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Doubled sales for Five Star chicken. The bird flu has destroyed a lot of business opportunities in Thailand, but it has failed to affect the Five Star grilled-chicken business of the CP Group. .... [more] 30 Dec, 2005
Coffee chain expands. Black Canyon (Thailand) Co will end this year with 13 international outlets following the opening later this month of four new restaurants in neighbouring countries and the Middle East. .... [more] 17 Dec, 2005
Tipco to grow through franchising. The fruit juice canner Tipco Food (Thailand) Plc is preparing to expand its beverage business through a franchise system next year. .... [more] 5 Dec, 2005
Fair will tap potential of thriving business. The country's annual international franchise exhibition which will be held in July next year, is expected to generate 1.75 billion to two billion baht in revenue. .... [more] 25 Nov, 2005
Minor plans to spend more on new hotels. The hospitality and food services operator Minor International has announced plans to invest up to eight billion baht in new projects over the next three years. .... [more] 16 Nov, 2005
Franchise reforms in the pipeline. New laws on franchising are needed to remedy confusion over franchisor and franchisee roles and reduce the continuing high failure rate of businesses, according to the Thai Franchise & Small and Medium Sized Business Association. .... [more] 31 Oct, 2005
Toys "R" Us upbeat on prospects. Toys "R" Us, the world's largest children's product chain is teaming up with central shopping complexes and Carrefour hypermarkets to open 10 outlets over the next three years. .... [more] 12 Oct, 2005
Toys "R" Us sees good prospects in Thailand. The world's largest children's product chain, Toys "R" Us, is staking out a new frontier in Thailand as part of its plan to become the dominant toy retailer in Asia. .... [more] 7 Oct, 2005
SHAPE-UP BANDWAGON. US fitness and weight-loss firms for women are now targeting Thailand in their expansion plans. .... [more] 3 Oct, 2005
Table service McDonald's new strategy. Table service from staff equipped with PDAs is the latest strategy adopted by the local operator of McDonald's restaurants as it looks to retain existing customers and draw new ones. .... [more] 21 Sep, 2005
Coffee World group starts key expansion. Swiss-based Global Franchise Architects (GFA), founder and operator of Coffee World cafe chain, is planning to spend more than 150 million baht to establish three more quick-service brands, with 100 new outlets expected within four years. .... [more] 25 Aug, 2005
Owner of A&W chain to open smaller outlets. Kuala Lumpur-listed Kub Malaysia Berhad is rebranding its A&W fast food restaurant chain with plans to open smaller-sized outlets and is looking to expand into other businesses in Thailand. .... [more] 22 Aug, 2005
Focus more on prevention, says 7-Eleven. Thailand's largest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, has reiterated its disagreement with the Public Health Ministry's plan to ban the display of cigarettes on retail store shelves. .... [more] 22 Aug, 2005
CPF quietly opens small meat marts. Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), the flagship of the agribusiness conglomerate CP Group, has quietly expanded its retail presence through mini-mart shops aimed at boosting domestic sales. .... [more] 19 Aug, 2005
Motorcycle parts group makes franchise plans. Thailand's first motorcycle and parts services cluster, SME 007 Plus, will develop its own franchise and parts manufacturing operations by the end of this year. .... [more] 17 Aug, 2005

Fast-food growth healthy. Economic uncertainties notwithstanding, the Central Restaurants Group, an affiliate of Central Plaza Hotel, plans to invest 400 million baht to expand its fast-food chains this year. .... [more] 16 Aug, 2005
Sea Royal sets up new ramen franchise system. Rising fuel prices have prompted frozen seafood exporter Sea Royal Group to shift its focus to the domestic market, where it will try to ride the popularity of Japanese food by setting up a new ramen franchise system. .... [more] 6 Aug, 2005
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