June 01, 2009
 

S K Educations eyes 150 new playschools via franchising

S K Educations Pvt Ltd, the New Delhi-based educational major which runs BACHPAN (playschools) and Academic Heights Public School (senior secondary schools), has announced plans to roll out over 150 playschools and 25 senior secondary schools via the franchise route in the current fiscal. At present, the company runs 330 playschools pan-India under the same model. More...

Australia’s food franchise group to buy homewares and cafe chain

Australia-based Franchise group Allied Brands is set to buy Villa & Hut, a cafe and homewares business, for $1 million, agency reports. More...

Dunkin' Donuts Q1 sales 'steady' in UAE

Dunkin’ Donuts, the second largest coffee chain in the US after Starbucks, opened 16 new outlets in the UAE in the first quarter of the year and said sales were steady as consumers grow more cost conscious amid the downturn. Continental Foods, Dunkin’ Donuts’ franchise holder in the UAE, opened 16 new outlets in the first quarter at a cost of $2.2m and said it plans to continue expanding this year, agency reports. More...

Kaya Skin Clinic opens two more new clinics in UAE

Kaya Skin Clinic, the largest international skincare clinic chain, has announced the opening of two more clinics in the UAE. The new clinics are located at Al Raha Mall (Abu Dhabi) and Midriff (Dubai). With opening of these two clinics, Kaya Skin Clinic now has ten clinics in the UAE, one clinic in Oman and two clinics in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. More...

Bharti Wal-Mart to invest $100 million within 3-4 years

Bharti Wal-Mart Pvt Ltd, the joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and retail giant Wal-Mart, has opened its maiden cash-and-carry (wholesale) store in India at Amritsar in Punjab. The launch was delayed by a few days due to the riots in the state last week. More...

Shoppers Stop earmarks Rs 40 crore to open 4 stores in FY 10

Lifestyle retailer, Shoppers Stop, has announced plans to invest about Rs 40 crore in the current fiscal to roll out 3-4 stores. "We have just opened our 27th store in Hyderabad and we plan to open 3-4-stores this fiscal at an investment of Rs 10 crore each," said B S Nagesh, customer care associate and managing director, Shoppers Stop. More...

Indiabulls Real writes off retail arm investment

Indiabulls Real Estate has decided to write off the entire investment in its retail arm, which it took over from the Piramals during the retail boom in December 2007, reports Economic Times. More...

Tanishq to expand present outlets, to launch 4 new stores

Instead of pouring money to set up new shops, jewellery retailer Tanishq has plans to expand majority of its 117 outlets in 75 cities as the company sees growth in gold and diamond jewellery market in India despite of slowdown. While Tanishq will have four new outlets ready in some time, it will increase its annual average sales per outlet to more than Rs 80 crore against the present figure of more than Rs 58 crore, reports Business Standard. More...

Indian Yarn targets kidswear segment

The promoters of Punjab-based Indian Yarn are expanding their branded apparel venture – Vibgyor Business. The company is targeting the kidswear segment with their label 612 Ivy League. At present, the brand is available in Shoppers Stop, Central, Pantaloon and Lifestyle outlets. More...

R K Industries to set up luxury mall in Chennai

R K Industries, the Chennai-based Rs 150-crore manufacturer and exporter of garments, is setting up a luxury mall spread over 40,000 sq ft in the heart of the city. The new mall, christened Chennai Bergamo luxury mall (Bergamo is an Italian city known for its rich monuments), is being set up at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore (without land cost) under a new company KKA Buildtech. The four-storey mall is to come up on Khader Nawaz Khan Road and is expected to be ready by March 2010. More...

Dettol to become Rs 1,000 crore brand this year

Reckitt Benckiser India (RBIL), the subsidiary of UK-based Reckitt Benckiser, a global major in the household cleaning category known for brands such as Dettol and Harpic, expects sales of Dettol, its top-selling antiseptic brand in the country to cross the Rs 1,000 crore mark by the end of present year. More...

Over 100 malls to spring up in India by end-2010: Report

Keen on matching supply with demand, real estate developers may spring up more than a hundred malls spread over 30-million sq ft in the country by end-2010, a report says. More...

Dot‘Franchise business in India set to grow’- 30 May.09
DotKolkata restaurateur bets on franchisees to expand retail footprint in India and overseas- 29 May.09
DotEdelweiss to seek franchisees for retail broking business- 28 May.09
DotMcDonald's India plans to open 180-190 restaurants by 2015- 27 May.09
DotPan India Food To Focus On Expansion Of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Chain- 26 May.09
DotToonKidz Mulls Over Franchising Strategy For Retail Expansion- 25 May.09
DotSnap Fitness eyes expansion in south India via franchising- 23 May.09
DotING partners with Suvidhaa franchises for premium collection- 22 May.09
DotING partners with Suvidhaa franchises for premium collection- 21 May.09
DotCygnus Fine Jewellery Seeks Franchisees for expansion of retail operations- 20 May.09
DotKarROX in franchise expansion mode- 19 May.09
DotDalmia aims to create $200 billion retail chain in next five years- 18 May.09
DotGerman apparel brand Lerros eyes expansion in Indian market- 16 May.09
DotEdServ plans 2,000 franchise Job Booths pan-India- 15 May.09
DotEuroKids plans 200 pre-schools, five schools by March 2010- 14 May.09
DotAIBA plans 7,840 department stores pan-India via franchise model - 13 May.09
DotNilgiris to focus on small-format stores; invites franchisees for expansion- 12 May.09
DotUS-based Brinker International launches Chilli’s restaurant in India - 11May.09
DotNolte sets up fourth outlet in India; to open four more outlets in 2009 - 09 May.09
DotOriental Trimex plans 40 new franchise outlets by 2010-end- 08 May.09
DotFerns ‘N’ Petals opens maiden outlet in Kashmir via franchise route- 06 May.09
DotChai Garam to expand in Delhi-NCR through franchising- 05 May.09
DotHanung Toys & Textiles to open 150 outlets; eyes Rs 850 crore turnover by 2010- 04 May.09
Dot10 more KFC restaurants in Mumbai, 2 in Pune- 02 May.09
DotGFA targets 100 outlets in India by Aug ‘09- 01 May.09
DotNafed plans retail expansion through franchisees- 30 Apr.09
DotLifelong Finishing Academy eyes over 100 centres through franchise model- 29 Apr.09
DotOriental Cuisines’ Zara opens in Hyderabad; to roll out in Delhi, Mumbai soon - 28 Apr.09
DotBurg-Wachter to open 55 franchise outlets; eyes Euro 20 million sales by 2011 - 27 Apr.09
DotUK-based Dixy Chicken set to debut in India; plans 100 outlets in 3 years- 25 Apr.09
DotCartridge World to continue expansion via franchise model- 24 Apr.09
DotNitco Tiles to open 400 new franchise showrooms in 3 years- 23 Apr.09
DotVan Heusen to take franchise route for expansion- 22 Apr.09
DotUS-based Destination Maternity inks franchise pact with Mahindra Retail- 21 Apr.09
DotSpeciality Restaurants set to acquire two restaurant chains- 20 Apr.09
DotAmoha plans 1,000 new centres in 20 countries by 2011- 18 Apr.09
DotAptech plans to franchise centres globally- 17 Apr.09
DotSamsonite plans 50 more franchise outlets by year-end- 16 Apr.09
DotMadame earmarks Rs 23 crore to open 46 new outlets by 2010- 15 Apr.09
DotTIME to expand footprint in India via franchise route- 14 Apr.09
DotFuturebrands eyes franchise route to spread reach of private labels- 13 Apr.09
DotBlue Bird Leisure & Holidays to expand via franchise model- 11 Apr.09
DotKoutons Retail to go slow on expansion plan- 10 Apr.09
DotLoot India likely to shut unviable stores- 09 Apr.09
DotNirula's plans to open 10 ice cream kiosks by September 2009- 08 Apr.09
DotJerns ‘N’ Petals opens new franchise outlet in Kolkata- 07 Apr.09
DotJSW Steel eyes rural market; to open 600 outlets via franchise route by 2010-11
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DotBhosale's God’s Blessings to become tallest residential tower in Pune- 04 Apr.09
DotOrra to expand via franchise route; plans 10 new outlets in FY 2009-10 03 Apr.09
DotCookie Man earmarks Rs 25 crore for expansion; eyes 250 outlets by 2013-14 -
02 Apr.09

Trutek enters home appliances retailing; to expand via franchise model -01 Apr.09
Nirula's to open 30 new outlets in FY ‘10 -31 Mar.09
French home fashion brand aims to expand footprint in Delhi-NCR -30 Mar.09
Ventura to double the number of franchisees this year -28 Mar.09
Dandy Collections to open 100 outlets this fiscal -27 Mar.09
Ferns 'N' Petals to open 30 new outlets -26 Mar.09
EducationOne Promise ties up with three pre-schools; eyes 60 new franchisees in ‘09 -25 Mar.09
STG set to rebrand itself; plans 15 new franchise centres by April ‘09 -24 Mar.09
Body Shop cuts prices of 200 products; plans to open more stores -23 Mar.09
Shemrock to launch secondary school; seeks franchisees for expansion -21 Mar.09
IHT introduces Institute of Financial Management; to set up over 50 franchise centres -20 Mar.09
Aptech to open 50 new centres in 09’ -19 Mar.09
Bikanervala to open 6 new franchise outlets; eyes Sharjah, Australia foray -18 Mar.09
Roots Education to take MBAGuru pan-India via franchising -17 Mar.09
Akiko Callnet to open 50 new franchise centres by March 2010 -16 Mar.09
Wills Lifestyle to tap smaller towns via franchise route -14 Mar.09
Balloonman on expansion spree via franchise route; eyes 50 new kiosks by March 2010-end -13 Mar.09
G-Tec set to foray into north India via franchise route -12 Mar.09
Realty Plus, Franchise Plus expos a big draw; Toon Kidz bags Best Franchisor Award -10 Mar.09
JumboKing earmarks Rs 10 crore to open 60 new stores -09 Mar.09
Franchise Plus, Realty Plus expos open in New Delhi -07 Mar.09
Power Plate launches exclusive studio in New Delhi; to expand via franchising route -06 Mar.09
The Loot to expand via franchise model; plans 100 stores by 2009-end -5 Mar 09
H&R Johnson opens modular kitchen store; targets 50 franchise store in 12 months-04 Mar.09
Reebok India touches Rs 1,400 crore turnover mark; plans 900 new franchise stores in 2009 -03 Mar.09
Arzoo.com unveils franchise model -02 Mar.09
Dish Hospitality plans multi-brand restaurants -28 Feb.09
Sia Art Jewellery mulls franchise model to double outlets by 2010-11 -27 Feb.09
Cantabil to focus on franchise model; plans 280 new stores by 2010-end -26 Feb.09
Big Mo's launches Rolls & Wraps in New Delhi; seeks franchisees for expansion -25 Feb.09
Titan takes franchise route for 'Fastrack' expansion -24 Feb.09
Costa Coffee on expansion spree; eyes 300 outlets by 2012 -23 Feb.09
Vee India unveils new retail formats; to expand through franchise route -21 Feb.09
Papa John's opens new outlet in Mumbai; eyes 400 stores in four years -20 Feb.09
Hasbro Clothing plans EBOs across southern states -19 Feb.09
Victorinox plans expansion via franchise route -18 Feb.09
McDonald's eyes 40 restaurants by 2010; to take franchise route for expansion -17 Feb.09
Subway To Continue Expansion In India Via Franchise Model -16 Feb.09
GHCL Opens Rosebys Stores After Initial Delay; Seeking More Franchisees -14 Feb.09
Papa John's Opens Flagship Outlet In New Delhi; Mulls Rs 250 Crore For Expansion -13 Feb.09
HR Johnson enters modular kitchen biz; seeking franchisees for expansion -12 Feb.09
CNI to take franchise route to expand pan-India network-11 Feb.09
Krishna Group earmarks Rs 150 crore to take The Grab Store pan-India-10 Feb.09
Chhabra 555 to launch women's ready-to-wear garments; plans 10 new franchise stores-09 Feb.09
Xenos plans to open more auto boutiques; explores franchise model-07 Feb.09
TWB to take certification programme pan-India through franchisees-06 Feb.09
Cartridge World to launch 250 stores via franchise route by 2010-05 Feb.09
Koutons Retail to open 80 more outlets by March ’09; takes franchise route for expansion-04 Feb.09
Raha Poly earmarks Rs 50 crore for retail spread; plans 800 franchise outlets in 5 years-03 Feb.09
Peter England to set up stores in 1,000 towns; seeking franchisees for expansion - 02 Feb.09
JIP inks franchise pact with Quiznos to open outlets in India-31 Jan.09
Yash Birla Group acquires majority stake in Kerala Vaidyashala-30 Jan.09
The Great Kabab Factory looks for expansion in India, abroad via franchise mode-29 Jan.09
Madame unveils accessories brand; seeks franchisees for expansion-28 Jan.09
Coffee Day Xpress eyes 1,000 kiosks via franchise model-27 Jan.09
Titan has no plans to go slow on investments-24 Jan.09
Rosebys on expansion mode; plans 150 stores in six months-23 Jan.09
The Grab store explores franchise route to expand footprints; plans 25-30 stores by 2010-end-22 Jan.09
Titan to add 20 franchise stores pan-India by 2009-end-21 Jan.09
BIGFlix.com partners with Future Group; plans 200 stores by March-end-09Jan.09
HUL hives off Lakme, Ayush Therapy to new unit Lakme Lever -08 Jan. 09
Wardrobe set to expand through franchise model -07 Jan. 09
Raymond aims to take on Zodiac’s new format via franchise model -06 Jan. 09
Vishal Retail likely to miss revenue target on slowing sales -05 Jan. 09
Footwear brand Vi-Ga plans international foray via franchise model -03 Jan. 09
Cartridge World rolls out 10th store in Mumbai -02 Jan. 09
Vishal Retail takes franchise route to open fashion format in Punjab -31 Dec. 08
Broking firms explores franchise route to weather meltdown -30 Dec. 08
Creative Portico on expansion mode; plans 25 franchise stores by 2011-12 -29 Dec. 08
Rosebys seeks franchisees to roll out over 200 stores pan-India soon -28 Dec. 08
d'Mart on expansion spree via franchise model -26 Dec. 08
Da Milano explores franchise route for expansion -24 Dec. 08
Slice of Italy on expansion spree; seeks franchisees to widen footprint -23 Dec. 08
Senco Gold charts out expansion strategy via franchising  -22 Dec. 08
DLF eyes $1 billion from 15 high-end labels in 5 years -20 Dec. 08
Bisk Farm to roll out bakery retail chain; plans 100 franchise stores  -19 Dec. 08
Zee Learn to invest Rs 350 crore to open 300 schools pan-India -18 Dec. 08
American Snowberry enters India with $50 million investment plan -17 Dec. 08
Jotun Paints to expand retail network in India via franchise model -16 Dec. 08
Rosebys to set up pan-India network of franchisee stores soon -15 Dec. 08
Cornerstone takes franchise route to expand footprints -13 Dec. 08
Raymond mulling expansion in smaller cities via franchisees -12 Dec. 08
Bata India devising franchise model; plans 180 new stores in 3 years -11 Dec. 08
Cartridge Café plans 8 new franchises by March 2009 -10 Dec. 08
Italy's Loro Piana to enter India via JV with Bada Saab Design -09 Dec. 08
Bombay Dyeing Announces Change In Directorate -08 Dec. 08
Pre-school chain KidZee to slot in a newfangled identity soon -06 Dec. 08
Tru Frut Natural Ice Cream seeking franchisees to expand footprint -05 Dec. 08
Lava Electronics opts for franchise route to enter Indian market -04 Dec. 08
Swimwear brand Banana Moon to hit Indian shores through franchise route -03 Dec. 08
Kerala State Civil Supplies Corp plans franchisee outlets in Middle East -02 Dec. 08
Coffee Day Xpress plans 2,000 outlets in the next 2-3 years -01 Dec. 08
Vishal Retail mulls over franchising strategy; plans 200 stores by 2009-end  -28 Nov. 08
Famous Famiglia to take franchise route to enter India  -27 Nov. 08
Vishal Retail explores franchise route to open 11 stores in last fortnight  -26 Nov.
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Orion CALLTECH to make maiden international foray soon  -25 Nov. 08
Cookie Man sets the pace for international expansion  -24 Nov. 08
Abbee plans retail brand for printing cartridge components  -22 Nov. 08
BridgeStreet seeks potential Indian partners to sign franchise pact  -21 Nov. 08
Koochie mulls franchise route to achieve pan-India footprint  -20 Nov. 08
Shahnaz Husain ties up with Tesco to retail herbal brands in UK  -19 Nov. 08
ACPSL eyes 1,500 AbbeeFill stores Pan-India  -18 Nov. 08
Domino’s Pizza targets Rs 1,000 crore from 500 outlets by 2011  -17 Nov. 08
Jotun Paints mulls 300 exclusive outlets in India  -15 Nov. 08
Refeel Catridge hums franchisee tune for stores expansion  -14 Nov. 08
Cartridge World opens three stores in Hyderabad  -13 Nov. 08
Nirula's looks franchise model, JV’s for international foray  -12 Nov. 08
Vishal Retail to drive growth through franchise Biz  -11 Nov. 08
Joy Alukkas seeks franchisees to flap golden wings wider  -10 Nov. 08
K Raheja Corp ties up with Servcorp  -08 Nov. 08
Moen to open flagship store in New Delhi  -07 Nov. 08
Farnell inks franchise pact with Altera for Asia Pacific  -06 Nov. 08
Brownie Cottage mulls franchise route to expand network  -05 Nov. 08
Pavers England to invest $10 million in Indian market  -04 Nov. 08
Triveni puts rural superstore chain on block  -03 Nov. 08
US Pizza drafts new model to help franchisees  -01 Nov. 08
Essar Oil To Re-activate Its Outlets  -27 Oct. 08
Dell Opens Exclusive Shops In India  -23 Oct. 08
Promart Chain To Prop Up Across India  -20 Oct. 08
Whirlpool Planning 80 More Outlets  -13 Oct. 08
Suvidhaa Infoserve Targeting 20,000 Franchise Outlets  -06 Oct. 08
Wardrobe To Set Up India's Largest Laundry Chain  -29 Sep. 08
Mehrasons For Franchising Diamond Retail Format  -15 Sep. 08
Khadim IPO In Mid-August  -1 Sep. 08
JM&S Reliance India To Take Over 14 Franchisees  -14 Aug. 08
Jumbo King Only For Multiple Franchise Owners  -4 Aug. 08
Rosebys To Open First Indian Outlet In August   -17 july 08
Westside Looking For Franchisees  -01 july 08
Eight New Talwalkars Health Centress  -05 May 08
Home Solutions Retail To Invest Rs 500 Crores  -1 April 08
SPAR International To Take In Large Indian Kirana Stores  -15 Jan 08
Starbucks Ties Up With PVR  -5 Jan 08
Trent To Set Up 100 Grocery Stores At Rs 400 mn  -18 Dec 07
Carrefour Stores In India By 2009  -7 Dec 07
Arvind Mills To Set Up Superstore Chain  -24 Nov 07
Reliance Retail In Jewellery Business  -1 Nov 07
Mahindra’s Bite In Retail Apple  -18 Oct 07
Vishal Retail Planning Quick Service Restaurants   -5 Oct 07
Welspun To Expand Retail Network   -18 Sep 07
ITC For Small Hypermarkets In Villages   -3 Sep 07
Medicine Shoppe’s Expansion Plan In India      -1Aug 07
Peter England’s Scheme For Family Stores      -18July 07
Ritu Wears To Target Smaller Cities      -3July 07
NIIT Opens Networking Learning Centre      -1June 07
NIIT Opens Networking Learning Centre      -15 May 07
Reliancedigital opens first store In Ghaziabadl      -1 May 07
Essar's Investment Plan For Retail      -24 Mar 07
Bharti unveils retail plan, to invest $2.5 bn     -21 Feb 07
Damas Looks To India, Plans Global Brands     -9 Feb 07
300 Mark Pi Restaurants Planned      -18 Jan 07
Hero group to embrace retailing     -18 Dec 06
Bharti In Retail Bandwagon With Wal-Mart As Partner     -4 Dec 06
RIL forays into retail with 11 stores in Hyderabad     -4 Nov 06
Office1 Superstore For Anything And Everything     -21 July 06
Raymond Plans 10 Zapp! Stores By Next March     -05 July 06
Louis Vuitton, Fendi At India’s Doorsteps     -17 June06
SQL Star To Go The Franchise Way     -02 June 06
85 Stores That Will Give Footmart A Bigger Footing      -16 May 06
German Shoemaker For Extended Retail In India      -03 May 06
Nicholas Piramal Plans 40 More Diagnostic Labs      -17 Apri l06
Alukkas Jewellery Decorates Hyderabad      -05 April06
Planet Retail Holdings Is Born      -17 March06
Century Plans Major Retail Expansion      -04 March06
Reliance Private Equity Bags 44% Stake In DTDC      -16 Feb06
McDonald's High On Highways      -04 Feb06
Sona Group Is SIXT’s Master Franchisee      -18 Jan06
Indage To Spread Nando's Chicken Chain      -03 Jan06
Carlson Wagonlit Seeking Indian Franchisees      -17 Dec05
Mumbai, Delhi To Have Its Landmarks      - 06 Dec 05
Nahar Planning More Retail Outlets For Its Garments      -04 Nov05
Mallz99 Dollar Store Appears In Delhi      -17 Oct 05
100 Coffee Day Xpress Outlets In Punjab, Haryana Planned      -04 Oct 05
Subway Sandwich Outlet In Kolkata, 12 More Planned      -20 Sept 05
HEIL To Open Retail Outlets, Lounges; Has Eyes On Fridge      -05 Sept 05
Avenue Montaigne plans 40 large format stores      -17Aug 05
Hidesign to set up outlets all over the globe      -03Aug 05
Café sub-brand a new feather in Barista's cap      -16July 05
Plugged out or not?      - 02July 05
K. K. Modi group in retail pathway      - 18 June 05
Athlete’s Foot stepping into India through Planet Sports      - 02 June 05
Tesco, Casino looking for JVs in Indian retail sector      - 14 May 05
Essar Oil targets 2,500 retail outlets      - 15 Apr 05
Adani extending retail base beyond Gujarat      - 08 Mar 05
Reliance on Franchise Path to Petro Retailing      - 01 Feb 05
Shoprite Hyper makes its debut in India      -17 Jan 05
Domino’s Pizza up on franchise path in India      -18 Dec 04
Zodiac's New plan for expansion and alliances      -16 Nov 04
Dubai-based distributor to tempt gourmets in India      -02 Nov 04
Shoppers' Stop on IPO path      -01 Sep 04
Bombay Dyeing plans to set up own retail stores     -04 Oct 04
Tanishq bags Indian Marketing Award, to go global     -16 Oct 04
Trent enters hypermarket territory      -16 Sep 04