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Snap Fitness to open 178 new health clubs in India. - As part of its expansion plans, US-based Snap Fitness plans to add 178 health clubs in India by the end of 2017. ... [more] 15 Mar, 2015
KFC, Pizza Hut named 'Most Trusted' in India. - The Brand Trust Report released the results of its 2015 study, which names KFC as Most Trusted Quick-Service Restaurant Brand in India. KFC also ranked as the no. one brand in India on the Retail Category list. ... [more] 6 Mar, 2015
PC Jeweller plans Rs 1,500-crore investment, 200 new outlets. - As part of its retail expansion strategy, country's leading jewellery brand PC Jeweller plans to invest Rs 1,500 crore and launch 200 new outlets by 2019. ... [more] 22 Feb, 2015
Mobile post offices out, franchise outlets in. - The department of posts recently stopped services under the 'post office-on-wheels' initiative due to poor response and lack of revenue. ... [more] 16 Feb, 2015
Cocoberry To Open 100 Outlets In Two Years. - At present, brand has 31 outlets in the country and looks forward to open a mix of franchise and company-owned stores. The brand is considering franchising in markets where it is not present. ... [more] 7 Feb, 2015
Cookie Man Plans To Expand Beyond Malls & Airports. - Cookie Man, fresh baked cookies brand is looking forward to open 30+ franchise outlets by the end of this year. ... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
Dubai-based Fmart plans to open 25 stores in India this year. - Dubai-based convenience store chain Fmart entered India with the launch of its first outlet in Kochi. ... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
Babycare e-tailer FirstCry raises $26mn in Series D funding. - Brainbees Solutions that owns baby and kids focused e-commerce site today said it has raised $26 million Series D funding lead by Valiant Capital Partners. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2015
Franchise India set to begin operations in Coimbatore. - Franchising, licensing and retailing solutions company, Franchise India, is set to commence operations in this textile hub from February 1. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2015
Apple plans 500 iOS stores in India; may take franchise route. - US based electronics major Apple plans to open 500 'iOS' stores in India and the expansion will also mark its entry into smaller towns and cities. ... [more] 27 Jan, 2015
Orkin Establishes Three New International Franchises. - Rollins Inc., a global services company, announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established its first franchise in India and expanded its presence in Mexico. ... [more] 22 Jan, 2015
Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Finally Forays Into Franchising. - For the first time in its 150-year old history, Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Limited (“TBZ”), a trusted jewellery retailer in India, invites franchisees to be a part of its jewellery retailing business. ... [more] 21 Jan, 2015
KFC aims to have 500 outlets by year end. - American quick-service restaurant brand KFC plans to become the largest QSR chain in the country and expects to have over 500 outlets by end-2015. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2015
Anytime Fitness To Open 40 Clubs By End Of 2015. - World famous fitness chain, Anytime Fitness has plans to increase 50 more fitness centres by the end of 2015 in India. The brand already has more than 2500 centres worldwide. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2015
McDonald's Now In Belagavi. - Westlife Development Limited, the Master Franchisee of McDonald's restaurants in South & West India, entered the historical city of Belagavi by opening the first Gold Standard Drive-Thru (GSDT) in... [more] 7 Jan, 2015
Nando’s to expand in India. - After a successful remodelling of its Indian franchisee-run restaurants, South African chicken chain Nando’s has opened a wholly owned subsidiary to drive growth. ... [more] 30 Dec, 2014
Barista Coffee on overdrive, plans 550 new outlets in 5 years. - The new owner of Barista Coffee plans to open 550 outlets of the coffee chain in the next five years with sales target of $50 million (about Rs 310 crore) for the fifth year. ... [more] 19 Dec, 2014
Australia's Gloria Jean's Coffee ends India franchise with Landmark group. - Australian coffee cafe brand Gloria Jean's Coffees has ended its master franchise agreement in India with Citymax Hospitality, the hospitality division of the Dubai-based retail giant Landmark Group. ... [more] 18 Dec, 2014
CADD Centre's DreamZone To Open 200 Centres. - DreamZone, an initiative of CADD Centre, has set a target of opening 200 centres by the end of this financial year. The brand is presently running 60 centres in the country and several others are... [more] 16 Dec, 2014
QNet's franchise challenges ban on entering Cafe Coffee Day. - Nearly two months after Mumbai Police ordered popular coffee shop Cafe Coffee Day to shut doors to representatives of Hong Kong-based multi-level marketing company QNet, one of its franchises... [more] 14 Dec, 2014
India will be Carl's Jr's largest market outside the US. - After studying India for about three years, California-based premium burger chain, Carl's Jr - a brand endorsed by celebrities, will open shop here in April 2015. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2014
Heavy online discounting hurts franchisees' expansion plans. - Franchisees of Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger, US Polo, Puma, Lee, Wrangler and Calvin Klein say they are being forced to freeze expansion of stores because of the heavy discounting onslaught by ecommerce... [more] 12 Dec, 2014
US burger chain Carl’s Jr to enter India. - American burger chain Carl’s Jr, which will open its first restaurant here next year, believes India could become one of its largest international markets outside the US in the long term. ... [more] 11 Dec, 2014
Liv India Group plans to double franchisee outlets to 100. - Liv India Group is planning to double its car-cleaning outlets to 100 in the next one year, largely through the franchisee route. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2014
McDonald's set to increase its footprints in west and south India. - McDonald's is all set to increase its footprint in west and south India by opening 175-250 restaurants over the next five years through Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd, a master franchisee for these states. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2014
Senco Gold aims 100 stores by 2018, plans to double its revenues. - Kolkata-based Senco Gold, a leading manufacturer and retailer of handcrafted gold and diamond jewellery, is on an expansion spree. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2014
Franchise India and CII together organised the Delhi Franchise Summit. - Franchise India and Confederation of IndianvIndustry together organised the 'Delhi Franchise Summit' with the theme 'Leadership & Growth' in New Delhi on 21st November 2014. ... [more] 29 Nov, 2014
Hafele To Have 100 Stores By 2016. - Hafele has aggressive plans to take its store count to 100 in India by 2016 end. ... [more] 28 Nov, 2014
Yum! Restaurants puts KFC business on the block in Western India. - Yum! Restaurants has put its company-owned KFC business on the block in western India. ... [more] 26 Nov, 2014
Papa John’s acquisition extends brand's India presence. - Papa John’s, Avan Projects and Global Franchise Architects today announced the acquisition of Pizza Corner stores in South India. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2014
Global burger chains seek PE appetiser before India push. - International burger chains such as Carl’s Jr, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen and Johnny Rockets are seeking to raise funds from private equity (PE) players to launch or expand their India business. ... [more] 24 Nov, 2014
Nando's expands presence in India, opens another outlet. - Nando's, a chain of casual dining restaurants based in South Africa, has opened its third franchise of Flame Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken restaurant in Connaught Place here Thursday night. ... [more] 21 Nov, 2014
Mother Dairy To Tap South India. - Mother Dairy, one of the leading dairy major in the country is entering Chennai after test marketing its product in the southern market for almost two years. ... [more] 21 Nov, 2014
Hardcastle to open 150 new McCafe stores. - Hardcastle Restaurants, a master franchise for western and southern Indian operations of McDonald's restaurants is expanding its footprint by opening 150 new McCafe stores over the next three-five years... [more] 18 Nov, 2014
Franchise India forays into Nepal. - Franchise India, an integrated franchise solution provider, has started operation in Nepal. ... [more] 14 Nov, 2014
Burger King India generates 100K Facebook fans before debut. - Burger King India is set to open later this month and the brand has already generated more than 1 lakh fans (100,000) on its Facebook page within the first seven days. ... [more] 5 Nov, 2014
Krispy Kreme Takes Its Doughnuts To Powai. - Established in 1937, American doughnut brand Krispy Kreme opened its outlet at Hiranandani Gardens in Powai, Mumbai. ... [more] 21 Oct 2014
Creative Learning Corporation Awards Master Franchise in India. - Creative Learning Corporation is pleased to announce that BFK Franchise Company, LLC has recently awarded a master franchise in India, bringing the total number of countries with Bricks 4 Kidz franchises to... [more] 17 Oct 2014
Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for First Planet Hollywood Hotel in India. - Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with JMJ for the first Planet Hollywood hotel in India. ... [more] 13 Oct 2014
French brand Lacoste looking at franchisee model to expand. - French luxury brand Lacoste is planning to explore the franchisee model for expansion into tier-II cities in India. ... [more] 12 Oct 2014
Malaysian Chain Marrybrown To Expand In South India. - Marrybrown, a quick service restaurant chain of Malaysia is looking forward to expand its footprint in South India. ... [more] 7 Oct 2014
Kazo opens first franchise store in Ahmadabad. - Fashion brand Kazo has opened its first franchise store in Ahmadabad. Including the newly opened store in Ahmadabad, Kazo retails its products from 22 outlets across India. ... [more] 7 Oct 2014
Haldiram’s to add 150 stores through Franchise India; to expand south and west. - Sweets and snacks manufacturer Haldiram’s is expanding its network in South and West of India through franchise route. ... [more] 6 Oct 2014
Kinderdance Expands In India. - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, announces expansion under Kinderdance Area Developer, Kirthana Ramarapu. ... [more] 29 Sep 2014
EuroKids Targets 165 Franchisees By 2014 End. - EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd is looking at adding 165 franchisees by the end of this year. ... [more] 18 Sep 2014
Di Bella Coffee begins second innings in India. - A year after snapping ties with local partner Sachin Sabharwal, Di Bella Coffee, one of Australia’s leading cafe chains, has begun its second innings in India. ... [more] 18 Sep 2014

Dunkin' Donuts India Long-Term Expansion On Track. - Dunkin' Donuts is continuing its rapid development across India with its master franchisee, Jubilant FoodWorks, where it's on track to meet its previously announced development target of 500... [more] 12 Sep 2014
US burger chain Carl’s Jr signs up CybizCorp as franchise partner. - US-based premium burger chain Carl’s Jr has roped in a franchisee partner to open 100 restaurants across India over 10 years. ... [more] 11 Sep 2014
Thomas Cook India expands its franchisee network. - Thomas Cook (India) (TCIL) has launched two new retail stores at Malad and Kharghar in the last month. ... [more] 11 Sep 2014
Sbarro To Open 40 Outlets Pan-India. - Sbarro, an American-Italian pizza restaurant chain, is planning aggressive expansion in North and East India. ... [more] 11 Sep 2014
Coldwell Banker India To Open 100 Franchise Centres. - Coldwell Banker India, a residential real estate franchise system, is looking at opening its 100 franchise units in next three years. ... [more] 9 Sep 2014
Malaysian brand Marrybrown to expand food outlets in India. - Sensing a growing demand for fried chicken, burgers in tier 2 and 3 cities Malaysian quick service restaurant chain Marrybrown will be expanding its foot print in southern India, said a top official. ... [more] 3 Sep 2014
Fatburger Plants Its Flag in Delhi. - Fatburger is expanding further with its first location in India opening in Delhi, the largest city in India. ... [more] 26 Aug 2014
Gap to open 40 stores in India. - Gap Inc, the biggest apparel retailer by sales in the US, on Friday said it has entered into a franchisee partnership with Arvind Lifestyle Brand to open 40 stores in India by mid-next year. ... [more] 26 Aug 2014
Hotel chains warm up to franchise model. - Two months ago, the management of the Tata Group's budget hotel brand Ginger set up a special six-member task force. It's been entrusted with plotting Ginger's rapid growth through franchising... [more] 21 Aug 2014
Books retailer Crossword to open 10 stores in tier-II cities. - Even though the online shopping is a growing trend in India, the offline players like Crossword, a books retailer chain of Raheja Group, is planning an expansion in tough market conditions. ... [more] 4 Aug 2014
Lord of the Fries to enter India. - Vegetarian fast food franchise, Lord of the Fries has signed an agreement that will see it open 50 stores in India within the next 10 years, if not earlier. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Magppie plan to increase their retail footprint through Franchise India. - Magppie, a renowned brand in premium home décor ware is planning to expand its retail footprint across India in the coming years through Franchise India Brands Pvt. Ltd. ... [more] 25 Jul, 2014
Gloria Jeans India expansion halted. - Australian cafe chain Gloria Jeans is facing difficulty in the largely tea-drinking Indian market. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2014
PEOPLE to open 700+ stores. - PEOPLE, a fashion youth brand, is aiming to open 700+ stores in the next three to five years. The brand presently has over 85 stores across 40 cities. ... [more] 4 Jul, 2014
Kids-wear retailers take the franchise route to expand. - Kids-wear retailing has never been easy. Yet, the lack of a significant national retail brand is making existing retailers expand their stores through the franchise route. ... [more] 3 Jul, 2014
Papa John's India arm eyes more stores. - OM Pizza, the Indian franchisee of Papa John’s, the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company, is planning to open more stores in the country from 2015. ... [more] 2 Jul, 2014
MFCWL to take the franchisee count to 400 this year. - Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), country’s preferred used car mart and multi-brand certified used car player plans to take the franchisee count to 400+ by end of this year. ... [more] 28 Jun, 2014
Anytime Fitness wins legal fight over failed India expansion. - Anytime Fitness won a legal dispute with a franchisee group that allegedly bungled club openings in India and quickly fell behind on franchise payments. ... [more] 19 Jun, 2014
Franchise India to launch online platform for M&As of small units. - Franchise India, Asia's leading integrated franchise solution company, will launch an online platform for mergers and acquisitions for small business units. ... [more] 10 Jun, 2014
Amul plans to add 1500 more parlours. - Indian dairy cooperative, Amul goes for major expansion with its sight set on adding 1500 more parlours by 2014-15. ... [more] 2 Jun, 2014
The World's Largest Residential Real Estate Franchisor Enters India. - Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization has announced its expansion into India. ... [more] 22 May, 2014
Franchise India to hold Indian Education Congress 2014 and Awards 2014. - Franchise India, the pioneer of franchise sector in India, will be organizing the biggest event for the education industry, the Indian Education Congress 2014. ... [more] 20 May, 2014
Multilink to open 500 stores via franchise route. - Multilink, an e-commerce business solution provider, plans to launch at least 500 master franchise outlets via the franchise route this year. ... [more] 16 May, 2014
Franchise India hosts National Franchise & Retail Show. - FRO Expo 2014, India's national Franchise & Retail show embarks in Mumbai on May17th-18th, 2014at Nehru Center, Worli. ... [more] 15 May, 2014
Mahindra First Choice to open 450 outlets in 3 years. - In a bid to consolidate its presence in the Rs 14,000 crore car servicing industry, Mahindra First Choice Services, the multi-brand car service division of the Mahindra Group, said it plans to set up 450 outlets in the... [more] 9 May, 2014
Bawarchi expands its in India with route of franchising. - Bawarchi, a renowned chain of Indian restaurants in Thailand's capital city, Bangkok is expanding its portfolio in India with the route of franchising. ... [more] 3 May, 2014
Chem-Dry Signs Master Franchise Deal in India. - Chem-Dry is in the midst of its fastest global expansion in more than a decade and is partnering with Regional Master Franchises to expand the brand across India. ... [more] 17 Apr, 2014
Landmark Group may snap franchisee agreement with Gloria Jean’s. - Dubai-based Landmark Group may terminate its seven-year-old franchisee agreement with Australia's Gloria Jean's Coffee amid heavy losses due to high rentals and stiff competition from rivals... [more] 11 Apr, 2014
Aus Hotel Group eyeing franchise opportunities in India. - Australia's hospitality group, Country Comfort Hotels, has begun initial franchise discussion with a Mumbai-based group as it looks for business opportunities in India. ... [more] 22 Mar, 2014
Cafe Coffee Day looks eastwards for franchise. - Even as Starbucks rapidly increases its presence in key metros in India, Cafe Coffee Day, India's largest coffee chain, is close to firming up its overseas expansion plans. ... [more] 11 Mar, 2014
Downtown China seeks franchisees across India. - Downtown China, a casual dine Chinese cuisine restaurant owned by Blue pepper restaurants Pvt. Ltd is planning rapid expansion for 2014. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2014
Colonel's Kababz to spread its flavour via franchising. - A 24 year old brand, Colonel’s Kababz under the umbrella of CKT Pvt Ltd has now decided to expand taking the franchise route. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2014
Di Bella Coffee to launch India operations, again. - Six months after severing ties with its local partner Sachin Sabharwal, Di Bella Coffee, one of Australia’s leading cafe chains, is set to re-launch operations in India. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2014
Costa Coffee may end franchisee arrangement with Indian partner Devyani International. - British coffee retail chain Costa Coffee may end its 'exclusive' franchisee arrangement with Devyani International after the Indian partner refused to commit more investments in a slowing economy... [more] 3 Mar, 2014
FRO Expo 2014 to bring companies, potential franchisees together. - FRO Expo 2014, a franchise and retail show is being held in Hyderabad during March 1-2 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre providing a platform for companies to... [more] 1 Mar, 2014
Big Bazaar plans 1,000 virtual kiosks in small towns this year. - As part of its omni-channel strategy, Future group-owned Big Bazaar Direct has launched a virtual franchise programme across the country, targeting small towns. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2014
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