AUGUST 01, 2009

Shoppers Stop to double number of Mothercare outlets

After a profitable first quarter, Shoppers Stop is getting ready to splurge on its franchise operations through its arrangement with Mothercare. Marking an investment of Rs 22 crore, Shoppers Stop will be doubling the number of Mothercare outlets in the next three years, reports Business Line. More...

H&M to scale up store count in Chinese market

After the success of its outlet in Beijing, internationally renowned fashion retail giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) will open another three new stores in fall of 2009, agency reports. More...

Dubai pharmacy firm plans UAE and Saudi expansion

Dubai-based Planet Pharmacy is to launch 250 pharmacies across the UAE and more than 500 in Saudi Arabia by 2012, agency reports. More...

Jotun Paints opens 1,050th Middle East outlet in Dubai

Jotun Paints has launched in Dubai its 1,050th Multicoulor Centre in the Middle East, getting it closer to its ambitious plan to establish over 1,500 stores in the region by 2011, agency reports. More...

Hypercity to open 10 stores by 2011

Hypercity Retail India Limited, part of the K Raheja Group, is planning to set up ten stores by 2011, each with an investment of about Rs 30 crore, reports Business Standard. More...

Haryali Kisaan Bazaar to be hived off

DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd (DSCL) is planning to hive off its rural retail arm Haryali Kisaan Bazaar (HKB) in a year’s time so that it can pick up funds from the market, reports Financial Express. More...

Subhiksha CDR process may be extended

Beleaguered retail chain Subhiksha and its lenders failed to release the company's corporate debt restructuring (CDR) report by the stated deadline of 31 July, leading to speculation that the process may be delayed further, reports Business Standard. More...

Britannia Q1 net up 17% at Rs 47 crore

Riding on several new products and increased investments in brands, biscuits major Britannia Industries has posted a 17.4 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 47.37 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2009. The company had a net profit of Rs 40.33 crore in the first quarter ended June 30, 2008, Britannia Industries said in a statement. More...

Whirlpool profit rises marginally in Q1

Home appliance company Whirlpool of India Ltd has posted a marginal increase in its net profit at Rs 46.2 crore (Rs 44.6 crore) for the first quarter ended June 2009. The profit after tax was impacted by a change in accounting policy of creating tax provision at the quarter end instead of year end and also due to higher deferred tax provision taken in the current quarter, according to a company press release. More...

Videocon Ind Q3 net down 51% to Rs 124 crore

Consumer durables major Videocon Industries reported a 51.24 per cent decline in its net profit at Rs 124.35 crore for the third quarter ended June 30. More...

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