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Baoz to take a bite of regional markets. BAOZ, Malaysia's famous "pau" (steam bun) specialist, plans to spread its wings to several regional markets over the next two years. .... [more] 19 Dec, 2006
PNS Opens Its First Fast Food Restaurant In Japan. Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS), through its subsidiary company, PNS Francais Sdn Bhd (PNSF), has opened its first halal fast food restaurant in Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. .... [more] 14 Dec, 2006
7 more Borders outlets in Malaysia. Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd, the franchise holder for Borders bookstores in Malaysia, is set to open seven more outlets in Malaysia over the next five to six years. .... [more] 13 Dec, 2006
Mango Plans To 10 New Outlets At Airports Next Year. Mango Punto Fa S.L., the Spanish company behind the Mango fashion distribution chain, plans to open 10 new outlets at airports worldwide next year. .... [more] 30 Nov, 2006
Delifrance plans two more hotel bistro. Delifrance (M) Sdn Bhd which opened its first hotel bistro, Bistro Delifrance, at Paradise Sandy Bay Resort in Tanjung Bunga last week, is looking at setting up two new outlets in Penang next year. .... [more] 15 Nov, 2006
Bolton's unit sells "The Body Shop" franchise for RM80m. Bolton Bhd is disposing of “The Body Shop” franchise in Peninsular Malaysia for RM80 million cash. .... [more] 14 Nov, 2006
Secret Recipe expects 2007 revenue to hit RM100m. Secret Recipe Cakes & Cafe Sdn Bhd expects revenue for 2007 to hit RM100 million, fuelled by aggressive expansion in China and the inflow of franchise fees from New Zealand and the Phillipines. .... [more] 6 Nov, 2006
Eden eyes investors for bakery, cafe businesses. Eden Enterprises (M) Bhd is looking for investors and franchisees to expand its bakery and cafe businesses. .... [more] 27 Oct, 2006
Red Quali Cafe to roll out franchise plan. Local family restaurant chain Red Quali Cafe said it plans to capture a 5 per cent share in the country's fast food market by 2008. .... [more] 26 Oct, 2006
Sugar Bun targets RM300m Petronas job. Sugar Bun Corp Bhd, the country's biggest homegrown fast-food franchise, is targeting a RM300 million oil and gas contract from Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas). .... [more] 23 Oct, 2006
KUB seeks bidders for A&W franchise. KUB Malaysia Bhd is proposing to dispose of its wholly-owned subsidiary Restoran Kualiti Sdn Bhd, which owns and operates the A&W fast-food restaurant franchise in Malaysia and Thailand. .... [more] 18 Oct, 2006
Loans to help Bumis venture into franchising. The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative Ministry, via Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara), is giving out loans of up to RM250,000 per business to attract Bumiputera participation in the franchising industry. .... [more] 10 Oct, 2006
Gap expands franchise deal in Malaysia and Singapore. Gap inc. is deepening its commitment to Southeast Asia. The $16 billion San Francisco retailer has expanded its franchise agreement with F J Benjamin to open Gap and Banana Republic stores in Indonesia. .... [more] 2 Oct, 2006
Couple grow 1901 into franchise chain. Besides the 60 outlets in Malaysia, 1901 has five outlets in Singapore and plans to expand the number of outlets in Malaysia to 100 by end-2007. .... [more] 30 Sep, 2006
Fast-food outlets allowed to open earlier. Fast-food outlets in the state can apply to open for business from noon instead of 3pm during Ramadan, however, operators have to observe the fasting regulations of not selling food to Muslims. .... [more] 29 Sep, 2006
1901 Hot Dog plans Mid-East expansion. Nineteen O One Sdn Bhd is set to spread its wings to several Middle East and Asean countries by next year through a joint venture with PNS Francais Sdn Bhd. .... [more] 21 Sep, 2006
7-Eleven operator to go private. Holding company Vista Meranti Sdn Bhd has proposed to take private Intan Utilities Bhd, the manager of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain. .... [more] 13 Sep, 2006

Smart Wash looking at Indonesian, Singapore marts. SMART Wash Sdn Bhd wants to make self-service laundry or coin-operated laundry a big hit in Malaysia, copying the popularity and success of the estimated US$5 billion-a-year (RM18.3 billion) business in the US. .... [more] 5 Sep, 2006
Manhattan Fish Market poised for greater growth. Revenue Valley Sdn Bhd, which owns home-grown restaurants Manhattan Fish Market and Hainan Kopitiam, plans to strengthen its regional presence and bring in international franchises to Malaysia. .... [more] 21 Aug, 2006
KFCH to focus on value enhancement. Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd's entry into KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd (KFCH) will stabilise the fast food operator's efforts towards value enhancement and further growth .... [more] 9 Aug, 2006
Izzi plans 15 outlets. Izzi Lifestyle Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd, the local arm of Indonesia-based casual dining restaurant chain operator Izzi, plans to invest RM60mil in the next two to three years to open 15 outlets nationwide. .... [more] 8 Aug, 2006
Franchise expo sees RM34m deals done in two days. The Franchise International Malaysia 2006 (FIM 2006) has raked in RM34 million worth of business deals over the last two days. .... [more] 7 Aug, 2006
Fifty bumi franchisors under 9MP. The government has targeted to develop at least 50 bumiputra franchisors under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. .... [more] 5 Aug, 2006
Malaysian franchise players making impact in overseas marts. Malaysian franchise businesses are fast gaining recognition at the international level, especially around South-East Asian and West Asian markets. .... [more] 5 Aug, 2006
Franchise expo set to woo foreign investors to Malaysia. The Franchise International Malaysia 2006 (FIM 2006), an annual exhibition organised by Malaysia Franchise Association, is expected to act as a platform to attract foreign investments into Malaysia. .... [more] 2 Aug, 2006
Malaysia to have its first Gap store in early October. Singapore-based FJ Benjamin Holdings Ltd will open four franchised Gap brand stores in Malaysia between October and December this year, in time for the holiday shopping season. .... [more] 1 Aug, 2006
KUB Malaysia confident of improvement. Loss-making KUB Malaysia Bhd expects to show further improvement in its second quarter results as its turnaround plan gains momentum. .... [more] 14 Jul, 2006
Debenhams and Berjaya end franchise pact. UK's leading multi-category retailer Debenhams and Berjaya Group's BTS Department Store Sdn Bhd have mutually agreed to terminate their franchise agreement as the business has proven to be not viable. .... [more] 13 Jul, 2006
Tomei to leverage on franchising for faster expansion. Jewellery maker Tomei Consolidated Bhd plans to leverage on franchising and joint ventures to speed up the company’s expansion into both the local and overseas markets. .... [more] 13 Jul, 2006
Govt Targets Creation Of 50 Franchisors & 1,000 Franchisees Under 9MP. The government has targeted to create 50 franchisors and 1,000 franchisees under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP), it was announced Thursday. .... [more] 6 Jul, 2006
QSR, KFCH to meet Yum! in 2 weeks to discuss terms. QSR Brands Bhd and its associate company KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd (KFCH) will meet US-based Yum! Restaurants International in two weeks to discuss the terms and conditions pertaining to KFC and Pizza Hut franchises. .... [more] 7 Jul, 2006
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