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Focus Point to expand via franchising. Focus Point Vision Care Group Sdn Bhd, which currently has 88 outlets nationwide, plans to almost double the number to 150 in six to eight years through franchising. .... [more] 30 Jun, 2004
MBE Malaysia set to expand. Pioneer postal and business centre Mail Boxes Etc (MBE) Malaysia is ready to expand following the success of its pilot centre in Kuala Lumpur, set up in December 2002. .... [more] 30 Jun, 2004
Rhythm opens first overseas books and stationery store. Rhythm Consolidated Bhd has opened its first overseas franchised books and stationery store in Brunei. .... [more] 16 Jun, 2004
Big potential in local franchising, says consultant. Franchise consultant FranNet Asia Pacific (FAP) sees huge growth potential in the local franchise industry, said president Lim Soo Kong. .... [more] 2 Jun, 2004
PM identifies areas of co-operation with China. Malaysia has identified five sectors - construction, information technology, education, healthcare services and franchise arrangements - as core business areas of co-operation with China. .... [more] 29 May, 2004
Harian Shoes opens more Jukebox outlets. Footware retail franchiser Harian Shoes Sdn Bhd aims to step up the number of its Jukebox outlets to 50 from the current 28 by 2008. .... [more] 17 May, 2004
OASE unveils garden concept store. Germany-based OASE, the world leader in garden and pond technology, has launched its first concept store, Ecolandscape Oase, in Kuala Lumpur. .... [more] 20 Apr, 2004
Harian Shoes to expand franchise scheme. Harian Shoes Sdn Bhd, which operates a retail footwear franchise known as The Jukebox Shoes, has signed four franchise agreements and two memoranda of understanding in line with its plans to expand its franchise programme. .... [more] 14 Apr, 2004
Franchise turnover seen up 20% The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) is expecting about 20% growth in the turnover of the country's franchising industry this year. .... [more] 12 Apr, 2004
KFCH and Ayamas expect to maintain turnover at 2003 level. KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Ayamas Food Corp Bhd expect to match their 2003 turnover of about RM1bil and RM450mil respectively this year. .... [more] 8 Apr, 2004
SugarBun enters Bangladesh. Home-grown fast-food chain SugarBun Corp Bhd has signed a franchise agreement with Well Foods Ltd of Bangladesh in a first step towards expanding internationally. .... [more] 2 Apr, 2004
McDonald’s seeks lion’s share of local fast-food market. McDonald's, which is ringing up sales of a few hundred million ringgit in Malaysia a year, is confident of dominating the fast-food industry here within the next five years. .... [more] 31 Mar, 2004
Osim eyes RM84m in new sales. Osim (M) Sdn Bhd, a health checks and care equipment retail chain operator, aims to achieve RM84.4mil sales for its newly launched iSymphonic massage chair by year-end. .... [more] 30 Mar, 2004
Hot dog chain on an expansion trail. Nineteen O One Sdn Bhd, owner and franchising arm of the hot dog outlet chain called 1901, is starting to make a name for itself in the local fast food industry. .... [more] 22 Mar, 2004
Poh Kong sparkles on main board debut. Jeweller Poh Kong Holdings Bhd made a sparkling debut on the MSEB main board yesterday, opening at RM2.60 for a premium of RM1, or 62.5%, over its initial public offering (IPO) price. .... [more] 10 Mar, 2004
SugarBun to open 150 outlets over five years. Local food chain operator SugarBun Corp Bhd plans to open 150 new outlets in Peninsular Malaysia within the next five years. .... [more] 3 Mar, 2004
Garant Mobel to widen franchise base. International furniture retail franchise Garant Mobel Malaysia plans to open 30 Homelife - Garant for Better Living outlets nationwide by 2006. .... [more] 3 Mar, 2004

Domino's expands menu, sales to rise. Dommal Food Services Sdn Bhd, the master franchise holder and operator of Domino's Pizza chain of outlets, hopes to increase sales by 8% following the launch of its Double Delight pizza. .... [more] 3 Mar, 2004
Poh Kong initial share offer oversubscribed by 69.8 times. Poh Kong Holdings Bhd saw the public portion of its shares oversubscribed by 69.85 times as investors bid for more shares in a bullish stock market. .... [more] 21 Feb, 2004
Local firms to join Dubai franchise expo. Several Malaysian firms will take part in a franchise industry exhibition to be held in Dubai from Feb 17-19. .... [more] 10 Feb, 2004
Esthetics to raise RM17.5m for business expansion. Skincare product and services company Esthetics International Group Bhd will raise RM17.5 million from its impending flotation for business expansion. .... [more] 10 Feb, 2004
Sugar Bun plans 15 restaurants in Peninsular Malaysia this year. The home-grown fast-food chain now has restaurants in Berjaya Times Square (Kuala Lumpur), Selayang and Kajang (Selangor) and plans to open 12 outlets during the year. .... [more] 3 Feb, 2004
Gutsy couple all out to sell Marrybrown franchise. Reading through newspaper cuttings on Marrybrown in the past 5 years revealed one thing – gutsy couple Lawrence and Nancy Liew are all out to sell their franchise to the world. .... [more] 31 Jan, 2004
Kentucky Fried Fish? The bird flu rampaging across Asia, killing chickens and humans alike, is starting to take the C out of KFC. .... [more] 28 Jan, 2004
M’sian Sate Kajang to enter West Asia. Malaysian Sate Kajang Sdn Bhd (MSK) has made its maiden foray to introduce “satay Kajang” overseas by appointing Saudi Arabia-based Madina Trading Co Ltd as master franchisor for West Asia. .... [more] 29 Jan, 2004
My Pharmacy plans 50 shops. Johor-based My Pharmacy Services Sdn Bhd aims to have 50 outlets nationwide within the next five years. .... [more] 28 Jan, 2004
World of Feng Shui opening more outlets. World of Feng Shui Sdn Bhd (WOFS), the master franchiser of the WOFS boutique, is expanding. It will open more outlets domestically and internationally this year. .... [more] 22 Jan, 2004
Loans without collateral to spur franchising. The Entrepreneur Development Ministry and its agencies, including Mara, will provide loans without the need for collateral to those wanting to enter the franchising business. .... [more] 16 Jan, 2004
Yoshinoya Malaysia to invest RM5mil in 10 outlets. Combining the American fast-food ambience with a menu pandering to the Asian craving for rice, Yoshinoya Food Systems (M) Sdn Bhd is gearing up to give the likes of KFC and McDonald's a run for their money. .... [more] 16 Jan, 2004
Nando's aims for RM27mil turnover. Nando's Chickenland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the operator of Nando's Peri-peri Chicken Restaurants in Malaysia, aims to hit RM27mil in turnover this year, its director Mac Chung Lynn said. .... [more] 8 Jan, 2004
Franchise group plans bigger things for industry. The Malaysia Franchise Association (MFA) wants to take the industry a step higher. .... [more] 5 Jan, 2004
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