en Lenders Stall Radio Shack Plan to Close 1,100 Retail Stores <p><img align="right" height="330" src=" 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="">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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> retail GE Capital Radio Shack store closures Salus Capital Partners Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:52 +0000 Janet Sparks 13821 at Radio Shack Closing 1,100 U.S. Stores after 20% Drop in Sales <div class="photoright"><img src="" /> <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Historical Corvettes Fall into Big Sinkhole <p><center></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="248" src="//" 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> retail auto dealers Corvette Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:46:20 +0000 BMM 13601 at How Do Franchisees Feel about Chrysler’s Buyout by Italy’s Fiat? <div class="photoright"><img alt="Chrysler DeSoto hood ornament" src="" 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> retail auto dealerships automakers car dealers Chrysler Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:12:40 +0000 BMM 13513 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> franchising press release retail childrens franchise home based franchise low-investment franchise Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:01:46 +0000 Lonnie Helgerson 13441 at RadioShack’s Last Financing Lifeline? <div class="photoright"><img alt="RadioShack sign. photo by blue maumau" src="" 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> retail RadioShack Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:33:50 +0000 BMM 13383 at New 7-Eleven Coalition Chairman Tells of His Vision <p><a href=""><img align="right" alt="2013-11-03 16.30.41" border="0" height="330" src="" title="2013-11-03 16.30.41" width="330" /></a>The newly elected chairman of the<a href=""> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> retail Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Janet Sparks 13260 at Veterans and their Families Invited to Participate in Turn-Key Military Franchise Program from 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 US Volvo Dealers Hopeful of Interim CEO, Ford Contemplates Losing Their 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Apple To Franchise in India <div class="photoright"><img alt="Apple's more economically priced iPhone 5c" src="" 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> retail Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:20:50 +0000 Oscar P Hoot 13163 at