April 04, 2017 // Franchising.com // Columbus, OH - Tide Dry Cleaners - in partnership with Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Procter & Gamble (P&G) - is pleased to celebrate the opening of its 50th Tide Dry Cleaners store in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Since its inception in 2011, Tide Dry Cleaners has quickly become the 4th largest dry cleaner in the country, by number of locations, and one of the fastest-growing dry cleaning franchise businesses in the United States. In a historically low- growth sector, the franchise’s 50th store is a significant landmark and noteworthy accomplishment for the heritage brand’s brick and mortar extension. “We are thrilled to see Tide Dry Cleaners’ substantial growth in Columbus, and throughout the US” said Thomas Flaherty, President & CEO, Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc. “The expansion in this market is truly unprecedented. With 50 locations across the country, Tide Dry Cleaners continues to proudly serve its guests as one of the industry’s most-trusted dry cleaning services.”
Located in the heart of Ohio, the newest Tide Dry Cleaners store will join the ranks of its neighboring Columbus locations to ensure customer convenience is a top priority. The brick and mortar stores will feature a drive-thru concierge service, and Tide Dry Cleaners kiosks with 24-hour pick-up and drop-off accessibility. In conjunction with GreenEarth® technology, Tide® and Downy® fabric care, all stores will uphold Tide’s tradition of excellence and advanced cleaning technology to deliver the trusted clean customers have come to expect. “We listened to guests who shared their former dry cleaning frustrations, and are pleased to offer a new, unique combination of amenities and quality customer service at each Tide Dry Cleaners location,” said Dave Walker, Director of Brand Marketing for Tide Dry Cleaners. “The franchise’s success further showcases our dedication to providing an exceptional dry-cleaning experience - our number one priority.”
The 50th store opening is just the beginning of Tide Dry Cleaners’ unrivaled dry-cleaning story, which continues to expand nationally and maintain a stronghold in the industry. Prospective franchise owners will join a business backed by a celebrated heritage brand with more than 70 years in fabric care expertise and trust. For a limited time, new franchisees will enjoy a development incentive program complete with lower fees, up to $25,000 in marketing support and reduced royalties for up to a year. Tradition-tested and community-approved, Tide Dry Cleaners continues to grow, while revolutionizing the dry-cleaning industry...one franchise at a time.
For over 70 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 for their dry cleaning. The franchise system is expanding across the United States. For more information on the Tide Dry Cleaners business or franchising opportunities, please visit http://www.TideDryCleaners.com.
Founded in 2008, Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc. (APFI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Procter and Gamble. APFI is a franchisor and operator of Tide Dry Cleaners with locations across the United States. To locate a store near you, please visit http://www.TideDryCleaners.com.
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.
SOURCE Tide Dry Cleaners