AUGUST 03, 2009
 

Cookie Man plans 60 outlets by 2009-end

Cookie Man, the Australian cookie brand, has announced plans to make 60 outlets operational across the country by 2009-end. The brand, which currently operates 43 outlets, is present largely in malls, but is also looking at airport retail (currently present in eight airports) and shop-in-shops for growth. More...

Cereal Bowl set for expansion into Middle East

The Cereal Bowl, a USA-based café franchise, has signed an agreement that will see the brand expand into Qatar and other markets of the Middle East. Qatar-based Global Brands, which has franchised a number of brands in the region, has signed a deal with The Cereal Bowl to open a number of outlets, agency reports. More...

Ben & Jerry’s to open store in Australia

American ice cream chain Ben & Jerry’s will begin operating in Australia in October when it opens a flagship outlet in Sydney, agency reports. More...

Montblanc bets on middle class to boost sales

Montblanc, the German luxury manufacturer of sophisticated writing instruments, is betting big on the Indian middle class to boost its sales, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Mall vacancy up 7% in south

Mall vacancies in the southern cities of Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad increased seven per cent in June 2009 from 2.77 per cent in January this year, according to a recent report published by Cushman & Wakefield. More...

Subhiksha misses July 31 CDR deadline

Chennai-based retail chain Subhiksha Trading Services has missed its deadline of July 31, 2009, for its corporate debt restructuring (CDR) programme, reports Business Standard. More...

Multiplexes stumble in Q1 earnings

The two-month standoff between Bollywood producers and film exhibitors in April and May has taken its toll on the first quarter earnings of multiplex operators this fiscal, reports Business Line. More...

Big brands take more salons under their wings

In the face of tight competition, personal care and cosmetic product manufacturers are now bringing salons in the unorganised sector under their wings by branding them as their exclusive outlets, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Head & Shoulders, Parachute, Wills Lifestyle top brands: Survey

Procter & Gamble's Head & Shoulders emerged at the top in a survey conducted to identify the brand that satisfies the consumer on two grounds- health and happiness. More...