Branching out: Increased demand for service-based franchises has supported the industry

The Franchising industry has faced challenging trading conditions over the past five years. Uncertainty in domestic markets led to volatile consumer sentiment and cautious consumer spending on franchised goods and services over the period. As a result, revenue for the Franchising industry is expected to rise at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2018-19. Trends in real household disposable income, average weekly hours worked and the target cash rate have also affected the industry's performance. Industry revenue is expected to increase by 1.5% over the current year, to $181.8 billion.Modest growth in disposable incomes over the past five years has boosted the spending power of consumers...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$182bn
Annual Growth 14-19
1.2%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
594,500
Businesses
1,314
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Economic uncertainty and volatile consumer sentiment have hindered industry revenue growth
  • Operating costs and competition have influenced profitability differences among players
  • Rising incomes will benefit service-based franchises serving time-poor consumers
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry has low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $12.58 is spent on wages. Aside from the initial start-up cost or capital investment, the industry remains largely labour-intensive. Furthermore, capital costs principally include fixtures and fittings, display shelving, cash registers and point-of-sale systems. The industry has increased its capital expenditure over the past decade by introducing and installing computer scanning equipment. Such technology has enabled operators to computerise inventory control, which has reduced stock build-up and provided cost efficiencies. This has largely influenced players that operate from a fixed location. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Franchising Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Franchising are:

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having a clear market position
  • Business expertise of operators
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Consumer sentiment index in the Franchising industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Franchising Industry?

    Franchising is a method of growing a business in which a franchise owner (franchisee) is granted, for a fee, the right to offer, sell or distribute goods or services under a business system determined by the business founder (franchisor). The franchisor supports the franchised business group by providing leadership, guidance, training and assistance in return for ongoing service fees.

    Industry Products
  • Retail trade
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Administration and support services
  • Personal services
  • Other franchised products and services
  • Industry Activities
  • Franchised non-food retailing
  • Franchised food retailing
  • Franchised administration and support services
  • Franchised rental and hire services
  • Franchised education and training services
  • Franchised finance and insurance services
  • Franchised construction and trade services
  • Franchised healthcare and social services
  • Franchised information media and telecommunication services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Cash rate
  • Average weekly hours worked

  • Current Performance
  • Trading landscape
  • Profit and competition
  • Operating structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating landscape
  • Profitability and growth areas
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Table: Franchising Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Franchising Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book and Magazine Wholesaling
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Toy and Sporting Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Other franchised products and services
  • Retail trade
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Administration and support services
  • Personal services
  • Chart: Franchising Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Franchising Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Franchising

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Franchising Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: Metcash Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Franchising Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Franchising Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Franchise
  • Permission given to distribute goods or services under a trademark, service mark or trade name.
  • Franchisee
  • The holder of a franchise or a person who is granted a franchise.
  • Franchisor
  • A company or person that grants the use of a franchise.
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