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Furniture chains announce plans to enter Hungarian market. Two Spanish and one German furniture store chains are planning to enter the Hungarian market, Hungarian Franchise Association Head Secretary Katalin Mandel told .... [more] 28 Oct, 2008
Coop franchise of 2007. The Hungarian owned retail chain Coop was named Franchise of the Year 2007, by the Hungarian Franchise Association (MFSz), the organization announced on Monday (Jan 28), the second time the award has been presented. .... [more] 31 Jan, 2008
No-frills easyHotel to open in Budapest next spring. The easyHotel will be the third in Europe, easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou announced at a press conference in Budapest on Monday. .... [more] 13 Nov, 2006
Australia's Gloria Jean's Coffees sets up shop in Hungary. Australian coffee retailer, Gloria Jean's Coffees has opened its first store in Hungary and plans to expand its network by three or four additional units this year. .... [more] 15 Sep, 2006
Premio opens in Budapest. Goodyear Dunlop Tires Hungary Kft, the local subsidiary of world leading tire manufacturer Goodyear, has opened the first Hungarian unit of its retail franchise chain Premio in Budapest. .... [more] 27 Oct, 2005
Demand drives franchising boom. With an estimated 250 franchise networks, and a total of 15,000–20,000 franchise holders employing 100,000 people, the Hungarian franchise market is growing by an estimated 10% annually. .... [more] 25 Sep, 2005
Levi Strauss To Expand Franchise Network. Levi Strauss Hungary, a unit of the US-based jeans wear giant Levi Strauss & Co, intends to expand its franchise store network in Hungary and introduce new products to the market. .... [more] 16 Feb, 2005

French hotel chain aims at cheap niche. In a bid to tap into Hungary’s undersupplied low-cost hotel market, French hotel chain Akena SA will establish four or five budget hotels in the near future. .... [more] 1 Nov, 2004
New American franchises bring signs and sandwiches. Two major U.S.-headquartered franchise operations, sign-maker Sign-A-Rama Inc. and fast-food sandwich chain Subway Inc., are in the process of establishing operations in Hungary. .... [more] 28 Jun, 2004
Irish food chain eyes up Hungary. Irish sandwich and café chain O’Briens has started its assessment of the Hungarian market. .... [more] 28 May, 2004
Sign-A-Rama regroups for market entry. U.S.-based Sign-A-Rama is seeking partners for a market entry in Hungary, Network Development Director Tony Faley said. .... [more] 20 May, 2004
Major chains reach out to include hotels in provincial Hungary. Two major foreign hotel chain operators are in the process of signing up provincial Hungarian hotels for their brands. .... [more] 10 May, 2004
Fast food chains face slow market take-up. U.S.-based Subway Inc., the world’s largest sandwich chain, will hold an information seminar for potential local partners in Budapest this Friday, Feb. 6, hoping to open its first unit in Budapest by the end of April. .... [more] 2 Feb, 2004
French DIY chain seeks local partners. French do-it-yourself franchise Weldom is searching for Hungarian partners and hopes to find them by the end of 2003. .... [more] 11 Aug, 2003
Shirt franchise eyes Hungary. The world's largest custom-made shirt manufacturer, Spain's Artesanos Camiseros, is seeking Hungarian partners. .... [more] 11 Aug, 2003
U.K. franchises plan to enter local market. Three U.K.-based franchise operators are investigating the potential of the Hungarian market, with plans to introduce their products and services to local shoppers. .... [more] 23 Jun, 2003
Cosmetics specialist seeks franchise partners countrywide. Cosmetics wholesaler and distributor Alveola Cosmetic Kft will launch a countrywide franchise network of beauty shops starting next month. .... [more] 9 Jun, 2003

Babycare giant plans local franchises. Belgium's leading childcare products vendor, Prémaman SA, is looking for a Hungarian master franchisee, István Kiss, secretary general of the Hungarian Franchise Association, told the BBJ last week. .... [more] 26 May, 2003
Cosmetics firm plans local chain. British-owned natural cosmetics and toiletries chain Body Basics Ltd. is in negotiations with potential local franchisees, Managing Director Miles Graham told the Budapest Business Journal last Friday. .... [more] 28 Apr, 2003
In the system. Association head István Kiss discusses the expected local growth in franchising, and why Hungarians believe they are too creative for this type of business . .... [more] 21 Apr, 2003
London fair offers growth tips for Hungarian franchise sector. Franchises will represent an increasing share of Hungary's retail and service sales as more and more Western franchisors look to this region, according to responses from exhibitors at the British and International Franchise Exhibition. .... [more] 21 Apr, 2003
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