A public awareness and fundraising campaign is underway as America’s Swimming Pool Company launches its Clean Water Matters effort in partnership with OneWorld Health. The initiative supports OneWorld Health’s mission to provide a clean water source to hospitals in East Africa and Central America.
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Natural disasters are both more frequent and, for brands that help clean up the mess, a major business opportunity. Environmentally friendly Lapels Dry Cleaning is expanding its restoration services department to serve disaster restoration specialists,…
Rupert Barkoff, chairman of the franchise team at Atlanta-based law firm Kilpatrick Townsend, died June 5 at age 71. Barkoff joined what was then Kilpatrick & Cody in 1973 and spent his entire career with the firm, establishing its franchise practice and later working to co-found the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising.
Steve White said he’s driven more change and growth through field support than through any other means, and at emergency restoration service franchise PuroClean it’s especially important to the success of national accounts.
In a monthly data dive from TDn2K, the sales and traffic mismatch continues through May.
There are more than 300,000 franchise locations in the U.S., which means franchising can make an enormous positive impact if brands take major steps to improve the sustainability of their locations.
Real estate matters keep getting harder for brands large and small, prompting more concepts to put serious resources and deep thought behind the real estate support team.
When Rocco Fiorentino took over as president and CEO of Primo Hoagies in 2017 the franchise’s mission statement was guided by “command and control,” he says. “Today it’s franchisee profitability, that’s my one and only priority.” He, along with Slim Chickens COO Sam Rothschild and Woofie’s Pet Ventures founder Amy Reed, offered advice to early-stage franchisors during a panel discussion today at the International Franchise Expo.
The new convenience economy and paths to it are still growing at a rapid rate, as three growing brands described during the 2019 International Franchise Expo in New York.
Google added a “Order Delivery” button allowing customers to summon meals from their favorite restaurants, delivered through Postmates, DoorDash, Delivery.com, Slice and ChowNow with more providers coming soon. By reducing friction for hangry consumers, integration of delivery into Google could bring a new wave of later-adopters into the on-demand ecosystem.