Welcome to FRANalyst Friday: Observations on the Pulse of Franchising

April 13th, 2018 by Melinda Modica

This week includes insights on M&A activity, apprenticeships in franchising, a new brand, and brand leadership changes.

M &A

Activity has picked up in the last quarter within franchise lodging brands. Red Lion Hotels bought out Knights Inn; Choice Hotels International bought WoodSpring Suites; Wyndham made a couple of noteworthy single-brand deals, first picking up the Midwestern AmericInn brand before announcing plans to purchase La Quinta. Who is next to bite into the larger trend of consolidation among single-brands lodging?

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