FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
: : Jul-Dec 2004
| 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.
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.
21 Dec, 2004
Padinis 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.
Brumbys 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. ....
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 Dominos Pizza outlets in Malaysia,
plans to open five new outlets within the next two to three years.
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.
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.
20 Sep, 2004
SugarBuns bonus scheme bears fruit. SugarBun Corp
Bhds 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 Mullers Sausage Haus branches out to kiosks.
If Mike Teng had his way, the Mullers Sausage Kiosk, currently
seen in Jalan Bukit Bintang, will be as common as McDonalds
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 years 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.
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.
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. Malaysias
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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