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Chocolate Company finds master franchiser for Singapore.|
retaildetail.eu - Chocolate Company has struck a deal with a master franchiser who will launch the formula in Singapore. The Dutch chocolate chain aims to get two stores opened within the next year and a half, to start with. ... [more] 17 Feb, 2015
Singapore's Yoma gets KFC franchise for Myanmar.
channelnewsasia.com - Yoma Strategic Holdings has clinched the franchise to open the first KFC fast-food restaurant in Myanmar. ... [more] 13 Oct 2014
Johnny Rockets launches in Singapore.
fastcasual.com - Johnny Rockets is continuing its expansion in Southeast Asia with the signing of its first franchise agreement in Singapore. ... [more] 9 Oct 2014
Indonesian food chains setting up shop in Singapore.
asianewsnet.net - A bowl of mee bakso - beefball noodles - at Indonesian food chain Es Teler 77 in Singapore 10 years ago inspired Edy Ongkowijaya, a Nanyang Polytechnic graduate, to start his own food business in... [more] 1 Sep 2014
Fatburger, Buffalo’s Express plan 10 cobranded locations in Singapore.
fastcasual.com - Fatburger and Buffalo’s Cafe have signed a development deal with Eftech Lifestyle SDN BHD to bring 10 cobranded locations to Singapore. ... [more] 28 May, 2014
TCBY Yogurt, Mrs. Fields Cookies expand international footprints.
qsrweb.com - Famous Brands International has announced a master franchise agreement that will bring 28 TCBY stores to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam within the next 10 years. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2014
Singapore firm set to acquire Gloria Jeans.
franchise.net.au - Singapore-based Global Yellow Pages is to acquire the “Gloria Jean’s Coffees” and “It’s A Grind” intellectual property, the global supply chain operations, and the master franchisor business world-wide. ... [more] 20 Jan, 2014
First Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop Set To Open in Singapore.
prnewswire.com - Southeast Asian retailer and franchise partner Andy Chaw, owner and operator of Star360 Group, is scheduled to open the first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in Singapore on Saturday, October 12, 2013. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2013
Record number of exhibitors at Singapore franchising conference.
straitstimes.com - Almost 250 brands from 20 countries and regions are participating in this year's Franchising and Licensing Asia conference, the largest number since the yearly event was first launched. ... [more] 3 Oct, 2013
Hersing Aims To Sell Some ERA Rights.
wsj.com - Singapore's Hersing Corp. is selling Asian-Pacific franchising rights for the ERA Real Estate network of property brokerages for as much as 200 million Singapore dollars (US$160 million). ... [more] 19 Jun, 2013
Malaysian Tycoon Tan Looks to Sell Stake in 7-Eleven.
wsj.com - Malaysian tycoon Vincent Tan is looking to sell as much as 49% of his 7-Eleven convenience-store franchise in a deal that could value the company at as much as US$800 million... [more] 28 May, 2013
Ya Kun raises a toast to successful model.
asiaone.com - Over the years, Singapore has played host to a series of short-lived food trends, from coffee buns to bubble tea, but its craving for kaya toast has remained as strong as ever. ... [more] 18 Jan, 2013
Cheers begins franchising stores to grow brand.
asiaone.com - NTUC FairPrice-owned convenience store chain Cheers has taken to franchising to accelerate the growth of its network of outlets here. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2013
Hiring woes hindering growth of franchises.
asiaone.com - Franchises are having trouble expanding in the midst of the current manpower crunch, even as franchising opportunities here continue to grow. ... [more] 4 Nov, 2012
Brotzeit and Ya Kun win franchising awards.
asiaone.com - Brotzeit, a German-beer and Austrian-food venture, won the Singapore Franchisor of the Year Award organised by the Franchising and Licensing Association of Singapore (FLA) yesterday. ... [more] 2 Nov, 2012
Local franchising industry generates S$6b in annual sales.
channelnewsasia.com - Singapore's local franchising industry generates sales worth S$6 billion every year. The Franchising and Licensing Association of Singapore says this can easily double by 2020... [more] 1 Nov, 2012
Krispy Kreme plans expansion into Singapore.
qsrweb.com - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Star360 Group for the development of 15 Krispy Kreme franchise locations in Singapore throughout the next five... [more] 4 Oct, 2012
Burger King to expand in Singapore and Malaysia.
qsrweb.com - Burger King Worldwide has announced the sale of 41 company-owned Burger King restaurants in Singapore to Rancak Selera Sdn Bhd, the current BK franchisee in Malaysia. ... [more] 14 Sep, 2012
Fatburger bringing burgers to Asia.
fastcasual.com - Fatburger has partnered with PUJI Capital Limited, a Shanghai-based boutique investment bank and asset management firm, to expand across China, Taiwan and Singapore. ... [more] 14 Sep, 2012
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Opens New International Restaurants.
restaurantnews.com - Ruth’s Chris Steak House has announced the opening of two international locations in Singapore and San Salvador, marking the 133rd and 134th steakhouses to open. ... [more] 13 Sep, 2012
Jamaica Blue opens first Singapore store.
franchise.net.au - The Foodco Group has announced its coffee brand, Jamaica Blue, has opened its first outlet in Singapore, with a second scheduled for mid-September. ... [more] 15 Aug, 2012
RSGK kicks off international expansion in Singapore.
franchise.net.au - Ready Steady Go Kids, a multi-sport and exercise franchise for preschoolers, has sold its first international franchise in Singapore. ... [more] 12 Jul, 2012
Baja Fresh Opens First Singapore Location.
businesswire.com - Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, the quick-casual fresh Mexican chain, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its first Singapore location at the Rendezvous Gallery on Bras Basah Road. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2012
Saladworks Begins International Expansion.
businesswire.com - After years of preparation, strategic business planning and support-staff enhancement, Saladworks is ready to bring made-to-order salads to Singapore. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2011
MMI To Speed Up Asia Expansion.
bernama.com - Modern Montessori International Group (MMI) plans to accelerate its expansion in Singapore and the region and hopes to issue an initial public offering when its Asian operations come into full swing. ... [more] 18 Nov, 2011
S'pore an ideal franchise launch pad.
asiaone.com - Aspiring entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses or those who want to expand operations in a low-risk manner should consider taking up a franchise business, said Minister of State for... [more] 9 Sep, 2011
Coffee chain wins franchise award.
asiaone.com - OldTown White Coffee won the International Franchisor of the Year 2011 award at the Franchising & Licensing Association of Singapore (FLA) gala dinner last night. ... [more] 9 Sep, 2011
Baskin-Robbins Opens First Location in Singapore.
yahoo.com - Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced the opening of its 4,000th international location, in Novena Square, Singapore. ... [more] 9 Jun, 2011
Singapore franchises scout VN.
vietnamnews.vnanet.vn - Singapore franchising companies are looking to enter Viet Nam and will organise a conference in HCM City this month to meet with potential partners. ... [more] 16 May, 2011
Singapore, Greece, Brazil Signed Up for Cold Stone.
qsrmagazine.com - Cold Stone Creamery kicked off 2011 with an aggressive international growth plan, signing three new partners in three new countries. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2011
Explore business opportunities at Franchising & Licensing Asia 2010.
asiaone.com - Companies and entrepreneurs hoping to grow their brands and expand their business overseas can visit Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia) 2010 from 21 to 23 October. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2010
Franchising group sees tighter competition.
bworldonline.com - A Singapore-based franchising group sees tighter competition among regional brands in the next few years as Southeast Asian countries integrate into a single consumer market. ... [more] 27 Sep, 2010
A slice of Australia lands in Singapore’s Holland Village.
ausfoodnews.com.au - On Sunday 8th August, the eve of Singapore’s 45th birthday, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bars celebrated the opening of its newest store in Holland Village, marking the first franchise outside of Australia. ... [more] 25 Aug, 2010
Singapore Accelerates Plans To Become Franchising Hub.
bernama.com - The Franchising & Licensing Association of Singapore (FLA) on Monday launched a new award and programme to accelerate its plans to make Singapore the franchising and licensing hub of Asia. ... [more] 12 Jul, 2010
Suntec Singapore to sell expertise across region.
cei.asia - Suntec Singapore is to leverage on its global reputation by selling franchising and training opportunities to other conference and exhibition centres across Asia and the world. ... [more] 27 May, 2010
Singapore’s BreadTalk to grow aggressively in China.
themalaysianinsider.com - Singapore’s food and beverage retailer BreadTalk plans to more than triple the number of its outlets in Asia in two years with China leading the business expansion. ... [more] 26 May, 2010
Pizza Capers to take on Singapore.
franchise.net.au - Franchise brand Pizza Capers is hoping to conquer the South East Asia market after announcing it will open the first Australian-based pizza store in Singapore. ... [more] 13 May, 2010
Nando's expands in S'pore & M'sia before moving to rest of SE Asia.
channelnewsasia.com - International grilled chicken restaurant chain Nando's is boosting its businesses in Singapore and Malaysia. ... [more] 12 May, 2010
Asiasons to buy M'sia and S'pore TGIF franchise holder.
theedgemalaysia.com - Singapore-listed Asiasons Group has ventured into the Malaysian casual dining industry with its acquisition of Chaswood Resources Sdn Bhd, which is the franchise holder of TGI Friday's. ... [more] 30 Apr, 2010
easyGroup looking for franchisees to expand in parts of Asia.
channelnewsasia.com - The British-based easyGroup, which has a range of businesses including aviation, hotels and car rentals, is eyeing the market potential in Asia. ... [more] 28 Apr, 2010
Singapore’s franchises eye Viet Nam.
vietnamnet.vn - Singapore companies see Viet Nam as a 'hot-spot' for franchise investment, director of Singapore's Astreem Corporation Pte Ltd. Hsien Naidu said at a press conference last week to announce a seminar. ... [more] 29 Mar, 2010
MaggieMoo's Opens in Singapore.
chainleader.com - NexCen Brands, Inc. today announced the opening of the first MaggieMoo's franchised store in Asia. The store opened at 313 Somerset Mall in Singapore... [more] 8 Feb, 2010
Singapore beckons as Crust Gourmet Pizza opens 50th Aussie store.
franchise.net.au - Franchise network Crust Gourmet Pizza Bars has just opened its 50th store and is setting its sights on Singapore. ... [more] 3 Feb, 2010
Domino's Pizza back after 10 years.
asiaone.com - Domino's Pizza is making a comeback here after a 10-year absence, becoming the latest kid on the block to join the bandwagon of American food-and-beverage brands returning here after failed first attempts. ... [more] 20 Jan, 2010
Burger King Singapore to acquire 35 restaurants from Bon-Food.
channelnewsasia.com - Burger King Singapore on Friday said it has reached an agreement to acquire 35 restaurants in Singapore from franchisee Bon-Food. ... [more] 8 Jan, 2010
US fast food chain Wendy's reopens in Singapore.
channelnewsasia.com - Food service management company Kopitiam Group is bringing the franchise of American fast food chain Wendy's back to Singapore after more than 10 years. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2009
S'pore brothers drive US chain's success in China.
asiaone.com - All-American hotel chain Days Inn is making it big in China, thanks to three brothers from Singapore. ... [more] 18 Nov, 2009
Singapore develops into regional franchise hub: official.
people.com.cn - The franchise industry in Singapore generated some 8 billion Singapore dollars (5.59 billion U.S. dollars) in revenue last year, a Singapore official said on Thursday. ... [more] 15 Oct, 2009
FLA launches new accreditation scheme for franchise professionals.
channelnewsasia.com - The Franchising and Licensing Association of Singapore (FLA) is launching a new training programme for franchise executives. ... [more] 15 Oct, 2009
Marble Slab Opens in Singapore. NexCen Brands, Inc. today announced the opening of the first Marble Slab Creamery franchised store in Asia. The new store opened in Singapore under an existing master franchise agreement with Thirtythree Private Limited of Singapore. .... [more]
27 Jul, 2009
Burger King sets up first independently run store in Singapore. The world's second largest fast-food hamburger chain, Burger King, is opening its first-ever, independently run concept store in Singapore. .... [more]
16 Jul, 2009
Chili's Grill & Bar Opens in Singapore! Chili's Grill & Bar announced the opening of a new location in Tanglin Mall in Singapore. Marking the 28th country outside the U.S. for Chili's.... [more]
12 Jun, 2009
Wendy's signs Singapore development deal. Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc on Tuesday said it signed a development agreement with Kopitiam Investment Pte Ltd to build and operate Wendy's restaurants in Singapore. .... [more]
26 May, 2009
BreadTalk goes to the Mid-East. Homegrown company BreadTalk is all set for expansion, with plans to double the number of outlets it has from the current 250 to as many as 1,000 within four short years. .... [more]
18 May, 2009
KidzArt Partners with Toys R Us to Bring Art Enrichment to Children. KidzArt, an international children's art enrichment franchise company, announced its partnership with Toys R Us in Singapore to help bring art education to children. .... [more]
15 May, 2009
Current crisis prime for companies to grow. The winners of this year's Singapore Business Awards said the current crisis is prime for their companies to grow through acquisitions of smaller businesses and distressed assets. .... [more]
24 Mar, 2009
Marble Slab and MaggieMoo's Head to Singapore. NexCen Brands Inc. today announced that it has signed a master franchise agreement with Thirtythree Private Limited of Singapore for the expansion of its Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery franchised stores into the Republic of Singapore. .... [more]
17 Feb, 2009
FranExcel to host Singaporean franchisors Discovery Day. FranExcel, the Middle East region's leading franchise marketing and consultancy company, who will host a high-level trade mission of Singapore-based franchise companies in Dubai in January 2009, is offering interested potential franchisees free entry to its Discovery Day of Singapore franchise brands. .... [more]
29 Dec, 2008
FranExcel to host Singapore franchisor trade mission. FranExcel, the Middle East region's leading franchise marketing and consultancy company, is to host a high-level trade mission of Singapore-based franchise companies in Dubai in January 2009. .... [more]
29 Nov, 2008
14,400 franchising jobs by 2013. The franchise industry here is on a roll and is projected to create 14,400 jobs by 2013. That estimate from the Franchising and Licensing Association (FLA) was announced by Ms Indranee Rajah, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, yesterday. .... [more]
19 Oct, 2008
The key to franchising? In the fast-growing franchise industry, finding good partners and staff are the main challenges. That applies to both franchisors with a road-tested business template to sell and franchisees who buy these business outlets as a way to becoming their own bosses. .... [more]
18 Oct, 2008
Geek Terminal aims to go global. High-tech restaurant Geek Terminal - a mobile worker's haven which has been spicing up the local F&B scene this past year with its unique blend of chic meals, gourmet coffee and high-tech business centre services - is planning to set up outlets in eight cities. .... [more]
27 Sep, 2008
Vietnam's Trung Nguyen Coffee Opens Franchise in Singapore. Vietnamese coffee giant Trung Nguyen opened a franchise in Singapore's Changi Airport last week under the company's new franchising image. .... [more]
12 Sep, 2008
KidzArt Announces Continued Worldwide Expansion -- Next Stop Singapore. Kidzart, the art education franchise that hit the international market first in China in early January, today announces expansion to Singapore. Gayatri Golpadas was exclusively selected to open multiple locations throughout the country. .... [more]
4 Aug, 2008
KidzArt Continues International Expansion to Offer its Multi-Media Art Education Franchise in Singapore and Beyond. KidzArt, the first international children's art education franchise company, today announced further global expansion with the opening of an area developer in Singapore. .... [more]
28 Jul, 2008
Pizza Inn Announces Multi-Unit Agreement in Oman. Pizza Inn, Inc. today announced the signing of a multi-unit development agreement to open up to 12 new units in the country of Oman over the next 10 years in a continuation of the brand's expansion throughout the Middle East. .... [more]
28 Jul, 2008
7-Eleven Expands Prepaid Wireless Program Globally. 7-Eleven, Inc., the world's leading convenience store chain, is expanding its proprietary prepaid wireless program to more than 400 7-Eleven stores in Singapore after the success of a similar offering in United States and Canada. .... [more]
28 Jul, 2008
US, Canada Franchisors Seeking Master Franchisee In Singapore. Asia Franchise Networks announced that following the rising growth trends of franchises in the Asia, five prominent U.S. and Canada companies are seeking Master Franchisee for Asian countries with Singapore as the strategic entry point to Asia. .... [more]
14 Jan, 2008
PrimaDeli resumes full retail operations. PrimaDeli is back in business as operations resume full swing. Its outlets re-opened on Tuesday after closing for almost a month, and response from the public after the food poisoning outbreak has been much better than expected. .... [more]
2 Jan, 2008
Plans for Domino’s Pizza in Singapore. Dommal Food Services Sdn Bhd, the master franchise holder for Domino’s Pizza in Malaysia and Singapore, wants to open its pizza outlets in the republic. .... [more]
12 Dec, 2007
Maui Wowi to open in Singapore. Maui Wowi Hawaiian has announced it has signed its first international master-franchise agreement in Singapore. .... [more]
10 Dec, 2007
Gloria Jean's Coffees to Open 3 New Outlets in Singapore. The latest coffee sensation to hit the shores of Singapore since July 2006, Gloria Jean's Coffees, will open 3 new outlets in Singapore by end December 2007, to support the 7 successful existing outlets so far. .... [more]
3 Dec, 2007
Local firms expand brands overseas by franchising. Kindergolf was expanding fast, but it wanted to do so faster. About three years ago, the firm, which teaches golf to children between the ages of two and seven, chose the franchising route to take its brand overseas. .... [more]
19 Nov, 2007
Singapore's franchising business promising. The franchising business in Singapore continues to be promising with more than 30,000 franchisees operating in the country, said a senior official Thursday. .... [more]
20 Sep, 2007
Cold Stone expands into Mexico, Malaysia and Singapore. Cold Stone Creamery has announced plans to expand its concept to the Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia markets. .... [more]
25 Jul, 2007
Would you like Wi-Fi with that? Back when other fast food and coffee outlets were serving up chargeable Wi-Fi in , McDonald’s was a beacon of light for those needing to check their e-mail quickly on the go. Wi-Fi has been available in most outlets in the island-state since 2004 and is free for use. .... [more]
18 May, 2007
Chicken Rice Shop spreads wings to Singapore. The Chicken Rice Shop is spreading its wings overseas, with Singapore as its first nest outside Malaysia. .... [more]
18 Jan, 2007
Gloria Jean's Coffees Wins International Franchisor of the Year Award 2006. The latest coffee sensation to have hit the shores of Singapore, Gloria Jean's Coffees, has been honored by the Franchising & Licensing Association Singapore (FLA), as the 2006 International Franchisor of the Year. .... [more]
1 Nov, 2006
Franchisors urged to use Singapore as Asian hub to enter global markets. This is part of plans by the Franchising and Licensing Association of Singapore to anchor Singapore as the Asian Franchise hub. .... [more]
11 Oct, 2006
Gap expands franchise deal in Malaysia and Singapore. Gap inc. is deepening its commitment to Southeast Asia. The $16 billion San Francisco retailer has expanded its franchise agreement with F J Benjamin to open Gap and Banana Republic stores in Indonesia. .... [more]
2 Oct, 2006
Gap Franchise Stores to Open in Asia. Specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc. said Monday seven Gap stores will open in Singapore and Malaysia by the end of this year. .... [more]
31 Jul, 2006
BreadTalk manager fined for insider trading. A man
who was a senior manager of fast-expanding Singapore-listed bakery
franchiser BreadTalk has been fined for insider trading. .... [more]
7 Feb, 2006
Franchise deal to fill the Gap in Singapore. US clothing
retailer Gap has announced its first franchise agreement as it seeks
new international growth in Asia. .... [more]
20 Jan, 2006
Hainan Franchisee Drops Suit Vs Singapore's Informatics.
Informatics Holdings Ltd.'s franchisee in Hainan, China has dropped
a suit against the company, the loss-making Singapore training school
operator said Tuesday. .... [more]
10 Jan, 2006
Informatics To Contest Franchisee's Claim. Mainboard-listed
Informatics Holdings Ltd will vigorously defend itself against a lawsuit
filed by KS Consultants Pte Ltd and Kim Seng Holdings Pte Ltd in the
High Court. .... [more]
1 Dec, 2005
Informatics sued by Hainan franchisee for misrepresentation,
contract breach. Education services provider Informatics is
being sued by its franchisee in Hainan, China for misrepresentation
and breach of contract. .... [more]
30 Nov, 2005
EDB to help companies promote franchising, licensing skills.
Singapore will need a new generation of franchising and licensing
experts to achieve its ambition of becoming the region's franchise
management hub. .... [more]
21 Sep, 2005
Beyond the food chain. The business of selling businesses
- or franchising - is heating up in Singapore. A survey of F&B
franchising trends in the region has revealed that more franchising
concepts are coming from the non-food sector. .... [more]
9 Sep, 2005
BreadTalk Group ties up with Crustums. Singapore-listed
baker chain, BreadTalk Group Ltd, has signed a franchisee agreement
with Hyderabad-based Crustums Products to open its outlets in Hyderabad,
Bangalore and New Delhi next year. .... [more]
2 Jun, 2005
Franchisees lose appeal against SingTel. Two SingTel
franchisees, who sued the retail arm of the telecommunications giant
for breach of contract, lost their final appeal in court yesterday.
26 May, 2005
Breadworks delights. ML Breadworks Sdn Bhd, the master
franchisee of Singapores boutique bakery BreadTalk, expects
to rake in RM4.5 million in sales and chalk up profits. .... [more]
6 Feb, 2005
S'pore franchisers look for greener pastures in RI.
Who would have guessed that Singapore is fast emerging as a regional
franchise hub exporting its own delectable concoction of food and
beverage franchises in Asia. .... [more]
9 Jan, 2005
McDonald's Loses Legal Fight Against MacNoodles. U.S.
fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. lost a legal battle in Singapore
Monday to stop a food company from distributing products named "MacNoodles,"
"MacTea" and "MacChocolate." .... [more]
20 Sep, 2004
Singapore franchisees up three-fold to 3,000. Singapore
now has 3,000 franchisees, up three-fold from five years ago, Senior
Minister of State for Trade and Industry Vivian Balakrishnan has said.
15 Sep, 2004
Tung Lok to franchise Lao Beijing restaurant. If you
have a bit of spare cash and a yen for dumplings, you could soon be
the proud owner of your very own premium brand Chinese restaurant.
10 Sep, 2004
More small Singapore companies using franchising to venture
overseas. Small Singapore companies that are little known
abroad are finding that franchising is the most expedient way to venture
overseas, even as far away as Europe and US. .... [more]
7 Sep, 2004
nno-Pacific shareholders approve sale of Shakeys Pizza.
Shareholders of Singapore-based Inno-Pacific Holdings, owner of Shakeys
Pizza, approved the sale of the 61-unit chain on Aug. 20. .... [more]
20 Aug, 2004
Which road to expansion? Be it franchising or licensing,
you need intellectual property protection, market knowledge, and familiarity
with legal and tax environments among others to make it work. ....
6 Aug, 2004
Singapore brands flourishing in region. Often told to
look beyond their shores, many Singaporean companies are venturing
farther afield in the region and beyond. .... [more]
19 Jul, 2004
Inno-Pac expects $6.6m gain from asset disposal. Inno-Pacific
Holdings is expecting a gain of about $6.6 million from the disposal
of its interests in the Shakey's restaurant franchise in the US. ....
6 Jul, 2004
They help take home-grown retailers abroad. A group
of 35 A.S. Louken retail strategists have been quietly helping local
brands, like Charles and Keith, make a splash beyond S'pore. ....
5 Jul, 2004
BreadTalk opens first Hong Kong outlet, plans more.
Sesdaq-listed bakery chain BreadTalk is opening its first outlet in
Hong Kong by end of this year and the company is planning to have
15 outlets there within three years. .... [more]
29 Jun, 2004
Global Active takes GNC brand to China. Global Active,
a retailer and distributor of health supplements in which Osim International
has a 24 per cent stake, has spread its wings to China. .... [more]
26 Jun, 2004
KFC plans to hive off S'pore properties. The new managers
of KFC in Malaysia are set to hive off properties belonging to its
Singapore chain of more than 100 fast-food outlets, and lease the
assets back as part of its overall drive to generate more cash. ....
14 Jun, 2004
BreadTalk should tap local Muslim market. Boutique bakery
chain BreadTalk may be overlooking a golden opportunity by deciding
not to use its new halal operation to tap the local market, choosing
to focus on exporting its Muslim-friendly food instead. .... [more]
8 Jun, 2004
BreadTalk to roll out new halal business. Well known
for its glitzy marketing, bakery chain BreadTalk Group is now tapping
the more conservative Muslim market, making its second move outside
its traditional bread and buns business. .... [more]
5 Jun, 2004
China helps lift Osim Q1 earnings 29% Lifted by strong
growth from its China and franchise operations, healthy lifestyle
products retailer Osim International said net profit gained 29 per
cent year-on-year to $5.4 million for the three months ended March
31, 2004. .... [more]
22 Apr, 2004
Dim sum conveyor belt maker eyes patent and franchise.
Singaporean restaurateur Adam Yang, who spent $500,000 and nine months
of research in coming up with his dim sum conveyor belt system, plans
to patent the device and franchise his brand and technology. ....
17 Apr, 2004
Franchising success starts with knowing the business.
Homegrown food brands like BreadTalk and Sakae Sushi have been turning
to franchising to grab a bite of the overseas pie. .... [more]
10 Apr, 2004
BreadTalk subsidiary to get tax break on foreign income.
BreadTalk Pte Ltd will enjoy a concessionary tax break on foreign-sourced
income as an incentive under the Economic Development Board's International
Headquarters scheme. .... [more]
31 Mar, 2004
Carona's first overseas franchise opens in Jakarta.
Homegrown fried chicken franchise Carona is spreading its wings in
the region, with a little boost from BreadTalk's George Quek and Osim's
founder Ron Sim, who recently invested in the group. .... [more]
29 Mar, 2004
PSC eyes slice of meat market, opens butchery. New store
concept targets middle class; franchising to lead growth. .... [more]
10 Feb, 2004
Nailing it down to an art. A new generation of nail
salons has cropped up in shopping malls lately, a far cry from the
small, nondescript outfits they used to be. .... [more]
30 Jan, 2004
Global Active launches mainboard IPO - at last. IT'S
third-time lucky for Singapore's General Nutrition Centre (GNC) franchise
owner Global Active, which yesterday successfully registered its prospectus
for a mainboard initial public offer. .... [more]
28 Jan, 2004