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Gateway Newstand Employees Go Head-To-Head for A Chance to "Be the Boss" in W Network's New Reality Series

Jul 4 2013 12:00AM

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/04/13 -- This Thursday, July 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network, Diane and Johnny, two outstanding employees with Gateway Newstands, the largest operator of newsstands in North America, will appear on Be the Boss Canada, a new series on W Network from the award-winning production team behind Undercover Boss Canada. Be The Boss Canada gives employees at leading national franchises a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take control of their future, rise through the ranks and become the boss, through exciting head-to-head challenges.

In the Gateway episode this Thursday, Be The Boss Canada follows Diane and Johnny as they try to balance diplomacy and competitiveness in a series of challenges to win a huge promotion - but unbeknownst to them, one may actually walk away with the keys to their very own franchise. They will take part in week-long job interview for what each believes is a chance for a promotion, with enticing pay and perks. Meanwhile, the bosses are hiding a closely-guarded secret as the two employees battle to be the best and out-perform each other. While one employee will earn a promotion the other will be in for the surprise of their life when they are told that they have in fact been rewarded with their very own franchise, instantly making the jump from employee to business owner.

"We place a tremendous amount of trust in our franchisees," says Noah Aychental, Vice-President of Marketing and Promotions at Gateway. "They're the lifeline of our business. We value any opportunity to recognize the talent and contributions of our people, and couldn't be more excited to take part in Be The Boss Canada - and reward a remarkable employee."

Established in 1983, Gateway Newsstands operates more than 500 stores throughout North America, including eight Canadian provinces. Gateway is the exclusive newsstand retailer in North America's third largest transit system - the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Gateway is consistently rated among North America's top 100 franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.

For more information on the series, please visit www.wnetwork.com/shows/be-boss-canada.

About Gateway Newstands

Gateway Newstands is the largest operator of newsstands in North America, with more than 500 stores in transit - including subways, bus stations, train stations, other transit venues, office towers, shopping centres, hospitals, and other institutional venues. We pride ourselves on being a trusted and reliable partner.



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Source: Marketwire