Papa John’s International Continues European Expansion and Announces Plans to Enter Madrid, Spain

Papa John’s International today announced the signing of a development agreement to open over 100 restaurants in Madrid and the surrounding area. PJ Espana Pizzerias S.L.., the master franchisee for this agreement, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Drake Enterprises AG, the same owner of the Papa John’s franchisee in Chile, is set to open its first unit during the second quarter of 2016.

Portacool, LLC Expands International Distribution to European Union to Meet Anticipated Summer Demand for Portable Cooling Solutions

Portacool, LLC, the Texas-based global leader in evaporative cooling solutions, is addressing the rise in European demand for its products through a new 3050m2 warehouse facility in Barcelona, opening this month. The trend of hotter summer temperatures across the European continent, coupled with the need for cooler environments for both commercial and leisure pursuits, have seen Portacools business in Europe increase by 12% since 2010, and the company sees significant growth potential as a result of the new warehousing facility in Barcelona.