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Retailer hits out at effect of Warehouse. Well-known Invercargill businessman Neale Price is leaving town, concerned at the impact The Warehouse is having on the city's retail heart. .... 21 Dec, 1999
Fat Ladies reprieve. Riccarton's Fat Ladies Arms pub has been allowed to trade over the lucrative Christmas period, pending a High Court appeal in two months. .... 18 Dec, 1999
Shopping mall chiefs map out big expansion. Auckland might have some of the country's biggest shopping malls, but they are about to get bigger. .... 18 Dec, 1999
Riccarton mall wait. St Lukes will spend $80 million to double the size of its Westcity shopping mall in Henderson, west Auckland, but is unable say when it will expand Riccarton Mall in Christchurch because of a court delay. .... 18 Dec, 1999
Westfield is planning a major mall to rival popular 277 on Broadway. .... 11 Dec, 1999
Fast-food operator Restaurant Brands has had a strong end to its financial year, with the highest quarterly sales growth since its float in 1997. .... 8 Dec, 1999

The Warehouse, Restaurant Brands, and Michael Hill are listed companies likely to benefit from the election of a Centre-Left government, says Warburg Dillon Read's chief economist, Christchurch-based Robin Clements. .... 30 Nov, 1999
It's difficult to miss the City Cake Company, especially if your tummy's rumbling. Shiny Christmas balls dribble down the Ponsonby shop's front window and jelly beans and candles circle a bright blue cake perfectly shaped into a globe of the world. .... 25 Nov, 1999
Long-serving Auckland hotel cleaners have launched a legal battle to stop their jobs from being contracted out to a multinational cleaning franchise. The 35 Hyatt Regency staff, who will be made redundant by the hotel at the end of the month, fear they will have worse terms and conditions if they are taken on by new contractors JaniKing New Zealand. .... 18 Nov, 1999
The Franchise Association is putting a brave face on a new survey that appears to show a dramatic slowdown in growth in the sector over the past year. The association's annual survey of franchised businesses, which it admits is only approximate, shows the sector has grown 9 per cent over the past year - a significant drop on previous years' growth of around 25 per cent. .... 30 Sep, 1999

A new postal service in Hamilton is undercutting the giant NZ Post and looks to double its staff after less than three weeks. Pete's Post has erected 40 distinctive green-and-gold letterboxes on city streets since opening on August 2. .... 20 Aug, 1999
Franchise network helps Bayleys double its sales Seventeen residential sales at prices above $1 million helped the quarterly sales figure, but they were not the whole difference between 1999 and a dismal 1998, says Bayleys Corporation managing director John Bayley. .... 24 Jul, 1999
People on the move: Books and More names five to lead Five managers have been appointed to the national franchise network of Books and More. Tanya Houghton (formerly retail business manager, NZ Post), Trish Harpur (formerly manager of Rebel Sports, Albany) and Grant Febery (Paper Plus) have become franchise support managers. .... 28 Jun, 1999
Fish-hooks in planned amendments to the Commerce Act could catch businesses holding or granting franchises, Bell Gully partner Phil Taylor warns. The Commerce Amendment Bill now before Parliament's commerce select committee. .... 22 Jun, 1999

Together, Stirling Sports co-founder Colin Taylor and World of Sports manager Jennifer Kang are determined to revolutionise retailing in South-east Asia. The pair have been in close contact since World of Sports took a 35 per cent stake in Stirling Sports nearly two years ago. The company's progress is likely to come under scrutiny in Singapore, as it will be the first sports retailer in South-east Asia to franchise its outlets. .... 15 Feb, 1999
Mr Kenny has managed to build a single lawnmowing run owned in 1991 into a nationwide business managing 600 franchisees, servicing around 70,000 clients and generating approximately $30m annually. The Green Acres Franchise Group, named. .... 29 Jan, 1999
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