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09.03.2006

Fressnapf: new managing director for international expansion

"Fressnapf", the franchise system selling pet food and accessories, has created a new position in its company in order to push forward its expansion abroad. In the future, this franchise business is aiming to launch its system on two new markets in Europe each year. To achieve this, the company has taken on Patrick Hansel who shall be responsibl... » Read more


08.03.2006

MagicTan: 35 new franchisees by the end of 2006

The MagicTan tanning studio system is aiming to have found 30 new franchisees in Germany and five in Austria by the end of this year. The company has announced that several new branches opened for business last quarter in Germany as well as the system’s first Austrian branch in Vienna. Over the next few years, it is planning to find 50 to 100 ne... » Read more


06.03.2006

Häagen-Dazs: soon to open 30th franchise shop

Häagen-Dazs, the ice-cream specialist, is continuing to expand through its franchise concepts. According to a report on cafeFuture.net, the company succeeded in increasing the number of outlets in Germany to 24 last year. One of the company’s goal is for the 30th German branch to have opened its doors to the public by the end of 2006. Häagen... » Read more


05.03.2006

ENGEL & VÖLKERS expands in Spanish cities

Having opened its first shops in Barcelona and Madrid, Engel Völkers has begun its move to expand into large Spanish cities. More offices are due to follow soon: two more in Barcelona as well as a further three in Madrid. By setting up these offices, this franchise company is looking to attract both local customers and foreigners looking for th... » Read more


02.03.2006

H&M plans franchise branches in the Middle East

The Swedish clothes chain, Hennes Mauritz, is looking to continue the expansion of its system. According to a report from the ddp agency, it is also intending to open up franchise branches in the Middle East, for example in Kuwait or Dubai. Besides this, the company is hoping to increase sales through more online and mail-order business. This m... » Read more


01.03.2006

Paketeria to grant franchise licences throughout Germany

The Berlin-based parcel shop chain, Paketeria, is looking to expand its system throughout Germany by using franchising. A licence was granted for Braunschweig in January and further franchise partners should be following soon. According to the company, which was founded in 2003, its turnover increased considerably last year. Paketeria shops,... » Read more


26.02.2006

Engel & Völkers looking to further expand in Asia and the USA

Last year, with a turnover of €82.5m, the equivalent of a 66% increase, the real estate business, Engel Völkers, enjoyed the most successful year in its company history. The company announced that, in 2005, its brokerage turnover from its residential properties rose by 64.7 % to €53.2m and for its commercial real estate by 81.5 % to €24.5m. Sal... » Read more


25.02.2006

Fressnapf: continuous strong growth through franchising

The Fressnapf Group, which claims to be Europe’s market leader for pet food and accessories, is to continue to expand its system at the same fast rate as in the past. In 2005, Fressnapf enjoyed a 13.1% increase in Europe-wide sales achieving an overall turnover of €733m. According to Fressnapf, the reason for this increase can be put down t... » Read more


17.02.2006

Curves looking for franchise partners for 1,200 fitness clubs

The CFW Group, a subsidiary of the world’s largest fitness club franchisor Curves International, opened up its second German club in Rosenheim on 13th February and a further branch is due to start business in March. According to the company, it is planning to open up around 1,200 new clubs across Germany over the next five years. Germany’s fi... » Read more


16.02.2006

START Exhibition in Bremen putting the spotlight on franchising

The organisers of the next START Exhibition in Bremen, which is due to take place on 5th and 6th May, are hoping to copy the success of last year’s fair. More than 2,600 visitors went to the exhibition in 2005 to learn more about business start-ups. The START Exhibition sees itself as being a platform for people looking to set up their busin... » Read more


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