5:02PM | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | The Angus & Robertson and Borders bookstore chains are on the brink of total collapse, with administrator Ferrier Hodgson unable to find a buyer amid continued staff lay-offs.
5:26PM | Friday, 27 May 2011 | Husband-and-wife team Matthew and Dale Burke didn’t realise quite how challenging franchising their business – automotive scratch repair business What Scratch? – would be.
5:56PM | Monday, 23 May 2011 | Franchising experts have questioned the motives of WA Liberal MP Peter Abetz, who has warned prospective franchisees that “rogue elements” may “prey” upon them.
5:41PM | Thursday, 19 May 2011 | Giftware franchise Wild Cards & Gifts says it has no intention of introducing an online shopping platform, after recording a 10.4% sales increase.
5:19PM | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | Prospective franchisees strongly support mandatory pre-entry franchise education programs, with many unhappy over the scope of information on offer, according to a new report.
5:06PM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Print and design franchise Kwik Kopy increased its franchise system sales by 3.5% in the first half of the financial year, attributing the result to the company’s focus on franchisee support and product diversification.
5:00AM | Monday, 9 May 2011 | The 2011 Topfranchise Awards have revealed Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors as Australia’s top franchise system, as support mechanisms emerge as a key priority for franchisees.
5:27PM | Monday, 2 May 2011 | Mexican food business Las Olas Fresh Mex Grill is to roll out a national franchise network in a bid to cash in on Australia’s increasingly crowded “fast casual” food market.
4:48PM | Thursday, 28 April 2011 | US-based brands Pizza Hut and Ben & Jerry’s have unveiled plans to expand their franchised operations in Australia, despite the franchise industry’s continued recruitment problems.
4:28PM | Thursday, 28 April 2011 | Collins Booksellers says it’s interested in doing a deal with Ferrier Hodgson, the administrator of the collapsed book chain REDgroup Retail, around the Angus & Robertson book stores.