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Prominent Paints launches first franchise store
Prominent Paints launches first franchise store

Paint manufacturer Prominent Paints has launched its first franchise store in Midrand as it seeks to expand its distribution footprint...

2 days ago

British chicken franchise roosts in South Africa
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...

2 days ago

Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges
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
#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

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Five steps to cracking cashflow

Cashflow is one of the cornerstones of your business because if you can't get it right, your business will crumble...

By Richard Mukheibir 10 Jul 2017

Popeyes cock-a-hoop over launch
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
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
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
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
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

Now is the time to buy into franchising
Now is the time to buy into franchising

Famous global franchises are coming to South Africa en masse and it is as good for our taste buds, as it is for local entrepreneurs seeking new business ventures...

3 Jul 2017

How to handle franchisor-franchisee conflict
How to handle franchisor-franchisee conflict

Successful franchise businesses are characterised by strong relationships between franchisees and franchisors...

By Sally J'Arlette-Joy 29 Jun 2017

McDonald's celebrates 250th store opening and franchisee's success
McDonald's celebrates 250th store opening and franchisee's success

As part of the Springs Mall grand opening, McDonald's opened its 250th outlet in partnership with one of its franchisees, Peter Moyanga, who was opening his ninth store...

27 Jun 2017

Allen Ambor
Burger special wasn't financially viable: Spur founder

When Spur ended its popular Monday Buy One Get One Free burger special at the end of March this year, cash-strapped diners mourned the loss...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 2017

Top 15 SA fast food brands account for 80% of stores
Top 15 SA fast food brands account for 80% of stores

Contrary to a generation ago, for many households fast food has become more of a staple diet than a treat...

26 Jun 2017

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

Imperial Sasfin Logistics wins Nando's contract
Imperial Sasfin Logistics wins Nando's contract

Imperial Sasfin Logistics has been awarded a 4PL (fourth party logistics services) contract to supply Nando's bastings, sauces, spices, marinades and packaging to Nando's restaurants...

23 Jun 2017

South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods
South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods

The Consulta 2016 National South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) reflects that South Africans are fond of fast food...

22 Jun 2017

Tenacity, innovation key themes at FASA's 2017 convention
Tenacity, innovation key themes at FASA's 2017 convention

The 2017 Franchise Convention, taking place on 29 June at the Kyalami Expo & Convention Centre is the lead up to the Absa Franchise Business Festival...

20 Jun 2017

Fast food stocks risky
Fast food stocks risky

Famous Brands took a huge leap of faith when it closed a 120m deal that brought UK premium burger group Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) into its fold in October...

12 Jun 2017

Innovative franchising can tackle rising unemployment
Innovative franchising can tackle rising unemployment

The Statistics SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey shows that unemployment is rising to a 14-year high, with 27.1% of the population without a job...

7 Jun 2017

Big Mac more accessible than ever before
Big Mac more accessible than ever before

The exclusive Big Mac Dinner Experience was designed to educate everyone in attendance about the restaurant's high-quality food standards that are coupled with strictly enforced cooking procedures...

Issued by Pacinamix 7 Jun 2017

Five key challenges facing new franchisees
Five key challenges facing new franchisees

New franchisees are navigating the knock-on effect the current economic conditions create in the South African market...

7 Jun 2017

Starbucks branches planned for Cape Town and Durban
Starbucks branches planned for Cape Town and Durban

Taste Holdings has announced plans to open Starbucks branches in Cape Town and Durban in 2017...

31 May 2017

Jewellery sales beat food sales as Taste Holdings' loss widens
Jewellery sales beat food sales as Taste Holdings' loss widens

Jewellery sales beat food sales for Taste Holdings during the year to end-February, and profits from its Arthur Kaplan and NWJ jewellery stores managed to mitigate losses...

By Robert Laing 30 May 2017

No dividend from Famous Brands as acquisitions send interest bill soaring
No dividend from Famous Brands as acquisitions send interest bill soaring

Famous Brands shareholders will receive no dividend for its 2017 financial year as it digests a string of acquisitions...

By Robert Laing 30 May 2017

"Who's the king?" Burger King's advertising campaign has not been well received by the family of King Philippe of Belgium | ©
'Who's the king?' Burger chain ad angers Belgian monarchy

BRUSSELS - The Belgian royal family on Saturday rapped Burger King over an online advertising campaign suggesting a new "king" for the European nation...

29 May 2017

Image credit: Sunday Times
Spur rejects grilling, accuses union of ‘specific political agenda'

Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder accused Solidarity of trying to score "political points" yesterday after the union's CE penned an open letter...

26 May 2017

Wimpy uShaka continues to ride the wave of success
Wimpy uShaka continues to ride the wave of success

At the yearly Wimpy conference which took place at Sun City in March this year, the Operations Campaign's Regional winner for KZN was Dirk and Marone Benade from Wimpy uShaka Marine World...

Issued by uShaka Marine World 24 May 2017

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