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Five factors of successful franchisor leadership

In addition to being concerned about the match between a franchisee and a franchisor, in terms of psychometric testing, franchisors should review their own leadership and management capabilities, as becoming a franchisor changes the nature of a business...

By Anita du Toit 6 hours ago

Famous Brands sees sharp rise in half-year profit

Famous Brands, whose franchises include Debonairs Pizza, Wimpy and Steers, reported a 62% jump in interim aftertax profit to R411m on 23% growth in revenue to R2.45bn for the six months to end-August...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

Marketing tips for franchisors seeking high-quality franchisees

Many franchise owners have found that it is hard to find good franchisees in a difficult economy and, when these can be found, how to attract them in the face of many competing franchises...

By Eric Parker 20 Oct 2016

Greg Solomon has a tricky job to reposition McDonald's SA

The arrival of new brands is making things tougher as the chain approaches its 21st birthday in SA...

By Alistair Anderson 18 Oct 2016

Understanding franchising risks

Polls have found many people are attracted to franchising by the promise of flexibility and independence in their work. However, not all franchises can offer franchisees the level of freedom and autonomy they desire...

18 Oct 2016

Dunkin' opens donuts outlet

Another US household name has launched in SA, with Dunkin' Donuts officially opening its first store in Cape Town on Thursday. Four more outlets are planned for launch in the Western Cape by Christmas...

By Colleen Goko 14 Oct 2016

Indebted Taste bets on Starbucks

Pretax losses at franchising group Taste Holdings widened to R45.5m in the six months to end-August, but the longer-term profit potential of the Starbucks coffee brand has started to percolate through since being launched in April...

By Marc Hasenfuss 14 Oct 2016

What cage-free means with Braam Malherbe

Braam Malherbe recently joined Angus McIntosh and Yolanda Guse, who started the petition to get McDonals to commit to a cage-free policy, on the Spier Spier Biodynamic Farm to see how free range chickens live...

By Cari Van Wyk 14 Oct 2016

Taste Holdings sees significant gains in licensed brand strategy

Taste Holdings has released its interim results to August 2016, which show the South African-based management group has experienced significant gains in its licensed brand strategy, as the Domino's Pizza business settles down and Starbucks Coffee draws consumer interest...

13 Oct 2016

Food delivery apps spice up Indian train journeys

MATHURA - Passengers on India's vast railway network have long complained of the terrible meals on offer to sustain them on long journeys, but a slew of new services bringing fast food to their seats is changing the way they dine...

13 Oct 2016

Starbucks and Domino's widen Taste's loss

The costs of establishing Starbucks and Domino's in SA caused Taste Holdings' interim loss to widen.

By Robert Laing 13 Oct 2016

Dunkin' Donuts brings launch date forward, opens in two days

The launch date for Dunkin' Donuts' first South African restaurant has been brought forward to Thursday, 13 October at midday at the Goodwood precinct in Cape Town...

11 Oct 2016

#WorldAnimalDay: getting McDonalds SA to commit to cage-free chickens

Media and other influencers joined Angus McIntosh at the Spier Biodynamic Farm last week to see what free-range chickens actually look like, in support of the petition to get McDonals to commit to...

4 Oct 2016

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