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McDonald’s continues expansion in Vietnam. - Fast-food giant McDonald’s has just opened its fourth Vietnamese outlet in Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh City, on the occasion of one year of its presence in the country. ... [more] 14 Feb, 2015
Cold Rock set for Vietnam. - Cold Rock Ice Creamery will be opening its stores in Vietnam as part of its mission to take the desserts brand to an international market. ... [more] 17 Dec, 2014
Failure to register franchising operations could attract sanctions. - GlobalVue has ranked Viet Nam as one of the top 10 potential markets for franchise ventures in 2013. However, figures from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) showed that only 126 foreign franchisers... [more] 22 Nov, 2014
Vietnam sees boom in number of Japanese restaurants. - More and more Japanese restaurants have begun to appear in Vietnam, particularly in HCM City, following a stagnant period of economic growth in the country from 2010 to 2012. ... [more] 14 Oct 2014
M&S surprised by early Vietnam success. - British fashion brand Marks & Spencer says it has already reached its one month sales target in Vietnam after just 10 days of trading. ... [more] 15 Sep 2014
FamilyMart on a roll in Thailand, Vietnam, China. - 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
TCBY Yogurt, Mrs. Fields Cookies expand international footprints. - Famous Brands International has announced a master franchise agreement that will bring 28 TCBY stores to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam within the next 10 years. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2014
McDonald’s Vietnam Served 400,000 in First Month, Owner Says. - McDonald’s Corp.’s first Vietnamese branch served more than 400,000 customers in its first month of business, according to the company’s local partner in the Southeast Asian nation. ... [more] 18 Mar, 2014
First McDonald's Restaurant Opens In Vietnam. - McDonald's, the world's largest restaurant chain, inaugurated its first franchise in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 on Friday. ... [more] 8 Feb, 2014
Business chains booming in Vietnam. - The biggest benefit of the business type is that the owners can make money from both the daily business and from the brand franchising. The market witnesses the high annual 20-30 percent growth rate. ... [more] 5 Feb, 2014
Dairy Queen plans Vietnam entry. - The Dairy Queen system announced it has recently re-entered Taiwan, and also plans to open the first DQ locations in Vietnam and Guyana during 2014... [more] 22 Jan, 2014
Franchises flood retail sector. - Sean T. Ngo, managing director of Vietnam Franchises (VF), a leading franchising and licensing consulting company revealed to VIR last week that VF now were in discussions with multiple franchisees in... [more] 15 Jan, 2014
Global fastfood chains making forays into Vietnam. - According to a source from the US General Consul in Ho Chi Minh City, US-based sandwich chain Quiznos will come to the city on December 18 to start sourcing local partners for franchising... [more] 20 Dec, 2013
Franchisees have to go the thorny path to success. - According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s information portal, 200 brands have entered Vietnam under the mode of franchising. ... [more] 13 Sep, 2013
McDonald’s wages retail premises war in Vietnam. - The fast food market, which was smoldering for a long time, suddenly flared up on July 15 when McDonald’s Global announced that Nguyen Bao Hoang has become its official partner in a franchising contract... [more] 30 Aug, 2013
Viet tycoon finally gets Big Mac franchise. - Tycoon Henry Nguyen mopped floors, flipped burgers and even cleaned toilets over a 10-year campaign to convince McDonald’s Corp to let him bring Big Macs and Happy Meals to communist Vietnam. ... [more] 6 Aug, 2013
McDonald's plans to expand in Vietnam. - McDonald's Corp. said Monday that a franchisee plans to open the hamburger chain's first restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City next year as part of an expansion into Vietnam. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2013
Franchise market warms up, to boom in near future. - Newly emerging and potential--Vietnam has become a lucrative market for foreign franchisors. However, the high retail premises rents would challenge them. ... [more] 13 Nov, 2012
McDonald’s seek franchisees in Vietnam. - According to a McDonald’s representative, this fast-food brand will come to Vietnam in the next two years, through a franchisee. ... [more] 28 Aug, 2012
Franchising falls by a third. - Franchising of foreign trademarks in Viet Nam in the first half of the year fell 30 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2012
Vietnam to see more franchise deals in 2012, market boom from 2014. - More and more international brands are seeking the way to penetrate the Vietnamese market through franchising contracts. Analysts believe that 2012 would be another bustling year for franchising... [more] 17 Jun, 2012
Franchising to open up retail sector in 2014. - Franchising would become an indispensable business trend in Viet Nam as it would open up retail market further in 2014, lawyer Ho Huu Hoanh, director of the Viet Nam Franchising News Online said... [more] 12 May, 2012
Gelatissimo eyes up Japan, Vietnam in expansion plan. - Gelato franchise business Gelatissimo is planning further overseas expansion with Vietnam and Japan initial targets for growth. The Middle East and South Africa are also on the company's radar. ... [more] 13 Mar, 2012
Baskin-Robbins to open in Vietnam. - The Canton-based chain has signed a franchise agreement with Blue Star Food Corp., a Vietnamese food manufacturing company, to develop approximately 50 stores in the next few years. ... [more] 5 Jan, 2012
IFA Leading Franchising Trade Mission to Southeast Asia. - Thirteen companies representing 19 franchise brands will join a joint International Franchise Association, U.S. Commercial Service, Franchise Times trade mission Dec. 6-13, to Vietnam and Indonesia. ... [more] 1 Dec, 2011
Franchise show opens in HCM City. - Around 150 companies, mostly from South Korea, are participating in the International Shop and Franchise exhibition that opened yesterday in HCM City. ... [more] 4 Nov, 2011
Vietnamese businesses eye franchise business model. - Increasing numbers of Vietnamese businesses will open franchises of popular international brands as Viet Nam opens up its market further following its accession to the WTO four years ago. ... [more] 27 May, 2011
Singapore franchises scout VN. - Singapore franchising companies are looking to enter Viet Nam and will organise a conference in HCM City this month to meet with potential partners. ... [more] 16 May, 2011
Domino's Pizza Opens First Store in Vietnam. - Domino's Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today opened its first store in Vietnam, delivering hot, delicious pizza to the residents of Ho Chi Minh City. ... [more] 19 Nov, 2010
zpizza opens first of more than 20 Vietnam locations. - Zpizza has announced that preparations are underway for the opening of its first Vietnam restaurant. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2010
Franchise opportunities aplenty in Vietnam. - A Burgeoning middle class, growing disposable income and two-thirds of the population under 30, who are brand-conscious, trendy and adore the Western lifestyle. Sounds like a perfect setting to grow a... [more] 7 Oct, 2010
Carl's Jr. Opens First Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. - CKE Restaurants, Inc. opened its first Carl’s Jr.® restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam this week. This marks the first of at least 25 Carl’s Jr. units to be opened in Vietnam over the next six years... [more] 1 Jun, 2010
Singaporean franchise experiences introduced. - A workshop to popularise Singaporean franchise businesses in Vietnam was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 9. ... [more] 10 Apr, 2010
Singapore’s franchises eye Viet Nam. - Singapore companies see Viet Nam as a 'hot-spot' for franchise investment, director of Singapore's Astreem Corporation Pte Ltd. Hsien Naidu said at a press conference last week to announce a seminar. ... [more] 29 Mar, 2010
CKE Restaurants to Expand in Vietnam. - CKE Restaurants Inc. said Thursday that it signed a development agreement granting a franchisee exclusive development rights to open Carl's Jr. restaurants in Vietnam. ... [more] 18 Feb, 2010
Hard Rock Cafés to hit northern, central Vietnam. - High-profile rock-themed restaurant chain Hard Rock Café is planning to open three new outlets in Hanoi Capital, northern Hai Phong City and central Danang City by 2012. ... [more] 25 Jan, 2010
Franchisors Identify RM4.74 Million Potential Businesses In Vietnam. - Malaysian franchisors have identified potential franchised businesses worth RM4.74 million during a recent mission to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ... [more] 30 Dec, 2009
Can domestic businesses catch the franchise wave? - Being allowed to establish 100 percent foreign-owned enterprises has created a wave of franchise fever. However, the market has not seen any new entries, except for pioneers such as... [more] 13 Dec, 2009
Good strategy key to franchisor success. - In a world of continuing global economic uncertainty, it seems that foreign investors are viewing Viet Nam as a promised land. This is particularly so in the franchise sector... [more] 14 Oct, 2009
First franchise trade show pulls crowds. - Viet Nam’s first professional franchise trade show is part of a three-day international Food and Hotel Viet Nam 2009 exhibition being held in HCM City. ... [more] 2 Oct, 2009
Vietnam sees bustling franchise sector. - In the first half of this year, the Ministry of Industry and Trade granted licences for the franchise deals of 15 overseas companies, mostly from the US, Belgium and Canada... [more] 1 Oct, 2009
MK chain puts expansion to Vietnam on its menu. - 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
HCM City to host retail, franchise expo. - The Viet Nam International Shop Industry Show and the Viet Nam International Franchise Show takes place at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center from September 10-12. ... [more] 9 Sep, 2009
Pho 24 to open its first restaurant in UK. - Pho 24, a popular pho brand in Vietnam, will open its first restaurant in a shopping mall in London, where there are also many Chinese and Japanese restaurants. ... [more] 27 Aug, 2009
The age of franchised food shops. Hundreds of foreign food shop brand names have been flocking to Vietnam as they can see great business potential here, a market with 86 million consumers. .... [more] 12 May, 2009
Social franchise clinics pass second anniversary. The number of clients using commune health centres in Khanh Hoa Province and Da Nang City has risen by 45 per cent after two years of operating under a social franchise model. .... [more] 25 Mar, 2009
Sai Gon Trading Corp, Singapore Partner Move Into Franchising. Sai Gon Trading Corporation (SATRA) has expanded its operations into the franchising business in cooperation with Singapore's Asiawide Franchise. .... [more] 10 Dec, 2008
Businessman sees franchise opportunities in VN during crisis period. The Asiawide Franchise Consultants Managing Director, Albert Kong, has arrived in HCM City, Vietnam to attend a franchise workshop on December 18. The franchise expert of Asia believes that the current crisis is a golden time for franchise businesses. .... [more] 5 Dec, 2008
NexCen Brands Announces Opening of First Shoebox New York Franchised Store in Asia. NexCen Brands, Inc. today announced the opening of the first international Shoebox New York store in Hanoi, Vietnam. The store held its grand opening on November 28th with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. .... [more] 4 Dec, 2008
Vietnam's Trung Nguyen Coffee Opens Franchise in Singapore. Vietnamese coffee giant Trung Nguyen opened a franchise in Singapore's Changi Airport last week under the company's new franchising image. .... [more] 12 Sep, 2008
Lee's Coffee Goes International. Lee's Sandwiches, the largest Vietnamese sandwich franchise chain in the United States, unveils their first international Lee's Coffee in Vietnam, on this great day of fortune and prosperity of 08/08/08. .... [more] 8 Aug, 2008
England Optical To Open Up 10 Outlets In Vietnam. England Optical Group, the largest optical chain store in Malaysia, plans to expand its footprint in Vietnam by establishing up to 10 outlets in the near future there. .... [more] 28 Jul, 2008
Franchising spreads across Viet Nam. Franchising is no longer a strange type of business to Vietnamese entrepreneurs. It is gradually establishing itself as a legitimate new field of business for those interested in small to medium-sized operations. .... [more] 4 Jul, 2008
The Circle K Brand in Vietnam. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announces that it has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, signed a master franchise and license agreement for the exclusive development of the Circle K Brand in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. .... [more] 4 May, 2008
Legal experts warn of risks in franchise deals. Legal experts are warning domestic business exercise caution when entering into agreements with well-know, international franchisers, saying that not all deals result in the success advertised. .... [more] 27 Mar, 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
Franchising fad. Based on the strength of its rapidly developing economy, Vietnam is fertile ground for international and local companies vying to capture the emerging franchising market of the region. .... [more] 26 Jan, 2008
Viet Nam lays legal foundation for franchising. Franchising is a relatively new business concept in Viet Nam. Although existing here since the early 1990s, it has been slow to develop and has yet to enjoy the level of popularity it has in more developed countries. .... [more] 26 Dec, 2007
Fast-food franchises too costly for local market. With Viet Nam something of a final frontier, global franchisers are increasingly staking out a position in the local market. .... [more] 4 Sep, 2007
No sweet cake for local firms. KFC, Lotteria, Jollibee and Gloria Jean’s Coffees have opened restaurants at good places in HCM City. McDonald’s and Starbucks, two leading fast-food names of the US, are forecast to be next. Meanwhile, Vietnamese firms are still outsiders. .... [more] 31 Aug, 2007
Curves fitness club franchiser enters VN. Curves International Inc., a world leader in the franchising of fitness clubs, has entered Vietnam through a 20-year franchising deal with Curves Vietnam Co. Ltd. .... [more] 6 Aug, 2007
Vietnam convenience stores find the going tough. The performance of convenience store chains in Vietnam has been indifferent since they failed to choose locations carefully and study consumer habits, analysts have said. .... [more] 20 Jul, 2007
First IT service for franchising. The brand of the PC Rescue and Network Security 911 of the Five Star Joint Stock Company has been franchised in some provinces of Thai Nguyen, Vung Tau, Binh Duong and Ca Mau. .... [more] 9 Jul, 2007
Franchising in Vietnam: loose and incomprehensive. Rare are Vietnamese companies that create a comprehensive franchise model having four major parts – system, brand-name, product/service, and secret – like Pho 24. .... [more] 12 Apr, 2007
Gloria Jean’s Coffees opens first store in Hanoi. Australia-based Gloria Jean’s Coffees opened yesterday its first store in the capital city of Hanoi, raising the number of its high-end coffee shops in the form of master franchising in Vietnam to two. .... [more] 9 Mar, 2007
Companies say need clearer franchising rules. Business executives have asked lawmakers to adopt more rules governing franchising practices as soon as possible to facilitate this nascent market, heard a seminar in HCMC last Friday. .... [more] 29 Jan, 2007
Gloria Jean’s Coffees sets up Vietnam franchise. VietLifestyle JSC Company will set up a chain of coffee shops in Vietnam under a franchising agreement with Gloria Jean’s Coffees of Australia. .... [more] 26 Jan, 2007
Franchising forecast to be popular for business development in Viet Nam. Experts forecast that with an estimated annual growth of 15-20 percent over recent years, franchising would be a fast-growing form of business in Viet Nam when the country officially joins the World Trade Organisation. .... [more] 12 Jan, 2007
Franchise operations face serious challenges. Rule obedience, intellectual property infringement and termination of site leasing contracts without notice are proving to be big challenges for franchisors and retail chain operators looking to tap into the expected franchising boom in Vietnam. .... [more] 11 Dec, 2006
Aussie Cartridge refiller gets Vietnam franchise. Cartridge World Australia, a market leader in inkjet and cartridge refilling, has begun operating in Viet Nam through a master franchising deal with Cartridge World Vietnam. .... [more] 6 Dec, 2006
Hard Rock Cafe to open shops in Vietnam soon. The U.S.-based Hard Rock plans to open hi-end cafe shops in Vietnam by master-franchising the name to a local partner. .... [more] 6 Dec, 2006

Buying into the franchising world. Franchising in Vietnam is relatively new. One of the main reasons for the modest growth of franchising in the past Vietnam was the lack of a legal framework for franchising. .... [more] 2 Dec, 2006
Vietnam Franchise Club to make debut today. Vietnam Franchise Club, which will help its members develop business by franchising, will make debut today at Cho Nho Restaurant. .... [more] 24 Nov, 2006
First consultancy service franchising deal in Vietnam. The International Investment and Urban Development Jsc (IDJ) plans to grant franchises to regional agents. If the business deal is successful, this will be the first consultancy service franchising deal in Vietnam. .... [more] 10 Nov, 2006
Cebu-grown funeral service firm mulls franchise outlet in Vietnam. There is no stopping Cebu-grown Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes Inc. from going global. The company is now studying the possibility of bringing the Cebuano way of caring for the dead to other countries. .... [more] 1 Nov, 2006
It’s Vietnam’s turn to franchise. Franchises have boomed in Vietnam as Nha Vui, Pho 24, Trung Nguyen, Kinh Do effectively let others use their name to set up successful copies of the parent company’s very successful model. .... [more] 5 Oct, 2006
Leading franchises relay expansion plans. Many high-profile foreign and domestic franchises presented their plans to expand franchising and build their trademarks in Viet Nam in the coming year during a seminar in HCM City last weekend. .... [more] 13 Sep, 2006
Franchising to prosper in Vietnam. Franchising, which has proved popular in Vietnam, is likely to continue flourishing in the country, foreign experts told a seminar Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City. .... [more] 5 Sep, 2006
Ha Noi to get new supermarkets, stores. The Ha Noi Trade Corporation plans to have more than 50 supermarkets and convenience stores in the capital and neighbouring provinces by early next year. .... [more] 29 Aug, 2006
Franchises to boom in Vietnam. Franchises will become one of the most important business models for Vietnamese enterprises to keep market share while a series of foreign retail giants and supermarkets begin to penetrate the country as the country joins the World Trade Organisation (WTO). .... [more] 27 Aug, 2006
Southeast Asian businesses to join fair in Vietnam. A total of 150 businesses from country members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will take part in ASEAN Brands Expo-Vietnam 2006 in Ho Chi Minh City from September 1-5. .... [more] 25 Aug, 2006
Franchise agreements over-regulated by new decree. In the process of economic integration, the granting of franchise by international companies to local operators in Viet Nam is a key issue. .... [more] 28 Jun, 2006
Franchises get better registration guidance. The Ministry of Trade recently issued Circular 09/2006/TT-BTM detailing guidelines on the registration of business franchises, which it said would provide businesses with timely information about pending applications. .... [more] 9 Jun, 2006
Fast Pho-ward for noodle hit. Pho24 has grown into one of Vietnam's largest fast-food chains, with 24 restaurants nationwide and plans to open another 73 across the country by the end of 2008. .... [more] 1 May, 2006
Franchising takes country by storm. With domestic and foreign brand names, services and fast food storming the Viet Nam market, franchising has developed into one of the most successful business models in the country. .... [more] 25 Apr, 2006
KFC exec speaks on the growth of fried chicken. KFC has been in Vietnam for eight years and now it’s time for harvest. In the next four years, KFCs will increase six-fold in a growing Western fast food market. .... [more] 4 Apr, 2006
VIETNAM / CHINA - Trung Nguyen opens eighth franchised shop in China. Trung Nguyen Coffee Company recently opened its eighth franchised shop in China, the first shop abroad to apply the company’s new standards of franchising. .... [more] 8 Feb, 2006
Franchising market sees boom time. Vietnam’s franchising market last year witnessed a strong surge of 30%, with more than 530 franchises and the transfer of the ownership of 800 brands. .... [more] 5 Jan, 2006
Franchise to boom in Vietnam. Franchise revolution is anticipated in Vietnam, with the arrival of foreign trademarks and maturation of domestic franchisees. .... [more] 16 Dec, 2005
Business franchising to flourish in Vietnam. The franchising model, which has great success rates, is starting to catch on in Vietnam and is expected to continue flourishing in the country, said foreign experts at a recent seminar in Ho Chi Minh City. .... [more] 1 Jul, 2005
Local franchises see booming business. Trung Nguyen Coffee Company in HCM City has made a killing by selling its brand name to foreign and local franchisers. .... [more] 27 Jan, 2005

MFG eyes China, Vietnam deals. Thailand's Minor Food Group (MFG) is looking at establishing outlets of The Pizza Company and Swensen's ice cream in China and Vietnam this year to tap growing business opportunities. .... [more] 10 Mar, 2004
Viet coffee chain fights for its brand in US. One of Vietnam's best-known brands is crying foul that an American company has infringed its trademark. Usually, it is American companies that complain about the Vietnamese ripping them off. Now, the proverbial boot is on the other foot. .... 30 Sep, 2002
Trademark Protection A Must For Franchises. A Vietnamese Coffee franchise is fighting to recover its trademark in the US before it can expand its system there. .... [more] 1 May, 2002
Vietnam peddles coffee chic with Trung Nguyen cafes. Glittering Christmas lights, Crayola-colored chairs, a pop music soundtrack - and undeniably trendy. Dang Le Nguyen Vu, a 31-year-old entrepreneur, has successfully launched Vietnam's first nationwide franchise. .... 22 Apr, 2002
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