FTC Investigation Sought

The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) has formally petitioned the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate an investigation into the franchise industry. In particular, the petition urges that the agency investigate 9 franchise brands in particular, including 7-Eleven, Subway, UPS Stores, IHG Hotels, Choice Hotels, Experimax/Experimac, Supercuts, Massage Envy and Dickey’s…

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New FTC Chair Outlines Goals

Speaking of the FTC, as the sole agency in the federal government with any significant degree of oversight of the franchise industry, it is important to note that the Chairwoman Lina Khan, confirmed by the U.S. Senate back in June, released a memorandum last week that clearly outlined her vision and priorities for the agency…

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Senate Committee Hears from FTC Commissioners

The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing this week specifically on the Federal Trade Commission, the federal agency charged with oversight of franchising across the country. The panel of witnesses at the August 5 hearing included all five of the FTC Commissioners, including Commissioner Rohit Chopra, who specifically highlighted some…

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