The Franchise Centre

2017-10-11 12:19:35
French sporting goods giant Decathlon is gearing up for its entry into the Australian retail market, with reports that it will open the doors on its first Sydney store by the end of Spring. Decathlon, an international sports retail juggernaut that turns over more than $10 billion annually across Europe and Asia, has been eying off Australia for more than a year. It is now advertising for staff for a spring ... read more
2017-09-26 12:10:32
With news that one of America’s biggest fast food franchises is to have its third crack at the Australian market, it is worth pondering why large global franchises sometimes fail overseas. Particular countries can pose problems for big international franchise systems that thrive in numerous other markets around the world. Often it is the most culturally challenging and complex markets, in the likes of Asia, ... read more
2017-09-13 12:12:31
Interest in your franchised product or service is not a solid enough foundation to set forth on expansion into China – you need to develop a detailed roadmap to guide the way. While China is a market full of franchising opportunities, there are just as many challenges, which makes due diligence more important than in any other new territory you will enter. To help steer ... read more
2017-08-29 15:23:19
  If you have ever wanted to experience for yourself the enormous franchise potential of the Chinese market, then this is the trip for you. The Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence, in conjunction with Asia-Wide Franchise Consultants, is hosting a special franchise delegation to Shanghai and Chongqing in late October/early November. This is a unique franchise-focussed opportunity to explore two of China’s biggest growth cities, with unrivalled efficiency, access, ... read more
2017-08-15 16:21:51
  With major regulatory changes on the horizon, the Australian franchise sector is currently in a holding pattern in terms of franchise networks actively targeting new growth. Australian franchisors do not yet know, and may not know for many years, the full impact of the proposed Fair Work legislative changes that could hold them jointly liable for breaches of ... read more
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