July 18, 2009

GFA plans to open 40 new outlets by March 2010

Global Franchise Architects (GFA), a Switzerland-based builder, operator and franchiser of Pizza Corner and Coffee World among other specialty food retail brands, is regaining its focus on the India market. On the anvil are plans to launch a new specialty food retail brand from its global portfolio, establish a pan-India presence, launch combination retail outlets and raise funds for supporting its expansion in the long term, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

UK-based supermarket franchise continues European expansion

UK-based supermarket franchise Thomas Green's has continued its European expansion with the opening of its newest outlet in Cyprus, agency reports. More...

Allied Carpet Properties in administration; 51 shops sold to retail arm

Allied Carpet Properties has been placed into administration, and 51 of its stores have been immediately sold to Allied Carpets Retail, agency reports. More...

Bebe Stores to launch new retail concept

The US-based Bebe Stores Inc said that it plans to launch PH8, a new retail concept to replace its Bebe Sport stores. The PH8 brand, which is expected to launch in November, will replace 62 Bebe Sport stores in the US and Canada, agency reports. More...

Burger King appoints new regional executive

Burger King has hired Kevin Higgins to its global executive team. Higgins will be president of the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa region. More...

Hindware targets Rs 1,000 crore turnover by FY11

Backed by the launch of its new sanitaryware products and capacity addition at its glass division, Hindware, formerly known as Hindustan Sanitaryware and Industries Limited, has set a target of achieving a topline of Rs 1,000 crore by the end of the 2010-11 financial year. Meanwhile, the company closed the 2008-09 fiscal with a turnover of Rs 671 crore. More...

Croma in tie-up with Sanjeev Kapoor's Wonderchef

Tata group's consumer durables and electronics chain, Croma, has tied up with chef Sanjeev Kapoor's Wonderchef Home Appliances and will invest Rs 25 crore to retail imported kitchenware in India. More...

Pantaloon June sales up over 16%

Kishore Biyani-led Pantaloon Retail India has posted over 16 per cent sales growth in June from its value, home and lifestyle retailing segments over the year-ago period. Meanwhile, Future Group firm will roll out two malls and 11 stores of Big Bazaar and Food Bazaar by August-end, it said in its June monthly investor update. More...

gordonMax unveils new showroom in Noida

gordonMax, the Singapore-based manufacturer of diamond simulants, has announced the launch of its new showroom at Great India Place Mall in Noida. This is the second outlet of the company in India after Mumbai. The showroom displays a wide range of jewels like bracelets, brooch, cufflinks, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings, designed and manufactured by the company. More...

Colgate Palmolive Q1 net up 43% YoY

Beating market expectations, oral care major, Colgate Palmolive registered a consolidated net profit increase of 43 per cent for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 to touch Rs 103 crore as compared to Rs 72 crore in the corresponding quarter last financial year. More...

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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
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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
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
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DotBird Academy to take franchise route to expand network- 04 June.09
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