Mary Kom & her twin sons at Hilfiger store launch

Tommy Hilfiger Arvind Fashion (Tommy Hilfiger India), licensee of the Tommy Hilfiger brand in India, hosted an in-store to celebrate the opening of Tommy Hilfiger children’s wear stores in the Palladium Mall and Breach Candy, in Mumbai. Olympic medallist Mary Kom and her twin sons Rechungvar and Khupneivar attended the event. The store interiors are […]

Retail biggies rejig operations before stake-sale

Now that the 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail has been approved by the Cabinet, India’s top retailers such as, the Future Group, Bharti Retail, Spencer’s Retail, Videocon’s Next Retail and Gitanjali Group are working over splitting their operations before selling stakes to foreign players. Since the decision over whether to let the foreign […]

Mahindra Retail targets over Rs 200 cr turnover

Mahindra Retail, which entered the retail space through its Mom & Me stores, expects to have 150 stores by the end of the current fiscal and is eyeing over Rs 200 crores turnover this fiscal. While the investments in the retail stores have already crossed the Rs 100 crores mark, by the end of this […]

FDCI announces list of designers for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week SS ’13

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the apex fashion body in India has announced the list of runway designers participating in the biggest fashion event of the country — the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2013. The FDCI has brought together the most admired names in the fashion industry to set trends for […]

Starbucks to open first India store by Oct

Starbucks Corp will open its first coffee shop in India by the end of October, John Culver, President, China and Asia Pacific, said on Friday, in the latest delay to a much-hampered entry into the country. Starbucks had initially planned to have its first cafes in India open by mid-2011 but was delayed by difficulties […]

Arvind Lifestyle pays Rs 55 crore to retail 3 global brands

Mumbai: Arvind Lifestyle Brands, a subsidiary of Arvind Ltd, one of the largest players in the apparel brands and retail space, has announced the acquisition of the business operations of British fashion retailers Debenhams and Next and American lifestyle brand Nautica in India from Plant Retail. Announcing the acquisition, Mr Sanjay Lalbhai, Chairman & Managing […]

Yum! Restaurants India to invest upto $120 million to double outlets

NEW DELHI: Yum! Restaurants India, part of Yum! Brands Inc that owns KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants, today said it will invest up to $ 120 million to double its outlets in Indian sub-continent to 1,000 by 2015. “We will be doubling our strength from 500 restaurants at present to 1,000 restaurants by 2015 in […]

Wal-Mart eyes 51% stake in new India retail arm

GURGAON: Days after the government allowed FDI in multi-brand retail, US giant Wal-Mart has said it wants to have a 51% controlling stake in a new front-end retail company for which wholesale partner Bharti Enterprises would be a “natural partner”. The company — which wants to have an all-new format for stores in India — […]

Reebok seeks more time from RoC to file accounts

In a new twist to the controversial Reebok India case, the sports wear maker has sought an extension of two months from the Registrar of Companies (RoC) to file its audited financial and accounting details for 2011-12. “Though usually the accounting is done for a period of 12 months (January-December in case of Reebok India), […]

Asian Paints unveils new brand identity with Soha Ali Khan

Asian Paints today unveiled its new brand identity and logo, with Soha Ali Khan at “Colour with Asianpaints”, the Asian Paints consumer experience and décor consulting store in Bandra West, Mumbai. The new logo reflects a more meaningful and personalized engagement with the increasing number of interior décor consumers in the home, retail and commercial […]