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McDonald's outlets set to double in Kingdom by 2020.
nationmultimedia.com - McThai Co, the local operator of McDonald's quick-service restaurants, plans to double the number of its stores to more than 400 by 2020, and to become one of the top three operators in Asean... [more] 30 Jan, 2015
Doi Chaang to add 100 outlets.
bangkokpost.com - After gaining a strong foothold in the local market, Doi Chaang Coffee House Co will speed up expansion by opening 100 new outlets this year and having a presence in all Asean countries over the next five... [more] 12 Jan, 2015
Yogurtland Opens First of 15 Locations in Thailand.
restaurantnews.com - Yogurtland, the ever-popular quickly expanding self-serve frozen yogurt pioneer, announces plans to open 15 locations in Thailand. The first two locations will open this month. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2014
Franchises target AEC.
nationmultimedia.com - Thai franchises are hungering to take a bite of the huge borderless market opening up under the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in early 2016. ... [more] 29 Aug 2014
Franchises urged to think international.
nationmultimedia.com - The Business Development Department will select a hundred leading franchise businesses to attend a franchise exhibition at the Commerce Ministry this month in an attempt to encourage... [more] 12 Aug 2014
Super K eyes franchising for growth.
bangkokpost.com - Napa Development Co, the operator of Super K fashion outlets, is stepping up its business expansion by offering franchise rights to interested investors. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2014
Evolution plans big push for Magnolia Bakery outlets.
nationmultimedia.com - After opening its first franchised outlet of US-based Magnolia Bakery in Japan last month, Evolution Capital - the franchisee of Magnolia in Asia - plans an aggressive expansion of the bakery shops... [more] 26 Jul, 2014
Fico Coffee shoots for 75 outlets in four years.
nationmultimedia.com - Fico Coffee, the franchisee of California-based The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Thailand, aims to more than triple the number of its coffee houses to 75 within four years. ... [more] 17 Apr, 2014
Black Canyon brewing up regional expansion.
bangkokpost.com - Black Canyon (Thailand), one of the country's largest coffee and restaurant chains, has stepped up regional expansion plans through joint ventures with local partners instead of the franchise format. ... [more] 8 Apr, 2014
30 years on, KFC Thailand going strong.
nationmultimedia.com - Yum Restaurants International (Thailand) is overhauling its KFC businesses in Thailand by expanding stores and refreshing its brand. ... [more] 8 Apr, 2014
KBank woos low-risk franchise borrowers.
nationmultimedia.com - Kasikornbank aims to extend Bt1 billion in loans to franchisees this year, up from Bt700 million last year, as those customers are low risk. ... [more] 4 Apr, 2014
FamilyMart on a roll in Thailand, Vietnam, China.
asianewsnet.net - Japan-based FamilyMart will aggressively launch 1,000 more convenience-stores overseas, mostly in Thailand but also in Vietnam and China. ... [more] 1 Apr, 2014
Hooters restaurant coming to Phuket.
thephuketnews.com - Hooters of America today (Feb 19) announced a development agreement with an international franchisee to open three genuine Hooters restaurants in Thailand over the next three years. ... [more] 20 Feb, 2014
Japanese firms still keen to set up franchises in Thailand.
asiaone.com - Despite the prospect of continued political unrest this year, Japanese companies have strong confidence in setting up business here, according Franchise Advantage Inc (FCA). ... [more] 10 Jan, 2014
Costa Coffee opens its 1,000th international store in Bangkok!
newswit.com - Costa Coffee, the UK's No. 1 premium coffee shop chain, announces the opening of its 1000th international store located in Bangkok, making it the first ever Costa store in Thailand. ... [more] 11 Sep, 2013
Dunkin' Donuts apologises for 'bizarre and racist' Thai advert.
theguardian.com - Dunkin' Donuts has apologised after it ran an advertisement in Thailand featuring a woman in "blackface" make-up. ... [more] 30 Aug, 2013
Proven franchise ideas can help SMEs.
bangkokpost.com - Asean has fallen behind its own goals for building an economic community and should promote proven franchise models if it wants to avoid failing on its SME development objectives. ... [more] 19 Aug, 2013
Century 21 Thailand looks to expand franchising into Malaysia, Laos.
nationmultimedia.com - Century 21 Realty Affiliates (Thailand) plans to broaden its franchise business into Malaysia and Laos to cash in on the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). ... [more] 25 Jun, 2013
Beef-noodle franchise to sue Islamic Bank manager.
nationmultimedia.com - The company owning the "Chaichana Halal" beef-noodle franchise has filed a lawsuit against Islamic Bank of Thailand manager Thanin Angsuwarangsi at Bangkok's Ratchadapisek Criminal Court... [more] 11 Apr, 2013
7-Eleven franchisee CP All plans expansion.
just-food.com - 7-Eveven's franchisee in Thailand has indicated that it plans to open 500-550 stores in the coming year, bringing the number of outlets in the country to more than 7,000. ... [more] 1 Feb, 2013
IKEA’s Latest Stumble: New Ad Angers Thai Transsexuals.
wsj.com - IKEA just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. A fresh advertisement by the IKEA franchisee in Thailand, featuring a woman speaking with a deep male-like tone, has sparked fury among transsexuals, who are... [more] 24 Jan, 2013
Fast food without the noise.
bangkokpost.com - KFC's Times Square branch on Sukhumvit Road is quieter than other fast food branches. Apart from the conversational murmur of customers, there's little noise behind the counter. ... [more] 22 Nov, 2012
Long-awaited H&M store opens today.
bangkokpost.com - The Swedish clothing retail giant Hennes & Mauritz AB will open its long-awaited H&M outlet today in Bangkok, marking its first foray in this fashion-conscious city. ... [more] 29 Sep, 2012
Thai franchise business reaches out to global market.
pattayamail.com - Twenty-nine of 70 franchise businesses have been officially recognised by the Commerce Ministry this year for achieving its stringent franchise quality standard. ... [more] 8 Sep, 2012
7-Eleven unperturbed by AIA share sale, say executives.
bangkokpost.com - CP All Plc, the local operator of 7-Eleven, says its business will not be affected after American International Assurance (AIA) sold a large block of CP All shares in Friday trading. ... [more] 3 Jul, 2012
Yum plans doubling of sites by 2020.
bangkokpost.com - Yum Brands Inc, parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut, will spend 27 billion baht to double its total outlets in Thailand to 1,000 by 2020. ... [more] 7 Jun, 2012
BreadTalk to double Thai presence.
bangkokpost.com - The BreadTalk Group is set to spend 1 billion baht expanding its presence in Thailand this year. ... [more] 16 May, 2012
Master expands with Asean franchise.
bangkokpost.com - Master Car Rental has earmarked 270 million baht to enter other Asean markets this year. ... [more] 24 Feb, 2012
Declining failure rate underlines strength of franchise business.
bangkokpost.com - The franchise business in Thailand is expected to grow by 17% this year to a value of 160 billion baht as more people look to earn more income by opening their own businesses. ... [more] 24 Jan, 2012
Thailand to drive Mister Donut regional expansion.
bangkokpost.com - Duskin Co, the franchiser of Mister Donut, plans to double its sales contribution from Asia outside Japan over the next five years, with Thailand as a key growth engine. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2011
CMG walks off with Payless franchise.
bangkokpost.com - Central Marketing Group (CMG), a business unit of the Central Group, has signed a franchise agreement with Kansas-based Payless ShoeSource that will see outlets next year in Bangkok... [more] 3 Dec, 2011
Chain aims for 500 outlets by 2016.
nationmultimedia.com - The Pizza Company plans to continue investing heavily in branch expansion and development of products and services to achieve its goal of Bt8 billion in sales revenue in the next five years. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2011
Snack franchisees set for regional expansion.
nationmultimedia.com - Two Thai franchise enterprises plan to expand into other Asean countries over the next few years to boost growth ahead of the seamless regional market. ... [more] 6 Sep, 2011
Franchise operators urged to prepare for AEC.
nationmultimedia.com - It is crucial for franchise businesses to prepare promptly for regional integration, as the Asean single market will not only benefit exporters, but will increase the potential for foreign chains to access the... [more] 30 Aug, 2011
The Pizza Company taking wing with 35 new stores.
nationmultimedia.com - The Pizza Company, a leading operator of pizza restaurants under the management of the Minor Food Group, has allocated Bt300 million in capital investment to open 35 new stores this year. ... [more] 27 Aug, 2011
Franchising business law a step forward.
bangkokpost.com - Franchising has become a successful business model globally, and Thailand is no exception. Franchising businesses are rapidly expanding, yet Thailand still lacks a specific regulatory law to govern such... [more] 1 Jul, 2011
McDonald's has grand plans for Thailand.
nationmultimedia.com - McThai, local franchisee for McDonald's restaurants, has drawn up a fiveyear expansion plan to invest at least Bt3 billion in opening 70 to 100 new McDonald's restaurants in Thailand... [more] 9 Jun, 2011
A&W plans 100 outlets in four years.
bangkokpost.com - KUB Malaysia Berhad, the licensee of A&W fast-food restaurants in Thailand and Malaysia, is ramping up its business in this country by spending one billion baht to reach 100 outlets. ... [more] 13 May, 2011
Ikea plans two more stores in Bangkok.
nationmultimedia.com - Ikea, the iconic Swedish homefurnishings company, plans to invest another Bt6 billion in Thailand to open its second and third stores in western and northern Bangkok in the near future. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2011
Dunkin' Donuts plans to share Thai success story.
bangkokpost.com - The Thai operation of Dunkin' Donuts is ready to share its best business practices with other countries in the US company's global network. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2011
The Pizza Company Thailand sets 200 unit deal.
pizzamarketplace.com - The Pizza Company Thailand has set an ambitious goal of opening 200 restaurants in the next five years. The chain anticipates 100 new locations in Thailand and 100 franchised units in emerging... [more] 28 Feb, 2011
Berjaya Food eyes bigger bite.
nationmultimedia.com - US-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts plans to double its number of international stores in the next five years, says Jeff Welch, the company's international president. ... [more] 21 Feb, 2011
CP All targets 53% of franchised stores in 2011.
nationmultimedia.com - CP All Plc, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience store chain, targets to raise the franchised stores to 53 per cent in 2011. . ... [more] 8 Dec, 2010
108 Shops for Burma.
nationmultimedia.com - Sun 108, a subsidiary of Saha Group that operates 108 Shop convenience stores, plans to establish 25 stores in Burma in 2012 after the first two pilot branches are set up next month. ... [more] 2 Dec, 2010
Yves Rocher plans to expand franchising network further.
nationmultimedia.com - Yves Rocher (Thailand), the local branch of a French cosmetics and beauty-services firm, plans to expand its franchising network in other parts of the country. ... [more] 1 Dec, 2010
Ikea promises low prices in Thailand.
bangkokpost.com - Swedish build-it-yourself furniture chain Ikea vows to offer cheaper products to Thai consumers by cutting its profit margin. It will open its first Bangkok store next November... [more] 23 Nov, 2010
CyberPlanet expanding tutorial franchise.
nationmultimedia.com - Game-software maker CyberPlanet Interactive is aggressively expanding its English tutorial school franchise called Genius Planet. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2010
Krispy Kreme given sweet welcome.
bangkokpost.com - KDN Co, the local franchisee of the popular US doughnut chain Krispy Kreme, was thrilled to see thousands of doughnut lovers lined up in front of its first outlet in Thailand at yesterday's opening in... [more] 29 Sep, 2010
Aroma smells success amid coffee boom.
nationmultimedia.com - The Aroma Group expects its overall revenues to perk up to Bt1 billion in three years along with the steady growth in coffee entrepreneurs. ... [more] 16 Aug, 2010
Local franchisers get creative to expand networks.
nationmultimedia.com - Local franchisers have adopted new strategies to expand their networks to avoid oversupply and intense competition in particular areas of business driven by big local and international franchisers. ... [more] 10 Aug, 2010
Minor plans franchises.
bangkokpost.com - Minor Food Group, the local operator of Dairy Queen ice-cream shops, plans to double its sales and the number of outlets by 2014 by expanding its business on a franchise basis. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2010
Khao Chong plans franchised network.
nationmultimedia.com - Khao Chong Industries 1979, the maker of Khao Chong instant coffee, yesterday announced plans for a franchising network, following the success of a pilot coffee house that opened earlier this year... [more] 10 Jun, 2010
Coffee chain takes on Thailand.
foodweek.com.au - The Coffee Club has expanded into four new Thai locations, with a fifth set to open in Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach in July. ... [more] 25 May, 2010
'Green' 7-Elevens planned.
bangkokpost.com - CP All Plc, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores, will open its first ''green'' outlet at Panyapiwat Institute of Technology on Chaeng Watthana Road next year. ... [more] 17 Apr, 2010
Swensen's embarks on regional franchise expansion.
asiaone.com - Peter King, general manager of Swensen's (Thai), said that the overseas expansion is in line with the strategy set by the parent company to grow internationally and to be a global food company. ... [more] 22 Mar, 2010
Three banks offer financing for 7-Eleven franchise.
nationmultimedia.com - Entrepreneurs wanting to jump on the 7-Eleven franchise bandwagon can now access financing from Siam City Bank, Kasikornbank and Siam Commercial Bank. ... [more] 4 Feb, 2010
Black Canyon: Success from 'Black Passion'.
bangkokpost.com - "Our shared value is called 'BLACK' which stands for Business ethics and integrity, Learning organisation, Accountability, Customer orientation and Keeping the world green and keeping the beans growing"... [more] 28 Jan, 2010
McThai expects big boost from Fifa World Cup.
nationmultimedia.com - McThai, the franchisee of McDonald's restaurants in Thailand, yesterday announced a sales-growth target of 25 per cent for the year. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2010
Thailand is New Home for Cold Stone.
qsrmagazine.com - Cold Stone Creamery, along with the brand's parent company, Kahala, announced plans for the concept's development in Thailand and aims to open 10 stores in the country by 2014. ... [more] 7 Jan, 2010
Franchise deal to set up 44 Tune Hotels.
btimes.com.my - Tune Hotels.com has partnered Thailand's Evolution Capital pcl to set up 44 budget hotels across Asia under a franchise deal. ... [more] 18 Dec, 2009
Engel & Volkers wants piece of asian recovery.
nationmultimedia.com - Engel & Volkers, a German franchiser of real-estate brokerages specialising in the luxury-home market, is expanding into Asia to cash in on the economic recovery and get a taste of the region's... [more] 7 Dec, 2009
Black Canyon getting more creative.
nationmultimedia.com - Black Canyon (Thailand) launched its first stand-alone coffee house yesterday. Called Pai Now, it is located in Mae Hong Son's Pai district. ... [more] 4 Nov, 2009
Krispy Kreme Awards Franchise Development Rights for Thailand.
finance.yahoo.com - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced today that it has entered into an agreement with KDN Company Limited for the development of 20 franchise Krispy Kreme retail shops... [more] 29 Oct, 2009
Body Shape franchises coffee business.
nationmultimedia.com - Body Shape Corporation Group, a slimming centre operator, is franchising its "Body Shape Cafe" business to cash in on growing demand for coffee and weight-losing tools. ... [more] 19 Oct, 2009
Minor cuts costs for food franchises.
bangkokpost.com - The Minor Food Group (MFG) is cutting investment costs for its pizza and ice-cream outlets by 15% to attract franchisees and accelerate growth next year. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2009
CP All to increase franchisees.
nationmultimedia.com - CP All, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores, is planning to increase the number of franchised stores to 60 per cent within five years. ... [more] 17 Sep, 2009
MK chain puts expansion to Vietnam on its menu.
bangkokpost.com - MK Restaurants Co, the operator of the MK suki restaurant chain, will focus on expanding its franchise business in Southeast Asia after franchising 16 outlets in Japan. ... [more] 11 Sep, 2009
Thailand Post's franchise system flourishing.
nationmultimedia.com - Thailand Post, under the jurisdiction of the Information and Communications Technology Ministry, has so far granted franchising licenses to 27 shops nationwide. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2009
Mr.Bun to invest Bt300 mn for store and factory expansions. Bun Company Ltd, operator of Mr. Bun bakery restaurants, plans to invest nearly Bt300 million in store and factory expansions as part of its three-year business plan. .... [more] 29 Jul, 2009
Neo suki to open china franchise. Neo Suki Thai Restaurants has returned to the Chinese market with a plan to have three franchises up and running in Guangzhou next year. .... [more] 20 Jul, 2009
Century 21 signs Thai franchisor agreement. Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, is continuing its expansion in the region with the signing of a master franchisor agreement to open Century 21 franchises in Thailand. .... [more] 15 Jul, 2009
Gap franchises coming to Thailand. The San Francisco retailer has signed a franchise agreement with Armin Systems Ltd. to open Gap stores in Thailand. The first will open in spring 2010. .... [more] 8 Jul, 2009
Yum aims for 200 Pizza Huts. After taking over its Pizza Hut business from Central Restaurant Group (CRG) in April, Yum Restaurants International (Thailand) Co has accelerated its expansion target to aim for 200 outlets within three years, two years ahead of a previous plan. .... [more] 24 Jun, 2009
English tutoring franchisees cry foul. Eight franchisees who operated a number of English language tutorial schools yesterday filed a complaint with police, accusing the franchiser of fraud, for failing to provide qualified foreign teachers as required under the franchise conditions. .... [more] 12 Jun, 2009
Long-term Pizza Hut franchise with CRG at an end. The long-term franchise agreement for Pizza Hut between Yum Restaurants International (Thailand), the brand's local owner, and the Central Restaurant Group (CRG) has ended. .... [more] 30 May, 2009
Huskies plans to expand abroad through franchises. Huskies International Corporation, the maker of Huskies fashion bags and accessories, is exploring opportunities to expand its business abroad through a franchise in the near future. .... [more] 20 May, 2009
Subway expands network. Subway Restaurants, the US fast-food chain, plans to expand its Thailand network to 100 outlets by the end of 2011. .... [more] 7 May, 2009
TPS plans luxury spa in China. Thai Privilege Spa Co (TPS), the local luxury spa chain owned by Surangrath Chirathivat, will enter a joint venture with Regalia Resort & Spa to operate a destination spa in China this year. .... [more] 4 May, 2009
CPF to franchise new 5 Star Rice. Having sold 5 Star grilled chicken for 25 years, Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), the flagship of CP Group, will open up a new segment for its retail food franchise business next month. .... [more] 1 May, 2009
Minor to hold back on new outlets. The Minor Food Group will this year slow down expansion of new The Pizza Company restaurants, particularly in the Thai market. .... [more] 18 Apr, 2009
PD House to franchise its business. Home-builder PD House plans to franchise its business in a bid to boost sales amid the economic slump, chairman and director-general Sithiporn Suwannasut told a press conference yesterday. .... [more] 4 Apr, 2009
108 Shop to open 200 new stores. Sun 108 Co, a Saha Group subsidiary, will open 200 new 108 Shop convenience store outlets this year in response to changing customer behaviour in the sluggish economy. .... [more] 30 Mar, 2009
McThai to invest Bt600m on up to 17 mew outlets. McThai, the local franchisee for McDonald's hamburger restaurants, will this year invest Bt600 million on opening another 15 to 17 outlets. .... [more] 4 Feb, 2009
Yum Restaurants ups budget for store expansion, marketing. Despite economic and political difficulties, Yum Restaurants International (Thailand), the owner and operator of the KFC and Pizza Hut chains in the Kingdom, yesterday announced its commitment to invest Bt1.8 billion in store expansions and marketing this year. .... [more] 31 Jan, 2009
Good year expected for franchising. The franchise business in Thailand this year is expected to maintain its growth at about 11 per cent, similar to recent annual expansion rates despite the poor economic climate. .... [more] 6 Jan, 2009
Princess Beauty & Spa looking to expand oversea. Princess Beauty & Spa, a 20-year-old beauty-centre chain, will seek spa business opportunities overseas next year, as it believes there is more room to grow this segment abroad than at home. .... [more] 24 Nov, 2008
Potential winner franchishing likely to gain from current crisis. The local franchise industry is expected to be a gainer in the current economic and political turmoil, which has led to job insecurity in the workplace. .... [more] 31 Oct, 2008
Yum plans no slowdown in expansion. Despite the economic downturn in its home country, the US restaurant chain Yum Restaurants will continue to invest heavily in Thailand with a planned budget of 1.7 billion baht next year, more than double this year's total. .... [more] 29 Oct, 2008
Index puts overseas franchising on hold. Index Living Mall Co, the home furniture and furnishing retail chain, will postpone overseas expansion through franchising for two or three years due to global economic uncertainties. .... [more] 12 Aug, 2008
OPSM owner opens franchise chain in Thailand. OPSM owner Luxottica Group, the world's biggest eyewear company, has spread its tentacles to Thailand, opening a chain of franchise stores under its Sunglass Hut brand. .... [more] 30 May, 2008
Thai Minor plans up to $310 mln bonds late 2008. Minor International , Thailand's largest listed hotelier and fast food franchise firm, said on Wednesday it planned to sell bonds worth up to 10 billion baht to help finance expansion. .... [more] 14 May, 2008
Thai Privilege Spa inks deals in India. Thai Privilege Spa Co (TPS) has sealed a business deal with two Indian conglomerates to open at least eight outlets on a franchise basis in India this year before expanding to Italy and Sweden. .... [more] 17 Apr, 2008
'Smart Kiosk' to offer array of automated sales, services. TM Advanced Services (Thailand) Co, a Malaysia-based vending machine company, plans to offer self-service vending machines on June 1. .... [more] 8 Apr, 2008
Taking on the big boys. Huge, multinational franchises continue to swarm across Thailand, but there is still room for young, innovative, home-grown talent. .... [more] 28 Mar, 2008
Xiao Long Pao to expand through kiosks and buffet. Shanghai Food Co, the operator of the Shanghai-style Xiao Long Pao restaurant chain, is embracing a diverse business concept that includes establishing a sales kiosk and adding Thai-Chinese fusion offerings to its menu to expedite growth. .... [more] 20 Mar, 2008
Thai Minor plans up to 15 bln baht bonds. Minor International , Thailand's largest listed hotelier and fast food franchise firm, said on Friday it planned to sell bonds worth up to 15 billion baht for business expansion and loan refinancing. .... [more] 7 Mar, 2008
Pizza Hut cooks up new delivery logo. Yum Restaurants International (Thailand) yesterday introduced a new logo for its Pizza Hut home delivery service as part of its marketing plan to lift sales this year. .... [more] 13 Feb, 2008
CP looks to expand 7-Eleven to Vietnam. CP All, the country's largest convenience store operator, said yesterday that it was seeking a licence from 7-Eleven Inc to expand into Vietnam. .... [more] 26 Jan, 2008
McDonald's considering increasing its food prices. McThai Co, the local operator of McDonald's fast-food restaurants, is considering raising prices on the back of higher operating costs. .... [more] 24 Jan, 2008
Minor adding Australian chain. Minor International Plc, the country's largest food service operator, plans to invest 10 billion baht to expand business locally and abroad over the next five years. The plans include the acquisition of an Australian coffee chain. .... [more] 11 Jan, 2008
Thailand Post franchising. Thailand Post Co is preparing to franchise 20 postal counters under the commercial name Thailand Post Shop, according to Arnusa Chitmittrapab, senior executive vice-president for marketing and business development. .... [more] 10 Jan, 2008
Noodle stall franchises alleged swindling. Officers from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) yesterday searched the offices of Siam Foods Franchise Co that runs Kuay Tiew Bangkok noodle stalls chain, while the number of franchisees filing complaints against the firm reached 500. .... [more] 8 Dec, 2007
DSI freezes assets of company that runs Kuay Tiew Bangkok. The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) yesterday put a freeze on the assets of Siam Foods Franchise, the company that runs the Kuay Tiew Bangkok chain, while it seeks warrants for the arrest of the company's executives. .... [more] 5 Dec, 2007
Daddy Dough on franchise path. Locally owned Daddy Dough is keen on franchising its donut stores in the first half of next year to build on its hugely successful chain of three branches. .... [more] 26 Nov, 2007
CP Fresh Mart offers delivery. Bangkok Food Products Co, a unit of Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc, plans to add another 170 CP Fresh Mart outlets to bring the total to 500 nationwide next year, turning them into ''freezers for communities''. .... [more] 9 Nov, 2007
Minor plans major Dairy Queen expansion. Minor Food Group Plc, the operator of Dairy Queen, Burger King and The Pizza Company, plans to spend one billion baht to expand to a new quick-service restaurant and add more Dairy Queen ice-cream outlets over the next five years. .... [more] 6 Nov, 2007
Princess Beauty & Spa to open in Bangladesh, sell franchises. After spending almost two decades establishing a strong foothold at home, Princess Beauty & Spa Co, a Thai beauty and spa treatment firm, is moving abroad by forming a joint venture with The Westin Dhaka Hotel to provide the service in Bangladesh next month. .... [more] 24 Oct, 2007
Thai Minor to buy 50 pct of Australian Coffee Club. Thai fast-food restaurant firm Minor International said on Tuesday it would buy a 50 percent stake in Australia's Coffee Club Holdings Pty Ltd for 660 million baht. .... [more] 16 Oct, 2007

Ikea postpones Thailand move. Ikea, the Swedish retailer known around the world for its flatpack furniture, has put plans to expand into Thailand firmly on the shelf amid an increasingly uncertain environment for multinational investors. .... [more] 28 Sep, 2007
Silver World to refocus on domestic market. Slowing global economic growth and a strong baht have led Silver World Co to focus on the domestic market. Silver World also plans to launch franchises under the Parela brand next year. .... [more] 11 Sep, 2007
Service business operators encouraged to expand franchises overseas. Thailand's Ministry of Commerce has encouraged the country's business operators in the service sector to expand their franchise business overseas. .... [more] 3 Sep, 2007
7-Eleven maintains sales target. C.P. Seven Eleven Plc, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores, is confident that its 2007 revenues will achieve a 15% growth target despite a decline of consumer spending in the first half. .... [more] 27 Aug, 2007
Nestle offers ice-cream franchises for Bt5,000. Nestle (Thai) yesterday announced its new franchise initiative aimed at expanding Nestle Ice Cream shops at mainstream food-service outlets throughout the Kingdom. .... [more] 21 Aug, 2007
Canonball fires up for expansion. After manufacturing and supplying Canonball retail store furnishings and equipment for 17 years, Canonball Manufacturing is gearing up to roll out showrooms in the provinces and explore opportunities in foreign markets, starting with Vietnam. .... [more] 13 Aug, 2007
10 Malaysian Entries At Thai Franchise Expo. Ten Malaysian companies and government agencies will participate in the Thailand Franchise and Business Opportunity (TFBO) exposition at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre here beginning Thursday. .... [more] 24 Jul, 2007
The Pizza Company races ahead. After achieving a 70-per-cent share in the Thai market, The Pizza Company will boost the size of its overseas business, which will exceed the domestic market in three years. .... [more] 16 Jul, 2007
McThai to boost investment. After facing flat growth in the first five months of this year, McThai Co, the operator of the McDonald's fast-food chain, will spend more than it originally planned to expand stores and offer a wider menu. .... [more] 24 May, 2007
CP7-11 sheds ailing Lotus unit. C.P. Seven Eleven Plc, the local operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores, announced yesterday that it would sell its Lotus supercentre business in Shanghai to Chia Tai Enterprises International Ltd. .... [more] 19 May, 2007
KFC goes regional in bid to push sales. Hot and spicy fried chicken and a cup of tuna corn salad may not be on the average Isan menu, but the fast-food chain KFC hopes to change that through a new approach targeting the Northeast.... [more] 18 Apr, 2007
Losses in China dent C.P. 7-Eleven profit. The net profit of C.P. Seven Eleven Plc declined by 11.7% year-on-year to 1.33 billion baht in 2006 due largely to the poor performance of its Lotus Supercenter stores in China. .... [more] 7 Mar, 2007
China franchise for spa firm. Thai Privilege Spa Co, the local luxury spa chain, has signed its first franchise agreement to manage a new luxury boutique resort and spa that is due to open in Suzhou, China in June. .... [more] 19 Feb, 2007
New KFC, Pizza Hut openings on course in spite of slowdown. Yum Restaurants International (Thailand) will continue to open new outlets by spending 500-600 million baht over the next four years despite a decline in the number of dine-in customers at present. .... [more] 8 Feb, 2007
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