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Effective management skills for franchises

There are no guarantees when it comes to business. Even owning a franchised store with a great consumer brand, store location and franchisor support can't stop a business from getting into difficulties if management skills aren't up to the challenge of everyday operations...

9 hours ago

Burger King commits to cage-free eggs

Joining other brands, Burger King has committed to switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs, eliminating eggs produced by hens confined in cages from its egg supply chain...

3 Feb 2016

Driving greener this year: Save the environment and save on your pocket

Tiger Wheel & Tyre and Master Drive encourage motorists to visit some of the key benefits of eco-driving: using their vehicle in an environmentally efficient way to improve road safety, reduce fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 27 Jan 2016

GPI expected to bring in new flavours

Grand Parade Investments (GPI), which brought Burger King to SA in 2013, on Thursday announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Nasdaq-listed Dunkin' Brands to open as many as 250 Dunkin' Donuts and 70 Baskin-Robbins stores in SA...

By Zeenat Moorad 25 Jan 2016

Gold Brands Investments says that JSE listing is on track

Gold Brands Investments, the owner of fast food franchise Chesa Nyama, has confirmed that its listing on the AltX of the JSE is on track. Chesa Nyama has stores in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Lesotho...

22 Jan 2016

Franchises must innovate and adapt, says FNB

The South African franchise industry has evolved to become a substantial contributor to the local economy. While current economic conditions remain fickle, the South African franchising sector remains optimistic for 2016...

22 Jan 2016

SA franchising outlook positive for 2016

The economy may be under pressure and consumers may be spending less, but the outlook for franchising remains strong for 2016, with increasing competition and the entry of new players expected to offer franchisees new opportunities, says Ethel Nyembe, head of small enterprise of Standard Bank...

22 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Franchise outlook for 2016

Despite the economic outlook, political uncertainty, international strife, drought, and the weakening of the rand, there remains an industry oasis. It is the franchise industry, encompassing a wide array of business sectors and it continues to hold its own year on year. At Franchize Directions, we believe 2016 is going to be no exception...

By Lindy Barbour 18 Jan 2016

CNN's Marketplace Africa to feature KFC's African expansion

During January, CNN's Marketplace Africa is airing a series of episodes featuring four of the biggest global brands in Africa...

12 Jan 2016

Nedbank and Chesa Nyama announce strategic funding agreement

Nedbank and Chesa Nyama have announced a strategic funding agreement through which Nedbank will offer financial assistance for prospective Chesa Nyama franchisees...

10 Dec 2015

Famous Brands faces new era as CE quits

After 16 years with the food franchisor, Famous Brands CE Kevin Hedderwick will retire...

2 Dec 2015

Gold Brands Investments to list on JSE

Gold Brands Investments, owner of South African fast food franchise Chesa Nyama, has announced its intention to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange AltX, which will make it the only fast food retail company on the AltX...

30 Nov 2015

Krispy Kreme fans camp out

Krispy Kreme fans were invited to an action-packed, celebrity-studded camp-out at The Zone @ Rosebank on Tuesday, 24 November as they counted down to the official opening of the very first Krispy Kreme store on the African continent at 7am yesterday...

26 Nov 2015

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