WILMINGTON, NC—May 1, 2015—Kid to Kid Franchise proudly awarded its Store of the Month award for March to Salem Bartlett, owner of Kid to Kid in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Wilmington Kid to Kid store was selected from more than 100 franchisees across the U.S. and Portugal for their 42 percent increase in year over year sales. “In a month where apparel retail was flat or down across the country, it’s impressive for a store to show that much improvement,” comments franchise founder Shauna Sloan. “Salem is very engaged with the franchise, and serves on our Advisory Board. She’s a great example of how well the system works.”

Bartlett is a resident of Wilmington where she and her husband are busy raising their seven-year-old daughter. Both Bartlett and her husband grew up working within their family businesses, so owning a store of their own seems natural. “My grandparents, parents and in-laws were all business owners,” said Bartlett. “When my corporate career stalled, that entrepreneurial spirit pulled at me. Still, the landscape is pretty competitive and I knew I would not want to go out there completely on my own. I knew if I found the right franchise, the risk would be significantly lessened.”

Prior to becoming a franchisee, Bartett was a regular shopper at the Kid to Kid store in Apex, “I loved the store as a shopper and started thinking about what it would be like to be an owner too,” said Bartlett. “Once I started exploring the Kid to Kid franchise, I was hooked! I could tell that the franchise had developed systems that work, and that they were 100 percent invested in their franchisees’ success.”

Kid to Kid owner Salem Bartlett

Bartlett credits her achievement to her dedicated staff. “I am ecstatic that we won the Store of the Month award!” said Bartlett. “My team has worked so hard to make this store the success it is today. I could not have kept going without this amazing staff. This award truly goes to them!”

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