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What Recession? Flip Flop Shops Growing Fast!

While many companies are struggling to survive these tough economic times, Flip Flop Shops is growing like crazy! What makes this franchise so successful?

While the economic climate throughout the past couple of years has left an increasing number of small businesses challenged, forcing some to pull the plug on growth and expansion all together, Flip Flop Shops , North America’s first retail chain exclusive to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and sandals, has defied the odds and grown its network of franchises at a record pace.

Behind the strength and experience of an executive team that boasts a combined 50 years of franchise experience – including the same group of major players who helped build such household brand names as Cold Stone Creamery and Moe’s Southwest Grill – Flip Flop Shops has capitalized on the massive market potential of flip flops and sandals and taken this area of a booming specialty retail sector mainstream.

Today, nearly two years later, Flip Flop Shops has:

  • accepted nearly 5,000 franchise applications
  • generated more than $1 million in franchise fees
  • grown the concept to 11 shops nationwide, with 30 more in the pipeline

The company’s mission is to provide the opportunity for anyone, in any climate, to “live, work and play with their toes exposed” while wearing the freedom of flip flops on their feet. Once reserved only for poolside or beachwear, flip flops have grown to become the “global youth uniform,” as well as accepted footwear for anyone ranging from surfers to high-level corporate executives. In fact, flip flop sales exceeded those of athletic shoes for the first time in 2006, and flip flop fever has continued to build momentum ever since.

Flip Flop Shops currently has 14 locations operating in Florida, Arizona, California, Texas, Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware, as well as forays into Vancouver, Edmonton and Guam. The company will soon open additional shops in Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, Tennessee, North Carolina and Ohio.

Company plans call for more than doubling its presence throughout the United States and Canada in 2010 and having more than 200 shops by 2013.

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3 comments on What Recession? Flip Flop Shops Growing Fast!

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By JJFCPA on November 25, 2009 at 08:17 am

Can this be true? I can see the headline of the future. Flip Flop Shop, the fastest growing retial business in the world, acquires "Crocs".

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By SocialMedia_Chick on November 25, 2009 at 10:56 am
You never know but it surely is a good time to invest in a Flip Flop Shops franchise. Thanks for your comment!
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By Lady D on November 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Nice ad.

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