Trends That Transformed The Franchising Industry In 2018

Shahram Warsi
Shahram Warsi Dec 10 2018 - 2 min read
Trends That Transformed The Franchising Industry In 2018
According to statistics, there has never been a better time than the present for establishing a franchise business.

The franchising industry is witnessing growth in leaps and bounds over the years. Various trends are happening in the industry that is transforming how the industry used to work earlier. Initially, franchisees used to stuck by owning one location where today’s franchisees are seen building their own mini-empire by expanding demographically.

Modern-day franchising industry is currently witnessing its best phase where major and new franchisors are coming up with innovative business ideas. According to statistics, there has never been a better time than the present for establishing a franchise business.

Therefore, if you are on the fence and planning to invest in the franchising industry, now is the time to invest and establish your franchise business.

As we are on the edge of welcoming New Year, let’s look at the trends that transformed the franchising industry in 2018.

Green Businesses

Along with the restaurant business gaining immense popularity, the industry can also witness an increased interest in green businesses, mostly in the energy sectors.

As people no longer are ignoring the threat caused by global warming and limited resources, franchisors are coming up with energy-saving services for both commercial and personal purposes. 2018 many real-estate franchisors building green buildings that are constructed from recycled materials.

Multi-Brand Franchisees

Initially, franchisees were satisfied with owning one brand under their name. But the story was no more the same in 2018. This year witnessed a rise in a number of franchisees that were associated with more than one brand.

It’s believed to increase the cash flow procedure, ensuring protection against loss and failure in the business. This year, franchisees termed it as covering all the bases.

Health and Fitness Businesses

While this industry is under constant evolution, 2018 witnessed an exponential growth in a number of startups and franchises emerging in the same sector. The growing focus on healthier living has made franchisors focus on segments like fitness, gyms, and spas, promoting the healthier lifestyle in a quality form.

In fact, franchisors selling healthy food and nutritional products saw a spike in terms of their business growth.

Fast Casual Restaurant Businesses

The food and beverage industry is welcomed a new segment that catered to the audience interested between the fast food and casual dining model. These ventures are catering healthy and delicious food with fresh ingredients, focusing on fast services and cheaper prices.

As the industry is witnessing an increased focus on proper nutrition, this market is certainly going to grab the market with the boom in the upcoming time.

Franchisors could use these ideas to give their existing business a boost in the upcoming year, marking their presence all across the nation successfully.  

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