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AUSTRALIA FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE

 
: : Jan - Jun 2011

Crackmasters appoints first franchisee.
franchise.net.au - Geelong asphalt and pavement maintenance franchising business Crackmasters, has sold its first franchise which will operate in the Gold Coast, Queensland. ... [more] 30 Jun, 2011
7-Eleven finds more power to drive Mobil acquisition.
theaustralian.com.au - Retailer 7-Eleven has ramped up its IT infrastructure following the acquisition of the Mobil retail fuels business. ... [more] 28 Jun, 2011
China next stop for The Coffee Club.
franchise.net.au - The Coffee Club is opening in China with its first cafe in a major transport hub, the Yuexiu District in Guangzhou, near Hong Kong. ... [more] 27 Jun, 2011
Cafe2U signs master franchise in US.
franchise.net.au - Mobile coffee franchise, Cafe2U, has just signed a master franchise deal for the US, following a year long proof of concept study in San Diego. ... [more] 27 Jun, 2011
WA franchising law advocates vow to fight on after committee rejects state laws.
smartcompany.com.au - Western Australian Liberal MP Peter Abetz plans to push ahead with his private member's bill to introduce state-specific franchise laws, despite a parliamentary committee finding they are... [more] 24 Jun, 2011
New marketing franchise expands into Australia.
franchise.net.au - Thebestof, a UK marketing franchise which works to promote local businesses, has arrived on Australian shores establishing itself in Victoria, Queensland and NSW. ... [more] 23 Jun, 2011
Marketing franchise establishes itself.
insideretailing.com.au - A new UK-based franchise system has arrived in Australia, establishing itself in Victoria, Queensland and NSW. ... [more] 21 Jun, 2011
Franchise performance research released.
franchise.net.au - Franchisor performance can now be measured for the first time globally, with the launch of new franchise performance research findings from Griffith University’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence. ... [more] 17 Jun, 2011
Angus & Robertson shuts another 42 stores, future of franchisees in doubt.
smartcompany.com.au - The future of Angus & Robertson franchises remains in doubt, after administrator Ferrier Hodgson announced a further 42 stores would close, leaving just 19 company-owned stores alongside... [more] 16 Jun, 2011
Wowcow's frozen yogurt store concept to franchise.
franchise.net.au - Australians have a taste for frozen yogurt and it’s a taste that dessert business Wowcow is now ready to feed through franchising. ... [more] 16 Jun, 2011
New franchisee body up and running.
smartcompany.com.au - Disgruntled franchisees have come good on a promise to establish a new franchisee body, launching a new website in a bid to lobby the Government, regulators and the Franchisee Council... [more] 10 Jun, 2011
Begin Bright Learning chooses franchise model.
franchise.net.au - Mother of two, Tina Tower, founder of Begin Bright Learning Programs, has launched her pre-school educational business as a franchise model. ... [more] 10 Jun, 2011
Harvey Norman using ACCC incident to educate its franchisees.
current.com.au - Harvey Norman is using its run in with the ACCC yesterday as a learning experience. ... [more] 9 Jun, 2011
Franchisees in control of Lucky 7 expansion.
franchise.net.au - The introduction of Lucky 7 convenience outlets in existing Video Ezy and Blockbuster stores will be determined by the franchisees, says Paul Uniacke, managing director of the Franchise Entertainment Group. ... [more] 8 Jun, 2011
"Baiting" Harvey Norman franchisees feel the wrath of the ACCC.
current.com.au - Six Harvey Norman franchisees have been forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines for not stocking cameras as advertised in their catalogue, according to the ACCC. ... [more] 8 Jun, 2011
Betta Electrical celebrates 50th birthday with launch of online trading.
franchise.net.au - Retail electrical goods brand Betta Electrical, is this month celebrating its 50th anniversary with the launch of an online shopping platform. ... [more] 7 Jun, 2011
End of story: Borders to shut remaining stores.
smh.com.au - The last nine Borders stores in Australia will be closed after no buyers could be found for the debt-laden bookselling chain, the administrator announced today. ... [more] 2 Jun, 2011
New study to unlock secrets of franchisee success.
franchise.net.au - Franchisee success will be under the microscope when an international scientific study is launched next week by a team of psychologists at the Franchise Relationships Institute (FRI) in Brisbane. ... [more] 2 Jun, 2011
Maccas issues mea cuppa over the state of its coffee.
theaustralian.com.au - McDonald's is preparing to apologise for the poor state of its coffee and announce plans to use better bean blends and have professionally trained baristas appointed... [more] 1 Jun, 2011
iPad brings lifestyle benefits to Jim's franchisees.
franchise.net.au - Many franchisees buying in to the Jim's Group will be getting their hands on an iPad to enable them to better manage their own businesses. ... [more] 31 May, 2011
Angus & Robertson ripe for a franchisee buyout.
smartcompany.com.au - If there was ever a time for the franchisees of Angus & Robertson to band together and make an offer to buy the business from the administrators of the franchise's failed parent, this is it. ... [more] 31 May, 2011
Borders and Angus & Robertson could close, says administrator.
franchise.net.au - The saga continues for Angus & Robertson and Borders, with the administrators of REDgroup Retail announcing that the companies will close if a suitable buyer can't be found. ... [more] 31 May, 2011
Double store opening for 100th Jetts Fitness outlet.
franchise.net.au - Fitness franchise Jetts has just celebrated its 100th store with double outlet openings in Gympie and Laurimar. ... [more] 30 May, 2011
Ice cream duo scoop business award for best Wendy's franchise.
adelaidenow.com.au - Mother and daughter team Karen Tindall and Hayley Edwards admit the challenges of working together, but say they have found the recipe for a successful partnership. ... [more] 26 May, 2011
Coffee Chooo to expand via Foundation Franchisee Program.
franchise.net.au - Up and coming cafe franchise, Coffee Chooo has launched its Foundation Franchisee Program, giving potential franchisees financial incentives to join the group. ... [more] 26 May, 2011
Gloria Jeans franchisees inside closing Borders stores get May 31 deadline.
smartcompany.com.au - Gloria Jeans franchisees trapped inside Borders book stores that are being closed by the administrators of RedGroup Retail have been told their stores will be shut down on May 31. ... [more] 25 May, 2011
Bakers Delight claims sustainability award from BRW.
franchise.net.au - Bakery franchise, Bakers Delight, has been rewarded for its environmentally friendly initiatives, taking out the Sustainable Retailing category of BRW's Retailer of the Year awards. ... [more] 20 May, 2011
BRW award makes 2011 an even bigger year for The Athlete's Foot.
franchise.net.au - BRW's Outstanding Retailer of the Year awards were held last night with The Athlete's Foot taking out the top award for Innovation in Retail. ... [more] 19 May, 2011
Pic business takes a wider angle.
smh.com.au - A photography business might not be an obvious candidate for a franchised business model. But Mark Morffew, founder of Morffew Photos, has plans to open three franchises this year... [more] 17 May, 2011
How important is pre-entry education for franchisees?
franchise.net.au - Education research and consulting firm, Corven, has conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of pre-entry education for potential franchisees, and it found that more work needs to be done. ... [more] 17 May, 2011
The secrets to Specsavers' super growth.
smartcompany.com.au - The recently released Sunday Times Rich List of Britain's wealthiest 1000 people contained the usual group of Australian money-management stars. But there were also some surprises. ... [more] 16 May, 2011
Resi Mortgages plans national expansion.
franchise.net.au - The Resi Mortgage business aims to increase its franchise locations across Australia. ... [more] 16 May, 2011
Franchise bank model turns sour.
brisbanetimes.com.au - A cheap source of capital for Bendigo Bank is often a loss-maker for the local community. ... [more] 14 May, 2011
Little gain for franchise sector and small business in Budget.
franchise.net.au - Wayne Swan's 2011 Federal Budget has made little headway when it comes to helping the small business owner or the franchise sector. ... [more] 11 May, 2011
Sydney Ferries to be franchised.
smh.com.au - The NSW government has called for expressions of interest to run a franchised Sydney Ferries, with plans to contract out the operation of the services by the end of next year. ... [more] 11 May, 2011
Kwik Kopy reports strong franchise system growth.
franchise.net.au - Kwik Kopy Australia franchise system sales for the first half of the 2011 financial year grew 3.5 percent to $43.6 million year on year. ... [more] 10 May, 2011
Mr Rental among Australia's top franchises.
qbr.com.au - Brisbane-based Mr Rental has proven its strength in the Australian market after placing fourth in the country’s top 10 franchise systems. ... [more] 10 May, 2011
Smartline heads up top 10 for franchisee satisfaction: survey.
franchise.net.au - Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors is named number one Australian franchise for the third year in a row in the latest Topfranchise survey. ... [more] 9 May, 2011
Domino's New Stores Turning Over $1m From Day One.
voxy.co.nz - Australia's favourite pizza company, Domino's Pizza, has been rapidly expanding in Melbourne, with current business booming and various new sites set to open over the next few months... [more] 9 May, 2011
SumoSalad defends decision to lock out franchisee.
franchise.net.au - SumoSalad has defended its decision to remove equipment from a Sydney franchise and lock the franchisee out of the store, claiming that the action was "necessary and appropriate". ... [more] 6 May, 2011
Make workplace learning best practice, academic tells franchising.
franchise.net.au - The franchise sector needs to get its act together when it comes to workplace learning. That's the view of a franchising academic who believes the franchising industry is missing opportunities... [more] 5 May, 2011
New research reveals top three challenges for franchisees.
franchise.net.au - Recruiting staff, retaining good staff, and industrial relations are the major challenges for franchisees, according to Griffith University PhD candidate Ashlea Kellner, who is conducting the research. ... [more] 5 May, 2011
Big bust up at Sydney's SumoSalad.
smh.com.au - A business dispute involving the SumoSalad franchise has led to furniture being cut into pieces at a Sydney CBD store and police being called. ... [more] 5 May, 2011
Tasmanian OzeRentals sells its first mainland franchise.
franchise.net.au - As the first step in its national expansion plans, a Tasmanian based homegoods rental franchise with a difference has just appointed a new franchisee in Victoria. ... [more] 5 May, 2011
Grasshopper Soccer kicks off franchisee recruitment.
franchise.net.au - A franchise focused on teaching kids soccer skills while making new friends and boosting their self-confidence is expanding around Australia. ... [more] 2 May, 2011
McDonalds works with workplace watchdog in pay review.
hospitalitymagazine.com.au - The Fair Work Ombudsman and McDonald’s Australia have embarked on a national initiative designed to ensure employee pay packets for McDonald’s 85,000-strong national workforce are accurate. ... [more] 2 May, 2011
Victorian Mexican takeaway Las Olas to franchise.
franchise.net.au - Californian style Mexican food business Las Olas Fresh Mex Grill is on the hunt for franchisees to grow the Victorian-based brand across Australia and has taken on The Franchise Shop to assist in the search. ... [more] 29 Apr, 2011
Collins books buys online site.
franchise.net.au - Franchisee-owned Collins Booksellers has bought an online book store, Seek Media, to boost its multi-channel retailing presence. ... [more] 28 Apr, 2011
Jumping J-Jays adds Adelaide franchisees.
franchise.net.au - Two sets of couples in Adelaide have just bought inflatable amusement franchises with Jumping J-Jays as a way to get ahead and escape the rat race. ... [more] 28 Apr, 2011
Gerry Harvey to 'cannibalise' his stores to help online strategy.
news.com.au - Harvey Norman chairman Gerry Harvey admits his online store will compete directly with his own franchisees in order to reach an online annual turnover of more than $1 billion within the next decade. ... [more] 27 Apr, 2011
Angus & Robertson franchisees declare truce with administrators.
franchise.net.au - Franchisees at retail book franchise, Angus & Robertson and the administrators of its failed umbrella company, REDgroup Retail, have declared a truce and decided to work together in order to find... [more] 27 Apr, 2011
7-Eleven operators fined $150K for exploiting students.
smh.com.au - Two former 7-Eleven operators have been fined $150,000 after exploiting six international students from Zimbabwe and India - one who was underpaid $40,000. ... [more] 27 Apr, 2011
Pizza Hut looks for franchisees.
franchise.net.au - Pizza Hut, which claims to be the world's largest pizza restaurant company, plans to grow its presence in Australia from the 270 units now trading. ... [more] 27 Apr, 2011
Harvey Norman beset by retail malady.
smh.com.au - Harvey Norman has confirmed the tenuous state of the discretionary retail sector, revealing yesterday that a sales slump at its Australian stores that began late last year has worsened since January. ... [more] 22 Apr, 2011
Bigger lick of the market: Ben & Jerry's announce franchise plans.
smh.com.au - Ben & Jerry's has announced a rollout of franchises around Australia, and says it has adapted its business here to avoid the patchy fortunes of companies including Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and Gloria Jean's. ... [more] 21 Apr, 2011
Secret Recipe to franchise in Oz.
franchise.net.au - Malaysian cafe chain, Secret Recipe has been operating in Melbourne for 12 months, and is now on the lookout for potential franchisees across Australia. ... [more] 20 Apr, 2011
7-Eleven celebrates 50th Mobil store.
qbr.com.au - Just six months into its acquisition of Mobil’s retail fuels business, 7-Eleven today reached its 50-store milestone with the simultaneous openings of three outlets in Queensland, Victoria and NSW. ... [more] 20 Apr, 2011
Morffew Photos to franchise.
franchise.net.au - A niche photography business focused on portraits of kids and families has launched a tv campaign to recruit franchisees. ... [more] 19 Apr, 2011
Fitness franchise has expansion plans.
franchise.net.au - Start-up fitness franchise Fitness Matters plans to double its presence with six new franchise opportunities by the end of this year and has appointed a franchise advisory firm to help. ... [more] 19 Apr, 2011
Hungry Jack's bites back.
franchise.net.au - Hungry Jack's has issued a statement in response to yesterday's announcement that the burger franchise had underpaid Tasmanian staff members, saying the underpayments were unintentional and were... [more] 14 Apr, 2011
Baby boomers focus for new franchise expo.
franchise.net.au - The newest franchise expo in Australia has allied itself with a premium baby boomers event in order to capitalise on the over-45s demographic. ... [more] 14 Apr, 2011
We're here to stay, says book franchise Dymocks.
franchise.net.au - Dymocks chief executive officer Don Grover has reaffirmed the franchise brand's position in the retail arena, despite the current shake-up among booksellers. ... [more] 14 Apr, 2011
Hungry Jacks fined over $100,000 for underpaying staff.
franchise.net.au - Burger franchise, Hungry Jacks, has been fined $100,500 after underpaying almost 700 of its Tasmanian employees hundreds of thousands of dollars. ... [more] 13 Apr, 2011
Eagle Boys aims to beat franchise struggles with Video Ezy link-up.
startupsmart.com.au - Pizza chain Eagle Boys is the latest franchise to team up with another operator in a bid to attract new customers, although the peak industry body says franchisees should be wary of “multi-branding”. ... [more] 12 Apr, 2011
Rebel booksellers surprised by legal action.
smh.com.au - The breakaway group of Angus & Robertson franchisees say they have been instructed by the company to remove their branded signage after announcing the termination of their agreement with the parent... [more] 11 Apr, 2011
Franchisees’ rights unclear as A&R faces court date.
startupsmart.com.au - The administrators of REDgroup Retail have initiated court proceedings against 25 Angus & Robertson franchisees, raising questions about the rights of franchisees in the event of a company collapse. [more] 11 Apr, 2011
Administrators take rebel bookshops to court.
theage.com.au - The administrators to the collapsed REDgroup Retail announced this afternoon that they have initiated court proceedings against the breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisee group. ... [more] 8 Apr, 2011
Gloria Jeans franchisees hit by Borders closures.
insideretailing.com.au - Coffee chain Gloria Jean's says the closure of 16 Borders stores across Australia will have a flow-on effect for 14 Gloria Jean’s coffee houses located within the book stores. ... [more] 8 Apr, 2011
Borders loses 16 more stores.
smh.com.au - The administrators of Borders have announced the closure of 16 more stores in Australia, adding to the one Borders and 48 Angus & Robertson’s stores already shut in the aftermath of... [more] 7 Apr, 2011
QLD Cold Rock franchise rises from floods.
franchise.net.au - Queensland's Rosalie Cold Rock franchise will re-open its doors this Saturday, nearly three months after the state's devastating floods destroyed the ice cream outlet. ... [more] 6 Apr, 2011
Booksellers' woes worsen as franchisees seek to defect.
smh.com.au - The turmoil in the book industry has worsened with the breakaway of 25 Angus & Robertson franchised stores from the parent company over the handling of the firm's slide into administration. ... [more] 5 Apr, 2011
New ideas among franchise opportunities at Sydney expo.
franchise.net.au - Brand new concepts in franchising were unveiled at the latest franchise opportunities expo in Sydney, with first-time exhibitors and new names in the sector showcasing their systems alongside some... [more] 4 Apr, 2011
Domino's and its franchisees to invest $24 million in store upgrades.
franchise.net.au - A $24 million store refurbishment program designed to increase customer appeal and boost sales has been announced by franchise chain Domino's Pizza Enterprises for its Australian and NZ outlets. ... [more] 4 Apr, 2011
IKEA's strangely shrinking gross profit margin.
smh.com.au - Funny thing about IKEA's Australian operation: its gross profit margin shrank sharply last year when other furniture retailers' were generally rising and its bottom-line profit margin remains barely 1 per cent... [more] 1 Apr, 2011
Angus & Robertson franchisees face uncertain future.
startupsmart.com.au - The fate of Angus & Robertson franchisees hangs in the balance after it was announced 12 more stores will close as administrators struggle to bring the bookstore chain’s operator back from the brink. ... [more] 1 Apr, 2011

Ozzy Kleen set to franchise.
franchise.net.au - Four years after launching his own carpet cleaning business, Ken Patterson has drastically expanded Ozzy Kleen's offering and is looking to enter the franchising industry. ... [more] 31 Mar, 2011
Gaming store opens first franchise in Queensland.
franchise.net.au - The gaming store business Good Games has just sold its first franchise in Queensland. Corey and Cassie Hill’s Springhill store will be available to the public with a grand opening weekend 9 and 10 April. ... [more] 31 Mar, 2011
FFCo launches new and improved websites.
franchise.net.au - Franchised Food Company (FFCo), the umbrella company for Mr Whippy, Nutshack, Cold Rock and Pretzel World, has launched a series of new and revamped websites for both the company and its brands. ... [more] 31 Mar, 2011
GroutPro adds Queensland master franchisee.
franchise.net.au - New Zealand based GroutPro, a franchised tile and grout restoration business, has sold its third Australian master franchise. ... [more] 31 Mar, 2011
Franchising opportunities at the Sydney expo this week.
franchise.net.au - Muscle Beach is launching franchising opportunities nationally at the Sydney Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo this week, among a host of established franchise brands... [more] 28 Mar, 2011
New or existing franchise? That's the question.
smh.com.au - Both options have their attractions. It all depends on your appetite for risk and hunger for reward. ... [more] 28 Mar, 2011
Brewing up a success story.
smh.com.au - Making customers feel at home is a potent ingredient for an award-winning franchise. ... [more] 28 Mar, 2011
Legal preparations are always crucial.
smh.com.au - Go into your new franchise with top advice and be sure you understand your obligations. ... [more] 28 Mar, 2011
Greenwash won't work in this franchise.
smh.com.au - During the global financial crisis while other businesses cut back, the car-wash franchise Ecowash Mobile splashed out. The Sydney-based franchise run by former racing driver Jim Cornish used... [more] 25 Mar, 2011
Kids' learning program now to franchise.
franchise.net.au - Franchise opportunities are up for grabs in a newly franchised educational system that provides multimedia software for school age children. ... [more] 23 Mar, 2011
Spy shop expands franchised network.
insideretailing.com.au - OzSpy, the Brisbane-based retailer of security and surveillance products, is about to open its 12th store and is actively seeking more franchisees. ... [more] 22 Mar, 2011
Multi-unit franchising summit taps into Aussie mood for business growth.
franchise.net.au - Multi-unit franchising is a growing element in the Australian marketplace as proved by the 170 plus franchisors and franchisees who attended the third annual Multi-Unit Summit recently in Melbourne. ... [more] 21 Mar, 2011
Domino's fast tracks expansion on the back of strong growth.
franchise.net.au - Strong earnings and same store sales growth for the first half of the 2011 financial year has seen Domino's Pizza fast track its new store building program with 35 stores under development... [more] 14 Mar, 2011
Oporto finds an opening in the US market.
theaustralian.com.au - Bondi's Oporto chicken chain has finally broken into the US market after earlier expanding to New Zealand, Britain and China. ... [more] 14 Mar, 2011
Mrs Fields Australia wins international award.
franchise.net.au - Andrew and Debbie Benefield, the Australian operators of Mrs Fields, have been awarded the International Master Franchisee of the Year award at the cookie franchise's Famous Brands Convention... [more] 11 Mar, 2011
McDonald’s Australia might put the Big Mac on a diet.
qsrweb.com - Is McDonald’s Australia looking to tap into an increasingly health conscious consumer base? Perhaps. And it may do so with its flagship Big Mac. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2011
Scam complaints double as shonks target domain names, directories and franchising.
smartcompany.com.au - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it received 22,000 more complaints about scams in 2010 than it did in 2009, and has warned businesses they need to remain vigilant... [more] 7 Mar, 2011
Staff axed as A&R, Borders stores shut.
news.com.au - Administrators of the retail group that operates the Angus & Robertson bookshop chain have retrenched a total of 321 staff from the outlets. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2011
Jim’s Group chief vows to continue WA franchising fight.
smartcompany.com.au - Jim's Group chief Jim Penman says he will continue his campaign for tougher franchise laws in Western Australia even if the current bill doesn't pass, saying he is investigating the possibility of... [more] 1 Mar, 2011
Borders stores may close in three days.
abc.net.au - We'll know soon how many Borders and Angus and Robertson bookshops are to close as a result of the collapse of REDgroup retail. ... [more] 1 Mar, 2011
McDonald’s joins opposition to WA Franchising Bill.
startupsmart.com.au - Fast food franchise McDonald’s has thrown its weight behind opposition to the WA Franchising Bill, clashing with the owner of major rival Hungry Jack’s. ... [more] 28 Feb, 2011
Just Better Care heads to Victoria.
franchise.net.au - The home care franchise Just Better Care has set up its first office in Melbourne and will employ 35 local care workers. ... [more] 28 Feb, 2011
Coffee chain named Australia's fastest growing franchise.
insideretailing.com.au - Cafe2U has been named Australia's fastest-growing franchise in the 2011 BRW 'Fastest Franchises' List. ... [more] 28 Feb, 2011
Baskin-Robbins has taste for Australian expansion.
franchise.net.au - Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is searching Australia for new franchise partners and is offering a $10,000 discount off the set-up costs to new franchisees sourced... [more] 25 Feb, 2011
Dymocks seeks to profit from rivals' demise.
smh.com.au - Book chain Dymocks is offering $10 worth of reward points for loyalty cards from Borders or Angus & Robertson, as it seeks to capitalise on the failure of its major book retailing rivals. ... [more] 25 Feb, 2011
Harvey Norman profit slides 16.5%
smh.com.au - Harvey Norman Holdings has reported a slump in first-half net profit, down 17 per cent, reflecting price declines, the strong Australian dollar and the impact of wet weather on sales. ... [more] 25 Feb, 2011
Mrs Fields Australia to export coffee blend globally.
insideretailing.com.au - Mrs Fields Australia has been selected to export their local coffee blend to the global brand’s franchises around the world. ... [more] 23 Feb, 2011
WA franchising Bill unsupported by inquiry.
perthnow.com.au - An inquiry into a WA private member's Bill aimed at improving conditions for franchise owners points to little support for the proposed legislative changes. ... [more] 22 Feb, 2011
Sherpa Group to run workshops for business growth.
franchise.net.au - The franchise friendly Sherpa Group is running a series of workshops in Adelaide to help SME businesses plan for growth. ... [more] 21 Feb, 2011
International support for FCA stand against State franchise laws.
franchise.net.au - The highest office holder in the world’ s biggest franchising organisation has backed the Franchise Council of Australia’s stand on the contentious private member’s bills raised in WA and SA... [more] 21 Feb, 2011
Angus & Robertson franchises keeping doors open.
northerndailyleader.com.au - It’s business as usual at the franchised Angus & Robertson Bookworld in Tamworth and Armidale, despite the bookstore branch and parent company REDgroup Retail going into administration. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2011
Australian burger concept heads to US shores.
fastcasual.com - On Feb. 25, Sydney, Australia-based Oporto will open its first United States location in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. ... [more] 18 Feb, 2011
Retail Food Group eyes slight profit lift.
smh.com.au - Retail Food Group Ltd (RFG) says recent environmental disasters will disrupt its business, but nonetheless expects to lift its core annual net profit for the 2011 financial year by up to 10 per cent. ... [more] 17 Feb, 2011
Domino's Pizza posts 17 per cent rise in half year net profit.
news.com.au - Fast food deliverer Domino's Pizza Enterprises has posted a 17 per cent rise in half year net profit, upgrading full year guidance to 15 per cent growth. ... [more] 16 Feb, 2011
Trifecta for Cafe2U.
franchise.net.au - It's three in a row for mobile coffee franchise, Cafe2U, which has, for the third consecutive year, been confirmed as one of BRW Magazine's Fastest Franchises. ... [more] 14 Feb, 2011
Franchisors finding greener pastures.
couriermail.com.au - The franchising sector has been a growing space in Australia. Now many in this sector are looking to expand overseas, according PwC's Private Clients Franchise Sector Indicator. ... [more] 14 Feb, 2011
Harvey Norman TV market share growing, retailer says.
theaustralian.com.au - Harvey Norman's first-half sales in Australia fell 2 per cent despite growth in market share for televisions, the retail chain said today. ... [more] 11 Feb, 2011
Oporto expands in China.
franchise.net.au - Expansion is on the cards for chicken and burger franchise, Oporto, with the company planning to build on the success of its first two stores in China and open a third. ... [more] 8 Feb, 2011
Silver Chef targets Australian frachisors.
franchise.net.au - Silver Chef, which helps hospitality businesses fund their equipment needs through a Rent-Try-Buy system, has launched a Franchise Accreditation Program, available to franchisors Australia-wide. ... [more] 8 Feb, 2011
Telcoinabox to provide venture capital for franchisees to buy ISPs.
itwire.com - Telecommunications franchisor, Telcoinabox, has committed to providing funding for its franchisees to make acquisitions of small ISPs and other micro-businesses in 2011. ... [more] 7 Feb, 2011
Cyberspace war heats up.
smh.com.au - The battle to get a contentious piece of legislation through various state parliaments has taken another twist, after the man behind the Hungry Jack's franchise launched a cyberspace front. ... [more] 4 Feb, 2011
Seeking the edge.
smh.com.au - Issam and Enza Soubjaki went to eat at a Burger Edge store in 2005, and liked it enough to throw in their corporate careers and become franchisees, and state master franchisee a year later. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2011
ActionCoach heads to India.
franchise.net.au - ActionCoach has announced a new joint venture in India that will expand the franchise into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2011
Aged care market will drive franchise growth; Paul Wheeler.
adelaidenow.com.au - Baby Boomers are the target for a new Australasian franchise headed by former Cartridge World chiefs Paul Wheeler and Mike Fuller. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2011
First franchise for PY Fencing.
franchise.net.au - Victorian business PY Fencing has just sold a franchise in Glen Iris and welcomed Geoff Samiotis as the company's first franchisee. ... [more] 31 Jan, 2011
Grocery rivals keen spectators in Metcash case.
smh.com.au - The takeover of Franklins has many parties eagerly awaiting the outcome of the competition regulator's court challenge, writes Elisabeth Sexton. ... [more] 31 Jan, 2011
Bartercard uses exchange system to aid flood relief.
franchise.net.au - The alternative finance member network Bartercard is helping Australian flood victims by allowing business owners to donate without using cash. ... [more] 31 Jan, 2011
Eagle Boys to deliver more than one new store per week.
franchise.net.au - Pizza franchise, Eagle Boys, will open an average of more than one new store each week during the first six months of 2011 as part of its $18.5 million expansion strategy for the current financial year. ... [more] 31 Jan, 2011
Franchise community reaches out to flood victims.
franchise.net.au - Franchise businesses continue to come to the aid of fellow Australian businesses and residents who have suffered from flooding. ... [more] 24 Jan, 2011
Breaking the franchise mould.
smh.com.au - When most of us think of a franchise we think of big brands that dominate every suburban shopping centre. But that's not the only way to establish a franchise. Take new franchise model in.cube8r. ... [more] 20 Jan, 2011
Franchise Council Gets Desperate.
bluemaumau.org - The Franchise Council of Australia has disregarded the terms of reference set down by the West Austrian Committee reviewing the impact of some elements of the WA Franchising Bill 2010. ... [more] 18 Jan, 2011
Support kit for franchisees hit by disaster.
franchise.co.nz - The Franchise Relationships Institute in Australia has released a free Franchisee Support Kit to assist franchisors and others wanting to help franchisees and families affected by the recent floods. ... [more] 18 Jan, 2011
Retail Food Group slumps on profit warning due to floods.
theaustralian.com.au - Retail Food Group shares slumped more than 10 per cent after it warned the Queensland floods would impact full-year net profit. ... [more] 18 Jan, 2011
Happiness is an HWT franchisee.
etravelblackboard.com - Franchisees with leading travel company Harvey World Travel have shown themselves to be a very satisfied lot in a major research project carried out in late 2010. ... [more] 18 Jan, 2011
Queensland floods force Donut King, Michels Patisserie stores to shut.
news.com.au - Retail Food Group says some of its outlets closed by floods may not reopen, and others may close subsequently as the financial consequences of the episode weigh on franchisees. ... [more] 18 Jan, 2011
Franchises do their bit for flooded QLD.
franchise.net.au - A number of franchises across Australia, including The Coffee Club and Croissant Express, are doing their bit for the flood-affected residents of Queensland. ... [more] 17 Jan, 2011
ZEN embarks on national franchise expansion plan.
franchise.net.au - Solar energy company, ZEN Home Energy Systems, is embarking on a national franchise expansion, seeking to establish about 20 new franchises around Australia this year. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2011
Battle goes into cyberspace.
smh.com.au - The battle to pass two contentious pieces of legislation affecting one of Australia's largest industries has gone online, as supporters race to beat upcoming deadlines. ... [more] 11 Jan, 2011
Coffee Club to help flood victims.
qt.com.au - The simple act of having a coffee tomorrow, is set to help flood- ravaged Queenslanders get back on their feet. Redbank Plaza Coffee Club franchisee Boubacar Barry said proceeds from every coffee... [more] 11 Jan, 2011
Free online franchisee education program proves popular.
franchise.net.au - One thousand people have registered for a free online pre-entry franchise education program aimed at creating better informed franchisees and reducing conflict. ... [more] 10 Jan, 2011
Bakers Delight focuses on franchisee recruitment.
franchise.net.au - Franchised bakery network, Bakers Delight, has set itself a new year's resolution of recruiting 100 employees to its Fresh Franchisee program, with the aim of training employees to work towards... [more] 10 Jan, 2011
Facebook to boost franchising law reforms.
franchise.net.au - South Australian state Labor member and advocate for franchising law reforms, Tony Piccolo, has turned to social media to help boost his campaign. ... [more] 10 Jan, 2011
Unify or die: writing's on the wall for printing.
theaustralian.com.au - It's not yet Goodbye Gutenberg, but Australia's $8 billion printing industry faces further consolidation. ... [more] 4 Jan, 2011
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