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Retail Franchises

It’s All Retail

Two thirds of GDP comes from retail consumption

Always Be Selling

The retail industry is expected to grow by an annual compounded rate of 5% through 2015.

Clothes On

Apparel retail, or clothing sales, generated 304,906 million dollars in revenue

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Retail Franchises Industry Description


The retail industry is comprised of stores selling a wide variety of products. Some of the most popular retail franchise segments are clothing, convenience stores, dollar stores and grocery stores , but there are franchises that sell just about anything you can think of.

Storefront needed

Because they require a retail space, these franchises are more expensive than those that allow franchisees to have a low-cost business.

Clothing competition

The U.S. apparel market is the largest in the world, comprising about 28 percent of the global total and has a market value of about $331 billion.

Retail on the rise

The latest annual report from the U.S. Department of Commerce recorded annual retail sales of $4.7 trillion.

Two thirds of America’s gross domestic product comes from retail consumption, and the retail industry is expected to grow 5 percent this year, making this the perfect time to jump in and begin a retail franchise.

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SIGNARAMA is the largest sign franchisor in the world. The sign industry has become more than a $49 billion market and SIGNARAMA has been ranked by Entrepreneur as the top franchise in the industry for nine straight years.

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Experimac is the innovator in sales and service of Apple® products. Their multiple revenue stream model includes sales of pre-owned Apple® computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, and sales of accessories, upgrades and software.

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Doc Popcorn


Doc Popcorn is a retail franchise selling fresh-popped popcorn in a verity of flavors. Our franchises are affordable and efficient, creating $50 of product every 5 minutes with only 1 or 2 employees. Our franchises are popular, scalable, and simple - all products are made in two pieces of equipment.

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Over the past few years the vapor (e-cigarette) industry has been experiencing phenomenal growth with new vapor shops opening up throughout the United States. Come Join the Team with Vapor Maven and start your Own business today.

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Apricot Lane


Apricot Lane is a retail fashion boutique selling designed apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories. The franchise focuses heavily on specializing their fashion lines to reflect local tastes and trends. The boutiques cater to women and are ideal for anyone with a strong interest in fashion or retail.

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The UPS Store


The UPS Store network has more than 30 years of franchising experience with a proven franchise model and a globally recognized brand. We've learned what works through the years, and as a franchisee you can benefit from that knowledge.

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Earthwise Pet Supply


EarthWise Pet Supply offers a unique pet store experience where education, nutrition, and atmosphere come together in the perfect combination. EarthWise offers franchise owners strong growth potential, a flexible franchise model, relatively low investment, and unparalleled support.

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SMS Masterminds


As an SMS Masterminds licensee, you'll receive an exclusive market in which to sell a state of the art mobile-based loyalty program to local businesses. Replacing traditional punch-card loyalty programs, SMS Masterminds is the next generation of direct marketing.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives


Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is America's #1 choice for professional custom outdoor lighting. Our full-service suite makes us an excellent choice for entrepreneurs looking for career and creative fulfillment with strong revenue streams and high client satisfaction rates

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Expedia CruiseShipCenters


Expedia CruiseShipCenters is North America's largest retail travel agency franchise and a leading seller of cruise travel. Build equity and enjoy a great lifestyle with our proven franchise model with 29+ years of success.

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