FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
: 2001 - 2003
|Vitarich To Cut Fast-Food Ops. Vitarich Corp.,
a Philippine poultry and feeds concern, said it plans to scale down the number
of stores of its fast-food franchise, Texas Chicken, to seven. .... [more]
1 Jul, 2003
Homegrown franchises take center stage at SM Megamall
show. Homegrown franchises will take center stage this month as members
of the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) present to the public their
winning business formula during the 2nd Filipino Franchise Show .... [more]
1 Jul, 2003
McDonald's franchisee to expand McCafe. Golden
Arches Development Co., the Philippine franchise holder of the US-based McDonald's
Corp, is going full blast this year with the expansion of McCafe, its coffeeshop
retail business. .... [more]
19 Jun, 2003
KUB gives up rights to A&W in HK and Philippines.
KUB Malaysia Bhd has surrendered the franchise rights to develop and operate A&W
restaurants in Hong Kong and the Philippines effective June 5. .... [more]
8 Jun, 2003
The evolution of Filipino coffee culture. While
deeply imbedded in Filipino culture, coffee drinking was not enjoyed as a primary
conversation backstopper, much like liquor, until recently. .... [more]
14 May, 2003
Islands Souvenirs set to open in north Cebu.
The company, which manufactures destination shirts and accessories, is now considering
the applications for area development franchises of applicants in Bantayan, Malapascua
and Bohol. .... [more]
28 Apr, 2003
Salty beauty. The common salt is no longer
just for cooking. As entrepreneur Sarah Guballa discovered, it could be transformed
into a beauty and healing product for women. .... [more]
24 Apr, 2003
Sikat-Tuna Subic opens today. Sikat-Tuna Inihaw
opens it 26th outlet in Subic today. It will cater to local and foreign visitors
who go for an extensive and fusion cuisine with yellow fin (tuna) and seafood
as main ingredients. .... [more]
10 Apr, 2003
Metcash backs out of R400m Philippines deal.
METRO Cash & Carry (Metcash SA) has cancelled a R400m deal that could have seen
it enter the grocery wholesale market in the Philippines. .... [more]
29 Jan, 2003
Bally Total Fitness Builds on Global Expansion Efforts
with New Franchised Clubs in Southeast Asia. Bally Total Fitness today
announced that it will be expanding its current franchising efforts within Southeast
Asia, launching new health clubs in Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and
the Philippines. .... [more]
17 Jan, 2003
Australian coffee trading firm to invest P300M here.
A big Australian firm is keen on putting up a coffee production hub in the country
for its exports and eyes at developing a coffee shop franchise in the local market.
27 Nov, 2002
Metcash wins tentative support. Metcash's
expansion into The Philippines has drawn a mixed response from major investors,
but most indicate they are prepared to back management even as the company's share
price tails off. .... [more]
8 Oct, 2002
What's in store for C-store. The convenience
store or c-store is becoming a ubiquitous feature of every neighborhood in Metro
Manila. .... [more]
7 Oct, 2002
Metcash deal with Suy Sing in Manila. Metcash
has chosen a joint venture in the Philippines with Suy Sing Commercial Corp as
the vehicle for its grand expansion in Asia - one that the grocery wholesaler
hopes will generate $1 billion in sales within three years. .... [more]
3 Oct, 2002
Pardo, Cojuangco team up for franchising business.
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. chairman Antonio Cojuanco, and
former Finance and Trade Secretary Jose T. Pardo and Eldon Cruz, are setting up
franchise mini-malls to be called Dream Plaza all over the country. .... [more]
30 Sep, 2002
Popeye's local franchisee eyes strong finish.
What hamburgers did for McDonald's and roasted chicken for Kenny Rogers in the
Philippines, will Cajun-inspired fried chicken be able to do for Popeye's Chicken
and Biscuits? .... [more]
27 Sep, 2002
NDC urged to allot P1-B for franchise industry.
Former Trade and Industry Secretary Jose T. Pardo, who is also the founding chairman
of the Philippine Franchise Association, urged yesterday the National Development
Corp. (NDC) to allocate at least P1 billion from its planed sale of NDC bonds
for the franchise industry. .... [more]
26 Sep, 2002
'House that fried chicken built' maintains local outlook.
At a time when companies are taking a more global outlook in terms of their operations,
Max's Restaurant is keeping on to its tack of investing locally. .... 26 Mar, 2002
McDonald's-Jollibee fast food war broils. Fast food
giant McDonald's Corp is investing 3.5 billion pesos ($68.63 million) to expand
its Philippine operations, but analysts say it has much to do to catch up with
the country's top hamburger chain, Jollibee Foods Corp. .... 18 Aug, 2001
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