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Sixth Franchise Leadership Summit takes place in November

The sixth annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit takes place at Indaba Hotel Fourways on Thursday 16 November 2017, under the theme, “Exponential growth through entrepreneurship.”

2 days ago

Ripple effects of a recession on the franchise market

The recent South African recession caused a recurrent cycle between franchise stakeholders, namely the franchisor, the franchisees and suppliers...

By Sasha-Lee de Bod 13 Sep 2017

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA

Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017

Franchise survey results show growth, but uncertainty

The latest franchise survey shows growth in the franchise sector despite challenging economic conditions, but optimism about continuing growth has dropped...

4 Sep 2017

Is SA's fast food market still growing?

Insight Survey's latest SA Fast Food Industry Landscape Report 2017 examines the local and global fast food industry from a uniquely holistic perspective, with detailed insights into the entire value chain...

Issued by Insight Survey 4 Sep 2017

Setting up shop in Africa presents challenges

Although there are untapped opportunities in the sub-Saharan African real estate markets, retailers face many challenges to setting up shops in some countries...

31 Aug 2017

Hello Tomato joins Fournews franchise group

Fournews, a South African franchise group, has acquired a 50% share in Hello Tomato, a brand specialising in pizza and pasta...

31 Aug 2017

New franchise delivers groceries, parcels, post

Estate Delivery, the first of the franchises to be launched by Estate Food Services South Africa (EFS) has sold more than 15 franchises in less than three months...

30 Aug 2017

Gourmet can't beef up Famous Brands

Famous Brands has joined the ranks of local restaurateurs buckling under the weight of global names...

18 Aug 2017

Combatting food theft

In the food industry, the opportunities for theft are many, whether they involve giving away food and drinks without getting authorisation or taking food home...

16 Aug 2017

Fasa collaborates to effect transformation in franchise sector

Over the past few years, Fasa members have worked closely with government to effect transformation in the sector...

16 Aug 2017

Constantia Village welcomes Deluxe Laser

A new Deluxe Laser branch has opened its doors in The Constantia Village shopping centre in Cape Town...

15 Aug 2017

The rise of females in franchising

According to the International Franchise Association (IFA) there are more than 25% of women operating franchises in the world...

14 Aug 2017

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Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

NEW YORK, US - Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste, they announced Wednesday.

2 hours ago

Hot new talent lights up Milan Fashion Week

MILAN, Italy - Fashion week roared into Milan on Wednesday with a line-up of hotly anticipated shows from fresh talent as well as luxury titans ranging from Moschino to Armani, who are battling for their share of a rebounding market.

5 hours ago

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK, US - Retailer Toys 'R' Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company said, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for brick-and-mortar stores. The chain which sells toys and baby products in the United States as well 38 other countries and jurisdictions joins other traditional retailers that are struggling to compete with the likes of Amazon.

2 days ago

Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy, as only 7% of sales leaders and 9% of chief marketing executives view themselves as the owner of the customer experience, leaving this vital revenue-directing opportunity area without oversight and collective direction.

2 days ago

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking and ornate descriptions of food that are telling of her authentic passion for the subject.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

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