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Batteries Plus Signs Two-Unit Deal That Will Break Ground in Vermont

New franchisee William Moore will open the brand’s first location in the Green Mountain State.

Batteries Plus may have more than 720 units across the United States, but the nation’s leading omnichannel franchise retailer of batteries, specialty light bulbs and phone repair services is still open to expansion and has several hot markets available for franchising. 

The retail franchise recently scored a major win by signing a two-unit deal with new franchisee William Moore. The southern New Hampshire resident will open one store in Lebanon and the other in Burlington, Vermont. The Burlington location will mark the brand’s first foray into the Green Mountain State and is currently scheduled to open in October 2020.  

Moore started his journey with Batteries Plus as a customer. He brings a wide range of experience to the table, having worked in contract sales, food distribution and more. He also managed more than 150 employees in a previous role and currently works as a contract manager for a landscaping and snow removal business. Moore is thrilled to join an established franchise that will provide a solid blueprint for success. 

“I’m excited to have a business model to follow,” Moore said. “In my past businesses I was making it up on my own, and it can be difficult without the support of a corporate team.”

Batteries Plus also recently signed a deal with new franchisee Mike Androlewicz, who will open a store in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The Garden State currently has 11 stores with the capacity for six to eight more locations. The Batteries Plus leadership team is thrilled to have Moore and Androlewicz on board.

“Every new franchise signing is significant, especially one that puts us in a new part of the country where we will still have opportunities for more density,” Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Franchise Development Jon Sica said. 

The new signings are especially significant right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Batteries Plus stores remain open during this time and rolled out curbside operations for all products and services within two days in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“We’re supporting businesses and customers with services that are deemed essential by the government and are not impacted by local and state restrictions,” Sica said. “These two recent signings show major confidence in the Batteries Plus business model and our ability to continue operating through the crisis. The development process for both stores is in full swing, and both of our new franchisees are already seeing great real estate open up due to the current environment.” 

Franchisees like Moore and Androlewicz also benefit from the brand’s ability to serve both retail and commercial customers

“We’ve seen days when commercial sales are better and days where retail sales are better,” Sica said. “If one is impacted on any given day, the other will succeed and keep you going. This versatility has helped our franchise owners through this crisis.” 

With a solid business model and customer-focused franchisees, Batteries Plus is well-positioned to continue expanding its footprint in new markets. 

The startup costs for a Batteries Plus franchise range from $201,450  to $385,230. The franchise fee is $37,500. To learn more about franchising with Batteries Plus, visit