NOVEMBER 10, 2009
 

UniverCell plans 700 stores; seeks franchisees

Chennai-based mobile retail chain, UniverCell, will be opening 700 stores across the country in the next two years. The company, which currently has 300 company-owned stores across the four southern states including 70 in Andhra Pradesh, is trying to touch 400 stores by March 2010 through the franchise mode. More...

Gap opens new store in Dubai Mall

US-based clothing major Gap Inc has announced the opening of its new store at Dubai Mall, UAE, agency reports. More...

Birla Retail drives growth plan to become profitable

Learning from its past mistakes, the retail business of Kumar Mangalam Birla has now undertaken an organisational restructuring at the corporate level to cut costs and beat a path to profitability, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Big Bazaar to invest Rs 70 crore in East

Big Bazaar, the ‘value’ retail format of Future Group, is investing around Rs 70 crore in setting up 10 new Big Bazaar stores in East over the next few months. At present, Kolkata has seven Big Bazaar stores and another four would be added over the next three months, reports Business Standard. More...

Cafe Coffee Day to invest Rs 150 crore

Café Coffee Day (CCD), the 13-year old retail coffee restaurant chain, is planning to invest around Rs 150 crore this financial year for a total of 1,000 outlets, up from close to 850 outlets now. More...

Philips India to double home lighting outlets

Philips Electronics India is set to expand its presence in the highly fragmented, home decorative, lighting market. The company, which is one of the leading players in the lighting solutions industry, plans to more than double the number of its exclusive lighting lounges across India, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

LG sets up first Shoppe in Orissa

Consumer electronics major LG Electronics India Limited on Monday opened the first LG Shoppe in Berhampur, Orissa to offer the entire bouquet of its products in a single outlet. More...

Akai to re-enter India by January; to launch high-end products

Japanese consumer durables player Akai is gearing to re-enter the Indian market by January next year, with focus on catering the metros and tier I cities by offering more high-end products and has tied up with Global Brands Enterprise Solutions for revamping of the brand, reports Business Standard. More...

Reliance, Gini & Jony tie up to offer Levi's, Puma footwear

Reliance Footprint, the footwear store of Reliance Retail, has tied up with kidswear brand Gini & Jony to introduce children's footwear ranges of Levi's and Puma in the country. Gini & Jony is the exclusive retail collaborator in the country for these two brands. More...

Wrinkle-free shirts from Turtle to hit shelves soon

After wrinkle-free trousers, Turtle, one of the country's fastest growing menswear apparel brands, is now rolling out wrinkle-free shirts from its stable. Christened as "D'crease", the new range of shirts are made in plain fabric and available in white, ecru and blue colours. More...

SRS Multiplex plans expansion to go for Rs 300 crore IPO in April

SRS Multiplex, a division of SRS group, is planning to invest Rs 500 crore in the next three years towards the increasing number of cinema screens. The company would add 50 screens by 2011 and over 100 by the end of financial year 2012, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Cinemax India opens third multiplex in Nashik

Cinemax India Ltd, the largest multiplex chain in Mumbai, has opened five-screen multiplex in Nashik. This new multiplex, which is located at City Centre Mall here, is company’s third multiplex theatre in the city. More...

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DotDomino's Files For IPO To Raise Rs 300 Crore- 13 Oct. 09
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DotFerns `N' Petals Plans To Open 40 Retail Outlets- 16 Sep. 09
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DotGama Hospitality To Open 35 Restaurants In East India- 11 Sep. 09
DotPortico To Open 10 New Stores Via Franchise Model- 10 Sep. 09
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DotVF Arvind Scouting For Partners To Scale Up Retail Biz- 05 Sep. 09
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DotMadame Launches New Store At Ambala; Targets 100 Stores By 2010- 18 Aug.09
DotYum! Restaurants To Increase KFC Outlets In India- 17 Aug.09
DotLeonidas to open three new outlets by 2009-end- 13 Aug.09
DotYum! Restaurants Set To Launch Mexican Chain Taco Bell- 12 Aug.09
DotGFA Seeks Master Franchisees In North, West India- 11 Aug.09
DotMegamart Set To Expand Retail Network Via Franchising- 10 Aug.09
DotCalifornia Pizza Kitchen To Foray Into India Via Franchising- 07 Aug.09
DotUS Dollar Store Targets 100 Franchise Stores By This Year-end- 06 Aug.09
DotThe Loot Mulls Franchise Route To Expand Retail Footprint- 05 Aug.09
DotReid & Taylor To Open 250 Franchise Outlets- 04 Aug.09
DotCookie Man Plans 60 Outlets By 2009-End - 03 Aug.09
DotShoppers Stop To Double Number Of Mothercare Outlets- 01 Aug.09
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DotBooster Juice Plans 100 Outlets In Five Years- 30 July.09
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DotGFA Mulls PE Route To Raise Funds For Expansion- 25 July.09
DotVishal Retail to shut 10 loss-making company-owned stores- 24 July.09
DotEssar Steel Seeks Franchisees To Expand Retail Footprint- 23 July.09
DotSiyaram To Set Up 200 Stores In India, West Asia In Three Years- 22 July.09
DotWelspun Retail Plans 400-500 Stores By 2013; Seeks Franchisees For Expansion- 21 July.09
DotPavers England Takes Franchise Route To Launch Maiden Outlet- 20 July.09
DotGFA Plans To Open 40 New Outlets By March 2010- 18 July.09
DotVeta targets 100 franchise centres in Sri Lanka- 17 July.09
DotKaati Zone seeks franchisees for retail expansion- 16 July.09
DotMan U Restaurant and Bar in Mumbai soon- 15 July.09
DotKFC, Pizza Hut's parent co Yum under ED's lens- 14 July.09
DotDixy Chicken debuts in India via franchising- 13 July.09
DotGrand Slam to set up 30 more franchise stores in tier II, III cities- 10 July.09
DotBest Western to unveil 15 new franchise properties in India- 09 July.09
DotAmara Raja Batteries to expand pan-India network via franchising- 08 July.09
DotH&R Johnson eyes Rs 3,000 crore turnover; seeks franchisees for expansion- 07 July.09
DotWay2Wealth seeking franchisees to expand pan-India footprint- 06 July.09
DotZedds mulls franchise route to expand footprint- 04 July.09
DotWadhawan Hospitality to bring Cinnabon brand to India- 03 July.09
DotCCD looks to expand global imprint- 02 July.09
DotYum Restaurants looks for 50% revenue from KFC- 01 July.09
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DotItalian Coffee Brand Caffe Pascucci Forays Into India- 29 June.09
DotNilgiris to open 40-50 new stores via franchising - 27 June.09
DotKairali Group to expand overseas footprint via franchising- 26 June.09
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DotIndus Fila enters domestic retail biz; seeks franchisees to expand footprint- 24 June.09
DotIndian handloom brand Cottage eyes China foray via franchise route- 23 June.09
DotUltraTech plans 71 building solutions outlets across Maharashtra- 22 June.09
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DotBSNL mulls over franchise route to reduce costs- 19 June.09
DotKarrox to make south India foray; seeking franchisees for expansion- 18 June.09
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DotNumero Uno to open 50 new outlets via franchising- 16 June.09
DotMaishaa mulls franchise model to expand pan-India footprint- 15 June.09
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DotPizza Corner to open 100 stores pan-India this year- 12 June.09
DotFood King exploring franchise route to set up shop abroad- 11 June.09
DotSLCL plans 1,500 franchise stores pan-India by 2011- 10 June.09
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DotMadame eyes 200 outlets by 2012; seeking franchisees for expansion- 08 June.09
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DotGlobal property consultant RE/MAX to expand network via franchising- 05 June.09
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