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Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?

The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity, franchising remains resilient...

By Sybrand Bezuidenhout 2 days ago

New customs valuation on goods imported under franchise agreements

Importers in South Africa should be aware of the new customs valuation development affecting goods imported under franchise agreements, as this could affect the price they pay for the goods...

By Virusha Subban, Lee-Ann Annandale and Busisiwe Vil 3 days ago

#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry

South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Tech and tenacity can give local franchise brands the edge

Modern day businesses in South Africa are dealing with a number of challenges that all contribute to consumers having less money to spend...

By Abigail Makhubele 3 days ago

Prominent Paints launches first franchise store

Paint manufacturer Prominent Paints has launched its first franchise store in Midrand as it seeks to expand its distribution footprint...

18 Jul 2017

British chicken franchise roosts in South Africa

Southern Fried Chicken, a UK brand with some American heritage at the roots of its recipes, recently expanded into the South African market...

18 Jul 2017

Franchising can stave off unemployment

According to Statistics SA, 48,000 South Africans lost their jobs in the first quarter of 2017. The franchising sector makes it one of the few robust industries...

13 Jul 2017

Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges

Franchising is one industry that has proven in many countries to be resilient even in the face of extensive macroeconomic difficulties...

By Dumisani Bengu 12 Jul 2017

#SeaFoodShareFood: Sharing, Ocean Basket's new conversation

Mediterranean culture is all about sharing and conversation and these are the golden threads that follow through Ocean Basket's new branding...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jul 2017

Five steps to cracking cashflow

Cashflow is one of the cornerstones of your business because if you can't get it right, your business will crumble...

By Richard Mukheibir 10 Jul 2017

Popeyes cock-a-hoop over launch

A new chicken has come to roost in the richest square mile in Africa. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is set to open its doors in Sandton next week, but feathers are set to fly...

By Colleen Goko 6 Jul 2017

Awards for Excellence in Franchising winners announced

As part of its annual Franchise Business Festival, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) held its Awards for Excellence in Franchising...

6 Jul 2017

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen comes to South Africa

South African franchisee, Siyaghopa Trading Group, will be opening its first Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen quick service restaurant in Johannesburg...

4 Jul 2017

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Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey, of more than 1 000 US consumers conducted by JDA Software Group, reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels, such as online, mobile and social media.

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Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo for £900m

LONDON, UK - US fashion brand Michael Kors on Tuesday agreed to buy British shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo for almost £900 million ($1.2 billion).

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#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib was recently named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees. We chat to Al-Katib about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world.

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jul 2017

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