Woodland to go solo in global expansion

Adventure shoe maker Woodland’s global expansion plans have an element of adventure. It will have own distribution network and deal with retail chains in foreign countries directly rather than tying up with a foreign partner for the same, said Harkirat Singh, managing director of Aero Group, which owns the Woodland brand. Aero Group plans to […]

Cat footwear, apparel, accessories launched in India

Tata International Wolverine Brands Ltd, a joint venture between Tata International and Wolverine World Wide Inc, has announced the launch of Cat footwear, apparel and accessories in India. Tata International is the global trading arm of the Tata group and a major leather and leather-products exporter.

Grocery, apparel to be favourites for MNC retailers: Deloitte

Various policy conditions for foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail makes mass grocery and apparel the two most favourable segments to invest in, says a report by consultancy firm Deloitte. “Mass grocery and apparel are two of the fastest growing organised retail segments in the country today. In both these segments, there are large domestic […]

Future Group bets big on Mother Earth chain

After selling controlling stake in Pantaloon Retail to Aditya BirlaNuvo to ease its debt burden, Future Group is concentrating on perking up its Mother Earth chain by following the business model of its rival Fabindia. According to sources, Mother Earth is looking at opening more than 100 outlets and focus on apparel, linens and accessories, […]

Raymond Retail- Getting the measure of its customers

Raymond’s efforts at gathering insights from its patrons have seen recall, repeat buys and revenue going up.   In its brand track study across metros and non-metros, Raymond has 60 per cent unaided recall. Aided recall is as high as 99 per cent. These scores are twice as much as competitor brands, beams Rakesh Pandey, […]

J.Crew plans foray in E-Commerce for global reach

J.Crew, the iconic American fashion retailer, has announced that from 22 March, it will expand its international distribution from 29 to 107 countries, reaching customers throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America; transacting in 41 local currencies. From its partnerships with the finest European mills and fabric houses to its renowned Italian […]