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ASIC Pursue Criminal Charges For Kleenmaid Directors

Former directors of whitegoods franchisor Kleenmaid faced court on 20 criminal charges including insolvent trading debts of $4M and a $13M fraud on the Westpac bank.

Baker’s Delight Targets 100 Gen Y

DBChristmas in Australia is a hot time for giving so I’m going to give a little early cheer to Bakers Delight. Anyone in serious franchising could really appreciate a strategy to capture a new wave of Gen Y franchisees especially as the old franchisees cannot manage to find a way out.

Souvlaki Hut Down But Not Out

Souvlaki Hut The Greek restaurant franchise, Souvlaki Hut is yet another Australian franchisor to join the growing ranks of franchise brands placed into voluntary administration. Most recently Kleenmaid, Midas, Samsara, Kleins, Timbercorp, Baskin Robbins and Cookie Man in Australia all fell over but that is just the short list.  Australian franchising is on a roll.

Selective ACCC Enforcement And Receivers

There has been more chest-thumping at the ACCC as Chairman Graeme Samuel accesses the state of play with Independents and Greens now in the government mix.

Worldwide Online Printing Franchisor Collapse

Worldwide Online Printing has joined the likes of Kleins Jewellery, Kleenmaid, Midas Car Care, Strathfield, Samsara and EzyDVD as some on the list of Australian franchisors that have collapsed within the last two years.  

The Commonwealth Ombudsman, the ACCC and Bakers Delight

In Australia the Commonwealth Ombudsman investigates complaints relating to alleged non-performance of government agencies.  In this instance the Ombudsman has received a complaint that the ACCC’s investigation into Bakers Delight [COBS in North America] was ‘flawed and lacked procedural fairness’.

ACCC Proceeds Against Refund Home Loans

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is taking action against Refund Home Loans claiming the franchisor misled franchisees regarding a ‘special’ relationship with the ACCC.

ACCC Terrorize Little Folk

In the Brisbane Federal Court, a self-defending little franchisor faces the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in full force and hell bent on arming a Federal Small Business Minister.

Aussie Samsara Joins Administration Club

Australia GOLD COAST:  Not to be outdone in a string of Australian franchisors being forced into administration, the owners of

Australia's FCA Leaves Franchisees Fuming

MELBOURNE Australia—The Franchise Council of Australia has given Australian franchising a clean bill of health on the back of a massive six systems that have reported healthy growth.