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The Business Builders

The Business Builders

Looking for recession proof business that thrives in any economy? Or are you looking to ditch your 9-5 which is taking the life out of you?
Durk’s Cafe

Durk’s Cafe

Durk’s Cafe is a refreshing concept compared to your average cafe with an elevated flair for food creation and presentation, matched with a warm, family friendly environment.
Lone Star Rib House

Lone Star Rib House

If you're looking for the fastest growing food category in Australia and a proven business model, then this is the franchise for you. Min. Investment: $250,000
United Petroleum

United Petroleum

Join Australia's Fastest growing Petrol and Convenience retailer.
Engino

Engino

The chance to make a difference in the next generation while building your successful business in an award-winning franchise. Min. Investment: £35,000
Mail Boxes Etc.

Mail Boxes Etc.

Own three businesses in one with an MBE centre. Introducing the MBE business opportunity. Min. Investment: $80,000
Randy's Donuts

Randy's Donuts

Step into the illustrious world of Randy's Donuts, where iconic history meets global acclaim and seize your chance to be a part of this sweet success story by joining our thriving franchise family.
Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s

More than signature ice cream that’s loved the world over, Ben and Jerry’s offers you a vibrant lifestyle with a profitable business. Min. Investment: $250,000
Tutti Frutti

Tutti Frutti

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt have 700 stores spread out over 26 countries worldwide. Get involved Down Under with the leaders of frozen yogurt Min. Investment: $300,000

Franchise Spotlight: Retail

Retail franchises can be a safe haven in a turbulent sector.

Selling goods (as opposed to services) to consumers (rather than businesses), traditional retailers are besieged by online competition, Covid-19 and an ailing economy.

But if this challenging retail environment makes many aspiring store owners nervous, then successful franchise systems – providing would-be franchisees do their due diligence – can serve as relatively safe-havens.

Training and support in finding premises, lease negotiation, store fit-out, marketing and more, along with low wholesale prices, amount to a compelling package.

Market trends

Retail spending slumped to a 28-year low in 2019, according to a KPMG/Inside Retail report, but many franchises operate in sectors that are resilient or outright immune to the aforementioned threats.

For instance, on-the-go food and beverage retailers like Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Ben & Jerry’s, Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, The Little Cha and DannyBoys were much less affected by Covid-19 than exclusively dine-in establishments.

Grocery store networks like 7-Eleven,​ SPAR and NightOwl, meanwhile, offer low prices for essential goods.

Fast food franchises , many of which need no introduction, qualify as retailers too and continue to thrive.

Pet retail is another burgeoning segment, with an annual industry growth rate of 5.6%, according to market research firm IBISWorld – good news for a franchise like PETstock.  Deloitte statistics show that the impact of Covid-19 has been mixed: retail spending slumped in April, rebounded after restrictions were lifted, then slumped again in states that re-imposed restrictions.

A squeeze on incomes threatened to dampen consumer spending, but fiscal stimulus actually saw household disposable income rise by 2.2% in the second quarter of 2020, according to Deloitte’s analysis.

The sector appeals to those who enjoy and excel at dealing with the public and prefer working daytime hours, but don’t mind working weekends.  Previous retail experience is sometimes, but not always, preferred by franchisors, and is rarely essential.