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Mike Pero Mortgages sale heads to court. - A bitter scrap between the joint owners of mortgage broker Mike Pero Mortgages has escalated into legal action with millions of dollars at stake. ... [more] 27 Dec, 2012
Mad Butcher to list on stock exchange. - The original Mad Butcher Sir Peter Leitch doesn’t know anything about the sharemarket, but he’s happy that mum and dad investors could soon be able to buy a share of his once-humble butchery chain. ... [more] 20 Dec, 2012
BurgerFuel raises $2m in share sell-off. - Burger Fuel Worldwide, which is expanding by licensing its burger chain concept in the Middle East, raised $2 million selling shares at a discount to funds run by Milford Asset Management. ... [more] 19 Dec, 2012
Fastway growth could herald GDP rise. - Fastway Couriers New Zealand today announced another positive sales result for the September quarter with year-to-date sales up by almost 10%. ... [more] 18 Dec, 2012
How to avoid pitfalls and succeed in franchising. - If you feel you might be ready to buy a franchise, do your homework first, advises Susan Flint-Hartle. ... [more] 17 Dec, 2012
BurgerFuel goes drive-through. - Kiwi fast food operator BurgerFuel will open its first drive-through store early next year. Although the concept will be first established at a soon-to-open site in Dubai... [more] 14 Dec, 2012
New Carl's Jr store turns over $90k in first week. - Restaurant Brands' newly opened Carl's Jr burger store in Mangere has performed ahead of expectations and turned over $90,000 during its first five days of trading, the company says. ... [more] 12 Dec, 2012
Golden arches serve up a success story. - Havelock North McDonald's opened with a bang at the weekend, with thousands of customers passing through its doors. ... [more] 4 Dec, 2012
Telcoinabox merges Australia and New Zealand management teams. - Full-service telecommunications wholesale aggregator, Telcoinabox has merged its Australian and New Zealand management teams to create one local team at its ANZOC offices in Sydney. ... [more] 29 Nov, 2012
BurgerFuel opens biggest store ever. - BurgerFuel Worldwide has opened its largest store to date in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. ... [more] 28 Nov, 2012
Static NZ franchise sector needs regulation - expert. - The lack of growth in Kiwi franchisors expanding overseas is a result of weak regulation on home soil, says a university franchise expert. ... [more] 26 Nov, 2012
Domino's Franchisee Shaves Head and Champions Movember. - No longer just the domain of Kiwi males, Movember has extended its reach to New Zealand women, with Domino's Franchisee Sherry Champion set to shave her head in support of Movember. ... [more] 26 Nov, 2012
Franchise Association awards its 3rd life membership. - At the 18th annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards on Saturday, Nov 17, the industry recognised one of its own when David McCulloch was called up on stage to be honoured with a life membership to... [more] 22 Nov, 2012
Franchise backs new Master Cleaners Institute. - Dunedin based CrestClean has stepped in to provide new training skills to New Zealand cleaners following the collapse of the Building Service Contractors Industry Training Organisation. ... [more] 21 Nov, 2012
Fastway Couriers appoints NZ general franchising manager. - The home base of Fastway Couriers has a new general franchising manager. The New Zealand business has appointed Austin Mortimer, who has US franchising experience, to the role. ... [more] 21 Nov, 2012
Burger Fuel profits surge on Middle East boom. - Burger Fuel Worldwide, the fast food chain and franchisor, boosted first-half profit 37 per cent as sales in its Middle Eastern franchises surged and the local chain took on a new structure. ... [more] 20 Nov, 2012
Star of Bethlehem shines at franchise awards. - A Tauranga lady is named New Zealand's top franchisee as The Coffee Club takes both major titles at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards. ... [more] 18 Nov, 2012
Top tips for successful franchises. - Kiwi franchisors must be more fussy when recruiting franchisees if they wish to survive and grow in today's tough economic environment, say the authors of a recent survey on the state of franchising in NZ. ... [more] 15 Nov, 2012
Survey of NZ franchise sector says turnover up, franchisee numbers down. - The latest Franchising New Zealand survey suggests that turnover and the number of franchise systems has increased, but the number of franchisees has gone down for the first time. ... [more] 13 Nov, 2012
Franchising tops $20 billion turnover, 100,000 jobs. - The contribution of the franchising sector to New Zealand’s economy has reached $20 billion , according to a new study by Massey University. ... [more] 13 Nov, 2012
Australian franchise group buys The Coffee Guy. - Listed Australian franchisor Retail Food Group (RFG) has announced that it is to buy The Coffee Guy, New Zealand’s leading mobile coffee franchise. ... [more] 7 Nov, 2012
Fastway MD named Hawkes Bay Business Person of the Year. - Fastway Couriers group managing director, Brem Ellingham, has been recognised as 2012 Business Person of the Year at the Westpac Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce 15th annual business awards. ... [more] 6 Nov, 2012
Kiwi franchise expands to England. - Kiwi franchise sKIds (Safe Kids In Daily Supervision) is expanding into the UK with the awarding of a national master franchise for England. ... [more] 2 Nov, 2012
Business Excellence Award winners: Speedy Signs. - We continue our profiles of 2012 Rotorua Business Excellence Award winners with Speedy Signs and EmbroidMe, winner of the Rotorua Lockwood Manufacturing and Trade Business Award. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2012
A Wholly new expansion for bagel king. - Longstanding Wellington eatery chain Wholly Bagels & Pizza is looking at expanding into Auckland, a year after opening its first Tauranga store. ... [more] 29 Oct, 2012
Burgerfuel Opens in Silverdale. - BurgerFuel opens the doors to its newest store in Silverdale today as part of its mission to bring burgers to the north, south and almost everywhere else in New Zealand. ... [more] 29 Oct, 2012
Hard work pays off for liquor franchise. - Liquorland Nelson owners Gavin Snowball and Cheryl Scott have capped off a busy year by winning the gold franchisee of the year award at the company's annual conference. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2012
NZ Home Loans wins Deloitte Fast 50 award. - The increasing popularity of New Zealand Home Loans as a home loan provider has been recognised in this year’s Deloitte Fast 50 Awards, announced this week. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2012
Pizza lifts Restaurant Brands' interim profit. - Higher pizza sales helped buoy Restaurant Brands' half year net profit of $8.8 million for the six months to September 10, up 2.4 per cent on last year. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2012
Awards success for Dunedin-based franchise. - Dunedin-based family-owned franchise Night 'n Day Foodstores has been ranked fourth nationally in the annual Deloitte Fast 50 companies around the country, with 952% growth. ... [more] 25 Oct, 2012
Mary Lambie Wins Awesome Service Award. - A TV veteran and SUBWAY restaurant owner has been recognised for her service in the Auckland Chamber of Commerce’s Awesome Service Awards. ... [more] 23 Oct, 2012
New look for NZ's largest home services franchise. - Home services franchise Green Acres has launched a smart new look as it celebrates its 21st birthday. ... [more] 19 Oct, 2012
Franchisors forecast improved top line despite continuing pressure on margins. - The October 2012 Franchising Confidence Index demonstrates a continuation of mixed forecasts overall sector growth drivers. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2012
Cookie giant challenges Auckland shop. - A Kiwi biscuit giant has left an Auckland business with nothing but a glass of sour milk after claiming potential trademark breaches. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2012
KFC delivers to your table. - KFC will try out partial table service at its new $2.2 million Silverdale store north of Auckland. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2012
Three ways to boost franchisee performance. - Three training sessions aimed at helping boost the performance of franchisees through better management and support are being run by local experts Franchize Consultants (NZ) Ltd in Auckland in November. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2012
BurgerFuel opens in Pukekohe. - This week BurgerFuel opened its latest New Zealand store in Pukekohe on the main strip, Edinburgh Street, right at the entrance to the Pukekohe Cinemas. ... [more] 3 Oct, 2012

Yögg frozen yoghurt chill places. - Yögg is New Zealand’s first social media food franchise – and it’s backed by a lifetime’s experience. ... [more] 24 Sep, 2012
Restaurant Brands sales rise 2.3% on Pizza Hut, KFC. - Restaurant Brands, which operates the local Pizza Hut, KFC and Starbucks brands, reported second-quarter sales rose 2.3%, led by an increase in Pizza Hut and KFC revenue. ... [more] 20 Sep, 2012
Deadline extended on opportunity for franchisors and franchisees to shine on global stage. - Whether you've entered the Westpac Franchise Awards or not, there's another oppportunity for franchisors and franchisees to shine in the Best Practice Competition being held as part of the build-up to the... [more] 20 Sep, 2012
Restaurant Brands expands Carl's Jr burger chain. - American burger chain Carl's Jr could become a bigger seller than KFC, fast food franchise operator Restaurant Brands said today. ... [more] 20 Sep, 2012
Pie lover on one man mission. - A Bay of Plenty pie enthusiast is on a one-man mission to bring back a classic piece of Kiwi fast food folklore. ... [more] 20 Sep, 2012
Pie Face strikes deal to open more than 60 NZ stores. - Australian food franchise Pie Face plans to open more than 60 stores in New Zealand after granting an exclusive license to two local businessmen. ... [more] 13 Sep, 2012
Cleaners awarded $14K in employment fight. - A major cleaning company which has launched a campaign against part of the Employment Relations Act has again been hit by a court decision and ordered to pay an Auckland couple more than $14,000. ... [more] 12 Sep, 2012
Paper Plus mulled snapping up Whitcoulls. - Paper Plus New Zealand, the cooperative franchisor of the Paper Plus, Take Note and Office Spot book and stationery stores, got "very close" to acquiring the Whitcoulls business from administrators last year... [more] 12 Sep, 2012
Top Snap expands to New Zealand. - Property photography franchise Top Snap has launched in Auckland, with more territories across New Zealand expected to open in the coming months. ... [more] 10 Sep, 2012
Franchise campaigns to put pressure on minister. - Dunedin-based franchise Crest Commercial Cleaning has launched a campaign aimed at forcing a decision on uncertainty in the Employment Relations Act. ... [more] 7 Sep, 2012
NZF to exit Mike Pero Mortgages partnership with Liberty. - NZF Group, the financial services firm at loggerheads with the receivers of its failed lending unit, has agreed to exit its Mike Pero Mortgages joint venture with Australia's Liberty Financial... [more] 6 Sep, 2012
Contours women's gym franchise sold to new owners. - Microcode, the owners of the Caci appearance medicine clinics, have sold their interest in Contours women’s gyms and taken on a new hairdressing brand instead. ... [more] 3 Sep, 2012
Speedy Signs races ahead in NZ. - Despite challenging trading conditions in many New Zealand marketplaces the Kiwi owned franchise network Speedy Signs continues to experience strong growth. ... [more] 3 Sep, 2012
Unite Union and Burger King reach resolution. - A very public dispute between a union and fast food giant Burger King appears to have been resolved - but the reasons why will remain private. ... [more] 31 Aug, 2012
Court of Appeal upholds restraint of trade on franchisee. - A recent Court of Appeal decision has upheld the right of a franchisor to enforce a restraint of trade clause, but reduced the period applicable to just three months. ... [more] 23 Aug, 2012
New vacancy on association board. - An unexpected resignation has left a vacancy on the newly-elected Franchise Association board. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2012
Burger King protest over migrant workers' treatment. - The workers' union Unite has put the heat on fast-food giant Burger King in Auckland today after claims surfaced earlier this month the company was unfairly treating migrant workers and underpaying its staff. ... [more] 19 Aug, 2012
NZ franchisor finalist in Entrepreneur of the Year. - Franchisor Dawn Engelbrecht of Safe Kids In Daily Supervision (sKids) is one of 12 finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 awards. ... [more] 15 Aug, 2012
Real estate franchise changes hands. - Charles Tarbey, chairman and owner of Century 21 Australia, has successfully acquired the master franchise for Century 21 New Zealand. ... [more] 15 Aug, 2012
Fast food giant faces union action. - Unite Union is taking Burger King to the Employment Relations Authority, accusing the fast food giant of exploiting young migrant workers and running an anti-union campaign. ... [more] 15 Aug, 2012
Muzz Buzz opens first international stores in NZ. - A new survey suggests a high school education is all you need to be a top-performing franchisee. ... [more] 13 Aug, 2012
Burgerfuel Appoints Chief Operating Officer. - BurgerFuel Worldwide (BFW) has announced today that it has appointed a Chief Operating Officer. ... [more] 13 Aug, 2012
Can you have too much education? - A new survey suggests a high school education is all you need to be a top-performing franchisee. ... [more] 11 Aug, 2012
David Reid wins case against Aussie partner. - The founder of a successful building franchise in New Zealand has won a court case against a partner in his collapsed Australian company. ... [more] 3 Aug, 2012
Flooring Brands in major expansion. - Flooring Brands announced yesterday it had bought New South Wales' JBR Flooring and Fitout, and Canberra-based Q Commercial during the past month. ... [more] 1 Aug, 2012
BurgerFuel opens at The Base in Hamilton. - The Base, New Zealand's largest shopping centre and leader in retail innovation is now able to offer New Zealand's favourite gourmet burgers - BurgerFuel, to the many visitors and shoppers attracted to the... [more] 1 Aug, 2012
Good English matters for franchisee success. - The recent Franchise Excellence Report addressed an area that had not been covered before in local franchise studies: the importance of English literacy on franchisee performance. ... [more] 25 Jul, 2012
The Coffee Guy expands into new formats. - The Coffee Guy has recently opened two new convenience coffee outlets: a drive-thru coffee kiosk on Tamaki Drive on Auckland’s waterfront, and an espresso bar on Queen Street in the city’s CBD. ... [more] 25 Jul, 2012
Cafe2U appoints first franchisee. - Cafe2U has appointed its first New Zealand franchisee. Stephen Vickers of Hamilton is the first of many they hope to see manning the distinctive, red Cafe2U Mercedes Benz vans here. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2012
Franchise Association recognises Past Chairs. - The Franchise Association formally thanked its Past Chairmen for the time and effort they put into creating and growing the Association at a small ceremony at the recent conference held in the Bay of Islands. ... [more] 20 Jul, 2012
Subway NZ hosting gift card design competition. - Subway New Zealand has introduced an "Our Card's Your Canvas" competition encouraging fans to design their own Subway gift card. ... [more] 20 Jul, 2012
Population changes present predictable challenges. - Slower growth and an ageing client base mean franchises need to tailor their appeal to a predictably-changing market. ... [more] 19 Jul, 2012
BurgerFuel adds fifth Dubai store. - New Zealand burger chain BurgerFuel Worldwide has opened its latest store in the prestigious Mall of Emirates in Dubai. ... [more] 17 Jul, 2012
New faces on fanz board for 2013. - There’s a fresh new look to the 2012-2013 board as three newcomers join the existing four elected members. The newcomers are: Dawn Engelbrecht, Dr. Callum Floyd and Brad Jacobs. ... [more] 15 Jul, 2012
Georgie Pie supporter blazing a trail. - One man is on a campaigning "blitz" of the upper North Island in an attempt to bring back Georgie Pie. ... [more] 11 Jul, 2012
Small business: Entering the NZ franchise market. - David Newport, director of business brokers Switch Business, on the NZ franchise market. The franchise market in NZ over recent years has been through tumultuous times, with the now infamous... [more] 10 Jul, 2012
KFC moves to install self service kiosks. - Fast food could get even faster with KFC due to introduce "self-service" kiosks in its New Zealand stores. A KFC store on Auckland's North Shore will be the first to get the touch-screen terminals within the... [more] 10 Jul, 2012
Franchise excellence research webinar. - A webinar on Thursday 12 July will share highlights from a study on excellence in franchising based on the personal characteristics and business results of over 2,500 franchisees in Australia and New Zealand. ... [more] 8 Jul, 2012
New fast-food kid on block hits Queen St. - Queen St's already crowded fast-food market is set to become even more chock-a-block as Restaurant Brands prepares to open its first Carl's Jr store on the central city's main drag. ... [more] 5 Jul, 2012
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