White Hen Unveils Pantry Gourmet Concept

It was reported today in Convenience Store News that New England Pantry Inc., a NEFA Member, and franchisor of White Hen Pantry convenience store franchise brand, launched a new upscale concept called Pantry Gourmet, a 3,200-square-foot store that crosses several retail channels, the company stated. New England Pantry, the master franchisor of the White Hen …

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Amended Franchise Rule Affects Franchisee Associations

On January 23, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued amendments to its Franchise Rule, which had been in place since 1978.  The Amended Franchise Rule is mandatory as of July 1, 2008. One of the provisions of the Amended Franchise Rule is the requirement to disclose independent franchisee associations and organizations. Many franchisee advocates …

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UFood Restaurant Franchise and George Foreman Team Up

UFood Restaurant Group, Inc., NEFA Member and a franchisor of fast-casual food service restaurants and nutritional product retail stores, recently announced that George Foreman, the well renowned, former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, has recently agreed to become the spokesperson for the UFood brand. Through UFood’s exclusive agreement with George Foreman Enterprises, Inc., Mr. Foreman will …

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Vapiano Signs Multi-Unit Franchise Deal in Massachusetts

Vapiano, named the “Future of Fresh Casual” by Foodservice Europe, secured its first franchisee in Massachusetts this month. The new franchisee will develop three Vapiano restaurants in the greater Boston area and expects to open his first restaurant by early 2009.“Vapiano has been very successful around the world and continues to gain momentum here in …

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Business Services Franchise Owners Indicate Strong Satisfaction

In a new report released today by Franchise Business Review, a NEFA member, owner satisfaction among business services franchisees was found to be strong relative to other franchise sectors. In an industry that is growing rapidly, franchisees are very satisfied with significant components of franchise ownership – training and support, franchise system, franchisee/franchisor relations and …

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United Franchise Group announces Three Branches to Develop a Franchise, Grow It Domestically, Expand It Internationally

United Franchise Group , NEFA Member and developer of award-winning business-to-business brands and franchise programs announces the creation of a new franchise services division to extend the benefit of the Company’s 30 years of successful franchising experience to other business owners. The division includes three branches designed to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses into successful …

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Dunkin’ Brands Names Global Brand Leaders For Dunkin’ Donuts And Baskin-robbins

New Structure to Enable Accelerated Global Expansion of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Brands. Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. announced a realignment of its organizational structure by combining the U.S. and international teams for its Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. Previously, U.S. and international operations were under separate leadership. The company named two of its long-time executives to …

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