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New conference for franchise support professionals. - Helping franchise operations professionals improve performance is the focus of the first Franchise Operations Conference being held in Melbourne in May. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
Onerahi post office closing. - The post office in Onerahi is to close in April as part of New Zealand Post's shift towards franchisees; a move that will also see offices at Paihia and Kawakawa closing as soon as suitable outlets are found. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
Workshops offer unique learning opportunities for franchisors. - Five educational workshops to be held in Auckland in May will give New Zealand franchisors an opportunity to learn the latest in franchise management best practice, so they can be even more effective in... [more] 23 Mar, 2015
Heat taken out of Ponsonby Taco Bell rumours. - Restaurant Brands chief executive Russel Creedy has quashed rumours of US mexican fast food chain Taco Bell coming to New Zealand, after a Taco Bell branded billboard appeared in Ponsonby, fuelling... [more] 12 Mar, 2015
Mr Green franchise owner backs errant brother. - The Christchurch owner of the Mr Green cleaning franchise has endorsed his errant franchisee brother despite the latter's failures and disputes. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2015
Fastway to offer parcel pick-up and delivery through local C-stores. - As NZ Post cuts delivery services, Fastway is targetting Post Offices themselves with the launch of its a pick-up and drop off parcel service that allows customers to send, collect or return parcels through local... [more] 8 Mar, 2015
Bold new look for Esquires in NZ. - Esquires Coffee Houses, originally launched in New Zealand in 2002, has launched a bold new look with the opening of its latest outlet in Christchurch. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2015
Mexicali Fresh owner buys Burger Wisconsin. - The owner of Mexicali Fresh has snapped up fellow restaurant chain Burger Wisconsin for an undisclosed sum. Mariposa Restaurant Holdings, which owns the Mexican food franchise, announced the deal... [more] 2 Mar, 2015
Lawyer threatens court action over copied franchise agreements. - A prominent New Zealand franchise law firm has reached settlement after threatening legal action over the copying of one of its franchise agreements. ... [more] 26 Feb, 2015
Fastway announces new global marketing manager. - Simon Sproule has been appointed as the new Global Marketing Manager at Fastway Couriers. Effective immediately, Simon reports directly to Chief Executive Officer, Scott Jenyns. ... [more] 26 Feb, 2015
Mad Butcher owner announces solid half year result, confirms 70% dividend. - As the 40th Mad Butcher store opens in Nelson, Veritas Investments Limited has announced a half-year net profit after tax of $1.7m. ... [more] 26 Feb, 2015
enableMe opens new office in Takapuna. - Financial personal trainers, enableMe, is opening more doors for New Zealanders wanting to get on top of their personal finances with the launch of another franchise – in Takapuna. ... [more] 20 Feb, 2015
Esquires becomes third-largest Kiwi employer in China. - Cooks Global Foods has become the third largest Kiwi employer in China after completing its purchase of the Esquires Coffee House master franchise in the Peoples’ Republic. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2015

Jeanswest NZ ordered to pay G-Star RAW $50,000 for copying its jeans. - The New Zealand arm of retail chain Jeanswest has been ordered to hand over $NZ50,000 ($A48,000) in additional damages to denim brand G-Star RAW, after selling 63 pairs of jeans modelled on the... [more] 19 Feb, 2015
Pita Pit NZ becomes official partner for World Masters Games 2017. - Pita Pit has been named as the official quick service restaurant partner for the World Masters Games taking place in Auckland in April 2017. The event claims to be the biggest multi-sport event on earth with... [more] 13 Feb, 2015
The business of glamping. - The Blakemores are officially retired and they have the Gold Cards to prove it, but they work awfully hard for people who are meant to be taking it easy. Their latest venture is glamping - glamour camping... [more] 13 Feb, 2015
Franchising looking forward to good year ahead. - The latest Franchising Confidence Index finds franchisors and franchise specialists confident about prospects for 2015, but finding good franchisees is still the biggest challenge. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2015
NZ sales growth helps Domino’s to record profit. - More stores, new products and me-tailing have driven Domino's to record sales world-wide. ... [more] 11 Feb, 2015
Spicers gets files returned. - One of the country's top financial planning firms went to the High Court last month in a bid to get client records from a former franchisee. ... [more] 11 Feb, 2015
Naenae PostShop and KiwiBank to close. - Naenae in Wellington is to lose its only bank, and NZ Post wants to franchise out its services. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2015
Quantum shift for McDonalds NZ - What would you like with that? - McDonald’s New Zealand has launched its first Customer Learning Lab’ which offers a touch-screen-operated ‘Build your own burger’ facility and table service. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2015
Kiwi wins Young Entrepreneurs trip to US franchise conference. - A young Mt Maunganui woman has been recognised as one of the next generation leaders in the franchise industry worldwide. ... [more] 27 Jan, 2015
SafeTSupplies safety in numbers. - SafeTSupplies needs franchisees to serve the massively-growing market for health & safety products. ... [more] 16 Jan, 2015
Packing it in proves a perfect fit. - Auction houses and art galleries are natural clients for a packaging and logistics franchise established in Christchurch, which is now expanding around the country. ... [more] 10 Jan, 2015
Coffee Club announces $1m sales weeks. - The Coffee Club New Zealand has announced that the business reached its first $1 million week in December, quickly followed by two more record-breaking weeks before the end of the month. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2015
Kiwi Icon Celebrates 20 years with return of Marmite. - This month, the iconic New Zealand snack the Bakers Delight Cheesymite Scroll celebrates its 20thanniversary with the return of Kiwis favourite spread, Marmite. ... [more] 5 Jan, 2015
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