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Reliance wins big in franchise awards. Reliance Travel Franchise was named Franchise of The Year and Homegrown Franchise of The Year at the 11th Franchise Award held in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. .... [more] 22 Dec, 2008
Carl's Jr aims to go nationwide. ASPAC F&B Pte Ltd, the operator of Carl's Jr. restaurant, aims to become a nationwide player within the next eight years, chief executive officer Mason Tan said. .... [more] 9 Dec, 2008
KFC to invest RM25mil in 36 new outlets. KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) plans to invest RM25mil next year to open at least 36 new KFC outlets in South-East Asia, of which 30 will be in Malaysia. .... [more] 3 Dec, 2008
Franchise Industry Running Strong Despite Economic Slowdown. The country's franchise industry will continue to expand even if there is a slowdown in world economy, said the chairman of Malaysia Franchise Association (MFA) Datuk Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir. .... [more] 20 Nov, 2008
Franchise Award Can Spur Innovations Among Franchisees, Says Mukhriz. The Franchise Award contest, hosted by the Malaysian Franchise Association on Nov 26, can spur innovations among franchisees to develop a competitive, resilient and viable system. .... [more] 14 Nov, 2008
KFC confident slowdown won't affect sales. KFC Holdings Malaysia Bhd expects newly-launched "KFC Hot Rods" to contribute about 10 per cent to total sales during its two-month promotion period starting yesterday. .... [more] 4 Nov, 2008
Pizza Hut to open 5 outlets by year-end. QSR Brands Bhd, the franchisee of Pizza Hut, plans to open five outlets by year-end, adding to the 181 outlets that it is now operating nationwide. .... [more] 4 Nov, 2008
Domino’s plans 12 more outlets. Dommal Food Services Sdn Bhd, the maker of Domino’s Pizza, plans to invest RM6mil to set up 12 new outlets in the country, said chief operating officer Ba U Shan- Ting. .... [more] 23 Oct, 2008
Cosmo to double Burger King outlets. Cosmo Restaurants Sdn Bhd, the franchisee of Burger King restaurant in Malaysia, plans to double the fast-food restaurant outlets in the next five years, said Cosmo Restaurant’s chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Yusof. .... [more] 19 Oct, 2008
Demand still strong for 1901 franchise. Many local small and medium enterprises are struggling to grapple with high oil and raw material prices in the current uncertain world economic situation. However, fast food retailer and franchiser Nineteen O One Sdn Bhd is optimistic of its business prospects. .... [more] 15 Sep, 2008
PNS To Train 30 Franchise Dispute Mediators Next Year. Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS) is preparing to train 30 mediators starting next year to mediate franchise disputes, said its head of franchise training, development and promotion department, Salahuddin Sulaiman. .... [more] 11 Sep, 2008
Tony Roma’s operator unfazed by slowdown. Romacorp Inc, unfazed by a slowing economy, will not cut back on expansion as it aims to build its American restaurant chain, Tony Roma’s. .... [more] 3 Sep, 2008
A taste of success. A new breed of young Malaysian entrepreneurs are cooking up their own success stories with an inherent passion for food and savvy business acumen. .... [more] 31 Aug, 2008
D-Lima to franchise convenience stores. Home-grown Bumiputera convenience store chain D-Lima has jumped on the franchise bandwagon to chart faster growth and share its proven system with potential franchisees. .... [more] 23 Aug, 2008
Franchise Industry In Malaysia Is Exciting. The franchise industry in Malaysia is exciting as it is still in its infancy, according to Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation (APFC) chairman, John O'Brien. .... [more] 13 Aug, 2008
Krispy Kreme Expands to Malaysia. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. announced today that it has entered into a franchise agreement with Berjaya Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Sdn Bhd in Malaysia for the development of approximately 20 Krispy Kreme retail shops over the next five years. .... [more] 8 Aug, 2008
Franchise Blueprint To Be Ready Early Next Year, Says Najib. The franchise blueprint, which is in the midst of planning, is expected to be ready by early next year, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Friday. .... [more] 1 Aug, 2008
MyFranchise To Open Nine Jommakan Outlets By End 2009. Malaysia International Franchise Sdn Bhd (myfranchise), the investment arm of Perbadanan Nasional Bhd plans to open nine JomMakan restaurants in major cities around the world by end of next year. .... [more] 1 Aug, 2008
Malaysian cuisine goes global via MyKitchen. Malaysia International Franchise Sdn Bhd (myfranchise) is using its Malaysia Kitchen programme (MyKitchen) as a vehicle to promote local cuisine to the international market. .... [more] 31 Jul, 2008
England Optical To Open Up 10 Outlets In Vietnam. England Optical Group, the largest optical chain store in Malaysia, plans to expand its footprint in Vietnam by establishing up to 10 outlets in the near future there. .... [more] 28 Jul, 2008
FranExcel chosen as International Media Partner for FIM 2008. The Franchise Marketplace, the international franchise resource publication published by FranExcel, has been chosen as the International Media Partner for the Franchise International Malaysia 2008 Exhibition and Conference. .... [more] 16 Jul, 2008
PNS Told To Be Master Franchisor To Foreign Companies. Agencies under the Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Ministry such as Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNS) should become master franchisors to foreign companies, said its minister Datuk Noh Omar. .... [more] 13 Jul, 2008
Malaysian Group Embarks On Franchise Trade Mission To Manila. A 20-member delegation from Malaysia is embarking on a franchise trade mission to Manila from today. The move was made in conjunction with the 16th Philippine International Franchise Conference and Expo (PIFCE) at SM-X Convention Centre. .... [more] 12 Jul, 2008
HELP engaged in virtually recession-proof industry. HELP International Corp Bhd is in the right industry, which is not much affected when the economy slows down or goes into a recession. .... [more] 7 Jul, 2008

KFC to spend RM6m on Rasamas restaurants. Rasamas franchisee, KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd, will open 12 new restaurants this year at a cost of RM6 million according to its managing director, Jamaluddin Md Ali. .... [more] 27 Jun, 2008
One-Day Seminar On Franchise Operations. Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS) and the Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development (MeCD), will be jointly conducting a one-day seminar at the Berjaya Times Square here this Saturday on "Strengthening Franchise Operations". .... [more] 25 Jun, 2008
Big Apple sets sights on Asia-Pacific. Homegrown doughnut franchise Big Apple Donuts & Coffee is on an aggressive expansion drive to become a household name in the Asia-Pacific. .... [more] 25 Jun, 2008
Berjaya Pizza To Invest RM800,000 - RM1 Million For First Papa John's Restaurant. Berjaya Pizza Company Sdn Bhd plans to invest between RM800,000 and RM1 million for its first Papa John's restaurant in Malaysia. It is expected to be launched by year end. .... [more] 20 Jun, 2008
Over 10,000 Visitors Expected at Franchise Exhibition. The 15th Franchise International Malaysia (FIM) 2008 exhibition, which is scheduled to be held here from August 1 to 3, is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors. .... [more] 17 Jun, 2008
Nineteen O One aims to go abroad. Home-grown Nineteen O One Sdn Bhd, the franchisor of the 1901 hot dogs, expects to increase the number of its outlets in the country to 100 this year from 80 now. .... [more] 31 May, 2008
Big Apple expands base. Homegrown doughnut maker Big Apple is rolling its way to Thailand, Brunei, China and the Middle East. Franchisor Big Apple Inter Asia Sdn Bhd director Mike Chan said its Bangkok outlet would open by October while the Middle East outlet was expected to begin operations by year-end. .... [more] 28 May, 2008
PNS To Hold 'Meet Franchisor Day' Briefing On Tuesday. Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS) will organise a 'Meet Franchisor Day' briefing next Tuesday as part of its ongoing efforts to boost the local franchise industry. .... [more] 21 May, 2008
Green way to clean your expensive clothes. Homegrown laundrette franchisor Smart Wash Sdn Bhd is hopeful of good take-up from franchisees as it offers a new, solvent-free system to clean dinner suits, evening dresses and winter clothing. .... [more] 6 May, 2008
QSR to retain listing of KFCH. Fast-food chain operator QSR Brands Bhd wants to retain the listing status of KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) despite its increased stake in KFCH, which now stands at about 47%. .... [more] 1 May, 2008
Fishing for more foreign deals. Revenue Valley Sdn Bhd, a restaurant operator, wants to expand its business by franchising its home-grown brands to the Middle East, Indonesia, the US and the Philippines. .... [more] 1 May, 2008
Franchise Industry Benefits From SME Bank’s Services. Franchise industry in Malaysia has benefited from financing and advisory services provided by the SME Bank, a seminar was told. .... [more] 28 Apr, 2008
McDonald’s to open more outlets this year. McDonald's will be opening 10 to 15 new outlets in the country this year, according to McDonald's Malaysia chief financial officer Chan Chee Chin. .... [more] 22 Apr, 2008
Daily Fresh has big appetite for expansion. The franchiser plans to open 50 casual kiosks and cafés selling snack food, dessert and beverages this year, mainly in the northern region, east coast, and Sabah and Sarawak. .... [more] 10 Apr, 2008
KFC Malaysia now has more than 480 outlets in four countries. The story of KFC Malaysia makes for an interesting read, tracing how it grew from its modest beginnings three decades ago to emerge as the leading Western fast service restaurant operator in the region today. .... [more] 7 Apr, 2008
Wendy's is in Malaysia, thanks to Berjaya. Berjaya Corp Bhd has won the rights to open Wendy's outlets in Malaysia and it will invest some RM10 million to open 10 stores this year. .... [more] 7 Apr, 2008
Plans for eight new Domino’s Pizza outlets. Dommal Food Services Sdn Bhd, the master franchise holder for Domino’s Pizza in Malaysia and Singapore, plans to open eight new outlets locally this year. .... [more] 3 Apr, 2008
Banana franchise scheme a boon for youth. One thousand hectares may sound pretty big but to Synergy Farm Sdn Bhd, it is the minimum the company needs to plant Cavendish bananas for export next year at the earliest. To achieve this desired land bank, the company is offering a franchise to anyone interested in growing bananas. .... [more] 27 Mar, 2008
Beauty chain Clara expands into India. Clara International, one of the country's biggest beauty chains, is expanding its time-tested franchise programme worldwide with its entry into India's beauty industry. .... [more] 26 Mar, 2008
Nineteen O One lines up new brand. The possibility of the franchisor of the 1901 hot dogs introducing a new trademark or different brand to the market this year is high, says its executive director. .... [more] 24 Mar, 2008
Master plan in the works. Hamisah Hamid speaks to Malaysian Franchise Association chairman Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir on the challenges the local franchise industry faces and its future. .... [more] 12 Mar, 2008
Overcoming challenges to tap industry's potential. The local franchise industry, although still in its infancy, is set to grow significantly in the near future as it is embraced by more local entrepreneurs. The concept makes it easier for someone to start a business while existing businesses can expand faster. What lies ahead for local franchisors and franchisees? .... [more] 5 Mar, 2008
Optical chain opens 100th outlet. Optica retail chain Focus Point opened its 100th outlet with a blast at the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur shopping mall recently. .... [more] 23 Feb, 2008
Starbucks opens 100th outlet. Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Co Sdn Bhd, the Starbucks franchisee in Malaysia, aims to open five to six more outlets by June, said executive director Datuk Francis Lee. .... [more] 20 Feb, 2008
A beautiful, profitable concept. Before franchising, Avon Malaysia only had 15,000 dealers, but after franchising was introduced in 1994, the number grew to 380,000 today, says its regional head. .... [more] 13 Feb, 2008
QSR sees double-digit sales growth this year. Pizza Hut operator QSR Brands Bhd expects double-digit growth in sales for its financial year ending Dec 31, 2008, backed by new products and more branches opening nationwide. .... [more] 7 Feb, 2008
Commercial banks keeping their distance. Malaysia's commercial banks are not giving enough support to the local franchise industry, industry executives say. .... [more] 6 Feb, 2008
Franchise Opportunities Await Malaysian Firms At Taiwan Show. To help local retailers and franchisors in finding new opportunities, the Malaysian Retailer-Chains Association (MRCA) is organising a group visit the Ninth Taipei International Chain and Franchise Exhibition from Feb 21 to 26 in Taiwan. .... [more] 29 Jan, 2008
Secret Recipe plans more foreign outlets. Secret Recipe Cakes and Cafe Sdn Bhd plans to establish Secret Recipe outlets in Vietnam, India and the Middle East this year. .... [more] 24 Jan, 2008
Nando’s Chickenland to set up six new outlets this year. Nando’s Chickenland (M) Sdn Bhd plans to set up six new Nando’s Peri-peri Chicken restaurants this year. .... [more] 23 Jan, 2008
Malaysia to open 50 more Burger King outlets in 5 years. Cosmo Restaurants Sdn Bhd, a franchisee of fast food Burger King restaurants in Malaysia, will spend 27 million ringgit (8 million U.S. dollars) to open 50 outlets throughout Malaysia in the next five years, local media reported on Monday. .... [more] 21 Jan, 2008
Abundant opportunities for Mideast franchises. Malaysia’s large consumer base offers abundant opportunities for Middle East franchises in the country, Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) chairman Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir says. .... [more] 16 Jan, 2008
MS. READ To Expand Overseas Via Franchising. Homegrown fashion label for plus-sized women, MS. READ (M) Sdn Bhd, plans to expand overseas via franchising. .... [more] 8 Jan, 2008
Ministry Forms Special Unit To Help Franchisors. The Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development will set up a premises development unit to help franchisors obtain strategic locations in the country's shopping complexes for their business. .... [more] 7 Jan, 2008
Course to Teach Aspiring Franchisees the Basics. The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA), together with the Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Ministry and Perbadanan Nasional Bhd, is organising a Basic Franchising course this month. .... [more] 2 Jan, 2008
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