AUGUST 06, 2009
 

US Dollar Store targets 100 franchise stores by this year-end

US Dollar Store is doing good business in India. Sale of all imported merchandise at only Rs 99 gives it an edge over competitors. Currently running 70 outlets all over the country, the company plans to take number to 100 by this year-end. More...

Index opens first Middle East franchise

Index Living Mall, the leading manufacturer and exporter of furniture products in Thailand, has officially opened its first full-scale franchise in the Middle East in Dubai with an investment of $5 million (Dh18.35 million).The company, which claims to be the third largest home retail chain in Asia, will provide the management, marketing and brand-building know how as well as supply the products to the franchise, agency reports. More...

Papa John's to scale back financial support to franchisees: CEO

Papa John's International plans to scale back some financial support its been offering franchisees to make it through the recession, potentially providing a boost to earnings, agency reports. More...

Deals could bring in more Jackson products

Michael Jackson products could start appearing on store shelves, cell phones, even in X-Box add-ons if a judge signs off on a merchandising deal, agency reports. More...

Playboy plans expansion in India, to launch range of products

US-based Playboy Enterprises, publisher of the eponymous adult magazine, has announced plans to launch its range of apparel, footwear and accessories in Indian market by this year-end. The company, which launched fragrances for men in India earlier this year, has signed agreements under which its Indian partners would manufacture and sell its range of products in the market. More...

Cavin Kare to invest Rs 500 crore, mulls IPO

Chennai-based consumer goods firm Cavin Kare is planning to invest around Rs 500 crore over the next three years. The company also said it would go in for an IPO to support some of its “big” acquisition plans, reports Business Line. More...

Spacetoon India eyes merchandising revenues

Spacetoon India, part of Spacetoon Media Group, is investing Rs 100 crore into operations in India till 2011. The company, which started operations almost a year ago, is banking on its merchandising, licensing and publishing business to earn 90 per cent of its revenues in India, while the remaining would be made up by advertisements and sponsorships, reports Business Standard. More...

Subhiksha arm seeks compromise with lenders

Cash and Carry Wholesale Traders Private Limited (C&C), a subsidiary of cash-strapped Subhiksha Trading Services, has filed a ‘scheme of agreement’ in the Madras High Court under Sections 391 to 394 of the Companies Act, reports Business Standard. More...