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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 18 hours ago

Alcohol industry criticises government's 'vague' socioeconomic study

The South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (Salba) has criticised the government's inadequate socioeconomic impact assessment...

By Linda Ensor 3 days ago

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

Consumer spending to drive compelling F&B offerings

With spending on eating out expected to continue growing over the next 10 years, a compelling F&B offer is now critical to the success of any retail scheme...

17 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

Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious

Sonic launches hybrid burgers that could potentially be a game changer in the fast food chain industry...

By Bongani Shweni 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

Niche eateries and shops flourish

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the restaurant and retail sector should be funded despite the recession as these businesses will be engines for growth...

By Colleen Goko 4 Jul 2017

Economic slowdown hits Gold Brands

Gold Brands Investments says the 2017 financial year will be remembered as one in which companies with exposure to the consumer goods sector suffered significant headwinds...

4 Jul 2017

Honest Chocolate crowdfunds for Johannesburg launch

The success of the Cape Town-based Honest Chocolate over the past three years, following a crowdfunding venture, has encouraged the company to expand...

30 Jun 2017

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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

Durban-born Holmes Brothers brand goes big in Japan

Holmes Brothers, the Afrocentric surfer style menswear brand that originated in Durban, has successfully launched in Japanese retailer The Freak's Store. The Bros, as the brand is affectionately known in Durban, enjoyed a knock-out launch at the flagship store in downtown Tokyo, with Holmes Bros garments selling out within a week.

18 Jul 2017

Selling Brazilian fashions, the women of Angola's ‘suitcase trade' spot trends and pedal dreams

Angola, a Portuguese-speaking country, is strongly influenced by the cultural output of Brazil, the world's Lusophone powerhouse.

By Léa Barreau Tran 17 Jul 2017

Echo buys shopping centre in Poland

JSE- and Luxembourg-listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP), a Polish property player, has acquired another retail asset, Galeria Solna in Inowroclaw, Poland, a step that moves EPP closer to becoming a pure retail property fund by 2019.

By Alistair Anderson 17 Jul 2017

Fashion house Lanvin names Lapidus artistic director

PARIS, France - French designer Olivier Lapidus has been appointed artistic director of Paris label Lanvin following his predecessor's resignation from the troubled fashion house.

12 Jul 2017

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