Top Alternative Franchise Segments of 2012

Many major food franchise sectors attract a number of talented franchisees each year. As franchise sectors expand, certain established and expanding areas of the food franchise industry are also increasing their presence on the scene.

The Food Franchise Industry Report 2012 introduces areas of franchising that are making an impression across the board throughout the U.S.

The report brings tips and facts on the following growing food franchises:

- Bakery - Convenience Store - Food Gifting - Juice & Smoothie -Vending Machine

Certain products or services are specific to each of these franchise segments, with some overlap between each. Similar products are served in segment-specific ways based on the type of franchise and its consumer base. This can be seen in the difference between how baked goods are prepared and sold at a bakery vs. a convenience store. Nonetheless, 2012 marks an increased demand for food gifts and meals that are accessible, quick, and quality-based. Nearly all of these food segments offer even more access to prepared foods and gift items that consumers can easily take home without much wait.

Mobile technology continues to influence how franchises operate and how consumers shop, and these segments are attractive areas for potential franchisees who wish to supply simple and quality services to consumers on the go. The health food interests of consumers have been increasing and 2012 remains in step with this trend, which can be seen in the above mentioned shifts, with even more consumers looking for healthy food options available at an even quicker pace.

In line with other Food Franchise Reports, this report also highlights ten franchise systems and statistics that are important for potential franchisees. Annual data pertaining to anticipated earnings and prognoses are made available for those researching alternative franchise industries, such as food gifting which is reported to expect a 2.5% increase in sales for 2012, bringing the figure to over $11 billion. Food Gifting is a relatively new franchise segment that has received a lot of attention from investors since its beginnings as it continues to offer tasty alternatives to flower and candy based gift industries.

Follow the link here to read the Additional Types of Food Franchises Report with more specific details on how these industries are responding to changing consumer demand during 2012 as well as information that potential franchisees will find useful for researching ten top franchises.

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