Winmark Corporation announced that it has signed franchise agreements to add an additional eleven Play It Again Sports locations to its existing base of 272 stores across North America.
The stores, located in the Twin Cities region as well as in St. Cloud and Duluth, MN; Superior, WI; and Grand Forks, ND, had been previously subject to an agreement allowing for their operation separate from Winmark’s franchise system. Additionally, Winmark will regain the ability to develop additional Play It Again Sports territories in Minnesota as well as Sioux Falls, SD.
“We are excited to welcome these stores into the Play It Again Sports franchise system,” stated Brett D. Heffes, chairman and chief executive officer.
Winmark’s frachise banners include Plato’s Closet, Once Upon A Child, Play It Again Sports, Style Encore and Music Go Round. At March 26, 2022, there were 1,276 franchises in operation and over 2,800 available territories. An additional 44 franchises have been awarded but are not open.