Winmark is a recognized leader in franchise-owned and operated businesses, with over 1,250 franchises in North America. The company pioneered the “ultra-high-value” retailing niche – selling high-quality used products alongside new goods in a traditional retail store format. Winmark entered the franchising business in 1988 with the award-winning Play It Again Sports® concept. Additional franchised businesses are: Plato’s Closet®, Once Upon A Child®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®. All of these brands buy, sell, trade, and/or consign used and new brand-name merchandise.