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JUNE 03, 2009
 

Hair designer Jawed Habib mulls franchise route to open 100 salons

Professional hair designer Jawed Habib recently opened his maiden franchise salon christened Hair Express in Mumbai. Meanwhile, Habib has teamed up with the franchise and marketing wizard Zafar Khan to roll out 100 Hair Express salons across the country in this fiscal. With immediate plans to open salons in Pune, Kolkata, Chennai and New Delhi, Hair Express is also eyeing to foray into Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Dubai via the franchise model. More...

Dubai-based Al Aqili Group bags master franchise for UK-based Laura Ashley

The Dubai-based Al Aqili Group has bagged the Middle East master franchise for the UK-based premium fashion and lifestyle brand Laura Ashley. More...

Spudbar opens second franchise store in New Zealand

Baked potato franchise Spudbar has expanded its presence in New Zealand with the opening of its second store. More...

Dalian's first Japanese-style department store opens

Hong Kong-listed Lifestyle International Holdings has announced the formal opening of its Dalian Jiuguang Department Store, which is the group's first Japanese-styled department store in Dalian and its third department store in mainland China, agency reports. More...

Vishal Retail to raise Rs 150 crore via QIP route

New Delhi-based Vishal Retail is planning to raise up to Rs 150 crore through the QIP route. The proceeds will help the second-largest listed retailer in its expansion plans and get fresh inventory into its stores. The retailer has shareholder approval to raise funds through the QIP route, which is valid till October, reports Economic Times. More...

Donna Karan Studio earmarks Rs 15 crore to expand retail presence

US-based fashion design house Donna Karan Studio is planning to invest Rs 15 crore over the next five years to expand its retail presence and have 20 outlets of its international brands — DKNY and Donna Karan New York — in India. More...

Vision Express plans to set up 70 outlets

Optical retail chain Vision Express, the joint venture (JV) between Reliance Retail and Pearle Europe, plans to set up about 70 stores in the country in the next year. At present, the company has 12 stores across six cities. More...

Kaya to invest Rs 140 crore in 3 years; aims Rs 500 crore revenue

Skin care solutions provider Kaya will invest up to Rs 140 crore in the next three year for increasing the number of outlets to 200 and aims to clock a revenue of Rs 500 crore by the same period. More...

Canon targets Rs 1,000 crore turnover by 2010

Canon India Private Limited (CIPL), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pte Limited, is looking at achieving a Rs 1,000 crore turnover by the end of 2010. Meanwhile, the company achieved a turnover of Rs 665 crore turnover in 2008, a growth of 31 per cent over the previous year. More...

FDI in retail not allowed, says Sharma

Ruling out any “review'' of the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy, the commerce and industry minister, Anand Sharma, has said there are in-built safeguards against FDI finding its way into multi-brand retail and breaching caps in broadcasting and defence production. More...

 
 



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