OCTOBER 08, 2009
 

Italian brand Miss Sixty enters India; mulls franchise model for expansion

Italy's women fashion-wear brand Miss Sixty has forayed into the Indian market with the opening of its maiden outlet in New Delhi. While the company will be focusing on marketing activities this year, it hopes to open another outlet in Mumbai by next year and take its total number of stores in the country to 32, of which majority would be franchisee-owned, in the next five years. More...

Dunkin’ Donuts opens first stores in Shenzhen, China

Privately held Dunkin’ Donuts said it opened its first two stores in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China, as part of its expansion plans for the Asian nation, agency reports. More...

Coffee shop entrepreneurs brew China deal

New Zealand coffee house entrepreneurs have signed a franchise deal to open 250 Esquires coffee outlets in China, agency reports. More...

Carrefour denies South America pull-out

Carrefour, Europe’s biggest retailer, on Wednesday denied it was selling its operations in “growth” markets, scotching rumours that it planned to pull out of South America, agency reports. More...

Coffee Day targets $1 billion revenue club

Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), the largest coffee chain in the country, is brewing fresh expansion plans, including in overseas market, with an eye on reaching the $1 billion revenue mark by 2015, reports DNA. More...

Vishal Retail to raise Rs 250 crore via QIP route

Diversified retail player Vishal Retail said it will raise Rs 250 crore through private placement of shares with potential buyers. More...

Planet Sports to sell Skechers' lifestyle products

Winner Sports, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kishore Biyani-promoted Pantaloon Retail, has tied-up with US-based lifestyle footwear and apparel maker Skechers to licence and distribute its products in India. More...

Raymond to expand retail outlets overseas

Garment and apparel manufacturer Raymond said it will increase the number of its retail outlets overseas to 50 over the next few years. More...

La Opala ropes in Bipasha to woo consumers

Crocker and tableware major LA Opala RG has roped in Bollywood star Bipasha Basu as the brand ambassador for its new Diva range in a bid to garner higher market share in the Rs 500 crore crockery market. More...

Adlabs Films rechristened Reliance MediaWorks

Anil Ambani Group firm Adlabs Films said it has changed its name to Reliance MediaWorks as the new name accurately reflects its identity as a diversified film and media services company. More...