HARTLAND, Wis., May 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hurricane season officially started June 1, 2012. According to Reuters, in 2011, tornadoes caused nearly $30 billion in damages across the nation. Meteorologists predicted this summer to have more tornadoes and floods than usual. They attribute this change to the irregularly warm 2011-2012 winter. Tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters can knock out power for hours or even days at a time. Batteries Plus®, the nation’s largest battery and light bulb franchise with access to more than 40,000 types of batteries, light bulbs and accessories, offers several products and tips to help consumers prepare for and remain safe during the storm season.
“Regardless of the type of storm, consumers and businesses need to be prepared to lose power. Power management devices should be the biggest consideration both during and after a storm,” said Russ Reynolds, Batteries Plus CEO. “Other than obvious items, such as flash lights and hurricane lanterns, the public should seriously consider power inverters and chargers that help power their devices from a car rather than a wall outlet if they lose power in their homes after a storm. Additionally, businesses should stock up on batteries for exit lights, UPS back-up systems and their communication devices. Batteries Plus has implemented a system-wide disaster planning program. This system helps all of our stores nationwide plan for severe weather by notifying them of storms that are en-route, ensuring they are fully stocked with product before and when the storms hit, offering expedited shipping of product to the stores, and helping them quickly and easily replenish their stock in the aftermath of the storms so that retail and business consumers can get what they need.”
Batteries Plus recommends consumers have the following products on hand in the event of a power outage during a natural disaster:
About Batteries Plus
Batteries Plus is the nation’s first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise with over 510 locations in 46 states and Puerto Rico. Batteries Plus is owned by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, whose franchise portfolio includes companies such as: Carvel Ice Cream, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Seattle’s Best Coffee International, McAlister’s Deli<, FastSigns, Arby's, Primrose Schools, Wingstop, Pet Valu and Auntie Anne's. With access to more than 40,000 types of batteries, light bulbs and accessories, Batteries Plus has the widest selection of battery and light bulb products available and offers unmatched service to consumers, businesses and government entities at the national and local levels. Batteries Plus continues its reign as the undisputed leader in the expanding $30.7 billion U.S. battery replacement market and in the rapidly- growing U.S. light bulb replacement market estimated to be at $17 billion*. To learn more about our exciting franchise opportunities please visit Batteries Plus’ Franchising Site. *Freedonia Research Study
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We repair broken Apple® devices, including iPads®, iPhones® and iPods®, most Samsung® devices and many more. Plus, we have screen protectors for cell phones and tablets.
In-store services include (among others):
• Cracked Screen Replacement
• Button Replacement
• Camera Repair
• Charge-port Repair
• Headphone-jack Repair
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Batteries Plus Bulbs is owned by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. Roark invests primarily in consumer and business services companies, with a focus on the franchise, food and restaurant, specialty retail, environmental services, waste management, and business services sectors.
With the opening of the first all-battery retail store in 1988 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Batteries Plus, as the brand was then known, quickly became the uncontested leader in the battery market, differentiated by superior product knowledge, product availability, helpful service and advice.