Cartridge World Hits 1,000th Store Mark With Newest Location in Atlanta, GA

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Cartridge World, the world's
 fastest growing ink refilling retailer in the $55 billion printer cartridge
 industry, announces the grand opening of its 1,000th world-wide retail
 location in Atlanta, GA on October 26, 2005.  With projections of more than
 300 new openings a year in the United States alone, the 1,000th store is one
 of the many milestones the printer cartridge refilling retailer is pursuing.
     "Reaching the 1,000-store mark is a significant achievement for our
 company and for our franchise owners in terms of how it illustrates the
 strength and sustenance of the Cartridge World concept," said Bryan Stokes,
 Director and Co-Founder of Cartridge World.  "As consumers and businesses are
 educated on the cost-effectiveness and environmentally friendly benefits to
 printer cartridge refilling, Cartridge World will continue to be at the
 forefront of this industry."
     The 500th United States location is expected to open in spring 2006.
 Eventually, there will be thousands of Cartridge World stores in the United
 States, putting Cartridge World on a fast track to becoming a neighborhood
 brand.  "Many of our franchise owners are committed to the company's growth
 and are opening additional locations in a very short time period," added Burt
 Yarkin, CEO of Cartridge World North America.
     Cartridge World, which opened its first franchise location in Adelaide,
 Australia in 1997, is the first retail cartridge refilling concept to take on
 manufacturing giants such as HP, Lexmark and Canon while offering cost-saving
 solutions for consumers and businesses on the traditionally inflated costs of
 printer cartridges.
     The company provides consumers and small to mid-sized businesses with a
 retail cartridge refilling service that allows customers to refill their ink
 and toner printer cartridges with as much ease as they refill the gas tanks of
 their cars.  More importantly, customers receive up to a 50 percent savings, a
 money-back service guarantee on all refilled cartridges and are helping the
 environment at the same time.  Cartridge World estimates that it will keep
 9 million cartridges out of landfills this year.
 
     About Cartridge World
     Cartridge World was founded in South Australia in 1997.  In addition to
 providing refill services, Cartridge World's 1000 locations in 27 countries
 worldwide deal in compatible and original manufacturer cartridges for inkjet
 printers, laser printers, fax machines and photocopiers as well as additional
 supplies for fax machines and copiers.  For more information, please call
 (866) 4-RELOAD or visit http://www.cartridgeworldusa.com .
 
     Contact: Lana Simon, Fishman Public Relations (847) 945-1300 x 225 or
 lsimon@fishmanpr.com .
 
 

SOURCE Cartridge World

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