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Poolwerx Multi-Unit Growth

PoolwerxFranchisor John O’Brien is mighty proud of his Australian franchise and his increased revenue and expansion plans at Poolwerx. Franchisee turnover has ensured more territories become available under recent changes to franchise contracts up for renewal.

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.

s47: Exclusive Dealing and Third Line Forcing

Isn’t it about time Australian franchisees were given a fair go when it comes to interpreting s47 of the Trade Practise Act 1974. I imagine the US equivalent ‘tie in’ legislation is a little more complicated.

Australia’s Collective Bargaining and Franchising

Immunity for exclusive dealing and third line forcing in franchising is beginning to be seen as a necessity for many franchisors in Australia.  Franchisees may be able to offset.

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’.

Battery World Seeks Third Line Forcing Approval

Australias' Battery World Franchise lodges contentious Third Line Forcing Notification with the ACCC.

Why Don’t Franchisees Read Their Contracts?

This SmartCompany article brings home to readers one aspect of what BMM experts constantly warn about.

Poolwerx Third Line Forcing Wars: The Revenge of the Coprolith

Poolwerx Franchisees are dismayed and worried now that the ACCC has allowed the Poolwerx third line forcing notification to stand.

Third Line Forcing Wars: The Poolwerx Saga Continues

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's public registers, which detail the Poolwerx notification of third line forcing, has recently been updated to include