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Domino's spreads to Tier II & III cities in India. - Domino's has spent the better part of the past decade spreading throughout India, hitting 100 units in the early part of 2005. ... [more] 23 Dec, 2010
Apollo Hospitals to buy out franchisee-run clinics. - Apollo Hospitals plans to buy out its franchisee-operated clinics even as it upgrades its own clinics with surgery facilities. ... [more] 19 Dec, 2010
Franchise route likely for Future, Carrefour tie-up. - With no sign of multi-brand retailing being opened to foreign direct investment (FDI), negotiations between Future Group and French retailer Carrefour may lead to a toned down joint venture... [more] 13 Dec, 2010
Mothercare to open 70 stores in India. - Britain's leading retailer, Mothercare Plc, said it will open 70 stores in India by March 2011, growing to at least 200 by March 2015. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2010
Safal to set up franchise outlets. - Safal, the brand name of Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Pvt Ltd, will expand through franchisee model and accordingly might set up outlets across India, depending upon the business proposals... [more] 10 Dec, 2010
Booster Juice plans expansion. - Booster Juice, Canada based chain of fresh juice and smoothie bars, is all set to expand across Delhi and NCR region via franchise route with the assistance of Franchise India. ... [more] 7 Dec, 2010
McDonald’s continues investment in India. - McDonald’s will invest Rs350 crore – or about $78 million – in the Indian city of Ahmedabad throughout the next four years. ... [more] 6 Dec, 2010
Benetton sheds India retail assets. - Italian fashion retailer Benetton has offloaded about 100 directly-owned stores to its franchise network in recent months as the company looks to de-risk its profitable and rapidly expanding Indian operations. ... [more] 1 Dec, 2010
Franchise India 2010 to have over 325 companies. - Over 325 Indian and foreign companies will be seeking partners for doing business in India at the Franchise India 2010 - an annual convention for firms looking for potential franchisees or franchisors. ... [more] 28 Nov, 2010
Pizza Hut changes tack. - In a bid to capitalise on the growing trend of eating out, Pizza Hut, the flagship brand of US-based Yum! Restaurants, has switched to an affordable casual dining model from a quick-service format. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2010
Aartissan engages Francorp for expansion. - Aartissan Design Media, an Ahmedabad based animation and multimedia training institute has joined hands with Francorp to facilitate its expertise to expand on a national scale through franchising. ... [more] 16 Nov, 2010
Pizza Hut owner Yum eyes a larger slice of Indian market. - Yum Brands India, the company that owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, is looking to grow five times in the next couple of years. ... [more] 15 Nov, 2010
Nilgiris opens its 100th store in South. - The Chain which has pioneered the franchisee Model in the Neighbourhood Convenience Food and Grocery Retail Format in India has been a dominant player in the South of India with a major presence in... [more] 8 Nov, 2010
KFC plans U.K., India expansion. - KFC's global growth continues with plans to open almost 40 stores in the United Kingdom in 2011. ... [more] 2 Nov, 2010
Canon ventures into retail domain. - Canon India Pvt. Ltd., complete digital imaging company, announced its foray into the retail space, with the launch of its exclusive brand retail store, “Canon Image Square”. ... [more] 29 Oct, 2010
The Loot eyes Kerala via franchisee model. - Mumbai-based multi brand retail chain The Loot has chalked out expansion plans to open outlets in Kerala through franchisee mode. ... [more] 28 Oct, 2010
KFC to open 17 outlets in India by 2011. - KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd expects to operate 17 KFC fast-food stores in India by the end of 2011, starting with restaurants in Mumbai and Pune. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2010
Humpty Dumpty seeks franchisees. - With its unique preschool concept and internationally appreciated multi skill development programmes, Humpty Dumpty chain of preschools is seeking over 25 Master Franchisees and... [more] 18 Oct, 2010
AISECT to open 500 centres in Punjab. - Bhopal-based AISECT Ltd, India's leading IT education, training and services network, has plans to launch 500 centers across Punjab over the next one year. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2010
Cotton King to expand its network of stores. - Pune-based clothing manufacturer ‘Cotton King’ is expanding its presence in other parts of India. Cotton King is launching five stores in Hyderabad on franchise basis. ... [more] 12 Oct, 2010
Bajaj Hotels to invest up to Rs 500 crore. - The Bajaj Group of Hotels, branded under Le Sutra Hospitality, is planning to invest Rs 300-500 core to open hotels and restaurants across the country over the next 3-5 years. ... [more] 4 Oct, 2010
Marks & Spencer’s retail rethink. - Over the last 30 months, the very British 9.5 billion pound shopping chain has been trying very hard to shed its exclusive and expensive image to make itself more accessible to Indian shoppers. ... [more] 30 Sep, 2010
Coffee makers plan to raise rates. - Coffee chains such as Cafe Coffee Day, Costa Coffee and Fresh & Honest have raised menu prices to cope with coffee’s biggest global rally in five years. ... [more] 15 Sep, 2010
Franchising market poised to grow 35%. - The country’s franchising market is poised to grow at 35% annually and become a major job spinner in the coming years, as firms look to tap the huge demand present in smaller cities and rural... [more] 23 Aug, 2010
Edible Arrangements Signs Master Franchise Agreement in India. - Edible Arrangements announced today the signing of a Master Franchisee agreement with Hiten Bajaj for the development of 20 units throughout the Republic of India over the next four years. ... [more] 16 Aug, 2010
Domino's Pizza Indian Franchisee Surges to Record on Plan to Add 70 Stores. - Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. rose to a record after the Indian franchisee of Domino’s Pizza Inc. said it plans to add 70 stores in the year ending March to tap demand for pizzas and western food... [more] 3 Aug, 2010
Franchise India to host 30th expo in A'bad. - The National Franchise & Retail Opportunity (FRO 2010) show will be hosted in Ahmedabad on July 24 and 25 at Hotel Pride by RE/MAX India in support of Indian Franchise Association and... [more] 21 Jul, 2010
Keen to Clean keen on India. - Domestic and commercial cleaning franchise, Keen to Clean, has plans to launch into the Indian market before the end of the year. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2010
Franchise India and RE/MAX to start one-stop property shops. - Franchise India, a franchise solution company, has tied-up with real estate brokerage network, RE/MAX India, to launch one-stop property shops across the country to offer real estate brokerage services. ... [more] 12 Jul, 2010
Kaati Zone focuses on South India expansion. - Quick service restaurant chain Kaati Zone is on a South India focused growth drive. The company is planning to set up 100 outlets, predominantly in Hyderabad and Chennai, in the next two to three years... [more] 6 Jul, 2010
Sify offers revenue opportunities for cyber cafes. - In order to arrest the closure of its franchisee-owned cyber cafes owing to increased costs, city-based internet services company Sify Technologies Saturday launched 'Sify mylife' that enables a cyber cafe owner to... [more] 3 Jul, 2010
Spice Hotspot mulls franchise expansion. - Spice Group is in the process of consolidating its devices, retail and VAS business under one entity called Spice Mobility. As a part of this process, the group is all set to strengthen the presence of... [more] 2 Jul, 2010
Body Shop takes budget beauty route. - When it came to India, The Body Shop – the second largest cosmetic franchise in the world – was targeting only high-end consumers. But it didn’t take long for... [more] 1 Jul, 2010

Tommy Hilfiger India Franchisee to Open 500 Accessories Stores in 5 Years. - Murjani Group, the Indian franchisee for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, will set up 500 Hilfiger accessories stores in the next five years as rising incomes allow people to spend more on... [more] 30 Jun, 2010
M&S to double presence in India. - UK retailer Marks and Spencer has reaffirmed its commitment to double its retail presence in India through its joint venture in the emerging market. ... [more] 25 Jun, 2010
Happy to go McDesi. - McDonald's is doing all it takes to expand its client base in India — besides adapting to Indian tastes, it is offering a range of touch points for customers on the go. ... [more] 3 Jun, 2010
Kabab Factory plans to enter Britain, S Asia. - Restaurant chain The Great Kabab Factory today said it is scouting for partners in British and Southeast Asian markets to accelerate its overseas expansion. ... [more] 23 May, 2010
Carrefour Working on Franchising Setup for India. - Carrefour SA said it may opt for a franchise model in India, allowing the world’s second-largest retailer to expand in the market while meeting laws barring foreign companies from owning multibrand... [more] 11 May, 2010
Pavers England to open 19 franchisee stores by FY 11. - With an aim to expand its footprint further in India, British footwear brand, Pavers England, plans to open 19 exclusive franchisee stores by the end of this fiscal, a top company official said. ... [more] 9 May, 2010
Godrej Interio launches first franchise store. - Chennai: Godrej Interio, India's leading home and office furniture and Interior Solutions Company today launched its first franchise store in the city. ... [more] 28 Apr, 2010
Foreign retailers increase India focus. - The positive sentiment in the domestic retail market is driving foreign retailers to increase their focus on the Indian shores. ... [more] 19 Apr, 2010
Raymond to take franchisee route to open 100 stores. - The Rs 1,200-crore Raymond Ltd is planning to open 100 retail stores through its franchisee network in tier-IV and V cities... [more] 16 Apr, 2010
Body Shop to slash rates by 35%, increase stores to 150. - UK-based skin care solutions provider, The Body Shop, today said it will ramp up its presence in India by over four-fold in the next three years to tap the market and has cut prices of over 600 products by... [more] 7 Apr, 2010
Thomas Cook expands its franchisee operations. - Thomas Cook (India) has announced a new Gold Circle Partner in Pune. ... [more] 5 Apr, 2010
Uninor to open 40 franchise stores in AP. - Uninor, the joint venture between Norway-based Telenor and real estate company Unitech, said it will open about 40 franchisee owned outlets in Andhra Pradesh this year. ... [more] 31 Mar, 2010
Future group sharpens focus on food retailing. - Kishore Biyani’s Future Group is sharpening its focus on food retailing to tap the growing opportunity in the segment, said a top company executive. ... [more] 23 Mar, 2010
India delivers growth for Domino's Pizza. - J. Patrick Doyle, new CEO of Domino's Pizza, spent his first days on the job last week in India and Saudi Arabia. ... [more] 22 Mar, 2010
Franchise business set to grow 35% in next fiscal. - At a time when the retail industry in India has started looking up again, franchising business in the country is expected to grow by 35% in the next fiscal. ... [more] 12 Mar, 2010
KFC Holdings To Spread Wings To India. - Fast food operator, KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd, in a move to further spread its wings overseas, will establish 10 outlets in India this year. ... [more] 28 Feb, 2010
Indian franchise industry set to touch $14 billion. - The Indian franchise industry, currently pegged at $8 billion, is bound to reach $14 billion by 2013 on the back of emergence of low-cost franchises, according to Ritu Marya, director of Franchise... [more] 26 Feb, 2010
The franchising industry in India. - Despite the global recession and the economic uncertainty in India, the franchising industry grew promisingly at 20 per cent. ... [more] 23 Feb, 2010
Kiwi Kiss yogurt in India soon. - Kiwi Kiss, the Canadian frozen yogurt chain owned by AW Holdings will soon come to India. Brand Calculus, the master franchisee of Jus Booster Juice in India, is bringing the yogurt brand too. ... [more] 22 Feb, 2010
Hasbro Clothing to open 25 more stores. - Hasbro Clothing, a leading men’s clothing and accessories manufacturer, has planned to launch 25 more Basic Life stores offering its brands across the country during 2010-11 fiscal. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2010
IFA launches franchise management program at MICA. - Indian Franchise Association (IFA) has launched an interactive Franchise Management Program at the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA). ... [more] 10 Feb, 2010
Franchise industry sees 25% growth y-o-y: Francorp. - The education sector enjoys a share of 25-28 per cent of the franchise market in India, said Venus Barak, vice-president, Francorp India, highlighting the potential of the franchise business in India. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2010
Domino’s Pizza Franchisee Jubilant Rises 58% on Debut. - Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd., the Indian franchisee of Domino’s Pizza Inc., rose 58 percent in its Mumbai trading debut today. ... [more] 8 Feb, 2010
Café Jubilee to seek franchisee in India with Franchise India International. - Café Jubilee, a successful bistro and pub concept is ready to set its strong foothold in Indian market with the assistance of Franchise India International... [more] 2 Feb, 2010
Shervani to expand via franchisees. - Shervani Hospitalities today said it is looking to opt for the franchisee route to expand its presence and plans to take the total number of hotels to around 13 across the country in next three years. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2010
Subhiksha stores to reopen as franchises. - Subhiksha Trading Services, the retail chain whose stores have been closed for more than a year for lack of money, is planning to reopen some through a franchise model. ... [more] 26 Jan, 2010
Choice Hotels buys 60% stake in franchisee partner. - US-based hospitality major Choice Hotels International today said it has acquired the entire 60 per cent stake of its franchise partners Sandeep Gupta and Sushil Gupta of Asian Hotels... [more] 24 Jan, 2010
Ethnic fast-food chains challenge McDonald's, Pizza Huts, KFCs. - Multinational fast-food restaurants may have taken over most shopping malls and local markets, but don’t be surprised to find if the latest eatery that opens in your plush neighbourhood sells traditional... [more] 19 Jan, 2010
Domino's franchisee Jubilant plans IPO. - Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd, the exclusive franchisee for Domino’s Pizza chain in India, on Thursday fixed the price band of Rs 135-145 per equity share for its initial public offering (IPO). ... [more] 15 Jan, 2010
Mafatlal to rejig 65 family retail stores. - Mafatlal Industries Ltd, flagship of Rs 2,000-crore Arvind Mafatlal group, is taking a hard look at nearly 65 of its exclusive ‘Mafatlal’ branded family retail stores. ... [more] 11 Jan, 2010
Costa Coffee rejigs India strategy. - British coffee chain Costa Coffee has reworked its India strategy to turn profitable and expand its footprint. The new strategy involves closing unprofitable locations, segmenting strategy... [more] 10 Jan, 2010
Retailers mull new strategies for small stores. - Some retailers like Reliance Retail are converting most of these stores into a deep- discount value format, RPG Group’s Spencer’s is looking at the franchising route. ... [more] 3 Jan, 2010
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