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Yum! Brands' KFC, Pizza Hut outline India expansion plans. - Shortly after announcing the creation of a separate India division for its international business, Yum! Brands has outlined major expansion plans in that country for KFC and Pizza Hut. ... [more] 19 Dec, 2011
Simba Toys to launch 50 retails outlets in India. - Simba Toys India has announced its retail expansion foray in India with the launch of 50 stores across the country. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2011
Diviniti plans 15 stores via franchising. - Diviniti, a corporate and religious gifting product brand is planning to open 15 stores in New Delhi via franchise route. The brand presently operates three franchise stores in the capital itself. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2011
Tashi all set to franchise. - Tashi an Indian footwear brand and one of the participants at Franchise India 2011, is planning to take up the franchise route to expand its presence in the retail market place. ... [more] 3 Dec, 2011
Swadeshi retail icon to drop label. - The Bombay Store, whose origin goes back to the Swadeshi movement, is now open to foreign investment. ... [more] 2 Dec, 2011
MilkyWay to expand via franchising. - MilkyWay, a Chennai-based ice cream parlor is seeking expansion pan India. The company has recently been associated with Francorp for its expansion via franchise route. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2011
Benetton plans to double store count in India. - Italian fashion apparel firm Benetton is looking to double the number of its stores to about 850 in India in the next five years to tap the growing market which is among its top five globally. ... [more] 24 Nov, 2011
Yum! Brands creates separate India division. - Yum! Brands Inc. has reorganized its Yum! Restaurants International division (YRI) to continue to drive aggressive international expansion. ... [more] 22 Nov, 2011
Hindware Retail mulls franchise route for expansion. - Hindware Home Retail Pvt Ltd that operates home interiors and furnishings stores under the 'Evok' brand is exploring opportunities in other categories as part of an expansion plan. ... [more] 18 Nov, 2011
Domino's plans to double India units. - Domino's Pizza opened its 400th store in India this week, with CEO J. Patrick Doyle on hand to mark the milestone. ... [more] 16 Nov, 2011
Edible Arrangements Expands Fresh-Fruit Franchise to Republic of India. - Edible Arrangements, the pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh-fruit arrangements, announced today that it has opened its first store in Mumbai, India. ... [more] 16 Nov, 2011
Karma Technologies plans expansion via franchising. - KarmaEShop, a dream project from Karma Technologies Pvt. Ltd is considering to widen its overall franchise development program. ... [more] 10 Nov, 2011
Boost Juice takes on India. - Boost Juice will open its first store in India after signing a deal with a local partner to bring the Australian beverage company to one of the most populated nations in the world. ... [more] 27 Sep, 2011
Cookie Man to open 200 stores by 2015. - Cookie Man, an Australian Food Pvt. Ltd is planning expansion pan India via franchising. The brand has set a target of 100 outlets by 2013 and 200 stores by 2015. ... [more] 20 Sep, 2011
Canon India to roll out 100 Canon Image Square shops. - Canon India Pvt Ltd, will roll out 100 'Canon Image Square' shops through franchise this year with focus on Tier II and III cities, according to a a top company official. ... [more] 16 Sep, 2011
Witco to expand via franchising. - AWitco, a premium multi-brand retail chain in travel requisites is all set for franchise expansion. For this the company has joined hands with Francorp, a part of Franchise India Group. ... [more] 15 Sep, 2011
Country Chicken plans 300 outlets in India foray. - Australia's premier food chain, Country Chicken, a complete turnkey fast-food restaurant, is set to make its India foray. Besides eyeing 300 outlet-strong chain in three years through the franchisee route... [more] 13 Sep, 2011
Betting on breakfast. - After McDonalds and Barista, Dunkin Donuts is next in line to try and shore up business in the morning lean hours. What's making everyone enter a niche market that is still full of challenges? ... [more] 12 Sep, 2011
Amatra Infotech set to spread via franchising. - Amatra Infotech, is geared up to expand via franchising in India with the support of Francorp, a part of Franchise India Group. ... [more] 1 Sep, 2011
Lolipop to open 50 stores. - Lolipop, a sub brand of Anshu’s Designer Studios is planning to expand pan India via franchise route. The brand targets to open 50 new stores by the end of this financial year. ... [more] 1 Sep, 2011
Quiznos debuts in India. - Quiznos, a USA based chain of sub restaurants forays into the Indian markets with its first store at Filmnagar in Hyderabad on August 26, 2011. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2011
Café Chokolade to expand via franchising. - Café Chokolade, earlier known as CAD-B, an exclusive ‘chocolate focused’ thick shake, ice creams and dessert place is ready for expansion via franchise route. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2011
Pavers to open 25 outlets by 2014. - Pavers England Ltd, a joint venture between UK-based Pavers Ltd and the Foresight Smart Ventures, has announced that it will add another 25 outlets in Tier I and II cities by 2014. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2011
Mystic Spa to open 150 centres in five years. - Cashing on the burgeoning wellness market in the county, Lifestyle spa firm Mystic Spa Thursday revealed its plans to open 150 centres across the country in five years through franchises. ... [more] 25 Aug, 2011
South Korea's Yogurberry to enter India. - Global frozen yogurt major Yogurberry today said it would foray into India within the next three months and plans to open over 100 outlets across the country over the next five years. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2011
Pizza Hut India names new marketing director. - Sunay Bhasin is now the head of marketing for Pizza Hut India and will be responsible for all marketing, branding and brand related public relations activities for the pizza chain. ... [more] 19 Aug, 2011
Bombay Dyeing plans new life through retail focus. - Bombay Dyeing, the loss-making flagship textile company of the Wadia group, has planned to open a new retail counter every day in this year to boost its revenues, said its chief executive. ... [more] 5 Aug, 2011
SportyBeans expands with the first franchise outlet in Bangalore. - SportyBeans is all set to embark its presence for the very first time in Bangalore with the route of franchising. ... [more] 3 Aug, 2011
Yum! Franchiser Plans 150-160 New Locations In India. - Devyani International, an international franchise holder for Yum! Brands' Pizza Hut and KFC concepts, plans to open 150 to 160 new locations this year in India, according to report from Franchise India. ... [more] 26 Jul, 2011
CPK opens north of Mumbai. - California Pizza Kitchen Inc. today announced the opening of its third restaurant in India. ... [more] 12 Jul, 2011

Talwalkars forays into franchise with brand 'Hi-Fi'. - Health club chain Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Ltd, has forayed into franchises business. ... [more] 27 Jun, 2011
Gold's Gym plans 100 new centres in India. - F2 Fun & Fitness, a master franchisee of US-based Gold's Gym, plans to open 100 fitness centres in India by September next year, as it embarks on an expansion drive. ... [more] 26 Jun, 2011
BigFlix to wind up 24 standalone retail outlets. - Reliance ADA Group-promoted online movie streaming and DVD rental service BigFlix is planning to shut 24 of its standalone retail outlets to reduce operational cost. ... [more] 23 Jun, 2011
M&S India to increase local sourcing. - Marks and Spencer Reliance India (M&S India) has said it will increase its sourcing of local merchandise to 70 per cent in the next two years for its Indian operations. ... [more] 22 Jun, 2011
Kids Camp to expand via franchising. - Kids Camp, a Mumbai based chain of one stop shop for kids’ apparel, baby products, shoes and toys is all set to take up the franchise route to expand its presence pan-India. ... [more] 17 Jun, 2011
Global Franchise Architects launches Cream and Fudge in Chennai. - Global Franchise Architects (GFA) - builder, operator and franchiser of specialty food brands - announced the launch of its third brand in Chennai. ... [more] 17 Jun, 2011
Sagar Ratna plans 100 new outlets. - Sagar Ratna Hotels Pvt. Ltd, a Delhi-based company running the Sagar Ratna chain of restaurants in northern India, is all set to increase its footprints pan India. ... [more] 16 May, 2011
Mission Accomplished: CEO Finds Franchise Hope in India. - Fresh off a U.S. Commercial Service–sponsored trip to India, BannaStrow’s CEO Mauricio Acevedo says he wants to open “hundreds” of stores in the emerging market. ... [more] 5 May, 2011
Cafe Coffee Day to open 100 new outlets in 2011-12. - Coffee chain Café Coffee Day is expanding its presence and plans to open another 100 outlets across India by March 2012. ... [more] 21 Apr, 2011
Denny''s plans to open franchise outlets in India by mid-2012. - Leading US restaurant brand Denny''s, part of EGS Group, is looking at opening its outlet in India in mid-2012, a top company executive today said. ... [more] 12 Apr, 2011
Subway hits 200-unit milestone in India, aims for 300 more by '15. - The Subway restaurant chain opened its 200th store in India this week in Ahmedabad. ... [more] 30 Mar, 2011
California Pizza Kitchen Continues Expansion in India. - California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. today announced the opening of its second restaurant in India.. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2011
Adidas to add 125 stores this year; launches new ad campaign. - German sportswear maker Adidas today announced plans to expand its retail reach in India by opening 125 new exclusive stores by the end of this year. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2011
Dunkin' Donuts to open 500 stores in India. - Dunkin' Donuts is heading to India. The iconic donut and coffee chain said Thursday it signed a franchise deal with Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. to enter the Indian market. ... [more] 25 Feb, 2011
McDonald's India franchisee to open 30 stores in 2011. - McDonald's Corp's Indian franchisee plans to set up 30 new restaurants in the southern and western parts of the country this year, as part of the restaurant chain's expansion plans... [more] 21 Feb, 2011
Franchise sector seeks industry status. - Franchise sector in the country has demanded industry status from Government of India. ... [more] 18 Feb, 2011
Domino’s India operator preps for new chain launch. - Jubilant FoodWorks, a major foodservice operator in India, will launch a yet-unnamed international food chain in the country in the next fiscal year. ... [more] 8 Feb, 2011
Maishaa seek franchisees for expansion. - Maishaa, a chain of luxury linen stores based out of New Delhi has announced plans to boost its presence by opening 10 outlets by the end of this year via franchising, confirms a company official. ... [more] 7 Feb, 2011
Quiznos maps India expansion route. - Quiznos has signed a master franchise agreement that will enable the opening of its first location in India. ... [more] 4 Feb, 2011
ActionCoach heads to India. - ActionCoach has announced a new joint venture in India that will expand the franchise into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2011
Berger Paints plans 300 exclusive retail outlets. - Berger Paints today said that it is planning to set up 300 exclusive franchisee in one year. The company would set up such shops in the first phase in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. ... [more] 19 Jan, 2011
Choice Hotels to open 60 hotels in next 2-3 yrs. - Banking on the growing economy and rapid infrastructure development in India, international mid- scale hospitality chain Choice Hotels plans to open more than 60 hotels in the country over the next three years. ... [more] 16 Jan, 2011
Tata Coffee brings Starbucks to India. - Starbucks is finally coming to India. The world's largest premium coffee retail chain today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Tata Coffee for a strategic alliance. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2011
Canon plans 100 franchise stores in 50 cities. - Canon India has clocked Rs 1,257 crore turnover during 2010 as against Rs 840 crore last year. The company is now focusing on opening a chain of 100 Canon franchise stores across 50 top cities and towns... [more] 11 Jan, 2011
KFC, Pizza Hut franchisee co to expand presence in the East. - Devyani International, national franchisees for global brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut and Costa Coffee, is planning to expand its network to tier-II cities in the eastern region of the country. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2011
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