US Pizza, owned by Bangalore based United Restaurants Ltd, has opened its first store at MGF Metropolitan Mall, Gurgaon. The new 300 sq.ft store offers the guests lip smacking pizzas cooked up on assorted bases along with imported sauces and toppings with an array of side dishes of garlic bread, pastas, soups, salads and desserts [...]
Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd has announced the appointment of Peter Tye as retail director, including heading the company’s HiQ tyre and vehicle servicing network. Tye, who was previously franchise development manager, replaces Juergen Titz, who was appointed director of Goodyear Dunlop’s consumer tyre business unit last month. Peter Tye joined Goodyear Dunlop in 2006 [...]
GYMPIE’S Raine and Horne real estate franchise has become a victim of the economic slowdown, now starting to affect the region’s normally stable economy. Cr Graham Engeman, who was heavily involved in the franchise prior to being elected to Gympie Regional Council, said he had sold the agency’s rent roll but had not been able [...]
CHICAGO, Sep 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Harmit Singh, chief financial officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H 38.04, -0.28, -0.73%) , will participate in the lodging industry panel at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Real Estate Conference at approximately 3:15 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Audio of the presentation will be [...]
Wins second Franchising Award in just 30 days 28th September 2010, New Delhi: RE/MAX India – a part of the world’s largest real estate network has added one more feather to its cap. The Delhi Headquartered Master Franchise has won the prestigious Master Franchisor of the Year in Real Estate at Franchise Plus awards 2010. [...]
Two Cafe2U franchise owners joined forces to raise money for a cancer charity. Jeff and Ron, who own franchises at Belfast Harbour, recently raised £500 for Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children, which givers support to young people diagnosed with cancer and their families. The pair raised the money through selling charity raffle tickets on [...]
The Essar Group’s telecom retailer, The MobileStore, is all set to make its substantial presence by opening stores pan India. The company is planning to open 700 outlets in the next 6 months. With the aim to scale up the business by around 50-60 per cent by the end of March, the company is sanguine [...]
Retail food franchisors are best placed to win the perennial battle for top-class franchisees, with a new survey of prospective franchisees revealing a staggering 53% plan to go into food retailing franchises. The annual survey, conducted by mortgage broking franchise Mortgage Choice, also highlights a renewed sense of confidence among franchisees, with franchisors sure to [...]
NEW DELHI: Consumer goods firm, Dabur India Ltd will start adopting the franchise route for its retail stores ‘Newu’ and explore smaller format stores in order to expedite expansion. The company’s subsidiary, H&B Stores Ltd that currently operates 22 ‘Newu’ stores primarily in North India, is also looking to open up to 150 new stores [...]
CHAMPAIGN – A Joliet real estate firm will pick up the Coldwell Banker residential franchise in Champaign, Peoria and Springfield that Devonshire Realty has had.Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, which operates in the southwest and western Chicago suburbs, will expand operations to central Illinois as a result of the move, the company announced this week. With the [...]
Wireless Zone, the nation’s largest wireless franchise, has opened its doors in Fenton — creating a new wireless interactive retail experience. “This is an entirely new generation of wireless stores,” said Joshua Bommarito, of Fenton, who owns and operates this new Wireless Zone location. He currently operates two stores in Ortonville and Frankenmuth. Wireless Zone [...]
If you are house hunting for a “fixer upper,” these locations probably aren’t a good fit, especially if you’re on the west coast. Six of the 10 most expensive U.S. real estate markets are in California, according to a just released survey by Coldwell Banker. The national real estate franchise’s Home Listing Report calculated the [...]
Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, announces today that Joan’s Salad is available in all locations.
The franchising sector’s many cheerleaders have much to scream about.
The owner of a for-profit service, which provides non-medical home care to seniors, said her business is helping to alleviate the city’s hospital bed shortage. Lisette Wirta, owner of Home Instead Senior Care franchise in Sudbury, said her business provides home care services such as housekeeping, meal preparation and personal care. “If a client has [...]
Franchise businesses make up more than 10 percent of all U.S. businesses that have employees, according to a new survey. The survey, the 2007 Economic Census Franchise Report, is the result of cooperation between the U.S. Census Bureau and the International Franchise Association (IFA) and is the first detailed and comprehensive report on this segment [...]
Focus is on franchisee recruitment, target markets and nontraditional development
Red Mango (3354 W. Friendly Ave., Suite 143 ; 856-9463; www.redmangousa.com) has opened at The Shops at Friendly in Greensboro. The all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt and fruit smoothie shop offers 10 self-serve yogurt options daily and a toppings bar featuring more than 40 items, including freshly prepared fruit, nuts, grains and flaxseed. Cost is 45 [...]
The Census Bureau is out with fresh and interesting data about franchise businesses in the United States. It’s well worth a look for localizing and as a reminder that the Census Bureau is a wealth of business and industry information.
A professional full-service hair care franchisor is eager to add a little style to the Greater Hartford area by opening 10 new units in the region over the next three to five years and as many as 50 across the state in the next decade. Despite a gloomy economy and strict lending standards, executives at [...]
Some of the best websites around in terms of design, power, interactivity and usability are to be found in the real estate industry. But this kind of technology isn’t easy to setup and manage. One of the beauties of franchising is that the pooling of resources means even small franchised offices can leverage off the [...]
The smoothie business is hot. It’s grown to a $2 billion business, and it’s only going to get bigger, as consumers continue to eat healthier.
I remember one business coach once saying something to the effect of “how can you loose when you are selling cups of coffee, over 90% of your product is water!” He may have been over-simplifying things a little, but some coffee franchises have been amazingly successful. Here is a story from the Sydney Morning Herald [...]
McDonald’s Corp.’s same-store sales rose 4.9% in August from a year ago as U.S. sales continued to get a boost from its blended-frozen beverages. The world’s largest hamburger chain saw 4.6% domestic growth, aided by sales of its higher-margin smoothies and frappes. McDonald’s during July saw its strongest same-store sales growth since January 2009—7%—thanks in [...]
Richmond International Raceway’s Ed Booth has been named the eighth recipient of the ServiceMaster Clean “Extra Mile Award” this season. A 12-year veteran of RIR’s operations department, Booth maintains all of the ServiceMaster Clean wrapped equipment during an event, as well as the backup generators and light towers. In addition to his race weekend duties, [...]