Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory CEO Introduces "50 Visits in 50 Weeks" Listening Tour
June 17, 2022 at 12:10 PM EDT
DURANGO, CO / ACCESSWIRE / June 17, 2022 / Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ:RMCF) (the "Company" or "RMCF"), today announced that Chief Executive Officer Rob Sarlls has launched a "50 Visits in 50 Weeks" listening tour, during which he will meet directly with at least 50 of the Company's 325 franchisees each year. Sarlls formulated the concept shortly after being named CEO last month. Enroute to company headquarters in Durango, he made scheduled stops at several franchised stores in the central and southwestern U.S.
"Our franchise owners greatly appreciated my taking the time, very early in my tenure, to meet with them at their stores. They eagerly provided me with frank input of the struggles, challenges, and most importantly, successes of the last several years. All of them were deservedly proud and eager to show me their operations, and introduce me to their hardworking staff members as well as new and longstanding customers," Sarlls said.
"I found that although each store faces different market circumstances, each also shares a strong dedication to delivering a quality experience to all customers. It no doubt reflects why the Company was recently ranked Number One in the Chocolate and Candy Store category in Newsweek's list of "America's Best Retailers for 2022'."
The Company will recognize franchise resilience, and look towards its next era of growth and success, at its biannual National Franchise Convention in Indio, CA in September. The three-day event themed "Connect. Collaborate. Celebrate." will provide franchise store owners, managers, and corporate staff the opportunity to gather to exchange ideas. The convention will also highlight franchisee perseverance during unprecedented pandemic circumstances and honor their efforts in navigating these challenges with a variety of awards. The event will offer networking activities and a variety of educational seminars to empower franchisees to leverage the Company's brand value proposition and vision for the future of the business.
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RMCF intends to file a proxy statement on Schedule 14A, an accompanying proxy card and other relevant documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in connection with such solicitation of proxies from RMCF stockholders for RMCF's 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. RMCF STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ RMCF'S DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and stockholders may obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement, an accompanying proxy card, any amendments or supplements to the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed by RMCF with the SEC at no charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies will also be available at no charge in the "SEC Filings" section of the of RMCF's Investor Relations website at www.rmcf.com/Investor-Relations.aspx or by contacting RMCF's Investor Relations department at (970) 259-0554, as soon as reasonably practicable after such materials are electronically filed with, or furnished to, the SEC.
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RMCF, its directors and certain of its executive officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from RMCF stockholders in connection with matters to be considered at the Annual Meeting. Information regarding the direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise in RMCF, of RMCF's directors and executive officers, is included in RMCF's Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed with the SEC on September 9, 2021, and other filings of the Company and its directors and certain of its executive officers with the SEC from time to time. Changes to the direct or indirect interests of RMCF's directors and executive officers are set forth in SEC filings on Initial Statements of Beneficial Ownership on Form 3, Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 and Annual Statements of Changes in Beneficial Ownership on Form 5. These documents are available free of charge as described above. Updated information regarding the identities of potential participants and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, in RMCF will be set forth in the Proxy Statement for RMCF's 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and other relevant documents to be filed with the SEC, if and when they become available.
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