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MALAYSIA FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE

 
: : Jan-Jun 2005

KFCH roadmap proposed. Newly-appointed director of KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) Tan Sri Nik Ibrahim Kamil will discuss with board members and the management team to put forward a roadmap that will lead the group to improved profitability. .... [more] 30 Jun, 2005
KFC seeks private placement of shares. KFC Holdings (M) Bhd is planning a private placement of up to 10% of its issued and paid-up capital, representing 19.8 million new shares, to raise gross proceeds of RM62mil. .... [more] 16 Jun, 2005
Franchise Town For Bumi Entrepreneurs. Perbadanan Nasional Berhad is building the first franchise town in Malaysia to encourage bumiputera entreprenuers to take up franchising. .... [more] 28 May, 2005
KFC confirms default clause with removal of exec chairman, MD. KFC Holdings (Malaysia) Bhd has confirmed the existence of a clause in its KFC franchise agreement stipulating that the removal of its group executive chairman or the group managing director may trigger a default of the agreement. .... [more] 26 May, 2005
Service franchise could be the ideal one. Relatively low investments and operating costs are what make service franchises affordable and give a faster return on investment. .... [more] 21 May, 2005
Concern over KFCH boardroom tussle. A MAJOR shareholder of KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) has expressed concern over the latest boardroom battle involving former executive chairman Datuk Izhar Sulaiman and five new directors. .... [more] 21 May, 2005
Chicken Rice Shop in regional franchising plan. The Chicken Rice Shop expects to start franchising its business regionally within the next two years. .... [more] 6 May, 2005
TT Resources mulls franchising lifestyle restaurants. TT Resources Bhd is mulling over franchising its lifestyle restaurants as a means to expand overseas, says its general manager CC Ng. .... [more] 5 May, 2005
KLG Fried Chicken confident of clinching 7pc market share. IPOH-based KLG Fried Chicken Holdings Sdn Bhd, a newcomer in the Malaysian fast-food business, is confident of clinching at least 7 per cent local market share by year-end. .... [more] 3 May, 2005
England Optical to boost regional presence. Homegrown England Optical Group (M) Sdn Bhd plans to strengthen its regional presence by penetrating Indonesia, India and Vietnam next, after having established outlets in China, Cambodia and Singapore. .... [more] 26 Apr, 2005
Borders opens its doors in KL. Borders Group Inc, the world’s leading book retailer, took another step in its aggressive programme of global expansion following the opening of its world largest store in Kuala Lumpur on April 19. .... [more] 20 Apr, 2005
Hitting on a hot recipe for success. The decision to exchange his shirt and tie for a cap and apron was not difficult for Hazanan Yacob, 45. A former senior manager with a multinational corporation, Hazanan now serves hotdogs to customers and cleans up at closing time. .... [more] 17 Apr, 2005

Nineteen O One sees bigger revenue pie. Nineteen O One Sdn Bhd, a franchisor of the 1901 hotdog outlets, is confident of clocking in RM9 million revenue from hotdog sales this year, up 20 per cent from last year’s sales. .... [more] 12 Apr, 2005

Berjaya Retail targets 11 Oxbow boutiques in 3 years. Berjaya Retail Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berjaya Group Bhd, targets to have 11 boutiques in the Klang Valley in three years that will carry the French active and sportswear label "Oxbow". .... [more] 7 Apr, 2005

British toy firm opens more stores. Early Learning Centre, a leading British toy retailer for children up to 10 years old, plans to set up another four to six stores in Malaysia within the next five years, said director Andy Jackson. .... [more] 30 Mar, 2005

British firm to get Kyros Kebab franchise. CAB Cakaran Corp Bhd plans to give a Britain-based food and beverage company a 10-year master franchise for a chain of Kyros Kebab outlets in European Union (EU) countries. .... [more] 29 Mar, 2005

Toy retailer plans one new store each year. Early Learning Centre, the UK’s largest retailer of children’s toys, plans to set up one store each year in Malaysia for the next five years. .... [more] 17 Mar, 2005


Look beyond F&B for franchise deals. Those looking for opportunities in the franchise businesses should look beyond the food and beverage (F&B) segment, said Lim Soo Kong, president of FranNet Asia Pacific. .... [more] 11 Mar, 2005

Berjaya Books to invest up to RM40m on Borders. Berjaya Books Sdn Bhd will invest up to about RM40 million to set up two Borders bookstores this year, beginning with the opening of the world's largest at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur on April 19. .... [more] 8 Mar, 2005

Eight more markets enjoy Prosperity Burger. McDonald's Prosperity Burger, introduced in Malaysia in 1994 to usher in the Chinese New Year, has hit it big this year, expanding to eight other markets. .... [more] 23 Feb, 2005

My Pharmacy plans 5 more outlets. Johor-based pharmacy operator My Pharmacy Services Sdn Bhd will be opening five new outlets this year, bringing the total number to 14. .... [more] 21 Feb, 2005

More Domino’s Pizza outlets will be opened. Mikenwill Sdn Bhd plans to expand its Domino's Pizza outlets by 15% to 20% annually over the next three to four years. .... [more] 12 Feb, 2005

Singer plans to open up to 30 new outlets. Household products distributor Singer (M) Sdn Bhd plans to open 20 to 30 more new outlets in its next financial year. .... [more] 8 Feb, 2005

Malaysian IT school opens center in Makati. Malaysia’s Cosmopoint Institute of Information Technology has entered the Philippine IT training and computer education market and plans to franchise its business. .... [more] 7 Feb, 2005

Breadworks delights. ML Breadworks Sdn Bhd, the master franchisee of Singapore’s boutique bakery BreadTalk, expects to rake in RM4.5 million in sales and chalk up profits. .... [more] 6 Feb, 2005

Domino’s to double outlets to 41 with Shakey’s tie-up. Domino's Pizza operations in Malaysia will get an immediate boost by partnering Shakey’s Restaurants, doubling its outlets from 20 to 41 by the middle of this year under a store conversion exercise. .... [more] 5 Feb, 2005

QSR to spend RM60m for 76 new Pizza Hut outlets. QSR Brands Bhd will spend about RM60 million over the next three years to open 76 new Pizza Hut outlets nationwide to be financed by internal funds. .... [more] 3 Feb, 2005

Berjaya Retail to open 30 stores in S-E Asia. Berjaya Retail Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Berjaya Group Berhad, plans to invest RM15mil to RM20mil to set up 30 Motivi and Caractere stores in South-East Asia in the next five years. .... [more] 3 Feb, 2005

Going places on shop-and-dine concept. An Ipoh-based company which combines a boutique that offers a wide range of batik products with a steamboat restaurant is going international with plans for franchising in several countries. .... [more] 30 Jan, 2005

My Home Plus adds 30 more stores. Muar-based My Home Plus Sdn Bhd plans to open 30 more home furnishing outlets nationwide via a franchise scheme within the next four years, said general manager Candice Lim. .... [more] 26 Jan, 2005

KUB won’t open new A&W stores. KUB Malaysia Bhd has surrendered the right to develop and operate new A&W restaurants in Malaysia and Thailand. .... [more] 25 Jan, 2005

Kingfisher spreads wings east. Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q, is looking to Thailand and Malaysia as part of expansion plans for its DIY warehouse chain. .... [more] 21 Jan, 2005

Coffee Bean planning six more outlets. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf will add six new stores to its existing network of 44 outlets in Malaysia this year. .... [more] 12 Jan, 2005
SugarBun to expand franchise to South Africa. Home-grown fast food chain SugarBun is in advanced negotiations to expand its franchise business to South Africa. .... [more] 5 Jan, 2005
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