. The recognition is based on a survey which researched women-led franchise brands and ranked them by units. FRANdata has been studying and reporting on franchising activity in the United States for more than 20 years. The list was published in the May 2014 issue of Franchise Update, a publication focused on franchise management and growth in the domestic and international marketplace.
Researchers found nearly 200 brands with more than 31,000 total units that were founded by, are chaired by and/or have women CEOs. Plymouth, Minn.-based Lillian's currently has 27 locations in nine states. The company was founded in 2005 by enterprising sisters, Cindy Deuser and Sue Olmscheid.
"It took nine years of vision, strategy and all-around hard work to create our unique brand and nurture it through the growth and success we have experienced," said Cindy Deuser, CEO of Lillians Holdings Inc. "We are proud of our team and the work we have done to create a brand that is valued by our customers as well as our franchisees."
Lillians shoppes offer women the latest looks in boutique and department store fashions and accessories that are a great value, in addition to being fashion forward. The brand offers a unique "occasional sale" with "un-traditional hours" concept, opening its doors Wednesday through Saturday each week, year 'round.
Lillians current portfolio includes nine locations in Minnesota and eight in Wisconsin. Other shoppes are located in North Dakota (3), Iowa (2), Colorado (1), Illinois (1), Missouri (1), South Dakota (1) and Texas (1). The company is registered to franchise throughout the United States.
For more information about Lillians, visit www.lillians.com.
Lillians Holding Inc., parent company for Lillians Shoppes, began franchising throughout the United States in early 2008 after a three-year run of continuous growth in Main Street settings across the Midwest. The Lillian's reputation is being built by the company's ability to provide women with the hippest new fashion and accessories in a decidedly "un-mall" shopping experience with "un-traditional" hours at affordable prices. Franchise information is available at www.lillians.com. Just click on "Own a Shoppe."