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Jollibee expands global footprint. - Homegrown fast food chain Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is looking to open stores in new markets beginning this year as part of its global expansion program. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2015
CMA seeing robust growth through franchising. - Abacus-based mental arithmetic learning center CMA Philippines targets to add at least 10 new branches this year on account of increased interest on the center’s teaching methods. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2015
16th Cebu Franchise Expo set on March 6-8. - Search for the perfect business to start by going to the 16th Cebu Franchise Expo this March 6 to 8, 2015. ... [more] 15 Feb, 2015
Ultra Mega’s first franchise to open in Zamboanga del Norte. - MANILA, Philippines - Ultra Mega Wholesale & Retail Mart, one of the leading retail and wholesale chains in the Philippines, is jumpstarting 2015 with the launch of the company’s first franchise venture... [more] 11 Feb, 2015
PFA to hold franchise seminar in CdeO for women entrepreneurs. - The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) will hold a ‘How to Franchise your Business’ seminar in Cagayan de Oro City on February 10, a key component of the Franchising Regional Enterprises by Women... [more] 5 Feb, 2015
60 diverse companies expected during franchise expo in March. - Franchising remains an attractive form of investment, according to the Filipino International Franchise Association (Fifa), which cited the strong fundamentals of the economy and developments in... [more] 2 Feb, 2015
Buffalo Wild Wings Expands to the Philippines. - Buffalo Wild Wings announced the opening of its first restaurant in the Philippines on January 29. ... [more] 28 Jan, 2015
Outback franchise holder bullish on Philippines. - “Expansion” was a word Prasoon Mukherjee repeatedly used to talk about the past, present and future of his favorite restaurant, Outback Steakhouse. ... [more] 28 Dec, 2014
Regional flavors go national through franchising. - Despite numerous foreign restaurants entering the Philippines, franchising has helped provincial concepts go from towns to city centers. ... [more] 28 Dec, 2014
Jollibee investing $180m in China. - Jollibee Foods Corp. said Friday it formed a joint venture with Asian investment fund Jasmine Asset Holdings Inc. to own and operate Dunkin’ Donuts in China. ... [more] 19 Dec, 2014
Max’s to open pizza stores in Saudi Arabia, Hawaii. - Leading local casual dining chain operator Max’s Group Inc. is set to introduce pizza chain brand Yellow Cab to Saudi Arabia and Hawaii next year as part of its strategy to bring its mainstream brands to new markets... [more] 13 Dec, 2014
Max’s eyes 1,000 branches. - The country’s leading casual dining chain operator Max’s Group Inc. expects to grow its store network to at least 1,000 branches in six years—nearly double the current store count. ... [more] 1 Dec, 2014
Globe upbeat on franchising prospects. - As the local franchising industry continues to exhibit significant growth numbers, Globe myBusiness is upbeat on the opportunities for new and potential business owners to avail themselves of a franchise... [more] 27 Nov, 2014
TGP receives AFFI awards for franchising excellence. - For the second consecutive year, the country’s largest drugstore chain, The Generics Pharmacy (TGP), received major awards for franchising excellence from the Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI)... [more] 23 Oct 2014
KBank event to attract franchise interest. - Kasikornbank projects franchise business will grow by 10 per cent to Bt260 billion this year, driven mainly by the food, education and service industries. ... [more] 17 Oct 2014
7-Eleven to raise its store count by 25 pct. - Philippine Seven Corp., the exclusive local licensee of convenience store chain 7-Eleven, is set to stay ahead of competition as it plans to finish the year with 25 percent more stores than last year. ... [more] 10 Oct 2014
Max’s set to buy US franchise unit. - Max’s Group Inc., operator of the largest full-service restaurant chain, is acquiring US-based franchise holder eMax LLC as part of the company’s expansion in North America. ... [more] 7 Oct 2014
Pie Face signs on Asian expansion. - Pie Face has signed agreements, led by global CEO, Wayne Homschek, that will see the opening of 100 stores in South Korea, and 40 in the Philippines, with the first stores expected to open in... [more] 1 Oct 2014
Krispy Kreme still closed to franchising, plans to open 10 new stores in 2015. - The Krispy Kreme doughnut chain remains closed to individual franchising for now, with the Philippine license holder projecting store growth in 2015 at 10 branches... [more] 25 Sep 2014
FamilyMart aims for 500 branches in PH by 2018. - Japan-based convenience store chain FamilyMart is targeting to have 500 branches in the Philippines by 2018. This as FamilyMart has opened its doors to franchisees in the Phlippines. ... [more] 24 Sep 2014
Home-grown franchises see 20% revenue growth, 5% failure rate. - With a low failure rate of 5 percent only, homegrown franchises are expected to grow 20 percent this year, both in terms of sales and number of franchising concepts. ... [more] 19 Sep 2014
FamilyMart to open franchising by end of 2014 to spur expansion. - Japanese retailing chain FamilyMart, a retail store chain brought to the Philippines by the Ayala and Rustan’s groups, will open up to franchising by the end of this year to speed up its nationwide expansion. ... [more] 26 Aug 2014
Jollibee temporarily closes 72 stores. - Jollibee Foods Corp., the country’s largest fast food company, said Friday that 72 stores across its brands in Metro Manila and nearby cities have been temporarily closed over the lack of popular menu items. ... [more] 8 Aug 2014
Philippines' Jollibee Foods plans to enter Indonesia, Malaysia. - Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC), the Philippines' leading restaurant chain, plans to enter Malaysia and Indonesia in the next two years and grow its Southeast Asian footprint through franchising. ... [more] 6 Aug 2014
Fatburger announces development deal for 15 stores in the Philippines. - Fatburger announced a development agreement giving Trimark Holdings Inc., the exclusive rights to develop more than 15 stores throughout Manila and surrounding cities. ... [more] 5 Aug 2014
BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Loans co-presents 2014 Franchise Asia Philippines. - BPI Family Savings Bank Ka-Negosyo Loans strengthens its campaign for Filipino entrepreneurship as it once again co-presents the Franchise Asia Philippines 2014. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2014
PH seen to become SE Asia’s franchising hub. - The Philippines is well poised to become a franchise hub and investment haven in an integrated Asean economy, as the country enters the so-called “double sweet spot,” which will enable local and... [more] 18 Jul, 2014
US franchise mission explores prospects in PH. - Representatives of 14 prominent American franchises are in the country to tap prospective opportunities to partner with local firms as they explore the growing franchise market in the Philippines. ... [more] 17 Jul, 2014
60 foreign brands eyeing PH franchisees. - Around 60 international brands are looking to partner with franchisees in the Philippines, the Philippine Franchising Association (PFA) said. ... [more] 2 Jul, 2014
Jollibee on top of Asia food chain. - Homegrown fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) has hit its goal of becoming Asia’s most valuable restaurant chain and is further expanding its global footprint. ... [more] 28 Jun, 2014
Wingstop plans 50 restaurants in the Philippines. - Wingstop last week opened the first of 50 restaurants planned in the Philippines. The new restaurant debuted at Regis Center, Katipinuan, in the largest and most populous city in Metro Manila, Quezon City. ... [more] 16 Jun, 2014
PFA to educate franchisers. - The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) has vowed to make domestic and foreign franchisers attuned with the trends and latest innovations in retail and shopping that affect their industry... [more] 15 Jun, 2014
Brands can expand to Asean. - As the full integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) comes near, a key official advised local franchisors to prepare for the possible expansion to the neighboring countries. ... [more] 12 Jun, 2014
Franchising NeGosyo opens in Cebu today. - Aspiring entrepreneurs who want to take advantage of the strengthening purchasing power of Cebuanos may check out the franchise concepts that will be exhibited at the three-day activity under the... [more] 12 Jun, 2014
7-Eleven names new franchise council officers. - As part of its commitment to maintain a successful franchising support system, convenience store chain 7-Eleven recently named its new set of officers for its Franchise Advisory Council (FAC). ... [more] 9 Jun, 2014
Franchise Asia 2014 to focus on AEC. - The Philippine Franchise Association will use this year’s edition of the multi-faceted Franchise Asia Philippines to further intensify the franchising industry’s preparation for the Asean economic integration... [more] 25 May, 2014
BPI Family Bank franchise loans to grow 20 percent. - BPI Family Savings Bank, the thrift bank arm of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, targets to grow its franchising loan business by 20 percent this year. ... [more] 21 Apr, 2014
Rita's signs franchising agreement to expand in the Philippines. - Rita's Italian Ice today announced it has signed its third international franchise agreement. The new Master Franchise Agreement will expand the brand into the Philippines and is with the... [more] 9 Apr, 2014
Philippine franchisers told to gear up for Asean integration. - Homegrown franchisers will enjoy more opportunities for overseas expansion once the Asean Economic Community goes into full swing in 2015, but such ventures will also entail more... [more] 31 Mar, 2014
Senator Bam Aquino leads Franchising Negosyo expo opening. - Senator Bam Aquino, known for his advocacy in pushing for entrepreneurship development in the country, will lead the guests of honor at Franchising Negosyo Para Sa ‘Yo expo which opens today... [more] 27 Mar, 2014
15th Cebu Franchise Expo set from March 7 to 9. - This year’s 15th Cebu Franchise Expo is expected to be full and colorful. The exposition will be happening this coming March 7 to 9, 2014 in SM City Cebu Trade Hall. ... [more] 20 Feb, 2014
Wingstop expansion reaches Philippines. - Wingstop Restaurants is expanding to the Philippines thanks to an exclusive development agreement with Wingstop Philippines Inc., to open 50 restaurants across the country. ... [more] 14 Feb, 2014
Cebu food outlet open for franchising. - Two years after its birth, home-grown burger and comfort food brand Buddies Burger will start offering franchises by January. ... [more] 4 Dec, 2013
Krispy Kreme Celebrates International Franchisees. - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation recognized Krispy Kreme Mexico and Krispy Kreme Philippines as its International Franchisees of the Year at its 2013 International Franchise Conference. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2013
Franchise network CMA plans 100 branches. - Franchise network CMA is on track in its target to have 100 centers in five years as part of its support to Philippines’ technically skilled workforce as it just franchised out to nine new partners. ... [more] 26 Nov, 2013
Pizza Hut Directs Donations to Aid Typhoon Haiyan Victims. - As a large corporate supporter of the United Nations World Food Programme, Pizza Hut announced it will designate a percentage of its World Hunger Relief donations to recovery efforts in the Philippines. ... [more] 22 Nov, 2013
Big potentials expected for local franchise sector. - While 2012 was a banner year for the Association of Filipino Franchiser’s Inc., its president Armando Bartolome believes bigger potentials are ahead, as he renews the call for the business sector to... [more] 8 Nov, 2013
Davao franchise seminar set. - Rudolf Kotik, founder of RK Franchise Consultancy and Filipino International Franchise Association (Fifa) will conduct a franchise seminar in Davao City. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2013
Wendy’s to triple store count by 2016. - The local franchise holder of American fastfood giant Wendy’s is launching an aggressive expansion program next year that will nearly triple its existing store count by 2016. ... [more] 28 Oct, 2013
From franchisee to franchisor: couple builds food cart business. - A couple who started out as food cart franchisees now are the franchisors of more than 60 food carts nationwide. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2013
Franchising trends worth paying attention. - Filipino Entrepreneurs became the main focus of the 12th Filipino Franchise Show. ... [more] 15 Oct, 2013
Potato Corner eyes offshore expansion. - The French fries retailer plans to expand into new markets including Mexico, the Middle East, Egypt and Botswana. It plans to increase its store count abroad from 65 by the end of the year to 165 by the end of... [more] 9 Oct, 2013
Invest in homegrown franchises, AFFI urges entrepreneurs. - The Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) has urged the business sector to invest in local franchises to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). ... [more] 6 Oct, 2013
BPI Family Bank helps local franchising sector. - BPI Family Bank recently opened a financing scheme designed to address the needs of the franchising industry. ... [more] 26 Sep, 2013
Filipino franchisers to be proud of. - We Filipinos should take pride that members of the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) have successfully established their brands overseas, paving the way for more players to... [more] 24 Sep, 2013
Claire’s Stores expands to Philippines. - International specialty retailer of jewellery and accessories, Claire’s Stores, has added the Philippines to its international footprint. ... [more] 9 Sep, 2013
Project Pie Plants Its Feet In The Philippines. - Project Pie has signed an official agreement with master franchise partner DBE Project to open 25 restaurants in the Philippines over the next three years. ... [more] 6 Sep, 2013
Gap Inc. Announces Plans to Open First Old Navy Franchise Stores in the Philippines. - Gap Inc. announced today it will open its first franchise-operated Old Navy stores in the Philippines in 2014. Earlier this year, the company announced its plans to begin franchising Old Navy stores... [more] 3 Sep, 2013
Healthy food franchise on the rise. - Healthy food franchise is the next big thing. This was stressed by Samie Lim, chairman emeritus of the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) as he urged aspiring Filipino franchisors to consider... [more] 9 Aug, 2013
Julie's Bakeshops ventures in Indonesia. - Julie's Bakeshop, the country's largest neighborhood bakery chain, is expanding overseas with the opening of its first international branch in Tangerine, Indonesia. ... [more] 9 Aug, 2013
MINISTOP opens up franchise opportunities. - MINISTOP, one of the country's leading 24/7 convenience store chains, continues to offer investment opportunities for Filipinos looking to build and develop their own business. ... [more] 9 Aug, 2013
SMEs told now is perfect time for international franchising. - Now is the opportune time for small and medium enterprises to consider international franchising, with success chances increasing with the right knowledge in product trends and best business practices... [more] 23 Jul, 2013
7-Eleven sees 1,000 stores by end of 2013. - The country’s largest convenience store chain operator Philippine Seven Corp. (PSC) expects to hit the 1,000-store network milestone by the end of this year... [more] 19 Jul, 2013
Wendy's resumes Philippine expansion after 2-year hiatus. - The Philippine franchisee of US fast-food chain Wendy's plans to add 16 more stores before the year ends. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2013
Franchising revenues to rise 30% - Revenues from franchising are seen to grow 30% next year on top of the 20% growth expected this year, according to Samie Lim, chairman emeritus of the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA). ... [more] 16 Jul, 2013
Local franchisers to address ASEAN integration. - The country’s franchisers will gather this week to address challenges posed by the integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) into one single market by 2015. ... [more] 14 Jul, 2013
RP 4th best franchising destination. - The Philippines ranked fourth among best franchising destinations in the Asia Pacific region due to favorable economic and political situation, although homegrown franchises are warned to be prepared... [more] 12 Jul, 2013
Franchising drives growth. - According to Franklin Go, chairman of the Franchise Association of the Philippines, the franchising industry can be a significant driver of economic growth. ... [more] 3 Jul, 2013
Quiznos to expand via franchising. - The ACA Group which brought in Denver-based quick service restaurant Quiznos to the Philippines last year continues the expansion of the chain via franchising. ... [more] 2 Jul, 2013
Pancake House aims for 50 pct profit growth, 50 new stores in Philippines, abroad. - Pancake House Inc expects to sustain last year’s growth momentum as it plans to beef up its presence overseas and keep its leadership in the local casual dining space through organic growth and... [more] 28 Jun, 2013
Provinces offer franchise brands big growth potential. - In 1995, franchising was a business model associated mainly with Jollibee and McDonald's and a handful of other big brands. Today, this business arrangement is to be found in almost every city... [more] 8 Jun, 2013
Over 500 brands, 50,000 visitors expected at franchise expo. - Over 50,000 aspiring entrepreneurs are expected to check out the investment opportunities that will be showcased by over 500 brand owners at the three-day franchise expo slated on July 19 to 21 at the... [more] 2 Jun, 2013
Embracing c-store success with winning franchise formula. - 7-Eleven’s Property Conversion Program is a franchise model that offers business starters the opportunity to maximize the full potential of his or her store’s strategic location. ... [more] 2 Jun, 2013
There’s no business like the food business. - Filipinos are fond of food. Each province all over the country has its own specialty, and Filipinos are known to spend more on food than anything else. This is why most entrepreneurs get into the food business. ... [more] 25 May, 2013
CaliBurger planting flag in Philippines. - CaliBurger has executed a Master Franchise Agreement with IP Ventures, a Manila-based private equity group, to open CaliBurger restaurants in the Philippines. ... [more] 8 May, 2013
Baskin-Robbins plans 50-unit expansion in the Philippines. - Baskin-Robbins has signed a master licensing agreement with IceDream Inc. to develop the brand in the Philippines... [more] 22 Apr, 2013
Franchising scheme readied for FamilyMart chain. - Local franchising of FamilyMart -- the Japanese convenience store brand brought into the country by Ayala Land, Inc. and Rustan Group -- could start by early next year... [more] 22 Apr, 2013
Chicken fast food chain ready for franchising. - Giabella Foods Corp., owner and operator of Manang’s Chicken fast food chain, is aiming to more than triple its branches and go nationwide in the next 2 years as it now officially opens its doors for franchising... [more] 14 Apr, 2013
PFA launches year-long series of regional franchise shows. - The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) has launched a year-long seminar series to help brand owners in the provinces expand their presence nationally and globally in the long-term through franchising... [more] 13 Apr, 2013
Aesthetic clinic chain to open more outlets via franchising. - Aesthetic clinic chain Forever Flawless Face and Body Center, Inc. (Flawless) plans to open at least three more outlets this year as part of its expansion efforts to the provinces. ... [more] 4 Apr, 2013
Young businessman sustains class project, now franchising. - When his college teammates decided to give up their stake in their start-up business after graduation three years ago, Jeryl Tio promised himself he would grow Wild Rice, even if it meant... [more] 19 Mar, 2013
Master Siomai plots overseas expansion. - MC Master Siomai Hut, Inc., the company behind the successful food cart franchising business Master Siomai, plans to open outlets outside the Philippines this year. ... [more] 17 Mar, 2013
Bo’s Coffee in talks to open offshore outlets. - Homegrown coffee shop Bo’s Coffee has set its sights on the Middle East and Southeast Asia while preparing to expand its domestic network to 100 branches in five years. ... [more] 15 Mar, 2013
Restaurant chain sets system-wide network-expansion program. - I-Foods Inc., the parent company of six homegrown restaurant brands, is targeting to expand its system-wide network to about 100 outlets in five years. ... [more] 13 Mar, 2013
Franchise expo opens in SM. - The 14th Cebu Franchise Expo opened yesterday in SM City Cebu Trade Hall with the participation of 50 companies nationwide. The expo will run until tomorrow. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2013
14th Cebu Franchise Expo Scheduled. - The 14th Cebu Franchise Expo will be held at SM City Cebu Tradehall from March 8 to 10, 2013 for Franchise buyers to find their Franchise of choice. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2013
Ayala-Rustan retail venture eyes 300 stores. - Japanese retailing chain FamilyMart, a retail store chain brought to the Philippines by the Ayala and Rustans groups, plans to scale up its operations to hit 300 stores over the next five years. ... [more] 15 Feb, 2013
Generics Pharmacy eyes 150 new branches yearly. - After establishing 200 stores in 2012, the Generics Pharmacy Franchising Corp. is planning to put up 150 stores annually starting this year... [more] 24 Jan, 2013
Banks Increase Lending To Franchising. - With a high success rate of over 90 percent, more banks are now training their eyes to extend financing to the franchising sector, which has seen local business concepts accounting for 70 percent of total concepts... [more] 23 Jan, 2013
7-Eleven franchise worth the hard work. - Getting a 7-Eleven franchise is among the most field-intensive in the industry, with seminars that address specific operations issues being conducted and people from the head office visiting... [more] 15 Jan, 2013
PFA steps up drive against ‘pseudo franchisers’. - The Philippine Franchise Association continues to wage its war against “pseudo franchisers” as it sets a series of seminars to make sure Filipino entrepreneurs who wish to get into franchising are... [more] 21 Nov, 2012
Potato Corner targets 100 stores in US. - Potato Corner has set its target to set up a total of 100 stores in the US by the end of 2013. Jose “Jomag” P. Magsaysay Jr., CEO of Potato Corner, made this announcement as his company gears to mark its 20th... [more] 29 Oct, 2012
Ministop to open 60 stores in Cebu. - Ministop Philippines is targeting to open 60 convenience store outlets in Cebu in the next five years. The company opened its first two stores in Cebu yesterday. ... [more] 24 Oct, 2012
Spotting The Winning Franchise Brand. - The more successful franchise businesses usually have something in common, according to Tess NganTian, president and co-founder of Lots'A Pizza. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2012
Franchisers urged to look at Myanmar. - Franchisers are advised to consider setting up businesses in Myanmar to grow, as that country moves to attract more investments. ... [more] 13 Oct, 2012
Tea chain opens 1st outlet in Cebu. - Encouranged by the positive market feedback it got since its introduction in the Philippines last year, Teabros Corp. plans to have 50 Chatime outlets by the first quarter of 2013. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2012
PFA bags QC franchising award. - As the main catalyst in the growth of the country’s franchising industry and for its impressive contribution to job generation through entrepreneurship, the Quezon City government will honor the PFA... [more] 8 Oct, 2012
Johnny Rockets, Quiznos brands for franchising. - ACA Group is going big on the food industry. The group has more than 20 years of experience in franchising and developing business investment networks and its entry into the food business is no longer... [more] 8 Oct, 2012
7th Mindanao Franchising Expo draws 25 exhibitors. - The 7th Mindanao Franchising Expo opened Friday at the Gaisano Mall of Davao with 25 exhibitors showcasing their products and offering services to prospect franchisees. ... [more] 6 Oct, 2012
Franchising Sales Seen Growing 20% - Home-grown franchising sector is expected to post a robust growth of as much as 20 percent this year from $11 billion in sales in 2011 with 18 businesses going into franchising for the first time. ... [more] 4 Oct, 2012
Coffee Bean opens 2nd store at SM Lanang. - They started the cold coffee beverage that is now popular all over the world, and they just opened their second branch in Davao City at SM Lanang Premier. ... [more] 4 Oct, 2012
American Eagle Outfitters Announces Expansion in the Philippines. - Pittsburgh-based American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. has signed a multiyear retail license agreement with the Suyen Corp., a franchisee and retailer that operates approximately 744 stores in the Philippines. ... [more] 7 Sep, 2012
7-Eleven faces licensing problem. - The government has called on Japanese convenience store giants 7-Eleven and Lawson to expand their business permits as both operate beyond the scope of their licenses. ... [more] 5 Sep, 2012
Business protests draft franchise rule. - Local business players have voiced their objections to a planned regulation on retail stores and restaurant franchises, saying that the rule would severely affect their future business growth. ... [more] 30 Aug, 2012
Franchisee opens 6th Johnny Rockets location in the Philippeans. - Johnny Rockets has opened its newest restaurant in the Philippines at the upscale Harbor Point mall in the Subic Central Business District. ... [more] 27 Aug, 2012
Govt gets tough in new franchising rules. - A highly anticipated regulation that will end the monopoly in the franchising industry is set to be introduced next week, as well as another regulation that aims to centralize franchising legal permits. ... [more] 25 Aug, 2012
PFA Eyes More Franchisable Products. - The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) is planning a program that would make some one-town one-product [OTOP] items with competitive advantages franchisable. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2012
Fruit Magic plans network expansion. - Fruit drink franchise concept Fruit Magic is seeking to double the number of outlets by next year, with the provincial areas as the main focus of expansion. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2012
All-Filipino Franchise Show Set. - Some 300 homegrown Filipino franchises will showcase their success-proven formula to aspiring new entrepreneurs, particularly to overseas Filipino workers who want to ride in the entrepreneurship... [more] 19 Aug, 2012
Franchising eyed in retirement industry. - The Philippine Retirement Authority has teamed up with the Philippine Franchise Association to promote the growth of retirement facilities in the country through franchising. ... [more] 6 Aug, 2012
Franchise Expo Breathes Life Into Pinoy Entrepreneurship. - Over 50,000 aspiring entrepreneurs flocked into the recently three-day Franchise Expo 2012 eager to clinch a deal from one of the diverse 500 brands being showcased... [more] 2 Aug, 2012

Chevron to franchise 100 gasoline stations. - Chevron Corp., the marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, plans to set up 100 to 200 gasoline stations in the Philippines within the next five years. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2012
Wendy's Philippines drafts franchising manual for parent firm. - Wendy's Philippines is developing a sub-franchising system for its parent firm, as the fast-food chain aims to open 8,000 restaurants outside the US. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2012
US yogurt brand opens in Cebu. - A US frozen yogurt brand has opened a branch in Cebu. Unilogix Inc., the franchisee of Golden Spoon in the Philippines, said they decided to expand to Cebu because of the city’s promising and healthy lifestyle... [more] 29 Jul, 2012
Franchising sector girds for fast growth. - The local franchising industry expects growth in the next five years to be driven by gasoline station businesses and new concepts in the services sector, said an official of the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA). ... [more] 27 Jul, 2012
5 retirement facilities to be franchised. - The most ingenious of entrepreneurs can sell anything. But franchising retirement facilities may yet be the newest way to push the Philippines as a retirement haven. ... [more] 26 Jul, 2012
7-Eleven stores to open next week. - Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), the marketer of fuel brand Caltex, targets six 7-Eleven convenience stores to open simultaneously in Caltex retail stations across Cebu on July 31. ... [more] 26 Jul, 2012
Franchisers present wish list to Palace. - Franchisers presented to the government a host of incentives that neighboring countries are giving to their franchise industries, and which they believe should also be given here. ... [more] 25 Jul, 2012
Franchise show opens today. - The Philippines will take center stage in the global franchising industry this week when the Franchise Asia Philippines 2012 (FAP 2012) opens its gates to about 500 exhibitors and over 50,000 attendees. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2012
Local franchisers eye 30 countries as global expansion gateways. - Filipino franchisers now cast their eyes on at least 30 countries as possible gateways for their global expansion. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2012
Franchising industry laments lack of gov’t support. - The Philippine Franchising Association (PFA) on Thursday said that total revenues of the franchising industry reached $ 11billion in 2011, with a potential to grow by 30% in 2012 but government support... [more] 13 Jul, 2012
RP franchises seek new markets in low priced countries. - Philippine franchises are expanding their sights at new foreign markets, particularly low-priced markets Africa, Turkey and Middle East, which are hungry for affordable franchises. ... [more] 13 Jul, 2012
Petrol, Tourism Franchise Potentials Bared. - Opportunities in petrol and tourism businesses will be highlighted as new sectors available for franchising to address strong interest in both sectors by aspiring entpreneurs. ... [more] 7 Jul, 2012
Cebu brands open up for franchising. - At least 17 home grown Cebu brands have signed up as members in the new Cebu chapter of the Philippine Franchising Association. ... [more] 19 Jun, 2012
GPRS open for franchising. - Global Pinoy and Remittance Services (GPRS), a one stop consumer and remittance service firm, is offering franchising opportunities to interested parties, who want to set up their own private businesses. ... [more] 18 Jun, 2012
Binalot pins growth on franchising. - Binalot, six years ago according to its founder was a “guerilla operation” in a residential condo. Now it has 42 branches and ready to expand in the Visayas. ... [more] 8 Jun, 2012
Franchise group to inaugurate Cebu office. - The Philippine Franchise Association opens this month a Cebu office, said a top executive. ... [more] 5 Jun, 2012
Franchisers’ alliance wants clients protected from fly-by-night offers. - A group of homegrown franchising firms plans to put up chapters in the provincial areas to strengthen visibility and spur entrepreneurship to grow the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector. ... [more] 16 May, 2012
Franchising is key to restaurant dream. - It looks like a Filipino entrepreneur’s dream to have 500 stores in the next 11 years will be achieved sooner than expected. ... [more] 16 May, 2012
BPI wants franchises outside Manila to push in Luzon. - BPI Family Savings Bank, the thrift banking unit of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, aims to accredit 20 more franchisors or franchise brand names this year to add to the 30 it already accredited... [more] 25 Apr, 2012
7-Eleven promotes franchising. - Philippine Seven Corp., operator of 7-Eleven stores, said it provides migrant Filipino workers a fresh start in their personal and financial growth back home with a dream business this year. ... [more] 14 Apr, 2012
Patent Libraries Franchising Network Up. - The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has entered into a franchising network agreement with 38 institutions for patent data exploration that is hoped to lead to collaborations on profitable businesses. ... [more] 7 Apr, 2012
RE/MAX selects DC Micronesia as franchisor. - The selection of DC Micronesia as the master franchisor for Micronesia and the Philippines was announced at the RE/MAX International convention in Las Vegas on March 5. ... [more] 17 Mar, 2012
Franchising sector sees 20% growth. - The local franchising industry is targeting a 20 percent growth this year on the back of the thriving local economy and the growing interests of Filipinos who consider franchising a good investment opportunity. ... [more] 8 Mar, 2012
More visitors, sealed deals conclude franchise expo. - An increased number of visitors plus signed agreements for franchise opportunities was what concluded the three-day RK Franchise Cebu Expo in SM city Cebu. ... [more] 5 Mar, 2012
Phl Embassy in Rome Conducts Franchising Lecture. - In line with its economic diplomacy initiatives, the Philippine Embassy in Rome brought the Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI) Franchise Roadshow in the country on February 26. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2012
'Pancit' store expands in Carmen via franchising. - Fifteen years ago it was difficult for the owners of Rose Pancit Malabon to catch one's taste of the ever-famous "food for long life." In March 2012, the owners are now expanding the store by a franchise... [more] 19 Feb, 2012
Jollibee seals purchase of Asian café franchise. - Jollibee Foods Corp. said Tuesday it sealed the acquisition of a 50-percent stake in SuperFoods Group, which owns and operates the Hard Rock Café franchised stores in... [more] 25 Jan, 2012
Franchising industry sees 20% growth in ’12. - The local franchising industry is targeting a conservative 20 percent growth this year, to be fueled largely by an expected increase in investments made by overseas Filipino workers (OFW). ... [more] 23 Jan, 2012
KidzArt Franchise Enters Philippine Marketplace. - Celebrating Filipino creativity through art, drawing and imagination is one of the goals of the newest international KidzArt franchise. KidzArt has added the Philippines to its list of worldwide marketplaces... [more] 16 Jan, 2012
Wellmade targets 10 franchisees. - Encouraged by the positive outcome of their first international expansion in Selangor, Malaysia, Wellmade Motors and Development Corp. president and chief executive officer Philip Tan hopes to grow... [more] 14 Jan, 2012
Choi mulls more outlets, franchising. - Chinese restaurant Choi City hopes to grow its business by opening “small-scale” branches in Cebu and Mactan this year. Choi City is also considering franchising to strengthen the brand’s presence in... [more] 12 Jan, 2012
Quiznos Thrills Manila with Expansion into Philippines. - Quiznos today announced a partnership with the ACA Group, the master franchise selected to launch the first Quiznos restaurants in the Philippines. ... [more] 10 Jan, 2012
Chicco di Caffe starts franchising, opens franchised branch in Tagum. - A homegrown company of coffee shops has started franchising as it intends to grow its brand through the system. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2012
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