July 07, 2009

H&R Johnson eyes Rs 3,000 crore turnover; seeks franchisees for expansion

Tiles and bath products firm H&R Johnson is aiming at emerging as a Rs 3,000-crore entity in the next four years on the back of its newly-launched kitchens and wooden flooring segment, while it also seeks to expand its dealership network. The company is planning to ramp up the exclusive retail chain format for the new kitchens division. More...

Gloria Jeanís opens maiden outlet in China

Australian-owned global specialty coffee brand Gloria Jeanís Coffees International has opened its first coffee house in Shanghai, China. The venture is in partnership with leading Chinese food retail company and master franchise partner, Dash Brands Ltd, agency reports. More...

Pet Valu agrees to $143.7 million takeover offer

Canada-based Pet Valu Inc said Monday it has agreed to be acquired by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, for $143.7 million, agency reports. More...

China's Lianhua Supermarket will acquire Hualian Supermarket

Lianhua Supermarket, a subsidiary of the Bailian Group, has announced that it will acquire a 100 per cent stake in Hualian Supermarket from Bailian Group for CNY492 million, agency reports. More...

M&S business costs customers more in the UK than India

While Marks and Spencer Reliance India, the joint venture between the UK-based Marks and Spencer (M&S) and Reliance Retail, is continuing to lower prices for customers in India, the parent company plans a price-hike of 3 per cent in the UK later this year, reports International Supermarket News. More...

GSK to tie up with retailers to sell OTC products

FMCG firm GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is looking for tie-ups with several big retail players, including Big Bazaar, to enhance its business of products which are used as medicines and sold without prescription, or over-the-counter products, reports Business Line. More...

Kellogg India plans to expand distribution

Kellogg India, a leader in the breakfast cereals market, plans to expand its distribution network to penetrate deeper into existing markets (urban) and enter newer markets (tier II and III), reports Business Standard. More...

Lack of industry status, silence on FDI, saddens retailers

With no mention of the retail industry in Budget, organised retailers consoled themselves by saying that in the long term the trade would derive benefits from tax incentives and development programmes which would boost spending by the common man. More...

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