Kristen Kunas is Empowering Growth and Retail Innovation at Batteries Plus Franchise

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In the constantly evolving retail landscape, the combination of strong leadership and expansive franchising opportunities presents a formula for success. At Batteries Plus we’re excited to enhance our growth journey by welcoming Kristen Kunas as our new Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager. This move not only marks a significant milestone but also highlights our commitment to expanding our market presence and enhancing our franchise model.

Meet Kristen Kunas, a New Beacon of Leadership

Kristen Kunas brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the retail industry to Batteries Plus. Having honed her skills and expertise at Ace Hardware since 2010, Kristen’s journey through various roles within replenishment planning, marketing, and merchandising has equipped her with a deep understanding of what it takes to lead a retail giant. Her recent leadership in the Paint and Cleaning division of Ace Hardware has been marked by innovative growth strategies and a passion for product excellence, amazing qualities that she now brings to Batteries Plus.

Kristen’s approach to retail management is deeply rooted in understanding market trends, consumer needs, and the importance of community. Upon joining Batteries Plus, she expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “Batteries Plus has been on a growth trajectory with a clear strategy to continue to expand into new markets and categories led by a phenomenal leadership team, which makes this company exciting to join.”

Her vision for Batteries Plus is not just to ensure all retail locations have the right product mix but also to shape the company’s merchandising vision for the future, leveraging her experience and passion for continuous improvement. “This provides me an opportunity to lead the team and think about how we want to shape the overall vision for merchandising today and for years to come as the company continues to grow,” explained Kristen.

Franchising With Batteries Plus

Under Kristen’s leadership, Batteries Plus is set to enhance our franchising model, offering an even more appealing opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to venture into the retail and B2B sector. With a clear strategy for double-digit sales growth in 2024, particularly through device repair and commercial business partnerships, we are positioning ourselves as a frontrunner in the industry. Kristen’s commitment to refining the merchandising model and improving store profitability for franchisees signals a bright future for those who choose to join the Batteries Plus family.

“We are wildly excited about key partnerships within device repair. These will continue to set us apart from our competition and highlight the quality service provided by our associates,” detailed Kristen. “We are focused on driving retail and commercial traffic into our stores for products and services. I want to guarantee the customer experience is seamless by ensuring we remain curious about the customer’s needs and what our sales advantage is with every decision we make within merchandising.”

Franchising with Batteries Plus not only means being part of a brand with a solid market presence and a proven track record but also enjoying the support and guidance of a leadership team that is deeply invested in your success. Our company’s focus on innovation, competitive pricing, and a differentiated value proposition of unrivaled product selection and customer service makes it a top choice for aspiring business owners.

The Future Looks Bright With Batteries Plus

As Batteries Plus continues to evolve, the addition of Kristen Kunas to the leadership team is a clear indication that the brand is ready to take our success to new heights. With ambitious growth strategies and a focus on enhancing the customer experience, Batteries Plus is set to solidify its position as a leader in the retail and B2B sector.

For those interested in exploring franchising opportunities, Batteries Plus offers a pathway to entrepreneurship backed by a commitment to excellence and innovation. With Kristen at the helm of our merchandising strategy and a robust support system for franchisees, there’s never been a better time to consider joining the Batteries Plus family.

To embark on your journey with a company that’s powering communities and driving forward with a vision for the future, contact us today and discover how you can be a part of this exciting growth story.

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