One of Australia’s leading franchise experts has joined up-and-coming franchisor Spudbar as they embark on their growth strategy. Simon McNamara, the Founder of Viva Juice – a company he later...

A former business manager at Australia’s second largest bakery chain has been appointed to a similar role at the Franchised Food Company (FFCo). Michelle Sprenger will manage two of the burgeoning...

The Franchised Food Company (FFCo) has continued its expansion with the purchase of the 87-strong Cold Rock chain of ice-cream outlets. Melbourne-based businessman Stan Gordon, the owner of FFCo, settled...

Retail Food Group, one of Australian’s largest retail food brand managers and franchisors, has today announced a 33 per cent surge in net profit after tax as consumer demand for comfort food fails...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court, Sydney against Personalised Chocolates 4U Pty Ltd and its director, Troy Patching, for alleged contraventions...

Bakers Delight has announced plans for further expansion across its Australian, New Zealand and Canadian operations in 2009, with the planned launch of around 150 stores. While much of the retail sector...

Peak retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services’ report on the inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct...

Leading Australian retail brand Donut King has opened its first outlet in Shanghai, with additional stores to open in Shanghai during the coming months. The opening on 1 November 2008 was the result of...

Leading Australian retail food brand manager and franchisor Retail Food Group Limited (RFG) today announced a 134% increase in net profit in spite of the recent economic turbulence which has hit consumer...

A report from foodservice consultants Technomic has found that many top restaurant chains grew their 2007 sales through signing more franchisees, instead of relying on same-store sales increases. “Restaurant...