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Jawitz Properties joins top franchise body. Jawitz Properties has been accepted as a member of the Franchise Association of Southern Africa (FASA) and is one of only seven real estate companies out of 1000 that has successfully complied with all the requirements. .... [more] 14 Jun, 2006
Pick 'n Pay to buy Fruit & Veg City. Retail group Pick 'n Pay announced on Monday that, subject to the fulfilment of certain suspensive conditions, an agreement has been reached in principle with the shareholders of Fruit & Veg City Holdings. .... [more] 12 Jun, 2006
Unlimited opportunities at franchise expo and business week. Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo (FBOE) 2006 takes place at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, Johannesburg, 7 - 11 September 2006, and is aimed at entrepreneurs with a desire to be in business for themselves but not by themselves. .... [more] 7 Jun, 2006
Pick 'n Pay to roll out 59 new stores. Pick 'n Pay released its annual report on Tuesday, with one of the major highlights the fact that 49 new stores were opened in the year, with 59 confirmed for next year. .... [more] 7 Jun, 2006
Pick 'n Pay warns of funds scam. Pick'n Pay on Friday issued a warning to schools, charity organisations and its suppliers of a fund-raising scam. .... [more] 2 Jun, 2006
'Challenges' lie ahead for Famous. Quick service restaurant food group Famous Brands has said that maintaining compounds growth at current levels would be 'challenging', after reporting a strong set of results for the year ended February. .... [more] 29 May, 2006
Océ quality backs up Copico franchise. The recently-launched CopiCo franchise, the brainchild of Pretoria-based company BindCo, could mean big business for printing firm Océ South Africa. .... [more] 25 May, 2006
Pick 'n Pay's Australian business under review. Pick 'n Pay Stores, South Africa's largest grocery chain, may decide the future of its unprofitable Franklins stores in Australia this fiscal year. .... [more] 23 May, 2006
Scooters Pizza and Maxi's to list. Taste Holdings, parent company of Scooters Pizza and Maxi’s restaurants, will be making its debut on the JSE’s sister bourse for smaller companies, AltX, in June at 90c a share. .... [more] 12 May, 2006
Pick ’n Pay get interdict against go-slow. The Pick ’n Pay retail chain has secured a court interdict to prevent what it regards as illegal industrial action by unionists at its shops. .... [more] 10 May, 2006
Century 21 takes on local market. US-based international real estate group Century 21 is set to enter SA’s property market and roll out 200 franchise offices over the next five years. .... [more] 3 May, 2006
Franchises an effective way to enter business world. The current economic climate in South Africa suggests that this is the perfect time to start or expand a small or medium enterprise. .... [more] 1 May, 2006
Pick 'n Pay not sold on centralisation. Pick 'n Pay Stores said last week that the high capital outlay deterred it from setting up its own centralised distribution system despite efficiency gains related to the system. .... [more] 24 Apr, 2006
Scooters Pizza owner to list on AltX. Taste Holdings, which owns the Scooters Pizza and Maxi's brands, will use the R30 million it hopes to raise through a listing on the JSE's AltX exchange in June to make further acquisitions. .... [more] 21 Apr, 2006
PnP still struggling in Aus. Like all other grocery retailers, supermarket chain Pick 'n Pay felt the benefit of a booming economy and high consumer confidence in the year to February. .... [more] 20 Apr, 2006
Franchise business model promotes economic growth. The Franchise Association of Southern Africa (FASA) believes that the franchise model, by taking away the isolation of business-owners, overcomes lack of business skills. .... [more] 12 Mar, 2006

Famous Brands takes 'logical' step to catering. Famous Brands had established a catering service division that would grow the business by R110 million a year by focusing on independent, external customers in the food services sector. .... [more] 27 Feb, 2006
SA drives African franchise boom. SA is poised to be the springboard for a franchising revolution in Africa. .... [more] 22 Feb, 2006
Italtile reports rise in earnings. Italtile today reported a 20% rise in headline earnings per share to 558,5 cents for the six months ended December 31 2005. .... [more] 8 Feb, 2006
More outlets for the Mugg & Bean franchise. Mugg & Bean, the coffee-themed restaurant franchise, intends to continue expanding, with 65 stores set to open over the next few years. .... [more] 3 Feb, 2006
US Real Estate Franchise coming to SA. Help-U-Sell, the fastest growing real estate franchise in the US, is on its way to South Africa. .... [more] 31 Jan, 2006
Italtile sees jump in earnings. Tile retailer Itatile expects to announce an improvement in profit before tax of between 25 percent and 28 percent for the six months ended December 2005. .... [more] 25 Jan, 2006
New Clicks revenue increases as sales grow. Health and beauty retailer New Clicks Holdings said yesterday that its turnover increased 15,1% in the four months to December. .... [more] 24 Jan, 2006
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