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Output of Taiwan's chain, franchising business tops NT$1 trillion. - Taiwan Vice President Wu Den-yih said Thursday that the production value of the chain and franchising business in Taiwan has now surpassed NT$1 trillion (US$31.55 billion) per annum... [more] 12 Mar, 2015
Pizza Express plans major push into China as sales and operating profits soar. - Pizza Express is planning a major push into China as it announced half-year sales up 9.4 per cent to £231million. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2015
Cold Stone Creamery China Opens First Sub-Franchised Location In Hangzhou. - Cold Stone Creamery Master Franchisee for China, Shanghai Cold Stone Ice Cream Corporation (SCSICC), achieved an important milestone recently by opening the first sub-franchised location. ... [more] 27 Jan, 2015
PastaMania: Accelerating Growth in China. - Singapore’s largest Italian restaurant chain, PastaMania, is set to launch on 01 February 2015 at the bustling Shanghai’s Raffles City Mall in downtown Huangpu District, Renming Guangchang. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2015
Dunkin’ Donuts to open 1,400 locations in China. - Dunkin’ Donuts said it struck a deal to open more than 1,400 locations in China over the next 20 years. ... [more] 8 Jan, 2015
Pizza Hut Launches Franchise Business In China. - To support the development of Pizza Hut brand, Yum Brands announced that the group has now fully launched its franchise business in China. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2015
Subway investigates China media reports of doctored expiry dates. - U.S. fast-food chain Subway is investigating media reports in China that workers at an outlet in Beijing doctored food labels and used produce beyond its expiry date. ... [more] 29 Dec, 2014
Century 21 China Real Estate Launches Strategy to Expand Mortgage Management Services Business in 2015. - IFM Investments Limited, exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21 brand in China, today announced plans to expand its mortgage management services business. ... [more] 23 Dec, 2014
Jollibee investing $180m in China. - Jollibee Foods Corp. said Friday it formed a joint venture with Asian investment fund Jasmine Asset Holdings Inc. to own and operate Dunkin’ Donuts in China. ... [more] 19 Dec, 2014
Accor signs deal for China expansion. - Accor has signed a strategic alliance with China Lodging Group in a move that is set to more than double the number of its hotels in the fast-growing Chinese market within five years. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2014
KFC expands in Macau as sales drop on Mainland. - While Birdland, the company that holds the KFC franchise in Macau and Hong Kong, is expanding and renovating the number of restaurants, the company that owns the franchise on the... [more] 11 Dec, 2014
KFC owner Yum Brands suffers from slow sales in China. - The owner of KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants, Yum Brands, has once again slashed its profit forecast for the year, due to slower sales in China. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2014
Burger craze takes off in Hong Kong. - It is a week night in Hong Kong, and gaggles of finance guys are gathering to tuck into the latest food craze. Not ramen, sushi or Peking duck: juicy bacon cheeseburgers. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2014
Coffee Beanery hopes to open more shops in China. - Business leaders from nine Michigan companies will be in China next week. Their mission is to increase export opportunities from our state. One of those companies is from Mid-Michigan. ... [more] 18 Nov, 2014
Cooks on coffee high in China. - Listed cafe operator Cooks Global Foods has opened its 20th Esquires Coffee House in China, doubling the number it has in the country in a year. Another five were expected to open by the end of this year. ... [more] 18 Nov, 2014
Quiznos plans 1,500 units in China market. - Quiznos is continuing its international development with growth into seven countries in Asia and the Middle East. This expansion is part of the company's strategy to open more than 1,000 restaurants in more than... [more] 30 Oct, 2014
FDS officially launches its Hong Kong office. - Franchise Development Services (FDS) announces the establishment of FDS Hong Kong. The Joint Managing Directors are Frankie Fan and William Yeomans. ... [more] 9 Oct 2014
Jamba Juice Secures 11th International Market with New Master Franchise Development Agreement in Taiwan. - Jamba Juice announced today a master franchise development agreement with Quan Hung Gourmet Company to develop 35 Jamba Juice stores in Taiwan over the next ten years. ... [more] 6 Oct 2014
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies Poised for International Expansion. - With the recent opening of the Kids 'R' Kids China corporate office in Beijing, the U.S.-based preschool franchise is poised to open its first international location in Shanghai at the beginning of 2015. ... [more] 2 Oct 2014
Cooks makes big coffee move in China. - Cooks Global Foods says it plans to buy the Esquires Coffee Houses master franchise for China for $8.3 million, to be paid for with new Cooks shares. ... [more] 16 Sep 2014
Quiznos aims to open 100 stores in Taiwan by 2024. - Toasted submarine sandwich brand Quiznos is planning to open 100 stores in Taiwan within 10 years to gain a sizable share of the country's fast food market. ... [more] 13 Sep 2014
Golden Chick Hatches First Asian Restaurant in Shanghai. - Golden Chick, the Texas-based chicken chain that has flown bold Southwestern flavors all the way to the Middle East, announced its first restaurant in Shanghai. ... [more] 10 Sep 2014
Future Bright to launch two Korean food chains in Macau. - Company profits are up 37 percent in 1H with strong sales from Macau restaurants, and plans are in the pipeline to expand into Zhuhai and Cotai. ... [more] 26 Aug 2014
China food scare for McD's, KFC. - McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. ... [more] 22 Jul, 2014
MICE: Franchise Expo to display 170 exhibitors. - The Macao Franchise Expo 2014 (2014MFE) will be held from Friday to Sunday at the Venetian Macao. Organizers of the three-day event announced in a press conference that 170 exhibitors... [more] 2 Jul, 2014
Esquires opens 14th Chinese store. - The Beijing-based master franchisee for Cooks Global Foods-owned Esquires has opened its 14th store in China. ... [more] 15 Jun, 2014
FamilyMart to open 200 new stores. - Convenience store chain operator FamilyMart is to open at least 200 new stores in China this year. ... [more] 9 Jun, 2014
Starbucks donates $3M to Chinese leadership program. - Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz this week reaffirmed the brand’s commitment to China by announcing Starbucks Foundation’s $3 million investment throughout the next three years for educational and leadership... [more] 6 Jun, 2014
China's Dicos Launches Employee Franchise Program. - Dicos, a China-based Western-style fast food restaurant chain, announced that the company will open franchising rights to employees. ... [more] 4 Jun, 2014
PizzaExpress marks debut in Pizza Hut territory of Beijing. - PizzaExpress opened its first Beijing location this week, marking the brand’s 500th restaurant worldwide. The company said Beijing is a “stepping stone” into Northern China, an area dominated by... [more] 30 May, 2014
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Expands Into China. - Just in time for summer, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has announced that it will be traveling east – to the Far East that is – to launch its first stores in China. ... [more] 28 May, 2014
Cheesecake Factory to expand to Asia. - The Cheesecake Factory Inc. has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Maxim’s Caterers Ltd. to develop at least 14 restaurants over the next 10 years in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and China. ... [more] 20 May, 2014
KFC to offer Beijing franchise opportunity. - Fast-food chain KFC has started offering franchise opportunities in Beijing for a minimum investment of about 2 million yuan ($320,300), the Beijing Times newspaper reported Sunday. ... [more] 12 May, 2014
YEH! Yogurt and Café Global Expansion Continues to China. - Jon and Marvin Gurman announced that they have entered into a joint venture agreement with a major Chinese conglomerate to bring the Yeh! brand of self-service frozen yogurt retail outlets to China. ... [more] 12 May, 2014
Coffee, beverage brands best for franchising in China: survey. - According to an industry survey, coffee and beverage businesses are the best bets for opening franchises in China. ... [more] 10 May, 2014
McDonald's China seeks franchisees for further expansion. - McDonald's China is speeding up its expansion in China by allowing more franchising opportunities for individual operators as opening up more franchises is the most effective way to grow a business chain. ... [more] 5 May, 2014
Century 21 China Real Estate Receives "Golden Bridge Award" for Tenth Consecutive Year. - IFM Investments Limited, the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21 brand in China, today announced that it has received the "Golden Bridge Award" for the tenth consecutive year. ... [more] 30 Apr, 2014
Chao Ya Bakery closes all 40 stores in Xiamen within 2 weeks. - Chao Ya Bakery has just closed all its 40 stores in Xiamen just a few weeks after the company denied ‘rumors’ that it would withdraw from the Xiamen market. ... [more] 30 Apr, 2014
Yum Brands boasts banner quarter as McDonald's seeks to grow franchising. - Yum Brands Inc saw a strong recovery in China in the first quarter, while McDonald's Corp is speeding up its franchising operations in the country to catch up with Yum's market share. ... [more] 24 Apr, 2014
McDonald's marks milestone in continued expansion in China. - McDonald's will open its 2,000th mainland restaurant by the end of April, amid high expectations about further expansion of the chain in the Chinese market. ... [more] 18 Apr, 2014
Century 21 China Real Estate Signs Lanzhou Franchise Agreement. - IFM Investments Limited today announced that it has signed a regional franchise agreement with Gansu Chuanghe Times Investment Co., Ltd. under which Chuanghe Times will operate a sub-franchising... [more] 14 Apr, 2014
FamilyMart on a roll in Thailand, Vietnam, China. - Japan-based FamilyMart will aggressively launch 1,000 more convenience-stores overseas, mostly in Thailand but also in Vietnam and China. ... [more] 1 Apr, 2014
Orkin Establishes Third Franchise in China. - Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company, announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, established its third franchise in China in the city of Chengdu. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2014
Gourmet Master to launch new franchise chain model. - Gourmet Master Co, the operator of cafe and bakery chain 85°C, is set to launch a new franchise chain model, replacing its current volunteer chain system. ... [more] 11 Mar, 2014
McDonald’s Is Eating Up Franchise Expansion Opportunity in China. - Where in the world can you find a consumer base more interested in Yum! Brands’ KFC than McDonald’s. That would be China, but maybe not for long. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2014
TAIWAN - Taipei international chain, franchise exhibition kicks off. - The 15th Taipei International Chain and Franchise Spring Exhibition opened at the Taipei World Trade Center Friday, with over 100 chain business operators participating. ... [more] 21 Feb, 2014
McDonald's Allows Franchising in Shanghai, Shenzhen. - McDonald's Corp has allowed franchising in Shanghai and Shenzhen to step up its business in the most developed cities of the world's fastest growing major economy. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2014
As part of ongoing China rebound, KFC plans revamp in Q2. - Yum!'s rebounding efforts are taking hold, executives said during today's earnings call, and all signs are pointing to a "strong bounce back" this year. ... [more] 4 Feb, 2014
Mister Pizza Confident about Business Expansion in China. - Mister Pizza, Korea's homegrown pizza franchise brand, will accelerate its forays into the Chinese market by opening up to 100 stores within this year. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2014
Krispy Kreme attempts to re-enter China through new deal. - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. is aiming to fill another piece of its Asian franchisee puzzle with today’s announcement that a new franchisee will open 23 shops in the Guangdong Province of China. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2014
Yum China same-store sales rise 2% in December. - Yum! Brands Inc. reported a 2-percent increase in December same-store sales in its last monthly filing for 2013. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2014
TAIWAN - Krispy Kreme to debut in Taiwan this week. - Krispy Kreme will open its first store in Taiwan on Dec. 12. The new store will be the first of 10 planned Krispy Kreme stores in Taiwan throughout the next five years by the company's new franchise partner. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2013
MACAU - Jardine buys KFC franchise here. - Jardine Restaurant Group says it wants to expand the business of fast-food chain KFC, after buying the franchise for Macau and Hong Kong from Yum! Brands Inc. ... [more] 6 Dec, 2013
Menchie's takes on China. - Menchie's, North America's largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, continues to grow its international presence, opening its newest location in Guangzhou, China. ... [more] 22 Nov, 2013
Franchisors look to follow KFC's lead. - Diners in Chongqing, Nanjing and Dalian looking for authentic American food may soon have more options than KFC and McDonald's. ... [more] 14 Nov, 2013
Wyndham opens 500th Super 8 hotel in China. - Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the opening of the Super 8 Fuzhou Jin Shan Wan Da, the brand’s 500th property in China. ... [more] 6 Nov, 2013
Rita's Italian Ice to Celebrate Grand Opening of First International Outlet. - Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice concept, opened its first International outlet in Shenzhen will host a special grand opening celebration! ... [more] 5 Nov, 2013
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to open first Taiwan store in December. - A couple who started out as food cart franchisees now are the franchisors of more than 60 food carts nationwide. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2013
Rita's Italian Ice Opens First International Outlet - Now Scooping In China. - Rita's Italian Ice, now the world's largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 outlets in 21 states, has opened its first international outlet in the Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2013
Lindex expands to China with 100 new stores. - Fashion chain Lindex has signed a franchising co-operation agreement with the Chinese retailer Suning, according to which Suning’s objective is to open 100 Lindex stores in China. ... [more] 27 Sep, 2013
KFC sees rivals steal market share in China. - The heat seems to be getting to KFC parent Yum Brands in China. KFC saw China sales slide in July by 13%. ... [more] 13 Aug, 2013
KFC, McDonald's among top 10 most powerful brands in China. - Millward Brown has announced the 20 most powerful brands in China, a list dominated by U.S. brands and led by KFC. McDonald's is also on the list, at No. 7. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2013
EQT Looks at Dairy Queen and Papa John’s Franchises in China. - EQT Partners is looking to buy a minority stake in a company that owns franchise rights for the Dairy Queen and Papa John’s Pizza chains, reflecting the opportunities in China’s rapidly growing fast-food market. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2013
GNC Announces Opening of First Retail Store in China. - GNC Holdings, Inc., a leading global retailer of health, wellness and sports nutrition products, today announced that it is expanding its retail presence in China by opening the first stand-alone GNC store in Shanghai... [more] 22 Jul, 2013
MACAU - Deal making on rise at franchise expo. - The three-day Macau Franchise Expo saw more deals signed, more business sessions held and more opportunities to be explored than last year said the organisers. ... [more] 15 Jul, 2013
MACAU - Franchise Expo continues to grow. - The annual Macao Franchise Expo (MFE) will kick off on Friday. Five years after its inception, organizers say more exhibitors are willing to join, and delegations from Indonesia and Italy will... [more] 10 Jul, 2013
McDonald's and Yum!: Competing Visions in China. - Following his recent presentation at Sanford Bernstein's 2013 Strategic Decisions Conference in New York, McDonald's CEO Donald Thompson was asked about his company's strategy in China... [more] 24 Jun, 2013
McDonald’s to Hire 75,000 China Staff on Store, McCafe Expansion. - McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain, said it plans to hire 75,000 new employees in China this year as the company accelerates store expansion in the world’s most populous country. ... [more] 16 May, 2013
Should KFC Rethink its China Strategy? - KFC China is the suddenly disappointing high-achiever, with same-store sales dropping 36 percent in April amid food safety scares, avian flu, and increased competition. ... [more] 14 May, 2013
ChinaNet Online Holdings to Participate in 2013 Franchise Expo. - ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. today announced that the Company's subsidiary,, will participate in the 2013 Chinese Franchise Expo to be held in Beijing from April 26th to April 28th, 2013. ... [more] 26 Apr, 2013
HONG KONG - CaliBurger headed to Hong Kong. - CaliBurger has signed a franchise agreement with a group of financial investors to open the first CaliBurger restaurant in Hong Kong. ... [more] 25 Apr, 2013
Yum! expects China recovery to take 6 to 9 months. - Yum! Brands CFO Pat Grismer estimates a 6- to 9-month recovery period, with same-store sales in China turning positive in the fourth quarter of this year. ... [more] 24 Apr, 2013
Beijing franchisee wants refund from Mr Bean. - A Beijing entrepreneur who bought a franchise in a Singaporean soya milk chain is seeking a refund after it allegedly supplied her with faulty pancake stoves and overpriced ingredients. ... [more] 15 Apr, 2013
Mrs Higgins Opens Three Gourmet Cookie Stores in China. - Mrs Higgins, has opened three licensed shops in Shanghai (with more in the pipeline) in conjunction with New Zealander Greg Harvey (Kiwi Cookies) and his business partner Jenny Zheng. ... [more] 11 Apr, 2013
Baskin-Robbins vs. Dairy Queen: A delicious cold war in China. - Baskin-Robbins has made China the centerpiece of its push into emerging markets. But it has struggled in the region as competitors like Dairy Queen have thrived. ... [more] 4 Apr, 2013
HONG KONG - Maurice Lacroix opens maiden HK franchise store. - Maurice Lacroix, an independent Swiss watch manufacturer will open its first franchise store in Hong Kong tomorrow. ... [more] 18 Mar, 2013
Denny's Drops Franchise Plans With China Investment Group. - Denny's Corp. said it has mutually agreed with Great China International Group to drop plans for the investment company to develop franchise restaurants in southern China. ... [more] 11 Mar, 2013
Krispy Kreme planting flag in Taiwan market. - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Huan Hsin Co. Ltd. for the development of 10 Krispy Kreme franchise locations in Taiwan... [more] 4 Mar, 2013
McDonald's to open on Zhangjiajie mountaintop. - American fast-food giant McDonald's is expected to open an outlet on the top of the Tianmen Mountain of Zhangjiajie scenic spot in central China's Hunan Province before May 1. ... [more] 1 Mar, 2013
Franchising in China is Explained in New Whitepaper Released by Third Place Franchise Consulting. - Third Place Franchise Consulting, a company that specializes in establishing franchised concepts throughout Asia, has just published a new whitepaper that focuses on franchising in China. ... [more] 22 Feb, 2013
Tainted chicken scare hits Yum China sales. - Yum Brands Inc, the owner of KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants, has been hit with a significant drop in fourth-quarter profits as a result of chicken safety fears in China, its largest overseas market. ... [more] 6 Feb, 2013
TAIWAN - Trade commission fines franchisor NT$480,000. - The Fair Trade Commission yesterday fined Huang Dao International Company, a drink chain franchisor, over allegations it did not fully disclose operating information to its franchisees. ... [more] 12 Jan, 2013
Alliance stores to promote China's domestic brands. - Fifty Chinese brands joined forces to open a store on Friday in Beijing that only offers Chinese goods. ... [more] 22 Dec, 2012
YUM!’s China Strategy Humming Despite 4Q12 Same-Store-Sales Slip. - YUM! Brands, Inc. held its Annual Investor Update Meeting on Thursday, December 6, during which company executives made a cogent case that investor concerns about its growth prospects in China may be... [more] 10 Dec, 2012
Freshii Franchises China. - Freshii, the fast casual health food concept offering fresh, delicious custom built meals, will expand across China with a master development agreement signed with ICON. ... [more] 7 Dec, 2012
Cafe franchise launches Taiwanese hotpot chain. - Gourmet Master Co. Ltd., the operator of the 85 Degree C chain in Taiwan and China, opened its first hotpot restaurant in Taipei yesterday with an eye to diversifying and expanding its business. ... [more] 6 Nov, 2012
The Chocolate Room: China, UK and more... - The Australian café franchise The Chocolate Room is launching into China with 200 outlets planned in the first four years and further expansion across Europe, the Middle East and Asia underway. ... [more] 1 Nov, 2012
America’s Best Franchising Opens Fourth Hotel In China. - Atlanta-based America’s Best Franchising continues to expand in China with the opening of a new five-star hotel in Yiwu. ... [more] 19 Oct, 2012
Court awards ex-franchisee 120,000 yuan. - Yangpu District People's Court has ordered a Shanghai-based restaurant management company to return 120,000 yuan ($19,183) to a former franchisee, the court said Wednesday. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2012
Yum! Celebrates 4,000th KFC and 25 Years in China. - Yum! Brands announced that Yum! China Division has recently opened its 4,000th KFC restaurant located in Dalian, China. ... [more] 28 Sep, 2012
Fatburger bringing burgers to Asia. - Fatburger has partnered with PUJI Capital Limited, a Shanghai-based boutique investment bank and asset management firm, to expand across China, Taiwan and Singapore. ... [more] 14 Sep, 2012
ChinaNet Online Holdings to Participate in 2012 Shanghai International Franchise Exhibition. - ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. today announced that its subsidiary - - will participate in the 2012 Shanghai International Franchise Expo to be held September 15th to 17th, 2012. ... [more] 12 Sep, 2012
RE/MAX Expands In Asia With Entry Into China. - RE/MAX has sold franchise rights for China including the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau, raising its overall country count to more than 85, a larger global footprint than any other national... [more] 28 Aug, 2012
Franchise Services, Inc. Expands Into China Print Market. - Franchise Services, Inc., announces that it has added the China-based Eastnet Print brand to its family of franchise brands. Headquartered in Shanghai Eastnet Print will develop a network of franchised... [more] 9 Jul, 2012
Denny’s Expanding Global Franchising Presence to China. - Denny’s Corporation today announced that it has signed an agreement with Great China International Group for the development of 50 new Denny’s restaurants in southern China over the next 15 years. ... [more] 9 Jul, 2012
Burger King to open 1,000 restaurants in China. - Fast-food giant Burger King has said it will open 1,000 restaurants in China over the next five to seven years. ... [more] 15 Jun, 2012
RadioShack Eyes Asian Expansion. - In a bid to tap the growing Asian market, RadioShack Corp. recently entered into an agreement with Asian retailer Cybermart to open small retail outlets in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. ... [more] 12 Jun, 2012
McDonald's to double number of Chinese employees. - McDonald's Corp said it will almost double the number of Chinese employees by the end of this year in order to follow its fast expansion plan in the country. ... [more] 16 May, 2012
Yum to open restaurants in appliance retail stores. - The fast-food giant Yum! Brands Inc said on Wednesday that it will open KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants inside stores operated by one of the largest electrical appliance retailers in China. ... [more] 10 May, 2012
Franchise Business Booming in China. - A franchise expo set to open up here in Beijing later this month is hoping to tap the growing market of people in this country who want to become their own boss, without putting out a lot of overhead. ... [more] 4 May, 2012
MACAU - Franchise workshops on this week. - The Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute is organizing a franchise workshop for small-and-medium sized enterprises to take place on Wednesday and Thursday. ... [more] 16 Apr, 2012
Beijing McDonald's restaurant closed for rule violations. - A McDonald's restaurant in Beijing saw its business suspended and itself placed on rectification on Friday after a China Central Television program reported the day before that it had sold expired food. ... [more] 17 Mar, 2012
McDonald’s plans to expand franchising in China. - McDonald's Corp says it plans to increase the number of franchised stores in China as it ramps up expansion in one of the world's fastest-growing consumer markets. ... [more] 29 Feb, 2012
Dairy Queen opens 500th restaurant in China. - International Dairy Queen Inc. has opened its 500th Dairy Queen restaurant in China, and plans to maintain its accelerated growth in that country in 2012 by adding more than 100 new locations this year. ... [more] 9 Feb, 2012
China to Boost its Franchising Market. - The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has vowed to increase the number of franchised outlets, expand the scale of their operations and standardize the franchising market within five years... [more] 23 Jan, 2012
China becomes third largest market for McDonald's. - In 2011, McDonald's opened 200 new restaurants in China1, making the country the third largest market in the world for the international fast food chain. ... [more] 17 Jan, 2012
Little Sheep approves Yum! Brands' takeover proposal. - Yum! Brands Inc. has announced that the proposal for the privatization of China-based Little Sheep Group Ltd. by way of a scheme of arrangement has been approved... [more] 9 Jan, 2012
Edible Arrangements Opens Doors to First China Unit. - Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh-fruit arrangements, has expanded its international presence to China with the opening of its first store in Beijing. ... [more] 16 Dec, 2011
Dunkin' Donuts Celebrates the Opening of Its 10,000th Restaurant. - Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today opened its 10,000th restaurant. The landmark 10,000th new restaurant is located in Xi'An, China. ... [more] 15 Dec, 2011
McDonald’s outlets to hit 500 in next five to seven years. - Unfazed by increasing competition in the fast-food industry, McDonald’s Restaurants (Taiwan) Co said it hopes to open 150 new outlets over the next five to seven years. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2011
7-Eleven prefers franchising to expand. - Convenience store chain 7-Eleven Inc plans to launch a franchising business in Shanghai next year to accelerate expansion amid keen market competition. ... [more] 11 Nov, 2011
China OKs Yum’s purchase of Little Sheep. - China’s Ministry of Commerce approved Yum! Brands Inc.’s plan to acquire Little Sheep Group Ltd., the Chinese operator or franchisor of 480 Little Sheep “hot pot” restaurants. ... [more] 8 Nov, 2011
China extends review of Yum! Brands' bid for Little Sheep. - China's commerce ministry has added a 60-day extension to its anti-trust review of Yum! Brands Inc.'s bid to buy out Little Sheep Group Ltd. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2011
China to Have 800,000 Franchised Outlets in 5 Years. - The number of franchised outlets in China is likely to reach 800,000 over the next five years, creating more than 10 million jobs, an official with China Chain Store & Franchise Association (CCSFA) said on Friday. ... [more] 17 Sep, 2011
Ikea to probe 'fake' store in China. - Furniture giant Ikea said on Wednesday it would look into an alleged fake Ikea store in China - which according to media reports is an exact copy of the Swedish chain's blue-and-yellow warehouses. ... [more] 4 Aug, 2011
Edible Arrangements Signs Master Franchisee Agreement in China. - Edible Arrangements announced today the signing of a Master Franchisee agreement for the development of Edible Arrangements stores throughout China. ... [more] 2 Aug, 2011
McDonald’s bares plan to open an outlet daily in China in 4 years. - As part of McDonald’s expansion plans in the most populous nation, the company plans to hire 50,000 crew in China this year, including 1,000 university graduates who would be taken in as... [more] 29 Jul, 2011
America's Best Franchising expands in China. - Atlanta-based America’s Best Franchising Incorporated continues its aggressive international expansion with the signing of a new master licensee for three of the company’s hotel brands in China. ... [more] 19 Jul, 2011
Franchise Expo sees rise in visitors. - The Macao Franchise Expo 2011 registered a 65 percent year-on-year increase in visitor numbers, to more than 12,200. ... [more] 11 Jul, 2011
Franchise Expo starts today. - The Macau Franchise Expo 2011 (2011 MFE) kicks off today and it will feature 150 exhibitors and 200 booths, a significant increase of almost 30 percent over last year. ... [more] 8 Jul, 2011
Century 21 China Real Estate Announces Close of Acquisition. - IFM Investments Limited ("Century 21 China Real Estate") today announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of a majority ownership stake in Beijing Shanggu. ... [more] 7 Jul, 2011
Franchise Expo gets bigger. - This year’s Macao Franchise Expo will see a sharp increase in scale. The exposition’s area has been enlarged from 3,000 square metres in 2010 to more than 5,000 square metres this year. ... [more] 6 Jul, 2011
Subway eyes further China expansion. - After overtaking McDonald's Corporation in the number of its outlets globally, US fast food giant Subway now aims to more than double the figure in China over the next five years. ... [more] 4 Jul, 2011
China next stop for The Coffee Club. - 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
Eye on China franchise mart. - The Chinese authorities received applications for franchise business licences from 1,430 companies up to September last year, and Malaysians are keen to hop on to the bandwagon. ... [more] 25 Jun, 2011
California Pizza Kitchen Signs Franchise Deal to Expand into Taiwan. - California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. announced an agreement today to expand into Taiwan with new franchise partner, Quanta Foods. As part of the agreement, a minimum of 6 new restaurants are expected... [more] 6 Jun, 2011
KFC, Pizza Hut push deeper into China. - The Colonel’s secret recipe in China has more to do with egg tarts and breakfast fritters than how he spices his chicken. ... [more] 10 May, 2011
McDonald's Taiwan to recruit 5,000 employees. - McDonald's Taiwan yesterday announced that it will launch an ambitious campaign to recruit 5,000 employees in anticipation of the busier months with the recovery of the economy. ... [more] 10 May, 2011
McDonald's Ramps Up China Expansion. - McDonald's Corp. is planning its biggest expansion in China by aiming to open 700 new stores by 2013, as the fast-food giant faces increasing challenges from competitors. ... [more] 28 Apr, 2011
Yum! proposes offer to buy China restaurant chain. - Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands has submitted a preliminary proposal to Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China-based Little Sheep Group Limited, which owns and operates Hot Pot concept... [more] 26 Apr, 2011
Century 21 China Real Estate Signs Xuzhou Franchise Agreement. - Century 21 China Real Estate has signed a regional franchise agreement with an independent third party to operate its business under the CENTURY 21 brand in Xuzhou city, one of the largest cities... [more] 15 Apr, 2011
Thai 7-Eleven operator mulls China stores. - CP All Pcl, the Thai 7-Eleven convenience-store operator controlled by billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, said it may open outlets in China and neighboring Southeast Asian countries to tap rising incomes. ... [more] 6 Apr, 2011
Dunkin' Donuts opens 3,000th international restaurant. - Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Donuts, a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, has opened its 3,000th international location. The new unit is located in Shanghai, China. ... [more] 30 Mar, 2011
Gap opens online store on China's Taobao site. - Gap Inc. has opened an online store on China's biggest retail website, the clothing company said Wednesday. ... [more] 30 Mar, 2011
Orkin Establishes First Franchise in China. - Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company, announced today that the company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Orkin, has established a new international franchise in Shanghai, China. ... [more] 16 Mar, 2011
KFC's finger-lickin' success in China. - It's lunchtime in Shanghai, and for many, it's time to visit the Colonel ... Colonel Sanders, that is. There are few things in American culture Chinese people love more than that finger-lickin' good mixture of... [more] 6 Mar, 2011
Oporto expands in China. - 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
True expanding coffee house business into China. - True Corp is penetrating the coffeehouse market in China after the successful launch of two True Coffee franchised outlets in Vientiane. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2011
Intero International Franchise Services, LLC. Signs First Franchise in Asia. - Intero International Franchise Services, LLC. (“Intero”) announced the signing of its first international franchise in Asia located in Shanghai, China with Global Gate Property Corp (“GGP”). ... [more] 30 Jan, 2011
Nokia Opens NSP Franchise Stores in China. - Nokia (China) Investment Co., Ltd. will open 1,000 to 2,000 NSP (Nokia Solutions Partner) franchise stores in the country this year. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2011
America’s Best Franchising Continues Growth In China. - The international growth of America’s Best Franchising continues with a master license agreement for China which will have 23 hotels opening in the world’s most populous country during... [more] 11 Jan, 2011

Destination, China: Pizza Hut expedites expansion. - Pizza Hut Inc. is planning to increase its presence in western China within the next two years. ... [more] 29 Dec, 2010
The Century 21 Brand Celebrates 10th Anniversary in China. - Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, celebrated its 10th anniversary as a leading real estate services provider in China. ... [more] 27 Dec, 2010
Bakeries Claim a Growing Niche in China. - Baked goods are not a staple of a traditional Chinese diet, but they have been quickly catching up among China’s urban middle class during the past 10 years. ... [more] 21 Dec, 2010
McDonald’s New Year’s resolution: 200 units in China. - McDonald’s has its resolution for 2011 in place, and it includes as many as 200 new restaurants in China. ... [more] 15 Dec, 2010
Tony Roma's to open in China in 2011. - Grandpolitan Sdn Bhd, the franchise holder of Tony Roma's restaurant in South East Asia and China, will open its first restaurant in China next year. ... [more] 9 Dec, 2010
CPK opens unit in China. - As part of its long-term expansion strategy, California Pizza Kitchen Inc. has opened its first company-owned restaurant in China. ... [more] 2 Dec, 2010
McDonald's aggressive growth plan in China on track. - Shortly after the start of 2010, McDonald's celebrated the opening of its first Hamburger University training center in mainland China. Coinciding with the opening was an announcement of plans to have more than... [more] 22 Nov, 2010
Pizza Hut first-to-market with online ordering app in Hong Kong market. - Pizza Hut Hong Kong is the first to market online ordering apps for Apple's iPhone and iPad, according to a story in Mobile Commerce Daily. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2010
China Scores 16,000th Dunkin Donuts in the World. - Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of two of the world's most recognized brands, Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced the opening of its 16,000th location worldwide. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2010
McWeddings on way in Hong Kong. - McDonald's, whose Golden Arches emblem is identified as an American cultural symbol, will offer a new "McWedding" service for couples in Hong Kong next year. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2010
Uniqlo opens 1st store in Taiwan. - Fast Retailing Co, the Japanese operator of the Uniqlo casual wear chain, opened its first store in Taiwan in the capital Taipei on Thursday. ... [more] 8 Oct, 2010
Gloria Jean's to extend in Turkey, China. - Australian coffee franchise chain Gloria Jean’s Coffees International is ready to sub-franchise in China and has renewed its master franchise agreement in Turkey... [more] 6 Oct, 2010
Shanghai gets sixth Jamaica Blue cafe. - Australian café franchise Jamaica Blue has opened its 11th China café in Shanghai with licensees Peter Wang and Julia Y Gu heading up their sixth Shanghai outlet. ... [more] 15 Sep, 2010
Harcourts' showcase in China generating interest. - A six-day showcase in Shanghai of more than $800 million worth of premier New Zealand property is generating "serious interest" from specially invited Chinese VIPs according to the organisers. ... [more] 25 Aug, 2010
Century 21 China Real Estate Announces New Agreement to Acquire 15 Brokerage Stores in Shenzhen. - IFM Investments Limited, the exclusive franchisor for the Century 21 brand in China, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 15 real estate brokerage stores in the Futian district... [more] 6 Aug, 2010
Fast-food giant eating up the world. - The Colonel's army is on the march. Vast swathes of China have fallen under his dominion, and he is making inroads in India and Russia. ... [more] 17 Jul, 2010
Burberry buys Chinese retail operations. - Luxury group Burberry said it will buy the stores in China currently operated by its franchisee for 70 million pounds as it continues with moves to unify the brand on a global basis. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2010
MACAU / CHINA - Local brands eye franchise in China. - Several local brands are looking to enter the mainland China market through franchising, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) president told Macau Daily Times yesterday. ... [more] 9 Jul, 2010
Healthzone Launches First Franchise Retail Store in China. - Healthzone Limited today announced the launch of the Company's first Healthy Life China store in Shanghai's iconic Jin Mao Tower J-Life Shopping Center. ... [more] 7 Jul, 2010
Billy Martin's Eyes Expansion in China. - Billy Martin's, the western lifestyle retail boutique, and subsidiary of Real American Brands, Inc. is pondering expansion in China that could bring authentic American-made western apparel to the far East. ... [more] 1 Jul, 2010
Jollibee to open 60 stores in China. - Jollibee Foods Corp., the country’s largest fastfood company, plans to expand its market in China this year, executives said on Friday. ... [more] 25 Jun, 2010
Singapore’s BreadTalk to grow aggressively in China. - Singapore’s food and beverage retailer BreadTalk plans to more than triple the number of its outlets in Asia in two years with China leading the business expansion. ... [more] 26 May, 2010
Is there a gap for foreign retailers in China’s convenience store sector? - Shanghai, the most Western of China’s cities, leads the country in the most Western of retail formats - the convenience store. By the middle of last decade, 5,650 CVS had opened in the city... [more] 19 May, 2010
Uniqlo operator to raise number of China outlets to 1,000 in 10 years. - Fast Retailing Co, the operator of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain, will aim to raise the number of its outlets in China to 1,000 over the next 10 years, its Chairman and President Tadashi Yanai said Thursday. ... [more] 14 May, 2010
McDonald's aims to expands franchise trial in China. - McDonald's Corp, the world's biggest fast-food chain operator, is looking for new franchise partners in China, expanding a six-year-old trial program in its fastest growing market. ... [more] 6 May, 2010
Mr. Softee Sets Sights on China and Beyond. - Mr. Softee, the quintessential New York treat, is now being sold on the streets of Suzhou, China, under a new name: Mr. Soft Heart. ... [more] 14 Apr, 2010
Starbucks Plans Major China Expansion - Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz said China is set to usurp Japan as its biggest market outside North America, as the coffee titan plans to open "thousands of stores" in China over time. ... [more] 13 Apr, 2010
McDonald's opens Hamburger Univ. in Shanghai. - McDonald's inaugurated its first Hamburger University in China on Tuesday to train new generations of managers as foreign companies step up efforts to develop and keep Chinese talent. ... [more] 30 Mar, 2010
Café Jubilee to open outlet at Shanghai World Expo. - Café Jubilee will open its second overseas presence during the 2010 Shanghai World Expo with an outlet located within the Malta Pavilion. ... [more] 18 Mar, 2010
Dairy Queen Keeps Shuffling Across the Globe. - Dairy Queen announced plans for international expansion in 2010 that will include the opening of its first locations in Macau and Egypt. ... [more] 9 Feb, 2010
America's Best Franchising Adds Two Hotels in China. - America’s Best Franchising, Inc. continues its international growth with the opening of two mid-scale hotel properties in China. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2010
McDonald's to expand drive-through outlets, franchises in China. - McDonald's Corp., the world's largest hamburger chain, said on Friday that it plans to aggressviely expand drive-through outlets and increase franchise numbers in China in years to come. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2010
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