National And Local News - 2012

Batteries Plus Prepares Consumers for Light Bulb Changes

PRESS RELEASE - 11/23/2012 - Anonymous

Starting this year, the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) requires all new light bulbs to be manufactured at a 25% more energy efficient level in order to improve energy savings and reduce carbon footprints. As of January 1, 2012, 100W incandescent light bulbs can no longer be manufactured or imported, and over the next few years the U.S. light bulb industry will continue to undergo a massive, confusing overhaul that the average consumer or business may not be prepared for.

World's Most Highly Anticipated LED Light Bulb Hits Retail Market This Month SWITCH Lighting™ Chooses Batteries Plus® as Retail Partner for Award-Winning LED Light Bulb

PRESS RELEASE - 11/23/2012 - Aaron Gessner (Fishman Public Relations) and Deanna Siste (Grayling Connecting Point)

In a move that marks a major milestone in the nation’s transition to energy-efficient lighting, SWITCH Lighting™, the maker of the first true LED replacement for the incandescent light bulb, announced today that its award-winning, highly-anticipated LED light bulbs are now available at over 350 participating Batteries Plus stores nationwide.

Batteries Plus Announces Multi-Year Licensing Program with Duracell® Procell® Iconic Global Company Chooses Battery & Light Bulb Franchise as Only Retail Licensee of Premium Brand

PRESS RELEASE - 11/19/2012 - Aaron Gessner (Fishman Public Relations)

In a move that poses significant benefits for both companies, Batteries Plus, the nation’s first, largest and fastest-growing battery and light bulb franchise with over 525 locations and Duracell, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance alkaline batteries, today announced a partnership that makes Batteries Plus the only retail licensee of the Duracell Procell brand.

Batteries Plus Supports National Fire Prevention Week Nation's Largest Battery and Light Bulb Franchise to Educate Consumers on Fire Safety

PRESS RELEASE - 9/23/2012 - Holly Kleese (Fishman Public Relations)

Batteries Plus, the nation’s first, largest and fastest-growing battery and light bulb franchise with more than 520 locations in 46 states and Puerto Rico, is helping to educate consumers about fire and smoke alarm safety as a part of National Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13, 2012). This year’s theme from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is “Have 2 Ways Out!”

BATTERIES PLUS OUTSHINES ALL RETAILERS AS TOP GO-TO STORE FOR EXPERT ADVICE ON LED LIGHT BULBS Battery and Light Bulb Franchise Educates Consumers on Benefits and Options Regarding Newest Energy Saving LED Light Bulbs

PRESS RELEASE - 8/18/2012 - Heather Klee (Fishman Public Relations)

Now is the perfect time to start switching over to energy efficient LED (Light Emitting Diode) light bulbs for the home and workplace. The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) went into effect as of January 2012, which is phasing out the manufacturing of all common incandescent light bulbs by 2014 in favor of more energy efficient lighting options. Once the current supply of incandescent light bulbs runs out, consumers will need to seek out energy efficient light bulbs to replace them with.

Batteries Plus® Helps Parents Make The Grade With Back-To-School Battery & Light Bulb Product Tips

PRESS RELEASE - 8/3/2012 - Sheryl Bass (Fishman Public Relations)

It's still as important as ever for parents to purchase backpacks, pencils and other traditional school supplies for their kids this fall. However, increasing dependence on technology makes it essential for students to purchase and preserve electronic gadgets before the academic year. And to prevent retina strain and increase mood & concentration levels, it's also important that students have the proper lighting environment to study in.

BATTERIES PLUS PREPARES BUSINESSES FOR T12 PHASE OUT National Battery and Light Bulb Franchise Educates Businesses about Fluorescent Lamp Discontinuation

PRESS RELEASE - 7/18/2012 - Heather Klee (Fishman Public Relations)

The T12 has been the most widely-used fluorescent lamp in commercial and industrial buildings over the past 60 years. However, many businesses are unaware that they will soon be forced to look into alternative lighting options because as of July 14, 2012, the T12 can no longer be manufactured or imported by suppliers. Batteries Plus, the nation's first, largest and fastest-growing battery and light bulb chain, is able to guide business consumers through this confusing change and recommend alternative replacement lighting options. These alternatives will save energy consumption and maintenance costs over time.

BATTERIES PLUS REMAINS AMONG THE TOP RANKS OF MILITARY FRANCHISORS G.I. Jobs Magazine Names Nation's Leading Battery and Bulb Retailer "Military Friendly Franchise for 2012"

PRESS RELEASE - 6/14/2012 - Heather Klee (Fishman Public Relations)

Batteries Plus, the nation's first, largest, and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, was recently listed as one of G.I. Jobs' 2012 Military Friendly Franchises®. The company was recognized for the third consecutive year for its continued efforts to recruit America's veterans as franchisees.

Batteries Plus Offers Storm Preparedness Products and Tips for Consumers & Businesses

PRESS RELEASE - 4/23/2012 - Sheryl Bass (Fishman Public Relations)

According to Reuters, in 2011, tornadoes caused nearly $30 billion in damages across the nation. Meteorologists are predicting this spring and 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.

Batteries Plus Receives 2012 Dun & Bradstreet AllBusiness AllStar Award

PRESS RELEASE - 3/16/2012 - Sheryl Bass (Fishman Public Relations)

Batteries Plus®, the nation's first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, was recently ranked No. 19 on the Dun & Bradstreet AllBusiness AllStar Franchise rankings. This is a huge leap from its ranking of No. 31 last year. Different than in years past, the 2012 AllBusiness AllStar list now showcases the 100 "best of the best" franchises, down from its recognition of the top 300 franchises previously. This makes the 2012 rankings stronger than ever.

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