IMPRINTED PROMOTIONS FRANCHISE Instant Imprints plans to establish a 50-strong network of franchisees across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland over the next 15 years, with the first opening taking place over the summer. The first franchisee is Martin Quinn, who is also a Master Franchisee for ReMax with approximately 70 locations in the region.
"There's a large market in Ireland for the products that Instant Imprints offers," said Quinn. "We expect school and sports teams to be big consumers. The market doesn't have a business model like ours and the small business community is in need of a one-stop shop for promotional items."
Instant Imprints offers a 'five-in-one' business model, with every store providing screen printing, embroidery, signs and banners, heat transfers, and promotional products. "International expansion is a natural progression to the domestic growth we are experiencing at Instant Imprints," says Leo Kats, President and Co-Founder of Instant Imprints. "Our system has been doubling in size for the past four years and we expect to do so for the next two years in the United States. We are now focusing on expansion and becoming a global brand."
Instant Imprints plans to further its international growth by targeting Canada, Australia, Mexico, the UK and Italy. The company plans to award two more international Master Franchises by the end of this year. "Having strong international Master Licensees will give us the opportunity to continue to refine and grow our business model," Kats adds.
Published: 10 May 2006
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