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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

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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

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

DR Shaheen Kader, owner of the Cape Town branch with CEO of Reviv South Africa and owner of the Joburg branch, Sayed Mia. © African Star Communications.
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

#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

#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

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

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

#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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

Burgers, breakfasts and beyond with McDonald's SA
Burgers, breakfasts and beyond with McDonald's SA

McDonald's South Africa serves over a million breakfasts every month, meaning that its recent National Breakfast Day promotion...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Apr 2017

Are you a good fit for franchising?
Are you a good fit for franchising?

Entrepreneurs contribute towards job creation, which motivates many people to want to start their own business, but how well do they know their business personality?

By Richard Mukheibir 27 Mar 2017

Jade Kirkel
#BrandManagerMonth: How Sorbet's Jade Kirkel sells a feeling

Here, Jade Kirkel, brand manager of Sorbet Group, and daughter of founder Ian Fuhr, shares her perspective on working for your dad, being a mother of three and staying in the job market, and why to stop trying to make everything balance all the time...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Mar 2017

Starbucks SA launches rewards programme
Starbucks SA launches rewards programme

Starbucks South Africa launched its localised version of the global rewards programme, Starbucks Rewards at the Rosebank store...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2017

Why financial benchmarking in franchising is essential
Why financial benchmarking in franchising is essential

Financial benchmarking runs a financial analysis and compares the findings to other franchises in order to assess the competitiveness, productivity and efficiency...

By Eric Parker 1 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Local franchise trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Local franchise trends for 2017

South Africa's economy is under significant pressure and does not promise a great deal of progress for business or consumers – with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting only 0.8% growth...

By Dumisani Bengu 11 Jan 2017

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Franchising mistakes to avoid

To become a preferred franchisor, franchise companies should avoid the following ten mistakes...

By Anita du Toit 2 Dec 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Umhlanga-based founders buff up their business portfolio
#EntrepreneurMonth: Umhlanga-based founders buff up their business portfolio

Tracy Gielink, and Kim and Debbie Davidson, founders and owners of Umhlanga-based businesses recently launched their third, Buff Beauty Parlour...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2016

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10 basic rules for successful franchising

From my 20 years' experience of running franchise outlets, franchisees can earn a comfortable living, and in some cases an exceptional living, if they adhere to these 10 basic rules...

By Sally J’Arlette-Joy 22 Nov 2016

Franchising joint ventures offer benefits
Franchising joint ventures offer benefits

The joint venture is growing in popularity because it is a win-win mechanism that works well for the franchisor and the franchisee...

By Eric Parker 28 Oct 2016

Five factors of successful franchisor leadership
Five factors of successful franchisor leadership

In addition to being concerned about the match between a franchisee and a franchisor, in terms of psychometric testing, franchisors should review their own leadership and management capabilities, as becoming a franchisor changes the nature of a business...

By Anita du Toit 26 Oct 2016

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