OCTOBER 10, 2009
 

S&M Kids Wear seeks franchisees to expand retail footprint

S&M Kids Wear, a part of Tirupur-based Muthukumarasamy Textiles, has forayed into the domestic retail kidís apparel segment. The company, which recently opened its first exclusive showroom in Coimbatore, plans to have 27 exclusive outlets through franchisees in the south by middle of November this year. More...

Waitrose opens first convenience store in London

Waitrose has opened its first convenience store in London, marking the beginning of the supermarketís plans to dramatically increase its presence in this sector. The opening of Waitrose Crouch End follows the retailerís recent announcement that it aims to open 300 convenience shops in the UK over the next 10 years, agency reports. More...

Yum! predicts tough Q4 for US outlets

Yum! Brands chief financial officer Rick Carucci said that the company expects the fourth quarter to be its worst yet for its US business, agency reports. More...

Retail giant Carrefour ties up with apple farmers in HP

After Bharti Wal-Mart started working with farmers in Punjab and Haryana, it is now French retail giant Carrefour which is extending technical support to apple farmers in Himachal Pradesh. The company is working along with farmers in Matiana region of Shimla district, reports Economic Times. More...

Reliance Autozone drives into Hyderabad

Reliance Autozone, a one-stop shop retail format offering automotive accessories, has entered the south by setting up its first large format store at Toli Chowki in Hyderabad. More...

Gitanjali forays into exclusive retail biz

Jewellery and lifestyle brand Gitanjali Lifestyle said it has ventured into exclusive retail business and plans to open 60 stores across the country within the next five years. More...

Lenovo opens first consumer store in New Delhi

Lenovo, a provider in PC solutions, has announced the opening of its maiden flagship store in New Delhi. This store is the first one-stop-shop for customers in India as Lenovo would deliver an end-to-end process -- guidance to choose the right product for customer requirements, post-sale support and warranty support, all under one roof, according to a company press release. More...

Ganesh Jewellery to raise Rs 300 crore through IPO

Shree Ganesh Jewellery House said it will raise Rs 300 crore through an initial public offer to fund its expansion plans. More...