Big boys of retail want to move online

New Delhi: Brick-and-mortar retailers such as Future Groups’s Big Bazaar and Aditya Birla Retail are understood to be ramping up their back-end to gear up to the e-commerce revolution. The idea is to find additional revenues, reach out to Net-savvy consumers as well as mitigate costs related to real estate among others. Players such as […]

Walmart may face fresh probe in lobbying issue

New Delhi:  Walmart may face a fresh probe into its lobbying activities for entering India, after issues raised by a one-man inquiry committee set up by the government, were stonewalled by the global retailer. The inquiry conducted by the panel remained inconclusive and it was not satisfied with the replies provided by the US-based retail […]

Australian retail trainer sets up shop in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Australian retail training provider First Impressions Resources has started operations to provide training with a college in Hyderabad. The Australian Retail College (India) it has started will be a joint venture with GREAT (India), a business school for retail management. The joint venture wants to take advantage of the retail sector which is among […]

Myntra to tap Indians abroad

Hyderabad:-, the e-commerce site that sells fashion and lifestyle products, will tap the Indian Diaspora, particularly in the US. Using its portal, the e-commerce company will offer a host of ethnic brands. “There is hardly any contribution from exports. We are going to tap this opportunity soon,” Sunjay Guleria, Vice-President (Marketing) of Myntra, […]

Coke plans to keep fizzing year-long

Bangalore: Coca-Cola is putting together a series of marketing initiatives to ‘deseasonlise’ the Indian cola market. The Atlanta-based company is building its marketing efforts around “availability, affordability and accessibility’’ of its five brands, Anupama Ahluwalia, Vice-President – Marketing, India and South West Asia, told Business Line. “Seasonality is taking everyone by surprise. We are beginning […]

LimeRoad to expand operations

New Delhi: LimeRoad, an online shopping site for women, will expand its operations to the US and UK by June-July. It also plans to expand its operations in 23 countries in the coming months. “We will first expand our operations in the developed markets of the US and the UK as the markets there offer […]

Dunkin to go beyond just donuts

Mumbai: American breakfast chain Dunkin’ Donuts has launched its first restaurant in Chandigarh, following the launch of nine stores across Delhi. For consumers who gorge on everything from burgers to pizzas and cakes, the chain has tweaked its offerings to introduce Indian culinary delights. Roasted coconut donut and pistachio saffron donut, which made an appearance […]

India not a short-term bet for Groupon, says global COO

Chennai: Kal Raman, Global COO of Chicago-based deals and discounts site Groupon, is reportedly one of the strong contenders to lead the company, after its CEO Andrew Mason was asked to step down last month. But Raman, with over 20 years of experience in retail with stints at WalMart, Amazon and eBay, is unfazed by […]

Country Club sees health clubs as good fit

Chennai: Leisure and entertainment company Country Club India Ltd has hopped onto the fitness club bandwagon as part of its expansion strategy. The Rs 370-crore listed entity has also roped in Sania Mirza as its brand ambassador. The company has already set up 12 fitness centres in cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, […]

Timtara plans makeover after facing consumer flak

New Delhi: Online shopping portal Timtara is planning to raise $5 million by April for improving its operations. The company is also working on taking corrective steps to improve its Web site and address consumer concerns. Arindam Bose, Co-founder and Director, Timtara, told Business Line that he was in talks with at least two investors […]