| Rob Bond
| Jul 12 | buy
Based upon the Show Directory of the June 20-22, 2013 International Franchise Expo (IFE) in New York City, there were a total of 248 franchisors that had booths at the annual event. There were an additional 160 or so suppliers that also had booths.
Of the 248 franchisors, 223 were US-based, 7 were Canada-based and 18 were international. As is usually the case, there were a number of new franchisors (roughly 25) that are new to the scene of franchising within the past year. We wish them luck in a very tough industry and a tough economy.
MFV Expositions (the IFE's producers) estimate that there were 14,902 domestic visitors and 3,725 international visitors, for a total of 18,627. Given the economy, this is an impressive showing and demonstrates that well-done franchise shows (all of the...