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Posts from February, 2022

  • What Joining a Top-Ranked Franchise Means for Prospective Franchisees After a year of rapid growth, Winmark – the Resale Company ® is heading into an equally strong 2022. Recently, three of our brands were ranked top franchises by Entrepreneur, with Once Upon A Child ® ranked #1 in its category as Play It Again Sports ® and Plato’s Closet ® ... Continue Reading
  • How Play It Again Sports Gives Back to the Community As a retail franchise focused on community and sustainability, Winmark – the Resale Company ® is always looking for new ways to give back. One of the most rewarding parts of owning a resale store is providing families the same quality items they’d get from big retail stores ... Continue Reading
  • Amid Retail Strife, Resale Franchises Side-Step Uncertainty and Conflict The retail industry has experienced a surprising surge in the past few years. Although many brands predicted slipping numbers at the beginning of the pandemic, The Guardian recently reported sales had still increased markedly. It turned out that consumers spent on retail ... Continue Reading
  • From Store Manager to Style Encore® Franchisee Rachel Barnett's spent her entire career with a Winmark® brand, starting with when she began at one of the very first Plato's Closet® franchises in Evansville, IN in 2000 as a college student. She had no idea that in less than 15 years, she would be the proud owner of her ... Continue Reading