Big Mac Inventor at McDonald’s Chain, Dies at 98

Jim Delligatti, a McDonald’s franchisee who in 1967 introduced the Big Mac sandwich that quickly spread throughout the world’s biggest restaurant chain, has died. He was 98. After Delligatti started selling the Big Mac in his Uniontown, Pennsylvania, franchise, McDonald’s introduced it nationally in 1968. On the product’s 40th anniversary, the company said it was … Read moreBig Mac Inventor at McDonald’s Chain, Dies at 98

OBC Chicken & Meat Donate their FASA Award Prize to GreenBuds Fresh Produce Market

OBC Chicken & Meat, who won FASA’s Franchisor of the Year Award for two years in a row, has donated one of their prizes – a Business Excellence Index course sponsored by Sanlam and presented by business consultants Platinum Black to a deserving emerging business, Green Buds Fresh Produce Market. Tony Da Fonseca, OBC’s Managing … Read moreOBC Chicken & Meat Donate their FASA Award Prize to GreenBuds Fresh Produce Market

Pick n Pay and the GDED Transform Spaza Shops

Pick n Pay has embarked, together with the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, on an initiative to regenerate spaza shop owners and turn their stores into thriving neighbourhood convenience stores. The pilot store opened in Diepkloof with a second opening in Emabheleni and a further three scheduled before the end of the year. With the … Read morePick n Pay and the GDED Transform Spaza Shops

OBC Group wins SAPCC Standard Bank Large Business Award 2016

The excellence of the OBC franchise model and its business leadership was recognised for the second year running by the South African Portuguese Chamber of Commerce at the SAPCC Standard Bank Business Excellence Awards 2016, that were held in Sandton, Johannesburg. OBC Group was proud to be nominated in two categories, taking honours in the … Read moreOBC Group wins SAPCC Standard Bank Large Business Award 2016

The Pink Ladies win the 2016 IFE Midek Paint Franchise

At FASA’s Franchise Expo earlier this year Midek Paint Contractors and Absa joined forces to offer a lucky person/s the chance of becoming a franchisee. Absa guaranteed finance to a selected and approved winner, which included the purchase of a bakkie and fully equipped trailer. Midek Paint Contracts forfeited the franchise joining fee, supplied uniforms, … Read moreThe Pink Ladies win the 2016 IFE Midek Paint Franchise

Franchising in the spotlight in the Sunday Times on 25 September

On 25 September, Sunday Times subscribers will receive, with their newspapers, copies of the inaugural edition of Sunday Times Franchising. This large-format, full-colour glossy magazine – published in collaboration with FASA – will not only feature an in-depth, hot-off-the-press report on FASA’s most recent survey, it will also introduce readers to the concept of franchising, … Read moreFranchising in the spotlight in the Sunday Times on 25 September

Announcement of the latest Franchise Industry Survey, Sponsored by Sanlam

Want to know how the franchise industry performed over the past year?  Whether an established franchisor, a franchisee at the coalface or a prospective entrepreneur wanting to buy into a franchise, you must not miss the launch of the FASA/Sanlam Franchise Survey to be held in Pretoria on the 15th September and in Johannesburg on … Read moreAnnouncement of the latest Franchise Industry Survey, Sponsored by Sanlam

Franchising in the spotlight in the Sunday Times on 25 September

On 25 September, Sunday Times subscribers will receive, with their newspapers, copies of the inaugural edition of Sunday Times Franchising. This large-format, full-colour glossy magazine – published in collaboration with FASA – will not only feature an in-depth, hot-off-the-press report on FASA’s most recent survey, it will also introduce readers to the concept of franchising, … Read moreFranchising in the spotlight in the Sunday Times on 25 September

Announcement of the latest Franchise Industry Survey, sponsored by Sanlam

FASA’s annual franchise surveys, sponsored by Sanlam, have become the industry’s benchmark on franchising’s growth trajectory, tracking the trends, successes and challenges facing the industry. With franchising contributing 12.5% to the country’s GDP, the business world will be keen to see how factors such as political and socio-economic factors have impacted on the growth of … Read moreAnnouncement of the latest Franchise Industry Survey, sponsored by Sanlam

What happens when Wal-Mart leaves a small town?

It Came, It Conquered, Now It’s Packing Up and Leaving. That’s how Bloomberg reporter Shannon Pettypiece (twitter.com@spettypi) reported on Wal-Mart’s announced plan to shut down 154 stores in one month.  She focused on one small town – the Town ’n Country grocery in Oriental, North Carolina.  A local fixture for 44 years, it closed its … Read moreWhat happens when Wal-Mart leaves a small town?