July 20, 2009

Pavers England takes franchise route to launch maiden outlet

Pavers England Footprints Limited, a joint venture between the UK-based US$60 million Pavers Foresight Smart Ventures and Chennai-based Forward Group, has announced the launch of its first exclusive franchise outlet at the departure terminal of Domestic Airport in Chennai. Further, the company plans to open 10 more franchise outlets by 2009-end. More...

Metro to cut 1,340 jobs at German cash & carry wholesale unit

Metro AG, Germany’s largest retailer, said it plans to eliminate 1,340 jobs at its domestic Cash & Carry wholesale unit to improve profitability, agency reports. More...

Japanese retailer explores China's catering market

On of the largest retail enterprises in Japan, Seven & i Holdings Company, has announced that it will introduce its Western-style restaurant brand AllDay's into China, with its first outlet due to open in Shimao Tower in Beijing on July 21, agency reports. More...

Future rejigs Best Deals format, shuts 3 outlets

Future Group Ltd, the diversified retail group, has decided to rework the model of its small-format grocery store, Big Bazaar Best Deals, which it was testing in the suburbs of Mumbai, reports DNA. More...

Godrej to buy out Sara Lee in JV

The Godrej group will buy out the US-based Sara Lee Corporation's entire controlling stake of 51 per cent in their India joint venture, Godrej Sara Lee, for Rs 880 crore. The Indian group, however, is waiting to see who eventually takes over the US company's household and personal care business, which is up for sale, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Godrej Hershey to bring in chocolates

Confectionary manufacturer Godrej Hershey Foods and Beverages plans to introduce Hershey brand of chocolates in India. Apart from the popular products from the Hershey staple, the 49:51 joint venture (JV) between Godrej and US-based Hershey, also will look at bringing in customised products that suits the local palate, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Speciality Group to launch more restaurant brands in Orissa

Kolkata-based Speciality Group of Restaurants, a leading restaurant chain in the country, plans to introduce its restaurant brands like Oh! Calcutta, Sigree and Machaan in Orissa by March 2010. In addition to this, the group is also exploring the possibility of opening standalone restaurants that would exclusively serve the Oriya delicacies. More...

Samsonite partners with McLaren for high-end travel baggage

Samsonite has entered into a licencing agreement with McLaren for a superior range of travel luggage under the co-branding of McLarenSport and Samsonite Black label. The collection will be available in India around October and is targeted at the premium segment, according to a company press release. More...

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