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Sarah Stowe

Sarah is the editor of Inside Franchise Business. Sarah helps people fulfil their business dreams through great story telling. As an experienced editor and media specialist she produce news, interviews and features across business and consumer channels.

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Barbeques Galore unveils loyalty program, ditches ‘spend and save’ approach

The loyalty scheme is part of a broader digital transformation strategy which aims to better engage and support customer...

7-Eleven reveals restructure based on agile methodologies

Instead of separate departments and a top-down hierarchy, the retailer is now made up of squads of people with mixed ski...

Domino’s restructures with twin-region approach, new executive appointments

Domino’s restructure puts a dual focus on Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Five Guys opens first Australian outlet

Master franchisee Seagrass Hospitality is opening the long-awaited fast food brand at the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club ...

Red Sparrow Pizza expands into franchising with DC Strategy

Earlier this year, Red Sparrow Pizza partnered with DC Strategy to bring their franchise goals to life.

Goobne Chicken, the hot new Korean chain, plans six stores in 12 months

The first company-owned outlet opened its doors at Darling Harbour last year, and the second store is set for a Septembe...

RFG “cautiously optimistic” for business in 2022

Despite a year of lockdowns and trading restrictions, RFG’s same store sales grew 3.2 per cent from FY20.

7-Eleven’s $98m class action settlement: massive payout revealed

At the time the retailer confirmed a series of mediations in June had led to the agreement.

7-Eleven partners with Australia Post to double parcel locker locations

The boost to locker locations comes as Australia Post’s latest Inside Australian Online Shopping eCommerce report reveal...

7-Eleven settles franchisee class actions

A statement from the convenience chain confirmed the settlement but gave no insight into the details of the agreement.

Carl’s Jr. new master franchise plans 27 new stores this year

Carl’s Jr. will open up to 200 restaurants over the next 10 years in Australia under a new master franchise agreement.

7-Eleven will invest $15m+ in Far North Queensland

The convenience store chain is committed to opening stores in Townsville and Cairns before June 2022 and Lord is expecti...

FCA and ASBFEO welcome latest franchise reforms

Now the new rules are laid out with the aim of giving franchisees a more balanced role in the franchise agreement.

Dymocks will add 20+ new stores in three-year plan

Overall the book retail market has grown a significant 15 per cent over the last year, and Dymocks has had its share of ...

Third McDonald’s franchisee faces court over workplace breach allegations

Tthe South Australian Branch of the SDA – the union for fast food workers – lodges a landmark case.

Oporto appoints CEO to head up fast-growing chain

The news is confirmation that Bragg has been doing a good job as acting CEO of the fast food chain for the past few mont...

Roll’d opens 100th store and first concession at Coles

The concession store marks the start of a new partnership with Coles and offers freshly prepared, healthy Vietnamese mea...

Bruce Billson appointed Australian Small Business Ombudsman

Billson, who left the FCA after a two and a half year stint, will start a five-year term in the ombudsman role on 11 Mar...

Andersens to add five stores in six months

Flooring retailer Andersens has a string of new stores to open in the first half of 2021.

7-Eleven’s store growth boosts New South Wales footprint

7-Eleven has opened five new stores in New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory over the last 12 months, contin...