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2014. A year when franchises were the poster child for initial public offerings in the United States. According to Renaissance Capital, 41 IPOs were set to happen in 2014 and it was considered the best year for IPO deals since the tech-stock boom of 2000. Fast forward to 2017-2018, IPOs and public listing are losing […]

FRANdex has started showing signs of recovery in Q2-2018. While the index’s returns were down by -2.99% Q-o-Q in Q1, the change in Q2-2018 was tempered to -1.53%. FRANdex continued to underperform both the broader indices. S&P 500’s returns were up 10.28% q-o-q, while Russell 2000 by 4.32%. Click here to download the latest FRANdex.

On Dining Concepts: “The retail space is at an interesting cross-road in recent times. While commercial rents are falling, there’s a rapid increase in number closures at anchor stores like Sears, Toys R Us and Kmart. This climate is forcing traditional sit-down dining concepts to come up with innovative ways to disassociate their topline from […]

The retail space is at an interesting cross-road in recent times. While commercial rents are falling, there’s a rapid increase in number closures at anchor stores like Sears, Toys R Us and Kmart. This climate is forcing traditional sit-down dining concepts to come up with innovative ways to disassociate their topline from being anchored to […]

Franchising in Japan: “The franchise model in the U.S. is thriving. Even more so, there is an increasing number of franchisors that are focusing on the rising demand for American goods and services across the Pacific in Japan. An independent study by the World Franchise Council revealed that Japan is among the largest Asian franchise […]

 

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