Friday, February 26, 2010

India Franchise Industry To Cap $ 14 Billion by 2013

The Indian franchise industry, currently pegged at $8 billion, is bound to reach $14 billion by 2013 on the back of emergence of low-cost franchises, according to Ritu Marya, director of Franchise India Holding Limited.

“In the recent times, there has been an increasing acceptance of the franchise model as a key concept for growth in most of the industries and this trend will continue,” she told mediapersons here on Thursday, adding there are currently about 150,000 registered franchisees (excluding dealers, distributors and agencies) in India.

Franchise India will be holding the 25th edition of FRO Expo 2010, an annual franchise and retail show in Hyderabad from tomorrow (February 26). Spread over two days, the show will see the participation of close to 10,000 franchisers, investors, suppliers, to-be-entrepreneurs and established brands like TTK Prestige, Kwality Walls and Gitanjali Jewels, Marya said.

“The show is designed at making the whole process of starting business simpler for the small business fraternity. We expect about 70 per cent deals between the franchisers and the to-be-entrepreneurs to materialise,” she added.