Blooming April Grand Openings

It’s an exciting time for Winmark. Four out of five of our brands had stores open this month. We saw two Style Encore openings and now we’re introducing you to franchisees from our other brands that had grand openings in

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Style Encore Double Grand Openings

Style Encore Opens Two More Stores On Thursday April 13, 2017, Style Encore opened two more stores in the United States. The Centerville, OH and Brandon, FL locations opened for business to the excitement of their respective communities. Help us welcome

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Style Encore Is A Top 100 New Franchise

Style Encore Ranked #44 in Entrepreneur’s Top 100 New Franchises for 2017 The brand designed by women for women makes a splash at #44 on Entrepreneur’s Top 100 New Franchises for 2017. Since it’s inception in 2014, Style Encore has

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Vice-President Turned Winmark Franchisee

What a powerful and inspiring piece on Style Encore and Plato’s Closet owner, Diane Krause-Stetson by Brava Magazine. Article: Career Reimagined – Be Yourself    Are you thinking about owning your own store too? Style Encore is a promising and fast

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Once Upon a Child Opens in Morgantown, WV

Congratulations David & Teresa! Over the weekend of April 6-9, the couple had their grand opening in Morgantown, WV. Though it started gloomy and wet, the sun eventually shined down on their big day. Teresa and David launched an unforgettable

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How Music Go Round Capitalizes on Bricks and Clicks Shopping

Entrepreneur and musician Kevin Dierker had his sights set on opening a music store when he left his sales position at a steel fabrication company in St. Louis. Having worked at music stores when he was in high school, he

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Style Encore Continues to Grow

On March 23rd, 2017, Style Encore opened two stores to add to their growth. The two newest members of the Winmark family are located in Terra Haute, IN. and Williston, VT. After weeks of buying gently used and new women’s

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What’s Your Closet Worth?

According to Alliance Data, 25 percent of Americans have clothing and accessories worth between $1,000 and nearly $2,500 in their closet, while a close second — 23 percent — reported their closets being worth up to $5,000. For most women,

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Sister Brands Grand Open Today

Plato’s Closet & Once Upon A Child Grand Openings on 3/16/17 With joy and excitement, we are thrilled to announce the grand openings of Plato’s Closet – Oklahoma City, OK. and Once Upon A Child – Pearland, TX. For Oklahoma, this

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How Winmark® Brands Perform Compared to the Industry

Since experiencing a revival after the 2008 economic downturn, the resale business has become a booming $70 billion industry with continued growth expected in the coming years. Spurred by consumer demand for savings, reducing waste and the opportunity to earn

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