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Gold Brands to take Chesanyama division to UK despite slump in local sales

Small fast-food and restaurant franchise company Gold Brands is expanding its Chesanyama division to the UK, while local branches will get facelifts...

By Michelle Gumede 2 hours ago

Ruling on special tax provision spells good news for franchise operators

In a recent landmark case, the Tax Court upheld that a very special, and mostly under-utilised tax deduction allowed by section 24C of the Income Tax Act, No. 58 of 1962, may be applied to franchisee costs...

By Natasha Wilkinson 3 days ago

Fewer diners give Famous Brands food for thought

Not even Tashas regulars have been immune to SA's economic crunch. Releasing interim results on Monday, Famous Brands's research showed that customers visited casual dining...

By Giulietta Talevi 2 Nov 2017

New look for Zebro's

South African chicken franchise Zebro's has refreshed its corporate identity with a new logo and store look...

31 Oct 2017

Reminiscing about Wimpy's sizzling campaigns

Wimpy is celebrating its 50th birthday and managing executive Molla Bonnet reminisces by talking us through some of her favourite Wimpy campaigns to date...

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Oct 2017

FASA survey measures franchisee success and satisfaction

The Franchise Association of South Africa has surveyed franchisees to find out how they are faring and what their challenges are...

20 Oct 2017

Ninety9cents awarded Spur Steak Ranches

Ninety9cents (99c) has been appointed lead creative and digital agency for Spur Steak Ranches after a four-way pitch...

Issued by Ninety9cents 18 Oct 2017

Moody Cow: Joburg's gelato, coffee and candy retail hybrid

For Jose dos Passos, a self-confessed coffee addict with a sweet tooth, it makes sense that his latest venture is a gelato and coffee company called Moody Cow...

18 Oct 2017

Franchising no longer just a man's game

Secondhand giant Cash Crusaders is a highly sought-after business opportunity for potential franchise owners who range from entrepreneurs and retirees to couples and families. More than 13 franchisees are women...

Issued by Cash Crusaders 17 Oct 2017

What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?

Over the past four years, the franchising sector has displayed resilience, consistently growing its contribution to the country's GDP from 9.7% in 2014 to 13.3%...

16 Oct 2017

Spur celebrates 50 years of a taste for life

Founder and Executive Chairman Allen Ambor opened the first Spur in Newlands Cape Town in 1967, and today 330 Spur Steak Ranches serve customers all over the world...

Issued by Spur Group 11 Oct 2017

Famous Brands feels the squeeze of low consumer spending

Famous Brands shares fell as much as 14% as markets reacted to a restaurant chain's trading update indicating a decline in first-half earnings...

By Andries Maghlangu 11 Oct 2017

Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer

Deacons East Africa Plc has received board approval to enter into negotiations for the sale of the Mr Price franchise in Kenya...

10 Oct 2017

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International

Bottle stores help Spar counter slowing grocery sales growth

Double-digit liquor sales growth outweighed lower grocery sales for Spar in the year to end-September.

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment and bilateral trade.

3 days ago

UK regulator clears Tesco's £3.7bn Booker takeover

LONDON, UK - Britain's competition regulator has given the green light to supermarket giant Tesco's 3.7-billion takeover of wholesaler Booker, it said Tuesday.

15 Nov 2017

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad inspires first hijab-wearing Barbie doll

Toymaker Mattel is celebrating Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad by creating and selling a Barbie doll in her likeness. Muhammad emerged on the world stage for her swordsmanship and accolades as the first American Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab.

14 Nov 2017

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.

14 Nov 2017

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