Category Archives: Consumer Products

Frinchases

Top Fastest-Growing Franchises for 2015

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Franchising is all about growth. It’s the goal of every company and a clear measure of success. That’s why we’ve put together this ranking of the fastest-growing companies from the 2015 Franchise 500®.

The ranking is based on the increase in number of open and operating U.S. and Canadian franchise units from July 31, 2013, to July 31, 2014. (Ties are listed alphabetically.) In that time, the 104 businesses on this list added 8,757 units in North America.

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2015 Consumer Goods Trends

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As consumers, media, and markets splinter, packaged-goods companies must figure out how to profit from fragmentation.

Fragmentation & Simplification

Manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (CPG) face two key challenges in 2015. The first is continued slow or negative growth in people’s disposable incomes. The second is changing consumer attitudes toward products and brands, as the the great Read More

Conected customers

Serving connected customers: How merchants and payment providers can win in a digital world

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Executive summary

The shift to digital commerce is creating profound changes for merchants as they develop ways to meet the rapidly evolving demands and preferences of consumers. Electronic payment providers can help merchants deal with the complexity of digital payments — and ultimately increase customer loyalty and engagement — but only if the two entities collaborate effectively, particularly regarding the use of data. Read More

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