MBE Worldwide, a newly formed affiliate of Italy’s Fineffe Group, has acquired the Mail Boxes Etc. international network making it the franchisor outside the United States, Canada and India. The global agreement provides for UPS to continue as the preferred carrier for express services offered at the international retail stores.
Fineffe Group, already the largest international Mail Boxes Etc. master licensee with locations in Italy, Germany, Spain and Austria, as the franchisor assumes existing master license agreements in more than 30 countries that operate 1,227 Mail Boxes Etc. locations, including franchise sales, training and network support. MBE Worldwide plans to grow its business concept in other countries not currently offering the Mail Boxes Etc. brand.
“We started as a Master Licensee in 1993, and it was our dream to have the opportunity to develop this network globally,” said Paolo Fiorelli, CEO of MBE Worldwide. “The UPS relationship is critical moving forward as we collaborate to add greater value to the Mail Boxes Etc. brand as we grow.” Read more.