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Family continues franchising business

Following in her father's footsteps, Renee Perkins launch Cash Crusaders Oxford Village...

3 days ago

Starbucks turns one in South Africa, opens fourth shop

As Starbucks turns one in South Africa, it opened its fourth store in Menlyn Park, Pretoria, on 19 April 2017...

20 Apr 2017

Tiger Wheel & Tyre breaks new ground with online shopping option

On 6 April, Tiger Wheel & Tyre went live with a brand new e-commerce website - an industry-first for a large South African retail wheel and tyre chain...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 18 Apr 2017

Cash Crusaders continues to rise to the challenge

National franchise group Cash Crusaders has shown substantial growth in the face of South Africa's unsteady economic climate where retail growth has remained slow...

Issued by Cash Crusaders 12 Apr 2017

Burgers, breakfasts and beyond with McDonald's SA

McDonald's South Africa serves over a million breakfasts every month, meaning that its recent National Breakfast Day promotion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Apr 2017

12 tips to create solid support for franchise networks

By incorporating an efficient franchisee support structure in your network, you will ensure that franchisees are more motivated...

By Sasha-Lee de Bod 5 Apr 2017

Taste to focus on food in future

Taste Holdings has announced a strategic restructuring that will result in the group focusing in future on food, and probably selling its luxury goods division...

5 Apr 2017

Are you a good fit for franchising?

Entrepreneurs contribute towards job creation, which motivates many people to want to start their own business, but how well do they know their business personality?

By Richard Mukheibir 27 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: How Sorbet's Jade Kirkel sells a feeling

Here, Jade Kirkel, brand manager of Sorbet Group, and daughter of founder Ian Fuhr, shares her perspective on working for your dad, being a mother of three and staying in the job market, and why to stop trying to make everything balance all the time...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Mar 2017

Vida e Caffè caters to demand for high street brands in corporate HQ

Vida e Caffè, which first expanded its business model into corporate HQs in 2012, has announced further store launches...

10 Mar 2017

Men, women offer different strengths as franchisees

Men and women have different characteristics and different attitudes to business, which means that a blend of the two delivers more consistent growth...

6 Mar 2017

Franchisees can find relief from tax burdens

When finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced an increase in the top marginal rate of tax by 4%, many wealthy franchisees and small business owners were taken aback...

3 Mar 2017

Doogee smartphones now available in South Africa

Distributed locally by Cash Crusaders, the Doogee line of mid- and top-range smartphones are packed with features and start from as little at R1,299, making them incredible value for money...

Issued by Cash Crusaders 2 Mar 2017

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Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

3 days ago

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

3 days ago

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

NEW DELHI, India - With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

20 Apr 2017

Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer.

13 Apr 2017

Wal-Mart eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs: source

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores is eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs in a cost-cutting move, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

12 Apr 2017

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