July 16, 2009

Kaati Zone seeks franchisees for retail expansion

Kaati Zone, the Bangalore-based leading quick service restaurant chain, has set an ambitious target to make 100 outlets (both franchise-owned and company-owned) operational mainly across south and west India over the next three years. The company is eyeing cities like Hyderabad and Chennai in the south, while it is targeting Mumbai and Pune in the west. More...

Mothercare reports strong first quarter

Like-for-like sales at maternity specialist Mothercareís core UK business surged 5.1 per cent in the first quarter, agency reports. More...

Levi Strauss completes Anchor Blue store deal

Levi Strauss said on Monday it had completed its acquisition of 73 Levi's and Docker's Outlet by MOST stores that it had earlier licensed to bankrupt Anchor Blue Retail Group, paying $72 million for the fleet, agency reports. More...

Waitrose set to open first London convenience store

British supermarket group Waitrose is to open its first convenience store in London in a refurbished former Woolworths department store, agency reports. More...

Reliancedigital debuts in Chennai

The consumer electronics and durables specialty store of Reliance Retail, Reliancedigital, launched its maiden outlet in Chennai on Wednesday. This is the retailerís 16th outlet in the country. More...

Rabo PE fund eyes stake in Future arm

The offshore private equity (PE) fund of the Dutch financial services group Rabobank is in talks to buy a stake in Future Groups rural retailing business, Aadhaar Retail, reports Economic Times. More...

Century Plyboard looks to be lifestyle brand

The Rs 1,200 crore Century Plyboard, one of the market leaders in the Rs 8,000 crore plywood industry in India (both organised and unorganised sector taken together), is looking at retail expansion and repositioning the brand from a utility product to a lifestyle product. The company with a little more than 25 per cent market share in the organised sector, has already thrown open its first G+3, 15,000 sq ft outlet at Andheri East in Mumbai, jointly with Deluxe Interior Infrastructure. More...

Jacsons Group to enter retail with Wood Mart

The Kochi-based Jacsons Group is entering the retailing space with Jacsons Wood Mart, a store selling a range of wood-based interior decoration products. More...

Godrej consolidating three businesses, JVs

In line with its plans to bring synergies in operation and to improve cost efficiency, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), company Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) is consolidating three of its businesses, including its joint ventures and the process is going to be completed in the next two-three months. More...

Marico to focus on power brands to fuel growth

Marico, which last year crossed a turnover of Rs 2,000 crore, has decided to focus its investments and efforts behind its power brands, such as Saffola and Parachute, to drive growth, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Options open on listing of Reliance Entertainment: Anil Ambani

Industrialist Anil Ambani hinted at listing his group's media and entertainment business Reliance Entertainment, which has entered into a partnership with Hollywood studio DreamWorks for film production. More...

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DotBest Western to unveil 15 new franchise properties in India- 09 July.09
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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