Charoen Pokphand Indonesia, the nation's largest producer of poultry feed, day old chicks and processed chickens, is set to acquire convenience store (franchise) 7-Eleven from Modern Putra Indonesia, a subsidiary of Modern Internasional. The deal, which is worth IDR 1 trillion (approx. USD $75 million), now only requires approval from Modern Internasional's shareholders. Rumors about this take-over had been heard since late March 2017.
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On 24 August 2014, Indonesia Investments released the latest edition of its newsletter. This free newsletter, which is sent to our subscribers once per week, contains the most important news stories from Indonesia that have been reported on our website in the last seven days. Most of the topics involve economic topics such as the monetary policy of Bank Indonesia, revisions to coal export regulations and franchise businesses, poverty, the telecommunication sector, Prabowo Subianto’s legal challenge, and more.
In 2014, about 30 to 40 foreign franchise holders (mostly from Singapore and the USA) intend to enter Indonesia as the country's franchise business expands about 20 percent per year. Levina Supit, Chairman of the Indonesian Franchising and Licensing Association (Wali), said that Indonesia's franchise business is currently dominated by the food and drinks and services sector. The new foreign market participants will focus on these two sectors as prospects are promising due to Indonesia's rapidly expanding middle class.
Indonesia Investments updated the company profile of Mitra Adiperkasa (MAPI). The company is an Indonesian retail company with a diversified portfolio which includes department stores, fashion, sports equipment, food & beverages, supermarkets as well as lifestyle products. Mitra Adiperkasa has 1792 retail outlets, that contain more than 150 brands, in 58 cities across Indonesia. The company is franchise holder of various and numerous well-known global brands such as Starbucks, Zara and Nine West.
Attracted by the promising prospects of Indonesia's domestic consumption (with per capita GDP rising strongly), a total of about 100 foreign franchises will enter the Indonesian market in 2013. The most popular investment destination of these franchises is Indonesia's culinary sector. The majority of franchises originate from the United States. Others include those from South Korea, Japan, Australia and Europe. In 2013 so far, more than 170 foreign franchises received approval from the government.
Indonesia Investments added financial highlights to the company profile of Mitra Adiperkasa (MAPI). The company is an Indonesian retail company with a diversified portfolio that includes department stores, fashion, sports equipment, food & beverages, supermarkets and lifestyle products. It has 1588 retail outlets, that contain more than 100 brands, in 56 cities throughout Indonesia. The company is franchise holder of various and numerous well-known global brands such as Starbucks, Zara and Nine West.
The Indonesian government has set new rules to limit the amount of outlets that a franchise holder can own in Indonesia to 250 in total. The government implements this rule to protect the country's small and medium enterprises. This new policy has far-reaching consequences for large fast-food companies such as Pizza Hut, KFC and Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. They will have five years to adjust their businesses to the new policy.
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An important change will be made to the ministerial regulation that deals with the franchise businesses and traditional markets in Indonesia. Indonesian Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi said that the government plans to adjust a retroactive clause formulated in Ministry of Trade Regulation No. 7 Year 2013 on Partnership Development in Franchise Business Services for Food and Beverages (Permendag Nomor 7). Initially this clause limited franchise ownership to a maximum of 250 outlets, forcing big franchisees to confirm to new requirement.
Last February, the Indonesian government, through its Ministry of Trade, issued new rules with regard to Indonesia's franchise sector. This new regulatory framework - formulated in Ministry of Trade Regulation No. 7 Year 2013 on Partnership Development in Franchise Business Services for Food and Beverages (Permendag Nomor 7) - will have an impact on Indonesia's food and beverage services as limitations are set on the amount of outlets.
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