Cooperatives: Putting franchisees in charge of the chain

Please tell us about your franchisee cooperative and what it is responsible for. Does it have control of a specific function like distribution or marketing? Is it a cooperative for a locality? Or does your coop advise the franchisor and the franchisor decides?

  • Are members of the cooperative selected by the franchisor? Or elected by franchisees?
  • What do you like and not like about your coop?

Article to be published in December 2010

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