Entrepreneur Magazine has again ranked AlphaGraphics on its Franchise 500 list, the fifth year in a row the company has been recognized.
Ranked No. 129, AlphaGraphics had its best showing to date since it first appeared on the list in 2008. Since then, it has steadily risen on the magazine's rankings, which include many of the world's largest and most successful companies.
"We are thrilled to once again be included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s exclusive Franchise 500 list," said Kevin Cushing, CEO of AlphaGraphics. "Securing our highest ranking yet is a true validation of our growth and success, particularly over the past several years. By providing outstanding products and services, our franchisees have advanced the AlphaGraphics brand and served our customers well."
AlphaGraphics has seen particularly impressive and consistent growth recently with 21 consecutive months of increased sales within its network, not to mention 10 months in 2011 seeing over 5 percent sales growth. Last year, the company also engaged in a major rebranding effort, placing a focus on its marketing communications services that include brand identity, online marketing, email marketing, mobile marketing, direct marketing and ePublishing.
The Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 list has appeared for over 30 years and is based on financial and statistical data. To be eligible for inclusion on the list, a franchisor must have a minimum of 10 units, with at least one in the United States. It is widely known as the first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world, and being named to it is considered a great honor.
"We would like to thank our franchisees and their teams for their excellent work over the past year," said Cushing. "We look forward to continuing our growth well into 2012 and far beyond, and hope to achieve an even better ranking next year."