Food retail


Web and food companies head Forbes up-and-comers list

12:20PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 |  Web-based businesses and food companies have great potential for success, according to Forbes magazine, which has released its latest list of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies.

Catch of the Day moves into grocery market with new site

9:02PM | Wednesday, 21 September 2011 |  Catch of the Day, one of Australia's largest online retailers, has launched a new site completely dedicated to selling non-perishable groceries as the online space branches out into new territory.

THE NEWS WRAP: Financial planning rules backed by industry

8:11AM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 |  Proposed legislation to closely regulate the duties and pay arrangements of financial planners has been largely accepted by the financial services industry, according to reports.

“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.

Tasti D-Lite set to launch franchise operation in Australia

8:27PM | Friday, 5 August 2011 |  US frozen yoghurt franchise Tasti D-Lite will open its first Australian store at the end of the month, calling for expressions of interest from potential franchisees to help build up its network.

Bio-Synergy puts the chrome on the cake

7:51PM | Friday, 22 July 2011 |  There are endless 'miracle' weight loss products out there but UK supermarket Tesco is touting chromium as a genuine silver bullet.

KFC operator Collins Foods set to float

7:58PM | Friday, 15 July 2011 |  Franchise operator Collins Foods, operator of KFC outlets in Queensland, will join the Australian Securities Exchange next month with a capitalisation of about $235 million.

Hard Rock Cafe set for Australian expansion drive

7:45PM | Thursday, 14 July 2011 |  Hard Rock Australia has outlined franchise expansion plans for Australian cities but an industry expert warns that the revived chain will struggle to resonate with cost conscious consumers.

Baskin-Robbins targets regional towns in growth spurt

7:48PM | Tuesday, 12 July 2011 |  Ice cream franchise Baskin-Robbins has flagged regional areas across Queensland, NSW and WA as the focus of its next growth phase, ramping up its recruitment drive for franchisees.

Supermarkets’ record-low bread prices to impact on bakery franchises

7:00AM | Monday, 11 July 2011 |  Sales of private label bread have doubled since Coles and Woolworths slashed prices to $1 a loaf earlier this month, putting pressure on independent bakery operators.