FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
: : Jul-Dec 2004
| 7-Eleven to add 400 more outlets. CP
Seven Eleven Plc is planning to expand its 7-Eleven convenience store
chain by adding 400 more outlets and opening a one-billion-baht distribution
centre next year. .... [more]
9 Dec, 2004
Black Canyon to add outlets and promote bakery business.
Black Canyon (Thailand) Co has earmarked 80 million baht to open 15
additional domestic outlets and three more international franchises
next year, and also plans focus more of its marketing on the My Bread
bakery business. .... [more]
12 Nov, 2004
Pizza Hut sprucing up to draw dine-in trade. Pizza Hut
is attempting to move away from the fast-food concept to a more upmarket
segment it calls "casual dining", with more sophisticated
offerings in order to differentiate itself from competitors. ....
11 Nov, 2004
Mothercare sales to rise 200% Mothercare, a British
mother-and-child specialty store chain, projects a 200% rise in sales
this year thanks to the opening of its flagship outlet in Thailand
and growing market demand. .... [more]
1 Nov, 2004
Full local control will help chain. Now that Baskin
Robbins (Thailand) has complete control of the ice cream parlour chain,
it stands to be more competitive. .... [more]
16 Oct, 2004
A&W holds the line in spite of rising fuel costs.
A&W Restaurants (Thailand) Co has no plans to raise prices at
its restaurants despite increased fuel costs. .... [more]
11 Oct, 2004
Swensen's targets younger clients. Swensen's (Thai)
Co has invested 100 million baht to give its Swensen's ice-cream chain
outlets a facelift with a new, trendy look intended to capture more
younger consumers. .... [more]
5 Oct, 2004
US theme eatery to set up shop on Phuket's Patong Beach.
Amid the tough competition among major restaurant chains in Thailand,
newcomer Hooters is confident it can win over diners in Phuket with
its famous chicken wings and hula-hooping waitresses in sexy outfits.
21 Sep, 2004
Expanded M@sk outlets offer coffee corners. M.F.S. Enterprise,
a mobile financial services provider, has added a new concept to its
franchised kiosks in response to growing demand from young information
technology consumers. .... [more]
8 Sep, 2004
Chicken rice franchiser taps trend. The local mania
for green tea shows no sign of abating, with the beverage finding
its way into a host of foods as well as non-food products. .... [more]
2 Sep, 2004
GMM Grammys Paiboon, friends eye global spa franchise.
GMM Grammy chairman Paiboon Damrongchaitham has set off in another
direction, partnering with established spa and skincare specialists
to open a spa business with global aspirations. .... [more]
31 Aug, 2004
Au Bon Pain to spend B136m on facelift, self-service units.
The Au Bon Pain chain plans to spend up to 136 million baht revamping
the decor at its 34 bakery stores and introduce a new self-service
concept at its two forthcoming outlets by the end of the year. ....
24 Aug, 2004
CP 7-11 speeds up expansion. CP Seven Eleven Plc is
speeding up the expansion of its 7-Eleven store chain in Thailand
by aggressively securing strategic business locations ahead of its
rivals, Family Mart and Tesco-Lotus, which are also actively scouting
for more prime sites. .... [more]
18 Aug, 2004
Four more foreign chains seek foothold. Four international
restaurant chains - one from Ireland and three from Singapore - hope
to gain a foothold in Thailand's competitive quick-service restaurant
scene. .... [more]
18 Aug, 2004
A moveable feast for coffee-lovers. Ban Rie Coffee will
soon launch its new concept coffee branch: Ban Rie Loy, a knockdown,
moveable coffee shop. .... [more]
13 Aug, 2004
Local chains set to raise prices as costs increase. Local
fast-food restaurants, including Pizza Hut and KFC, are poised to
raise prices in response to higher production costs, including fuel.
6 Aug, 2004
Small co-op shops set for big upgrade. More than 6,000
retail stores belonging to local cooperatives will be upgraded to
compete with modern discount and convenience stores under a joint
campaign between Phranakorn Co-op and Allied Retail Trade Co Ltd.
5 Aug, 2004
Local sign franchiser named. US-based Sign-A-Rama Inc,
the world's biggest franchiser of advertising signs, yesterday named
Bangkok-based Technology Supply Co its master franchiser for Thailand,
Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Burma. .... [more]
30 Jul, 2004
Pizza Company taps diners in quality drive. In a bid
to boost standards at its pizza restaurants, The Minor Food Group
Plc will ask customers beginning on Aug 5 to fill out forms evaluating
the performance of their servers in exchange for a free pizza. ....
21 Jul, 2004
Kodak launches photo kiosks. Kodak yesterday launched
a new digital photo-printing franchise which requires start-up investment
of only Bt299,000 and, it claims, a break-even return within less
than a year. .... [more]
21 Jul, 2004
Mister Donut targets billion-baht market. Central Restaurants
Group Co hopes to capture a 50% share in Thailand's doughnut market
this year via its franchised Mister Donut chain, a plan to be backed
up by a 360-million-baht investment to raise the number of its outlets
to 154. .... [more]
1 Jul, 2004
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