Ice cream giant Carvel Corp. plans to open 40 to 50 newfranchise units by year-end in an attempt to make the company'sproducts more accessible through sales at supermarkets and kiosksby allowing franchisees to become distributors.
"We now have a program that allows a franchisee to operatea production facility or master unit and supply other locationswithin the same area," says Greg Demadis, vice president ofretail operations for Farmington, Connecticut-based Carvel."This allows franchisees to expand into differentfacilities."
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