July 09, 2009

Best Western to unveil 15 new franchise properties in India

Best Western India, part of the US-based hotel chain Best Western International, has announced plans to set up 15 new franchisee properties in the country, by the end of 2009, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Gap franchises coming to Thailand

Gap Inc, the US-based leading retailer, has signed a franchise agreement with Armin Systems Ltd to open Gap stores in Thailand. The first will open in spring 2010, agency reports. More...

Pizza Hut renews master franchise agreement for New Zealand

Pizza Hut, a pizza restaurant franchise, has renewed its master franchise agreement in New Zealand, agency reports. More...

Louis Vuitton, Cartier are preferred by Chinese, survey shows

Louis Vuitton and Cartier are the top choices of Chinese consumers for purchases as their thirst for luxury goods remains unabated in the global economic crisis, a survey commissioned by Ruder Finn Asia showed. More...

Burger King ad ‘offensive’, says Hindu foundation

A US-based Hindu advocacy group has asked American fast food chain Burger King to remove an advertisement campaign featuring goddess Lakshmi, which it says is ‘offensive’ to the people of the faith. More...

Boggi looking to launch range for Indian market

Italian menswear brand Boggi is forming a local team to develop the market in India. The company, which has a joint venture with DLF Brands, has said that apart from India it is also looking to enter Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as a part of its expansion into Asia, reports Business Line. More...

Marico to raise Rs 9.5 crore through IPO in Bangladesh

FMCG major Marico said one of its wholly-owned subsidiary will raise 135 million taka (nearly Rs 9.5 crore) through an Initial Public Offering in Bangladesh. More...

Levi’s offers EMIs to push sales

It may be run of the mill to buy cars, homes and consumer goods on equated monthly installments (EMIs). But how about buying a pair of jeans on EMI? In a bid to fit into tight pockets of consumers during the present curtailed spending phase, denim major Levi's is piloting this innovative marketing offer wherein consumers can buy premium jeans on a zero per cent interest, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Direct purchase nod for Metro, Reliance, 2 others

Karnataka has opened the doors of the agricultural marketing sector to private players by allowing four companies, including one multinational company, to directly purchase agro-products from the growers, reports Business Line. More...

Videocon steps into the boxing ring

Electronic giant Videocon pipped four others to bag the Indian franchise of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) starting next year and chose Delhi as the team's base, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

FMCG to touch $74 billion by 2018

The fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is expected to grow to $74 billion by 2018, as modern retail and deeper penetration will drive the growth. More...

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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