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Indonesia Franchise Business Matching Highlights

Aug 17, 2017  | 

  On August 10 – 11, 2017, VF Franchise Consulting organized and held an International Business Matching event for select VF clients. The event was held at Le Meridien Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. Jakarta is the

Gong Cha Singapore bubbling back

Aug 10, 2017  | 

Former Mr. Bean co-founder/MD Kang Puay Seng will lead the return of bubble-tea brand Gong Cha Singapore. He is chief executive of Gong Cha (Singapore), which Royal Tea Taiwan has appointed as a new master franchisee.

Magnum Pleasure Store Singapore introduces coffee

Aug 9, 2017  | 

A flagship for Magnum Pleasure Store Singapore has opened in Ion Orchard, offering Magnum coffee for the first time in Asia. Its design features special art installations such as the Singapore skyline made out of Magnum

Vincom Retail plans share float

Aug 7, 2017  | 

Vietnamese mall operator Vincom Retail is planning a $600 million IPO, which would make it the country’s biggest share sale in the private sector. Bloomberg reports that the subsidiary of VinGroup plans to sell existing shares

Zen Corporation seeks expansion via franchising

Aug 7, 2017  | 

Restaurant company Zen Corporation Group seeks to take its AKA yakiniku chain into Southeast Asia through franchising. “We believe the expansion will help us expand our reach to more consumers in Thailand and the region, serving

Fast Retailing Indonesia taking Uniqlo to East Java

Aug 4, 2017  | 

Fast Retailing Indonesia is reaching out to new markets with the impending opening of two Uniqlo fashion stores in Surabaya, East Java. The Japanese retail giant’s expansion to the provincial capital adds to the 11 Uniqlo

4Fingers eyes expansion in Malaysia

Aug 4, 2017  | 

Singaporean fast-casual restaurant chain 4Fingers plans to open 20 outlets in Malaysia over the next four to five years. With its fourth store in Malaysia just opened in Berjaya Times Square, the company’s expansion plans also

More Inditex brands headed for Vietnam

Aug 4, 2017  | 

Spanish fashion giant Inditex plans to launch two more of its brands into Vietnam following the successful launch of Zara last September. The additional brands are Pull&Bear and Stradivarius. The two new stores set to be

Starbucks Vietnam expands to third city

Jul 27, 2017  | 

Starbucks Vietnam has opened its first store in Hai Phong, marking its expansion into a third city. The store is located at 15A Tran Phu Street, described as a vibrant district in this port city. Starbucks

McDonald’s Malaysia aiming for 450 restaurants

Jul 10, 2017  | 

There are now 262 restaurants in the network, with 12,000 employees serving 160 million customers annually. These include more than 150 drive-through restaurants, 200 “24-hour” restaurants, more than 90 restaurants with delivery services and more than