July 17, 2009

Veta targets 100 franchise centres in Sri Lanka

Veta, Asia’s leading spoken English training academy, plans to open 100 franchise centres in Sri Lanka by the end of this fiscal. In addition to this, the group is also eyeing to expand its domestic footprint by opening new centres in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh through the franchise model. More...

Sandella's Flatbread Cafe expands into Middle East

US-based Sandella's Flatbread Café has partnered with master franchisee Abdulaziz Abdulhadi Aljudee & Sons Holding to develop Sandella's throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Turkey, agency reports. More...

Burger King to set up first independently run store in Singapore

The world's second largest fast-food hamburger chain, Burger King, is opening its first-ever, independently run concept store in Singapore on July 21, agency reports. More...

Carrefour 2Q sales fall 1.2%

Sales at Carrefour SA fell 1.2 per cent in the second quarter despite growth in Brazil and China and the launch of a new hard-discount brand at home in France, the world's second-largest retailer said Thursday, calling the short-term outlook glum. More...

Microsoft tycoon Bill Gates takes stake in JJB Sports

Billionaire Bill Gates has taken a stake in embattled sports retailer JJB, agency reports. More...

ITDC in talks with retailers for jointly running duty-free shops

The India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), which runs hotels like the Ashok and Samrat, is in discussions with home-grown retail chains, as well as global retailers to form a 50:50 joint venture to run duty-free shops at international airports in India, reports Business Standard. More...

Aerens plans Rs 1,000 crore investment

Aerens Gold Souk Group has outlined investment plans with a total outlay of Rs 1,000 crore for Kerala in the next five years, said Ashish Gupta, vice-chairman and joint managing director, Aerens Gold Souk. More...

Chhabra 555 to open five new stores by December’09

Ethnic apparel major Chhabra 555 has announced plans to open five new stores this year, reports IndiaRetailing. More...

Essar Steel to set up service centre at Bhuj

Essar Steel Ltd (ESL) will set up its fifth service centre in the country at Bhuj, Gujarat, scheduled to be commissioned by March 2010. More...

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