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PH franchisers told to gear up for Asean integration


Homegrown franchisers will enjoy more opportunities for overseas expansion once the Asean Economic Community goes into full swing in 2015, but such ventures will also entail more preparation amid greater competition, government officials said.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

San Francisco traders, execs keen on setting up firms in PH

An employee works on a machine inside a newly built product distribution warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna, in this file photo. AFP

A trade delegation comprising of 70 businessmen and government officials from San Francisco, California, has expressed interest in tapping prospective investment opportunities and possibly setting up manufacturing facilities in the Philippines.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Big potentials expected for local franchise sector

While 2012 was a banner year for the Association of Filipino Franchiser’s Inc. (AFFI), its president Armando Bartolome believes bigger potentials are ahead, as he renews the call for the business sector to patronize local franchises, an impetus in the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

For SK firm, PH is top market


Korean food firms are eyeing potential partnerships with local businessmen as they consider the Philippines to be a significant market for franchising ventures.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

NYC Fold N’ Roll: Franchise opportunity for people on the go

Many places around the world are recognized by historic pieces of architecture. Examples of these include the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and China’s Great Wall, to name a few. For foodies, discovering new cultures is possible even without traveling long distances. From their home cities, they are able to experience and enjoy foreign culture, one dish at a time.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Invest in homegrown franchises, AFFI urges entrepreneurs


The Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. (AFFI) has urged the business sector to invest in local franchises to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Success is yummier through franchising

Franchising has always been the low-risk option for businessmen. Here are three food companies that hope to show that success is yummier when you franchise.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Expand to Asean, PH firms urged


hilippine firms stand to benefit greatly from an expansion into the Asean region, especially when the Asean Economic Community is established in 2015, according to the country’s “champion of franchising.”

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Franchising to play key role in PH

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima: Public sector debt has become more and more manageable. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Franchising can play a crucial role in sustaining the country’s robust economy because not only can it create job opportunities, boost consumption growth and promote tourism, it can also greatly contribute to the nation’s coffers.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Franchising sector poised for 20% growth in ’13

The local franchising industry is poised to register sustained growths of 20 percent this year and 30 percent in 2014, with the Philippines emerging as one of the best destinations for overseas expansion for franchising firms.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Prepare for influx of foreign brands, local firms urged

Local franchising firms must brace themselves for the influx of foreign franchises once the Asean Economic Community is put in place in 2015.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Ayala-Rustan retail venture eyes 300 stores


Japanese retailing chain FamilyMart, a retail store chain brought to the Philippines by the Ayala and Rustans groups, plans to scale up its operations to hit 300 stores over the next five years.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »



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