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Ackon looking to expand in Germany

Ackon is a franchise system for real estate agents which has more than 30 years’ experience of the market in Canada. Having completed a successful test phase in Germany, Ackon is now looking to further expand its system there (currently 60 partners) and is on the look-out for more franchise partners. According to Ackon, it offers several diffe... » Read more


World Franchise Council meets in Tokyo

The World Franchise Council (WFC) held its first meeting of the year in Tokyo at the beginning of March. According to the German Franchise Association (DFV), Rolf Gerhard Kirst, one of its board members, travelled to the meeting where he took over as Chairman of the WFC for 2006. The WFC is the only global organisation for franchising and has 36... » Read more

14.04.2006 Internet portal now online on seven countries

Recently,’s international franchise portal network was extended to includeGermany, France, Spain, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. It originally began at the end of 2005 when it was initially launched in English. FranchiseKey is, therefore, now available in seven countries and in five languages. People looki... » Read more


Kumon franchise system opens up its first German satellite office

On 15th March 2006, Kumon opened up its first German-wide satellite office in the City of Frankfurt am Main. This means that Kumon Deutschland has now set up its first branch business for the Southern German regions in addition to its head office in Düsseldorf. The company, which provides after-school learning programmes to help children master ... » Read more


L’Oréal takes over The Body Shop franchise chain

The French cosmetics Group, L'Oréal, is looking to take over the British Body Shop chain for around 940 million euros. According to reports in the media, the founder of the Body Shop, Anita Roddick, and her husband shall receive approx. 117 million pounds for their shares. The first Body Shop was opened up in England over 30 years ago. Today the... » Read more


Restaurant Fair in Vienna with emphasis on franchising

The next edition of the Viennese "Alles für den Gast" exhibition is opening its doors to the public from 2nd to 5th April 2006. Special emphasis is being put on franchising this year with the motto, “Franchise – a new way to starting up your own business?, which is being linked to the "Coffee Experience" section. This area shall be presenting... » Read more


Save costs with Mil-tek refuse presses

Mil-tek is one of the leading Scandinavian producers of refuse presses which need little space and aim to save costs – especially for small and medium-sized businesses. The whole of the Mil-tek programme is based on the compressor air-powered system (pressing the waste together with compressed air). According to Mil-tek, the presses are sold in ... » Read more


Delikatessenladen: delicatessen goods via the Internet

The Delikatessenladen franchise concept is looking to work together with restaurants and hotels as well as with food shops, delicatessen shops, wine shops or bakeries which are interested in participating in retailing via the Internet. Such businesses are able to extend their range of services by setting up an online retail system as a Delikates... » Read more


Microsoft: 50,000 Internet kiosks in India through franchising

The software and IT giant, Microsoft, is looking to link up India’s rural regions and is aiming to achieve this through franchising. According to a report on Spiegel online, Microsoft boss, Bill Gates, has launched the project, "Saksham", whereby around 50,000 Internet kiosks are to be set up over the next few years in rural areas with the help ... » Read more


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

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