U.S. doughnut group Krispy Kreme has signed a franchise deal with Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov to open 40 Moscow outlets as it seeks to expand into the growing Russian consumer space. Western restaurant chains have flocked to the Russia capital in recent years as rising incomes and consumer spending have increased growth prospects in the [...]
CruiseOne – the nation’s leading cruise retailer as part of World Travel Holdings (WTH) – recently announced the launch of an innovative new contest honoring the nation’s military heroes. Dubbed ‘Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General,’ the campaign will award free franchises to former members of the U.S. military. The contest comes on the heels [...]
Abt Electronics, one of the nation’s largest independent retailers and leading nationwide presence through its e-commerce site Abt.com, is looking for the most treasured antique electronics and appliances in the country. Unlike any contest that has been done before, Abt is calling on people to dust off those buried items in the attic or locate [...]
Driven by near record low mortgage rates and lower prices, home values are finally rising in the hardest hit cities in the U.S. housing mess, according to a new Housing Predictor report. The hike in home prices is being demonstrated in three states where the markets were devastated by the real estate collapse, Nevada, Arizona [...]
The International Franchise Expo, sponsored by the International Franchise Association, will be held June 15-17 in New York City at the Javits Center. Contact the IFE-NYC for more information on registering. Free seminars and events.
About 33% of Millennial consumers are more likely to buy a brand if it has a Facebook page, as compared to 17% of non-Millennials, according to a recent study from Boston Consulting Group. Younger consumers are very much interested in social media and use their friends and digital networks as persuasion to buy products. Therefore, [...]
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Many health-conscious U.S. adults, who belong to a gym and buy local or organic food, had lunch in a fast-food restaurant in the last month, a survey found. Market consumer research firm Scarborough found 74 percent of the health-conscious consumers — 21 million American adults — visited a fast-food restaurant for lunch in the past [...]
Moog Music of Asheville, North Carolina, manufactures theremins and other high-quality electronic musical instruments. Founder Robert Moog created the famed Moog Synthesizer and the Minimoog Voyager XL. Mr. Moog passed away in 2005 but the company lives on and honors his amazing legacy.
The Jamba Juice juice and smoothie chain is making headway in schools across the U.S. The company is expecting to put its JambaGo kiosks in 400 to 500 schools by the end of the year. The company has already opened 30 kiosks in a pilot program. At a time when many schools are trying to [...]
In the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster, you don’t have to be a small business owner to get recovery assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration. But did you know that SBA’s disaster assistance program is the agency’s only direct loan program? Did you also know that SBA can provide assistance to communities [...]
Dunkin’ Donuts’ new, all-Spanish-language Hispanic campaign marks the first use of its long-time tagline in Spanish: “América se Mueve con Dunkin’ (America Moves With Dunkin’).” The theme of the campaign — Qué estás tomando? (What are you drinkin’?) — parallels that of Dunkin’s multimillion-dollar general-market campaign, launched early last year. In the general-market ads, “average [...]