Franchise Relations

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No one can question the generosity of Howard Schultz or Starbucks, the company he founded. Schultz and the Starbucks Foundation are leading supporters of literacy programs, environmental initiatives, and neighborhood development programs, as well as supporting fair pricing for coffee...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 3rd 2018
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Along with the continuing growth of multi-unit franchisees, consolidations of multiple franchise brands under a common parent - via acquisition or merger - continue to alter the landscape of franchising. Mention the word "franchising" around DuPont Flooring Systems and you...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 3rd 2018
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Question: I have three specialty retail stores. I have been in business for 6 years and all three stores are doing very well. Earlier this year I was approached by one of my customers, who indicated that he would have...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 3rd 2018
DuPont is a remarkable company. Viewed through the lens of Wall Street, DuPont is listed fourteenth in the Fortune 500. It is superbly profitable, and, based upon the reaction of the stock analysts to its recent senior management shifts, it...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Agway, headquartered in Syracuse, NY, is the largest agricultural cooperative in the Northeastern United States with over 300 franchised and company-owned retailers of garden, pet, and farm supplies. They also sell California-grown frozen strawberries – or so they thought. On...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Know your rights—and limitations—in disputes with franchisors Question: I'm a franchisee of a retail specialty chain. For the past three months, I've been selling a new product I found through one of my local vendors. My customers are thrilled with...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 3rd 2018
The easiest, most profitable, and absolutely the most enjoyable way to run a business is through the delivery of not just great customer service, but the kind of customer service legends are built upon. And yet, one of the most...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Likely one of the most challenging decisions a franchisor has to make is whether to get between the seller and the buyer of one of their franchises. After all, where does a franchisor’s loyalty lie? Picture this real-life scenario. One...
Posted by msablog
Posted on: January 3rd 2018