NOVEMBER 12, 2009
 

Global brand FUNKY FISH makes India debut; eyes 100 franchise stores by 2011

After establishing a strong retail foothold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, FUNKY FISH, a leading fashion brand catering to young women and teenage girls, has announced its foray into the Indian retail market. With immediate plans to roll out 34 outlets this fiscal, the company has set an ambitious target to open over 100 franchise outlets across the country by 2011 fiscal-end. The company, according to its top official, will only explore franchise route in its proposed retailathon here. More...

Dunkin Donuts Korea steps into China

The operator of Korea's Dunkin Donuts franchise is moving into the Chinese market. BR Korea, which is an affiliate of SPC Group, on Wednesday said that it signed a contract with Dunkin Brands, the headquarters of the global chain, to open stores in Beijing, Tientsin and Hebei Province, agency reports. More...

Threshers franchisees form action group

The majority of Threshers' franchisees have told the administrators of First Quench Retailing (FQR), the off-licence chain's owner, that they plan to resist any attempt to force them into a sale to a purchaser of the business, agency reports. More...

Versace luxury brands to expand in India

After New Delhi, Italian luxury group, Versace, one of the top brands and leading fashion design houses in the world, may open a store in Bangalore and Kolkata. The brand is scouting for viable opportunities in terms of right kind of location and environment, the Financial Chronicle reported, citing a senior company official. More...

Marks & Spencer on markdown drive

In an attempt to shrug off its ‘unaffordable tag’ among Indian consumers, UK-based retailer Marks & Spencer is consciously marking down prices, reports Business Line. More...

Jyothi Lab eyes Rs 25-crore turnover from laundry service biz

Jyothi Laboratories, which started its door-to-door laundry service with the launch of Fabric Spa, is looking at a Rs 25-crore turnover from the new service in the next one year. The Rs 451-crore FMCG company has invested about Rs 35 crore in Fabric Spa in the initial phase (covering Bangalore) and plans to invest Rs 60 crore in the next phase of expansion when it will cover Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune, reports Business Line. More...

Priya Entertainments plans 12 screens in Bengal, Bhutan

Kolkata-based Priya Entertainments, so far into single screens, is foraying into the multiplex business with 12 screens in West Bengal and Bhutan. While Priya will not own properties, it will run the multiplexes under management contract. The company is looking into replicating the model in other states after the run in West Bengal and Bhutan, reports Financial Express. More...

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DotPortico To Open 10 New Stores Via Franchise Model- 10 Sep. 09
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DotLeonidas to open three new outlets by 2009-end- 13 Aug.09
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DotCalifornia Pizza Kitchen To Foray Into India Via Franchising- 07 Aug.09
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DotShoppers Stop To Double Number Of Mothercare Outlets- 01 Aug.09
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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
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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
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DotDixy Chicken debuts in India via franchising- 13 July.09
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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
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DotZedds mulls franchise route to expand footprint- 04 July.09
DotWadhawan Hospitality to bring Cinnabon brand to India- 03 July.09
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DotYum Restaurants looks for 50% revenue from KFC- 01 July.09
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DotItalian Coffee Brand Caffe Pascucci Forays Into India- 29 June.09
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DotKairali Group to expand overseas footprint via franchising- 26 June.09
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DotKarrox to make south India foray; seeking franchisees for expansion- 18 June.09
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DotNumero Uno to open 50 new outlets via franchising- 16 June.09
DotMaishaa mulls franchise model to expand pan-India footprint- 15 June.09
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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
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