UNH Franchising Index sees double-digit gains

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:15am

Fueled by double-digit gains by 20 of its 50 component companies, the University of New Hampshire Rosenberg Franchise RCF50 Index surged 10.4 percent this quarter. The index has now outperformed the market benchmark over the last three quarters, a clear indication the U.S. franchise sector is now doing better than most other sectors of the economy, according to the Rosenberg center.

“This is the largest percentage gain of the RCF 50 Index in more than four years,” said Hachemi Aliouche, director of the Rosenberg International Franchise Center at UNH’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. “This double-digit gain far outpaces the 2.6 percent gain of the S&P 500 Index this quarter.”