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Spur warns of up to 77% slump in H1 profit on Covid-19 hit

Spur Corporation expects first-half profit to slump as much as 77%, following Covid-19 lockdowns, retrenchment costs and reduced franchise fees...

1 day ago

11 trends impacting the franchise business landscape in 2021
11 trends impacting the franchise business landscape in 2021

We all discovered in 2020 that we cannot predict the future. We have learnt how we can position ourselves and our businesses better for what may lie ahead. The pandemic intensified or accelerated some of the 2020 trends we predicted.

By Sasha-Lee de Bod 29 Jan 2021

Franchise Association voices support for SA restaurant industry
Franchise Association voices support for SA restaurant industry

The Franchise Association of South Africa has stated its support to the Restaurant Association of South Africa and the Federated Hospitality Association...

28 Jan 2021

Engen launches private label brand Quickshop & Co.
Engen launches private label brand Quickshop & Co.

Engen has introduced its own private label convenience brand, Quickshop & Co., focused on offering quality, locally-sourced products at a competitive price...

15 Jan 2021

4 reasons a business should consider franchising
4 reasons a business should consider franchising

Over the last couple of years, we have seen a sharp increase in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of collaboration between entities, as owners scramble to expand, innovate and increase their overall competitive advantage in highly saturated markets...

By Seani Ramabulana 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watch
#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watch

The franchise industry has proven itself to be resilient, innovative and collaborative, which is why it still survives. But it will need all these qualities, and more, to weather and adapt to what will continue to be a testing time...

By Morne Cronje 8 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Retail
#BestofBiz 2020: Retail

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

14 Dec 2020

Esna Colyn, Imbalie Beauty CEO
Imbalie Beauty embraces change, drives empowerment with new division

The Customer Solutions Division brings salon-quality products to customers in the comfort of their own home, and provides therapists with ongoing education and training...

13 Nov 2020

Mara Phones begins SA retail rollout with Soweto store opening
Mara Phones begins SA retail rollout with Soweto store opening

The store launch comes a year after Mara Phones opened South Africa's first smartphone manufacturing facility at the Dube TradePort in KwaZulu-Natal...

6 Nov 2020

Introducing Kloof Street Village, Cape Town's new Covid-19 designed dining hub
Introducing Kloof Street Village, Cape Town's new Covid-19 designed dining hub

The Real Foods Group has introduced Cape Town to a new dining experience, specifically designed to accommodate our current Covid-19 pandemic needs...

6 Nov 2020

Eight new Starbucks coffee shops to open in SA by 2021
Eight new Starbucks coffee shops to open in SA by 2021

Eight new Starbucks stores will be opening in South Africa within four weeks - from mid-November to mid-December - with six of them planned for Cape Town...

5 Nov 2020

Bendeta Gordon
Big franchise brands not better off during the pandemic

Excessive reliance on retail infrastructure, insufficient investment in digitisation and poor delivery capability is severely impacting franchised networks...

By Bendeta Gordon 2 Nov 2020

Safcei joins global cage-free campaign against Burger King owner
Safcei joins global cage-free campaign against Burger King owner

Safcei has joined a global cage-free campaign launched against Restaurant Brands International, the owner of fast food brands Burger King and Popeyes...

28 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Shoprite signs consent agreement with Competition Commission
Shoprite signs consent agreement with Competition Commission

Shoprite Checkers has agreed to stop enforcing exclusivity provisions in its long-term exclusive lease agreements with its landlords against small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and speciality and limited line stores.

13 Oct 2020

Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industry
Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industry

While many sectors have found reprieve in the easing of the national lockdown to alert level 1, which includes the reopening of borders to tourists, the South African restaurant industry is experiencing a slow recovery...

By Rene Botha 13 Oct 2020

McFringement? McDonald's take Hungry Jack's to court over new Big Jack burger
McFringement? McDonald's take Hungry Jack's to court over new Big Jack burger

On 31 August 2020, companies in the McDonald's group filed a lawsuit against the Hungry Jack's franchise in the Australian federal court...

By Jani Cronjé and Jared de Canha 2 Oct 2020

Spur appoints Val Nichas as new CEO
Spur appoints Val Nichas as new CEO

Nichas is a former Famous Brands exec and will be the first woman to lead the Spur Corporation...

2 Oct 2020

#VMLYRTheEdge: Things to consider when looking to expand to African markets
#VMLYRTheEdge: Things to consider when looking to expand to African markets

Dianna Games, chief executive of Africa @ Work shares some important things to consider when looking to do business in the African market...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Sep 2020

Spanish fashion brand Desigual arrives in South Africa
Spanish fashion brand Desigual arrives in South Africa

Desigual has expanded its presence to South Africa with its first local store opening in Sandton City...

10 Sep 2020



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