National And Local News - 2013

It's Lights Out For Some Incandescent Light Bulbs In 2014

NEWS ARTICLE - 12/30/2013 - By Hazel Sanchez (CBS New York)

With New Year's right around the corner 2014 has far more in store than balloons and confetti. Starting January 1, 2014 the phase-out of traditional incandescent bulbs will begin as the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act comes into effect. The key piece of information is knowing the long-term benefits, like the fact that you would need 30 incandescent bulbs to last the 20-year lifetime of just one LED bulb.

White Plains Officials Vote On FASNY Monday, Batteries Plus Bulbs Holds Fundraiser for Philippines Typhoon Victims

NEWS ARTICLE - 12/9/2013 - By Rasheed Oluwa

Typhoon Haiyan recently devastated large areas in the Philippines and the Corpus' will be working with the American Red Cross to help raise funds for those impacted. On the 10th, 25% of all retail sales generated at the White Plains Batteries Plus Bulbs location will go towards the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.

Local Franchisee Opens Sixth Batteries Plus Bulbs Store

NEWS ARTICLE - 12/6/2013 - By Tricia Lynn Silva (San Antonio Business Journal)

Father-daughter business team Jim and Jennifer Rohr recently celebrated the opening of their new Batteries Plus Bulbs store in San Antonio’s North Central Side. The Rohrs first became involved with Batteries Plus Bulbs in 2006 when they purchased an existing location, and since then they have opened 5 more stores.

Data Integration to Provide 360 View of Customer

NEWS ARTICLE - 12/1/2013 - By Michael Lehman (CIO, Batteries Plus Bulbs)

Through in-store shopping and online (both traditional and mobile), retailers must constantly adapt to meet the demands of the market. The need to create a seamless shopping experience has ushered in the age of the omni-channel retailer. According to CIO of Batteries Plus Bulbs Michael Lehman, connecting in-store and online purchase history for customers is critical to retaining customers.

Leading Battery and Light Bulb Franchise Shines in 2013 with Phenomenal Growth

PRESS RELEASE - 11/18/2013 - Stacy Rubenstein (Fishman Public Relations)

In 1988, Batteries Plus opened its first all-battery store in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Twenty-five years later, Batteries Plus Bulbs has become the nation's largest and fastest-growing battery and light bulb franchise, offering a comprehensive selection of over 45,000 batteries, light bulbs and related products. With the technical expertise and support to service both retail and business customers, the company continues its reign as the undisputed leader in the marketplace, having experienced another year of exponential growth.

Transferring Efficiency Confusion Into Sales of Efficient Light Bulbs

NEWS ARTICLE - 11/14/2013 - By Lisa Cohn (Energy Efficiency Markets)

VP of franchise development for Batteries Plus Bulbs, John Twist, credits the expertise found in each Batteries Plus Bulbs store for creating an environment that keeps customers coming back. He notes that when patrons leave the store educated, happy, and with their gadgets functioning properly, this type of customer service has been a formula for the brand's sustained success. Batteries Plus Bulbs has made it their mission to make the transition to energy-efficient lighting and LEDs as seamless as possible.

Batteries Plus Bulbs Opens in Hudson

NEWS ARTICLE - 11/8/2013 - By Margaret A. Ontl (Hudson Star-Observer)

Batteries Plus Bulbs has opened the doors of its newest store in Hudson, Wisconsin. The battery and light bulb retailer is poised and ready to meet the needs of the area. On top of the broad array of light bulb products including LEDs, Batteries Plus Bulbs can assist in finding the right light bulbs to fit any individual home or business need.

Batteries Plus Lightbulbs Light a New Path with LEDs

NEWS ARTICLE - 11/1/2013 - By Van Mitchell (The Business Times)

There are a lot of changes in the works for Batteries Plus Bulbs and franchisee Brandon Boozer is excited to be a part of the new era with the company. When the company first underwent their rebranding process a year ago, franchisees clamored about the rise in traffic and sales they saw due to the increase of product breadth. Now Boozer states that Batteries Plus Bulbs will be the cutting out the middleman when it comes to distributing light bulbs to its over 600 locations. The retailer will become the exclusive providers of Duracell Procell batteries and Switch lighting products.

Batteries Plus Bulbs Can Repair Smartphones

NEWS ARTICLE - 10/28/2013 - By Dan Shafer (Biz Times)

2013 will go down as the first year that more than half of all adult Americans own a smartphone and along with ownership comes accidents. 30% of iPhone users have experienced accidental damage in the last 12 months, 17% have damaged their iPhone more than once, and 11% currently use iPhones with cracked screens. Batteries Plus Bulbs has recently expanded their list of services to include smartphone and tablet repair for Apple and Samsung devices.

Dustin Myers, Business Owner, Batteries Plus Bulbs, East Hempfield Township: 3-minute interview

NEWS ARTICLE - 10/11/2013 - By Daniel Urie (

Batteries Plus Bulbs franchisee Dustin Myers discusses the rebranding process Batteries Plus Bulbs recently underwent and he says that the addition of light bulb products into the company repertoire has helped establish a new identity as a leader in lighting.

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