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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Retail Food Group takes La Porchetta deal off the table

Retail Food Group (RFG) has announced its deal to acquire 70 La Porchetta restaurants has been terminated. by Eloise Keating

Clean up your act: Court finds collapsed cleaning franchise acted unconscionably, former director fined more than $53,000

The Federal Court has ruled a collapsed Melbourne cleaning franchise engaged in unconscionable conduct and breached the Franchising Code of Conduct. by Eloise Keating

Billson unveils updated Franchising Code of Conduct he says will save the sector $8.6 million a year

More than $8.6 million in administration costs will be eliminated each year as a result of the federal government’s updated Franchising Code of Conduct, says Small Business Minister Bruce Billson. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

New Franchising Code available just eight weeks prior to commencement

The new Franchising Code of Conduct, due to commence on January 1 next year, is now publicly available but has not yet been formally announced by Small Business Minister Bruce Billson. by Jason Gehrke

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Noodle Box satisfies Middle Eastern appetite as expansion plans continues

Victorian-based noodle franchise Noodle Box is enjoying the Middle Eastern appetite for its Asian street food, as its global expansion plans progress to the next stage. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Transition arrangements ease Franchising Code start – what you need to know

The final details of the new Franchising Code of Conduct are still to be released to the franchise sector, but disclosure documents due on October 31 will remain valid until the same date next year. by Jason Gehrke

Friday, 24 October 2014

Michel’s Patisserie franchisees protest rising store costs

Retail Food Group has reached out to its Michel Patisserie's franchisees after receiving an anonymous letter purportedly from a franchisee complaining that head office changes were driving customers away. by Kirsten Robb

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Pie Face quietly closes up New York shops

Australian fast food franchise Pie Face has quietly closed six of its seven stores in New York City. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Time running out for details of new Franchising Code

With only two-and-a-half months to go until the new code becomes law, the Australian franchise sector is still waiting for its final version to be released. by Jason Gehrke
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