Franchise formulas on the rise

Franchise formulas on the rise

Franchise formulas are an increasingly more common item in the retailing world, according to ING Economisch Bureau's third theme report Winkelgebied 2025.

Their presence has increased a lot and they grow faster, while the risk is shared and it requires a smaller amount of capital. 60 % of consumers also find it important that these chains are present in shopping areas.

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