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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