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Spur warns of up to 77% slump in H1 profit on Covid-19 hit

Spur Corporation expects first-half profit to slump as much as 77%, following Covid-19 lockdowns, retrenchment costs and reduced franchise fees...

24 Feb 2021

11 trends impacting the franchise business landscape in 2021

We all discovered in 2020 that we cannot predict the future. We have learnt how we can position ourselves and our businesses better for what may lie ahead. The pandemic intensified or accelerated some of the 2020 trends we predicted.

By Sasha-Lee de Bod 29 Jan 2021

Franchise Association voices support for SA restaurant industry

The Franchise Association of South Africa has stated its support to the Restaurant Association of South Africa and the Federated Hospitality Association...

28 Jan 2021

Engen launches private label brand Quickshop & Co.

Engen has introduced its own private label convenience brand, Quickshop & Co., focused on offering quality, locally-sourced products at a competitive price...

15 Jan 2021

4 reasons a business should consider franchising

Over the last couple of years, we have seen a sharp increase in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of collaboration between entities, as owners scramble to expand, innovate and increase their overall competitive advantage in highly saturated markets...

By Seani Ramabulana 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watch

The franchise industry has proven itself to be resilient, innovative and collaborative, which is why it still survives. But it will need all these qualities, and more, to weather and adapt to what will continue to be a testing time...

By Morne Cronje 8 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

14 Dec 2020

Imbalie Beauty embraces change, drives empowerment with new division

The Customer Solutions Division brings salon-quality products to customers in the comfort of their own home, and provides therapists with ongoing education and training...

13 Nov 2020

Mara Phones begins SA retail rollout with Soweto store opening

The store launch comes a year after Mara Phones opened South Africa's first smartphone manufacturing facility at the Dube TradePort in KwaZulu-Natal...

6 Nov 2020

Introducing Kloof Street Village, Cape Town's new Covid-19 designed dining hub

The Real Foods Group has introduced Cape Town to a new dining experience, specifically designed to accommodate our current Covid-19 pandemic needs...

6 Nov 2020

Eight new Starbucks coffee shops to open in SA by 2021

Eight new Starbucks stores will be opening in South Africa within four weeks - from mid-November to mid-December - with six of them planned for Cape Town...

5 Nov 2020

Big franchise brands not better off during the pandemic

Excessive reliance on retail infrastructure, insufficient investment in digitisation and poor delivery capability is severely impacting franchised networks...

By Bendeta Gordon 2 Nov 2020

Safcei joins global cage-free campaign against Burger King owner

Safcei has joined a global cage-free campaign launched against Restaurant Brands International, the owner of fast food brands Burger King and Popeyes...

28 Oct 2020



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