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Court Decides For Bank of Queensland Franchisor

BoQJustice Buchannan in the Brisbane Federal Court of Australia has dismissed a claim by a former Bank of Queensland franchisee who alleged the bank misrepresented branch turnover. The bank suggested he was a poor performer.

Is The Gloria Jeans Owner Insolvent?

The Australian Gloria Jeans franchisor has been ordered to pay a US supplier $12.8M and fulfil its contractual obligations to Western Export Services. But where is the money?

Gloria Jeans partners with Children’s Hospital Foundations

HillsongIt started with a song; or Hillsong’s Mercy Ministries might be closer to the mark. Now GJ franchisees are funding some better PR for the astute founder, Nabi Saleh.

Eagle Boys Makeover & Cheesecake Shop Refresh

There are times when franchisors have an obligation to enforce standards and there are times when the market or the brand image justifies revitalization.

Post-GFC Finance And Comfort Pizza

It was surprising to most in the franchising industry in Australia that more brands didn’t collapse during 2008/09. For many there was growth but the market is changing.

Green Acres Faces $8m Payout

An $8.1m claim to the High Court of New Zealand finds the Green Acres franchise facing off against more than 60 people.  It is alleged they were sold non-existent franchise businesses.

Fast Growth, Recession Proof & Liquidated

Mailpost thought it didn’t have to comply with Australia’s Franchising Code of Conduct because it wasn’t a franchise.  They fibbed, they thought wrong and then they were gone.

$56M Battle Over Beans In Jeans

Secretive franchise coffee giant and Franchise Council of Australia award winner, Gloria Jean’s is in for a big showdown with a small US supplier.

La Porchetta Founder Dies

La PorchettaAustralian franchisor Rocco 'Rocky' Pantaleo lived a ‘hot and spicy’ life but it came to an untimely end.

Allphones Settle Class Action

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reached an out-of-court settlement on behalf of 74 Allphones franchisees.