ATLANTA, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flip Flop Shops®, one of the fastest growing retail chains in North America, today announced an exciting new Caribbean business opportunity for the master franchise rights throughout the region, including three already well-established shops in St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Curacao.
Flip Flop Shops, a global company that encourages everyone to "Live... Work...Play With Their Toes Exposed®," is exclusively devoted to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and casual footwear, including REEF, Cobian, OluKai, Cushe, Quiksilver, ROXY, SANÜK and more. Its mission is to help people "Free Their Toes®" and embrace the relaxing benefits of flip flops and casual footwear for healthier, low stress living. It's more than just a shop...it's a lifestyle.
"This is a truly unique opportunity to become an integral partner with a key player in the footwear and retail industry," said Brian Curin, the President and Co-Founder of Flip Flop Shops, a.k.a. the Flip Flop Enthusiast (size 10). "We're excited to offer considerable expansion in this region as the Caribbean lifestyle embodies what Flip Flop Shops is all about – enjoying the outdoors and embracing a healthy, active and relaxing lifestyle."
The franchise-based company operates nearly 100 locations globally, and has more than 100 shops in the development pipeline, not including this new Caribbean franchise opportunity. It is also the first retailer of its kind devoted exclusively to flip flops and casual footwear, and has greatly helped grow the industry segment into a year-round contender. In 2013, Flip Flop Shops was named to the Inc. 500 | 5,000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for the fourth year running, boasting 860-percent growth in the last three years alone.
"We're a growing company and we're not just looking for a partner; we're looking to find the right partner," said Darin Kraetsch, the CEO and Co-Founder of Flip Flop Shops (size 10). "We're seeking an enthusiastic, long-term partnership with someone interested in embracing the Flip Flop Shops culture and lifestyle."
To learn more about this Caribbean business opportunity, visit www.flipflopshops.com and call Brian Curin at 604.263.0629
About Flip Flop Shops Founded in 2004, Flip Flop Shops is the authentic retail chain exclusively devoted to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and casual footwear, including REEF, Cobian, OluKai, Cushe, Quiksilver, ROXY, and SANÜK. Its mission is to help people "Free Their Toes®" and embrace the relaxing benefits of flip flops and casual footwear for a healthier, low stress lifestyle. In addition to being an Environmentally Responsible Retailer™, one of the company's major initiatives is the Heart to Sole: Creating a Stress-Free America campaign, designed to reduce stress levels, improve heart health and support the American Heart Association.
The company began franchising in 2008 and now operates more than 100 shops globally with 100-plus in the worldwide development pipeline. The executive team boasts more than 50 years of experience building and growing some of the world's fastest-growing franchise concepts, category leaders and some of the world's most well-known brands, including Cold Stone Creamery, Moe's Southwest Grill, Nike and OfficeZilla.com. Flip Flop Shops has been awarded the International Council of Shopping Centers' prestigious "Hot Retailer Award," and ranked eighth among franchise in the 2013 Inc. 500 | 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. For more information visit www.flipflopshops.com.
Media Contact: Kelsey Richards Duo PR, for Flip Flop Shops 206.706.0508 [email protected]