Franchising in Italy
According to the latest report by Assofranchising – the main Italian franchising association – 2017 has been the best year ever for franchising in Italy. Turnover, occupation, Italian franchises abroad, foreign franchises in Italy have been all growing compared to the previous years.
According to the report, overall turnover of franchise companies in Italy has been improving by 2,6% compared to 2016 and by 5,7% compared to 2015, settling on 24,545 billion Euros. Points of sale have increased by 1,9% compared to 2016 and by 3,8% compared to 2015. Foreign franchises in Italy have increased significantly, by 16,4% compared to 2016.
Lombardia is by far the region having the largest number of franchises (256), followed by Lazio (104) and Campania (89). North-West Italy is the area with the highest turnover, employees and franchises, while South Italy is the area having the highest number of points of sale.
The franchising sector with the most remarkable improvement has been food&beverage.
Other successfull sectors are healthcare, fitness, automotive and real estate. On the contrary, tourism, clothing and training are slightly decreasing.
Avv. Valerio Pandolfini
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