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FRANCHISE ARABIA PARTNERS WITH RETAIL FOOD GROUP - RFG (Australia) FOR MENA EXPANSION

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Nicholas Brill, Divisional Director International at RFG (Left), and Omar Alhaza’a, Founder & CEO of Franchise Arabia

PRESS RELEASE

Gold Coast, Australia - August 29, 2018 - Franchise Arabia has partnered with Retail Food Group (RFG) to support its growth across the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region & India.

RFG is a global food and beverage company, multi-brand retail food franchise owner and a roaster and supplier of high quality coffee products. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) since 2006, the Company has over 2400 outlets in over 80 licensed territories globally.   RFG has nine leading brands in its portfolio including Gloria Jean’s Coffees, which has over 200 outlets across MENA.  The Company is focusing on expanding Crust Gourmet Pizza, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Donut King, Michel’s Patisserie, Brumby’s Bakery, It’s A Grind and Cafe2U brand systems throughout the region.   Each of the brands are established in their home market with a unique competitive positioning. 

According to Omar Alhaza’a, Founder & CEO of Franchise Arabia, “We’re excited about this partnership with a world-class powerhouse such as RFG and are looking forward to introducing the RFG brands to investors and consumers across the region. The MENA region is experiencing growth across a range of related industries including; franchising, restaurants, F&B and hospitality. We believe that RFG is well positioned to leverage its global capabilities across the MENA region by working closely with Franchise Arabia to build a strong foundation for growth”.

Franchise Arabia’s Australian Ambassador, Gidon Rosing (also Founder of Global Franchise Partners) says, “Australia has a great name in the MENA region and being able to bring across the RFG brands into this exciting, yet competitive region presents great opportunities. As the voice of Franchising in MENA, Franchise Arabia can see excellent potential for RFG brands across multiple categories (coffee, pizza and treats) and is planning a range of activities to build RFG presence in the region as well as its proven brands”, said Mr. Rosing.

Nicholas Brill, Divisional Director International at RFG said “We at Retail Food Group are particularly excited by this partnership with Franchise Arabia because of their reputation across the MENA region. It enables us to increase the footprint of our brands in the Middle East North Africa region, one of our key target markets. We believe brands like Donut King, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar and Michel’s Patisserie are ripe for expansion in this area.”

RFG already has over 200 outlets in the MENA region through its successful Gloria Jean’s Coffee Brand and the ‘It’s a Grind’ brand.

About Franchise Arabia:

Known as the ‘The Voice of Franchising’ in the MENA region, award-winning Franchise Arabia is the 1st and most trusted portal that matches the best franchise opportunities with prospective franchisees, we are the premier destination for both franchisors & franchisees to match-make business opportunities in the Middle East North Africa region and worldwide.

We expertly assist franchisors to enter new markets and assists investors to acquire franchises for the best franchised and most recognized brands in the world. We give companies the two vital ingredients that they most need to grow:  The right platform to showcase their brand, and the opportunity to generate qualified leads.

Today, with over 100 franchise opportunities, we have a proven track-record and a concept that has achieved and sustained growth rates at or above the expected benchmarks, during which we have gained tremendous regional & global traction.

About Retail Food Group Limited:
RFG is a global food and beverage company, multi-brand retail food franchise owner, a roaster and supplier of high quality coffee products, and an emerging leader in the foodservice, dairy processing and wholesale bakery sectors. To find out more about RFG.

If you would like to join a first class group of thriving global brands, with multiple flexible business models, please contact us at: info@franarabia.com