Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Franchising industry has faced challenging trading conditions over the past five years. Instability in global markets during the early part of the five-years through 2015-16 led to a slowdown across the domestic market and uncertainty regarding the economy's stability. A recovery in economic conditions over the second half of the five-year period returned the industry to growth and enabled operators to recover earlier losses. As a result, the Franchising industry is projected to post annualised growth of 2.7% over the five years through 2015-16. Trends in real household disposable income, the average weekly hours worked and the target cash rate have also affected the industry's performance. Industry revenue is expected to post steady growth over 2015-16, rising by 3.0%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Franchising industry has undergone a period of transformation over the past five years. Growth opportunities and consumer demand have driven an influx of new services and significantly altered the relative share of revenue generated by each product segment.
The retail trade segment includes stores that sell a range of products, including books, furniture and sports equipment. Key examples include, Collins Booksellers, Snooze and SportsCo. Over the past five years, trading conditions across the segment have been influenced by the overall health of the Australian economy, fluctuations in disposable income and consumer sentiment, retail spending patterns, and interest rate changes... purchase to read more