June 24, 2009

Indus Fila enters domestic retail biz; seeks franchisees to expand footprint

Indus Fila, the leading textile manufacturer and apparel exporter, has entered the domestic retail sector with its exclusive brand outlets for the mass market. The Rs 500-crore Bangalore-based company, which has already opened two stores in Gulbarga (Karnataka) and Karimnagar (Andhra Pradesh), plans to make 70 stores operational by this August, mainly in tier-II and III towns via the franchise model. More...

Brazil’s Habib’s plans to open 500 outlets in China

The biggest Brazilian fast food franchise, Habib’s, plans to enter the Chinese market and over the next five years open 500 outlets, said the brand’s operations director, Joăo Augusto Ribeiro Penna. More...

O’Briens Sandwiches UK business goes into administration

The UK arm of O’Briens Irish Sandwich Bars has gone into administration, agency reports. More...

Restaurant Brands to sell Pizza Hutt stores

Fast-food franchise operator Restaurant Brands will start selling its Pizza Hutt stores under a new agreement with Yum! Restaurants International, agency reports. More...

Hallmark Cards names Moore as president of retail

Hallmark Cards Inc has named veteran retail executive Jack Moore as president of its retail operations, agency reports. More...

Wal-Mart told to remove advertisement

Wal-Mart Stores should discontinue an advertising claim that consumers can save on average over $700 a year by shopping at its stores instead of rival grocers, an ad industry watchdog group recommended. More...

Parafern eyes Rs 30 crore from merchandised garments biz

Parafern Garments, a Tirupur-based apparel manufacturer, is aiming at garnering first-year revenues of about Rs 30 crore from its corporate logo T-shirts and leisure wear brand – Corporate Identitee. More...

Future Group to develop more private FMCG labels

Future Brands Limited, a company owned by the Future Group, one of India’s leading organised retailers, is planning to go for private labelling of products in the FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) category like oral care, detergents and tea, reports Business Standard. More...

HP launches six new notebooks

Hewlett-Packard India on Tuesday launched six new notebooks, strengthening its leadership in the field of mobility. More...

Hypermarts in expansion mode as rentals ease

Enthused by the fall in rentals and eyeing large business volumes in the current downturn, India’s largest retailers like Kishore Biyani's Future Group, Aditya Birla Retail, Reliance Retail, Tata's Trent, RPG group's Spencer's and others are preparing aggressive plans to open hypermarkets in the country. The big retail chains are planning to open around 75 of these in the next year, nearly half of what they have now, reports Business Standard. More...

Retail sector seeks Budget initiatives to boost consumption

Retail companies in the organised sector want the government to take a series of initiatives in the forthcoming Budget that would boost consumption, and have sought ‘industry status’ as well as abolition of the service tax to beat back the slowdown. More...

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