Franchise Leaders Meet in Palm Springs for Annual Convention


Franchise leaders from around the world will gather in Palm Springs, Calif., this winter to discuss the latest in international expansion, financial growth strategies, technology investment, recruitment and methods of attracting multicultural prospective investors to become small-business owners.

WHO: International Franchise Association

The International Franchise Association, the world’s largest trade group representing this business strategy, sponsors the three day event.

WHERE: Palm Springs Convention Center

WHEN: February 25-28, 2006

NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI, AND NORWELL, MA, – January 20, 2006 – Cartridge World New England, a leader in environmentally friendly inkjet and cartridge refilling, today announced the opening of their second location in Rhode Island at 1744 Mineral Springs Avenue in North Providence.

Cartridge World opened their first Rhode Island franchise location this past June at the Quaker Valley Mall in West Warwick. Consumer response has been so positive that plans are complete for a third location at South County Commons in Kingston. A fourth location in Middletown is currently under negotiation.

Small businesses, home-based businesses and individual consumers alike have taken to the Cartridge World concept in Rhode Island fueling the rapid expansion. The retail cartridge refilling business in North America generated an estimated $26 million in 2004 sales. That is just a small portion of the $20 billion a year cartridge replacement industry.

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