2021 Franchise Sector Recovery Advances in 2Q as Economy Reopens


Monday, August 30, 2021

Rosenberg International Franchise Center 50 Index

The University of New Hampshire’s franchising sector-focused RIFC 50 Index™ gained another 3.3% in market value in the second quarter, signaling a strengthening of the franchise sector amidst a strong recovery of the US economy.

Developed and published by UNH’s Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC), the RIFC 50 Index is the first stock index to track the financial market performance of the U.S. franchising sector.

“Most franchised businesses benefitted considerably from the improved economic and health environments,” said Dr. E. Hachemi Aliouche, director of the Rosenberg International Franchise Center at UNH’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and developer of the RIFC 50 Index. “Thirty five of the 50 components of the RIFC 50 Index increased their market values this quarter, 22 of which grew in double digits.”

Read the full Q2 report.