BizTrends 2018


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The digital transformation of menu boards
The digital transformation of menu boards

Menu boards, which play a pivotal role in the consumer menu selection process in quick service restaurants (QSR), have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past 15 years...

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Burger King counts on the best nose in town
Burger King counts on the best nose in town

Burger King recently enabled a special Whopper fan to find his way to the closest Burger King restaurant with the help of his guide dog with a one of a kind nose...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 13 Apr 2018

Col'Cacchio Insta-readies its dining experience
Col'Cacchio Insta-readies its dining experience

Italian-inspired restaurant franchise Col'Cacchio has added an engaging element to their dining experience that would hold special appeal for their social media-savvy customers...

12 Apr 2018

100% beef or nothing at all! It's as real as it gets with your favourite Big Mac
100% beef or nothing at all! It's as real as it gets with your favourite Big Mac

Did you know that your Big Mac is made with only 100% South African certified ground beef, a dash of salt and pepper and layered with only the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms?..

Issued by Pacinamix 9 Apr 2018

Ronél Fester
South African fuel franchising sector continues to grow

According to the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA), the fuel retail sector contributes 8.5% to the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...

3 Apr 2018

Top 10 things you need to know before becoming a franchise owner
Top 10 things you need to know before becoming a franchise owner

The best thing about becoming a franchisee owner is that you get to be your own boss but you don't have to be 100% responsible for the business...

Issued by Yantra Marketing Service 3 Apr 2018

Sorbet makes a move into make-up
Sorbet makes a move into make-up

South African beauty chain Sorbet launched its own range of make-up at the beginning of March. The new offering is intended to complement the company's salon services, skincare and nail colour products...

29 Mar 2018

Drip bar Reviv restores, rejuvenates, and replenishes
Drip bar Reviv restores, rejuvenates, and replenishes

Juanita Pienaar got to experience the effects of an IV therapy treatment first-hand and spoke to Reviv South Africa CEO Sayed Mia about how it works, why and how he brought the Reviv franchise to South Africa, and how its different from other IV bars that have also popped up in the country...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Mar 2018

Pizza Hut on track with ambitious African expansion
Pizza Hut on track with ambitious African expansion

Pizza Hut's African growth story continues as the restaurant chain celebrates the opening of its 100th store in sub-Saharan Africa in the historic Ghandi Square, Johannesburg...

26 Mar 2018

Toys R Us and Babies R Us SA to present revamp of its high-tech Canal Walk store
Toys R Us and Babies R Us SA to present revamp of its high-tech Canal Walk store

Toys R Us and Babies R Us SA, invests further in store upgrades, with the revamp of its soon-to-be-unveiled flagship, high tech Canal Walk store...

19 Mar 2018

Impairments hit Famous Brands
Impairments hit Famous Brands

The share price of Famous Brands fell as much as 12% in early trade on Thursday after the food services franchisor warned investors that it would make impairments of between R241m and R322m in its financial results for the year to February.

9 Mar 2018

Franchising sector heeds Ramaphosa's call to encourage entrepreneurship, job creation
Franchising sector heeds Ramaphosa's call to encourage entrepreneurship, job creation

The SONA speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his commitment to supporting small business and entrepreneurship has been welcomed by FASA chairman Tony Da Fonseca...

5 Mar 2018

Pros and cons of the growing multi-unit franchising model
Pros and cons of the growing multi-unit franchising model

Multi-unit franchising is becoming a growing trend globally and in South Africa, meaning a single franchisee owns more than one outlet in different geographies...

27 Feb 2018

Allen Ambor
Spur founder to step down after half century

Spur Corporation executive chairman Allen Ambor will step down in a year's time after spending 51 years at the company he founded...

27 Feb 2018

Spur feels the squeeze of low consumer spending
Spur feels the squeeze of low consumer spending

Restaurant group Spur on Thursday reported lower first-half earnings, after attracting fewer feet through its doors...

By Andries Mahlangu 23 Feb 2018

KFC pilots renewable energy in Port Elizabeth
KFC pilots renewable energy in Port Elizabeth

Quick service restaurant chain KFC has taken its first steps into the energy conservation space by announcing its first solar energy restaurants in Port Elizabeth...

19 Feb 2018

Carlo Gonzaga. Image credit: Sarah De Pina
Taste Holdings replaces co-founder Carlo Gonzaga as CEO

Taste Holdings CEO Carlo Gonzaga has been replaced by Tyrone Moodley, an adviser to new controlling shareholder Riskowitz Value Fund...

By Robert Laing 13 Feb 2018

Rights issue to aid Imbalie liquidity
Rights issue to aid Imbalie liquidity

AltX-listed salon franchisor Imbalie Beauty intends to raise nearly 40% of its market capitalisation to bolster its business amid rising competition...

By Michelle Gumede 1 Feb 2018

Spur sinks 7% after warning of poor sales
Spur sinks 7% after warning of poor sales

Restaurant group Spur's share price fell 7% to R26.01 on Monday morning after it warned shareholders of a decline in interim sales...

By Robert Laing 30 Jan 2018

Top franchising trends for 2018
Top franchising trends for 2018

2017 has been a very tough year for businesses and consumers. However, according to Morne Cronje, head of franchising at FNB Business, the franchise sector continues to perform well...

30 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 2
#BizTrends2018: What is shaping grocery retail in South Africa - Part 2

In Part 1 of the Trade Intelligence Retail Trends 2018 report, we described how globally and locally, we are in the beginning stages of a game-changing revolution in how products are made and sold...

By Maryla Masojada 25 Jan 2018

SA franchising sector retains global appeal
SA franchising sector retains global appeal

Despite 2017 being a tough year for business and consumers, South Africa has remained a desirable destination for global brands looking to expand...

17 Jan 2018

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Kevin Hedderwick resigns as nonexecutive director of Famous Brands

Kevin Hedderwick has resigned as a nonexecutive director of Famous Brands with immediate effect, the owner of Steers, Wimpy and other fast food franchises said in a statement...

17 Jan 2018

Plan B Dessertery opens in Joburg
Plan B Dessertery opens in Joburg

Plan B Dessertery, a KwaZulu-Natal brand introduced by the founders of Wakaberry, has opened its doors in The Zone @ Rosebank in Johannesburg...

15 Jan 2018

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NRD Capital acquires Mike's Kitchen restaurant chain

NRD Capital, a US-based private equity firm that specialises in franchise investments, has cemented its entry into the African market with its acquisition of Mike's Kitchen...

10 Jan 2018

Franchising model breeds success for Col'Cacchio pizzerias
Franchising model breeds success for Col'Cacchio pizzerias

In 2013, Greg Mommsen left the IT industry to set up one of the first Col'Cacchio pizzeria franchises in Bryanston...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?
#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?

Modern-day franchising has been with us since the mid-1950s when it made its presence felt in the USA. Subsequently, expansion was swift and within a few short years, the concept had conquered the world.

By Tony Da Fonseca 9 Jan 2018

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

Burger King wishes McDonald's a flame-grilled festive season
Burger King wishes McDonald's a flame-grilled festive season

Burger Kings across the world settled into the festive spirit by 'gifting' its main competitor, McDonald's, with gas braais to flame-grill their burgers...

14 Dec 2017

Burger King target 'doable'
Burger King target 'doable'

Empowerment company Grand Parade Investments, which is trading at close to a 12-month low, says it is confident of reaching the 75-store target for fast-food business Burger King...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Dec 2017

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