Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.
Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014
Grand Parade, the company responsible for bringing Burger King to SA‚ said it bought a further 32.9% stake in Mac Brothers for R42,79 million‚ to achieve cost efficiencies and gain greater access to the African markets.
20 May 2014
Zimbabwe is planning a second auction of its Marange diamonds next February‚ buoyed by the interest in and sale of more than 279‚000 carats of diamonds in Antwerp‚ Belgium. The sale raked in US$10.7m.
Ray Ndlovu 24 Dec 2013
Shoprite Holdings‚ Africa's biggest retail group‚ reported that its turnover had increased by 10.2% in the three months to September.
29 Oct 2013
Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.
29 Oct 2013
After two major acquisitions in international cognac and whisky brands‚ Stellenbosch-based liquor group Distell will now be prioritising the global growth of its highly-profitable cider brands.
Marc Hasenfuss 18 Oct 2013
The purchase of feminine hygiene brand Lil-Lets Group by Brait company Premier Foods is part of a broader strategy to expand Premier across other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) categories according to Brait director Sean Dougherty.
Nick Hedley 14 Oct 2013
In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.
Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013
Unilever Global says Africa is its next growth market and has rolled out what it calls a sustainable living plan to the continent.
21 Jun 2013
Famous Brands has reported that its franchise sales increased 16.8% in the March to May quarter with a 16% improvement in South Africa and a 27.2% improvement in the rest of Africa region.
19 Jun 2013
Expansion into Africa by the world's biggest law firms gathered steam on Monday (3 June) with the official tie-up between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski to form Norton Rose Fulbright.
4 Jun 2013
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.
3 Jun 2013
Growing affluence in emerging markets is good news for manufacturers of gas-guzzling vehicles.
11 Mar 2013
Franchise restaurant group Spur Corporation last week reported diluted headline earnings per share of 89.91c for the six months ended December‚ up 35.3% from the previous period.
11 Mar 2013