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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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Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

FRANKFURT, Germany - German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the €1bn-barrier and upping its forecasts for the year.

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Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion and creative industries, held a recent press event in Cape Town to unveil the four key trends that will be at the forefront of African design in 2017 and 2018.

1 day ago

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

NEW DELHI, India - With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

20 Apr 2017

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