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Green Acres restraint case 'a win for franchising'. - The CEO of Green Acres has hailed the result of an arbitration process with a former franchisee as a victory for the whole franchise sector. ... [more] 27 Jun, 2014
Green Acres bars former franchisees from servicing clients. - Two former Green Acres franchisees cannot mow lawns in competition with the home services company after it obtained an injunction against them. ... [more] 27 Jun, 2014
Carl's Jr rollout hit by glitches. - Restaurant Brands says its fledgling Carl's Jr hamburger chain will become a "cash flow powerhouse" once supply chain problems have been ironed out. ... [more] 26 Jun, 2014
The Coffee Club turns 50 in New Zealand. - After less than a decade in business in New Zealand, The Coffee Club is celebrating the opening of more than 50 cafés here, making it one of the most successful and fastest-growing café groups... [more] 21 Jun, 2014
Creative Learning Corporation Awards Franchises in Spain and New Zealand. - Creative Learning Corporation, owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz, and Challenge Island, is pleased to announce that BFK Franchise Company, LLC has recently awarded franchises in Spain and NZ... [more] 18 Jun, 2014
Esquires opens 14th Chinese store. - The Beijing-based master franchisee for Cooks Global Foods-owned Esquires has opened its 14th store in China. ... [more] 15 Jun, 2014
BurgerFuel reports record system sales. - BurgerFuel Worldwide has reported systemwide sales of $66.2m for the year ended 31 March 2014. ... [more] 10 Jun, 2014
Top franchise taps into service creed. - It's hard to beat good service as Pirtek Wanganui has proved by being named franchise of the year at the Pirtek national conference this month. ... [more] 5 Jun, 2014
Harcourts New Zealand performs outstandingly on world stage. - New Zealand is home to the top three Harcourts’ offices in the world and the top three sales consultants. ... [more] 3 Jun, 2014
Cleaning franchises free to seek government business. - A change of procurement rules announced yesterday by Labour Minister Simon Bridges has opened up new markets for commercial cleaning franchises. ... [more] 30 May, 2014
Carl's Jnr pushes sales up at Restaurant Brands. - Restaurant Brands, which operates KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks Coffee, said first quarter sales grew 5.9% as burger sales from its latest addition to New Zealand's fast food scene, Carl's Jr, climbed 60%. ... [more] 28 May, 2014
PostShop on hunt for Picton franchisee. - Picton residents might be heading to a new shop to post their letters after it was announced on Friday the Picton PostShop is on the market. ... [more] 19 May, 2014
Topshop chain set for NZ launch. - British fashion retailer Topshop is gearing up for major New Zealand expansion, with a central Auckland site secured for a flagship store - set to open this year - and big plans to establish a nationwide... [more] 17 May, 2014
Cafe2U beats coffee’s big guns to medal at AICA. - Mobile coffee giant Cafe2U has beaten some of the luminaries of the international coffee community to medal at the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA). ... [more] 16 May, 2014
Financial workout course - NEW DATE. - The highly-regarded Franchise Field Financial Management Training course has been rescheduled, and discounts are still available. ... [more] 14 May, 2014
Global recognition of NZ hairdressing franchise Rodney Wayne. - There’s global recognition for New Zealand’s fastest-growing hairdressing franchise with industry guru Rodney Wayne’s group included in a documentary among three other international standouts... [more] 13 May, 2014
Listed franchise's valuation report questioned. - A financial commentator has questioned a valuation report on Cooks Global Foods, owners of the Esquires franchise rights overseas. ... [more] 13 May, 2014
Another hint Ikea will hit NZ. - Fans of the Swedish furniture giant Ikea have been thrown another crumb of hope that the firm will cross the Tasman to New Zealand. ... [more] 9 May, 2014
NZ business broker opens in US. - New Zealand-founded business brokers Link Business Systems is taking its franchise model to the US with the opening of three new offices today. ... [more] 6 May, 2014
Canterbury franchisee receives ‘best of the best’ accolade. - Green Acres Canterbury has been named the company’s Master Franchise of the Year for 2014. ... [more] 30 Apr, 2014
Cooks Food Group buy out Esquires founders. - A New Zealand company has achieved another goal on the route to expanding Esquires Coffee Houses in North America. ... [more] 23 Apr, 2014
Georgie Pie serves McDonald's well. - The relaunch of Georgie Pie has served fast food chain McDonald's well, with its New Zealand business posting a 5.8 per cent lift in revenue to $216.6 million in the year to December 31. ... [more] 23 Apr, 2014
No franchise expo or survey for 2014. - Despite increasing confidence and signs of growth, two significant events have dropped off the franchise calendar this year. ... [more] 23 Apr, 2014
Franchisees in demand as outlook remains positive - survey. - Finding the right franchisees, staff and locations are the biggest concerns for franchising in 2014, but confidence is still high. ... [more] 16 Apr, 2014
Former All Black firing up Aussie spit-roast franchise for Kiwis. - Former All Black Justin Marshall is bringing a popular Australian mobile spit-roast business to New Zealand. The Auckland franchise of Coast to Coast The Golden Roast was launched with a function at the... [more] 16 Apr, 2014
Fastway Couriers unite at Regional Franchisee Conference. - More than 35 delegates from the Fastway Couriers nationwide network attended its annual Regional Franchisee Conference at the Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay Wellington earlier this month. ... [more] 16 Apr, 2014
BurgerFuel takes a bigger bite. - It's a long way from Ponsonby Rd to Cairo, but the New Zealand fast-food chain reckons it can go further yet - to 1000 new outlets in eight years. ... [more] 11 Apr, 2014
Restaurant Brands profit creeps higher. - Fast-food retailer Restaurant Brands has posted an after-tax profit of $19.95 million in the year to February 24, up 23.5 per cent on the previous year.. ... [more] 9 Apr, 2014
Financial workout for franchisor staff and franchisees. - Franchise New Zealand is pleased to offer readers a substantial discount on the highly-regarded Franchise Field Financial Management Training course being run in New Zealand for the first time. ... [more] 8 Apr, 2014
New stores open as Nando’s sold back to Australia. - The Australian master franchisor has bought back the troubled New Zealand master franchise. Unusually, while the business was in receivership, two new stores opened. ... [more] 3 Apr, 2014
Green Acres fails to stop rival operating. - National lawn-mowing and household service franchise Green Acres has failed in its attempt to stop the operation of an independent lawn-mowing business in South Auckland until... [more] 2 Apr, 2014
Creditors seek $1.7m from Nando's NZ operator. - Creditors are claiming around $1.7 million from the company that owns the master franchise for Nando's fast food chain, which is in a "messy" liquidation. ... [more] 2 Apr, 2014

High Court declines franchisor's bid for interim injunction. - The High Court has declined to grant an interim injunction restraining a Green Acres ex-franchisee from continuing to trade following the expiry of the franchise agreement. ... [more] 31 Mar, 2014
Green Acres case shows need for franchising regulation – lawyer. - A franchisee’s fight against Green Acres shows how small business owners need better protection, a top lawyer says. ... [more] 29 Mar, 2014
Onion offers clients 'no tears'. - New Zealand's biggest house builder has launched its own "no tears" finance company, expecting to lend up to $150 million annually after clients struck problems getting mortgages. ... [more] 28 Mar, 2014
New Zealand Natural re-shapes international design. - New Zealand Natural has unveiled a brand new store look in three New Zealand shopping centres. The new look follows 18 months of development. ... [more] 27 Mar, 2014
Nando's operator in liquidation. - The company that operates the Nando's fast food chain in New Zealand has gone into liquidation. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2014
BizKids bakers settle dispute. - BizKids is back in the business of baked goods. The initiative for young entrepreneurs was started by Hibiscus Coast parents to teach children about business and how to sell products and services. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2014
Hard Rock Cafe coming to Viaduct this summer. - Ribs, burgers and the sound of rock 'n' roll will replace big eye tuna and whole east coast crayfish when a Hard Rock Cafe moves into the Viaduct Harbour location vacated by the Kermadec restaurant. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2014
Bonney swaps coffee beans for burritos. - Nathan Bonney of Columbus Coffee is to join Mexicali Fresh as the fast casual dining franchise gears up for rapid growth. ... [more] 21 Mar, 2014
Esquires Coffee buys Canada franchise rights. - The owner of the Esquires Coffee houses, NZAX-listed Cooks Global Foods, have acquired the Canadian intellectual property rights associated with the Esquires brand. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2014
BurgerFuel goes free range. - BurgerFuel has announced it will now use only 100% free range chicken in all gourmet burgers and sides at its restaurants in New Zealand. ... [more] 14 Mar, 2014
Financial workout for franchisor staff and franchisees. - Franchise New Zealand is pleased to offer readers a substantial discount on the highly-regarded Franchise Field Financial Management Training course being run in New Zealand for the first time. ... [more] 12 Mar, 2014
NZ a major focus says Choice Hotels CEO. - Choice Hotels CEO Trent Fraser is expecting a stellar year of growth for the hotel franchisor in New Zealand, in an economy that he believes is on the up. ... [more] 12 Mar, 2014
New Carl's Jr stores help boost sales. - Restaurant Brands New Zealand, the nation's largest fast food operator, said fourth quarter sales rose at a faster pace as it benefited from its new Carl's Jr. burger chain. ... [more] 5 Mar, 2014
March workshops offer unique learning opportunities for franchisors. - Last chance to book for five educational workshops to be held in Auckland which will give franchisors an opportunity to learn the latest best practice in franchise network management, while gaining... [more] 28 Feb, 2014
BurgerFuel inks big American deal. - BurgerFuel shareholders have voted with a resounding yes to the ratification of the agreement between BurgerFuel Worldwide and American company Franchise Brands. ... [more] 27 Feb, 2014
Mad Butcher franchisor Veritas to boost dividends. - Veritas Investments, which own the Mad Butcher franchise chain, said earnings fell 6.8 percent reflecting a drop in sales and accounting adjustments, while boosting forecast annual dividends. ... [more] 27 Feb, 2014
Nando's owner close to NZ sale. - The company that runs the Nando's restaurant network in New Zealand had defaulted on royalty payments and owed $1.6 million to its bank when it went into receivership late last year. ... [more] 14 Feb, 2014
Cookie Time tackles Japanese market. - It has taken three decades, but New Zealand food manufacturer Cookie Time has established its first overseas venture, opening a store in Japan. ... [more] 13 Feb, 2014
Labour of love as couriers deliver more this Valentine's Day. - Fastway Couriers is preparing for another busy Valentine's Day as more romantics flock online in search of the perfect gift for their significant other. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2014
Record confidence suggests strong year ahead for franchising in New Zealand. - The first Franchising Confidence Index survey for the year shows high hopes for franchisors and franchisees in New Zealand. ... [more] 5 Feb, 2014
March workshops offer unique learning opportunities for franchisors. - Five educational workshops to be held in Auckland early next month will give franchisors an opportunity to learn the latest best practice in franchise network management, while gaining valuable insights into... [more] 4 Feb, 2014
Cafe2U to hold Auckland franchise info evening. - The world’s largest mobile café franchise has set its sights on further expansion in the North Island. ... [more] 31 Jan, 2014
The Little Gym Continues Global Expansion with Openings in Australia and NZ. - The Little Gym International today announced a master franchisee agreement with entrepreneurs in Australia that will expand the brand down under.. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2014
Is your job too small for you? - If you're considering a new start in the new year, buying a franchise can change your life. Be prepared, though - according to some of New Zealand's most experienced franchisors and advisors, you'll first need... [more] 23 Jan, 2014
Fridge Freezer Icebox chilling out with cool streetwear. - Fridge Freezer Icebox retails the hottest brands for the coolest kids. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2014
Big burger dream's $30m payoff. - Tuesday was a good day for Josef Roberts - he made about 30 million bucks. ... [more] 18 Jan, 2014
Exiting franchisee and existing customers - a complicated case. - Ending a franchise relationship is often not a black and white exercise. Deirdre Watson details a case where a third party was drawn into a dispute over an attempt to poach customers. ... [more] 15 Jan, 2014
BurgerFuel shares continue to climb. - BurgerFuel's shares have climbed another 11% in early trading, on the back of an 80% jump yesterday when it announced it had signed a deal with the founders of the Subway restaurant chain. ... [more] 15 Jan, 2014
BurgerFuel Riccarton breaks first day sales record. - BurgerFuel is continuing to pump out the good news... their latest store in New Zealand has set a new first-day sales record for the brand. ... [more] 15 Jan, 2014
Subway founders' company takes stake in BurgerFuel. - In a move that could see the publicly-listed BurgerFuel enter the US and other key markets, Franchise Brands LLC is to take a 10% stake in BurgerFuel worldwide with an option to increase to 50%. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2014
Small business confidence soars. - A record wave of business activity is set to sweep across the nation in 2014, driven by a swell of optimism from the South Island, according to a quarterly ANZ survey of small firms. ... [more] 8 Jan, 2014
Four new appointments for The Coffee Club. - The Coffee Club New Zealand, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing café groups, has made four new appointments to its team. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2014
Meet Mr Whippy. - The tinny squawk of Greensleeves drifts through the air. You're possibly already thinking about icecream cones, and a flake buried in white gloop at a jaunty angle. ... [more] 5 Jan, 2014
That's the way the cookie crumbles. - From a Main South Road factory and retail shop base, Christchurch's Cookie Time has stretched its chocolate-laced tentacles across New Zealand and beyond. ... [more] 2 Jan, 2014
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