Australian Franchise News – 26-08-09
During the previous year and during the global economic crisis, the GO Sushi brand has seen an increase in excess of 14% in average store sales. They’ve also designed and opened new stores with the fresh new GO Sushi look, and given employees the opportunity to become owners and shareholders in this stimulating and expanding business.
“It’s really been a big year for us”, says Chairman Chris Jordinson. “The brand has really bucked against many trends and, considering the recent economic environment, the growth and expansion has been extraordinary. Sushi is great value for money and a healthy filling product, and these two factors combined with our excellent franchisees at store level have seen sales grow consistently during the year.”
And things are only looking up for Pacific Retail Management and GO Sushi with the opening of the updated, fresh and dynamic GO Sushi store in Broome, Western Australia.
“The introduction of the GO Sushi ‘Fish’ and new ‘go fresh’ and ‘go healthy’ text are being incorporated into our stores, signage and printed material, to be rolled out over the next few months. This fresh new look will be available for our valued customers to experience in Western Australia, Queensland and upcoming in Victoria”, says Designer John Foster. “The new design incorporates the exciting GO Sushi colours with the modern whites, stone and straight edges while adding the soft appeal of the wood and browns to keep that traditional Asian theme.”
With all the excitement going on over the past 12 months, long time employee Scott Philipson has almost gone under the radar. The National Marketing Manager, franchisee and now Pacific Retail Management shareholder has been with the company for nearly five years and has seen many changes in GO Sushi taking place over this time. “I started with GO Sushi as an employee, bought my own store, and later, shares in the company. GO Sushi enabled me to be a part of a successful growth company, and go into business for myself, but not by myself” said Philipson.
If the next 12 months are only half as successful as the previous, this innovative company is in for an exciting ride. Along with GO Sushi, Pacific Retail Management now has three other exciting brands available for potential franchisees with over 40 stores nationwide – Love Coffee & Crepes, Beard Papa and Kick! Juice Bars.
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