CHILDREN’S ORCHARD: Children’s Orchard, Milford Wins Three Awards!

We love when our franchisees receive recognition for their great work. In the case of the Children’s Orchard in Milford, Massachusetts, they got not one but three awards! Source: wickedlocalfavorites.com In the tradition of the Boston area, the awards are called “Wicked Local Favorites.” With over 500,000 votes from newspaper readers in the area, it’s pretty…

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CHILDREN’S ORCHARD: Summer is Here!

Summer is officially here, and along with that comes the need for some fun play clothes for your kids! As the weather gets warmer, kids want to be outside and play. They need shorts and shoes and comfortable tees. At Children’s Orchard, we have all of the things your kids need to play outside –…

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CHILDREN’S ORCHARD: Spring Clothes for Kids

Spring is the time of year when you’re putting away your children’s coats for the season, packing away winter sweaters, and pulling out spring clothes for your kids. The only problem is that your kids have probably long outgrown anything they may have had from last year. What’s the solution to kids who outgrow their…

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NTY Franchise Acquires Children’s Orchard

NTY Franchise Company, a pioneering force in the rapidly growing $13 billion resale/retail industry, continues its aggressive growth plan with the acquisition of Children’s Orchard, a chain of top quality, gently used children’s merchandise. NTY, “New To You,” based in Minnetonka, Minn., purchased Children’s Orchard to expand its footprint nationwide as a leader in the resale-retail sector. Source: PRWeb
NTY is the umbrella company overseeing five resale/retail brands including Clothes Mentor, New Uses, Device Pit Stop, NTY Clothing Exchange and NTY Kids. To enhance its NTY Kids brand, the company bought the chain of 32 Children’s Orchard stores, boutiques of top quality, gently used children’s clothing, toys, furniture, equipment, books and accessories. The company will combine the two brands, under the Children’s Orchard name, to enhance the customer experience at the store level with a robust point of sale and management system, centralized analytics and an attractive customer loyalty program.

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NTY Kids’ Animation Whiteboard Wins Big!

Congratulations to Bill Carson for winning the 2015 AVA Digital Gold Award. This award was given for his creative work on the NTY Kids’ Whiteboard Animation on the website.

As AVA stated: “AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. Work ranges from digital engagement campaigns – to audio and video production – to website development – to social media interaction – to mobile marketing.”

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NTY FRANCHISE COMPANY: Franchise Times: Recycling Kings At It Again

Ron Olson and his son Chad were recently featured by Franchise Times in a “Where Are They Now?” article. The article takes a quick look at the past, present, and future of franchise owner Ron Olson, speaking about his role as an “entrepreneur’s entrepreneur”, and the new franchise concepts for NTY. The full article can be…

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NTY Franchise Named to MN Fast 50 for 2014

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal released their list of the Fast 50, a list of Minnesota’s top entrepreneurs for the year. The list takes an in-depth look at some of the fastest-growing companies in the state, and Ron and Chad Olson were featured as part of this list. The article looks at the humble beginnings…

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Resale franchisor gets second wind after Winmark

As Sarah Buzzell perused items at the new NTY Clothing Exchange in Minnetonka, she couldn’t help but notice the pristine quality of the used merchandise, rock-bottom prices — and that lulling fragrance. “This place smells amazing,” said the Ramsey resident, as the aroma of coconut lime verbena wafted from the store’s ScentAir machine. “The stuff…

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