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Jasper's shortlisted for top franchise award

Jasper’s Catering franchise has announced that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards for the HSBC Franchisee Support Award. According to the information provided, these awards highlight the outstanding business acumen, passion and achievement of franchise businesses across the UK. Jasper’s nomination for the a... » Read more


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


Water Cooler World welcomes its first franchisees

The Water Cooler World franchise has announced that it has signed franchise agreements with new franchisees who will be operating in the Redditch and Nottingham areas. “We are delighted to welcome them on board,” said Managing Director Mike Webb. “We only launched the franchise operation last October and have been overwhelmed by the response. ... » Read more


Baskin-Robbins appoints new Vice President of Marketing

The Baskin-Robbins franchise recently announced that it has appointed Brian O’Mara as Vice President of Marketing USA. With more than twenty-five years of marketing experience, including twenty years with McDonald’s, Mr. O’Mara brings, the company says, extensive knowledge of marketing, product development and the quick service restaurant indust... » Read more


Ringtons looking to expand across the country

Founded in 1907 by Samuel Smith, Ringtons is, it says, the only company in the world to deliver tea, coffee and biscuits door-to-door. With over 103 years of business expertise, the company is planning to set up a franchise network across the UK. According to information provided by the company, it currently has around 200 vans making door-to... » 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


Krispy Kreme franchisee opens first store in Shanghai, China

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation has announced that its long-time franchise partner, KKD Lotte Holdings Company, Ltd., has opened the first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in Shanghai, China. Shanghai is the largest city in China, and the new shop is located at the In-Point Shopping Mall on the vibrant Wu-Jiang pedestrian walkway. KKD Lotte also is ... » Read more


Krispy Kreme launches in Turkey

The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced last month that its franchisee, Almana Yiyecek Ve Icecek San. Ve. Tic, Ltd, STI (part of the Almana Group), has opened the first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in Turkey. According to the information provided, the new shop is located in the city of Istanbul on the popular Bagdat Avenue known for its st... » Read more


Vom Fass with new franchisees in Italy and Singapore

The Vom Fass franchise, which is based in the German city of Waldburg, has welcomed two new franchisees in Italy and Singapore to its network further extending its international presence. According to information published on the company’s website, franchisee Andrea Porrini has opened a Vom Fass business in Legnano and Stefan Kromat in Singapore... » 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


Costa opens its third Training Academy in Newbury

Costa announced last month that it has invested over £150,000 on a third Training Academy in response to the rapid growth of its global business over the last two years. The new facility, which opened in Newbury on 8th April 2009, is to support Costa's existing Training Academies in London and Leeds where its baristas are coached in the art of c... » 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

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