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FASA reminds industry of need to protect businesses contributing 11.6% to GDP

Following an article in The Business Times on a franchise group that allegedly failed to provide franchisees with disclosure documents as prescribed by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), the Franchise Association reminds franchisors of the related provisions in the CPA...

13 hours ago

Gilt wears thin for Gold Brands franchise holders

When Gold Brands Investments, owner of the Chesa Nyama fast-food franchise, listed on AltX 11 months ago, the share price plummeted 45% to end the first day of trading at R1.12 a share. It has barely recovered since...

By Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu 5 Dec 2016

Franchising mistakes to avoid

To become a preferred franchisor, franchise companies should avoid the following ten mistakes...

By Anita du Toit 2 Dec 2016

Dunkin' Donuts Long St collaborates with Zando to host coffee-fashion pairing

Dunkin' Donuts is partnering with online fashion retailer to host a coffee and fashion pairing at the launch of its fourth store in South Africa, on Long Street in Cape Town...

1 Dec 2016

Baskin-Robbins to open at Canal Walk this December

Baskin-Robbins, described as the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, will officially launch on 9 December at 11am at the Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town...

30 Nov 2016

SAPPO establishes Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme

South African Pork Producers Association (SAPPO) has established Pork 360 Quality Assurance certification programme, which extensively focuses on meat safety, meat quality, traceability and animal welfare. Pork 360 products are available exclusively to Food Lover's Market and Winelands Pork in the Western Cape...

29 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Umhlanga-based founders buff up their business portfolio

Tracy Gielink, and Kim and Debbie Davidson, founders and owners of Umhlanga-based businesses recently launched their third, Buff Beauty Parlour...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2016

Petronas lubricants launched through rebranded Engen Oil Centre franchise

Engen Petroleum, producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, has rebranded its lubricants distribution...

28 Nov 2016

Grand Parade bails out of Spur deal

Empowerment group Grand Parade Investments (GPI) - which is rolling out the Burger King franchise in SA - has cancelled its premium-priced order for a huge helping of Spur Corporation shares...

By Marc Hasenfuss 28 Nov 2016

Key strategies for motor retail dealers to take into 2017

Sewells MSXI shared a list of strategies for retail motor dealers...

24 Nov 2016

10 basic rules for successful franchising

From my 20 years' experience of running franchise outlets, franchisees can earn a comfortable living, and in some cases an exceptional living, if they adhere to these 10 basic rules...

By Sally J'Arlette-Joy 22 Nov 2016

McDonalds SA sets example for industry by adopting a more humane supply chain

The adoption of cage-free policies by McDonald's and others will rapidly increase the demand for cage-free eggs and lead to new opportunities...

18 Nov 2016

Krispy Kreme to open at Gateway, Durban

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will open a new store at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal in March 2017. Gateway, voted Best Shopping Centre by the Daily News Your Choice Awards in 2014 and 2015, will be home to the first Krispy Kreme store outside of Gauteng...

16 Nov 2016

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