A Florida-based company that a year from now aims to have a network of 175 electronic device repair stores around the country has set up its first shop in Nashville. The franchised location in the 21st Avenue South building anchored by Chipotle and Subway is being run by Susan Wright, who previously spent 14 years in various roles at tech giant Oracle. Check out more info here.
Locally based cleaning services franchisor Chem-Dry has signed a master franchisee to develop Trinidad & Tobago, making the Caribbean island nation the 50th country in which Chem-Dry does business. The company plans to keep trucking and is targeting parts of Europe, Asia and Latin America, where its business mix often differs from that in its home territory.
For example, while 80 percent of Chem-Dry’s domestic business is residential and 20 percent commercial, the opposite is true in most countries outside the U.S. Manuszak attributes this primarily to the high priority many countries place on healthy work environments.
The team at Nashville-based franchisor Chem-Dry plans to open 122 locations this year, a number that is up from 109 in 2014 and will allow the company to grow its store base by about 3 percent. The addition of locations will focus both on U.S. and overseas markets.
This year, Chem-Dry will continue to catapult its growth, targeting healthy markets east of the Mississippi River such as Miami, Fla; Cincinnati, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wis.; Columbia, S.C.; Boston, Mass.; and New York City. Internationally, the company is targeting expansion for Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, Philippines, Turkey, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Pakistan.
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