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Halal convenience store to open in Wangsa Maju. A halal convenience store is slated to open in Wangsa Maju within the next two months, as a test-bed for an export franchise halal-mart. .... [more] 27 Jun, 2006
Graduates Told To Join Franchise Business. The Government wants graduates to consider franchise business as a career and help to reduce unemployment. .... [more] 26 Jun, 2006
Subway strategy for sandwich restaurant chain. Subway, a sandwich restaurant chain from the US, plans to increase its presence in Malaysia by having 12 franchised outlets by the end of this year. .... [more] 19 Jun, 2006
Successful franchise players urged to share experiences. Malaysia Franchise Association is urging both successful franchisors and franchisees to come forward and share their success stories to further promote the lucrative franchising industry. .... [more] 3 Jun, 2006
KL to host franchise expo in August. The Franchise International Malaysia 2006 (FIM 2006), an annual exhibition organised by Malaysia Franchise Association, is expected to pull in 120 exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors this year. .... [more] 30 May, 2006
Franchising can help Malaysia become halal hub. Franchising can help Malaysia become a regional halal hub as the business can grow faster with minimal risk, Francorp Malaysia Sdn Bhd president and chief executive officer Affandy Abdul Raof Faiz said. .... [more] 30 May, 2006
Chicken King, Shokudo prepare for London listing. Asia Focus Franchise Holdings Sdn Bhd, which owns two homegrown halal franchisors, Chicken King and Shokudo, is preparing to carry out an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. .... [more] 11 May, 2006
Era-Life to expand Baoz outlets via franchising. Era-Life F&B Sdn Bhd, the operator of Baoz aims to grow the brand into a well-known fast-food concept within five years. .... [more] 17 Apr, 2006
Malaysia can become regional franchise hub. The government is supporting various campaigns to promote franchising among local businesses in its move to make Malaysia the regional franchise hub. .... [more] 14 Apr, 2006
Good Turnout Expected For Franchise International M'sia 2006. Franchise International Malaysia 2006 (FIM 2006) is expecting 10,000-12,000 visitors and 120 exhibitors during its four days of conference and exhibition this August 3-6. .... [more] 13 Apr, 2006
9MP To Include Allocation For Franchise Business. The Ninth Malaysian Plan (9MP) to be unveiled this week is expected to include an allocation to promote the franchise business in Malaysia. .... [more] 28 Mar, 2006
Bakerzin to open 7 more outlets. French teahouse operator Bakerzin plans to open seven more branches over the next five years at a combined investment cost of some RM7 million. .... [more] 27 Mar, 2006
Burger King eyes 20% rise in sales. Cosmo Restaurants Sdn Bhd, the franchisee of Burger King in Malaysia, expects a 20% rise in overall sales to RM48 million in the 2006 fiscal year. .... [more] 14 Mar, 2006
BAOZ to franchise ‘pau’ locally, abroad. “Pau” specialist Era-Life Sdn Bhd, which aims to “revolutionise” the culture of bun consumption in Asia, plans to set up a chain of franchised BAOZ outlets locally and abroad by next month. .... [more] 6 Mar, 2006
O'Briens plans more outlets. Irish cafe chain, O'Briens Irish Sandwich Bar, plans to expand outside Klang Valley with one outlet to be opened in Penang by the end of the year. .... [more] 28 Feb, 2006
Fella venturing overseas again. After scaling back its overseas presence in the last five years, furniture company Fella Holdings Sdn Bhd will be venturing overseas again. But this time, it will be on a franchise basis. .... [more] 27 Feb, 2006
QSR to open 16 KFC and 16 Pizza Hut restaurants in 2006. QSR Brands Bhd is investing RM23.2 million in 2006 to open 16 new KFC restaurants and 16 new Pizza Hut outlets, which is part of the strategic roadmap put in place by the management team last year. .... [more] 27 Feb, 2006

Inti to woo more foreign students. Private college operator Inti Universal Holdings Bhd wants to attract up to 30 per cent foreign students in two years through its overseas franchising programme. .... [more] 8 Feb, 2006
Poh Kong to open five new outlets a year. Poh Kong Holdings Bhd, the largest jewellery retail chain in Malaysia with 67 outlets currently, plans to expand its reach by opening five new outlets a year. .... [more] 3 Feb, 2006
PNS developing franchise blueprint. Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS), which is looking to acquire homegrown franchisers, is developing a blueprint that is expected to help spur the franchising businesses in the country. .... [more] 2 Feb, 2006
More Italiannies, TGIF outlets planned. Chaswood Resources Sdn Bhd, the licensed franchisee of T.G.I. Friday’s (TGIF) and Italiannies Pasta Pizza & Vino in Malaysia, plans to double the number of its restaurants by end-2008. .... [more] 1 Feb, 2006
Franchise deal to fill the Gap in Singapore. US clothing retailer Gap has announced its first franchise agreement as it seeks new international growth in Asia. .... [more] 20 Jan, 2006
Poh Kong may venture into China. Malaysia's largest jeweller, Poh Kong Holdings Bhd, says it will likely venture into China this year in search of earnings growth because competition in Malaysia is getting too intense. .... [more] 20 Jan, 2006
QSR opening 20 new Pizza Hut outlets. Twenty new Pizza Hut restaurants are expected to be opened in the country this year, said QSR Brands Bhd group chief operating officer and group executive director C.W. Toh. .... [more] 17 Jan, 2006
Plan for six Renaldo’s outlets in Johor. Enak Bagus (M) Sdn Bhd plans to open six Renaldo’s Apple Strudel & Pastries franchised outlets here within the next three years. .... [more] 11 Jan, 2006
Tony Roma’s plans two outlets this year. Malaysians will soon get to enjoy Tony Roma's flame-grilled ribs with the launch of the American restaurant chain here. .... [more] 9 Jan, 2006
KFC set to reel in more sales. KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) expects its newly-launched fish sandwich to be a big seller and account for at least 8% of total sales for the year ending Dec 31, 2006. .... [more] 5 Jan, 2006
Poh Kong Confident Of Its Lead Place In Jewellery Business. Poh Kong Holdings Bhd is confident of maintaining its position as the premier and largest jewellery retail chain in the country as it looks forward to local expansion, franchising rights as well as overseas ventures in the near future. .... [more] 3 Jan, 2006
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