As part of our mission to make a positive difference to the franchising sector, the FRI team are constantly engaging with the global franchising community and summarising important trends. These Positive Franchising Updates contain our insights, tips and research findings on how franchisors can create profitable partnerships.

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7 Ways to Reduce Franchisee Stress

13 May 2022
A taste of what you’ll learn in the Culture of Franchising workshop.  These 7 tips come from the session on creating an ACE Mindset, part of our Culture of Franchising … Continue reading 7 Ways to Reduce Franchisee Stress

Next Evolution In Franchise Meetings

1 April 2022
Yes, the pandemic has been a headache, but it has also provided some amazing opportunities to improve communication and productivity. One of these is the widespread adoption of virtual and blended meetings … Continue reading Next Evolution In Franchise Meetings

Franchisee Crisis Support Kit

28 February 2022
One of a franchisor’s most important responsibilities is to deliver useful and relevant support to their franchisees, particularly in times of crisis. Unfortunately mother nature continues to test us. Recent … Continue reading Franchisee Crisis Support Kit

Global Franchising Trends

23 February 2022
It looks like working and communicating virtually will continue for many of us, at least to some extent. The good news is, this offers us all an opportunity to ‘go global’. This has … Continue reading Global Franchising Trends

Interview with Darin Harris, CEO of Jack in the Box, on Franchise Leadership

9 February 2022
In 2020, Darin Harris was appointed as CEO for Jack in the Box, one of the oldest and largest publicly traded franchise networks in the USA, with over 2000 locations. … Continue reading Interview with Darin Harris, CEO of Jack in the Box, on Franchise Leadership

From “Surviving” to “Thriving”

2 February 2022
Excerpts from an inspiring case study, and some compelling new research on franchisor and franchisee attitudes.

Our Proudest Achievements for 2021

23 December 2021
When you think of 2021, what are you most proud of? For us it's been a year of innovation, collaboration and determination.

Connecting with Franchisees

18 November 2021
Successful franchisor executives understand the importance of listening and staying connected with their franchisees, especially during periods of turbulence and change. While some leaders have been reaching out to have … Continue reading Connecting with Franchisees

7 Ways to Build Supporters

21 October 2021
While many businesses have had challenges accessing customers due to lockdowns and restrictions, others are having the opposite challenge in accessing enough product to sell to a queue of customers. One could laugh … Continue reading 7 Ways to Build Supporters

10 Ways To Be A Better Franchisor Leader

30 September 2021
As Angela Merkel steps down as Chancellor of Germany, we were reflecting on the respect she has garnered as a strong, authentic leader, compared to the mistrust with which many … Continue reading 10 Ways To Be A Better Franchisor Leader

How Can Franchisors Help Franchisees Be Successful?

16 September 2021
What is success? Based on our work with tens of thousands of franchisees, while money is important, many also see success as making a difference in their local communities, working with their … Continue reading How Can Franchisors Help Franchisees Be Successful?

How Can Franchisors Show Appreciation to Franchisees?

2 September 2021
A question franchisors often ask is whether it is necessary to reward and recognise franchisees, given they’re intrinsically rewarded by running their own business and keeping the profits. Our answer is, from … Continue reading How Can Franchisors Show Appreciation to Franchisees?

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