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It is a young chain of stores that offers more new fashion items, furniture, decoration, and gifts designed with innovative ideas. It was created in Spain in 1992 by Vicente Grimalt although the first store was opened in 2001. It is a company that is gaining more popularity and is continually expanding opening stores in Spain and Portugal. It has established more than 150 stores, more than 40 as franchises. Although the company operates with a franchise model, its main intention is to grow through its own stores.
- Year Business Began: 1992.
- Franchising Since: 2001.
- Headquarters: Ondara, Alicante, Spain.
- Estimated Number of Units: 150 stores (more than 40 franchises).
- Number of Employees: More than 1,000.
It is a company that has not yet reached its maximum potential. It has established a franchise system in which it has opened more than 40 units but focuses more on its own stores. In 2013, it only had 89 stores, and today it exceeds 150.
It is a brand that has overgrown in recent years in Spain and Portugal. Its future goal is to open between 15 and 25 stores a year. It offers more than 3000 products and is reinvented each time to provide more.
The price will depend on the size of the store (square meters). The total investment is € 1,000 per square meter. In general, the minimum amount is usually € 75,000 depending on the help provided by Ale-Hop to select the place and construction of the store. The company will be in charge of training, bar code labels, advice, and real estate.
Can I open an Ale-Hop Franchise?
Yes, you must be willing to open an Ale-Hop store in Spain or Portugal and have enough capital. The company is looking to open between 15 and 25 stores a year and expand its business in those countries.
Training & Support
It offers initial and ongoing training throughout the process of establishing a franchise. It provides advice on location and design. The Ale-Hop team prepares you for stock management and how to perform inventory. They give you part of the property as shelves, counters, accessories, and more. Also, the executives located at headquarters will provide regular help and advice when you need it.
How to Apply for Ale-Hop Franchise ?
You must go to https://en.ale-hop.org/con-3-51/, fill out the form, and contact them to ask any questions you have about how to open an Ale-Hop franchise.