July 10, 2009

Grand Slam to set up 30 more franchise stores in tier II, III cities

The New Delhi based Grand Slam, one of the market leaders in high end fitness equipment, has announced plans to set up 30 more franchisee stores in tier II and III cities across India by January 2010. More...

'Wal-Mart is world's biggest employer in 2008'

At a time when the economic crisis is forcing companies to reduce costs and cut jobs, retail giant Wal-Mart has emerged as the biggest employer in the world with a whopping 2.1 million people working for it last year, according to the Fortune magazine. More...

Nokia is best performing brand in UAE: survey

Nokia has been voted the best performing brand in the UAE, according to a survey of consumers. More...

Scotts Miracle-Gro plans to close Smith & Hawken unit

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co, the maker of lawn-care products, said it will close its Smith & Hawken garden stores by the end of this year after attempts to sell the business stalled. More...

China's 361° listed in Hong Kong

Quanzhou-based Chinese sportswear company 361° has been listed in Hong Kong, with an initial public offer price of HKD3.61 per share, agency reports. More...

After Dubai, Dr Batra's eyes London

Having begun its foray into international healthcare market with the launch of its clinic at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), Dr Batra’s Positive Health Clinic Private Limited is now eyeing the European market wherein it plans to open a homeopathic clinic in London, reports Business Standard. More...

Godrej set to merge consumer goods biz

The Godrej Group is reportedly on a drive to consolidate its consumer goods business to cut costs and push efficiencies across its three consumer product companies. The move will bring about synergies within the group’s flagship FMCG company, Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) and two of its joint ventures -- Godrej Sara Lee (GSL) and Godrej Hershey’s (GHL), reports Economic Times. More...

XSB retail outlets to come up in major cities

SuryaRao Elixirs Pvt Ltd is planning to open more XSB (Xtreme Sports Bar) retail outlets in major cities. At present, the Hyderabad-based company, promoted by Arjun Valluri and Dheeraj Keshwani, runs seven XSB outlets in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Gurgaon. More...

Lepakshi outlet at Shamshabad

Lepakshi, the sales emporium of the Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts Development Corporation, was opened at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Andhra Pradesh. More...

Pearl and Gem Fair begins in Hyderabad

With South India accounting for nearly 40 per cent of the country’s gold jewellery trade, traders see more opportunities to expand their presence in the region. More...

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