Minimum Wage Increasing in Broad Array of States

We’ve apprised you over months of several states where proposals to increase the minimum wage were being considered.  Our friends in the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) have produced a Government Affairs Update which identifies those states that will increase their mandated minimum between now and July, 2014.  If you own shops in any…

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CFA Launches Political Web Site

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), the leading national organization for legislative efforts on behalf of the franchisee community recently launched a great web site to help members lobby effectively at the state and federal level across the country.  CFAvotes.com will provide you with all the contact information you will need to contact your local,…

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Membership Renewals This Month

DDIFO will be processing our membership investment renewals this month and asks members to keep an eye out for the notice that will be coming within the week.  National DCP will work in conjunction with us to facilitate a smooth membership renewal and they will be advising members as well when the dues payment transfer…

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Obama Care Update: More Problems – And an Apology

As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues, it appears to be encountering still more problems with its web page and acceptability with the American public – so much so that the administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Kathleen Tavenner, felt compelled to apologize to Congress for the seemingly endless problems…

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Twohig, Michaels’ Roles Expanded, Minardi out

Dunkin’ Brands announced changes this week in the responsibilities of Dunkin’ US and Canada President Paul Twohig and Bill Mitchell, President of Baskin-Robbins US and Canada.  With the two executives taking on international responsibilities, Giorgio Minardi, Dunkin’ Brands International President is out and will be leaving the company.  Twohig’s expanded role gives him oversight for…

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Kraft and McDonald’s Testing Coffee Partnership

Kraft Foods is teaming with McDonald’s for a coffee deal.  After being rumored for several years, the two companies have announced plans to test McCafe Coffee products in test markets.  This provides Wall Street analysts some new news to talk about and reinforces the so-called ‘portfolio effect’, where restaurant products are leveraged through the consumer…

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Competitor Coffee News

Tim Horton’s has announced they are now offering a new dark roast blend as a trial item in two markets – London, Ontario in Canada and Columbus, Ohio here in the States.  Starbucks has announced an effort to expand its digital gifting and engagement offering with “tweet-a-coffee”, an ongoing platform that will allow customers on…

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Growth of the Franchising Industry in India

The Business Standard, the Indian English-language daily newspaper that primarily covers India and international financial/business news, recently ran an interesting article on the projected growth of the franchising industry in India and included some words of caution for those considering opening businesses using the franchising model.  You can read the full article here.

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An Act amending Title 12 (Commerce and Trade) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, requiring responsible franchise practices; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Community and Economic Development; and establishing remedies and penalties.

Pennsylvania Fair Franchising House Bill

Amending Title 12 (Commerce and Trade) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, requiring responsible franchise practices; conferring powers and duties upon the Department of Community and Economic Development; and establishing remedies and penalties. Click to download the full Pennsylvania Fair Franchising House Bill

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The minimum wage is increasing in a number of states.

Summary of Minimum Wage Increases

The 2014 federal minimum wage will remain unchanged at $7.25 per hour for non-tipped employees, and $2.13 per hour for tipped employees. However, one state’s minimum wage will increase on December 31, 2013 and eight states have announced their minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2014. Moreover, one state has proposed an increase, effective…

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