Real Foods appoints ex-CEOs Kevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball
Real Foods appoints ex-CEOs Kevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball

Former Famous Brands group chief executive Kevin Hedderwick has joined the Real Foods board as group strategic director, while former Brait CEO Antony Ball has joined the Real Foods board...

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Franchise Leadership Summit set for Joburg in November
Franchise Leadership Summit set for Joburg in November

FNB is hosting the 7th Franchise Leadership Summit at Montecasino on 13 November 2018. Themed 'Equipping you to future proof your franchise', the summit encourages discussion...

10 Oct 2018

Krispy Kreme SA expands focus on off-premise sales
Krispy Kreme SA expands focus on off-premise sales

South Africans can now get Krispy Kreme doughnuts on the go in more areas, more often, as the company will be expanding its off-premise sales to 23 stores across Johannesburg, Pretoria and KZN...

25 Sep 2018

Franchising sector shows resilience despite challenging conditions
Franchising sector shows resilience despite challenging conditions

The Franchise Association of South Africa's latest franchise survey, shows that of all the business formats and across all sectors, franchising, through its unique business format, continues to show growth...

25 Sep 2018

Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs
Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs

Multi-faith environmental NGO SAFCEI has launched a public campaign urging restaurant franchisor, Famous Brands, to commit to go "cage-free" for all its hens and their eggs by 2025...

21 Sep 2018

Asking customers to donate when they buy stuff may be good for business
Asking customers to donate when they buy stuff may be good for business

Cashiers asking customers to donate small sums to charity while they're at cash registers is becoming a big business...

By Benjamin Lawrence 21 Sep 2018

300,000kg of surplus food donated through KFC Harvest programme
300,000kg of surplus food donated through KFC Harvest programme

KFC South Africa's Harvest initiative aims to change the way the quick service restaurant industry deals with surplus food in restaurants...

5 Sep 2018

The 4 phases of a franchise business relationship
The 4 phases of a franchise business relationship

The relationship between the franchisor and franchisee is often overlooked by people who are starting out in franchising. This is one of the biggest mistakes that one can do...

23 Aug 2018

New green-rated HQ for Pizza Hut and KFC Africa
New green-rated HQ for Pizza Hut and KFC Africa

Yum Brands, which owns KFC Africa and Pizza Hut Africa, has moved into its new green-rated headquarters at Knightsbridge Office Park in Bryanston, Johannesburg...

21 Aug 2018

Linda Reddy, supply chain director for Nando’s IMEA
#WomensMonth: Tough trading environment calls for supply chain innovation

Linda Reddy, supply chain director for Nando's IMEA, shares some insights into being a dynamic businesswoman...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2018

Spur buys majority stake in emerging franchise Nikos Coalgrill Greek
Spur buys majority stake in emerging franchise Nikos Coalgrill Greek

Spur Corporation is acquiring a 51% stake in the franchise restaurant group Nikos Coalgrill Greek. The Greek chain will be the eighth restaurant brand in Spur Corporation's growing portfolio...

2 Aug 2018

Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector
Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector

The Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) has announced the establishment of a Food Franchise Forum representing the majority of the household names in the casual dining and quick service restaurants sector...

18 Jul 2018

Gold Brands to offload Black Steer restaurant franchise
Gold Brands to offload Black Steer restaurant franchise

Fast food group Gold Brands plans to dispose of its Black Steer franchise business to Laudian Franchise Management One for R3.2 million...

12 Jul 2018

Promising future for franchising sector highlighted at Fasa events
Promising future for franchising sector highlighted at Fasa events

Despite ten years of crippling economic and political setbacks, the franchise sector in South Africa has continued to grow, despite challenging conditions...

11 Jul 2018

Screenshot, @9GAG via Instagram
KFC South Africa's hilarious World Cup ad hits 9GAG

Congrats, KFC South Africa, you're now 9GAG famous...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers
#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers

What really counts is money. It is why people are in business and for franchisers, this means guiding their franchisee on the franchise runway to achieving their goals...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2018

#IFE2018: Finding the emotional connection
#IFE2018: Finding the emotional connection

People connect differently and define an emotional connection differently, so while an emotional connection builds consumer trust and sales growth, it is a difficult connection to achieve...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2018

PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry
PMA's Centre for Growing Talent is committed to developing the fresh produce industry

The Produce Marketing Association's Center for Growing Talent will provide opportunities, between 15-16 August 2018, to network with peers and leaders in the fresh produce industry...

22 Jun 2018

Family restaurant chain Mike's Kitchen reopens in KwaZulu-Natal
Family restaurant chain Mike's Kitchen reopens in KwaZulu-Natal

Mike's Kitchen, one of the oldest South African restaurant chains, has marked its return to KwaZulu-Natal with the opening of its first store in Salt Rock this week...

14 Jun 2018

Burger King achieves restaurant development target and job creation goals
Burger King achieves restaurant development target and job creation goals

Burger King SA opened its 80th corporate restaurant at the Kolonnade Retail Park in Tshwane on Friday, 8 June...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 12 Jun 2018

Fasa Awards honour SA's leaders in franchising
Fasa Awards honour SA's leaders in franchising

The Franchise Association of South Africa's (Fasa) Awards for Excellence in Franchising held recently, saw health food brand Kauai walk off with multiple awards including the coveted title of Franchisor of the Year...

11 Jun 2018

Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC
Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC

KFC opened up its first restaurant in Côte d'Ivoire on 23 May, continuing the fried chicken brand's steady expansion across the African continent.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training
#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training

Starbucks made the drastic move of shutting all 8,000 of its stores across the US on Tuesday afternoon for compulsory 'anti-bias' diversity training sessions. Here's what other brands can learn from this...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2018

FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha selected as International Convenience Retailer of the Year finalist
FreshStop Fort Gale in Mthatha selected as International Convenience Retailer of the Year finalist

A FreshStop store in Mthatha has made the list of finalists for the 2018 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Awards...

1 Jun 2018

Robust franchising opportunities to be highlighted at FASA events
Robust franchising opportunities to be highlighted at FASA events

With the economy showing a positive growth for the coming year and public and business sentiment more positive, FASA is poised to spearhead initiatives and events that will nurture entrepreneurship...

25 May 2018

FreshStop eyes growth with launch of two new food brands
FreshStop eyes growth with launch of two new food brands

FreshStop has announced that two new branded food lines have been added to its food stable. The new additions, Hot Dog Bar and Africaz, join the existing lines, Crispy Chicken, Grill to Go, Hooked On Fish...

24 May 2018

Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa
Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa

The fast food and quick service restaurant (QSR) sector continues to show steady growth on the back of what has been a tough economic climate in South Africa...

10 May 2018

Margaret Constantaras is an independent consultant within the marketing research industry.
Fast food and quick service restaurant (QSRs) sector largest in franchise industry

Research conducted by the Franchise Association of South Africa in 2017 shows that the fast food and quick service restaurant (QSRs) sector is the largest sector in the franchise industry...

3 May 2018

Pacinamix on making great collaborations look tasty
Pacinamix on making great collaborations look tasty

Pacinamix, McDonald's PR and communications agency, has taken an amazing leap in looking at ideas that bring food and fashion together...

Issued by Pacinamix 26 Apr 2018

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