AUGUST 22, 2009
 

KFC opens 50th outlet in Chennai; eyes 500 outlets by 2015

KFC has opened its 50th restaurant in India, in Chennai’s Anna Nagar. Spread across 4,260 sq ft, this is its fourth restaurant in the city. At the inauguration, Niren Chaudhary, managing director, Yum! Restaurants India, told newspersons that the company envisaged operating 500 KFC outlets in the country by 2015. More...

David Conn joins VF Corporation as president

VF Corporation, owner of the Nautica brand, has hired David Conn as president for retail licensed brands, a new position within its subsidiary, VF Services, agency reports. More...

Health food brand Holland & Barrett takeover approved

Health food specialist Holland & Barrett’s takeover of Julian Graves does not substantially reduce competition in the food and ingredients sector, the Competition Commission has found, agency reports. More...

Landmark looks at Rs 200 crore expansion in India

The Dubai-based Landmark Group is looking to invest about Rs 200 crore to expand its footprint in India. The $3.2-billion group currently operates 60-odd stores in India and is looking to open another 20-25 stores in the next 12 months, reports Economic Times. More...

Fabindia to retail women’s western wear with UK chain East

Apparel and home furnishing company Fabindia is widening its product basket to include women’s western wear by partnering with the UK-based chain East. The company, which picked up 25.1 per cent stake in East earlier this year, said it may weigh the option of hiking its stake, reports Business Line. More...

Lotto set to launch two new brands

Italian sportswear brand Lotto will launch two new footwear brands Sabots and Calcetto in the country in the next few weeks. Sports Lifestyle Pvt Ltd (SLPL) is the brand licensee for Lotto in India and has customised the brands for the Indian market. More...

Allen Solly goes for a younger look

Allen Solly, the apparel brand from Madura Garments that popularised the Friday Dressing concept, is going through a brand “transformation” in an attempt to woo a younger audience, beyond the workplace, reports Business Line. More...

Barista in talks with Reliance for opening outlets at A1 plaza

Italian Coffee Chain Barista Coffee company is in talks with Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries for opening its outlets at RIL's A1 food plazas at key locations in the country to tap the growing potential of coffee business at national highways. Besides, the company is also holding negotiations with Fortis Hospitals for opening its outlets at its properties as part of its efforts to augment its business in the country, reports Business Standard. More...

Parakkat to open 51st showroom

Parakkat Jewels, manufacturers of one gram gold ornaments, is opening its 51st showroom in Kochi on Monday. More...