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  • Meet the Mom of Four Who Supports Her Family Through Resale Franchising Winmark - the Resale Company® is home to dozens of long-time franchisees. For Marnie McKnight, her journey started all the way back in 2000, when she opened her first Once Upon a Child® store in the Bloomington, Indiana market. An additional Once Upon A Child, three Style ... Continue Reading
  • Why Multi-Unit Operators are Drawn to Winmark Franchises For over 30 years, Winmark – the Resale Company® has been helping franchisees fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams. With five resale brands under our belt and over 1,270 locations, people looking for a small business opportunity are impressed by the profitability, ... Continue Reading
  • 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
  • A Look at 2022 Retail Trends: How Resale Franchisees Can Prepare The New Year is just around the corner, and businesses everywhere are looking back at 2021 and planning next year's strategy. Not only is it important to look at your past data, but you should also look at up-and-coming trends within the retail industry. From virtual ... Continue Reading

Music Go Round

  • 4 Reasons More Customers Are Gift Shopping Resale This Year As the holiday season comes to a close, so does the busiest time of year for our nearly 1,300 resale stores - and this year, the resale industry has seen more holiday shoppers than ever. Between the uncertain economy, a continued spike in green consumerism, a desire to give ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your Resale Store for the Busy Holiday Shopping Season As the holiday season rolls around, retail businesses everywhere are preparing for all the hustle and bustle that comes along with it. This year, consumer and market trends will drive more customers to resale stores than ever. With sustainability as a top focus, more ... Continue Reading
  • What's the Outlook for the Resale Industry in 2022? As the economic environment remains full of uncertainty, inflation is taking over. Consumers are finding themselves spending more money on everyday items, from groceries to clothing. While this uptick in retail prices has not deterred people from buying, it has led them ... Continue Reading
  • A Look at 2022 Retail Trends: How Resale Franchisees Can Prepare The New Year is just around the corner, and businesses everywhere are looking back at 2021 and planning next year's strategy. Not only is it important to look at your past data, but you should also look at up-and-coming trends within the retail industry. From virtual ... Continue Reading

Once Upon A Child

  • Meet the Mom of Four Who Supports Her Family Through Resale Franchising Winmark - the Resale Company® is home to dozens of long-time franchisees. For Marnie McKnight, her journey started all the way back in 2000, when she opened her first Once Upon a Child® store in the Bloomington, Indiana market. An additional Once Upon A Child, three Style ... Continue Reading
  • 4 Reasons More Customers Are Gift Shopping Resale This Year As the holiday season comes to a close, so does the busiest time of year for our nearly 1,300 resale stores - and this year, the resale industry has seen more holiday shoppers than ever. Between the uncertain economy, a continued spike in green consumerism, a desire to give ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your Resale Store for the Busy Holiday Shopping Season As the holiday season rolls around, retail businesses everywhere are preparing for all the hustle and bustle that comes along with it. This year, consumer and market trends will drive more customers to resale stores than ever. With sustainability as a top focus, more ... Continue Reading
  • How A Husband-and-Wife Duo Capitalized Off Three Neighboring Resale Stores It was in 2013 that Ann Davis and Bob Henderson teamed up to open a Play It Again Sports® store in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The pair had two kids and raised them in Calgary, where they’d shop at resale stores, like Once Upon a Child®, regularly. When they moved to ... Continue Reading

Plato's Closet

  • Meet the Mom of Four Who Supports Her Family Through Resale Franchising Winmark - the Resale Company® is home to dozens of long-time franchisees. For Marnie McKnight, her journey started all the way back in 2000, when she opened her first Once Upon a Child® store in the Bloomington, Indiana market. An additional Once Upon A Child, three Style ... Continue Reading
  • 4 Reasons More Customers Are Gift Shopping Resale This Year As the holiday season comes to a close, so does the busiest time of year for our nearly 1,300 resale stores - and this year, the resale industry has seen more holiday shoppers than ever. Between the uncertain economy, a continued spike in green consumerism, a desire to give ... Continue Reading
  • Plato's Closet Celebrates Its 500th Store! This year has been one of many milestones for Winmark - the Resale Company®, and we’re topping it off with the opening of our 500th Plato’s Closet store! The store opened on December 1st in Windsor, ON, furthering our mission to provide Resale for Everyone™. The Store that ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your Resale Store for the Busy Holiday Shopping Season As the holiday season rolls around, retail businesses everywhere are preparing for all the hustle and bustle that comes along with it. This year, consumer and market trends will drive more customers to resale stores than ever. With sustainability as a top focus, more ... Continue Reading

Play It Again Sports

  • 4 Reasons More Customers Are Gift Shopping Resale This Year As the holiday season comes to a close, so does the busiest time of year for our nearly 1,300 resale stores - and this year, the resale industry has seen more holiday shoppers than ever. Between the uncertain economy, a continued spike in green consumerism, a desire to give ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your Resale Store for the Busy Holiday Shopping Season As the holiday season rolls around, retail businesses everywhere are preparing for all the hustle and bustle that comes along with it. This year, consumer and market trends will drive more customers to resale stores than ever. With sustainability as a top focus, more ... Continue Reading
  • Meet the Military Veteran Who Found Success in Resale Franchising As a third-generation military veteran, Erich Krumrei knows all about hard work, dedication and leadership. With his grandfather in the Navy during WWII and father in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, he joined the Marine Corps after college and was stationed in Iraq during the ... Continue Reading
  • How A Husband-and-Wife Duo Capitalized Off Three Neighboring Resale Stores It was in 2013 that Ann Davis and Bob Henderson teamed up to open a Play It Again Sports® store in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The pair had two kids and raised them in Calgary, where they’d shop at resale stores, like Once Upon a Child®, regularly. When they moved to ... Continue Reading

Style Encore

  • Meet the Mom of Four Who Supports Her Family Through Resale Franchising Winmark - the Resale Company® is home to dozens of long-time franchisees. For Marnie McKnight, her journey started all the way back in 2000, when she opened her first Once Upon a Child® store in the Bloomington, Indiana market. An additional Once Upon A Child, three Style ... Continue Reading
  • 4 Reasons More Customers Are Gift Shopping Resale This Year As the holiday season comes to a close, so does the busiest time of year for our nearly 1,300 resale stores - and this year, the resale industry has seen more holiday shoppers than ever. Between the uncertain economy, a continued spike in green consumerism, a desire to give ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your Resale Store for the Busy Holiday Shopping Season As the holiday season rolls around, retail businesses everywhere are preparing for all the hustle and bustle that comes along with it. This year, consumer and market trends will drive more customers to resale stores than ever. With sustainability as a top focus, more ... Continue Reading
  • Women Franchise Partners at Style Encore Pay Forward Their Success Style Encore is Winmark’s newest brand, and it satisfies a crucial niche of consumers: Millennial and Gen Z professional women. A significant factor in Style Encore’s success is our franchise owners, many of who can empathize with their customer base. In other words, women ... Continue Reading

Winmark

  • Meet the Mom of Four Who Supports Her Family Through Resale Franchising Winmark - the Resale Company® is home to dozens of long-time franchisees. For Marnie McKnight, her journey started all the way back in 2000, when she opened her first Once Upon a Child® store in the Bloomington, Indiana market. An additional Once Upon A Child, three Style ... Continue Reading
  • 4 Reasons More Customers Are Gift Shopping Resale This Year As the holiday season comes to a close, so does the busiest time of year for our nearly 1,300 resale stores - and this year, the resale industry has seen more holiday shoppers than ever. Between the uncertain economy, a continued spike in green consumerism, a desire to give ... Continue Reading
  • Plato's Closet Celebrates Its 500th Store! This year has been one of many milestones for Winmark - the Resale Company®, and we’re topping it off with the opening of our 500th Plato’s Closet store! The store opened on December 1st in Windsor, ON, furthering our mission to provide Resale for Everyone™. The Store that ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your Resale Store for the Busy Holiday Shopping Season As the holiday season rolls around, retail businesses everywhere are preparing for all the hustle and bustle that comes along with it. This year, consumer and market trends will drive more customers to resale stores than ever. With sustainability as a top focus, more ... Continue Reading