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Taste to focus on food in future

Taste Holdings has announced a strategic restructuring that will result in the group focusing in future on food, and probably selling its luxury goods division...

5 Apr 2017

ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will make a leap into the African continent with their first joint trade mission and business expo in South Africa next year...

11 Nov 2016

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 26 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

Dunkin' Donuts says Cape Town launch date is up to the customer

Following on from Grand Foods' announcement that the first Dunkin' Donuts in South Africa would open in Cape Town at the end of October 2016, the American donut company and coffeehouse chain is challenging customers to...

26 Sep 2016

Vida e Caffè expands its African operations

As Starbucks makes its way into South Africa to start its foray onto the continent, local coffee supplier Vida e Caffè has set its sights on Africa. With 185 stores across South Africa, of which a significant number are positioned on Shell forecourts, the brand now plans to push itself further into Africa...

7 Sep 2016

KFC quits Botswana after two decades as economy struggles

KFC will shut its 12 outlets in Botswana next week as they are no longer viable, closing its doors after operating in the southern African nation for 20 years, its owners said on Friday...

By TJ Strydom 7 Jun 2016

Tap into Africa's franchising potential

The FNB Franchise Leadership Summit, attended by industry thought leaders and experts, provided a platform to engage and discuss key franchise trends in the industry...

16 Oct 2014

I LAaik it local

Pizza Hut will follow a fast paced growth and penetration strategy in South Africa and on the continent. This was according to GM of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford at the brand relaunch in South Africa this week...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Sep 2014

Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe

Poultry group Country Bird Holdings (CBH) has finally got its first KFC outlet up and running in Zimbabwe...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2014

Independents are fuelling Africa

Independent petrol retailers are making impressive gains across Africa, presenting a challenge to franchise operators for oil giants that have monopolised the continent's markets for decades.

By John Harvey 14 Jul 2014

TM Supermarkets to open more stores

Pick n Pay's 41%-owned Zimbabwean retailer, TM Supermarkets, will open more stores in the next financial year (2015), Meikles Limited group chairman John Moxon...

7 Jul 2014

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014

Woolworths' expansion plan in Africa

In the next two to three years Woolworths is planning to open 15 stores in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Kenya, Mauritius and Namibia, reports Reuters.

14 Apr 2014

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China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

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Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy, the cash-guzzling turnaround of its David Jones acquisition in Australia and an impending competitive onslaught from Shoprite, which is moving up-market.

By Giulietta Talevi 1 day ago

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris, a department store of the group of Galeries Lafayette that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily. The exhibition, which runs until 31 July 2017, showcases South Africa's creative energy and its international design and cultural capitals: Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years, according to new data from Juniper Research. The data found that a number of factors, such as the USA's shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key drivers behind the rise.

2 days ago

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

3 days ago

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