September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Flip Flop Shops, one of the fastest-growing global retail chains, is experiencing great demand from North American retail centers and communities eager for the retailer to move in. More than 50 prime retail spots have been identified for immediate move-in opportunities, and Flip Flop Shops is actively seeking new franchise owners interested in Freeing Their Toes and being their own boss.
As an International Council of Shopping Centers Hot Retailer of the Year and an Inc. 500 | 5000 company for the past five consecutive years, Flip Flop Shops benefits from close relationships with retail centers and developers. These elite real estate connections continue to hold aside premium space for Flip Flop Shops as it becomes available, allowing franchisees to step immediately in to highly coveted space at top locations across the country.
"We have more than 50 immediate opportunities ready to be snapped up by the right franchisee applicants," said Brian Curin, the President a.k.a the Flip Flop Enthusiast of Flip Flop Shops (size 10). "These locations boast ample foot traffic, clear visibility, like-minded businesses in neighboring shops, and a setting that provides additional marketing channels to boost business. We've done the real estate leg work already, so it makes it even easier to get up and running!"
Flip Flop Shops operates 100-plus shops globally, and has more than 150 additional shops currently in the development pipeline both domestically and internationally. The franchise-based company is the first retailer of its kind devoted exclusively to the latest styles of flip flops and casual footwear from the world's hottest brands, including OluKai, Cobian, Quiksilver, Roxy, Reef, Sanuk, Havaianas and more. The ambiance of each shop captures Flip Flop Shops' laid-back, yet adventurous character; coconut suntan oil scent and active lifestyle-inspired music begins tickles the senses and excite the toes of likely shoppers.
"We are experiencing explosive growth as Flip Flop Shops continues to demonstrate there is incredible demand in the market to find our offerings year-round," noted Darin Kraetsch, the CEO of Flip Flop Shops (size 10). "This is the perfect opportunity for someone who loves the flip flop lifestyle and wants to become part of an exciting retail category with massive upside potential."
To help prospective shop owners get a hands on feel for Flip Flop Shops, the company is also hosting an informational Shop Day on Thursday, Oct. 9. It will be held at the Flip Flop Shops Irvine Spectrum in Irvine, CA. The laid back event provides an opportunity to hear from company founders, meet other shop owners and hang out in the retail space to soak up the vibe and see what it's really like.
Those interested in more franchise information or in attending the Shop Day should contact Brian Curin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.604.263.0629. Locations with immediate retail opportunities include:
Birmingham, AL Riverchase Galleria
Mobile, AL Bel Air Mall
Tempe, AZ Arizona Mills
Bakersfield, CA Valley Plaza Mall
El Centro, CA Imperial Valley Mall
Elk Grove, CA The Outlet Collection at Elk Grove
Escondido, CA Westfield North County
Glendale, CA Glendale Galleria
Los Angeles, CA Citadel Outlets
National City , CA Plaza Bonita
Northridge, CA Northridge Fashion Center
Riverside, CA Galleria at Tyler
San Diego, CA Belmont Park
San Mateo, CA Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Jose, CA Valley Fair
Santa Clara, CA Westfield Valley Fair
Visalia, CA Visalia Mall
Danbury, CT Danbury Fair
Westport, CT Main St. Westport
Coral Springs, FL Coral Square
Melbourne, FL Melbourne Square
Miami, FL Metropica
Miami, FL Miami World Trade Center
Miami, FL Bayside Marketplace
Pembroke Pines, FL Pembroke Lakes Mall
St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Outlets
Honolulu, HI International Marketplace
Maui, HI Queen Ka'ahumanu Center
Coralville, IA Coral Ridge Mall
Novi, MI Twelve Oaks
Omaha, NE Westroads
Summerlin, NV Shops at Summerlin
Reno, NV Meadowood Mall
Portsmouth, NH The Mall at Fox Run
Atlantic County, NJ Hamilton Mall
Freehold, NJ Freehold Raceway Mall
Toms River, NJ Ocean County Mall
Cincinnati, OH Liberty Center
Dayton, OH The Greene
Westlake, OH Crocker Park
Erie, PA Millcreek Mall
El Paso, TX Cielo Vista Mall
Houston, TX Memorial City Mall
Houston, TX Baybrook Mall
Loredo, TX Mall del Norte
Layton, UT Layton Hills Mall
Free Your Toes… Arlington, VA Fashion Centre@Pentagon City
Fairfax, VA Fair Oaks
Richmond, VA Chesterfield Town Center
Spokane, WA River Park Square
Milwaukee, WI Mayfair Mall
Cheyenne, WY Frontier Mall
Founded in 2004, Flip Flop Shops is the authentic retail chain exclusively devoted to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and casual footwear. Its mission is to help people "Free Their Toes®" and embrace the relaxing benefits of flip flops and casual footwear for a healthier, low stress lifestyle. In addition to being an Environmentally Responsible Retailer™, one of the company's major initiatives is "the Heart To Sole™" campaign, designed to reduce stress levels and raise funds and awareness for heart health.
The company began franchising in 2008 and now operates 100-plus shops globally with 150-plus in the worldwide development pipeline. The executive team boasts more than 50 years of experience building and growing some of the world's fastest-growing franchise concepts, category leaders and some of the world's most well-known brands, including Cold Stone Creamery, Moe's Southwest Grill, Nike and OfficeZilla.com. Flip Flop Shops has been awarded the International Council of Shopping Centers' prestigious "Hot Retailer Award," and ranked for the fifth consecutive year on the Inc. 500 | 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. For more information visit www.flipflopshops.com.
SOURCE Flip Flop Shops
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