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Small Business Franchising


  • Sears' silver lining: Extremely loyal shoppers Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    Members of Sears' Shop Your Way loyalty program made up more than 74 percent of sales at Sears and Kmart's domestic locations for the first quarter.

  • Is Disney killing the mall? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 3:29 PM ET
    Is Disney killing the mall?

    Discussing the state of the retail market and how travel & lodging is hurting discretionary retail, with Paul Trussell, Deutsche Bank analyst, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Mall winners & losers Monday, 19 May 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    Mall winners & losers

    Is mall traffic coming back? CNBC's Courtney Reagan; Matt Boss, JPMorgan; Anthony Chukumba, BB&T; and Susan Anderson, FBR, discuss their views on retail.

  • Uber launches NYC pilot program UberRUSH Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:51 AM ET
    Uber launches NYC pilot program UberRUSH

    Josh Mohrer, Uber New York general manager, explains how the new app allows for faster courier and messenger service in New York City.

  • Warby Parker continues NYC expansion Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Warby Parker continues NYC expansion

    Warby Parker co-founders and co-CEOs Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, discuss Warby's new store, the company's third New York City location and their vision to change the world of glasses.

  • Mario Batali hit with $500,000 liquor-license fine Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Mario Batali

    Mario Batali agreed to settle charges brought by the NY State Liquor Authority. Eataly's temporary wine shop closure will include a fine, Crain's reports.

  • Investors should decide Darden's Red Lobster spin Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    Red Lobster in Times Square, New York.

    It may be time for Darden Restaurants to let shareholders take Red Lobster into their own hands.

  • Report: J Crew may go public Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    J. Crew, the giant retailer, could go public this year with a $5 billion valuation target, according to Bloomberg.

  • Why a Starbucks grande latte costs more in China Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 8:42 PM ET
    Servers help customers at a Starbucks Corp. store in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

    Swilling a Starbucks grande latte will cost you a dollar more in China than in the U.S., but Starbucks told CNBC the higher cost was justified.

  • For JC Penney, e-commerce is no easy fix Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    'Sadly they've gone from being a leader to a laggard. They've failed to keep up,' said one consultant about JC Penney.

  • McDonald's eyes extending breakfast hours Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    McDonald's is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day.

  • Web orders eat local pizza restaurants for lunch Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Internet sales help national chains eat local pizza restaurants for lunch. Investors can bet on the trend with shares of Papa John's International.

  • Tom+Chee takes a bite out of comfort food Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 6:51 AM ET
    NJ takes a bite out of Tom+Chee

    Corey Ward and Trew Quackenbush, co-founders of Tom+Chee, discuss their success after landing a deal with Barbara Corcoran on CNBC's "Shark Tank," and how reinventing comfort food brought them tasty results.

  • Pizza Hut fires manager for taking back holiday Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 12:31 PM ET

    As many restaurants decide open on Thanksgiving to try to boost sales, one Pizza Hut manager decided he'd had enough.

  • What Starbucks plans to do to help vets, spouses Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    Starbucks is looking for thousands of good men - and women.

  • 'Damage done' on Main Street as government reopens Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    San Diego-based Ron Putman, regional developer for Maui Wowi Hawaiian, a franchise of cart-based smoothies and coffee, has been hit by the partial shutdown.

    For businesses across the country, a reopened government is getting scant cheers. Lost revenue can't be recouped, owners say.

  • Grandpapa John's pizza: The senior franchise boom Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    Instead of a fresh-faced teenager or middle-aged manager, a retiree may help you with that cleaning service or fast-food order.

  • Soy nuts?: 7-Eleven to offer more healthy snacks Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 9:41 AM ET

    Move over Slurpees and burritos. Franchise 7-Eleven is expanding its healthy snack selection including veggie chips and edamame. Soy nuts, anyone?

  • Analysts lay out their top fast food stock picks Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 1:20 PM ET
    Taco Bell's waffle taco

    With fast food restaurants now offering such innovations as the waffle taco and the pretzel burger, should investors be impressed? Two pros tell CNBC what they think.

  • America's most important export: Fried chicken? Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    As more people around the world achieve the middle class, they can't seem to get enough of U.S. fast food—just as Americans are looking to avoid that diet.