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January 4, 1996 | DAN MARGOLIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Looking to capture a bigger chunk of the growing international printing market, Sir Speedy Inc. said Wednesday that it has acquired the European operations of a Toronto-based producer of business forms. The acquisition of Moore Corp.'s MultiCopy International B.V. will give Sir Speedy 19 company-owned locations in the Netherlands, France and Austria, as well as 78 franchise operations in the Netherlands. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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March 8, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paperless office? Yeah, right. centers, said last week it had signed a deal with a Seattle company to co-develop technology to make it easier to send image-rich color documents across networks to be printed. The deal with LizardTech Inc., which has licensed imaging technology from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is just another example of the printing industry keeping up with the times. Sir Speedy and Ventura-based copying giant Kinko's Inc.
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July 1, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Sir Speedy Inc. opened a pilot printing and copying shop inside a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Supercenter in North Carolina to determine whether there is enough business to support such sites. The Mission Viejo franchised-printing chain said it's scouting locations inside other retailers as well. The 800-square-foot store in the Wal-Mart in Mount Airy is situated near the front entrance. Stores within stores are becoming increasingly common, especially at Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer.
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July 1, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Sir Speedy Inc. opened a pilot printing and copying shop inside a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Supercenter in North Carolina to determine whether there is enough business to support such sites. The Mission Viejo franchised-printing chain said it's scouting locations inside other retailers as well. The 800-square-foot store in the Wal-Mart in Mount Airy is situated near the front entrance. Stores within stores are becoming increasingly common, especially at Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1992
Sir Speedy Inc., a 24-year-old Laguna Hills printing shop franchiser, said it has sold exclusive franchise rights in Argentina to two businessmen from that country. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The buyers--Cesar Batlle, general manager of one of Argentina's largest paper companies, and Buenos Aires attorney Alberto Zavalia Lagos--agreed to establish at least 15 Sir Speedy Printing Centers in Buenos Aires in the next five years.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1991 | Dean Takahashi/Times staff writer
Sir Speedy Inc., the franchiser of printing and copying centers in Laguna Hills, has introduced a new technology that it says can reduce the costs of printing color material, the company said. The technology, which is developed by a subsidiary called Digital Quickcolor Inc., is appropriate for the quick turnaround of color materials printed in quantities of 500 to 5,000 units, Sir Speedy says.
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December 3, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sir Speedy Inc., a business printing franchiser, said it has established four Sir Speedy printing centers in Mexico under a franchise agreement with a Monterrey, Mexico, company. "We believe the results of economic reform taking place in Mexico today offer us an excellent opportunity to expand our services to businesses throughout Mexico," said Don Lowe, president and chief executive of Sir Speedy, which has 875 franchise outlets in the United States and abroad.
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September 18, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sir Speedy Inc., a quick-printing franchiser based here, said Monday it has acquired Comprehensive Accounting Corp., an Illinois franchiser of accounting services, for more than $4 million in cash. The sale, which includes certain franchise contracts, trademarks, trade secrets and accounts receivable, will mark Sir Speedy's entry into the financial services industry. Comprehensive operates 223 franchise outlets throughout the United States.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1996 | DAN MARGOLIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Looking to capture a bigger chunk of the growing international printing market, Sir Speedy Inc. said Wednesday that it has acquired the European operations of a Toronto-based producer of business forms. The acquisition of Moore Corp.'s MultiCopy International B.V. will give Sir Speedy 19 company-owned locations in the Netherlands, France and Austria, as well as 78 franchise operations in the Netherlands. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1994 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eastman Kodak Co. plans to announce today that Sir Speedy Inc. will be among the first quick-print chains to launch a service that puts images and documents on compact disks for business presentations. Kodak and Sir Speedy are betting that the Photo CD Portfolio system will find a ready market among companies that want an affordable alternative to slides or videocassette tapes. The CD system works this way: Pictures and documents are scanned by computer, then arranged on disks.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1993
Print shop franchiser Sir Speedy Inc. said Monday that it has sold rights to open its shops in the Czech Republic and Poland--its first shops in formerly communist economies. The company, based in Laguna Hills, said its agreement with a Polish investment group in Krakow calls for the opening of 25 print centers in that country within the next five years. In the Czech Republic, U.S. expatriate Andrew Kauffman plans to open 10 centers within five years.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1992
Sir Speedy Inc., a 24-year-old Laguna Hills printing shop franchiser, said it has sold exclusive franchise rights in Argentina to two businessmen from that country. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The buyers--Cesar Batlle, general manager of one of Argentina's largest paper companies, and Buenos Aires attorney Alberto Zavalia Lagos--agreed to establish at least 15 Sir Speedy Printing Centers in Buenos Aires in the next five years.
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December 3, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sir Speedy Inc., a business printing franchiser, said it has established four Sir Speedy printing centers in Mexico under a franchise agreement with a Monterrey, Mexico, company. "We believe the results of economic reform taking place in Mexico today offer us an excellent opportunity to expand our services to businesses throughout Mexico," said Don Lowe, president and chief executive of Sir Speedy, which has 875 franchise outlets in the United States and abroad.
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