Shop till you drop: Retailers open stores early, close late to boost sales

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: From opening stores at 7 in the morning to shutting down well after midnight, several big retailers now work overtime to increase their sales amidst weakening consumer sentiment by wooing joggers and night owls. Reliance Retail, for instance, has advanced opening timing for some of its supermarkets in Maharashtra by two hours to […]

Ma Foi opens centre in Bangalore

Chennai-based Ma Foi Strategic Consultants has opened a centre in Bangalore. The new business — Ma Foi Analytics & Business Services Pvt Ltd — will be headed by Sathyakam Mohanty, who was heading market research practice in Genpact in his earlier job. Ma Foi Strategic consultants offers services in strategic consulting, research and analytics and […]

Going back to brick and mortar retail

With users not embracing online shopping wholeheartedly, e-commerce players have set up physical outlets to woo the next generation of customers. Mail order or catalogue shopping has been in existence in the US since 1980. This was the predecessor of online commerce, which started off in India post the dotcom bust in 2000. After the […]

Retail sector main attraction for global players

Growing retail and wholesale trading backed by huge domestic market is the main attraction for global retail chains to set up stores in the country, industry chamber Assocham said today. “Trading is growing and will continue to grow because our main strength is our 120 crore people. They provide a huge market,” Assocham President Rajkumar […]

August Was Big for U.S. Retail

Fastest Growing Retailers Create Their Own Economic Stability While Slow Retail Giants Are Still Creating Excuses (AAPL, BBY, LOW, DELL, GES, BIG) August was a big month of big news for the U.S. retail industry. While Apple (AAPL) was claiming its title as the most valuable company in U.S. history, the not-yet-big fastest growing privately-held […]

World’s Largest McDonald’s Flagship Restaurant Opens in London Olympic Park

With 32,000 square feet, 1,500 indoor and outdoor seats, two floors and 500 employees, the size of the London Olympic Park McDonald’s restaurant alone makes it an imposing new addition to the McDonald’s (MCD) global fleet. But in the world of retail, the term “flagship” is not just about size alone. There are expectations that […]

Reebok Franchisees protest at company’s doorstep

The tussle between a section of Reebok franchisees and German sports-goods maker Adidas took an ugly turn today, with about 100 people protesting at the gates of the company’s headquarters in Gurgaon. The franchisees from the National Capital Region (NCR) were protesting against the new terms proposed by the German sports goods major for operating […]

Katrina Kaif- new brand ambassador for Flite

Relaxo, India’s leading footwear manufacturer has signed Katrina Kaif as the brand ambassador for FLITE, one of the most fashionable, colorful, trendy and comfortable footwear brands in the Indian market. The name Flite coined from the words ‘fashionable’ and ‘light’ itself says a lot about the brand and its promise.  The colorful and comfortable range […]

Living in Style announces its midyear sale upto 50% off

Afzal Chandiwala, Director, Living In Style, Mumbai said, “It’s time for various festive occasions to begin and doing up one’s house is a priority. We want to give the people of Mumbai an opportunity to shop to their heart’s content Mumbai the super store of imported branded furniture, artifacts, accessories, wallpapers from over 27 international […]