Vendor Kickbacks, Participation Fees and Price Fixing

 

– Unilateral Material Change of Franchise Agreement Via Brand Standards

Vendor kickbacks, participation fees, price setting are nothing more than indirect royalties paid for by the franchisees and increase the costs of goods and services required by franchisees.  FFI’s position is that these additional costs, if negotiated, should only be used for the benefit of the franchisees paying for them.