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Krispy Kreme to expand in the United Kingdom

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation has announced that it has signed a new development agreement with its franchisee in the United Kingdom, Krispy Kreme UK, Ltd., under which the franchisee has agreed to open an additional 35 locations in the UK over the next six years. “There is a lot of excitement and energy around the Krispy Kreme brand and ... » Read more


Backwerk franchise system launches in the UK

The German self-service chain of bakeries, Backwerk, has opened its first location in the United Kingdom. According to the franchise company, the new bakery, which is being run under the name baketake, opened its doors to the public in London’s Hammersmith at the end of May. There are currently over 290 Backwerk shops across Europe – in German... » Read more


Vom Fass franchise continues its international expansion

The "Vom Fass" franchise, a network of retail outlets selling liquid delicatessen products, has announced that four new shops have joined its international network. According to the information provided, the new stores are located in York (UK) and Dublin (Ireland) as well as in the US cities, New Orleans and St. Louis (Maplewood). Based in Ge... » Read more


Vom Fass plans further international growth

Vom Fass AG from Waldburg am Bodensee believes that its franchise network will continue to grow internationally this year. According to information provided by the company, it is planning to launch its system in countries such as Spain, Russia, Canada and Taiwan. The franchise currently has franchisees in 18 countries around the world. Last year... » Read more


Auntie Anne's® celebrates triple international milestone

Auntie Anne's® Pretzels, one of the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise chains, announced recently that it has hit a triple milestone with its first store opening in Mexico. The expansion into Mexico marks the 200th international store opening and brings the chain's worldwide presence to 20 countries. According to the informati... » Read more


Costa Coffee and Hilton join forces in the UK

According to a report published on the website,, Hilton is to offer Costa coffee in 60 of its UK hotels after agreeing a deal with Whitbread. The agreement has been signed for a period of two years and the Costa coffee will initially be available in Hilton hotels in the London region before being extended to other areas. ... » Read more


My Little Wrapper franchise proving to be a success

Launched in March last year, My Little Wrapper is, the company says, a simple business whereby company-developed software is used to create personalised wrappers that are then wrapped around chocolate bars - which are also provided by the franchise system. According to the information provided, My Little Wrapper has broken all records: over 3... » Read more


Costa Coffee looking to further expand in China and Russia

According to a report published on the website,, the Costa Coffee franchise chain is looking to focus its global expansion plans on Russia and China. The information reveals that the company is planning to open up 600 new units in China over the next five years. A pilot business was set up in Moscow just under a year ago and ther... » Read more


Cold Stone Creamery on the look-out for German master franchisees

The American Cold Stone Creamery franchise, which offers a range of ice-cream, cake and smoothies, is looking to get a foothold on the German market. According to a report published on the online portal,, the company is currently looking for partner businesses with experience of the restaurant or retail sector, to act as master fr... » Read more


Riverford Organic Vegetables looking to expand

Riverford Organic Vegetables, a franchise system offering veg box schemes, announced recently that it was looking for new franchisees to further expand its network across the UK. Despite the current credit crunch, the network is doing well, the company says, with a 10 percent growth in turnover compared to September 2007. According to the inf... » Read more

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