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Franchising in South Africa is on the rise

2012 FNB Franchise and Leadership Summit Speakers

“Franchising in South Africa has grown steadily, especially in the fast-food industry, but franchises still face challenges when expanding to other African countries and globally”, says First National Bank (FNB).

The secret to Taste's rapid growth

Carlo Gonzaga - Taste Holdings

Not free sailing for Taste Holding's CEO Carlo Gonzaga, but huge success.

Franchisor and restaurant group Taste Holdings has managed to grow from one store to almost 600 in six years, its shares have gone up 120% in the past year, and this week it made headlines with its controversial Fish & Chips Co Zuma advertisement, which was banned from the SABC.

Dis-Chem founder and CEO shares his profound knowledge at FNB Summit

Ivan Saltzman - Dis-Chem CEO

The discount pharmacy chain plans to move into ecommerce

In 1978, with as little as R10 000 for capital investment, Ivan Saltzman and his wife Lynette opened their first discount pharmacy chain, in Mondeor, South of Johannesburg. After 31 years of hard work. Dis-Chem is now one of the most successful privately owned pharmacy retail groups in South Africa, with plans to enter the e-commerce sphere and expand its outlets.

The FNB Franchise Summit 28 November 2012 – You can’t afford to miss this!

Carlo Gonzaga - Taste Holdings

FNB has partnered with Franchising Plus to host the inaugural FNB Franchise Leadership Summit. For the first time, thought leaders from the industry will get together to discuss the burning issues in franchising, developing leadership in this sector and the latest trends and developments.

How Important Social Media Marketing is for Franchisors

Franchising and Social Media

By Natalie Velimahitopoulos - Franchising Plus Marketing Coordinator

Social media has taken the world by storm, people were shocked when President Obama joined Twitter to reach his audience but it became the most successful tool to connect with his followers, it drew so much support and respect as it became a personal contact medium.