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RFG cuts jobs in departments shake-up


Retail Food Group has carved through its business this week, cutting jobs in a move to better streamline the support provided to franchisees.

Too big of a slice; RFG refutes Crust valuation


Retail Food Group (RFG), the franchisor behind brands Donut King and Gloria Jeans Coffees has confirmed that while asset sales are being explored, the reported $100m price tag on its Crust Pizza chain empire is grossly inaccurate.

Retail Food Group lenders put debt testing on hold


The executive team at embattled franchisor Retail Food Group (RFG) were handed a Christmas lifeline by the company’s lenders after a difficult 12 months for the group.

RFG CEO steps down after less than a year in top job


The CEO of struggling franchisor, Retail Food Group (RFG) has spectacularly exited the company, after less than a year in the top job.

“Unsustainable” – RFG flags asset sales, pledges improved franchisee support


Newly appointed Retail Food Group (RFG) chairman Peter George has indicated the embattled franchisor may be in for asset overhaul as the group urgently tries to reduce its crippling debt.

Ex-RFG head ‘showed up, got paid’, no insights into franchise failure


Former Retail Food Group (RFG) executives Tony Alford, Alicia Atkinson and Andre Nell were grilled overnight at a special hearing of the parliamentary inquiry into franchising, after the high court shot down their proposed challenge of the committee’s powers late last week.

Former RFG boss application dismissed, ordered to pay costs


Former Retail Food Group (RFG) chief executive Tony Alford has been ordered to pay the commonwealth’s costs after his appeal against a forced appearance at the parliamentary inquiry into franchising was dismissed on Thursday.

Former RFG executive challenges “unconstitutional” forced inquiry appearance


Legal representatives for former Retail Food Group (RFG) chief executive Tony Alford have argued that his forced appearance at the parliamentary inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct goes against constitutional rights.

RFG brands dominate doughnut/coffee customer satisfaction


Retail Food Group (RFG) secured a much-needed win on Wednesday, with Donut King and Michel’s Patisserie taking out first and second place in the Roy Morgan Coffee/Doughnut store Customer Satisfaction award for September.

RFG appoints turnaround specialist as chairman


Retail Food Group (RFG) has appointed ‘turnaround specialist’ Peter George as its new chairman, after laying out a three-pronged strategy to stabilise, optimise and reinvest in the business at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday.