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Top Retail Franchises

 

Sales Growth - Clothing Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
405 Uptown Cheapskate 53 29.1%
428 Style Encore 44 18.9%
461 Just Between Friends 32 8.2%
154 Plato's Closet 489 7.2%
192 Once Upon A Child 350 6.4%
403 Kid to Kid 54 -1.8%

Uptown Cheapskate almost broke into the top 400 with its 29.1 percent increase in sales. Style Encore almost broke the 20 percent increase in sales mark. Kid to Kid struggled this year and reported a negative sales growth of -1.8 percent and dropped the most spots on this year’s list.

 

Sales Growth - Convenience Stores

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
14 Circle K 10,209 26.0%
83 ampm 1,380  4.9%
2 7-Eleven 86,000* 1.2%

*Franchise Times Estimate

7-Eleven held onto its No. 2 spot overall despite having just over 1 percent in sales growth. At the No. 14 spot on the Top 200+ list is Circle K, which had an excellent year in sales as it recorded a 26 percent increase in sales.

 

Sales Growth - Home Improvement/Hardware Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
447 DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen 36 15.6%
5 Ace Hardware 16,632 4.0%
127 Matco Tools 660* 3.1%
77 Snap-on Tools 1,650 0.5%

*Franchise Times Estimate

Ace Hardware is now No. 5 on this year’s Top 200+ list. Overall, it was a good year for all of the brands in the home improvement category.

 

Sales Growth - Retail: Specialties

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
272 UBREAKIFIX 162 37.3%
211 Nothing Bundt Cakes 218  30.7%
290 Metal Supermarkets 140 18.5%
133 Budget Blinds 580 16.0%
139 Wireless Zone 545 13.3%
499 The Spice & Tea Exchange 19 12.6%
252 Wild Birds Unlimited 177 11.4%
367 Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs 70 7.7%
245 Fleet Feet 198* 6.5%
471 Mainstream Boutique 29 6.0%
171 HoneyBaked Ham 441 5.7%
416 Christmas Decor 49 5.3%
207 Pinch-A-Penny 300 3.9%
452 Music Go Round 34 3.0%
239 Play it Again Sports 223 0.0%
131 Batteries Plus Bulbs 599 -0.4%
313 HobbyTown 113 -8.2%
148 Edible Arrangements 501 -10.3%
58 GNC 2,415* -11.4%
351 Learning Express Toys 82 -11.4%
309 Cartridge World 119 -15.2%

*Franchise Times Estimate

GNC took a notable hit in this year’s ranking. The company reported an 11.4 percent decrease in sales. Other companies such as UBREAKFIX and Nothing Bundt Cakes made drastic strides in sales as both increased revenue by more than 30 percent.

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