Morrisons announces long-term franchise and wholesale supply agreement with SandpiperCI

Bradford, UK, 2018-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is today announcing a new, long-term franchise and wholesale supply agreement with SandpiperCI, an operator of 43 mini supermarkets and convenience stores in the Channel Islands.

Most sites will convert into Morrisons Daily stores and be supplied with both Morrisons own brand as well as branded products. In addition, Morrisons will supply Safeway and branded products to the remaining Sandpiper stores. All stores will convert to selling Morrisons-supplied products over the next year.

James Badger, Morrisons Wholesale Director, said: “We are pleased to be announcing a partnership with a strong franchise partner in Sandpiper and the opportunity to bring Morrisons quality and value to customers in the Channel Islands. As Morrisons becomes broader and stronger, our brand is becoming more accessible to more customers.”

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For more information
For Morrisons: Morrisons Press Office 0845 611 5111
For Sandpiper: Glen Rankine 07797 713 579

SOURCE: Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc.

Location3 Launches LOCALACT Platform, Enhanced with Facebook, Google and Bing Integration and Tools to Convert Digital Traffic to Increased Profit

Denver, CO., 2017-Sep-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Location3, the digital marketing agency that delivers enterprise-level strategy with local market activation, today announced the launch of LOCALACT, the premier platform built to power and scale local digital marketing for franchise systems and multi-location businesses.  LOCALACT unifies localized digital advertising with organic listing and search management to provide a complete digital marketing solution that drives measurable results for brands with a large brick-and-mortar footprint. Features include local business listing management with rigorous data validation, advanced location and consumer insights, consumer review monitoring, paid search management, Facebook advertising, and more.

“We built LOCALACT to help businesses power and scale local digital marketing tactics. Since rolling out the platform beta in April 2016, we’ve received helpful feedback from clients on what features and applications they would like to see integrated. The full scale version offers a unique Software-with-a-Service model that combines in-house digital marketing experts with proprietary software that efficiently integrates client data into a single, centralized platform,” said Alex Porter, CEO of Location3. “We are a strategic partner and an extension of our clients’ marketing teams, not a vendor, and launching LOCALACT is another big step toward strengthening our great client relationships even more.”

Location3’s extensive experience in optimizing more than 100,000 local business listings and thousands of local digital advertising campaigns for brands like HoneyBaked Ham, AT&T and FASTSIGNS has served as the genesis for the creation and development of LOCALACT. The platform is now available to all Location3 clients. Full release features available include:

  • Local Business Listing Management
    • Extensive data validation, direct listing publication, and ongoing management ensure locations are visible on the most important search engines, mapping platforms, and directories.
    • Reporting and analytics monitor the address accuracy of the published listings, and tracks how often consumers are viewing and engaging with the locations.
  • Localized Paid Search Advertising
    • Launch powerfully targeted, localized paid search advertising supported by enterprise-level campaign strategy
    • Reporting measures customized conversion goals, to ensure the most meaningful customer actions are tracked and optimized towards.
  • Facebook Paid Advertising
    • Launch, manage, and report on localized Facebook advertising campaigns, with access, reporting, support and billing available at both the corporate and local/franchise level
  • Local-Level Reporting on Google Analytics, Google Search Console & Search Insights
    • Allows access to all key reporting metrics listed previously for individual locations, including Google My Business Insights, Facebook Insights, Customer Reviews, Paid Media Advertising and Local SEO
    • Provides a clear picture of the company’s local digital footprint and corresponding performance across channels that impact customers
  • Customer Reviews and Review Responding
    • Allows each individual franchise or business location to engage and communicate directly with customers who post reviews on either Google or Facebook channels
    • Ability to navigate to specific user reviews in order to provide feedback, and respond to customer inquiries directly from the platform

“We’re incredibly excited to see our partners at Location3 launch LOCALACT.  We believe that the ability to manage all of our critical local data in the new platform, while also being able to further expand our franchise campaigns in new digital channels, will give Anytime Fitness a significant competitive advantage as we look to reach new potential club members and visitors,” said Kristen Pechacek, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing at Anytime Fitness.

To learn more about LOCALACT, please visit www.localact.com.

About Location3

Location3 is the digital marketing agency that delivers enterprise-level strategy with local market activation. Location3 works hand-in-hand with corporate/brand marketing teams at franchise systems and multi-location brands to execute integrated digital programs that increase customer acquisition and brand awareness. We are a strategic partner and an extension of our clients’ marketing teams.

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La Fnac annonce l’ouverture d’un nouveau magasin franchisé au format de proximité à Pontivy

A Ivry, 2016-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — La Fnac poursuit son déploiement territorial et annonce l’ouverture d’un nouveau magasin franchisé au format de proximité à Pontivy. Ce magasin ouvrira ses
portes jeudi 21 juillet prochain dans la galerie commerçante d’Intermarché.

La Fnac Pontivy sera dirigée par André Trébouta, franchisé et David Weltz, directeur du magasin. Elles’étend sur une surface de vente de 600 m2 et regroupe 9 collaborateurs.
Les clients pourront retrouver les univers produits et services proposés par l’enseigne : livres, disques, son, DVD, vidéo, micro‐bureautique, gaming, téléphonie, photo et carterie – papeterie.
Les services de billetterie, les offres de cartes cadeaux et coffrets cadeaux seront également proposés aux clients.

Le magasin bénéficiera également de la politique d’adhésion de l’enseigne. Les clients auront la possibilité de souscrire la carte « adhérent Fnac » et de profiter ainsi de nombreux avantages. Ils rejoindront les 6 millions de personnes dans le monde bénéficiant de ce programme.

De plus, grâce à la stratégie multicanale déployée par l’enseigne, les futurs clients de la Fnac Pontivy auront accès aux 20 millions de produits disponibles sur Fnac.com. Ils pourront se faire livrer, dans leur magasin ou à leur domicile, un produit commandé en ligne.

Cette nouvelle ouverture renforce la stratégie d’expansion de la Fnac dans les villes petites et moyennes, là où elle n’était pas présente jusqu’alors. Le magasin de Pontivy constitue la 19ème ouverture au format de proximité en France.

*Horaires et adresse de la Fnac Pontivy
Ouverture du lundi au samedi de 9h00 à 20h00.

2 avenue des citées unies
56300 Pontivy

CONTACTS PRESSE :
ALEXANDRE ANDRE
01 55 21 54 46
alexandre.andre@fnac.com

AUDREY BOUCHARD
01 55 21 59 25
audrey.bouchard@fnac.com

Dunkin’ Donuts signs multi-unit store development agreements with two existing franchise groups to develop 46 restaurants in Indiana

CANTON, MA, 2015-2-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two existing franchise groups to develop 46 restaurants in Indiana over the next several years.

The two franchise groups and their development plans include:

  • Existing franchise group Kings Point Ventures, led by Alex Smigelski, Tom Hughes and Tom Carpenter, plans to develop 38 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, 10 of which will be located outside of the major metropolitan area. The group currently operates over 70 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in several states, and their next restaurant is planned to open in 2015.
  • Existing franchisee Bud Patel plans to develop eight Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Lafayette and Indianapolis.  Three of these new restaurants will be located in smaller towns and communities outside Lafayette and Indianapolis. Patel currently operates over 20 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the metropolitan Chicago area and Davenport, Iowa. Jay Punukollu, Patel’s partner with a background in the QSR industry, will be responsible for overseeing the daily restaurant operations in Lafayette. The duo’s first restaurant is planned to open in 2016, and the remainder by 2019.

Currently, there are nearly 30 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants located throughout Indiana, and the company is continuing to recruit franchisees in the cities of Evansville and Terre Haute. To help fuel growth in Indiana, special development incentives are available which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $10,000 in local store marketing support for timely openings.*

In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

“Our secret to continued growth includes passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “We are excited that these existing franchise groups have chosen to grow the brand in the Indiana market, and believe they will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become an integral part of the communities they serve.”

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and/or lighting. The designs enhance the current restaurant appearance, environment and layout to serve people all day long. Unlike other quick-service restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts allows franchisees to select individual elements from any of the four options, creating a restaurant design that reflects their personal tastes and preferences, and best serves their specific restaurant size and location.

Since the 1950s, Dunkin’ Donuts has been a daily ritual for millions of people and has offered guests delicious food, beverages and friendly service at a great value. Dunkin’ Donuts offerings include iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® Packs, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

*Details available in the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document

About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for eight years running. The company has more than 11,300 restaurants in 36 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Jenna Kantrowitz
Phone: 954-893-9150
Name: Rachel Tabacnic
Phone: 954-893-9150

Snip-its, Children’s Hair Salon Favorite, Expands to West Coast

Salon Offers Premium Quality Haircuts with Laughter and Fun – Founded by Comedian Jack Benny’s Granddaughter –

Cue the laughter and giggles. Snip-its (www.snipits.com), the fastest growing franchise of children’s hair salons in the U.S, opened its first West Coast location in Palo Alto, California in April at Town & Country Village at 855 El Camino Real. Designed to ease the haircutting fears of children, Snip-its provides an entertaining and magical destination for premium children’s haircuts and spa services. The 1,700 sq. ft. salon offers a complete line of natural hair care products plus two children’s party rooms for memorable birthday parties.

“I’m thrilled to bring the high-quality Snip-its concept to California. Snip-its is a magical experience for children that turns an ordinary hair salon visit into an extraordinary adventure that ends with a smile,” said Snip-its Palo Alto owner Daniel Liberman. “Moms can feel good about visiting Snip-its. Not only do we have specially trained hair stylists, but children can look and feel their best with our many spa services and delightful birthday parties. I look forward to Snip-its becoming a part of the community.”

Snip-its’ no-tears haircut experience is weaved with vibrant colors and reminds many children of a Saturday morning cartoon. The salon interior features a cast of Snip-its own branded animated cartoon characters: Snips, Jean Luc le Spritz, Curly Comb, Flyer Joe Dryer, the Clip-ette Sisters, and Maranga Mirror plus animated videos, salon-tailored educational computer games and ‘cushy’ parents chairs so Moms can sit nearby. At the end of each visit, children receive a prize in exchange for a lock of hair from the ‘Magic Box.’

“Snip-its caters toward entrepreneur spirits and Daniel is a perfect example of an owner with the drive and determination to succeed,” said James George, the CEO of Snip-its. “We wish him much success.”

Snip-its, a growing kids franchise was founded in 1995 by California native, Joanna Meiseles, the daughter of Hollywood producer, Robert Blumofe credited with the movie, Yours, Mine and Ours and is the granddaughter of famed comedian Jack Benny. After a heartbreaking visit to an ‘adult’ salon with her then young son, the first-time entrepreneur established the entertainment-styled salon with the goal to make children’s hair care a positive fun-filled adventure for families. The Palo Alto location marks the 67th Snip-its location.

The Snip-its Corporation, based in Natick, Massachusetts is designed to untangle the hair care challenges of children and their parents. It provides the best customer service and a guaranteed great time for both kids and parents. The salon franchise has served more than one million children annually in 65 locations. In 2007, Snip-its was named the 30th fastest growing franchise in the U.S. by Franchise Times Magazine. For more information or kids franchise opportunities, visit www.snipits.com or call 877-SNIP-ITS.

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