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: : Jul-Dec 2003

KPN Plus seeks entrepreneurs. KPN Plus, a franchise operator of motorcycle parts retail outlets, expects total turnover of about 350-400 million baht next year, before sales soar to at least one billion baht in 2005 following the addition of as many as 130 new franchises. .... [more] 23 Dec, 2003
Delivery key at Pizza Hut . The local operator of Pizza Hut restaurants is introducing a new marketing approach to its delivery service to attract and increase customers. .... [more] 4 Dec, 2003
7-Eleven affiliate pursuing lucrative licences in China. C.P. Seven-Eleven Plc is bidding against its counterparts from Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan to get the franchise licence from 7-Eleven Inc of the United States to operate the convenience store chain in China. .... [more] 14 Nov, 2003
Selling Thai food abroad. As many Thai restaurant operators look to sell their franchise abroad to serve growing appetites for Thai food, Siam Erawan Cuisine Co has come up with a unique franchising package for foreign markets ..... [more] 14 Oct, 2003
Franchises in Coffee World's growth plan. Coffee World Corporation is expanding its network through franchises, rather than through their own investment, with a goal to have 80 outlets by 2005. .... [more] 4 Oct, 2003
CP Seven Eleven to list on SET this month. Convenience store operator CP Seven Eleven will list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand later this month, with an initial public offering of 71.5 million shares priced at 42 baht each. .... [more] 4 Oct, 2003
Anna's Cafe’ venturing abroad. The owners of the popular Anna's Cafe’ restaurant chain hope to open 150 franchises abroad over the next three years. .... [more] 1 Oct, 2003
Celebrity chicken stall vendor ready to spread his wings. Pop singer Ruangsak "James" Loychusak is preparing to expand his culinary horizons by opening 20 chicken-rice restaurants within the next year, part of a five-year plan to create an integrated food business. .... [more] 27 Sep, 2003
US pizza firm seeks master local partner. Papa John's, a leading American pizza restaurant, is looking for a master franchisee in Thailand with a plan to have 50-75 outlets operating within five to seven years. .... [more] 15 Sep, 2003
Doi Tung considers franchising cafes. Coffee from the famous Doi Tung Development Project in Chiang Rai could be available to consumers through a network of up to 100 franchised cafes nationwide in the next two years. .... [more] 9 Sep, 2003
RGR set to expand its Thai operations. Minor Food Group, an RGR subsidiary, is planning to open 90 more fast-food outlets this year on the view that there is good growth potential in this sector of the market. .... [more] 4 Sep, 2003
Genki Sushi in expansion drive as rival falls. The Japanese restaurant business in Thailand offers a picture of starkly contrasting fortunes. .... [more] 1 Sep, 2003
Oam Thong sets its sights on India foray. Oam Thong Royal Thai Co is planning to open restaurants in India where prospects for Thai cuisine show promise, according to managing director Luckananaj Markawat. .... [more] 27 Aug, 2003
7-Eleven expands exclusive goods. C.P. Seven-Eleven Plc has changed its business strategy to increase sales and differentiate its stores from those of competitors by joining with its suppliers to develop more exclusive products to offer at the shops. .... [more] 21 Aug, 2003
German cellulite buster arrives. The expanding beauty care business in Thailand continues to attract both local and foreign investors. .... [more] 11 Aug, 2003
Body Shape pursues Middle East presence. Having run its slimming centres successfully in Thailand for a decade, Body Shape Co is taking its operations to the Arab world next year through a franchise system. .... [more] 7 Aug, 2003

Central Food planning major expansion of Auntie Anne's. Central Food Group, one of the country's largest fast-food and restaurant operators, will spend about 500 million baht to aggressively expand the US pretzel and snack chain Auntie Anne's within three years. .... [more] 2 Aug, 2003
Plot & Plan to market novel toiletry products worldwide. With creative packaging and novel product design based on Thai herbs, Plot & Plan Co, a wholly Thai-owned aromatherapy toiletry producer, is hoping to make a splash in the world's toiletry business. .... [more] 1 Aug, 2003
From soaps to spas. Actress Sirium "Ann" Pakdiramrongrit appears poised to reduce her role in the entertainment industry and become a full-time businesswoman with a beauty salon venture. .... [more] 25 Jul, 2003
KPN opening franchises for sale of motorcycle parts. KPN Group, a leading automobile parts supplier, has introduced the KPN Plus franchise system in a move to standardise the retail motorcycle parts business nationwide. .... [more] 23 Jul, 2003
Dr Somchai ready to rebrand, expand. The Ruangwattanasuks, the family behind the Dr Somchai brand, plan to redesign the company's skin-care product line in the hope of capturing more customers among the younger generation. .... [more] 21 Jul, 2003
Franchisors urged to expand to China. Thai franchisors should look for opportunities in China, where the annual growth potential is 20% due to the country' robust economic expansion, according to a trade consultant. .... [more] 16 Jul, 2003
Realty World expects 50% surge in sales. Realty World Alliance, a property brokerage company, expects sales of three billion baht this year, up 50% from 2002, said managing director Visit Kunatharakul. .... [more] 16 Jul, 2003
Jubilee takes leaf from direct-sales book. The local jewellery retailer Jubilee has teamed up with an Indian-born diamond trader to introduce a personal franchising model similar to those applied by direct-sales cosmetic firms in a move to establish a new marketing channel. .... [more] 11 Jul, 2003
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