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Franchisors Identify RM4.74 Million Potential Businesses In Vietnam. - Malaysian franchisors have identified potential franchised businesses worth RM4.74 million during a recent mission to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ... [more] 30 Dec, 2009
7-Eleven targets 2,000 stores in three years. - 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd plans to have 2,000 convenient stores nationwide in three years, boosted by its efficient franchise programme. ... [more] 22 Dec, 2009
It pays to follow the franchise manual properly. - When a franchisee understands her franchisor's aspirations and follows the franchise manual properly, the result can be seen in the store sales. ... [more] 7 Dec, 2009
Bumi travel agency launches franchise,seeks participants. - SRI Sutra Travel, the first travel agency wholly- owned by a Bumiputera is looking for interested applicants to run its franchise travel business in 32 locations nationwide. ... [more] 3 Dec, 2009
Malaysia, Indonesia Step Up Cooperation For Women Entrepreneurs. - Malaysia and Indonesia will step up cooperation in women entrepreneurship as contained in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two countries in 2003. ... [more] 30 Nov, 2009
Pelikan to start franchising in South-East Asia. - Pelikan International Corp Bhd, through wholly-owned subsidiary Pelikan Asia Sdn Bhd, plans to embark on a franchising model with its branded retail outlets in South-East Asia from 2011. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2009
Marrybrown to open more outlets in M’sia, overseas. - Malaysia’s largest homegrown fast-food chain, Marrybrown Fried Chicken Sdn Bhd, plans to opens 35 outlets in the country and overseas next year. ... [more] 4 Nov, 2009
Malaysian franchises enjoying good response overseas. - Franchises from Malaysia are enjoying good response overseas with 22 products and services having successfully penetrated the international market. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2009
Investors cry foul over KL cafe chain. - Police are investigating a restaurant franchise chain after 10 investors, including a Singaporean, lodged a report claiming one of its directors had absconded with more than RM9 million. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2009
PCCC hosts Oct 31 talk on franchising. - The Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) has invited a Malaysian franchising guru to give a talk on ‘Franchising Your Business’ aimed at helping local businessmen expand their business. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2009
7-Eleven to be growth driver in Berjaya Retail . - Convenience store chain 7-Eleven (M) Sdn Bhd will be the growth driver for the enlarged Berjaya Retail Bhd (BRetail) group due to its stronger profit growth, according to Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2009
McDonald's Malaysia operator faces arrest: lawyer. - US fast food giant McDonald's operator in Malaysia is facing arrest for failing to appear in court to answer a charge of illegally operating an outlet, a government lawyer said Thursday. ... [more] 8 Oct, 2009
KFCH moving into India. - KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) will open its first two KFC outlets in India – one each in Mumbai and Pune – by year’s end. ... [more] 6 Oct, 2009
Understand the legal aspects, franchisees told. - Pitfalls in the franchise business can be avoided if franchisors and franchisees understand its legal requirements, a local franchise consultant said. ... [more] 28 Sep, 2009
McBattle winner the toast of Kuala Lumpur. - Since restaurant owner P. Suppiah won an eight-year legal battle against fast-food giant McDonald's three weeks ago, which allowed McCurry Restaurant to keep its name, his life has changed. ... [more] 26 Sep, 2009
McCurry making new plans after landmark court win. - Who would imagine that a little Indian curry house in dusty, bustling Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, would rattle the gleaming arches that dominate the frenetic and greasy world of fast food? ... [more] 19 Sep, 2009
Tony Roma’s to open outlets in 4 markets. - Grandpolitan Sdn Bhd yesterday sealed an agreement with Romacorp Inc, the owner of Tony Roma’s, the world’s largest casual dining concept specialising in ribs, to bring the famous American ribs to four... [more] 15 Sep, 2009
Malaysian restaurant McCurry has plans to expand. - The Malaysian restaurant which recently won a landmark lawsuit against fast food giant McDonalds has big plans to expand. Now that its legal problems are over, McCurry restaurant said it can... [more] 12 Sep, 2009
Association unaware of franchisees going bust. - The Malaysian Franchise Association has not received any report or feedback on 30 franchisees which may go bankrupt as was reported in the media recently. ... [more] 11 Sep, 2009
Be more stringent in selection of franchisors, PNS told. - The Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (MCAM) has called on Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS) to be more stringent in its selection of franchisors under its programme... [more] 9 Sep, 2009
Fast food giant loses in McDonald's vs. McCurry tiff. - Fast food giant McDonald's on Tuesday lost an eight-year trademark battle against a Malaysian curry restaurant after the country's highest court allowed the latter to use the prefix 'Mc'. ... [more] 8 Sep, 2009
Franchise business in financial trouble? - The franchise business, once viewed as lucrative, is almost resulting in many franchisees going bankrupt. Thirty franchisees are concerned they would go bust as they are being victimised and used as... [more] 8 Sep, 2009
McDonald's vs McCurry heads for Malaysia court again. - An eight-year legal battle between fast food giant McDonald's and a Malaysian restaurant called McCurry over copyright infringement is set to continue on Monday in the country's highest court. ... [more] 4 Sep, 2009
Extol MSC in talks with 12 potential franchise partners. - Information and communications technology security solutions provider Extol MSC Bhd is in talks with about 12 potential franchise partners in Asia as part of its overseas business expansion. ... [more] 31 Aug, 2009
Smart Reader Kids Open 13 New Franchise Outlets. - Children's intellectual development centre, Smart Reader Kids, has expanded its network with the opening of 13 new franchise outlets in the Klang Valley, Negeri Sembilan and Johor. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2009
Warm response to 7-Eleven franchise plan. - 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a convenience store operator, said aspiring entrepreneurs responded warmly to its franchise plan launched recently. ... [more] 17 Aug, 2009
Franchising a less risky deal. - There is a very fine line between licensing and franchising, and even slightly more control over the way the business is run can make the difference. ... [more] 6 Aug, 2009
'By year-end, 50 franchisors, 1000 franchisees'. Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS) aims to produce 50 franchisors and 1,000 franchisees by year-end, said Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today. .... [more] 31 Jul, 2009
7-Eleven out to rope in more Malaysians. 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd plans to have 2,000 outlets in the next five years, of which 50 per cent will be franchised. .... [more] 31 Jul, 2009
Room for more in franchise business. About 5,000 enterpreneurs are expected to become franchisees by 2012, said Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. .... [more] 23 Jul, 2009
Naza Group adds Tutti Frutti frozen yoghurt to F&B business. The Naza Group has added US-based Tutti Frutti frozen yoghurt to its food and beverage division and expects to open 25 stores by end of 2010 in Malaysia and other territories. .... [more] 23 Jul, 2009
D-day for foreign hypermarts' franchise bids. The decision on whether foreign hypermarkets will be allowed to open convenience stores using the franchise concept will be known at the end of this month. .... [more] 14 Jul, 2009
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to open its third store. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, which began operations in Malaysia last April, will be opening its third store in the Klang Valley by the end of this year. .... [more] 13 Jul, 2009
More KFC restaurants planned for small tiowns. KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH), which opened 15 new restaurants in the first six months, will focus more on small towns, the East Coast and east Malaysia to meet its target of 40 outlets for the year. .... [more] 9 Jul, 2009

Malaysia-Indonesia to strengthen cooperation in developing franchise industry. Malaysia and Indonesia are not only willing to mutually learn to encourage and develop the franchise business potential in each others countries. The two countries have also not discounted the possibility of working together to grab opportunities on the global market. .... [more] 19 Jun, 2009
More liberal services sector a boost for franchise industry. The government's recent move to liberalise 27 services sub-sectors has given the franchise industry a shot in the arm, says Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir. .... [more] 12 Jun, 2009
Franchisee to open more Popeyes outlets. Franchisee Grand Companions Sdn Bhd plans to open more outlets of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, which marked its entry in the country with the opening of the first outlet on Jan 19. .... [more] 4 Jun, 2009
EchoPark plans outlets in S'pore, Thailand. Malaysia's very own hip-hop wear franchiser, EchoPark, plans to open outlets in Singapore and Thailand this year. .... [more] 30 May, 2009
Bright prospect seen for franchise business. Asiawide Franchise Consultants Ptd Ltd is optimistic that the franchise business will flourish during this economic slowdown as people seek secure jobs. .... [more] 14 May, 2009
Start a franchise business. Unemployed graduates and retrenched workers can learn how to start a franchise business to help themselves in the current economic downturn. .... [more] 5 May, 2009
MALAYSIA / INDIA - KFC To Open 12 Outlets In India By 2010. KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd is venturing into India and plans to open 10 new outlets in Mumbai and another two in Pune, involving a total investment of US$6 million, by end-2010. .... [more] 30 Apr, 2009
McDonald's Loses Exclusivity To Prefix 'Mc'. Fast food chain McDonald's today lost its exclusivity to the usage of the prefix 'Mc' when the Court of Appeal here allowed a local Indian food outlet, McCurry Restaurant, to use 'Mc' in its business signage. .... [more] 29 Apr, 2009
Franchise body eyes RM300m from expo. The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) expects about RM300 million in business at the Franchise International Malaysia 2009 exhibition. .... [more] 29 Apr, 2009
Krispy Kreme doughnuts are here, thanks to Berjaya. Berjaya Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Sdn Bhd, the franchisee of the American chain of doughnut stores in Malaysia, will spend up to RM24 million to open 20 outlets in five years. .... [more] 25 Apr, 2009
Kenny Rogers franchise holder looking for strong partners. Roasters Asia Pacific, the international operator of casual dining restaurant chain Kenny Rogers Roasters, plans to expand its footprint in Asia in the next two years through its franchising business model. .... [more] 18 Apr, 2009
KFC Hlgs to spend RM32m on new outlets this year. KFC Holdings Malaysia Bhd (KFCH), operator of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurants in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, will continue to push forward and increase its presence in the market. .... [more] 15 Apr, 2009
Move to create 1,000 franchise businessmen. The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) project to create 1,000 new franchise entrepreneurs comprising 200 youths and single mothers will roll out by the end of the year. .... [more] 8 Apr, 2009
New outlets to boost Domino’s sales. Dommal Food Services Sdn Bhd, the master franchise holder of Domino’s Pizza in Malaysia, sees strong double-digit growth in sales this year with the opening of more stores. The pizza chain will invest RM4mil to RM5mil to open eight to 10 outlets this year. .... [more] 8 Apr, 2009
QSR to invest RM48m on new KFC, Pizza Hut outlets. QSR Brands Bhd will invest RM48 million this year to open more Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Pizza Hut restaurants country-wide, deputy chairman Ahamad Mohamad said yesterday. .... [more] 1 Apr, 2009
Nineteen O One expects 15pc turnover growth. Malaysian hot dog brand franchisor, Nineteen O One Sdn Bhd, is confident of a 15 per cent growth in turnover this year. This is based on its focus in the Middle East market and business expansion at home. .... [more] 21 Mar, 2009
McDonald’s to spend RM85m to expand ops. McDonald’s Malaysia sees at least 15% growth in sales this year on the back of more outlets and higher demand for its delivery service and products like McValue meals. .... [more] 17 Mar, 2009
Tesco to consider franchised stores? British hypermarket operator Tesco may give French rival Carrefour a run for its money in Malaysia as it looks to enter the convenience store business through franchising. .... [more] 10 Mar, 2009
Malaysian franchisers target stronger presence in the Middle East. Leading franchise operators from Malaysia will participate in the Malaysia Services Exhibition - MSE 2009 - held at the Dubai Airport Expo from March 17 to 19. .... [more] 8 Mar, 2009
From sewing buttons to owning 16 shops. Thirty years ago, a friend who ventured into the clothes-making business taught Helen Read to sew buttons. Today, 55-year-old Read is the owner of one of the country's most famous plus size clothing lines, Ms Read, with a yearly business turnover of RM15 million. .... [more] 19 Feb, 2009
London School of English seeks franchise partners. The London School of English, said to be the world's oldest accredited English language school, is looking for franchise partners to enter the Malaysian education market. .... [more] 5 Feb, 2009
Global crunch starts to bite franchise industry. Malaysia's franchise industry is beginning to feel the impact of the global economic downturn as consumer spending falls and the growth of other sectors, including retail, decelerates. .... [more] 2 Feb, 2009
Now's the best time to review franchise system: Group. The franchise sector will not escape the global economic slowdown, but the predominantly small and medium enterprise (SME) players have more flexibility to adapt to the crisis, the Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) says. .... [more] 23 Jan, 2009
Seri Malaysia Hotel Chain to Enforce Franchise Act. Seri Malaysia hotel chain, the biggest middle-range hotel chain in the country, will adopt the Franchise Act 1998 in all its 18 hotels soon. .... [more] 21 Jan, 2009
Forest'Secret Set To Penetrate Overseas Market. Forest'Secret, a wellness and beauty brand that specialises in innovative herbal solutions is set to penetrate overseas markets particularly in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. .... [more] 17 Jan, 2009
Marrybrown’s humble shoplot beginnings to global franchise branding. Nobody would have imagined or thought that a brand that started in Johor Baru in 1981 would become one that all Malaysians can be proud of. .... [more] 17 Jan, 2009
The Body Shop remains upbeat despite downturn. Rampai Niaga Sdn Bhd, the franchise holder of The Body Shop in Peninsular Malaysia, believes it is well positioned to see its sales continuing to grow significantly in 2009, albeit at a slower pace amid the economic slowdown. .... [more] 10 Jan, 2009
PNS To Hold Seminar On Franchising. Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS) is collaborating with the Franchise Academy, United Kingdom, to hold a two-day seminar on franchising for success at Ancasa Resort, Port Dickson, from January 14. .... [more] 6 Jan, 2009
KFCH now subsidiary of QSR. KFC Holdings (M) Bhd is now a subsidiary of QSR Brands Bhd after the latter raised its stake to 50.25% following the acquisition of 3.2 million shares from June 30 last year to Jan 2. .... [more] 5 Jan, 2009
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