Nature’s Basket Expands Offline Presence, Opens Flagship Store in South Mumbai
Nature’s Basket Expands Offline Presence, Opens Flagship Store in South Mumbai

Nature’s Basket (NB), India’s foremost retail destination for fine foods from around the world, and part of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group (RPSG) launched its brand new flagship store in Nepean Sea Road, South Mumbai. The new Nepean sea road store is a reflection of the brand’s promise of being the go-to place for the customer's Gourmet needs. Located on the premises of the famous Infinity Towers compound at Narayan Dabholkar Road (off Nepeansea road), the store is a much-awaited destination to cater to the Gourmet needs of residents in the Malabar Hill and Nepean sea road area.

The store, which is approximately 4700 sq. ft., will offer a wide range of gourmet products, fresh produce, bakery, and dairy items. The new Nature’s Basket store will operate between 8 am to 10 pm seven days. Nature’s Basket had also invited food and lifestyle influencers from Mumbai to attend the launch event and get the first-hand experience of shopping at the store and a sneak peek at its inventory. The bloggers have showcased the offerings of the store on their social media handles.

Devendra Chawla, CEO, Nature’s Basket and Spencer’s Retail shared, “Mumbai is our foremost market and we continue to deepen our presence in this city. The addition of this store right in the heart of South Mumbai will delight our customers, especially given the catchments profile consisting of well-traveled and extremely discerning customers."

Shashwat Goenka, Sector Head - Retail and FMCG, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group added, “Nature’s Basket as a Brand is uniquely positioned to cater to Gourmet needs of our customers. The addition of our Nepean Sea Road reaffirms the group’s belief in India’s increasing Gourmet appetite and we are pleased that through Nature’s Basket, our customers can “Taste the World” right here at a store near them."

Nature’s Basket is an omnichannel Gourmet retailer operating 35 stores across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, and Pune.

 
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Retail India News: Big Hello Expands Plus-Size Fashion Retail in Hyderabad
Retail India News: Big Hello Expands Plus-Size Fashion Retail in Hyderabad
 

Big Hello, a specialty fashion brand for plus-sized individuals, has launched four new retail experience stores in Hyderabad. Located in Kukatpally, Upperpally, Miyapur, and Panjagutta, these stores offer stylish, high-quality clothing and accessories for plus-sized men and women in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

The new Hyderabad stores are designed as 'Experience Stores,' featuring vibrant interiors, dancing mannequins, and excellent customer service, reflecting the brand's lively and inclusive spirit. Big Hello is the first brand in India to provide a dedicated lounge for customers to sit and shop comfortably, enhancing their retail shopping experience.

With this launch, Big Hello now operates 11 physical retail stores across Bangalore, Chennai, Vijayawada, and Hyderabad. The brand also has an e-commerce presence and plans to open eight more stores in Hyderabad by the end of this financial year. Big Hello is owned by Absolute Brands and Retail Private Limited (ABRPL), a growing fashion retail company founded by Vishnu Prasad.

Hyderabadis love to express their personality through truly stylish and well-fitting clothes, but for a large number of plus-sized people, finding such clothes has always been an uphill battle. Big Hello’s launch in Hyderabad solves this problem and brings local people ready access to world-class fashion and fits without compromise,” said Vishnu Prasad, Founder and CEO of Absolute Brands and Retail Pvt Ltd (ABRPL).

Big Hello offers a range of Western and Indian ethnic wear for men and women, including shirts, t-shirts, trousers, jeans, chinos, shorts, blazers, kurtas, ethnic bottomwear, and bandhgalas. The brand also provides accessories such as belts, tummy tuckers, scarves, ties, pocket squares, and suspenders, all crafted to fit the unique curves of plus-sized bodies.

Prasad added that Big Hello will continue to expand in Telangana and other southern states. “We are establishing Big Hello to be the go-to destination for plus-size fashion across India. The brand offers stylish, high-quality garments that are exquisitely crafted to fit the unique curves and contours of plus-sized bodies.” 

The Big Hello stores in Hyderabad are located at Vasavi Sri Sri Signature in Kukatpally, Mantra Mall, Upperpally, GSM Mall, Miyapur, and Uma Plaza, Nagarjuna Circle, Panjagutta.

The Indian plus-size fashion apparel market, valued at Rs Rs 88,000 crore, holds a 12 percent share in the overall fashion market. Of this, the organized market accounts for about Rs 29,000 crore. This market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25 percent over the next five years.

 

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Retail India News: Landcraft Retail Debuts Gourmet Store in Bandra West
Retail India News: Landcraft Retail Debuts Gourmet Store in Bandra West
 

Landcraft Retail, founded by Lalit Jhawar and Mayank Gupta, has announced an undisclosed funding round with notable investors such as supermodels Ujjwala Raut, Vartika Singh, designer Payal Singhal, digital creator and mom blogger Simone Khambatta, and luxury fashion house Purple Style Labs. This move marks a significant step for Landcraft Retail in India’s retail sector.

The company’s first store, Food Square, has opened in Bandra West, Mumbai. This 25,000 square foot, four-story establishment aims to be a premier destination for food enthusiasts. Food Square features an in-house bakery, a dedicated truffle section, a selection of over 350 cheese varieties, and a café. Additional amenities include a spice mill, salad bar, and a specialty pet store, all designed to offer a world-class shopping experience in the offline retail market.

Ujjwala Raut commented, “Food Square epitomizes culinary excellence at par with global standards, offering an unparalleled shopping experience reminiscent of the finest establishments in the UK or US. From its diverse array of offerings to its impeccable availability, every facet of this unique store exudes sophistication. It's a gem in its own right, and I see tremendous merit in its vision.

Lalit Jhawar and Mayank Gupta, Co-Founders of Landcraft Retail said, “Landcraft Retail is an extension of our farming business, Trueganic by Landcraft Agro. Through Trueganic, we've supplied fresh vegetables and fruits to over 200 supermarkets and gourmet stores across West and South India. Expanding into retail was a natural progression for us. With our sights set on amassing more than 200,000 customers, we aim to reach an annual revenue milestone of 300 Crores in the next three years and add over 20,000 SKUs across the store. This is just the beginning, and we remain committed to bringing global food experiences to India. These investments underscore our dedication to advancing and excelling in the retail landscape.

Abhishek Agarwal, Founder of Purple Style Labs added, “We have always believed in the luxury growth story of Indian consumers over the next 2-3 decades and have proven the same by scaling Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop by 100x in the last 6 years. Combining the untapped potential of gourmet offerings in luxury retail and the founding team's expertise of bringing global food experiences to India, we are confident that Food Square will soar to great heights. With our investment, we aspire to leverage our experience to support Food Square and play a pivotal role in establishing the brand as the premier luxury gourmet shopping destination across India.

Since its launch, Food Square has served over 30,000 customers in its first quarter and is poised for further growth. With plans to expand its presence in Mumbai and other regions, the brand is focused on reaching more customers and enhancing its offerings.

 

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Yousta Expands to North India with New Store in Prayagraj
Yousta Expands to North India with New Store in Prayagraj
 

Reliance Retail's youth-focused fashion brand, Yousta, has launched its first store in North India, located in Prayagraj at SP Marg, Civil Lines. This significant retail expansion was marked by the presence of Bollywood actor Rajkumar Rao, who inaugurated the store, adding a touch of celebrity to the event.

During the launch, Rajkumar Rao explored the extensive collection, noting the stylish and affordable fashion options Yousta offers. His presence underscored Yousta’s dedication to delivering trendy and budget-friendly clothing aimed at fashion-conscious youth.

Since its inception in August 2023, Yousta has rapidly grown across India, opening stores in Maharashtra, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and now Uttar Pradesh. Yousta aims to attract young shoppers with a diverse range of top-to-bottom ensembles, unisex and character merchandise, and weekly fashion updates through its "Starring Now" collection, all priced below Rs 999, with most items under Rs 499.

The new Prayagraj store features a modern, tech-enabled shopping environment with self-checkout counters and charging stations, ensuring a seamless shopping experience. Yousta also focuses on community engagement and sustainability. The store collaborates with local non-profit organizations, encouraging customers to donate old clothes as part of their commitment to community support and sustainability.

Customers in Prayagraj are invited to visit the new Yousta store to experience the vibrant collection in person or shop online via AJIO and JioMart. For the latest updates and fashion releases, follow Yousta on Instagram at @youstafashion.

 

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Retail India News: Soch Opens First International Store in Canada
Retail India News: Soch Opens First International Store in Canada
 

Soch, a prominent name in Indian retail, has opened its first international store in Canada. The new store, located on North Park Drive in Brampton, will offer a wide range of exclusive designs and ethnic wear, marking a significant milestone in the brand’s expansion beyond India.

Opening on May 18, the new store will feature Soch’s latest collection, including sarees, salwar suits, kurtas, tunics, kurta sets, lehengas, and kaftans. To celebrate the grand opening, Soch has planned various events and promotions that highlight Indian culture and heritage. With nearly 20 years in the industry, Soch has grown to over 175 stores across 68 cities in India. This expansion into Canada aligns with Soch’s vision of reaching the global Indian diaspora. 

Vinay Chatlani, CEO and Co-Founder of Soch stated, "Expanding into Canada is a decisive moment for the brand. This step signifies the brand’s growth beyond borders, increasing the stakes and expectations of our consumers. Our strategy is to extend our presence into overseas markets with significant Indian-origin populations, and Canada aligns perfectly with that vision. It speaks of the accessibility we promise to deliver to our customers."

The launch in Canada is the first step in Soch's global expansion plans, with future stores planned in the USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Mauritius, the Middle East, and the UK. This move aims to solidify Soch’s position as a global leader in ethnic fashion.

The Brampton store promises an exceptional shopping experience, maintaining Soch’s in-store look and feel along with tech initiatives like Endless Aisle and omnichannel functionality. Additionally, an exclusive website for Canada has been launched to showcase Soch’s collections. Soch remains committed to comfort, quality, and style as it expands globally, celebrating tradition while embracing innovation.

 

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Retail India News: Ilem Japan Introduces Skincare Line in Chennai
Retail India News: Ilem Japan Introduces Skincare Line in Chennai
 

Ilem Japan, a Japanese skincare brand has announced the opening of its first retail store in Chennai at Phoenix Palladium Mall, Velachery. This newly launched store is marked as the brand’s second standalone store in the country. Previously, the company launched its first full-fledged store at Phoenix Mall of the Millennium, Pune in January this year.

As we open our doors to the vibrant community of Chennai, we are excited to share the essence of Japanese wellness with you all. With the launch of our store in Chennai, we invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery, exploring the time-honoured traditions and premium products that embody the spirit of Japan,” said Ishvani Patel, founder, Ilem Japan.

The store will feature an assortment of products, spanning from facial and body care to hair care essentials. Making its debut in the Indian market in February 2023, the retailer initially established its online presence through the website in.ilemjapan.com. Presently, Ilem operates over eight kiosks across different malls in India.

Founded in April 2021, Ilem Japan began as an Internet-focused startup offering a variety of skincare products across multiple categories. Presently, the company has established itself in Japan, India, and the United States.

 

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Retail India News: TASVA Unveils Mumbai Mall Store in Collab with Tarun Tahiliani
Retail India News: TASVA Unveils Mumbai Mall Store in Collab with Tarun Tahiliani
 

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd in partnership with renowned designer Tarun Tahiliani, has introduced the first TASVA store in Mumbai's Oberoi Mall. The store's grand debut was marked by a surprise flash mob and Puneri dhol performance, captivating the audience. Ananya Panday, Bollywood star and brand ambassador, made an unexpected entrance during the flash mob and inaugurated the store alongside Tarun Tahiliani.

Situated in Oberoi Mall, the store spans 1746 sq. ft., offering a lavish shopping environment. It presents an extensive selection of designer ethnic and wedding wear for the modern Indian man. The new Art Deco-inspired Dinner Jacket collection, featuring geometric patterns and intricate embroidery techniques like appliqué and hot-fix, is a highlight. The wedding and festive attire assortment includes kurta sets, achkans, sherwanis, and Indo-western outfits, complemented by accessories such as safas, sarpeches, brooches, pocket squares, buttons, sehras, stoles, shawls, and footwear.

Reflecting Tarun Tahiliani's 'India Modern' design philosophy, the store's design and decor resonate with Indian consumers' evolving preferences, emphasizing meaning and expressiveness in their choices. Utilizing luxurious materials like wood and brass, alongside designs inspired by India's rich cultural heritage, the ambiance transports customers to a new realm of Indian apparel, in line with TASVA's brand ethos.

Tarun Tahiliani, Chief Design Officer, TASVA said, “It’s an honour to bring our vision to life with the grand opening of our store in Oberoi Mall, Mumbai. At TASVA, each garment is meticulously crafted to celebrate our heritage while embracing contemporary style. Our new Mumbai store is a perfect space to experience the confluence of timeless techniques and modern designs that define TASVA.

Ashish Mukul, Brand Head, TASVA shared, “At TASVA, we're strategically expanding our retail footprint, and the grand opening of our first mall store in Mumbai at the Oberoi Mall, is a major milestone in this direction. This store is a beacon of our commitment to accessibility and top-notch quality in designer wedding wear.” 

 

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Retail India News: Barista Diner Launches Largest Outlet in Srinagar
Retail India News: Barista Diner Launches Largest Outlet in Srinagar
 

Homegrown coffee chain Barista Coffee has announced the opening of its largest outlet in the country, Srinagar. Covering an expansive area of over 4,000 sq. ft., the newest outlet is situated by Dal Lake and marks the fifth addition to the Barista Diner chain in the city. With seating available for over 100 customers, it promises ample space for customers to enjoy their dining experience.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Barista Diner, our newest and largest cafe at Dal Lake, Srinagar. With its strategic location, grand outdoors overlooking The Dal, enabled with great culinary experience, we are confident that Barista Diner at Dal Lake will become a preferred go-to place for locals as well as for tourists visiting Kashmir,” said Rajat Agrawal, CEO, Barista Coffee.

Barista Diner serves as the leading establishment among Barista's locations, spanning across Noida, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, and Kapurthala. Established in 2000, Barista Coffee Company Ltd has expanded its presence beyond India to include Sri Lanka and Maldives.

 

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Retail India News: Beyoung Expands Offline Presence with Bhilwara Store
Retail India News: Beyoung Expands Offline Presence with Bhilwara Store
 

Beyoung, a leading everyday fashion brand in India, is expanding its retail footprint with the launch of a new store in Bhilwara. This move is part of Beyoung’s strategy to strengthen its omnichannel presence and tap into the growing retail market in India's tier II, III, and IV cities.

Founded in 2018 and based in Udaipur, Beyoung has captured a significant share of the online market in smaller cities. The direct-to-consumer brand aims to open over 300 stores in the next three years, with over 100 new stores planned for the current fiscal year.

Shivam Soni, Beyoung’s Founder, commented, “This is a significant step in our journey of offline expansion in tier II, III, and IV cities. We are excited to offer quality products in many more locations and plan to introduce more categories in the year ahead.

The Bhilwara store will feature Beyoung’s wide range of products, including plain t-shirts, joggers, cargo pants, urban shirts, and other trendy fashion wear for men and women. The Indian fast fashion market is projected to grow rapidly, reaching $28.84 billion by 2030, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.5 percent from 2023 to 2030. Beyoung aims to capitalize on this growth and expand its reach to the global market.

Recent investments will help Beyoung focus on offline expansion in its key markets, enhancing its omnichannel presence and offering a tech-driven shopping experience. By the end of December 2024, Beyoung plans to launch over 30 new stores in tier II, III, and IV cities across states such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. The company is also scaling up its marketing efforts, technology, and logistics to improve the overall customer buying experience.

Additionally, Beyoung is expanding its "SHOP THE LOOK" category, which features curated outfits (top and bottom wear) tailored to customer preferences. With a current Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of Rs 200 crore and a target GMV of Rs 650 crore in the next three years, Beyoung’s customer base stands at 3 million and continues to grow.

 

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Retail India News: ILEM JAPAN Expands with New Store in Chennai
Retail India News: ILEM JAPAN Expands with New Store in Chennai
 

Embarking on a journey of cultural enrichment and holistic wellness, ILEM JAPAN has announced the opening of its new store in Chennai. Situated in the bustling Palladium Mall, this new location marks a significant step in the brand's commitment to bringing Japanese wellness traditions to the Indian retail market. This store is ILEM JAPAN's second standalone location in India, following its successful debut in Pune and various kiosks across the country.

ILEM, which stands for Improve Longevity, Enhance Mindfulness, aims to offer an exceptional shopping experience by blending modern elegance with authentic Japanese aesthetics. The Chennai store will feature a diverse product line, including Japanese tea and J-beauty face, body, and hair care essentials. All products are cruelty-free, clean, and made with natural ingredients, reflecting ILEM JAPAN's dedication to ethical and sustainable practices.

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With this new store, ILEM JAPAN continues to expand its presence in the Indian market, offering consumers a unique opportunity to experience the rich traditions of Japanese wellness and beauty.

Ishvani Patel - Founder of ILEM JAPAN said, “As we open our doors to the vibrant community of Chennai, we are excited to share the essence of Japanese wellness with you all. At ILEM JAPAN, we believe in the transformative power of holistic living, and our mission is to empower individuals to embrace a lifestyle rooted in mindfulness and longevity. With the launch of our store in Chennai, we invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery, exploring the time-honored traditions and premium products that embody the spirit of Japan.

 

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Retail India News: DLF Mall of India Unveils Delhi-NCR's First Game Palacio
Retail India News: DLF Mall of India Unveils Delhi-NCR's First Game Palacio
 

DLF Mall of India in Noida has announced the opening of Delhi-NCR’s first Game Palacio, providing a comprehensive retail and entertainment experience for visitors of all ages, from children as young as three to seniors aged 60 and above.

Game Palacio offers an array of activities including a state-of-the-art arcade, boutique bowling, and immersive virtual reality experiences. Additionally, visitors can enjoy upscale dining options and live music performances. The facility spans 56,000 square feet within DLF Mall of India and includes a bowling alley, arcade and video games, and two distinct restaurants: Kamikaze, a cocktail bar, and Verde, an Italian restaurant.

Shibli Khan, Centre Head, DLF Mall of India said, “We are thrilled to welcome the Game Palacio to DLF Mall of India as a one-stop destination for unparalleled entertainment. With its gamut offerings and immersive game experiences, the Game Palacio underscores our commitment to providing world-class leisure options within DLF Mall of India.

We are excited to welcome the Game Palacio at DLF Mall of India, Noida. It is more than just a gaming destination; it is an experience tailored for every generation. From arcade thrills to VR experience, the Game Palacio fosters our commitment to offering our patrons cherished memories and boundless joy,” said Manish Mehrotra, Senior VP, Head of Operations, DLF Shopping Malls.

Prasuk R Jain, Owner of the Game Palacio added, “In the next decade, we anticipate the trend of Game Palacio to increase in India rapidly. This year, we are thrilled to announce multiple openings back to back, including locations at Connaught Place (Regal Building) in Delhi, Pitampura in West Delhi, Saket in South Delhi and Golf Course Road in Gurugram. The Game Palacio has already established itself as a leading brand in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Chandigarh.

 

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Retail India News: Namaskara Meals Opens Gurgaon Outlets
Retail India News: Namaskara Meals Opens Gurgaon Outlets
 

Namaskara, the latest addition to India's bustling street food scene, has launched its operations in Gurgaon with six locations, aiming to redefine the everyday dining experience. With the mantra "The day begins," Namaskara seeks to change how office workers view their daily meals, offering tasty, nutritious, and hygienic options at budget-friendly prices. Operating through a food truck and food container model, Namaskara has introduced its services across six different spots in Gurgaon, with plans to expand to 20 locations in FY 24-25.

Riya Satti, Namaskara's COO said, "It's a concept we've been developing for years, and we're excited to announce our debut." Anchored at one of Gurgaon's largest base kitchens, spanning 5000 square feet and capable of serving 15,000 meals daily, Namaskara boasts a wide range of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, all priced between 50 and 150 rupees. The brand promises quality, accessibility, and affordability as its cornerstones of hospitality.

Founder and CEO of Building Brands for Tomorrow (BBFT), Rohit Singh, emphasized the significance of Namaskara's entry into the $41 billion market. "Namaskara fills a void in the industry, addressing issues of hygiene, efficiency, and disorganization," he noted. In addition to its regular menu, Namaskara provides catering services for corporate events, ensuring a seamless dining experience for its customers. With its capacity to serve over 15,000 individuals daily, Namaskara is well-equipped to meet the growing demand for wholesome and hygienic meals in the corporate sector.

 

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Retail India News: Ospree Unveils Retail Destinations at Mumbai Airport Terminal 2
Retail India News: Ospree Unveils Retail Destinations at Mumbai Airport Terminal 2
 

Ospree has announced the inauguration of two new retail outlets at Mumbai International Airport Terminal 2: The Bharat Story, a luxury Indian destination store, and Bon Voyage, the airport's inaugural duty-free convenience store.

The Bharat Story seeks to redefine the Indian destination shopping experience, targeting international travelers seeking luxury and elegance. With a curated selection of indigenous luxury brands, the store features an array of Indian liquor, sweets, souvenirs, marble handicrafts, and exclusive spice and tea gift boxes. Moreover, customers can explore unique Ospree offerings like Indian paintings and toys.

Bon Voyage, the airport's premier duty-free convenience store, provides a diverse range of products across categories such as chocolates, beverages, travel essentials, books, digital accessories, toys, and souvenirs. Notable brands available include Rhine Valley, Lindt, Venchi, Marshall, and JBL.

The launch of these upscale retail destinations coincides strategically with the summer season, capitalizing on the surge of travelers passing through Mumbai International Airport. With Mumbai's increasing passenger traffic, Ospree aims to tap into the flourishing travel shopping market, introducing an exciting addition to its existing premium duty-free offerings.

Avishek Bambi Das, CEO of MTRPL said, “We are thrilled to introduce The Bharat Story and Bon Voyage to Mumbai International Airport. Bharat Story is our endeavor to bring indigenous luxury products to global forefront. We aim to establish Bon Voyage as the epitome of convenient travel retail in the country. These launches also reaffirm our commitment to enhance the travel experience for our esteemed customers at every step of the journey. Customer satisfaction remains our foremost priority, and this endeavor attests to that commitment.”

 

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Retail India News: Limelight Diamonds Debuts New Store in Lucknow
Retail India News: Limelight Diamonds Debuts New Store in Lucknow
 

Limelight Diamonds, a renowned CVD diamond jewelry brand expanded its retail presence with their new store in Lucknow. This latest addition is located in Lucknow’s Lulu Mall. 

Spanning over an area of 400 sq ft, the store is another significant milestone in the brand’s journey of expanding its presence nationwide. Over the past two years, the company has experienced significant growth and now boasts the largest presence nationwide for LGD jewelry, with over 10 stores and 40 shop-in-shops spanning across more than 25 cities, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai. Quickly emerging as the go-to destination for solitaire jewelry, the brand offers an impressive array of solitaire necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, showcasing a seamless fusion of cutting-edge technology and timeless craftsmanship.

We have been receiving such a fantastic customer response for our brand and it brings me great joy and pride to open up our latest store in Lucknow. With our strong growing presence, we aim to strengthen our consumer base, offering them an exceptional opportunity to engage with our exquisite lab-grown CVD diamond jewelry. And I believe that Limelight’s jewel y will serve as the perfect adornment for all the people here who would love to upgrade to diamond solitaires from very small diamond studded jewelry as well as choose to spend their money wisely,” said Pooja Sheth Madhavan, Founder & MD, Limelight Diamonds. 

The design of the store is meticulously crafted to align with the brand's values of elegance, modernity, sustainability, and luxury. The store features a clean and minimalistic ambiance that perfectly showcases the beauty of lab-grown diamond jewelry. Upon entering, customers are treated to a remarkable experience with a hologram display and captivating 3D visuals, ensuring a memorable visit. Furthermore, the brand offers additional customer services such as design customization, Lifetime Buyback, and a 100 percent exchange guarantee.

This is our very first association with Limelight Diamonds and we cannot wait to provide our customers best of designs in lab grown diamond jewelry in Lucknow,” said Nitish Kumar, ANJ Jewelers.

In the financial year 2024, Limelight Diamonds recorded gross sales of Rs 80 cr nationwide. The brand sales have tripled year-on-year, emboldening the company to directly interact with customers and broaden its retail footprint. With an expanding market presence, the brand remains dedicated to fortifying its customer base, presenting them with an unparalleled selection of solitaire diamond jewelry.

 

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Retail India News: ASUS India Unveils Exclusive Service Centre in Chennai
Retail India News: ASUS India Unveils Exclusive Service Centre in Chennai
 

ASUS India, a Taiwanese technology giant, has opened ASUS Exclusive Service Centre in Anna Salai Road, Chennai. The centre remains an important endeavor to bolster the brand’s after-sales support and seamlessly troubleshoot any product-related challenges.

The opening of an ASUS Exclusive Service Centre in Anna Salai Road marks a strategic decision by ASUS India to cater to the growing IT Hub in the nearby area. ASUS customers can now avail support and maintenance-related services for ASUS products that are delivered by highly trained representatives. The centre specializes in repairing and servicing specific types of products while offering tailored solutions to its customers. The Exclusive Service Centre also houses skilled technicians who undergo an exhaustive training and certification process to ensure the services and experience delivered are at par with ASUS standards while sticking to the company's vision, mission, and values. 

Commenting on the opening of the ASUS Exclusive Service Centre in Chennai, Arnold Su, Vice President- Gaming and Consumer Segment, ASUS India shared, “We at ASUS believe that in addition to launching solutions laden with state-of-the-art technology, a strong after-sales solution and network played a pivotal role in making ASUS a reliable option for customers in India. I am elated to announce the opening of the ASUS Exclusive Service Centre in Chennai. The launch marks another feat from the brand to ensure a seamless after-sales experience for ASUS customers for end-to-end solutions, thus reiterating the brand’s commitment towards its people’s first approach.” 

The Anna Salai Exclusive Service Centre specializes in repairing and servicing the NoteBook series, Gaming NoteBook Series, Commercial NoteBook Series, Desktop, AIO, Monitors, and Accessories and assists with warranty extension packages. The Exclusive Service Centre in partnership with Oasis Soft Solutions also boasts of value-added services like sales, walk-ins, and onsite services supported by quick turnaround time to make the experience as hassle-free and convenient as possible for customers.

 

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Retail India News: Avira Diamonds Opens Fourth Store in South India
Retail India News: Avira Diamonds Opens Fourth Store in South India
 

Avira Diamonds, India’s Lab-Grown Diamonds brand, has expanded its footprint across India. The brand has unveiled an exclusive boutique store in Bengaluru, its fourth store in South India after Chennai and upcoming in Pondicherry, and it’s looking to further strengthen its presence by adding 10 more stores across South India over the next 12 months. Avira Diamonds is all set to revolutionize the jewelry industry by making world-class diamonds attainable for every Indian family.

Avira Diamonds is India's finest lab-grown and conflict-free diamond jewelry brand, founded by Suresh Jain. Developed in cutting-edge technology labs and grown under strict ethical requirements, these diamonds continue to be a powerful symbol of love passed on from one generation to the next. Handcrafted by award-winning designers and craftsmen at Avira, every piece of jewelry is a true masterpiece. The jewelry is designed and manufactured at a meticulous and technologically advanced manufacturing facility located in Chennai.

Lab-grown diamonds completely eliminate the environmental and ethical consequences of mined diamonds and are treasures that do not tarnish the planet. They are environmentally friendly, have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as a mined diamond, and cost roughly 70 percent less than a mined diamond, making sustainable luxury accessible to all. Every single diamond from Avira is graded as per the 4Cs, certified, and hallmarked with gold. The company also offers 100 percent lifetime exchanges & 95 percent buyback as per the prevailing price.

Avira Diamonds also specializes in custom jewelry, which can be delivered in 10 working days.

The brand's mission is to make sustainable luxury accessible to every woman. They also have an exclusive collection for men. Avira offers an extensive range of handcrafted diamond jewelry starting at just Rs 5,000. The exclusive selection includes earrings, bangles, bracelets, neckpieces, solitaire, and colored diamonds. 

“The concept of earth-friendly diamonds instantly captivated me with its promise of sustainability and ethical sourcing. As I immersed myself in understanding this innovative approach, I discovered its profound potential to revolutionize the industry,” said Suresh Jain, Founder, Avira Diamonds.

 

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Retail India News: RAK Ceramics Unveils Cutting-Edge Experience Centre in Bengaluru
Retail India News: RAK Ceramics Unveils Cutting-Edge Experience Centre in Bengaluru
 

RAK Ceramics, a global leader in ceramics, has unveiled its cutting-edge, spacious 8500-square-foot Experience Centre in Bengaluru, which makes it one of the biggest spaces in Karnataka. This unique space, inaugurated by Anil K Beejawat, CEO of RAK Ceramics India, is not just a showroom but a hub of innovation and inspiration. It redefines how customers interact with premium design solutions, offering a truly immersive experience.

The Experience Centre is a complete tile lifestyle center and a testament to RAK Ceramics' unwavering commitment to innovation and quality craftsmanship. It follows the aesthetic look and guidelines of international standards and proudly showcases RAK's flagship offering, Luce, a translucent tile masterpiece meticulously crafted using unique and high-quality clays and feldspars. Its exceptional features, including a pure white body and advanced ink development, set it apart in the market.

Spanning 8500 square feet, the Experience Centre in Bangalore's prime locality offers visitors proper parking facilities and a comprehensive journey through RAK Ceramics' extensive product range. The showroom showcases the brand's offerings, from Barefoot tiles to Sanitary ware, an extensive product range of SUT tiles (Super utility tiles), faucets, and kitchen sinks. It also features a display center for German-made KLUDI and UAE-made KLUDI RAK products, enhancing the customer experience with world-class fittings.

Speaking about this, Anil K Beejawat, CEO of RAK Ceramics India said, "With this one-of-a-kind Experience Centre in Bengaluru, we are showcasing products and inviting customers into a world of innovation and inspiration. At RAK Ceramics, we believe in pushing boundaries, and this Centre is a testament to our commitment to revolutionizing interior design. We look forward to welcoming visitors and empowering them to realize their design dreams."

RAK Ceramics' rich legacy of excellence extends beyond its products to its involvement in prestigious projects across India and beyond. The brand’s recent endeavors include the Ayodhya project's pilgrim facility, further solidifying the brand's reputation for quality and reliability. From iconic landmarks like the Kashi Vishwanath temple complex to vital infrastructure such as airports and educational institutions, RAK Ceramics has been a trusted partner in shaping India's landscape.

With cutting-edge manufacturing facilities in Samalkot, Andhra Pradesh, and joint venture plants in Morbi, Gujarat, RAK Ceramics is poised for continued growth and innovation. The company's global footprint encompasses renowned projects such as Wembley Stadium, Atlantis—The Palm, and the Burj Khalifa, underscoring its status as one of the largest ceramic brands worldwide.

Looking ahead, RAK Ceramics remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering excellence and forging new partnerships that redefine interior design standards and architectural innovation. Its unwavering dedication to quality and innovation is what sets it apart in the industry.

 

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Retail India News: Voltas Launches Two New Stores in Loni and Greater Noida, Western UP
Retail India News: Voltas Launches Two New Stores in Loni and Greater Noida, Western UP
 

Voltas Limited unveiled two brand new stores in Western UP’s Loni and Greater Noida. With this latest opening, the total number of stores in UP goes up to 47. This opening leads to the company’s online expansion.

The newly opened stores in these cities will serve as both experience centers and retail outlets for the company, featuring a wide range of products including air conditioners, air purifiers, air coolers, commercial refrigerators, water dispensers, water coolers, water heaters, refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, and dishwashers.

The new store in Loni is located at A-Block, Laxmi Garden, Loni Road, Ghaziabad. M/s SHREE JI ENTERPRISES will be responsible for operating the store. Meanwhile, the store opened in Greater Noida is situated in A K Plaza, Jagat Farm in the heart of the city. 

An important part of our brand's growth strategy is about omnichannel outreach and engaging with customers at a place convenient to them. Through these brand stores, we aim to bring our innovative product range to our consumers and boost our visibility in mini metros. With our strong presence in Uttar Pradesh, we are confident of delivering and fulfilling the needs of our customers in Loni and Greater Noida,” said Pradeep Bakshi, Managing Director & CEO, Voltas Limited.

Voltas introduced its SmartAir Inverter AC series this summer, presenting a range of intelligent features and IoT functionalities. This new collection promises reduced noise levels, seamless temperature control, and advanced options accessible via the Voltas Smart Mobile App, downloadable from both the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store. The IoT-enabled unit swiftly connects to the user's network and integrates with smart speakers. Furthermore, the SmartAir AC is compatible with Alexa and Google Home. Consumers can conveniently monitor and analyze their energy consumption using the Energy Consumption Trend graph feature.
 

 

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Retail India News: AMRPL Unveils Second Concept Store 'Meridiem' at Lucknow Airport
Retail India News: AMRPL Unveils Second Concept Store 'Meridiem' at Lucknow Airport
 

AMRPL (April Moon Retail Pvt. Ltd) recently launched Meridiem, a luxurious watch concept store at Terminal 3 at Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) International Airport in Lucknow, Departure area. Meridiem is the second concept store at Lucknow Airport after the launch of Bon Voyage. 

Meridiem stands as the premier destination for luxury fashion and Swiss watches in the area, boasting a cutting-edge design that enchants travelers with its visual appeal. The newly launched store offers an assorted collection that caters to the diverse preferences of millennials and Gen Z audiences. Featuring both quartz and automatic movements, the store offers a range of watches for both men and women. 

The second concept store has a curated collection of renowned international brands such as Tissot, Movado, Victorinox, Boss, CK, Olivia Burton, Fossil, Michael Kors, Armani Exchange, Emporio Armani, Versace, Guess Collection, and Guess.

Gaurav Singh, CEO, AMRPL commented, “The newly inaugurated Lucknow Airport is a passenger convenient terminal and quickly emerging as the busiest airport of North India. Concept watch stores are a segment less tapped into in travel retail. Meridiem is curated keeping in mind the premium needs of travellers. This also affirms our commitment to ensure the best-of-the-best to our customers.”  

Crafted with seamless convenience in mind, the store incorporates a dual-entry system, guaranteeing effortless accessibility for customers. To elevate its charm, Meridiem presents brand videos and communications on an expansive digital screen, enriching the shopping experience. 
 

 

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Retail India News: Baby Forest Unveils Premiere Store in Delhi’s Select City Walk Mall
Retail India News: Baby Forest Unveils Premiere Store in Delhi’s Select City Walk Mall
 

Baby Forest Ayurveda Pvt Ltd. has unveiled its dazzling flagship store in Delhi's Select City Walk Mall. Promising a one-of-a-kind sensory journey, the store epitomizes the brand's fusion of opulence, eco-consciousness, and traditional Indian wellness traditions.

Upon stepping into the store, customers are greeted with a calming ambiance. Warm earthy hues and tactile textures harmonize, complemented by artisanal accents and thoughtfully arranged product showcases. The serene settings of the store serves as a testament to Baby Forest's profound ties to Ayurveda, the age-old Indian holistic health system.

Showcasing an extensive array of baby care essentials, each product is meticulously formulated in adherence to Ayurvedic tenets and natural ingredients. From gentle cleansers and nourishing hair oils to soothing face creams and Ayurvedic skincare, even specially crafted BPA-free patented feeding bottles, every item embodies the transformative essence of Ayurveda.

Gagan Agarwal, Founder, Baby Forest stated, “We are thrilled to bring the enchanting world of Baby Forest to the heart of New Delhi. The new store is a reflection of our dedication to providing a nurturing environment for both babies and new mothers. With the Delhi flagship store as a launchpad, Baby Forest plans to open 10 additional stores in major metro cities across India. This expansion signifies the brand’s commitment to making its unique blend of Ayurvedic baby care accessible to parents nationwide.”

The store layout is ingeniously crafted to lead customers on an exploratory voyage. Informative displays illuminate the virtues of each offering, empowering parents to make enlightened decisions in accordance with their child's individual requirements and Ayurvedic principles. Knowledgeable staff stand ready to provide insights and expert advice. 

The opening of Baby Forest's flagship store represents a significant milestone for the brand as it continues to redefine the landscape of baby care. With its unwavering commitment to luxury, sustainability, and holistic wellness, Baby Forest is poised to become a trusted destination for parents seeking the very best for their little ones.

 

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Retail India News: Kirtilals Expands Retail Presence in Thrissur
Retail India News: Kirtilals Expands Retail Presence in Thrissur
 

Glow, the versatile diamond jewelry line by Kirtilals, has announced the inauguration of its latest showroom in Thrissur. The grand opening, held on May 6th, featured the presence of popular actress Anaswara Rajan, marking a significant milestone for the esteemed jewelry brand as it extends its premium diamond collection to discerning customers in Thrissur and beyond. Situated at the Asset Galleria building near Aswini Junction, the new showroom aims to bring Kirtilals' unparalleled diamond jewelry closer to its customers in Thrissur.

Glow by Kirtilals offers a wide range of world-class diamond jewelry designs, drawing from over eight decades of experience in crafting premium diamond pieces. Celebrating empowered women, Glow's designs are tailored to suit their dynamic lifestyles and individuality. The newly opened Glow showroom in Thrissur showcases versatile and lightweight diamond jewelry that complements the elegance, confidence, and achievements of the modern woman.

Suraj Shantakumar, Director Business Strategy, Kirtilals said, "We are proud to unveil our latest showroom in the vibrant city of Thrissur. From a business perspective, this expansion not only signifies our commitment to reaching new markets but also reflects our strategic vision for growth and innovation. As we open our doors in Thrissur, we are poised to offer our exceptional collection of jewelry to a wider audience, further solidifying our position as a leader in the industry."

Seema Mehta, Director-Creative, Kirtilals said, "Our focus at Glow is to redefine the jewelry experience for the modern woman by offering versatile and lightweight pieces that effortlessly complement her dynamic lifestyle. We understand the importance of jewelry that seamlessly transitions from day to night, from casual to formal, pro  viding both style and comfort. Our collection embodies this ethos, offering a range of exquisitely crafted pieces that empower women to express their individuality with ease and grace."

Kirtilals boasts a state-of-the-art Diamond Jewelry manufacturing unit established in 1992 in Coimbatore, engaging over 500 professionals. Additionally, the company has set up an exclusive manufacturing unit dedicated to Glow, symbolizing Glow's commitment to excellence through advanced technology and artisanal craftsmanship in bringing each piece to life.

 

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Retail India News: Royal Canin Expands Packaging Operations in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra
Retail India News: Royal Canin Expands Packaging Operations in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra
 

Royal Canin has announced the opening of its New Packaging Center in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. This launch is a significant milestone that solidifies the company’s commitment to the Indian pet care market.  Leading the purpose, A Better World for Pets, Royal Canin has invested around Rs 100 crore and facilitated local employment and capabilities to strengthen a resilient manufacturing network to serve “millions of cats and dogs. 

The new packaging center is Royal Canin’s first facility in India featuring an automatic packing machine and associated utilities, installed to ensure efficient conversion of bulk products into retail packs tailored for the Indian pet owners’ requirements.

India is one of the fastest-growing Petcare market with CAGR of 15 percent. Today, pet owners are becoming increasingly attentive to their pets' health and well-being and wish to provide the highest quality of nutrition and care. At Royal Canin, we believe that precise nutrition is one of the best and easiest ways to ensure pets’ well-being. The opening of our new Packaging Center Operations in Bhiwandi will enable us to support pet owners in India further, helping them provide precise “Health Through Nutrition” solutions for their beloved pets,” said Cecile Coutens, Global President, Royal Canin.

Royal Canin is all set to make its way to the next phase of its operations in India and will be offering health-through nutrition solutions to more cats and dogs in the market. 

We are pleased to announce that our new facility in Maharashtra, is now fully operational. At Royal Canin, everything we do is in service of our Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. The new setup is part of our consumer experience, enabling us to bring our high-quality nutrition to serve more cats and dogs. Equipped with cutting-edge facilities, the new Packaging Center operations reflects our commitment to providing Indian pet parents with premium products that meet the unique nutritional needs of their beloved pets. The latest facility also aligns with the government's “Make in India” initiative to support the Indian economy. We are proud to expand our presence in India and remain dedicated to developing innovative solutions that prioritize the well-being of cats and dogs. At Royal Canin, we believe that pets make our world better and in return we make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS by offering them the best possible nutrition. Because from our beginnings, and still to this day, health is our North Star,” said Satinder Singh, General Manager, Royal Canin India. 

Currently, Royal Canin is operating in more than 120 countries and runs 16 factories, and 2 pet centers around the globe. Additionally, 1 Research and Development Center and 7 laboratories from the Mars network is also operated by the company. India Packaging Center is counted as the 17th facility that has been added to its manufacturing network. 

 

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Retail India News: Masti Zone Expands Entertainment Space with Mohali Debut
Retail India News: Masti Zone Expands Entertainment Space with Mohali Debut
 

Amidst the lively streets and bustling atmosphere of Mohali, Masti Zone arrives to usher in a new era of amusement for locals. With its launch in Mohali, Masti Zone Mohali became the third outlet in Punjab, joining the ranks of two existing outlets in Ludhiana, located at Palm Walk Mall and Wave Mall. Masti Zone is committed to raising the bar with each new endeavor, continuously redefining the concepts of leisure and amusement for the modern generation.

The inauguration of the Mohali outlet signifies another significant milestone in Masti Zone's ambitious expansion strategy. With substantial investment and plans to establish over 100 new outlets nationwide, Masti Zone aims to make high-quality entertainment accessible to communities across India. The Mohali outlet marks the beginning of this exciting venture, promising a world of fun and excitement for residents and visitors alike.

The buzz surrounding Masti Zone's arrival in Mohali is undeniable. Families and thrill-seekers are invited to join the festivities and indulge in the diverse range of experiences offered at Masti Zone. With a focus on delivering boundless amusement and adventure, the Mohali establishment is poised to become the preferred destination for entertainment enthusiasts in the area.

At the core of the Mohali outlet lies an enchanting world of adventure waiting to be explored. Visitors can engage in exhilarating activities such as laser tag, bumper cars, Slider VR, Bike VR, and classic arcade games like Air Hockey, Batman, and Super Bike 3. From immersive rides to virtual reality experiences, Masti Zone offers attractions designed to thrill guests of all ages.

Going beyond traditional gaming spaces, Masti Zone serves as a hub for families to bond and create lasting memories. With its diverse array of attractions including a trampoline park, soft play area, and bowling alley, the Mohali outlet provides the ideal setting for family outings, birthday celebrations, group gatherings, and friends' day-outs. Masti Zone's offerings cater to individuals of all ages, promising fun and excitement for everyone.

As Masti Zone expands its presence across India, the launch of the new outlet in Mohali marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the brand. With its focus on innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, Masti Zone aims to redefine the entertainment landscape and spread joy to communities nationwide. So come one, come all, and join the fun at Masti Zone Mohali – where every moment is an adventure!

 

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Retail India News: Ospree Opens Vue De Lux Sunglass Store at Mumbai Airport Terminal 2
Retail India News: Ospree Opens Vue De Lux Sunglass Store at Mumbai Airport Terminal 2
 

Ospree reveals the opening of Vue De Lux, a high-end sunglass boutique, situated in the Departure Section of Terminal 2 at Mumbai International Airport. Vue De Lux aims to redefine the exclusive sunglass shopping experience, specifically targeting international travelers seeking luxury and sophistication.

Vue De Lux boasts an impressive array of international luxury brands, showcasing a curated collection that includes esteemed names such as Tom Ford, Versace, Fendi, Loewe, Prada, Burberry, Givenchy, Ray-Ban, among others. Moreover, customers have the unique opportunity to explore brands exclusively available at Ospree, including renowned labels like Vava, Dita, Akila, and Dior.

The debut of this upscale store strategically coincides with the advent of summer, perfectly catering to the surge of travelers passing through Mumbai International Airport en route to their holiday destinations. With the continual growth in passenger traffic in Mumbai, Ospree capitalizes on the thriving travel retail market, introducing a fresh dimension to its existing premium duty-free store.

Avishek Bambi Das, CEO of MTRPL shared, “With summer seeping in, sunglasses are a vibrant and essential accessory for travellers. Vue De Lux reflects our commitment to infusing style and individuality into the travel experience. Customer satisfaction remains our foremost priority, and this endeavour attests to that commitment.

 

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Retail India News: Carrier Midea Debuts in India with its First Store in Gurugram
Retail India News: Carrier Midea Debuts in India with its First Store in Gurugram
 

Carrier Midea Pvt. Ltd recently announced the grand opening of its very first store in Gurugram. The new store launched by the air-conditioner seller showcases a variety of split air conditioners, alongside ducted units, cassette units, tower units, and a complete range of VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) systems, catering to residential as well as commercial purposes. 

Sanjay Mahajan, Chairman and Managing Director of Carrier Midea India Pvt Ltd, said, “As a first, we are thrilled to launch Midea Cooling Solutions ProShop, bringing Midea’s advanced air-conditioning technology together in one place to create a unique comfort solution experience for today’s discerning customers seeking high technology and quality.”

Carrier Midea India Pvt Ltd is formed by a joint venture between Carrier and Midea Group Co. Ltd. It has the exclusive right to manufacture and sell Carrier residential air conditioners and residential and light commercial range of Midea air conditioners in India.

Carrier, which is a well-established brand acts as a part of Carrier Global Corporation, is present in 160 countries. More than 53,000 employees are a part of it and has more than 14000 active patents. On the other hand, the Midea group specializes in HVAC, home appliances, robotics and automation, smart home and IoT, as well as smart logistics and components.

 

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Retail India News: Typsy Beauty Elevates Beauty Experience with Flagship Store in Delhi
Retail India News: Typsy Beauty Elevates Beauty Experience with Flagship Store in Delhi
 

Typsy Beauty, an innovative Indian makeup brand has announced the launch of its flagship store at IGI Airport in New Delhi. This launch is a significant milestone for the brand aiming to revolutionize the beauty industry.

Typsy Beauty offers a range of makeup products that inspire customers to embrace their unique beauty. From expertly crafted formulas to charming packaging, every detail of the brand showcases its dedication to providing customers with an exceptional beauty adventure.

The latest flagship store located at IGI Airport’s Terminal 3 serves as a gateway to a world where customers can experience beauty and glamour. From everyday essentials to statement-making products, Typsy Beauty is home to all exclusive makeup products. While stepping into the Typsy Beauty flagship store, the customers are greeted by a space that reflects warmth, creativity, and inspiration. The store’s welcoming ambiance encourages visitors to discover new products and lets them experiment with different looks. 

With the latest launch by Typsy Beauty brand at IGI Airport, the brand has not only expanded its presence but it has elevated beauty retail in India. The brand is all set to become a destination of choice for beauty enthusiasts as it offers a makeup range for eyes, face, and lips. To celebrate the grand opening, the brand is offering its products at a special 10 percent discount. 

 

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Retail India News: Vita Moderna Opens Stunning Experience Center in Mumbai
Retail India News: Vita Moderna Opens Stunning Experience Center in Mumbai
 

Vita Moderna, a leading retailer renowned for bringing prestigious luxury Italian furniture brands to Indian customers since 2008, is delighted to showcase the ELIE SAAB Low Tables Collection. ELIE SAAB, celebrated for his timeless grace and impeccable artistry, infuses each product with meticulous craftsmanship and sophistication, epitomizing the pinnacle of luxury living.

Crafted in collaboration with esteemed Italian architect and designer Carlo Colombo, the ELIE SAAB Low Tables Collection seamlessly blends the brand's distinctive essence with the exceptional craftsmanship of Made in Italy. Each piece reflects ELIE SAAB's commitment to breathtaking elegance, seamlessly integrating contemporary design elements with traditional craftsmanship.

The Palace low tables, adorned with sculptural brass bases and exquisite finishes, evoke the grandeur of Middle Eastern palaces, showcasing the brand's meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship. These statement pieces elevate the ambiance of any space with their exquisite detailing and captivating aesthetics.

ELIE SAAB Monogram Tables serve as captivating conversation starters. The delicate intertwining design transforms these low tables into striking focal points with a contemporary flair. Featuring intricately designed bronzed metal bases with precious stone and marble tops, these tables exemplify expert craftsmanship and become prized possessions for discerning homeowners.

 

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Retail India News: New Balance Opens Its Newest Retail Concept in Mumbai
Retail India News: New Balance Opens Its Newest Retail Concept in Mumbai
 

New Balance, one of the leading sports brands introduces its latest retail concept at Linking Road, Mumbai. The launch event was graced by the presence of celebrated Cricketer Pat Cummins. 

The launch event showcased the brand’s strategic expansion plans, under the newly launched India subsidiary, of broadening its global presence and making significant strides within India. The new retail concept reflects the New Balance at the intersection of sports and culture and caters to both the fashion influencers and the athletes. 

We are delighted to open our first ever store in Mumbai; at Linking Road, along with one of the best athletes in the world, Pat Cummins. At New Balance, we see ourselves at the intersection of Sports and Culture, and Mumbai as a city, truly embodies this belief, making it a great fit for our expansion journey in India. We believe that New Balance will not only be a destination for those seeking the latest in fashion and performance footwear but also a space for community engagement and inspiration. We would like to thank Pat Cummins for being an integral part of our brand launch in India and we would love to invite the people of Mumbai to experience New Balance,” stated Radeshwer Davar, Country Manager, New Balance India

The newly launched store offers a dynamic retail experience showcasing the brand’s quality craftsmanship and its consistent strive for innovation. During the launch event, Pat Cummins participated in several media interactions, giving viewers a glimpse into his life outside of Cricket. 

"I'm thrilled to be part of the launch celebrations of New Balance's Mumbai store. It's exciting to see New Balance growing in India, a move that should excite all sports enthusiasts. We both believe in using the power of sport to make a positive impact in the world and that has been the driving force in our long-standing relationship. I wish the team here at New Balance, the absolute best, and I know the brand will inspire the next generation of sports talent in India,” stated Pat Cummins, Australian Cricketer and New Balance Ambassador. 

The newly launched New Balance’s store is located at Linking Road, Mumbai. 

 

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Retail India News: Being Human Opens Its Store in Pink City, Jaipur
Retail India News: Being Human Opens Its Store in Pink City, Jaipur
 

Being Human, an iconic clothing line has recently announced the opening of its 100th store in the vibrant Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur. With the store launch marking a significant moment in the brand’s journey, the event was graced by celebrities such as Sohail Khan, Alvira Khan Agnihotri (Managing Director of Being Human Clothing, Beena Kak, Awez Darbar, and Sanjeev Rao (CEO of Being Human Clothing), Vivek Sandhwar (COO of Being Human Clothing) and leadership team of the brand.

The 2100-square-foot flagship store is located in Jaipur’s most premium and accessible shopping district and showcases an extensive range of Being Human clothing and accessories.  

"The warmth of the welcome we've received from the people of Jaipur has been truly overwhelming. Their enthusiasm and support reaffirm that Jaipur is indeed a perfect fit for Being Human. As we embark on this journey in Jaipur, we are not just opening a store; we are extending our hand in friendship and solidarity with the people of this beautiful city," saidSohail Khan, Bollywood Actor.

"At Being Human, we are thrilled to bring our iconic brand closer to the people of Jaipur. The opening of our 100th store in this historic city underscores our commitment to expanding our footprint across India and offering our discerning customers access to our latest collections in a captivating retail environment," stated Sanjeev Rao, CEO of Being Human. 

With the opening of the brand’s flagship store in Jaipur, Being Human continues to expand its presence across India. The company has plans to open many stores throughout Rajasthan soon. 

 

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Retail India News: Bhima Jewellers Expands HBR Layout Store
Retail India News: Bhima Jewellers Expands HBR Layout Store
 

Bhima Jewellers, a prominent name in the jewellery industry, has announced the expansion of its store located in HBR Layout, Bangalore. The newly revamped showroom, spanning three floors and covering over 6,500 square feet of retail space, was inaugurated by Smt. Adishree Bhat, CTO of Bhima Jewellers, along with actress Sapthami Gowda from Kantara fame. As part of the grand opening, six scooters will be given away to lucky Bhima customers in a special draw, along with other exciting offers.

With a focus on meeting the evolving preferences of its discerning clientele, Bhima Jewellers aims to offer a diverse range of designs under one roof at its HBR store. From specially curated kids' jewellery to exquisite diamonds valued at Rs 1 lakh, and temple designs perfect for bridal occasions, the expanded store caters to all jewellery needs.

Vishnusharan Bhatt, MD of Bhima Gold Pvt Ltd said, "The expansion of our HBR Layout store is driven by the increasing demand and reflects our dedication to meeting the changing requirements of our valued customers. We have observed a significant rise in the average ticket size per customer during festive seasons and witnessed remarkable growth in wedding-related purchases from October to December 2023. With consistent year-on-year growth of 22-25 percent over the past five years and profitability across all our stores, this expansion underscores the strong bond our customers share with our offerings. By enhancing our capacity and creating a more spacious and inviting environment, we aim to elevate the shopping experience for customers seeking the latest and unique jewellery collections."

This expansion follows Bhima Jewellers' recent capacity enhancement at its Koramangala store, where a dedicated floor for silver jewellery and artifacts was introduced to meet the increasing demand for contemporary designs. Additionally, the brand has opened a new showroom in Hubballi since January 2024, further expanding its presence. The revamped HBR store is now open to customers, showcasing the latest trends and timeless classics in jewellery, promising an experience of elegance and exquisite craftsmanship.

 

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Retail India News: Mia by Tanishq Launches 4 Retail Stores in Tamil Nadu
Retail India News: Mia by Tanishq Launches 4 Retail Stores in Tamil Nadu
 

Mia, a jewelry brand of Tanishq has announced the opening of 4 new retail stores in the South Indian region of Tamil Nadu, considering the location as an important growth market. With the addition of the new stores across Kellys, Adyar, and Velachery in Chennai and another in Tiruppur district, the company has further solidified its presence in the state. 

Spanning over a total area of 3,550 sq ft, the stores offer a wide range of jewelry pieces in color stones, gold, diamond, and silver. The brand is also offering discounts of up to 20 percent on the jewelry range till May 5. 

"Mia understands the needs of the women of today and how they are looking at jewelry that is an extension of their personality. Our products are lightweight with trendy, fashionable designs keeping their preferences in mind. Last year, we unveiled 12 new Mia by Tanishq standalone stores in Tamil Nadu and were delighted by the overwhelming response. We are opening four new stores between yesterday and today in Chennai, and Tiruppur,said Business Head, Shyamala Ramanan, Mia by Tanishq. 

Mia by Tanishq is currently operating 180 exclusive stores and has an online presence on its website and e-commerce platforms.  

 

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Retail India News: Go Fashion (India) Plans to Launch 120-150 New Stores for FY25
Retail India News: Go Fashion (India) Plans to Launch 120-150 New Stores for FY25
 

Go Fashion India Ltd, owning the popular women’s wear brand “Go Colour” indicates its plan to add 120-150 net new stores in FY25, a top official has confirmed. The company launched a total of 94 stores last financial year taking the overall count to 714.

The brand was also going through the ‘omnichannel strategies’  leveraging technology to offer physical and online shopping experiences, to boost its reach in various cities. 

In the January-March 2024 quarter, the city-based company recorded a profit after tax of Rs 13.1 crore, down from Rs 14.8 crore in the corresponding period last year. For the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2024, the PAT held steady at Rs. 82.8 crore, mirroring the figure from the previous year. 

“During FY24, our company achieved a growth of 15 percent year-on-year in revenues to Rs 763 Cr. EBITDA stood at Rs. 242 crores witnessing a growth of 14 percent year-on-year. Our PAT for FY24, stood at Rs 83 Cr which was flat on a year-on-year basis,” Said Saraogi. 

"We have added a net total of 84 stores to our portfolio bringing our total store count to 714 stores. While these net additions are slightly lower than anticipated, it reflects our strategic decision to close stores that did not rebound post the COVID-19 Pandemic. Looking ahead, we aspire to add 120-150 net new stores in FY25,” he added. 

About the retail industry, Saraogi disclosed that the sector experienced a temporary decline in demand due to higher inflation and changing spending patterns among consumers. With the price rise, consumers have now become more cautious with their purchases, which has led several retailers to struggle with reduced footfall.

 

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Retail India News: Malabar Gold and Diamonds Enhances Ludhiana Store Experience
Retail India News: Malabar Gold and Diamonds Enhances Ludhiana Store Experience
 

Malabar Gold and Diamonds, the esteemed global jewellery retailer, reopened its Ludhiana store on May 4th, 2024. The revamped store, situated at Rani Jhansi Road, Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana, was inaugurated by Gurupreet Bassi Gogi, MLA of Ludhiana West, in the presence of Jishad NK (Region head-North), Anees( zonal head), Vivek Saran Mathur (ABM), Management Team Members, and well-wishers.

The rejuvenated store offers an elevated jewellery shopping experience, featuring expanded space and a wider array of collections. Customers can explore the latest offerings from Malabar's exclusive brands, including Mine Diamonds, Era Uncut Diamonds, Divine Heritage Jewellery, Ethnix Handcrafted Jewellery, Precia Gemstone Jewellery, and Viraaz Polki Jewellery. With diverse designs in gold, diamonds, precious gemstones, and platinum, the store caters to diverse customer preferences, from traditional to contemporary and lightweight to everyday wear.

In celebration of the Akshaya Tritiya season, customers can avail themselves of enticing offers, including up to 25 percent off on making charges for gold jewellery, a flat 25 percent off on making charges on the purchase of Precia/Era studded jewellery, and up to 25 percent off on the diamond value on diamond jewellery purchases, valid until May 12th. Additionally, to safeguard against gold price fluctuations, Malabar offers an Advance Booking opportunity, allowing customers to book jewellery by paying just a minimum of 10 percent and purchase it at the booked rate or prevailing rate, whichever is lower. Furthermore, customers receive a free* silver coin with their purchase and enjoy a 0 percent deduction on exchange and a 1 percent deduction on gold buyback.

M. P. Ahammed, Chairman of Malabar Group remarked, "We are overjoyed by the reopening of our Ludhiana store. I extend heartfelt thanks to our loyal customers in Ludhiana for their unwavering support. With a wide range of designs for all occasions and an enhanced atmosphere, we believe the renovated store will offer unparalleled comfort and convenience to our esteemed patrons."

Malabar Gold and Diamonds is renowned for its Fair Price Promise, ensuring transparent and fair pricing for customers. The brand also implements the One India One Gold Rate scheme, maintaining uniform gold pricing across its nationwide stores.

Reaffirming its commitment to customers, Malabar Gold and Diamonds offers ten promises, including transparent pricing, lifetime free maintenance for jewellery, 100 percent value for old gold jewellery, compliance with global standards for gold and diamonds, buyback guarantee, complimentary jewellery insurance, responsible sourcing, and fair labour practices.

 

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Retail India News: Powerlook Men’s Fashion Launches New Store In Pune
Retail India News: Powerlook Men’s Fashion Launches New Store In Pune
 

Powerlook, the renowned menswear brand has proudly announced the opening of its new store in Pune, Maharashtra. The newly opened store is located at Phoenix Mall, Viman Nagar, Pune. This is the seventh store opening marking a momentous milestone for the brand.  

Powerlook is further planning to launch 50 outlets nationwide by the culmination of 2027. The brand has a robust presence in locations including Bandra West, Vashi East, Thane, and others. It is all set to serve today’s youth across India, covering cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, and Surat.

"The opening of our flagship store in Pune signifies a significant step forward in our journey of expanding Powerlook's reach across India. We are thrilled to bring our unique blend of fashion-forward apparel to the vibrant city of Pune," said Raghav Pawar, co-founder of Powerlook.

The Indian menswear market is currently experiencing an unprecedented surge and will attain a valuation of Rs. 330,000 crores by 2028. As estimated, with half of the population under 30, the youths in the nation in particular are taking forward this thriving trend with their growing hunger for smart fashion wear. 

“Powerlook's latest collection embodies the essence of smart casual fashion, capturing the pulse of the youth. Our designs are a testament to our commitment to offering trendsetting apparel that empowers individuals to express their unique style," commented Amar Pawar, co-founder of Powerlook. 

The launching of Powerlook’s flagship store in Pune reaches a resounding success, marking over 50 percent of its inventory flying off the shelves on its inaugural day. The event was honored by the presence of over 100 influencers, along with esteemed guest Danny Pandit. 

 

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Retail India News: BNC Motors Debuts First COCO Showroom in Pune
Retail India News: BNC Motors Debuts First COCO Showroom in Pune
 

BNC Motors has presently inaugurated its first COCO (Company Owned, Company Operated) showroom in Pune, Maharashtra.

Spanning over an area of 1200 sq. ft, the newly launched showroom is located at Primrose Mall, Baner – Mahalunge Road, Baner. It will not only serve potential customers but will also be the West Zone regional head office. 

The launch was done on the 27th of April 2024 and was honored by Mr. Hari Nair, a Board Member at Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co. Ltd, Japan, along with other senior officials from BNC Motors. 

“Pune is one of the great automotive hubs of India and we are very happy to be opening our first dealership in the West Zone here. This is such a vibrant and entrepreneurial city, a city whose spirit very much resonates with us, which is why we decided to open a Regional Sales Office here. The idea behind the COCO showroom is just an extension of this – if we are going to have a regional office we might as well also make it a showroom,” commented Mr. Anirudh Ravi Narayanan, CEO and Co-Founder of BNC Motors. 

The newly launched showroom will be showcasing sleek Challenger S110 and S125 e-bikes for enthusiasts of electric two-wheelers. And very soon, the company is planning to roll out the Perfetto Scooter, and The Boss NR 150 e-bike in the market. 

The pricing of the Challenger S110 and S125 models starts at Rs 1.09L and Rs 1.57L respectively, and are now available at the showroom. 

BNC Motors has plans to inaugurate additional COCO showrooms/Regional Sales offices in key major regions across India this year only.

 

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Retail India News: The Body Shop Adds New Activist Workshop Store in Bangalore, Now 19 in the City
Retail India News: The Body Shop Adds New Activist Workshop Store in Bangalore, Now 19 in the City
 

The Body Shop, a British-based personal care brand has unveiled its new Activist Workshop store in Bengaluru. Spanning over nearly 584 sq. ft. of retail space, the newly launched store is located at Phoenix Mall of Asia, South Bengaluru. This is the brand’s second full-fledged workshop store in the city. At present, The Body Shop operates 23 stores in Bengaluru, of which 19 are standalone outlets. Dedicated to sustainability, The store invites customers to recycle packaging, by returning the product empties to the store. Over 70 percent of the brand's product packaging is fully recyclable.

“We’re thrilled to unveil our second Activist Workshop store in Bengaluru, a pivotal market in South India alongside Hyderabad and Chennai,” said Harmeet Singh, VP– Product, Marketing, and Digital, at The Body Shop, South Asia. 

The Body Shop has been operational in India since 2006 under Quest Retail Pvt Ltd. management. At present, the brand owns 200 stores nationwide and has expanded its reach catering to over 1500 cities. 

Established in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick, is now operating around 2,500 retail locations in more than 80 countries. As of now, Quest Retail made a statement explaining how The Body Shop will remain unaffected by the restructuring in the UK. 

 

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Retail India News: Kazo Announces New Store Opening in Noida
Retail India News: Kazo Announces New Store Opening in Noida
 

Kazo Fashion Pvt, Ltd., has declared the grand opening of its new store in Noida. The newly launched store covering an area of 900 sq. ft., is located at DLF Mall of India, Noida. Reflecting the brand’s dedication to circularity, the design of the store integrates movable store fixtures and infrastructure and features the Spring-Summer 2024 collection.

We are thrilled to introduce our newest retail outlet in Noida, presenting cutting-edge fashion to our valued customers,” said  Deepak Aggarwal, CEO and Founder, Kazo.

In April, Kazo opened a store in CP67 Mall, Mohali, and that was another significant move to strengthen the brand’s presence in north India.

We are excited about the unveiling of our latest store at the prestigious DLF Mall of India. This strategic selection underscores our dedication to situating Kazo in vibrant, high-traffic locales that resonate with our fashion-savvy audience,” commented Siddhant Aggarwal, Director of Operations, Kazo.

Kazo is a women's fashion brand launched in 2007, and it sells products varying from tops, dresses, outerwear, bottom-wear, Co-Ord sets, jumpsuits, bags, accessories, and fragrances. The retailer is known to operate more than 65 exclusive brand outlets (EBOs) and 120 shop-in-shop counters across the nation. The brand’s products can be shopped through its website, mobile app, and multi-channel platforms. 

 

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Retail India News: Birkenstock Unveils First Mumbai Flagship Store
Retail India News: Birkenstock Unveils First Mumbai Flagship Store
 

In the bustling retail landscape of India, Birkenstock has launched its inaugural flagship store in Mumbai, covering 1600 square feet. The store seamlessly blends Birkenstock's focus on functionality, quality, and tradition with the richness of India's cultural tapestry. It boasts a replica of the original Birkenstock footbed crafted by local artisans using copper.

Drawing inspiration from India's vibrant culture, the interior is adorned with locally sourced brass, cork, jute, and leather, echoing the brand's iconic materials. Jens Hattab, regional managing director - Middle East Africa India at Birkenstock, underscored the significance of this milestone, coinciding with the brand's 250th anniversary and the burgeoning potential of the Indian market.

India is a dynamic market with an ever-growing appreciation for quality and comfort, and we see immense potential for Birkenstock's continued expansion here,” he remarked.

The store promises immersive experiences, interactive displays, and showcases the latest Spring/Summer 2024 collection, featuring exclusive collaborations and highly anticipated releases. Vinay Bansal, managing director of Birkenstock India, reiterated the brand's popularity and commitment to delivering exceptional experiences for the Indian community.

The love for Birkenstock in India has been truly inspiring. We’re witnessing a passionate and ever-expanding consumer base who value not only the comfort and quality of our footwear, but also the brand's commitment to heritage,” he asserted.

 

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Retail India News: Fenesta Boosts Its Presence in Noida
Retail India News: Fenesta Boosts Its Presence in Noida
 

Fenesta, a windows and doors brand has recently launched its new store in Noida, confirmed by one of the company’s officials on Tuesday. This new store is open to customers in Noida’s sector 10. DCM Shriram Ltd.’s Fenesta’s new showroom offers a variety of products including windows and doors in various designs and colours. The brand has previously declared the opening of a new showroom Vcube Solutions at JB Complex, Noida Sector-104. 

We are excited to announce our newest opening, a strategic move to reach a wider audience across the country and sustain our market leadership. We have charted a great journey till now and look forward to many more landmarks ahead,” said Saket Jain, Business Head, Fenesta.

This Gurgoan-based company is a part of the Rs. 12,080 crore conglomerate DCM Shriram Ltd. It has a track record of over 4 million installations. It provides customers with a fully customized end-to-end solution, covering survey, design, manufacturing, delivery, installation, and service.

Fenesta has multiple products to offer with categories in aluminum windows, doors, uPVC windows and doors, and solid panel doors categories in India. It operates more than 300 dealer showrooms and 9 Signature Studios in 900 cities. The brand has also marked its presence in international markets including Maldives, Nepal, and Bhutan. 

 

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Retail India News: Stonelam Introduces Experience Centre for First Time in Mumbai
Retail India News: Stonelam Introduces Experience Centre for First Time in Mumbai
 

Stonelam, which is a Natural surface materials distributor has launched a new experience center in Mumbai. The newly opened center includes a business lounge with custom furniture displaying interior mock-ups. The experience center is designed to serve a diverse range of customers, including architects/designers, homeowners/buyers, and existing and potential clients. 

This is our first experience centre in Mumbai. It showcases our unique offering in this domain, providing an array of choices and immersive sensory experiences. This space epitomizes our commitment to redefining the facade market, blending nature’s allure and sustainability,” said Sandeep Bagade, CEO, Stonelam. 

Stonelam has marked its existence in more than 200 locations in India with warehouses across Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore. It also operates experience centres at more than 20 locations letting customers touch and feel the products.

With a design concept inspired by ‘Hiking Through the Mountains,’ the space showcases our superior products in complete harmony with nature. Interactive exhibits highlight Stonelam’s product superiority, catering to environmentally conscious consumers and redefining the facade market with fresh perspectives,” commented Sushant Pathak, CMO, Stonex Group.

By choosing Stonelam, customers will be making a natural and sustainable choice contributing to a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing planet. 

 

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Retail India News: Kisna Diamond and Gold Jewelry Opens Showroom in New Delhi
Retail India News: Kisna Diamond and Gold Jewelry Opens Showroom in New Delhi
 

Kisna Diamond and Gold jewelry brand continues to expand its reach with its latest showroom launch in New Delhi. This new opening is the brand’s 5th exclusive showroom in Delhi and 22nd across India. Customers can shop the products from the new store located in Kabir Nagar, Shahdara. Ghanshyam Dholakia, Founder and M.D, Hari Krishna Group along with Parag Shah, Director, KISNA Diamond and Gold Jewellery honored the launch event. 

"With the opening of our exclusive showroom in New Delhi, we are poised to capitalize on new opportunities, further strengthening our presence in key markets and delivering unmatched value to our customers,” stated Dholakia.

Kisna’s newly launched store in New Delhi aims to engage with the local community, understand their preferences, and build lasting relationships.

Positioned strategically, the KISNA exclusive showroom is poised to meet the varied preferences and purchasing patterns of Shahdara’s diverse community. With thorough market analysis and insight into consumer behaviours, KISNA endeavours to curate bespoke product selections and offer personalized services, tailored to the refined tastes of Shahdara’s consumer base,” Parag Shah Stated

The brand owns more than 3,000 shop-in-shop outlets across 28 states in India. It has more than 10,000 unique designs to offer to its customers ranging from rings, earrings, pendants, mangalsutra, necklaces, bangles, bracelets, and nose pins in 14KT and 18KT gold. 

 

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Retail India News: Solitario’s Lab-Grown Diamonds Debuts in Chennai
Retail India News: Solitario’s Lab-Grown Diamonds Debuts in Chennai
 

Lab-grown diamond brand Solitario has marked the entrance of its very 1st store in Chennai. The newly inaugurated diamond jewelry store spans over 600 sq. ft. area and is located at Phoenix Market City Mall’s luxury arena named Palladium, which is a host to 70 retailers. This is the brand’s 15th retail outlet pan India. Indian actress Priyamani alongside Ricky Vasandani, chief executive officer of Solitario inaugurated the store. 

"We are thrilled to unveil our first store in Chennai, a city renowned for its appreciation of luxury and style. It is a big step for us, for this is our 15th India store, and we are committed to making this a great venture. We believe that our new store will play a key role in redefining the luxury jewelry experience for our customers, with the exquisite lab-grown diamonds, offering not only unparalleled beauty but also a sustainable alternative to traditional mining,” said Vasandani. 

For authenticity, all the products at the new Solitario store have certifications by reputable institutions such as IGI, SGL, and GIA. The brand currently has 16 stores across various cities, spanning Pune, Mumbai, Goa, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi and Dubai. 

 

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Retail India News: Lifestyle Launches New Store in Siliguri
Retail India News: Lifestyle Launches New Store in Siliguri
 

Lifestyle has inaugurated its new store at Vega Circle, Siliguri. Spanning over an area of 50,000 sq. ft. this is the brand’s 113th store in India. 

“It’s a full circle moment as Lifestyle opens its doors at Vega Circle! A decade ago, we had eagerly anticipated their first store in Siliguri at Vega,” said Umang Mittal, CEO of the Vega Circle Mall. 

Marking its beginning in 1999, Lifestyle is a major forming retailer that offers products including footwear, handbags, fashion accessories, and beauty products, all under the same roof. 

“The wait has been long but it’s worth it! And that’s not all – we’re thrilled to unveil our impressive 50,000 sq. ft. public plaza. Join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion,” Mittal said. 

Lifestyle stores have more than 350 national and international brands including Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Arrow, Benetton, Nike, Adidas, Allen Solly, Levis, Tommy Hilfiger, Swatch, Tissot, and Tag Heuer. 

 

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Retail India News: Skechers Innaugrates 21st Store in Gujarat
Retail India News: Skechers Innaugrates 21st Store in Gujarat
 

Skechers has recently announced the opening of its 21st store in Gujarat. The newly launched store is located at Shyamal Crossing, Ahmedabad.

“Exciting news for all the shoe lovers in Gujarat! Skechers has just opened its 21st store in Shyamal Crossing, Ahmedabad,” shared Dinesh U Khangani, Director of Business Development, Shivera Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd.  

Skechers was recently seen launching its streetwear apparel capsule collection ‘Retroverse.’ The launch was done in collaboration with Kanika Goyal at the Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). 

Congratulations to the amazing team behind this successful launch, including Rahul Vira, Manish Chandra, Samson Budden, Hemant Maitey, Nikhil Shwetabh, Kailash Gianani and team KS Ruchilifestyle. Cheers to your hard work and dedication!” said Dinesh U Khangan. 

Setting its foot in 1992, Skechers South Asia acts as a subsidiary of Sketchers USA. The brand is known to provide its products in 180 countries. 

 

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Retail India News: Urban Square Mall Introduces Jus’ Jumpin’ Trampoline Park in Udaipur
Retail India News: Urban Square Mall Introduces Jus’ Jumpin’ Trampoline Park in Udaipur
 

Urban Square Mall, Udaipur’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, has unveiled its latest addition – Jus’ Jumpin’, India’s Ultimate Playland. Making its debut in Rajasthan, Jus’ Jumpin’ brings its trampoline park experience to Udaipur with the opening of its 11th store.

Spanning across an expansive 2022 sq. ft. space, Jus’ Jumpin’ at Urban Square Mall transforms playtime for children up to 11 years old. Featuring a variety of unique rides and entertainment options, each visit guarantees a thrilling experience for young ones. Alongside its exciting attractions, Jus’ Jumpin’ offers irresistible birthday packages tailored to create unforgettable celebrations for every child.

This partnership between Urban Square Mall and Jus’ Jumpin’ adds a new dimension to retail entertainment in Udaipur, catering to families seeking both shopping and leisure options.

Uddhav Poddar, MD, Bhumika Group said, “We are happy to welcome Jus’ Jumpin’ to Urban Square Mall, further enhancing our commitment to providing unparalleled entertainment experiences for families in Udaipur. Jus’ Jumpin’ is more than just a trampoline park; it’s an oasis of fun where kids can unleash their imagination and boundless energy. We are confident that the addition of Jus’ Jumpin’ will elevate the mall's offerings and create lasting memories for families.

 

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Retail India News: Accessorize London Broadens Reach in India's Travel Retail Space
Retail India News: Accessorize London Broadens Reach in India's Travel Retail Space
 

Accessorize London is all set to boost its presence in India’s burgeoning travel retail sector. Currently owning live stores in Bangalore Airport, Hyderabad, and Delhi, the brand now plans on opening its two new branches in Pune and Hyderabad as well.  

The new stores will be offering a range of fashion accessories such as earrings, necklaces, scarves, sunglasses, and stationery diverse in design and colors. 

Mordor Intelligence says that the Indian travel retail market size is estimated to reach USD 5.40 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 21.5percent during the forecast period (2024-2029). 

“Expanding into India’s thriving travel retail sector is a strategic move for Accessorize London as we strive to establish ourselves as a prominent player in this market. Indian travel retail landscape is fragmented with many contenders and this initiative helps us emerge as a standout brand. The travel retail segment presents an ideal opportunity to cater to customers engaging in spontaneous and convenient shopping experiences. It aligns with our commitment to delivering top-quality accessories that ensure utmost customer satisfaction,” commented Kumar Saurabh, CEO of Planet Retail Holdings Pvt Ltd.

Accessorize London’s expanded reach into the travel retail space also aligns with the increasing tourism in India and also helps the brand to strengthen its premium position. The brand has a strong hold on retail, D2C, and e-commerce platforms, and is now planning on positioning itself as a key player. 

 

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Retail India News: Mango Expands Retail Footprint in Key U.S. Markets
Retail India News: Mango Expands Retail Footprint in Key U.S. Markets
 

Mango, a prominent fashion brand in Europe, is bolstering its presence in the United States, furthering its expansion strategy in the country. Following store openings in various states including New York, Florida, Texas, Georgia, California, and Pennsylvania, Mango is now focusing on expanding its reach along the East Coast with new store launches in Washington, D.C., and Boston.

In the Capitol Region, Mango plans to open four stores, starting with its store in Westfield Montgomery, which opened on April 14. Later this year, the company will open stores at 950 F Street in historic downtown Washington, D.C., Tysons Corner Center, and Pentagon City. Additionally, Mango will open three new stores in the greater Boston area, beginning with its store in Natick Mall, which opened on April 22, followed by two more in 2024.

These newly opened stores exclusively feature the Woman line and showcase Mango's Mediterranean-inspired store concept, New Med. Sustainability and architectural integration are emphasized in this design, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere with traditional, handcrafted, and natural materials.

Mango’s Director of Expansion and Franchises, Daniel López said, “We are thrilled to be expanding in the U.S. with our new stores in Washington, D.C. and Boston, two key markets on the East Coast. This is a very exciting time to be at Mango and we will continue executing on our plan to bring the brand experience physically to more U.S. consumers. These openings are the first of several and we look forward to sharing more on our progress as the year goes on.” 

Mango's expansion plan in the United States began in 2022 with the flagship store opening on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The company aims to reach 40 company-owned stores by 2024, with the United States becoming one of its top markets in terms of turnover.

Since 2006, Mango has been steadily expanding its presence in the United States, with a focus on strategic locations and key cities. In 2023, Mango expanded its presence on the West Coast and in the South, opening stores in Texas, Georgia, and California. In 2024, Mango aims to open 30 points of sale in the US, to become one of the group's top three markets in terms of turnover by 2026.

 

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Retail India News: Smartsters Expands Offline Footprint with New Store in Juhu
Retail India News: Smartsters Expands Offline Footprint with New Store in Juhu
 

Smartsters, a leading children's furniture brand driven by design, has opened its 35th store in Linking Road, Juhu, bringing its offerings closer to more families. Housed within the recently inaugurated Crossword Bookstore, this new outlet aims to provide families with access to furniture designed to support children's development and growth.

The launch event featured a panel discussion with experts from academia, child development, and design, highlighting the crucial role of well-designed furniture in nurturing children's development. Panelists included Aditya Patil from Ascend International School, child psychologist Payal Narang, parent coach Piya Marker, and the founders of FN Design Studio, Farheen Nanji and Naazish Reshamwala, along with Bikram Mittra, Head of Design at Smartsters. The event also featured engaging storytelling sessions with timeless tales from Amar Chitra Katha, sparking children's imagination and wonder.

This expansion marks a significant milestone for Smartsters as it meets the increasing demand for high-quality children's furniture. The new outlet is strategically located to serve as a one-stop destination for parents seeking furniture solutions prioritizing safety, functionality, and style.

Ashni Biyani, the driving force behind Smartsters said, "As a brand, we're committed to creating homes where every child's potential is nurtured through carefully designed furniture. Partnering with Crossword aligns with our shared mission of enriching lives and fostering environments that inspire growth and imagination."

Guests at the launch had the opportunity to explore the new Smartsters store, experiencing firsthand its innovative and vibrant range of children's furniture and accessories. The brand's extensive product range, including bunk beds, study desks, décor, and storage solutions, will soon be expanded to include beds, study desks, cots, and cribs for younger children.

 

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Retail India News: HairOriginals Teams Up with Naturals Salon to Popularize Hair Extensions
Retail India News: HairOriginals Teams Up with Naturals Salon to Popularize Hair Extensions
 

HairOriginals, India's leading natural hair extensions brand, and Naturals Salon, a prominent salon chain in India, are teaming up to make hair extensions more accessible and popular, particularly in bustling locations like airports and major shopping malls. This collaboration aims to educate people about natural hair extensions and simplify their application.

This strategic partnership between HairOriginals and Naturals Salon, two giants in the beauty industry, is set to redefine the hair extensions market in India. By joining forces, they plan to raise awareness and make hair extensions more readily available, utilizing their combined strengths to serve customers in high-traffic areas such as airports and major malls, including the prestigious Phoenix Mall.

Selecting airports and major shopping malls as focal points underscores the brands' innovative strategy. These venues attract large crowds, offering an ideal platform for raising awareness and directly engaging with consumers. For the first time in India, customers will have the opportunity to try hair extensions right at the airport, marking a significant milestone in the industry. HairOriginals' pioneering 'Experience Before Purchase' concept will be a highlight at these locations, allowing travelers and shoppers to firsthand experience the quality and versatility of hair extensions.

Both HairOriginals and Naturals Salon are dedicated to putting customers first, aiming to enhance their beauty and confidence. This partnership, focusing on hair extensions as both a necessity and a fashion statement, perfectly aligns with its mission to bring top-tier beauty solutions closer to consumers. Naturals Salon outlets at selected airports and malls will feature HairOriginals' hair experts, offering personalized product recommendations and free trials to help customers make informed decisions.

With Naturals Salon's extensive presence nationwide, this partnership is poised for significant growth. Initial rollouts at six key locations have already laid the groundwork for broader expansion into metro cities and other tier cities. Currently, the locations at Nails n Beyond, Hyderabad Airport, Telangana, and Nails and Beyond Salon, HRBR Layout, Bangalore, Karnataka, are operational.

Jitendra Sharma, Founder and CEO of the company said, “Our partnership with Naturals Salon takes beauty to a whole new level by introducing 100 percent pure, all-natural, human hair extensions to our super-chic and sophisticated clientele. It's the coming together of a shared commitment to authenticity, quality, and the life-altering magic of beauty. We offer you the convenience of premium natural hair at easy-to-reach locations like airports and malls, for your peace of mind about your travel beauty routine and letting your hair and personality out wherever is our highest concern.

Looking ahead, HairOriginals aims to explore further partnerships to expand its market presence and revolutionize the Indian human hair extensions market.

 

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Retail India News: Apple Salon Expands Offline Presence in Bandra
Retail India News: Apple Salon Expands Offline Presence in Bandra
 

Bandra, India is about to witness a new standard in beauty retail as Apple Salon gears up to open its doors in the heart of this vibrant neighborhood. Renowned for its excellence in Pune, Apple Salon brings its hallmark blend of luxury, expertise, and personalized care to Mumbai, promising an unmatched experience for beauty enthusiasts.

More than just a salon for hair and nails, Apple Salon aims to elevate your sense of self both inside and out. Whether it's a fresh makeover, a serene spa retreat, or a dose of self-pampering, the skilled team of stylists and beauty experts at Apple Salon are dedicated to turning your beauty aspirations into reality.

Central to Apple Salon's philosophy is its genuine dedication to curating a personalized journey for each client. The moment you step into their elegantly crafted space, you're greeted with warmth, tranquility, and sophistication, setting the stage for an indulgent experience. Every member of their team not only boasts high-level skills but also carries a deep passion for their craft, ensuring every interaction is marked by care, expertise, and a sincere desire to exceed expectations.

Komal Borude, Founder of Apple Unisex Salon said, "I couldn't be more thrilled to welcome the vibrant community of Bandra into the Apple Salon family. Our goal has always been to create a space where everyone feels welcome, valued, and beautiful. We can't wait to share our passion for beauty and excellence with all of you."

At Apple Salon, the focus is on using only the finest products and the latest techniques, ensuring a premium experience from start to finish. Whether it's a luxurious hair treatment or a rejuvenating skincare session, clients can trust they're in capable hands with the salon's team of professionals.

The salon prides itself on its meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to using only the finest products and techniques. Whether it's a transformative hair makeover, a revitalizing facial treatment, or a luxurious spa experience, clients can rest assured they're in the hands of experts dedicated to delivering unparalleled results. Furthermore, Apple Salon's commitment to inclusivity extends beyond its exceptional services, as the salon aims to create a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible environment for all.

 

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Retail India News: Levi’s Opens Largest Mall Store in Bengaluru at Nexus Mall
Retail India News: Levi’s Opens Largest Mall Store in Bengaluru at Nexus Mall
 

Levi’s, a renowned denim and lifestyle brand, inaugurated its newest store at Nexus Mall in Bengaluru, marking its largest mall store in India to date. Situated in the culturally vibrant locale of Koramangala, the store aims to elevate the brand experience for denim enthusiasts across Bengaluru. As Levi’s continues its expansion and direct-to-consumer focus in India, the store is designed to offer shoppers a meaningful brand encounter while providing a wide range of style options and personalized services.

Spanning an impressive 6,000 square feet of retail space, the new Levi’s store at Nexus Mall Koramangala is meticulously designed in the brand’s cutting-edge NextGen Indigo store format, offering a sophisticated shopping environment with deep indigo walls, intuitive product placement, and lounge areas. This represents a further evolution of the store experience within Levi’s larger Icon store format. The store offers an extensive assortment for both men and women, including classics like the 501 and Trucker Jacket, alongside the latest denim lifestyle offerings. For women, trend-focused options include flare, straight, and loose fits, complemented by stylish tops and cropped styles. Men can explore advanced stretch denim, loose jeans, as well as a range of cargos and chinos, along with a variety of shirts and tees.

Additionally, the store features the iconic Levi’s Tailor Shop, offering a range of personalization services such as alterations, restoration, and embellishments. Customers can customize their favorite Levi’s pieces with embroidery, patchwork, pins, and more, reflecting their unique style and expression.

The opening of the Nexus Mall store underscores Levi’s commitment to expanding its presence across India. Alongside the Brigade Road store, the largest in Asia, and the store on 100ft Road Indiranagar, the Nexus Koramangala store strengthens the brand’s footprint in Bengaluru. This store aligns with Levi’s direct-to-consumer strategy, offering customers an immersive experience to explore the best of Levi's.

Hiren Gor, GM, South Asia - Levi Strauss and Co said, “India is an important market for Levi Strauss and Co, and as the Levi’s store at Nexus Mall opens as our largest mall store to date, it marks a significant moment in our expansion strategy in India as we continue to be in locations across the country where our consumers shop. With this new store, we're creating a destination where shoppers can interact with the Levi’s brand, fostering authenticity and self-expression."

 

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Retail India News: Wooden Street Expands Manufacturing Facility in Jodhpur
Retail India News: Wooden Street Expands Manufacturing Facility in Jodhpur
 

Wooden Street, a prominent name in the Indian furniture retail sector, has announced a significant expansion of its manufacturing facility and R&D unit located in Jodhpur. Covering an extensive area of 10 lakh square feet, this expansion aims to bolster the company's production capacity, allowing it to manufacture 4-5 lakh units annually, translating to an estimated total revenue of 500-700 crore per year.

This strategic move involves a substantial investment ranging from Rs 50-70 crore, underscoring the company's commitment to meeting the escalating demand for its furniture products. The newly enhanced facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art, fully automated machinery, leveraging cutting-edge technology to enhance efficiency, precision, and product quality. Additionally, the upgraded R&D unit will focus on refining prototyping methods, driving innovation in product design and material utilization.

Wooden Street currently operates manufacturing facilities in Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Bangalore, collectively spanning over 15,00,000 square feet. In tandem with its manufacturing operations, the company has established a robust supply chain network comprising 35 strategically located warehouses across India.

Our new expansion in Jodhpur reflects our commitment to staying at the forefront of the furniture industry. With these enhanced facilities, we aim to transform the furniture design and manufacturing process, ensuring our customers receive top-tier products,” said Lokendra Ranawat, CEO, Wooden Street.

In addition to fulfilling its operational objectives, the expansion project will contribute to the local economy by generating 300 new job opportunities and promoting skill development in the region.

Established in 2015, Wooden Street has emerged as a leading brand offering a diverse range of premium-quality and designer furniture, home décor, and furnishing items. Operating both online and through a network of brick-and-mortar outlets, the brand offers customers the flexibility to shop online or experience products firsthand in showrooms.

With a customer base exceeding 1 million and a network of 97 experience stores and 350+ delivery hubs nationwide, Wooden Street boasts an extensive selection of over 30,000 furniture, décor, and furnishing items. Maintaining a consistent annual growth rate of 60–65 percent since its inception, the brand has established itself as a trusted name in the furniture industry.

 

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Retail India News: Acqua di Parma Debuts Boutique at The Chanakya in New Delhi
Retail India News: Acqua di Parma Debuts Boutique at The Chanakya in New Delhi
 

Acqua di Parma introduces its inaugural boutique at The Chanakya in New Delhi, marking a significant retail milestone for the luxury brand in India. Located in the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave of Lutyens' Delhi, The Chanakya is renowned for its opulence, offering an expansive space of 189,000 square feet dedicated to luxury fashion, fine dining, and entertainment.

The boutique, inaugurated on April 5, 2024, spans 190 square feet and presents customers with an immersive experience in the refined ambiance of an authentic Italian house. Featuring a novel concept unique to Acqua di Parma, the space embodies a harmonious fusion of Italian and Indian cultures, reflected in its modern and sophisticated design.

Distinguished by a cream color palette accentuated with touches of yellow and gold, the boutique exudes warmth and sophistication. Drawing inspiration from Carlo Scarpa's Italian styles, the floor showcases mosaic and parquet patterns, evoking a sense of traditional Italian craftsmanship.

A standout feature of the boutique is the introduction of a yellow counter, crafted with high-end lacquer techniques to exude elegance and luxury. Beyond the standard fragrance table, a dedicated area presents an extensive selection of fragrances and candles from the Home Collection, inviting customers to explore the Maison's olfactory universe.

Complementing the aesthetic, Acqua di Parma's signature concrete tiles adorn the boutique, further reinforcing the brand's distinctive identity. Experience the epitome of excellence and craftsmanship at the new Acqua di Parma Boutique, where the warm ambiance of an Italian home awaits, inviting customers to explore the Maison's universe in all its facets.

 

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Retail India News: Shark Tank India Star Be U Natural Salon Plans 25 Punjab Salons
Retail India News: Shark Tank India Star Be U Natural Salon Plans 25 Punjab Salons
 

Be U Natural Salon chain has marked its appearance in Panchkula Sector 20 in Haryana. A special-purpose vehicle (SPV) will be used by the salon chain for the opening of  25 salons in the next 24 months, covering Panchkula, Mohali, and Chandigarh along the entire Punjab.

Delhi-based entrepreneur and Shark Tank India spotlight, Deepak Sharma owns multiple salons in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, and Faizabad. The show also witnessed the business goals and aspirations of the man. 

"The man emphasized his salon’s focus on affordability, making high-quality salon experiences more attainable for a broader customer base. He also talked about his perspective on employee retention and attrition, explaining how they hire individuals from lower middle-class families who are then provided with proper training to support themselves and their families. “This way, our love and support in their training help their families. Hence, they don’t leave us,” Deepak said.

The founder of the salon also revealed his succession plan and how he trains people to be leaders. He also spoke about his aim to become the second-largest self-owned salon chain in India very soon and how he is planning to expand his business in other cities. 

Deepak Sharma entered the show seeking an investment of Rs 60 lakh in exchange for 2.5 percent equity in his company. However, the direct deal was not done, Deepak shared his enriching experience. 

"I am a small businessman. Being featured on Shark Tank India and then receiving all the love from the people—reading the comments on YouTube, Instagram, Reddit—I can’t thank you all enough. I hope to live up to the expectations,” Sharma said.

Reportedly, the founder has been called by a Reddit thread asking to join the show as a Shark. The brand showcases the potential to resonate with viewers. 

 

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Limelight Diamonds Launches Its Store in Kolkata With Ada Sharma
Limelight Diamonds Launches Its Store in Kolkata With Ada Sharma
 

Limelight Diamonds has inaugurated its second store in Kolkata in a span of 15 months. 

This new store has been established in Kankurgachi, Kolkata. The opening of this store was graced by the famous Hindi & Telugu film actress Adah Sharma. 

“I am simply in awe of the store and the concept of lab-grown diamonds. They are made in India and I think every Indian woman will take pride in wearing these diamonds- truly a bigger and bolder upgrade. I congratulate team Limelight for bringing this concept to Kolkata and wish them the very best.” said Actress Adah Sharma

The brand has seen rapid growth and is known for its widest reach in the country for LGD jewelry with 10+ Stores, and 40+ shop-in-shops spread across 25+ cities including Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai etc. 

The company offers a collection of solitaire necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

The brand offers customer services including design customization, Lifetime Buyback, and a 100% exchange guarantee which will instill trust and confidence in the customers.

“Having received such a fantastic customer response at our first store in Forum Mall, opening a second store to widen our reach in the city was an obvious choice. The cherry on the top was to have our Kolkata partners (Jash Jewellers) open this second store, only fostering our relationship and further validating the trust they have in the Brand. We believe that the Kankurgachi store will further strengthen our presence in the city and we look forward to making this one an equal success and widening our reach in the Eastern belt with our partners,” said Pooja Sheth Madhavan, Founder & MD of Limelight Diamonds. 

In FY24, Limelight has a track record of gross sales of over INR 80 Crores nationally, more than a 230% jump compared to last year.

 

 

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AMRPL Unveils ‘Bon Voyage’ Travel Retail Store at Lucknow Airport
AMRPL Unveils ‘Bon Voyage’ Travel Retail Store at Lucknow Airport
 

AMRPL (April Moon Retail Pvt. Ltd) announces the opening of its concept store ‘Bon Voyage’ at the newly inaugurated Terminal 3 at Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) International Airport in Lucknow, both arrival and departure sections.

With its other recent openings at Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, and Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport at Ahmedabad, ‘Bon Voyage’ is set to redefine luxury and convenience shopping for frequent travelers, business executives, and tourists. 

“We are thrilled to introduce ‘Bon Voyage’ to Lucknow Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in North India. Our aim is to establish ‘Bon Voyage’ as the epitome of convenient travel retail and Lucknow serves as the perfect platform to capitalize on this vision. Curated with the best of the brands, the collection comprises high-end chocolates, travel accessories, and books, and attends to the travellers’ last-minute needs. The launch also reaffirms our commitment to enhance the travel experience for our esteemed customers at every step of the journey," said Gaurav Singh, CEO of AMRPL.

The CCS International Airport promoted by the government as a pivotal hub of the North, has become the second busiest airport in the region, capable of handling more than 4000 passengers during peak hours. 

‘Bon Voyage’ is designed to cater to the needs of busy travelers, offering them a wide range of products and categories which includes chocolates and beverages to travel essentials, books, digital accessories, gifting, etc., from distinguished brands like Rhine Valley, Lindt, Venchi, Marshall, JBL, and many more.

 

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The Sleep Company Marks the Opening of Its 75th Store in India
The Sleep Company Marks the Opening of Its 75th Store in India
 

The Sleep Company has inaugurated its 75th store in India with its new outlet in Hyderabad.  

The company previously opened 7 stores in the same city, and this is the 8th edition. Customers can explore an extensive range of products including patented SmartGRID mattresses, smart recliner beds, pillows, office chairs, & recliner sofas.

With two more outlets on the horizon, the company will be expanding its presence all over the city.

“The inauguration of our 75th store is a momentous occasion for us. It not only reflects our journey of relentless innovation but also reflects our commitment to redefining the way India sleeps. With plans to launch over 150+ stores nationwide by the end of 2024, we are poised to bring our transformative sleep solutions closer to customers across the country.” said Priyanka Salot, Co-founder, The Sleep Company. 

Within the last two years, The Sleep Company has witnessed 6x growth which marks an ARR of INR 350+ crores as of September 2023.

The company owns multiple stores across Andhra Pradesh in cities like Vizag, Vijayawada, Warangal & Guntur.

 

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Retail India News: AMRPL Unveils a Convenient Travel Retail Store ‘Bon Voyage’ at Lucknow Airport
Retail India News: AMRPL Unveils a Convenient Travel Retail Store ‘Bon Voyage’ at Lucknow Airport
 

AMRPL (April Moon Retail Pvt. Ltd), a domestic travel retail company known for its curated selection of premium liquor and exclusive travel products, has opened its concept store ‘Bon Voyage’ at the newly inaugurated Terminal 3 at Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) International Airport in Lucknow, both arrival and departure sections. With its other recent successful openings at Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, and Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport at Ahmedabad, ‘Bon Voyage’ is set to redefine luxury and convenience shopping for frequent travelers, business executives, and tourists alike. 

The CCS International Airport promoted by the government as a pivotal hub of the North, has become the second busiest airport in the region, capable of handling more than 4000 passengers during peak hours.  With the launch of this comprehensive one-stop solution store at Lucknow Airport, AMRPL caters to the evolving needs of travelers, offering them a hassle-free shopping experience.

‘Bon Voyage’ is designed to cater to the needs of busy travelers, offering them a wide range of products and categories under one roof. Passengers can find everything they need for a comfortable and enjoyable journey, from chocolates and beverages to travel essentials, books, digital accessories, gifting, etc., from trusted and distinguished brands like Rhine Valley, Lindt, Venchi, Marshall, JBL, and many more. The store’s distinctive quality, spacious layout, and wider product selection sets it apart from other convenience stores.

Strategically positioned at Lucknow Airports’ bustling Terminal 3, ‘Bon Voyage’ caters to the growing footfall of travelers seeking convenient shopping with quality.

Gaurav Singh, CEO of AMRPL stated, "We are thrilled to introduce ‘Bon Voyage’ to Lucknow Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in North India. Our aim is to establish ‘Bon Voyage’ as the epitome of convenient travel retail and Lucknow serves as the perfect platform to capitalize on this vision. Curated with the best of the brands, the collection comprises high-end chocolates, travel accessories, and books, and attends to the travellers’ last-minute needs. The launch also reaffirms our commitment to enhance the travel experience for our esteemed customers at every step of the journey."

 

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Retail India News: Rareism Unveils 30th Exclusive Store in India
Retail India News: Rareism Unveils 30th Exclusive Store in India
 

Rareism, the women's fashion brand by Bengaluru-based fashion retailer The House of Rare, has opened its third outlet in Hyderabad. 

The opening of the new outlet marks a significant milestone for the brand, as it takes the total store count to 30 across India. The 650 sq. ft. store is designed to provide a unique shopping experience for women, offering them an extensive collection of fashion-forward clothing that caters to their diverse needs and preferences.

The store's architecture, reminiscent of a modern palace with its grand moving pillars, truly provides an immersive and exceptional experience. The interior, bathed in pristine white light with graceful, cloudy curves, beautifully showcases our fashion expressions.

Rareism is a brand known for its desk-to-dinner approach, and the new outlet is expected to further strengthen its presence in the market. The brand is a subsidiary of Radhamani Textiles Pvt Ltd. Rareism was founded by Akshika Poddar in 2016, who has been instrumental in building the brand ever since. Rareism has been committed to quality and innovation which has helped it establish a strong foothold in the fashion industry, and the opening of the new outlet is a testament to its success.

Abhishek Srivastava, Business Head of Rareismm, spoke about the brand's vision, "Rareism is India’s answer to European fashion. We believe that multifaceted is not a word; it’s a woman, and we aspire to become a one-stop destination for women." He also expressed his gratitude to Sreeleela for her support and said that the brand was excited to expand its presence in Hyderabad.

The new Rareism store is situated on the ground floor of InOrbit Mall, Madhapur, Hyderabad, and will offer a wide range of stylish and trendy women's clothing. The brand's collection includes the Desk to Dinner Approach with a variety of formal and casual wear. Rareism's designs are known for their unique styles which cater to all body types making them a favorite among fashion-conscious women

 

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Retail India News: Gokyo Extends Mumbai Presence with Thane and Dadar SIS Outlets
Retail India News: Gokyo Extends Mumbai Presence with Thane and Dadar SIS Outlets
 

Gokyo, the renowned Indian label for outdoor clothing and gear, has recently broadened its footprint in the bustling city of Mumbai by inaugurating new Shop-in-Shop (SIS) outlets within Total Sports & Fitness stores at KORUM Mall in Thane and Dadar TT Circle. This expansion marks a significant step for Gokyo, solidifying its partnership with Total Sports and Fitness (TSF) to bring its wide array of products closer to outdoor enthusiasts in Mumbai.

The collaboration between Gokyo and TSF aims to elevate the shopping experience for adventure seekers by showcasing a diverse range of key products. From trekking pants to jackets, base layers, and an extensive selection of outdoor apparel and accessories, Gokyo's offerings cater to the varied needs of trekking enthusiasts at every skill level – be it beginners, intermediates, or experts.

Founder of Gokyo, Venkatesh Maheshwari, emphasized the significance of this expansion, stating, "Our loyal customer base in Thane, Kalyan, and Central Mumbai will greatly benefit from the convenience of these new outlets. The Shop-in-Shop concept allows us to connect with our customers more effectively, right from Dadar to Mulund to Kalyan, offering them easier access to our premium products."

Gokyo has emerged as a frontrunner in India's outdoor apparel and gear market, serving a diverse clientele, including spiritual tourists embarking on the Chardham Yatra, international students, and travelers exploring Western countries. With a focus on blending style, functionality, and durability, the brand continues to meet the evolving needs of adventurers and travelers alike.

This strategic expansion not only strengthens Gokyo's presence in Mumbai but also underscores its commitment to providing high-quality outdoor gear to enthusiasts across the country. With the introduction of these new outlets, Gokyo reaffirms its position as India's go-to destination for premium outdoor apparel and gear.

 

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Retail India News: CHARLES & KEITH Unveils Concept 6 Store at Phoenix Mall, Pune
Retail India News: CHARLES & KEITH Unveils Concept 6 Store at Phoenix Mall, Pune
 

CHARLES & KEITH, renowned for its trendy yet accessible designs, has launched its latest concept store at the bustling Phoenix Mall of the Millennium in Pune, India. This flagship store, the 26th in the country and the second in Pune introduces the innovative Concept 6 design, promising an unparalleled shopping adventure for patrons.

With a signature aesthetic of clean lines and minimalist hues, the new store receives a softer touch through fluid curves and streamlined design elements. Crafted to provide a serene haven amidst the chaos, the space invites customers to indulge in a leisurely browsing experience, focusing on the intrinsic beauty of raw materials. Featuring sleek powder-coated aluminum fixtures, travertine stone laminate, and elegant white statuary marble pedestals, the contemporary décor seamlessly complements CHARLES & KEITH’s coveted collections.

Emphasizing curated experiences, each section of the store narrates its unique story. From chic footwear and trendy bags to lifestyle accessories, patrons are encouraged to explore the diverse array of products while relishing exceptional service.

With its avant-garde design and commitment to customer satisfaction, CHARLES & KEITH's newest venture promises to redefine the retail experience in Pune's dynamic fashion landscape.

 

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Retail India News: Vegan Footwear Brand CAI Launches Store in DLF Avenue, Delhi
Retail India News: Vegan Footwear Brand CAI Launches Store in DLF Avenue, Delhi
 

CAI, a vegan footwear brand, has opened its doors at DLF Avenue Saket. The brand is renowned for its fashion-forward designs, enduring quality, and unparalleled comfort.   

The launch comes right in time to spruce up one’s summer shoe collection, as the brand unveils Tropical Paradise featuring a vibrant array of footwear perfect for the upcoming season.

CAI, meaning "rejoice" or "happy" in Welsh, was born in 2015 from the vision of Aradhana and Dhanraj Minawala. Recognizing a gap in the market for stylish and affordable footwear crafted without leather, they embarked on a mission to provide patrons with ethically-conscious,  fashionable, and comfortable shoe options.

With a focus on both aesthetics and functionality, CAI offers an eclectic collection of bags and footwear like flats, heels, wedges, sneakers, boots, and many more, available in a multitude of colors, patterns, and embellishments. Its commitment to impeccable quality and customer satisfaction has fueled its remarkable growth, with a loyal following across India.

Speaking about the new store launch, Aradhana and Dhanraj Minawala, Founders, CAI said, “The Delhi store launch is a very big milestone for us, to open in the capital city and our first store in North India. We have such a big fan base and customer base online from Delhi that it was only fitting that we launch our store here. We are grateful that we got this opportunity to open the store only because of the support of our customers. We know this is going to be a successful store as we have only received love from this city.”

CAI is available at Phoenix Palladium in Lower Parel, Mumbai, Viviana Mall in Thane, and Palladium Ahmedabad in Ahmedabad. The brand is also available for purchase through the brand's website. Moreover, the brand extended its reach through the Pernia Pop-Up Stores scattered across various cities.

Additionally, the allure of CAI extended to Nykaa Fashion Bangalore. Embracing the modern shopping landscape, the product could also be found on multiple online marketplaces, ensuring accessibility and convenience for all prospective buyers.

 

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Retail India News: Nestasia Unveils Flagship Store in Hyderabad
Retail India News: Nestasia Unveils Flagship Store in Hyderabad
 

Nestasia, the premium design-driven home decor, has unveiled its inaugural store in Hyderabad in the Sarath City Capital Mall, marking a milestone in the city's home decor scene. With a reputation for dynamic and trendsetting home decor, Hyderabad is the ideal canvas for Nestasia to showcase its unparalleled craftsmanship and exquisite designs. The unveiling of its flagship store represents a harmonious fusion of newness and contemporary designs across main categories like dining, decor, kitchen, bath, and furnishings, poised to redefine the essence of elevated living in Hyderabad.

The new Nestasia store in Hyderabad stands as its largest-sized store to date, spanning 900 square feet, it allows Nestasia to meet the evolving needs of its discerning clientele and cater to the burgeoning demand for categories such as crockery, decor, gifts, wall art, and soft furnishings. As a hub for home decor trends, Hyderabad provides the perfect backdrop for Nestasia's expansion. Nestasia is set to establish a strong presence in the region, with over 7 percent of loyal customers hailing from Hyderabad on its online D2C website, coupled with the strategic management capabilities of its Bangalore team overseeing both regions, the decision to expand into Hyderabad was a natural progression for Nestasia.

In celebration of the grand inauguration, Nestasia is set to ignite a captivating social media frenzy with the collaboration of ten esteemed influencers, renowned for their expertise in decor and lifestyle, among them is the esteemed Bandaru Supritha Naidu, renowned for her keen eye and expertise in the realms of aesthetic decor and lifestyle. Their collective influence promises to amplify the anticipation and excitement surrounding Nestasia’s latest endeavor.

In a world where trends are evolving at the speed of light, Nestasia commits to not only creating beautiful spaces but curating designs that reflect the pulse of contemporary culture. Our collections are tailored and meant to resonate with today's trendsetters. Frequent fresh drops in their stores with something new to look forward to every 10 days is what their home store brings to its shoppers.  Inspired by our signature aesthetic of classic white and gold, every detail within the store is meticulously curated to evoke a sense of luxury and elevated living. From the open expansive entrance with decor displays to the carefully arranged displays showcasing our exquisite collections, each element exudes an aura of exclusivity and charm. The seamless integration of custom fixtures and gondolas, designed specifically for showcasing hero categories and products within the store not only elevates the visual appeal but also enhances the shopping experience. Nestasia invites you to immerse yourself in a world where luxury meets artistry, and every visit is an unforgettable journey into refined living.

Aditi Muraka, Co-Founder of Nestasia said, "As we unveil our flagship store in Hyderabad, we are proud to bring design and newness in home and lifestyle to Hyderabad. This marks a significant milestone for us and underscores our commitment to redefining the standards of home decor excellence. We invite Hyderabad to embark on this journey with us and Make Home Special. Just like our favorite fashion brands, we believe in the thrill of the new. With Nestasia, it's time to say goodbye to waiting seasons for the latest trends because, we are bringing to Hyderabad, Bangalore, and further in North India, and to every household, fresh drops of inspiration on the regular! Our fresh drop approach ensures that your space is always ahead of the curve, blending style and substance."

Additionally, its forthcoming stores, including the prestigious Mantri Mall in Bengaluru, will continue to uphold our ethos of delivering unparalleled shopping experiences. The expanded dimensions of its stores not only enhance product visibility but also provide an avenue to amplify revenue streams. Nestasia remains steadfast in its commitment to operational excellence while adhering to industry benchmarks, with a steadfast goal of surpassing the 2000+ Sales Per Square Feet (SPSF) milestone within the initial six months of operation for every store.

The Nestasia, Sarath City Capital Mall, Hyderabad is its second store in South India with three other stores in Bengaluru, Delhi, and Kolkata. Expansion for the decor and lifestyle brand includes a total of 20 new stores in FY25, most of them coming up in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Delhi, NCR. 

 

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Retail India News: Bombay Shirt Company Expands Offline Footprint with New Store in Navi Mumbai
Retail India News: Bombay Shirt Company Expands Offline Footprint with New Store in Navi Mumbai
 

Bombay Shirt Company has recently inaugurated its 20th retail outlet in India, located in the bustling Seawoods area of Navi Mumbai. Established in 2012 as the country's pioneering online custom-made shirt brand, Bombay Shirt Company has garnered widespread recognition for its meticulous customer service and distinctive in-store shopping experience. In addition to their renowned custom-made shirts and tailored bottom wear and tees, they have now introduced a range of premium tailor-made blazers, all available at their latest retail store.

The new store boasts an innovative layout, eschewing traditional product racks in favor of display boxes featuring mannequins showcasing each product category. Customers can peruse various fabric options for tailor-made shirts, blazers, jeans, chinos, and pants, with the added convenience of viewing their chosen customizations on a large screen. Knowledgeable stylists are on hand to assist customers in selecting fabrics that best suit their preferences and guide them through the entire customization process.

Akshay Narvekar, Founder and CEO said, “A lot of the people who shop at the 7 stores we already have in Mumbai reside in Navi Mumbai. We hope the new layout of the store is something that works well for the customer by minimizing visual clutter and helping them make an informed purchase based on their needs.

 

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Retail India News: Smartsters Expands Retail Footprint in Pune
Retail India News: Smartsters Expands Retail Footprint in Pune
 

Smartsters, a prominent player in the children's furniture sector, has launched a new shop-in-shop outlet at the bustling Crossword store in Pune's Tribeca High Street. With a vision to spread joy and comfort while extending its reach across India, Smartsters aims to establish over 10 Shop-in-Shop locations nationwide, targeting major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Noida. The opening of the new outlet in Crossword, Pune signifies a significant milestone in the brand's expansion strategy, bringing them closer to their growth objectives.

Situated in Pune's commercial hub, Tribeca High Street, Smartsters has garnered a strong reputation among locals. The newly inaugurated store offers an immersive shopping experience, inviting parents and children to explore a captivating range of furniture tailored for young ones. From imaginative bunk beds and study desks to vibrant bedding and versatile storage solutions, Smartsters provides a diverse array of products designed with meticulous attention to detail, fostering creativity, comfort, and safety for children of all ages.

Ashni Biyani, Founder and Director of Smartsters said, "We are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response to our new shop-in-shop outlet in Pune. The support and enthusiasm from the community reaffirm our commitment to providing innovative, safe, and stylish furniture solutions for children. We aim to create spaces where imagination knows no bounds and where families can create lasting memories together."

Smartsters Design Head, Bikram Mittra added, "We are very glad with the positive response the new shop-in-shop is receiving. The new Smartsters outlet is a dedicated space for all parents looking to create fun and creative environments for their kids. We've meticulously crafted each piece to reflect not just functionality but also the imaginative spirit of childhood."

Whether designing a cozy nursery for a newborn or revamping a playroom for growing toddlers, Smartsters aims to be the preferred destination for parents seeking innovative and dependable furniture solutions in Pune. This expansion underscores Smartsters' commitment to nationwide accessibility and solidifies its position as a leader in the evolving children's furniture market.

Visit the new Smartsters store at Pune's Tribeca High Street to explore a world of imagination, functionality, and style for your little ones!

 

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Retail India News: ace turtle Expands Toys"R"Us Presence with First store in Bengaluru
Retail India News: ace turtle Expands Toys"R"Us Presence with First store in Bengaluru
 

ace turtle, a leading technology-native retail company in India, has inaugurated Bengaluru's inaugural Toys"R"Us store at Bhartiya Mall of Bengaluru. This move is part of ace turtle's strategic initiative to broaden Toys"R"Us's footprint in India, with plans to establish 12 stores by 2024. Currently, Toys"R"Us operates two stores in India, including a retail outlet in Hyderabad and a recently opened flagship store in Mumbai.

Situated in the integrated township of Bhartiya City near Hebbal in Bengaluru, the new store spans 6,200 sq. ft., offering a seamless toy shopping experience for children and families. The store boasts an extensive range of leading international brands such as LEGO, Hasbro, and Mattel, alongside popular Indian brands like Playshifu, Funskool, and Winmagic. Visitors of all ages can enjoy interactive elements throughout the store, capture memorable photos with Geoffrey the Giraffe, and partake in branded experiences from top toy brands.

Nitin Chhabra, CEO, ace turtle, said, "We are thrilled to bring Toys"R"Us to Bengaluru with the opening of our new store at Bhartiya Mall. The expansive store extends beyond a simple shopping destination; it will serve as a comprehensive recreational space for children and families, offering a wide array of toys that cater to various interests and age groups. We offer the signature Toys“R”Us shopping experience that is a benchmark globally for over 70 years. We believe there is tremendous potential for organized toy retailing in India given the fast-growing customer base. The expansion of Toys“R”Us will contribute to the Government of India’s “Make in India” initiative by accelerating toy manufacturing in the country.” 

Arjun Aggarwal, Vice Chairman and MD, Bhartiya Urban said, "Bhartiya Mall Of Bengaluru is delighted to welcome the first store of Toys"R"Us in Bengaluru. This iconic brand brings a world-class shopping experience for children and families. We are confident that it will be a favorite destination for children and parents alike. This collaboration aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing diverse and exciting options for our patrons, further enhancing the vibrancy and appeal of the mall.

In June 2021, ace turtle formed a joint venture with Flipkart Group’s Wholesale Entity in India to acquire the Toys"R"Us license in India. This collaboration resulted in the launch of India’s first Toys"R"Us retail store in Hyderabad in March 2023, followed by the opening of the flagship store in Mumbai's Linking Road in December 2023. Additionally, customers across India have been enjoying their favorite toys through the online store.

 

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Retail India News: Flyrobe Expands Offline Presence in Bangalore
Retail India News: Flyrobe Expands Offline Presence in Bangalore
 

Flyrobe has announced the opening of its second franchise store in Bangalore. Situated in Malleshwaram, this new store signifies another step forward in Flyrobe's mission to transform fashion consumption and availability. The inauguration event, held today, attracted notable guests, industry collaborators, and fashion enthusiasts eager to witness the unveiling of Flyrobe's latest endeavor in Bangalore.

Aanchal Saini, CEO of Flyrobe said, “As the youth in Bangalore embraced rental fashion at super lightning speed and acknowledging the strong demand, we are delighted to announce the opening of our second store, marking a significant milestone in our growth journey. The city's enthusiasm for our services is palpable, and we are thrilled to expand further by adding more stores. Partnering with Ashwini for this venture adds to our excitement; her decade-long expertise as a renowned designer in Bangalore brings valuable insight to our collaboration."

Ashwini Gurucharan, Owner of Flyrobe Malleshwaram, Benguluru said, “As a long-time admirer of Flyrobe's innovative approach to fashion, I am honored to be a part of this journey as a franchise owner. Coming from the fashion industry, I understand this market and see tremendous growth potential in Bengaluru.The response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive, and I am confident that our new store will provide a seamless and delightful experience for our customers."

Established in 2015, Flyrobe has revolutionized the fashion landscape by offering a diverse range of designer outfits and jewelry for rent. This approach allows customers to access premium fashion at affordable rates. Along with an extensive selection of apparel and accessories, the store will provide personalized styling assistance and a dedicated photo studio, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable shopping experience for every customer.

 

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Retail India News: WoodenStreet Expands Offline Presence with New Store in Mumbai
Retail India News: WoodenStreet Expands Offline Presence with New Store in Mumbai
 

WoodenStreet, a prominent brand in India's home furniture, décor, and furnishing sector, continues its expansion by inaugurating a new Light Street store in Mumbai. This move aligns with the company's aggressive growth strategy, aiming to establish 50 additional stores across major metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Jaipur within the next 18-24 months.

The opening of the second Light Street store in Mumbai follows the successful launch of the first store in Jaipur, catering to diverse lighting needs. The store offers a wide range of lighting fixtures, including table lamps, chandeliers, pendants, and more, tailored to meet various aesthetic preferences.

Spanning an area of 2500-3000 sq. ft., the new store is strategically located in Andheri East, Mumbai's prime location. With this expansion, WoodenStreet aims to provide customers with an expanded space to explore premium lighting solutions conveniently under one roof.

"We are committed to expanding our presence across India, ensuring customers have access to the latest lighting trends and designs. This new store opening reflects our dedication to delivering an unmatched shopping experience," stated Lokendra Ranawat, CEO of WoodenStreet.

Driven by its vision of leadership in the lighting industry, WoodenStreet aims to achieve a projected revenue target of Rs 100-150 crore from the new store launch, further solidifying its market position. Light Street by WoodenStreet remains committed to offering customers high-quality products at affordable prices, striving to meet evolving consumer needs while establishing a strong nationwide presence.

 

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Retail India news: FabCuro Sets New Benchmark for Home Decor in Bengaluru
Retail India news: FabCuro Sets New Benchmark for Home Decor in Bengaluru
 

FabCuro, a highly anticipated destination for refined home decor, has announced the opening of its inaugural store in Indiranagar, Bengaluru. With a strong commitment to sophistication and craftsmanship, FabCuro aims to set new standards in home decor across India.

Central to FabCuro's debut is its flagship store, designed to resemble a museum with arches, art-adorned walls, and aisles that invite exploration.

"The architectural design aims to provide every visitor with a complete art connoisseur experience," said Vineet Sharma, Co-Founder of FabCuro.

More than just a retail space, FabCuro offers an immersive experience tailored for refined living. It presents a carefully curated selection of luxurious home decor items that exude grandeur and finesse. From elegant furniture sets to intricately crafted artisanal accents, each piece at FabCuro tells a unique story and adds timeless allure to living spaces.

"We meticulously handpick every product, ensuring each piece boasts a distinctive design and narrative. Our decor collection is curated, ensuring exclusivity and uniqueness," noted Hemant Tak, Co-Founder of FabCuro.

FabCuro's vision is to redefine home decor, elevating it beyond mere furnishings to create enduring living spaces characterized by elegance and refinement.

 

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Retail India News: GIVA Hits Century Mark with 100th Store Opening
Retail India News: GIVA Hits Century Mark with 100th Store Opening
 

GIVA, one of India's leading direct-to-consumer (D2C) fine jewellery brands, celebrates a significant milestone with the inauguration of its 100th store in India. Situated at the prestigious Phoenix Mall of Asia in Yelahanka, Bangalore, the new store embodies a sophisticated and captivating ambiance.

Offering a diverse array of jewellery that embodies elegance and contemporary charm, the GIVA store promises customers an immersive and enriching retail experience. The store's inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of Bollywood actress Mouni Roy, serving as the celebrity guest of honor alongside GIVA's Founder, Ishendra Agarwal.

Ishendra Agarwal, Founder, GIVA said, "From the humble beginnings of opening our first flagship store in Bangalore till now, we have grown steadily in a span of five years. It gives us immense pride to celebrate the milestone of launching GIVA’s 100th store back in Bangalore, where it all began. We are also delighted to announce that GIVA opened its first international store in Sri Lanka successfully.

GIVA's extensive collection encompasses bracelets, rings, necklaces, pendants, and earrings designed for women, men, and children, catering to diverse tastes and occasions. Renowned for its authenticity and minimalist yet elegant designs, GIVA offers affordable jewellery that exudes sophistication and style.

Furthermore, this year heralds GIVA's foray into the Gold and Lab-Grown Diamonds (LGDs) category, demonstrating the brand's commitment to staying abreast of evolving fashion trends and meeting customer demands with innovative and high-quality offerings.

 

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Retail India News: Fenesta Strengthens Retail Presence with New Showroom in Noida Sector-104
Retail India News: Fenesta Strengthens Retail Presence with New Showroom in Noida Sector-104
 

Fenesta, a prominent name in India's windows and doors sector and a market leader, has expanded its retail footprint with the inauguration of a new showroom. The exclusive outlet, Vcube Solutions, situated at Plot No.5, JB Complex, Hazipur Market, Near BYOB, Noida Sector-104, 201301, offers a wide range of aluminum windows and doors, uPVC windows and doors, and solid panel doors.

Saket Jain, Business Head, Fenesta said, "Our expansion is fueled by offering a diverse range of products and our dedication to keeping customers satisfied. Each new store we open reinforces our promise to deliver excellent customer service and reflects the trust our clients have in us. Our showrooms aren't just places to shop; they're lively hubs where people discover our products, connect with our brand, and make informed choices. As we strive to reach more customers across the country, we're excited to announce the opening of our latest showroom. Through the steadfast support and belief of our partners and stakeholders, we've reached an incredible milestone. Our journey has been remarkable, and now we're poised for even more growth ahead. This success is a result of our strong marketing, diverse product range, and focused attention on Tier ll and Tier lll markets. We've carefully designed every aspect of our approach to engage, educate, and create lasting memories for our valued customers.

The new showroom signifies Fenesta's dedication to providing an interactive and informative retail experience for both existing and potential customers. With a presence in over 350 locations, Fenesta aims to further expand its market share and maintain its leadership position in India's growing aluminum windows and doors, uPVC windows and doors, and solid panel doors segments.

Fenesta's products undergo rigorous testing and quality checks to ensure optimal performance in India's diverse climates. Renowned for features like noise insulation, rain insulation, and dust-proofing without compromising aesthetics, Fenesta products are favored by leading builders, architects, and interior designers nationwide.
 

 

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Retail India News: SSBeauty Unveils Flagship Store at Quest Mall
Retail India News: SSBeauty Unveils Flagship Store at Quest Mall
 

India's retail landscape welcomes an exciting addition as SSBeauty unveils its latest multi-brand destination at Quest Mall, Kolkata. Retail India News: SSBeauty Unveils Flagship Store at Quest Mall

Situated on the 1st floor, SSBeauty at Quest Mall redefines elegance with its sophisticated layout and modern amenities. Beyond retail, it offers a sanctuary for beauty enthusiasts, boasting a dedicated Treatment Room for luxurious facials and a Nail Bar showcasing the latest nail trends.

Curating a diverse range of global and Indian brands, SSBeauty caters to every beauty need. From international powerhouses like Dior, NARS, and Armani Beauty to local favorites such as Kay Beauty and Forest Essentials, the store boasts an extensive collection of makeup, skincare, fragrances, and grooming essentials.

Biju Kassim, CEO of Beauty at Shoppers Stop said, “I am super excited to announce the grand opening of the largest beauty store in the country! This moment marks a significant milestone for us, as we continue to revolutionise retail in India with each new store launch. SSBeauty at Quest Mall is a testament to our commitment to providing a cutting-edge shopping experience for the modern beauty enthusiast. More than just a store, it represents a bold shift in the beauty industry, ushering in a new era of retail innovation. Welcome to a vibrant world of glamour, meticulously crafted to inspire and empower all of you”.

The grand opening witnessed a historic moment as SSBeauty experts set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for completing the Most Cosmetic Makeovers In One Hour, further solidifying the store's status as India's premier beauty destination.

 

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Retail India News: Accessorize London Opens Exclusive 'Jewellery Only' Store in Bangalore
Retail India News: Accessorize London Opens Exclusive 'Jewellery Only' Store in Bangalore
 

Accessorize London has unveiled its innovative 'Jewellery Only' concept store in Bangalore. This specialized retail space is dedicated solely to offering a diverse range of exquisite fashion jewellery, providing a unique shopping experience for fashion enthusiasts.

Unlike traditional Accessorize outlets that feature a wide assortment of fashion accessories, including handbags, scarves, sunglasses, and children's fashion, this concept store is exclusively tailored for jewellery aficionados. With a compact yet stylish footprint covering approximately 225 square feet, the store ensures an intimate and curated shopping ambiance.

A standout characteristic of the 'Jewellery Only' store is its exclusive product lineup, ranging from delicate to chunky designs, encompassing enamel, metal, and semi-precious materials. With over 1500 distinct designs on display, customers can explore an extensive collection of fashion jewellery options, offering a broader selection compared to standard Accessorize outlets. This specialization enhances the shopping experience, catering to customers seeking the latest trends and vintage classics in the jewellery domain.

Kumar Saurabh, CEO of Planet Retail Holdings Pvt Ltd said, “We are delighted to introduce the ‘Jewellery Only’ concept store under the Accessorize brand in Bangalore. This venture marks a strategic move to cater specifically to the growing demand for diverse and high-quality fashion jewellery. By curating an exclusive range and dedicating an entire store to this category, we aim to enhance the shopping experience for our customers and further solidify Accessorize’s position as a trendsetter in the fashion retail industry.

The ‘Jewellery Only’ store is a testimonial to Accessorize’s commitment to extensive and stylish collections. With its exclusive product offerings and a focus on fashion jewellery, the store is set to become a go-to destination for those seeking the perfect accessories to complement their style.

 

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Retail India News: Snitch Expands Retail Presence with New Store Launch in Bangalore
Retail India News: Snitch Expands Retail Presence with New Store Launch in Bangalore
 

Snitch, a leading direct-to-consumer (D2C) men's lifestyle brand in India, announces the opening of its fourth consecutive store in Brigade Road, Bangalore, as part of its rapid expansion into offline retail. Spanning across 4000 sq/ft, this new store aims to redefine the shopping experience for customers in Bangalore, a city known for its vibrant retail landscape.

Scheduled to inaugurate on March 22nd, 2024, this launch signifies a significant milestone for Snitch, following the success of its previous stores in Surat and Bangalore over the past two months. With plans to establish a stronger retail presence in key metro areas, the company aims to introduce 30-40 new stores within the next two years.

Siddharth Dungarwal, Founder and CEO, Snitch stated, “Our target is to enhance the offline retail experience for our customers and make a deep dive into customers’ choices and preferences. Our offline retail growth is certainly intended to help our customers have first-hand experience/touch and feel of the products, learn and experience new lifestyle trends, and witness a personal experience with the brand to make the best of choice purchases. Bangalore is one of the highly increasing retail and fashion markets. The reason for opening our new outlet in this vibrant neighbourhood is because it has everything, from incredible shopping experiences from an array of trendy boutiques, bustling street markets, and high-end stores to mouthwatering culinary delights and nightlife, making it one of the best Bangalore sightseeing. With the launch of our second store in Bangalore we aim to raise the convenience of accessing premium lifestyle and trends for our customers in Bangalore.

As Snitch embarks on its journey of growth and expansion, the new store epitomizes the brand's dedication to style, innovation, and customer-centricity. With a wide range of products, exclusive offers, and a dynamic shopping environment, customers can expect nothing short of an exceptional retail experience at Snitch. Prepare to turn the city streets into your fashion runway with Snitch, where every step becomes a bold statement of style.

 

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Retail India News: KISNA Expands Delhi Presence with New Franchise Store
Retail India News: KISNA Expands Delhi Presence with New Franchise Store
 

KISNA Diamond and Gold Jewellery, a prominent player in India's jewellery sector, has opened its 4th Exclusive Franchise Showroom in Delhi, NCR. This milestone reflects KISNA's dedication to offering exquisite diamond and gold jewellery to customers in Delhi. The opening ceremony was graced by Ghanshyam Dholakia, Founder and M.D. of Hari Krishna Group, alongside Parag Shah, Director of KISNA Diamond and Gold Jewellery.

The new franchise showroom, located in Noida, showcases KISNA's renowned collection of finely crafted diamond and gold jewellery pieces. Ranging from timeless classics to modern designs, the store provides a diverse range of options to cater to various tastes.

In addition to expanding its retail presence, KISNA has initiated several CSR programs to make a positive impact on society. These include distributing sewing machines to underprivileged individuals, and empowering them with skills for sustainable livelihoods. Additionally, the company has provided meals to those in need and planted saplings for every purchase made by customers at its franchise showrooms in Dwarka, Preet Vihar, and Ghaziabad.

Ghanshyam Dholakia, Founder and M.D, Hari Krishna Group stated, "We are thrilled to open our 4th Exclusive Brand Showroom in Delhi, NCR, further strengthening our presence in the region. Noida's dynamic market and cosmopolitan culture present an exciting opportunity for us to connect with discerning customers and offer them unparalleled craftsmanship and quality. With a vision of ‘Har Ghar KISNA’, we aim to be the fastest growing diamond jewellery brand in India and make every woman’s dream of owning diamond jewellery come true."

Parag Shah, Director, KISNA Diamond and Gold Jewellery said, ‘’KISNA’s commitment to excellence extends beyond its product offerings, with a focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences. The newly inaugurated outlet in Noida is poised to provide a personalized shopping experience, guided by expert staff dedicated to assisting customers in finding the perfect piece for every occasion. This expansion reinforces our strategic vision of expanding our footprint and offering unparalleled luxury experiences across India."

 

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Retail India News: The Body Shop Advances Retail Expansion Plans in India
Retail India News: The Body Shop Advances Retail Expansion Plans in India
 

The Body Shop, an internationally renowned ethical beauty brand originating from Britain, aims for substantial growth in India. The brand intends to increase its brand touchpoints by 100, primarily focusing on expanding into Travel Retail, Beauty Specialty, and Quick commerce segments. With a current presence of 200 stores across India and catering to over 1500 cities through its online platform and marketplace partnerships, The Body Shop is strategically positioning itself for further expansion.

Vishal Chaturvedi, VP, Retail and Operations, The Body Shop said, “India is one of the top markets for The Body Shop globally. Our consistent growth reflects the popularity of The Body Shop and the immense opportunities we are tapping into in the country. We will continue to scale up and focus on omni-channel expansion while leveraging newer opportunities in high convenience formats to build stronger brand affinity in India.

Aligned with The Body Shop's mission to make a positive impact on both people and the planet, the brand has been actively launching Activist workshop stores since 2022. These unique stores empower customers to participate in The Body Shop's Recycling Programme, launched in 2019, by facilitating the recycling of product packaging. This initiative promotes sustainability and contributes to environmental preservation through plastic recycling.

In addition to its sustainable initiatives, The Body Shop India has been at the forefront of impactful campaigns highlighting women and their community trade partners in India. Earlier this year, the brand launched a compelling brand campaign featuring renowned actress Diana Penty, underscoring The Body Shop's fearless and feminist brand ethos.

 

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Retail India News: Michael Kors Opens New Lifestyle Store in Ahmedabad
Retail India News: Michael Kors Opens New Lifestyle Store in Ahmedabad
 

Michael Kors has announced the inauguration of a Michael Kors Lifestyle store in Ahmedabad, India, this January.

Spanning 2,106 square feet, the store is situated in the prestigious Palladium Mall, known for its array of luxury fashion brands. Offering an upscale collection of MICHAEL Michael Kors fashion and accessories, the store boasts handbags, small leather goods, footwear, women’s watches, eyewear, fragrance, and men’s small leather goods and belts.

Designed with sophistication in mind, the interior of the Michael Kors Palladium Mall store showcases brushed and polished stainless-steel displays, along with a refined blend of finishes reminiscent of dark oak wood and Calacatta marble. The chic palette and luxurious materials reflect the brand's elegant interpretation of contemporary glamour, creating an inviting atmosphere for customers to explore, shop, and indulge in the brand's exceptional personal styling and service.

 

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Retail India News: PrabhuBhakti Opens First Physical Store in Ayodhya, India
Retail India News: PrabhuBhakti Opens First Physical Store in Ayodhya, India
 

In a significant step towards merging spirituality with modern fashion, PrabhuBhakti, a pioneering direct-to-consumer (D2C) startup specializing in Devotion and Style, has announced the inauguration of its inaugural physical store. Positioned in Ayodhya, right in front of the revered Ram Mandir, this strategic move signifies a landmark moment for the brand in establishing a tangible retail presence and connecting with its audience.

Founded in 2021 by Samast Ahlawat and Raju Kumar, PrabhuBhakti has been dedicated to serving the contemporary devotee with its range of spiritual apparel, including t-shirts, caps, and silver jewelry. This launch not only underscores the brand's innovative approach but also demonstrates its commitment to making spiritual and fashion-forward products accessible to a wider audience.

The store's debut has been met with enthusiastic reception from customers, resulting in the rapid sell-out of initial stock within just 24 hours. This response highlights the brand's resonance with its target demographic and showcases the strategic advantage of its prime location. While competing brands vie for space in Rampath, PrabhuBhakti has secured a coveted position in front of Ram Mandir, further solidifying its presence in the market and enjoying visibility from 2.5 lakhs visitors daily.

Samast Ahlawat and Raju Kumar, Co-Founders stated, "Opening our premier store in such a prestigious location is a milestone achievement for us at PrabhuBhakti. The overwhelming response from our customers reaffirms our belief in the unique value proposition we offer. This is just the beginning, and we look forward to continuing this journey, bridging the gap between spirituality and modern lifestyle."

PrabhuBhakti's venture into offline retail reflects its mission to engage with customers on a deeper level, offering them a space where devotion intersects with style. The brand invites everyone to visit the store in Ayodhya and discover firsthand the distinctive products that celebrate spiritualism in today's world.

Backed by seed funding from Prajay Advisors, PrabhuBhakti has received undisclosed support in the past, signaling investor confidence in the brand's growth trajectory and innovative business model. This funding was earmarked to bolster the brand's expansion endeavors and product diversification, ensuring PrabhuBhakti maintains its leadership position in the Devotion and Style segment.

Established by Samast Ahlawat and Raju Kumar, PrabhuBhakti stands at the intersection of devotion and contemporary style. Offering a carefully curated range of apparel, silver jewelry, and puja items, the brand caters to the evolving preferences of young devotees seeking to integrate spirituality into their daily lives. With its steadfast commitment to innovation and quality, PrabhuBhakti is reshaping the landscape of modern spiritual brands in India.

 

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Retail India News: Malabar Gold and Diamonds Opens Chandni Chowk Store
Retail India News: Malabar Gold and Diamonds Opens Chandni Chowk Store
 

Malabar Gold and Diamonds, the world's sixth-largest jewelry brand, celebrated the inauguration of its latest store in Chandni Chowk, Delhi. The 2300 sq. ft. store, the 12th in Delhi NCR and the 29th in the North region, was virtually inaugurated by M P Ahammed, Chairman of Malabar Group. The grand opening ceremony saw the presence of Shri Parlad Singh Sawhney, Member of Delhi Legislative Assembly.

MP Ahammed said, "Opening our store in Chandni Chowk is a momentous occasion for us. We believe this milestone will strengthen our bond with the people of New Delhi, adding more sparkle and joy to this vibrant location. As we aim to become the Number One Jewelry Brand, we extend our gratitude to every one of you."

The store features spacious interiors, seating for 46, and a wide range of collections at competitive prices, offering a premium jewelry shopping experience. The curated store presents customers with exclusive collections in an inviting atmosphere, including a dedicated wedding arena, a customer lounge, diamond experts, and ample parking.

With meticulously designed pieces in gold, diamond, Polki, gemstones, and platinum, the store offers a diverse range of jewelry to suit various preferences. Featuring exceptional pieces from exclusive brands like Mine Diamond Jewelry, Era Uncut Diamond Jewelry, Divine Heritage Jewelry, Ethnix Handcrafted Jewelry, Precia Gemstone Jewelry, and Viraaz Polki Jewelry, the store aims to be the ultimate destination for distinctive designs.

Malabar Gold and Diamonds is recognized for its commitment to transparency and fair pricing. Through its Fair Price Promise, the brand ensures customers can buy their favorite jewelry at reasonable making charges. Additionally, the brand offers the One India One Gold Rate scheme, ensuring consistent gold pricing across all stores nationwide.

Underlining its dedication to customers, Malabar Gold and Diamonds offers 10 promises, including transparent pricing, lifetime free maintenance, 100 percent gold value when reselling old jewelry, HUID-compliant gold, IGI and GIA-certified diamonds, buyback guarantee, jeweler insurance, responsible sourcing, and fair labor practices.

With a workforce of approximately 22,000 employees across 26 countries, Malabar Gold and Diamonds has served 15 million customers across 100 countries. With 10 new stores in March, the brand will reach a total of 350 stores. It has a global presence across India, the Middle East, the Far East, the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada, and Bangladesh, with 14 wholesale units in 8 countries and 15 manufacturing units in 5 countries. The company also ranks 19th globally in Deloitte’s Luxury Goods ranking.

 

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Retail India News: Sai Silks Expands Retail Footprint with New Store in Tamil Nadu
Retail India News: Sai Silks Expands Retail Footprint with New Store in Tamil Nadu
 

Ethnic apparel retailer Sai Silks Kalamandir Ltd. (SSKL) has inaugurated its latest store under the Kancheepuram Varamahalakshmi Silks format in Tamil Nadu, marking its 60th establishment nationwide and the ninth in the state.

"We are pleased to announce the opening of our ninth store in Tamil Nadu, underscoring our commitment to the region and our dedication to tapping into the thriving ethnic wear market here," said Prasad Chalavadi, managing director at Sai Silks Kalamandir.

The newly launched store specializes in wedding and occasion wear sarees, catering to the diverse preferences of customers. With a strong foothold in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, Sai Silks aims to further concentrate on the South India market, recognized as the largest saree market in the nation, driving 50 percent of saree sales.

SSKL operates through four distinct retail formats, including Kalamandir, Mandir, Varamahalakshmi Silks, and KLM Fashion Mall, in addition to its online presence on various e-commerce platforms.

Since its inception in 2005 as a single store, the company has witnessed substantial growth, expanding its retail network to encompass 60 stores with a collective floor area exceeding 6 lakh sq. ft. In the fiscal year 2023, Sai Silks reported sales of Rs 1,351 crore and a profit after tax of Rs 97.60 crore. Having gone public last year, the company's decision to raise funds through the stock markets was primarily driven by its ambitious expansion plans.

 

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Retail India News: Louis Philippe and Van Heusen Expand Retail Presence in Qatar
Retail India News: Louis Philippe and Van Heusen Expand Retail Presence in Qatar
 

Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Group's fashion brands, Louis Philippe and Van Heusen, have extended their global footprint with the inauguration of new stores in Qatar, according to a press release issued by the parent company.

Situated on the first floor of Mall of Qatar, the flagship stores are the result of a strategic partnership with Qatar-based developing company, HK Group.

We are thrilled to bring Louis Philippe and Van Heusen closer to our customers in Qatar with our second exclusive outlets for both brands. This expansion aligns with our ambitious growth strategy as we continue to expand our retail footprint across the globe, following recent openings in Mauritius and the UAE,” said Jacob John, president – premium brands at Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. (ABFRL).

The newly launched Louis Philippe outlet showcases a premium selection of formal and casual wear, featuring the Permapress Collection for wrinkle-free clothing, the Gods and Kings collection for special occasions, and the luxury range, Luxure. Van Heusen's second flagship store in Qatar presents the Van Heusen Move Labs collection, Van Heusen Worldwear collection, and introduces Van Heusen Women's apparel.

The launch of the Louis Philippe and Van Heusen stores in Mall of Qatar represents a significant expansion for both brands in the Qatar market. With a focus on men’s and women’s fashion, these brands introduce a wide range of stylish and versatile clothing options, further enhancing the shopping experience for our valued customers,” said Dr. Hassan Kunhi, chairman of HK Group.

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail boasts a robust retail network, comprising 3,977 stores across India and approximately 33,535 multi-brand outlets, with a presence in 6,723 department store points of sale as of March 2023.

ABFRL's brand portfolio encompasses Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Pantaloons, American Eagle, Forever 21, and Peter England, catering to a wide range of fashion preferences in India and abroad.

 

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