June 25, 2009

Zudaas France to take franchise route to expand India footprint

Zudaas France, a leading manufacturer and retailer of kids apparel, plans to have 250 outlets across India in this fiscal and aims to become a Rs 200 crore company by 2010-11. Most of the outlets would be franchise-operated and the company is looking at both metros, and tier I and II cities and the stores will be in the size of 250-800 sq ft, according to its top official. More...

BBI adds Kyro Pizza to portfolio

Beautiful Brands International (BBI) has announced the addition of Baltimore-based restaurant Kyro Pizza to its portfolio of restaurants to market and franchise worldwide. More...

Baskin-Robbins opens 450th store in Middle East

Baskin-Robbins has announced the opening of its 450th store in the Middle East at the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Further, the company plans to reach close to 500 stores by end of the year, agency reports. More...

CR Vanguard plans 10-15 convenience stores in Xi'an, China

Chinese retail company China Resources Vanguard has announced plans to open 10 to 15 convenience stores in Xi'an before the end of this year, agency reports. More...

Malabar Gold plans Dh300 million retail expansion in UAE

Malabar Gold, a leading jewellery retailer from India, is investing Dh300 million to expand its retail network in the UAE, after opening a wholesale division and four major outlets in the country. More...

Reliance Retail to break even by September

Reliance Retail is expecting to break even at the store level in all cities except Mumbai by September following six months of stepped up efforts at reducing cost and increasing footfalls at the stores, reports Economic Times. More...

Parle Agro enters branded snack segment

Parle Agro Pvt Ltd has entered the growing branded snack foods market in the country with the launch of `Hippo’. “The brand launch is in line with Parle Agro’s approach of pioneering growth of new categories that have never been seen or experienced before. Hippo aims to bridge the gap in the branded snacks market,” said Nadia Chauhan, joint managing director & chief marketing officer, Parle Agro Private Limited. More...

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DotIndian handloom brand Cottage eyes China foray via franchise route- 23 June.09
DotUltraTech plans 71 building solutions outlets across Maharashtra- 22 June.09
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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
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DotHealth Sanctuary plans 50 new franchise centres pan-India- 02 June.09
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