Yoma snags franchise deal to bring Auntie Anne’s pretzels to Myanmar

YOMA Strategic Holdings on Wednesday said it has signed a franchise agreement with Focus Brands to bring the Auntie Anne’s brand of hand-rolled soft pretzels to Myanmar with the first store in Yangon to be opened in the coming months. In a joint release, the companies added that they have a “more ambitious expansion planned […]

Mandalay warns business license holders who violate regulations

The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) has vowed to crack down on abusive businesses, such as those that secure contracts for collecting parking fees under the government’s auction system. The warning was issued as the MCDC on Saturday auctioned off six-month business licenses for the April 1 to September 30 period and one-year business licenses […]

Yangon street vendors resist YCDC market plans

Despite the best efforts of local authorities to clean up Yangon’s streets, vendors say they are unwilling or unable to move into new purpose-built markets being built by Yangon City Development Committee. Business is booming along main roads and outside bazaars and supermarkets, with vendors selling everything from snacks to clothes to second hand electronics, […]

YCDC to Ban Street Vendors from September

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has announced that beginning in September street vendors will be banned in 33 townships that make up YCDC’s territory. Currently, street vendors are allowed to setup stalls on the pavement between the hours of 3-9 pm. YCDC said street vendors and stalls are causing disruptions to passing pedestrians, contributing […]