Inc. 5000 Honors Batteries Plus for Sixth Consecutive Year

Battery & light bulb franchise gains further recognition as one of the top private businesses in America

Online PR News – 15-September-2012 – Hartland, WI – Contact: Aaron Gessner, Fishman Public Relations, 847-945-1300 x232,


Hartland, WI – Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise with over 525 locations in 46 states and Puerto Rico, was listed as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States in the 2012 issue of Inc. magazine’s Annual “Inc. 500 | 5000” list. Experiencing a three-year revenue growth of 64 percent and ranking #132 in the retail industry, Batteries Plus continues to establish itself as the #1 battery and light bulb retailer and a franchise leader.

Inc. magazine’s Top 5000 list profiles businesses that have proven their strategies to be successful in leading to increased growth, revenue and reputation, as well as businesses that have become trendsetters in their respective industries. Only the very best private, employee-based firms are awarded the distinction of being recognized within the Inc. 500 | 5000, the gold standard of entrepreneurial success.

“Being recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for yet another year is such an incredible honor and is a direct result of all the hard work and dedication that our franchise owners allocate towards their business,” said Russ Reynolds, CEO of Batteries Plus. “Batteries Plus continues to provide expert knowledge and service while answering all the battery and light bulb needs for consumers and businesses across America.”

The 2012 issue of Inc. magazine’s 500 | 5000 list marks the sixth consecutive year Batteries Plus has been honored for their success. The 2012 Inc. 500 | 5000 list ranks companies according to percentage of revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, as well as for profit and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2011.

Complete information on this year’s Inc. 5000 can be found at

Batteries Plus is the nation’s first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise with over 525 locations in 46 states and Puerto Rico. Batteries Plus is owned by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. Roark's current 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 stores are equipped to design, assemble, rebuild, and test custom battery packs. 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 for more information. *Freedonia Research Study