JULY 02, 2009
 

CCD looks to expand global imprint

The country’s largest café chain, Café Coffee Day (CCD), is scouting for acquisitions internationally. The company, which operates 800 outlets in India, is exploring both organic and inorganic opportunities to have a greater international presence in two-three years, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

BinHendi to franchise Japengo Cafe around the Gulf

BinHendi Enterprises expects to sign at least 10 franchises for its home-grown Japengo Cafe chain of restaurants in neighbouring GCC countries by next year, agency reports. More...

Philippines-based Max’s Restaurant opening more outlets overseas

Philippines-based food chain Max’s Restaurant is looking at penetrating the Canadian and Middle Eastern markets, even while still preparing to open two branches in the United States -- one in New Jersey and the other in Hawaii -- within the year, agency reports. More...

Little Sheep incorporates eight additional franchisees

Chinese hotpot chain Little Sheep has announced that it has completed the integration of eight additional franchise restaurants, increasing the number of self-managed restaurants it owns to 143, agency reports. More...

Koutons keen to open more family stores

Apparel retailer Koutons Retail has said it is keen on opening more family stores where clothing lines co-exist with accessories and footwear. The company is focusing on converting its existing stores to cover larger retail space rather than opening new stores, reports Business Line. More...

S Kumars arm earmarks Rs 161 crore to open 190 stores pan-India

S Kumars Nationwide group company Brand House Retail on Wednesday said its joint venture (JV) with Italian Fashion brand Oviesse will invest Rs 161 crore for opening 190 stores across the country in the next five years. More...

CavinKare forays into restaurant biz

The Chennai-based FMCG major CavinKare has forayed into the restaurant business under the brand ‘CK’s Foodstaurant’. Meanwhile, it has opened its first outlet in Puducherry. More...

South Africa’s Fry Group to enter into JV with Big Five Health

South Africa-based Fry Group Foods, which makes meat-like vegetarian products, is entering into a joint venture with Big Five Health Foods (BFHF), a company in which cricketer Yuvraj Singhs mother is a promoter, reports Economic Times. More...

Carnation Auto to sell used cars

Maruti Suzuki’s former managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Jagdish Khattar on Wednesday said that Carnation Auto, his recently launched multi-brand auto solutions venture, is looking to sell second-hand cars in the outlet apart from accessories, services and spares solutions that it provides. Meanwhile, the company will add 91 more such outlets throughout the country within the next four years, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Titan to set up ‘exclusive sales counters’ for Sonata

In a bid to expand its retail network, wrist watch brand ‘Sonata’, a part of Titan Industries, is setting up ‘exclusive sales counters’ at both traditional and non-traditional outlets, reports Business Line. More...

Samsung India opens flagship store in Hyderabad

Samsung Electronics has announced the opening of its first IT Brandshop at Arihant Arcade, Ameerpet in Hyderabad. More...

Indus Fila Q3 net loss at Rs 12 crore

The Bangalore-based textile manufacturer and apparel exporter Indus Fila has reported a net loss of Rs 12.11 crore for the third quarter ended March 31, compared to a net profit of Rs 4.13 crore in the same period last year. More...

GlaxoSmithKline to tap modern retail

With the modern trade route working wonders for its core health food drinks brands, FMCG firm GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) now plans to give its over-the-counter (OTC) brands a similar push, reports Business Standard. More...