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We've uncovered a sampling of franchises that are ready, willing and able to give an independent supplier a try. Check these out, or contact a few of your own:

Barber's Hairstyling for Men & Women Inc.
(Cost Cutters Family Hair Care, City Looks Salons Int'l., We Care Hair)
Franchise Development Department
300 Industrial Blvd. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612)331-8500
Seeking financial services, equipment, construction services

Cendant Corp.
(Franchisor of hotels, real estate services, rental cars, and tax services)
Preferred Alliance Department
7 Sylvan Wy.
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973)496-5697
http://www.cendant.com
Seeking varying products/services

Gymboree
Franchise Development Department
700 Airport Blvd., #700
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650)579-0600
http://www.gymboree.com
Seeking advertising & financial services

RadioShack
Merchandising #1500
100 Throckmorton St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
(817)415-3011
http://www.radioshack.com
Seeking electronic products

Wendy's Int'l. Inc.
Purchasing Department
4288 Dublin Granville Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017
(614)764-3100
http://www.wendys.com
Seeking minority suppliers

Yogen Früz Worldwide
Procurement Department
8300 Woodbine Ave., #500
Markham, ON, Canada L3R 9Y7
(905)479-8762
http://www.yogenfruz.com
Seeking dairy products, cone mix, paper goods

Compiled by Bowen Park

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