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'I will lose everything': Granite Transformations franchisees struggle
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'I will lose everything': Granite Transformations franchisees struggle

Benchtop franchise backed by Block star Shaynna Blaze accused of bullying franchisees and supplying poor quality products.

  • by Cara Waters

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'Empty promises': Max Brenner sale falls through
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'Empty promises': Max Brenner sale falls through

The sale of chocolate chain Max Brenner to investment firm Tozer & Co will not go ahead, according to liquidators BDO.

  • by Cara Waters
'The three-legged stool': McDonald's recipe for franchise success
Food

'The three-legged stool': McDonald's recipe for franchise success

McDonald's Australia boss Andrew Gregory has been "shocked" by some of the evidence that has emerged at a parliamentary inquiry into the scandal-plagued franchise industry.

  • by Cara Waters
'Business as usual': 7-Eleven defends witness settlements
Managing

'Business as usual': 7-Eleven defends witness settlements

The convenience chain settled with key witnesses a day before they were contacted by the Senate inquiry into franchising.

  • by Cara Waters
'They will be like headless chooks': 7-Eleven to face inquiry over bribery claims
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'They will be like headless chooks': 7-Eleven to face inquiry over bribery claims

The convenience store giant will have to respond to allegations 7-Eleven bought witnesses.

  • by Cara Waters
'We could have done better' - Retail Food Group admits mistakes
Retail Food Group

'We could have done better' - Retail Food Group admits mistakes

Embattled company put onus on franchisees to do their due diligence.

  • by Cara Waters
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RFG's bankers circle as group records massive loss
Retail Food Group

RFG's bankers circle as group records massive loss

The troubled owner of the Gloria Jeans and Donut King chains has been given a little over a year to get its balance sheet in order by its bankers.

  • by Sarah Danckert
'It's a scary situation': 7-Eleven store owner begs to be allowed to close at night
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Crime

'It's a scary situation': 7-Eleven store owner begs to be allowed to close at night

Police recommended Paresh Davaria close his store at night after two attempted armed robberies, but 7-Eleven has rejected his request.

  • by Cara Waters
'Hell on earth': Back in Motion physio franchisees 'bullied and trapped'
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Franchising

'Hell on earth': Back in Motion physio franchisees 'bullied and trapped'

Peter Bain was the chief financial officer of the Back In Motion Health Group for over two years. It didn't take long for him to realise something was wrong.

  • by Cara Waters
Dr Dough Donuts won't franchise any time soon
Entrepreneur

Dr Dough Donuts won't franchise any time soon

The small doughnut shop has turned down seductive offers to franchise.

  • by Tim Boyd
'All is good': Footy star backs troubled Croc's Playcentres franchise
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'All is good': Footy star backs troubled Croc's Playcentres franchise

Former AFL star Glenn Archer has come out in defence of Croc's Playcentres.

  • by Cara Waters