http://www.bluemaumau.org/reailpagenewssummary en Lenders Stall Radio Shack Plan to Close 1,100 Retail Stores http://www.bluemaumau.org/lenders_stall_radio_shack_plan_close_1100_retail_stores <p><img align="right" height="330" src="http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/IROL/24/242236/RadioShack Sundance Square R Ball Sign_thumb.jpg" style="display: inline; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px" width="330" /></p> <p>Radio Shack&rsquo;s, <a href="http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/rsh">RSH</a>, plan to shutter 1,100 underperforming electronic retail stores across the country is now delayed as talks break down with some lenders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/lenders_stall_radio_shack_plan_close_1100_retail_stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/lenders_stall_radio_shack_plan_close_1100_retail_stores#comments retail GE Capital Radio Shack store closures Salus Capital Partners Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:52 +0000 Janet Sparks 13821 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Radio Shack Closing 1,100 U.S. Stores after 20% Drop in Sales http://www.bluemaumau.org/radio_shack_closing_1100_us_stores_after_20_drop_sales <div class="photoright"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/11338789913_8759debd55_n.jpg" /> <div class="caption">Photo by Blue MauMau</div> </div> <p>Texas-based Radio Shack announced yesterday it would close 1,100 stores across the country after its shares dropped 20 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/radio_shack_closing_1100_us_stores_after_20_drop_sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/radio_shack_closing_1100_us_stores_after_20_drop_sales#comments retail Analyst Anothony Chukumba Analyst David Tawil CEO Joe Magnacca Radio Shack store closings Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:30:16 +0000 Janet Sparks 13677 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Historical Corvettes Fall into Big Sinkhole http://www.bluemaumau.org/historical_corvettes_fall_big_sinkhole <p><center></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="248" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IukDWhf7U9I?rel=0" width="331"></iframe></p> <p></center></p> <p>A sinkhole appeared before working hours Wednesday morning under the showroom floor of Kentucky&#39;s hallowed Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/historical_corvettes_fall_big_sinkhole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/historical_corvettes_fall_big_sinkhole#comments retail auto dealers Corvette Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:46:20 +0000 BMM 13601 at http://www.bluemaumau.org How Do Franchisees Feel about Chrysler’s Buyout by Italy’s Fiat? http://www.bluemaumau.org/how_do_franchisees_feel_about_chrysler%E2%80%99s_buyout_italy%E2%80%99s_fiat <div class="photoright"><img alt="Chrysler DeSoto hood ornament" src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/12166280203_f85f8360be.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 331px;" /> <div class="caption">Chrysler dealership sign in a small town. photo/bmm</div> </div> <p>Attending this weekend&#39;s National Automobile Dealers Association convention in New Orleans, American dealers seemed revved up about their franchisor Chrysler becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Italy&#39;s Fiat SpA. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/how_do_franchisees_feel_about_chrysler%E2%80%99s_buyout_italy%E2%80%99s_fiat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/how_do_franchisees_feel_about_chrysler%E2%80%99s_buyout_italy%E2%80%99s_fiat#comments retail auto dealerships automakers car dealers Chrysler Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:12:40 +0000 BMM 13513 at http://www.bluemaumau.org IslandTime Treasures Announces New Franchise Financing Program http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_announces_new_franchise_financing_program <p><strong>We&rsquo;ll Finance Your New IslandTime Treasures Business!</strong></p> <p>With a down-payment of $3,500 &ndash; you can now purchase your very own IslandTime Treasures franchise!</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_announces_new_franchise_financing_program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/islandtime_treasures_announces_new_franchise_financing_program#comments franchising press release retail childrens franchise home based franchise low-investment franchise Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:01:46 +0000 Lonnie Helgerson 13441 at http://www.bluemaumau.org RadioShack’s Last Financing Lifeline? http://www.bluemaumau.org/radioshack%E2%80%99s_last_lifeline <div class="photoright"><img alt="RadioShack sign. photo by blue maumau" src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/11338789913_8759debd55.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 330px;" /> <div class="caption">photo by bmm</div> </div> <p>With Wall Street watchers wondering if its in a death spiral, RadioShack announced on Tuesday that it has received $835 million in financing, thanks to the money bags of GE Capital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/radioshack%E2%80%99s_last_lifeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/radioshack%E2%80%99s_last_lifeline#comments retail RadioShack Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:33:50 +0000 BMM 13383 at http://www.bluemaumau.org New 7-Eleven Coalition Chairman Tells of His Vision http://www.bluemaumau.org/new_7eleven_coalition_chairman_tells_his_vision <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/2013-11-03%2016_30_41_2.jpg"><img align="right" alt="2013-11-03 16.30.41" border="0" height="330" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/2013-11-03%2016_30_41_thumb.jpg" title="2013-11-03 16.30.41" width="330" /></a>The newly elected chairman of the<a href="http://www.csnews.com/search.html?string=The+National+Coalition+of+Associations+of+7-Eleven+Franchisees"> National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees</a>, Joe Galea, feels he won the position because he engaged with the current leaders and members while being the executive vice president of the organization.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/new_7eleven_coalition_chairman_tells_his_vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/new_7eleven_coalition_chairman_tells_his_vision#comments retail Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Janet Sparks 13260 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Veterans and their Families Invited to Participate in Turn-Key Military Franchise Program from IslandTime Treasures http://www.bluemaumau.org/veterans_and_their_families_invited_participate_turnkey_military_franchise_program_islandtime_treasures <p><strong><em>Ultra-affordable, flexible new program welcomes veterans, active duty, Guard, Reserve, Coast Guard and spouses</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/veterans_and_their_families_invited_participate_turnkey_military_franchise_program_islandtime_treasures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/veterans_and_their_families_invited_participate_turnkey_military_franchise_program_islandtime_treasures#comments franchising press release retail small business franchise IslandTime Treasures Lonnie Helgerson Military Franchise Veteran VetFran Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:12:23 +0000 Lonnie Helgerson 13188 at http://www.bluemaumau.org US Volvo Dealers Hopeful of Interim CEO, Ford Contemplates Losing Their CEO http://www.bluemaumau.org/us_volvo_dealers_hopeful_interrim_ceo <p>Last week Volvo chose the head of its finance arm, Toni Nicolosi, to be its interim CEO. Franchisees are already saying that he will listen to dealers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/us_volvo_dealers_hopeful_interrim_ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/us_volvo_dealers_hopeful_interrim_ceo#comments retail auto dealers Automobile dealership business format franchise Ford Jon Luther product distribution franchise Volvo Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:45:40 +0000 BMM 13170 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Apple To Franchise in India http://www.bluemaumau.org/apple_franchise_india <div class="photoright"><img alt="Apple's more economically priced iPhone 5c" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-emKC08kGt-s/Uk7Jce1HP0I/AAAAAAAACK0/XvNt0CmJjno/s516-no/iPhone5c_34L_AllColors_PRINT.tif.jpg" style="height: 330px; width: 330px;" /></p> <div class="caption">The new iPhone 5c. Photo/Apple</div> </div> <p>Having walked away from a franchise model for its Apple stores in America because it wanted control of how it touched consumers, Apple is rumored to be looking to franchise in smaller markets in India.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/apple_franchise_india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/apple_franchise_india#comments retail Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:20:50 +0000 Oscar P Hoot 13163 at http://www.bluemaumau.org