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Device-repair company uBreakiFix is dramatically expanding its offering with a massive fleet of franchisee-operated repair trucks.
Christine Ricci and her team were operating 10 uBreakiFix mobile device repair stores in a 180-mile radius around Kansas City, Missouri. Right before the Covid-19 outbreak, her firm, formerly under the name Phone Medic, acquired five new markets from existing franchisees, in Arkansas, Oklahoma and southern Missouri, taking on six more stores total.
Some people hate it when their franchisor changes hands from its founders to a new, unknown and larger entity, like uBreakiFix when co-founder Justin Wetherill sold to tech repair insurance giant Asurion in late 2019. But Lonney Krentz is a fan.
One Cannabis is re-branding its retail marijuana dispensaries to Unity Rd, with its sleek store design shown here.
A crew member helps customers at a uBreakiFix store, now a subsidiary of Asurion.
NuSpine COO Aaron Hedlund sent a handwritten note to get an investor’s attention.