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How much local variation is appropriate in a franchise network? Some franchises are very strict about what can be sold and permit little or no local variation and others are more flexible. Andrew Thornton has two franchised Budgens stores in London and has created “Food from the Sky” - the world’s first supermarket roof garden – in [...]


Doing Well by Doing Good

by Kate on June 14, 2010

For many franchisors and franchisees their ideals go way beyond making a profit. Many contribute to the community through sponsorship, supporting charities or adopting sustainable business practices. Others would like to contribute but aren’t sure where to start or think what they can do is too little to make a difference.  A few are unsure [...]