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Viva Leisure reticent on Plus Fitness franchisees’ claim new clause compromises territorial exclusivity

25/05/2021

Viva Leisure remains tight-lipped on Plus Fitness franchisees’ claims that a new clause in the franchise agreement leaves existing franchise operators vulnerable to competitors. The franchisees are reportedly concerned competitor

Food franchisor ST Group launches new concept

24/05/2021

Food franchisor ST Group is set to launch four brands in one location, with one franchisee at the helm. This is a brand new concept that will sit in the upcoming retail space

New October dates for Brisbane franchising expo 2021

24/05/2021

The Brisbane Franchising & Business Opportunities expo is switching the upcoming mid-June dates to early October, a sign there is still a way to go in business confidence. Fiona Stacey, exhibition  manager

Jump Swim’s former franchisor fined $23m for misleading behaviour

20/05/2021

Jump Swim’s founding franchisor Jump Loops Pty Ltd, which is in liquidation, has been penalised $23 million for making false or misleading representations and wrongly accepting payments from franchisees. Ian Campbell,

Accor, NRL sign three-year deal and hotel chain reveals plans for Melbourne

19/05/2021

Hotel chain Accor has signed a three-year deal with the NRL and will provide accommodation for the athletes of the footy code. Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath said the partnership between

BIG4 Holiday Parks appoints new CEO

19/05/2021

Holiday park chain BIG4 has appointed Sean Jenner as its new CEO. Jenner’s experience in senior executive roles with global brands including Nike, Virgin and Starbucks makes him a good fit for

Workspace business IWG introduces Spaces OpenDesk

19/05/2021

Workspace business IWG plans to open four Spaces-branded office locations this year, with sites expected to be in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Mark Bhardwaj, IWG’s head of partnership growth –

Oz Franchise launches as consultancy service

18/05/2021

A specialist Australian franchise growth consultancy, Oz Franchise, has launched to help fledgling and established franchisors accelerate and exceed their growth objectives. Franchise strategy, sales, leasing, funding and executive training

TerryWhite Chemmart unveils new-look omnichannel pharmacy business

17/05/2021

TerryWhite Chemmart has unveiled a reimagining of its retail pharmacy experience, which will allow online script ordering, health service bookings, health alerts, reward points, and more traditional e-commerce offerings such

Tobacco Station Group hits 500 franchise stores

17/05/2021

Tobacco Station Group is celebrating a major milestone with the opening of its 500th franchised business. The retailer is showing no signs of slowing down, revealing plans to add another 25 to