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Domino's expects 40% revenue growth this year. Pizza delivery experts Domino's expects a 40% rise in revenue this year from RM21 million last year, with the opening of 15 new stores and stronger performance by existing ones. .... [more] 29 Dec, 2005
Telekom plans franchise for Bumi firms. Telekom Malaysia Bhd is preparing the framework for a franchise programme that will focus more on increasing participation of Bumiputera companies in the telecommunications industry. .... [more] 22 Dec, 2005
Two main income sources for Intan. Intan Utilities Bhd, operator of 7-Eleven stores in Malaysia, is aggressively expanding its convenience store business and is looking at the acquisition of a quarter of Berjaya Sports Toto. .... [more] 15 Dec, 2005
PrimaDeli plans more outlets. PrimaDeli Franchise (M) Sdn Bhd plans to open six more outlets in the Klang Valley next year and to maintain 10 per cent sales growth. .... [more] 15 Dec, 2005
ME Bank, PNS to spur home grown franchises. SME Bank has teamed up with Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS) to provide small and medium enterprises (SME) aid, including financing, to help them expand their franchises. .... [more] 12 Dec, 2005
Classic Bonita, Mid-East retailer in boutique venture. Fashion boutique operator Classic Bonita Sdn Bhd is joining hands with FA Al-Hokair & Co to open more than 100 Elianto boutiques in the Middle East. .... [more] 6 Dec, 2005
Berjaya Books to open more Borders stores. Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd is set to open eight to 10 Borders bookstores in Johor Baru, Penang and Ipoh within five years. .... [more] 2 Dec, 2005
Sky’s the limit for Nando’s. Nando's Chickenland Malaysia Sdn Bhd aims to achieve RM33mil in revenue next year by establishing an additional five outlets. .... [more] 28 Nov, 2005
Marrybrown to open outlet in Iran. Malaysia's own fast-food franchisor, Marrybrown Fried Chicken Sdn Bhd, will be opening its first franchised outlet in Tehran, Iran, next month. .... [more] 22 Nov, 2005
KFC, Pizza Hut M’sia win most awards. QSR Brands Bhd’s KFC and Pizza Hut team members, including Malaysia and Singapore, bagged 14 awards at the YUM! Asia Pacific CHAMPS Challenge 2005 held from Nov 14 to 16. .... [more] 18 Nov, 2005
Focus Point plans 10 new stores in Sabah, Sarawak. Focus Point Vision Care Group Sdn Bhd will open 10 new stores in Sabah and Sarawak by the middle of next year. .... [more] 9 Nov, 2005
OSIM expects rapid earnings growth in next few years. Healthcare company OSIM International expects earnings growth to further accelerate in the next few years, driven by organic growth as well as expansion into the United States and Europe. .... [more] 7 Nov, 2005
Kulim gets Yum! Restaurants' nod. Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd has received provisional approval from Yum! Restaurants International, as the proposed controlling shareholder of QSR Brands Bhd for the purposes of franchises granted by Yum! .... [more] 14 Oct, 2005
Lighting retailer sees 20% sales from abroad. Light Style Sdn Bhd, which is making its maiden foray abroad with three retail showrooms in south India by the year-end, expects 20% revenue contribution from overseas markets within the next three years. .... [more] 13 Oct, 2005
E-Manicure seeks partners to set up nail design-printing outlet. Thailand-based E-Manicure Pte Ltd, which is ready to penetrate new markets for its products, is looking for potential partners in Malaysia to set up its nail design-printing machine outlet. .... [more] 11 Oct, 2005
Berjaya to expand Kenny Rogers Roasters chain. Diversified Berjaya Group Bhd plans to spend RM200 million over the next five years to open an additional 40 Kenny Rogers Roasters outlets in Malaysia. .... [more] 6 Oct, 2005

National franchise policy to boost Bumi participation. A national franchise policy to boost Bumiputera entrepreneurs’ involvement in the business is due to be fowarded to the Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Ministry within a month. .... [more] 23 Sep, 2005
Tony Roma’s set to lure local diners. Grandpolitan Sdn Bhd expects to invest between RM8mil and RM12mil to set up four new Tony Roma's restaurants in Malaysia. .... [more] 20 Sep, 2005
Chicken King confident of growth in Sri Lanka. Homegrown western-themed fast-food chain Chicken King (CK) is confident of achieving significant growth for its business in Sri Lanka. .... [more] 16 Sep, 2005
Berjaya Books offers Borders Int'l 50% stake. Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd, the franchise holder for Border stores in Malaysia, has proposed to grant a call option to Borders International Services Inc to acquire up to 50% equity in the Berjaya Group Bhd unit. .... [more] 15 Sep, 2005
Five more Pizza Hut outlets soon. QSR Brands Bhd, the owner of Pizza Hut operations in Malaysia and Singapore, plans to open five new Pizza Hut outlets locally by the year-end. .... [more] 14 Sep, 2005
Amanah Hibah boosts will-writing franchise concept. Islamic will-writing specialist Amanah Hibah Sdn Bhd is on an expansion drive to franchise its services locally and abroad. .... [more] 8 Sep, 2005
Zam Gems expands ops in Malaysia. With three franchise outlets in Kuala Lumpur, Zam Gems, one of Sri Lanka’s biggest gem dealers, has consolidated its operations in Malaysia to cater to the growing demand for its unique creations. .... [more] 8 Sep, 2005
Regional Exhibitions To Promote Franchising And Retail Growth. Malaysian investors keen to explore business opportunities in retail and franchising should check out the Global Franchising & Licensing 2005 (GFL2005) and the Retail Industry Trade Event (RITE2005) exhibitions in Singapore next month. .... [more] 25 Aug, 2005
A'funtee seeks to grow via franchising. Mobile restaurateur A'funtee On Wheels Sdn Bhd is targeting 50 units of its trucks to be on the road selling RM6 million worth of jacket potatoes and beverages by December 2006. .... [more] 16 Aug, 2005
Getting GLCs To Support Growth Of Franchisee Businesses. With their large operations and sales size, the government-linked companies (GLCs) are in a strategic position to develop franchise products and services that can support the growth of franchisee businesses in the country. .... [more] 12 Aug, 2005
Mustapa: Franchising Business Must Go Global. Malaysian businesses must strive harder and exploit fully the potential in franchising business by going global, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Mustapa Mohamed, said Thursday. .... [more] 11 Aug, 2005
PNS targets 400 bumi franchisees. Perbadanan Nasional Bhd wants to focus on increasing the number of bumiputra franchisees to about 400 by the end of next year, but laments that the local franchise industry does not have sufficient franchisers to absorb these franchisees-to-be. .... [more] 11 Aug, 2005
More Than 10,000 Visitors Expected At FIM 2005. Among the issues expected to be highlighted by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during the upcoming Franchise International Meet (FIM) 2005 would be the direction of Bumiputera entrepreneurs in the franchise industry. .... [more] 9 Aug, 2005
Francorp aims for more local franchisors. Franchise development and consulting company Francorp Malaysia Sdn Bhd expects to secure at least 10 franchise clients annually. .... [more] 8 Aug, 2005
KFCH and QSR withdraw show-cause demand on Johari. The controversy surrounding KFCH Holdings (M) Bhd and QSR Brands Bhd's demand that their former group managing director Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani shows cause in relation to the findings of a PricewaterhouseCoopers report has taken another turn. .... [more] 4 Aug, 2005
KFCH likely to touch on saga at briefing today. Issues surrounding the KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) saga are expected to be raised at a press briefing Friday to announce the group's strategic road map. .... [more] 22 Jul, 2005
Franchising a better option for entrepreneurs. Small and medium enterprises, regarded as the backbone of a country’s economy, are flourishing in Malaysia, says entrepreneur Brad Sugars. .... [more] 17 Jul, 2005
Franchises intact, says Nik Ibrahim. The KFC and Pizza Hut franchises held by KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) and QSR Brands Bhd respectively, are "intact and not under any risk”, said KFCH chairman. .... [more] 16 Jul, 2005
SugarBun projects double sales growth with broasted chicken campaign. SugarBun Corp Bhd has projected double sales growth for its “broasted chicken” promotional campaign due to the huge discount being offered since last week. .... [more] 6 Jul, 2005
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