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Sixth Franchise Leadership Summit takes place in November
Sixth Franchise Leadership Summit takes place in November

The sixth annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit takes place at Indaba Hotel Fourways on Thursday 16 November 2017, under the theme, “Exponential growth through entrepreneurship.”

3 days ago

Ripple effects of a recession on the franchise market
Ripple effects of a recession on the franchise market

The recent South African recession caused a recurrent cycle between franchise stakeholders, namely the franchisor, the franchisees and suppliers...

By Sasha-Lee de Bod 13 Sep 2017

#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA
#FreshConnections: Maryla Masojada on the state of fresh produce retail in SA

Maryla Masojada from Trade Intelligence discusses the trends affecting the produce supply chain and their impacts on the way companies do business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Sep 2017

Franchise survey results show growth, but uncertainty
Franchise survey results show growth, but uncertainty

The latest franchise survey shows growth in the franchise sector despite challenging economic conditions, but optimism about continuing growth has dropped...

4 Sep 2017

Is SA's fast food market still growing?
Is SA's fast food market still growing?

Insight Survey's latest SA Fast Food Industry Landscape Report 2017 examines the local and global fast food industry from a uniquely holistic perspective, with detailed insights into the entire value chain...

Issued by Insight Survey 4 Sep 2017

Setting up shop in Africa presents challenges
Setting up shop in Africa presents challenges

Although there are untapped opportunities in the sub-Saharan African real estate markets, retailers face many challenges to setting up shops in some countries...

31 Aug 2017

Hello Tomato joins Fournews franchise group
Hello Tomato joins Fournews franchise group

Fournews, a South African franchise group, has acquired a 50% share in Hello Tomato, a brand specialising in pizza and pasta...

31 Aug 2017

New franchise delivers groceries, parcels, post
New franchise delivers groceries, parcels, post

Estate Delivery, the first of the franchises to be launched by Estate Food Services South Africa (EFS) has sold more than 15 franchises in less than three months...

30 Aug 2017

Gourmet can't beef up Famous Brands
Gourmet can't beef up Famous Brands

Famous Brands has joined the ranks of local restaurateurs buckling under the weight of global names...

18 Aug 2017

Combatting food theft
Combatting food theft

In the food industry, the opportunities for theft are many, whether they involve giving away food and drinks without getting authorisation or taking food home...

16 Aug 2017

Fasa collaborates to effect transformation in franchise sector
Fasa collaborates to effect transformation in franchise sector

Over the past few years, Fasa members have worked closely with government to effect transformation in the sector...

16 Aug 2017

Constantia Village welcomes Deluxe Laser
Constantia Village welcomes Deluxe Laser

A new Deluxe Laser branch has opened its doors in The Constantia Village shopping centre in Cape Town...

15 Aug 2017

The rise of females in franchising
The rise of females in franchising

According to the International Franchise Association (IFA) there are more than 25% of women operating franchises in the world...

14 Aug 2017

Women in franchising flourish
Women in franchising flourish

The face of franchising has become much more welcoming to women in the two decades since the Cash Converters brand was launched in SA...

10 Aug 2017

Primi shakes up breakfast
Primi shakes up breakfast

Primi recently relaunched its breakfast menu, with a handful of new additions sure to please even the most jaded of foodies...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Jul 2017

Spur CE Pierre van Tonder. Image credit: Financial Mail
Spur sales up despite boycott

Restaurant franchiser Spur Corporation reported a marginal increase in sales for the year to 30 June, despite an incident at one of its Spur Steak Ranches...

26 Jul 2017

Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?
Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?

The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity, franchising remains resilient...

By Sybrand Bezuidenhout 25 Jul 2017

New customs valuation on goods imported under franchise agreements
New customs valuation on goods imported under franchise agreements

Importers in South Africa should be aware of the new customs valuation development affecting goods imported under franchise agreements, as this could affect the price they pay for the goods...

By Virusha Subban, Lee-Ann Annandale and Busisiwe Vil 24 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry
#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry

South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jul 2017

Tech and tenacity can give local franchise brands the edge
Tech and tenacity can give local franchise brands the edge

Modern day businesses in South Africa are dealing with a number of challenges that all contribute to consumers having less money to spend...

By Abigail Makhubele 24 Jul 2017

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...

18 Jul 2017

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...

18 Jul 2017

Franchising can stave off unemployment
Franchising can stave off unemployment

According to Statistics SA, 48,000 South Africans lost their jobs in the first quarter of 2017. The franchising sector makes it one of the few robust industries...

13 Jul 2017

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

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