July 22, 2009

Siyaram to set up 200 stores in India, West Asia in three years

Textile player Siyaram Silk Mills plans to invest Rs 60-80 crore over the next three years to roll out 200 stores (both company and franchise owned) in the country and West Asia to expand its fabric business in the global market. More...

Wal-Mart plans supercenters for Western Canada

Wal-Mart Stores said on Tuesday that it plans to open its first supercenters in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, a move bound to heighten grocery price wars in the region, agency reports. More...

Li Ning to open 70 to 100 stores in Southeast Asia by year-end

Li Ning Co, a Chinese sporting goods retailer founded by a former Olympic gymnast Li Ning, plans to set up as many as 100 badminton specialty shops in Southeast Asia by the end of the year, agency reports. More...

Barnes & Noble launches world’s biggest e-book store

US mega-chain Barnes & Noble is planning to create the world’s biggest e-book store comprising “more than 700,000 titles, including hundreds of new releases and bestsellers at only $9.99.” More...

No FDI plan in retail: Government

The hopes of the lobby that wants foreign investment in retail trade were dashed as the government said that there is no proposal to allow FDI in the retail. “There is no proposal to change the current (FDI) policy on retail trade,” said the minister of state for commerce and industry, Jyotiraditya Scindia, in the Lok Sabha in a written reply. More...

Dabur plans 15 NewU stores this fiscal year

New Delhi-based FMCG company Dabur India is taking a relook at expanding its retail venture NewU, after a pause last year due to the economic downturn. The company, which had recently opened a new store in New Delhi, plans to open two more stores in Bangalore and Hyderabad by next month, reports Financial Express. More...

Casio to focus on low-end watches

Japanese watches and durables maker Casio is focusing on low-priced products as part of its strategy to increase business from small towns and cities in India. The company is targeting a growth of 40 per cent in the watches business with special focus on tier II and III cites. It plans to more than double the company's points of sales during the year. More...

Himalaya Drug to drop standalone store format

The Himalaya Drug Company, which used the standalone store format to build its brand in the last eight years, will put on hold its growth through this format, reports Business Line. More...

Aerens plans big for Kerala

The Aerens Gold Souk Group has outlined a Rs 1,000 crore expansion plan for Kerala over the next five years.The group is in the process of identifying strategic locations at Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kannur, Kozhikode and Palakkad for various residential and commercial projects, said Ashish Gupta, vice chairman and joint managing director. More...

Munish Baldev joins Unitech as head retail

Munish Baldev has joined Unitech Group as head retail recently. A civil engineer by profession, Baldev is one of the few professionals from the Indian real estate industry who possess hands down experience in construction, mall management, marketing and right tenant mix to name a few, according to a company press release. More...

Fashion Week moves south

After Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata, it is now Bangalore that is going to have its very own fashion week. The event will be held between July 23 and 26, reports Financial Chronicle. More...

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