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A Question Of Functionality

BY JAY SINGH, CHAIRMAN, NCASEF The National Coalition was established as an organization in 1973. Six franchisee owners held a basement meeting in Seattle, so the story goes, and two years later sixty franchisees incorporated as the Convenience Stores Franchise Association. The first convention was held in Las Vegas in 1977, and we have represented […]

Of Lab Stores And Beer Vaults

BY MICHAEL JORGENSEN, EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN, NCASEF Many of you have seen the photos or read the press releases and coverage on 7-Eleven’s new “lab store” in Oak Cliff, Texas. The idea behind the “lab store” is to test new and different ideas and to identify what resonates with our customers. This is not the […]

You Are Not Alone: Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee Issues Blockbuster Report On Fairness In Franchising

ERIC H. KARP, ESQ., GENERAL COUNSEL TO NCASEF On March 14, 2019 the Australian Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services issued a report entitled “Fairness in Franchising.” The 326 page report is an exhaustive study of the state of franchising in Australia, a $170 billion sector of its economy. You can read the entire […]

Labor Crunch in the USA

BY AJINDER HANDA, NCASEF VICE CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, GREATER NORTHWEST FOA We are facing a dilemma: the labor pool is shrinking rapidly. This has been happening in Japan for many years, but now labor problems in Japan are peaking. The same phenomenon is occurring here, and it could be decades before we ever come out of […]

Why We Need an Independent National Coalition, Part 1

By John R Irvine Jr., Franchisee, Detroit, Michigan I was asked to write an article about why we need an independent National Coalition. The simple answer is, “Joe DePinto is an evil guy, so we need the National Coalition!” Except that is not true. Joe DePinto is doing his job. Joe’s job is to maximize […]

Three Steps To Manage Costs After An Employee Injury

John Harp, CSP, ARM Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group When an injury is reported to have happened to one of your employees, the actions taken by you as the employer can greatly assist your workers compensation carrier to reduce the workers compensation claim costs. The initial information that you provide your insurance carrier can aid them […]

Connecting To Community

BY JAY SINGH, CHAIRMAN, NCASEF 7-Eleven franchisees have a long history of getting involved with our local communities, and we do this through community outreach. To increase our sales and our presence in our local neighborhoods we need to let people know about our stores, and we need to participate in events that do good […]

What Can We Learn From Our Past?

BY MICHAEL JORGENSEN, EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN, NCASEF I’m sure you have heard the saying, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This saying is attributed to Harvard Philosophy professor George Santayana whose original words were, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s a very simple […]

Store Level Economics – Looking Back and Looking Forward

ERIC H. KARP, ESQ., GENERAL COUNSEL TO NCASEF SEI, having placed a figurative gun to the head of thousands of hard-working franchisees, and having succeeded in forcing them to sign an early renewal franchise agreement, cannot escape a close examination of what that agreement will do down the road to store level economics. As Supreme […]

Lawsuit Status

BY PAUL LOBANA, NCASEF VICE CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOA When I signed on as a plaintiff in the National Coalition-backed lawsuit filed in the United States District Court, for the Central District of California, Western Division, back in October 2017, not a single FOA president in the country voted against this lawsuit. Our suit […]