The Franchise Owner's most trusted news source


Log In / Register | Nov 23, 2014

Is the Outlook Bright for Marriott's Edition Brand?

Marriott's London Edition hotel
photo via Marriott Instagram

With the recent $815 million sale of three Edition hotels by Marriott to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, hotel analysts were bulllish over the development prospects of the Edition brand.

Springdale Pizza Franchise Rescission Dispute May Not Be Done

My March 3 post, “Even a profitable franchisee can rescind”, was about the Springdale Pizza franchise rescission dispute. It has been before the Ontario courts since 2009. A CanLII.org search reveals nine different decisions, which makes for protracted and expensive litigation.

Aunt Helene, China and Go Cups

My mother’s younger sister was a wonderful woman. Like everyone in that family, she was good spirited and pretty sure of things that were the right thing to do and things that were just ridiculous.

Between Meal Snacking Varies Across BRIMC Countries

CHICAGO —How and when consumers eat and drink between meals varies across the BRIMC countries of Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, and China.  For example, in India and Mexico there are two primary peak times for between meal snack occasions and three in the other BRIMC countries.

Two Most Talked-about Canadian Cases of the Year

On Nov. 6, 2012, I co-presented the Legal Update at the 12th Annual Ontario Bar Association Franchising Law conference in Toronto. Since last year’s conference, there have been more than 30 cases of note, some of which I have written about in previous posts.

Sport Clips Haircuts Announces Expansion into Canada

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    

Going International? Don’t Forget One Important Thing

Franchisors that are considering exporting their franchise concept to other countries are advised to prepare by following a checklist of key items.

The Little Gym Forms Joint Venture To Pave Entry Into China

New Shanghai Gym Is The First of 100 Units Targeted Within Five Years and