SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
 

Fifth Hard Rock Cafe opens in Hyderabad

Hard Rock International has recently opened a new Hard Rock Cafe in Hyderabad. The opening marks India’s fifth Hard Rock Cafe location, joining the flagship Mumbai cafe and locations in Bangalore, Pune and New Delhi, respectively. The new Hard Rock Cafe Hyderabad will be owned and operated by franchisee HR Cafe India Pvt Ltd, which boasts extensive experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, including India’s four existing Hard Rock Cafe locations. More...

Linguaphone Group signs two master franchise deals

Linguaphone Group, a pre-school English language course, has signed two franchise deals for South East Asia. The USA-based franchise has signed a master franchise agreement for Thailand with Club Academia Co Ltd and a master franchise agreement for Indonesia with International Test Center (ITC), agency reports. More...

Taiwan's 85°C opens first store in Beijing

Taiwan-based cafe and bakery 85°C has announced the opening of its first Beijing outlet in Chongwenmen New World Shopping Mall. Located on the first floor of the shopping mall, the new 85°C shop provides coffee, cake, and bread, agency reports. More...

Gap founder Fisher dies

Don Fisher, who founded Gap with his wife Doris in 1969 and turned the retailer into a global brand, died on Sunday after a battle with cancer. Fisher opened the first Gap store in San Francisco following a frustrating experience exchanging a pair of jeans that didn't fit, the company said Sunday in a statement. More...

Bharti Retail to increase staff strength to 60,000 by 2015: Mittal

Bharti Retail, a subsidiary of Bharti Enterprises, said it will increase the head count to 60,000 by 2015 from 2,000 now as it has set a target to become a $1 billion company by then. More...

SRS Group earmarks Rs 40 crore to expand F&B biz

SRS Group, one of India's leading conglomerates with business interests in real estate, multiplex cinemas, retail and food & beverages, has announced the expansion plans for its highly successful chain of food courts, SRS 7Dayz, a completely vegetarian multi-cuisine food court, with the opening of a new SRS 7Dayz food court in Palwal, Haryana. SRS Group will invest Rs 40 crore to expand the chain of SRS 7dayz food courts across cities including New Delhi, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Indore, Banaras, Bijnor amongst many others by the end of year 2010, according to a company press release. More...

My Dollar store taken to court for non payment

The Bombay High Court has admitted two petitions for winding up Sankalp Retail Value Stores Pvt Ltd, the India franchisee for US-based chain MyDollarStore, filed by vendors to recover dues for goods supplied. The court admitted petitions filed by a supplier of perfumes and deodorants, Imran Sheikh, and Mumbai-based Rising Klas Impex Pvt Ltd. More...

Kartikeya Kasliwal to join Brandhouse Retail as GM

Kartikeya Kasliwal, the son of S Kumars Nationwide (SKNL) managing director Nitin Kasliwal, is joining Brandhouse Retail -- SKNL’s subsidiary that operates exclusive retail stores for its top brands such as Reid & Taylor, reports Economic Times. More...

Retailers back in expansion mode as consumers return

Future Group chairman Kishore Biyani is planning to add two Big Bazaar stores every month and open 15 hypermarkets over the next six months, reports Business Standard. More...