Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence

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2017-04-26 10:56:30
  The hottest issue in Australian franchising, the move to introduce joint employer liability for franchisors through the proposed Fair Work Amendment, will be put under the microscope at this year’s Franchise Management Forum. The annual Forum, to be held in Brisbane on Friday 23 June 2017, prides itself on tackling the big issues facing franchising in an open learning environment for franchise leaders, ... read more
2017-04-11 14:38:34
Despite the rise of internet shopping, customers continue to head instore in search of an ‘experience’ that they cannot get online. A number of studies now suggests that traditional bricks and mortar retailing is not dying and remains a popular and highly sought-after experience from customers of all ages. The latest research by AMP Capital surprisingly shows that even Gen Z shoppers, aged 18 to 22, favour shopping instore over ... read more
2017-03-28 16:00:09
This year’s Franchise Management Forum is already shaping up as one of the best ever, with an exciting array of high-profile speakers confirmed from across the franchising sector. Given the quality of speakers already locked in, and with more to come, be sure to make your early bird booking now to secure your spot. How do you manage multiple franchise brands? How do you integrate new ... read more
2017-03-28 13:55:24
Customers’ desire for ‘colour and movement’ in their shopping experiences is driving an exciting new wave of retail innovations, merchandising technologies and point of sale installations. That’s the view from Europe from Michael Sherlock, Adjunct Professor at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence, who attended the Euroshop retail trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany in March. Based on what he witnessed at Euroshop, Michael believes a number of innovative new ... read more
2017-03-28 12:39:46
The relationship between franchisors and franchisees is now being scrutinised more closely by banks in their cautious approach to lending to the franchise sector. Banks are also increasingly nervous about the reputational risks involved in lending to franchises if things go wrong. These were some of the key messages highlighted in a recent BDO Webinar on banking and franchising that was hosted by the Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence. ... read more
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