TSX-V Trading Symbol: FSN
RIDGELAND, MS, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - FRANCHISE SERVICES OF NORTH AMERICA INC.
("FSNA" or the "Company") (FSN.V) announces that Advantage Rent A Car has been
named a top performer for their travel website per a recent analysis conducted
by Compuware Benchmarks. USA TODAY requested the analysis, which ranked the
performances of travel websites the first 10 months of 2013.
Today's article in USA TODAY stated, "Compuware measured their performances by
conducting hundreds of thousands of tests from tens of thousands of desktop
computers in the USA, as well as mobile tests at the company's test centers.
Websites were ranked based on three criteria: home-page response (or loading)
time, availability and consistency." Advantage's website was named a best
performer for desktop use. "Among car-rental companies, Advantage — probably
the least-known brand among those monitored by Compuware — had the best
average response time at 5.261 seconds."
We have made our investment in the digital space a priority. The Advantage
website was designed without content overload, providing the users quick and
easy navigation through the site while placing their reservations. It is our
top priority that the Advantage site is viewer-friendly with clear and concise
messaging. The key to the success of the site is due to a strong
collaboration between our IT and marketing departments.
USA TODAY also reported that "Advantage's mobile site had the fastest response
time — 4.712 seconds — of any other mobile travel website and is ranked
No. 1 in performance among auto-rental companies."
FSNA is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The
Company and its subsidiaries own the following brands: Advantage Rent A Car,
U-Save Car & Truck Rental® ("U-Save"), U-Save Car Sales, Rent-A-Wreck of
Canada, PractiCar, Auto Rental Resource Center ("ARRC"), Xpress Rent A Car and
Peakstone Financial Services.
The Company operates the Advantage car rental brand at 72 corporate locations
in 33 states including airport locations servicing 60 of the top 70 airports
across the United States. Advantage is the fourth largest independent
rental car company in the United States.
U-Save, together with its subsidiary ARRC, has over 900 locations throughout
the United States and is one of North America's largest franchise car rental
companies. U-Save currently services 19 airport markets in 13 different
states. Although primarily based in the United States, U-Save has 18
international locations in Mexico, Greece, the Middle East, Latin America, and
Practicar Systems Inc. owns the rights to the Rent-A-Wreck® and the
PractiCar® trademarks for all of Canada. The Rent-A-Wreck® system operates a
network of 61 franchise locations from coast-to-coast in Canada, providing a
range of vehicle rental, leasing and sales options to its customers. The
Rent-A-Wreck® system has been in continuous operation in Canada since 1976.
Certain statements made in this news release are forward-looking in nature,
including statements concerning the ability of Simply Wheelz to complete its
sale transaction with Catalyst and the time at which such sale might be
completed. The words "may", "could", "should", "would", "expect", "intend",
"estimate", "anticipate", "believe", or "outlook" and similar expressions
often identify forward-looking information. By their nature, forward-looking
statements require FSNA to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks
and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements contained in this news
release are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by FSNA,
including with respect to its ability to complete a sale transaction with
Catalyst and the time at which such sale might be completed. Although FSNA
believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking
statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on
the forward-looking statements because FSNA can give no assurance that they
will prove to be correct. These forward-looking statements also involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual
results, performance or achievements of FSNA to differ materially from the
anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include risks
discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in FSNA's management
information circular dated March 28, 2013 filed with Canadian securities
regulators. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially and
adversely affect FSNA's business, financial condition or results of
operations. FSNA's forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety
by these cautionary statements. In addition, the forward-looking statements
are made only as of the date of this news release, and except as required by
applicable securities law, FSNA undertakes no obligation to publicly update
these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that
term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE Franchise Services of North America Inc.
For further information on FSNA or any of its operating subsidiaries please
contact: Thomas P. McDonnell, III Franchise Services of North America Inc.
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