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4 challenges of growing a franchise network beyond Covid-19

For business owners searching for growth, franchising the business affords the opportunity to expand to new locations and grow the brand and revenue, notes FNB's head of franchising...

By Morne Cronje 18 Jun 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fire
#OrchidsandOnions: Mochachos on fire

Off the wall: Blazing burger desert concept turns up the heat; Advert is so hot you expect an appearance from Satan himself...

By Brendan Seery 30 Mar 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

#OrchidsandOnions: Making the right noises
#OrchidsandOnions: Making the right noises

City of Cape Town campaign highlights gender-based violence; KFC gets recipe wrong with senseless suspension of famous 'finger lickin' good' slogan...

By Brendan Seery 1 Sep 2020

Franchising and the need for agility during a pandemic
Franchising and the need for agility during a pandemic

The ability to quickly reconfigure strategy, structure, processes, people and technology toward value-creating and value-protecting opportunities is key to survival...

By Morne Cronje 17 Aug 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

#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

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

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 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

5 reasons why your next investment should be a franchise
5 reasons why your next investment should be a franchise

I am not about to make the evening news by letting you know that franchises are more likely to succeed than independent businesses...

By Alan Hockey 3 Jul 2019

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Uber Eats launches in Soweto, introduces bicycle deliveries

Uber Eats just added a tenth city to its South African operations. As of Thursday last week, Uber Eats is now available in Soweto...

By Andy Walker 6 Jun 2019

#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?
#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?

South Africa's economy is one that's vulnerable to the global economy, but it is the internal issues the country faces that will determine whether it will face a downgrade or not...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Nov 2018

#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising
#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising

Over three-quarters of franchisee owners are optimistic about the future. This optimism is translated into the growth of franchises' contribution to the GDP of South Africa - growing from 9% in 2014 to 15% today...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Nov 2018

Job creation is a team effort
Job creation is a team effort

The franchise sector continues to grow healthily, according to the survey results recently released by Fasa. That sounds as if we should be in a good position to answer the president's call to create jobs...

By Richard Mukheibir 15 Oct 2018

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

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

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