News and interviews on Franz Madlener including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Wednesday, 05 January 2011
Villa & Hut founder Franz Madlener has finally managed to rescue his beloved retail chain from the wreckage of collapsed franchisor Allied Brands.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Villa & Hut founder Franz Madlener will pay a high price – personal bankruptcy – for some silly mistakes.
Franz Madlener says he is almost certain to be declared personally bankrupt, with more than 12 landlords, suppliers and finance companies chasing amounts that Madlener personally guaranteed.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
After losing Baskin-Robbins and seeing Cookie Man go into liquidation, Allied’s chief executive says the company had little room to move
Friday, 22 October 2010
Two key Allied Brands subsidiaries placed into receivership after the US owner of the Baskin Robbins brand terminated Allied’s Australian master franchise agreement.
Monday, 26 July 2010
Franz Madlener is trying to buy his company back from Allied Brands, which shocked the market by announcing its second profit warning in six months last week.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates want billionaires to give away half their wealth. But will the idea really work?
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Allied Brands announces a profit downgrade and the resignation of chief executive Shane Rodbone following a strategic review of the business.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Franz Madlener from Villa & Hut shares his tips on how to give people what they need.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Yes, there’ll be higher electricity prices under an emissions trading scheme. But does business really want to keep delaying action on climate change?
Wednesday, 04 November 2009
Allied Brands announces new deal to add 14 stores to its caf
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
From cashflow problems to an attack from a competitor, many start ups have a near-death story to tell.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
The Smart50 are getting benefits from social networking. Here are 10 ways they are using it.
Tuesday, 08 September 2009
It's been a big year for home wares franchise Villa & Hut and its founder Franz Madlener. In June, listed brands management company Allied Brands bought the chain for $1 million, and assumed $1.8 million of the company's debt.
Tuesday, 09 June 2009
Founder Franz Madlener explains why he sold his business and the challenges he faced taking it from a small to medium sized business.
Tuesday, 02 June 2009
Allied Brands adds eco-friendly homewares company Villa & Hut to their growing stable.
Wednesday, 04 March 2009
Tuesday, 03 March 2009
Villa and Hut is a business built on reconciling two not entirely consistent consumer habits; the feeling they should buy ethically made furnishings, but not wanting to pay more to do so.
Friday, 11 January 2008
Retailers grapple with plastic bag ban plan