In a move to expand its brand overseas for the first time, the Robeks smoothie chain detailed ambitious plans for growth in Japan and 12 other Asian countries. Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based Robeks Corp. said it has signed a multi-year master franchise agreement with Tokyo-based Clarence Corp. to open 500 smoothie outlets throughout Asia, beginning in 2011. The smoothie chain is among a growing number of American brands looking for international growth as the economy remains challenging in ...
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