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Turn here for general news to keep current with developments in the ever-changing environment, economy, and marketplace. We choose the most important news and select from hundreds of press releases to keep you informed about the latest news likely to affect franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers. Check in frequently to stay abreast of the vital news and events influencing the world of franchising.

Pump It Up, the nation's largest franchise of indoor inflatable playgrounds for private parties and other events, announced today that it has partnered with Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, to fundraise and
Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has been taking advantage of social media sites like facebook and twitter to promote its popular greeting card franchises.
Just a year after introducing handcrafted oatmeal in stores, Caribou Coffee, the nation's second-largest coffeehouse chain, is rolling out hot and wholesome breakfast sandwiches in its coffeehouses across the country. Served fresh from the oven, Caribou C
Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is striving to be a part of the solution when it comes to promoting healthy, active lifestyles for young people - highlighted by the launch of its Domino's Smart Slice school lunch
Continuing to set the bar as the leader in the visual communications industry, FASTSIGNS®, the world's premier business-to-business marketing solution franchise with more than 530 locations, announces the signing of a its first Caribbean conversion fr
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG) will announce fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results prior to market open on Thurs., Feb. 24, 2011. A conference call to review the Company's fourth quarter and full year 2010 results will b
Jo-Anne and Michele Ferris, owners of ZIPS Dry Cleaners in Manassas, Va., were recently honored as the recipients of the 2010 Franchise Owner of the Year Award by ZIPS Dry Cleaners, an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise chain with more than 28
A recent survey shows that today's youths are more in touch with the needs of their communities than ever before. In a poll conducted by Build-A-Bear Workshop® (NYSE: BBW), 98 percent of the 400 young people responding said it is important to help oth
The #1 Internet Marketing Franchise WSI, would like to thank all those who made a donation towards the WSI MCPH (Make Child Poverty History) Holiday Fundraiser. The family based franchise is pleased to announce they surpassed their goal and as a result, m
Marc Delaby took the first step toward becoming a business coach in 2001 when he realized his life's calling was to help others grow and achieve their dreams. This is when he studied NLP to become a Master Practitioner and began working part time as a Lif
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Las Vegas Franchise Owner, Jason Rivera, will hold a customer appreciation day Friday, January 21st benefitting Steven Schorr Elementary School and marking nearly 2 years since the location opened its doors.
Upon his retirement from a long and successful journey in the corporate world, Anthony Tjahjono began looking for an opportunity where he could use his skills and help businesses and individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset reach their full potential.
Pizza Inn, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI) today announced an agreement to expand its term loan credit facility with Amegy Bank to $2.56 million, providing additional capacity for continued growth of company-owned stores. The additional available credit will enable th
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG), the national chain of burrito restaurants known for serving Food With Integrity, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter and full-year 2010 financial results on Thursday, Febr
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) is strengthening its long established position in the Middle East as one of the leading luxury hotel operators in the region with a portfolio of nearly 50 existing hotels and a pipeline of 25 new ho
Aloft Hotels, the sizzling brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) that's rocked the hotel industry since launching in 2008, today announced the opening of a second Jacksonville property with Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park.
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) set out to prove in its 2011 testimonial ad campaign that if you're not using H&R Block for tax preparation, you're probably leaving money on the table.
The 2011 Columbus Build, Remodel, and Landscape Expo will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2011. Located within the Greater Columbus Convention Center, this event will take place January 14th, 15th, and 16th. The show will feature distributors, products,
Snap Fitness, the world' s fastest growing franchisor of compact, state-of-the-art fitness centers, has been named one of the top 500 franchises in the United States, ranking No. 33 in Entrepreneur Magazine' s Franchise 500, No. 27 in Fastest-Growing fran
The Franchise 500 list by Entrepreneur is the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking that is based on objective, quantifiable measures of success from financial and statistical data. In its 32nd year of release, the list recognizes t
The start of the tax season is here and the general public still has a variety of questions about tax laws and filing 2010 taxes. To help answer some of these questions in an effort to alleviate lingering confusion, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. today s
The Greene Turtle added yet another feather in its cap as 2010 drew to a close, climbing more than 125 spots up Entrepreneur's prestigious Franchise 500 list to #339.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announces the opening of the Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Convention Center. After a $13 million conversion from a Quality Inn &a
Genghis Grill – The Mongolian Stir Fry has signed on franchisee, Carlos Politano, to lead the Washington, D.C. market.
Continuing the strengthening of Captain D's management team, Phil Greifeld, CEO & President, announced the hiring of Janet Duckham as its Vice President of Purchasing. Duckham most recently served as the Vice President of Purchasing and Distribution o
Weight Watchers, the world's leading provider of weight management services, has teamed up with Fashion Consultant Tim Gunn, to inspire people on their weight loss journey. In addition to providing fashion tips for the many stages of weight loss, Tim also
Alex Roberts, ProTect Painters franchise president, formally announced the hiring of Anne Nemer as senior director of integrated marketing for the residential and commercial painting franchise.
TSS Photography, the leading provider of youth sports and school photography services in the U.S., is only one of 12 franchise businesses chosen to be featured in FRANCHI$IT, the thrilling new board game of skill and strategy.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announces the opening of the Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Convention Center. After a $13 million conversion from a Quality Inn &a
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