International Franchisee Brings Dave’s Hot Chicken to Middle East

International Franchisee Brings Dave’s Hot Chicken to Middle East 02 Apr 2022 - Walid Hajj couldn’t stay away. Though the founder of multi-concept franchise operator Cravia sold a majority stake in that company to sovereign-backed private equity firm Fajr Capital in 2016—a stake “worth about $250- to $300 million”—it wasn’t long...

Funko opens its first international franchise store in Dubai

Funko opens its first international franchise store in Dubai 05 Apr 2022 - Funko has announced that it has appointed Monkey Distribution as the first franchise operator catering to growing pop culture enthusiasts and Funko Funatics in the Middle East. The store, to be owned and operated by Monkey Distribution, is...

Ways to Break the Boundaries of International Expansion

There are ample opportunities internationally for British businesses, despite the challenges of Covid and Brexit, says Damian Hopkins, CEO of Select Licensing & Franchising, and former international director at Matalan. International markets have always interested me throughout my career in the fashion industry.As far back as the early 1990s, I...