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Jollibee drops Taiwanese brand in mainland operation. - Jollibee Foods Corp. is dropping the Chun Shui Tang Tea House brand from its China fastfood portfolio, three years after it was introduced citing the difficulty of breaking into the mainland Chinese market. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2009
Payless ShoeSource Stores to Open in Philippines. - Collective Brands Inc. says it will begin opening Payless ShoeSource stores in the Philippines as it continues to push the value brand worldwide. ... [more] 1 Dec, 2009
New coffee shop opens in Cebu. - To bring a new experience and new taste to coffee drinkers in Cebu, a new player in the industry opened the first branch of The Coffee Experience (TCE) in the Visayas last Saturday. ... [more] 15 Nov, 2009
Dimsum Diner opens 10th branch. - Dimsum Diner opens yet another addition to their branches. On October 16, the 10th branch in Mindanao and 8th in the city, opened on McArthur Highway in Matina. ... [more] 25 Oct, 2009
7-Eleven opens outlets at Caltex fuel stations. - A number of Caltex gas stations will soon have 7-Eleven convenience stores following a partnership agreement inked by the two companies. ... [more] 19 Oct, 2009
Rebranding of coffee chain improves its look, performance. - The president of a homegrown coffee chain admitted that its move towards re-branding helped the company weather the effects of the global economic crisis. ... [more] 12 Oct, 2009
More outlets, franchising in sights of liempo maker. - A new food business selling grilled liempo (pork belly) and lechon in Metro Cebu is eyeing a total of five outlets in the province by the end of the year. ... [more] 5 Oct, 2009
Global Expansion Is Further Fueled As Johnny Rockets Opens Its First Restaurant In Asia. - Following recent franchise openings in Mexico, Germany and the Middle East, Johnny Rockets announced The Philippines as the newest Home of the Original Hamburger. ... [more] 5 Oct, 2009
Tin Hao enters franchising scene. - Food retail company Tin Hao Dimsum is embarking on an aggressive expansion binge fueled by its entry into the franchising scene this October. ... [more] 25 Sep, 2009
Chain of skin care salons to expand. - Skin care chain Let’s Face It, Inc. plans to open up to 12 more branches until next year, aligning its expansion plans with that of major mall developers. ... [more] 25 Sep, 2009
Mr. Quickie to expand beyond Metro Manila via franchising. - Bag and shoe repair chain Mr. Quickie Corp. plans to expand its businesses outside Metro Manila, which it says has become too crowded for the type of services it offers. ... [more] 14 Sep, 2009
10th Cebu Franchise Expo opens today. - With the Visayas and Mindanao areas becoming growing markets for franchising, the 10th Cebu Franchise Expo is offering the venue for buyers to find their Franchise of choice. ... [more] 10 Sep, 2009
Global crisis benefits franchising industry. - While the global economic uncertainty brought jitters to investors from investing their money on high-risk investment channels, the franchising industry, on the other hand, enjoyed a dramatic growth... [more] 7 Sep, 2009
Small, service franchises now more in demand. - Small-scale franchises and those focused on services are expected to lure the most entrepreneurs at trade fair this week, an industry official said. ... [more] 1 Sep, 2009
Negotiations for "Thirsty"Dubai franchise underway. - Homegrown fresh fruit juice chain, Thirsty Juices and Shakes will be hitting the Middle East market soon, as the Pages Holdings Inc., is now negotiating with an interested investor to set up outlets in Dubai. ... [more] 31 Aug, 2009
Regulation of franchising pushed to protect investors. - With franchising having gone unregulated, a lot of overseas Filipino workers are being victimized of their hard-earned savings by people posing as franchise consultants and selling mere concepts that have... [more] 30 Aug, 2009
Robust franchising sector bucks crisis trend. - In an economy with slower-than-usual consumer spending, sinking a relatively significant amount of hard-earned cash into a business does not make sense, right? Actually, it does, says Paulo Tibig... [more] 28 Aug, 2009
Dimsum Diner opens 9th outlet. - Hailed as one of the best dimsum houses in Davao City and one of the most successful franchise businesses in the country, Dimsum Diner has come far in their 9th year in food business. ... [more] 27 Aug, 2009
Trademark, the cornerstone of franchising. - What’s in a trademark? Everything. The trademark, especially for franchisees, is the cornerstone of franchising. ... [more] 14 Aug, 2009
Franchisers expect to exceed last year’s P13-B revenues. - The Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI) expects this year to top its 2008 consolidated revenues of around P13 billion, as members report brisker franchise applications. ... [more] 12 Aug, 2009
Franchising show now on 8th year. The Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. will hold its 8th Franchising Show entitled “Franchising Opportunities: Rising Above the Crisis” on Sept. 4 to 6 at the World Trade Center. .... [more] 30 Jul, 2009
Homegrown chain to focus on limited-edition coffee. Businesswoman Carlota Tan is already picking herself up before the dregs of a legal battle for the “Figaro” brand settles. .... [more] 23 Jul, 2009
Bluewater opens doors to franchising. In the recent Franchise Expo at SMX Convention last July 3-5, 2009, Bluewater Day Spa opened doors to opportunities for everyone. .... [more] 19 Jul, 2009
Blenz – Solaris Opens in Makati, Philippines. Blenz The Canadian Coffee Company Ltd. proudly announces the grand opening of Blenz – Solaris, the third Blenz location in the Philippines. .... [more] 18 Jul, 2009
Golden Spoon Expands to the Philippines. Golden Spoon Franchising, the franchising arm of the largest frozen yogurt chain in Southern California, announced the signing of an agreement with Unilogix Inc. to develop the Golden Spoon franchise throughout the Philippines. .... [more] 15 Jul, 2009
Julie’s eyes new expansion areas. A homegrown bake-shop chain is planning to expand to “uncharted” areas in the country. This is meant to strengthen the company’s distribution network and to reach out to more consumers, said Julie’s Franchise Corp. (JFC) president and chief operating officer Virgilio Espeleta. .... [more] 13 Jul, 2009
RP’s best franchise companies honored. The country’s most well-loved brands were honored recently as the Philippine franchising sector feted the best of Philippine franchising at the recently-held 10th Franchise Excellence Awards (FEA) Night at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila. .... [more] 10 Jul, 2009
7-Eleven eyes Mindanao, Visayas outlets in 2 years. Philippine Seven Corp., the local franchise owner of the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores, will finally put up stores in Visayas and Mindanao over the next two years as part of its expansion program. .... [more] 7 Jul, 2009
Robinsons plans to open 100 Ministop stores every year. Robinsons Convenience Stores Inc., a joint venture between Robinsons Retail Group and Japan's Ministop with Mitsubishi, plans to be the fastest growing convenience store chain by aiming to open 100 Ministop stores annually at a cost of P150 million to P300 million. .... [more] 2 Jul, 2009
Local franchising industry remains robust. Despite the economic slowdown, the domestic franchising industry remains robust with a projected 5 to 10 percent growth in sales this year over last year propelled largely by a robust homegrown franchises, which is growing faster than the foreign brands. .... [more] 1 Jul, 2009
PI Family Savings cited for franchising support. BPI's thrift bank subsidiary, BPI Family Savings Bank (BFSB), was conferred the Special Citation for Franchise-Friendly Bank at the recently held 10th Franchise Excellence Awards (FEA). .... [more] 1 Jul, 2009
Mocha Blends tweaks franchising strategy. Homegrown coffee shop chain Mocha Blends Corp. is banking on a new franchising strategy to continue expanding amid the economic downturn, and remains optimistic that the business would still grow this year. .... [more] 1 Jul, 2009
Franchising, a vibrant business venture: poll. The Philippine franchising industry flourished in 2008 and is expected to stay strong despite the global economic crisis, an informal survey among members of the Philippine Franchising Association (PFA) showed. .... [more] 4 Jun, 2009
7-Eleven bares prov’l locations open for franchising. Philippine Seven Corporation, the local operator of 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores, aims to further expand its presence in the country by offering key locations in Northern and Southern Luzon for franchising. .... [more] 21 May, 2009
Crisis leads to jump in franchising inquiries. More Filipinos have become interested to start a business through franchising since the economic crisis started, the Philippine Franchising Association (PFA) said Thursday. .... [more] 7 May, 2009
Franchising, a solution to the financial crisis. Franchising and marketing guru Samie Lim has urged government to require banks to dedicate a portion of the 10 percent mandatory allocation from their total loan portfolio for small and medium enterprises to franchise financing. .... [more] 4 May, 2009
Car wash chain eyes more outlets, invites investors to get franchise. A carwash chain is expanding in Cebu as the demand for car maintenance peaks up despite the global financial crisis. .... [more] 21 Apr, 2009
Franchising a feasible fallback for OFWs. ecent statistics from the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency have revealed that there are more than 8.7 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) deployed in various parts of the world. .... [more] 13 Apr, 2009
Franchising industry predicts 45-percent growth this year. The franchising frenzy is on once again in the Philippines, with the industry predicting at least a 45-percent growth this year as more Filipinos seek franchising opportunities to survive the crisis. .... [more] 8 Mar, 2009
Seaoil banks on franchising. Independant oil industry player Seaoil Philippines Inc. said it is ready to face the challenges brought by the global financial crisis and has even planned to further beef up its franchising business. .... [more] 27 Jan, 2009
Franchising: Sturdy ship in a rough sea. Franchise owners are awfully smug these days. While dismayed stockholders watch the red figures crawl on the ticker tape, entrepreneurs behind food kiosks and restaurant chains boast of maintaining control over their investments and even growing their businesses in these tough times. .... [more] 15 Jan, 2009

Binalot plans more outlets. Food-service firm Binalot Fiesta Foods will be opening more branches next year to reach more customers as it targets a 50-percent growth in 2009, despite the forecast contraction in consumer spending. .... [more] 29 Dec, 2008
Franchising industry keeps bullish outlook. Despite the global financial crisis, Filipino franchisers are confident they will survive and even thrive during these difficult times because of the proven built-in mechanisms that shield the franchising business from economic downturns. .... [more] 10 Nov, 2008
Pizza business sees growth. Brothers Sidney and Donny Kiamko are still “in shock” over the success of their eight-month-old pizza place - Alberto’s. .... [more] 20 Oct, 2008
What’s in, what’s out in franchising. The phenomenal growth of the multibillion-peso franchising industry in the Philippines could not have been possible without the guiding role of franchise consultants. .... [more] 26 Sep, 2008
Provincial franchising boom noted. Franchisers remain upbeat for 2009 as they eye new markets and good locations provided by the growing number of malls and office sites outside Metro Manila. .... [more] 22 Sep, 2008
More non-food businesses resort to franchising to expand market. Amid the present economic difficulties, more traditional types of businesses are venturing into franchising as part of their expansion plans. .... [more] 10 Sep, 2008
McDonald's to power police cars. Police in the Philippines are looking to convert their patrol cars to run on a mixture of diesel and used cooking oil from McDonald's. .... [more] 30 Jul, 2008
Franchise Opportunities Grow Worldwide, Including the Philippines. As franchise opportunities continue to grow all over the United States, similar growth is taking place in this industry worldwide. .... [more] 16 Jul, 2008
Franchising industry accounts for 5% of GDP. The Philippine franchising sector continues to be an important driver of economic growth and productivity, according to a study undertaken by the Philippine Franchise Association in collaboration with the University of Asia and the Pacific. .... [more] 7 Jul, 2008
The secrets to franchising success. In the Philippines, the growth of franchising has been phenomenal and the business strategy has been proven to be resilient and adaptable. The sector has grown from only 50 franchises in the early ’90s to almost 1,000 today. .... [more] 19 Jun, 2008
McDonald’s franchise holder shelves IPO plan. Golden Arches Development Corp., the Philippine master franchise holder of fast-food chain McDonald’s, said it had shelved plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of stock in view of weak market conditions. .... [more] 12 Jun, 2008
RP franchise firms push entrepreneurship. A group of some 80 homegrown franchise firms, which are small- and medium-scale, recently embarked on a campaign to promote entrepreneurship as their combined sales grew 31 percent to P13.8 billion in 2007. .... [more] 25 May, 2008
Franchising industry unfazed by rising prices--trade group. Sustained consumer spending and the tourism boom are seen driving further growth in the franchising industry despite skyrocketing prices of food and fuel, according to the Philippine Franchise Association. .... [more] 18 May, 2008
Internet café chain eyes expansion with 20 new branches in 2008. Yeeha! Internetan, an Internet café chain owned by a British and Filipino partnership, wants to open 20 new branches this year. This, after opening its fifth branch in Cebu and 10th outlet in Asia. .... [more] 10 May, 2008
RP government promotes franchising in Palau. Philippine Ambassador to Palau Ramoncito Marino said that the Philippine government is disseminating information on the Philippine franchising both to the Filipino community and foreign investors as part of the post’s investment and export promotion activities and the government’s support Filipino entrepreneurs. .... [more] 21 Mar, 2008
Top 5 tips on finding franchise success. Becoming an entrepreneur is an exciting and daunting prospect because while you get to enjoy the benefit of being your own boss, you also carry the risk of a failed business venture. .... [more] 13 Mar, 2008
7-11 Operator Eyes Oseas Filipinos As New Investors In Co Growth. Leading convenience store operator 7-11 on Thursday revealed that they are now targeting migrant workers or overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) as new investors for the company. .... [more] 29 Feb, 2008
PFA to conduct franchising seminar in Gensan. Successful micro and small and medium enterprises in Region 12 will be given a chance to know how to grow their business as the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) conducts its regional venture facilitation and linkaging seminar here on February 19. .... [more] 6 Feb, 2008
OFWs eye franchising. Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) are looking at becoming entrepreneurs to cope with the strengthening of the peso against the dollar. .... [more] 28 Jan, 2008
Ruby Tuesday signs franchise agreement to develop restaurants in the Philippines. Ruby Tuesday Inc. said Friday it has signed a franchise agreement with Entrepreneurial Recipes Inc. for the development of three Ruby Tuesday restaurants in the Manila metropolitan area of the Philippines. .... [more] 11 Jan, 2008
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