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Canadian cafe chain Tim Hortons plans India foray. - Tim Hortons, the largest quick-service restaurant chain in Canada, is planning to enter the Indian market. ... [more] 27 Dec, 2013
First Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop Set To Open in Delhi. - Krispy Kreme announced today that it plans to open its first store in Delhi on Saturday, December 14, 2013. ... [more] 12 Dec, 2013
Control of Papa John’s India franchisee changes hands. - Papa John’s International Inc.’s franchisee in India has sold its majority interest to another company, the Louisville-based pizza chain announced late Monday. ... [more] 9 Dec, 2013
Subway marks India opening with sandwich charity auction. - To celebrate the opening of a new Subway restaurant in Hari Nagar, West Delhi, India, a Subway sandwich was auctioned for charity, generating Rs 51,000 (about $827 U.S.). ... [more] 5 Dec, 2013
Burger King to enter India in joint venture. - Burger King Worldwide announced a joint-venture partnership with South Asian private-equity firm Everstone Group to bring the quick-service hamburger chain to India. ... [more] 19 Nov, 2013
Masaba Gupta to open store in Kolkata. - Fashion designer Masaba Gupta, known for quirky designs and youthful collections, will open her first franchise store in Kolkata in December this year. ... [more] 10 Nov, 2013
Franchising has gained from the slowdown: President of Franchisee India Gaurav Marya. - The ongoing economic slowdown may have left many a sector smarting, but it has given a fillip to franchising, believes Gaurav Marya, president of Franchisee India. ... [more] 29 Oct, 2013
Fast-food chain Burger King to enter India with PE firm Everstone Capital. - Burger King will soon enter India through a franchising partnership with a company that will be headed by the present CEO of its UK operations and majority-owned by private equity firm Everstone Capital... [more] 25 Oct, 2013
Yum! Brands plans $10B investment in emerging markets. - Yum! Brands has announced the opening of its 40,000th restaurant, a flagship KFC store in Goa, India. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2013
Holiday Kitty joins Franchise India. - After successfully achievement in our year business with encouraging market response we have now set for fast track growth plan. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2013
Snap Fitness India to expand 100 outlets across India. - Snap Fitness has recently expanded its branches in the northern part of India and ready to launch 15 outlets in Delhi & NCR by F’Y 2014. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2013
McDonald’s to bring McCafé to India. - Hardcastle Restaurants, master franchise for west and south India operations of McDonald’s Restaurants, is finally bringing its coffee retail format McCafé to India. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2013
National Textile Corporation to launch 300 retail stores. - State-run National Textile Corporation plans to launch 300 retail stores in the next two years. The corporation plans to launch over 100 showrooms by March 31, 2014 and 300 stores by the end of March 2015. ... [more] 2 Oct, 2013
‘Franchising is best way to earn oneself a job’. - Gaurav Marya is credited for the rapid growth of franchising in India. Almost single-handedly he evangelised franchising through a mix of propaganda and support services. ... [more] 27 Sep, 2013
Bangalore second biggest market for franchisees. - After being the start up capital of India, Bangalore seems to be in a close race with Mumbai to be the franchisee capital of the country. According to statistics shared by Franchise India... [more] 9 Sep, 2013
Just Flowers to spread fragrance pan-India. - Just flowers, a leading florist chain is on an expansion spree and is now seeking franchise partners pan-India. ... [more] 9 Sep, 2013
GFA to expand its outlets in south. - Global Franchise Architects (GFA), Switzerland-based restaurant group that owns admired brands like Pizza Corner, Donut Baker, Cream n Fudge, and Coffee World, announced their expansion plan for... [more] 7 Sep, 2013
Maxwell to spread wings via franchise route. - Maxwell Industries Ltd, a leading Indian company engaged in manufacturing and marketing of innerwear is seeking franchise partners to expand its network. ... [more] 2 Sep, 2013
SIDBI, Franchise India join hands for franchisee business loan. - Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Franchise India on Wednesday joined hands to cater to the funding needs of the franchise business model in the country. ... [more] 28 Aug, 2013
Franchising on the cards for Glare. - Glare Car polish , a U.S based brand is seeking franchise partners in India. ... [more] 23 Aug, 2013
Pioneers Office to open 100 franchise outlets by 2015. - A leading name in IT industry since 1997, Pioneers Office Automation is now seeking franchisees. ... [more] 9 Aug, 2013
Ready Steady Go Kids opens franchise in India. - Ready Steady Go Kids has further expanded its multi-sport program into India with franchises already buzzing with activity in Singapore, the UK and Indonesia. ... [more] 8 Aug, 2013
Nischal’s to strengthen its franchisee network. - As a part of their expansion plans, Nischal’s Smart Learning Solutions is now seeking franchise partners pan-India. ... [more] 6 Aug, 2013
Maldives based Serena Spa looking to expand Pan India through franchisee model. - Serena Spa one of the most respected international spa brands is looking to expand in India. The Spa based out of the Maldives, currently has presence across luxury hotels and resorts in... [more] 3 Aug, 2013
Australian sports franchise for kids gets set to open batting in India. - An Australian exercise and sports class franchise system is expanding to India, opening its first location in Mumbai and the northern states. ... [more] 31 Jul, 2013
Juice lounge opens its 60th outlet. - A brand of Vertigo India food & beverages, Juice Lounge, opened its 60th outlet in Kurla, Mumbai. ... [more] 26 Jul, 2013
Craftsvilla looking to expand offline through franchisee model. - Craftsvilla, an online marketplace, is looking to expand in offline market through a pan-India franchisee network. ... [more] 26 Jul, 2013
South Africa’s Debonairs Pizza returns. - South Africa's Famous Brands, which operates several fast food and casual dining chains globally, is making a second attempt at capturing the fast growing Indian pizza market. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2013
Huge potential for retail franchising in India: Report. - There is huge potential for growth of retail franchising in India, due to expected rise in consumption fueled by population growth, according to a recent report. ... [more] 20 Jul, 2013
Fitcorp Asia Launches Franchise Business & Expands Opportunities in India. - Fitcorp Asia, one of Asia’s leading health, fitness and performance companies expands business activities through franchising to expand global operations, starting with India. ... [more] 12 Jul, 2013
Franchising sector may grow four fold to $50bn by 2017: Report. - The growing preference for branded and quality products, coupled with increasing purchasing power, may help the franchising industry to grow four-folds to USD 50.4 billion by 2017, says a report. ... [more] 4 Jul, 2013
Franchising on the cards for Nauti Nati. - India’s exclusive online store for kids clothing, is now eyeing the franchise route for further expansion across India. ... [more] 4 Jul, 2013
Double trouble for franchises. - With its large number of middle-class consumers, coupled with sustained economic growth, India has evolved into an attractive business destination, including opportunities for franchising. ... [more] 30 Jun, 2013
Sbarro plans 35 new restaurants in South India. - Sbarro announced today that it has expanded its partnership agreement with White Planet Restaurants (WPR) to expand the company's presence in South India. ... [more] 27 Jun, 2013
Pie Face eyes India. - Bakery café franchise Pie Face has signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with Rick Aylett and Ajay Grover that will fuel its expansion into the Indian market. ... [more] 12 Jun, 2013
Auntie Anne’s to franchise 109 units overseas. - Auntie Anne’s Pretzels has signed franchise agreements in India, the Bahamas and Brunei, marking the snack brand’s first extension into the countries. ... [more] 12 Jun, 2013
Franchisee route not allowed in multi-brand retailing. - Foreign retailers entering India’s multi-brand segment will not be allowed to franchise their stores, and will have to put 50 per cent of their investments in back-end infrastructure specifically for the chain they are... [more] 7 Jun, 2013
Pollo Tropical debuts in India. - Pollo Tropical has opened its 33rd internationally franchised location and its first restaurant in India. This marks the brand's first opening outside the Western Hemisphere. ... [more] 30 May, 2013
Fatburger Signs on For 25 Units in India. - Fatburger has officially announced its plans to enter the Indian market for the first time in the company’s 60-year history. ... [more] 10 May, 2013
Demand for Franchises in India is Currently Growing at an Impressive Rate of 30% Annually. - The new report, "Franchising Market in India", states that India has witnessed large scale adoption of franchising as a prospective entry route for expansion. It is hailed as being a key strategy when... [more] 9 May, 2013
Subway opens 350th India outlet at Jalandhar. - The Subway restaurant chain has opened its 350th restaurant in India at Jalandhar. Subway opened its first outlet in Delhi in December 2001. ... [more] 5 May, 2013
Franchise India to bring India's first Entrepreneur Café ever. - Several business opportunities emerge out of stimulating talks with industry experts. This phenomenon is especially true to the Indian economy. ... [more] 15 Apr, 2013
Domestic food chains opting out of franchise model. - In a bid to tackle growing competition, homegrown restaurant chains are fast revisiting their business models to push top line growth. Traditional brands are moving away from a franchise-based model... [more] 9 Apr, 2013
Apple plans to scale up presence in India. - Buoyed by the success of the iPhone in India, Apple Inc has decided to scale up its presence in the country and plans to triple its exclusive stores to around 200 by 2015, said three of its dedicated... [more] 26 Mar, 2013
Costa Coffee brews pan-India plans. - To cash in on the growing eating out culture among Indian consumers, food retail major Devyani International plans to invest Rs 200 crore in the next 2-3 years to take Costa Coffee pan-India. ... [more] 22 Mar, 2013
High Court bars Comedy Store’s Indian franchisee from using brand name. - The Bombay high court has ordered the Indian franchisee of Comedy Store in central Mumbai's upmarket Palladium Complex not to use the brand after April 30 following a complaint by the UK owner... [more] 20 Mar, 2013
Eagle Boys increases presence in India. - One year after it signed a master franchise agreement with HBN Group in North India, Eagle Boys has expanded its reach into West India. ... [more] 18 Mar, 2013
IFF 2013: Franchising for Growth. - A session titled "Franchising to Grow Your Fashion, Footwear, and Accessories Business" to be held on the first day of the India Fashion Forum (IFF) 2013 will highlight the role of franchising for growth... [more] 7 Mar, 2013
Peter England plans 100 new outlets by March 2014. - Premium menswear brand Peter England is looking at launching 100 more outlets by March 2014 as a part of its retail expansion plan. ... [more] 13 Feb, 2013
Power of Ideas 2012: Why franchising is growing as a preferred gateway to a career in entrepreneurship. - Franchising in India is estimated to be worth $22 billion (about Rs 1. 2 lakh crore) and is growing at 30% annually, according to data from Franchise India, the industry grouping. ... [more] 1 Feb, 2013
Krispy Kreme To Open Its First Doughnut and Coffee Store in India. - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced today that it will open its first franchise location in India on January 19 in the city of Bangalore. ... [more] 16 Jan, 2013
Sidbi ties up with Franchising Association. - Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) today announced it has tied up with the Franchising Association of India to work together for entrepreneurship growth and development of... [more] 11 Jan, 2013
KFC outlet in Patna sealed for running without licence. - Bihar's first KFC outlet has been sealed as it was running without a licence, state food commissioner Sanjay Kumar said on Friday. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2012
McDonald's Indian franchisee Hardcastle to merge with listed parent. - Hardcastle Restaurants, master franchisee for south and west India operations of burger chain McDonald's Corp , said it will merge with its parent Westlife Development Ltd. ... [more] 8 Dec, 2012
Food chains face the heat as consumers cut back on spends. - Samir Kuckreja , former managing director of Nirula 's in Delhi and president of the National Restaurant Association of India, says the last six months have been challenging for the sector. ... [more] 23 Nov, 2012
Running a successful franchisee model, by design. - Chennai-based CADD Training Services has successfully managed to stay in the business of education training for the last 25 years purely through the franchisee model. ... [more] 20 Nov, 2012
Hokey Pokey seeks franchisees. - Hokey Pokey, an ice cream brand owned by Mumbai headquartered DRUMS Food International Pvt. Ltd, is looking for pan India expansion. ... [more] 19 Nov, 2012
French furniture franchisee Ebony Gautier to expand. - Ebony Gautier, a five-year-old master franchisee of Gautier, the French furniture major, has planned to expand its retail business in this country. ... [more] 4 Nov, 2012
Franchise India 2012 begins. - The 10th International franchise and retail show begins today, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. ... [more] 2 Nov, 2012
Explore new business opportunities in India at Franchise India 2012. - This year Franchise India is organising 10th International Franchise and Retail Show that will be held on November 3-4, 2012, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2012
IKEA furniture to retain Scandinavian style in India. - IKEA customers used to assembling its flat-packed furniture will, if the Swedish firm's design boss has his way, soon be able to add their own touches to products before buying. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2012
Speed Car Wash to open 25 outlets in south India. - After its success in North India, ‘Speed Car Wash’ is all set to tap the South Indian market, with plans to open 25 outlets in the next two years, a top company official said today. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2012
Subway aims to add 150 restaurants in India by 2014. - U.S. fast-food chain Subway aims to add 150 new restaurants in India by the end of the next calendar year, driven by growth in a country where a generation of young and increasingly wealthy consumers have a... [more] 19 Oct, 2012
SFC to set up 200 outlets in India, including 25 in Kerala. - The UAE based Southern Franchisee Company (SFC), with speciality hospitality operations, is foraying into India with plans to start 200 outlets, including 25 in kerala, with a total investment of rs 750 crore. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2012 seeks expansion via franchising. -, a part of Madanapalle Retail Pvt. Ltd has introduced a new retail model aimed at addressing the demand-supply need of rural consumer. ... [more] 10 Oct, 2012
Anytime Fitness Announces Sub-franchisee Agreement for India. - New Delhi-based House of Fitness Pvt. Ltd., the Master Franchisee of Anytime Fitness LLC has signed its first sub-franchisee agreement for India with Shri Krishna Wellness. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2012
Wyndham Hotel to launch Howard Johnson in India. - US-based Wyndham Hotel Group is all set to make room for its mid-market brand Howard Johnson in India under a franchisee agreement with real estate player Unique Global Group. ... [more] 5 Oct, 2012
Springles seeks expansion via franchising. - Springles, a pre-school brand based in Patiala (Punjab) is ready to expand via franchising. The brand presently operates one centre and is looking to increase its footprints across northern India in the... [more] 4 Oct, 2012
IHG to open 150 hotels in India. - Global hospitality major InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today said it plans to open 150 hotels across India by 2020 as part of its expansion strategy here. ... [more] 19 Sep, 2012
Quiznos makes India foray. - US’s fast-food restaurant chain Quiznos has made its entry in the Indian sub-continent by opening a franchisee outlet in Mumbai. ... [more] 18 Sep, 2012
Shoe pinches for Reebok franchisees. - About 300 Reebok India franchisees downed their shutters in the Capital on Monday, protesting against what they called the ‘unfair exit options’ thrust upon them. ... [more] 17 Sep, 2012
Reebok India asks franchisees to move to cash-and-carry model. - German sports goods maker Adidas AG is moving its Reebok business in India to a cash-and-carry model to protect itself from further losses in domestic operations. ... [more] 7 Sep, 2012
Ram Reddy's 'Just Bake' gets a new franchisee partner Guru Swamy. - Ram Reddy owned Just Bake, Koramangala's popular bakery, got a new franchisee partner —Guru Swamy, a hotel management graduate who lives in HSR layout for Just Bake'sKoramangala outlet. ... [more] 5 Sep, 2012
Caffe Bristot set for debut in India. - Procaffe, the Italian coffee roasting conglomerate, is all set to debut its flagship gourmet coffee bean brand Caffé Bristot in India. ... [more] 5 Sep, 2012
McDonald's opens vegetarian-only restaurant. - The standard-bearer of the hamburger, McDonald's, is bowing to local demand and is opening a meat-free restaurant in India. ... [more] 4 Sep, 2012
Franchisees protest at company's doorstep. - The tussle between a section of Reebok franchisees and German sports-goods maker Adidas took an ugly turn today, with about 100 people protesting at the gates of the company’s headquarters in... [more] 31 Aug, 2012
Reebok's franchisees in Delhi cry foul over notice to shut shop. - Sportswear major Reebok India’s franchisees from Delhi have accused the company of asking them to shut their shops by August 31 if they do not agree to the new business model. ... [more] 27 Aug, 2012
Adidas, Reebok franchisees on collision course over new business terms. - Trouble is brewing among franchisees of Adidas and Reebok over new terms and conditions for operating stores. ... [more] 24 Aug, 2012
Krispy Kreme says Citymax to invest $13.5 mln to set up stores. - U.S. retailer Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc said Citymax, its partner for southern and western Indian markets, will invest 750 million rupees to set up 80 stores over five years. ... [more] 22 Aug, 2012
Punjab to get world’s first all-vegetarian Subway outlet. - A private university in Jalandhar has convinced the US-based foot-long franchisor on the benefits of vegetarianism . This would be the second global restaurant chain to have turned vegetarian after Pizza Hut in... [more] 17 Aug, 2012
Simba Toys plans to set up 25 stores in India. - With a view to tap the enormous potential in the over Rs 1,700-crore Indian toy industry, Germany’s Simba Dickie group plans to set up 25 franchise stores across the country. ... [more] 17 Aug, 2012
Franchise India to host Master Franchise Show in New Delhi. - Master Franchise Show 2012, which will be held on August 25-26, 2012 is expected to trigger nearly 100 deals roughly valued at over 100 million, with the focus shifting from Unit franchising to Master... [more] 15 Aug, 2012
French retailer signs franchise pact with Max. - After ending ties with Dutch retailer Spar International in May this year, Max Hypermarket on Monday announced it had signed a franchise agreement with French retailer Auchan Group. ... [more] 14 Aug, 2012
Carz Spa seeks expansion. - Carz Spa, a professional car detailing centre based in Surat is looking for aggressive expansion across India. ... [more] 10 Aug, 2012
Franchise India To Host India's First Ever Master Franchise Show. - Master Franchise Show 2012, which will be held on August 25-26, 2012 is expected to trigger nearly 100 deals roughly valued at over 100 million, with the focus shifting from Unit franchising to Master Franchising. ... [more] 8 Aug, 2012
Pollo Tropical Heads to India. - Pollo Tropical announced that it has entered into its first franchise development agreement outside the Western Hemisphere - a 10-unit deal to bring the popular quick-casual chain to northern India. ... [more] 7 Aug, 2012
BG Cleaning Systems Seeking Mumbai Franchisees. - BG Cleaning Systems is forging ahead in India and is currently seeking qualified unit franchisees in Mumbai. ... [more] 2 Aug, 2012
Gloria Jean’s Coffee breaks even in India. - After serving that strong cup of coffee in the country for the past four years, Australia’s premium brand Gloria Jean’s Coffee’s India numbers are perking up. ... [more] 31 Jul, 2012
Jubilant to open 100 Dunkin' Donuts outlets in 5 years. - Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd that operates Dominos Pizza chain in India today said it plans to open 100 Dunkin' Donuts outlets in India in the next five years. ... [more] 25 Jul, 2012
IKEA's investment in India - a big deal? - When Mikael Ohlsson, CEO and president of IKEA, announced the euro 25 billion Swedish furniture giant’s investment plans for India at St Petersburg (Russia) on June 22, the initial reaction was... [more] 19 Jul, 2012
Shear Genius to expand via franchising. - Shear Genius Unisex Salon is looking to expand across the nation via franchising. Presently, the brand has seven salons, two master franchisees, one corporate office and a training academy. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2012
Master franchisee for Papa John's India names new CEO. - Om Pizzas and Eats, the master franchisee for Papa Johns Pizza in India, has named Tejpavansingh Gandhok as its new CEO. Om also franchises Chili's Grill & Bar restaurants in India. ... [more] 12 Jul, 2012
Planet Retail enters into long-term franchisee deal with Debenhams. - Planet Retail has forged a 10-year master franchise agreement with the UK-based retailer, Debenhams, as it believes there will be less chances of the latter trying to independently set up operations... [more] 10 Jul, 2012
Smoothie Factory Signs Master Franchising Agreement To Develop in India. - Smoothie Factory today announced the company has signed a master franchise agreement for the country of India. The first two stores under the agreement will open in Delhi, during the fourth quarter of 2012. ... [more] 7 Jul, 2012
Planet Retail to bring UK's Monsoon to India. - Planet Retail was set to bring Monsoon, the UK-based high street fashion brand, popular for its ‘boho chic’ (bohemian) fashion, to India soon, said two sources privy to the development. ... [more] 5 Jul, 2012

IKEA to invest Rs 10,500 cr in India, to open 25 outlets. - It took a meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, for the euro 25-billion Scandinavian furniture giant IKEA to commit its investment in the Indian retail sector, almost six months after the government allowed... [more] 23 Jun, 2012
Ferns N Petals to double retail presence in India. - Ferns N Petals, a leading brand in organized flower retail which delivers across 400 cities and towns across India and around 150 countries worldwide aims to double its retail presence in India... [more] 21 Jun, 2012
Express Clinic plans expansion via franchising. - Express Clinic, an integrated healthcare model is planning a roll out in metros via franchise route. Currently, there are nine company owned clinics all across Maharashtra... [more] 19 Jun, 2012
Sesame Street to expand via franchising. - Sesame Street, an international module of elementary schooling system, is rolling out its franchise network in North and West India by the month of October this year. ... [more] 15 Jun, 2012
Landmark strikes deal with Krispy Kreme. - Krispy Kreme has signed a franchisee agreement with NRI billionaire Micky Jagtiani-owned Citymax Hotels to open 80 stores in the next five years across the south and west of India. ... [more] 14 Jun, 2012
Thomas Cook Center of Learning launches its first franchisee in Delhi. - Center of Learning, the educational wing of Thomas Cook (India) Limited, launched its inaugural franchisee outlet in Delhi today. ... [more] 12 Jun, 2012
Ahmedabad to host 50th FRO. - India’s premier business and tradeshow, FRO 2012, the 50th National Franchise and Retail show is scheduled for June 16-17, 2012 at Hotel Pride, Ahmedabad. ... [more] 7 Jun, 2012
UK’s Coffee Republic scouts for partner to enter India market. - London-based international cafechain Coffee Republic is in talks with potential local partners to enter India. The company will sign up a local master franchisee within six months and plans to open 50-80 stores... [more] 7 Jun, 2012
Naturals to open 60 new outlets. - Naturals, a chain of unisex salons and spas is all set to open 60 new outlets by the end of the year pan India through franchise route. ... [more] 6 Jun, 2012
Promart Retail signs 50 franchisees. - Promart Retail, a discounted retail chain has signed 50 franchisees to open its value format stores across India. ... [more] 6 Jun, 2012
Alankit Group to beef up franchisee network in India. - New Delhi-based Alankit Group, which has interests in financial services, healthcare, e-governance and wealth management businesses, is planning to rope in around 3,600 franchisees across the... [more] 2 Jun, 2012
La Salle plans pan India expansion. - La Salle, an Indian chain of lifestyle unisex spa and salon is looking for expansion pan India via franchise route. ... [more] 25 May, 2012 steps into franchising. - an online education portal has taken franchise route with the launch of its first master franchisee Ganesham Skills Academy in Rajasthan. ... [more] 15 May, 2012
Krispy Kreme signs first development agreement in India. - The doughnut wars are heating up in India. Less than a week after Dunkin' Donuts debuted in India, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation has announced that it has signed its first development agreement... [more] 14 May, 2012
Dunkin' Donuts plans India expansion. - Dunkin' Donuts opened its first outlet in India recently. With the Indian food industry showing plenty of promise, most of the major restaurant chains plan to open their first restaurants in the country sometime soon... [more] 10 May, 2012
Pidilite Hobby looking for franchise expansion. - Pidilite Hobby Ideas stores, an Indian retail chain for hobbies, arts and crafts plans to expand rapidly taking the franchise route. The Hobby chain hopes to have 14 stores via franchising in Delhi NCR... [more] 7 May, 2012
South Asian Food & Hospitality forges franchisee rights deal with US Rita's frozen desserts chain. - South Asian Food & Hospitality has forged a master franchisee alliance with US frozen ice and desserts retail services chain Rita's Italian Ice. ... [more] 4 May, 2012
Subway to open 1,000 stores in India by 2015. - Quick service restaurant chain Subway today said it plans to operate 1,000 stores in India by 2015 through franchise route, which will entail an investment of $58 million (over Rs 300 crore). ... [more] 1 May, 2012
Ezeego1 Sets Up Its First Offline Franchisee Store. - Online travel portal, has forayed into the offline segment by setting up its first ever franchisee store in Surat, Gujarat. ... [more] 27 Apr, 2012
Pan India Food Solutions expands via franchising. - Pakistan's fashion fraternity has welcomed India and Pakistan's decision to open more trade routes and hope to expand their reach by collaborating with Indian wholesalers, brands and opening retail outlets in... [more] 16 Apr, 2012
Thomas Cook launches five new partner outlets. - Thomas Cook (India) today launched five new partner outlets expanding its reach across the country. These franchisee outlets cover a diversity of socio-economic markets, including... [more] 24 Mar, 2012
BIBA expands into smaller towns. - New age ethnic wear-maker BIBA Apparels plans to open about 100 new stores in the next two years across India, including Tier-II and III cities. ... [more] 21 Mar, 2012
Yum Brands Preparing For India's Expected Blossoming. - Some market watchers are convinced India will eventually pass China as the investing world's top hot spot. ... [more] 16 Mar, 2012
Tatha to expand pan India via franchising. - Tatha a wellness products brand is looking for pan India expansion via franchise route. The brand is mainly focusing on metros and Tier I cities for expansion. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2012
Golden Tulip to open 50 hotels in India by 2015. - Golden Tulip chain of Hotels which operates in the 3-star and 4-star categories plans to set up 50 hotels across India by the end of 2015. ... [more] 7 Mar, 2012
Franchise market growing at over 30% per annum. - The country’s franchise market, estimated to be $4 billion in 2011, is growing at a healthy pace of over 30 per cent per annum with tier II and tier III cities gradually getting hooked to the network of... [more] 25 Feb, 2012
Quiznos’ all set for its north Indian foray. - Quiznos’ a a USA based chain of sub restaurants is all set to open its first north Indian outlet at N-Block Market in Greater Kailash-I, New Delhi. The outlet will start on February 22nd, 2012. ... [more] 21 Feb, 2012
Forever Precious en-route to franchising. - Forever Precious, an Ahmedabad based company plans to expand its retail presence across India. The company is planning to open 60 retail stores for brand ‘Forever’ including; 20 exclusive outlets... [more] 20 Feb, 2012
Dunkin' Donuts franchisee plans 100 stores in India in five years. - Jubilant Foodworks Ltd., the franchisee of Dunkin' Donuts and Domino's Pizza in India, plans to open between 80 and 100 Dunkin' Donuts stores in that country within the next five years. ... [more] 20 Feb, 2012
VLCC to open 15 new centres. - VLCC is planning to open 15 new slimming, beauty & fitness centres which shall be operational in the coming three months via franchise route. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2012
Dunkin' says won't compete with Starbucks. - Dunkin’ Donuts will not compete head-on in India with Starbucks, its closest rival back in their native America. Jubilant Foodworks, the master franchisee for Dunkin’ in India, has tweaked the... [more] 9 Feb, 2012
Fast-food chain Papa John's opens outlet in Chennai. - International fast-food chain Papa John's has launched its first outlet in Chennai. With this, the brand has 37 outlets in the country. ... [more] 3 Feb, 2012
Quiznos readies India plans with 150 outlets in 5 years. - American quick service restaurant brand Quiznos is expanding in India with plans to set up around 150 outlets in the northern and western regions of the country in the next five years. ... [more] 26 Jan, 2012
Bioway to expand via franchise way. - Bioway a health and wellness brand is looking for expansion in the northern region of the country via franchising. It presently operates eight Bioway Wellness franchise stores. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2012
Finally, Tata Coffee to bring Starbucks to India. - US-based coffee giant Starbucks is fine tuning its plans to set up stores in the country in partnership with Tata Coffee. The two parties are likely to announce the blueprint by the end of this month. ... [more] 20 Jan, 2012
Cookie Man to open 27 outlets pan India. - Cookie Man, an Australia-based fresh baked cookies brand is planning to open more than 27 outlets pan India this year via franchising. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2012
E-com to give a new face to franchising. - The Indian franchising industry, estimated at about Rs 90,000 crore and growing at 25-30 per cent, will take on a new avtaar with the growth of the e-commerce industry. ... [more] 11 Jan, 2012
Bullish on India, Chatwal plans 100 hotels in 10 years. - Hampshire Hotels and Resorts promoted by Indian American entrepreneur Sant Chatwal plans to launch 52 hotels in India in the next five years under the Dream and Night luxury brands... [more] 9 Jan, 2012
Best Western Intl eyes 66 new hotels in five years. - Global hotel chain Best Western International (BWI) today said it expected to raise Rs 1,600 crore from various franchisees to set up 66 new hotels in India over the next five years. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2012
Indian franchise outlook - 2012 by Francorp India. - As per Francorp India, the franchising business will grow by an estimated 25-30% in 2012. There is a sign of high optimism in both, franchisors and investors alike. These insights came out from a recent survey... [more] 1 Jan, 2012
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