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The appeal of shopping centres for franchise businesses

According to the latest Franchise Association of South Africa survey, more franchises are choosing to be located at a shopping centre or mall...

8 Apr 2019

New Fasa chair wants to grow and empower SME and franchise sector

New Fasa chair, Akhona Qengqe says growing and empowering the SME and franchise sector will be at the centre of her tenure as chair of the Franchise Association for 2019 and 2020...

4 Apr 2019

Burger King tests plant-based meat with an impossible whopper

Burger King, known for meaty excess like its 1,150-calorie Bacon King sandwich, is now selling a plant-based burger...

2 Apr 2019

African retailers have the opportunity to re-imagine a data-driven sector

Transforming retail starts with the business model, not the technology...

By Toros Esim 27 Mar 2019

Local solutions can boost healthier food choices in South Africa

The crisis in health triggered by cheap food that's high in fat and sugar is now well documented...

By Karen Hofman & Safura Abdool Karim 11 Mar 2019

SA laundry startup launches equity crowdfunding campaign

Gauteng on-demand laundry delivery service, Just Laundry, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to assist in its expansion across the country...

6 Mar 2019

Spur founder Allen Ambor retires

Effective from 1 March, founder of Spur Corporation Allen Ambor has officially retired after more than 50 years of service at the food franchise business...

1 Mar 2019

The digital headaches of a franchise marketing team

JG Bezuidenhout has compiled a list of my top 5 tools that can help control and regulate franchisees marketing with minimum friction...

By JG Bezuidenhout 19 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: What should franchise businesses look out for?

Franchise business owners are waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the 2019 National Budget Speech, as they seek more opportunities to increase their contribution to GDP...

18 Feb 2019

South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins

JSE-listed Grand Parade Investments is closing all Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins outlets in South Africa following poor performance...

15 Feb 2019

3 franchising trends to know about in 2019

The country's franchising industry has grown from contributing 13,3% to the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017 to its current figure of 15,7%, despite the tough economic climate...

29 Jan 2019

KFC commits to 100% recoverable or reusable plastic packaging by 2025

KFC, one of the world's largest quick service restaurant chains, has publicly committed to ensuring that all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging across its global system will be recoverable or reusable by 2025...

25 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Pick up on developing trends to stay at the top of your game

Electioneering in 2019 is sure to take up much focus and energy and while I understand that elections come around every 4 years, I wish we could do without them...

By Vera Valasis 11 Jan 2019

#NewCampaign: #EatingIsBelieving (what the customers say)

With the launch of its combos, RocoMamas took real-life testimonial tweets about the new offering and applied them to billboard sites across the country, including the Twitter handles of their customers...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Dec 2018

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