Content about Tricia Downing

December 17, 2013

Many retailers today are looking to bolster profits by offering merchandise outside of traditional locations. Well-known brands such as Gap, J. Crew and Disney all have been on the outlet side of retail for several years

By Tricia Downing, VP, FRCH Design Worldwide

November 14, 2012

By Shane Kavanagh and Tricia Downing, FRCH Design Worldwide

By Shane Kavanagh and Tricia Downing, skavanagh@frch.com, pdowning@frch.com

When a franchisee joins a corporation, each partner has a goal in mind. Both sides, of course, are looking to build a successful enterprise. But the very first project – building and designing the franchisee’s facility – can point up issues in the relationship. Ideas of what success means and how to get there often differ. As with any new relationship, compromises must be made.