The national educational toy store franchise Learning Express, winner of the 2011 Franchise Business Review Specialty Retail Category, announced the establishment of 16 new franchise stores in the last quarter of 2011. Currently, new demographic information indicates that franchise business opportunities exist in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, and Spokane Washington.
â€œOur stores are truly neighborhood toy stores. Our businesses are growing and our success has been a community effort, â€œsaid Sharon DiMinico, founder and CEO of Learning Express Toys. According to DiMinico, unlike several big box retailers that have fallen victim to economic pressures and have been forced to close their doors, Learning Express toy stores continue to serve children in communities across the nation.