Press Releases

Valpak of Southern Utah's Previous Owner Reacquires Territory

Valpak, a leader in direct mail and digital marketing, announced today that Gary Stanley has reacquired Valpak of Southern Utah, a territory he owned until 2012. From Cedar City to St. George, Valpak of Southern Utah has served local businesses and residents continuously since 1990. Stanley currently mails the Valpak Blue Envelope to approximately 50,000 households in Washington and Iron counties, and other communities throughout Southern Utah.

Stanley has had an expansive career with Valpak. He owned Valpak of Southern Utah from 1990 to 2012, before owning and operating Valpak of Greater Columbia until late last year. read more...

Valpak Seeks Entrepreneur to Strengthen Its Presence in Memphis, Tennessee

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today plans to refranchise its corporate-owned territory in Memphis, Tenn. The company is seeking a sales-driven entrepreneur to invest in this turnkey franchise opportunity and further strengthen its market presence. For over 17 years, Valpak of Memphis has been mailing its signature Blue Envelope® to as many as 120,000 homes in the Memphis area and surrounding communities, but is looking to expand its reach to 400,000 homes over the next several years.

As the second largest metropolitan area in the state, the Memphis market offers a stable climate for economic growth. In addition to the city's vibrant history and diverse economic activity, read more...

Valpak Signs Youngest Franchisee in Knoxville, Tennessee

Valpak, a leader in direct mail and digital marketing, announced today that 24-year-old Alexandria Craske has acquired its East Tennessee territory. Based in Knoxville, Valpak of East Tennessee has served local businesses and residents since 2003. Craske plans to mail her first Valpak Blue Envelope in October to approximately 70,000 households across Knox, Loudon and Blount counties in the Volunteer State.

Craske recently moved to the Knoxville area from Tallahassee, Florida, after graduating from Florida State University with a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in media and marketing. Throughout her college career, Craske had many insightful opportunities, including writing for the Florida House of Representatives, 2015 session. read more...

Valpak Announces New Ownership of Western Washington West Territory

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that its Western Washington West territory was acquired by local entrepreneurs Abrann and Sharon Harris. The Valpak franchise has been serving local businesses and residents in the west Washington state area since 1997, and includes Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason counties. The Harris' plan to mail their first Valpak Blue Envelope of savings in August to approximately 120,000 households.

As a 19-year-old freshman at Central Washington University, Abrann took a side job as a loan officer for a local mortgage company. He assisted in launching the company's new insurance department, kicking off his career in insurance that would span over 20 years. read more...

Valpak Announces New Ownership of Territory in Tri County Pennsylvania

Tri County PAValpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Aaron Beatty has acquired Valpak of Tri County PA, a territory that has been serving local businesses and residents since 2013. Beatty plans to mail his first Valpak Blue Envelope in August to approximately 30,000 households in Clearfield, Jefferson and Elk counties, which includes the areas of DuBois, Clearfield, Brookville, Punxsutawney, St. Mary's and Ridgway.

Having previously served as the director of marketing for Beatty Restaurant Enterprises Inc. and LiJo Inc., franchise groups of McDonald's in the DuBois area, Beatty will bring over 17 years of strategic media and marketing experience.read more...

Valpak Announces Grand Prize Winner of Shop Small® Contest!

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, is excited to announce that Saturn Booksellers, an eclectic local bookstore in Gaylord, Mich., won the grand prize in Valpak's Shop Small Contest. The bookstore, in business for more than 25 years, was selected the winner from among 1,400 entries submitted by Valpak consumers.

Saturn Booksellers and owner Jill Miner will receive a $5,000 American Express® Gift Card and a Valpak advertising package. The store was nominated for the top award by Darcie L., also of Gaylord, Mich., who said it's "my favorite place on earth!" read more...

Valpak Seeks New Franchise Owners in San Francisco and Silicon Valley

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that its existing territories in San Francisco and Silicon Valley are for sale. The company is seeking qualified franchise candidates interested in owning and operating these franchise territories.

California's thriving small business landscape makes it perfectly suited for Valpak's signature Blue Envelope. According to Business News Daily, with the largest population in the U.S. and a higher-than-average income per capita, California is home to thousands of small- and medium-sized businesses. In addition, as one of the country's leading geographic locations for technological innovators and pioneers, local entrepreneurs can utilize Valpak's world-class technology solutions to grow their businesses. read more...

Local Entrepreneur Acquires Valpak of Plymouth in Massachusetts

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Steve Hebert has acquired Valpak of Plymouth. Last month, Hebert mailed his first Blue Envelope of savings to nearly 120,000 households across Plymouth County, from Hingham to Plymouth.

With over 30 years of direct marketing experience, Hebert is no stranger to the industry, which includes a two-year stint with Valpak in the late 80s prior to becoming an independent mailer. Hebert decided to rejoin the Valpak family because of the brand's ongoing commitment to be at the forefront of mobile technology and direct marketing solutions. The franchisee aims to reach more households in the region and plans to expand partnerships with local businesses. read more...

Valpak of Austin, Texas Acquired By Former Corporate Executive

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Kevin Ernest has acquired Valpak of Austin, a territory that has been serving local businesses and residents since 1985. Ernest plans to mail his first Valpak Blue Envelope of savings in mid-May to approximately 290,000 households in Bastrop, Burnett, Falls, Hays, Lee, Milam, Travis and Williamson counties.

Prior to Valpak ownership, Ernest was the vice president of sales and marketing at Cameron Measurement Systems. His corporate career spans 25 years, having also served as the vice president of sales and marketing for Emerson. read more...

Valpak Announces New Franchise Owner in Brooklyn, New York

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Joe DeJesus has acquired Valpak of Kings County. DeJesus plans to mail his first Blue Envelope of savings in May to approximately 228,000 households across communities including Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Prospect Heights and Williamsburg.

DeJesus is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, spending most of his life in the Park Slope area. He has more than 25 years of experience in business and marketing and received his MBA from Pace University. Prior to franchise ownership, DeJesus was a marketing executive with Verizon and has also worked in similar positions for companies such as Cablevision, Chase and Avis Car Rental launching large scale marketing campaigns. read more...

Experienced Marketing Professional Acquires Valpak of Greater Houston

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Omar Ochoa has acquired Valpak of Greater Houston. Under the new ownership, last month, Ochoa mailed his first signature Blue Envelope to nearly 640,000 households across Houston's surrounding counties, including: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller, Walker and San Jacinto. read more...

Valpak Signs Six New Franchises In 2016 With Four More Slated To Sign Early This Year

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that its signature Blue Envelope added 740,000 households to its North American distribution in 2016. The brand's aggressive growth plan accounted for the signing of six new franchise agreements with new and existing franchisees located in: Orange County, California; Volusia County, Florida; Lafayette, Louisiana; Big Sky, Montana; Greater Columbia, South Carolina; and Northeastern Ohio. read more...

Local Entrepreneurs Acquire Valpak of Greater Columbia in South Carolina

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Valpak of Greater Columbia has been acquired by Daniel Bedenbaugh and Trey Bruner. The large South Carolina territory, which includes Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties, has served local businesses and residents since 1994. The entrepreneurs plan to mail their first Valpak Blue Envelope later this month to approximately 100,000 households in the Palmetto State with the potential to expand to 250,000 households per month. read more...

Valpak Looks to Expand in Little Rock and Surrounding Areas

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today its plans to further grow its brand in Little Rock, Arkansas and the surrounding areas of North Little Rock and Conway. Valpak hopes to break through the market and reach 190,000 homes in the "Natural State."

As Arkansas' capital and most populous city, Little Rock is a major target expansion market for Valpak. Little Rock has been recognized as No. 1 on the "10 Great Places to Live" list by Kiplinger.com, and No. 6 on the "America's Happiest Cities" list by Gallup. Additionally, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan area earned national recognition with a Forbes.com ranking for Best Places for Business and Careers and Cost of Doing Business.read more...

Advertising Entrepreneurs Acquire Valpak of Volusia County, Florida

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Ken and Priscilla Clark, owners of Small Pond Advertising, LLC., have acquired Valpak of Volusia County, which includes Daytona Beach, Florida. Valpak of Volusia County has served local businesses and residents since 2009 and under new ownership, the pair will mail their first Valpak Blue Envelope® to households starting in January 2017.

The Clarks acquired the Valpak of Volusia franchise from Andrew Pritchard, owner of American Marketing Packages LLC. Pritchard will continue with Valpak of Volusia as an adviser and marketing rep during the initial transition period.read more...

Valpak Eyes Rhode Island Communities for Expansion

Valpak, announced today it is looking to further grow its brand in the Narragansett Bay area, which includes Providence, Warwick and Cranston. The company currently mails to as many as 140,000 homes in the Ocean State, but is looking to expand its reach to 230,000 homes that will receive its signature Blue Envelope.

The U.S. Census Bureau lists Providence as the state's most populous city, making the location a target expansion market for Valpak. Growth rate data from the American Community Survey also indicates that within the past five years, Providence, Warwick and Cranston have all emerged as the Ocean States' top 10 fastest growing cities — with Providence and Cranston leading the list as the top two cities. read more...

Valpak and American Express join forces to lend support to Small Businesses

Shop SmallValpak, inspired by Small Business Saturday, Valpak has teamed up with American Express to offer a variety of Shop Small marketing solutions to help drive consumers to shop, support and save at local businesses across the country on Small Business Saturday (November 26) and throughout the year.

Created in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday is celebrated each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving and has helped inspire a year-round, nationwide Shop Small movement by highlighting the valuable contributions that small businesses make to their neighborhoods. read more...

Experienced Valpak Sales Representative Takes Ownership of Northeast Ohio Territory

Lancaster, OHValpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that first-time franchisee Lynn Yopko has purchased the Valpak of Northeast Ohio territory. She and her partner, Frank Zbiegien, will mail their first Valpak signature Blue Envelope on Oct. 8 to 60,000 households in Medina, Brunswick, Wadsworth, Fairlawn, Bath and the surrounding area. The expansion comes at an opportune time of growth for the Madison market. read more...

Valpak Seeks Entrepreneur to Expand Presence in Madison WI

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today it is looking to further expand its brand footprint in Madison, Wisconsin. The company is seeking a sales-driven entrepreneur to invest in this franchise opportunity and continue to strengthen its market presence. There are more than 130,000 households in Madison that are currently receiving the consumer savings Valpak brings to the area. read more...

Valpak of The Big Sky is back in business in Montana

Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that husband-and-wife team Remi and Kristen Berube have purchased Valpak of The Big Sky territory in Montana. They mailed their first Valpak signature Blue Envelope at the end of March to 50,000 households in Missoula, Ravalli and Mineral County.

The couple also owns and operates Big Sky Denture Group, which is how they became familiar with Valpak and its marketing opportunities for small businesses. read more...

Valpak Celebrates National Winner of First Annual Block Party

As part of its continued commitment to give back to the community, Valpak is proud to announce the winner of its first annual Rock the Block Contest: Congratulations to Theresa LaMoria of Stockton, Kansas! The grand prize is an all-inclusive neighborhood block party for her and 100 of her closest friends. This is the first year of the national contest that will now take place every year as one of Valpak's latest initiatives to give back to communities across America. read more...

Sales Industry Veteran Acquires Valpak of Lafayette Territory

LafayetteValpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Karen Grizzaffi has acquired the existing Valpak of Lafayette territory. Under new ownership as of May 1, Valpak's signature Blue Envelope now mails to over 60,000 households in Lafayette and its surrounding areas, including Broussard, Youngsville, Scott and New Iberia. "I'm incredibly excited to be a part of the Valpak franchise network and take over the Lafayette territory," said Grizzaffi. "The brand's impressive tenure in the area combined with my over 20 years of sales experience made for a perfect business fit. read more...

Valpak Looks to Increase Household Reach by 50% in Columbia, SC

columbia-scValpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today it is looking to further grow its brand in Columbia, South Carolina. The company currently mails to as many as 100,000 households in Columbia but is looking to expand the reach to 150,000 homes that will receive consumer savings in the signature Blue Envelope. To make this possible, Valpak is seeking a sales-driven entrepreneur to acquire the franchise and help strengthen the local Valpak market. read more...

Stamp Out Hunger Employee Food Drive Breaks Donation Record

stamp-out-hungerValpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced its employee food drive collected 12,924 pounds, or more than 6 tons, of food, enough to feed 400 families. This triples last year's donations. One dollar per pound was also matched by the company to make a monetary contribution. The food and checks were donated and presented to two local food banks, the St. Pete Free Clinic and the RCS Food Bank, during the employee rally held Tuesday morning. read more...

Valpak Hires New Franchise Sales Director

franchise-directorValpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, is excited to announce that Shakon "Shak" Turner, CFE, has recently joined the company as Franchise Sales Director. Turner fills the position previously held by Greg Courchane, who is retiring after 13 years with Valpak. She is responsible for securing new Valpak franchisees in available markets, as well as assisting in the franchise resale process. Turner brings over 10 years' experience in the franchise industry as a top performer in sales and business development, building relationships and delivering high impact results. read more...

Valpak Aims to Strengthen Presence in Albuquerque, New Mexico

valpak-mapValpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today it is looking to further grow its brand in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The company is seeking a sales-driven entrepreneur to invest in the franchise opportunity and continue to strengthen its market presence. There are as many as 150,000 households in Albuquerque that are currently receiving the consumer savings Valpak brings to the area. read more...


Valpak and Direct Response Media Group Solidify Partnership for Long Term Growth

DRMGValpak of Canada and Direct Response Media Group (DRMG) announced the signing of a Master Franchise Agreement, which gives DRMG full authority to sign new Valpak franchisees within the Canadian market. The two direct mail power houses have already been working in tandem since 2015, bringing direct mail savings to 9.2 million homes across Canada. The partnership marks an important surge in offerings to the Canadian market, as well as an important solidification and strengthening of market growth potential. read more...

Valpak Seeks Entrepreneur to Increase Its Presence in Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina

valpak-mapValpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today it is looking to further grow its brand in Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina. The company is seeking entrepreneurs to invest in these franchise opportunities as it continues to strengthen its presence in both key markets. There are as many as 250,000 households in the Raleigh area and 120,000 households throughout Greensboro that are currently receiving consumer savings from Valpak. read more...

Valpak Seeks Entrepreneur to Strengthen Its Presence in Nashville, Tennessee

valpak-mapValpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today it is looking to further grow its brand in Nashville, Tennessee. The company is seeking an entrepreneur to invest in this franchise opportunity and continue to strengthen its market presence. There are as many as 500,000 households in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Antioch, Brentwood and other nearby cities that are receiving the consumer savings Valpak brings to the area. read more...

Valpak Seeks Entrepreneurs to Grow Brand Presence in Austin, Texas

Austin TexasValpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today it is looking to further grow the brand in Austin,Texas. This announcement comes on the heels of a new report from the International Franchise Association showing that the franchise industry is continuing strong growth, with the total number of U.S. franchise businesses expected to be close to 800,000 by the end of the year. read more...

 

Valpak Announces It Signed 14 Franchise Agreements with New and Existing Franchisees in 2015.

franchise-agreementValpak continued to push the envelope of neighborhood marketing in 2015, helping consumers and businesses connect in innovative ways. A leader in local print and digital coupons, Valpak announced today it signed 14 franchise agreements with new and existing franchisees in 2015. The company mails to nearly 39 million households each month, with 160 franchises in 45 states and four Canadian provinces. read more...

 

Valpak Builds Playground for Boys & Girls Club of Tarpon Springs

kaboom-playgroundMore than 130 children in Tarpon Springs have a gleaming new playground thanks to volunteers from Valpak, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, KaBOOM! and the local community. About 160 volunteers gathered on Oct. 9 at the Boys & Girls Club of Tarpon Springs to build the playground and create a healthy learning environment for the children. The design was based on drawings by children at the club as they imagined a new play area. read more...