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Diane Foreman becomes companion NZOM. - The tale of businesswoman, canny investor, icecream empire and boutique hotel owner Diane Foreman's rise to success is a classic rags to riches story. ... [more] 31 Dec, 2011
Mike Pero Real Estate Expands Into Cook Islands. - Today Mike Pero Real Estate officially opened its first offshore office, in the Cook Islands. ... [more] 30 Dec, 2011
Fastway rounds up nine tonnes of currency for Heads Up for Kids. - Fastway Couriers has partnered with the Lions Club of New Zealand to collect and deliver over nine tonnes of old and foreign currency during the last 18 months, all in the name of helping Kiwi kids... [more] 21 Dec, 2011
Cleaning franchise sponsors tour by environmental author. - Paramount Services is to sponsor a 2012 speaking tour by environmental author Jonathan Watts entitled “Let’s learn environmental lessons from China”. ... [more] 20 Dec, 2011
Cookie firm's time to go global. - A major disaster and tepid consumer demand has made 2011 a tough year for Christchurch food manufacturer Cookie Time, but instead of retreating into survival mode the company is gearing up for global... [more] 17 Dec, 2011
US burger chain in NZ franchise deal. - Restaurant Brands New Zealand will roll out a chain of Carl's Jr Restaurants after striking a franchise deal with US owner CKE Restaurants, adding to its existing KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks Coffee brands. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2011
Paper Plus bucks trend by lifting sales. - Paper Plus is close to completing a major upgrade of its 106-store network in New Zealand, and its boss says the book and stationery chain is continuing to grow sales amid tough market conditions. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2011
Mitre 10 revenue climbs above $500m. - Mitre 10 New Zealand, the country's biggest hardware store chain, said annual sales rose above $500 million for the first time in three years amid a protracted downturn in the construction sector. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2011
Harcourts' online ad ruled misleading. - The Advertising Standards Authority has found against Harcourts, New Zealand's largest national real estate agency chain, over a misleading advertisement for an online residential valuation service. ... [more] 13 Dec, 2011
Another consultant under scrutiny. - The Franchise Association has taken the unusual step of appealing for information about someone offering consultancy services. ... [more] 9 Dec, 2011
Franchisor wins ACC battle. - The ACC has failed in an appeal over the status of franchisor support office staff in a case which means that some franchisors may be able to make considerable savings on ACC levies. ... [more] 8 Dec, 2011
Specsavers grows 30 percent market share. - Glasses retailer Specsavers claims to have grown its market share this year to more than 30 per cent in New Zealand, faster than in any other country. ... [more] 7 Dec, 2011
Hell Pizza sorry for 'misfortune' transgender cookie. - Hell Pizza has apologised for including the message "You will marry a transgender" in their "misfortune" cookies. ... [more] 6 Dec, 2011
Jaycar wins franchise award. - Jaycar Electronics Blenheim was judged the best franchise in the country in its first year and its owner has bought the Nelson store as well. ... [more] 1 Dec, 2011
Blackstone pays tasty $108m for Burger King. - One of the world's largest private equity firms paid almost $108 million to make its first foray into the New Zealand market by buying the franchise to 75 Burger King restaurants. ... [more] 1 Dec, 2011
Plan to triple size of Queenstown Mitre 10 store. - A proposed $20 million Mitre 10 Mega store in Queenstown will be a major expansion on an existing store, an application by Cross Roads Properties (CRP) says. ... [more] 26 Nov, 2011
Kiwis help drive Burger Fuel profit. - More Kiwis dined on gourmet fast food chain Burger Fuel's nosh in first half of the year, helping to push the company's operating revenue to $4.8 million from $4.2m at the same time last year. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2011
Signature Homes franchise-holder in receivership. - Cunningham Building and Construction, the company that holds the Southland franchise of Signature Homes, has been placed in receivership. ... [more] 22 Nov, 2011
Signature will finish Queenstown house. - Queenstown resident Wendy Perkins has been told the national Signature Homes franchise will complete construction of her house, but it's still not clear why the Southland franchisees have opted out. ... [more] 21 Nov, 2011
Pita Pit's expansion rests with franchisees. - Pita Pit is looking to further expand its outlets throughout New Zealand and is interested in hearing from potential owner/operators who would like to set up a business offering fresh, nutritious and tasty food... [more] 19 Nov, 2011
Fastway Couriers unveils nationwide brand refresh. - Fastway Couriers is poised to target the nation's burgeoning online retail industry with the phased nationwide rollout of bold, new branding. ... [more] 19 Nov, 2011
Franchisees the big winners in Westpac Franchise Awards 2011/12. - Nigel and Carmeena Heney of Columbus Coffee were named Supreme Franchisees of the Year, while the title of Supreme Franchise System of the Year went to Paper Plus. ... [more] 13 Nov, 2011
New franchisee 'to be appointed'. - The parent franchise operator of Highmark Homes - whose Otago franchisee was placed in liquidation a week ago owing more than $700,000 - has said a new company will "shortly be appointed for..." [more] 12 Nov, 2011
Domino’s Pizza Levin Aims to Boost Food Bank Coffers. - For the second year running, Domino’s Pizza Levin will donate $1 from every pizza sold during the month of November to the Levin Inter-Church Food Bank. ... [more] 10 Nov, 2011
Survey suggests economy not the biggest deterrent to franchise buyers. - A new survey of would-be franchise buyers suggests that many people are not deterred by the slow-recovering economy – instead, they are still looking for the right opportunity. ... [more] 7 Nov, 2011
Dominos expands pizza empire Down Under. - Domino's Pizza says it is on track to roll out 35 to 40 more stores in the first half of its financial year as it continues to find favour in the Australasian fast food market. ... [more] 4 Nov, 2011
BurgerFuel announces Abu Dhabi joint venture. - Auckland-based BurgerFuel Worldwide today announced its latest development in the United Arab Emirates, where its Master Licensee for that region will operate BurgerFuel stores in Abu Dhabi. ... [more] 3 Nov, 2011
Campbell Spencer seeks sentence indication on alleged banning order breach. - Banned franchising company director Campbell Spencer & his father, Neil Spencer, adopted different courses in the Auckland District Court today on charges relating to alleged breaches of the banning order. ... [more] 1 Nov, 2011
Snap-on Tools addresses franchisee finance challenges. - In a first for New Zealand, leading franchise network Snap-on Tools has launched the Snap-on Finance Program; an initiative that provides financial support to prospective franchisees who are... [more] 24 Oct, 2011
Restaurant Brands profits plunge 44pc, dividend cut. - Fast-food chain operator Restaurants Brands has reported a 44 per cent fall in first-half profit as a lift from the Rugby World Cup failed to counter the impact of the Christchurch earthquake. ... [more] 19 Oct, 2011
Fast food giant Burger King NZ sold. - The owner of quick service restaurant chain Burger King has been sold by one foreign private equity firm to another. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2011
Speculation Burger King to be sold. - Burger King's New Zealand chain has been firing for its Australian owners amid market talk the fast food operator is about to change hands for the second time in two years. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2011
Reduced expectations till after election. - The latest Franchising Confidence Index survey shows that after a positive upswing in July, franchisors and service providers are now expecting more of the same. ... [more] 11 Oct, 2011
Restaurants starve amid Rugby World Cup joy. - Business has plunged at most Auckland restaurants as the Rugby World Cup sweeps away their customers. ... [more] 5 Oct, 2011

Burger Fuel to open Egypt store. - Gourmet burger chain BurgerFuel is continuing its Middle Eastern campaign with a deal to move into Egypt. ... [more] 30 Sep, 2011
Banned consultant in court again. - Franchise consultant Campbell Shorland Spencer was in court earlier this month for allegedly breaching the ban on his acting as a company director and manager. ... [more] 29 Sep, 2011
Ikea stockist to set up shop in Auckland. - Speculation has been building for some time and now an Ikea supplier has confirmed it will open a showroom in Auckland next month. ... [more] 28 Sep, 2011
Rugby stars kick-start new life in franchising. - Buying a franchise has proved a route into business for many people, including some famous names from the rugby world. As the following examples show, it’s not just Super 15 franchises these guys... [more] 23 Sep, 2011
Christchurch business hub opens to franchisors, franchisees. - The Westpac Business & Community Hub is a place where organisations affected by the quakes can get back to business, and it is open to franchisors and franchisees wanting to meet and work in... [more] 23 Sep, 2011
Restaurant Brands holding off trialling a Taco Bell store. - The fast-food franchise operator, which already runs the KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks chains, originally planned to pilot a Taco Bell in Auckland this year, in anticipation of the economy picking up. ... [more] 21 Sep, 2011
Pizza Hut struggles with remote stores. - Pizza Hut, which has had a 27 per cent chunk taken off its latest quarterly sales results, is struggling with its more remote stores, an analyst says. ... [more] 21 Sep, 2011
Pizza Hut sales take a hit. - Pizza Hut sales have taken a big hit in the latest quarter with sales sliced 27.2 per cent to $24.6 million, following the closure of three stores and the sale of 11 others to independent franchisees. ... [more] 20 Sep, 2011
SFO charges in loan fraud case. - The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced today that it has laid 110 charges against seven people alleged to have participated in a loan fraud involving Dunedin-based vehicle finance company, MTF. ... [more] 14 Sep, 2011
It's Your Call. - Telecommunications franchisees are a reasonably recent phenomena in the Southern Hemisphere, but in a short period of time they have revolutionised the Telco industry in Australia - and... New Zealand is next. ... [more] 14 Sep, 2011
New Zealand hotel wins a top prize in Australasian awards. - Choice Hotels’ Quality Hotel Wellington had a major win, while four additional New Zealand properties took out Gold Awards at the Choice Hotels Australasia Annual Conference and Franchisee Awards dinner... [more] 1 Sep, 2011
Cheap, grumpy kiwis a higher RWC risk than greedy Kiwis. - Woolworths lifted full-year earnings from its New Zealand supermarkets by 5.1 per cent as sales rose and the Australian company continued to re-badge its outlets as Countdown stores... [more] 1 Sep, 2011
What makes franchisees tick? - Greg Nathan of the Franchise Relationships Institute shares some findings on what it is that franchisees are really looking for from their businesses. ... [more] 30 Aug, 2011
Woolworths lifts NZ supermarket earnings. - Woolworths lifted full-year earnings from its New Zealand supermarkets by 5.1 per cent as sales rose and the Australian company continued to re-badge its outlets as Countdown stores... [more] 25 Aug, 2011
Kiwi Ikea fans may be kept waiting. - Unsettled international markets mean Ikea fans will have to wait a bit longer for the store to open on New Zealand shores, a retail consultant to the international brand says. ... [more] 22 Aug, 2011
Hell Pizza director sells up. - Controversial Hell Pizza director Warren Powell has left the fast-food chain to move to San Francisco. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2011
New FANZ chairman named. - The new chairman of the Franchise Association for 2011-2012 is David Foster, and for the first time in its history, the Franchise Association has a Chairman who comes from outside Auckland. ... [more] 18 Aug, 2011
KFC workers left out in the cold. - Unite Union says it's infuriated workers at one of New Zealand's biggest companies won't get paid for hours lost during this week's snow storm, despite the company boasting a $25 million profit in the... [more] 15 Aug, 2011
NZ already a winner from Rugby World Cup. - Paul Kane looks at the financial boost that the 2007 Rugby World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup delivered to their hosts and looks at how New Zealand franchisors and franchisees will benefit. ... [more] 10 Aug, 2011
How to make the most of the Expo. - This year’s ASB Business Opportunities & Franchise Expo takes place from August 12-14. Get a free ticket and plan to make the most of your visit. ... [more] 4 Aug, 2011
Ex-All Black buys into mowing franchise. - World Cup winning All Black Bernie McCahill who used to sprint across the turf at Eden Park is these days turning his safe hands to the business of lawn mowing. ... [more] 3 Aug, 2011
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