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Chatime on target with growth plan as recruitment process adapts to Covid times

10/11/2020

Chatime is on target to open its expected 10 tea breweries in 2020. The business has been adapting its franchise recruitment to Covid-19 times, keeping its growth goal in clear sight.

Poolwerx opens 11 stores in 11 months

10/11/2020

Poolwerx opens 11 stores in 11 months, with conversions and new outlets in the mix. The openings are evidence, says founder and CEO John O’Brien, of the demand for home services. The

Quest Apartment Hotels doubles-up on openings

09/11/2020

Quest Apartment Hotels is opening two locations today, one of which marks the network’s first foray into the Victorian town of Wangaratta. Quest chief operating officer David Mansfield said “We are very proud to

Carpet Court links to Qantas Frequent Flyer program

09/11/2020

Carpet Court has linked with Qantas Frequent Flyer and Qantas Business Rewards to allow customers to earn Qantas Points when they purchase carpet, flooring or rugs from any physical store, or online. The

Zarraffa’s Coffee founder unveils smokehouse concept

06/11/2020

Sugar Creek Smokehouse is the latest venture from Zarraffa’s Coffee founder, Kenton Campbell. The restaurant is Campbell’s first move into the dining sector and will deliver an ‘Aus-Tex’ menu, smoking

Australia Post chief resigns amid $20,000 watch controversy

04/11/2020

Australia Post CEO Christina Holgate has resigned with immediate effect, following her controversial decision to hand out Cartier watches as a sales bonus. Holgate has revealed she will not be seeking

Two more Zarraffa’s drive-thru stores add to coffee franchise footprint

04/11/2020

The opening of two new outlets within a month boosts coffee chain Zarraffa’s drive-thru presence on the eastern seaboard. New franchisees have just opened the doors to the Tamworth outlet, and

Motto Motto signs first franchisees

03/11/2020

Japanese QSR brand Motto Motto signs first franchisees who will take on the Westfield Carindale outlet. Four young entrepreneurs Frank Jiang, Linda Zhang, Jason Yan and Brandon Choi are the new

Profits drop for 50 per cent of businesses: new research

02/11/2020

Profits have dropped for 50 per cent of businesses this year while 55 per cent have made serious cuts to their expenses. The findings come from a survey of an independent

Steinhoff former boss fined US$9.9m for insider trading

02/11/2020

Former Steinhoff International Holdings chief executive Marcus Jooste has been fined more than US$9.9 million after the South African financial authority found he had warned several shareholders about the business’