Seven Swedish companies have been nominated for the Franchise chain of the year Award in 2015.
The prize will be awarded at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm on Saturday March 28th.
”The width of the nominated chain activities really shows that franchise is a legal form that is suitable for many different industries, not just for the restaurant and trade. A clear trend both in Sweden and abroad is that more and more companies in various social activities are using franchising to grow and spread their ideas and knowledge,” says Johan Martinsson, CEO of the Swedish Franchise.
The following franchise chains are nominated for the Year Award franchise chain in 2015:
PostNord Sweden: One of the world’s leading players concerning the outsourcing of postal matters to the agent for private customers. In Sweden, PostNord has 1600 representatives with a geographical spread.
Wayne’s Coffee: Opened his first café in Sweden in 1994 with a clear focus on a healthy range and hypoallergenic products. Today the company has 90 coffee shops in Sweden and 45 coffee shops in five other countries.
Jaktia: Is a 40-year business concepts in hunting and fishing in Sweden. Since 2010, operated the business as a franchise, and during that time increased from 17 to 33 stores. Sales during the same period increased from 80 to 300 million.
Ångtvättbilen: Is a nationwide company that performs carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, floor grinding, concrete grinding and is currently the market leader in the Nordic region for periodic floor maintenance.
O’Leary’s: Is a restaurant chain that started in Gothenburg in 1988. Today there are over a hundred restaurants in 11 countries and it is growing by 15-20 new restaurants each year. O’Leary was appointed in 2013 as the fourth fastest growing restaurant chain in Europe.
Pulse & Training: Is a gym chain with the goal of being an accessible gym where everyone can enjoy, regardless of ambition, beginners as well as seasoned fitness enthusiasts. Today there are over 60 gym in eight different cities in Sweden.
Sibylla: Is a fast food chain snack bar that started with a hot dog cart in 1932. Today there are over 170 kitchens throughout Sweden, from Trelleborg in the south to Kiruna in the north.
Swedish franchises sold for more than 227 billion SEK in 2014 and employed 125 000 persons, which represents 2.6 percent of total employment in Sweden.