Cold Stone Creamery set for Australian franchise launch

9:30PM | Thursday, 29 September 2011 |  Ice cream retailer Cold Stone Creamery is to become the latest US food franchise to enter the Australian market, with the company insisting that it won't suffer the same struggles of several of its predecessors.

Boost Juice to open 100 stores in India as Shanghai store struggles

9:29PM | Wednesday, 28 September 2011 |  Boost Juice plans to open 100 stores across India during the five years to 2017, seeking to capitalise on the country’s “growing franchise business culture” and lack of market leadership in the smoothie and juice market, but says growth in its Chinese operations has been disappointing.

Single serve or family size?

9:58PM | Tuesday, 27 September 2011 |  Family-run enterprises have long been the bedrock of Australia’s small business sector. The help, support and familiarity provided by relatives can prove invaluable, not only in the start-up phase, but also in the generational handover of a thriving business.

Education not a barrier to franchise success: Report

9:36PM | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 |  Typical Australian franchisees are getting older and no longer require a university degree in order to be profitable, according to new research.

Franchise Council to fight on after SA small business commissioner vote

9:09PM | Friday, 16 September 2011 |  The franchising industry is livid after the South Australian Parliament passed the much-debated small business commissioner bill through its lower house, saying that the current draft differs from the version originally put forward during a consultation period.

Wendy’s franchisees hit out at disgruntled store owner

9:00AM | Wednesday, 14 September 2011 |  A group of Wendy’s franchisees has lashed out at dissident Trevor Banks over his criticism of the ice cream retailer, claiming that his attacks damage their brand image.

Franchisors target revenue growth of 12% for 2012: PwC report

8:20PM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 |  PwC report reveals franchisors are specifically focused on recruiting more Gen Y franchisees and are moving into online retailing without cannabilising the sales of their existing networks.

Cold Rock franchisees in hot water over rebranding move

8:31PM | Wednesday, 24 August 2011 |  Three Cold Rock Ice Creamery stores have been placed in administration after their two franchisees attempted to rebrand the stores within weeks of ending their franchise agreement.

Job losses tipped to trigger surge in franchising

8:27PM | Thursday, 18 August 2011 |  The franchising industry is tipped to undergo a surge in enquiries as job losses ripple through the economy, but a small business lobbyist has issued a warning to prospective franchisees.

“Indulgent” food franchises tipped to benefit from tough times

8:14PM | Wednesday, 17 August 2011 |  Food franchises with “indulgent” menus are more likely to resonate with consumers in the current economic climate, an industry expert says, in light of Retail Food Group’s record profit.