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Franchise whiz hit by arsonists for second time

Julie Power For the second time, one of Domino's most successful young franchisees has been attacked by arsonists.

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Coffee Club on the boil with fresh grounds

Paying for your coffee just got easier.

Jonathan Swan Less than a year after selling a licence to an Egyptian franchisee, The Coffee Club opened its first cafe on Egypt's north coast.

Domino's defies 'Scandinavian labour costs'

Domino's Pizza

Despite complaining about ‘‘Scandinavian labour costs’’, pizza chain Domino’s profit rose 20 per cent, sparking a rally in its shares.

FRANCHISING

Double-shot espresso for coffee shop group

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Vince Chadwick Australia's largest coffee chain aims to open a new store every fortnight for the next five years.

Retail Food Group posts 11% profit rise

Food franchisor Retail Food Group has posted a 10.6 per cent rise in annual net profit, and says its cash flow in the current year will be strong.

Boost Juice sells majority stake for $65m

Janine Allis, founder of Boost Juice.

Eli Greenblat US-based private equity firm pays roughly $65 million to purchase controlling stake in Boost Juice.

FRANCHISING

Bucking the trend: franchises going strong in tough times

Boost Juice is one of Australia's best-known franchises.

Tony Kaye It’s tough times for many in the general economy, but more and more Australians are leaving their jobs and buying into franchises that give them the chance to be their own boss.

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Brewing up a success story

Making customers feel at home is a potent ingredient for an award-winning franchise.

Greenwash won't work in this franchise

Jim Cornish

David Wilson During the global financial crisis while other businesses cut back, the car-wash franchise Ecowash Mobile splashed out.

TECH

Domino's has its digitals in the pie

Domino's pizza is taking advantage of customers' growing use of mobile devices.

Eli Greenblat Domino's Pizza wants to harness greater productivity and fatter margins gained from customers' growing use of mobile devices.

Red Rooster joins franchise pay scheme

Red Rooster.

Fast food chain Red Rooster has signed up to a national audit to ensure its franchise store workers are not being underpaid.

Retail Food to buy Pizza Capers

Retail Food Group, the company behind brands such as Brumby's Bakeries, Donut King, and Michel's, is to add the Pizza Capers chain to its stable.

Pizza maker offers 1000 new jobs

Pizza

It's not only the mining boom that's creating jobs - there's also plenty of work to be had in the pizza sector.

Domino's expansion moves afoot

Eli Greenblat Take-away business Domino's Pizza has committed to ramping up its franchise footprint across Australia and New Zealand over the next 12 months.

Coffee giant embroiled in bitter battle over beans

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Ruth Pollard THE coffee giant Gloria Jean's is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit that threatens to lift the lid on one of the most secretive companies in Australia.