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New franchise strategies and growing earnings drive SA franchisors into Africa

Times may be tough locally, but that has only encouraged South African franchisors to look beyond the country's borders and take a long-term view on introducing integrated strategies for the growth of their brands across the continent...

30 Jul 2015 11:05

A guide to beating the odds and starting your own franchise business

According to financial services giant First National Bank, franchising in South Africa has grown steadily at a rate of between 5% and 7% annually, especially in the fast-food industry...

27 Jul 2015 07:25



Moyo makes a comeback

Urban African dining restaurant chain, Moyo, has made a robust comeback under the direction of Fournews, and is experiencing positive revenue growth from their five restaurants...

22 Jul 2015 08:10

Incentives can unlock the potential of franchises

Taste Holdings has recognised the significant potential of incentives to achieve a variety of positive outcomes within its franchisees' businesses, both in terms of increasing brand visibility and sales, and strengthening, retaining and motivating the employee body...

20 Jul 2015 12:05

Attracting and selecting the right franchisee - the key for success

Recruiting quality franchisees is becoming increasingly essential for every franchise business, as the wrong fit can seriously damage the reputation of the franchise...

14 Jul 2015 13:10

Cash Converters explains the perfect franchising fit

A potential franchisee should show qualities such as passion, professionalism, respect, integrity and the ability to collaborate. Furthermore, the individual should have previous business experience, the necessary finance, high energy levels and an understanding of the commitment required from retail.

30 Jun 2015 10:10

Orange retail store opens in Cape Town

Because of the excellent reception of the Orange Online Store, which was launched in South Africa last year, Orange is to open its first physical retail store in the country, situated in Claremont, Cape Town on Friday, 26 June 2015...

29 Jun 2015 11:50

Consumers and malls to benefit from added international retailers

South African shopping centres are truly world class, according to Amanda Stops, CEO of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), who believes that the increase in international retailers entering the market is good for both the industry and consumers...

11 Jun 2015 09:45

Tiger Wheel & Tyre voted the #1 place to buy tyres

If 2014's awards season taught us anything, then it's that when it comes to wheels and tyres, the overwhelming majority of vehicle owners choose to put their faith in Tiger Wheel & Tyre...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 27 May 2015 13:42

SA is set to join the Krispy Kreme craze

Krispy Kreme, the American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain has announced that it has signed a development agreement with local company KK Doughnuts SA to open 31 Krispy Kreme shops in South Africa...

25 May 2015 10:20

McDonald's announces turnaround plan

NEW YORK, USA: McDonald's on Monday, 4 May 2015, said it would vastly reorganize its international operations and sell off more corporate sites to franchisees as it strives to reverse a trend of sagging sales...

5 May 2015 17:57

Key questions when investing in a new franchise brand

Many entrepreneurs entering the world of franchising often find it challenging to decide whether to go with an established brand or throw their hard-earned savings into a very new venture...

29 Apr 2015 15:14

Taste raises R95m for further expansion

Taste Holdings, whose brands include Scooters Pizza, St Elmo's and Maxi's, announced earlier this week that it had raised R94 million after issuing new shares, as it gears up for further expansion...

23 Apr 2015 16:16

Lights, cameras and awards reign at FASA

The Franchising Association of South Africa (FASA) recently celebrated its annual Awards for Excellence in Franchising. The sector contributes around 10% to the country's GDP, generates a turnover of R302 billion...

21 Apr 2015 10:53

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