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Standing Out

Beth Ewen

Four concepts in the eclectic retailing category, which includes everything from clothing to convenience stores to furniture to hardware, stand out in a good way with double-digit gains in systemwide sales. Circle K jumps up 22 percent. Woof Gang Bakery boosts sales 29 percent. uBreakIFix, a personal technology repair store, again tops our leader board with a 26.5 percent sales increase. Nothing Bundt Cakes chimes in with a 23.4 percent gain. Then there is the double-digit standout in the other direction, with Edible Arrangements down 11.8 percent after a year of turmoil in the c-suite and agitated franchisees suing the brand. Woof Gang Bakery’s CEO Paul Allen said his pet store franchise’s morph toward grooming services is the main reason behind the gains. “We understood that the industry was changing and we’ve changed with it as it happened,” he said. Woof Gang had as much as 80 percent of sales from retail, and today that’s down to 40 percent as 60 percent comes from grooming.


Clothing    
RankRank '20Franchise Concept Global Sales ($M) Sales Growth %
1500Rhea Lana's 20 20.2%
2386Uptown Cheapskate 61 14.9%
3453Big Frog Custom T-Shirts 33 12.4%
4410Style Encore 49 11.4%
5390Kid to Kid 59 10.1%
6448Just Between Friends 35 9.5%
7185Once Upon A Child 376 7.4%
8156Plato's Closet 516 5.5%
9469Mainstream Boutique 29 -1.5%
Convenience Stores    
RankRank '20Franchise Concept Global Sales ($M) Sales Growth %
110Circle K 12,458 22.0%
227-Eleven 89,000* 3.5%
383ampm 1,400 1.4%
Home improvement/Hardware    
RankRank '20Franchise Concept Global Sales ($M) Sales Growth %
1130Matco Tools 682* 3.3%
25Ace Hardware 17,006 2.2%
3441DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen 36 0.7%
478Snap-on Tools 1,650 0.0%
Phone/Technology    
RankRank '20Franchise Concept Global Sales ($M) Sales Growth %
1243UBREAKIFIX 205 26.5%
2141Wireless Zone 570 4.7%
3138Batteries Plus Bulbs 579 -3.2%
4482Experimax 25 -19.7%
Specialties    
RankRank '20Franchise Concept Global Sales ($M) Sales Growth %
1196Nothing Bundt Cakes 352 23.4%
2494The Spice & Tea Exchange 22 13.6%
3282Metal Supermarkets 153 8.7%
4202Pinch A Penny 326 8.6%
5247Wild Birds Unlimited 191 7.9%
699Pet Supplies Plus 1,047 5.5%
7405Christmas Decor 51 4.9%
8444Music Go Round 35 2.9%
9231Play It Again Sports 227 1.8%
10174HoneyBaked Ham 446 1.2%
11324Great Harvest Bread Co. 101 -1.4%
12315HobbyTown 111 -1.5%
13188Slumberland 372 -4.3%
1459GNC 2,400* -5.0%
15376Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs 66 -6.3%
16175Edible Arrangements 442 -11.8%
17365Learning Express Toys 72 -12.7%
18440Foot Solutions 36 -27.5%

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