January 07, 2015 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, Florida - EmbroidMe, rated by Entrepreneur Magazine as the number one embroidery franchise, saw a number of changes in 2014 which preceded significant franchise growth worldwide. Based on that momentum, the United Franchise Group brand looks to 2015 to redouble its growth and mindshare as the industry-leading franchise for as the promotional marketing partner for its clients, providing logoed apparel, promotional products and a wide variety of services. .
2014 saw the addition of 35 EmbroidMe locations, including one in Mexico and one in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to franchise growth, franchising authority Entrepreneur Magazine also ranked EmbroidMe 143rd in its annual Franchise 500 rankings, recognizing the brand as 1st in its category. Additionally, EmbroidMe was ranked 14th and 17th in Promo Marketing's Top 50 Distributors list and the Advertising Specialty Institute's Top 40 Distributor list, respectively. Rounding out the franchise's commendations are EmbroidMe CEO Ray Titus and President Mark Johnson's appearances on commercial embroidery magazine Stitches' 2014 Power 75 list at number 36.
In 2015, EmbroidMe is aiming for even greater growth, with plans to add 75 domestic locations and five additional international master license partners. This, says Ray Titus, will be made possible by continuing with programs that bore fruit in 2014. "In 2014 EmbroidMe continued to specialize in helping businesses manage and market their brands through custom embroidery, garment printing and a wide variety of promotional products," says Titus. "We also had several locations, both domestic and abroad, expand their services by moving to larger locations and adding additional on-site decorating solutions like silk-screening and engraving. Our size and exposure to both national and international world-leading technologies will allow us to continue that success in 2015."
To fuel this growth, Titus adds, EmbroidMe is filling a much-needed role in what is estimated to be a nearly $600 billion worldwide advertising industry in 2015. "As a recognized leader in the promotional marketing industry, EmbroidMe continues to add new domestic locations to serve the needs of our marketing partners. Moreover, EmbroidMe is developing new programs with our preferred suppliers to offer value-added marketing programs, along with an emphasis on developing partnerships with global suppliers to help us with this growth. This strategy will allow us to live up to our promise to offer 'Cool stuff customized that deliver awesome results.'"
EmbroidMe has more than 300 Resource Centers in 12 countries. . EmbroidMe plans to open 75 new resource centers throughout the country by the end of the year, reaching 500 total locations worldwide by the end of 2016. For more information, please visit www.embroidme.com.
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