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Dairy Queen Franchisees to Use SpellBrite LED Signs

SpellBrite's click-together characters for an LED sign
Photo from video on SpellBrite's website.

CHICAGO—iLight announced today that fast food chain Dairy Queen has approved its illuminated signage system for use by the quick service restaurant chain's 4,500 U.S. franchises. Last month franchisor Ace Hardware, a cooperative owned and led by its franchisees, approved iLight signs for use in its franchised stores.

Ace Hardware Same Store Sales Up 4.3 Percent in 2013

Ace Hardware in Kentucky
photo by bmm

OAK BROOK, Ill. – Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retail cooperative in which franchisees own the franchisor, has reported its fiscal 2013 revenues.

Ace Hardware Same Store Sales Up 6.9 Percent in Q3

Ace Hardware and Christmas ornaments
Ace helpful hardware man Lou Manfredini & Christmas ornaments/Ace

OAK BROOK, Ill.—Ace Hardware Corporation, a cooperative firm owned by thousands of hardware store franchisees, reported its third quarter and year to date financial results to its hardware store owners last month.

True Value Tops Store-Owner Chains in Loyalty

True Value employee serves a customer

NEW YORK — The True Value brand is ranked among the best brands when it comes to consumer perception of trustworthiness in the home improvement retailing sector.

Another Francorp In-house Attorney Jumps Ship

OLYMPIA FIELD, Ill. – Francorp Inc, self-proclaimed as the leader in franchise development, continues to sign on new clients despite its loss of staff and burden to pay off its big debt on tax liens and judgments. The question now is will Francorp be able to meet its legal obligations to its clients, and will these companies get accurate and reliable legal services that won’t come back to haunt them.

Criminal Charges Dropped against Rent-A-Husband

Rent-A-Husband's CEO Kaile Warren (right) with attorney (left)
Rent-A-Husband's CEO Warren with attorney Lilley /WCSH6 video

PORTLAND, Maine – Eighteen days prior to trial, the Attorney General’s Office dismissed all criminal charges with prejudice effective immediately against Kaile Warren, Jr. and his Rent-A-Husband company in light of evidence.

3 Top Franchises Pleasing Customers

Ace Hardware store in Ohio, photo courtesy of Wikipedia

BusinessWeek’s fourth annual customer service awards is handed out not to companies like American Express but also to franchise brands. Out of 25 customer service champions, here are three franchisors from this year’s list of winners.