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In this interview, the final in a four-part series, Robert Purvin,* founder and chairman of the 25-year-old American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), speaks about the importance of franchisee-owned cooperatives that direct brand functions, such as national advertising or purchasing.

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