AlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, has been recognized as one of the largest printing companies in the U.S. and Canada after being named to the Printing Impressions 350. The franchisor moved up one spot from last year, ranking 22nd on the list.
"Making this list by Printing Impressions showcases how well our center owners and leadership team work together," said Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development at AlphaGraphics. "Last year was difficult due to the pandemic, but we took the necessary measures to ensure that we remained relevant in an environment that was in turmoil."
The Printing Impressions 350 ranking is based on annual sales with many companies self-reporting their numbers. The publication focuses on printing industry trends, with much of this year's content geared to the unsettled environment caused by COVID-19.
"The pandemic has caused many owners in the industry to rethink the way they do business and the products they provide," said McPherson. "Many of our centers had to pivot away from the traditional services they provided in order to focus on new revenue streams.
"That's why we feel that making this list this year means more than in previous years. It shows that as a brand, we made the necessary adjustments to allow our franchisees to continue thriving in a tough environment."
Many AlphaGraphics locations were able to shift toward different avenues to help keep revenue elevated. Yard signs pertaining to graduations and birthdays became popular. Some businesses also used AlphaGraphics to print "now open" signs to announce their re-opening after quarantines ended.
For more information about AlphaGraphics, visit http://www.alphagraphics.com.
AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions. For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit www.alphagraphics.com. To learn about franchise opportunities, visit www.alphagraphicsfranchise.com.
MBE Worldwide S.p.A. ("MBE"), a privately-owned company based in Milan - Italy, is a third-party provider of shipping, fulfillment, print and marketing solutions to small and medium enterprises and retail consumers via a network of mainly independently owned and operated locations. MBE Service Centers facilitate the activities of entrepreneurs, people and businesses through an easy-to-access distribution network and customized services and products delivered with a distinguished and unique level of customer service. MBE presently operates under three different brands: Mail Boxes Etc., AlphaGraphics and PostNet and its global network counts currently more than 2.600 locations in 52 countries, with 10.000+ associates, and FY2019 System-wide Sales of €918 Million ($1.028 Million).
For additional information please visit MBE Worldwide Group websites at www.mbecorporate.com, www.mbeglobal.com - www.mbe.it - www.mbe.es - www.mbe.de - www.mbefrance.fr - www.mbe.pl - www.postnet.com - www.alphagraphics.com