Given the rising consumerism in metros like Mumbai, DP Retail, a subsidiary of Darwin Platform Group of Companies (DPGC), has entered into retail space with the launch of its first megastore at DN Nagar, Andheri West in Mumbai. The company would be opening other self-owned exclusive stores at Bhandup, Goregaon, Jogeshwari, Sion, and Worli soon.
The launch signifies the DPGC’s ambitious plan to leverage the potential of Indian Retail Space which is one of the most dynamic and fast-paced sectors with double-digit annual growth and it accounts for over 10 percent of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) and around 8 percent of the employment.
With 2,500 square feet, DP Retail’s first self-owned store at Andheri boasts of an optimal mix of national, regional, local and private label quality brands at competitive and concessional rates with loyalty and promotional schemes. DP Retail plans to have a pan-India presence with 50 lakh square foot space in the next few years.
Inaugurating the DP Retail Store, Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi said, “It is an honor for me to open the DPGC’s first megastore in Mumbai which India offers huge potential in retail space. The store will give a new age experience to shoppers. I am sure DP Retail would be leveraging its strong network to source quality products from micro and small industries. The company’s business model is perfectly aligned with ‘Make in India’ and ‘Vocal for Local’ campaigns.”
DP Retail plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore in FY 21 to reach out to other Indian cities. It has also allocated Rs 100 crore towards market penetration across the omnichannel retail business including an innovative franchise model.
Talking to reporters after the launch ceremony, Raja Roy Choudhury, Group CEO, DPGC, told, “India is the world’s fifth-largest global destination in the retail space. With DP Retail, we would be leveraging our countrywide network to cater to the rising consumers’ demand. The first self-owned exclusive megastore of DP Retail, opened today, is spread over 2.500 square feet. Other five stores in the city would be spread over 500-600 square feet. Overall, we are aiming at 50 lakh square feet space across the country in the next few years.”
“We have recently launched Mega Employment Program to provide job opportunities to youth and DP Retail would be offering jobs to nearly 1.25 lakh people in the next one or two years. We have an ambitious plan to provide jobs to 40 lakh people and DP Retail would have lion’s share in this,” he added.
DP Retail, through its robust procurement policy, would encourage and empower local growers, traders, manufacturers, and skills to increase their sphere of influence and get the best price for their products and services. This policy would act as a catalyst to promote vocal for local and thereby giving a push to Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission. DPGC’s history of winning over customers by heavy discounts during the initial stage is likely to work in its favor.
DP Retail would leverage its pan-India presence with food, health, wellness, and other products (except fashion items). It would also focus on Indian traditional products and values. Hence, a customer in Mumbai can have ethnic food items from any part of the country. All brands of dry fruit, food items, and other localised products will be available at its stores.
Smartsters, fueled by childlike curiosity, is bringing a touch of wonder to Crosswords! Brace yourselves, parents and children, as Smartsters launches its inaugural Shop-in-Shop concept at Crossword's flagship retail store.
Introducing Smartsters - An Oasis of Imagination in the Heart of Mumbai! The enchanting realm of children's literature is about to become even more enchanting as Kemps' Corner Crossword proudly announces the grand debut of "Smartsters" – a dedicated kids' furniture store nestled within the revered aisles of the iconic bookstore. Crossword extends a warm invitation to all families to explore this unparalleled destination, set to open its doors on September 24th.
Bikram Mittra, Head of Design at Smartsters said, "We firmly believe that the joy of reading should transcend the pages of a book. Smartsters has been thoughtfully designed as a place where children's dreams materialize in the form of beautiful and imaginative furniture. We are thrilled to offer families a unique shopping experience that seamlessly combines literature with comfort."
Smartsters represents a whimsical and imaginative haven where creativity knows no boundaries. It is meticulously crafted to inspire and captivate both children and parents, featuring a captivating array of furniture and accessories designed to elevate every child's reading and playtime escapades. As Crossword continues to nurture a love for literature in the hearts of young readers, Smartsters complements this mission by providing an environment that fosters children's dreams, encourages exploration, and embarks on countless adventures through the pages of books.
Crossword Bookstores is delighted to announce the inauguration of a new wing dedicated to cozy and kid-friendly furnishings, in collaboration with Smartsters. The new section is scheduled to open its doors to the public on September 24, 2023, at the Kemps Corner store in Mumbai. This partnership is aimed at enriching our customers' shopping experiences by offering a diverse selection of products for their little ones.
Nidhi Gupta, Executive Director of Crossword Bookstores said, "We are delighted to embark on this exciting venture with Smartsters. This collaboration not only diversifies our product range but also aligns with our mission to create a welcoming space where creativity, interaction and exploration converge."
Samosa Singh, a venerable name in the Indian Snacking Industry, is thrilled to announce the inauguration of its very first Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) in Mumbai. This significant milestone underscores the company's ongoing expansion efforts, further solidifying Samosa Singh's position as a frontrunner in the industry.
The newly unveiled QSR is situated in Naupada, Thane (West), and promises to tantalize customers' taste buds with its extensive assortment of samosas, kachoris, and delectable desserts. The QSR establishment boasts a quirky ambiance adorned with tastefully unconventional decor, making it the ideal destination to relish your favorite Indian snacks and desserts. In the past three months alone, the brand has successfully launched approximately six physical outlets and expanded its presence with an impressive count of over 50 outlets across South and West India.
Shikhar Veer Singh, Founder of Samosa Singh said, "Mumbai has always held a special place in Samosa Singh's heart, and we have received immense love from this vibrant city. Therefore, the opening of our flagship store in Thane is truly special. It marks an exciting new chapter in Samosa Singh's journey towards becoming a leader in crafting fresh Indian snacking experiences, featuring our mouthwatering samosas, kachoris, and desserts."
Nidhi Singh, Co-Founder of Samosa Singh added, "There's nothing quite like the satisfying crunch, warmth, and flavors of India's beloved snack – Samosas. With our expansion into Mumbai, we aim to further strengthen the deep bond our country shares with its diverse culinary delights. Indulge in the delectable fresh samosas and snacks from Samosa Singh and relish the joy of savoring authentic Indian street food."
Samosa Singh was founded by a couple of scientists who dedicated themselves to realizing their dream of introducing the humble samosa to global audiences. The brand aspires to become one of the pioneering new-age startups in the realm of food exports, with a focus on traditional Indian snacking.
HunyHuny, a trusted name renowned for its premium baby and mother products, has proudly announced the grand inauguration of its latest store in Pune's Phoenix Market City Mall, Viman Nagar. This expansion signifies a significant milestone, bringing HunyHuny's carefully curated range of high-quality Baby Bed, Baby Cot, Baby Crib, Mom Chair, Baby Transport including Baby strollers, Baby Prams, Baby Travel gear, Baby wear, and much more, along with exclusive maternity clothing, closer to Pune's families.
Dedicated to delivering excellence to both new and expectant parents, HunyHuny has consistently impressed with its unwavering commitment to quality and durability, all offered at competitive prices. The grand opening of the Pune store, which also serves as the first outlet in Maharashtra, witnessed the presence of Bollywood actor Nikitin Dheer as the chief guest. The store showcases an extensive array of premium products, making it a one-stop destination for modern families in search of the best for their little ones. Amit Advani, Franchise Owner said, "Our mission at HunyHuny has always been to provide parents with the best for their little ones, and this new store will allow us to extend our reach and share the joy of parenthood with even more families."
HunyHuny's remarkable growth in the market is underpinned by competitive pricing, an unwavering commitment to quality, and a distinct sense of uniqueness. Over the past three years, the brand has witnessed substantial growth, transitioning from a robust online presence to the establishment of offline stores across India. This ambitious expansion plan seamlessly aligns with the brand's vision of making high-quality baby and mother products accessible to families nationwide. In keeping with this vision, the brand is poised to inaugurate additional stores in prominent malls in Jaipur, Noida, and Bangalore this year, further reinforcing its presence.
Shrikanth Komarla, Business Operations Head of HunyHuny said, "HunyHuny's vision has always centered around providing parents with a range of premium, handpicked products that embody safety, style, and comfort. From elegant baby furniture that enhances your nursery to adorable baby wear that exudes charm, we have consistently delighted parents and parents-to-be. To cater to a wider customer base, alongside our online presence, we aspire to significantly extend our offline footprint across the country in the coming year."
The grand opening of HunyHuny at Phoenix Market City Mall, Viman Nagar, Pune, represents not only the expansion of a brand but also a celebration of the beautiful beginnings in life. It promises to deliver an unforgettable shopping experience for families embarking on their parenting journeys with HunyHuny as their trusted companion.
ASUS India, Republic of Gamers (ROG), the top gaming brand, has inaugurated its maiden ROG store in Patna and the second store in the East India zone (Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar), marking a significant milestone in India's retail landscape. Spanning an expansive 900 square feet, the store showcases Consumer Notebooks, ROG PCs and Laptops, All-in-one PCs, and the Creator series, while also featuring an experiential zone catering to the burgeoning gaming community in India.
ASUS has consistently played a pivotal role in fostering and nurturing the online gaming community in the country, and this new ROG store in Patna underscores its unwavering commitment. The store boasts a dedicated ROG gaming zone that showcases the latest ASUS ROG products, offering e-sports and gaming enthusiasts an opportunity to experience them firsthand at no cost. With a generous seating capacity of 10 X 10, interested players can engage in hands-on experiences with the latest ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023). ASUS has also introduced an online portal, ROGverse, enabling gamers to register and book their FREE gaming sessions at their stores. This newly launched ROG store is the first in the city, complementing the existing two AES stores in Patna, bringing the total ASUS stores in Bihar to eight.
Arnold Su, VP– Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India said, “At the beginning of 2022, we set our sights on adding a minimum of 20 stores every quarter, aiming to reach a total of 300 stores by the year's end. Today, we are thrilled to announce our 1st ROG store in Patna. We believe the momentum is strong, and we are on track to achieve our retail expansion milestone in India. To cater to diverse markets, we are not only targeting Tier I cities but also making inroads into Tier II and Tier III cities, establishing numerous touchpoints to provide comfort and accessibility to our customers. I am confident that customers will appreciate the offerings and the immersive experience at the ROG gaming zone in the store."
Celebrating the launch of its 241st retail store in the country, ASUS reiterates its strategy to fortify its retail presence nationwide. The company aims to reach the 300-store milestone by the end of FY 2024, solidifying its strong offline brand presence across India.
ASUS currently operates 13 ROG-exclusive outlets in the country. To ensure prompt customer service, the brand is revamping its customer service centers with modern design requirements and aesthetics, with over 100 stores adopting this new approach. All ROG Stores feature FREE gaming zones, providing hands-on experiences with high-end gaming laptops. The brand is also extending this service to select large format stores, recently introduced at specific Vijay Sales outlets.
The company has been actively enhancing its ROG portfolio by introducing cutting-edge innovations and expanding its lineup to provide users with opportunities to elevate their gaming experiences. ASUS recently introduced the ROG Ally, India's first Windows-run gaming console, and expanded its diverse ROG portfolio with the addition of five new models to the ROG and TUF Family, including - Flow Z13 ACRONYM Edition, TUF A16 Advantage Edition, Zephyrus G16, and Strix G16/18. These models offer exceptional gaming experiences, combining modern technology, innovation, and versatility. Paired with top-tier gaming displays and an efficient cooling system, ROG continues to push the boundaries to deliver immersive high-performance experiences, enabling seamless gaming, streaming, and content creation.
Kalyan Jewellers, one of India's foremost and highly regarded jewelry brands, has officially opened its latest showroom at Master Canteen in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The inauguration ceremony was graced by Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor, in the presence of Kalyan Jewellers’ CEO, Sanjay Raghuraman. This marks the fifth showroom for the company in the state of Odisha.
Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers said, "As a company, we have achieved significant milestones and taken substantial steps to create a comprehensive ecosystem aimed at enhancing the customer's shopping experience. We are delighted to announce the launch of our third showroom in Bhubaneswar. As we embark on this next phase of our growth journey, consistently expanding our geographical footprint in the region, we are committed to continuing to provide a best-in-class shopping experience to our customers while upholding the company's fundamental values of trust and transparency in the future."
To celebrate this momentous occasion, Kalyan Jewellers is offering its patrons the opportunity to avail of a 0 percent making charge on half of their purchase value for transactions exceeding Rs 1 lakh. This special offer is valid exclusively on the first two days of the showroom's launch, specifically on September 24th and September 25th. Furthermore, the "Kalyan Special Gold Board Rate," which represents the lowest rate available in the market and is consistent across all company showrooms, will be applicable, ensuring a seamless shopping experience backed by exceptional service.
All jewelry available at Kalyan Jewellers is BIS-hallmarked and undergoes rigorous purity testing. Patrons will also receive Kalyan Jewellers' 4-Level Assurance Certificate, which guarantees purity, free lifetime maintenance of ornaments, comprehensive product information, and transparent exchange and buy-back policies. This certification exemplifies the brand's unwavering commitment to delivering nothing but the very best to its loyal customers.
The new Kalyan Jewellers showroom features the exquisite "Muhurat" bridal jewelry line, curated from various regions of India. Additionally, it showcases dedicated sections highlighting Kalyan's popular house brands, including Tejasvi (Polki jewelry), Mudhra (Handcrafted Antique Jewelry), Nimah (Temple Jewelry), Glo (Dancing Diamonds), Ziah (Solitaire-like Diamond Jewelry), Anokhi (Uncut Diamonds), Apoorva (Diamonds for Special Occasions), Antara (Wedding Diamonds), Hera (Daily Wear Diamonds), Rang (Precious Stones Jewelry), and the recently launched Lila (Colored Stones and Diamond Jewelry).
Casio Computer Co Ltd headquartered in Japan and the parent company of Casio India, has further expanded its retail footprint by unveiling its first exclusive G-SHOCK store in Kurla, Mumbai. Nestled within the bustling Phoenix Market City in Mumbai, this eagerly awaited G-SHOCK store is now open for business, aligning seamlessly with the brand's commitment to providing customers with a comprehensive array of its watch portfolio.
The newly inaugurated G-SHOCK store is more than just a shopping destination; it offers an immersive experience that promises to redefine the way people perceive wristwatches. Showcasing an extensive selection from G-SHOCK's iconic men's and women's range, this store serves as a sanctuary for those who admire the brand's rugged elegance and precision craftsmanship. Featuring distinctive design elements and an impressive level of durability, G-SHOCK timepieces present an irresistible choice that resonates with the dynamic tastes and preferences of today's discerning audience. Whether one seeks enduring toughness, off-road adventure style, or contemporary sophistication, the G-SHOCK store houses an assortment of exquisitely crafted timepieces tailored to cater to a diverse community of watch enthusiasts.
Hideki Imai, MD of Casio India said, "We are delighted to announce the opening of our exclusive G-SHOCK store in Mumbai, a city renowned for its vibrant culture and fashion-forward sensibilities. G-SHOCK, celebrated for its ruggedness and edgy designs, holds a special place in our hearts. With our exclusive range of timepieces, we are confident about captivating watch enthusiasts in Mumbai and beyond. We eagerly anticipate welcoming customers to this exhilarating G-SHOCK destination as we continue to expand our presence in India."
The G-SHOCK store is conveniently located at UG-32, Phoenix Market City, L.B.S Marg, Kurla (W) Mumbai - 400070, and operates from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all days of the week.
Miniklub has opened a new store in Rajasthan. Situated in Jhunjhunu, this newly launched store presents an extensive selection of safe and comfortable apparel and non-apparel items designed for newborns to 8-year-olds.
Miniklub's comprehensive offerings encompass newborn essentials, baby clothing, kids' fashion, footwear, toys, travel gear, baby care products, and much more, all conveniently available under one roof. This makes it the preferred choice for parents seeking quality and variety in the city.
Established in 2013, Miniklub, a brand under the umbrella of First Steps Babywear, has rapidly grown into an omni-channel success story, with a presence in over 450 multi-brand outlets, prominent e-commerce platforms, and a network of exclusive brand stores, both physical and online. With a footprint in 26 cities and 45 exclusive brand stores, Miniklub's product design revolves around ensuring the utmost comfort and safety for babies. The brand also takes pride in its commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices, ensuring the delivery of top-quality products to the market.
Currently, Miniklub operates in 450+ multi-brand outlets and maintains a strong presence on major e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Myntra, Flipkart, and Ajio. Additionally, Miniklub offers nationwide delivery through its dedicated e-commerce platform.
Artarium, a prominent home decor company, is gearing up to significantly increase its investment in Research and Development (R&D) and is poised to introduce a disruptive range of products by the close of 2023. Recognizing the surging demand for Artarium's offerings, the company is strategically expanding its manufacturing capacity.
In addition to their diverse product lineup, Artarium has ambitious plans to unveil five to six new products each month. A dedicated team of 20 talented artists is tirelessly working to innovate and craft unique designs. Complementing their existing 2000 square feet manufacturing unit situated in Fazalpur, Haryana, the company is actively preparing for expansions to accommodate the escalating demand.
Pavnendra Bhadauria, CEO at Artarium said, "Artarium is steadfast in its commitment to foster growth in the upcoming fiscal year. To achieve this, we have allocated a substantial budget with a focus on enhancing manufacturing capacity, digital marketing, and the development of new products. This involves the modernization of our existing facilities and the establishment of new production units in strategically advantageous locations. We are also actively scouting for concept artists who can transform our ideas into reality."
Artarium prides itself on offering art and designs that are truly exceptional. They utilize the finest materials to ensure the durability and sustainability of their products. The majority of their offerings are meticulously handcrafted, crafted with the utmost care and precision, using high-quality resin.
Bhadauria further elaborated, "Currently, our primary focus is on serving B2C clients. Our products are readily available on Amazon, Flipkart, Etsy, and our official website. We also run digital marketing campaigns to effectively reach our targeted audience. In the coming months, we intend to shift our attention towards the B2B segment, catering to large businesses for bulk orders, such as corporate gifting, and those who appreciate the genuine value of art."
Artarium is also in the planning stages of establishing a physical walk-in store, where customers can visit to personally experience and interact with their products, enhancing the overall shopping experience.
In a remarkable development that solidifies Reach 3 Roads' status as a tech hotspot in the neighborhood, the premier destination for seamless shopping and corporate sophistication proudly announces the grand opening of the new Samsung Store on September 15th, 2023. This significant milestone in Reach 3 Roads' journey is set to redefine the shopping experience, enhancing its reputation as a go-to destination for tech enthusiasts and shoppers alike in India.
The launch of the Samsung Store underscores Reach 3 Roads' commitment to offering the latest and most innovative technology solutions to its valued customers. Building upon its existing partnership with Croma, this addition further cements its reputation as the preferred destination for cutting-edge tech products.
The Samsung Store will showcase an extensive selection of the latest smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other consumer electronics. Customers can expect exceptional service and expert guidance from the store's knowledgeable staff. As Reach 3 Roads continues to evolve into a tech-centric destination, the Samsung Store represents a significant stride towards providing the community with access to the latest technological advancements and an unmatched shopping experience.
Nandini Taneja, Vice President of Reach Group shared, "We are thrilled to welcome Samsung to the Reach 3 Roads family. Our vision has always been to create a tech hotspot that caters to the evolving needs of our neighborhood alongside other shopping essentials. By introducing the world's leading tech brand, we are bringing cutting-edge technology and innovative products closer to our customers, enhancing their overall shopping experience. This new launch reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering top-tier amenities and services."
Nestled in a pristine location, Reach 3 Roads offers unparalleled convenience and comfort to its customers. The destination boasts a range of customer-centric amenities, including color-coded parking lots, medical facilities, wheelchair accessibility, and pram assistance. Moreover, the presence of elevators in each wing and diligent facility monitoring ensure that visitors enjoy a seamless and delightful experience from the moment they arrive.
H&M India, an international retail brand renowned for its commitment to sustainable fashion and quality at affordable prices, celebrates the grand opening of its third store in Hyderabad. This exciting addition to the city's retail landscape finds its home within the Next Premia Mall, nestled in the picturesque Irrum Manzil area.
Spanning an impressive 1767.52 square meters, the store showcases contemporary design trends, promising a modern and distinctive shopping experience for all patrons. Shoppers can explore H&M's latest Fall collection, catering to Women, Men, and Kids, all conveniently housed under one roof. With price tags as low as Rs 299 for Ladies, Divided, and Kids, and Rs 399 for Men, the brand continues to make fashion more accessible to the Hyderabad community.
The Fall collection unveils an enticing array of sophisticated wardrobe essentials for women, including power suits, leggings, maxi denim skirts, long dresses, and embellished tops adorned with pearls, bows, and pintucks. These elements seamlessly blend to create a fusion of romanticism and contemporary style. Men can indulge in an equally diverse selection featuring oversized blazers, zipped knit sweaters, and co-ord sets. For the Kids, the collection offers elevated pieces such as knitted sweaters, textured trousers, and faux fur coats. Additionally, customers will find a wide range of streetwear options, including licensed t-shirts, hoodies, and denim pieces.
Yanira Ramirez, Country Sales Manager for H&M India said, "At H&M, we firmly believe that fashion should be accessible to everyone. With the launch of our third store in Hyderabad's Next Premia Mall, we are delighted to bring this season's finest assortment of quality, stylish, and sustainable clothing even closer to the hearts of our customers in this city. The Fall collection beautifully combines Baroque-era influences with contemporary elegance. With this latest addition, H&M India now boasts 55 stores across 28 cities in the country, underscoring our commitment to providing India with exceptional clothing quality and a distinctive shopping experience."
H&M India currently has a presence in Inorbit Mall, Sarath City Capital Mall in Hyderabad, and online at www.hm.com and Myntra.com.
Recode Studios, the retail brand founded in 2018, is thrilled to announce the grand inauguration of its 10th store in Ludhiana, marking a significant milestone in its journey. This expansion represents an initial investment of Rs 1.5 million and adds to the brand's growing footprint in the retail landscape. The newly unveiled Ludhiana store spans an impressive 230 sq ft, slightly surpassing the brand's average store size of approximately 200 sq ft. With ambitious aspirations, Recode Studios aims to open an additional 10 stores within this fiscal year, setting its sights on achieving a revenue of Rs 50 crore by FY24.
Recode's primary focus centers on Tier ll and Tier lll cities in India. The brand's strategic efforts are concentrated in these cities due to the identified gap in the availability of high-quality cosmetics in these burgeoning markets. By targeting locations such as Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, Nagpur, Ranchi, Siliguri, and more, Recode is rapidly establishing a formidable presence for itself.
Currently, Recode is charting its expansion strategy by emphasizing product diversity and expanding its Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) to fortify its position in the market.
Dheeraj Bansal, Co-Founder of Recode Studios said, "Recode Studios has always been about making beauty accessible to everyone. Our journey, from a humble startup to the inauguration of our 10th store in Ludhiana, underscores the trust and affection our customers have bestowed upon us. We are excited to introduce our unique approach to makeup and skincare to Ludhiana, offering a shopping experience that seamlessly blends quality and affordability."
The expansion into Ludhiana is a pivotal part of Recode Studios' ambitious growth trajectory. The brand's founders, Bansal and Sachdeva, have translated their passion for makeup and beauty into a mission to provide international-quality makeup and skincare products accessible to all. By offering a wide range of products in a multitude of color variants at budget-friendly price points, Recode Studios has emerged as a household name among beauty enthusiasts across India.
Bagline, the renowned retail brand under Brand Concepts Limited, has introduced its latest collections of Tommy Hilfiger Travel Gear and United Colors of Benetton, featuring luggage, backpacks, business cases, and wallets, to the vibrant city of Pune in India. This luxurious expansion finds its home in Wakad's Ground floor, Phoenix Mall of the Millennium, offering an extensive selection of chic luggage, handbags, wallets, and fashion accessories tailored to the discerning tastes of the Indian retail market.
Bagline, celebrated as a premium multi-brand travel and lifestyle store, is revered for its diverse assortment of luggage, bags, and accessories. The brand is synonymous with delivering stylish, exclusive collections, and the new Pune store is no exception. Spanning an expansive 500 square feet, this store promises an unparalleled shopping experience for Pune's fashion-forward consumers. Nestled within the city's lifestyle hub, it caters to the varied preferences of contemporary Indian shoppers of all ages. Pune residents now have the opportunity to explore the latest offerings from Tommy Hilfiger Travel Gear, United Colors of Benetton, The Vertical, Sugarush, and more, all conveniently under one roof.
Bagline, a subsidiary of Brand Concepts Ltd, a premier source for licensed fashion and lifestyle brands in the Travel and Accessory category, boasts a presence in over 28 retail outlets across 19 cities in India. This recent venture in Pune marks the brand's expansion into Western India, with the store strategically located within Phoenix Mall of The Millennium, the city's foremost fashion destination. This expansive new establishment continues Bagline's unwavering commitment to providing value through its comprehensive product range and superior craftsmanship.
Abhinav Kumar, Whole-time Director and CEO of Brand Concepts Limited stated, "Expanding Bagline's brand footprint in Western India is a strategic move as we establish our presence in one of the region's pivotal lifestyle destinations. Bagline's signature styles have been a cult favorite of celebrities, fashion designers, style icons, and discerning shoppers for decades. The inauguration of our maiden Pune store marks yet another significant stride in fortifying our national presence."
In response to the escalating demand for contemporary Indian attire among women beyond bridal occasions, Indya by Shivani Poddar has inaugurated its second and largest Indya Luxe store in India this September, following the first store's launch in Bengaluru this June. Situated in Rajouri Garden, New Delhi, this strategic move aims to offer customers a holistic brand experience, showcasing the full spectrum of Indya Luxe wedding wear, encompassing both bridal and non-bridal segments, ready-to-wear collections, and recent designer collaborations.
With a steadfast commitment to expanding its retail presence across India, Shivani is embarking on a mission to establish 8–10 Indya Luxe wedding stores in the current financial year, with the objective of elevating Luxe's contribution to Indya's business from 7-8 percent to an impressive 35–40 percent within the next 12 months. By introducing Luxe Wedding Stores, Indya aims to create a pioneering cross-regional omnichannel brand for occasion and wedding wear, aptly named "Indya Luxe."
The freshly opened Indya Luxe Store in Rajouri Garden, New Delhi, will also showcase the much-anticipated "Roshni" collection, a collaboration with renowned designer duo Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. "Roshni" celebrates the forthcoming festive season with an explosion of colors and an ode to love and light.
Shivani Poddar, CEO and Founder of Indya and Faballey said, "We are thrilled to unveil Indya's largest Luxe store in the heart of New Delhi's wedding hub. This store will serve as a comprehensive destination for all things 'wedding,' providing our customers with an immersive experience of Indya's essence, product offerings, and exclusive previews of our recent designer collaborations. Recognizing New Delhi as a pivotal market for designer wear, we believe that our vision to democratize designer aesthetics aligns seamlessly with the city's culture."
Shivani Poddar, a goal-oriented and process-driven entrepreneur who co-founded High Street Essentials Pvt. Ltd. in 2012, has been instrumental in shaping the niche apparel segment in India. The company manages two brands: Faballey, a fast-fashion label for Western clothing and accessories, and Indya, a distinctive line of contemporary Indian attire, which encompasses sub-brands like Indya Luxe (premium wedding wear), Indya Raas (everyday ethnic wear), and Miss Indya (ethnic wear for girls aged 3–14 years). Under Shivani Poddar's leadership, the brands have collaborated successfully with renowned designers, democratizing designer fashion for Indian women at an accessible price point. Faballey and Indya, under her guidance, are dedicated to providing comprehensive wardrobe solutions for all occasions and lifestyles.
Tim Hortons, the renowned Canadian coffee chain, is poised to establish its presence in Bengaluru, India. As Karnataka, the coffee capital of India, proudly contributes over 70 percent of the nation's coffee production, it's only fitting that Tim Hortons selects this thriving landscape to introduce its latest haven for coffee enthusiasts.
The noteworthy openings will take place at Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport and in the vibrant Koramangala neighborhood. This marks a significant milestone in Tim Hortons' expansion strategy, as it brings its iconic beverages and delectable offerings to the southern region of India.
Commencing on September 15th, patrons will have the pleasure of savoring Tim Hortons' signature 100 percent premium arabica coffee and indulging in iconic beverages like the creamy and luscious French Vanilla, the Java Chipp Iced Capp, a refreshing blended frozen coffee beverage, alongside made-to-order food and freshly baked goods, including the beloved bite-sized traditional donuts known as Timbits.
In a testament to its commitment to embracing local tastes and preferences, Tim Hortons is also introducing two delightful regional specialties to its menu: the Ghee Roast Paneer Pocket and the Pepper Chicken Pocket. These offerings pay homage to the flavorful heritage of Southern India and complement Tim Hortons' existing food menu, which features favorites such as the Five Cheese Melt, Bagels, Piadinas, and more.
The Kempegowda store epitomizes Tim Hortons' innovative approach, featuring distinctive Canada-inspired decor elements and introducing a variety of specialty brewing methods to enhance the guest experience, providing novel and unique ways to enjoy Tim Hortons' signature coffee roasts.
The inviting ambiance of the store, coupled with its friendly staff, will create a welcoming atmosphere where guests can unwind, work, or catch up with friends while relishing their favorite Tim Hortons delights.
Tarun Jain, CEO of Tim Hortons India, expressed, "The expansion of Tim Hortons into Bengaluru is a momentous occasion for us. Following the brand's success in Delhi, Punjab, and Mumbai, we are thrilled to offer the same experience to this vibrant city, all while paying tribute to local culinary traditions. This marks a significant stride in our journey, and we eagerly anticipate becoming a part of the Bengaluru community."
Thiago Santelmo, EMEA President of Restaurant Brands International said, "As we continue our expansion in India. We look forward to introducing more coffee aficionados across the country to our signature Tim Hortons beverages and delectable food."
The grand opening festivities will commence on September 15th at 2:00 pm in Terminal 2, Departures, Kempegowda International Airport, and on September 16th at 5:00 pm in Koramangala, 8th Block.
Chappers, the well-known men's footwear brand renowned for its tech-driven customization, has inaugurated its maiden experimental franchise store on College Road, Nashik. Founded by Harshwardhan Patwardhan, Chappers pioneers the utilization of cutting-edge VR technologies to craft distinctive, handcrafted footwear of the highest quality, tailored to perfection.
India, with a population exceeding 1.4 billion, stands as one of the world's largest footwear markets. Nevertheless, the prevailing market offerings often fall short of meeting the aspirations and demands of the nation's burgeoning millennial and youth demographic. Even amid the abundance of choices, the footwear landscape primarily features conventional shoe designs or novel creations that are mass-produced, devoid of personalized elements.
Harshwardhan Patwardhan, Founder of Chappers said, “Chappers is a brand synonymous with the rich heritage of Indian footwear and caters to contemporary life needs. We have created a tremendous combination of digital design and human handicraft to meet the footwear needs for every occasion. As the festive season is in full swing, and Ganesha Chaturthi is coming up soon, we have made extensive preparations to introduce new products and designs to go with the season. We also recently unveiled a limited-edition series, CPRS and TopC. The new franchise outlet at Nashik is our endeavor to take the products closer to where the consumers are. You will see more such outlets this year. We look forward to eventually making Chappers India’s preferred personalized footwear brand.”
Chappers embarked on its journey by offering unique interpretations of the iconic Kolhapuri chappals for men. Presently, it specializes in luxury Kolhapuris that defy tradition by presenting them in vibrant colors and intricate embroidery. Crafted from premium leather with plush foam insoles, these Kolhapuris offer comfort while reducing foot stress by a significant 60 percent. The brand's product range has expanded to encompass various styles and designs for men, including ethnic wear, Pathani, mojdis, loafers, as well as women's footwear. Limited choices for festive women's footwear are also available, while men can personalize their footwear from an extensive palette featuring over 10,000 options at the customization kiosk.
Designer shoe labels offering personalization often come with exorbitant price tags, which may not align with the budgets of price-conscious consumers. Chappers swiftly emerged as a brand that bridges this gap by providing designer label personalization, premium materials, comfort, and affordability.
Having made waves with its groundbreaking design and manufacturing approach, Chappers has expanded its retail footprint. In addition to in-store purchases, customers can conveniently place orders through the brand's website, social media channels, or prominent e-commerce platforms such as Myntra.
Looks Salon, the revolutionary salon chain that has revolutionized the hairstyling and beauty industry in India, is delighted to announce the grand inauguration of its newest establishments in the vibrant neighborhoods of Goregaon and Powai. This significant event marks another milestone in Looks Salon's extraordinary journey as the largest salon chain in the nation, with a network of 200 salons spanning 51 cities in India since its establishment in January 1989. With an unswerving dedication to excellence, Looks Salon has consistently demonstrated impressive year-on-year growth, winning the hearts of its loyal clientele while setting new standards for quality and innovation in the beauty sector. With a well-established presence in the industry, Looks Salon is advancing steadily toward its vision of becoming the foremost customer-centric salon chain in the country.
The Goregaon and Powai branches of Looks Salon embody the brand's unwavering commitment to providing top-notch hair, beauty, and skin services. These salons, meticulously designed and spaciously spread, create an atmosphere of luxurious comfort and hygiene, offering patrons the perfect setting for a day of pampering and rejuvenation.
The opening of these two branches is a significant stride for Looks Salon as it continues on its ambitious growth path, aiming to establish 200 salons to cater to an even wider audience. With over 6,000 dedicated employees serving patrons across the country, Looks Salon maintains its reputation as a pioneering force in the hair, beauty, and nail services sector. The brand's journey in redefining industry benchmarks in makeup services underscores its unwavering pursuit of excellence.
Samay Dutta, MD, Looks Salon said, “Looks Salon's customer promise is not merely a tagline, but rather, the brand's guiding principle. The salon chain is committed to creating an environment where its valued clients can indulge in peace and opulence while receiving the consummate skill and impeccable service that defines the brand.”
Samir Srivastav, CEO, Looks Salons said, “The opening of the Goregaon and Powai branches is an exhilarating milestone for Looks Salon and its patrons. With 3 marquee locations in Fort, Juhu, and Navi Mumbai, Mumbai clients can look forward to experiencing extraordinary salon experiences, and the new outposts are poised to become sought-after havens for those seeking the epitome of hair, beauty, and skin services. With Looks Salon, patrons can rest assured that they will receive the highest level of service and attention to detail, all while indulging in an unforgettable salon experience.”
The grand openings of Looks Salon's Goregaon and Powai branches signify a remarkable chapter in the brand's transformative journey within the Indian beauty industry. With its unwavering commitment to excellence, impressive growth trajectory, and dedication to providing unparalleled services, Looks Salon continues to redefine standards and remains a sought-after destination for those seeking top-tier hair, beauty, and skin services. The brand's vision of becoming the foremost customer-centric salon chain in India is well on its way to realization, promising patrons an extraordinary and unforgettable salon experience with each visit.
Summer by Priyanka Gupta, the renowned fashion brand cherished by fashion enthusiasts worldwide, as it graces major multi-brand outlets, proudly inaugurates its first flagship store at D6 Defence Colony. This strategic decision follows a significant upsurge in online and direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales, reaffirming the brand's unwavering commitment to providing an unparalleled shopping experience for its valued clientele.
At the core of this captivating retail space lies Priyanka Gupta's steadfast dedication to customer comfort and convenience. Just as the brand's online service team prioritizes a seamless shopping journey, the flagship store exudes an atmosphere of relaxation and warmth. Every corner of the store, meticulously curated by Priyanka herself, reflects the brand's signature serenity and color palette, inviting visitors into an immersive experience that transcends traditional retail.
The store's ingenious design concept, aptly named "The Apartment," beckons patrons to feel at home from the moment they step inside. Featuring distinct sections such as the Salon, Living Room, and Dining Room, each seamlessly connected to spacious fitting rooms, customers are encouraged to unwind while exploring a diverse range of outfits. The checkout counter, affectionately known as "The Bar," effortlessly merges elegance with innovation, ensuring that settling bills becomes a delightful affair. Shoppers can leisurely sip on coffee as the dedicated team wraps their purchases in true "summer style."
Priyanka Gupta's flagship boutique is a luxurious treasure trove, housing the entirety of the brand's collections. Encompassing embroidered Lehengas and charming Kurta Sets, timeless and elegant Sarees, and exquisitely embroidered Tunics and dresses, this store encapsulates the brand's essence in each garment. To further delight its patrons, the store presents a selection of specially curated surprise accessories, offering an abundance of choices to adorn.
Embark on a journey of tranquility and delight at Priyanka Gupta's flagship retail destination nestled in D6 Defence Colony. Experience shopping like never before, where luxury seamlessly intertwines with comfort, and where every moment beckons you to indulge in the world of Summer.
Barista Coffee, a prominent player in the café industry in India, is pleased to announce the inauguration of nine new outlets in August-23. This expansion underscores Barista Coffee's steadfast commitment to expanding its retail footprint and offering an exceptional coffee experience to an even wider audience. This accomplishment solidifies the company's growth beyond its existing network of 380+ stores, reinforcing Barista's pivotal role in India's coffee culture.
These newly established stores strategically span various cities, including Bhawanigarh, Sangrur (Punjab), Bachhuan (Punjab), Jeowal (Punjab), Hansi, Hissar (Haryana), Hissar, Hansi Highway (Haryana), Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Amazon Gurugram (Haryana), Delhi Airport T-1D (Delhi), and Shivaji Park (Mumbai). The company is poised to reach the milestone of 500 stores within the next 18-24 months.
Rajat Agrawal, CEO of Barista Coffee Company, remarked, "We are thrilled with our continuous expansion and the opportunity to introduce meticulously crafted coffee to new communities. Our goal is to provide a welcoming atmosphere and a consistently exceptional F&B experience to our patrons at numerous locations."
This expansion not only highlights Barista Coffee's unwavering dedication to quality and customer satisfaction but also its firm commitment to enhancing café culture throughout India.
Torero Corporation, a prominent leather manufacturing company based in India, inaugurated an exclusive retail store for the iconic American brand, A.T. Cross, in Mumbai. A.T. Cross has maintained popularity in India for the past 70 years, and this opening signifies a significant international agreement for Torero, which has long been Cross's licensee and partner. Known globally for its premier pens and accessories available in 140 countries, Torero aims to strengthen its support for the entire distribution and partner network of A.T. Cross through this venture.
The newly established store, located in the Goregaon area, serves as a central hub for both distributors and industries. It offers customers the opportunity to explore the entire Cross collection and become a part of the Cross ecosystem as a distributor, partner, or reseller. Furthermore, small and large businesses can utilize this store to enhance their distribution channels.
The Mumbai-based Cross store offers a diverse range of products suitable for various occasions, festivals, and celebrations. These products are attractively priced for the Indian market and come with an international lifestyle warranty. Customers will also have access to personalized and customized gifts of the highest quality. The product lineup includes festival gift sets and traditional items such as the Cross-wallet pen set, cross-annual journal, and planner. Additionally, Cross provides an extensive range of business accessories for both men and women, including cross-body bags, pouches, men's bags, belts, duffles, women's totes, and laptop-friendly totes. Women's wallets and other practical business tools are particularly popular among new professionals and make excellent gifts for weddings and holiday seasons.
Yashovardhan Gupta, Spokesperson of Torero Corporation said, “Cross has been with us for a decade now, and we take huge pride in being a part of this milestone launch. This amalgamation will go up and beyond and we are looking forward to more such store launches in the near future. With this new store launch in Mumbai, we are to support and serve the whole distribution and partner ecosystem of the A.T. Cross. Additionally, with the upcoming festive season, this store will serve as a hub for an array of gifts and accessories for your dear ones.”
A.T Cross Company said, "Torero has been a long-term partner, for over a decade now. We have now decided to extend this partnership with a comprehensive exclusive and international agreement."
Additionally, Torero bagged an "Exclusive Global Licence for Cross leather accessories" in 2012 and has received vital recognition globally. With this, it became the first Indian company that acquire the exclusive global license for Cross, a renowned luxury brand.
Diamondtree, a renowned name in the realm of premium jewellery, is delighted to announce the inauguration of a more spacious and opulent retail store at DLF Mall of India in Noida, India. This development signifies a significant milestone in Diamondtree's unwavering dedication to delivering an even more exquisite and contemporary diamond jewellery shopping experience for its discerning patrons.
Previously, Diamondtree's presence in DLF Mall of India comprised a 1041-square-foot boutique located on the mall's second floor. The brand has now unveiled its expansive 1689 square foot flagship store, strategically situated on the mall's first floor, a bustling jewellery hub. This expansion underscores Diamondtree's resolute commitment to crafting a more lavish and inviting environment where luxury seamlessly combines with affordability.
Cherry Sahni, Co-Founder and Creative Head at Diamondtree shared, "The launch of our new store aligns with our dedication to elevating modern diamond jewellery to new heights. The Noida store will play a pivotal role in enhancing the luxury experience for our cherished clientele. In pursuit of our long-term vision, we are democratizing access to diamonds, ensuring that everyone can partake in the elegance of fine jewellery."
The newly inaugurated Noida store introduces captivating offerings that truly distinguish it from other jewellery brands. Diamondtree's Noida outlet will showcase contemporary office wear jewellery, polki jewellery, and gemstone jewellery, including mangalsutras and children's jewellery, meticulously designed to cater to the diverse preferences of its clientele. The brand also offers customization services, allowing customers to revamp their old jewellery at Diamondtree. With the opening of this new store, the brand aims to extend its reach to residents in Ghaziabad, East Delhi, and Noida.
As the brand establishes itself in the jewellery hub, it is poised to compete with prominent industry names such as Tanishq, Orra, Melorra, Bluestone, Caratlane, and others. Every visitor to Diamondtree can expect an exceptional shopping experience thanks to their expanded showroom, which now offers an extensive array of designs and product lines.
Indian Terrain, a prominent men's high-street fashion brand, celebrated the grand reopening of its redesigned flagship store in Chennai. Nestled within Phoenix Market City Chennai, this expansive store covers an impressive 2000 sq. ft and showcases an extensive array of men's casual attire, encompassing shirts, trousers, and t-shirts. The prestigious inauguration witnessed the presence of the charismatic actor, Ashwin Kumar, alongside Charath Narasimhan, Managing Director of Indian Terrain, and Shehnaz Shariff, Chief Business Officer at Indian Terrain.
This newly inaugurated store departs from conventional retail spaces, offering customers a delightful shopping experience that thoughtfully highlights Indian Terrain's exclusive collections within a warm and inviting ambiance. Its design has been carefully crafted to ensure that customers can effortlessly explore the latest and most sought-after clothing options. With its refined aesthetic and a showcase of top-quality products, the freshly opened store not only pledges but also delivers an exceptional retail experience to discerning shoppers.
Charath Narasimhan, Managing Director of Indian Terrain, shared, "The opening of our flagship store at Phoenix Marketcity, Chennai, marks a significant milestone for Indian Terrain. Amidst the bustling shopping destinations and malls, our revitalized store presents a valuable opportunity to connect with the local community's diverse customer base. Through this new establishment, we aim to offer a comprehensive shopping experience that seamlessly weaves together style, quality, and an unmatched level of customer service. We are confident that our new store will provide our customers with a curated selection of top-tier menswear that will be warmly embraced."
Since its inception in 2000, Indian Terrain has emerged as a distinguished name in the realm of Indian men's fashion. Renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail, and contemporary design ethos, Indian Terrain has successfully captured the hearts of fashion enthusiasts.
With an unwavering commitment to catering to diverse fashion preferences while prioritizing comfort and style, Indian Terrain seamlessly blends classic elements with current trends, positioning itself as the preferred choice for those with discerning fashion tastes. The brand's dedication to delivering the highest quality and ensuring customer satisfaction has cultivated a loyal following, propelling Indian Terrain to achieve remarkable milestones in its journey.
Casio Computer Co. Ltd, headquartered in Japan and the parent company of Casio India, has expanded its retail presence by unveiling its inaugural exclusive G-SHOCK store in Pune. Positioned within the newly inaugurated Phoenix Mall of Millennium in Pune, this eagerly awaited G-SHOCK store is now open for business, aligning seamlessly with the brand's commitment to providing customers with a wide range of its watch collection.
The new G-SHOCK store offers not just a location but an immersive experience that will transform the way watches are perceived. Featuring an extensive selection of G-SHOCK's renowned men's and women's watches, this store is a sanctuary for those who admire its robust elegance and precision craftsmanship. With distinct design elements and remarkable durability, G-SHOCK timepieces present an enticing choice that resonates with the dynamic preferences of today's audience. From embracing the latest innovations to preserving timeless classics, the G-SHOCK store showcases meticulously crafted timepieces to cater to a diverse community of watch enthusiasts. There's a perfect match for everyone, whether one leans towards enduring toughness, off-road adventure aesthetics, or contemporary sophistication.
Hideki Imai, MD of Casio India, remarked, "The inauguration of Pune's first exclusive G-SHOCK store signifies a significant milestone in our strategic expansion strategy. We are dedicated to providing our exclusive G-SHOCK collection to an ever-evolving audience that seeks innovative, purpose-driven, and exquisitely crafted timepieces. This store underscores our commitment to continually engage with our customers and redefine their perception of watches. Given Pune's vibrant culture and thriving spirit, it is fitting that this city takes the lead in advancing G-SHOCK's legacy in India."
The store's location is G-48, Phoenix Mall of Millennium, Wakad, Pune - 411057, and it operates from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week.
Furlenco, India’s leading furniture and lifestyle brand, has announced its foray into the offline retail realm. With the inauguration of its flagship store in HRBR Layout, Bengaluru, covering an expansive 5500 sq. ft., alongside another medium-sized store in HSR Layout, Furlenco is determined to provide customers with a tactile encounter of their extensive furniture offerings.
This strategic move by Furlenco aims to bridge the gap between its robust online presence and physical interaction, offering customers the chance to engage with the products and make informed purchase decisions. The stores will showcase a wide spectrum of furniture options, ranging from sofas to beds and dining tables, catering to diverse price points and preferences. Customers will have the flexibility to furnish their homes with comfort and style, with the option to either buy brand new or rent furniture.
Ajith Mohan Karimpana, Founder and CEO of Furlenco emphasized, “While the online platform has played a pivotal role in building our brand, we recognize the significance of offline touchpoints. As Furlenco expands beyond being just a furniture rental brand, we are committed to harnessing the untapped potential of offline opportunities to elevate our operations and stimulate growth. These stores mark the commencement of our omni-channel approach, aimed at enriching the customer experience and catering to diverse purchasing habits. In our stores, we believe that experiencing furniture craftsmanship is as vital as selecting the perfect piece for your home.”
The stores have been thoughtfully designed to provide multiple touchpoints, offering educational and enriching shopping experiences for consumers. Furlenco’s design prowess is showcased through a Material Library at the stores, featuring physical material swatches, miniature furniture displays, furniture joinery, and award-winning finished products, underscoring the brand's commitment to craftsmanship and durability. The multi-level store layout ensures exceptional product visibility, while carefully chosen wall colors blend modern aesthetics with a homely ambiance, creating a distinctive retail journey. Furlenco's in-house manufacturing capabilities offer greater flexibility in customizing furniture according to consumers' preferences.
Furlenco envisions expanding its offline retail footprint by opening additional stores across major Indian cities, ensuring broader accessibility to its furniture solutions. Currently, the Bengaluru-based firm has made its online presence felt in major urban centers such as Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, and Chennai, serving over 2.5 lakh customers across 10 cities.
From the heart of Switzerland to Kerala, the iconic Swiss brand Victorinox has opened another shop-in-shop location at Gute Reise, First Floor, Forum Mall, Maradu, Kochi, India. This expansion signifies Victorinox's commitment to growing its footprint in India, following the successful launch of its flagship store at Mumbai's Palladium Shopping Mall in May 2022.
Nestled within the centrally located and expansive Forum Mall, which offers a delightful blend of retail, dining, and entertainment, the new Victorinox shop-in-shop invites customers with an inviting entrance. Inside, an impressive array of Victorinox Swiss Army Knives, travel gear, watches, kitchen and professional knives are meticulously displayed. Additionally, the Gute Reise store at this vibrant mall features a range of travel gear from Victorinox's sister brand, Wenger, offering quality travel essentials at an accessible price point.
Victorinox, known for never compromising on quality, aims to deliver its innovative, functional, and beautifully designed products to discerning shoppers who seek the very best.
Colonel Chandhoke, MD - Victorinox India said, "With the Victorinox Shop-in-shop concept, we are bringing an incredibly popular brand into the heart of Kochi. We are excited and look forward to offering our customers a unique Swiss experience from Victorinox at this prime location. Currently, we have 16 stores housing Victorinox shop-in-shops with three or more product categories. We plan to further strengthen our presence in India with 10 more multi-product category stores by the end of the year."
Victorinox's rapid expansion in India underscores the brand's recognition for its commitment to quality, innovation, functionality, and design. These core brand values have resonated well with Indian consumers across the Victorinox product range, demonstrating the Indian market's appetite for premium goods. Victorinox is poised to continue its expansion plan in the market with 10 additional shop-in-shops slated to open before the end of December 2023, solidifying its strong brand presence in Swiss Army Knives, cutlery, travel gear, and watches.
These Victorinox shop-in-shops can be found in malls and prominent high streets across India, as well as at leading airports. While shopping mall locations offer the full spectrum of Victorinox products, airport stores focus primarily on travel gear and watches. Victorinox products are designed as trusted companions that facilitate not only international travel but also daily life adventures.
Being Human Clothing, the global fashion brand with a philanthropic mission is delighted to announce the inauguration of its first Exclusive Store in Dubai, UAE, marking a significant stride in the brand's Middle East retail expansion while staying true to its commitment to making a positive impact. This store stands as a testament to the brand's dedication to offering cutting-edge fashion while advocating for humanitarian causes.
The recently inaugurated Being Human Clothing store finds its home in the prestigious City Centre Deira Mall, boasting a contemporary design and layout that encapsulates the very essence of the brand's ethos – merging style with social responsibility. Notably, the store's facade stretches an impressive 150 feet, making it the longest within the mall, and features extensive windows, along with a comfortable lounge area. The store also offers two distinct trial room areas, catering to both ladies and gentlemen. A highlight of the store is a gazebo, where merchandise is artfully displayed with mannequins at its center.
This store serves as a true reflection of Being Human Clothing's diverse product range. Presenting a variety of stylish and eco-conscious clothing options, it has become a go-to destination for both Dubai residents and visitors, offering a seamless blend of fashion and philanthropy. From chic casual wear to fashionable accessories, the collection caters to both men and women.
Being Human Clothing has long been recognized for its unwavering support of various charitable endeavors worldwide, championing the values of compassion and empathy. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase made at the store will be dedicated to supporting education and healthcare initiatives.
Sanjeev Rao, CEO of Being Human Clothing expressed, "We are thrilled to open our first exclusive store in City Centre Deira Dubai, a vibrant hub of fashion and culture, making it the perfect location for our brand's expansion. Our store not only provides a unique shopping experience but also serves as a platform to contribute to the betterment of society."
Bipin Mulani, Director of Top Brands LLC, the brand's master franchisee in this territory, added, "We are excited to be a part of Being Human's international expansion journey and firmly believe that this brand aligns perfectly with the values and market of Dubai."
Kalyan Jewellers, a prominent and trusted jewelry brand in India, has revealed its plans to enhance its presence in Kolkata by inaugurating a new showroom on VIP Road. The inauguration of this showroom, which will be the company's 4th in Kolkata, will be graced by the presence of the brand's Global Brand Ambassador, Katrina Kaif.
In the previous month, the jewellery brand celebrated the launch of its 200th showroom globally. To commemorate this significant milestone, Kalyan Jewellers has introduced the 'Celebrating 200 Showrooms' campaign, offering exclusive benefits to customers on their jewellery purchases. As part of this campaign, customers can avail the special promotion of 0 percent making charges on half of the purchase value for transactions of a minimum of Rs. 1 lakh.
Moreover, the "Kalyan Special Gold Board Rate," which is the lowest in the market and maintained consistently across all company showrooms, will be applied to ensure a seamless shopping experience. With every purchase at Kalyan Jewellers, customers will receive a raffle coupon. Through an electronic raffle draw, the brand will award 200 lucky customers with a 2-gram gold coin. All jewelry available at Kalyan Jewellers is BIS-hallmarked and undergoes thorough purity tests.
Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers, expressed, "We are pleased to announce our expansion in the lively VIP Road neighborhood, a pivotal market with substantial growth potential for the Kalyan Jewellers brand. Our continuous efforts to increase accessibility for patrons are realized through this new showroom, which will benefit the people of Kolkata and the broader consumer base. This investment underscores our commitment to strengthen our market presence and propel our growth trajectory."
The showroom launch in Kolkata is aligned with the company's strategy to amplify its retail footprint and operations in the region, making the brand more accessible to patrons and enhancing its growth momentum. The showroom will showcase a diverse selection of designs from various Kalyan Jewellers collections. It will offer state-of-the-art amenities within a world-class ambiance, ensuring an unparalleled shopping experience.
All jewellery retailed by Kalyan Jewellers is BIS-hallmarked and undergoes comprehensive purity assessments. Patrons will also receive the Kalyan Jewellers 4-Level Assurance Certificate, which guarantees purity, free lifetime maintenance of ornaments, detailed product information, and transparent exchange and buy-back policies. This certification underscores the brand's commitment to delivering excellence to its loyal clientele.
The showroom will also feature Kalyan's popular in-house brands, including Muhurat (Wedding Jewellery Line), Mudhra (Handcrafted Antique Jewellery), Nimah (Temple Jewellery), Glo (Dancing Diamonds), Ziah (Solitaire-like Diamond Jewellery), Anokhi (Uncut Diamonds), Apoorva (Diamonds for Special Occasions), Antara (Wedding Diamonds), Hera (Daily Wear Diamonds), Rang (Precious Stones Jewellery), and the recently launched Lila (Coloured Stones and Diamond Jewellery).
Taneira, a TATA-affiliated brand, is thrilled to announce the extension of its retail footprint with the grand inauguration of its 50th store. Spanning an impressive 1800 sq. ft., and strategically located at Palika Bazar Gate no. 5, Connaught Place, this store was inaugurated by Ambuj Narayan, CEO of Taneira.
With four successful launches in Delhi, the brand's meticulously crafted ensembles have garnered a tremendous response. Nestled in the heart of Delhi's cultural essence, the new Taneira store seamlessly blends into the tapestry of the city's rich heritage, celebrating its deep-rooted textile significance. Nestled in the vibrant landscape of Connaught Place, renowned as Delhi's cultural nucleus and a hub of refined fashion, Taneira pays homage to India's opulent textile legacy. The store presents an enchanting assortment of handwoven sarees, Ready-to-Wear Kurta Sets, and blouses, each piece curated with captivating allure and refined sophistication. These intricately crafted pieces elevate one's style, offering a fusion of modern chic and timeless grace. By merging contemporary splendor with age-old artistry, the brand stands as a haven for the city's fashion enthusiasts.
Taneira invites connoisseurs of ethnic wear to explore a delightful treasure trove of Indian weaves, reinforcing its commitment to showcasing India's finest textiles all under one roof. From hand-painted Murshidabad silks to vibrant summer prints in a spectrum of colors, incorporating heritage techniques such as Banarasi and Kanjeevarams on ethereal fabrics like organza and organza tissue, Taneira presents quintessential ensembles to complement Delhi's dynamic pace. The store also boasts celebrated classics such as pure Kanjeevarams, Banarasis, Chanderis, Ikats, South Silks, Patola, and Jamdanis, along with regional masterpieces from across the country, including Paithanis, Maheshwaris, and Tussars. This creates a harmonious fusion of exquisite taste and personal expression.
Ambuj Narayan, CEO, Taneira said, “This is a momentous occasion for us, and the journey till the 50th store has been exhilarating. With this store, we bring to the city of Delhi an intricately handpicked array of Indian weaves, where each strand embodies the magnificence of India's rich textile heritage. Delhi, a vibrant metropolis, with the dynamism of a cosmopolitan hub and affinity for deep-rooted heritage provides the perfect canvas for our vision. At Taneira, we endeavor to flourish and captivate the discerning patrons, by offering them an enchanting kaleidoscope of ethnic-wear ensembles and differentiated designs, making it the go-to destination for Indian weaves for all occasions. This has been further facilitated by our collaboration with weaving communities through our ground-breaking, ‘Weavershala’ initiative. Our association underscores our commitment to nurturing these artisans, equipping them with skills, and enhancing their livelihoods. Together, we shape a narrative that not only uplifts these communities but also preserves and promotes a stronger craft heritage, in the country."
To commemorate this momentous launch, Taneira is offering an inaugural Gold Coin Offer from August 28th, 2023, to September 3rd, 2023, allowing customers to receive a 0.2-gram Tanishq gold coin on purchases worth Rs 20,000.
Cult.fit, the prominent fitness service brand in India, proudly announces the achievement of a significant milestone - 100 successful sign-ups for franchised centers nationwide. This accomplishment underscores the company's unyielding dedication to promoting an active lifestyle in India, driven by innovation and customer-centricity, and highlights its resilience in navigating the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Since its inception in 2020, cult.fit's franchise operations have been serving fitness enthusiasts in Tier I and Tier II cities across India. A key facet of the franchise model is the integration of machine-based workouts and group class facilities under a single roof, providing customers with a comprehensive array of fitness options. In 2022, Curefit expanded its franchise portfolio by introducing Fitness First and Gold's Gym outlets in India, further solidifying its dominance in the fitness industry.
Porko Elango, Head of Business, cult.fit said, “At cult.fit, the franchising model has been instrumental in facilitating our rapid expansion, enabling us to reach untapped localities across India. The vertical is well poised to be a 30 percent revenue contributor at cult.fit. Our franchise partners have been invaluable in catalyzing the creation of accessible fitness spaces for all and empowering individuals to lead healthier, happier lives. As we look towards the future, we are committed to furthering our impact, and we plan to establish 200 franchised centers across the country by 2025."
A fundamental tenet at Curefit is exceeding customer expectations. Through the franchising model, the company places a strong emphasis on training and operational excellence to ensure a standardized customer experience across all locations. This encompassing approach includes assistance in selecting the ideal location, facility setup, staff empowerment, and ongoing operational support. The franchise operations revolve around a comprehensive training program, with trainers undergoing a specialized training module known as L0, complemented by refresher training to uphold the highest service standards. Weekly operational governance meetings and collaborative insights exploration sessions with partners further reinforce adherence to these exacting standards.
Acclaimed Spa Myrah is delighted to announce the inauguration of its third branch in Santacruz, India. This expansion introduces a diverse array of groundbreaking services, including Spa, Salon, and Dermatology, meticulously curated to provide an unparalleled experience centered on beauty, relaxation, and overall well-being. The launch of this new branch marks a significant milestone in Myrah's expansion strategy, further solidifying its role as a leader in the luxury wellness industry.
Myrah has earned acclaim for its exceptional spa services, garnering a dedicated clientele. With the opening of the latest venue in Santacruz, their aim is to broaden the spectrum of services beyond mere pampering. Myrah goes above and beyond traditional spa offerings by providing access to top-tier dermatological and salon services, enabling a more holistic approach to beauty and well-being. The current facility has been meticulously designed to showcase state-of-the-art and cutting-edge amenities, promising a distinctive experience for visitors and clients.
Embarking on this thrilling new journey, Myrah is committed to delivering outstanding outcomes that redefine the pursuit of radiant and healthy skin. Led by a team of highly qualified dermatologists and practitioners, this exclusive space offers tailor-made aesthetic treatments to help clients achieve their desired skin goals. These treatments encompass addressing acne, reducing signs of aging, and utilizing USA FDA-approved technologies such as PRP, HIFU, Q-Switch Lasers, Chemical Peels, and more. Myrah's aesthetic dermatology services aim to leave guests feeling content, revitalized, and self-assured.
Furthermore, Myrah's salon services encompass a wide range of treatments designed to cater to a diverse range of consumer needs. The highly skilled salon team is dedicated to enhancing individual requirements, from trendy haircuts and expert hair coloring to rejuvenating facials and beyond.
Nisha Javeri, Founder and CEO of Myrah has this to said, "The new retreat in Santacruz is a monument to our ongoing dedication towards excellence. At Myrah, we aim to exceed client expectations and are delighted to extend a warm invitation to our valued patrons and look forward to welcoming them to our new sanctuary of beauty and wellness. We endeavor, as always, in our mission towards delivering unparalleled service."
Wonderchef, the renowned cookware and premium kitchen appliance company, has unveiled its 26th exclusive store in India, strategically located in Mumbai Malad. This new establishment, in alignment with European design sensibilities mirroring the brand's commitment to quality, represents a significant achievement in Wonderchef's mission to transform culinary experiences for countless Indian households.
With an ambitious vision to engage a wider customer base by delivering exceptional kitchen solutions, Wonderchef is targeting the inauguration of 50 exclusive stores throughout India by 2025. Furthermore, the company currently maintains a strong foothold in approximately 15,000 multi-brand retail outlets and over 2,500 modern trade establishments. Looking forward, Wonderchef aims to expand its presence to encompass 25,000 multi-brand stores and 3,500 modern trade outlets within the next two years, ensuring more accessible access to its premium kitchenware products.
Ravi Saxena, Founder, and CEO of Wonderchef, expressed his optimism regarding the company's prospective growth. He stated, "With our unwavering dedication to product innovation, retail expansion, and omnichannel development, we are confident in achieving a 30 percent growth rate for this fiscal year. We eagerly anticipate the brand's ascent beyond the 700-crore mark this fiscal, all while continuing to bring convenience and delight to kitchens across the nation."
While Wonderchef's presence extends beyond the borders of India, encompassing approximately 25 countries across five continents, this global expansion underscores the brand's dedication to delivering high-quality products and inventive kitchen solutions to a worldwide clientele.
Renowned for its distinctive philosophy emphasizing Health, Taste, and Convenience, the company takes pride in introducing innovative kitchen products catering to diverse culinary needs, ultimately promoting healthier and more enjoyable cooking experiences. To explore Wonderchef's exclusive range of cookware and premium kitchen appliances, visit the newly inaugurated store at Infinity Mall, Malad (Mumbai).
India's largest retailer, Reliance Retail, unveiled its youth-focused fashion retail concept, "Yousta," today, marking the opening of its inaugural store in Hyderabad's Sarath City Mall.
With innovative tech-enhanced store designs, Yousta delivers trendy fashion options at budget-friendly prices, catering specifically to the younger demographic. Remarkably, all items are priced below Rs 999, with a significant portion priced under Rs 499.
In addition to offering a wide range of unisex and character merchandise, as well as a weekly refreshed capsule collection, Yousta introduces the "Starring Now" collection every week. This collection showcases the latest fashion trends as complete outfits with coordinating accessories.
Akhilesh Prasad, President and CEO – Fashion and Lifestyle, Reliance Retail said, “Yousta is a young and dynamic brand that underlines a way of life, which will grow and evolve with the youth of this country. The team will continuously work with India’s younger generation to understand their evolving fashion needs. Every day, will be ‘Day One’ in terms of freshness and relevance. Yousta will not only give a voice to the youth but also give them the freedom to express themselves, because for us, they are absolute stars.”
Yousta stores will offer numerous tech-savvy features, including QR-enabled screens for information sharing, self-checkout stations, complimentary Wi-Fi, and charging stations.
To emphasize its commitment to sustainability and local communities, Yousta has partnered with a non-profit organization, allowing customers to donate old clothing at stores for use in community programs. The brand's dedication to sustainability is reflected in its stores, which feature locally sourced and produced items. This not only provides unique offerings but also contributes to the growth of local economies while reducing the brand's ecological footprint.
The Yousta range is now available at the brand's flagship store in Hyderabad and can also be accessed online through Ajio and JioMart.
Heads Up For Tails announced the grand inauguration of its magnificent flagship retail store in Bangalore. Situated on Vittal Mallya Road, this new establishment marks the unveiling of their largest and 16th outlet in Bangalore, dedicated to providing pets with the highest quality products and offering pet owners ultimate convenience.
Encompassing an impressive 4,700 square feet, the flagship store is not merely a retail space; it's a haven for pet enthusiasts to explore, connect, and discover an extensive range of top-tier pet care essentials.
The grand opening celebration featured a day filled with captivating activities, ensuring an enjoyable experience for guests and their beloved furry companions. Festivities included pet photography, a delightful treat bar serving scrumptious pup cakes, charming paw painting sessions, and exciting hampers for all attendees.
Rashi Narang, Founder and CEO of Heads Up For Tails said, "We mark a milestone with our biggest store in Bangalore, exquisitely designed and situated in a prime location that is easily accessible to the consumers. Bangalore is a very important market for us since there’s a significant growth in the number of pet communities. The pet-loving population here seeks exceptional products and experiences, and our expansion is not just a strategic move but a testament to our commitment to providing unparalleled quality and fostering long-lasting relationships with our valued customers."
With the launch of this flagship store, HUFT strengthens its retail presence, boasting an extensive network of 83 stores across the nation. The brand's expansion plans aim to ensure that pet lovers from every corner of India can access the exceptional HUFT experience, further strengthening the bond between pets and their devoted owners.
As the exclusive partner of the esteemed Swiss Chocolate brand, Läderach in India, the DS Group, a diversified multi-business corporation and a prominent FMCG conglomerate, has announced the inauguration of the first exclusive Läderach retail store in India. This luxury outlet is situated in the prestigious DLF Emporio mall in New Delhi, representing a significant milestone in India's luxury chocolate retail landscape. The collaboration combines DS Group's dedication to innovation and quality with Läderach's unrivaled craftsmanship, offering Indian consumers an exceptional chocolate retail experience.
The inauguration of the store featured an exclusive masterclass led by Elias Laderach, the World Chocolate Masters winner, a global competition that brings together leading pastry chefs and chocolatiers to shape the future of chocolate. Elias Läderach, the third-generation chocolatier from the Läderach family, enthusiastically shared his expertise and artistry.
Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, DS Group said, “The first exclusive Läderach store at DLF Emporio is sure to be Delhi’s ultimate chocolate destination. We’re excited to bring our customers a unique experience offering unparalleled moments of chocolate indulgence. Our family has been a loyal Läderach customer for over a decade, and it gives me immense pleasure to bring this quality-conscious brand to the Indian consumer. DS Group has always been committed to delivering best-in-class products, and our collaboration with Läderach further reinforces this commitment. With their unmatched expertise and unwavering dedication to quality, Läderach perfectly complements our vision of offering the best to our consumers.”
The opening of the first Läderach store in Delhi marks the commencement of an extraordinary chocolate journey for Indian consumers. The store will showcase an extensive array of Läderach's luxury chocolate creations, including their renowned FrischSchoggi (fresh chocolate), Tablets, pralines, truffles, and delectable chocolate bars. Each product is meticulously handcrafted to offer an unparalleled fusion of flavors, textures, and fragrances, elevating the experience of chocolate indulgence to new heights.
Elias Läderach said, “We are thrilled to introduce Läderach to the vibrant Indian market. India has a rich cultural heritage and a deep appreciation for craftsmanship and luxury, making it the perfect destination for our brand’s expansion. The launch of the first store in India is a testament to our continued efforts in providing exceptional products and experiences to our esteemed consumers.”
The DS Group has secured an exclusive partnership with 'Läderach' for the debut of the Swiss luxury chocolate brand in India. Over the next two years, the Group envisions opening 5-7 exclusive boutiques to further establish Läderach's presence in India's flourishing chocolate retail landscape.
The Ayurveda Company (TAC), a renowned Ayurvedic lifestyle brand, has inaugurated its inaugural standalone retail outlet at Phoenix Citadel Mall, Indore. This flagship establishment signifies a momentous achievement for the company, as it aspires to deliver a comprehensive and immersive retail experience to its esteemed clientele.
In an era dominated by digital interactions, The Ayurveda Company acknowledges the significance of genuine human connections. The novel store offers an avenue for patrons to directly engage with the extensive range of Ayurveda-endorsed skincare and beauty merchandise offered by the brand. The store proudly presents a diverse array of products, exceeding 150 SKUs (Stock Keeping Units), thoughtfully categorized across various segments. These segments encompass an array of offerings, including shampoos, conditioners, skincare essentials, facial care, sunscreens, facial oils, facial masks, lip care, lip serums, and versatile lip, cheek, and eye tints. Within each category, T.A.C. remains devoted to furnishing solution-oriented items tailored to specific customer requirements.
Indore, emerging as one of India's swiftly progressing urban hubs, embodies a unique blend of a youthful and ambitious populace. This harmoniously aligns with the brand's strategic decision to inaugurate its maiden flagship store within the nation. To commemorate this grand opening, T.A.C. extends promotional benefits, further enriching the value proposition for its patrons. This includes an enticing 50 percent discount for those purchasing five or more products.
In anticipation of a revolution in the Ayurveda Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) industry, T.A.C. is also poised to unveil its Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) technology during the forthcoming festive season. This innovation promises to provide a transformative experience for customers, enabling them to explore the realm of Ayurveda as never before.
Shreedha Singh, Founder of The Ayurveda Company, expressed, "We are elated to inaugurate our premier standalone store in Indore, a city witnessing a steadfast surge in demand for Ayurveda-endorsed personal care commodities. This novel store will bring the essence of Ayurveda-driven beauty and wellness closer to our patrons. We hold a strong belief in the potential of personal interactions. Our commitment lies in delivering a distinctive blend of in-store and digital experiences, where customers can discover the genuine beauty of Ayurveda with the aid of cutting-edge technology."
The Ayurveda Company has already left a substantial footprint in India's skincare and beauty market. With the triumphant launch of this store, the company is poised to expand its physical presence into tier-II and tier-III cities such as Nagpur, Jaipur, and Varanasi. The objective is to inaugurate 50 stores by the close of this fiscal year. The brand's vision includes the development of "phygital" channels, seamlessly merging physical and digital retail platforms to cater comprehensively to a diverse clientele.
Building on its successful presence in Lavelle Road in September 2018 and Indiranagar in December 2022, Bombay Shirt Company continues its expansion in Bengaluru with the inauguration of its third store, located in Jayanagar.
This strategic expansion ensures that high-quality custom-made clothing is now easily accessible to the residents of Bengaluru, no matter where they reside in the city. With this latest addition, Bengaluru residents can conveniently visit a Bombay Shirt Company store to explore and purchase a range of custom-made clothing tailored to their unique measurements.
At this store, customers can browse and shop for custom-made shirts, personalized jeans and chinos, stretch pants, dress pants, and t-shirts, all meticulously tailored to their sizes and preferences. This expansion reinforces Bombay Shirt Company's commitment to delivering tailored fashion solutions to customers in Bengaluru.
Akshay Narvekar, CEO said, “We’re very thrilled and excited to be expanding in Bengaluru. Our first store in the city opened 5 years ago, and we’re very glad to have such a big presence in the city in this span of time.”
Hindware Limited, the renowned sanitaryware brand, has significantly increased its presence in the southern Indian market with the inauguration of two flagship brand stores in Bengaluru, Karnataka. In line with Hindware's customer-centric approach, these stores aim to provide an immersive brand experience and bring the brand closer to its valued customers. This strategic move enhances Hindware's retail footprint in Bengaluru, bringing the total count to 24 outlets in the city and 50 stores across Karnataka. These newly opened showrooms are designed to offer customers an interactive platform to engage with and explore Hindware's extensive product range. The inauguration of these stores was conducted by Sudhanshu Pokhriyal, CEO of Bath and Tiles Business at Hindware Limited, and Shashvat Somany, Head of Strategy at Somany Impresa Group.
Spanning an impressive 5000 sq.ft. and 2000 sq.ft. respectively, the Hindware Premiere store, Katta Ceramics in Sudhama Nagar, and Daksha Distributors in Srinivaspura will proudly display a diverse selection of Hindware bathware and tile products, including offerings from the Hindware Italian Collection, Hindware Italian Tiles, and the premium Queo brand. These stores cater to both homeowners and design professionals and offer visitors the opportunity to explore cutting-edge designs, engage with interactive displays, and receive personalized guidance from the knowledgeable Hindware team.
Sudhanshu Pokhriyal, CEO of Bath and Tiles Business at Hindware Limited stated, "Bengaluru city is renowned for its appreciation of design and forward-thinking mindset. We are thrilled to inaugurate our premier bathware and tiles stores in Bengaluru, marking a significant stride in our expansion journey in Southern India. This strategic initiative reaffirms our commitment to bringing the best in innovation, design, and quality in the bathroom and tiles segment closer to our valued customers."
Shashvat Somany, Head of Strategy at Somany Impresa Group expressed, "Bengaluru holds immense significance as a market for us, and we recognize the tremendous potential it offers. These two stores underscore our dedication to serving the customers in this market by introducing them to an unparalleled living and bathroom experience. We remain committed to investing in this market to meet the increasing demands of our valued customers."
Hindware boasts an extensive distribution and service network, featuring over 470 immersive brand stores, more than 34,000 active retail touchpoints, and a client base comprising over 1,200 institutions. With a service network of over 650 technicians spanning India's 700+ districts, Hindware ensures responsive support, offering a swift turnaround time of 24 hours in metro areas and 48 hours in upcountry regions.
OneFriday, the esteemed kidswear brand in India, is delighted to introduce its inaugural Autumn-Winter collection, "Varsity Chic," a presentation of style, comfort, and timeless sophistication. The unveiling event took place at their recently refurbished flagship store located in DLF Mall of India, graced by the presence of the renowned actress and the brand's ambassador, Neha Dhupia.
"Varsity Chic" encapsulates the essence of youthful enthusiasm and the camaraderie of school spirit. The Autumn-Winter collection by OneFriday is set to unfold in seven captivating chapters, each telling a unique story that resonates with the vibrant energy of childhood wonder. The inaugural chapter, "Varsity Chic," draws inspiration from American campuses, blending classic varsity style with a contemporary twist to create a distinctive and playful look.
Meet Sawhney, Founder, and Director of OneFriday expressed, "We are thrilled to welcome everyone back to our flagship store at DLF Mall of India. The revamped store signals a new chapter for us, leading up to our highly anticipated retail season - Autumn-Winter. The 'Varsity Chic' collection is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest quality, style, and comfort for children through designs that reflect the individuality, confidence, and spirit of the new generation. We are grateful to have had Neha join us for this momentous occasion, and we couldn't have asked for a better advocate on this journey."
The "Varsity Chic" collection features a vibrant color palette that mirrors the vivaciousness of school pride. Rich variations of primary colors are harmoniously blended with versatile neutrals, offering limitless possibilities for mix-and-match outfits. The collection presents a fusion of sporty and preppy styles, reimagining classic athletic silhouettes with modern twists.
The "Varsity Chic" collection, where fashion converges with imagination, is now available both in stores and online. OneFriday continues to weave enchanting tales through fashion, enhancing every child's journey with elegance and flair."
In a significant achievement for South Indian retail chain Ratnadeep, the company has celebrated the inauguration of its 150th store in India. This milestone was marked by the simultaneous opening of four stores in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Ratnadeep's latest retail establishments can be found at strategic locations including Panathur in Bengaluru and Marina Skies, TNGOS Colony, and Secunderabad Club in Hyderabad.
Sandeep Agarwal, Managing Director of Ratnadeep expressed, "Since 1987, our journey has been truly remarkable, filled with challenges that we faced head-on and opportunities that we seized to reach this point. None of this would have been possible without the unwavering dedication and passion of our employees, as well as the trust our valued customers have placed in us."
The supermarket chain was founded in 1987, with its inaugural store in Hyderabad. Notably, it achieved the impressive milestone of 100 stores in December 2020. Presently, the Ratnadeep brand has a strong presence in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka, serving over 30 lakh customers each month.
In a significant development this month, the esteemed women's western wear brand, Latin Quarters, unveiled its exclusive Rajouri Garden store in the capital city. This launch aligns seamlessly with the brand's ongoing commitment to amplify its retail presence across India. Nestled within the Rajouri Garden Main Market, a premier shopping enclave, the store showcases Latin Quarters' latest fall collection, 'First of Fall,' just as the season's transition. With this stride, Latin Quarters boasts 21 exclusive brand retail outlets (EBOs) and an impressive 350+ sales points nationwide, spanning major cities.
In a departure from conventional store inaugurations, Latin Quarters placed its skilled artisans at the forefront of the new store's opening - the individuals responsible for translating designs into reality, catering to the contemporary women of India. Spanning two floors of 700 sq. ft. each, the outlet boasts an intentionally designed interior to heighten aesthetic allure. Incorporating the latest in interior design trends and lighting fixtures, complemented by a harmonizing color palette, the store welcomes shoppers with warmth. The brand added an element of fun through a unique 'swap-a-top' game, where an old top exchange earned customers a new one.
Rahul Bhalla, CEO and Co-Founder, expressed, "The new store ushers in a thrilling shopping experience for all of us at Latin Quarters, enabling us to showcase our latest seasonal collection. Rajouri Garden in the western zone is renowned for its fashion culture, representing a fusion of modernity and globalization. We're honored to further our growth in the national capital. This store presents a diverse array of styles and silhouettes catering to the modern fashion sensibilities of Indian women as we step into a new season. Beyond clothing, the store offers a range of accessories to complement each piece. With this launch and our new collection, we aspire to empower women to embrace their individual styles, making fashion accessible and inclusive. Our journey includes delivering the trendiest fashion to every corner of India."
Residents of Rajouri and New Delhi can immerse themselves in the new Pre-Fall 2023 Collection, a rich symphony of deeper hues perfectly signaling the seasonal shift from summer to autumn. Drawing inspiration from nature's elements, the collection spans four capsules - Nature Reverb, Modern Utopia, Claire De Lune, and Esoteric Nights. Encompassing formalwear, western festive wear, long silhouettes, and winter essentials like jackets and dresses, the collection starts at an enticing Rs 1,500, with select statement pieces ranging from Rs 5,000 onwards. The #FirstofFall line will also be available at other leading fashion stores including Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, and Pantaloons across India.
Latin Quarters remains steadfast in its expansion focus, not solely within Tier I cities but also regions marked by robust fashion consumption. The brand firmly believes that fashion trends transcend geographical boundaries, captivating every Indian woman. At its core, Latin Quarters curates collections that elevate women's style quotient, encouraging them to embrace their true selves across age groups, while adhering to international silhouettes and designs.
UNIQLO, the renowned Japanese global apparel retailer, is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of its second store in Mumbai, situated at Oberoi Mall in Goregaon East. The store is set to welcome customers on October 20, marking a significant step in the company’s strategic growth in India. This announcement follows closely after the recent revelation of UNIQLO's inaugural Mumbai store, slated to open at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla, on October 6.
Tomohiko Sei, CEO of UNIQLO India shared, “Our commitment extends to becoming an integral part of the Mumbai community. Having established a strong retail presence in the North in recent years, we are now prepared to expand to the West, ensuring that our remarkable LifeWear collection reaches a wider Indian audience. We are enthused by the response generated by our Mumbai announcement and acknowledge the eager anticipation among the city’s discerning clientele. Introducing an additional store in Mumbai allows us to offer our innovative and utilitarian clothing, which epitomizes our LifeWear philosophy, enriching people's everyday lives.”
Both of the forthcoming Mumbai stores will showcase UNIQLO's diverse range of LifeWear collections, catering to men, women, kids, and infants. These collections are characterized by their meticulous design, exceptional quality, and practicality, serving individuals of all ages. The concept of LifeWear underscores UNIQLO’s commitment to crafting ideal clothing that seamlessly integrates with the demands of daily lifestyles.
With this strategic expansion, UNIQLO seeks to create a lasting impact on the Indian retail landscape, presenting its thoughtfully curated clothing choices to a broader customer base while embodying the essence of LifeWear philosophy.
Mamaearth, the rapidly growing personal care brand under the House of Honasa, is delighted to unveil its Exclusive Brand Outlet (EBO) in Bengaluru. Strategically positioned at the renowned Mantri Square Mall, Malleshwaram, this opening marks a significant stride in Mamaearth's journey. The Bengaluru EBO will provide a comprehensive assortment of toxin-free personal care items, encompassing baby care, beauty, and personal care solutions.
Originally establishing itself as a pioneering toxin-free baby care brand, Mamaearth swiftly broadened its range to include toxin-free personal care products for adults, driven by robust consumer demand. Committed to customer satisfaction, the brand recognized the growing desire for offline accessibility, prompting its foray into exclusive brand outlets. These outlets serve as immersive spaces to acquaint customers with the brand's ethos, ensuring an enriched brand experience.
The inauguration of the Mamaearth store in Bengaluru, Karnataka's capital city, was met with resounding success, signaling the brand's arrival in the region. Encompassing 345 square feet, the outlet impeccably showcases Mamaearth's extensive product portfolio, encompassing over 250+ SKUs. Visitors can explore an array of skincare, haircare, personal care products, and the latest addition – the exciting range of color care products.
CEO and Co-Founder Varun Alagh took a hands-on approach, personally manning the cash counter to serve customers making purchases that day. This not only facilitated seamless transactions but also enabled direct engagement with consumers, opening avenues for discussions about their product choices.
Varun Alagh, CEO and Co-founder of Honasa Consumer Ltd, stated, “At Honasa Consumer Limited, we are deeply committed to building robust brands, understanding that brand perception resides within the minds of our esteemed consumers. As communication landscapes undergo dynamic shifts, we wholeheartedly embrace emerging channels to establish an unbreakable bond with our customers. While we recognize the pivotal role that digital platforms and technology play, our primary focus remains aligned with our consumers' journeys. We believe in walking the path our customers choose, and if offline purchases are their preference, we are dedicated to being present in those spaces. With this crucial aspect in mind, we embarked on the thrilling venture of Exclusive Brand Outlets. With utmost enthusiasm, we unveil our Bengaluru store, eagerly anticipating the opportunity to serve our valued Bengaluru consumers.”
Mamaearth is a purpose-driven brand that strongly adheres to the principle of ‘Goodness Inside’. This commitment is consistently upheld through their products and initiatives. The brand firmly believes that goodness originates from the everyday choices we make. Mamaearth lives by this philosophy, utilizing only the finest natural ingredients, devoid of toxins or harmful chemicals. The brand is also a proponent of cruelty-free practices, and environmentally positive initiatives, and launched the Plant Goodness promise last year, pledging to plant a tree for every order placed on their website and aiming to plant 1 million+ trees by 2025.
WoodenStreet, the foremost name in the realm of furniture and home decor, joyfully celebrates a momentous achievement as it inaugurates its 10th store in the enchanting city of Mumbai. This monumental step further solidifies the brand's remarkable journey and propels its tally to an impressive 90+ experience stores across the length and breadth of India.
With an unyielding commitment to delivering impeccable craftsmanship and unmatched designs, WoodenStreet has truly set itself apart as a trailblazer within the furniture industry.
Nestled at a prime locale within the city, Mira Road, the newly unveiled WoodenStreet store emerges as a haven for aficionados of furniture and home interiors. Spreading over an expansive 6000 sq ft of retail space, the store plays host to an extensive array of home furniture, decor, and furnishings, catering to a wide spectrum of tastes and preferences.
The thoughtfully curated thematic and innovative store layout promises patrons an unparalleled shopping experience. A standout highlight is the exclusive presentation of the Veda Collection, a brand-new range that seamlessly merges opulence with unmatched comfort. The store's distinctive theme adds a touch of uniqueness, enhancing the overall shopping journey for customers. From contemporary minimalism to timeless opulence, the store's offerings mirror the company's commitment to furnishing solutions that harmonize with diverse design sensibilities.
Lokendra Ranawat, CEO of WoodenStreet expressed, “Mumbai, as one of the nation's premier metro cities, holds immense significance for us as a pivotal market. We are elated to mark this significant milestone in our journey with the inauguration of our 10th store in Mumbai. This achievement underscores our dedication to providing customers with top-tier furniture that elevates their living spaces. With each store, our aim is to craft an immersive experience where patrons can intimately explore our craftsmanship and find pieces that resonate genuinely with their style. We take pride in expanding our footprint while simultaneously generating new employment prospects for the region.”
As the brand's presence continues to expand across the nation, the new Mumbai store joins a network of strategic locations, each serving as a hub for premium-quality products and design inspiration.
With more than 90 experience stores, 30+ warehouses, and a comprehensive portfolio of over 30,000 home furniture and decor products, the brand remains committed to continuously delighting customers across India, encompassing metro areas, Tier-ll, and Tier-lll cities. The company's steadfast dedication to quality, affordability, and customer contentment remains the driving force propelling its success. With its recent foray into the offline market, WoodenStreet is aptly poised for sustained growth and prosperity in the years ahead.
In a noteworthy achievement, WoodenStreet secured a substantial $30 million in Series-B funding from Westbridge Capital in April of the previous year, further solidifying its position. As part of its nationwide expansion plans, the brand announced in October 2022 its intention to invest approximately $20 million.
Witness the pinnacle of opulence, ingenuity, and artistic brilliance as Kohler, the global frontrunner in kitchen and bath solutions, introduces its highly anticipated third Experience Centre in India on August 11. Nestled in the vibrant heart of Bengaluru, at Trinity Circle on MG Road, the Kohler Experience Centre (KEC) sprawls across an expansive 10,000 sq. ft, promising an unparalleled wellspring of inspiration for elevating bath space decor, where luxury transcends boundaries. Serving as a haven of immersive encounters, the KEC beckons architects, designers, and consumers alike to engage with products, exchange creative ideas, and embark on personalized ventures imbued with their unique aesthetic sensibilities.
David Kohler, Chair and CEO of Kohler Co, expressed, "KEC Bengaluru marks the third installment in India and the thirteenth globally, underscoring our unwavering dedication to providing extraordinary experiences for our esteemed customers in India. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we remain committed to serving our customers through targeted investments, robust distribution, and the offering of distinctive products tailored for India. We eagerly anticipate welcoming the creative community to explore and draw inspiration from the boundless possibilities of transforming their spaces into havens of style, functionality, and unparalleled quality."
Salil Sadanandan, President of K&B South Asia and Asia Pacific at Kohler, further elaborated, "At the Kohler Experience Centre, innovation, design, and craftsmanship converge to craft a unique encounter. We are confident that this new space will become a realm of luxurious indulgence and synonymous with refined living. It will empower our consumers to explore an array of cutting-edge solutions for bath spaces, meticulously customized to resonate with their design preferences."
The KEC bears exceptional significance as it breathes life into Kohler's 150th-anniversary celebrations under the theme of "Come All Creators." Beyond showcasing captivating creations from artistic collaborations with talents spanning India, the USA, Brazil, and China, the center features five inspirational suites envisioned by renowned Indian and international architects: Talati and Partners LLP, DSP Design associates, Miaja Design Group, Fab Designs, and Venkataramanan Associates. These suites are meticulously conceived to display the limitless possibilities in luxury bathrooms, each presenting Kohler's finest products within a distinctive thematic context.
Vishal Chadha, Managing Director of K&B for India and South Asia at Kohler, enthused, "We are genuinely thrilled to unveil the doors to this distinctive space, where Art, Technology, and premium bath products harmoniously merge. Through the Experience Centre, our vision is to inspire consumers and empower them to transform their dreams into reality."
The Bengaluru-based KEC proudly showcases a series of artist-edition sinks, reflecting Kohler's dedication to collaborating with artists and infusing artistry into their products. These handcrafted decorative sinks transcend mere aesthetic appeal; they are meticulously crafted from premium materials and draw inspiration from cultures and heritage across the globe, rendering them as distinct as their homeowners. Notable mentions include "Aranya" and "Quila" by Pushpa Kumari and Padma Shri Jai Prakash, respectively, showcasing Mithila and Miniature painting styles, leaving an indelible mark at the forefront of KEC Bengaluru.
Embodying Kohler's rich legacy in colors, the KEC radiates a harmonious blend of India-inspired hues, such as Thunder Grey evoking the monsoon's spirit, Peacock reminiscent of India's national bird, and Indigo capturing the essence of natural dyes. Global finishes like Rose Gold and Matte Black enhance the allure of the KEC, bearing testament to the brand's color-centric heritage since 1927. These finishes serve to enrich bath spaces while fostering a sense of unity and delight.
The Experience Centre stands as a treasury of live, fully functional displays showcasing an array of showers and Intelligent toilets, alongside a selection of the most innovative, design-forward products sourced both globally and regionally. Among the highlights is the Statement showering system, which redefines indulgence through its opulent spray functions, creating immersive environments for rinsing, massaging, and rejuvenating. The Anthem digital controls offer preconfigured hydrotherapy journeys that introduce new dimensions of wellness to daily routines. Additionally, the live area boasts an exquisite collection of bathtubs in diverse shapes and sizes, harnessing the power of water to calm the mind, refresh the body, and revitalize the spirit.
Upsilon, a distinguished premium perfume brand originating in India, is thrilled to declare the inauguration of its inaugural retail store at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. Securing a prominent space designated exclusively for esteemed brands within the airport, Upsilon has commenced its retail venture by showcasing its existing range of men's products.
Upsilon has made a significant imprint in the local fragrance market while primarily establishing itself as a direct-to-consumer (D2C) entity since its inception last year. The brand has consistently witnessed robust digital sales monthly through its official website and various e-commerce partners, including Amazon, Nykaa, Jio Mart, Flipkart, and others.
Capitalizing on the acclaim garnered for its distinct fragrances, the co-founders Neeraj Bhensdadia, Vatsal Vachhani, and Ravi Dadhaniya conceived the idea of tapping into the untapped consumer segment through a physical brick-and-mortar presence. Driven by a vision to offer a distinctive, premium, yet budget-friendly olfactory experience, the store will soon unveil novel variations tailored for men, along with an exclusive line of fragrances for women.
The trio was resolute in their goal of crafting perfumes that mirror reality and empower individuals to stand out through their uniqueness. Drawing from an extensive two-year analysis of the Indian perfume landscape, the brand introduced three upscale fragrances for men – Wild Blue, Golden Sand, and Shooting Star. These perfumes are meticulously curated for various occasions, encompassing everyday activities, sportswear, and festive gatherings.
Neeraj Bhensdadia, one of the Co-Founders said, "Since establishing Upsilon just over a year ago, our debut outlet at SVPIA's International Departures grants us heightened brand visibility to both Indian and international travelers embarking on journeys worldwide. With Ahmedabad being a captivating attraction drawing numerous non-resident Indians (NRIs) and foreigners from around the globe to experience the city's vibrant ambiance, culture, cuisine, and more, we anticipate opening additional Upsilon stores in strategic locales in the future."
Taking inspiration from the Greek Alphabet, symbolized by the letter 'U,' Upsilon signifies that each individual's path forward is dual in nature, and the choice to embark on the liberating route towards accomplishing their aspirations lies within them. Crafted with care, the hand-blended elixirs serve as a constant reminder of their unique objectives, infusing them with self-assurance to steadily pursue and achieve these ambitions.
Celebrated for its distinct design aesthetics and home offerings, Freedom Tree joyfully introduces its inaugural retail store in the burgeoning locale of Wagle Estate in Thane. Hailing from the industrious heart of Mumbai, Freedom Tree Design has evolved over time, blossoming into a chain of exuberant home stores accompanied by a robust online presence. The Thane establishment marks the brand's seventh concept store in the nation, exuding an enchanting charm with fresh collections and beloved classics, eagerly anticipating the arrival of visitors at its latest abode.
Mirroring its sibling stores, Freedom Tree's Thane outpost promises an extensive assortment of vibrant 'colour design' furnishings, tableware, textiles, flooring and wall embellishments, illuminative fixtures, home fragrances, and a myriad of other home decor essentials and accents. The ethos of Freedom Tree revolves around cultivating an ambiance of an 'effortlessly relaxed home,' characterized by distinct color palettes, captivating print narratives, and an artfully curated medley of products. Drawing inspiration from the contemporary and natural world, designs delve into the intricate nuances of nature, seasons, and our bustling urban and cultural existence. Each collection, every design, is accompanied by its own narrative, inviting patrons to weave their dream setting by selecting from diverse choices across collections.
Anticipate the arrival of the hallmark seasonal assortment – Mirror Garden – where craftsmanship and nature unite harmoniously. Revel in the splendor and whimsy of the natural world, as an array of light and color infuses the space. This new palette boasts seasonal hues, charming narrative prints, and mirrored geometries woven into textiles. Elevation of artistry is evident in intricately carved furniture, decor elements, and hand-painted ceramics. Step into the enchantment of the Mirror Garden, where the vernal spirit radiates in its luminous grandeur.
Latika Khosla, Founder, Freedom Tree said, “The mixed-use neighbourhood that our Thane store is located in invites a variety of visitors. Architects, interior designers and other professionals come by during the week, and families and home-makers from the nearby developments over the weekend. Delight in the architectural touches, the exposed brickwork, metal shelving, bare ceilings, and the custom-built mezzanine loft with bedroom set-ups. Meet our design advisors to craft your own look and home decor journey, at this latest outpost of the Happiest Home Store.”
Mumbai's esteemed shopping and entertainment hub, R CITY, has joined forces with Versicles Technologies Pvt Ltd to introduce an exclusive culinary innovation - Vend‘N’Go - within the mall's premises. Vend‘N’Go, a groundbreaking micro-commerce platform, empowers shoppers to effortlessly order their favorite meals from a variety of restaurants, cafes, and food outlets in a single comprehensive order, all while enjoying their retail experience. The ordered food is conveniently delivered to designated kiosk pickup locations. This pioneering service, which has previously demonstrated success in South Indian malls, makes its debut at R CITY, marking the first-of-its-kind implementation within a mall setting in Mumbai. The groundbreaking food delivery service launched at R CITY over the weekend.
To provide a seamless and effortless food ordering journey, strategically placed smart kiosks are available throughout the mall. Patrons can conveniently peruse menus, place orders, conduct secure payments via the kiosks or the mobile app, and monitor real-time order progress. This streamlined process not only saves time but also offers the flexibility of preferred delivery options, ensuring an exceptional and satisfying food ordering experience for customers.
Beyond its convenience, Vend‘N’Go actively amplifies restaurant visibility and their offerings through multiple channels. By introducing this service, R CITY offers an exceptional opportunity for its food establishments to substantially enhance their brand presence and tap into a broader customer base, resulting in increased foot traffic and heightened sales. Furthermore, to celebrate its introduction to the city, Vend‘N’Go has exciting plans for a week-long promotional campaign, featuring enticing coupons, appealing discounts, and captivating prizes.
Throughout the years, R CITY has consistently taken the lead in pioneering new initiatives and delivering extraordinary experiences to its visitors. From installing e-charging points in collaboration with Tata Power, hosting India's sole in-mall format IKEA, setting up SOCIAL's 19th outlet in Mumbai, hosting musical events, stand-up comedy shows, and food festivals, to offering a premium shopping encounter – R CITY remains dedicated to providing personalized experiences and catering to the evolving demands of consumers in a competitive landscape. With Vend‘N'Go's dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction, the mall aims to redefine and revolutionize the shopping experience for the people of Mumbai.
Kalyan Jewellers, a renowned and trusted name in India's jewellery industry, has taken a significant step forward by inaugurating its latest showroom on Vidhyanagar Main Road in Anand. This strategic expansion firmly establishes Kalyan Jewellers' footprint in Gujarat, marking its seventh showroom in the state. The brand's robust presence spans major markets, encompassing Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Baroda, Surat, Jamnagar, and Rajkot.
The ongoing commitment to expanding operations is part of Kalyan Jewellers' effort to provide enhanced accessibility and services to its patrons. The newly unveiled showroom boasts an extensive assortment of designs from Kalyan Jewellers' esteemed collections, all showcased within an opulent and world-class ambiance. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Kalyan Jewellers has introduced enticing mega-discount offers, ensuring that customers can derive maximum value from their jewellery purchases.
Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers, expressed, "Our journey as a company has been marked by remarkable milestones and continuous efforts to create a comprehensive ecosystem that elevates the customer shopping experience. We are delighted to announce the launch of our Anand showroom, a significant addition as our seventh outlet in Gujarat. As we embark on the next phase of growth, further expanding our presence across Gujarat, we remain committed to delivering an unparalleled shopping journey to our customers, while upholding our core values of trust and transparency."
All jewellery available at Kalyan Jewellers is hallmarked by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and undergoes rigorous purity examinations. Additionally, patrons will benefit from Kalyan Jewellers' distinctive 4-Level Assurance Certificate, encompassing guarantees of purity, complimentary lifelong maintenance for ornaments, detailed product information, and transparent exchange and buy-back policies. This certification underscores the brand's unwavering dedication to providing the utmost quality to its devoted clientele.
The showroom will also feature an array of Kalyan's acclaimed in-house brands, such as Muhurat (Wedding Jewellery Line), Mudhra (Handcrafted Antique Jewellery), Nimah (Temple Jewellery), Glo (Dancing Diamonds), Ziah (Solitaire-like Diamond Jewellery), Anokhi (Uncut Diamonds), Apoorva (Diamonds for Special Occasions), Antara (Wedding Diamonds), Hera (Daily Wear Diamonds), Rang (Precious Stones Jewellery), and the recently unveiled Lila (Coloured Stones and Diamond Jewellery). This diverse collection underscores Kalyan Jewellers' commitment to offering a comprehensive range that caters to various tastes and occasions.
Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting, a dynamic global FMCG enterprise, proudly unveils the inauguration of its avant-garde Research and Innovation hub in Bengaluru, reinforcing its commitment to advancing the Foods Business. Nestled within the expansive premises of Wipro House in Koramangala, this pioneering facility marks a significant stride for Wipro.
Having ventured into the Foods Business in 2022, Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting orchestrated strategic acquisitions including Nirapara and Brahmins in the spice and ready-to-eat domains, cementing its foothold in the thriving southern markets. Augmenting its trajectory towards organic growth with an upcoming food brand, the R&D center aspires to expedite innovation and product evolution within the Foods Business.
Vineet Agrawal, CEO of Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting and MD, Wipro Enterprises, emphasized, "In an era of evolving consumer preferences and intensifying market competition, investment in research and innovation stands paramount as we enter the fiercely competitive foods sector. The establishment of this cutting-edge Food Research and Innovation center underscores our steadfast commitment to delivering inventive, top-quality food offerings to our diverse markets."
Anil Chugh, President – Foods Business, articulated, "The Wipro Foods Business Research and Innovation center stands as a testament to our dedication to fostering inventive, nourishing, and delectable foods. Envisaging this center as a hub for collaborative ideation, our focus remains firmly on the consumer, driving the creation of delightful products. Our uniquely integrated research facility incorporates a sensory unit, state-of-the-art kitchen, and a sophisticated analytics lab – all seamlessly intertwined."
The facility boasts world-class infrastructure, housing an advanced Innovation center with a sensory lab, research wing, state-of-the-art kitchen, and an accomplished cohort of food scientists, researchers, chefs, and experts. This center will spearhead developing novel food products, initially focusing on the snack category, thereby enriching the overall food product portfolio.
Furthermore, the Research and Innovation center will forge partnerships with local universities, research establishments, and technological collaborators to harness the latest breakthroughs in the food industry, infusing sustainable and environmentally conscious practices into the realm of product innovation.
Redken, the renowned haircare brand, has finally made its highly anticipated debut in India, bringing the power of science and the expertise of its hairdressers to empower everyone to express themselves and make a statement with their hair.
At its core, Redken is known for delivering powerful hair transformations with its unique pH-balanced formulas that preserve hair health. With an extensive range of products covering color, care, and styling, Redken has your back for every hair need. For the young, globally-connected, trendsetting, and diverse consumer, Redken brings the unique energy of its hometown, New York City. The brand aims to create a community of individuals who express themselves unapologetically, are open to the world, and embrace reinventing themselves.
D.P. Sharma, Director of Professional Products Division, L’Oréal India, stated, "In recent years, there has been substantial growth in the number of young affluent consumers in India. These consumers are individualistic, experimental, and willing to invest in specialized products and services best suited to their specific needs. We feel that this is the right time to bring a global brand like Redken to India, which offers a performance-driven, comprehensive portfolio to this evolved cohort."
Redken is trusted and loved by more than 1 million hair professionals worldwide, and the brand's mission is to equip every professional with the tools to learn better, earn better, and live their best through career support, 24*7 education access, and global networking opportunities.
To drive this global mission in India, Redken has appointed Florian Hurel, an internationally acclaimed celebrity hairstylist, as Redken's Pro Ambassador. Florian's unique approach, rooted in the belief that beauty should be customized for every customer to reflect their individuality, makes him the perfect fit for a young empowering brand like Redken.
Florian is all set to launch his first salon, Florian Hurel Hair Couture, in association with Redken, in Walkeshwar, South Mumbai. This flagship salon will offer the brand's most iconic and transformative hair treatments and services in India. With Redken's entry into the Indian market, the hair industry is set for a revolution. Get ready for endless style transformations and iconic hair moments with Redken, available in select Redken salons and on Nykaa.
Reach 3 Roads, the premier destination for a seamless blend of shopping and corporate sophistication in Gurugram's Sector 70, proudly announces the highly anticipated arrival of Soul Terrace Bar and Brewery on 28th July, 2023. This exciting addition promises to redefine the entertainment landscape, offering guests an unparalleled experience of Greek-inspired charm, a delightful array of freshly brewed beers, and a captivating party ambiance.
Soul has quickly risen to become the region's leading brewery, setting new standards in the craft beer scene with its impressive variety and authentic essence reminiscent of the iconic Greek island of Mykonos. With an extraordinary selection of beers, Soul is the ultimate haven for beer connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. Beyond the exceptional brews, guests at Soul can revel in the city's best-in-class interior design exuding sophistication, creating an alluring atmosphere perfect for memorable gatherings with friends and loved ones.
Soul is a welcome addition to Striker Hospitality Private Limited's portfolio of clubs. Led by Ashwini Kumar Chaudhary, Striker Hospitality Private Limited is renowned for successful ventures like Striker Pub and Brewery in Gurgaon, Adda by Striker in New Delhi and Gurgaon, as well as Soi 7 Pub and Brewery and Striker Prive.
The unique terrace at Soul offers an exquisite al fresco experience that leaves an unmatched impression. The spacious terrace complements the lively ambiance, making it the perfect spot for celebrations, get-togethers, and cherished moments. With vibrant music, lively crowds, and an impressive selection of drinks, Soul ensures an unforgettable time of celebration, making it a go-to destination for an extraordinary nightlife experience in Gurugram.
Nandini Taneja, VP of Reach Group stated, "Reach 3 Roads is delighted to welcome Soul Terrace Bar and Brewery to our esteemed establishment. Their addition to our dynamic center further elevates the experience we aim to provide for our patrons. Soul's fusion of Greek island vibes and exceptional brewing expertise aligns seamlessly with our commitment to delivering an awe-inspiring ambience to our guests. With Soul Terrace's enticing offerings and Reach 3 Roads' first-of-its-kind property, the collaboration is set to create an unrivaled destination for the people of Gurugram."
Nestled in a pristine location, Reach 3 Roads sets new standards for convenience and comfort. The center offers customer-centric amenities, including color-coded comfortable parking, a medical room, wheelchair and pram assistance, lifts in every wing, and diligent facility monitoring by a dedicated team, ensuring a compelling experience for visitors from the moment they arrive.
The pairing of Soul Terrace Bar and Brewery with Reach 3 Roads brings together the best of entertainment and shopping experience in Gurugram, creating a match made in Mediterranean heaven.
Scuzo Ice 'O' Magic, a rapidly growing dessert retail brand, proudly launches its inaugural outlet in Noida, providing customers with a delightful journey back to their childhood with a focus on health and low sugar content.
At the heart of Scuzo Ice 'O' Magic lies an innovative live popsicle concept, where customers can handpick their preferred fruits from a wide selection and witness their personalized popsicle crafted right before their eyes. Beyond popsicles, the dessert café offers a delectable array of treats, including ice cream waffles, pancakes, milkshakes, dessert cakes, and sundaes, designed to satisfy every sweet craving.
Driven by a strong commitment to 100 percent natural products, Scuzo Ice 'O' Magic aims to become a pioneer in expertise and innovation within the frozen dessert sector. Catering to health-conscious consumers, the brand offers nutritious desserts made from exotic fruits without any chemicals or preservatives. Emphasizing sustainability, the café adopts eco-friendly practices, such as introducing rice straws infused with edible flavors for consumer safety and environmental consciousness.
Gagan Anand, Founder and Director, Scuzo Ice ‘O’ Magic said, “Every day, my drive to create distinctive and natural frozen desserts fuels my passion. It brings us great excitement to announce the opening of our first outlet in Noida. Our goal is to provide customers with a delightful experience through our live popsicle concept and a diverse selection of delectable treats. We are fully committed to using 100 percent natural ingredients and adopting sustainable practices, reflecting our dedication to exceptional taste and environmental consciousness. Together, we're paving the way for a future where indulgence and responsibility harmoniously coexist. Come join us on this flavorful journey!”
Pankaj Saini, Franchise Partner said, "As a franchise partner, I am absolutely thrilled about this exciting new partnership and the wonderful opportunity it presents to bring joy to people's lives through our nostalgic popsicle concept and delightful dessert café. By introducing Scuzo’s delectable and nutritious treats to the younger generation, we hope to contribute to their overall happiness and promote their well-rounded development. I eagerly look forward to serving the delightful people of Noida with our unique offerings, and I am confident that our Scuzo Ice ‘O’ Magic outlet will quickly become a beloved destination for families, friends, and dessert enthusiasts alike.”
The dessert café offers a fully vegetarian menu, featuring top-notch, fresh, and natural ingredients. Scuzo Dessert Cafe remains committed to its ethical principles, serving a diverse range of desserts and both hot and cold beverages, creating a unique and joyful experience for families, friends, and dessert enthusiasts in Noida.
RAS proudly launched a groundbreaking problem-solution approach to skincare through its new store in Raipur. This unique store offers customers an immersive experience that seamlessly blends the expertise of knowledgeable staff with cutting-edge technology. Central to this experience is the state-of-the-art derma analyzer, which utilizes advanced technology to analyze the skin and provide personalized consultations.
Harnessing the power of the skin analyzer, RAS ensures that customers receive tailored skincare recommendations based on their specific skin concerns and needs. This revolutionary technology enables the identification of problem areas, addressing underlying issues, and suggesting the most suitable products for each individual. The store serves as a skincare knowledge hub, where customers can access the latest advancements in skincare technology and receive expert guidance for optimal results.
Nestled in the heart of Raipur's Magneto Mall, the new RAS store becomes a haven for natural beauty and wellness enthusiasts. Customers will have the opportunity to explore and experience RAS's extensive range of all-natural, eco-friendly skincare products first-hand. From highly potent and active botanical-led skincare to indulgent and high-performing body care, RAS offers a diverse selection of products meticulously crafted to enhance the health and radiance of the skin.
The prestigious unveiling of the store was graced by none other than the Deputy Chief Minister, TS Singh Deo, adding an esteemed touch to the momentous occasion.
RAS embraces the philosophy of clean, effective skincare derived from nature's bounties. The Raipur store aims to deliver an immersive experience, allowing customers to indulge in personalized consultations, explore innovative formulations, and gain insights into the exceptional natural ingredients that define RAS's products. With its problem-solving approach and commitment to natural beauty, RAS sets a new standard in the luxury skincare retail landscape.
Shubhika Jain, Founder and CEO at RAS said, "We are thrilled to bring the RAS experience to Raipur with the opening of our new store. This expansion is a testament to our commitment to providing clean, effective, and luxurious skincare solutions that embrace the beauty of nature. As a D2C brand, we are glad to have opened our doors to offer consumers the signature RAS radiant glow personally. We are dedicated to combining the best of nature and science to address the unique needs of our customers, offering them a truly personalized and transformative skincare journey. We invite skincare enthusiasts in Raipur to join us as we embark on this transformative journey together."
Fashinza has recently inaugurated its cutting-edge design lab in Gurugram. The state-of-the-art facility aims to build a robust Product Development and Research infrastructure, empowering the company to explore the latest trends and innovations in material and design and swiftly take those products to market.
Apparel supply chains heavily rely on product research and development. Fashinza's design lab streamlines the process by automatically identifying relevant fabric and trim sources, ensuring seamless bulk production without compromising quality and time.
Pawan Gupta, CEO of Fashinza said, "We are excited to launch our cutting-edge product development and research facility, equipped with the latest tech innovations. This new unit represents our commitment to innovation and excellence, empowering us to explore novel textile solutions, refine our craftsmanship, and set new industry benchmarks for quality and performance. Technology and R&D are the spines of the facility, and we look forward to optimizing the global fashion supply chain in a more sustainable and efficient way."
Spanning over 3000 Sq. Ft., the design lab is equipped with the latest tech-backed machinery and equipment, aiming to bring down the new product development cycle to as low as 1 week. The platform adopts a data-driven trend approach, led by leading designers in the industry.
Leveraging technology, the design lab supports digitally driven and expedited manufacturing processes, utilizing digital tools for pattern making, in-house costing, and consumption calculators for optimized design and manufacturing. Fashinza further accelerates the process by providing brands with new designs every week for quick feedback in each iteration, eventually reducing the time-to-market and minimizing fabric wastage during manufacturing.
Currently, the design lab develops 1500 new designs per month, with Fashinza aiming to produce over 20,000 new designs within the first year of its launch. Founded in 2020, Fashinza is a tech-enabled design-to-delivery apparel manufacturing platform for fashion brands, retailers, and manufacturers, utilizing AI to predict upcoming trends and designs and providing real-time production updates on one single platform. The new design lab will empower SMB manufacturers with the latest designs and industry 4.0 solutions, contributing to Fashinza's universal goal of creating a sustainable supply chain by 2030 from design to delivery.
DCC Animal Hospital, a renowned name in the Global Veterinary Industry, and Heads Up For Tails (HUFT), a prominent pet store and spa chain, have forged a strategic partnership, heralding an exciting new chapter for both brands in retail India. Together, they are all set to revolutionize the pet care experience in Noida and beyond.
The primary objective of this strategic collaboration is to capitalize on the strengths of both DCC Animal Hospital and HUFT, providing customers with an unmatched, all-in-one destination for their pet care needs. This venture comes at an opportune time, as the thriving Indian pet care market demands comprehensive, high-quality services.
In a noteworthy development, DCC Animal Hospital and HUFT proudly announce the grand opening of their joint store in Noida. This much-anticipated store promises to redefine the pet care industry in the region by synergizing DCC Animal Hospital's veterinary expertise with HUFT's vast array of premium pet products and grooming services.
Ohhun Kwon, COO of DCC Animal Hospital, said, "We are excited to embark on this strategic partnership with Heads Up For Tails and expand our presence in Noida. By combining our resources and expertise, we aim to set a new standard in pet care and cater to the evolving needs of pet owners in the region."
With the joint store's inauguration, pet owners in Noida can eagerly anticipate personalized care and attention for their beloved companions. DCC Animal Hospital's team of experienced veterinarians will offer a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including consultations, an on-site x-ray and lab facility, and support with surgeries through their Gurgaon and Uday Park, Delhi centers, ensuring the best possible care for furry friends.
A spokesperson representing Heads Up For Tails said, "We are extremely excited to embark on this new journey with DCC Animal Hospital to become a complete pet care destination for pet parents in Noida. We have joined hands on a common mission to serve the country's pets with the best possible products and services, and we hope that pet parents will experience the value of this partnership."
The strategic partnership between DCC Animal Hospital and HUFT is poised to unlock further expansion opportunities, enabling both brands to reach more pet owners across India. Together, they share a common vision to elevate the standards in the pet care industry and set new benchmarks for quality and service.
The joint store in Noida is all set to welcome pet owners on 1 Aug 2023, offering an unparalleled range of products and services from DCC Animal Hospital and HUFT. This strategic partnership marks a momentous step in both brands' journey toward enhancing the lives of pets and their owners in the region.
Dubai-based international retail chain, MAX Fashion, achieves a significant milestone with the inauguration of its largest store in Kochi, spanning over 25,000 sq.ft. This move marks the brand's presence in over 200 cities in India and signifies a major step towards building the market in Kerala. MAX Fashion further strengthens its position in the South by introducing a specially designed collection for the youth. With ambitious plans to open 100 more stores in the coming year, the brand is gearing up for steady expansion across top-tier and developing cities.
Sumit Chandna, Deputy CEO of MAX Fashion India said, "We are elated to open our largest store in 'God's Own Country.' With an expansive 25,000 sq ft, you will be spoilt for choice. Offering the latest trends and fashion from across the globe, this is our Onam gift to Kerala. This store marks our 465th store in India and 850th globally."
The marquee launch in Kochi turned into a grand spectacle, with actor Honey Rose unveiling a never-before-seen 6000 sq. ft Pookalam installation made with more than 8000 clothes. The clothes from this remarkable assortment will be donated to children through an NGO. Created by artist Dudu, this extraordinary celebration of fashion, culture, and giving back reflects the brand's dedication to empowering fashion enthusiasts nationwide.
With its new brand positioning, 'Max Style Min Price,' the large format store in Kochi offers a unique retail experience at attractive prices. The collection for kids starts at Rs 129, while trendy styles for the fashion-forward youth are priced at Rs 199 onwards. The store boasts multiple fashion stories, including the Cobalt Blue collection that features elevated cool styles and interesting silhouettes, adding bling to the festive range for the young and contemporary audience. The Comic Culture tees line showcases graphics and designs from the world of anime movies, thematics, and OTT series, with Naruto and DragonBallZ as the latest additions to cater to the Anime frenzy.
Pallavi Pandey, Head of Marketing at MAX Fashion India, emphasized the brand's aim to provide an unmatched shopping experience for valued customers. She added, "We aim to give consumers a reason to celebrate this festive season in style. This store comes with 5000 sqft of Home Centre built in to take care of all your home needs."
MAX Fashion offers an extensive range of stylish apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and children. The brand's commitment to inclusivity ensures that fashion is accessible to people of all ages and sizes, fostering a culture of confidence and self-expression.
Sunday Design, a rapidly growing luxury furniture and home decor brand, is bringing uniquely inspired contemporary luxury designs to modern living spaces in India and around the world. Collaborating with celebrated international designers, the brand creates relevant products that are ergonomic, future-proof, and display high growth potential. With attainable price points and a top-notch production facility in India, their modern and tasteful designs offer lasting comfort and durable quality.
The brand's flagship experiential center at MG Road, Delhi, has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the market, leading to its expansion into other cities in less than two years since its inception. The next cities on their radar are Bangalore, where the experiential center is opening at Indiranagar, followed closely by Mumbai, less than a month after the first launch, catering to their steadily growing admirers in the city.
The Bangalore preview of the launch saw the presence of influential architects, designers, and opinion makers such as Sandeep Khosla, Sajiv Shanmugam, Anshul Chodha, Soumitro Ghosh, and design expert Tania Khosla, among others.
Gautam Baid, Founder of Sunday Design said, "We are proud to open our second and third experiential centers within two years of launching Sunday Design, expanding our presence in an omnipotent format while introducing new and exciting product lines. With the positive responses we have received and our rapid expansion, we are targeting a 25-crore turnover in 2023-2024."
The experience centers feature an international yet distinctly informal aesthetic throughout the variety of products they house, including sofa sets, coffee and night tables, lounge chairs, and premium bedroom furniture. The brand offers products designed to complement any decor, ranging from classic fifties-inspired silhouettes to current international designs.
Iram Sultan, Art Director of the brand, added, "The five furniture collections are each unique in their style. What makes them special is how they can coalesce and form varied individual looks, making each home personalized, a reflection of the people who live in it. The Bengaluru experience center exudes the Sunday warmth, a sense of ease and comfort, couched in clean lines and modern forms. We loved being surrounded by our friends and family who came to support us, showering us with warmth and laughter."
Collaborating with industry experts and top designers from Europe, Sunday Design has introduced a global design aesthetic that remains uniquely theirs, aiming to turn every house into a home and establish the brand as a completely unique and premium home decor brand.
Heads Up For Tails achieves a momentous milestone in its retail expansion journey with the grand opening of its 25th store in Delhi NCR. This latest addition elevates the brand's presence to an impressive 83 stores across India, serving over a million pet parents nationwide.
Nestled in the heart of Janakpuri, the newly launched store offers pet parents an exceptional range of premium products and services. As the largest experience center of its kind in NCR, it caters to the thriving pet community in West Delhi, complementing existing stores in Punjabi Bagh and Rohini. Heads Up For Tails also has exciting plans to introduce vet services at this location soon, further enhancing their commitment to comprehensive pet care.
With India's Pet Care market witnessing rapid growth at a projected rate of 19.2 percent CAGR in the next decade, Heads Up For Tails is motivated to expand its retail presence significantly. Recent store launches in Ahmedabad and Bengaluru have strengthened its foothold in Gujarat and the southern markets. Additionally, the brand has cultivated a robust online following through its e-commerce platform and mobile application.
Rashi Narang, Founder said, "We are thrilled to establish our presence in Janakpuri, allowing us to serve a larger population of pet parents in this region. With unwavering dedication, we strive to innovate, serve, and drive positive change for our beloved animals. Guided by our passion for constant innovation, we aim to tailor our offerings to meet the unique needs of every pet and their parents, ensuring the most wholesome and heartwarming experience for Delhi and beyond!"
The grand opening witnessed a day filled with exciting activities, delighting both pets and their human companions. Pet photography, a ball pit for furry friends, a delectable treat bar offering scrumptious pup cakes, adorable paw painting sessions, and exciting hampers for all guests were part of the launch festivities.
With their unwavering passion for pet welfare and commitment to fostering harmonious pet-parent relationships, Heads Up For Tails charts an ambitious path of expansion, ensuring an enriched pet care experience for all.
Cantabil Retail India Ltd has announced the opening of its new retail store in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. Spanning an area of 2500 sqft., the store is located at Shop No - Plot No 976 Agrasen Chauraha, Civil Lines, Azamgarh - 276001.
The all-new Cantabil Retail store offers customers a glimpse into the future of retail experience, providing a full range of formal wear, casuals, and ultra-casual clothing for men, women, and kids at competitive prices. This store opening marks a significant milestone as Cantabil retail now boasts an impressive 465 stores across India, with further plans for expansion.
Deepak Bansal, Director, Cantabil Retail India Ltd said, "We are delighted to announce the launch of our new retail store in Azamgarh. Cantabil Retail, as a brand, has been well-received and admired amongst our customers in the mid-premium segment, across all age groups. To ensure the availability of stylish, trendy, and contemporary fashion apparel to our customers, we have opened our 72nd store in Uttar Pradesh. Today, we have a strong presence across the length and breadth of the country and aim to aggressively expand our retail footprint further over the next few years."
Cantabil Retail has always been at the forefront of offering premium clothing in cutting-edge style. Each year, the brand curates a cozy yet classic and stylish apparel assortment, presenting a new narrative that resonates with the rapidly shifting times we live in. With the launch of its store in Azamgarh, Cantabil Retail reaffirms its commitment to providing fashionable clothing choices to customers across India.
Barista Coffee, the leading coffee chain in India, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its newest outlet in Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Situated at Lemon Tree Premier on Badrinath Road, the newly launched two-storey retail store marks the company's fourth establishment in the picturesque state of Uttarakhand. With the ground floor covering an area of 560 sq. ft. and boasting 16 comfortable seats, the first floor offers ample seating for 24 patrons across 400 sq. ft.
Rajat Agrawal, CEO of Barista Coffee said, "Barista is thrilled to establish its presence in Tapovan, Rishikesh. This is our fourth store in Devbhoomi (Uttarakhand), and we are eager to expand our footprint further in this enchanting territory."
Since its inception in 2000 as Barista Coffee Company Ltd, Barista Coffee has been an industry leader, committed to offering an international coffee experience to its customers through a wide selection of high-quality coffees. Over the years, the company has diversified its menu, introducing a variety of sandwiches, wraps, and delectable desserts that complement its coffee offerings.
Apart from an impressive array of coffee beverages and scrumptious snacks, Barista's Tapovan retail outlet will also showcase a selection of products, including chocolates, instant coffee, and cookies, catering to guests both in-store and through General Trade stores nationwide.
Continuing to be the favored destination for coffee enthusiasts, Barista Coffee is dedicated to providing an unparalleled coffee experience in every cup. The brand's commitment to exceptional service and quality offerings has earned it a loyal customer base over the years. With this new retail outlet in Tapovan, Rishikesh, Barista Coffee reinforces its commitment to delighting customers across Uttarakhand.
Reliance Retail's omnichannel beauty retail platform, Tira, has expanded its presence in India by inaugurating its second retail store at Infinity Mall, Malad, following the successful launch of its first store at Jio World Drive in April. Spanning an expansive 4,300 square feet, the new store introduces cutting-edge tech features and a thoughtfully curated selection of global and home-grown beauty brands.
The store's key features include a "Virtual Try On" tool for creating customized looks, a "Skin Analyzer" to provide personalized beauty recommendations, and a "Fragrance Finder" to help customers find the perfect perfume based on their preferred fragrance notes. Additionally, customers can enjoy a dedicated gifting station for personalized gift selections and a sample vending machine offering free beauty samples to try on. Trained beauty advisors are also on hand to guide customers throughout their beauty journey.
With its second store, Tira aims to revolutionize the beauty retail experience, providing a tech-enabled and immersive environment for customers to explore and embrace their beauty preferences fully. By redefining the beauty retail landscape, Tira is paving the way for an inclusive and empowering beauty journey for every individual.
Tira's popularity has surged, with its app surpassing an impressive milestone of over 1 million downloads among beauty enthusiasts. Notably, Tira's extensive reach spans 98 percent of pin codes across India, facilitating swift deliveries to consumers in more than 100 cities.
Akshayakalpa Organic has taken a significant stride in the Indian dairy sector. With an impressive 13-year journey of providing clean and nutritious dairy, Akshayakalpa is now expanding its market reach to 42 cities across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Kerala with its all-new Ultra High Temperature (UHT) milk pack.
The expansion reflects the growing shift in consumer preferences towards organic dairy and the increasing demand for nutritious and wholesome food choices. The new UHT pack caters to this demand, offering a perfect blend of organic benefits and a commitment to delivering top-quality milk to consumers.
Since its inception in 2010, Akshayakalpa has been a trailblazer in sustainable farm practices, ensuring that its milk and milk products are free from antibiotics, synthetic additives, and chemical pesticide residues. All their products are sourced from content and healthy cows living in organic farms, nourished with organic diets.
Shashi Kumar, CEO, and Co-Founder of Akshayakalpa Organic said, "We are on a grassroots movement to provide consumers with the right and nutritious food choices. With this launch, we aim to reach a wider audience in 42 new cities and introduce them to the goodness of organic dairy. Our UHT pack is a milestone in making organic milk accessible to consumers across major cities while preserving its natural integrity. At Akshayakalpa, we believe in the power of organic farming for the well-being of consumers, farmers, and the planet."
The UHT milk pack allows consumers to enjoy the immense health benefits of organic milk without compromising on convenience. The milk comes from healthy cows living in stress-free environments, consuming nutritious fodder grown in chemical-free soil, resulting in pure and organic milk. Free from antibiotics, induced hormones, and chemical residues, Akshayakalpa Organic milk preserves the natural nutrition of organic milk.
With a focus on innovation and expanding its presence in the organic dairy market, Akshayakalpa is set to venture into new markets and product categories. Consumers in cities like Kochi, Coimbatore, Mysore, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and others can now purchase UHT milk packs from their nearest retail stores, experiencing the goodness of pure organic dairy like never before.
Mondelez India, a renowned retail company with popular brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk, Oreo, Bournvita, among others, recently organized a virtual groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its manufacturing plant at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The investment of Rs 1600 crore aims to meet the increasing demand for chocolates in India. Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, along with other dignitaries and Venkat Venepally, VP- Supply Chain, Mondelez India, virtually presided over the ceremony.
This significant investment will boost the chocolate-making capacity of the Sri City facility over the next three years, positioning it as one of Mondelēz International's largest chocolate production plants worldwide. Moreover, it will generate additional employment opportunities in the state.
Venkat Venepally, VP- Supply Chain at Mondelez India said, "With a 75-year history in India, the company is proud to continue investing in the country given our growth. Our Sri City manufacturing plant has been a critical site and we are delighted to continue investing to expand our capacity and footprint in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Sri City not only contributes to the overall growth of our business in India but is also a model site for sustainability, new innovations and in areas like diversity and inclusion. We would like to express our gratitude to the Government of Andhra Pradesh for their continued partnership and look forward to building on our success in the state.”
The company acknowledges the support of the Government of Andhra Pradesh as a valued partner in this venture and looks forward to building on their success in the state. Moreover, the Sri City facility's recognition as the recipient of the World Economic Forum's fourth Advanced Industrial Revolution (4IR) 'Digital Lighthouse award' highlights its focus on sustainable practices and processes, which will further strengthen with this new investment.
Callaway Golf India Pvt. Ltd. takes the golfing experience in India to new heights with the launch of the country's first Golf Fitting Center at the prestigious Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) in Bengaluru.
This state-of-the-art performance center is a significant milestone for Callaway Golf India, aiming to foster the growth of golf in South India. With the sports market in the region on the rise, Callaway seeks to lead the way in this dynamic evolution.
Bengaluru was a strategic choice for the facility's location, given Callaway's strong and long-standing partnership with KGA. The center's accessibility to golfers across India, especially from neighboring cities like Chennai, Mysore, Hyderabad, and Mangalore, played a crucial role in the decision. Bengaluru's pleasant weather and the golfers' openness to embracing the latest technology made it an ideal destination.
Prashant Singh, Country Manager at Callaway Golf said, "We are thrilled to announce the opening of our performance center in Bengaluru, a facility dedicated to enhancing the golfing experience for enthusiasts across India. With a firm belief in the positive impact this state-of-the-art center will have on players' games, we are committed to ensuring every golfer finds the perfect set of Callaway equipment, ultimately elevating their performance and enjoyment on the course. Golfers of all levels are warmly invited to immerse themselves in this unparalleled experience, benefiting from personalized fittings and expert guidance."
Spanning 700 square feet, the performance center boasts several unique features. It is India's first fully equipped fitting center offering a wide range of in-line clubheads and diverse options for shafts and grips. The center offers a comprehensive selection of Callaway products, including clubs and Odyssey putters, for personalized fittings. Cutting-edge technology, including a fitting launch monitor, Foresight, and the Callaway technology Engage, aids golfers in determining the most suitable equipment for their game.
The center also houses a team of skilled Callaway trainers, providing golfers with a holistic fitting experience. In a customer-friendly approach, the facility offers fitting services at a nominal charge, ensuring consumers receive advice on the right set of equipment. Golfers can also explore options for Travis Mathew gloves and apparel, and the center showcases an exclusive bespoke collection.
Callaway goes the extra mile by offering exclusive customization for equipment based on individual preferences and swings.
With a vision to make every golfer a better golfer, Callaway is committed to helping players find the perfect club fit. This not only enhances their on-course experience but also leads to significant improvements in their overall handicap.
Acer, a prominent PC brand, has recently inaugurated its first exclusive gaming store located on the ground floor of Mavelil Arcade S A Road, Metro Pillar NO: 800 Elamkulam, Kadvanthara, Kochi, Kerala- 682020. This 700+ sqft retail space offers a captivating environment for gaming enthusiasts in the region to explore and experience the latest Acer Gaming products.
The gaming store showcases an extensive and cutting-edge collection of gaming hardware, including high-performance laptops, desktops, monitors, gaming accessories, and peripherals. Designed to create an immersive and dynamic atmosphere, the store allows customers to firsthand experience and discover the latest gaming innovations.
By launching this dedicated gaming store, Acer reinforces its commitment to the gaming industry, offering unparalleled gaming experiences to enthusiasts and gamers alike. This marks Acer's 12th retail outlet in Kerala and the fourth flagship store in India, a strategic move that emphasizes Acer's dedication to understanding customer needs and cements its position as a trusted brand in the gaming market.
Sudhir Goel, Chief Business Officer of Acer said, "Acer is thrilled to launch our first dedicated gaming store in Kerala. This new store represents our dedication to the gaming community and our commitment to providing the best gaming experience possible. With an expansive range of gaming products and accessories, we aim to cater to the ever-growing demand for gaming technology in Kerala."
Looking ahead, Acer plans to further expand its presence in Kerala by opening a minimum of 15 exclusive stores in strategic locations across the state, ensuring easy access for gamers and technology enthusiasts from different regions.
Fenesta, India's largest Windows and Doors Brand and market leader in its segment, continues its retail expansion with the opening of a new exclusive showroom, Arredox India Pvt Ltd. The showroom, located at C2/16, Upper Ground, Phase 2, Ashok Vihar, Delhi - 110052, showcases an extensive range of Aluminum windows and doors, uPVC windows and doors, and Solid Panel Doors.
Saket Jain, Business Head, Fenesta said, “It is our consistent endeavor to establish a profound connection with a broader audience nationwide, and our strategy revolves around prioritizing the interests of our esteemed clientele. Our unwavering dedication to meeting the requirements of our customers and to expanding our array of products has yielded significant expansion. Through the launch of this novel showroom, we not only strive to offer customers an extensive assortment of choices but also aim to elevate their shopping experience. We firmly believe that customer satisfaction is of paramount significance. This latest showroom will serve as another stride towards ensuring that our valued customers have the opportunity to peruse our extensive product selection, acquaint themselves with our brand, and make well-informed decisions."
This latest showroom launch is another milestone for Fenesta in ensuring an interactive and informative buying experience for both existing and potential customers. The brand's showrooms have been instrumental in reaching a significant customer base and solidifying its position as a market leader. With the rapid growth in the categories of Aluminum windows and doors, uPVC windows and doors, and Solid Panel Doors in India, Fenesta aims to further increase its market share and maintain its leadership position in the future.
“With unwavering support and unwavering belief from our partners and stakeholders, we have reached this remarkable standpoint. Our journey thus far has been nothing short of extraordinary, and now we stand poised for accelerated growth in the years ahead. This pinnacle of success has been achieved through the synergy of a robust marketing strategy, a diverse array of products, and a resolute focus on Tier ll and Tier lll markets. Every aspect of our approach is meticulously designed to cultivate engagement, impart knowledge, and create lasting memories for our valued customers,” he added.
The new Fenesta showroom in Delhi showcases a wide array of windows, doors, and various design and color possibilities. With this addition, Fenesta now has a presence in more than 350 locations across India. Fenesta stands out as the only company in India that controls the entire supply chain, from making uPVC for profiles to the installation of the end product and providing after-sales service. The products are specially designed in the UK and Austria, offering consumers a well-engineered and contemporary style.
Fenesta products undergo stringent tests and quality checks at every step to ensure optimal performance in India's varied and extreme climates. The brand's offerings are popular among leading builders, architects, and interior designers across the country for their noise insulation, rain insulation, and dustproof features, all without compromising on aesthetics.
Cinema exhibitor PVR INOX Ltd revealed its intention to bolster its presence in the retail sector in India by adding two additional superplexes this year as part of its ambitious expansion strategy. The company recently unveiled a 12-screen superplex in Bengaluru, with multiple cinema formats, contributing to a grand total of 158 screens across 25 cinemas in the city.
"Bengaluru has always been a very special market for us, where the movie-going propensity is exceptionally high. People there embrace diverse movies in various languages and genres, making it the best-performing city for us," stated PVR INOX Ltd Executive Director, Sanjeev Kumar Bijli. He also mentioned that the new superplex boasts 12 screens and an impressive 2,192 seats.
When asked about the company's plans for superplexes across India, Bijli revealed, "This year, we're launching two more, one each in Bengaluru and Pune." Presently, the company operates seven superplexes. Bijli emphasized that superplexes are revolutionizing the entertainment landscape, offering futuristic cinema concepts and tailor-made hospitality experiences.
With the successful addition of the new superplex in Bengaluru, PVR INOX has further strengthened its position in the southern region, with a remarkable 542 screens spread across 96 properties, solidifying its foothold in the retail market in India.
Citykart Pvt. Ltd., a prominent value retailer specializing in family fashion across tier-II and tier-III cities in India, proudly inaugurated its 93rd store nationwide and second store in Sultanpur. Located opposite the District Hospital, the new Citykart store boasts an impressive three-floor layout covering 11,274 square feet, providing customers with a diverse and delightful shopping experience.
Stepping into the Citykart store in Sultanpur, shoppers will be immersed in the world of fashion. From trendy Men's wear to adorable Kids’ wear and elegant Ladies' wear, the store offers a wide range of styles and choices for every occasion. Additionally, the store features a general merchandise section offering footwear, lifestyle products, sports equipment, toys and games, stationery, home furnishing, and household essentials.
To celebrate the grand opening, Citykart welcomed shoppers with irresistible offers. On the launch day, customers could avail themselves of fantastic deals on a Duffle Bag with wheels, a stylish Casserole Set, or an exquisite Dinner Set, all priced at just Rs 199.
Sudhanshu Agarwal, Founder, and CEO of Citykart expressed his excitement about the overwhelming response to the newest store in Sultanpur, emphasizing that customers appreciate quality products at reasonable prices. He further stated the company's commitment to expanding its presence and serving customers in various regions.
Citykart is renowned for its exceptional customer service, extensive product selection, and unbeatable prices, ensuring an unparalleled shopping experience. The launch of the Sultanpur store reflects the company's dedication to continually expanding its reach and serving customers in every corner of the country.
Samsung India has recently opened two new Premium Experience Stores in Ahmedabad and Lucknow, aiming to bring thrilling technology experiences to consumers in these cities. These stores offer a comprehensive range of Samsung products, including SmartThings, smartphones, laptops, audio devices, gaming equipment, and lifestyle televisions, providing customers with immersive tech experiences.
The Ahmedabad store, located in Palladium Mall, Thaltej, covers an area of 3,500 sq. ft., while the Lucknow store in Lulu Mall, Golf City, spans 1,200 sq. ft. Both these locations have become popular hubs for Gen Z and millennials.
Apart from showcasing cutting-edge technology, the stores will host various Galaxy workshops under the 'Learn @ Samsung' program. These hands-on workshops will cover digital art, doodling, photography, videography, and fitness, catering to consumer passion points. Additionally, the stores will feature entertainment activities that highlight the local culture, music, and art, delivering a personalized Samsung experience to the cities of Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
Customers visiting the stores during the first week of opening will enjoy attractive offers, including assured gifts on purchases of Rs 20,000 and above, 2X loyalty points, and Galaxy Buds2 at Rs 2,999 with select Samsung products. The stores also offer ongoing special benefits, such as student discounts of up to 10 percent on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smartwatches, up to Rs 8,000 cashback on select devices, and up to Rs 21,000 in additional benefits. The newly launched stores offer a larger-than-life experience of Samsung products, along with a dedicated gaming zone for young gaming enthusiasts, showcasing a premium range of smart monitors.
Customers at these stores will enjoy a phygital experience through Samsung's Store+ endless aisle platform. With Store+, consumers can browse through over 1,200 Samsung product options across its portfolio, available both online and in-store, using a digital kiosk. They can also order products online from the store and have them delivered directly to their homes.
Additionally, consumers can access Samsung's digital lending platform, Samsung Finance+, and Samsung's device care plan, Samsung Care+, for Galaxy smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches at the store. The stores also offer hassle-free after-sales service for smartphones and booking service calls for consumer electronics products at home, ensuring a seamless customer experience.
BabyBless, the leading brand revolutionizing parenting and childcare experiences under the renowned Ferns N Petals, has exciting news as it announces its expansion to 5 new cities in India this year. The brand will now be available in Hyderabad, Pune, Chandigarh, Bangalore, and Chennai, marking a strategic move to tap into previously untapped markets and provide exceptional services to new parents and families in these cities.
Launched in early 2022, BabyBless by Ferns N Petals offers a comprehensive solution, providing a unique blend of fitness, emotional well-being services, and information solutions for maternity and child care. With a dedicated focus on catering to all baby and mother needs, from pregnancy to the first year and beyond, BabyBless is set to become the trusted caretaker for nuclear couple families seeking support and care in the expanding cities.
Since its inception, BabyBless has successfully served around 25,000 families, earning a dedicated customer base and high recognition for its quality and customer satisfaction in Delhi NCR. The brand has achieved remarkable growth, recording a 5X increase since its launch, and projects a substantial 20 percent year-on-year revenue growth.
Vikaas Gutgutia, Founder and MD, BabyBless and Ferns N Petals said, “We at BabyBless have so far garnered a dedicated customer base around Delhi NCR and have received huge recognition for quality and customer satisfaction. We aim to continue the same in the cities we are expanding to and henceforth across India. We are confident that our expansion plans will not only benefit our customers but also contribute to the overall growth of BabyBless vertical at Ferns N Petals.”
With its customer-centric approach and commitment to excellence, BabyBless is poised for even more significant achievements as it expands to these new cities and envisions a PAN-India expansion plan. The brand aims to reach 1 lakh families across India by the end of 2025, celebrating motherhood and providing a hassle-free one-stop destination for quality maternity and baby care services in the country. As the need for such services continues to grow, BabyBless is determined to be at the forefront of catering to the evolving needs of new parents and families.
Gemeria celebrates the grand opening of its wholesale branch, catering to bulk buyers and salon partners in Dubai. This strategic expansion marks a significant milestone for the company, emphasizing its commitment to providing premium quality hair extensions on a global scale. Gemeria's dedication to eco-friendly practices and ethically sourced natural human hair has made it a trailblazer in sustainability within the hair extensions industry.
Having garnered a strong customer base of over 1,00,000 satisfied clients in India, Gemeria is now setting its sights on the international market. Acquiring a trade license for its Dubai branch showcases the company's dedication to expanding its reach while upholding its core values of using 100 percent natural hair and promoting sustainability. This step reinforces Gemeria's reputation as a trusted leader in the hair extension industry, catering to a diverse and global clientele.
The wholesale branch offers a diverse range of high quality products, including human hair extensions, clip-in extensions, ponytail extensions, and colored hair extensions, specifically designed for bulk buyers and salon partners. With a keen focus on customer satisfaction and meticulous attention to detail, Gemeria is poised to revolutionize the hair extension industry in the Middle East.
Recognizing the significance of providing customers with a physical space to explore and experience the beauty and versatility of its products firsthand, Gemeria made the decision to open a branch in Dubai in response to the growing demand for luxurious and top-notch hair extensions in the region.
Mani Tyagi, Co-Founder of Gemeria said, "We are excited to introduce our premium hair extensions in Dubai, catering to the fashion-forward Middle Eastern market. With our exceptional products and commitment to customer satisfaction, It will be the go-to destination for hair extensions in Dubai and beyond."
What sets Gemeria apart from its competitors is its range of innovative hair extensions and wigs, including the half-head wig engineered by the company. This showcases their dedication to providing high-quality products that stand out in the market. Gemeria has established a wide network of authorities and associations, particularly from South Indian temples, to source pure, raw, virgin hair. This hair undergoes an extensive and meticulous cleaning and conditioning process before being used in their products, ensuring the utmost quality for their clients.
Euler Motors, an electric vehicle company, has made a significant strategic expansion in South India by launching four new retail outlets across Karnataka and Telangana. This expansion aims to cater to the growing retail, logistics, and e-commerce demand for sustainable mobility solutions in the ever-expanding markets of the Southern region. The newly opened showrooms in Bengaluru and Hyderabad will not only offer electric vehicles but also comprehensive after-sales services, including vehicle servicing and maintenance.
Among the featured vehicles, Euler Motors' flagship product, HiLoad EV, has already established itself as a market leader in the south. The vehicle's segment utility sets it apart with its unmatched payload capacity and on-road range in the cargo segment. It has gained immense popularity in the retail space, with numerous businesses from various sectors such as FMCG, pharma, paper and packaging, furniture, chemical, and food delivery utilizing HiLoad EV in Karnataka and Telangana. Prominent brands like Magenta, Citylink, Flipkart, and Lithium Logistics are among the satisfied users of the HiLoad EV.
“We are thrilled to announce our expansion into the southern region of India with the launch of our new retail outlets in Karnataka and Telangana - which are some of India’s biggest delivery hubs. EVs already constitute more than 30 percent penetration in Karnataka while markets like Hyderabad are showing a steady EV growth in the commercial space. We have deployed around 430+ vehicles in these two states in the last year and continue to increase our deployments across segments. While the EV story began with e-commerce initially, it is heartening to see the customer response from retail. Our retail market share is steadily growing, with demand from local businesses and segments, fruits and vegetables, cement, and constructions, FMCG, and more. Retail already accounts for 40 percent HiLoad EV sales in Bangalore and is increasing. With piqued market interest and a growing customer base in our EVs, we are confident that this expansion will enable us to serve a wider customer base and contribute to the transformation of the commercial mobility landscape in South India,” said Saurav Kumar, Founder, and CEO of Euler Motors.
The newly opened showrooms are now accessible to the public, offering an opportunity for people to test drive the latest HiLoad EV 2023 model and explore its impressive features first-hand. This strategic expansion marks an important milestone for Euler Motors as it seeks to further strengthen its presence in South India's booming electric vehicle market.
Omaxe Chowk, located in the heart of Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, has leased approximately 4000 sq ft space to Lucknow's famous Original Tunday Kababi in its groundbreaking food court, Dawatpur. Tunday Kababi is renowned for its mouthwatering Tunday Kabab and Mughlai delicacies and recently gained recognition by securing the prestigious 12th position in Tasteatlas' compilation of the World's Most Legendary Restaurants. This marks the first time Tunday Kababi is opening an outlet outside Lucknow, and Omaxe Chowk takes great pride in offering Delhi the authentic taste of Tunday Kababi from Lucknow. This strategic move aims to bring iconic flavors closer to the people of Delhi, catering to discerning shoppers and tourists.
Jatin Goel, Director of Omaxe Group, stated, "With the opening of its new outlet at Omaxe Chowk, Delhi, the brand aims to blend the traditional shopping experience, complete with legacy delicacies, with a modern touch. With most brands already onboard, the food court is almost fully leased out, ensuring a diverse and vibrant culinary experience for our visitors. We are proud to have created India's largest food court at Omaxe Chowk."
Situated in the vibrant market of Old Delhi, Omaxe Chowk is a prominent retail destination that seamlessly blends modernity with the city's rich cultural heritage. The food court, named Dawatpur (City of Food), spans an impressive one lakh sq ft and can accommodate 2,000 seated guests. Its terrace offers panoramic views of the entire Old Delhi.
Dawatpur, India's Largest Food Court, will host a diverse range of national, international, and local food service brands. It has already secured renowned names like Haldiram's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Biryani Blues, Berco's, Sagar Ratna, Dominos, KFC, Hira Sweets, Amritsari Express, Maska, Chicago Pizza, Bonjuz, Nazeer, Jung Bahadur Kachori, Kuremal ki Kulfi, Gaya Prasad Pranthe Wale, KDH Chaat, Al Bake, Qureshi Kabab Corner, Gianis, Chaat Town, and more.
Omaxe Chowk also offers an extensive range of premium shopping stores featuring renowned national and international brands. Shoppers can indulge in the latest fashion trends, lifestyle products, jewelry, accessories, and more. The project boasts state-of-the-art amenities, ensuring a seamless shopping experience, along with parking facilities for 2200 cars.
Hyderabad's ultimate sneaker destination, the Rapport x SoleSearch Collaborative Store, was successfully launched over the previous weekend, marking a groundbreaking collaboration between SoleSearch, India's leading street culture brand, and Rapport, Hyderabad's first multi-designer shoe boutique. This exceptional partnership has set a new standard for sneaker destinations in the city, with the launch event witnessing the presence of notable celebrities, including renowned personality Nikhil Chinapa.
Spanning over 900 square feet in Jubilee Hills, the store provides an immersive experience for sneaker enthusiasts and fashion-forward individuals. By seamlessly blending the unique aesthetics of Rapport and SoleSearch, the store's design creates an upscale and vibrant atmosphere. Inspired by the world of basketball, the space incorporates pop-culture street elements, adding to its allure.
The collaborative store within Rapport showcases an unparalleled selection of the most sought-after sneakers and street culture brands. Visitors can explore international favorites like Air Jordan, Yeezy, Crocs, as well as exclusive collaborations with Dior, Tiffany, Off-White, and Travis Scott. In addition, iconic international brands such as Supreme, Fear of God Essentials, Sneaker Lab, Crep Protect, and carefully curated homegrown Indian streetwear labels like Valkyre, Rising Among, Woi Woi, and Freeze The Youth are available to shoppers.
Teja Bodepudi, Founder and Chief Innovator of Rapport, expressed, "At Rapport, our mission has always been to provide an unparalleled shoe-buying experience for our customers. Partnering with SoleSearch enables us to elevate our offerings and cater to the desires of Hyderabad's vibrant sneaker community. This collaboration not only highlights Rapport's exceptional multi-designer shoe collection but also celebrates the street culture ethos brought by SoleSearch."
Prabal Baghla, Co-Founder of SoleSearch, added, "Together, Rapport and SoleSearch create an unparalleled destination for footwear and street culture aficionados. This collaborative store embodies the spirit of individuality and self-expression that both brands champion. We invite the Hyderabad community to join us on this exciting journey as we redefine street culture in the city."
Param Singh, CEO and Co-Founder of SoleSearch shared, "The Rapport x SoleSearch Collaborative Store is a game-changer for sneakerheads in Hyderabad. The diverse range of brands and styles available under one roof is truly impressive. I'm thrilled to be a part of this launch and can't wait to see the local street culture scene thrive with this new destination."
The launch event celebrated the successful synergy between Rapport and SoleSearch, attracting a wide range of fashion enthusiasts, sneakerheads, and celebrities. The Rapport x SoleSearch Collaborative Store has undeniably elevated the shopping experience in Hyderabad, offering a unique fusion of street culture and fashion-forward footwear. As these industry leaders continue to celebrate street culture, individuality, and self-expression, the collaborative store remains the go-to destination for sneaker aficionados in the city.
Freedom Tree is thrilled to announce the opening of its first store in Pune's vibrant and verdant Koregaon Park neighborhood. While the Freedom Tree Design Studio originated in Mumbai's industrial heart, it has grown over the years into a chain of delightful home stores with a strong online presence. The Pune store marks the brand's sixth retail outlet in the country, adorned with both new collections and beloved classics, eagerly awaiting the arrival of patrons to its latest address.
Similar to its other stores, Freedom Tree's Pune outpost will offer a wide range of eclectic 'colour design' furniture, tableware, textiles, floor and wall coverings, lighting, home fragrances, and other essential home decor and accessories. Drawing inspiration from the modern and natural world, the brand's designs explore the forms and narratives found in nature, seasons, the city, and social life. Each collection and design comes with its own captivating story, enabling customers to curate their dream homes by choosing from multiple options across collections. Freedom Tree aims to create an "easy, relaxed home" aesthetic with its signature colour palettes, strong print direction, and a thoughtfully curated mix of products, making design accessible and suitable for everyday living.
Visitors to the Pune store can expect to experience the brand's renowned collection, Mirror Garden, where nature and craftsmanship harmoniously converge. Freedom Tree's Spring 2023 collection celebrates the beauty and whimsy of nature, featuring an abundance of light, vibrant colours, seasonal prints, and mirrored geometries in textiles. The collection also showcases exquisite craftsmanship in carved furniture, decor pieces, and hand-painted ceramics. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of a Mirror Garden, where spring blossoms in all its luminous glory.
Founded and led by Latika Khosla, a graduate of the esteemed National School of Design, Freedom Tree boasts a team of young and energetic designers who illustrate, style, and design all of the brand's products in-house. They seamlessly blend local and international design trends with a rich heritage of handwork and traditional techniques. Leveraging their design expertise, Freedom Tree offers customers special services such as styling, design advisory, customization, and corporate and personal gifting. The team also collaborates closely with corporates, architects, interior designers, hotels, restaurants, and real estate companies on various projects, providing customized styling and looks, as well as personalized product design and production. Freedom Tree Pune will offer styling and interior services, including looks, mood boards, product recommendations, and customization options for discerning consumers.
Latika Khosla, Founder, Freedom Tree said, “Freedom Tree has always been well-received in Pune. We've had our exhibitions there and been made to feel at home in the city’s beautiful stores. Freedom’s friends abound. We now plant ourselves in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in a teeny loft-sized store, bringing to Pune things that people love to look at. The individualistic textiles for the home, the artisanal ceramics, and of course the well-designed furniture. Come give us a dekho!”
Samsung India inaugurated its largest Premium Experience Store at the Palladium Mall in Ahmedabad, offering thrilling new technology experiences to retail consumers in the city. At the expansive store, customers can explore Samsung's complete product range through immersive zones dedicated to the brand's connected ecosystem, including SmartThings, smartphones, laptops, audio, gaming, and lifestyle televisions.
Located in the Thaltej area, Palladium Mall has become a vibrant hub for Gen Z and millennials. The store will host a range of Galaxy workshops as part of the 'Learn @ Samsung' program, providing hands-on sessions on various consumer passion points such as digital art, doodling, photography, videography, and fitness. Covering an impressive area of 3,500 square feet, the store will also feature a variety of entertainment activities with a special emphasis on local culture, music, and art, delivering a Samsung experience tailored to the vibrant city of Ahmedabad.
Customers visiting the store during its opening week will enjoy exclusive benefits, including assured gifts on purchases above Rs 20,000, 2X loyalty points, and the opportunity to purchase Galaxy Buds2 for Rs 2,999 when buying select Samsung products. Additionally, customers can take advantage of ongoing special benefits such as up to 10 percent student discounts on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smartwatches, up to Rs 8,000 cashback on select devices, and up to Rs 21,000 in additional benefits.
Sumit Walia, Senior Director, Samsung India said, "We have tailored unique experiences through zones such as Samsung SmartThings and Gaming and Creativity, designed especially for Gen Z consumers. Moreover, to engage our young consumers through their passion points, we will also host 'Learn @ Samsung' workshops. These workshops will focus on varied consumer interests such as digital art, doodling, photography, videography, fitness, and music, among others."
The newly launched store offers an enhanced and larger-than-life experience with Samsung products, with a dedicated gaming zone showcasing a premium range of smart monitors to captivate gaming enthusiasts.
At the store, customers can enjoy a phygital experience through Samsung's Store+ endless aisle platform. Store+ allows customers to browse over 1,200 Samsung products across its portfolio, whether available online or in-store, using a digital Kiosk. Customers can also conveniently order products online from the store for direct home delivery. In addition, customers can access Samsung's digital lending platform, Samsung Finance+, and Samsung Care+ for Galaxy smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches, providing a comprehensive after-sales service and support experience. Customers visiting the store can also book service calls for their consumer electronics products and enjoy hassle-free assistance for their smartphones.
India's fastest-growing coffee chain, Nothing Before Coffee (NBC), has witnessed significant expansion, with the addition of 10 new outlets in Q2, further solidifying its presence in the country's coffee retail industry. With over 40 stores spread throughout India, NBC offers a unique opportunity for coffee enthusiasts across different regions to indulge in high-quality, flavorful brewed coffee and beverages at affordable prices.
Recording a remarkable growth rate of 23 percent compared to the previous quarter, NBC, a takeaway beverage specialty chain, has garnered a loyal customer base in India by prioritizing top-notch coffee quality and creating inviting spaces for its patrons. This surge in growth serves as a testament to the unwavering support and preference of coffee aficionados nationwide. NBC has ambitious plans to open 50+ stores across India within the next 12 months.
During the second quarter of 2023, NBC successfully launched 10 new outlets in prominent locations such as Hyderabad, Raipur, Ajmer-2, Kota-3, Alwar, New Delhi-Krishna Nagar, and Gurugram. These additions mark a significant milestone for the brand, exemplifying its continuous efforts to meet the increasing demand for premium coffee experiences. The newly opened outlets boast a comfortable ambiance, friendly service, and an extensive menu of coffee beverages to cater to diverse tastes.
NBC's exceptional growth in Q2 resulted in the highest-ever quarterly store additions across six new cities, highlighting the brand's commitment to rapid expansion. To fuel its future growth, NBC has entered into an exclusive collaboration agreement with Building Brands for Tomorrow (BBFT), a renowned leader in restaurant franchising and startup growth consulting. Leveraging BBFT's expertise, NBC aims to accelerate its franchise network expansion throughout India, tapping into new markets and securing investors.
Presently operating in nine states and catering to both Tier-l and Tier-ll cities, Nothing Before Coffee offers an extensive range of delectable snacks, sandwiches, cookies, and an impressive selection of coffees, teas, shakes, mocktails, hot chocolate, and shrappe, delighting the discerning palates of its customers.
Anand Jain, Founder and COO of Nothing Before Coffee said, "We are thrilled with the tremendous response we have received from our customers. As Nothing Before Coffee continues to thrive in the Indian Coffee Beverage market, achieving outstanding Q2 sales and the opening of 10 new outlets, we are excited to unveil our highly anticipated flagship store in Delhi's Connaught Place, which is currently under progress. We can't wait to open its doors to the public."
Rohit Singh, Founder and CEO of Building Brands For Tomorrow (BBFT) stated, "We are thrilled to announce our ambitious plans for aggressive expansion in Delhi/NCR and neighboring regions such as Punjab, Chandigarh, Jammu, and other parts of North India. There is a significant untapped market for affordable coffee segment brands in these areas, and we will continue to penetrate it, presenting a lucrative opportunity for investors in the franchising domain."
About Nothing Before Coffee: Founded in 2017, Nothing Before Coffee (NBC) aims to share the enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee with everyone. The brand has strived to perfect the coffee experience by sourcing the best coffee beans and utilizing innovative brewing techniques. NBC believes that coffee is not just a beverage but a way of life, and its Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) model specializes in serving a wide variety of beverages with exceptional quality.
Kalyan Jewellers, a renowned and trusted jewellery brand in India, has announced its entry into Patiala with the opening of a new showroom on Bhupindra Road. The inauguration of the showroom will be graced by Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha on Saturday, 15th July, marking the company's 7th showroom in Punjab. Presently, Kalyan Jewellers has established its presence in major markets across the state, including Amritsar, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Mohali, and Ludhiana.
To commemorate the launch, Kalyan Jewellers is offering an exclusive promotion: customers who make a minimum purchase of Rs 1 lakh will enjoy 0 percent making charges on half the purchase value. Additionally, the Kalyan Special Gold Board Rate, which offers the lowest prices in the market and is standardized across all showrooms, will also be applicable. These enticing offers are valid for a limited time only.
Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers said, "We are delighted to announce our foray in Patiala, which will be the brand’s seventh showroom in the state of Punjab. Among one of the biggest markets in the state, while Patiala has traditionally held a reputation as a thriving center for trade and commerce, its gradual transformation into an industrial hub offers tremendous untapped potential and will eventually help us boost growth momentum. Building upon our strong foundations laid in the region, the new investment reflects our commitment to strengthen our presence in the state."
The Patiala showroom launch is a strategic move by Kalyan Jewellers to expand its retail footprint and operations in the region, aiming to enhance accessibility for patrons and sustain growth. The showroom will showcase a vast range of designs from various collections of Kalyan Jewellers, offering a world-class ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities to provide an unparalleled shopping experience.
All jewellery retailed at Kalyan Jewellers is BIS-hallmarked and undergoes multiple purity tests. Patrons will also receive the Kalyan Jewellers 4-Level Assurance Certificate, ensuring purity, free lifetime maintenance, comprehensive product information, and transparent exchange and buy-back policies. This certification reflects the brand's commitment to delivering the highest quality to its loyal customers.
The Patiala showroom will stock Kalyan's popular house brands, including Muhurat (Wedding Jewellery Line), Mudhra (Handcrafted Antique Jewellery), Nimah (Temple Jewellery), Glo (Dancing Diamonds), Ziah (Solitaire-like Diamond Jewellery), Anokhi (Uncut Diamonds), Apoorva (Diamonds for Special Occasions), Antara (Wedding Diamonds), Hera (Daily Wear Diamonds), Rang (Precious Stones Jewellery), and the recently launched Lila (Coloured Stones and Diamond Jewellery).
HomesToLife, the renowned Singapore-based premium furniture company, proudly announces its entry into the Indian market with the opening of franchise stores in Delhi and Noida. With a strong focus on delivering exceptional furniture and impeccable service, HomesToLife aims to cater to the discerning tastes of Indian homeowners, offering them a wide array of exquisite options.
The new franchise outlets located in Kirti Nagar, Delhi, and Starling Mall, Noida, will serve as showcases for HomesToLife's extensive range of premium furniture, renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship and contemporary designs. These strategically chosen locations, known for their vibrant shopping scenes, provide ideal platforms to present HomesToLife's top-quality offerings to Indian customers.
Recognizing the growing demand for high-quality furniture in India, HomesToLife is committed to expanding its presence across the country. By maintaining transparent pricing policies and delivering consistent service excellence, the company aims to provide customers with a seamless and enjoyable furniture shopping experience.
Celeste Phua, Global Brand Head of HomesToLife said, "We are thrilled to bring HomesToLife's exceptional furniture collections to the Indian market. Delhi and Noida, known for their vibrant lifestyles, provide the perfect backdrop for our expansion. We look forward to helping Indian homeowners create stylish and functional living spaces that reflect their unique personalities."
Varun Kant, Country Head India of HomesToLife, added, "Our mission is to offer high-quality, competitively priced furniture to Indian customers. With our 'Make in India for India and the World' approach, we bring the latest global styles and trends to the Indian market. Our comprehensive range of customizable sofas, designed with a focus on minimalist aesthetics and comfort, will elevate interior decor while ensuring relaxation."
HomesToLife's wide range of furniture options includes versatile sofas available in a variety of premium leathers and fabrics, catering to diverse lifestyle preferences. The company's commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction sets them apart in the competitive furniture market, ensuring that Indian homeowners receive furniture solutions that meet their highest standards.
Looks Salon, India's leading salon chain, is delighted to announce the grand opening of its flagship salon, Looks Prive, in the prime location of Aerocity, Delhi. This momentous occasion marks a significant milestone for the brand as it celebrates the launch of its 200th salon. Looks Prive sets a new benchmark in luxury salon experiences, offering an opulent ambiance, unparalleled comfort, and personalized services that create unforgettable moments for each client. Situated in the prestigious Aerocity, Looks Prive ensures easy accessibility for discerning individuals who appreciate the finer things in life.
Located in Aerocity, Delhi, where luxury and convenience converge, Looks Prive caters to individuals with a penchant for exclusivity and sophistication. Poised to become India's premier luxury salon, Looks Prive offers a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art services that redefine beauty and grooming. The salon boasts a team of highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing exceptional service, from expert haircuts and styling to indulgent spa treatments. Every aspect of Looks Prive has been meticulously designed to deliver an unmatched salon experience, including a carefully curated selection of top international brands known for their exceptional quality products and treatments. Looks Prive serves as a sanctuary of luxury and indulgence, embodying the brand's unwavering commitment to excellence.
Looks Salon has established itself as a pioneer in the beauty and grooming industry, and the launch of Looks Prive further solidifies its position as a trendsetter and innovator. The salon's opulent interiors, combined with the expertise of its professionals, promise an unmatched salon experience for clients in Aerocity, Delhi.
Samay Dutta, MD at Looks Salon said, "Our team is delighted to introduce Looks Prive, our flagship salon in Aerocity, Delhi. Looks Prive goes beyond a traditional salon. It is a sanctuary of luxury and indulgence, where every client is treated to an unforgettable experience. With our unwavering commitment to excellence, exceptional services, and personalised touch, we are confident that Looks Prive will become the preferred destination for those seeking a truly luxurious salon journey."
The Sleep Company launched two new stores this week in Indore and Jaipur. With this milestone, the company now boasts an impressive network of 34 stores nationwide, further reinforcing its ambitious target of surpassing 100 stores across the country by year-end. These launches are a testament to the strong demand for The Sleep Company's products throughout India and the brand’s success can be witnessed by the presence of renowned orthopedic surgeons Pritesh Vyas and Ankit Sharma at the Indore and Jaipur store launches respectively.
The brand's decision to open stores in these cities is driven by the understanding that individuals are placing greater emphasis on their well-being and actively searching for products that cater to their health requirements, especially in the post-COVID era. Additionally, the brand has taken into consideration the regional consumers' inclination towards offline shopping experiences, which has been addressed through these outlets. Now, customers can explore a range of products including mattresses, pillows, sleep accessories, and SmartGRID chairs, all designed with ergonomic excellence and unparalleled comfort. These store openings represent a significant milestone in establishing The Sleep Company as a foremost provider of comfort-tech solutions in India.
Priyanka Salot, Co-founder of The Sleep Company said, "We are thrilled to introduce the SmartGRID experience to the bustling cities of Indore and Jaipur. These stores are an extension of the brand and embody our commitment to forging meaningful connections with customers, allowing them to personally encounter our innovative sleep and sitting solutions and make well-informed decisions regarding their overall health. With the sleep economy rapidly expanding at a global level, we aim to innovate and provide disruptive solutions that enhance the overall sleep and sitting experience.”
With the successful opening of over 35 stores in the past year, The Sleep Company continues to assert its position as a disruptive force in the industry. As one of the youngest D2C brands to master the omnichannel model, their customer-centric approach has propelled them to new heights. Going forward, The Sleep Company remains dedicated to its growth trajectory, driven by innovative product launches and a determined expansion of its presence worldwide.