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Eduardo Abadia

Also stresses the disappearance of 11 firms in the activity of real estate agencies (passed 34 to the current 23); other 11 Womenswear (going from 59 to 48), as well as 9 financial services (from 30 to 21) ensigns. On the contrary, has increased the number of companies in the sectors of fashion /Complementos, with 7 brands; /Varios, 4 more services, and 3 chains in activities of teaching/training, catering/cafes, restaurants/Fast food Informatica. U establishments according to the annual report of the AEF, to December 31, 2009 worked a total of 57.139 establishments, of which 13.400 were owned by the chains and the other 43.739 were franchised. If we have in account that in December 2008 operated 58.305 premises, there was a drop of 1,166 points of sale, 2%. For even more analysis, hear from Intel. u in this sense, the trend points to the ensigns have opted to open own establishments, because in that period it passed from 13201 to 13.400 local, 199 more, while those of character franchisee have declined in 1,365, from 45.104 to 43.739. For Vallhonrat, this reality is due to the problems that currently have companies to open franchises, due to the difficulties that exist to obtain financing from banking institutions. I use u as regards to employment generated by the franchise system in our country, at the end of last year were 235.075 persons working in the same: 67.439 in own establishments and 167.636 in local franchisees. A figure that represents a decrease of 0.4% in relation to the 235.929 workers that this business model employed by the end of 2008. In the view of Eduardo Abadia, Manager of the AEF, the fact that one defendant so little decline has been registered in the number of employment generated says much in favour of the franchise, and more if we take into account that the unemployment figures do not stop increasing in our country.