The day of “Revolution in the World of Retail” was held on the 19th of September in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

It was much more than an awards ceremony.

Two round tables were held, the first focused on “The importance of the Networking for the StartUps” where Christian Marion of French Tech, served as moderator of important players in the entrepreneurial sector with multidisciplinary profiles. Among the participants in this round table were Ricardo Rustarazo from Retail Trade, Marc Gallardo from RSM, Olivier Guerrero from Franchise World Link, Franch Mourge from Lunilo and Damien Jacquinet from Impacteo Digital.

The second table, “The ROI of recognition” was led by Frederic Castro from Digitalents, accompanied by Laura Torrents from Oikos Consultants, Agustí Molias from Smartcex, Xavier Cross from Aecoc, Miguel Capel from RSM and David Ortega from EADA Bussines School, all of You stressed the importance of making the teams participate in the recognitions that any company receives, thus favoring the team feeling and the value of their own talent.

After the round tables the awards were given.

The winners by categories were:

· HIPERMARKETS: Carrefour

· FRESH PRODUCTS: Carrefour

· SUPERMARKETS: LIDL

· ONLINE SUPERMARKETS: Eroski Online

· NATURAL COSMETICS: YvesRocher

· PERFUMS & COSMETICS: Sephora

· OPTICAL: General Optics

· LINGERIE: HunkeMöller

· FAMILY FASHION: Primark

· ONLINE FASHION: Asos

· DIY: Leroy Merlin

· FURNITURE, DECORATION & HOME TEXETIL: Ikea

· TAPAS & BREWERY: 100 Montaditos

· FAST FOOD: McDonald’s

· HAMBURGERS: TGB | The Good Burger

· HOME DELIVERY PIZZAS: Telepizza

· BIG STORES: Amazon

· MARKET PLACE: Amazon

· MULTIMEDIA, COMPUTERS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS: MediaMarkt

· ONLINE MULTIMEDIA, COMPUTERS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS: MediaMarkt

· SPORTS SHOPS: Decathlon

Original version (in Spanish).

Franchise World Link in the Franchise Asia Philippines Expo 2018

Franchise Asia Expo - FWL

Franchise World Link (FWL) – the innovative company aiming to connect players in the franchise industry worldwide in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas – will be in the Franchise Asia Philippines 2018 happening on July 20-22, 2018 in the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Maria Francesca de Leon, Country Manager for the Philippines, shares: “Franchise World Link is happy to participate in Franchise Asia Philippines 2018– one of the biggest franchise trade shows in Asia. We will be among the 700+ Filipino and international covering 13,380 square meters exhibit space area.”

Franchise World Link CEO, Olivier Guerrero, “the Philippines have a very dynamic franchise environment—both Filipino and foreign brands have succeeded in the franchise model. We are excited to showcase the FWL affiliated brands to over 52,000 national and international expected visitors. I’ll be in Manila to support this event.”

Aimee Flordeliza, Country Manager for the Philippines, shares, “the Franchise World Link booth will feature master franchise opportunities for Cavavin (France), Mail Boxes Etc (Italy), The Alternative Board (TAB, USA), Busy Queen Bee (UK), and other brands from more than 30 countries. “

Visit the Franchise World Link booth in the Ground Floor of the Franchise Asia Philippines 2018 in the International section. Interested expo visitors can get complementary tickets using this link: https://franchiseasiaph.com/expovisitor.php

You may read more about the Franchise Asia Philippines 2018 show in https://franchiseasiaph.com/.

For any business queries or help to establish presence in the Philippines and the region, or, if you would like to take your business international please contact Franchise World Link Philippines at info.philippines@franchiseworldlink.com

Asia Philippines 2018 trade show. FWL

How to Franchise in the Philippines

Franchise World Link – the innovative company aiming to connect players in the franchise industry worldwide in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America – is pleased to announce the launch of their new country – Philippines.

Olivier Guerrero, CEO of Franchise World Link, shares, “we are happy to welcome the Philippines in the Franchise World Link Network. The Philippines is the 16th office for Franchise World Link, now covering 50 countries. The Philippine office will be managed by Maria Francesca de Leon and Aimee Flordeliza.”

The Philippines has a population over 100 million and is strategically located as a gateway to Southeast Asia. It is among the fastest growing economies in the world with a 6.7% GDP growth for 2017. Economic growth is consumer driven, fueled by Overseas Filipino worker remittances and growth in Business Outsourcing. The country is in a demographic sweet spot with the median age of 23 years.

Maria Francesca de Leon, Country Manager for the Philippines, shares her views on international franchise opportunities in the Philippines:

“‘The franchising industry in the Philippines has been active and dynamic since the early 1990s. Our country has both home-grown and foreign brands have succeeded in the franchise model, making the country attractive for both inbound and outbound projects. Filipino investors and consumers are well-travelled, exposed to international brands and are willing to spend money on lifestyle / aspirational products & services.”

Aimee Flordeliza, Country Manager for the Philippines, shares, “we are happy to be part of the Franchise World Link Network and are excited to help more international brands enter the Philippines. We believe that concepts related to Food & Beverage, Retail, and Health and Wellness are doing well in the country. We are also very hopeful to share great Filipino brands to other countries.”

For any business queries or help to establish presence in the Philippines and the region, or, if you would like to take your business international please contact Franchise World Link Philippines at info.philippines@franchiseworldlink.com

Franchise World Link – An international franchise broker, with a strong focus on developing franchise businesses in Europe, Africa and Asia is announcing the reopening of InXpress in France.
inXpress press release. Launching in France

 

Franchise World Link has been helping InXpress to recruit a New Country Manager for France. In 2018, new franchise units will open in key cities in France and in the future, InXpress plans to cover the full territory.

Olivier Guerrero, CEO, Franchise World Link commented “France is a key hub in Europe for logistics services and franchising is growing quickly in the country. This is why we have been working with InXpress to help them finding them a good Country Manager for France”.

About Franchise World Link

Operating in with 16 offices in the world, covering more than 45 countries; Franchise World Link aims to help international franchisors and entrepreneurs to grow their business in fast developing countries of Europe, Africa and Asia, where a large potential for franchise business opportunities is taking place today. We recruit top staff; we liaise investors and entrepreneurs with franchisors worldwide and help investors to access the large brands. We help with mergers and acquisitions in the franchise industry

www.franchiseworldlink.com

About InXpress

InXpress is a global network of over 300 franchisees that offer SMEs express, freight and mail services through world-class carriers that our customers know and trust.

The InXpress franchise opportunity gives individuals with business or management experience the platform to develop their existing skills to build a scalable and flexible business with high earning potential.

InXpress is the largest franchise based international transportation services provider in the world. Founded in 1999 and with annual system revenues in excess of $145 million USD in 2017, the company has a long history in managing successful businesses around the world. This is combined with the facilities and know-how to train and support franchisees in running a sales and business management franchise.

Now located in 14 countries, the multi award-winning business has its global headquarters in Manchester, UK.

www.inxpress.com

The new Regional Master will help TAB “The Alternative Board” to penetrate France

Franchise World Link – An international master franchise consulting firm, with a strong focus on developing franchise businesses in Europe, Africa and Asia is announcing the opening of TAB first Regional Master Franchise in France.

The TAB Regional Master will operate first in the Paris Area and will be opening some first units in Perpignan.
Olivier Guerrero, CEO, Franchise World Link commented: “As we enter a new era for Franchise, France is a strategic hub for Franchising in Europe. This is why we have been working with TAB to find them a good strategic partner. This new opening in France opens the door to other Regional Master in France and other continental European Countries”.

About Franchise World Link

Operating in more than 15 countries, Franchise World Link aims to help international franchisors and entrepreneurs to grow their business in fast developing countries of Africa and Asia, where there is a large potential for franchise business opportunities today. We connect investors and entrepreneurs with franchisors worldwide and help investors to access the main brands.

www.franchiseworldlink.com

About TAB – The Alternative Board

TAB, which presently operates in 17 countries, is the world’s largest franchise system providing peer advisory boards and business coaching for business owners. Since 1990, TAB has helped more than 20,000 business owners worldwide grow their businesses with practical, real-world solutions. TAB members get advice, perspective and support as they work in facilitated group meetings with their TAB peers and when they receive executive coaching from their TAB certified facilitator-coach. TAB members pay monthly dues for these services. With the TAB system, TAB members run their businesses more strategically; this leads to greater profits and a greater sense of satisfaction. This 2-minute animated video, in French, shows what TAB does and how the TAB system benefits TAB members: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLW-o_BtPs8
www.thealternativeboard.com

About Marc Perie and Philippe Thierry: TAB Regional Master France

Marc is 49 years old, and has a total of 20 years experience in sales and business development.
In 2007 he launched the French subsidiaries of the international Planon Group (100M€ turnover) , in 6 years he increased the business to7M€ turnover in France with 40 staff. Then he joined IBM to develop Internet of Things, in business and digital transition, focusing mainly on Real Estate and healthcare.

Philippe is 62 years old he started his career 35 years ago as Key account manager for Rank Xerox in the Healthcare industry. Based on this first experience, he had various commercial positions such as commercial director.
Since 2003, he is a consultant and he has been managing his own business to support the development of SMEs and Commercial Trainings. He is also a partner of CEGOS delivering trainings for sales, negotiation, management and personal development.

The new Country Master will help DONUT KING to penetrate the North of Europe

Franchise World Link – An international master franchise consulting firm, with a strong focus on developing franchise businesses in Europe, Africa and Asia is announcing the opening of Donut King, the brand’s first Master Franchise in Sweden.

Donut King Örebro is located at Kungsgatan 23, 702 11 Örebro, Sweden. A second Donut

King store is slated to open later this year in Falun, at Holmgatan 20, 791 71 Falun, Bergströms Galleria, Sweden.

Olivier Guerrero, CEO, of Franchise World Link commented: “As we enter a new era for Franchise, Sweden is a strategic hub for Franchising in Europe. This is why we have been working with Donut King to find them a good strategic partner. This new opening in Sweden opens the door to other Country Master in Sweden and other in continental European Countries”.

About Franchise World Link

Operating in more than 15 countries, Franchise World Link aims to help international franchisors and entrepreneurs to grow their business in fast developing countries of Africa and Asia, where there is a large potential for franchise business opportunities today. We connect investors and entrepreneurs with franchisors worldwide and help investors to access the main brands.

www.franchiseworldlink.com

About DONUT KING – Retail Food Group 

Retail Food Group is banking on the Swedish “fika” concept of relaxing with coffee and a sweet treat to endear the Scandinavian country to Donut King, which will open its first store there withinweeks.

The first of a 30-store rollout in the next five years, the maiden store in Örebro will serve its first doughnuts before Christmas, with new Swedish flavours like cardamom, blueberry and lingonberry to join the favourites already served in Australia.

The Gold Coast company’s first Swedish franchise partner, Jasmine Saeedi, said she was confident the brand would succeed in her community.

“Anyone who is familiar with the Swedish climate will appreciate how comforting warm cinnamon doughnuts and a cup of quality coffee will be,” Ms Saeedi, who runs her own social service business, said.

“The knowledge I’ve already accumulated through running my own business is transferable and I look forward to using my past experiences to be at the forefront of Donut King’s European expansion,” she said.

Last year alone, Australian franchises served more than 20 million customers and sold 17,208,512 cinnamon donuts.

www.rfg.com.au

Franchise World Link is leading the expansion of SEDAR in South Africa – an innovative Franchise concept from Dubai.

Franchise World link – an international master franchise broker – organized a TAB Discovery day in Barcelona last Wednesday. Franchise World link is a global company in the franchise industry which helps franchisors to expand their business in various countries across Europe, Asia and Africa.

TAB – The Alternative Board – is one of multiple opportunities we have in our portfolio. TAB started in the USA more than 25 years ago, providing very affordable advisory board and executive coaching services for owners of privately owned businesses and is now looking to develop its business model across Europe and Africa.

The potential Master Franchisee would need to have corporate experience in management, consultancy or business development, as well as some expertise and ability to develop a TAB franchise network in Spain. In exchange, TAB provides outstanding ROI, consistent revenue stream, marketing, sales and training support, exclusivity and great work/life balance. If you have been working in a corporate environment and now looking for more flexible options, TAB is a very interesting emerging opportunity, and brings a lot of value to its clients, with promising growth projections.

If you are interested in investing in Master Franchise opportunity for TAB in Spain, please contact us at info.spain@franchiseworldlink.com or call: 0034 93 547 82 24 and we will send you more information and arrange a follow-up meeting.

We are proud to announce that Professor Jose Luis Nueno is now a member of the Franchise World Link steering committee.

Prof. Nueno is a distinguished scholar and business leader in globalization of consumer and luxury goods and relationship marketing. He is the co-author of “Zara: Fast Fashion”, one of Harvard Publishing’s first interactive case studies. Prof. Nueno is a board member for a number of leading and influential international companies.  He also has been a corporate consultant since 1986 and has worked on behalf of more than 160 global clients on more than 230 projects. Prof. Nueno advises national and international corporations in the areas of marketing and strategy.

We believe Prof. Nueno’s invaluable contribution will open up a new chapter for Franchise World Link services, particularly in luxury and retail sectors as well as market research and brand creation ventures.

We are proud to announce that Mike Rosenberg of the Steering Committee of Franchise World Link had published a new book about Strategy and Sustainability.

Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg

Mike focuses on bridging the gap between maximizing this year’s profit and working towards achieving long term environmental benefits.

Approaching the business from sustainable point of view, planning ahead and incorporating sustainability as part of the business strategy is key in our global changing business environment.

At Franchise World Link we think that franchise business models in general can achieve sustainability in managing their resources and development much faster than stand-alone businesses. A strategy & sustainability approach to any business model would be key in the 21st century.

We congratulate Mike on publishing this important work on business and sustainability and looking forward to continuing our work in helping franchisors in various countries and strategically guide CEOs to expand abroad through franchising or licensing.

Contact us for more information if you plan to expand carefully and strategically your franchise business internationally.

Franchise World Link – the innovative company aiming to connect players in the franchise industry worldwide and focusing on developing regions such as Africa, Asia and North America – is pleased to announce the launch of their new country – India. India will be the base of operations for the company in the South Asia region and the company expects to grow into Srilanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives in the next few years.

Baljit Gulati

Baljit Gulati

Baljit Gulati, who has recently been appointed as Director South Asia for Franchise World Link shares his views on international franchise opportunities in India and the region:

‘The franchising industry in India is still at a very nascent stage and is expected to grow by about 400% in the next 3 to 5 years. The Indian consumer today, is exposed to International brands and is willing to spend on these new concepts. The franchise industry in India should see a significant increase in sectors of Health & Wellness, Retail, Food & Beverage, Travel and Education. The introduction of new policies by the government of India for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) should generate considerable interest by International brands to enter the country and establish a growing presence. The success of the Franchising model depends upon a collaborative partnership between Franchisors, Franchisees, Investors and companies like Franchise World Link.

With a current population of 1.25 Billion today that is expected to grow to 1.36 Billion by 2020 (overtaking China to become the most populated country in the world) and a GDP growth rate of above 6%, India provides massive opportunity for Franchising today.

For any business queries or help to expand into India and the region, or, if you would like to take your business international please contact Baljit Gulati at baljit.gulati@franchiseworldlink.com

We are happy to announce the launch of Franchise World Link in Middle East!

Franchise World Link, an innovative company which owns and manages a technology platform to connect all the players in the franchise industry: individuals, entrepreneurs, startups, franchisors, master franchisee investors and venture capital funds, is delighted to announce the launch of their Middle East Representative Office in Dubai, UAE.

Dubai as one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the world is the commercial heart of the Persian Gulf and displays strong socio-economics, a business friendly climate and long-term foundations for a franchise concept to succeed. Being the 7th most visited city of the world based on air traffic, Dubai is expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015 and its gross domestic product is projected at USD 107.1 billion, with a growth rate of 6.1% in 2014. Most renowned global franchisors are progressively more attracted to the Dubai market where the fast food and convenience sector, represents about 40% of the overall franchise market.

Amir Hossein Roshanzamir has recently been appointed as the Middle East’s Director for Franchise World Link organisation, and is sharing his views on international franchise opportunities within the region.

Amir H. Roshanzamir

Amir H. Roshanzamir – UAE director for FWL

” I think that the world is changing so rapidly and globalization is driving companies beyond the boundaries of local and traditional way of doing business. The leading technology trends in IT including peer-to-peer based social networks, mobile, cloud and big data are transforming the structure of many companies and creating lucrative business opportunities for them to grow through franchising. The Middle East is one of the fastest growing markets for the franchise business model and provides unique and rewarding opportunities for brands who are looking to launch or expand franchises. Experts figure out that the franchise concept has an annual growth of 25% which is increasing every year. It is predicted that over $25 Billion will be spent on retail business and service sectors in the Middle East annually and a sizable portion of this is allocated to the franchise market. Meanwhile, franchising is considered the favorable and dominant model of entry for international brands, since commercial laws in most countries within the region require that local citizens or corporations wholly owned by those citizens run the business.” Even for SMEs who cannot afford the high startup costs, Amir says, “The right location, a solid infrastructure, and superior quality can open up a niche market with incremental growth.”

Amir, who has been living in Dubai for almost 14 years, is an electrical engineer, received his MSc. in Information Technology and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He has more than 18 years of experience in international business, finance, sales and marketing and business consultancy. Amir brings a rigorous academic background as a part time researcher and university teaching assistant. He is also a reviewer and member of the technical program committee of  International Conferences. Amir has a strong network both in academia and the real business world and has attended executive courses at some of the top universities including MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Tuck, Columbia, IESE,  ie and Bradford.

If you own a business in the Middle East and are looking to expand internationally or if you are an investor seeking for emerging and lucrative opportunities to buy the master franchise ownership for a particular brand, you may contact Amir Hossein Roshanzamir. He will be happy to help you to develop a business plan for your global expansion and introduce you to the right people: amir.roshanzamir@franchiseworldlink.com