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statistics and surveys

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AUSTRALIAN SURVEY REVEALS FRANCHISING STILL GROWING

The latest franchise survey reveals that the sector is continuing to expand across the Tasman.

CONFIDENCE STRONG BUT IT'S STILL A BUYERS' MARKET FOR FRANCHISEES

21 April 2016 – The latest Franchising Confidence Index found strong franchisor confidence levels for general business conditions, franchisor growth prospects, franchisee sales levels and franchisee profitability.

ECONOMY JUST ‘TAKING A BREATHER,’ SAYS WESTPAC

12 Aug 2014 - Westpac’s quarterly summary of the prospects for New Zealand's economy suggests some of the shine has come off our growth story, but it’s only temporary

FALLING UNEMPLOYMENT RATE A CHALLENGE FOR FRANCHISING?

3 February 2016 - The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since March 2009, Statistics New Zealand said today. The trend could pose some challenges for franchisors and franchisees.

FORBES RATES NEW ZEALAND AS 'THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO DO BUSINESS'

Forbes has ranked New Zealand as the best country in the world to do business. The influential bi-weekly US magazine says New Zealand has ‘a transparent and stable business climate that encourages entrepreneurship.

FRANCHISE CONFIDENCE BOUNCES BACK FOR 2016

3 November 2015 - After a dip in July, confidence in the franchise sector is bouncing back – but franchisees are still in high demand, says latest survey

FRANCHISE CONFIDENCE GOES ON GROWING

20 October 2016 - The franchise sector is increasingly positive about the outlook for the next 12 months, especially for franchisees, with 54 percent of franchisors expecting improved profitability for franchisees and a further 40 percent expecting them to maintain current levels.

FRANCHISE EXPERT CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT RECOGNITION AS SENTIMENT FALLS

October 2010 - Dr Callum Floyd has called for the government to increase its awareness of the part franchising can play in New Zealand’s economy and to create the right conditions for recovery.

FRANCHISEE PROFITABILITY EXPECTED TO GROW - SURVEY

1 August 2016 – Latest survey reveals better results for franchisees and good prospects in the regions, although housing issues are a worry in Auckland.

FRANCHISEES IN DEMAND AS OUTLOOK REMAINS POSITIVE - SURVEY

Finding the right franchisees, staff and locations are the biggest concerns for franchising in 2014, but confidence is still high.

FRANCHISES NOT IMMUNE AS QUAKE HITS CONFIDENCE

Business confidence has been badly hit following the Christchurch earthquake, and the franchise sector is no exception.

FRANCHISING CONFIDENCE DROPS IN JULY

28 July 2015 - Franchize Consultants’ Franchising Confidence Index reflects other reports by showing less optimism this quarter

FRANCHISING LOOKING FORWARD TO GOOD YEAR AHEAD

12 February 2015 - The latest Franchising Confidence Index finds franchisors and franchise specialists confident about prospects for 2015, but finding good franchisees is still the biggest challenge

FRANCHISING OUTLOOK MORE POSITIVE, BUT CONCERNS REMAIN

6 April 2010 - The inaugural Franchising Confidence Index, a quarterly survey of New Zealand franchising confidence caried out by Franchize Consultants, has just been released.

FRANCHISING STARTS 2012 WITH IMPROVED CONFIDENCE

FRANCHISORS FORECAST IMPROVED TOP LINE DESPITE CONTINUING PRESSURE ON MARGINS

October 2012 – Latest survey of franchise confidence finds good news, bad news and some cautious optimism.

FRANCHISORS SEE BETTER TIMES AHEAD IN 2013

January 2013 - The latest Franchising Confidence Index demonstrates a continuation of mixed results across overall sector growth drivers, but with a slight increase in confidence from October 2012.

GOOD NEWS ON FUNDING FOR FRANCHISE BUYERS

July 2012 - Franchisors are saying bank funding is not an issue for prospective franchisees looking at solid propositions, but other results are mixed after a record high in April

GOOD TIMES AHEAD FOR FRANCHISEES

10 February 2016 – The latest Franchising Confidence Index suggests that almost half of all franchises expect increased profitability for franchisees this year, with only 4 percent expecting conditions to worsen.

IMMIGRANTS DRIVING FRANCHISE RE-SALES

December 2015 - Broker says recent immigrants from China and India are the biggest buyers of existing franchised outlets

LATEST SURVEY SHOWS FRANCHISE CONFIDENCE BOUNCING BACK

July 2011 - Franchising confidence is building again, with good news for business buyers. However, the Rugby World Cup is expected to provide at best a limited boost to many.

LATEST SURVEY SHOWS FRANCHISORS STILL MOSTLY POSITIVE

August 2014 - Franchize Consultants’ July 2014 Franchising Confidence Index finds franchisors retain an optimistic outlook across many key growth drivers, although service providers are more cautious

MIXED SENTIMENT AS FRANCHISING ENTERS NEW YEAR

January 2011 - The latest Franchising Confidence Index from Franchize Consultants finds mixed sentiment, including further challenges for franchisees

NO FRANCHISE EXPO OR SURVEY FOR 2014

Despite increasing confidence and signs of growth, two significant events have dropped off the franchise calendar this year

NUMBER OF BUSINESSES OWNED BY WOMEN SKYROCKETS

October 2016 - More women than ever are owning and operating businesses in New Zealand, with strong performance results across the country

NUMBER OF FRANCHISES DOUBLED IN LAST SEVEN YEARS, SURVEY SAYS

Top line results from a new survey of franchising suggest that the number of franchised business in New Zealand has doubled since 2003.

NZ AHEAD OF THE GLOBAL CURVE FOR BUSINESS BUOYANCY

August 2012 - Latest survey from Entrepreneurs' Organization reveals positive outlook for New Zealand

NZ ECONOMY HUMMING ALONG

11 February 2016 – No drought and net immigration have helped New Zealand’s economy go on growing, with economists revising GDP predictions upwards

NZ ECONOMY UP, PAYMENT TIMES DOWN

27 August 2013 - Dun & Bradstreet reports healthier cash flow among New Zealand businesses

OPTIMISM GROWS FOR INCREASES IN FRANCHISEE PROFITABILITY – SURVEY

17 April 2013 - Good news for business buyers as franchisee sales levels and profitability are predicted to increase and obtaining finance becomes easier.

OUTLOOK POSITIVE BUT RECRUITMENT STILL TOUGH

6 November 2014 - The latest Franchising Confidence Index shows the franchise sector is still positive about the future but recruitment and unfair competition are generating concern.

POPULATION CHANGES PRESENT PREDICTABLE CHALLENGES

July 2012 – Slower growth and an ageing client base mean franchises need to tailor their appeal to a predictably-changing market

RECORD CONFIDENCE SUGGESTS STRONG YEAR AHEAD FOR FRANCHISING IN NEW ZEALAND

February 2014 – The first Franchising Confidence Index survey for the year shows high hopes for franchisors and franchisees in New Zealand

REDUCED EXPECTATIONS TILL AFTER ELECTION

The latest Franchising Confidence Index survey shows that after a positive upswing in July, franchisors and service providers are now expecting more of the same.

SECTOR TOPS $10 BILLION

John Paynter reports the results of the FANZ Survey of Franchising 2001, sponsored by The National Bank

START-UPS RISE AS OUTLOOK REMAINS POSITIVE FOR FRANCHISES

14 May 2015 - The latest Franchising Confidence Index confirms the positive mood among franchisors and service providers

STATS SHOW WHICH REGIONS GROWING FASTEST AS IMMIGRATION DRIVES POPULATION GROWTH

21 October 2016 ­– Just four regional council areas accounted for over 75 percent of New Zealand’s population growth last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Some of that growth comes from a record level of migration to New Zealand.

SURVEY FINDS FRANCHISE SECTOR RESILIENT & GROWING

December 2010 - A long-awaited survey gives us a snapshot of the current state of franchising in New Zealand. Simon Lord reports

SURVEY FINDS MOST NEW FRANCHISEES DON'T DO ENOUGH DUE DILIGENCE

A new report by Massey University suggests that over half of all New Zealand franchisees felt they had failed to conduct sufficient due diligence before purchasing their franchise. The survey also suggests that 44% of franchisees spent less than one month researching the opportunity before buying their franchise, and finds that resolving conflict later becomes an issue for many franchisees.

SURVEY FOCUS: HOW NZ FRANCHISES ARE TACKLING ONLINE RETAILING

13 November 2012 - Online sales represent a particular challenge for franchisors and, potentially, a threat for franchisees. The latest Franchising New Zealand survey from Massey University offers some specific information about how New Zealand franchises are tackling this issue.

SURVEY OF FRANCHISING 2003 - HIGHLIGHTS

Franchising in New Zealand continues to perform strongly with plenty more to come, according to the 2003 Survey of Franchising

SURVEY OF NZ FRANCHISE SECTOR SAYS TURNOVER UP, FRANCHISEE NUMBERS DOWN

12 November 2012 -The latest Franchising New Zealand survey suggests that turnover and the number of franchise systems has increased, but the number of franchisees has gone down for the first time

SURVEY SAYS CONDITIONS REMAIN TOUGH FOR FRANCHISORS AND FRANCHISEES

7 July 2010 – The second quarterly survey of New Zealand franchising confidence finds positive but falling sentiment acrosss many key franchising indicators.

THE CHANGING FACE OF FRANCHISING

February 2015 - Most buyers of existing franchise units are recent immigrants. What challenges does that pose for franchisors, and where are the opportunities?

THE SEARCH FOR FRANCHISE EXCELLENCE

How do the backgrounds, lifestyle, work habits and personal characteristics of franchisees impact on their success? A new survey offers insights and surprises.

US STUDY SHOWS VALUE OF FRANCHISING

2004 - The first study to measure the economic impact of franchising in the US has relevance for NZ

 

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