FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
|FIM 2015 set to attract RM370mil investments.
thestar.com.my - The Franchise International Malaysia 2015 (FIM 2015) exhibition and conference, scheduled in June, is expected to attract some RM370mil in investments, affirming Malaysia’s position as the region’s... [more] 6 Feb, 2015
Ramada Expands in Malaysia.
franchising.com - Wyndham Hotel Group has expanded its Ramada brand in Malaysia with the opening of the 357-room Ramada Plaza Dua Sentral Kuala Lumpur, the brand's second location in the country. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2015
ShoesShoesShoes to strengthen foothold.
nst.com.my - MALAYSIA - SHOESSHOESSHOES, a locally-designed fashion brand for women footwear, plans to strengthen its brand presence by spreading its wings in Asia in the next two to three years. ... [more] 28 Dec, 2014
Labuan Cooperatives Urged To Venture Into Franchising.
bernama.com.my - Franchise business opportunities or franchising can be an attractive entrepreneurial platform for entrepreneurs to start their ventures in the country. ... [more] 3 Dec, 2014
MyFranchise to open store in Jakarta.
yahoo.com - Malaysia International Franchise Sdn Bhd (MyFranchise), which operates the Gloria Jean’s Coffee chain in Malaysia and Brunei, is venturing into Indonesia next year. ... [more] 2 Dec, 2014
Brahim's invests RM95mil in Burger King franchise.
thestar.com.my - Brahim’s Holdings Bhd (Brahim’s) has invested RM95mil in the Malaysian and Singaporean franchise of global quick service restaurant Burger King. ... [more] 27 Nov, 2014
Tony Roma's Continues Growth In Malaysia with Opening of Eighth Restaurant.
franchising.com - Tony Roma's announced today that it opened its newest Malaysian location in Johor Bahru. ... [more] 26 Nov, 2014
Naza to open 30 Paris Baguette outlets.
yahoo.com - Naza Corp Holdings Sdn Bhd, one of the country’s largest privately-owned companies, is riding on the recent wave of “café culture” in Malaysia to expand its food and beverage (F&B) sector. ... [more] 13 Nov, 2014
CIMB Private Equity Invests In 7-Eleven Franchise In Indonesia.
bernama.com.my - CIMB Private Equity has acquired a minority stake in PT Modern Internasional Tbk (MDRN), the listed retail operator and owner of the 7-Eleven convenience store franchise in Indonesia. ... [more] 20 Oct 2014
SugarBun poised for rapid network expansion.
dailyexpress.com.my - The SugarBun restaurant chain is poised for rapid growth in the State following the appointment of Sibu-based Centuryin Group as its franchise area developer for Sabah. ... [more] 29 Sep 2014
Venture into franchise business, youths urged.
thestar.com.my - Youths should venture into business by joining franchise chains, said Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek. ... [more] 9 Sep 2014
Malaysian brand Marrybrown to expand food outlets in India.
yahoo.com - 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
Sugarbun awards Sabah master franchise to Centuryin Group.
newsabahtimes.com.my - Sugarbun, a quick service restaurant, has awarded the master franchise for the whole of Sabah to the Centuryin Group, based in Sibu, Sarawak. ... [more] 22 Aug 2014
KFC sales brisk despite boycott.
yahoo.com - Sales continues to remain brisk at all KFCoutlets, nationwide, despite the boycott against companies that are alleged to have links with Israel. ... [more] 11 Aug 2014
Philippines' Jollibee Foods plans to enter Indonesia, Malaysia.
asianewsnet.net - Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC), the Philippines' leading restaurant chain, plans to enter Malaysia and Indonesia in the next two years and grow its Southeast Asian footprint through franchising. ... [more] 6 Aug 2014
Rapidly growing gym chain hits Malaysian shores.
thestar.com.my - The fitness bug has been unleashed over the last few years getting more people to take a health-turn for the better. ... [more] 20 Jun, 2014
Franchise Industry To Contribute RM25.6 Billion To 2015 National Economy.
bernama.com.my - The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) expects the franchise industry to contribute RM25.6 billion to the country's economy in 2015. ... [more] 29 May, 2014
MyFranchise eyes 20% revenue increase from new drinks at GJC.
bernama.com - MyFranchise Sdn Bhd, the business arm of Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS), has targeted an increase of 20 per cent in revenue by year-end from its new drinks menu at Gloria Jean's Coffees (GJC). ... [more] 9 May, 2014
RadioShack Sets Asian Expansion Plans
twice.com - RadioShack plans to open at least 15 new stores in Asia over the next year. The CE chain said it will continue to work with its Malaysian franchisee Berjaya RadioShack on the rollout. ... [more] 9 Apr, 2014
TCBY Yogurt, Mrs. Fields Cookies expand international footprints.
qsrweb.com - Famous Brands International has announced a master franchise agreement that will bring 28 TCBY stores to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam within the next 10 years. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2014
Franchisee rides Korean wave to woo coffee lovers.
thestar.com.my - If there is one thing coffee culture and Korean wave have in common, it is that they both enjoy a huge following in Malaysia. The popularity of both trends is set to intensify with... [more] 17 Mar, 2014
South Korean fried chicken franchise hits local shores.
thestar.com.my - When KyoChon, the South Korean fried chicken franchise opened in the 1Utama mall in Petaling Jaya, pandemonium reigned on its first day. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2014
An Ice Cream Franchise That Promises Good Returns.
bernama.com - A former naval lieutenant is now building his ice cream business empire under the 'Best Ice Cream' brand opening up lucrative opportunities for the young Bumiputeras keen in business. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2014
7-Eleven makes another attempt to list on Bursa Malaysia.
asiaone.com - After getting canned in November, will the initial public offering (IPO) of Berjaya Corp Bhd's 7-Eleven franchise be third time lucky? ... [more] 18 Jan, 2014
The Butter Factory ends KL franchise agreement because of 'numerous breaches'.
straitstimes.com - Homegrown nightlife brand The Butter Factory is taking back the name and branding rights from its franchisee in Kuala Lumpur. ... [more] 2 Jan, 2014
Ministry To Introduce Franchisor Rating Methodology.
bernama.com.my - The government will introduce a rating methodology for franchisors in its quest to strengthen the franchise industry's infrastructure and support system for the development of local franchise... [more] 19 Dec, 2013
Malaysia's Franchises Well Accepted Globally, Says Hasan Malek.
bernama.com.my - Malaysian franchises are well accepted and can be easily implemented overseas without difficulties due to its structured franchising system, says Datuk Hasan Malek. ... [more] 17 Dec, 2013
Franchise business for RM50,000.
thestar.com.my - A micro-franchising scheme to help women entrepreneurs in rural areas and small towns is set to be rolled out next year. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2013
BBQ Chicken to expand via franchising.
btimes.com.my - Genesis Supplies Sdn Bhd, the operator of the Korean BBQ Chicken restaurant chain in the country, aims to open 100 outlets nationwide by 2015. ... [more] 2 Dec, 2013
KFC To Open Eight Outlets Before December.
bernama.com - Johor Corp-controlled QSR Brands (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd, which is the franchisee for KFC, plans to open eight more outlets in choice locations before December. ... [more] 14 Nov, 2013
Franchise Industry, A Platform To Reduce Economic Gap Between Races, Says Tun Mahathir.
bernama.com.my - The franchise industry could be used as a platform to reduce the economic gap between races, as well as, contribute towards national integration, says former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. ... [more] 11 Nov, 2013
Micro franchise sector seeks bigger allocation.
btimes.com.my - The country's micro franchise sector is seeking a new fund allocation in the 2014 Budget as the previous RM8 million fund has been fully utilised. ... [more] 8 Oct, 2013
MFA To Introduce New Category In Malaysia Franchise Awards.
bernama.com.my - The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) will introduce a new category -- Franchise Micro Award, in its 16th Malaysia Franchise Awards. ... [more] 7 Oct, 2013
Malaysia’s support of franchising lauded.
thestar.com.my - The availability of the Franchise Micro-Financing Scheme from Perbadanan Nasional Bhd is a positive move taken by the Malaysian Government in its bid to stimulate the economy. ... [more] 26 Sep, 2013
Secret Recipe To Operate Three Large US Restaurants In M'sia Next Year.
malaysiandigest.com - Food & beverage group Secret Recipe Cakes & Cafe has signed a partnership agreement with American restaurant group Darden Restaurants, Inc to bring three of its largest brands to... [more] 25 Sep, 2013
FIM2013 Records RM368 Million In Franchise Transactions.
bernama.com - This year's Franchise International Malaysia (FIM 2013) recorded RM368 million in franchise transactions, up three per cent, from RM356 million chalked up last year. ... [more] 23 Sep, 2013
Malaysian franchises capable of entering international markets.
theborneopost.com - Local franchise brands have a big potential in exploring the international market in view of the fact that there are now 49 of them in 51 countries and having established almost 1,500 branches. ... [more] 23 Sep, 2013
McDonald to open 16 new outlets this year.
btimes.com.my - McDonald’s Malaysia will open 16 new outlets this year to expand its business chain. ... [more] 21 Sep, 2013
Franchise industry set to achieve RM25b to GDP in 2013.
themalaymailonline.com - The franchise industry is on track to achieve RM25 billion in terms of targeted contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) this year. ... [more] 18 Sep, 2013
Kebab franchise plans to open 200 more outlets in next five years.
thestar.com.my - KEBABS are perhaps one of the simplest meals one could ever prepare. However, the most well-known food from the Middle East has evolved over time and now comes in many variations to suit taste buds. ... [more] 12 Sep, 2013
Pernama Offers Franchise Opportunities To Military Retirees.
bernama.com.my - Perwira Niaga Malaysia (Pernama) offers business opportunities to entreprenerus from among the military retirees to undertake fast-food franchise business. ... [more] 4 Sep, 2013
The Coffee Club to expand into Malaysia.
startupsmart.com.au - Australian café chain The Coffee Club is set to ramp up its international expansion plans after signing a licencing agreement for 10 new cafes to open in Malaysia. ... [more] 16 Aug, 2013
SugarBun to focus on expansion in West M’sia.
theborneopost.com - Homegrown fast food restaurant, SugarBun, is looking to step up its effort in expanding its market in Peninsular Malaysia. ... [more] 22 Jul, 2013
Eyes on Sarawak’s franchises.
theborneopost.com - According to Franchise Development Division in the Ministry of Domestic Trade Coorperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the franchise industry is expected... [more] 21 Jul, 2013
Local dessert company works towards franchising.
thestar.com.my - Losing RM6mil in an earlier business venture did not stop Datuk Lawrence Low, 28, from becoming the group adviser of a local dessert shop Sweet Day. ... [more] 20 Jul, 2013
Gloria Jean to open more outlets.
freemalaysiatoday.com - Gloria Jean’s Coffees is on track to open 50 outlets by 2016, said chairman of Malaysia International Franchise Sdn Bhd (MyFranchise) Ahmad Shalimin Ahmad Shaffie today. ... [more] 17 Jun, 2013
Malaysia Earned A Staggering RM23.6 Billion From Franchise Business Last Year, Says Minister.
bernama.com.my - Malaysia earned a whopping RM23.6 billion revenue from franchise business last year, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Hasan Malek said Thursday. ... [more] 13 Jun, 2013
Malaysian Tycoon Tan Looks to Sell Stake in 7-Eleven.
wsj.com - Malaysian tycoon Vincent Tan is looking to sell as much as 49% of his 7-Eleven convenience-store franchise in a deal that could value the company at as much as US$800 million... [more] 28 May, 2013
Oldtown celebrates launch of 200th outlet.
mmail.com.my - Local coffee firm Oldtown Bhd, owner-operators of the Oldtown White Coffee cafe chain, has expanded its presence in Malaysia to a total number of 200 stores. ... [more] 22 Apr, 2013
QSR to open 95 more KFC, Pizza Hut outlets in M'sia and abroad.
thestar.com.my - Johor Corp-controlled QSR Brands (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd plans to open 20 KFC and five Pizza Hut restaurants in Singapore, India, Cambodia and Brunei this year. ... [more] 12 Apr, 2013
Franchising helps expand Bumiputera business, says Hajiji.
theborneopost.com - State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor said franchising represents a platform that is suitable for business expansion, thus creating a Bumiputera trade and industrial... [more] 6 Apr, 2013
Franchisor presents Tony Roma’s Malaysia with Brand Innovation Award.
thestar.com.my - Tony Roma’s Malaysia has added another feather to its cap by clinching Tony Roma’s Global Brand Innovation Award, recently. ... [more] 4 Apr, 2013
Franchise business targeted to grow 10%-15% this year.
thestar.com.my - Malaysia, which wants more local franchise companies to venture overseas, is targeting an increase of between 10% and 15% in the business for this year. ... [more] 13 Mar, 2013
Ismail Sabri Receives 'Architect Of Modern Franchising' Award.
bernama.com - Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob received the 'Architect of Modern Franchising' award for his lifetime achievement and contribution towards Asean... [more] 8 Mar, 2013
QSR, KFC privatisation to conclude on Monday.
btimes.com.my - The RM5.2 billion privatisation of KFC Holdings (M) Bhd and its parent QSR Brands Bhd will be completed on Monday, subsequently paving the way for the delisting of both firms. ... [more] 18 Jan, 2013
Entrepreneurs Urged To Take On Ayamazz Franchise Business.
bernama.com - Jati Bestari Sdn Bhd (Jati Bestari), which has been appointed by Ayamazz Sdn Bhd to help expand the latter's Ayamazz Frank Buns franchise business, is urging local entrepreneurs to... [more] 14 Jan, 2013
Children Islamic Centre plans to open 35 more branches by 2015.
btimes.com.my - Proquaz Sdn Bhd, or better known as the Children Islamic Centre (CIC), is sowing the seeds for more branches to cater for the need of young children. ... [more] 24 Dec, 2012
Making franchising a success.
thestar.com.my - The franchise industry is worth billions in excess of RM20bil a year and is growing. One of the factors behind this is recognition by the Government of the value franchising brings and the incentives and initiatives... [more] 15 Dec, 2012
Franchise industry expected to contribute RM22.5 billion.
theborneopost.com - The franchise industry is expected to contribute RM22.5 billion to the Gross Domestic Product this year and grow at five per cent annually from next year. ... [more] 3 Dec, 2012
46 Franchisors expand business overseas.
mmail.com.my - Government programmes and initiatives in developing franchise has allowed 46 local franchisors to expand the franchise brand to over 50 countries worldwide. ... [more] 4 Nov, 2012
Gov't Mulls Supporting Local Master Franchisees To Expand To Asean.
bernama.com - The government is considering giving the necessary support to local master franchisees to enable them to franchise products from foreign companies in Asean countries. ... [more] 23 Oct, 2012
Avon celebrates 36 years in Malaysia with big plans.
thestar.com.my - It is a common misconception that life as a top seller in a direct selling company is totally blissful. ... [more] 10 Oct, 2012
KFCH expects 10% sales growth with new burger.
thestar.com.my - KFC Malaysia launched its new Double Down burger on Tuesday, which it expects to lift sales by about 10% during the promotion period. ... [more] 2 Oct, 2012
RadioShack makes a comeback in Malaysia.
thestar.com.my - RadioShack made its first appearance in Malaysia back in the 1990s with an outlet in Bangsar. However, it did not do well back then. Today RadioShack is looking at a different strategy to expand... [more] 17 Sep, 2012
Burger King to expand in Singapore and Malaysia.
qsrweb.com - Burger King Worldwide has announced the sale of 41 company-owned Burger King restaurants in Singapore to Rancak Selera Sdn Bhd, the current BK franchisee in Malaysia. ... [more] 14 Sep, 2012
SugarBun set for faster expansion.
thestar.com.my - Borneo Oil Bhd-owned fast food chain SugarBun, which has opened 19 new franchise restaurants since last year, is poised for faster expansion in Malaysia with the award of area franchise licences for... [more] 21 Aug, 2012
McDonald's eyes more franchises.
btimes.com.my - McDonald's Malaysia, the second largest food franchisor in the country, is banking on its franchisees to more than double its business over the next eight years. ... [more] 8 Aug, 2012
Adamas Weddings opens planning franchise outlet.
thestar.com.my - Wedding planning consultancy and owner of wedding planning school Adamas Weddings Sdn Bhd opened its first franchise concept outlet on Monday. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2012
SugarBun franchise a local success story.
theborneopost.com - Well-known Malaysia-made franchising business, SB Franchise Management Sdn Bhd, better known as SugarBun, is the first Malaysian homegrown fast food restaurant to expand internationally. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2012
Government Allocates RM8 Million For Small Franchise Loans Scheme.
bernama.com - The government has allocated RM8 million under the Small Franchise Loans Scheme to provide micro-financing facility to assist the lower income group to venture into micro franchise business... [more] 29 Jun, 2012
Bill tabled to make it compulsory for franchisors to register business.
thestar.com.my - An amendment to the Franchise Act 1998 was tabled to make it a requirement for franchisors to register their businesses before they can operate. ... [more] 26 Jun, 2012
Naza Tutti Frutti eyes Africa and Middle East.
btimes.com.my - Naza Tutti Frutti (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the master franchise holder of Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt from the US, is optimistic that its premium yoghurt will capture consumers' taste in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. ... [more] 18 Jun, 2012
MFA eyes RM370mil business at franchise expo.
thestar.com.my - The Franchise International Malaysia (FIM 2012) exhibition is expected to generate RM370mil business transactions this year, said chairman of Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) Abdul Malik Abdullah. ... [more] 13 Jun, 2012
Community Franchise Programme Attracts 732 Participants.
bernama.com.my - The Community Franchise Programme, launched in October last year, has attracted 732 potential franchisees in various fields of business with total investment estimated to be worth about RM80.168 million. ... [more] 9 Jun, 2012
Malaysian franchises quietly thriving in Indonesia.
thejakartapost.com - Without much ado, a host of Malaysian enterprises, particularly some in the food and beverage sector, have successfully expanded into Indonesia. ... [more] 8 Jun, 2012
Sayang Dialysis Franchise Helps Entrepreneurs And Patients.
bernama.com - Since franchising is one of the ways to fast track business development, Malaysia has introduced the National Franchise Development Master Plan (PIPFN) to help local businesses develop through... [more] 1 Jun, 2012
MSE Beijing Clinches RM21.74 Million Worth Of Franchise Partnerships.
bernama.com - Malaysia Services Exhibition's (MSE) exhibition for franchises from May 11-13, 2012 in Beijing clinched franchise partnerships worth RM21.74 million. ... [more] 1 Jun, 2012
Franchise to go big in Iskandar.
nst.com.my - Three parties signed an agreement recently to promote franchise businesses in Iskandar Malaysia through the 1Malaysia Franchise Station (1MFS). ... [more] 30 May, 2012
SCR Corp to go regional with franchise.
thestar.com.my - SCR Corp Sdn Bhd, one of Sarawak's fastest growing and biggest food chains, is to expand regionally through franchising. ... [more] 28 May, 2012
KFCH set to open up to 17 new outlets this year.
btimes.com.my - KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) will open between 15 and 17 new outlets this year to add to its current 542 outlets nationwide. ... [more] 26 May, 2012
Sabah entrepreneurs urged to produce local products for franchising.
theborneopost.com - Entrepreneurs in Sabah have been urged to come up with their own food-based products which can be franchised throughout the country via the Community Franchise Programme. ... [more] 19 May, 2012
RM8 mil allocation for franchise business.
newsabahtimes.com.my - The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs has allocated RM8 million for people who are interested in starting a franchise business through a small loan scheme. ... [more] 18 May, 2012
Franchise industry seen contributing RM23b to GDP.
btimes.com.my - The franchise industry is projected to contribute 2.6 per cent, or some RM22.5 billion, to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) this year. ... [more] 9 May, 2012
KUB has no plans to sell off A&W.
thesundaily.my - Dommal Food Services Sdn Bhd, the master franchisee of Domino's Pizza in Malaysia, plans to expand to Sabah and Sarawak by the end of next year. ... [more] 2 May, 2012
Centre offers massage franchise.
nst.com.my - Tim Bodycare Training Centre, a massage training school here, has taken the lead in offering unique franchise opportunities to students who have completed a massage course approved by the Ministry of... [more] 2 May, 2012
KUB has no plans to sell off A&W.
thestar.com.my - KUB Malaysia Bhd has no plans to sell off its fast-food restaurant franchise business, A&W Malaysia, an industry source said. ... [more] 26 Apr, 2012
Ismail: Look at potential of micro franchising.
theborneopost.com - Local entrepreneurs, particularly, in the food business has been urged to look at the potential of micro franchising as it can assist in business expansion giving larger profit margin. ... [more] 15 Apr, 2012
Govt initiatives to pull more SMEs into franchise.
thestar.com.my - The recent initiatives put in motion by the Government is expected to propel the local franchise business to a higher level and set the stage for the entry of more small and medium enterprises into the business. ... [more] 11 Apr, 2012
Berjaya Retail gets Radioshack franchise.
btimes.com.my - Berjaya Retail Bhd has signed a franchise agreement with US-based RadioShack Corp, paving the way for the company to become the master franchisee of RadioShack for the ASEAN countries. ... [more] 22 Mar, 2012
Adopt Franchise Business Model, Would-be Entrepreneurs Told.
bernama.com - The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) has encouraged would-be entrepreneurs to go into business under the franchise business model. ... [more] 17 Mar, 2012
Franchise expo set to clinch RM370m trade deals.
btimes.com.my - The Franchise International Malaysia 2012 (FIM 2012), organised by Malaysia Franchise Association (MFA), is expected to clinch some RM370 million worth of trade deals. ... [more] 16 Mar, 2012
M’sian franchise mission to Guangzhou nets potential investments of RM124.95 million.
theborneopost.com - The Franchise Malaysia Mission to Guangzhou, China, has yielded an investment potential of RM124.95 million. ... [more] 29 Feb, 2012
Developing Franchises In Malaysia.
bernama.com - Franchise businesses in Malaysia are still new among entrepreneurs, although the industry has been promoted and supported by the government since the early 1990s. ... [more] 22 Feb, 2012
Perak to produce more young franchisees entrepreneurs.
theborneopost.com - The Perak government plans to produce more young franchise entrepreneurs through joint efforts by... [more] 13 Feb, 2012
Umno Youth Targets 500 New Franchise Entreprenuers This Year.
bernama.com - About 500 new franchise entreprenuers are expected to be produced this year through the Umno Youth Economic and Entreprenuers Development Bureau's 1Malaysia Franchise Tour Programme... [more] 27 Jan, 2012
Ismail Sabri Launches National Franchise Development Master Plan.
bernama.com - Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today launched the National Franchise Development Master Plan. ... [more] 10 Jan, 2012
Franchise company bags double awards.
thestar.com.my - Ridpest Sdn Bhd won the SME ICT Adoption award while its associate company, Ridpest Franchise Sdn Bhd, bagged the Rising Star award at the SME Recognition Award 2011 on Dec 8. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2012
Youths Urged To Participate In Franchise Programme.
bernama.com - The youths in Negeri Sembilan are urged to take the opportunity to venture into franchise businesses through the 1Malaysia Franchise Exploration programme which will be held here on Sunday. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2012
Another KFC tussle?
thestar.com.my - There may again be another tussle for control of the KFC fast food business in Malaysia. This time, the Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia is challenging a joint bid by... [more] 30 Dec, 2011
Government Sanctions RM8 Million For Franchise Business.
bernama.com - The Government has allocated RM8 million to be disbursed as loans to entrepreneurs keen to venture into franchise business. ... [more] 18 Dec, 2011
Domino's Pizza To Open 100 Outlets By End 2012.
bernama.com - Domino's Pizza Malaysia and Singapore targets to open 100 outlets in Peninsular Malaysia by end of next year, its Chief Operating Officer Ba U Shan-Ting said Tuesday. ... [more] 13 Dec, 2011
Malaysia to have new franchise blueprint.
theborneopost.com - Malaysia will launch its National Franchise Blueprint on Dec 6 to ensure the rapid growth of the industry and acts as a benchmark for the franchise industry. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2011
Franchise association sees 25pc-30pc growth next year.
btimes.com.my - The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) expects to see between 25 per cent and 30 per cent growth in the franchise industry next year onwards, helped by the tax rebate incentive for franchise fee... [more] 14 Oct, 2011
Go into franchise business, youths told.
thestar.com.my - Malaysian youths should venture into the franchise business to increase their income, Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Razali Ibrahim said. ... [more] 10 Oct, 2011
Berjaya Books Now Owns Borders Malaysia Brand.
bernama.com - Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd, the operator of Borders Malaysia, now owns the Borders trademark in perpetuity within Malaysia following the successful acquisition of the brand. ... [more] 5 Oct, 2011
Franchisees awarded for best bug solution.
thestar.com.my - Franchisor Ridpest Sdn Bhd presented two awards — Best Franchisee Award of 2010 and 5 Million Ringgit Milestone Award — to two franchisees recently. ... [more] 24 Sep, 2011
Number of local franchises overseas to grow 10 per cent annually.
theborneopost.com - The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) expects the number of local franchise companies establishing their business overseas to grow 10 per cent annually. ... [more] 21 Sep, 2011
Daily Fresh goes mobile to widen reach.
btimes.com.my - Daily Fresh, a franchisor of casual kiosks selling snack food, desserts and beverages, is looking at mobile concepts to further its customer reach. ... [more] 22 Aug, 2011
Franchise expo beats target with RM352m sales.
btimes.com.my - The Franchise International Malaysia 2011 (FIM 2011), organised by Malaysia Franchise Association (MFA), pulled in RM352 million sales during the three-day show recently. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2011
Swimart franchisor celebrates 30th anniversary.
franchise.net.au - Waterco, the franchisor of pool care franchise, Swimart, is today kicking off its 30th anniversary celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... [more] 26 Jul, 2011
Malaysian Franchise Association Aims For RM345 Million Franchise Agreements.
bernama.com - The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) aims to record about RM345 million in franchise agreements at the Franchise International Malaysia exhibition. ... [more] 21 Jul, 2011
Govt keen to draw firms into franchising.
thestar.com.my - Slowly but surely, the Government is taking proactive steps to encourage more entrepreneurs to embrace franchising. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2011
SugarBun to open 15 new outlets.
thestar.com.my - Borneo Oil Bhd-owned fast food chain SugarBun has confirmed opening 15 new franchised restaurants including one each in the United States, Australia and Brunei within the next six months. ... [more] 2 Jul, 2011
Franchise industry can serve as catalyst for NEM success.
theborneopost.com - The franchise industry can serve as a catalyst to ensure the success of the New Economic Model (NEM) following its ability to create wealth. ... [more] 26 Jun, 2011
Eye on China franchise mart.
thestar.com.my - 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
KUB To Invest RM9 Million To Open Nine New A&W Outlets.
bernama.com - KUB Malaysia Bhd will invest RM9 million under an expansion exercise to open nine new A&W outlets by year-end. ... [more] 23 Jun, 2011
Green Lane Facilities Proposed For Malaysian, Indonesian Franchisors.
bernama.com - Green lane facilities have been proposed to overcome delays which impede smooth expansion of Malaysian and Indonesian franchise businesses. ... [more] 20 Jun, 2011
Berjaya Food IPO oversubscribed.
thestar.com.my - Berjaya Food Bhd initial public offer (IPO) of seven million shares at 51 sen each to the public was oversubscribed by 14.48 times. ... [more] 1 Mar, 2011
Franchise blueprint to be unveiled in July.
btimes.com.my - Malaysia's franchise industry blueprint is expected to be launched during Franchise International Malaysia 2011 (FIM 2011) this July. ... [more] 23 Feb, 2011
Berjaya Food eyes bigger bite.
btimes.com.my - Berjaya Food Bhd (BFood), which runs the Kenny Rogers Roasters (KRR) restaurant chain in Malaysia, may buy other food businesses under the Berjaya Group to expand. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2011
Bankrupt Borders USA has no effect on Malaysia.
themalaysianinsider.com - Bookstore chain Borders Malaysia said today that the bankruptcy protection filed by its franchisor in the US does not impact its business here in Malaysia. ... [more] 17 Feb, 2011
Company aims 15 stores with bedding showroom franchise.
mmail.com.my - Mattressworld Industries (M) Sdn Bhd (MWI) plans to open 15 concept bedding showrooms this year in a move that is expected to boost the company’s annual revenue by 15 per cent. ... [more] 19 Jan, 2011
Q-dees widens presence in Southeast Asia.
btimes.com.my - The Q-dees brand may be familiar to many, but most people are unaware that the 16-year-old pre-school education specialist is a home-made brand. ... [more] 17 Jan, 2011
KFCH to invest RM40mil in expansion this year.
thestar.com.my - KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) will invest RM40mil this year to expand its KFC restaurants operation and sausage processing plant to augment growth. ... [more] 17 Jan, 2011
Domino's plans 150 outlets in Asia Pacific.
btimes.com.my - Domino's Pizza is looking at opening 150 outlets throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including 15 in Malaysia by year-end. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2011
QSR to open 20 new Pizza Hut outlets.
btimes.com.my - QSR Brands Bhd plans to open 20 new Pizza Hut outlets nationwide this year, said its senior general manager, Ling Mee Jiuan. ... [more] 5 Jan, 2011
KFC buys Mumbai restaurant operator.
thestar.com.my - KFC Holdings (M) Bhd, which holds the franchise to operate KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants, has acquired Kernel Foods Pte Ltd, a Mumbai-based restaurant operator for RM83,565. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2010
Tony Roma's to open in China in 2011.
btimes.com.my - 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
29 local franchise companies go abroad.
newsabahtimes.com.my - The Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakod said that there are now 29 local franchise companies that managed to develop abroad. ... [more] 29 Nov, 2010
Skincare range franchise opens in KL.
thestar.com.my - ReJeune Sdn Bhd marked another milestone in its operations in Malaysia with the opening of its master franchise in Kuala Lumpur. ... [more] 26 Nov, 2010
Nasi Ayam Gemas to expand franchise.
btimes.com.my - Restoran Nasi Ayam Gemas Sdn Bhd (NAG) wants to expand its chicken rice restaurant chain nationwide by having more franchisees by next year. ... [more] 20 Oct, 2010
Flagship store a milestone for Body Shop.
btimes.com.my - The Body Shop is set to mark its 26-year presence in Malaysia with a RM1.3 million flagship store in the capital's hip Fahrenheit88 mall. ... [more] 12 Oct, 2010
Budget 2011 incentives targeted at SMEs.
thestar.com.my - The Budget 2011 should incorporate realistic measures and incentives that are specifically targeted at the different sectors and businesses of small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs)... [more] 6 Oct, 2010
INS plans 50 more Easy Mall Franchise shops.
thestar.com.my - INS Bioscience Bhd, which is aggressively expanding its Easy Mall Franchise shops in Malaysia, plans to add 40 to 50 shops by next year to the current 15. ... [more] 1 Oct, 2010
Recession a turning point for Focus Point.
btimes.com.my - Some businesses fall like a deck of cards during recession. But for newly-listed Focus Point Holdings Bhd, the recession was a turning point. ... [more] 18 Sep, 2010
Plan to boost Bumi role in franchising on track.
btimes.com.my - The government's plan to create 50 Bumiputera franchisors and 1,000 Bumiputera franchisees under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP, 2006-2010) is well on track... [more] 17 Sep, 2010
KFC Holdings Expects Profit Contribution From Overseas Operations To Increase.
bernama.com - KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd, which announced its second quarter results today, expects its overseas operations to contribute 10 to 12 per cent to its net profit in the next three years. ... [more] 24 Aug, 2010
DNP to expand outlets, existing brands.
btimes.com.my - DNP Holdings Bhd, which has 56 retail outlets carrying high-street labels like Dorothy Perkins and Top Man, plans to add another 20 to 30 similar outlets over the next three years. ... [more] 19 Aug, 2010
48 Franchises Developed Under 9Th Malaysia Plan.
bernama.com - A total of 48 franchises were developed under the Ninth Malaysia Plan, of which 43 were Bumiputeras, said the Malaysia Franchise Association (MFA). ... [more] 10 Aug, 2010
Franchise players given clearer sense of direction.
btimes.com.my - Players in the franchise industry had been grappling in the dark for direction since the Cabinet line-up announced in April last year. ... [more] 9 Aug, 2010
Eastern Biotech to expand via franchise.
btimes.com.my - Eastern Biotech Resources Sdn Bhd plans to expand its "House of Healin" outlets locally and overseas via the franchise business system. ... [more] 7 Aug, 2010
KFC to add at least 20 new outlets next year.
thestar.com.my - KFC Holdings (M) Bhd plans to add at least 20 new outlets next year with a total investment of about RM45mil. ... [more] 3 Aug, 2010
New franchise businesses set to hit 100 this year.
btimes.com.my - Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry is targeting 100 new franchise businesses this year, up four times than last year. ... [more] 2 Aug, 2010
Franchising popular with Sarawak fast-food chains.
thestar.com.my - Franchising is fast becoming a business model for some of Sarawak’s home-grown food chains to expand their business. SugarBun, an established fast food restaurant chain, currently has... [more] 2 Aug, 2010
Malaysian Franchise Market Sheltered From Recession, Says MFA.
bernama.com - Malaysia's franchise market is relatively sheltered from the global recession as the industry maintains 15 per cent annual growth when much of the global economy is stagnated, an industry player said. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2010
Franchise industry to honour its best on Aug 1.
btimes.com.my - The Malaysian Franchise Association will recognise the best in the industry at the 13th Malaysia Franchise Awards 2010 on August 1 in Kuala Lumpur. ... [more] 29 Jul, 2010
More franchise forays planned.
btimes.com.my - More home-grown franchise businesses are expected to venture abroad in the next five years with the government's support. ... [more] 19 Jul, 2010
Franchise event to rake in RM370m.
btimes.com.my - This year's Franchise International Malaysia (FIM2010), featuring a conference, workshops and an exhibition, is expected to pull in RM370 million in sales, compared with RM340 million last year. ... [more] 19 Jul, 2010
Focus Point eyes 40pc franchise revenue by 2011.
btimes.com.my - Soon-to-be listed Focus Point Holdings Bhd, the country's largest professional eye-care chain, is eyeing an increase in franchise revenue to 40 per cent by 2011 from 30 per cent now. ... [more] 17 Jul, 2010
Dunkin’ Donuts to have 50 more outlets nationwide.
thestar.com.my - Golden Donuts Sdn Bhd, the master franchisee of Dunkin’ Donuts in Malaysia, plans to open 50 outlets nationwide within the next five years. ... [more] 2 Jul, 2010
Berjaya Retail to open 150 7-11 convenience stores.
theborneopost.com - Berjaya Retail Bhd (Berjaya Retail), enroute for listing on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in mid-August, plans to invest RM37.5 million to open 150 new 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide. ... [more] 1 Jul, 2010
Franchise business to be developed further.
thestar.com.my - The Government will continue to identify local businesses that have the potential to go global as part of its move to develop the franchise industry. ... [more] 15 Jun, 2010
Nando's expands in S'pore & M'sia before moving to rest of SE Asia.
channelnewsasia.com - International grilled chicken restaurant chain Nando's is boosting its businesses in Singapore and Malaysia. ... [more] 12 May, 2010
QSR spends RM2mil promoting new pizza.
thestar.com.my - QSR Brand Bhd, the franchisee for Pizza Hut in Malaysia and Singapore, will spend more than RM2 million on advertising and promoting its new Fish King Pizza. ... [more] 5 May, 2010
Asiasons to buy M'sia and S'pore TGIF franchise holder.
theedgemalaysia.com - Singapore-listed Asiasons Group has ventured into the Malaysian casual dining industry with its acquisition of Chaswood Resources Sdn Bhd, which is the franchise holder of TGI Friday's. ... [more] 30 Apr, 2010
TGIF franchisee to expand.
btimes.com.my - ChasWood Resources Sdn Bhd, one of the largest multi-concept operators in Malaysia's restaurant business, expects revenue to hit RM110 million this year as it expands internationally and opens more outlets. ... [more] 19 Apr, 2010
McDonald's big appetite.
btimes.com.my - McDonald's is expected to sell some 82 million burgers this year at its 208 outlets. The number can only grow as the fast-food chain grows its outlets by a third in the next five years to 300 and grabs over half of the... [more] 12 Apr, 2010
Marrybrown Aims 100 Per Cent Increase In Income And Profit.
bernama.com - Marrybrown Fried Chicken Sdn Bhd aims to increase its profit and income by 100 per cent this year from fast food sale at its 250 restaurant franchise chains in the country and abroad. ... [more] 11 Apr, 2010
Blueprint to make Malaysia franchise hub.
btimes.com.my - The Franchise Blueprint, which will be launched in June this year, will make Malaysia a regional franchise hub by 2020. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2010
14 franchise businesses to close down.
btimes.com.my - A total of 14 franchise businesses is in the process of winding up their business, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2010
On franchise upgrades, updates.
btimes.com.my - It has been almost a year since the Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development (MECD) was dissolved when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced the Cabinet line-up in April 2009. ... [more] 22 Mar, 2010
AmBank to assist 7-Eleven franchisees.
thestar.com.my - 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the owner and operator of 7-Eleven convenience store chain, has teamed up with AmBank (M) Bhd to provide financial assistance to potential 7-Eleven franchisees. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2010
7-Eleven to sign up 200 franchisees.
btimes.com.my - 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd, operator of the 7-Eleven stores in the country, expects to sign up a total of 200 franchisees by year-end, chairman Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun said today. ... [more] 18 Mar, 2010
Malaysian franchise systems aim to raise the stakes in the Gulf.
zawya.com - Malaysian franchise systems, fast expanding their footprint into major consumer markets worldwide, are sensing further opportunities in the rising brand consciousness among the multinational Gulf communities. ... [more] 28 Feb, 2010
KFC Holdings To Spread Wings To India.
bernama.com.my - 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
A chance to understand the world of franchising.
thestar.com.my - A seminar cum exhibition titled “Franchise Entrepreneurship During Economic Recovery” will be held on Friday to provide insights on franchising. ... [more] 23 Feb, 2010
Chaswood seeks franchisees to expand Teh Tarik Place.
btimes.com.my - The owner, Chaswood Resources Sdn Bhd, which runs a stable of restaurants like TGI Friday's, Italiannies, and The Apartment, are now looking for people to franchise the Teh Tarik Place. ... [more] 17 Feb, 2010
Another director charged over franchise investment.
thestar.com.my - Another Island Red Cafe Franchise Sdn Bhd director has been charged in the Ampang Sessions Court with three counts of abetment and cheating investors of a total of RM16mil. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2010
KFCH To Invest RM3 Mil To Open Rasamas Outlets This Year.
bernama.com - Rasamas franchisee, KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd (KFCH), will open five new restaurants this year, managing director, Jamaluddin Md Ali said. ... [more] 8 Feb, 2010
QSR expanding in Cambodia.
thestar.com.my - QSR Brands Bhd will open five new Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlets and its first Pizza Hut restaurant in Cambodia this year. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2010
Body Shop owner uses outlets as platform to address issues.
thestar.com.my - With its endless ongoing campaigns to create more awareness on subjects such as child sex trafficking, AIDS and environmental awareness, The Body Shop is in a firm position to make a difference. ... [more] 2 Jan, 2010
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