Leader in hair care for men and boys continues to expand rapidly throughout Canada
LONDON, ON, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Sport Clips Haircuts, a modern-day barbershop concept and leader in hair care for men and boys, has no plans of slowing down their rapid expansion throughout Canada. The Canadian Master Franchisor has recently awarded its 77th franchise license, within two years of starting operations in Canada.
The franchise currently has 12 locations open across Canada (10 in Southern Ontario, one in Saskatoon, SK and one in Surrey, BC), and is on pace to have a total of 22 Stores open by the end of 2014. While on track to achieving their stated goal of having 50 locations open in 2016, 100 open in 2018, and 200 open in 2022, Sport Clips Canada is particularly thrilled to open two Stores this month in its fourth Province: Calgary, Alberta.
"Our goal has always been to attract the highest quality Franchisees and to open Stores strategically across the Country," said Peter Kowal, President and COO of the Master Franchisor, Sport Clips Canada. "We started our initial growth in Southern Ontario, and have since awarded a total of 16 licenses in Saskatchewan and Alberta, along with another 16 licenses in British Columbia."
One of the more recent Franchisees comes from an elite sports background. Brent Parker from Regina, SK was the former President and co-owner of the Regina Pats (WHL). After spending 18-years with the team, Parker resigned in May 2013 and is now turning his energy toward opening five Sport Clips stores across Saskatchewan. "We are very fortunate to have Franchisees like Brent Parker involved with Sport Clips," said Mark Schiffner, CEO of Sport Clips Canada. "Our franchisees come from very diverse backgrounds, they all have strong business experience, which is what we look for most. Our system is proven with over 1,200 locations in the US, so a strong business background is enough of an investment for our franchise model so that we may continue to be the leader in hair care for men and boys in North America."
Sport Clips offers Canadian owner/investor opportunities in 3-packs ($59,500 CDN), 5-packs ($84,500 CDN) or 10-packs ($147,000 CDN), with the goal of becoming the leading men's and boys' hair provider in each market developed. Sport Clips Canada is also a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA).
About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1993 by Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked 2nd overall by FORBES as one of the "Top Ten Best" franchises to buy, ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 "Fastest-Growing Franchises," and in the top 10 percent of the "Franchise 500." The Canadian expansion began in 2012 with business partners Peter Kowal and Mark Schiffner, both Canadian citizens with over 45-years of collective International franchise experience between them. In August 2012, they finalized their agreement for the Canadian market as Sport Clips International's first Master Franchisor. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.ca.
SOURCE: Sport Clips Canada
For further information: For additional information and interview opportunities, contact: Sacha Simpson, Marketing Manager of Sport Clips Canada, Phone: 416-560-8244, e-mail: [email protected]