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Premium coffee franchise expands in Singapore
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COFFEE specialty retailer Gloria Jean’s Coffees will open three new outlets in Singapore by year-end, bringing the total number of outlets in the republic to 10. It is also scheduling to open another 10-12 outlets in 2008, with stores located in the suburban areas.

“We are also going to base our regional warehouse for South-east Asia in Singapore, to tap on [the country’s] status as a logistics hub,” said James Donald, managing director, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Singapore. The new warehouse will serve all its regional franchisees.

Through a mature and developed franchise system, Gloria Jean’s can help its franchisees realise profits as owner-operators because profits remain in Singapore, unlike competing franchises where profits are returned to their host countries, such as the US, said the company. This means that small operators can benefit from the Gloria Jean’s franchise in terms of guidance and sophisticated products and processes, it added.

Gloria Jean’s won the Franchising & Licensing Association of Singapore’s International Franchisor of the Year award in 2006. The group has more than 800 stores worldwide and franchisees in over 35 countries.


2007 December Stories:

Lack of understanding impedes business growth

Carrefour breaks into Indian market via the wholesale and franchising routes

More Braun Buffel outlets in Malaysia

Experian launches Mosaic Singapore in partnership with SingPost

Wing On celebrates 100 years of retailing in HK

Beijaflor makes Singapore the launchpad for chic, vibrant Brazilian fashion

Philippine Seven set to open 200 outlets by 2010

Vietnam market ripe for the picking

Mahindra ventures into India retail sector

Wal-Mart stays the course with Seiyu buyout

Premium coffee franchise expands in Singapore

Danone pulls out of Bright Dairy

China’s soybean-oil imports to double in 2008

Birkart Globistics sets up centre to train 500 Chinese employees

Wing Tai set on Epicor’s ERP solutions

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