3@1 Business Services Franchise opens in Namibia

Joining the over 60 dynamic franchise 3@1 Postal and Business Communication Centres is their latest store opening in the Maerua Mall in Windhoek, Namibia, “the first of many planned openings throughout Southern Africa”, according to Chris Dunn, Managing Director of 3@1. A number of locations in South Africa, including Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, East London, the … Read more3@1 Business Services Franchise opens in Namibia

Taste Holdings adds Arthur Kaplan Jewellers to the mix

Taste Holdings has added another jewellery retail outlet to its retail arm with the purchase of Arthur Kaplan Jewellers from AKJ Holdings for R85 million cash, subject to certain suspensive conditions to be fulfilled by 1 December 2014. Carlo Gonzaga, Taste Holdings’s CEO confirmed that the purchase of Arthur Kaplan Jewellers would give them the … Read moreTaste Holdings adds Arthur Kaplan Jewellers to the mix

McDonald’s more flexible to keep pace

McDonald’s has outlined changes for its US restaurants as it tries to keep up with the times and with fast food trends changing on a daily basis. From January 2015 McDonald’s will ‘simplify’ its menu to make room for restaurants to offer options that are best suited for their regions. By offering greater customization, they … Read moreMcDonald’s more flexible to keep pace

Retailers concerned about shopping mall robberies

As the SA Police Services released their crime statistics which showed the number of armed robberies has leaped by 18.9 percent from 35 869 to 42 646 in the past year in Gauteng, the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa has echoed the sentiment of retailers in condemning the latest shopping mall robberies. According to information reported … Read moreRetailers concerned about shopping mall robberies

What makes the Oasis Water brand tick?

At the September FASA networking breakfast seminar, Mynhardt Oosthuizen, the brand’s managing director, provided fascinating insights into the inner workings of a successful franchised brand. To illustrate his brand philosophy, he used the Bond franchise as a model. It has been around for more than 50 years and has lost none of its relevance. After … Read moreWhat makes the Oasis Water brand tick?

Midek Paint Direct opens Franchised Stores

A new franchise in the Building, Office & Home Services sector has joined the FASA stable and recently celebrated the opening of one of the four stores set to open by the end of 2014. At the opening of the Fourways Crossing Midek Paint Direct, owned by Riaan and Debbie Roux, Director of Midek Claus … Read moreMidek Paint Direct opens Franchised Stores

OBC Chicken bucks the downward trend as it competes with the big players

As the big players in retail feel the effects of inflation and unsecured lending and go to court in an effort to retain their mall exclusivity clauses in their contracts and taking the matter to the Competition Commission, OBC Chicken, independent chicken and complementary products franchise retailer with over 50 stores country wide, continues to … Read moreOBC Chicken bucks the downward trend as it competes with the big players

Butterfield Dough moves into high LSM market with 10 new stores

Butterfield Dough

Since Butterfield Bread transformed itself into Butterfield Dough, it has undergone significant changes in its brand identity and product offering and is proud to launch one of its new concept stores on September 1st, specifically pitched for the high LSM market. It has 10 stores planned – all in AAA shopping centres across South Africa. … Read moreButterfield Dough moves into high LSM market with 10 new stores

OBC Chicken lends a hand at the meals-on-wheels Mandela Day Cook-athon

On Mandela Day, June 18th, the staff of franchise group OBC Chicken were busy cooking up a storm at the Meals on Wheels Mandela Cook-Athon and then went on the road to feed the needy people serviced by the Meals on Wheels charity organization. According to Tony Da Fonseca, Managing Director of OBC Chicken, this … Read moreOBC Chicken lends a hand at the meals-on-wheels Mandela Day Cook-athon

Gilbert Mpofu of Mike’s Kitchen takes up his training prize

As the first winner of FASA’s new awards category “Field Service Consultant of the Year’, Gilbert Mpofu of Mike’s Kitchen – despite having 42 years experience as a Field Service Consultant – eagerly took up his prize from Franchize Directions of a training course to the value of R10 000. According to Nicola Maré of Franchize … Read moreGilbert Mpofu of Mike’s Kitchen takes up his training prize