RFG Chief Executive – International, Mike Gilbert, has declared India an important global market for RFG


Australian foodservice operator, Retail Food Group Limited (RFG), secured three major UK Master Franchise Agreements in 2017, and it hopes India is next. This year it will see its top performing brands – Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Crust Gourmet Pizza and Donut King – open their first UK stores alongside its Cafe2u brand, which successfully launched in the UK over 10 years ago. With a number of its brands already established in international markets, the Australian company is one to watch as it leverages over 30 years’ franchising experience.

Who is Retail Food Group?

RFG is Australia’s largest multi-brand retail food franchisor, housing over 2,400 outlets across more than 80 licenced territories and nine Brand Systems. Its franchise systems are highly successful, based on a model that offers unique brands, quality products, innovative store designs and good customer and franchise support. RFG’s successful penetration of the UK market is expected to generate significant global interest in the Group’s major brands, and should hold the Company in good stead as it keeps expanding.

What has contributed to RFG’s success?

RFG’s Master Partners benefit from dealing directly with specialist teams such as Market Development Managers. They also receive supply benefits from increased scale and access to initiatives that have been developed over the Group’s 30 years of franchising. The training RFG offers is extensive and is equips partners to further develop their brands and individual stores.

RFG also focuses on continual growth and evolution. New products and equipment, re-designed store formats and new strategic partnerships all keep the brands fresh and give partners a competitive edge in their respective market.

The establishment of International Supply Hubs is another clever global strategy. RFG currently has Hubs in Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and the USA; allowing it to establish a significant commercial coffee supply, for example, along with more effective service for its franchise networks.

Where to next?

RFG Chief Executive – International, Mike Gilbert, has declared India an important global market for RFG.   Due to India’s strong economic growth and acceptance of Western food brands, RFG is looking to expand across the three key regions of north, south and west India via Master Partners.  Asia remains a key region for the Group, having signed seven Master agreements in the past eighteen months.

To learn more about RFG or to find out about available international franchise opportunities visit: www.rfgbrands.com

 About Retail Food Group Limited

Retail Food Group (RFG) is a global food and beverage company headquartered in Australia. It is the country’s largest multi-brand retail food franchisor with a network of more than 2,400 outlets across over 80 territories and 9 Brand Systems, including Donut King, Brumby’s Bakery, Michel’s Patisserie, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, The Coffee Guy, Pizza Capers and Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar. As well, RFG is an emerging leader in the foodservice, dairy processing and wholesale bakery sectors; and a coffee specialist with an integrated approach to sourcing, roasting and distributing high-quality coffee, creating an unforgettable experience, from crop to cup, through its premium Di Bella Coffee Co brand.