The Franklin International Institute, the West Valley company that designs, produces and distributes the Franklin Day Planner and accessories, has opened an 1,800 square-foot store in Cottonwood Mall.

By Dec. 31 when the company opens new stores in Kansas City, Kan.; and Mesa, Ariz., Franklin Institute will have 12 stores, according to Hyrum W. Smith, chairman; Robert F. Bennett, chief executive officer; and Arlen B. Crouch, president.