NOVEMBER 06, 2009
 

Mystic Cures eyes expansion via franchise model

According to media reports, hospitality and wellness chain Mystic Cures is set to adapt franchise business model for its Spa & Salon properties across the country. The company target to have 24 franchised outlets operating in north India in the next 12 months. At present, it has two company-owned properties in Delhi-NCR region. More...

Victoria’s Secret unveils plans for launch in UK and Europe

US fashion and beauty giant Limited Brands has outlined plans to open Victoria’s Secret stores in strategic markets including the UK as part of an international expansion drive. The retailer also intends to set up a dedicated European retail site for the brand and is seeking a “best in continent” franchise partner to launch its cosmetics chain Bath & Body Works, agency reports. More...

California Pizza Kitchen 3Q profit jumps

Restaurant chain California Pizza Kitchen said it boosted third-quarter profit by nearly 17 per cent by cutting costs and expects 18 new stores to open next year, agency reports. More...

Wal-Mart chief knocks at PM's door

Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s chairman S Robson Walton sought lifting of a ban on foreign investment in India’s retail industry in a meeting with prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Economic Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. More...

Government rules out multi-brand FDI in retail

The Indian government has once again ruled out the possibility of allowing international multi-brand retailers to enter the country, saying it will stick to the current single-brand foreign investor model. More...

Wipro acquires Yardley's biz for Rs 210 crore

To boost its consumer care and lighting business, which contributes close to 9 per cent to its top line, Wipro has acquired the business of Yardley in Asia, West Asia, Australasia and certain African markets from UK-based Lornamead Group for $45.5 million (around Rs 210 crore). The transaction is expected to be completed by mid-December and revenue would start flowing from the March quarter, reports Business Standard. More...

Fenesta announces pan-India retail foray

Fenesta Building Systems, a division of Rs 3,500 crore DSCL Group, has announced its foray into retail operation across the country. The company has set up stores in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai and Bhubaneswar to display the entire range of Fenesta Windows including sliders, casements, tilt and turn, bays and combination windows, according to a company press release. More...

Movie rental company Seventymm appoints new CEO

Seventymm.com, a leading movie rental company, has announced the appointment of Mudit Khosla as its new chief executive officer. In his new role, Khosla will be responsible for developing and executing company's long term growth strategies, launching new initiatives and developing new earning opportunities, thereby capitalising on the Rs 100 crore fund raised from Matrix Partners India, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and NEA Indo-US Ventures. More...

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DotIHC Acquires Pizza Hut Franchise In Central India- 04 Nov. 09
DotCavinKare Eyes Rs 300 Crore From Restaurant Biz; Seeks Franchisees- 03 Nov. 09
DotDosa Plaza Plans 50 Restaurants In Next Two Years; Seeks Franchisees- 02 Nov. 09
DotKaati Zone Eyes Pan-India Expansion- 31 Oct. 09
DotKansai Nerolac To Open More 'Impression Zones' Via Franchising- 30 Oct. 09
DotSlice of Italy Opens Third Store In Delhi; Plans Expansion- 29 Oct. 09
DotBata India To Adopt Franchise Model Next Year- 28 Oct. 09
DotSubway Embarks On Expansion Spree- 27 Oct. 09
DotV Mart Retail To Roll Out Women Centric Franchise Format- 26 Oct. 09
DotKFC Aims To Have 1,000 Outlets By 2015- 24 Oct. 09
DotGloria Jean's Coffees Opens New Outlet In Bangalore- 23 Oct. 09
DotLite Bite Foods Eyes 45 Stores In Three Years- 22 Oct. 09
DotKewal Kiran Mulls Franchise Model To Expand K-Lounge Chain- 21 Oct. 09
DotRosebys Eyes 500-700 Stores Over Five Years Via Franchising- 20 Oct. 09
DotMothercare, DLF Brands Ink JV; To Open 200 Stores- 19 Oct. 09
DotKaati Zone To Roll Out 100 Stores; Seeks Franchisees- 16 Oct. 09
DotRaymond Seeks Franchisees For Notting Hill Brand In Smaller Towns- 15 Oct. 09
DotPavers England Plans $10 Million Investment To Expand Retail Footprint- 14 Oct. 09
DotDomino's Files For IPO To Raise Rs 300 Crore- 13 Oct. 09
DotCalifornia Pizza Kitchen Set To Enter India Via Franchising- 12 Oct. 09
DotS&M Kids Wear Seeks Franchisees To Expand Retail Footprint- 10 Oct. 09
DotDIL Signs JV With GMR Group To Roll Out Food Retail Chain- 9 Oct. 09
DotItalian Brand Miss Sixty Enters India; Mulls Franchise Model F- 8 Oct. 09
DotRaymond Plans 300 Franchise Stores In Smaller Towns- 7 Oct. 09
DotNikon Plans 400 Outlets Via Franchising By This Fiscal-end- 6 Oct. 09
DotThai Company Franchise Opens In Nagaland- 5 Oct. 09
DotDomino's Indian Franchisee Eyeing IPO- 1 Oct. 09
DotBooster Juice Names Anu Vaidyanathan As Brand Ambassador- 30 Sep. 09
DotFifth Hard Rock Cafe Opens In Hyderabad- 29 Sep. 09
DotV3 Homezone Design Studio Opens In Coimbatore- 26 Sep. 09
DotUS-based property group RE/MAX sets up shop in Gujarat- 25 Sep. 09
DotRajesh Exports Chalks Out New Retail Strategy; To Expand Via Franchising- 24 Sep. 09
DotAlok Retail Mulls Franchise Route To Achieve 1,000 Stores Target- 23 Sep. 09
DotCore Wellness To Set Up 20 Spas Pan-India Via Franchising- 22 Sep. 09
DotROnida Plans Exclusive Stores In India; Mulls Franchise Model- 21Sep. 09
DotReliance Webstore Resumes Expansion Via Franchising- 19 Sep. 09
DotPepe Jeans Mulls Franchise Model To Open 50 Stores By Sep'10- 18 Sep. 09
DotGFA Set To Open Coffee World Outlet In Kolkata- 17 Sep. 09
DotFerns `N' Petals Plans To Open 40 Retail Outlets- 16 Sep. 09
DotProvogue Plans To Enter West Asian Market Via Franchising- 15 Sep. 09
DotSunglass Hut Unveils New Outlet In Ambience Mall, Gurgaon- 14 Sep. 09
DotMachaan Plans Six New Restaurants By March 2010- 12 Sep. 09
DotGama Hospitality To Open 35 Restaurants In East India- 11 Sep. 09
DotPortico To Open 10 New Stores Via Franchise Model- 10 Sep. 09
DotI Play I learn mulls franchise route to expand network- 09 Sep. 09
DotSuguna Poultry Set For Retail Expansion Via Franchise Model- 08 Sep. 09
DotGFA To Roll Out 250 Outlets Worldwide; 100 In India By March 2010- 07 Sep. 09
DotVF Arvind Scouting For Partners To Scale Up Retail Biz- 05 Sep. 09
DotCantabil mulls franchise model to expand pan-India footprint- 04 Sep. 09
DotUS Food Chains Seek Footprint In West Bengal- 03 Sep. 09
DotKoochie Seeks Franchisees To Expand Retail Footprint- 02 Sep. 09
DotFDC Launches AC Retail Fish Outlet; To Expand Via Franchise Model- 01 Sep.09
DotGFA on expansion spree; eyes 100 outlets pan-India - 31 Aug.09
DotIndia To Have 10 ManU Outlets By 2010- 29 Aug.09
DotUS Food Chains Hunt For Franchise Scope In South India- 28 Aug.09
DotCrepe Connection Mulls Expansion Via Franchise Route- 27 Aug.09
DotUS-based Cinnabon Bakeries Opens Maiden Outlet In India - 26 Aug.09
DotDomino's To Tap Newly Launched Pasta Segment To Expand Range- 25 Aug.09
DotRE/MAX India Expands Footprint Via Franchising- 24 Aug.09
DotKFC Opens 50th Outlet In Chennai; Eyes 500 Outlets By 2015- 22 Aug.09
DotRPG To Invest Rs 100 Crore In Spencer's; Plans 10 New Stores- 21 Aug.09
DotCastrol BikeZone To Add 50-55 Franchise Outlets By March 2010- 20 Aug.09
DotToon Kidz Eyes 200 Stores: Seeks Franchisees For Expansion- 19 Aug.09
DotMadame Launches New Store At Ambala; Targets 100 Stores By 2010- 18 Aug.09
DotYum! Restaurants To Increase KFC Outlets In India- 17 Aug.09
DotLeonidas to open three new outlets by 2009-end- 13 Aug.09
DotYum! Restaurants Set To Launch Mexican Chain Taco Bell- 12 Aug.09
DotGFA Seeks Master Franchisees In North, West India- 11 Aug.09
DotMegamart Set To Expand Retail Network Via Franchising- 10 Aug.09
DotCalifornia Pizza Kitchen To Foray Into India Via Franchising- 07 Aug.09
DotUS Dollar Store Targets 100 Franchise Stores By This Year-end- 06 Aug.09
DotThe Loot Mulls Franchise Route To Expand Retail Footprint- 05 Aug.09
DotReid & Taylor To Open 250 Franchise Outlets- 04 Aug.09
DotCookie Man Plans 60 Outlets By 2009-End - 03 Aug.09
DotShoppers Stop To Double Number Of Mothercare Outlets- 01 Aug.09
DotJSW To Invest Rs 2.6 Crore To Roll Out 130 Retail Outlets- 31 July.09
DotBooster Juice Plans 100 Outlets In Five Years- 30 July.09
DotANTS Giving Animation Further Thrust, 25 More Schools Planned- 29 July.09
DotHealth Sanctuary unveils Slimming Studio in New Delhi- 28 July.09
DotIndian Terrain mulls franchise route in tier II, III cities- 27 July.09
DotGFA Mulls PE Route To Raise Funds For Expansion- 25 July.09
DotVishal Retail to shut 10 loss-making company-owned stores- 24 July.09
DotEssar Steel Seeks Franchisees To Expand Retail Footprint- 23 July.09
DotSiyaram To Set Up 200 Stores In India, West Asia In Three Years- 22 July.09
DotWelspun Retail Plans 400-500 Stores By 2013; Seeks Franchisees For Expansion- 21 July.09
DotPavers England Takes Franchise Route To Launch Maiden Outlet- 20 July.09
DotGFA Plans To Open 40 New Outlets By March 2010- 18 July.09
DotVeta targets 100 franchise centres in Sri Lanka- 17 July.09
DotKaati Zone seeks franchisees for retail expansion- 16 July.09
DotMan U Restaurant and Bar in Mumbai soon- 15 July.09
DotKFC, Pizza Hut's parent co Yum under ED's lens- 14 July.09
DotDixy Chicken debuts in India via franchising- 13 July.09
DotGrand Slam to set up 30 more franchise stores in tier II, III cities- 10 July.09
DotBest Western to unveil 15 new franchise properties in India- 09 July.09
DotAmara Raja Batteries to expand pan-India network via franchising- 08 July.09
DotH&R Johnson eyes Rs 3,000 crore turnover; seeks franchisees for expansion- 07 July.09
DotWay2Wealth seeking franchisees to expand pan-India footprint- 06 July.09
DotZedds mulls franchise route to expand footprint- 04 July.09
DotWadhawan Hospitality to bring Cinnabon brand to India- 03 July.09
DotCCD looks to expand global imprint- 02 July.09
DotYum Restaurants looks for 50% revenue from KFC- 01 July.09
DotMedPlus seeks franchisees to expand pan-India footprint- 30 June.09
DotItalian Coffee Brand Caffe Pascucci Forays Into India- 29 June.09
DotNilgiris to open 40-50 new stores via franchising - 27 June.09
DotKairali Group to expand overseas footprint via franchising- 26 June.09
DotZudaas France to take franchise route to expand India footprint- 25 June.09
DotIndus Fila enters domestic retail biz; seeks franchisees to expand footprint- 24 June.09
DotIndian handloom brand Cottage eyes China foray via franchise route- 23 June.09
DotUltraTech plans 71 building solutions outlets across Maharashtra- 22 June.09
DotBSNL mulls over franchise route to reduce costs- 20 June.09
DotBSNL mulls over franchise route to reduce costs- 19 June.09
DotKarrox to make south India foray; seeking franchisees for expansion- 18 June.09
DotTata's Trent, UK's Arcadia may sign franchise pact- 17 June.09
DotNumero Uno to open 50 new outlets via franchising- 16 June.09
DotMaishaa mulls franchise model to expand pan-India footprint- 15 June.09
DotAfter DLF, Rahejas want to surrender SEZ- 13 June.09
DotPizza Corner to open 100 stores pan-India this year- 12 June.09
DotFood King exploring franchise route to set up shop abroad- 11 June.09
DotSLCL plans 1,500 franchise stores pan-India by 2011- 10 June.09
DotRasna To Open 30 New Devil's Workshop Outlets Via Franchising- 09 June.09
DotMadame eyes 200 outlets by 2012; seeking franchisees for expansion- 08 June.09
DotHard Rock Cafe Opens Maiden Franchise Outlet In New Delhi- 06 June.09
DotGlobal property consultant RE/MAX to expand network via franchising- 05 June.09
DotBird Academy to take franchise route to expand network- 04 June.09
DotHair Designer Jawed Habib Mulls Franchise Route To Open 100 Salons- 03 June.09
DotHealth Sanctuary plans 50 new franchise centres pan-India- 02 June.09
DotS K Educations eyes 150 new playschools via franchising- 01 June.09