July 21, 2009

Welspun Retail plans 400-500 stores by 2013; seeks franchisees for expansion

Home furnishing retail chain Welspun Retail has announced plans to make 400-500 Welhome stores (both company and franchise owned) operational across the country by 2013. With immediate plans to open 20-25 new stores, the company expects to break even this fiscal and also targets revenue growth of Rs 135 crore in FY2010. More...

Wal-Mart products to get 'eco-ratings' in three-part plan

Wal-Mart Stores has officially unveiled its widely rumoured plan to slap an 'eco-rating' on the hundreds of thousands of products in its stores, agency reports. More...

Lenovo opens concept stores in Malaysia

Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, last week opened two concept stores in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, agency reports. More...

Future Logistics raises $30 million

Kishore Biyani-led Future Group's logistics and supply chain vertical has received a $30 million private equity placement from Fung Capital, reports DNA. More...

Samsonite to tap smaller cities through sub-brand

International luggage brand Samsonite has decided to penetrate tier-II and tier-III cities of India by introducing value-for-money products from its sub-brand American Tourister. The company also plans to garner market share though its luxury segment -- Samsonite Black Label, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

Amway sees India as top global market

Buoyed by the success of its Indian venture, the $8 billion company Amway wants the country to be among its top five business centres in the world in the next five years. "I want India to move to among top-five overseas markets of the company in the next five years," Amway chairman Steve Van Andel told the visiting reporters at the company's headquarters. More...

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DotVeta targets 100 franchise centres in Sri Lanka- 17 July.09
DotKaati Zone seeks franchisees for retail expansion- 16 July.09
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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
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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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