FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
: Jul - Dec 2014
|Fast-food chain Pie Face on the rise.
smh.com.au - Fast-food chain Pie Face is collapsed no more and its co-founder Wayne Homschek looks set to remain on the board after a deal to resuscitate the troubled franchise was approved by creditors. ... [more] 31 Dec, 2014
La Porchetta confirms it is out of RFG deal.
franchisebusiness.com.au - Italian casual dining franchise La Porchetta has withdrawn from negotiations with Retail Food Group (RFG) regarding the purchase of its business. ... [more] 19 Dec, 2014
Cash Converters buys six Victorian stores.
finnewsnetwork.com.au - Cash Converters International Limited says it has finalised the acquisition of six franchised stores in Victoria for $10.8 million. ... [more] 19 Dec, 2014
Quest's new partnership targets global mobility.
franchisebusiness.com.au - Quest Serviced Apartments has become the Australian strategic partner with The Apartment Service, a global agent of serviced apartments, which offers a network of over 700 international locations... [more] 18 Dec, 2014
New Year heralds new Franchising Code, so get ready.
bit.com.au - If you are a franchisee or a franchisor, it's time to become familiar with the new Franchising Code of Conduct - and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) wants to help you do so. ... [more] 12 Dec, 2014
Pie Face seeking rent cuts.
theage.com.au - Collapsed fast-food chain Pie Face is writing to landlords seeking rent cuts, arguing rent reductions would help the business survive. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2014
How is Fastway Couriers helping its franchisees over Christmas?
franchisebusiness.com.au - CEO Richard Thame explains Fastway Couriers has implemented a number of strategies to assist its franchisees over the busy Christmas period, which begins in late November and goes... [more] 10 Dec, 2014
Is Wendys melting? Up to 116 stores collapsed or taken over in just eight years.
smartcompany.com.au - A former franchisee of ice cream and hot dog chain Wendys claims a total of 116 franchisees nationwide have either collapsed or been taken over by management over the past eight years. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2014
Bridgestone reaches 300 stores milestone.
businessfranchiseaustralia.com.au - Bridgestone’s retail network has gone from strength to strength since refreshing its offering, with the Company recently reaching 300 franchise and license stores in Australia. ... [more] 8 Dec, 2014
Franchiser Stan Gordon keen to take over collapsed Pie Face.
brw.com.au - When reports emerged six months ago that the Pie Face franchise was in trouble, Stan Gordon reached out to Pie Face founder Wayne Homschek. ... [more] 8 Dec, 2014
Primal Pantry opens first franchised stores.
franchisebusiness.com.au - Cafe business Primal Pantry has recently entered the world of franchising, teaming up with food franchise group Aktiv Brands to open two new outlets in two months. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2014
Italian restaurant business to franchise.
franchisebusiness.com.au - Bayside Hospitality Group (BHG) is set to franchise its 43-year old Melbourne-based Pinocchio restaurant business. ... [more] 3 Dec, 2014
Pinocchio's restaurants to franchise.
hospitalitymagazine.com.au - After more than 43 years of operation, Bayside Hospitality Group (BHG) has announced they will be franchising new Pinocchio restaurants. ... [more] 2 Dec, 2014
Pie Face under attack as disgruntled builder sues US arm over unpaid bills and receivers appointed.
smartcompany.com.au - The US arm of collapsed fast food chain Pie Face could be in for a costly legal battle, with a New York-based building company initiating legal action against the company, which it alleges... [more] 1 Dec, 2014
The fitness franchise taking on Europe.
canberratimes.com.au - Seven years ago husband and wife Brendon and Cristy Levenson opened their first Jetts club on the Gold Coast. ... [more] 1 Dec, 2014
Pie Face to shut 20 stores ahead of meeting with franchisees next week.
smartcompany.com.au - Twenty Pie Face stores are in the process of closing their doors for the final time, just one week after the pie franchise collapsed into voluntary administration. ... [more] 28 Nov, 2014
Pie Face stores start to close.
afr.com - Pie Face stores have begun to close in NSW and Victoria, a week after the fast-food chain’s collapse and fulfilling the bleak predictions of franchisees. ... [more] 27 Nov, 2014
Pie Face “concept wrong” says franchise expert but investors stand firm.
smartcompany.com.au - A franchising expert has serious “doubts” about the ability of collapsed food chain Pie Face to survive despite claims to the contrary by management, high-profile investors and at least one fran... [more] 27 Nov, 2014
Cash Converters to raise $45m to buy licences, stores.
theaustralian.com.au - Pawnbroking franchisor Cash Converters will raise up to $45 million through a placement to fund the acquisition of development agent licences and potential store purchases. ... [more] 26 Nov, 2014
Fastway Couriers launches new delivery service.
franchisebusiness.com.au - Fastway Couriers has launched its new Trans-Tasman courier service, which is specifically designed to speed up the shipping time for parcels sent between Australia and New Zealand. ... [more] 26 Nov, 2014
More Pie Face stores to close, vast majority are unprofitable: franchisee.
smh.com.au - Angry former Pie Face franchisees are calling on the competition regulator to revive its probe into the collapsed fast-food chain, amid claims more stores are set to close and a vast majority are unprofitable. ... [more] 26 Nov, 2014
Kip McGrath’s son takes struggling tutoring business online.
brw.com.au - A second-generation entrepreneur will take a struggling tutoring business online to get the business out of a 10-year rut. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2014
Fears of post office closures, as government stalls on AusPost plan.
smartcompany.com.au - Post offices may be forced to close their doors as the government takes its time to decide on the future of Australia Post, according to a group of AusPost franchisees. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2014
How physiotherapy chain Back in Motion plans to expand by franchising.
brw.com.au - Jason Smith, the founder of physiotherapy chain Back in Motion, describes himself as an “accidental franchisor”. ... [more] 24 Nov, 2014
Bakery franchise Pie Face in administration.
9news.com.au - National bakery franchise Pie Face has been placed into voluntary administration, but promises to keep operating while administrators review its operations. ... [more] 21 Nov, 2014
Beaumont Tiles opens its 100th outlet in Australia.
businessfranchiseaustralia.com.au - From a side venture in the 1960’s to Australia’s largest tile and bathroom ware retailer, Beaumont Tiles has cemented itself as the industry leader recently opening its 100th outlet. ... [more] 21 Nov, 2014
Healthcare franchise opens in WA.
franchisebusiness.com.au - The healthcare franchise chain Back in Motion has recently opened its first outlet in Western Australia. ... [more] 20 Nov, 2014
Ben & Jerry’s to open first Adelaide scoop shop at Norwood.
theaustralian.com.au - Adelaide's first Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop will open in the Hoyts Norwood cinema complex in January or February. ... [more] 20 Nov, 2014
Franchised Food Company is embracing the co-branded model.
franchisebusiness.com.au - Franchised Food Company (FFCo) has adopted the co-branding approach with its Cold Rock Express brand, and there are plans to implement a similar strategy with the Trampoline Gelato... [more] 19 Nov, 2014
Jim's adds its 37th division.
franchisebusiness.com.au - Australia’s largest services franchise, Jim’s Group, has added three new divisions in the past three months – Shade Sails, Mobile Phones and now Window Tinting. There are at least another two new... [more] 17 Nov, 2014
Menchie's opens in Perth, Australia.
fastcasual.com - Menchie's announced it opened its newest store in Perth, Australia, located at Shop 9/1 Rockeby Rd., Subiaco, on Nov. 15. ... [more] 17 Nov, 2014
Lok Lok joins the Asian food franchise game.
franchisebusiness.com.au - In an effort to expand its reach, family owned Asian food business the Lokvale Group has recently started franchising its Lok Lok Dumpling Bar brand. ... [more] 14 Nov, 2014
Billson unveils updated Franchising Code of Conduct he says will save the sector $8.6 million a year.
smartcompany.com.au - More than $8.6 million in administration costs will be eliminated each year as a result of the federal government’s updated Franchising Code of Conduct, says Small Business Minister... [more] 13 Nov, 2014
Cleaning franchise engaged in unconscionable conduct: court.
franchisebusiness.com.au - The Federal Court has found that a Victorian-based cleaning franchise engaged in unconscionable conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. ... [more] 13 Nov, 2014
Retail Food Group takes La Porchetta deal off the table.
smartcompany.com.au - Retail Food Group (RFG) has announced its deal to acquire 70 La Porchetta restaurants has been terminated. ... [more] 13 Nov, 2014
Australia Post resists payout for franchisees.
theaustralian.com.au - Australia Post is resisting calls from a Senate inquiry that it properly compensate a string of post office franchisees caught up in the mail agency’s failed franchising rollout. ... [more] 11 Nov, 2014
ACCC to take Europcar to court.
franchisebusiness.com.au - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking CLA Trading Pty Ltd, which trades as vehicle hire franchise Europcar Australia, to court. ... [more] 11 Nov, 2014
Brazilian Beauty: another 30 salons in five years.
franchisebusiness.com.au - Over the next five years Queensland-based salon franchise, Brazilian Beauty will focus on opening another 30 salons, as well as expanding interstate. ... [more] 11 Nov, 2014
New Franchising Code available just eight weeks prior to commencement.
smartcompany.com.au - The new Franchising Code of Conduct, due to commence on January 1 next year, is now publicly available but has not yet been formally announced by Small Business Minister Bruce Billson... [more] 10 Nov, 2014
The Coffee Club on track to open 45 stores in 2014.
franchisebusiness.com.au - The Coffee Club is set to open a total of 21 new stores across both local and international markets between now and Christmas. ... [more] 6 Nov, 2014
What’s behind the boom in gym franchises?
smartcompany.com.au - It’s a billion-dollar industry growing more and more every year and expanding far beyond the shores of Australia. In 2013-14 alone, the Australian fitness business had a collective revenue total of... [more] 3 Nov, 2014
7-Eleven opens first WA store.
franchisebusiness.com.au - Petrol and convenience store chain, 7-Eleven officially opened its first WA store on 30 October. The new outlet is situated in the Perth suburb of Fremantle. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2014
Franchising Australia 2014 survey released by Griffith University’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence.
businessfranchiseaustralia.com.au - Key findings from the survey show that the franchise sector is in better shape than two years ago, despite the economy operating below full capacity. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2014
New GM promises rapid growth at Battery World.
franchisebusiness.com.au - The new general manager at Battery World Australia is promising franchisees will have more say in the running of the business. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2014
FCA awards national winners.
franchisebusiness.com.au - Wendy’s Supa Sundaes is the Australian Established Franchisor of the Year. The Adelaide-based treats chain took the prized trophy in the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards Gala Dinner last... [more] 29 Oct, 2014
Transition arrangements ease Franchising Code start – what you need to know.
smartcompany.com.au - The final details of the new Franchising Code of Conduct due to come into effect on January 1, 2015 are still to be released to the franchise sector. However, franchisors have now been told that their... [more] 27 Oct, 2014
Retail Food Group acquires Gloria Jean's to create monster coffee company.
smh.com.au - There is a new giant on the Australian coffee scene. Retail Food Group spent $163.5 million on Friday to buy the Gloria Jean's Coffees chain and in the process secured a position as Australia's biggest... [more] 24 Oct 2014
Michel’s Patisserie franchisees protest rising store costs.
smartcompany.com.au - Retail Food Group, the company behind franchises including Donut King, Brumby’s and Michel’s Patisserie, has been forced to reach out to its franchisees after receiving an anonymous letter... [more] 24 Oct 2014
Pie Face quietly closes up New York shops.
smartcompany.com.au - Australian fast food franchise Pie Face has quietly closed six of its seven stores in New York City. ... [more] 23 Oct 2014
Top Snap under new ownership.
franchisebusiness.com.au - German-born Ralf Barschow is the new owner, franchisor and CEO of property photography franchise, Top Snap International. ... [more] 21 Oct 2014
Local ‘hubby’ claims top franchisee award.
redlandcitybulletin.com.au - Tony Eathorne may just be Victoria Point's handiest man after claiming the top prize at the recent Hire A Hubby Franchisee of the Year awards. Tony picked up the Queensland award reserved for a multi-... [more] 21 Oct 2014
Pizza wars, rebrands and customer loyalty on the menu at Franchise Marketing Forum.
franchise.co.nz - Case studies on how to manage the largest franchise rebranding program in the last decade, as well as how to survive pizza price wars will be featured highlights of this year’s Franchise Marketing Forum... [more] 20 Oct 2014
BurgerFuel to open five more restaurants in Australia.
franchise.co.nz - BurgerFuel Worldwide is to expand its operations in Australia with five new stores in the next six months. ... [more] 20 Oct, 2014
Burger Edge to operate within a new space.
franchise.net.au - ALH Group and Shine Hospitality have teamed up to bring Burger Edge to Melbourne's Albion Charles hotel, a move that will see the franchise enter a completely new space. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2014
Pizza Capers opts for regional site for first WA opening.
franchise.net.au - Retail Food Group owned pizza chain, Pizza Capers recently opened its first store in Western Australia. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2014
Time running out for details of new Franchising Code.
smartcompany.com.au - The final details of the new Franchising Code of Conduct due to come into effect on January 1, 2015 are still to be released to the franchise sector despite an initial announcement by... [more] 13 Oct, 2014
Eagle Boys Pizza blames troubles on franchisees.
theadvocate.com.au - In a letter circulated to current franchisees, Eagle Boys has blamed its own franchisees for its troubles, saying they were leaking information, changing brands and encouraging others to leave. ... [more] 12 Oct, 2014
Muffin Break franchisees underpay employee $20K.
franchise.net.au - A casual employee who worked at two Muffin Break franchises in Melbourne has been underpaid almost $20,000. ... [more] 10 Oct, 2014
Tutor Doctor Franchise Opens First Location in Australia.
businesswire.com - Tutor Doctor, the fastest growing “in-home” private tutoring franchise worldwide, is preparing to enter Australia for the first time with plans to open one location in Sydney and a second location in... [more] 8 Oct, 2014
“Unbelievable greed” and “a lack of heart”: One Eagle Boys franchisee reveals how he lost $300,000.
smartcompany.com.au - A former Eagle Boys franchisee has spoken out about the financial and personal costs he suffered while operating his pizza store. ... [more] 8 Oct 2014
New restaurant offers insight into McDonald’s future.
franchise.net.au - McDonald’s has opened a purpose-built Customer Learning Lab restaurant in Sydney’s Castle Hill, which enables customers to see what the fast food chain has in store over the next three years. ... [more] 8 Oct, 2014
“We have been hurt so much”: Trouble for Eagle Boys pizza franchises.
smartcompany.com.au - Stories of financial hardship and expensive legal battles involving pizza chain Eagle Boys have emerged, with a number of the chain’s franchisees opening up about their experiences to media... [more] 6 Oct 2014
All Australian Wagamama stores closes as franchisee goes into liquidation.
couriermail.com.au - High-profile restaurant chain Wagamama has served its last katsu curry on Australian shores after its Australian franchisee Edible Concept Holdings Ptd Ltd went into liquidation. ... [more] 3 Oct, 2014
Australian company signs deal to be the sole franchisee of a US group.
couriermail.com.au - A small Brisbane-based real estate company’s franchise deal with a leading international property network has opened the door to a world of possibilities. ... [more] 2 Oct, 2014
US pizza giant Little Caesars expands empire with first Australian store.
smartcompany.com.au - United States pizza chain Little Caesars is opening its first Australian store on Thursday in Sydney. ... [more] 30 Sep, 2014
Female-only franchise set to launch.
franchise.net.au - Lisa Ravenscroft will turn the traditional tradesperson stereotype on its head when she launches Lady is a Trady next month. ... [more] 29 Sep, 2014
Total Fitouts reaches first year expansion goals.
franchise.net.au - Commercial fit-out franchise, Total Fitouts has grown to include six franchisees within six months. ... [more] 29 Sep, 2014
Jim’s Group franchisees ditch paper invoices for accounting software.
computerworld.com.au - Franchise group Jim’s Group is rolling out financial/accounting software from MYOB to its Australian franchisees to help them balance the books and remove the need for paper invoices. ... [more] 26 Sep, 2014
Crust franchisees celebrate 10 years of success.
franchise.net.au - This month marks 10 years since Peter and Nina Augoustis and their business partner, Shivaun Bromley opened their first Crust Pizza store in the Sydney suburb of Neutral Bay. ... [more] 25 Sep, 2014
Pasta restaurant franchise with 18 stores placed in administration.
smartcompany.com.au - Western Australian pasta restaurant chain Pastacup has been placed into voluntary administration. ... [more] 24 Sep, 2014
Kip McGrath loses fastest growing SME title.
franchise.net.au - Kip McGrath Education Centres has been disqualified from the 2014 Crowe Horwath-SmartCompany awards. ... [more] 23 Sep, 2014
Famous Fish Co by Costi takes on franchising.
franchise.net.au - The Famous Fish Co by Costi business is set to bring fresh seafood to more Australians than ever, with Steve Costi announcing the brand’s foray into franchising. ... [more] 22 Sep, 2014
Franchised brands recognised among nation’s top SMEs.
franchise.net.au - Kip McGrath Education Centres and Plus Fitness both received top honours at the 2014 SmartCompany Crowe Horwath Smart50 Awards on 17 September. ... [more] 18 Sep, 2014
Wendys says it’s committed to its franchisees as Victorian stores advertised for as little as $59,000.
smartcompany.com.au - A number of Wendys Victorian franchisees have been listed for sale on online marketplaces over recent weeks, just days after Singapore-based Global Yellow Pages subsidiary Global Food Retail Group... [more] 17 Sep, 2014
Shock as real estate franchise enters financial planning market.
smh.com.au - One of the country's biggest real estate agencies, Ray White, has stunned the financial services industry by setting up a financial planning arm at a time when the sector is suffering from a crisis in confidence... [more] 17 Sep, 2014
Domino’s to continue agreement with Fair Work.
franchise.net.au - Pizza franchise, Domino’s has entered into a second Proactive Compliance Deed with the Fair Work Ombudsman. ... [more] 16 Sep, 2014
SA franchise Bean Bar’s brew crew ready for expansion with new franchisee offer.
adelaidenow.com.au - South Australian born coffee chain franchise Bean Bar is ready to dust off its chequered past with its new owners opening two more stores in the next six months. ... [more] 16 Sep, 2014
BurgerFuel opens in Blacktown, Sydney.
yahoo.com - BurgerFuel has today announced the opening of their latest restaurant in Blacktown, Sydney. The new site is located inside the large Westpoint shopping complex. ... [more] 16 Sep, 2014
Smartline tops franchisee satisfaction awards again.
franchise.net.au - The 2014 topfranchise.com.au awards for franchisee satisfaction see Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors remaining in the top slot. ... [more] 15 Sep, 2014
At-home care services merged.
franchise.net.au - The franchise network Dial-An-Angel has merged with community care organisation Nextt. ... [more] 15 Sep, 2014
Another Australian Food Brand Heads Offshore With Singapore Company Buying 'Treat' Chain Wendys.
businessinsider.com.au - Another famous Australian name is now in foreign hands, with the 35-year-old South Australian ice cream chain Wendys being sold to Singapore-based Global Food Retail Group as part of plans... [more] 11 Sep, 2014
Former franchisee to appear in court over alleged underpayment.
franchise.net.au - The former franchisee of Lattouf Hair & Day Spa Castle Hill is set to face court after allegedly failing to back-pay an apprentice hairdresser. ... [more] 10 Sep, 2014
Retail Zoo commits to workplace compliance.
franchise.net.au - The holding company of Boost Juice Bars has signed up to a Fair Work Ombudsman initiative as part of its plan to become an employer of choice. ... [more] 8 Sep, 2014
Financial penalities in sight for breaches of franchising code.
franchise.net.au - Businesses that breach the Franchising Code of Conduct could face financial penalties now the Coalition Government has passed legislation in the Senate giving the ACCC more power. ... [more] 5 Sep, 2014
Acquisition to boost growth for pharmacy chain.
franchise.net.au - National health and beauty retail franchise Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse is set to accelerate its growth plans following a 25 percent acquisition of the business by EBOS Group through its... [more] 4 Sep, 2014
RFG to snap up Cafe2U and La Porchetta.
franchise.net.au - Retail Food Group is continuing with acquisitions, announcing its intent to purchase mobile coffee business Cafe2U and the Italian casual dining chain La Porchetta. ... [more] 1 Sep, 2014
McDonald's planning to add home deliveries to its menu in Canberra Read.
canberratimes.com.au - Fast-food giant McDonald's expects to start a home-delivery service in Canberra as part of a national rollout after successful trials elsewhere in Australia. ... [more] 30 Aug, 2014
Harvey Norman optimistic after sales lift.
yahoo.com - Harvey Norman expects the strengthening housing market to boost its business, after achieving sales and profit growth in the past year. ... [more] 29 Aug, 2014
Red Rooster audit reveals nearly half of staff underpaid in 2011 and 2012.
smh.com.au - Roast chicken outlet Red Rooster will have to repay more than $645,000 to 3140 current and former employees – nearly half its workforce – after a self-audit taken in conjunction with Fair Work Australia. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2014
Disenfranchised: angry Pizza Hut stores launch class action over price war.
smh.com.au - A class action has erupted between angry Pizza Hut franchisees and the chain's head company in the wake of a fierce price war with competitor Domino's. ... [more] 22 Aug, 2014
Retail franchise underpays staff for a second time.
franchise.net.au - Daiso (Australia) the local arm of Japanese retail franchise, Daiso has entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with Fair Work. ... [more] 22 Aug, 2014
Narellan Pools takes on west coast.
franchise.net.au - Pool building franchise, Narellan Pools has made its foray into the Western Australian market. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2014
New marketing manager at Baskin-Robbins.
franchise.net.au - Ice cream franchise, Baskin-Robbins has appointed Geraldine Van Der Merwe as its new national marketing manager, replacing Julian Casa. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2014
Noodle Box back in Tasmania after franchisee exit.
franchise.net.au - Stir fried noodle chain Noodle Box has stepped in and re-opened its Tasmanian outlets following the departure of the company’s franchisee for the region. ... [more] 18 Aug, 2014
Bing Boy expands in Melbourne.
franchise.net.au - Urban Asian street food retailer Bing Boy has four new Victorian stores opening this month to meet the increasing popularity of bings - or Chinese crepes - in Australia. ... [more] 14 Aug, 2014
South Australia celebrates winners at FCA awards.
franchise.net.au - The South Australian franchise community honoured its top performers at the Aon SA FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards last week. ... [more] 13 Aug, 2014
Biggest Domino's Pizza franchise goes online for profit growth.
reuters.com - Australia's Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd, the largest franchisee for the brand in the world, is banking on online orders to help it achieve 20 percent earnings growth this financial year after they lifted net profits... [more] 12 Aug, 2014
Crust to enter the NT.
franchise.net.au - Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar is taking on the Northern Territory, with a new store to open in the Darwin suburb of Parap in September. ... [more] 12 Aug, 2014
Laser Clinics Australia’s new partnership to fuel growth.
franchise.net.au - Laser Clinics Australia (LCA) has partnered with Archer Capital Growth Funds (Archer Growth) to drive its national expansion. ... [more] 11 Aug, 2014
Top sector complaints relate to misleading claims.
franchise.net.au - The ACCC’s latest Small Business in Focus report highlights misleading claims remain the key complaint area for both the franchising and small business sectors. ... [more] 8 Aug, 2014
Franchise move on the agenda at broker's annual conference.
brokernews.com.au - A high-profile brokerage's recent move into a franchise model will be on the agenda at the company's annual conference. Loan Market's international conference kicks off today on Hamilton Island... [more] 7 Aug, 2014
FCA awards WA franchise stars.
franchise.net.au - Perth's Parmelia Hilton was the venue for the BDA/Finn Franchise Brokers WA FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards, recognising top performers across the sector. ... [more] 6 Aug, 2014
Subway 'secrets' revealed as alleged blackmailer takes on 'Sandwich Mafia'.
smh.com.au - A video purporting to reveal damaging information about Subway’s secret recipes that was allegedly created as part of a $35 million blackmail plot against the company has been released on the internet. ... [more] 6 Aug, 2014
What’s happening at Eagle Boys?
franchise.net.au - Eagle Boys CEO Bruce Scott appointed Nick Vincent as the company’s general manager of retail in April, a move that signifies a period of change for the business. ... [more] 4 Aug, 2014
Zambrero expands overseas, announces plans for local market.
franchise.net.au - Australian-based Mexican food franchise, Zambrero will open its first overseas outlet in Bangkok, Thailand on 31 July, and there are plans to open additional sites across the world, as well as locally. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Unfair contracts legislation to be extended to include franchising.
smartcompany.com.au - Public submissions into the proposed extension of unfair contracts legislation to small business, including franchises, close on August 1. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
Former Gloria Jean’s franchisee pays overseas worker $2000 in compensation.
franchise.net.au - Senan Pty Ltd, the former operator of a Gloria Jean’s franchise in Sydney’s Kings Cross, has paid $2000 compensation to a casual employee who was dismissed after she queried her pay rate. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2014
Knifepoint robbery, customer brawls and 145 parking fines: Adelaide gets its first Krispy Kreme store.
smartcompany.com.au - The opening of Adelaide’s first Krispy Kreme store has resulted in frenzied scenes. There have been long queues for the donuts with some super keen customers camping overnight. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2014
Salary survey reveals gender pay differences in franchising sector.
franchise.net.au - A survey on the salaries of franchise professionals has revealed women and men in the industry are not earning equivalent wages. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2014
Mortgage Choice reaches pre-GFC franchise numbers.
franchise.net.au - For the first time since January 2009, mortgage brokering firm Mortgage Choice has more than 400 franchises. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2014
SumoSalad celebrates 100th store in Australia.
businessfranchiseaustralia.com.au - The latest milestone for the franchise reflects the changing face of the food court, as more Australians commit to making healthy and ethical food choices. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2014
New look magazine hits the streets.
franchise.net.au - Out now in newsagencies, the new look Franchising magazine is packed with information, knowledge and data to help you in the journey to buy a franchise. ... [more] 21 Jul, 2014
Cleaning franchise to appear in court over alleged unconscionable conduct.
franchise.net.au - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking action against a Melbourne-based cleaning franchise on the grounds that it engaged in unconscionable conduct in contravention of the... [more] 21 Jul, 2014
ACCC given power to fine those that breach the Code.
franchise.net.au - The government has granted the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) the power to fine franchisees and franchisors that breach the Franchising Code of Conduct. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2014
Healthy Habits introduces payment incentive for new franchisees.
franchise.net.au - Salad and sandwich franchise, Healthy Habits has introduced an incentive that guarantees new franchisees an income during their first 12 months in business. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2014
PRDnationwide aligns with US franchise group.
franchise.net.au - Real estate business PRDnationwide is linking with fast growing North American franchise network United Real Estate Group. ... [more] 14 Jul, 2014
Franchised brands produce happy customers: survey.
franchise.net.au - A number of franchised brands across food and retail have been recognised in Roy Morgan Research’s ongoing Customer Satisfaction awards. ... [more] 11 Jul, 2014
Brisbane franchising expo: the key to your future?
franchise.net.au - Next week the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo will be opening its doors at the Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre to visitors seeking a fresh start in their business career. Will you be there? ... [more] 10 Jul, 2014
Laing+Simmons introduces new franchisee initiatives to fuel growth.
franchise.net.au - Real estate franchise, Laing+Simmons has unveiled a new Visual Business Framework (VBF), as well as an app and employee recruitment service in an effort to re-engage franchisees. ... [more] 10 Jul, 2014
New head of retail at SumoSalad.
franchise.net.au - Healthy food franchise, SumoSalad has appointed Adam Arnold, formerly of Yum! Restaurants International as its new head of retail. ... [more] 9 Jul, 2014
Pizza Hut franchises cheesed off as Federal Court rejects injunction.
smartcompany.com.au - A group of 80 Pizza Hut franchisees has failed in its bid to stop parent company Yum! Restaurants from introducing a new “sales strategy” as the local pizza wars heat up. ... [more] 8 Jul, 2014
Superannuation firm to franchise its offer.
franchise.net.au - The rise in popularity of self-managed superannuation funds in Australia is paying dividends for Exelsuper, which has grown by 300 percent and tripled revenue since the company’s formation two years ago. ... [more] 7 Jul, 2014
Pie Face franchise puts new twist on classic Aussie food staple.
heraldsun.com.au - The nation’s favourite snack food is set to find its way into hundreds more shopping centres and street corners under aggressive expansion plans devised by the new Pie Face executive. ... [more] 4 Jul, 2014
Anytime Fitness launches own media company.
franchise.net.au - Anytime Fitness has launched Anytime Vision, a new media network that enables marketers and advertisers to target the company’s health and fitness focused member base. ... [more] 3 Jul, 2014
Visit the Brisbane expo for franchise opportunities.
franchise.net.au - The Brisbane Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo is at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July 2014. ... [more] 3 Jul, 2014
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