OYO to Expand through Franchise route


OYO logoGurugram-based hospitality startup OYO has shifted its business model from hotel aggregation to franchise. OYO now runs pure-play franchise business allowing hotel partners to run under the OYO brands.

OYO had introduced franchise model in May last year. “In the last two years, we have evolved our business to 100% exclusive franchise, manage or operating. We do not anymore do hotel aggregation and have become a full-scale hospitality company,” OYO CEO Ritesh Agarwal said. Continue reading


sochstudio logoEthnic women wear brand Soch sees 2016 year optimistically as it hopes to set up 35 to 40 more outlets next year in India. Of these total stores, 20-25 will be opened through the franchise mode. Continue reading

Five Star Chicken seeks five star franchisees pan-India

Five Star chickenCharoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) is looking forward to open 100 to 150 Five Star Chicken outlets in India by the year end via the franchise route. The brand says 10 % of its total outlets are company-run while the remaining 90 % are operated by its franchisees.

With a production and processing facility at Budigere near Bengaluru, Five Star Chicken has 265 outlets in India across Bangalore, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Hyderabad. Continue reading

Loungewear chain Valentine Retail Plans to Open 200 Stores by 2018

valentine loungewear logoAshapura Intimates Fashion Ltd., a leading manufacturer of intimate –loungewear garments has a vision for aggressive growth in the retail segment. The company plans to open 200 Valentine loungewear retail showrooms all over India within 3 years on franchise Model. Continue reading

Truefitt & Hill to open 75+ stores in five years

Truefitt & HillWith a legacy of more than 208 years in the men’s grooming industry worldwide, Truefitt & Hill, the world’s oldest and luxurious barbershop is all set to unwrap its new store in the upcoming corporate hub of Mumbai. The latest store will be in the premium and luxurious Palladium Mall, at Lower Parel.

Truefitt and Hill successfully introduced a new level of indulgence for the metro-sexual man that makes them one-of-a-kind brand since its first store was established in Mumbai at Khar in May’14 followed by the opening of second store in Colaba in June 14. Krishna Gupta, Managing Director, Lloyds Luxuries Ltd says: “We are thrilled with the response we have received, and are very proud to announce the opening of our third barbershop. We are also due to open a fourth store in another posh locality of Mumbai as we enter the next year.”

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Dunkin’ Donuts makes its debut in Ahmedabad

Dunkin DonutsDunkin’ Donuts, a global chain of doughnuts, baked goods and coffee, has made its entry into the largest city of Gujarat by launching its first restaurant in Ahmedabad.

Speaking on the launch, Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant FoodWorks Limited, said, “After making an amazing connection with young adult consumers in key cities of the country like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, we are extremely excited to enter the seventh largest metropolitan area in India and the largest  city in the state of Gujarat, Ahmedabad. We have opened our 44th restaurant in India and have plans to expand, through the year, across North, West and South India. With the evolution of the new-age consumer, who find the concept of a QSR very infantile, we feel very confident that Dunkin’ Donuts will connect with them very strongly with its unique positioning in the Indian food service industry.”

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Chhabra 555 forays into West Bengal

Chhabra 555Chhabra 555, one of the renowned ethnic wear retail chains of India opened its first store in West Bengal. The recently opened store which is a franchise unit located at Kanchrapara. The brand has made a notable presence in West Bengal, Bangalore and Gangtok. It is looking forward to foray into areas which have not been explored by it yet.chhabra_555_6_

The outlet showcases the whole gamut of Indian ethnic wear including unstitched and readymade suits,duppatas, anarkalis, bridal lehengas and sarees. The collection is affordable and especially aligned to suit the need and demand of enlightened and fashion conscious consumers of West Bengal. The customers can browse through a variety of collections and choose from an array of dazzling colors, styles and patterns.

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