What FRANdata Thinks

The International Franchise Association (IFA) recently released its annual Economic Outlook Report detailing the franchise industry’s projected economic forecast for 2021. Conducted by FRANdata, the report offers an in-depth look into franchising’s growth trend following the economic fallout due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an in-depth state outlook for all 50 states and Washington D.C. Top […]

Looking at what’s changed in 2020 because of Covid – and what changes might be permanent – let’s start with the biggest driver of economic activity: consumers. A majority of the more than 2,000 people surveyed by Jones Lang LaSalle said they want to continue working away from the office at least two days a […]

Buoyed by a mix of market correction and federal government assistance like PPP loans, payroll tax cuts, etc., FRANdex achieved major quarter-over-quarter gains in Q2-2020. In the quarter, franchise companies’ (excluding McDonald’s) annual returns outperformed both broader indices – S&P 500 and Russell 2000. Non-food franchises were the major gainers in the quarter, up 51.6% […]

We have been living in a very low inflationary environment for the past decade, courtesy of both the U.S. Federal Reserve and the coordinated international effort of other central banks. While there are many good outcomes from this monetary policy, one of the drawbacks has been the lack of pricing power. Whether B2C or B2B, […]

Impact on Franchising The rapid spread of COVID-19 is reminding us how interconnected we all are. With the pandemic changing everything we do in our personal and business lives, franchisors are faced with the same challenges as other businesses. However, franchisors remain optimistic and expect system sales to return to pre-pandemic levels in about six […]

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