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Italy's MBE Worldwide Buys Alphagraphics

AlphagraphicsUtah-based Alphagraphics Inc., a franchising chain of quick print shops, announced October 4 that Italy-based MBE Worldwide has acquired 100 percent of the franchising firm for $61 million.

UPS to Pay $4.2M to Settle Whistleblower Claims of Delivery Fraud

Department of Justice Attorney General Loretta Lynch in Briefing Room. Photo/Department of Justice
Department of Justice Attorney General Loretta Lynch in Briefing Room. Photo/DoJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Parcel Services agreed last week to pay $4.2 million to settle a whistleblower's lawsuit claiming the shipping firm falsified records on state and city government packages to avoid paying out refunds to those agencies.

UPS Store Franchisees Go Back to Trial

A New York City UPS Store gets a new franchise owner
A UPS Store in New York City

LOS ANGELES – A California court of appeals has ruled that some 3,000 former Mail Boxes Etc franchisees can go to jury trial to prove their claims against United Parcel Services.

Court Affirms UPS Franchisees Claims Unproven

The UPS Store in New York City, under new ownership
The UPS Store, New York City; photo/steinberg

LOS ANGELES – The US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, handed down its decision last week affirming that approximately 200 UPS Store franchisees failed to prove their case against franchisor Mail Boxes Etc.

UPS Fears Continuation of Losing Streak by California Appellate Court

Would you buy a franchise if the franchisor had an unfettered right to completely change the business model at any time and prevent you from renewing your current agreement unless you adopted the new business model?

$22.5 Million Lending to UPS Store Owners

The franchisees of 4,700 UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations now have access to funding.

UPS Store Franchisee Council Voices Concerns

SAN DIEGO – After meeting with company officials last week, The UPS Store Franchisee Advisory Council voiced its concerns in the FAC meeting minutes.