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Resilient franchise sector optimistic, latest survey reveals

28/10/2020

A national survey of franchise businesses has shown 64 per cent of respondents are optimistic about business conditions in the next six months following improved trading during the September quarter,

Accor’s premium hotel brand adds three more properties

28/10/2020

Three new The Sebel hotels are set to open in Australia and New Zealand within the next 12 months, giving Accor’s premium hotel brand a total of 35 properties in the Pacific.

Chemist Warehouse opens first European store

27/10/2020

Australian pharmacy chain Chemist Warehouse has unveiled its first European store, opening an outlet in Blanchardstown, Ireland. Mario Tascone, the group’s director, said “We are thrilled to open the doors

CouriersPlease COO returns after three-year absence

26/10/2020

A familiar face takes up residence on the CouriersPlease executive team as Phil Reid slips back into the chief operating officer role after a three-year absence. In the last three years,

The Yiros Shop signs first franchisee to its Greek-street food chain

26/10/2020

The Yiros Shop has signed its first franchise with a store opening date set for December 2020.  Inaugural franchisee Atul Sakhiya will open his outlet at Jindalee, south-west of the Brisbane

Swimming legend Sam Riley joins Top 30 Franchise Executive judging panel

21/10/2020

Swimming legend, business owner and franchisee Sam Riley is joining the Top 30 Franchise Executives 2021 judging panel. Riley notched up an impressive roll call of medals in the 1990s across the Olympics,

Battery World appoints new GM

21/10/2020

Battery World has a new GM. Johnny Kennedy brings more than 26 years of experience in the battery industry, previously managing sales teams for Lion Batteries, Federal Batteries and Century Yuasa Batteries. He has

Miniso creditors vote to save Aussie chain

21/10/2020

Creditors of Miniso’s Australian business have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a proposed Deed of Company Arrangement, which will see 30 of its 32 stores across Australia remain open and

The HR Dept licenses Aussie operation to WA franchisee

19/10/2020

UK-based The HR Dept has licensed its Australian operation to HR Franchise Group Pty Ltd trading as HR Dept Australia. Pia Engstrom takes on the role of managing director and will head

Melbourne re-opens as first set of lockdown restrictions eased

19/10/2020

Melbourne re-opens, a little at least, as Premier Daniel Andrews announced the easing of some restrictions. From midnight last night hairdressers were able to open their doors, and outdoor home