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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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