July 29, 2009

ANTS giving animation further thrust, 25 more schools planned

The Animation Training School, popularly known as ANTS, plans to open 25 more schools by 2010 all over India, largely through the franchise route, to expand its existing operations. Negotiations are already on for opening five centres in Kerala More...

Famous Brands buys Mugg & Bean brand

Listed fast food franchisor Famous Brands has bought the South African and African business of coffee-house Mugg & Bean for a cash consideration of R104 million, agency reports. More...

Ikea opens first store in Republic of Ireland

Ikea has announced the opening of its first store in the Republic of Ireland with a 339,000 sq ft (31,500 sq mt) unit in Ballymun on the north side of Dublin, agency reports. More...

UK-based department store Liberty considers international push

Iconic London department store Liberty has confirmed it has begun a strategic review of the business to explore ways of developing the brand internationally, agency reports More...

Titan plans 12 new stores in Western India

Titan Industries Ltd (TIL), the major producer and retailer of watches and jewellery industry, has announced plans to open 12 new stores of its ‘World of Titan’ retail chain of outlets in Western region of the country in the current fiscal year (FY 2009-10). More...

Cosmetic chain Kaya may break even this year

Cosmetic dermatology chain Kaya Skin Clinic will break even this year almost five years after it was first set up by the Harsh Mariwala controlled fast-moving consumer goods major Marico. "Kaya will break even this year as the business has now achieved critical mass," according to a Marico official. More...

Post exit, Sara Lee to pay Godrej for licensed brands

With the possibility of Sara Lee exiting the 51:49 joint venture with Godrej in the near future, it would have to pay the company the value of the licensed brands of Brylcreem, Ambipur and Kiwi, reports Business Line. More...

Emami Q1 net up 35% at Rs 15 crore

FMCG firm Emami posted a 35.1 per cent rise in its consolidated profit after tax at Rs 14.89 crore in the first quarter ended June 30, 2009, over the same period last fiscal. More...

Oriflame to add 150 new products

Swedish cosmetics group Oriflame is planning to expand its business in India by tripling the size of its business over the next four to five years. Meanwhile, the company is also going to increase its product catalogue by adding nearly 150 new products this year, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Britannia kicks off festival ad blitz

Britannia Industries, India’s largest biscuits firm with a topline of Rs 3,500 crore last fiscal, has kickstarted its advertising blitz for the ensuing festival season starting on Rakhsa Bhandhan in August More...

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DotKaati Zone seeks franchisees for retail expansion- 16 July.09
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DotNilgiris to open 40-50 new stores via franchising - 27 June.09
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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
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DotUltraTech plans 71 building solutions outlets across Maharashtra- 22 June.09
DotBSNL mulls over franchise route to reduce costs- 20 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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