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Get big or get out

Written on the 27 July 2010 by SmartCompany

In the last 18 months, the sector has seen a string of mergers and acquisitions led by the sector's biggest groups, including Retail Food Group (RFG), Franchised Food Company (FFCo), Allied Brands and Jim's Group. There are number of factors behind the takeover trend. Organic growth through franchisee recruitment remains difficult, margins in retail-related franchise systems remain tight and some smaller operators are looking to get out.

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