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Grand Parade sells Burger King South Africa to ECP
Grand Parade sells Burger King South Africa to ECP

Grand Parade Investments has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its interest in Burger King South Africa to Emerging Capital Partners...

19 Feb 2020

Ocean Basket eyes growth in smaller restaurant format
Ocean Basket eyes growth in smaller restaurant format

Ocean Basket's new Haasendal Gables restaurant, located in Kuils River, Cape Town, is an example of the seafood restaurant chain's new smaller store format...

11 Feb 2020

Machado is the real Burger King. Selfie as proof!
#BehindtheSelfie with... Fernando Machado, Global CMO at Burger King

This week, we go #BehindtheSelfie with Fernando Machado, global chief marketing officer at Burger King and #NedbankIMC2020 keynote speaker...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2020

8th Franchise Leadership Summit set for Johannesburg in March
8th Franchise Leadership Summit set for Johannesburg in March

Guided by the theme 'agility accelerates growth', FNB is hosting the 8th Franchise Leadership Summit on 3 March 2020 at Montecasino, Johannesburg.

28 Jan 2020

Before you buy a franchise, consider the brand
Before you buy a franchise, consider the brand

You can't run a successful franchise without a strong brand. Yet many franchisees don't know this and struggle to make sales because of this very problem...

22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The social franchising opportunity
#BizTrends2020: The social franchising opportunity

In South Africa, many young people are looking for jobs and one wonders what jobs they had in mind...

By Vera Valasis 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

By Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

Burger King SA gets skinny for summer with Pura Soda
Burger King SA gets skinny for summer with Pura Soda

Burger King South Africa (SA) has announced that Pura Soda will be sold nationally in all its restaurants effective immediately...

Issued by Burger King 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Retail
#BestofBiz 2019: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

17 Dec 2019

Tips for keeping staff motivated over the festive season
Tips for keeping staff motivated over the festive season

Keeping staff motivated while having to work abnormal hours can be challenging during the busy festive season...

10 Dec 2019

Would you make the cut as a franchisee?
Would you make the cut as a franchisee?

The decision to sell a franchise is as important to the franchisor as it is to the franchisee. Remember, the franchisor will be allowing the franchisee into the fold...

By Alan Hockey 6 Dec 2019

Krispy Kreme rolls out mini-locations across Cape Town
Krispy Kreme rolls out mini-locations across Cape Town

Following the opening of the first Krispy Kreme store in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront, the franchise has also introduced five mini-locations across the Mother City.

15 Nov 2019

KFC reveals new modern Sandton flagship
KFC reveals new modern Sandton flagship

KFC has revamped its Sandton flagship restaurant, adding a host of new features appealing to digitally-minded consumers and those looking for convenience...

6 Nov 2019

Taste Holdings sells Starbucks SA amid plans to exit food business
Taste Holdings sells Starbucks SA amid plans to exit food business

JSE-listed management group Taste Holdings has announced plans to sell the South African Starbucks franchise for R7 million...

1 Nov 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Pacinamix appointed as lead creative agency for McDonald's SA
Pacinamix appointed as lead creative agency for McDonald's SA

Following four successful years of working with McDonald's South Africa, Pacinamix has expanded its role from a niche PR and Communications supplier to the quick-service-restaurant (QSR) brand's lead above-the-line (ATL) agency...

Issued by Pacinamix 20 Sep 2019

A no-fail way to get your product to market
A no-fail way to get your product to market

Hopefully I caught your attention with a promise to get your product to market without failing. I have possibly, erroneously I might add, have made the whole process seem very simple, where it is actually quite complex...

By Alan Hockey 12 Sep 2019

The job-generating, economy-boosting benefits of franchising
The job-generating, economy-boosting benefits of franchising

South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP) expresses an important aspiration: by 2030, 90% of all jobs should be created by small, medium and micro enterprises...

10 Sep 2019

Professionalising franchising could weed out unscrupulous business owners
Professionalising franchising could weed out unscrupulous business owners

Franchising worldwide continues having a 90% success rate as opposed to 10% for those starting a business on their own and whilst the sector in South Africa contributes around R721 billion to the country's GDP...

23 Aug 2019

Women-led businesses key to unemployment alleviation in SA - Sandwich Baron CEO
Women-led businesses key to unemployment alleviation in SA - Sandwich Baron CEO

Sandwich Baron CEO and founder Sally J'Arlette-Joy believes that women-led businesses are the key to alleviating South Africa's growing unemployment rate...

20 Aug 2019

Convenience retail and the fuel station
Convenience retail and the fuel station

In a presentation at the Nedbank Franchising Roadshow, Lightstone pointed out that the service station sector plays a pivotal role in the franchise industry and its forecast.

15 Aug 2019

How to expand your SA franchise into the rest of Africa
How to expand your SA franchise into the rest of Africa

According to the latest survey from Fasa, 39% of franchisors have businesses in Africa, outside South African borders. This is equivalent to 1,775 stores in the SA franchise population...

12 Aug 2019

The core of food safety is centralised bakery facilities
The core of food safety is centralised bakery facilities

There is generally little outside recognition for a well thought out and perfectly executed plan of food safety until there is the smallest gap in the journey from farm to fork...

By Alan Hockey 8 Aug 2019

Cape Town CBD boasts 93% retail occupancy rate - report
Cape Town CBD boasts 93% retail occupancy rate - report

According to a new report, retail in the Cape Town CBD is flourishing in spite of the tight economy with the Central City's 2018 retail occupancy rate remaining steady at 93% - the same as that in 2017...

29 Jul 2019

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Mozambik Restaurant to open in Cape Town

Economic onditions are tough, but chief executive Manny Nichas believes that approaching business unusual with a strong brand and a solid value proposition remains key to sustained success...

26 Jul 2019

Minister of Trade & Industry, Ebrahim Patel. Credit: World Economic Forum via Wikimedia
Fasa welcomes private sector support from government

The Franchise Association of South Africa says it's encouraged by the positive and committed attitude and concrete steps taken by the government to partner with the private sector...

24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

What to consider before venturing into franchising
What to consider before venturing into franchising

Despite the franchising sector having a higher success rate compared to its counterparts, franchising has its pros and cons and will not necessarily be suitable for every entrepreneur...

8 Jul 2019

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