G.I. Jobs magazine names nation’s leading battery and bulb retailer “Military Friendly Franchise for 2012”

Online PR News – 22-June-2012 – Hartland, WI – 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.

The list honors the top 10 percent of the nation’s franchises providing veterans a clear path to owning their own business, while satisfying veterans’ need to know which franchise they should pursue.

“We fully support veterans and the dedication they give to our country,” said Russ Reynolds, President and CEO of Batteries Plus. “While serving in the military, veterans have learned the importance of following a plan to achieve a central mission. Likewise, as a franchisor, Batteries Plus sets up operational guidelines and structure for our owners using our tested franchise model to help them run their business. Some of our most successful multi-unit franchise owners are those that have come from the armed forces.”

Veterans can put their well earned leadership skills, motivation and discipline to work by taking advantage of the Batteries Plus franchise opportunity. Batteries Plus is offering a $10,000 discount to qualified military veterans in several prime markets.

Currently, over 45 Batteries Plus franchise locations are veteran owned and one of the company-owned units is managed by a veteran.

Angel Cartagena, owner of the Batteries Plus in Union, New Jersey is a veteran of the Air Force.

“Batteries Plus is very military friendly and their franchise model was superior to other systems I saw in the franchising world,” said Cartagena. “Their organization, leadership, business practices, and business values compliment the work ethic and values I took away from my military training.”
The full list of Military Friendly Franchises® has been published in the June issue of G.I. Jobs and will be published in the July/August issue of Vetrepreneur Magazine, and on, a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose.
Batteries Plus is the nation’s first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise. Batteries Plus, designated by Franchise Times as the nation’s 5th fastest growing franchise in terms of percentage unit growth from 2009 to 2010, and ranked as the #1 Retail Battery Franchise by both Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and D&B, has over 510 locations in 46 states and Puerto Rico. Batteries Plus is owned by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. 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 growing U.S light bulb replacement market estimated to be at $17 billion. To learn more about our exciting franchise opportunities please visit for more information.