Ashapura Intimates Fashion Ltd. (AIFL) has planned an investment of Rs 31 crores to expand its retail reach by opening around 10 retail outlets across Mumbai. Plans are in the pipeline to set up a manufacturing plant in Gujarat over the next year. AIFL already has a manufacturing plant in Thane. However, […]

Keeping the response online retailers are getting; offline or physical retailers too are trying various ways to attract consumers. One of the recent innovative measure, they have adapted is ‘click-and-collect’ strategy wherein consumers can buy products online but collect them either from brand’s physical […]

Banking on the high margin fashion category, online platforms are busy launching their own private labels while partnering international fashion brands as well as designers. Now Amazon India has launched a dedicated mini portal to offer apparels and accessories for both men and women. Last month, the […]

Snapdeal has partnered with India Post to bring works of thousands of weavers and artisans from Varanasi on its web platform. Snapdeal has launched a pilot with India Post to set-up facilitation desks at Varanasi post offices to enable local weavers to sell on its platform. Post offices will act as […]

Donear Industries has taken up an aggressive retail expansion drive and plans to open 500 exclusive brand outlets (EBOs) in the near future. At present, the company is operating 300 EBOs, including 100 Donear NXG EBOs, 150 D’Cot EBOs and 50 Donear Exclusive (fabric + apparels) EBOs. All these EBOs are […]

Last week, fashion retail company DLF Brands opened the first store of American fashion brand, Forever 21, in Bangalore, following similar stores in Delhi and Mumbai. The company, a subsidiary of real estate company DLF, has invested around Rs 100 crores in this venture, through a mix of its own capital […]

Grasim, India’s homegrown and men’s lifestyle brand, a subsidiary of Grasim Industries and a part of the Aditya Birla Group, aims to expand its retail network to tap Tier II, III cities for growth. From the existing store count of 12, the company plans to open 50 outlets by 2016, out of which almost […]

Big Bazaar recently opened a new store in Rourkela, Orissa, thereby making it the 100th city where it has stories. Within a span of three months, Big Bazaar has opened 17 new stores across the country in cities like: Jharsugda, Bhopal, Varanasi and Bokaro among others. To celebrate the 100th city milestone, […]

Now along with low consumer sentiment, physical retailers are battling online discount wars. No wonder, they are yet to witness growth in sales during the holiday season that kicks start before Christmas. While there was a 15 to 25 percent like-to-like growth in pre-Diwali shopping, December has seen […]

It is Tier-II, III cities that are contributing significantly to the growth of e-commerce in the country, contrary to the general perception of metros having pushed this, says online retail entity eBay India. Against the 10 metros where e-commerce has seen traction, there are as many as 3,133 Tier-II […]

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