Franchising News

ACCC to ensure compliance by franchising sector

While at the National Franchise Convention 2011 hosted by the Franchise Council of Australia, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has stated that it will focus on ensuring franchising compliance to improve its standing. ACCC chairman, Rod Sims, acknowledged that while franchising offers many business opportunities, difficulties like the power [...]

By |2019-06-25T14:59:47+10:00October 10th, 2011|Franchising News|

Employee underpaid by ex-franchisee

Shafi Investments Pty Ltd, the former operator of an Ali Baba Kebabs and Wraps franchise has been brought to the Federal Magistrates Court in Melbourne for allegedly underpaying an employee more than $50,000. The Fair Work Ombudsman claims that the shop's former owners Younus Mohammed and Mahmood Mohammed, were involved [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:02:48+10:00September 5th, 2011|Franchising News|

Allphones fined $45,000

The mobile phones retailer, Allphones, has been fined $45,000 for violating Court orders previously issued in 2008. The Australian Competition and Consumers Commission (ACCC) took Allphones to the Federal Court three years ago on behalf of the chain's franchisees following allegations that Allphones provided franchisees with incorrect and possibly misleading [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:04:51+10:00July 21st, 2011|Franchising News|

Angus & Robertson franchises acquired by Collins

Franchisee-owned Collins Booksellers has acquired a group of Angus & Robertson franchises and flagged more purchases and store openings in the coming months. The number of former A&R franchisees acquired is unknown but it is believed to be in double digits, with undisclosed prices for the stores. Collins managing director [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:06:50+10:00July 12th, 2011|Franchising News|

$450m chicken franchise sale

Quick Service Restaurant Holdings, the group behind the more than 600 Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat food chains, has been sold by one private equity firm to another. Archer Capital bought a majority stake in QSR from Quadrant Private Equity for an undisclosed sum, believed to be about $450 [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:12:54+10:00June 17th, 2011|Franchising News|

Allphones in contempt of court

Mobile phone retailer Allphones has been found in contempt of court in relation to three out of four charges in relation to undertakings made in earlier Federal Court proceedings regarding dealings with its franchisees. The court will hear from Allphones and the ACCC in relation to penalties at a later [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:14:30+10:00April 14th, 2011|Franchising News|

Fast food franchise rescued

Shortly after the failed Souvlaki Hut fast food franchise was placed into administration, a group of private investors have stepped in to purchase it. The franchise was placed into administration last week, which was attributed by the previous owners as a result of financial challenges and threats of litigation from [...]

By |2019-06-25T15:17:29+10:00December 7th, 2010|Franchising News|