How they do it: Renault maintains a large dealership franchise network worldwide, promoting both its main brand (Renault) as well as sub-brands (e.g. Dacia), for example in the UK and Ireland.
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How they do it: Harley Davidson works together with individual dealers, opening and running a brand store for them which can focus on motorcycles and service or also just general merchandise. The company supports its dealers with financial and insurance services such as receivable financing.
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How they do it: Subway is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the world and, as of June 2017, has approximately 45,000 stores located in more than 100 countries. More than half of the stores are located in the United States. Subway collects recurring royalty fees and an upfront franchise fee from independent store operators.
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How they do it: Individual entrepreneurs are able to open their own McDonald restaurant. They are responsible for running their own (or multiple) restaurants but need to adhere to all corporate set standards e.g. purchasing, product offering, and corporate identity.
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How they do it: Levi’s allows independent entrepreneurs to open a Levi’s store for them. This is avaivable in strategic markets for Levi’s in which the penetration of the brand is not saturated yet. In addition entrepreneurs have to fulfill several other qualifications in order to be considered as a franchising partner (e.g. experience and capital). When running the store, Levi’s requires an initial franchise, advertising and royalty fees.
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