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Wear Your Chefs and Bakers Hats

Posted on: December 25th, 2015 by Francorp No Comments

Becoming your own “chef” and “baker” is now easy when you enter a Chefs & Bakers one-stop shop.

Whether you’re a professional or aspiring chef or baker, all your baking and cooking needs can be found in a Chefs & Bakers store, the Bacolod-homegrown wholesale and retail shop that carries local and imported baking products and services, all under one roof.

Belonging to a family of food lovers, bakers, and wholesalers, Chefs & Bakers owner, Jenno Galinato, grew up in a fun and exciting environment. His mom, a proud chocolate lover, used to travel all over in search for something sweet to bring home to her family back in Bacolod. Siblings Mac, Hillary, and Jenno developed an interest in food.

It was Jenno who built a special connection with food retail and sweets, which triggered the idea of him putting up a one-stop-shop on everything about baking. Is sister Hillary says “it is our mission to make you fall for baking and we are here to catch you anytime!”

In 2012, his attempt to make baking accessible to every Filipino was finally realized when Chefs & Bakers first opened to the public. Through Chefs & Bakers, the city of love was introduced to the art of complete, passionate, and dedicated baking experiences – spurring a community of baking enthusiasts.

Three years after its inception, Chefs & Bakers is now leading the way in the baking industry. From baking tools and ingredients, cake decorating essentials, chocolates, fruits and nuts,  to workshops on baking and cake decorating, sugar crafting and cooking, recipe development, business development seminars, design and e-marketing, production of  cookie cutters, toppers and flowers, bakery ingredients, downloadable creative materials –  name it – Chefs & Bakers has delighted everyone involved in baking and cooking. It is only at Chefs & Bakers where all high quality baking needs are offered with value for money. It has over 13,000 products, 150 local and foreign suppliers, a long list of credible partners, and a wide network.Franchise Consultant Philippines | Franchise Success Stories | How to Create a Franchise Business | How to Franchise in the Philippines

Its passion is to put excitement and emotion into baking, whether as a means of livelihood or a hobby. With the help of their partners and customers, Chefs  & Bakers works to make the art and science of baking as delicious and enticing an experience as the wonderful creations that they produce out of it.  To maintain this, there is a constant effort to bring the best and the latest products and baking techniques to customers at competitive prices. Products are top of the line and its customer service is impeccable. Since innovation is consistent, it is no wonder that this new player in the market can definitely bring out the best in chefs and bakers.

More and more enthusiasts can bring out their best spatulas, mixers, ovens, and recipes as Chefs & Bakers gets ready to franchise. “Investing in the Chefs & Bakers brand is investing in the sweet Filipino dream,” declares Dad Blandino Galinato.  Interested franchise partners are invited to spread the good baking experience so that more  aficionados can wear their chef’s and baker’s hats proudly.

Franchise inquiries are entertained at hello@chefsandbakersphil.com.  

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Raising the Bar in DIY Home Improvement |Francorp Philippines Franchise Consultant

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by Francorp No Comments

A roof over one’s head, being a basic human need, is a universal aspiration. If unmet, man will do everything his resources will allow to fill this need and move on to the other higher hopes and desires for self-actualization. The diaspora of Filipinos who go abroad to seek better pay was triggered by unmet basic needs – food on the family’s table, education for the children, and yes, a decent place to live in.  Traditionally, constructing a house in this country is a luxury only the rich can afford. Mass housing slowly became within reach by mainstream employees thanks to access to government shelter financing.    To the greater masses, housing is still very elusive because of the steep price they have to pay.

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Holcim Hub Now Franchising Across the Philippines

For the past couple of decades, however, as the disposable incomes of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) increased due to their dollar paychecks, housing has become more and more accessible to them.  Add to this new market the young, high salaried Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employees. These newly empowered workers are now the big buyers of single detached houses, lots, and high rise residences. With a bigger market, housing suppliers also levelled up to meet the democratization of housing head on. One big industry name – Holcim – rode the wave of this favourable development and established the HuBB Builders Center.

HuBB Builders Center was founded on a dream that every Filipino can have a “choice” on how his own home is designed and built, or how communities are grown and cities are developed. At HuBB Builders Center, the clear choice is quality vis-à-vis value for money. HuBB Builders Center has uniquely positioned itself as a one-stop shop for top of the line building, construction, and home do-it-yourself (DIY) supplies. It is also the source of expert advice in construction management and home repairs.

As a trailblazer, HuBB Builders Center continues to innovate on its retail format by launching a unique franchise that is set to unleash people’s building power through franchising throughout the Philippines. Backed up by the solid Holcim Group, a globally established and recognized brand that has grown to become a byword for quality or expertise in home improvement and building materials, HuBB Builders Center assures customers of their one-stop shop concept that caters not only to DIY enthusiasts, but also to real estate contractors, architects, as well as community-based hardware suppliers and contractors.

The Philippine economy and population are poised to boom further. Along with this, according to CBRE Philippines, the global research and consultancy firm, the real estate market will follow in the next several years. Greater demand, notwithstanding, HuBB Builders Center is equipped to supply these and put all franchisees in the forefront of real estate growth.  HuBB Builders Centerfranchisees get the best deals and one-of-a-kind incentives such as brand credibility, access to a network of suppliers and partners, bulk pricing on building materials, and recognition as a direct affiliate of Holcim Ltd. Partners in the business are those willing to devote their time and energy, drive and determination, to the franchise. Holcim has a special offer to owners and dealers of current hardware outlets and construction supplies. They have the option to have their store converted to a HuBB Builders Center instead of having to establish a new store at a different location!

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The Generics Pharmacy

Posted on: December 13th, 2015 by Francorp No Comments
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Ben Liuson, proudly a Francorp Franchise Consulting Client

The Generics Pharmacy (TGP) has altered the landscape of the drug retail industry, changed people’s mindset about the efficacy of generics medicines, brought more investors into the pharmaceutical business, gave handsome profits to these entrepreneurs and endowed benefits to the masses who could not afford branded medicines. In 8 years since it first started in 2007, over 1800 branches have been opened from Luzon to Mindanao.

How did Mr. Benjamin I. Liuson, turn 1 store and create a franchise business that spans thousands? He attributes his speedy growth to the power of franchising. “The fastest way to grow your business is through franchising. With the help of Francorp, we are now the largest drugstore chain nationwide,” Liuson proudly proclaims. A combination of a good concept, superior franchisor support, franchisee partners belief in the system that resulted to teamwork in building the business, as well as corporate social and spiritual responsibility that make customers come back for their affordable medicines and avail of their medical consultations – all these are The Generic’s Pharmacy’s claim to franchise fame.

It all started with a mission to cut down the price of medicines and the vision to bring medicine accessible to all. Unexpectedly, such goals brought more than the company expected. Not too long ago, creating a smaller business at the most affordable capital investment was merely a concept. Until The Generics Pharmacy owner Benjamin Liuson learned of franchise opportunities in a convention of the Drug Manufacturing Association in 2007. He became inspired by the franchise opportunity presented by Francorp Chairman and Franchise Guru Mr. Samie Lim, and Liuson got Francorp & it’s world-class team of franchise consultants to help him grow. Because of The Generics Pharmacy phenomenon, medicines today are within every Filipino’s reach. In fact, it drove a lot of emerging competitors to engage in the same kind of industry. However, amidst its growing competition in the market, its honed credibility and integrity among its peers, TGP’s contribution still remains impressive.

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SITSIRYA – A FRANCHISE WITH THE S3 ADVANTAGE |Francorp Philippines Franchise Consultant

Posted on: December 12th, 2015 by Francorp No Comments
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Sitsirya Franchise continues to grow across the Philippines

Bringing home “pasalubong” to loved ones is ingrained in the Filipino culture. The favorite gifts we receive from visiting or arriving family and friends are bags of sweets, preserves, and knick knacks nice to munch on which we call “sitsirya” in the vernacular.

Ofrace and Era Ocampo chose this most appropriate name for their retail store which is now a fixture in major malls. It sells high quality and delicious pasalubong products, all at reasonable prices and attractive packaging. What is uniquely outstanding is that the products showcase the best of what the Philippine provinces can offer. Sitsirya, therefore, become distribution channels of the local produce of various localities in the country. Examples of their mouth watering offerings are the Special Casuy Palawan, Bulacan Pastillas de Leche and Yema, Camarines Norte Pili Tart, Liliw Laguna Pilipit, Bacolod Mamon Tostado, Cebu Otap and Rosquillos, Pampanga Assorted Pulvoron, Turrones de Casuy and Cashew Marzipan, Baguio Premium Lengua de Gato, Pangasinan Burong Mangga, or Bacolod Piaya and Butterscotch. Nice to give as gifts are the healthy Mindanao Coco Sugar, Garlic Chips, Kablon Farms Tablea, and Wild Honey. Virtually, they carry the best Philippine pasalubong items under one roof.

Ofrace Ocampo says “the young ones today are more familiar with the fast food lifestyle. Nostalgia aside, there is wisdom in having our little ones enjoy authentic Filipino sweets, delicacies, and pasalubong treats. Our standard store greeting is “Pasalubong kay Bunso!” (“Bunso” is a term of endearment for our loved ones ,  young or old). Through our authentic Pinoy pasalubong store, “we serve memories”.  There are already 15 Sitsirya kiosks all over Metro Manila.

Since 2001, Sitsirya (Sari-Sari) has been keeping up the tradition by bringing the best pasalubong our islands have to offer. Now that it is open for franchising, they make sure that franchisees enjoy the S3 advantages which are “Sweet Memories” we impart to loved ones when we bring them Sitsirya sweet delights; “Simple Business Model” that is easy to understand and operate, that is coupled with continuing advice and support , with an Operations Manual and training; and finally, the “Seal of Branding Excellence” being the recipient of the “Certified Gold Award.”  Have a taste of the sweet life through a Sitsirya franchise.

Please email sitsirya@hotmail.com for your franchise inquiries.

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360° Fitness Club: Beyond Working Out |Francorp Philippines Franchise Consultant

Posted on: December 12th, 2015 by Francorp No Comments

Four years ago, 360° Fitness Club revolutionized the local fitness industry by introducing and promoting a no-machine, total circuit body workout in thirty minutes. Efficiency was the key message: you can reap the benefits of a full body, complete workout in just half an hour and without the use of machines. It changed the ballgame because it challenged the traditional gym workout which was several hours working with weights and various machines just to achieve the level of fitness desired.

Over twenty five thousand individuals have tried 360° Fitness Club’s unique style of training since it introduced functional fitness regimens to the country. Now, other gyms have adopted this training method. 360° Fitness Club has paved the way and is constantly innovating on its fitness philosophy. Being fit and healthy is not the end goal; it is the means by aspirations are attained. It prepares people for something more important– life outside the gym. That’s what it means to Get360Fit.

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360 Fitness Club, one of the most exciting fitness franchises in the Philippines

Building on the philosophy of an efficient workout, this was pushed even further. The training one gets at 360° Fitness Club is best suited for everyday living – simulating natural movements and addressing all muscle groups –preparing one physically, mentally, and emotionally for an active life.

Beginning with Efficiency, modules are short but effective, giving a full workout in half an hour for more time to pursue other activities. It mimics natural movements and engages the body the same way as everyday movements like climbing stairs, playing with kids, or lifting heavy items like a briefcase or backpack.

A Holistic approach is also taken so it’s not just bodies getting healthy, but minds and spirit as well. The programs aim not just to improve the body, but also to instill discipline and focus. Group classes and wellness talks create a fun atmosphere that encourages members to push themselves further while the programs adjust to each one’s fitness level as they get stronger. Coaches help members set goals for themselves that prepare them for life’s challenges– to be physically, mentally, and emotionally equipped to face them head on.

Dynamic comes in because the circuit program changes every three months to accommodate the growth of the individual. New group classes are also introduced periodically. For a program to be effective, it has to change as body and mind change.

How ready are you for life?”” That’s the question the club is preparing all members to answer confidently. As training programs progress and evolve with the individual, the fitness philosophy evolves as well. As we say at 360°: “We are in love with fitness. We believe in setting goals and constantly beating our personal records. We need to keep challenging ourselves and maximizing our potentials. Continuously trying to become the best version of ourselves is our never-ending goal. We are in love with fitness, because fitness is our way of life.”

Franchise inquiries are entertained at franchise360inc@gmail.com

 

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POTATO CORNER

Posted on: December 11th, 2015 by Francorp 1 Comment
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Potato Corner continues to show how to franchise your business successfully both in the Philippines and internationally

Once dubbed by Masigasig Magazine as the “King of Kiosks”, Jose P. Magsaysay Jr., managing director of Potato Corner, came up with a concept with his partners Jorge and Jenny Wieneke, Danny and Marivic Bermejo, Ricky, Lisl and Jojo Montelibano, that forayed into the flavoured French fries business in a kiosk.

That was in 1992 and the Filipino’s favourite purveyor of French fries has grown to 340 franchised stores in the Philippines alone, in a combination of kiosks, carts and counters. The first and original flavoured French fries in the country continued its international expansion by setting up outlets in Indonesia, Panama, and Dubai. Disregarding naysayers that said selling flavoured fries to Americans was doomed to fail, Joe Magsaysay went on ahead and expanded to the United States. Now Potato Corner has 26 US stores in operation as of 2014, with plans to open more. Globally, Potato Corner boasts a total of 419 stores worldwide.

Very active in joining franchise shows abroad, Potato Corner will soon establish in Guam, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Israel, Pakistan, Singapore and China. Potato Corner has been the leader in the food cart/kiosk/ counter-type business in the country for 20 years, managing to weather the Asian economic crisis. Aside from its popular flavoured French fries, the company also offers other delectable products such as baked potatoes, hash browns and loopy fries. It’s simple, focused menu, strong emphasis on quality and strong branding showcases the power of franchising in growing your business.

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