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FAB GROUP ROLLS OUT $1.5 MILLION INVESTMENT IN SOUTH ISLAND

23 August 2017 – Caci franchisors plan further growth as Riccarton opens for business

GO BARKING MAD FOR CUPCAKES AT THE COFFEE CLUB

August 2017 – The SPCA’s Cupcake Day is getting some sweet support from The Coffee Club’s customers

QUEST APARTMENT HOTELS MAKES NEW APPOINTMENT

3 July 2017 - New Zealand accommodation group, Quest Apartment Hotels, has announced the appointment of Adrian Turner as its new Group General Manager

ANNA CAMPBELL JOINS FAB GROUP BOARD

June 2017 – New Zealand skin and appearance company that includes the Caci franchise, FAB Group, owners of the Caci franchise has announced another board appointment

FOODSTUFFS ANNOUNCES BAN ON PLASTIC MICROBEADS

7 June 2017 – Foodstuffs has announced that New World, Pak’nSave and Four Square supermarkets will be microbead-free nationwide from 1 July 2017.

HELL TRAINING INITIATIVE RECOGNISED AT DIVERSITY AWARDS

30 August 2016 - Hell is doing good in the community again by providing paid training for the intellectually disabled

EMBROIDME CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN NEW ZEALAND

August 2016 - EmbroidMe, the branded clothing and promotional products specialists, and a successful franchise organisation, is celebrating ten years of continued growth in New Zealand.

HELL LAUNCHES PIZZA-BY-THE-SLICE STORE

June 2016 - Hell Pizza is trialling a new pizza-by-the-slice concept in Auckland

MACCAS LAUNCHES ALL-DAY BREAKFAST

3 May 2016 - McDonald's is launching its all-day breakfast nationally tomorrow

THE COFFEE CLUB OPENS 57TH STORE IN NEW ZEALAND

29 January 2016 - The recently-completed Hobson Centre in northwest Auckland is home to the newest franchise of The Coffee Club

QUEST SERVICED APARTMENTS LAUNCHES $10 MILLION REBRAND

October 2015 - The Quest Serviced Apartments franchise is changing its name to Quest Apartment Hotels

INNER-CITY ESQUIRES CAFE SERVES UP FRESH LOOK

The Esquires franchise’s bold new look has reached Auckland with the re-opening of its Hobson Street outlet

FASTWAY FRANCHISEES EXPAND TO OTAGO

CAFé CHAIN JAMAICAN ME HUNGRY

September 2015 - Jamaica Blue has launched a special Jamaican street menu

CHARITY AWARD GOES TO COURIER FRANCHISE FOR COLLECTING OLD CASH

Check your couches, says Fastway CEO, as Lions award recognises franchise’s role in collecting 20 tonnes of cash to help Kiwi kids

VIDEO EZY GRANTED INTERIM INJUNCTION AGAINST FRANCHISEE

31 July 2015 - A chain of Dunedin video stores which changed its name after its franchise agreements expired has been ordered to change its name back to Video Ezy.

CARPET COURT SOLD TO AUSTRALASIAN FUND MANAGER

24 July 2015 - New Zealand's Carpet Court is set to expand following its sale to a new owner

FASTWAY SUPPORTS LITTLE SPROUTS

Fastway Couriers is providing free transport for anyone donating baby products to Little Sprouts, a charity that supports vulnerable families

MCDONALD’S COMMITS TO CAGE-FREE EGGS

13 July 2015 - McDonald’s New Zealand has today announced a commitment to move towards cage-free eggs in all its 164 restaurants by the end of next year

HOT TRENDS INSPIRE NEW MENU AT THE COFFEE CLUB

July 2015 - The Coffee Club New Zealand’s café and restaurant menus are getting a revamp with the introduction of several new dishes

MAD BUTCHER OPENS FIRST SATELLITE STORE

The Mad Butcher has opened a new-concept 'mini' store to act as a satellite outlet for existing franchisees.

FASTWAY ANNOUNCES NEW GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGER

Fastway Couriers’ new marketing head has massive franchise experience

MAD BUTCHER OWNER ANNOUNCES SOLID HALF YEAR RESULT, CONFIRMS 70 PERCENT DIVIDEND

February 2015 - As the 40th Mad Butcher store opens in Nelson, Veritas Investments Limited has announced a half-year net profit after tax of $1.7m. The result includes one-off net costs of acquiring both the Nosh and Better Bar Company businesses

PITA PIT NZ BECOMES OFFICIAL PARTNER FOR WORLD MASTERS GAMES 2017

13 February 2015 - Pita Pit has been named as the official quick service restaurant partner for the World Masters Games taking place in Auckland in April 2017. The event claims to be the biggest multi-sport event on earth with up to 25,000 participants aged from 25 to over 100.

FIREWORKS SKYROCKET HELL SALES TO RECORD LEVEL

Hell’s inaugural fireworks campaign went off with a bang last month: after becoming the first retailer in NZ to deliver fireworks direct to customers’ doorsteps, weekly sales rocketed to a record level for the third time in 12 months.

CARL'S JR. TO BE FRANCHISED AS RESTAURANT BRANDS ACQUIRES WHOLE CHAIN

5 November 2014 - Restaurant Brands acquires Forsgren's seven Carl’s Jr. stores in Auckland, plans to sub-franchise.

THE COFFEE CLUB CUSTOMERS GIVE GENEROUSLY FOR MEN'S HEALTH CHARITY

4 November 2014 - The Coffee Club New Zealand has raised more than $42,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation

ONE BUSINESS FOR EVERY NINE NEW ZEALANDERS

30 October 2014 - There was an all-time high of nearly half a million businesses in New Zealand in February 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today.

GARDENING FRANCHISE TAKES TO TV WITH TWO NEW HOME SHOWS

13 October 2014 - The long-established Palmers franchise is joining the lifestyle show trend with new gardening and cooking shows on Choice TV

BURGERFUEL TO OPEN COMPANY-OWNED STORES IN NZ

26 September - BurgerFuel is to buy back an existing franchised outlet as part of its plan to develop company-owned stores alongside its franchise programme.

LIQUORLAND AWARDS RECOGNISE TOP FRANCHISEES

September 2014 - Liquorland Leith Street, Dunedin franchisee Chris Hart, claimed the highly-esteemed Gold Franchisee of the Year Award at the National Liquorland Conference Gala Dinner event held at Novotel Twin Waters, Queensland, Australia

BURGERFUEL OPENS SECOND STORE IN EGYPT

17 September 2014 - BurgerFuel Worldwide has announced the opening of their second restaurant in Cairo, Egypt this week. The first Cairo store opened in Maadi in May.

SCHOOL KIDS DESIGN THE COFFEE CLUB'S CHRISTMAS CUPS FOR KIDSCAN

September 2014 – The Coffee Club is to launch special coffee cups with KidsCan to raise awareness & support for disadvantaged Kiwi kids

ESQUIRES TO OPEN IN INDONESIA

NZX-listed Cooks Global Foods has finalised a deal to establish 40 new Esquires Coffee Houses in Indonesia

FASTWAY COURIERS AUCKLAND EYES GROWTH WITH NEW DEPOT AND GM

11 August 2014 - Fastway Couriers is continuing to grow in Auckland as online retailing increases demand

BURGERFUEL REPORTS RECORD SYSTEM SALES

10 June 2014 - BurgerFuel Worldwide has reported systemwide sales of $66.2m for the year ended 31 March 2014

CAFE2U BEATS COFFEE’S BIG GUNS TO MEDAL AT AICA

Mobile coffee giant Cafe2U has beaten some of the luminaries of the international coffee community to medal at the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA).

EASTER BUNNY PIZZA GOES OUT WITH A BANG-BANG-BANG!

Hell Pizza’s controversial Gourmet Rabbit Pizza has sold out in less than three weeks, delivering the Kiwi-owned business its best week of sales in its 18-year history.

FASTWAY COURIERS UNITE AT REGIONAL FRANCHISEE CONFERENCE

'Not Business As Usual' for Fastway Couriers franchisees.

NEW STORES OPEN AS NANDO’S SOLD BACK TO AUSTRALIA

3 April 2014 – The Australian master franchisor has bought back the troubled New Zealand master franchise. Unusually, while the business was in receivership, two new stores opened.

NEW ZEALAND NATURAL RE-SHAPES INTERNATIONAL DESIGN

27 March 2014 - New Zealand Natural has unveiled a brand new store look in three New Zealand shopping centres.

BURGERFUEL GOES FREE RANGE

14 March 2014 - BurgerFuel has announced it will now use only 100% free range chicken in all gourmet burgers and sides at its restaurants in New Zealand.

RESTAURANT BRANDS’ FOURTH QUARTER SALES UP 6.4%

5 March 2014 – Same store sales up for KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, down for Carl’s Jr.

BURGERFUEL INKS BIG AMERICAN DEAL

26 February 2014 - BurgerFuel shareholders have voted with a resounding yes to the ratification of the agreement between BurgerFuel Worldwide and American company Franchise Brands

CAFE2U TO HOLD AUCKLAND FRANCHISE INFO EVENING

The world’s largest mobile café franchise has set its sights on further expansion in the North Island

US FRANCHISES PROJECTED TO GROW FASTER THAN REST OF ECONOMY IN 2014

13 January 2014 – Research from the US International Franchise Association predicts positive growth in 2014 but calls for comprehensive tax reform to boost the economy

BUSINESS SET TO END YEAR IN 'HEALTHY FINANCIAL POSITION'

December 2013 - Dun & Bradstreet say that on-time payments are at a 12-month high, confirming the health of the New Zealand business sector

RESTAURANT BRANDS’ THIRD QUARTER SALES UP 5.4%

11 December 2013 - Restaurant Brands' total sales across the company’s four brands during the third quarter (12 weeks ended 2 December 2013) were $76.2 million, an increase of 5.4 percent or $3.9 million on the equivalent period last year.

QUESTION TIME AS MCDONALD’S LAUNCHES FOOD QUESTION WEBSITE

Does McDonald’s use pig fat in its thickshakes? Does McDonald’s wash its meat in ammonium hydroxide? What about pink slime?

BURGERFUEL OPENS TENTH STORE IN UAE

28 August 2013 - NZ-based franchise BurgerFuel has opened its second store in a month in Abu Dhabi, taking the total in the United Arab Emirates to ten.

NEW CEO, NEW DIRECTION FOR FASTWAY

August 2013 – New Fastway CEO targets continued growth as NZ Post considers cutting back

FASTWAY RECOGNISES HIGHWAY HERO

A Fastway Couriers contractor and volunteer fire fighter whose quick thinking prevented serious injuries has received a special award from the franchise.

NZ'S BURGERFUEL OPENS ON DUBAI'S BUSIEST ROAD

14 August 2013 - BurgerFuel is continuing its expansion in the Middle East with a new opening on a high profile site in Dubai

TELCOINABOX NZ BUSINESS CHANGES HANDS

The Telcoinabox business, which was launched in New Zealand following deregulation of the telecommunications industry, has a new owner

FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES FREE ON-LINE TRAINING COURSE FOR PROSPECTIVE FRANCHISEES

NEW DIRECTOR FOR SKIDS

Long-time manager becomes director at Safe Kids in Daily Supervision

FASTWAY DELIVERS MOUNTAINS OF CHANGE FOR KIWI KIDS

Fastway Couriers around the country are preparing to ship a mountain of change after Kiwis donated more than two tonnes of obsolete and foreign currency to the Heads Up for Kids charity last month

SERVICEMAN JOINS JUST CABINS

23 April 2013 - A navy man has set sail in a new career as a Just Cabins franchisee on Auckland's North Shore

BUSINESS RISK DROPS AS ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IMPROVE

Dun & Bradstreet says New Zealand could be on the cusp of a sharp lift in activity as the run of positive news on the New Zealand economy continues to flow

MCDONALD'S EUROPE TESTS TABLETOP PHONE CHARGING

February 2013 - Wireless charging of mobile phones will be tested in a limited number of McDonald’s restaurants in Europe in 2013 in partnership with Finland-based Powerkiss Ltd.

NEW APP ALLOWS DOMINO'S CUSTOMERS TO RATE STORES - AND SEE RESULTS

28 February 2013 - A new application allowing customers to rate their feedback in real time on Facebook has been announced today by Domino's Pizza, in a move never before seen in New Zealand.

CLUB PHYSICAL DISPUTE CONTINUES

18 February 2013 - The following media release has been received from the franchisors of Club Physical. We do not usually publish details of ongoing disputes as we feel it is not helpful to the parties seeking resolution. In this instance, however, there has been so much publicity regarding Club Physical that we are making an exception. We have not yet received any information from the other party, but would publish that on the same basis.

THE COFFEE CLUB OPENS 40TH STORE IN NEW ZEALAND

On Saturday 2 February, The Coffee Club New Zealand celebrated its 40th store opening, with the new Stoddard Road store opening its doors in Mt. Roskill, Auckland.

KIWIS TO TAKE ON MORE CREDIT AS CONFIDENCE GROWS

January 2013 - Dun & Bradstreet says Kiwis are expecting to take on additional credit and increase spending in the early part of 2013, driven by an improved perception of their household finances and a greater ability to cover existing credit obligations.

BURGERFUEL OPENS BIGGEST STORE EVER

28 November 2012 - BurgerFuel Worldwide has opened its largest store to date in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.

PROMISING SIGNS AS PAYMENT TIMES FALL TO LOWEST LEVEL IN TEN YEARS

The New Zealand economy continues to show signs of recovery, with business-to-business payment times falling to their lowest level in nearly a decade.

 

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