Instant Imprints Continues to grow within Canada
For Immediate Release
Oakville, ON, December 18, 2009: Instant Imprints Canada (II.CA) is proud to announce it has awarded the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Area Master Franchise rights to Winnipeg businessman Iain Scott. This is a new franchise concept being introduced to these provinces. Begun in the United States in 1992, a Canadian chain was founded in 2007. In Canada there are currently five stores operating in BC and in Ontario.
As an Area Franchisee, Scott will be assisting Instant Imprints Canada in building a critical mass of stores within the Manitoba and Saskatchewan markets. He will be responsible for recruiting new franchisees, providing operational support for existing stores, securing locations and providing local training.
Instant Imprints is North America’s largest branding and promotional advertising franchise that offers screen printing, promotional products, embroidery, sign and banner production in a retail setting with most services done in-house. Scott will bring his extensive background in printing to his new position as Area Franchisee for Instant Imprints. In addition, Scott will use his experience as a franchise owner – he is the owner of the number one performing The UPS Store franchise in the Manitoba/Saskatchewan area - to his role at Instant Imprints.
“Iain has solid franchise experience, is an innovator and successful marketer,” comments Don Crupi, Vice President, Franchise and Business Development for II.CA . “As an Area Franchisee, we have no doubt Iain will continue to excel and help us introduce and build a strong network of Instant Imprints store in central Canada.”
“The Instant Imprints concept is exciting on two levels,” says Scott. “First, simply have the store as a resource for small businesses is invaluable. Virtually every industry needs one of the services we offer: banners, signs, promotional products, uniforms, you name it. Second, with more and more business people in Winnipeg and throughout the province looking to be their own boss but wanting the support of a proven team behind them, the Instant Imprints concept is attractive.”
Area franchising is gaining in popularity within Canadian franchise companies as a strategic means to expand and develop markets. “Because of the sheer geographic size of Canada, it makes sense to have an Area Franchise system in place to assist with development,” says Crupi. ““Having Head Office representation, through our Area Partner, makes our brand more regionally accessible and the intimate local knowledge that the area developer provides is definitely an asset. Our Area Development Partner strategy simultaneously builds brand awareness, ramps up store count while providing the necessary operations and marketing support essential in setting up new operators for success."
About Instant Imprints
Instant Imprints is a branding and promotional advertising franchise that offers screen printing, promotional products, embroidery, sign and banner production in a retail setting with most services done in-house. Instant Imprints stores are approximately 1,200 square feet, conveniently located in easily accessible retail strip malls, and are open for both the business customer and retail consumer. The stores offer customers the opportunity to browse and inspect the merchandise, making it easier to make informed purchases.
There are approximately 60 Instant Imprints locations currently operating throughout the United States, where the concept was founded. There are five Instant Imprints stores in Canada.