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The problem with franchising

Retail Food Group, which owns several franchise brands including Donut King, has been criticised for unscrupulous business practices. Sensational stories about franchise failures and scandals seem to make the news with disturbing frequency. But the headlines fail to address the real problem with franchising. In the last twelve months, the news emerging from and concerning the franchising sector has been getting more and mo