World Franchise Associates - International Franchise News World Franchise Associates collects and collates international franchise news. en-us Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT (Jake Kidde-Hansen) (Jake Kidde-Hansen) World Franchise Associates - International Franchise News Local Domino's Pizza (US) Franchisee Signs Agreement to Open Locations on Mars Shortly before the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and the grounding of flights, local Domino's Pizza franchisees John and Heather Caputo were at Domino's headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, negotiating the first of its kind - a Master Galactic Agreem... Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Gateway Partners Invests $50 Million in Tim Hortons (Canada) Gulf Franchise Dubai-based private equity firm Gateway Partners has acquired a 40% stake in the Gulf franchise of coffee and breakfast chain Tim Hortons, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Carrefour (France) Records Sh18.7bn Sales in Kenya French retail chain Carrefour recorded sales worth Sh18.7 billion from its Kenyan outlets last year, the company has disclosed in its annual financial report.... Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Ramada by Wyndham (US) to Expand in Spain with Two Upcoming Hotel Openings Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with 9,300 hotels across 90 countries, today announced the expansion of its Ramada by Wyndham brand in Spain with the upcoming openings of Ramada by Wyndham Madrid Tres Canto... Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Duck Donuts (US) to Open First Puerto Rico Location Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made To Order! donuts, announced the grand opening of its first Puerto Rico franchise location is set for Wednesday, June 24, at 9 a.m. ... Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Pure Gym (US) Reveals Trial of Global Franchise Model Budget operator, Pure Gym, has revealed it's trialling a franchise offering to grow the brand globally.... Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Chem-Dry (US) Master Franchise Owners Expand into Cyprus The world's largest carpet cleaning franchise expands into Cyprus.... Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT CycleBar (US) Signs Master Franchise Agreement for Australia CycleBar Landing in Australia with National Master Franchise Agreement World's Largest Indoor-Cycling Brand Brings 45 Studios to Australia.... Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Refranchising: A Strategy for International Growth Many franchisors have recently undertaken refranchising programs across national boundaries as a means to grow their businesses, enhance shareholder value, and rationalize their international assets.... Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Gloria Jean's Coffee (AU) Returning to Hungary With 10 New Stores Planned The Gloria Jean's Coffee brand has said it is returning to Hungary with plans for 10 new stores in the next five years.... Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (US) Elevates Presence in Japan Becomes first global hotel company to establish a presence in Awashima and Nagaizumi, both emerging destinations for local and international travelers.... Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT F45 Training (Australia) Selects Glofox for International Franchise Expansion Glofox's international payments and franchise management capabilities will allow F45 Training to accelerate the ramp-up of its new studios across the globe.... Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Gold's Gym (US) Launches Small-Box Concept to Drive Global Expansion Gold's Gym is battling to get out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by innovating its business model and going after a wider market.... Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT John Mattone Launches ILEC and Plans Internatioanal Expansion in 2021 John Mattone, the worlds top executive coach, has recently announced the launch of a new revolutionary leadership and development franchise, Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching-Pioneered by John Mattone (ILEC).... Thu, 11 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT French Laduree Setting up Its First Confectionery in Kazakhstan French LadurEe confectionery boutique chain is opening its first confectionery in Kazakhstan.... Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Brands Expand Their Footprints Abroad A number of brands have added to their portfolios abroad with hotels that are expected to open next year and beyond. ... Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Sixt (Germany) Begins New Partnership in Saudi Arabia The partnership everages Sixt's experience in mobility for more than 100 years and Samara's more than 30 years of mobility service experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.... Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT MEITO (Germany) Announces Strong Expansion Plans in GCC Countries MEITO unveils aggressive expansion plans for its concept in the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, KSA and Bahrain.... Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Popeyes (US) Enters China Market in Spite of Virus The Cajun-inspired fast food company, which said last year it planned to open 1,500 restaurants in China over the next decade, open its first outlet in the financial hub of Shanghai on Friday.... Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Dave's Hot Chicken (US) Signs First International Deal Dave's Hot Chicken, the Los Angeles-based street food sensation turned breakthrough fast-casual brand, announced today it has inked a franchise agreement with Obelysk Foods Ltd., led by John Bitove, founder of the NBA Toronto Raptors, to open up 30 l... Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Paris Baguette (US) Targeting Canada Paris Baguette, which has nearly 85 corporate and franchise bakery-cafes in the U.S. and more than 3,500 internationally, is hoping to expand into Toronto. ... Tue, 02 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Little Kitchen Academy (Canada) Announces Global Expansion Plans Little Kitchen Academy (LKA), the first-of-its-kind, Montessori-inspired cooking academy for children ages three through teen, today announced global expansion plans with intent to open first U.S. location in Los Angeles. ... Tue, 02 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Starbucks (US) Reopens in Italy Italians will be able to grab a cup of their favorite Starbucks coffee again after the group said on Monday it would reopen its Italian cafes, with the exception of its flagship location in central Milan.... Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT 7-Eleven (US) to Open Convenience Store Chain in Cambodia The 7-Eleven convenience store chain is set to enter the Cambodian market next year.... Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Galeries Lafayette's Eataly Franchise Offers Meals to Paris Hospital Eataly Paris Marais and its teams want to contribute to the wave of national solidarity," said the French department store.... Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT What Small Businesses Need to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis As local and state governments issue shelter-in-place orders, asking residents to remain home for all but essential errands, businesses - especially small local businesses - across the U.S. are facing difficult decisions.... Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Workout Anytime (US) Continues International Expansion Workout Anytime, a 24/7 fitness concept, has signed a deal with Honduras-based Lady Lee Corp. to expand into 5 countries in Central America and the Dominican Republic.... Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Snap Fitness (US) Announces Major Expansion in Japan Global Franchisor Lift Brands has announced a partnership with Global Fitness Japan Co., Ltd. to expand its Snap Fitness brand into Japan, growing the remit of its APAC operations.... Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT 'Going Global': Top Tips When Taking Your Business International International trade is on the rise, with more businesses looking to take advantage of the benefits of overseas markets by franchising their business - like less saturation and the opportunity for reduced manufacturing costs.... Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT La Quinta by Wyndham (US) Comes to New Zealand Wyndham Hotels & Resorts recently announced La Quinta by Wyndham's inaugural launch into the South East Asia and Pacific Rim (SEAPR) region with the signing of two new hotels in New Zealand.... Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Gloria Jean's Coffees (Australia) to Open First Location in Glasgow Gloria Jean's is coming to Glasgow with the Australian coffee franchise set to open its first Scottish store in our city.... Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Why Hotel Bigwigs Are Ambitiously Expanding Into Africa's Hospitality Sector Hilton, Accor, Aleph, Marriott, Radisson and a bunch of million-dollar others. ... Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Marucci Sports (US) Looks to International Growth Kurt Ainsworth remembers running a baseball batting cage business that gave youth lessons during the day, then moonlighting to help build baseball bat maker Marucci Bat Co. in its early years. ... Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Franchising is One of the Fastest-Growing Sectors in Mexico The franchising sector in Mexico could grow up to 8% during 2020, as it is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country. ... Mon, 16 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT JFC (Philippines) to Develop Tim Ho Wan Restaurant Franchise in China Unfazed by the China-epicentered coronavirus pandemic, fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is moving forward with its expansion plan for the Tim Ho Wan (THW) restaurant franchise in mainland China, beginning with the opening of the first resta... Mon, 16 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Burger King (US) India Plans to Open 700 Stores in India by 2025 Burger King India plans to open 700 stores in India by 2025, and will look to have a total of 325 stores in the country by December, said Rajeev Varman, the chief executive officer of the company.... Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Oyo Hotels and Homes (India) is Now in Oman Oyo Hotels and Homes, the world's fastest growing hotel chain company is now in Oman. ... Thu, 12 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Bonchon Chicken (South Korea) in Thailand Planning Expansion Thai-headquartered Minor International has bought an effective 70-per-cent stake in the master-franchise rights holder of Bonchon chicken in Thailand.... Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT easyHotel (UK) Plans European Expansion with 11m Pounds Share Funding A hotel franchise has announced that it is aiming to raise £11m for its brand growth and international roll-out.... Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT FirstLight Home Care (US) Announces International Expansion to Canada Leading non-medical home care company expands across North America to deliver quality personal and companion care services... Tue, 03 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Workout Anytime (US) Signs First International Franchise Agreement The Honduras-based Lady Lee Corporation will act as the fitness brand's Master Franchisee in Belize, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama.... Tue, 03 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Hyatt (US) Announces Plans for a Grand Hyatt Branded Hotel in Makkah The 756-room property will mark the first hotel under the Grand Hyatt brand in the Holy City of Makkah.... Mon, 02 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Number of Franchises in S. Korea Steadily Increasing, Says FTC Fried chicken restaurants comprised majority of franchises, but also had highest closure rate.... Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (US) Begins Franchise Operations in Canada Toronto-based, luxury residential real estate-focused firm will soon operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Living Realty... Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT Franchise Asia Philippines 2020 to Tackle Industry 4.0 As the world faces disruptions brought about by rapid technological advances, the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) stages Franchise Asia Philippines (FAPHL) 2020 with the theme Franchising on FIRe (with the latter being the acronym of fourth in... Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Fitness First Middle East to Open 10 Clubs in GCC Expansion Drive Fitness First Middle East has announced plans to open ten clubs across the GCC in 2020.... Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT YogaSix (US) Continues National and International Expansion YogaSix, the modern boutique yoga franchise, announced today that it has signed over 400 franchise agreements.... Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Marriott International Announces Record Growth in the Caribbean, Latin America In 2019, the company signed a record 10,000 rooms, across 15 brands and 17 countries and territories in the region, including nearly 600 rooms from the acquisition of Elegant Hotels Group.... Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Ikea (Sweden) Gets Ready to Open NZ Stores in Chch, Auckland, Wellington International homeware giant Ikea will open three physical and digital customer "meeting points" across the country as the retailer prepares to open one of its first NZ stores in Christchurch.... Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT How International Brands Can Gain U.S. Success Restaurants should start by focusing on consistency.... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Enterprise Holdings (US) to Franchise in Oman Enterprise Holdings has arrived in Oman.... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Radisson Hotel Group (US) Expands Further in Riyadh Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of Radisson Riyadh Airport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.... Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT KFC (US) Now Open for Franchising in the Philippines After more than five decades of presence in the Philippines, American fast food restaurant chain KFC is opening opportunities to local investors to franchise the world-famous fried chicken.... Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Global Franchise Operators Eye Thai Growth Franchise brands from the US, France and China are eyeing opportunities in Thailand which has become a strong drawcard for offshore companies, according to consultants. ... Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Tapestry Collection by Hilton (US) Signs Two Properties in Asia Pacific Hilton marked the launch of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand in Asia Pacific with the signing of development agreements to open two new hotels in Taipei and Christchurch - Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and The Modern Ch... Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Deka Lash (US) Expands to Canada Just three short years from launching their franchise concept in the United States, Deka Lash announced today their expansion internationally into Canada.... Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (US) Introduces La Quinta to Europe Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with over 9,200 hotels and 20 brands in more than 80 countries, today announced the debut of its La Quinta by Wyndham flag in Europe.... Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Eggspectation (US) Announces the Opening of Three Franchises in Egypt, Pakistan Eggspectation has announced the opening of two new franchise locations in Egypt in 2020: Alamaen City-Alexandra and New Cairo Capital-Art City Cairo.... Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Babyballet (UK) Signs Master Franchise Agreement for New Zealand A pre-school ballet franchise founded in West Yorkshire has appointed its first ever master franchisee for New Zealand.... Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT Club Pilates (US) Signs Master Franchise Agreement in Singapore Xponential Fitness Expanding into Southeast Asia.... Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT