July 13, 2009

Dixy Chicken debuts in India via franchising

Dixy Chicken, the UK-based fast food company, has announced the opening of its maiden outlet in India on July 12. The company, which has formed a joint venture -- Dixy Chicken India Pvt Ltd – with Pan Ban group, plans to open six outlets this year, reports IndiaRetailing. More...

Seven-Eleven to reduce royalties some franchise outlets have to pay

Seven-Eleven Japan Co will cut the royalties it collects from some franchise outlets by up to 3 percentage points, agency reports. More...

Vodafone Qatar set to open first retail store

Vodafone Qatar will open its first retail store on Monday as it ramps up its push to win customers ahead of its planned roll out of services in September, agency reports. More...

Watsons' new concept store opens in Beijing

The health and beauty products retailer Watsons has opened a new concept store at U-town Lifestyle Center in Beijing, agency reports. More...

Reliance Digital earmarks Rs 110 crore to set up 31 stores

Reliance Digital, the consumer durables arm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail, has announced plans to invest about Rs 110 crore in the current fiscal to roll-out 31 stores across India. The company, which resells Apple products through its iStore chain, will open 10 outlets by March 2010 along with 21 Reliance Digital outlets, said Ajay Baijal, president and chief executive (consumer durable, IT & telecom), Reliance Retail. More...

United Spirits plans wine bar, lifestyle outlet

United Spirits (USL), the spirits arms of the UB Group, has announced plans to open a wine bar in its UB City luxury mall in Bangalore and later a large-format lifestyle outlet that will offer all its spirits and wine brands. The outlet will have a restaurant section, a section offering liquor-related accessories and a sports bar, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Mahindra eyes 5-fold jump in revenues from agricultural biz

The $6.3-billion Mahindra Group expects to grow revenues from its agri-business venture nearly eight-fold in the next five years by expanding among national and overseas retail chains, reports Business Standard. More...

LG plans Rs 80 crore investment

LG Electronics India, the Rs 10,000 crore consumer electronics manufacturer, is investing close to Rs 80 crore on consumer insights, product development and marketing and promotional campaign, reports Business Standard. More...

Food chains to benefit from incentives for cold storage

Restaurants like Nirula’s, Papa John’s, McDonald’s and others stand to benefit from the incentives given to cold storage and refrigeration companies in this budget to develop infrastructure for transporting agricultural produce, reports Business Standard. More...

Godrej Group appoints facilitator for succession plan

The century-old popular FMCG major Godrej Group took the first step to work out a succession plan for the Rs 10,000 crore conglomerate by appointing a facilitator. “We have appointed a facilitator. However, since the matter is intra-family, I would not like to reveal the identity of the facilitator,” Godrej Groups Chairman Adi Godrej said. More...

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