Improved retail conditions forecast for 2017

Research undertaken for the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) by Christo Luüs of Ecoquant, shows a cautiously confident outlook with positive signs for the economy and improving trading conditions in 2017. This cautiously confident outlook is supported by the Reserve Bank’s business cycle indicator, which points to some improvement lined up for 2017. … Read more

Fast food trends that will continue into 2017

According to QSR Magazine (www.qsrmagazine.com), 2016’s fast-food trends internationally could be summed up in three words:   Wacky. Creative. Simple. These trends will no doubt continue into 2017 with some tweaking and refining and hopefully some new ideas bearing fruit. Mixing it up is the order of the day…. it’s called Mash-ups. Anything to attract attention, … Read more

Calling ALL FASA Members – Take up the challenge to be our 2017 Award Winners

The history of the FASA Awards dates back to 1990 when Franchisor of the Year and Franchisee of the Year were contested for the first time. The awards have since expanded into seven categories, so there is something for everyone and every qualifying brand should enter. Introducing the awards The awards are open to FASA … Read more

FASA presents the Franchise Business Festival

30th June – 2nd July 2017 Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – Exhibitions and Convention Centre Every second of every day, across the world, people going about their business will have the ‘franchise experience’.  Whether they’re stopping off to pick up a take-out coffee; sending a parcel to a friend overseas; going to the gym or … Read more

Become a FASA Member – and reap the benefits

Belonging to an industry association is something that every business should embrace as it affords the opportunity to celebrate the success of that sector and also ensures that the ethical profile of the business format is promoted and protected.  Giving value for the membership fees is always a challenge to the association as the needs … Read more

Social Media has changed the game for Customer Service!

2017 has started with a bang, as everyone has returned from their holidays and is getting back into work. With a new year comes new challenges for businesses, and the rise of consumers using social media channels will be one to watch especially around customer service. This can be both a positive and negative for … Read more

Retailing under the spotlight

Survey results and a significant event that took place in June put the spotlight on the outlook for the consumer goods manufacturing and retail industry – with both negative and positive outcomes. The latest EY/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Retail Survey found a sharp deterioration in the business confidence levels of retailers during the 2016 … Read more

AMENDMENTS TO THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT WILL HAVE PROFOUND IMPACT ON ALL COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS.

Pat Wessels of Top Compliance (Pty) Ltd, a member of SAIOSH attended a presentation done by the National Department of Labour’s Chief Inspector Mr Tibor Szana. The amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act will have profound impact in all companies and organisations. For example, not having: Your company’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy … Read more

BE PART OF THE BCMM FRANCHISE EXPO 2015

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) has taken a strategic decision to promote franchising as a vehicle for entrepreneurship development and job creation. Building on the success of the first franchise expo ever held in the Eastern Cape, the BCMM is sponsoring the forthcoming BCMM Franchise Expo 2015, to be held at the East London … Read more

BOOK NOW FOR THE FRANCHISEE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT COURSE

Book now before it’s too late for the last course of the year in Durban on the 10th and 11th November. Conducted by franchise specialists Franchising Plus, the Franchisee Performance Management Course, a two-day programme, is for people who conduct field visits or provide support to franchised as well and company-owned outlets. For years, it … Read more