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$500,000 fine for cleaning franchisor. - A cleaning franchise now in liquidation has just been fined $500,000 for contravening Australian Consumer Law. ... [more] 26 Mar, 2015
Franchisee falls into administration. - Following the closure of Fairfax’s sparkling new print site in Tullamarine the Kwik Kopy franchisee in the same suburb is also about to close its doors, entering voluntary administration on Friday. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2015
What are Red Rooster and SumoSalad up to? - SumoSalad, and Red Rooster have announced a new partnership that will see SumoSalads served in Red Rooster restaurants across the country. ... [more] 23 Mar, 2015
New chief for Red Rooster. - There's a new face at Red Rooster, as Chris Green takes up the role of CEO at Australia’s largest roast chicken restaurant chain. ... [more] 20 Mar, 2015
The Athlete's Foot parent company snaps up more footwear brands. - The parent company of franchise footwear chain The Athlete's Foot, is adding Vans and Timberland distributor to its portfolio. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2015
Ace Cleaning under fire after launching competition to give away 10 franchises. - Would you enter a competition to win a franchise? Ace Cleaning Services is a 65-year-old cleaning business that has been franchising for just over 10 years. In partnership with the Franchise Expo... [more] 16 Mar, 2015
Zambrero to double WA presence in 2015. - Mexican food franchise chain Zambrero has big plans for the expansion of the brand in Western Australia this year, with 15 outlets scheduled for both metro and regional areas. ... [more] 13 Mar, 2015
Cut price wages backfire on franchisee with $24,000 penalty. - A former franchisee who underpaid a hairdressing apprentice a total of $6471 has been fined $4080 and his company a further $20,400. ... [more] 12 Mar, 2015
Franchisors named in top female entrepreneur list. - Six franchisors who have established and built their businesses are among a top 30 list of female entrepreneurs. The ranking is according to revenue. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2015
Do franchisors run different businesses than their franchisees? - There are 1160 franchise brands operating in Australia (according to the 2014 Franchising Australia Survey), which means that at least 1160 businesses have at some point made the decision to... [more] 9 Mar, 2015
Bakers Delight franchisee makes deal with Fair Work after underpaying staff. - A Bakers Delight franchisee in NSW has signed an enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman after an audit of its stores found it had underpaid 26 employees nearly $40,000. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2015
Ikea franchisee has win with Jason. - Ikea franchisee Alan Tribe's privately owned Jason Windows business has defied WA's slowing economy to post another healthy profit on a big jump in revenue. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2015
Go Harvey Norman – profit up 27pc after slashing franchisee support. - Harvey Norman is heading for a second year of double-digit profit growth, as record low interest rates and rising house prices fuel demand for furniture, whitegoods and homewares in Australia and... [more] 27 Feb, 2015
No "tsunami of complaints" about franchising … yet: ACCC report. - While overall complaints about franchising were down, a leading franchising expert expects the ACCC to report a greater level of complaints and enquiries about the updated Code of Conduct in the next... [more] 24 Feb, 2015
Franchise brands winners in customer satisfaction awards. - Seven retail owner-operated chains have been named top of the class in their category at the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards night. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2015
New appointment to help grow Degani brand. - The Melbourne-based café chain Degani has taken another important step in its national expansion plan with the appointment of franchise development manager Tanya Kanaris. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2015
Pirtek US acquired by Australian founders. - The US Pirtek business has been bought back by the Australian family behind the global franchise. ... [more] 16 Feb, 2015
Pie Face ditches Wayne Homschek. - Wayne Homschek, the co-founder of fast food franchise Pie Face, is no longer on the company's board. ... [more] 16 Feb, 2015

Backpacker underpaid $5000 at Woolworths sushi bar, says Fair Work Ombudsman. - A sushi business housed in Woolworths supermarkets that underpaid an employee for three months has recompensed him $5000. ... [more] 11 Feb, 2015
Local and overseas brands to showcase at Sydney expo. - A host of Australian and international brands will be on show at the Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo. ... [more] 9 Feb, 2015
Technology and the end of the franchise model. - One of the biggest business innovations of the late 20th century was the franchising model. Now as technology changes that way of working isn't necessarily the force it was a quarter century ago. ... [more] 4 Feb, 2015
The Body Shop International Announces the Acquisition of its Australia Franchise Business. - The Body Shop announced today the completion of the deal to acquire, from Head Franchisee Mr. Graeme Wise, the assets of Adidem Pty Limited, the company operating The Body Shop Australia since 1983. ... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
Trampoline fad launchpad for $32m business. - Brent Grundy was so desperate for income that he opened his first trampoline centre on Christmas Eve 2012 in the car park of Penrith Panthers. ... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
KFC opens new concept store in Parramatta, Sydney. - KFC has opened the doors on a new concept store in the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta. Here, you won’t find the outdated 1980s decor, value combo meals or tubs of potato and gravy. ... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
American business franchise heads to Australia. - The Alternative Board, an American based franchise system providing business owner advisory boards, business coaching and strategic services for business leaders, is heading to Australia. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2015
Gloria Jean's franchisees fined for $8 an hour work-rates. - Franchisees of a Melbourne Gloria Jean's outlet have been fined $110,500 after paying foreign students as little as $8 an hour. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2015
Wasabi Warriors take on Hong Kong. - Aussie sushi franchise Wasabi Warriors has launched its first overseas store, introducing its free range and locally sourced menu to the Hong Kong market. ... [more] 27 Jan, 2015
Step into Life franchisee horror stories. - Former franchisees of outdoor fitness chain Step into Life have come forward claiming the experience of leaving the franchise feels like being “stalked by a jealous ex”, while a leaked internal newsletter... [more] 21 Jan, 2015
Cold Rock comes under fire from disgruntled franchisees. - A Queensland couple who say they were forced to walk away from their failing Cold Rock franchise with hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt are the latest franchisees to voice their concerns about... [more] 15 Jan, 2015
Franchise sets sights on $2 billion month. - Broker franchise Aussie Home Loans has said it set a new monthly settlement record in December, smashing its previous record set in May 2014. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2015
Another franchisee comes forward claiming mistreatment by Wendys. - Another former franchisee of ice cream and hot dog chain Wendys Supa Sundaes has come forward, claiming mistreatment at the hands of the fast food chain. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2015
Harvey Norman shares surge. - Harvey Norman chairman Gerry Harvey says the company had a "big surge" in sales over the Christmas-New Year period and the veteran retailer is upbeat about the year ahead. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2015
Outdoor personal training franchise under attack from disgruntled franchisees. - A group of disgruntled franchisees have used a blog to launch a stinging attack against outdoor personal training franchise Step into Life that claims the system is a “bad franchise”... [more] 14 Jan, 2015
Australia Launches New Law that Stresses ‘Good Faith’ in Franchise Contracts. - Australia's updated Franchising Code of Conduct, effective January 1, 2015, gives new meaning to franchisors and franchisees to act in good faith in franchise relationships. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2015
Eagle Boys founder Tom Potter: I offered to buy Pie Face too. - One of Australia’s most well-known franchisors says he also offered to buy pie franchise Pie Face while it was in administration but administrators Jirsch Sutherland failed to follow up on his bid. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2015
Revival of Pie Face to embark on new journey. - Australian pie franchise Pie Face has made a comeback from voluntary administration, with the appointment of a new CEO and the signing of a Deed of Company Arrangement. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2015
Updated franchise industry code of conduct comes into effect today. - Operators in the $144 billion franchise sector in Australia risk new, heavy fines if they breach an updated code of conduct, which comes into force today. ... [more] 1 Jan, 2015
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