MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vapor Shark Inc., a global leader in the electronic cigarette and vapor products industry, has been named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New Franchises of 2017, earning spot number 35 out of the 100 total franchises listed.
It is the second significant development in the past few weeks, following the announcement of Vapor Shark's strategic partnership and management agreement with Turning Point Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TPB) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, VaporBeast™, to explore ways to work together to provide best-in-class service to the wholesale vapor channel.
“Vapor Shark Franchising has worked diligently to give our franchisees exceptional support and training within our industry,” said Jason Henshaw, Director of Franchise Development at Vapor Shark. “We believe this recognition is a reflection of the hard work and dedication exhibited by our franchisee store owners, in addition to the outstanding service they provide. It’s nice to see that a well-respected publication like Entrepreneur Magazine has recognized and awarded this hard work by including us in their Top 100 New Franchises of 2017.”
Entrepreneur Magazine characterized its Top 100 list as “newcomers [that] are helping to shape the franchise industry’s future with innovative products and services, creative marketing methods and ever-evolving technological tools,” and credited them for “offering new franchise owners the chance to latch onto the next big thing”.
No electronic cigarette company has ever been named to this or any other Top Franchise category by Entrepreneur Magazine.
About Vapor Shark, Inc.
Vapor Shark Inc. is a privately held electronic cigarette company based in Miami, Florida, founded in 2010 to provide adult customers with a compelling alternative to combustible tobacco products. It operates and franchises retail locations worldwide and distributes to more than 3,000 independent retailers. For more information about Vapor Shark, please visit www.vaporshark.com.
About Turning Point Brands, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky-based Turning Point Brands, Inc. (TPB) is a leading U.S. provider of Other Tobacco Products. TPB generates solid cash flow through its three focus brands, Zig-Zag® in smoking products, Stoker’s® in smokeless products and the VaporBeast™ e-commerce distribution engine in NewGen products. More information about the company is available at its corporate website, www.turningpointbrands.com.