FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
|Cheese Steak opens 1st int’l franchise in PH.|
malaya.com.ph - US based-Cheese Steak Shop has made its first international expansion in the Philippines and opened a store in Makati to cater to expatriates and the upper-class market. ... [more] 24 Nov, 2011
7-Eleven launches OFW investment program.
mb.com.ph - Returning overseas Filipino workers who yearn for long-term financial growth in their homeland now have the chance to finance their own small business investment and become successful entrepreneurs... [more] 21 Nov, 2011
Tablea to expand through franchising.
sunstar.com.ph - After opening their sixth store in 18 months, the owners of Tablea Chocolate Café are planning to expand their business further by opening up a franchise. ... [more] 15 Nov, 2011
Krispy Kreme expands in the Philippines.
the-dispatch.com - Winston-Salem-based Krispy Kreme will add 23 locations in the Philippines over the next five years through a new development agreement with its franchisee there. ... [more] 15 Nov, 2011
Krispy Kreme expanding in the Philippines.
bizjournals.com - Krispy Kreme will add 23 locations in the Philippines over the next five years through a new development agreement with its franchisee there, according to an announcement. ... [more] 8 Nov, 2011
Franchise Involves 200 Coffee Shops.
mb.com.ph - Vietnamese and Filipino firms are forging a $25-million franchise agreement for the establishment of 200 coffee shops around the country. ... [more] 28 Oct, 2011
Creation of franchisers’ screening body eyed.
businessmirror.com.ph - The government is now looking at the possibility of creating a certifying body to be composed of accredited franchise owners to screen their ranks of bogus franchisers. ... [more] 27 Oct, 2011
Biz prospects up for grabs in franchise expo.
philstar.com - Cebu-based franchise consulting firm, RK Franchise Consultancy will hold the 6th edition of its annual Mindanao Franchise Expo in Cagayan de Oro City on October 21 to 23. ... [more] 13 Oct, 2011
More Franchisors Eye Asia Expansion.
mb.com.ph - Filipino exporters could diversify into franchising as many foreign franchisors are shifting their interest in Asia with the weakening of the global market particularly the slowdown in the US and debt crisis in the Euro... [more] 8 Oct, 2011
Former public servant finds new joy in franchising.
philstar.com - After retiring from public service in June last year, former Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Franklin Ebdalin decided it was time to focus on his business, as franchisee of the homegrown food chain Binalot... [more] 3 Oct, 2011
Jollibee buys Burger King franchise in the Philippines.
yahoo.com - Philippine fastfood giant Jollibee Foods Corp. has cemented its leading position in the highly competitive quick-service restaurant industry by taking over the Philippine operations of American chain Burger King. ... [more] 1 Oct, 2011
Gerry’s Grill expanding to Singapore, Qatar.
inquirer.net - Filipino restaurant chain Gerry’s Grill will expand its presence overseas by opening a second branch in Singapore and its first branch in Qatar before the end of the year. ... [more] 26 Sep, 2011
Haagen-Dazs to double Metro Manila outlets via franchising.
mb.com.ph - Häagen-Dazs is undertaking an aggressive expansion to double its ice cream shop network in Metro Manila through franchising as well as the opening of company-owned outlets. ... [more] 26 Sep, 2011
$1-M Gov't Franchise Fund Sought.
mb.com.ph - The government is urged to put up an initial Franchise Fund of $1 million, approximately P50 million, and tax incentives to support programs that would support local franchise concepts and penetrate... [more] 23 Sep, 2011
Jollibee aims to be Asia's No. 1 chain.
malaya.com.ph - Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) expects international operations to match the contribution of local sales in three years, chairman and chief executive officer Tony Tan Caktiong said yesterday. ... [more] 23 Sep, 2011
Franchise seminars offer entrepreneurs opportunities.
mb.com.ph - The forthcoming Sept. 23-25 Franchise Asia 2011 International Expo offers, not only investment opportunities, but also seminars that can turn its participants into successful and thriving entrepreneurs. ... [more] 22 Sep, 2011
Franchise Asia Expo opens Friday.
mb.com.ph - The much-awaited Franchise Asia 2011 International Expo opens Friday (Sept. 23) at the SMX Convention Center... [more] 21 Sep, 2011
Franchisors set sights abroad.
malaya.com.ph - Filipino franchisors are setting their sights beyond Philippine shores. Elizabeth Pardo-Orbeta, president of the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), said franchising can be a top dollar-earner... [more] 21 Sep, 2011
Max's chain to franchise Jamba Juice.
bworldonline.com - The firm behind Max's Restaurant plans to bring the American beverage retailer Jamba Juice into the Philippines while at the same time putting up outlets of its homegrown chicken chain abroad. ... [more] 15 Sep, 2011
FA2011 attracts int'l investors, expects P50B in next five years.
mb.com.ph - Following the confirmed attendance of more than 120 international delegates in the country for Franchise Asia 2011, the Philippine franchising sector is very optimistic of the prospects this global event will... [more] 12 Sep, 2011
Korean restaurant chains seek success abroad.
asianewsnet.net - The first overseas store of Bulgogi Brothers, a local franchise specializing in Korean barbeque, opened Thursday within a hip shopping mall in Makati, the financial hub of the Philippines. ... [more] 10 Sep, 2011
PHL’s title as ‘Asia’s franchising hub’ threatened.
businessmirror.com.ph - The Philippine Franchise Association is seeking government support in crafting and implementing a national franchising blueprint as countries such as Malaysia, Korea and Singapore are... [more] 6 Sep, 2011
Gov't Incentives For Franchising Urged.
mb.com.ph - Franchising guru Samie Lim is batting for the liberalization of foreign professionals running foreign franchises in the country and the granting of incentives to the franchising sector, which is projected to... [more] 5 Sep, 2011
Manila hosts Asia's biggest franchise event on September 19-25.
mb.com.ph - In less than a month, the Philippines will welcome the leading figures of the global franchising community as they converge in Manila for the much-awaited Franchise Asia 2011. ... [more] 27 Aug, 2011
Manila to host int'l franchise conference-expo.
gmanews.tv - The Philippines will host in September an international franchise conference and expo where international experts will talk about franchising opportunities across the globe. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2011
Franchise group bullish on PH.
sunstar.com.ph - Despite the jitters felt by most businesses due to the downgrade of the US credit rating, members of the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) are confident the Philippines will not experience adverse effects... [more] 18 Aug, 2011
7-Eleven franchisor signs agreement with Total Phils.
philstar.com - Philippine Seven Corp., the local franchisor of the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores, has signed an agreement with Total Philippines Corp. to lease space and other facilities... [more] 22 Jul, 2011
Homegrown franchises press for regulation.
usnewslasvegas.com - Homegrown franchises are pushing for more government regulation in light of the growing number of bogus franchises victimizing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). ... [more] 14 Jul, 2011
Franchise opportunities abound in PHL for OFWs.
gmanews.tv - One of the country's successful entrepreneurs, Rommel Juan, owner of the Binalot Chain of restaurants, has an advice for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs): take advantage of franchise opportunities in... [more] 8 Jul, 2011
7-Eleven chain sees P10-B revenues.
mb.com.ph - Philippine Seven Corp., operator of the country’s largest convenience store chain 7-Eleven, expects sales to hit P10 billion this year from P9 billion last year as the company is lording it over competition with 750... [more] 5 Jul, 2011
Franchisers see growth until 2012.
manilatimes.net - The country’s franchising sector is expected to grow by a fifth in the next two years mostly because of the continued rise of the business process outsourcing industry and the entry of MSMEs... [more] 2 Jul, 2011
Franchising consultant warns vs fads in picking products.
sunstar.com.ph - Although he believes that opening up a franchise is the best way to invest, a consultant warned against picking a product that is more of a fad than a lasting item. ... [more] 30 May, 2011
Villar firm to expand convenience stores.
malaya.com.ph - The Villar Group’s Finds Convenience Stores Inc. (FCS) is planning to put up 150 more convenience store outlets under the brand C-Store in the next two years. ... [more] 23 May, 2011
Jollibee readies expansion in US, Hong Kong, Vietnam.
bworldonline.com - Jollibee Foods Corp. signaled on Friday it was stepping up its expansion abroad as it announced plans to take a more active role in franchises in the United States while at the same time acquiring a stake in... [more] 20 May, 2011
Nice Day! Carwash joins franchise exhibit.
sunstar.com.ph - NICE DAY! Carwash, “Cebu’s number one carwash chain” is eyeing expansion in Cebu, Visayas and Mindanao in the next three years as part of their long term goals through franchising. ... [more] 8 May, 2011
Franchising to further rev up world economies.
mb.com.ph - Franchising will continue to strongly fuel the growth of some of the world’s largest and emerging economies according to a joint statement issued by 32 countries that attended the recently-concluded... [more] 1 May, 2011
7-Eleven franchisor posts 78% profit jump in 2010.
philstar.com - Philippine Seven Corp., the franchise holder for the country’s largest chain of convenience stores, reported a 78% jump in net income last year to P276.9 million on increased systemwide sales and new store... [more] 26 Apr, 2011
Jamba Signs Second International Franchise Agreement to Open 40 Stores in Philippines.
businesswire.com - Jamba, Inc. today announced it has signed a master development agreement with Max’s Group of Companies to develop 40 Jamba Juice locations in the Philippines over the next 10 years. ... [more] 25 Apr, 2011
Franchise guru 'Most Influential Filipina'.
yahoo.com - Philippine franchising guru Bing Sibal-Limjoco has been named one of the 10 "Most Influential Filipinas of 2010" by the Female Network (FN), the first Philippine website for women. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2011
PFA partners with BPI Family Bank to boost lending franchise sector.
mb.com.ph - The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) forged a partnership with BPI Family Savings Bank (BFSB) in support of the bank’s “Ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan”... [more] 19 Mar, 2011
Go Hotels attracts foreigner as franchisee.
malaya.com.ph - A foreign hotelier is working with the Gokongwei-led Robinsons Land Corp. to grow its network of businessmen’s hotels, Go Hotels, which the company is planning to expand in the next five years. ... [more] 18 Mar, 2011
Search on for country's top franchise brands.
mb.com.ph - With the success gained so far by the franchising sector as a business strategy for growth, the search for the country’s top franchise brands is now on. ... [more] 15 Mar, 2011
Chain of bakeshops to pursue expansion, eyes 15% growth.
bworldonline.com - Despite the rising flour prices, Julie’s Franchise Corp. is pursuing expansion plans that would bring the brand to Indonesia and 90 more areas in the Philippines as well as roll out modular kiosks... [more] 13 Mar, 2011
Franchise sector continues to post double-digit growth.
philstar.com - While some industries suffered from the effects of the global economic recession, the franchising industry in the Philippines continues to grow by double-digit in the few years... [more] 10 Mar, 2011
Julie’s Bakeshop turns 30 with optimism.
mb.com.ph - A mix of constant brand innovation, product improvement, and aggressive marketing initiatives continue to be the key ingredients for Julie's Bakeshop's success as the company marks its 30th anniv... [more] 6 Mar, 2011
BPI to finance franchises.
bworldonline.com - The BPI Family Savings Bank, the thrift banking arm of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), will begin extending “franchising” loans to individuals who want to launch their own businesses via franchising. ... [more] 28 Feb, 2011
Wendy’s Philippine footprint to grow.
qsrweb.com - Wendy’s International Inc., a subsidiary of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc., has signed a long-term agreement with Wenphil Corporation to expand the Wendy’s brand throughout the Philippines. ... [more] 24 Feb, 2011
Philippine Franchise to be featured in US Franchise Show.
yahoo.com - Franchise Asia 2011 Chair Bing Sibal-Limjoco will attend the IFA's 51st annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of a series of international and local shows to promote the Manila-hosting of... [more] 12 Feb, 2011
Bacolod show to tackle new trends in franchising .
philstar.com - Philippine franchising guru Armando ‘Butz’ O. Bartolome wil be holding the ‘1st Nego Franchise Show’ titled ‘Learn and Experience New Business Trends in Franchising for 2011’ on March 10-13. ... [more] 17 Jan, 2011
JFC completes sale of Delifrance to Euro-Med unit.
inquirer.net - Local fastfood giant Jollibee Foods Corp. has completed the sale of its European deli-inspired restaurant business, Delifrance. ... [more] 3 Jan, 2011
Restaurant chain sets 6 new outlets.
mb.com.ph - Casual dining resto Joey Pepperoni, one of the rising players in the casual pizza parlor industry in the Philippines, expects to double the number of its existing outlets, as it sets to open one more branches. ... [more] 17 Dec, 2010
Jollibee sets big plans for coffee chain.
abs-cbnnews.com - Jollibee Foods Corp. is expanding its gelato and coffee unit, with its top official baring a plan to triple the number of Caffe Ti-Amo stores in 2011. ... [more] 3 Dec, 2010
Big Chinese restaurant chain opens 1st international franchise in Phl.
philstar.com - The Bellagio-Lugang Xiaozhen Group, one of China’s biggest restaurant chains, has opened its first international franchise in the Philippines, under the Lugang Café brand. ... [more] 15 Nov, 2010
Bakery chain to open 60 new outlets in 2011.
inquirer.net - The country’s largest bakery chain, Julie’s Bakeshop, is adding another 60 outlets to its more than 600-strong branch network next year, as the industry recovers from the effects of the global recession. ... [more] 7 Oct, 2010
Convenience store chain eyes Visayas, Mindanao.
bworldonline.com - Gokongwei-led Mini Stop wants to open more convenience stores in residential and commercial buildings to expand its retail network, a company official said. ... [more] 1 Oct, 2010
Papa John’s Pizza to open in the Philippines.
manilastandardtoday.com - Papa John’s Pizza will open its first branch in the Philippines in mid-November or early December. ... [more] 29 Sep, 2010
Baliwag opens up to franchising after 25 years.
bworldonline.com - Baliwag Lechon Manok, Inc. is opening its doors to franchisees for the first time after 25 years of building its roasted chicken brand. ... [more] 19 Sep, 2010
Franchisers seek easier financing.
manilatimes.net - Small franchisers want the new development plan for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to facilitate easier access to financing and on the whole ease doing business in the country. ... [more] 17 Sep, 2010
Wendy’s operator cleared to sub-franchise.
bworldonline.com - Wenphil Corp., the master franchisee of burger chain Wendy’s Hamburger in the Philippines, will start sub-franchising the brand following approval from the brand owner in the United States. ... [more] 23 Aug, 2010
7-11 to open 500 more stores in 3 years.
mb.com.ph - Philippine Seven Corporation, the local franchisor of the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores, expects to invest around P2.5 billion with franchisees to open 500 more stores in Luzon over the next three years. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2010
Franchise guidelines out soon.
sunstar.com.ph - With the franchising industry growing every year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) together with franchising associations will release a set of guidelines for franchising by the end of the year. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2010
DTI softens stance on franchising industry rules.
inquirer.net - The Departement of Trade and industry is positioning its yet-to-be-finalized guidelines for the growing franchising industry as more voluntary than mandatory. ... [more] 19 Jul, 2010
Max’s expanding to US, Middle East, Australia.
bworldonline.com - The firm behind local chicken chain Max’s Restaurant expects faster sales growth this year due to continued expansion and a projected uptick in the economy, the restaurant’s top executive said... [more] 18 Jul, 2010
Berjaya cuts back share in pizza chain.
malaya.com.ph - Listed Berjaya Philippines Inc. yesterday said it is scaling back its exposure in a new pizza chain to accommodate two partners. Berjaya is bringing the American pizza chain Papa John into the country. ... [more] 6 Jul, 2010
Over 300 types of franchise businesses, concepts at Expo.
mb.com.ph - With gross capital requirement of as low as P300,000, franchise projects are to be showcased in the forthcoming Franchise Expo 2010... [more] 30 Jun, 2010
Jollibee to open 60 stores in China.
bworldonline.com - Jollibee Foods Corp., the country’s largest fastfood company, plans to expand its market in China this year, executives said on Friday. ... [more] 25 Jun, 2010
RP brands go global through franchising.
news.yahoo.com - A new kind of export development is happening as more and more brands of Filipino origin are going international via franchising. ... [more] 24 Jun, 2010
Davao-based coffee chain eyes Manila, franchising.
bworldonline.com - A coffee shop chain based in this city is looking at expanding to Metro Manila and going into franchising within the year. ... [more] 22 Jun, 2010
Burger King chain sets P600M, five-year expansion in Metro.
bworldonline.com - Perf Restaurant, Inc., the Philippine master franchisee for United States fastfood giant Burger King Corp., is looking to spend as much as P600 million to put up more branches in the next five years. ... [more] 14 Jun, 2010
Franchising industry sees 30% growth in 2010.
inquirer.net - The local franchising industry expects sales to grow between 20 and 30 percent this year to as much as P157 billion, driven by rosy economic prospects and high consumer confidence. ... [more] 6 Jun, 2010
Operator of 7-Eleven chain triples profits.
bworldonline.com - Profits of listed Philippine Seven Corp., the local licensee of convenience store chain 7-Eleven, more than tripled to P50.1 million in the first quarter due to economic recovery and aggressive marketing... [more] 23 May, 2010
Davao franchise seminar set.
sunstar.com.ph - The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Davao and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Mindanao, announced... [more] 17 May, 2010
Jollibee to open coffee-and-gelato stores.
bworldonline.com - Homegrown fastfood giant Jollibee Foods Corp. is putting up 200 new stores this year as part of nearly P5 billion capital expenditures. ... [more] 12 May, 2010
Fast food giant gets into café chain business.
inquirer.net - Local fast food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. is building a new chain of casual dining restaurants specializing in coffee and Italian ice cream or gelato using a newly acquired master franchise for a popular Korean brand. ... [more] 5 May, 2010
Overseas franchises thrive on Pinoy communities.
malaya.com.ph - Big franchises continue their overseas expansion with a sure-fire formula of tapping the Filipino community first. But for some of them, China is still a tough nut to crack. ... [more] 3 May, 2010
Local franchise industry seen to grow 30% this year buoyed by poll spending.
mb.com.ph - Domestic franchising industry is expected to grow by as much as 30 percent in terms of sales revenues driven largely by the election spending and strong remittances from overseas Filipino workers. ... [more] 1 May, 2010
DTI warns OFWs vs franchising scam.
abs-cbnnews.com - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) asked the foreign affairs department to issue an advisory to all Philippine posts to warn OFWs against rampant franchising scams. ... [more] 15 Apr, 2010