FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
|IHG Makes Senior Appointment for Africa Franchise Operations.|
franchising.com - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the appointment of Sandi Macfie to the newly created role of Director, Hotel Performance Support for Africa. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2015
Domino's Pizza Opens First Store in Kenya.
prnewswire.com - Domino's Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is continuing its international growth momentum by opening its first store in Kenya. ... [more] 18 Nov, 2014
Unlocking franchising opportunities in Africa.
cnbcafrica.com - With Africa’s focus shifting from mineral extraction to consumer-driven, more franchising opportunities will be unlocked. ... [more] 15 Oct 2014
KFC to open more branches in Zimbabwe.
bulawayo24.com - International fast-food retail giant KFC is planning to open more branches in Zimbabwe, in a development that will result in employment creation in the country. ... [more] 27 Aug 2014
Cold Stone Creamery Expands Into Kenya.
prnewswire.com - The Cold Stone Creamery brand continues to pave its way internationally with its newest locations in Kenya. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
KFC reopens Harare branch after seven years.
bdlive.co.za - Global fast-food chain KFC reopened a branch in Harare after leaving seven years ago in the midst of an economic slump. ... [more] 21 Jul, 2014
VIP launches Bin Cleaning into two new countries.
thefranchisemagazine.net - VIP Bin Cleaning is proud to have launched its business in two new countries, Poland and Botswana, during the month of May. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2014
Namibia: Nedbank Launches Franchising Business Unit.
allafrica.com - Nedbank Namibia yesterday launched its franchising business unit.acquisitions, revamps and refurbishments package, and the purchase of existing stores. ... [more] 11 Jun, 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
Cinnabon Opens First Moroccan Location.
yahoo.com - Cinnabon, Inc., maker of World Famous Cinnamon Rolls(R), has opened its first location in Morocco at the Anfa Place Shopping Center in Casablanca. ... [more] 5 Feb, 2014
Franchising law: does Nigeria need one? Do other countries have them?
businessdayonline.com - Should Nigeria pass a franchise-specific legislation? Is there a case for franchise law reform? When it comes to regulating franchising, there is no uniform practice among countries. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2013
Noodle Box opens second Mauritius store.
franchise.net.au - The overseas market is on Noodle Box’s radar, with the noodle chain announcing the opening of its second store in Mauritius, as well as plans to accelerate its international expansion strategy. ... [more] 27 Sep, 2013
BOTSWANA - Troubled Spur business up for sale.
mmegi.bw - Spur Corporation's Gaborone restaurants, which closed recently after the franchise owner hit financial gridlock, are up for grabs with the provisional liquidator leading the process. ... [more] 19 Sep, 2013
Famous Brands snaps up Mr Bigg's.
iafrica.com - Quick-service and casual dining restaurant franchisor Famous Brands (FBR) has acquired a 49% stake in leading Nigerian brand Mr Bigg’s. ... [more] 16 Sep, 2013
Fatburger opens 1st unit in Tunisia.
fastcasual.com - Fatburger has opened its first location in Tunisia. The fast casual restaurant brings its made-to-order burgers to North Africa's tourist town, Sidi Bou Said, under the direction of Solitaire Food Service Inc. ... [more] 10 Sep, 2013
EatN’Go shop unveils expansion plans for Nigerian market.
businessdayonline.com - EatN’Go, the operators of Domino’s Pizza and ColdStone Creamery, which entered the Nigerian market a year ago, has unveiled its expansion plans and growth strategies, announcing that it will open... [more] 2 Sep, 2013
Namibia: Entering the World of Franchising.
allafrica.com - Even though it is difficult to know how many franchises are operating in the country, the franchise market is one of the best options available for local entrepreneurs and a potential blueprint for... [more] 19 Jun, 2013
GAMBIA - U.S. Embassy Holds Seminar On Acquiring U.S. Franchise.
allafrica.com - The United States Embassy in Banjul yesterday organized a day seminar on franchising, targeting Gambian private sector. ... [more] 23 May, 2013
Subway Restaurant To Make Entry Into Kenyan Market.
ventures-africa.com - World’s largest single-brand restaurant chain, Subway, would make entry into the Kenyan market in August thus tapping into growing consumer spending by an expanding middle class. ... [more] 8 Apr, 2013
Ethiopia: Franchise Influx Requires Legislative Demand.
allafrica.com - Franchising in Ethiopia is at an infantile stage. But, recently, the thriving economy is driving up the number of both local and international franchised businesses. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2013
IFA Partners with U.S. Government to Support Economic Growth in Tunisia.
franchise.org - The International Franchise Association (IFA) today announced a partnership to support economic growth through the formation of franchise businesses in Tunisia with... [more] 28 Jan, 2013
Nigeria welcomes Johnny Rockets.
fastcasual.com - Johnny Rockets' aggressive international expansion continued this week with the opening of a first location in Nigeria. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2012
Rwanda: Potential for Franchising Model Unveiled.
allafrica.com - Among the business models in Rwanda, franchising is not one of them. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Private Sector Federation (PSF) say they want to unlock the opportunities in this area... [more] 22 Oct, 2012
African Economic Growth Impacts Franchising on the Continent.
afribiz.info - Recent research has revealed that African nations make up seven of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies. ... [more] 15 Sep, 2012
International franchises make inroads into Africa.
businessdayonline.com - From fried chicken to ice cream and body-building supplements, international franchises are making inroads into Africa, tapping into consumers' hunger for their brands as developed markets... [more] 7 Sep, 2012
Domino's debuts in Nigeria, plans Swiss expansion.
pizzamarketplace.com - Domino's Pizza has opened its first store in Nigeria. The master franchisee for Domino's in Nigeria is Eat 'N' Go Restaurant Group... [more] 29 Aug, 2012
Engen launches franchise in Zambia.
iol.co.za - Engen has launched its successful lubricating oil franchise‚ The Oil Centre (TOC)‚ in Zambia as part of its ongoing drive to grow its business south of the Sahara. ... [more] 6 Aug, 2012
Yum! Brands to double KFC footprint in Africa.
qsrweb.com - Yum! Brands has plans to expand its KFC brand into seven more African countries throughout the year, adding 100 new stores. ... [more] 11 Jan, 2012
KENYA - Franchise lines up livestock services for small-scale farmers.
businessdailyafrica.com - About 300,000 farmers in remote regions stand to benefit from more than 150 livestock service centres being constructed by a franchise. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2012
Orkin Establishes First Franchises in Africa.
pctonline.com - Rollins, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established its first two international franchises in Africa. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2011
KFC opens first restaurant in East Africa.
3news.co.nz - You can't buy a Big Mac in Kenya. There are no Burger Kings. But there's good news for chicken lovers: KFC just opened its first restaurant in East Africa. ... [more] 24 Aug, 2011
Yum! Brands donates $1 million for African hunger relief.
pizzamarketplace.com - Yum! Brands announced that it is directing the first $1 million from its World Hunger Relief global effort to provide food to families affected by hunger and drought in the Horn of Africa. ... [more] 18 Aug, 2011
KFC set to stretch competition in fast food business in Nigeria.
businessdayonline.com - With determination to continue its investment in Nigeria, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), which entered Nigerian market in 2009, is set to stretch competition in the fast food industry. ... [more] 16 Aug, 2011
Kentucky Fried Chicken opens in Nairobi on Friday.
businessdailyafrica.com - Global food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, one of the world’s most popular chicken restaurants, is set to open shop Friday in Nairobi. ... [more] 12 Aug, 2011
KENYA - Deacons Secures Dubai Baby Wear Franchise Deal.
allafrica.com - Clothing and household goods retailer Deacons Kenya has secured the franchise to sell children products from Dubai-based Baby Shop stores as it seeks to tap into a swelling middle class with... [more] 3 Aug, 2011
Second Cup Coffee Chain To Brew In Morocco.
digitaljournal.com - As part of its continued global expansions strategy, Second Cup today announced plans to open four new locations in Morocco Mall, Casablanca, Morocco with its Regional Franchise Partner, Groupe Amarg. ... [more] 17 Jul, 2011
Gap to open in Africa.
bizjournals.com - The San Francisco specialty retailer said Wednesday that it will open a total of five franchised stores in Egypt and Morocco by the end of 2011. ... [more] 29 Jun, 2011
Pick n Pay opens first store in Mozambique.
businesslive.co.za - Africa's second-largest food retailer, Pick n Pay, announced on Thursday that it was opening its first store in Mozambique, located in Maputo. ... [more] 23 Jun, 2011
KFC opens first Zambia unit.
qsrweb.com - KFC opened its first unit in Zambia last week. The restaurant is located in Lusaka and the opening was marked by First Lady Thandiwe Banda. ... [more] 28 Mar, 2011
Juicy Lucy opens in Gaborone.
bizcommunity.com - Juicy Lucy is opening a new store at Game City in Gaborone, Botswana. ... [more] 15 Dec, 2010
McDonalds, a sign of recovery in Zimbabwe?
africanbusinessreview.co.za - It is official: The road to economic recovery is being paved in Zimbabwe as we speak. McDonalds is coming to town. ... [more] 22 Sep, 2010
McDonald’s targets Zimbabwe.
zimonline.co.za - US fast food giant McDonald's has said it will “take steps” to open its popular restaurants in Zimbabwe, more than a decade after it initially indicated its willingness to set up shop in the southern African country. ... [more] 17 Aug, 2010
INVENTORISTE: Franchise Agreement in Morocco.
finance.yahoo.com - In early July, INVENTORISTE signed its first franchise agreement in Morocco with the company INVENTORIS, within the framework of a structure that will use the IVALIS Maroc brand. ... [more] 8 Jul, 2010
Morocco's franchise sector doing well.
menafn.com - It seems that the franchise sector is really doing well in Morocco. It has registered over the last ten years an average annual growth of about 18% ... [more] 27 Mar, 2010
Tunis to Host First Franchising Fair.
allafrica.com - A great first in Tunisia, franchise is developing a legal framework. On July 21, 2009 a law recognizing franchise was adopted by the Tunisian Parliament. ... [more] 10 Nov, 2009
Two Botswanans Open Lobatse's First Pick N Pay Franchise. Two young Batswana entrepreneurs have teamed up to open Lobatse's first Pick 'n Pay Family Franchise store, which is being officially opened today. .... [more]
30 Jul, 2009
AFDB lends Egypt $40 mln to develop franchising. The African Development Bank (AfDB) lent Egypt $40 million to finance a programme to support the development of franchise businesses in the north African country, the bank said on Thursday. .... [more]
26 Feb, 2009
KENYA - One woman’s faith in lucid Xerox franchise. Last year, the local dealer for Xerox photocopiers went broke and was put under receivership. But there is one entrepreneur in town who still thinks there is some hope with that brand name. Meet Mrs Lucy Njoroge, the managing director of X & R Technologies. .... [more]
26 Nov, 2008
Italtile to raise Shs10billion showroom. Italtile, a leading South African retailer of imported and local ceramic tiles worldwide, has availed plans to build a franchise showroom in Uganda next year. .... [more]
6 Nov, 2008
KENYA - Is franchising the future for SMEs? Whether its Wool-worth’s, Steers or even a Chicken Inn outlet, more investors are on the lookout to owning a flourishing business in the city. However, with most small restaurant and shop owners reluctant to sell off their much worked for businesses, franchising is an option, but only a handful of them take that route. .... [more]
14 Oct, 2008
KENYA - Dormans brews up franchises in expansion programme. Dormans Coffee is planning to franchise its label to coffee shops around the country in a bid to expand its reach and presence in the market. .... [more]
6 Oct, 2008
Franchising offers SMEs best route to growth. Established small and medium sized businesses looking into expanding their countrywide appeal and going regional should consider sharing the business models and brands in return for a fee and monthly incomes. .... [more]
16 Sep, 2008
KENYA - Sasini Rolls Out Its First Coffee Shops in Nairobi. Sasini Tea and Coffee promises to export the African coffee drinking culture to the rest of the world following the launch of its first coffee shop in Nairobi. .... [more]
18 Nov, 2007
NIGERIA - Franchising: stakeholders list challenges, point way forward. Franchising has been identified as an untapped business opportunity for Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria. However, stakeholders say inspite of its huge potentials, franchising, like every other business, is riddled with myriads of challenges. .... [more]
24 Oct, 2007
South African retailer enters Kenyan market. South African retailer Mr Price launches in the Kenyan market this morning having clinched a franchise partnership with Deacons Kenya. .... [more]
24 Oct, 2007
Nigeria open for business. Business in Nigeria is booming - and South African companies are determined to be a part of an economy they say has sky-high potential, despite the challenges posed by unpredictable regulations, unreliable power and a lack of infrastructure. .... [more]
6 Sep, 2007
KENYA - Uchumi’s franchise deal with Tesco suffers blow. The Uchumi brand name has been removed from the Railway outlet in Nairobi, signalling the end of its franchise agreement with Tesco Corporation Limited as the chain continues to struggle in its recovery efforts. .... [more]
4 Sep, 2007
KENYA - Nando’s seeks new partner with aim of rebranding. The Nando’s franchise in Kenya is looking for a new partner after parting ways with Innscor Kenya, which has renamed its fast food restaurants Galito’s. .... [more]
13 Aug, 2007
KENYA - Franchise craze. The KBS brand is back on the road in full gear and the prospects are promising thanks to the emerging franchise trend that is gaining popularity in Kenya. .... [more]
2 Aug, 2007
NIGERIA - Franchising: A vital income opportunity. Over the past 5 years there has been a noticeable rise in the level of awareness about franchising in Nigeria, Market watchers attributes this development to a number of factors particularly the immergence of several indigenous franchise. .... [more]
2 Jul, 2007
Quiznos Names Overseas President. Sandwich chain Quiznos said Friday it named Andrew G. Skehan as president for its Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. .... [more]
6 Apr, 2007
SWAZILAND - FINCORP offers finance for franchises. Some people would not have thought that the Swaziland Development Finance Corporation (FINCORP) financed the buying of franchises. .... [more]
30 Jan, 2007
SWAZILAND - Is SD benefiting from franchise business? Franchising is not a common business in Swaziland though a few individuals have seen its potential. Part of this is due to the fact that the country's economy is very small and flailing. .... [more]
29 Aug, 2006
NIGERIA - Tantalizers begins franchise scheme. Tantalizers has commenced a Franchise system that would enable more Nigerians to own and develop fast food business and services especially Tantalizer brand. .... [more]
29 Aug, 2006
KENYA - Franchising Model Was Doomed By a Low-Margin Business.
So, what were investors paying for when they massively subscribed
for the Uchumi rights issue in October last year? .... [more]
6 Jun, 2006
KENYA - Venture That Failed to Save Giant. Uchumi's
boss, John Masterten-Smith, last year termed the company's franchising
effort "a viable venture that is bound to pay handsome dividends
to both the franchise holder and the franchisee". .... [more]
2 Jun, 2006
SWAZILAND - Franchise up for grabs. Business people
have been invited to buy franchise from Tile King Swaziland, a company
which sells and supplies floor and roof tiles throughout the country.
21 Feb, 2006
KENYA - Franchises hold the key to small towns. Naushad
Merali's entry into Uchumi's boardroom will have serious implications
for competition between the supermarket chain and its rival Nakumatt
Holdings. .... [more]
10 Jan, 2006
NIGERIA - KipMcGrath Holds Training Programme for Sub-franchisees.
KipMcGrath Educational Centres, Lekki, Lagos recently held a training
programme/ workshop to its sub franchisees in the country to acquaint
them with the operation of the centres. .... [more]
20 Dec, 2005
NIGERIA - Shoprite to launch in Nigeria. Supermarket
chain Shoprite would open its first store in Nigeria, Africa's most
populous country, on Monday, Whitey Basson, the chief executive of
Shoprite Holdings, said yesterday. .... [more]
28 Oct, 2005
NIGERIA - Kip McGrath Set to Sublet Franchise. Management
of Kip McGrath Education Centres in Nigeria has concluded plans to
sublet the franchise of the education centres to interested individuals
and organizations across the country. .... [more]
19 Apr, 2005
NAMIBIA - Chicken Investments Declared Bankrupt. The
chickens finally came home to roost for Nando's master franchisee
Namibia Chicken Investments (Pty) Ltd when Acting Judge John Manyarara
yesterday ordered that the sequestration of the company should go
ahead. .... [more]
8 Mar, 2005
NAMIBIA - Only one chicken made it across the road alive.
"We are an independently-owned Nando's subfranchise. We are not
affected by the closure of any of the other Nando's in Windhoek,
said a vexed Mr Rupert Harmse after having been called by numerous
people wanting to know what is happening with Subway Nando's. ....
4 Mar, 2005
NAMIBIA - Trouble in Nando's chicken land. The board
of Namibia Chicken Investment (Pty) Ltd, the master franchise holder
under Nando's International is reported to be in a greasy stalemate
over a financial package that includes restructuring and a review
of the company set-up. .... [more]
11 Feb, 2005
Hawthorn Suites to Expand to East Africa. US Franchise
Systems, Inc. has announced that a master franchise agreement with
Tanzania-based Nyamajeje & Associates Company will bring Hawthorn
Suites to East Africa. .... [more]
16 Jun, 2004
Exchange of Ideas from Cape to Cairo and back. In what
may be a first step towards uniting franchise associations across
Africa, the Franchise Association of Southern Africa (Fasa) has agreed
to lend its expertise to the Egyptian Franchise Development Association
(EFDA). .... [more]
14 May, 2004
St Elmo's Grabs a Slice of Africa's Fast Food Market.
St Elmo's pizzeria franchise, which was first established in Cape Town, is expanding
to the rest of the continent. .... [more]
12 May, 2004
NIGERIA - Summit Advocates Indigenous Franchise.
Participants at an international seminar on franchising have called for the development
of a robust indigeneous franchise system in the country in view of its advantage
over other small and medium scale businesses. .... [more]
19 Apr, 2004
UGANDA - US Embassy Arranges for Franchise Pep-Talk.
The United States Embassy in Kampala together with the US foreign commercial service
in Nairobi, are organising a franchising seminar to take place in Kampala on February
23. .... [more]
12 Feb, 2004
KENYA - US firms seek local partners. American
companies are seeking joint ventures partnership with locals as part
of an effort to stimulate the East Africas economic growth.
5 Feb, 2004
ANGOLA/GHANA - Shoprite to expand African presence.
South African supermarket group Shoprite believes Africa
is a viable growth opportunity and will be opening four new stores
in Angola and five in Ghana during the next year. .... [more]
19 Aug, 2003
BOTSWANA - Remax spreads into Botswana. International
real estate group Remax announced yesterday it was expanding into Botswana and
would open a franchise office there. .... [more]
14 Aug, 2003
ZAMBIA - Italtile opens shop in Zambia, Uganda next.
Ceramic tile retailer Italtile is increasing its reach into Africa with the opening
of its first store in Zambia during the past financial year, and is now set to
move into Uganda this year. .... [more]
8 Aug, 2003
NIGERIA - Business America pioneers franchise in Nigeria.
The stage may have been set for business organisations in Nigeria to make another
characteristic break in modern entrepreneurial transformation - franchising, a
new business concept that is just being introduced into West Africa. .... [more]
9 Mar, 2003
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