Palm Beach Tan Named to Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Dallas
Palm Beach Tan, Inc., the nation’s largest chain of tanning salons, was named the 13th fastest growing private company in Dallas. The Top 100 awards are presented annually by the Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University. The SMU School of Business honors the fastest growing privately held companies in the Dallas area each year. President and COO of Palm Beach Tan Inc., Diane Lucas said she was honored and excited to be recognized again in the Dallas Top 100.
Coppell, TX (PRWEB) December 14, 2010
Palm Beach Tan, Inc., the nation’s largest chain of tanning salons, was named the 13th fastest growing private company in Dallas.
The Top 100 awards were presented by the SMU Cox’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at an awards ceremony on November 17. The SMU School of Business honors the fastest growing privately held companies in the Dallas area each year. President and COO of Palm Beach Tan Inc., Diane Lucas said she was honored and excited to be recognized again in the Dallas Top 100. Palm Beach Tan, headquartered in Coppell, Texas was also included in the Dallas 100 in 2009. The company operates 215 locations in 20 states under 3 brands, Palm Beach Tan, Palm Beach Tan Sunless, and Planet Tan.
“The tanning industry is a very exciting place to be and Palm Beach Tan continues to be on the cutting edge of the latest sunless and sunbed tanning technology. Our growth has been fueled in large part by the rapid grown in sunless tanning, continued innovation, along with industry consolidation,” according to Lucas. The company has been at the forefront of the sunless tanning industry since it introduced sunless tanning into it’s salons in 1998. Since that time, offering the latest sunless tanning options in it’s salons remained a key focus of the company. Today, Palm Beach Tan delivers more sunless tanning services than any tanning salon chain in the world. In addition, much like the video rental business in the the 1980′s, the tanning salon industry is consolidating. With it’s stable operating model, innovative data-driven marketing platform, professionally trained tanning consultants, and luxurious salon environments, Palm Beach Tan has seen rapid growth through the acquisition or franchising of quality independent salons and regional chains in key markets. “Innovation remains the key to keeping our members engaged and excited about Palm Beach Tan, ” Lucas added. Palm Beach Tan was the first national chain of tanning salons to introduce an exclusive under 18 sunless tanning membership developed exclusively for tanners under age 18 and is the only tanning salon chain in the nation to offer a fully automated member rewards program that rewards customer loyalty with free sunless tanning, membership upgrades, skin care product discounts, cash rebates and more.
Founded in 1990, Palm Beach Tan, Inc. has become the leader in the indoor tanning industry, operating 215 locations, both corporate and franchised owned under the brands Palm Beach Tan, Palm Beach Tan Sunless, and Planet Tan. The company offers convenience and a full range of services: multiple levels of tanning beds, UV Free Mystic Tanning and Versa Spa Tanning and Skincare, as well as premium skin care products. For more information, please visit http://www.palmbeachtan.com.
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