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: : Jan - Jun 2010

Krispy Kreme gets taste for NZ.
nzherald.co.nz - Krispy Kreme doughnut fans are closer to seeing the popular chain here, following a visit from the director of the company to check out interest. ... [more] 23 Jun, 2010
More legislation could impact on franchising.
franchise.co.nz - Following coverage about the possible impact upon franchising of the Ministry of Economic Development’s consultation on the criminalisation of cartel behaviour, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs is now releasing... [more] 23 Jun, 2010
Howards Storage World looking for new NZ master franchisee.
franchise.co.nz - Australian franchisor Howards Storage World is looking to meet with prospective partners for the New Zealand master franchise in July 2010. ... [more] 22 Jun, 2010
La Porchetta plans more for NZ.
franchise.net.au - Australian franchised restaurant chain La Porchetta is opening its doors wider with new franchise opportunities in New Zealand. ... [more] 22 Jun, 2010
Fitness master franchisee is just a step away.
nzherald.co.nz - The popular Step into Life outdoor personal training service, which had 138 operational franchise holders in five Australian states at the beginning of 2010, is now seeking a master franchisee in New Zealand. ... [more] 19 Jun, 2010
Starbucks not on the market.
stuff.co.nz - Starbucks is not actively for sale, its New Zealand franchise holder Restaurant Brands says. The coffee house chain was reported to be on the market recently for between $10 million and $20m... [more] 19 Jun, 2010
Harcourts’ Marlborough franchise honoured.
scoop.co.nz - Harcourts’ Marlborough franchise was honoured at the recent Harcourts New Zealand conference, receiving a special award in recognition of the company’s more than 20-year membership of the Harcourts... [more] 17 Jun, 2010
Burger Fuel attributes loss to Middle East expansion.
nbr.co.nz - Burger Fuel Worldwide reported a $552,983 loss in the year to March 31, on revenue of $8.7 million. The loss... is due to the cost of establishing the BurgerFuel concept in the Middle East. ... [more] 14 Jun, 2010
Supa cool franchise outlet for sale down south.
nzherald.co.nz - The Wendy's Supa Sundaes franchise kiosk within The Palms, in the Christchurch suburb of Shirley, is on the market at $165,000, plus GST... [more] 12 Jun, 2010
Paramount Services continues acquisitions as franchise grows.
franchise.co.nz - Leading commercial cleaning franchise Paramount Services has bought privately-owned Security Cleaning Services for an undisclosed sum. ... [more] 10 Jun, 2010
Mad Butcher joins three other business knights in Honours List.
nbr.co.nz - Members of the business community have been the big winners in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, while those in politics have largely missed out. ... [more] 7 Jun, 2010
Jetts Fitness launches in NZ.
franchise.net.au - Australian 24/7 express fitness franchise operator Jetts Fitness, is launching in New Zealand with the first club opening in Royal Oak, Auckland, on June 26. ... [more] 3 Jun, 2010
Doctored logo on store website earns blast from Fifa.
nzherald.co.nz - Soccer's governing body, Fifa, has slammed a New Zealand sports store for using a hoax World Cup logo that depicts an armed silhouetted figure chasing another in an advertisement. ... [more] 2 Jun, 2010
NZF loses $6.9m in Mike Pero Mortgages.
nzherald.co.nz - NZF Group has written off close to $7 million on its investment in Mike Pero Mortgages, pushing it into the red. ... [more] 1 Jun, 2010
KFC helps lift Restaurant Brand sales.
stuff.co.nz - Restaurant Brands lifted first quarter sales 4.2 percent from a year earlier, as the KFC brand continued sustained growth while Starbucks Coffee and Pizza Hut sales slipped. ... [more] 1 Jun, 2010
McDonald’s New Zealand founder dies.
franchise.co.nz - McDonald’s New Zealand’s founding father, Hugh Morris, has passed away in Auckland after a long battle with ill health. ... [more] 26 May, 2010
Harvey Norman gets a tweet on.
stuff.co.nz - Retailer Harvey Norman says it is using social media to monitor customer feedback as websites such as Facebook and Twitter begin to influence purchases. ... [more] 25 May, 2010
More jobs to go as franchise falls.
stuff.co.nz - Nelson's David Reid Homes franchise has been put into liquidation – and the company's spokesman, Wayne Vollmer, has gone to Botswana. ... [more] 19 May, 2010
Cavalier Homes Southland thrilled at honour.
stuff.co.nz - A Southland company has been named the New Zealand Cavalier Homes franchisee of the year. ... [more] 17 May, 2010
Telcoinabox signs $30 million 3G mobile and data deal with Telecom NZ.
franchise.co.nz - Telecommunications wholesaler and franchisor, Telcoinabox has signed a wholesale agreement this week with Telecom Wholesale to become their first mobile virtual network aggregator of the W-CDMA network... [more] 10 May, 2010
Change of recipe at Restaurant Brands.
nzherald.co.nz - Restaurant Brands boss Russel Creedy has a not-so-secret formula for helping transform the company. ... [more] 10 May, 2010
Selling Starbucks chain stays on the menu for Restaurant Brands.
nzherald.co.nz - Restaurant Brands is still looking for a buyer for its Starbucks chain after the global financial crisis stymied earlier attempts to sell the 41 stores. ... [more] 10 May, 2010
Reid franchise may go under.
stuff.co.nz - Nelson's David Reid Homes franchise is facing liquidation, with an application by the Inland Revenue Department to be heard in a fortnight. ... [more] 5 May, 2010
New Survey to Measure Scale of Franchising Sector.
franchise.co.nz - A new study led by Massey University, in partnership with Griffith University in Brisbane, aims to measure the growth of franchising in New Zealand and how much it contributes to the national economy. ... [more] 4 May, 2010
Battle of the whoppers.
stuff.co.nz - The whopper burger that's been on offer at a Nelson takeaway bar for 12 years is in danger of losing its name because international fast-food giant Burger King has taken offence. ... [more] 4 May, 2010
Saudi families queuing up for Kiwi burgers.
stuff.co.nz - Saudi families hungry for New Zealand-style gourmet burgers have been so enthusiastic in their turnouts that they have to wait in their cars until a security guard advises they can enter, says the NZ BurgerFuel... [more] 3 May, 2010

Court of Appeal decision bolsters protection for franchisors.
franchise.co.nz - Last year’s judgement by the Court of Appeal that upheld the effectiveness of notices to franchise buyers that they should get their own specialist advice has been reinforced in another case. ... [more] 28 Apr, 2010
Green Acres faces $8m compensation claim.
nzherald.co.nz - A group claiming to be victims of an alleged Green Acres franchise scam are suing the firm for millions of dollars in compensation. ... [more] 26 Apr, 2010
TopShop delays NZ store opening.
stuff.co.nz - British fashion chain TopShop has delayed the opening of its Auckland store because of disruptions caused by the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokull. ... [more] 22 Apr, 2010
Jani-King Australasia takes P.R.I.D.E in recognising team achievements.
franchise.co.nz - Jani-King Australasia has launched its P.R.I.D.E initiative with franchisor team members from Auckland receiving the first awards. ... [more] 20 Apr, 2010
CookieTime wins Autism NZ auction.
franchise.co.nz - The Christchurch family who make NZ’s own famous chocolate chip biscuits (the massive ones) today outbid others to win the Autism NZ Trade Me auction and became the sponsor of Autism NZ Appeal Week... [more] 19 Apr, 2010
Restaurant Brand leads market higher.
stuff.co.nz - Restaurant Brands, the fast-food chain with an average ‘outperform’ rating, led gainers on the NZX 50 Index, while Pan Pacific Petroleum and Nuplex Industries declined. ... [more] 16 Apr, 2010
Trial for worker accused of $4m franchise fraud.
nzherald.co.nz - A former Green Acres contractor accused of a franchise scam worth almost $4 million will stand trial on three fraud charges. ... [more] 13 Apr, 2010
Aussies swallow Muffin Break.
stuff.co.nz - Foodco N.Z. has been swallowed up by Australian-based Foodco Group, which owns the company from which the New Zealanders license the company's Muffin Break franchises on this side of the Tasman. ... [more] 9 Apr, 2010
KFC boosts Restaurant Brands.
nzherald.co.nz - Restaurant Brands is reporting full year net profit, excluding non-trading items, up 70 per cent to $19.9 million. ... [more] 7 Apr, 2010
Franchising outlook more positive, but concerns remain.
franchise.co.nz - The inaugural Franchising Confidence Index, a quarterly survey of New Zealand franchising confidence caried out by Franchize Consultants, has just been released. ... [more] 6 Apr, 2010
Auckland seminars on franchise management.
franchise.co.nz - Franchisors and franchise managers will benefit from two seminars being run in Auckland in April. ... [more] 31 Mar, 2010
Cash Converters reaches settlement on payday loans.
stuff.co.nz - The Commerce Commission and second hand goods trader Cash Converters have reached a settlement over the company's pay day loan contracts. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2010
Gerry Harvey's New Zealand plan.
stuff.co.nz - There is a good chance that a piece of Gerry Harvey is in the room with you right now. The notable Australian is the co-owner of Harvey Norman with business partner Ian Norman... [more] 20 Mar, 2010
Babywear retailer in administration.
tvnz.co.nz - Sydney-based babywear company Bay Bee Cino has been placed in administration, just three years after undertaking a capital raising and unveiling plans to grow aggressively through franchising. ... [more] 16 Mar, 2010
Hell Pizza sued for stalling sale.
stuff.co.nz - Hell Pizza is being sued for holding up the sale of a franchised store because it thinks the new manager does not speak English well enough. ... [more] 13 Mar, 2010
Cafe pair take over biggest Gilmours.
nzherald.co.nz - The largest Gilmours food-wholesaling operation in New Zealand has been sold by Foodstuffs to private owner-operators. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2010
Class action possible in Green Acres case.
franchise.co.nz - With the case against Green Acres master franchisee Keith Lapham due to come to court shortly, some of his alleged victims are threatening a class action against the franchisor. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2010
Consultant banned as director and manager.
franchise.co.nz - The name of franchise consultant Campbell Shorland Spencer has been published as a banned director and manager on the New Zealand Companies Office website. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2010
Homegrown Franchise Scoops Another Accolade.
scoop.co.nz - Domiciled in Hawkes Bay, the world’s largest courier franchise system, Fastway Couriers, has added yet another award to its impressive list of industry accolades, with the firm’s Irish operation taking out... [more] 4 Mar, 2010
Restaurant Brands profit jumps 67pc.
nzherald.co.nz - Restaurant Brands, the fast-food franchise holder whose stock has tripled in the past year, said annual profit soared 67 per cent, beating its forecast on KFC sales and a renegotiated supplier contract. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2010
Weight Watchers does deal with McDonald's.
stuff.co.nz - Slimming company Weight Watchers has done a deal with the fast food chain McDonald's to endorse some items on its menu. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2010
Fraudster nets $130,000 from deaf community.
stuff.co.nz - A deaf Christchurch fraudster who sent text messages pretending she was mortgage magnate Mike Pero defrauded more than $130,000 from Christchurch's deaf community. ... [more] 2 Mar, 2010
Xpress Delight awards high performing NZ mum.
franchise.net.au - Gourmet coffee business Xpresso Delight has named Christchurch mum Catherine Illingworth its overall franchisee of the year. Illingworth has owned her franchise for just 16 months but edged out... [more] 23 Feb, 2010
Recession a recipe for Macca's success.
nzherald.co.nz - While the world sank into the depths of the recession, McDonald's restaurants in New Zealand were quietly churning out more burgers and fries than ever. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2010
McDonald's opens 150th restaurant in New Zealand.
nbr.co.nz - McDonald’s will reach a milestone today when it opens its 150th restaurant in New Zealand, the first of 10 new restaurants to be opened in 2010. ... [more] 18 Feb, 2010
BurgerFuel opens first store in Saudi Arabia.
nzherald.co.nz - New Zealand gourmet burger chain Burger Fuel Worldwide Ltd has opened its first store in Saudi Arabia. ... [more] 11 Feb, 2010
It's meat patties at dawn in Queenstown.
stuff.co.nz - Queenstown's burger wars are heating up, with a possible three different companies considering opening stores. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2010
Cookie Time plans 'interactive' world expansion.
stuff.co.nz - Cookie Time plans to launch a global cookie franchise, starting with its first store in Queenstown on May 10. ... [more] 8 Feb, 2010
Website revamp for Subway NZ.
franchise.net.au - The Subway business in New Zealand has relaunched its website to keep customers and franchisees better informed. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2010
BurgerFuel’s growth plans hampered by tougher lending criteria.
nbr.co.nz - BurgerFuel may be finding more hungry buyers for its fast food products, but the company is blaming the harsher lending criteria environment for a lack of new stores over the past six months. ... [more] 25 Jan, 2010
Taxi drivers not in agreement.
stuff.co.nz - A deal turned sour has spurred a group of North Shore taxi drivers into action. Members of North Shore Taxis fear they are being eased out of business by their management... [more] 19 Jan, 2010
Failed stores profitable - receiver.
nzherald.co.nz - Mitre 10 Group says its three Wellington stores in receivership were trading profitably, but the owner's investments outside of his Mitre 10 interests were behind the collapses. ... [more] 19 Jan, 2010
Mitre 10 stores in receivership as focus goes 'mega'.
stuff.co.nz - Three Wellington Mitre 10 branches are in receivership. The Tory St, Kilbirnie and Crofton Downs stores are expected to continue trading and be sold as going concerns. ... [more] 18 Jan, 2010
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