Dunkin’ CEO Nigel Travis Extends Contract, Aims to Up Franchisee Profits.
bluemaumau.org - Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. announced Wednesday that it has extended the contract of chairman and CEO Nigel Travis through December 2018. His current contract was set to run out in December 2016. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2014
Foot Locker Fourth Quarter Results Top Estimates.
rttnews.com - Athletic apparel and footwear retailer Foot Locker, Inc. (FL: Quote), reported Friday a profit for the fourth quarter that increased from last year, reflecting revenues growth. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2014
Best Franchises 2014 Has to Offer – Empowered Ezine Weighs in.
prweb.com - A recent article from Empowered Ezine takes a look at some of the most successful franchise models available. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2014
Executive Franchise Leads Firm 5th Avenue Leads Moves Headquarters.
prnewswire.com - 5th Avenue Leads, the premier provider of high-quality executive leads, is proud to announce that it has relocated its worldwide headquarters to Naples, Florida. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2014
Former Mooyah CEO selected to head Dairy Queen franchise group.
qsrweb.com - Bill Spae, who most recently served as CEO of Mooyah Burgers, has been named CEO of Vasari LLC, the second largest franchisee in the Dairy Queen system. ... [more] 6 Mar, 2014
McDonald's feels heat over low wages.
aljazeera.com - Fast-food franchise lists growing movement for higher pay among a number of 'risk factors' in its latest stock filing. ... [more] 5 Mar, 2014
Franchising as a second career seems to be ‘booming’.
bizjournals.com - It’s been said that everyone wants to be his or own boss. And as many baby boomers exit their professions, they are turning to franchises for that level of autonomy. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2014
Radio Shack closing 1,100 stores.
cnn.com - Electronics retailer Radio Shack plans to close as many as 1,100 stores -- or nearly 20% of its locations. The company said Tuesday that the closings will leave it with more than 4,000 stores, including 900 franchises. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2014
UNITED KINGDOM / IRELAND
McDonald's franchisee launches new community award scheme in Barnet.
thisislocallondon.co.uk - A McDonald’s restaurants has launched a new awards scheme for charities and community groups in Barnet. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2014
Female-led business network I AM WOMAN seeking 12 new franchisees.
startups.co.uk - I AM WOMAN, a network of business clubs exclusively for “aspiring” women, has announced 12 new franchise opportunities for female entrepreneurs to join its chain. ... [more] 6 Mar, 2014
Legal Ease, not legalese.
thebfa.org - The bfa held its annual insight into the current legal considerations, trends and judgements in UK franchising when its Legal Ease seminar took place at the Hilton Warwick hotel on 27 February. ... [more] 5 Mar, 2014
Cartridge World launches franchise recruitment drive in North East of England.
startups.co.uk - Global printer cartridge chain Cartridge World has announced a recruitment campaign to attract new franchisees to expand its network across the North East of England. ... [more] 5 Mar, 2014
British Franchise Association awards are open for entries.
thefranchisemagazine.net - The British Franchise Association HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers, is now open for entries. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2014
M&S reveals return to Finland.
just-style.com - UK retailer Marks & Spencer is to return to Finland with the opening new stores and a dedicated e-commerce website with local franchise partner S Group. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2014
New chairman at FASA.
bizcommunity.com - Ian Jacobsberg, partner at Hogan Lovells (South Africa) is the new chairman of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA), taking over from Derek Smith, MD of Hot Dog Café. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2014
Pool industry on the up, PoolWerx reaps the rewards.
franchise.net.au - Pool and spa franchise PoolWerx reported a revenue increase of eight percent in the six months to 1 January, and has opened another six new stores, including one competitor acquisition, over the period. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2014
Mix and Go FroYo is recruiting new franchisees.
franchise.net.au - A number of franchise opportunities have opened up at frozen yoghurt franchise Mix & Go FroYo, with locations across the country up for grabs. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2014
Mr Rental celebrates top achievers at 2014 Franchisee Awards.
businessfranchiseaustralia.com.au - Mr Rental has celebrated the network’s top achievers at the 2014 Mr Rental Franchisee Awards, capping off a successful three-day annual conference. ... [more] 6 Mar, 2014
Potential franchisees search by brand first.
franchise.net.au - According to statistics from FranchiseBusiness, potential franchisees are most interested in finding out all there is to know about specific franchised brands. ... [more] 5 Mar, 2014
New Carl's Jr stores help boost sales.
nzherald.co.nz - Restaurant Brands New Zealand, the nation's largest fast food operator, said fourth quarter sales rose at a faster pace as it benefited from its new Carl's Jr. burger chain. ... [more] 5 Mar, 2014
ASIA / PACIFIC
MALAYSIA - South Korean fried chicken franchise hits local shores.
thestar.com.my - When KyoChon, the South Korean fried chicken franchise opened in the 1Utama mall in Petaling Jaya, pandemonium reigned on its first day. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2014
INDIA - Downtown China seeks franchisees across India.
franchiseindia.com - Downtown China, a casual dine Chinese cuisine restaurant owned by Blue pepper restaurants Pvt. Ltd is planning rapid expansion for 2014. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2014
INDIA - Colonel's Kababz to spread its flavour via franchising.
franchiseindia.com - A 24 year old brand, Colonel’s Kababz under the umbrella of CKT Pvt Ltd has now decided to expand taking the franchise route. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2014
JAPAN - Doc Popcorn Inks Master Franchise Agreement in Japan.
qsrmagazine.com - Doc Popcorn signed a master franchise agreement to develop 10 PopShop locations in Japan. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2014
INDIA - Di Bella Coffee to launch India operations, again.
business-standard.com - Six months after severing ties with its local partner Sachin Sabharwal, Di Bella Coffee, one of Australia’s leading cafe chains, is set to re-launch operations in India. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2014
CHINA - McDonald’s Is Eating Up Franchise Expansion Opportunity in China.
wallstcheatsheet.com - Where in the world can you find a consumer base more interested in Yum! Brands’ KFC than McDonald’s. That would be China, but maybe not for long. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2014
Slapfish diving into Dubai.
fastcasual.com - Slapfish, Huntington Beach's fast casual seafood restaurant, is building out its first location in Dubai, according to a company press release. ... [more] 6 Mar, 2014
No Swazi franchises despite advantages - Minister.
observer.org.sz - Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade Gideon Dlamini says at this time in history there are no Swazi businesses that have been franchised despite the fact that it offers a new business the advantage of... [more] 6 Mar, 2014