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Companies, Sabah Wanita Umno Join Tsunami Donations Drive. The Malaysian Franchise Association Friday collected RM40,000 from 11 of its member companies for the tsunami victims. .... [more] 31 Dec, 2004
Malaysia Can Develop Its Own Franchise Products. Malaysia has the potential to develop its own products and services through the franchise system to increase the number of new entrepreneurs, especially among bumiputeras. .... [more] 27 Dec, 2004
MFA To Forward Memo To Govt To Consider Tax Incentive For Franchise. The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) will forward a memorandum to the government to consider giving tax incentive or tax exemption to local franchisees and franchisor to further develop the industry. .... [more] 21 Dec, 2004
Padini’s franchise biz focus. Padini Holdings Bhd will grow its franchising business in its overseas expansion as the integrated fashion and garment retailer shifts its attention to enhance its operations abroad. .... [more] 13 Dec, 2004
Seng Hup franchise scheme to start in 2005. Seng Hup Holdings Sdn Bhd expects its franchising scheme to take off next year, said head of operations Elaine Chong. .... [more] 2 Dec, 2004
Aussie bakery house looking to expand into Asian countries. Brumby’s Bakeries Holdings Ltd has set its sights on Malaysia and other countries in Asia. .... [more] 1 Dec, 2004
Shalala decides to expand via franchising. SMTC Shalala Sdn Bhd, the operator of Shalala Coffee outlets in the rest areas along the North-South Highway, has decided to expand via franchising and is targeting at least five franchised outlets next year. .... [more] 17 Nov, 2004
Burger King stake for sale. Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) may be divesting all or part of its 49% stake in Cosmo Restaurants Sdn Bhd, which owns the Burger King fast food franchise, to focus on its rice business. .... [more] 12 Nov, 2004
More World of Babies stores soon. Hytex Integrated Bhd is targeting to open 20 to 30 World of Babies stores by the end of next year. .... [more] 1 Nov, 2004
BGroup is first Borders franchisee in the world. Berjaya Group Bhd (BGroup) has become the first franchisee of global book retailer Borders Inc, with multiple Borders stores to open in Malaysia starting from next April. .... [more] 29 Oct, 2004
5 more Domino Pizza outlets. Dommal Food Services Sdn Bhd, the master franchisee of Domino’s Pizza outlets in Malaysia, plans to open five new outlets within the next two to three years. .... [more] 19 Oct, 2004
MFA to organise course on franchising business. Malaysia Franchise Assocation (MFA) is organising a basic course on franchising business on October 8 to 10 and a panel discussion on “Franchise Funding Resources” on October 13, both to be held in Kuala Lumpur. .... [more] 4 Oct, 2004
KFC Sarawak on expansion drive. KFC Sarawak, which now operates 24 restaurants state-wide, will expand to smaller towns and introduce KFC Kiosks, said KFC Holdings (M) Bhd group executive chairman Datuk Izhar Sulaiman. .... [more] 30 Sep, 2004
Graduates Called To Participate In Franchise Programmes. Graduates seeking for employment could go into the franchise business, considering the opportunities and potential success the business offered. .... [more] 20 Sep, 2004
SugarBun’s bonus scheme bears fruit. SugarBun Corp Bhd’s BonusShopping rewards programme now contributes some RM100,000 a month in business to the home-grown fast food chain. .... [more] 18 Sep, 2004
Reliance on recovery track. Diversified tourism group Reliance Pacific Bhd could well be on the way to recovery from several years of losses, judging by its financial performance in the past three quarters, industry observers said. .... [more] 16 Sep, 2004
2nd outlet to double Outback Steakhouse sales. OBS Restaurant Malaysia Sdn Bhd expects to double sales within a month of the opening of its second Outback Steakhouse in Kuala Lumpur last week. .... [more] 8 Sep, 2004

Germany-based Muller’s Sausage Haus branches out to kiosks. If Mike Teng had his way, the Muller’s Sausage Kiosk, currently seen in Jalan Bukit Bintang, will be as common as McDonald’s or KFC. .... [more] 6 Sep, 2004
7-Eleven sees RM21m sales. Convenience Shopping Sdn Bhd, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in the country, hopes to increase its turnover to RM21mil in the financial year ending April 2005 over its RM15mil turnover in 2004. .... [more] 2 Sep, 2004
Jukebox shoes enjoy brisk sales in Kuching. The Jukebox brand of shoes are seeing such brisk sales in Kuching, that its franchisee, BBA Two Thousand Sdn Bhd, plans to open more outlets in Miri, Bintulu and Sibu this year. .... [more] 30 Aug, 2004
M'sian Franchise Industry Set For Robust Growth This Year. Malaysia's franchise industry is expected to see robust growth this year as reflected by its 24 percent expansion to RM10.7 billion in 2002 from RM8.6 billion in 2001, said Datuk Adzmi Abdul Wahab, Chairman of the Malaysian Franchise Association. .... [more] 26 Aug, 2004
Shalala Coffee to open 10 more outlets by year-end. Shalala Coffee, which operates a chain of Malaysian coffee outlets on the PLUS North-South Expressway (NSE) and other strategic locations, is on track to open 10 more outlets by year’s end. .... [more] 25 Aug, 2004
CAB Cakaran starts RM200,000 scheme to rebrand Kyros Kebab. CAB Cakaran chairman Zakaria Hashim said Kyros Kebab outlets would now have a new image, new signage and a new logo with an extended product range to include the Kyros Fried Chicken and Kyros Pizza. .... [more] 16 Aug, 2004
SugarBun identifies 25 outlets for franchising. SugarBun Corp Bhd has identified 25 of its restaurants that would be franchised out to its management staff who are keen to go into business or to interested bumiputras. .... [more] 11 Aug, 2004
Johor to produce 100 franchisees. Johor aims to produce 100 franchisees under the Eighth Malaysia Plan, particularly in the areas of food, services and retail. .... [more] 10 Aug, 2004
Chicken King growing abroad. Local fast food franchise operator Chicken King Fast Food Restaurant Sdn Bhd plans to expand to 10 international markets in the next three years. .... [more] 4 Aug, 2004
Jewellers set to open more outlets. Consumers can expect to see more jewellery outlets mushrooming in the country as jewellers go on aggressive expansion plans to widen their reach to overcome intense competition and take advantage of rising consumer spending. .... [more] 2 Aug, 2004
Pancake House looks to expand into Malaysia. Pancake House Inc plans to expand its restaurant business in five Asian countries where Filipino communities are present. .... [more] 21 Jul, 2004
Starbucks buys into Berjaya Coffee. Berjaya Coffee Co Sdn Bhd, which is currently operating the Starbucks chain of specialty coffee outlets via franchise, will from next month operate as a joint venture named Starbucks Berjaya Coffee Company. .... [more] 14 Jul, 2004
Marrybrown to open 11 new outlets this year. Malaysia’s own fast food franchisor Marrybrown Fried Chicken Sdn Bhd will be opening another 11 new outlets under its franchise programme this year. .... [more] 14 Jul, 2004
Govt to allocate RM600mil under franchise programme. The government has allocated RM600mil for Franchisepreneur Development Programme and Franchise Investment and Financing Scheme by Perbadanan Nasional Bhd. .... [more] 6 Jul, 2004
1901 Hotdog set to enter Kuwait. Hotdog franchisor 1901 is spreading its wings overseas and is all set to penetrate the Kuwaiti market by the end of the year. .... [more] 5 Jul, 2004
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