Switching to e-commerce?

Thinking of switching to online retail or e-commerce? Read these first and know the problems faced E-commerce is trending but what seems like a “low-investment-fast-growth” business idea to entrepreneurs might not be an accurate assumption. Treat this not as discouragement to start something new, but as a caution note from a person who has faced/seen […]

Online Retail- Threats & Opportunities

It’s very common nowadays to see empty stores with all materials decked up and waiting for consumers. This simple sight speaks a lot about the state of the Indian Retail Industry at the moment. This state of the Indian brick and mortar retail might be attributed to many factors, but one of major reason is […]

The Art of Running a Successful EOSS

The sale season is over and with it starts the incessant brooding about our decisions as retailers what went right and what went wrong during this EOSS for our brand. As a retailer I dread the EOSS as it purely cuts into our margins. But there are lots of positive also to an EOSS. It […]

MNC retailers may get to enter smaller cities too

NEW DELHI: The government may allow foreign multi-brand retailers to set up stores in cities with a population of less than a million, a measure that is part of the possible relaxation of norms that the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) is examining. A senior official said the commerce and industry ministry might […]

Biyani reboots retail ambition with ‘I am in’

A year after selling off the Pantaloons fashion piece to Aditya Birla Nuvo for R1,600 crore in a bid to deleverage his business, Kishore Biyani is back in business. His Future Group is set to re-enter the fashion space with an altogether new store brand ‘I am In’. As in the case of Pantaloon, the […]

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 […]

Is India ready for SHOWROOMING?

In a decade or so, the shopping experience is going to be completely digital, and it would be impossible to miss digital billboards, virtual shops, interactive posters or cyberstores as you walk down your favourite shopping lane. Unqiue QR codes on interactive billboards and kiosks will gleam at you, and invite you to ‘check them […]

Retail sales to stay flat this year

Retailers expect flat sales this year on the back of low consumer sentiment and a tight credit market, says a Boston Consulting Group report titled ‘Winning with Uncertainty’. To win in the face of these challenges, retailers need to build agility into their business model, the report says. Abheek Singhi, partner at Boston Consulting Group, […]

RIL’s retail units set for merger

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is set to carry out a major restructuring exercise. Nine of its retail units would be merged with Reliance Retail and Reliance Fresh. Last month, the Bombay High Court had approved the merger. The nine companies – Retail, Reliance Footprint, Reliance Gems and Jewels, Reliance Leisures, Reliance Trends, Reliance Autozone, Reliance […]

Bata to invest Rs. 100 crore in retail

Kolkata: Bata India has said that it plans to invest Rs. 100 crore in the current year to ramp up retail footprint and also refurbish its three manufacturing facilities. “Bata India plans to add 100 retail outlets in the current financial year and the company expects to achieve a sales growth of 20 per cent […]