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Gold Brands to take Chesanyama division to UK despite slump in local sales
Gold Brands to take Chesanyama division to UK despite slump in local sales

Small fast-food and restaurant franchise company Gold Brands is expanding its Chesanyama division to the UK, while local branches will get facelifts...

By Michelle Gumede 20 Nov 2017

Ruling on special tax provision spells good news for franchise operators
Ruling on special tax provision spells good news for franchise operators

In a recent landmark case, the Tax Court upheld that a very special, and mostly under-utilised tax deduction allowed by section 24C of the Income Tax Act, No. 58 of 1962, may be applied to franchisee costs...

By Natasha Wilkinson 16 Nov 2017

Fewer diners give Famous Brands food for thought
Fewer diners give Famous Brands food for thought

Not even Tashas regulars have been immune to SA's economic crunch. Releasing interim results on Monday, Famous Brands's research showed that customers visited casual dining...

By Giulietta Talevi 2 Nov 2017

New look for Zebro's
New look for Zebro's

South African chicken franchise Zebro's has refreshed its corporate identity with a new logo and store look...

31 Oct 2017

Wimpy's managing executive, Molla Bonnet.
Reminiscing about Wimpy's sizzling campaigns

Wimpy is celebrating its 50th birthday and managing executive Molla Bonnet reminisces by talking us through some of her favourite Wimpy campaigns to date...

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Oct 2017

Taste, Famous Brands issue dire trading updates
Taste, Famous Brands issue dire trading updates

Finding an analyst who sees any compelling reason to buy any of SA's fast-food stocks these days is as rare as spotting a Naspers naysayer...

23 Oct 2017

FASA survey measures franchisee success and satisfaction
FASA survey measures franchisee success and satisfaction

The Franchise Association of South Africa has surveyed franchisees to find out how they are faring and what their challenges are...

20 Oct 2017

Ninety9cents awarded Spur Steak Ranches
Ninety9cents awarded Spur Steak Ranches

Ninety9cents (99c) has been appointed lead creative and digital agency for Spur Steak Ranches after a four-way pitch...

Issued by Ninety9cents 18 Oct 2017

Moody Cow: Joburg's gelato, coffee and candy retail hybrid
Moody Cow: Joburg's gelato, coffee and candy retail hybrid

For Jose dos Passos, a self-confessed coffee addict with a sweet tooth, it makes sense that his latest venture is a gelato and coffee company called Moody Cow...

18 Oct 2017

Franchising no longer just a man's game
Franchising no longer just a man's game

Secondhand giant Cash Crusaders is a highly sought-after business opportunity for potential franchise owners who range from entrepreneurs and retirees to couples and families. More than 13 franchisees are women...

Issued by Cash Crusaders 17 Oct 2017

What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?
What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?

Over the past four years, the franchising sector has displayed resilience, consistently growing its contribution to the country's GDP from 9.7% in 2014 to 13.3%...

16 Oct 2017

Spur celebrates 50 years of a taste for life
Spur celebrates 50 years of a taste for life

Founder and Executive Chairman Allen Ambor opened the first Spur in Newlands Cape Town in 1967, and today 330 Spur Steak Ranches serve customers all over the world...

Issued by Spur Group 11 Oct 2017

Famous Brands feels the squeeze of low consumer spending
Famous Brands feels the squeeze of low consumer spending

Famous Brands shares fell as much as 14% as markets reacted to a restaurant chain's trading update indicating a decline in first-half earnings...

By Andries Maghlangu 11 Oct 2017

Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer
Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer

Deacons East Africa Plc has received board approval to enter into negotiations for the sale of the Mr Price franchise in Kenya...

10 Oct 2017

Marlene Robson and Bruce Anderson
Energetics SA launches Cups for Life

Energetics SA recently launched Cups for Life, a not-for profit empowerment programme that aims to identify, train and empower potential entrepreneurs who can't find work or struggle to get into the job market...

9 Oct 2017

South Africa must create an environment conducive to entrepreneurship
South Africa must create an environment conducive to entrepreneurship

According to Nhlanlha Nene, jobs are not created through government announcements, but by people using their resources to start and build businesses...

28 Sep 2017

How SA's retailers can overcome stunted growth forecasts
How SA's retailers can overcome stunted growth forecasts

Retail businesses that are not meeting their customers' needs as and when they require, can quickly find themselves sidelined...

By Rod Salmon 27 Sep 2017

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.”

19 Sep 2017

Driving business profitability through benchmarking
Driving business profitability through benchmarking

Benchmarking is a vital component in your management tool box. It is about a lot more than just collecting numbers for the sake of some vague historical record...

By Richard Mukheibir 14 Sep 2017

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

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