I recently hosted a round table with business owners in the Retail and Franchise segments in Sweden. One thing that strikes me every time that I meet clients that operate a chain business, is the burning need to communicate more effectively with their store locations and staff. We often hear that “communication is key” – but more specifically, I often hear about the difficulty to effectively [...]
Scandinavia’s leading retailer of paint has tooled up with retail software that enables them to laser focus on communication and brand compliance.
Chainformation, a leading provider of software for retail, franchise and chain businesses, has successfully implemented its retail software platform with Colorama, Scandinavia’s most expansive retailer of paint with over 175 store locations.
Growing from local to Global Restaurant Chain can be challenging for any organization. Especially if you’re growing from just 20 to 70 locations in just under a decade.
Is access to first class IT the reason Swedish Franchising is exploding?
In April 2012 World Economic Forum today released a report where they rank the world’s leading IT countries. According to the report, Sweden ranks number one, far ahead of both Japan and the US. While Sweden may be known for IT companies such as Ericsson, Digital Illusions (Battlefield, Mirror’s Edge), and Spotify – [...]
One of the most common problems when operating a franchise with multiple locations is keeping track of brand compliance and keeping franchise manuals updated. Ask any franchise owner and they will tell you nightmare stories how corporate identity and critical work procedures were being violated simply because they were unable to provide the chain with easy-to-read updates on time.
World’s first ice bar implements franchise software platform for delivery of know-how and collaboration.
ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL is part of ICEHOTEL, the world's first ice hotel. Located in the village of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, and existing each year between December and April, the ICEHOTEL is entirely made out of snow and ice blocks taken from the Torne River. The first ICEBAR BY ICEHOTEL opened in [...]