Gateway Newstands Franchise

Tobacco store and newsstand

Gateway Newsstands was founded in 1983 by Michael Aychental and David Goldman, who started franchising the concept the same year. A family-owned and -operated partnership based in Canada, Gateway Newsstands has grown to more than 300 stores in North America, including locations in Toronto, New York and Chicago. Gateway Newsstands emphasizes a hands-on business approach, putting a franchise owner in each of its locations. Franchisees work from kiosks or stores in large office buildings, selling snacks, drinks, candy, cards, tobacco, reading material, lottery tickets and other impulse buys. Open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Gateway Newsstands have less demanding working hours than most convenience stores.

The Service Store Concept developed as a direct result of the company's analysis of traffic count studies and its identification and emphasis on the daily needs of a diverse variety of shoppers. The merchandise mix is formulated specifically to cater to the everyday needs and impulse sales of today's busy consumers. The ongoing refinement of the company's merchandise mix is an important part of the company's business service ethic. Gateway Newsstands have created an important retail marketing niche. The simultaneous presentation of snacks, beverages, candy, cards, tobacco, reading material and lottery tickets capitalizes on the customer traffic generated by each entity, creating impulse sales in areas other than represented by the customers original shopping purpose. Gateway Newsstands is an integral part of any prime commercial retail project. No other retail service tenant satisfies as wide a spectrum of consumers' service and convenience requirements.

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How much does it cost to open a Gateway Newstands Franchise?

The investment required to open a Gateway Newstands Franchise is between $55,875-$501,750. There is an initial franchise fee of $15,000-$150,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Gateway Newstands name.

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When did the first Gateway Newstands open? 1983
When did Gateway Newstands start Franchising? 1983

United States: Nationwide

Canada: Nationwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs Yes Yes
Equipment Yes Yes
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No


On-The-Job Training: Up to 40 hours

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations

Social media
Website development

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 2

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • Your income potential as a Gateway Newstands Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Gateway Newstands

    Gateway Newstands

    Gateway Newstands
    240 Chrislea Road
    Woodbridge, ON
    L4L 8V1


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