UNITED STATES FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
: : Feb 2002
| Pickups Plus touts solid year for local franchise. Pickups
Plus Inc. said its Hilliard franchise topped $1 million in revenue
in its first calendar year of operation. .... [more]
28 Feb, 2002
Van Houtte Continues to Expand With Four Acquisitions in Key
U.S. Growth Markets. Van Houtte Inc. today announced it has
acquired four separate coffee operations in the United States. ....
28 Feb, 2002
Cendant Names Kraft Executive to Head Its Hotel Group. Cendant
Corporation today announced that Steven A. Rudnitsky, a veteran of
Kraft Foods, Nabisco, Pillsbury, PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson, will
become the next chairman & chief executive officer of its hotel group.
.... 28 Feb, 2002
Franchise chief bridges gap. Relationships between
franchisers and franchisees have often been rocky. .... [more]
28 Feb, 2002
Starbucks takes on its critics. Inside the conference
hall, shareholders munched on Starbucks chocolate ice-cream, and drank
cup after cup of free Starbucks coffee. .... [more]
27 Feb, 2002
Starbucks offers 'ethical' coffee. The Starbucks coffee
chain will begin selling Fairtrade endorsed coffee in the UK, after
it began offering similar ethical coffee once a month at its US outlets.
25 Feb, 2002
Ultimate Franchise Systems, Inc. Signs Agreement With Gelati
Co. Ultimate Franchise Systems, Inc., a franchise management
company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Gelati
Co., a privately held, Minnesota-based, specialty Premium Ice Cream
Manufacturer, to franchise both domestically and internationally under
the Gelati-da(R) trademark. .... 25 Feb, 2002
7-Eleven Attends Bear Stearns Retail, Restaurant and Apparel
Conference. President and CEO Jim Keyes of 7-Eleven, Inc.
will speak at the Bear Stearns Retail, Restaurant and Apparel Conference.
.... 25 Feb, 2002
Krispy Kreme might roll into Hanover Park. The dream
of Krispy Kreme coming to Hanover Park is closer to coming true. ....
23 Feb, 2002
Burger King set to beef up image before sale. As British
liquor giant Diageo Plc ponders ways to dispose of its Burger King
business, one thing is certain: the new owners will face a whopper
of a task to boost sales amid unprecedented competition in the fast-food
industry. .... 23 Feb, 2002
Dunkin' Donuts expands into grocery store chain. Dunkin'
Donuts Inc., the largest coffee and baked-goods chain, said it will
open stores in Royal Ahold NV's Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. stores
in three U.S. states. .... 23 Feb, 2002
Diageo plans March auction of Burger King - sources.
Interested buyers of the Burger King franchise can soon place their
order. .... 21 Feb, 2002
Krispy Kreme may fill franchise hole in Green Brook. Krispy
Kreme doughnuts'''' famous "hot light" - the beacon that announces
fresh doughnuts are being made - may soon shine in the township. ....
20 Feb, 2002
New franchise concept set for Wichita opening. Saint
Cinnamon Bakery Cafe will open during the weekend of March 8 in Wichita.
The outlet, which is only the second one in the United States for
the Toronto, Canada-based chain, is at 3743 N. Rock, just north of
the Black Canyon Grille. .... [more]
20 Feb, 2002
AFC fourth-quarter earnings rise. Fast food restaurant
operator AFC Enterprises Inc., which runs the Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits
and Seattle's Best Coffee chains, said on Tuesday that income from
continuing operations rose 27 percent in the fourth quarter, helped
by higher franchise royalty fees and increased sales at restaurants
open for at least a year. .... 20 Feb, 2002
RadioShack Will Sell EchoStar's Dish Network. RadioShack
Corp., the third-largest U.S. electronics retailer, will sell EchoStar
Communications Corp.'s Dish Network, the second-largest U.S. satellite-television
service, in its 5,100 company-owned stores by April. .... 20 Feb, 2002
Baja Fresh Joins Forces With Pepsi. Consistently flavorful
and fresh just got more refreshing - and then some. .... 20 Feb, 2002
Marriott Posts Loss of $116 Million in Quarter. Marriott
International Inc. reported a quarterly loss as business and leisure
travel fell and the largest U.S. hotel company wrote down the value
of properties and loans. .... 14 Feb, 2002
Training Is a Final Test For Franchise Hopefuls. On
a recent afternoon, I stood in a real bathtub and helped apply slippery
acrylic panels to a fake bathroom wall. Luxury Bath Systems, a 13-year-old
franchise company in Glendale Heights, Ill., had given me the opportunity
to sit in on their training program and learn about franchise training
from the inside. .... [more]
14 Feb, 2002
Dienelt, Wulff to head Piper Marbury franchise practice. Piper
Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe named two new partners - John Dienelt and
Erik Wulff - to its franchise distribution practice at its headquarters
office in Washington. .... [more]
12 Feb, 2002
Tricon reports 28 percent increase in fourth quarter earnings.
Tricon Global Restaurants reported a 28 percent increase in
fourth-quarter earnings, beating Wall Street expectations, and credited
the success of continuing worldwide push of its restaurant franchises.
.... 11 Feb, 2002
US Tiffany & Co. opens franchise in Casablanca. US
Luxury Jewels stores, Tiffany & Co., has opened a US$ 2-million franchise
in Casablanca. .... [more]
8 Feb, 2002
Wendy's Earnings Up 35 Percent. Wendy's International
Inc. reported Friday that profits increased 35 percent in the fourth
quarter despite higher costs for beef, labor, training and utilities.
.... 8 Feb, 2002
Starbucks brews a business in tea-drinking China. Starbucks
has brewed a formula to sell coffee in tea-drinking China, where many
of the 1.3 billion population consider the bitter beverage a foul-tasting
luxury. .... 7 Feb, 2002
CKE Says Quarterly Sales Beat Forecasts. Food: Firm
still expects a loss but says gains at Carl's Jr. and Hardee's bolster
its predictions that it will return to profitability soon. .... 1 Feb, 2002
Eateries, Inc. Awarded $485,427 for Attorney's Fees in Amended
Judgment Against J.R. Simplot. .... 1 Feb, 2002
How Former Execs Find Success as Franchisees. When
Karen Brinker was a marketing executive at the Playtex Corp. in Westport,
Conn., she had a staff of Harvard M.B.A.s. .... [more]
1 Feb, 2002
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