NFI was MEINEKE Canada’s franchise Head Office. Meineke itself is one of the strongest automotive service chains in the United States with over 1000 units and brand spokesman like George Foreman. Since signing on with Meineke in late 2005 we have helped the automotive chain grow to 50+ units in Canada.
Pro Oil Change
Pro Oil Change is a “quick lube’ service shop that had grown to 10 corporate units and was finding it difficult to manage. The problem however lied in the fact that no 2 units were the same and therefore lacked an identity. In 2009 when Travis Allen came to NFI we were able to give his great company a complete makeover from “soup to nuts”. NFI began by building an identity from a website to all franchise documents and operations manuals to the now trademarked Pro Oil Change Oil cap logo. From there we have sold 25+ units in Ontario and have assisted in a master for British Columbia and it is only the beginning of Pro Oil Change’s growth as a dominant player in the “quick lube” industry in Canada.
In an already strong automotive franchise category that was dominated by players like Midas and Speedy and more NFI took on a mandate to put the right kind of franchisees into a growing Ontario automotive franchisor. We succeeded in helping open up 20+ shops and assisted in the structuring and launch of a now standardized provincial franchise advertising campaign.
Over the past 15 years NFI has been working with Midas Canada and their franchise re-sales. Re-sales can be a very challenging portion of a franchisors day to day franchise development as no franchisor ever likes the prospect of closing or taking over a unit corporately that isn’t in the strategic plan. Over the past 15 years Network Franchising International has been responsible for 50+ re-sales and in some cases allocating the real estate attached as well.
AMAZING FRUIT PRODUCTS
• Designed and Developed the International strategy for Licensing & Distribution
• Developed a separate program for Private Label Merchandising & Marketing
• Sold the first Technology License in the U.S.A.
• Presented and Sold the first major grocery chain order to Wal-Mart Canada
• Sold the distribution rights for the UK, Australia, Sweden, Netherlands and Denmark
• Negotiated and signed a License Agreement with the Disney Company for Europe
• Signed the first Private Label deal with Loblaws Cos. for a President's Choice launch in Canada.
Prepared the groundwork for the launch into Ontario and Eastern Canada.
MANHATTAN GRILL COMPANY
(based on concept only without an operating unit)
• Sold a 10 Unit Area Development for Edmonton, Alberta
• Sold a 10 Unit Area Development for Central Ontario
• Sold the first franchise in British Columbia (Kamloops)
More than doubled the number of units in Ontario to over 24 centers, making it the largest franchise network of its kind in Canada.
EXPRESSFIT FOR WOMEN
Sold the first Area Master franchise for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Expanded the chain from 20 stores in Ontario & Maritimes to over 80 stores across Canada.
JUST NEW REELEASES
Expanded the network from 10 stores in Ontario, to over 125 stores across Canada.
PAULMAC'S PET FOODS
Strategically sold over 50 franchises resulting in their merger with PET VALUE.
Expanded the chain from 12 units in Ontario to over 120 centres across Canada, USA & Puerto Rico. Directed the franchise marketing to achieve status as the "Fastest growing Franchise in Canada".
LE PRINT EXPRESS
Created the concept and grew the franchise across Canada from 0 to 30.
Initiated the Company's Initial Public Stock Offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Launched the concept in the USA with a strategic in-store deal with Wal-Mart.
Academy of Mathematics & Science
Expanded the chain from 18 units in Ontario to over 50 franchises across Canada. Sold the Master Franchise Rights for Alberta. Sold an Area Development deal for up to 8 stores in BC's lower mainland.
Initiated the Company's Initial Public Stock Offering on the Alberta Stock Exchange.