PUMA India Sets New Sustainability Standard in Retail with IoT-Enabled Clean Air Initiative
PUMA India Sets New Sustainability Standard in Retail with IoT-Enabled Clean Air Initiative

PUMA India, a leading sports brand, has embarked on a groundbreaking venture in the Indian retail sector by introducing a sustainable shopping paradigm for its customers this festive season. The brand has implemented an Internet of Things (IoT) solution across its stores to ensure improved indoor air quality (IAQ), offering patrons a healthier, safer, and more efficient in-store environment.

During its pilot phase, PUMA India achieved Air Quality (AQ) certifications from the Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), a respected Indian testing lab. Five stores received these certifications, emphasizing the program's effectiveness. The selection criteria for these stores were based solely on AQ statistics, ensuring the initiative's wide-ranging benefits. An additional 80 stores are slated to receive IAQ certification, underscoring PUMA's dedication to enhancing the in-store experience for shoppers.

The innovative IoT solution, consisting of both hardware and software components, establishes a connection between a store's electro-mechanical equipment and a central database. This enables real-time monitoring of energy consumption and IAQ. The system continuously collects and analyzes data, manages equipment operations, and provides actionable insights. Store managers can utilize this information to optimize energy usage and uphold enhanced air quality in their retail spaces. This transformative technology aligns with the brand's commitment to climate action, extending beyond store operations to contribute to environmental goals.

Vishal Gupta, Executive Director – Retail at PUMA India said, “Our ongoing investment in technology reflects our commitment to leading the way in operating smart and sustainable PUMA retail outlets in India. PUMA is constantly exploring opportunities to create novel customer experiences. This festive season, we are employing top-tier solutions to deliver a cutting-edge shopping experience and elevate indoor air quality in our stores for our customers."

PUMA is not only the pioneer of this advanced technology in India but also the first brand to implement it across its stores, marking a significant milestone in the country's retail landscape. As the retail industry grapples with its environmental footprint, PUMA's initiative paves the way for a greener, cleaner, and more responsible shopping environment.

For the implementation of this IoT-enabled solution, PUMA collaborated with EcoEnergy Insights, a prominent provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT-enabled solutions and services. EcoEnergy Insights, a subsidiary of Carrier Global Corporation, currently serves more than 55,000 sites globally and supports customers in managing energy consumption across over 600 cities in India.

We are proud to provide IoT technology to PUMA to enhance the in-store experience while helping reduce the stores’ carbon footprint. This is a pioneering programme in sportswear retail in India and we are fully committed to enabling PUMA with the best IoT technology to drive additional value levers like efficient store design and reduced lifecycle asset costs,” said HAPS Dhillon, GM, Sales, EcoEnergy Insights.

 
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Retail India News: ACC Limited Forges Alliance with Gujarat Giants, Aims to Amplify Symbiosis of Biz and Sports 
Retail India News: ACC Limited Forges Alliance with Gujarat Giants, Aims to Amplify Symbiosis of Biz and Sports 
 

ACC Limited, the eminent cement and building material company under Adani Cement, has unveiled a strategic collaboration with the revered Pro Kabaddi League team - 'Gujarat Giants', solidifying a noteworthy connection between commerce and sports in the Indian landscape. This alliance signifies a convergence of legacies and a shared commitment to nation-building through the promotion of sports, a crucial element for youth development in India.

Ajay Kapoor, CEO of Cement Business, expressed, "This partnership harmonizes tradition and ambition, uniting two brands with a common passion and the shared goal of nation-building. It stands as a symbol of the enduring bond between our two formidable teams. Together, we embark on a journey to transcend boundaries, break barriers, and empower the youth."

Owned by Adani Sportsline, the Gujarat Giants made a formidable entry into the Pro Kabaddi League in 2017 with the rallying cry "Garjega Gujarat." Achieving two consecutive final appearances in their inaugural years, 2017 and 2018, the team, led by ace defender Fazel Atrachali and coached by Ram Mehar Singh, aspires to clinch the championship with a well-balanced squad featuring players like Rakesh, Rohit Gulia, Parteek Dahiya, and Mohammad Nabibaksh.

As the Pro Kabaddi League enters its 10th season, it has evolved into the second most-watched sports event in India after the IPL. Scheduled to commence on 2nd December 2023 in Ahmedabad, the league boasts 12 teams vying for the coveted trophy. The Gujarat Giants will kick off the tournament against the Telugu Titans, contributing to the league's phenomenal growth in popularity and fan base.

 

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Retail India News: Stayfree and Menstrupedia Empower Girls in Madhya Pradesh with Educational Workshops
Retail India News: Stayfree and Menstrupedia Empower Girls in Madhya Pradesh with Educational Workshops
 

In an initiative to enhance awareness and promote menstrual hygiene, Stayfree, a prominent menstrual hygiene brand, partnered with Menstrupedia, a rapidly growing startup focused on impactful educational materials, to conduct a series of educational workshops in schools across various cities in Madhya Pradesh.

As part of these engaging workshops, Menstrupedia educators interacted with adolescent girls aged 9 to 15, covering diverse aspects of puberty and menstruation. The sessions included the distribution of Menstrupedia comic books, followed by in-depth discussions on the physical, mental, and hormonal changes associated with puberty. Conversations delved into menstruation and menstrual hygiene, the significance of tracking the menstrual cycle, the role of nutrition, and the dispelling of myths surrounding periods. The goal was to foster body positivity, boost self-confidence, bridge knowledge gaps, address social taboos, and normalize open discussions about periods.

Since they collaborated in 2020, Stayfree and Menstrupedia have distributed over 6 lakh comic books, conducted 12,000 workshops, and reached more than 25,500 schools across India. This partnership strives to create an informed and empowered generation of youth through various educational tools such as comic books, animated videos, and interactive workshops.

Manoj Gadgil, VP of Marketing and Essential Health Business Unit Head at Kenvue, stated, "Our partnership with Menstrupedia aligns with our larger mission of normalizing conversations about periods. Through these workshops, the brand aims to educate young girls about menstruation, provide easy-to-understand content, and equip them with resources for a healthy relationship with periods in the long term."

Aditi Gupta, Co-Founder, Menstrupedia said, “We are working towards a future where periods are not seen as a taboo, menstruation is normalized, and every girl and their parents have the mindset that it’s just a period.

 

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Retail India News: Bravado's Artisan Men's Grooming Takes Center Stage at Cosmoprof India 2023
Retail India News: Bravado's Artisan Men's Grooming Takes Center Stage at Cosmoprof India 2023
 

In a market saturated with men's grooming products, Bravado, a daring artisan luxury brand, is rewriting the narrative by prioritizing 'impressing yourself.' The brand made its debut at Cosmoprof India 2023 in Mumbai on December 7, aiming to transform men's grooming with an emphasis on top-notch formulations, eco-friendly ingredients, and self-care centered on personal well-being.

The grand launch showcased Bravado's distinct collection of natural ingredient products, spanning Hair Care, Face Care, Beard and Moustache Care, and Body Care categories. With 23 products backed by scientific research, offerings include the R3 Night Cream and Oculux Under Eye Gel, featuring Japanese Spring Water Algae Extract and South African plant Bulbine frutescens, respectively. The Sans-Qua Waterless Facewash, Illuminate Face Serum, Artist Hair Pomade, Crystal Hair Wax, and Face Sculpt Anti-Ageing Cream are also part of the innovative range, free from harmful chemicals and mineral oils.

Bravado goes beyond cosmetics; it is an attitude that insists on the best for oneself in an ethical way. The product range is both innovative and ingenious and delivers visible results. It was developed following an in-depth study of the unmet needs in men’s grooming and it confidently demonstrates what it claims. Elaborating on the vision that led to the creation of the brand, Gupta, who is as passionate about social welfare as he is about Mother Earth, mentioned that most brands often pay lip service to environmental concerns and are careless about their carbon footprint. Moreover, their focus is on impressing others. “We, however, wanted to change that. As a luxury brand, Bravado’s green credentials remain unquestionable. Our commitment to the environment is reflected in the care and concern we have put into creating every aspect of our product including ethically sourced organic ingredients and packaging that is biodegradable, reusable, and refillable,” added Gupta.

As the owner of Pankhkh Inc, Gupta, also the promoter of Mahika Packaging India Ltd., leverages his expertise to position Bravado uniquely. The brand promises a distinctive approach to tap into the rapidly growing Indian male grooming market, projected to reach $3.5 billion by 2030 from $643 million in 2018.

Throughout the Cosmoprof event from December 7 to 10, Bravado will showcase its innovative products across categories. Expert stylists will be on hand at the Bravado stall, providing live demonstrations to exhibition visitors, ensuring a firsthand experience of the brand's commitment to quality and self-care.

 

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Retail India News: Jagat Pharma Expands Product Portfolio, Aims to Elevate Ayurvedic Well-Being
Retail India News: Jagat Pharma Expands Product Portfolio, Aims to Elevate Ayurvedic Well-Being
 

Jagat Pharma has unveiled its latest offering, Pure Himalayan Shilajit Capsules, emphasizing a commitment to holistic health and wellness. These capsules integrate ancient Ayurvedic wisdom to enhance stamina and overall well-being in a convenient format.

The newly launched product from Jagat Pharma, Pure Himalayan Shilajit Capsules, boasts a spectrum of benefits, including improved passion drive, heightened energy levels, increased endurance, immunity reinforcement, and stress reduction. It aims to contribute to overall strength and power, promoting a more active and gratifying lifestyle.

Dr. Mandeep Singh Basu, Director of Jagat Pharma shared, "Pure Himalayan Shilajit Capsules mark a noteworthy milestone for Jagat Pharma. We are devoted to leveraging the potential of natural ingredients for holistic health, addressing challenges related to passion drive, and these capsules embody that commitment."

The composition of Pure Himalayan Shilajit Capsules is pure and natural, containing only Shilajit without any additional herbs. This formulation rejuvenates health with its adaptogenic properties, addressing issues related to overall health and managing chronic fatigue, tiredness, debility, and fatigue.

In line with Jagat Pharma's commitment to transparency and quality, the product prominently displays the WHO GMP-certified logo, instilling confidence in consumers regarding the authenticity and reliability of Pure Himalayan Shilajit Capsules.

Dr. Basu emphasized, "We adhere to rigorous testing and certifications, ensuring that Pure Himalayan Shilajit Capsules not only meet but exceed customer expectations. Our focus is on providing products that reflect our commitment to quality and efficacy."

 

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Retail India News: DAAWAT by LT Foods Earns 'Top Brand' Recognition in Australian Dry Rice Ratings
Retail India News: DAAWAT by LT Foods Earns 'Top Brand' Recognition in Australian Dry Rice Ratings
 

LT Foods, a venerable Indian-origin FMCG company with a 70-year legacy in the consumer food space, proudly announces that its flagship brand, DAAWAT, has been recognized as the 'Top Brand' in Canstar Blue's latest dry rice ratings in Australia.

Canstar Blue, a leading consumer review and comparison website in Australia, facilitates informed decisions across 300 goods and services. DAAWAT achieved a stellar 5-star rating, evaluating parameters like taste, texture, packaging convenience, variety, and overall satisfaction. The survey included Australians who purchased dry rice within the last 3 months, providing ratings on a scale from zero to ten.

Offering diverse dry rice options under the 'DAAWAT' brand, LT Foods caters to both Aussie and South-Asian consumers. The brand's majority comprises variants of basmati rice, known for its aromatic long-grain quality. Additionally, LT Foods provides specialty offerings like DAAWAT Quick Cooking Brown Rice, DAAWAT Sehat (vitamin and iron-fortified rice), 'DAAWAT Biryani Kit,' and 'DAAWAT Cuppa Rice' to meet global consumer preferences.

Ritesh Arora, CEO, India Business and Far East, LT Foods Ltd, expressed, "Being recognized as a 'Top Brand' in Canstar Blue's dry rice ratings in Australia is a testament to our commitment to delivering high-quality culinary experiences globally. At LT Foods, our focus remains on unlocking the goodness of food sustainably, creating superior shared value for our stakeholders."

Separately, in India, the DAAWAT brand commands a notable 30.2 percent market share, with 48 lakh households consuming DAAWAT rice. In the U.S., the 'Royal' brand, under LT Foods, holds over 50 percent of the market share in North America, with more than 1.6 million households consuming 'Royal' Basmati. Additionally, DAAWAT maintains a leadership position in Israel.

 

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Retail India News: Explore 'The Rajwadi Roshni Collection' at Fulchand Gulabchand Jewellers
Retail India News: Explore 'The Rajwadi Roshni Collection' at Fulchand Gulabchand Jewellers
 

Fulchand Gulabchand Jewellers introduces their latest wedding collection, 'The Rajwadi Roshni Collection,' seamlessly blending timeless elegance with modern aesthetics inspired by India's cultural opulence. Crafted with precision using antiques, pearls, and semi-precious stones, the collection pays homage to the country's rich heritage. The brand's commitment to excellence led to the exclusive sourcing of rare elements from Bikaner, known for its unparalleled craftsmanship in antique jewelry. Over four months, artisans dedicated their expertise to curate 25-30 exquisite pieces tailored explicitly for the upcoming bridal season.

As wedding festivities approach, Fulchand Gulabchand Jewellers aims to cater to a diverse clientele by creating pieces that encapsulate tradition while embracing modern sensibilities. The collection features iconic long chokers and necklaces weighing between 200-300 grams, resonating with the elegance desired by today's brides. Drawing inspiration from Rajasthan's illustrious 'teriya,' several designs exude an evergreen appeal. The creative team incorporated a contemporary twist to these timeless pieces, seamlessly blending tradition with modernity.

Diksha Rajawat, Director at Fulchand Gulabchand Jewellers stated, "This collection reflects our dedication to infusing classic designs with a touch of modern sophistication. Our aim was to create jewellery that not only honors our heritage but also resonates with the discerning tastes of today's brides."

Fulchand Gulabchand Jewellers' wedding collection celebrates India's glorious legacy intricately woven with finesse to cater to the refined preferences of contemporary brides. Each piece in the collection symbolizes timeless beauty and grace, adorning the journey of love and union.

 

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Retail India News: Nysh.in Debuts Advanced BlueHeat Pain Relief Patches for Targeted Discomfort Relief
Retail India News: Nysh.in Debuts Advanced BlueHeat Pain Relief Patches for Targeted Discomfort Relief
 

Nysh.in, a distinguished provider of effective pain relief solutions in India, has proudly introduced its latest product – BlueHeat Pain Relief Patches for Neck and Shoulder. These patches signify an innovative approach to delivering swift and effective relief for specific areas of discomfort. Utilizing advanced, safe, and all-natural heating technology, the patches target muscle pain in the neck and shoulder area, promoting healing and offering a warm sensation to soothe sore muscles and joints.

In the words of Bhavna V, Co-Founder at Nysh.in said, "Nysh.in is proud to present the BlueHeat pain relief patches, designed with a detailed understanding of consumer needs, offering localized, steady, and prolonged relief. They are convenient to use and present the potential for zero side effects compared to other forms of pain relief medication. We believe in simplifying science to create purposeful products that enhance lives."

For individuals experiencing chronic or temporary pain in the neck and shoulder area, Nysh.in's BlueHeat Pain Relief Patches offer a fast, effective, and safe solution. These patches can alleviate pain caused by strains, sprains, muscle soreness, and arthritis, providing a welcomed relief for those seeking comfort and ease.

 

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Retail India News: Clensta Enlists JM Financial to Navigate Expansion Plans in Retail and Beyond
Retail India News: Clensta Enlists JM Financial to Navigate Expansion Plans in Retail and Beyond
 

Personal care brand Clensta, supported by Parineeti Chopra, has appointed JM Financial, a prominent investment banking firm in India, to serve as its investment banker to propel its expansion initiatives. Known for its involvement in marquee IPOs of new-age companies like Nykaa, Mamaearth, IdeaForge, and Zaggle, JM Financial will provide strategic guidance on Clensta's future fundraising endeavors.

Amidst a year of continuous growth, Clensta has fortified its leadership with the addition of Ashish Mishra as co-founder and Chief Business Officer, alongside Parineeti Chopra as a partner and key investor. The brand is now strategically embracing an omnichannel approach to optimize its category mix. While already establishing a robust online and offline presence in the Indian market, Clensta has organically expanded its footprint internationally.

Puneet Gupta, Founder of Clensta said, "Our collaboration with JM Financial is part of a series of strategic moves, aligning with Clensta's association with actor Parineeti Chopra and the appointment of Ashish Mishra as our co-founder and CBO. We aim to enhance our omnichannel distribution, encompassing retail, online, international, and alternate markets, while pursuing significant deals in institutional and export segments. With JM Financial onboard, we look forward to concentrating on business development under the leadership of Ashish."

In an earlier milestone this year, Clensta successfully raised Rs 75 crore in a Pre-Series B funding round, led by TradeCred and co-led by the Royal Family of the UAE, and Parineeti Chopra, among other investors. Demonstrating impressive growth, Clensta achieved a 100 percent increase in FY23 and anticipates a further 150 percent growth in the upcoming fiscal year.

 

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Capturing the Festive Spark: Coach's 'Wear Your Shine' Holiday Edition with Jennifer Lopez
Capturing the Festive Spark: Coach's 'Wear Your Shine' Holiday Edition with Jennifer Lopez
 

In a bid to capture the lion's share of the holiday season global market, Coach announced the extension of its latest campaign, "Wear Your Shine," featuring Jennifer Lopez.

This initiative introduces the Coach Shine collection — a captivating ensemble of metallic, sparkly, and expressive bags, along with ready-to-wear and accessories. With a mission focused on inspiring audiences to express themselves authentically, "Wear Your Shine" positions fashion not only as a means of personal expression but also as a tool for personal empowerment.

The campaign's video, directed by Lope Serrano and choreographed by Emma Portner, adeptly captures the essence of self-expression and empowerment. Jennifer Lopez takes center stage, embodying the spirit of authenticity and courage. Her dynamic performance confronts the voices of self-doubt, encouraging viewers to dance like no one is watching and live unapologetically. In the campaign film, Jennifer Lopez mesmerizes in a Sequin High Neck Dress in Black, flawlessly paired with the Mirror Metallic Tabby Shoulder Bag 20. This ensemble epitomizes the bold and expressive fashion showcased in the Coach Shine collection.

Established in 1941 in New York, Coach draws inspiration from the vision of Creative Director Stuart Vevers and the inclusive, courageous spirit of its hometown. Crafted to endure and designed for individuals to be themselves, Coach proudly stands as a Tapestry, Inc. brand. Tapestry is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker TPR.

The extension of the "Wear Your Shine" campaign featuring Jennifer Lopez not only highlights the Coach Shine collection but also underscores the brand's commitment to empowering individuals to embrace their unique selves through the transformative power of fashion.

 

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Retail India News: ABFRL Forms Equal-Stake Venture with Global Luxury Icon, Christian Louboutin
Retail India News: ABFRL Forms Equal-Stake Venture with Global Luxury Icon, Christian Louboutin
 

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited has initiated a strategic partnership with Christian Louboutin, the renowned Parisian shoe designer celebrated for his premium footwear and iconic red soles. In this collaboration, the existing Indian business will transition into a newly formed subsidiary of ABFRL, with both partners holding an equal stake.

Christian Louboutin, founded in 1991 in the heart of Paris, stands among the foremost names in global luxury, particularly renowned for its distinctive red sole shoes. The brand has successfully expanded its offerings to include men's footwear, leather goods, accessories, beauty products, and children's items. With a retail presence spanning over 30 countries, Christian Louboutin's influence reaches far beyond the fashion capitals of the world.

We are excited to partner with ABFRL’s team and look forward to working with them to manage and develop the business in India which is an extremely important market for us,” commented Alexis Mourot, Christian Louboutin’s Group CEO.

Ashish Dikshit, MD, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited commented, “We are thrilled to announce our strategic alliance with Christian Louboutin, a true icon in luxury footwear. This partnership reflects our commitment to offering our discerning customers the very best in elegance and style. It also exemplifies our ambition to develop and shape the future of the luxury market in India.

We are excited to welcome Christian Louboutin into the ABFRL family and building a strong platform for the brand in India. The brand’s distinctive style and craftsmanship appeals to a discerning Indian audience that is growing rapidly,” Sathyajit Radhakrishnan, CEO of International Business, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited.

 

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Retail India News: Godrej aer Transforms Commutes with Innovative Car Fragrance Experience
Retail India News: Godrej aer Transforms Commutes with Innovative Car Fragrance Experience
 

Godrej aer, India's trailblazing brand in home and car fragrances, has introduced its latest breakthrough, Godrej aer O – a gel-based hanging car freshener. This unique product design is set to transform how car owners experience freshness on-the-go, bringing an invigorating and sophisticated aroma to cars. Priced disruptively at Rs 99, Godrej aer O is the first-ever branded hanging car fragrance in India.

With the car ownership trend in India growing at approximately 9 percent CAGR, the affordable car segment commands a substantial 55-60 percent market share. Recognizing the immense potential within the car fragrance category, Godrej aer, India's leading air freshener brand, is poised to address the 70 percent of the market that still doesn't use any car fresheners.

The reluctance to use branded car fresheners often stems from the perceived high cost. To fill this gap, Godrej aer O offers an affordable yet superior-quality car fragrance option. Boasting a decade of innovation in the car fragrance category, Godrej aer O features an innovative gel membrane technology, ensuring a linear and continuous diffusion of fragrance. This cutting-edge technology, combined with the hanging format, provides a consistent and pleasant aroma lasting up to 30 days.

Available in three variants - Musk After Smoke, Rose Blossom, and Cool Aqua - Godrej aer O caters to distinct preferences, enhancing the driving experience and transforming the car interior into a personal sanctuary of freshness.

Shivam Singal, Category Lead–Aircare and Hygiene, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd said, "Godrej aer O marks a significant milestone in our journey of redefining consumer experiences. As the car ownership landscape evolves, we recognize the need for an affordable yet exceptional car fragrance solution. With Godrej aer O, we are not only elevating the commute experience but also setting a new standard of affordability in the car fragrance segment. Godrej aer O is one such innovation that will improve consumers car riding experience as well as boost category adoption.

Karn Bawari, Global Head for Category Direction and Development - Air Care, Godrej Consumer Products Limited said, “Globally, the highest volume driver for car air fresheners is the hanging format – a trend which seems to have caught on in India as well. However, it is noteworthy that this space is largely dominated by unbranded options that either don’t give the right level of fragrance or last as long as advertised. With Godrej aer O, we bridge product delivery and affordability, providing consumers with a value-driven solution that is also aesthetically appealing.

With Godrej aer O's disruptive entry into the market, Godrej aer redefines the dynamics of car fragrances in India. The brand's commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction is evident in this groundbreaking product, turning daily commutes into a sensorial delight.

 

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Retail India News: Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting Diversifies Portfolio, Acquires Jo, Doy, and Bacter Shield Brands
Retail India News: Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting Diversifies Portfolio, Acquires Jo, Doy, and Bacter Shield Brands
 

Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting has marked its 15th acquisition by securing the Jo, Doy, and Bacter Shield brands from VVF (India) Limited. This latest move, the company's third acquisition in the past twelve months, strategically expands Wipro's presence in the personal wash segment within the Indian retail landscape.

The acquisition positions Wipro for significant growth in the personal wash sector, with Jo serving as a key brand in the North, East, and West markets, Doy operating in the premium segment with unique positioning, and Bacter Shield offering an antibacterial range of soaps and handwashes. These combined brands reported revenues exceeding Rs 2100 million during FY23.

Vineet Agrawal, CEO of Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting, and MD of Wipro Enterprises said, "We are thrilled to welcome the noteworthy personal wash brands of Jo, Doy, and Bacter Shield into the Wipro family. With a diverse array of brands and Wipro’s robust distribution network, we are positioned to fortify our market presence and propel growth. These brands complement our existing portfolio and will give us a stronger foothold in the key markets."

Rustom Godrej Joshi, Chairman and MD of VVF (India) Limited said, "The divestment of Jo, Doy, and Bacter Shield to Wipro aligns with our focus on optimizing our portfolio and underscores our confidence in Wipro's ability to nurture and elevate these brands. This alliance reflects our commitment to delivering value to consumers and marks a significant step in our strategic business evolution."

Neeraj Khatri, Chief Executive of Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting in India and SAARC Business said, "The addition of Jo, Doy, and Bacter Shield to our portfolio reinforces our commitment to enhance our offerings in the personal wash category in India and SAARC markets. This move not only expands our product offerings but also strengthens our position as a leading player in the region, enabling us to better serve the evolving needs of our consumers."

The Jo brand, known for its natural, fresh, and premium ingredients, currently offers five variants, including Lime, Almond, Sandal, Rose, and Neem. Doy soap comes in three variants—Aloe Natural, Hydrating Milk, and Honey Glow. Bacter Shield, focused on hygiene and protection, offers an anti-bacterial range of soaps and handwashes.

 

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Retail India News: Saya Group Soars to New Heights with Rs 4,000 cr Initiative
Retail India News: Saya Group Soars to New Heights with Rs 4,000 cr Initiative
 

Saya Group, a prominent real estate developer, reveals its ambitious vision to achieve a noteworthy development valued at Rs 4,000 crore over the next three years. Within this plan, Rs 2500 crore is allocated for the construction of 2.33 million square feet of commercial space, while Rs 1500 crore is earmarked for ultra-luxury high-end residential projects in Indirapuram.

At the forefront of the Group's endeavors is the ongoing Saya Status project, located adjacent to the Noida-Greater Expressway. Positioned to be India's tallest mall, spanning 1.4 million square feet, Saya Status is slated for possession in 2025, promising a new landmark in the region's architectural landscape.

"The cornerstone of Saya Group's success lies in its impeccable track record of delivering projects ahead of their designated deadlines. This remarkable feat is a testament to the company's robust financial foundation and unwavering commitment to timely project delivery. The Group's lands are fully paid up, further solidifying our status as a dependable and trustworthy developer," said Vikas Bhasin, Chairman and MD.

Saya Group's other significant commercial ventures, including Saya Piazza in Jaypee Wish Town and Saya South X in Greater Noida West, are nearing completion. Saya Piazza, a premium retail arcade strategically positioned to cater to over 50,000 families, is poised to redefine the retail experience in the region. Meanwhile, Saya South X, located in a thriving neighborhood with over 5 lakh residents, is set to become the region's retail epicenter, featuring a diverse selection of luxury brands amidst captivating landscaping.

With an impressive track record of delivering 5.37 million square feet of residential spaces, Saya Group continues to exemplify its commitment to uncompromising quality and punctual project delivery in the real estate sector.

As Saya Group charts its course toward a Rs 4,000 crore development milestone over the next three years, the commitment extends beyond mere construction. Embracing innovation, sustainability, and luxury, the group is dedicated to cultivating trust within the real estate sector, reinforcing its position as a beacon of reliability. Projects like the towering Saya Status, Saya Piazza, and Saya South X aim not only to redefine spaces but also to elevate the very essence of modern living and commerce.

 

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Retail India News: Factor Notes Sets the Tone for Serenity with 2024 Wellness Planners
Retail India News: Factor Notes Sets the Tone for Serenity with 2024 Wellness Planners
 

Factor Notes, the homegrown direct-to-consumer (D2C) brand, is delighted to introduce its highly awaited premium curated planners for 2024. Rooted in the essence of curated premium planners, these artistic creations are meticulously designed to evoke serenity and sanguinity, prioritizing mental health and emotional well-being. The new collection, tailored for a broad spectrum of tastes, introduces playful color palettes and vibrant designs, bringing bundles of joy and tranquility to the retail market in India.

Targeting individuals aged 15-35, The 2024 collection seamlessly combines functionality with beauty, offering a holistic approach to enhancing personal well-being and fostering meaningful relationships. Aligned with Factor Notes' commitment to sustainability, each item in the hamper is crafted from eco-friendly materials and is packaged with recyclable and reusable materials, minimizing ecological damage.

The 2024 special edition planner, adorned with captivating floral designs, serves as a gentle reminder to prioritize mental health and emotional well-being. It encourages individuals to pause amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, nurturing their inner selves.

Nasaf S, Co-Founder of Factor Notes expressed, “Our Happy Hamper is a delightful bundle of goodies that'll help users nurture stronger connections, boost their mood, and cultivate a positive mindset. It's like a personal wellness kit that's good for both relationships and mental well-being. We're thrilled to offer a product that's kind to their mind and the planet."

Dedicated to individuals passionate about achieving their goals and expressing their personal style through aesthetics, Factor Notes presents three distinct offerings catering to every taste and budget. Aesthetic enthusiasts can choose The Happy Hamper, a set of 14 goodies, including the 2024 planner, The Mini Hamper comprising the 2024 planner and 7 other goodies, or opt for the 2024 Planner alone, all available for Rs 2499, Rs 2199, and Rs 1199, respectively.

At the heart of the Happy Hamper is its comprehensive planner, meticulously designed to help individuals track their moods, budgets, sleep patterns, meal plans, and shopping lists. Beyond the planner, the hamper includes thoughtful items such as bookmarks, a sticker book, conversational game cards, family and friendship tokens, wall posters, and heart-shaped birthday cards, creating a personalized and meaningful retail experience.

Factor Notes, committed to infusing ingenuity and expression into each product and service, presents a specialized collection that stands as a testament to the platform's creative potential and vision. The 2024 collection, an artistic odyssey, is now available for purchase on the Factor Notes website, inviting creativity mavens to experience the magical touch of art.

 

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Retail India News: Archies Elevates Gifting Experience with Same-Day Delivery Launch in Delhi NCR
Retail India News: Archies Elevates Gifting Experience with Same-Day Delivery Launch in Delhi NCR
 

Archies, a stalwart in the Indian retail and gifting sector for over four decades, announces the introduction of same-day delivery services in Delhi NCR. This strategic move aims to redefine the gifting experience by providing customers with unparalleled convenience, ensuring they receive their cherished items on the very same day of purchase.

In this groundbreaking initiative, Archies not only extends its swift delivery services to its in-house products but also to a curated selection of third-party products. This expansion allows customers the opportunity to surprise their loved ones with a last-minute gift, adding an extra layer of specialness to every occasion.

Varun Moolchandani, Executive Director of Archies said, “At Archies, we understand the importance of timely gestures, especially when it comes to expressing love and affection through gifts. Our same-day delivery service in Delhi NCR is a testament to our commitment to enhancing the customer experience. We believe this initiative will not only bring joy to our customers but also strengthen the emotional connections that our brand is built upon.

To avail of this expedited delivery option, customers can simply choose the "same day" delivery during the checkout process on the Archies website. Whether it's a birthday surprise, an anniversary celebration, or a spontaneous expression of love, Archies ensures that heartfelt gifts reach their destination promptly.

Archies, with its extensive experience in the gifting industry, continues to pioneer initiatives that resonate with emotions and sentiments. The introduction of same-day delivery services in Delhi NCR represents another significant step in Archies' ongoing mission to make every moment memorable.

 

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Retail India News: Caprese Sets Trends with AI-Driven Innovation and Premieres Chic Monogram Collection
Retail India News: Caprese Sets Trends with AI-Driven Innovation and Premieres Chic Monogram Collection
 

In the dynamic landscape of the fashion industry, Caprese, a leading name in luxury handbags in India, continues to stay ahead by integrating AI-generated images into its communication strategy. This recent innovation reflects Caprese's commitment to leveraging technology for enhanced customer engagement. Established in 2012, the brand strategically employs this move as part of its ongoing efforts to seamlessly blend tradition with innovation, ensuring a distinctive and modern experience for its clientele.

Caprese currently operates 119 retail stores, strategically balancing expansion efforts between established and untapped markets. This approach aligns with the brand's overarching goal of providing every customer with an opportunity to connect with the brand, one city at a time.

Renowned premium fashion brand Caprese proudly introduces its Monogram Collection, a captivating blend of iconic logo prints and global fashion trends. This exceptional line of handbags not only showcases the brand's dedication to blending style, luxury, and personal expression but also made its dazzling debut at the Lakme Fashion Week X FDCI in October 2023, further elevating its status in the retail landscape in India.

In a world where individuality takes center stage in fashion, the Monogram Collection seamlessly incorporates Caprese's iconic logo into every design. This collection empowers fashion enthusiasts to make a personal statement while honoring the brand's legacy. It transcends being a mere accessory line; it's a testament to modern luxury, celebrating the art of personal expression. Each piece provides an opportunity to declare one's style, creating a harmonious blend of individuality and international fashion trends.

Pushpita Gaur, Caprese's Business Head said, "The Monogram Collection is a testament to our brand's journey in embracing international fashion influences. It serves as a reminder that fashion is a constantly evolving language, and we are thrilled to contribute to that narrative. This collection is a harmonious blend of luxury and contemporary global trends, emphasizing our brand's pivotal role in this ever-changing fashion landscape."

The Monogram Collection is available at an attractive price range, with handbag prices ranging from Rs 3299 to Rs 3799 and wallet prices from Rs 1499 to Rs 1699. These stunning pieces can be found on Caprese’s website, in nearby retail stores, and through e-commerce platforms like Myntra and Nykaa.

 

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Retail India News: Tata Consumer Products Names Ashish Goenka as Group CFO
Retail India News: Tata Consumer Products Names Ashish Goenka as Group CFO
 

Tata Consumer Products (TCP), the consumer products conglomerate consolidating the primary food and beverage interests of the Tata Group, has declared the appointment of Ashish Goenka as Group Chief Financial Officer. This move is consistent with the company's emphasis on developing a future-ready organization and enhancing organizational capability.

In his new capacity, Ashish will assume responsibility for the Integrated Finance function, overseeing group accounts and finance, investments, capital structuring, forecasting, and budgeting. Additionally, he will provide strategic direction to businesses, crafting and delivering annual, mid-term, and long-term growth plans for the company. His role will extend to cover Strategy and M&A, Legal, Secretarial and Compliance, Investor Relations and Communications, Internal audit, and Risk management functions. Based in Mumbai, he will report directly to Sunil D’Souza, MD, and CEO of Tata Consumer Products.

With over two decades of experience in the Finance function, Ashish transitions from his current role as President and CFO at Jubilant Foodworks Limited. His previous senior leadership roles include positions at Hindustan Unilever and Bharti Airtel.

Sunil D’Souza, MD, and CEO of Tata Consumer Products said, "We are excited to welcome Ashish to the leadership team at Tata Consumer Products. A strong Integrated Finance function aligned with the company’s strategic objectives will be critical in enabling Tata Consumer’s journey to becoming a best in class FMCG company. Ashish’s expertise will help us further strengthen and build future capability for the function."

The announcement also acknowledged the retirement of L Krishnakumar from Tata Consumer Products on October 31st, 2023, thanking him for his two-decade contribution to building and fortifying the Finance function. Krishnakumar played a pivotal role in the company's transformation from a single-category, single-country tea player to the current expansive multi-country, multi-category F&B focused FMCG player. Krishnakumar will continue as a Senior Advisor until March 31st, 2023, and Ashish will collaborate closely with him during this period to ensure a seamless transition.

 

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Retail India News: Davaindia's Strategic Moves in East India Spearheading Growth
Retail India News: Davaindia's Strategic Moves in East India Spearheading Growth
 

Davaindia is set to play a pivotal role in the burgeoning Indian retail pharmacy market, anticipated to reach $40.19 billion by 2030, boasting a robust Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.9 percent since 2022. Positioned as a significant player in this dynamic sector, Davaindia strategically expands its retail operations, particularly in East India, through Project Sanjeevani. This specialized franchise model aims to open 400 additional stores in the region by the next fiscal year, contributing to economic development by generating employment for over 5,500 individuals. Presently, East India hosts 140+ Davaindia stores.

The retail pharmacy landscape is undergoing a transformation with the integration of online and offline channels. Davaindia aligns with this trend, adopting an Omni Channel approach to offer customers a seamless shopping experience. Their initiative, redefining retail pharmacy spaces into experiential centers, incorporates pharmacies, play areas, and even petrol pumps. This move aims to reshape the conventional retail experience to meet evolving consumer expectations. Davaindia is also exploring clinic-based pharmacies (CBP), an innovative format providing customers access to labs, diagnostics, doctors, and medicines under one roof.

In the post-COVID era, there's a surge in demand for wellness products, with generic medicines driving growth in the pharma retail sector. Over 95% of products at Davaindia stores are private label items. The company has diversified its offerings, introducing unique products in niche segments such as ayurvedic medicines, Cow-based premium products, medicinal devices, and lifestyle categories. This diversification aligns with changing consumer preferences, positioning Davaindia as a comprehensive healthcare solution provider. The company is also actively involved in initiatives like #Change to make menstrual hygiene affordable, employing literature, on-ground events, and distributing sanitary pads to underprivileged sections.

Sujit Paul, Group CEO of Zota Healthcare Ltd stated, "As we embark on this transformative journey, we are not just expanding our footprint; we are redefining the very essence of healthcare retail. At Davaindia, our commitment goes beyond providing medicines – we are creating experiential centers of well-being, embracing innovation, and fostering a sense of community. Our vision is to be more than a pharmacy; we aim to be a trusted partner in the health and happiness of every individual we serve."

With an eye on evolving demographic and economic dynamics, Davaindia consciously directs its retail pharmacy distribution, placing a pronounced emphasis on tier II and tier III cities rather than metros.

 

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Retail India News: Bhumika Group Ventures into Metro Mall Realm with NHPC Station Project
Retail India News: Bhumika Group Ventures into Metro Mall Realm with NHPC Station Project
 

Renowned retail real estate developer, Bhumika Group, headquartered in New Delhi, takes a strategic step into the Metro Mall segment with the recent confirmation of the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) for the NHPC Metro Station project from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Situated at Mathura Road, the NHPC Metro Station project marks Bhumika Group's second venture in Faridabad. The group's growing interest in the region is evident from its previous announcement of a retail development project covering 5.5 lakh sq ft, positioned just 3-4 km away from the current project site.

Uddhav Poddar, MD of Bhumika Group said, "We feel that Faridabad is the new growth corridor, and Mathura Road, in particular, is emerging as a pivotal hub for retail development in the NCR, capturing the attention of top retailers and renowned restaurateurs. It has further fueled our commitment to focus our efforts in Faridabad, specifically, at Mathura Road."

Bhumika Group's success is underscored by its design-centric approach, exemplified by the thriving Urban Square Mall in Udaipur. With nearly 95 percent leasing and hosting over 95 lifestyle brands from India and abroad, the mall has redefined shopping experiences in Rajasthan. The first phase is operational, and the second phase is set to launch soon, showcasing the group's commitment to delivering innovative retail spaces.

 

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Retail India News: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Breaks Ground for Sustainable Manufacturing Hub in Maharashtra
Retail India News: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Breaks Ground for Sustainable Manufacturing Hub in Maharashtra
 

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), a leading FMCG company in India, recently marked the commencement of its upcoming greenfield factory with a groundbreaking ceremony at the MIDC Lote Parshuram Industrial Area, Khed in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. The event witnessed the presence of Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Eknath Shinde, and Hon'ble Industries Minister, Shri Uday Samant, alongside HCCB CEO Juan Pablo Rodriguez and other senior company leaders.

The forthcoming factory, slated to be operational by February 2025, signifies a significant stride in HCCB’s manufacturing capabilities and its commitment to sustainable development. With an anticipated investment of Rs 1,387 crore, the expansive 88-acre facility is poised to generate direct and indirect employment for 350 individuals.

Nestled in the scenic expanse of Maharashtra, the factory will rely on water sourced from the Vashishthi River, channeled through the MIDC Pipeline—a strategic move affirming HCCB's dedication to environmental sustainability and resource efficiency.

Beyond manufacturing, HCCB is set to launch community initiatives in Maharashtra, with the aim of positively impacting 81,000 lives. These initiatives encompass educational infrastructure, water ATMs, sustainable agriculture, and community engagement centers. In the Lote area alone, 10,000 people stand to directly benefit from these endeavors. Additionally, HCCB plans to empower 3,000 women with digital and financial skills and provide training to 2,500 youths in sales and marketing across 14 villages, reinforcing its commitment to holistic community development.

Shri Eknath Shinde Ji, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra said,” This is not only an industrial milestone but also a testament to the Government of Maharashtra's commitment to fostering a synergistic relationship between industrial growth and social welfare. As we continue to propel our industrial and social development agenda forward, the Government of Maharashtra values the role of companies like HCCB, which augment our efforts in making Maharashtra a beacon of sustainable and equitable growth.

Shri Uday Samant ji, Hon’ble Industries Minister, Government of Maharashtra said,”Maharashtra's vision, under our governance, is to build a progressive and resilient state. A state that not only grows economically but also ensures the welfare of its society. Our policies are crafted with a dual focus: to stimulate economic growth while safeguarding the social fabric of our communities. It is heartening to see that HCCB’s expansion aligns perfectly with this vision.

Juan Pablo Rodriguez, CEO of HCCB said, “This significant milestone in the journey of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages symbolizes not just the planting of seeds of growth, sustainability, and community partnership in the fertile land of Maharashtra, but also marks a testament to the conducive business environment in the state. This upcoming facility represents our continued commitment and belief in the potential of Maharashtra, reflecting our shared history of over two decades.

This groundbreaking event not only celebrates the expansion of HCCB's footprint in India but also embodies the company's vision for a future where business growth and community development go hand in hand.

 

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Retail India News: Gopal Snacks Limited Files DRHP for IPO, Eyes Robust Growth
Retail India News: Gopal Snacks Limited Files DRHP for IPO, Eyes Robust Growth
 

Rajkot-based Gopal Snacks Limited has taken a significant step toward expansion by filing its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with the capital market regulator Sebi. The IPO aims to raise funds through an entirely equity shares offer for sale, totaling up to Rs 650 crore. The move is expected to fuel the company's growth in both the domestic retail market and international markets.

The face value of the shares stands at Re 1, with no fresh issue of shares. The offering includes shares from Promoters and other selling shareholders, prominently Bipinbhai Vithalbhai Hadvani, Gopal Agriproducts Private Limited, and Harsh Sureshkumar Shah. Additionally, eligible employees have a reservation for subscription in the offer.

The IPO adopts a book-building process, allocating up to 50 percent to qualified institutional buyers, at least 15 percent to non-institutional investors, and a minimum of 35 percent to retail individual investors, emphasizing a focus on the retail sector in India.

Founded in 1999 by Bipin Hadvani, Gopal Snacks has evolved into the largest manufacturer of snack pellets and gathiya in India, boasting impressive market share and production volume. With a diverse product portfolio of 84 items under the "Gopal" brand, the company has become a household name, selling an average of 8.01 million packets per day.

As of September 30, 2023, Gopal Snacks products are available in 10 states and 2 Union Territories, supported by a network of 3 depots and 617 distributors. Fiscal 2023 sees the company positioned as the second-largest organized ethnic namkeen manufacturer by sales revenue in Gujarat and the fourth-largest papad manufacturer in India.

Operating manufacturing facilities in Gujarat and Maharashtra, the company's revenue from operations has shown a steady increase, reaching Rs 1,394.65 crore in Fiscal 2023 at a CAGR of 11.15 percent. The IPO is poised to further propel Gopal Snacks into a prominent player in the retail snack industry.

In Fiscal 2022, Gopal Snacks outperformed key competitors in fixed asset turnover ratio, return on equity, and return on capital employed, solidifying its position among notable Indian snack companies. The DRHP reveals a positive outlook for the Indian savory snacks market, estimated to reach Rs 1,21,700 crores by Fiscal 2027, with the organized sector holding a substantial 57 percent market share.

Book-running lead managers, Intensive Fiscal Services Private Limited, Axis Capital Limited, and JM Financial Limited, along with registrar Link Intime India Private Limited, will play key roles in the IPO process. The proposed listing on BSE and NSE signifies a strategic move for Gopal Snacks to capitalize on the burgeoning retail sector in India.
 

 

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Retail India News: Adani Sportsline Strengthens Leadership with Sanjay Adesara as Chief Business Officer
Retail India News: Adani Sportsline Strengthens Leadership with Sanjay Adesara as Chief Business Officer
 

Formed in 2019, Adani Sportsline emerges as the sports arm of the Adani group, dedicated to fostering a sporting nation with comprehensive support for sustainable development in the field. The initiatives of Adani Sportline, steadily growing over the years, are now set to make a substantial impact under the strategic guidance of the newly appointed Chief Business Officer (CBO), Sanjay Adesara. With over a decade and a half of brand-building experience, Sanjay brings his expertise from Adani Wilmar to further the growth story of Adani group's sports business.

Previously serving as the founding Chief Executive for Adani's various sports activities, including leading leagues like the Pro Kabaddi League, Sanjay has been a pivotal force at Adani Wilmar Limited since 2008. His proven ability to drive significant progress aligns with his strategic approach for Adani Sportline, focusing on brand strategy, brand activation, and cross-functional team management. Sanjay's track record includes successfully launching new products, revamping brands, and developing brand architectures that align with long-term business objectives.

At Adani Sportsline, the vision is to help India grow into an all-round sporting powerhouse. From cricket to indigenous sports, we want to sow the seeds of progress. The Indian sporting ecosystem has plenty of talent, and it is not just about identifying the potential of an athlete, but also providing them with the essentials so that they can hurdle over any obstacles in their journey. We know sport has the power to bring people together, and we would like nothing more than a united nation cheering on for their sporting stars. I look forward to being part of some exceptional impact-oriented work ahead of us at Adani Sportsline,” said Sanjay Adesara on his new role.

Adani Sportsline is currently making its mark with strong teams in popular leagues such as the Pro Kabaddi League and the Women’s Premier League. Additionally, the organization supports Olympic talent with the IOA and aims to build an inclusive culture for sports, fitness, and play with the recently launched Adani Sportline Riverfront Sports Park alongside the annual Ahmedabad Marathon. In line with its core objective of building a sporting nation, Adani Sportsline has established academies for various sports like cricket and football, focusing on providing aspiring athletes with necessary infrastructure.

Sanjay's vision, leadership skills, and deep industry knowledge aim to establish a robust market presence for Adani Sportsline while contributing to the organization's continued growth and success. Known for his charismatic leadership style, he envisions fostering a positive work environment that encourages innovation and creativity.

 

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Retail India News: Clensta Aims for 20,000 Retail Touchpoints in India by FY24
Retail India News: Clensta Aims for 20,000 Retail Touchpoints in India by FY24
 

Personal care startup Clensta is gearing up for a substantial offline retail expansion, targeting an increase from the current 7,000 touchpoints to 20,000 by the end of FY24, potentially propelling their Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) close to 200 crore.

The company has experienced a notable 60 percent growth in revenue during the initial two quarters of the current fiscal year, driven by strategic collaborations with major modern retail chains such as Reliance, Metro, Health and Glow, Tata 1 MG, Wellness Forever, WH Smith, Lulu, Apollo, and over 30 regional and national chains. Clensta is actively working towards establishing a presence in retail giants like Dmart, Walmart, Dabur New U, and Relay.

We are very proud that our partner brands have enabled us to make Clensta’s sustainable and affordable range of innovative and science-backed products available to people across India, including in Tier II/III cities. In the first half of FY24 itself, we grew to 7K retail outlets with our collaborations having fuelled significant growth for the brand. We are now excited to widen our presence to reach 20K retail touch-points by the end of this fiscal, further solidifying our position as a market leader in the personal care industry,” said Puneet Gupta, Founder, Clensta. 

While Clensta products are currently available online on platforms such as Amazon, Nykaa, Flipkart, Myntra, Purplle, Jio Mart, Woovly, and Glowroad, the offline retail expansion signifies a strategic move to enhance the brand's reach and consolidate its standing in the competitive personal care market.

 

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Retail India News: Tanishq's 'String It' Marks a New Era in Indian Jewellery
Retail India News: Tanishq's 'String It' Marks a New Era in Indian Jewellery
 

Tanishq, the leading jewellery retail brand in India under the Tata umbrella, introduces the exquisite 'String It' collection, a manifestation of elegance and sophistication. This curated assortment of modern, contemporary, and lightweight jewellery is now accessible at Tanishq stores nationwide, as well as on tanishq.co.in/string-it and the Tanishq app. From necklaces to pendants with chains, the 'String It' collection is an exclusive offering designed to elevate individual style.

Crafted to complement contemporary lifestyles, the versatile 'String It' collection showcases elevated neckwear, encompassing modern chains, necklaces, necklaces and earring sets, and pendants with chains. This range brings together a radiant array of diamonds, dazzling gold, and glistening rose gold, celebrating the diverse styles embraced by women. Each design is a blend of style and comfort, with lightweight and chic designs suitable for everyday wear, adding a touch of elegance to any outfit. The 'String It' collection from Tanishq promises both strong value for money and functional stability, ensuring high-quality, fashionable pieces.

Experience the redefinition of everyday elegance with 'String It,' where simplicity harmonizes with sophistication. Tanishq's collection pays homage to those candid, classy moments that enrich life. These designs serve as perfect companions for every facet of life, whether it's a casual gathering or an elegant affair. It's a celebration of those quiet, authentic moments, with jewellery that adds a touch of brilliance to each of them.

Revathi Kant, Chief Design Officer, Titan Company Limited said, “We have witnessed lightweight jewellery pieces making waves amongst our customers. Observing this trend, we are expanding our range of lightweight jewellery designs to meet evolving customer preferences. We are thrilled to introduce 'String It’, our stylish and lightweight neckwear collection that has garnered impressive attention.Tanishq’s ‘String It’ is an assortment of classy, candid, and effortlessly elegant neckwear. Each design is meticulously crafted to blend style and comfort; ensuring customers can adorn themselves with the beauty of these jewellery pieces.

 

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Retail India News: Livpure Reports 70 pc E-commerce Growth, Aims to Reinforce Market Leadership
Retail India News: Livpure Reports 70 pc E-commerce Growth, Aims to Reinforce Market Leadership
 

Livpure has revealed a groundbreaking 70 percent growth in the E-commerce sector during the first six months of FY 24, solidifying its position as a leader among the best-branded water purifiers in India. This significant surge underscores Livpure's unwavering commitment to excellence and consumer satisfaction, showcasing its resilience and resonance in the market.

Amid the festive season, Livpure's overall growth stands impressively at 50 percent during the first half of the financial year, demonstrating the brand's robust presence in the market. The remarkable achievement in the E-commerce domain, covering Water Purifiers and Sleep-related products, highlights Livpure's capability to meet the evolving needs of online consumers seeking quality-driven solutions.

General Trade also experienced substantial success, witnessing a robust 40 percent growth, further solidifying Livpure's widespread appeal. The Chimney range, introduced just three months ago, swiftly secured a top-four position on Flipkart, emphasizing its rapid consumer acceptance. During the festive sale, Livpure achieved the No 1 volume position among branded water purifiers, underscoring its dominant market presence and the trust consumers place in the brand.

Rakesh Kaul, Managing Director for Livpure, stated, "The festive season has always been a crucial period for us, and this year's outstanding 70 percent growth in the E-commerce sector validates the trust consumers place in Livpure. Our strategic focus on delivering quality water purifiers and related products has resonated well with customers, reflecting in our robust performance across multiple segments."

Livpure's dedication to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction continues to drive its ascent in the market. As the brand expands its product portfolio and strengthens its presence across various channels, Livpure remains committed to providing reliable water purification solutions to consumers.

 

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Retail India News: United Breweries Debuts Heineken Silver Draught Beer
Retail India News: United Breweries Debuts Heineken Silver Draught Beer
 

United Breweries has exciting news to share with the launch of Heineken Silver Draught Beer in India. This marks a notable moment as Heineken introduces its draught beer for the first time in the Indian market, aiming to offer consumers a premium, smooth-tasting beverage tailored for social occasions.

Crafted by seasoned master brewers using only natural ingredients, including Heineken's renowned unique A-yeast and 100 percent malt, Heineken Silver Draught Beer promises the freshest and smoothest taste for an enhanced drinking experience. The introduction aligns with the company's commitment to evolving preferences and meeting the demand for a superior and refreshing beer experience.

"We are thrilled to introduce Heineken Silver Draught Beer to the discerning consumers in India, aligning with our commitment to cater to evolving preferences. In response to consumer insights, we recognize the demand for a superior and refreshing beer experience. With Heineken Silver, we offer a 100 percent malt brew crafted with natural ingredients, providing a delightfully refreshing, smooth, and easy-to-drink lager with a crisp, subtle finish. This variant has already garnered immense appreciation in our global markets, and we are confident that it will resonate with the new generation of beer enthusiasts in India. As we embark on this exciting journey, our strategic growth plan includes expanding the availability of Heineken Draught to other cities, ensuring more consumers can enjoy the exceptional taste and quality that define the Heineken experience," stated Vivek Gupta, MD and CEO, United Breweries Limited, a part of the HEINEKEN company.

The initial launch will feature Heineken® Silver Draught Beer exclusively in premium bars and pubs across Mumbai, Thane, and Pune in Maharashtra, with plans to expand to Karnataka in the fiscal year 2024.

Jacqueline Van Faassen, Head of International Premium Portfolio at Heineken India said, "The introduction of Heineken Silver Draught Beer in India marks a significant expansion of our product portfolio, offering consumers a unique and refreshing world class drinking experience deeply rooted in Heineken's brewing legacy and expertise. Our dedication to perfection is evident at every stage of the brewing process. Quality is paramount, and our longer brewing process as compared to other lager beers, horizontal fermentation, combined with 150 years of craftsmanship, ensures a consistently balanced Heineken® beer with an unmatched taste and stability."

At the Mumbai launch event, Franck Evers, certified Heineken Global Draught Master, showcased the art of the perfect pour and spearheaded an intensive training program called Heineken Star Serve for over 400 bar staff. The program will continue with a comprehensive training initiative, introducing a unique pouring technique of 5 simple steps to ensure the highest quality Heineken draught drinking experience for consumers in India. An innovative practice of skimming the beer adds a distinctive feature to Heineken Silver Draught, marking noteworthy 'innovation' in draught beer pouring within the Indian market.

United Breweries Limited takes pride in bringing Heineken Silver Draught Beer to India, setting a new standard in the world of premium beer and continuing the legacy of Heineken's exceptional brewing heritage. Heineken Silver Draught is now available in premium pubs and bars, with plans for further launches in other markets in the coming months.

 

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Retail India News: CHIMI Makes Grand Entrance into Indian Retail Landscape
Retail India News: CHIMI Makes Grand Entrance into Indian Retail Landscape
 

CHIMI has officially launched in India through BRDG Group, a global brand management company. This introduction marks a significant development for eyewear enthusiasts in the country, coinciding perfectly with the vibrant days and luminous nights. CHIMI's foray into India addresses the demand for unisex eyewear that is thoughtful, unconventional and provides exceptional protection, making a statement in settings ranging from beach clubs to dazzling cityscapes.

The brand's dedication to intuition and passion resonates seamlessly with India's diverse and lively culture. Those with discerning tastes can now embrace eyewear that embodies the values of individualism, fearlessness, and curiosity, setting a new benchmark for the eyewear landscape in the country by marrying style and substance.

CHIMI's appeal extends beyond fashion circles, having gained favor among celebrities and style influencers for its refined aesthetic and clean silhouettes. Worn by the likes of Hailey Bieber, Abel 'The Weeknd' Tesfaye, Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé, CHIMI aligns with India's penchant for high-style eyewear with niche allure.

Charlie Lindström, Co-Founder of CHIMI said, "Launching in India is a thrilling chapter in our global journey. It's incredibly exciting to witness our designs, inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and futuristic aesthetics, transcend geographical constraints. India, with its rich tapestry of culture and vibrant diversity, serves as the perfect canvas for our multifaceted catalogue."

Magnus Toveberg, Director, BRDG Group said, “We are thrilled to launch CHIMI, a cult Swedish eyewear brand in the vibrant Indian market. We are delighted to pave the way for CHIMI’s arrival, offering India a taste of Scandinavian style and innovation. As a channel partner, we are committed to elevating consumer experiences and introducing a global celebrity favourite brand like CHIMI in India aligns perfectly with our ethos. We are optimistic about the brand creating an eponymous identity with the fearless set and looking forward to introducing many more such iconic brands in this market.” 

CHIMI's Core collection features 11 signature silhouettes, each characterized by strong sculptural lines, elegant curvature, and beveled temples. From the rectangular 04 and squarely structural 05 styles to the rounded 01 and vintage-inspired oval 03, the collection caters to diverse tastes with a hyper-modern reinterpretation of classic shapes.

Every facet of the brand, from its Architects-designed flagship store in Stockholm's Kungsgatan to collaborations with avant-garde French boutique Tom Greyhound, resonates with its Scandi-cool vibe. The eyewear collection, known for its 100 percent UVA and UVB protection, anti-scratch, anti-shatter, and distortion-free features, aligns seamlessly with India's appetite for high-style eyewear with niche appeal.

 

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Retail India News: Hair Masters Aims for a Network of 100 Luxury Salons in India
Retail India News: Hair Masters Aims for a Network of 100 Luxury Salons in India
 

Hair Masters is embarking on an ambitious journey to establish 100 luxury salons nationwide by the year 2024, marking a significant strategic move that underscores the brand's dedication to revolutionizing haircare services and setting new benchmarks in the beauty industry.

Synonymous with excellence in haircare, makeup, and beauty services, Hair Masters' decision to expand further exemplifies its commitment to widespread accessibility and uncompromised service quality. The expansion plan entails the creation of luxury salons, ensuring uniformity in service standards and a direct connection with clientele.

Renowned for premium services, cutting-edge styling techniques, and a team of skilled professionals, Hair Masters is focused on maintaining these high standards across all outlets. The planned expansion aims to provide customers with consistent and exceptional service, reinforcing the brand's position as a leader in the industry.

Strategically designed to cover key locations nationwide, the expansion seeks to make Hair Masters' excellence accessible to a broader audience, catering to diverse clientele with distinct haircare needs in metropolitan cities and suburban neighborhoods alike.

In addition to reaching more customers, the expansion initiative includes the introduction of innovative salon concepts and cutting-edge services, enhancing the overall salon experience. Hair Masters remains committed to staying at the forefront of trends and technology in the beauty industry.

Beyond its impact on customers, the expansion is envisioned as a means of creating job opportunities and contributing to the growth of the beauty and wellness sector. Hair Masters aims to hire skilled professionals, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development within the industry.

Danish Batra, CEO and Founder of Hair Masters said, "Our vision is to make Hair Masters a household name, synonymous with exceptional haircare experiences. By establishing 100 luxury salons nationwide, we aim to bring our premium services closer to our valued customers. This expansion is a strategic step towards ensuring that our clients across the country receive the same level of expertise and excellence that defines Hair Masters. We are excited about the journey ahead."

 

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Retail India News: ITC's Sunfeast YiPPee! Diversifies Portfolio with YiPPee! WOW Masala Instant Noodles
Retail India News: ITC's Sunfeast YiPPee! Diversifies Portfolio with YiPPee! WOW Masala Instant Noodles
 

In a strategic move, ITC's Sunfeast YiPPee!, a prominent player in the instant noodles and pasta segment, has introduced a new variant – YiPPee! WOW Masala noodles, thereby diversifying its product range. This latest flavorful addition aims to cater to consumer demand for high-quality, masaledar instant noodles at an affordable price of Rs 10 per pack (50 g).

Recognizing the need for pocket-friendly, masala-infused instant noodles, YiPPee! leveraged its widespread popularity as one of the most beloved noodle brands in the country to craft YiPPee! WOW Masala. The new offering is positioned as a delectably masaledaar and tasty option at a competitive price point of Rs 10 per pack (50 g).

Suresh Chand, VP and Head of Marketing, Snacks, Noodles, and Pasta at ITC Foods said, “Our flagship Magic Masala variant continues to be our key growth driver since launch. However, with YiPPee! WOW masala, we are looking to satiate consumers with a differentiated and delicious flavor of instant noodles. We are confident that this masaaledar noodles will be appreciated and enjoyed by consumers.

YiPPee! WOW Masala is currently available in various markets across India, including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh through retail stores. The product is slated to soon become available on e-commerce and quick-commerce platforms, ensuring wider accessibility for consumers.

 

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India's Retail Industry Grieves the Passing of ABFRL's Vivek Shrivastava
India's Retail Industry Grieves the Passing of ABFRL's Vivek Shrivastava
 

Sources report that Vivek Shrivastava, aged around 40 and the AVP- Retail Business Development at Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, passed away in Bengaluru on Monday morning, presumably due to a heart attack. Survived by a young daughter and wife, Shrivastava was described as an exceptionally bright retail professional who had carved a niche for himself in the retail trade.

Rehan Huck, Vice President at DLF Malls and a friend of Shrivastava, expressed devastation over the news, emphasizing Shrivastava's positive impact on those who knew him. With a career spanning over 20 years, Shrivastava had recently been with ABFRL for about one and a half years, contributing significantly to the industry. Before that, he played a pivotal role in business development for the renowned Italian fashion brand Benetton Group and had worked with industry leaders like Arvind Ltd. and Titan Company Ltd.

The untimely demise of Shrivastava, as conveyed to IMAGES Retail magazine in March 2023, is a somber note for the retail sector. In the featured interview, he expressed his ambition to become a CEO within the next five years and outlined his aspirations to uplift the lives of children of sex-workers and combat illiteracy in the country.

Shrivastava considered Vishak Kumar, CEO-Madura Fashion and Lifestyle, ABFRL, as his role model in the industry. His life mantra, "One must always strive for excellence and never be satisfied with the second best," reflects his commitment to professional growth and impact. The industry, in mourning, will fondly remember and respect Vivek Shrivastava's contributions to the world of retail.

 

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Retail India News: MAGGI's Innovative 'Apna Food Business' Initiative Empowers Culinary Enthusiasts Across Nation
Retail India News: MAGGI's Innovative 'Apna Food Business' Initiative Empowers Culinary Enthusiasts Across Nation
 

MAGGI is pleased to announce the latest installment of its distinctive program, 'MAGGI Apna Food Business.' This edition marks a significant stride as MAGGI endeavors to support emerging home cooks throughout the nation. With a commitment to empowering aspiring content creators, MAGGI seeks to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive as successful culinary content creators. Notably, the winners stand a chance to secure Rs 5 lakhs in seed capital, fostering the establishment of their own online food channels.

With a legacy spanning four decades in India, MAGGI has been a stalwart companion, kindling the culinary curiosity of aspiring chefs. The MAGGI portfolio has played a pivotal role in enabling millions of homemakers and foodpreneurs to captivate audiences with exceptional dishes daily. Aligned with the objective of nurturing culinary talent and innovation, MAGGI Apna Food Business offers individuals an ideal platform to embark on their journey as food content creators. Additionally, each participant receives a meticulously curated starter kit containing essential tools and guidance essential for venturing into the realm of food content creation.

Rajat Jain, Director, Foods Business, Nestlé India, said, "MAGGI has evolved into a symbol of empowerment, innovation, and a celebration of the culinary arts. 'MAGGI Apna Food Business' is a testament to our unwavering commitment to celebrating chefs and being their ally." He expressed gratitude to partners such as India Food Network and prominent food influencers like Kabita Singh, Madhura Bachal, Teja Paruchuri, and Tanhisikha Mukherjee for their collaboration in this endeavor.

In India, many individuals with exceptional culinary skills aspire to venture into content creation. However, they often lack the necessary direction, expertise, and resources to initiate their online food channels. MAGGI Apna Food Business is crafted to provide the initial support required to transform their aspirations into reality.

Registration for 'MAGGI Apna Food Business' is currently open, inviting aspiring food content creators to seize this remarkable opportunity. 

 

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Retail India News: Kanakavalli Unveils an Array of Kanjivaram Elegance for Wedding Celebrations
Retail India News: Kanakavalli Unveils an Array of Kanjivaram Elegance for Wedding Celebrations
 

This wedding season, Kanakavalli emerges as the premier destination for brides and bridegrooms alike, presenting an extensive array of saris, blouse lengths, and fabric for men's wear, all meticulously woven in fine kanjivaram silk. Enhanced with silver and gold zari, these offerings culminate in impeccably coordinated looks, spanning a palette meticulously curated for the wedding day.

Within Kanakavalli’s Valli Muhurtham range, a showcase unfolds with meticulously embellished bridal and trousseau kanjivarams, curated to elevate the wedding day to unprecedented heights. The palette spans from traditional jewel tones to contemporary pastels, adorned with intricate motifs and detailing in silver and gold zari, along with silken thread craftsmanship.

The Blouse Studio by Kanakavalli presents an assortment of handcrafted fabric lengths, including selections woven in fine kanjivaram silk. Adorned with delicate motifs and traditional geometric patterns, these fabrics seamlessly complement the bridal kanjivarams.

Tailored for the bridegroom, Kanakavalli’s Anga Vastra emerges as a collective showcasing wedding wear for men. This collection features traditional Angavastram sets and coordinated fabric lengths for kurtas and sherwanis, all meticulously woven in fine kanjivaram silk. Curated to harmonize with Kanakavalli's bridal offerings, the fabrics exhibit checks, tone-on-tone embellishments, and micro patterns drawn from the rich kanjivaram lexicon, exquisitely highlighted in opulent zari.

 

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Retail India News: ABFRL Concludes Sustainability Accelerator Program 2023
Retail India News: ABFRL Concludes Sustainability Accelerator Program 2023
 

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL), a prominent player in India's fashion industry, proudly marks the successful conclusion of the Sustainability Accelerator Program 2023. In collaboration with 1 million for 1 billion (1M 1B), the program, held in November 2023, underscores ABFRL's commitment to fostering green skills and empowering Indian students. This initiative not only contributes to environmental sustainability but also serves to develop the talents essential for advancing our collective sustainability objectives.

Participants in the program were acknowledged with co-branded 'Certificates of Participation' from ABFRL and 1M 1B, recognizing their dedication and achievements. The top 20 students, selected for industry engagement at an ABFRL campus, were further honored with diplomas, acknowledging their outstanding performance during the 5-day internship.

The Sustainability Accelerator Program 2023 has made substantial progress towards its objectives, shaping a new generation of environmentally conscious leaders. Firstly, the initiative empowers young individuals to become proactive champions of climate change, instilling inspiration and determination to enact positive change in their communities. Secondly, participants gained valuable insights into cutting-edge technology, realizing the significance of their roles in crafting a sustainable future. Through hands-on activities linked to sustainable technology, students bridged the gap between theory, experiential, and applied learning. The program also facilitated mentorship by global experts, enabling students to transform their original ideas into real solutions, fostering a culture of innovation and creativity.

Naresh Tyagi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd and Co-Chair of the Green Jobs and Sustainability Accelerator Program said, "The Sustainability Accelerator Program 2023 embodies our commitment to nurturing a sustainability mindset in India’s youth and students and empowering them to drive our collective green mission forward. Through this program, we aim to create a new generation of sustainability champions who will lead the way in shaping a greener future for all. This program provided school students with hands-on experience, moulding them into responsible, people-centred corporate leaders who prioritise the well-being of our society and its inhabitants.

Manav Subodh, Founder, 1M 1B said, “This is an industry first partnership, where a large corporation, ABFRL and a social venture, 1M 1B is coming together placing sustainability at the core of whatever you do. The internship aims to encourage students to be valuable contributors to climate change and introduce them to how technology can play a role in shaping a greener planet. The students will also be mentored by leaders of ABFRL.” 

The unique Internship Program maximized learning and engagement through carefully designed curriculum components. Six Learning Days immersed participants in instructor-led seminars, delving deep into essential sustainability concepts, innovations, and green skills. Students then applied their knowledge in real-world scenarios, addressing sustainability concerns. The program concluded with Industry Day, an interactive session where students presented their ideas to industry executives, showcasing the breadth of their knowledge and the impact of their efforts on the sustainable future we aim to create.

ABFRL remains steadfast in its commitment to cultivating a culture of sustainability, motivating future generations to lead the way toward a greener and more environmentally conscious society.

 

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Retail India News: D2C Star Nestasia’s First Brick-and-Mortar Store in Bengaluru Marks it’s Second Leg of Expansion Plans
Retail India News: D2C Star Nestasia’s First Brick-and-Mortar Store in Bengaluru Marks it’s Second Leg of Expansion Plans
 

Nestasia, the trailblazing home décor brand, has unfurled the doors to its newest sanctuary of style in Bengaluru, adding a touch of contemporary allure to the bustling Bellandur neighborhood. This 680 sq ft haven, the brand's second physical store nationwide, marks a significant leap in Nestasia's retail expansion journey.

Envisioned by the creative minds at Nestasia, the store's design channels a global contemporary aesthetic, transforming it into a visual masterpiece. The space welcomes patrons with a refined white color palette, delicately adorned with gold accents that lend a sophisticated charm. This serves as a serene canvas, allowing the spotlight to shine on the carefully curated products. The store layout, characterized by sculptural display units and arch-infused gondolas, effortlessly weaves together refined elegance and moderate minimalism, creating a space where the products themselves become the focal point.

Adding a unique touch to the ambiance are the oakwood tables, harmoniously blending with the predominant white and gold theme. Beyond mere aesthetics, the store embodies Nestasia's commitment to the "Quality, Utility & Beauty" (QUB) model. Here, every product is a meticulously designed celebration of form and functionality, ensuring a harmonious balance of quality, utility, and beauty. 

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Nestasia's grand entry into Bengaluru signifies not just the expansion of a brand but the introduction of a lifestyle. This new store, nestled in the heart of the city, beckons patrons to explore the fusion of global design influences with the distinctive tastes of the Indian consumer.

As you step into Nestasia's Bengaluru store, you're not just entering a space; you're embarking on a journey through the art of modern home décor. With a commitment to offering an immersive shopping experience, this store encapsulates the essence of Nestasia's vision — a celebration of contemporary elegance and a curated selection that transcends mere decoration to elevate living spaces.

Nestasia's Bengaluru store isn't just a retail destination; it's a haven for those seeking to infuse their living spaces with sophistication and style. It's an invitation to explore, indulge, and redefine the aesthetics of home decor. Come, discover the modern splendor that awaits you at Nestasia's newest home in Bengaluru.

Reflecting on Nestasia's journey, Aditi Murarka, Co-Founder, Nestasia said, "At Nestasia we aspire to make home special. Our goal is to bring to life trending, and topical designs that create a vibe. We understand that beautiful products at home should also serve a purpose, and we've struck a balance between form and functionality. With the omni-channel approach, we now open our doors in Bangalore, a celebration of home decor, tableware, and everything home to upgrade and Make Home Special. We believe in the power of design to inspire and connect with our shoppers, and this store marks another step towards that vision."

Shedding light on the brand’s expansion into the offline retail space, she added, “The early trends from the offline foray have been very positive. Nestasia has seen over 80 percent conversion rate from walk-in customers and the average Order Value offline is 30 percent higher than the similar metric seen in online orders. The offline stores sport a modern contemporary and minimal design which enables the products to be the standout feature. Although the current stores are between 600-1000 square feet of carpet area, the brand is exploring larger format stores in the future. By the end of 2024, the target is to have 20 percent of revenue coming from offline stores. Nestasia ended FY22 with net revenue of Rs 21.8 crore and will be EBITDA positive in FY24.”

 

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Retail India News: Piccadily Distilleries Unveils Camikara 3 Years Old
Retail India News: Piccadily Distilleries Unveils Camikara 3 Years Old
 

Piccadily Distilleries has unveiled Camikara 3 Years Old (YO), a distinctive 100 percent pure cane juice rum aged in American oak barrels for three years. Contrary to the prevalent use of molasses or grain ENA in Indian rum production, Camikara stands as India's pioneer in premium, pure cane juice rum. This launch aligns with the evolving preference for high-quality rum in India, a market poised for annual growth at a rate of 5.55 percent (CAGR 2023-2028), according to Statista.

Bottled at 42.8 percent ABV, Camikara 3YO challenges the notion of rum as a seasonal spirit, inviting young consumers to experiment and captivating rum enthusiasts with its complexity. Positioned as a versatile drink, Camikara 3YO can be enjoyed on the rocks or as the foundation for preferred cocktails throughout the year, showcasing the true essence of cane juice.

Camikara aims to elevate the legacy and tradition of rum in India by drawing inspiration from Punjab's culture, where the distillation of cane juice to create a local brew called Laahan has a historical precedent. Piccadily Distilleries endeavors to revive this age-old tradition, employing advanced maturing techniques to present the beauty of premium Indian rums through Camikara.

In extending the success of its award-winning 12YO variant, Camikara 3YO aligns with the company's vision to make premium Indian spirits more accessible. India, as the world's largest producer of sugarcane, boasts a rich history of producing cane juice distillates or rums. Despite this, the domination of Western whiskies and the devaluation of rum as a quality brown spirit hindered the production of premium category rum until now. Similar to the resurgence of indigenous Indian coffee and rum, Piccadily Distilleries seeks to reclaim space on a global scale for premium Indian rums.

Siddhartha Sharma, Founder, Piccadily Distilleries said, “We are very excited to expand our portfolio of pure cane juice rums and launch Camikara 3YO. Camikara was born out of a desire to revive the age-old distilling tradition from India and introduce an indigenous premium category rum. When we launched the limited-edition Camikara 12YO, it became the first ever Indian rum to win a ‘Gold Medal’ at the prestigious IWSC Awards 2023. This inspired us to expand our rum portfolio and make the golden elixir more accessible. We hope that Camikara 3YO will carry on the legacy and cater to a wider audience.

Camikara 3YO embodies purity, revealing classic, naturally sweet top notes of sugarcane. The nose delights with hints of funkiness, vegetal greenness, and a subtle embrace of wet leather, followed by fruity sweetness reminiscent of melons, complemented by hints of honey and vanilla. On the palate, a masterful alchemy of oak and cane juice spirit unfolds, resulting in a well-rounded and impeccably balanced spirit. Camikara 3YO delivers a gratifying finish with each sip.

Currently available in Haryana at Rs 1,500, Rajasthan at Rs 2,410, and Uttarakhand at Rs 1,830, Camikara 3YO will soon be accessible in Maharashtra, Goa, Punjab, Assam, Arunachal, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, and more.

 

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Retail India News: Tira Adds Global Giants Blessed Moon, Allies of Skin and Laura Mercier to its Kitty
Retail India News: Tira Adds Global Giants Blessed Moon, Allies of Skin and Laura Mercier to its Kitty
 

In a spectacular addition to its ever-evolving beauty portfolio, Reliance Retail's Tira introduced three global beauty powerhouses that are set to redefine the beauty landscape in India. Blessed Moon, Allies of Skin, and Laura Mercier Cosmetics bring a fusion of innovation, quality, and artistry to Tira's diverse beauty offerings.

Blessed Moon: A K-Beauty Affair

Dive into the enchanting world of K-beauty with Blessed Moon, a popular South Korean skincare and makeup brand that has taken the beauty scene by storm. Launched in 2022, Blessed Moon seamlessly blends effectiveness with affordability, capturing the hearts of beauty lovers worldwide.

Blessed Moon

Explore coveted products like the Fluffy Lip Tint, the versatile Like a Shadow Eyeshadow Palette, and the Vita Kits, essential for your daily skincare ritual. What sets Blessed Moon apart is not just its high-quality offerings but also its eye-catching Gen Z packaging. Available exclusively on Tira platforms and stores in India, get ready to elevate your beauty game with Blessed Moon.

Allies of Skin: Transformative Skincare for Global Glam

Joining Tira's exclusive lineup is Allies of Skin, a globally acclaimed skincare brand that has garnered the admiration of celebrities like Hailey Bieber, January Jones, and Kaia Gerber. The hero product, "The Daily Treatment," is a testament to the brand's commitment to excellence, combining science-backed ingredients for truly transformative skincare.

Allies of Skin

Allies of Skin stands out by prioritizing high-quality formulations with safe, clinically-proven active ingredients in supercharged concentrations. Exclusive to Tira platforms and stores in India, experience the allure of skincare that over-delivers on promises, providing multifunctional results for a radiant, confident you.

Laura Mercier Cosmetics: A Timeless Legacy

Transport yourself into the world of timeless elegance with Laura Mercier Cosmetics, a globally renowned luxury brand born out of the visionary genius of French Makeup Artist Laura Mercier in 1996. Revolutionizing the beauty industry with the concept of the Flawless Face and the art of no-makeup makeup, Laura Mercier Cosmetics extends its legacy of award-winning products, French aesthetic, and artistry techniques.

Laura Mercier

Empowering women worldwide to look and feel their best, Laura Mercier Cosmetics is now within reach in India through Tira platforms and stores. Indulge in the legacy of French beauty and elevate your makeup routine to a new level of sophistication.

In the ever-expanding beauty industry of India, Tira emerges as the curator of global elegance, bringing you the best in innovation, quality, and artistry. Get ready to embark on a beauty journey like no other, as these three iconic brands find a new home in the hearts of Indian beauty enthusiasts.

 

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Retail India News: Charlie Whiskey on a 50-year-Trot to Success
Retail India News: Charlie Whiskey on a 50-year-Trot to Success
 

Highfield Distillery, the company behind the renowned liquor brand Charlie, celebrates five decades in the liquor trade by showcasing its premium range of spirits, including rum, vodka, and whiskey. To mark this milestone, the company unveiled its latest creation, the premium Charlie Whiskey, crafted from top-tier ingredients for a superior yet affordable experience. The event included the unveiling of a five-layered champagne tower, symbolizing half a century of excellence.

Managed by the third generation, Charlie Spirits, a brand of Highfield Distillery, also highlighted its range, including the Charlie XXX Gold Rum and classic and citrus green apple variants of Charlie Vodka. The company, committed to environmental sustainability, boasts over 2000 plantations, recycled glass bottles, and zero-liquid waste systems.

Arjun Singh, COO said, "In every crafted blend, there’s a story that captivates the soul. ‘Love at first sip’ is not just a phrase; it’s an emotion stirred into every bottle of Charlie."

Poonya Singh, Marketing Executive, and Brand Ambassador said, "Luxury for ALL’ isn’t just a promise; it’s a commitment to ensuring that every enthusiast, regardless of background or taste preference, can savor the richness of our meticulously crafted spirits."

Established in 1973, Highfield Distillers expanded in 2015 under the vision of founders Bhupinder Singh and Sonia Singh. The company, managed by Arjun Singh and Poonya Singh, thrives on distilling excellence and innovating in the liquor industry.

Nanak Singh, the patriarch behind the family's success, journeyed from rags to riches, establishing a dairy and food industry empire before venturing into the liquor industry. Field Marshal Manekshaw and renowned columnist Khushwant Singh recognized Nanak Singh's contributions, particularly his dedication during the 1971 war, supplying milk at the war front.

As the company expresses gratitude for 50 remarkable years, Nanak Singh's legacy of commitment, courage, and determination continues to shape the enduring success of Highfield Distillery.

 

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Retail India News: HCCB and Kaushalya University Team Up for Retail Skills Training in Gujarat
Retail India News: HCCB and Kaushalya University Team Up for Retail Skills Training in Gujarat
 

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited (HCCB), a leading FMCG company in India, has formalized a Memorandum of Understanding with Kaushalya University to implement a Sales and Marketing training program, aiming to skill 5,000 individuals in Gujarat. This strategic initiative extends beyond traditional corporate training, aligning with a holistic community development approach, with a focus on 11 villages in the Ahmedabad and Kheda Districts. The announcement was made in the presence of key dignitaries, including Shri Balvantsinh Rajput, Cabinet Minister of Industries, Rural Development, Labour and Employment in the Government of Gujarat.

The comprehensive program targets a diverse participant profile, encompassing recent graduates, current students, and college dropouts aged 18 and above. Spanning three months, the curriculum includes a rigorous 30-hour structure, combining 6 hours of face-to-face interactions and 24 hours of online sessions, providing participants with an immersive learning experience.

HCCB takes the lead in facilitating orientation and awareness sessions, delivering program materials electronically, and conducting both face-to-face and online training sessions. The company goes further by organizing interactions with industry experts, offering online platforms, conducting assessments, and connecting learners with local industries and entrepreneurial opportunities, all at zero cost to the participants. Simultaneously, Kaushalya University plays a pivotal role in introducing learners to HCCB and its programs, aiding with orientation sessions, and ensuring the availability of infrastructure such as computer labs and classrooms. The university takes charge of monitoring program attendance and assisting with assessments.

In addition to the skilling program, HCCB will spearhead transformative community development projects in the 11 villages. The initiatives span across critical areas such as access to clean drinking water, sustainable agricultural practices, Nagrik Seva Kendras (NSK), healthcare, and education infrastructure, reflecting a holistic approach to corporate social responsibility.

This collaboration not only contributes to skill development but also addresses broader socio-economic aspects, presenting a noteworthy business angle to the initiative.

Shri Balvantsinh Rajput, Cabinet Minister of Industries, Rural Development, Labour and Employment in the Government of Gujarat said, "We aim to create a cohesive partnership between Government bodies, the Industrial sector, and Educational institutions. This collaboration promises a consistent flow of well-trained graduates ready for diverse corporate roles. I'm thankful to Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages for their support of our mission. With the help of key partners like HCCB, we're determined to make Gujarat a centre of professional expertise, improving job opportunities and fulfilling the industry's needs."

Anju Sharma, IAS and Director General of Kaushalya University said, "We are at a pivotal moment in the journey of skill development in Gujarat. Our collaboration with Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages is a testament to our shared vision of empowering the youth with the right skills for the future. Together, we aim to not just educate but to transform lives and communities. This partnership is more than just training; it's about creating a skilled workforce that can drive sustainable growth and development in our state and beyond."

Himanshu Priyadarshi, Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer at HCCB, remarked, “We understand the crucial role industries play in shaping the socio-economic fabric of the society. Through our extensive upskilling programs, our primary objective is to bridge the gender disparity in financial and digital literacy. Additionally, our community development projects highlight our unwavering resolve to foster holistic development. As we move forward, our focus remains on creating a deep-rooted and sustainable difference in the community, aligning our efforts with the hopes and dreams of its people”.

 

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Retail India News: STRROT and Seletti Unite to Broaden Design Horizons
Retail India News: STRROT and Seletti Unite to Broaden Design Horizons
 

Delhi-based STRROT, a prominent player in exclusive and high-end furniture, interior, and lifestyle, is now the exclusive representative of Seletti, Italy's iconic design brand, heralding a Renaissance in Design Excellence in India's retail landscape. This strategic alliance brings together the esteemed STRROT brand and the iconic Italian design powerhouse, Seletti, marking a significant milestone in the realm of sophisticated living spaces.

Seletti, renowned for its ingenuity and innovation in product design, especially exemplified by the "Toiletpaper" collection, is set to redefine the Indian interior design scene. This collection, marked by whimsical designs and serendipitous elements, reflects a shared commitment between Seletti and STRROT to create a uniquely harmonious experience for discerning consumers, opening new horizons in the world of interior design.

STRROT, founded and curated by design maestro SidhantLamba, transcends the conventional definition of a store. It stands as a haven of elegance and style, weaving an exquisite tapestry of partnerships with over 20 meticulously curated brands from India's diverse and art-rich landscape. This diverse portfolio contributes harmoniously to STRROT's offerings, providing connoisseurs with an expansive spectrum of design choices.

Sidhant Lamba, Founder, and Curator of STRROT said, "STRROT emerges anew, a phoenix reborn, echoing a triumphant fanfare that resonates with pure jubilation." This renaissance signifies a transformation in the ethos of elegance, turning homes into galleries of tasteful furniture.

For STRROT, each home is a canvas for artistic expression, and luxury is a way of life. The collaboration with Seletti represents an epochal chapter in their journey, transcending products to elevate the very essence of interior design. This collaboration aims to craft a riveting blend of creativity, utility, and international recognition.

The illustrious products born of this representation are already available for discerning patrons, accessible through WhatsApp or a visit to the opulent store in South Delhi.

 

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Retail India News: Woodside Burger Shop Expands Product Portfolio to Elevate Indian Grilling
Retail India News: Woodside Burger Shop Expands Product Portfolio to Elevate Indian Grilling
 

Woodside Burger Shop has introduced the 'Grillmaster,' a groundbreaking innovation poised to revolutionize the culinary landscape in Mumbai. The Grillmaster, a first-of-its-kind grilling appliance, offers a unique experience for burger enthusiasts, allowing them to grill their own burgers effortlessly with Woodside's iconic flavors. The introduction of this novel grilling kit aligns with the changing preferences of Indian consumers, catering to those who enjoy outdoor adventures, vacations, or utilize their terraces for a beer and burger culture without the hassle of ingredient collection.

Sumit Gambhir, Founder of Woodside Burger Shop said, "We are thrilled to introduce the Grillmaster to our customers in Mumbai. This innovative grilling technology represents our commitment to delivering unparalleled quality and taste in every bite. With the Grillmaster, we aim to redefine the grilling experience and provide our patrons with an unforgettable culinary journey wherein they can grill their own burgers and enjoy them freshly flipped and off the grill."

The Grillmaster's sleek design and innovative features make it a standout addition to Woodside Burger Shop's kitchen arsenal, reflecting the brand's commitment to maintaining high standards of quality and customer satisfaction. This grilling appliance introduces a fresh perspective on the traditional idea of grilling, leveraging built-in lava stone and bamboo coal to reach temperatures exceeding 350°C. This ensures optimal grilling conditions for meat or vegetables without imparting undesirable smells or flavors from traditional lighter fluids or fossil fuels.

Noteworthy is the Grillmaster's eco-friendly design, allowing for natural disposal like firewood and leaves, leaving no waste in the environment. As Woodside Burger Shop pioneers this unique grilling experience, the Grillmaster sets the stage for a new era in the Indian retail grilling market, providing patrons with the opportunity to savor freshly grilled Woodside burgers in the comfort of their homes or outdoor spaces.

The whole idea of Grillmaster is to allow anyone to become an expert of grilling themselves since it is extremely easy and makes everyone a Grillmaster. We provide everything in the Grillbox, so it makes it super easy and convenient for anyone to just purchase the box and follow the steps mentioned in the instruction manual provided,” said Pankil Shah, Woodside Burger Shop. 

 

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Retail India News: Sunpure Ventures into Jaggery Market, Targets Rs 120 cr Annual Revenue
Retail India News: Sunpure Ventures into Jaggery Market, Targets Rs 120 cr Annual Revenue
 

Sunpure has announced its entry into a new product category - packaged jaggery. The introduction of Sunpure Jaggery Powder and Sunpure Jaggery Block, both available in 500g packs, is part of the company's strategic vision to establish itself as India's preferred food brand, emphasizing chemical and preservative-free healthy living. This expansion is initially launched in Bengaluru and Mumbai, with plans to extend the product line to existing markets across Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, and Tamil Nadu over the next month.

MK Agrotech, the parent company of Sunpure, hails from Karnataka and is recognized for seamlessly blending technology and tradition in the food industry. With aspirations to evolve into a Pan-India FMCG brand promoting healthy living, the company seized the opportunity to cater to the health-conscious Indian consumer. Recognizing the shift in consumer preferences towards healthier alternatives, Sunpure decided to venture into packaged jaggery, aiming to tap into the growing market demand.

As per market reports, the packaged jaggery market in India reached Rs 55.6 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to soar to Rs 122.1 billion by 2028, exhibiting a robust growth rate of 14.1 percent over the five years. Sunpure sets an ambitious target of achieving an annual revenue of Rs 120 crore in this segment. In Mumbai, the newly launched products fall under the Riso Jaggery powder and Riso Jaggery block brands, a strategic move following Sunpure's acquisition of Riso, a premium edible oil brand in Maharashtra earlier this year.

Sridhar Vaidyanathan, Chief Operating Officer, MK Agrotech said, “India is one of the leading exporters of jaggery in the world and the domestic market for packaged jaggery is ripe for disruption. With mounting health concerns due to growing incidence of diabetes, heart diseases and obesity-related issues, more and more Indian consumers today are replacing white sugar with jaggery, an unrefined natural sweetener made from sugarcane juice. What’s more, jaggery also offers numerous nutritional benefits, making it a healthy addition to the household pantry staples.

Unlike traditional jaggery sold in open markets or other packaged jaggery products available in the market, Sunpure Jaggery’s USP is that it is produced using traditional methods with skilled manpower in hygienic conditions, and without the use of any harmful chemicals, artificial colors, or commonly used preservatives. You may notice that Sunpure Jaggery is darker in color due to the absence of bleaching agents; it is 100 percent natural and safe,” added Mannan Khan, Director, MK Agrotech 

Notably, jaggery is recognized as a good source of iron and antioxidants, containing essential nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. Sunpure packages its jaggery conveniently in powder and block forms for easy storage and transportation. As an ISO 22000:2018 certified company, Sunpure ensures rigorous quality checks to uphold the highest standards of hygiene and safety across its diverse product range. Currently offering a range of products, including edible oils, sugar, spices, and multigrain atta, Sunpure continues to diversify its offerings while maintaining a commitment to quality and health consciousness in the Indian retail market.

 

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Retail India News: myTrident Unveils "Road to Jaipur" Collection
Retail India News: myTrident Unveils "Road to Jaipur" Collection
 

Committed to integrating the rich cultural tapestry of India into homes, myTrident has solidified its position as a leading luxury home décor brand in the country. The recently launched "Road to Jaipur" collection, a meticulously curated selection of bedding essentials, draws inspiration directly from the Pink city. In a strategic move to cater to the evolving retail landscape in India, myTrident positions itself at the intersection of cultural reverence and premium home furnishings.

The collection pays tribute to Jaipur's ornate architecture and the iconic Jaipuri Block print, historically synonymous with elevated status during the Golden Age. Within the collection, two standout designs, ‘Noor’ and ‘Shalimar’, embody a unique fusion of opulence and tradition. ‘Noor’ echoes the regal aura of the Rajputs, inspired by the breathtaking Hawa Mahal. Mirroring the intricate Jharokhas that overlook the city, 'Noor' captures Jaipur's grandeur with understated grace and sophistication. Conversely, ‘Shalimar’ takes inspiration from the awe-inspiring Panna Meena ka Kund, a marvel that captivates wanderers and travelers alike.

The "Road to Jaipur" collection beckons consumers to immerse themselves in the allure of Jaipur's cultural amalgamation, embarking on a transformative journey through time. Each product intricately narrates the iconic history of the city, ensuring that the collection not only elevates homes but also infuses a touch of sophistication and regal elegance into living spaces. As myTrident strategically aligns with the retail sector in India, this collection reflects a nuanced understanding of consumer preferences, offering a blend of cultural heritage and refined luxury for the discerning homeowner.

 

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Retail India News: Revlon Aims to Double Retail Biz, Eyes Aggressive Offline Expansion
Retail India News: Revlon Aims to Double Retail Biz, Eyes Aggressive Offline Expansion
 

Revlon, the beauty and cosmetics brand operating in India through its local partner, Modi-Mundipharma Beauty Products, is set to double its business to Rs 400 crore in the current fiscal year. With plans to enhance its offline network, the company aims to increase the number of outlets from 300 to 600 and expand its presence from 1,000 to 4,000 department stores. Revlon Executive Director Meghna Modi expressed the brand's focus on aggressive retail expansion in India, anticipating significant growth in the beauty and cosmetics sector driven by the millennial generation. The company also contemplates introducing Revlon-branded perfumes as part of its expanded product portfolio.

Revlon, like its counterparts, experienced a surge in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic and is now witnessing a "Diwali blockbuster" in sales this festive season. Meghna Modi outlined the expansion plans, stating, "We have around 300 outlets and planning to go around 600 outlets and increase presence in 1,000 department stores to 4,000 department stores." The ambitious expansion is expected to materialize within the next 2-3 years, and the company aims to double its business in the upcoming fiscal year.

Currently, 25 percent of Revlon's sales in India come from online channels, while the majority is derived from offline channels, including its stores and departmental stores operated by leading retailers. The brand plans to strengthen its social media presence, particularly on platforms like Instagram, aligning with evolving consumer trends.

Revlon competes in the luxury segment with global brands like MAC Cosmetics and Estee Lauder, as well as domestic competitors such as Lakme, L'Oreal's Maybelline, and emerging online rivals like Nykaa, Sugar, and MyGlamm. The strategic expansion and diversified product offerings aim to position Revlon favorably in India's dynamic and competitive beauty and cosmetics market.

 

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Retail India News: Dabur Strategizes New Manufacturing Hub in South India Amid Surging Regional Biz
Retail India News: Dabur Strategizes New Manufacturing Hub in South India Amid Surging Regional Biz
 

Dabur, a leading FMCG and ayurvedic products manufacturer, is set to establish a new factory in South India within a year, driven by the significant growth of its business in the region. With 20 percent of its domestic sales now originating from South India, a double-digit increase over the past 5-6 years, Dabur is strategically identifying market gaps to introduce customized products. The move is part of the company's broader plan to bolster manufacturing capacity and diversify production lines, responding to the rising demand in the retail sector.

Dabur's CEO, Mohit Malhotra, highlighted the company's progress in South India, stating that the region's contribution to Dabur's domestic business has doubled, reaching 19-20 percent. With an annual capex of Rs 350-450 crore, Dabur is not only focusing on the domestic market but also eyeing expansion in international markets, specifically the Middle East and Europe. The company is streamlining manufacturing operations, shutting down units under expiring tax regimes and opening new units under the GST regime.

Malhotra emphasized the development of a framework called RISE (Regional Insights, Speed, and Execution) to create products exclusively tailored for the region. While certain brands like Dabur Red, Honey, and Odonil are prominent in South India, the company aims to enhance its saliency by introducing more region-specific offerings. Despite notable progress, Dabur acknowledges a growth gap of 10–15 percent compared to competitors, making the Southern region a strategic focus for geographical expansion.

Looking at international markets, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a significant growth frontier for Dabur, with potential plans for manufacturing units in Saudi Arabia. The company already has manufacturing facilities in the UAE, Egypt, Turkiye, and South Africa, serving various regions through trade agreements. Despite geopolitical challenges, Dabur sees positive recovery trends post-COVID in international markets, emphasizing a cautious approach amid global uncertainties.

 

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Retail India News: Walmart's Global Profit Margins Decline Amidst Flipkart's Impact on International Operations
Retail India News: Walmart's Global Profit Margins Decline Amidst Flipkart's Impact on International Operations
 

In its recent financial report, Walmart disclosed a 46 basis points decline in consolidated gross profit margins, attributing this to the inclusion of Flipkart in this year's results. Following Walmart's acquisition of a 77 percent stake in the Bengaluru-based e-commerce giant for $16 billion last year, the retail giant faced challenges in the three months ending July 2019. Walmart International reported a decrease in net sales from $29.45 billion to $29.13 billion, with operating income falling by 29.6 percent to $893 million in Q2 FY20 compared to the previous year.

While Walmart International made strides in cost management, boasting 36 basis points of expense leverage in the quarter, operating income saw a notable decline of 27.3 percent in constant currency and 29.6 percent on a reported basis. Walmart's Executive Vice President and CFO, Brett Biggs, attributed this decline primarily to the anticipated dilution from Flipkart.

In contrast, the retail giant's domestic performance remained robust. The US segment experienced a 2.9 percent increase in net sales, reaching $85.2 billion during Q2 FY20. Operating income for the US also displayed a 4 percent growth, reaching $4.65 billion. Walmart's President and CEO, Doug McMillon, expressed enthusiasm about the prospects in India, stating, "The ecosystem we're building through Flipkart is impressive and consists of a collection of strong businesses."

McMillon highlighted Flipkart's achievements, such as Myntra's largest sale event, where over two million customers participated, generating 7,000-plus orders per minute at peak times. Additionally, he noted PhonePe's success, surpassing two billion transactions with 50 million monthly active users.

The backdrop of this financial disclosure is the evolving regulatory landscape in India's e-commerce sector. Recent government revisions on foreign direct investment (FDI) in e-commerce, effective since February, have implications for entities like Flipkart and Amazon. The revised norms restrict e-commerce firms with foreign investment from selling products of the entities in which they hold a stake or control the inventory.

Furthermore, the Indian government is in the process of formulating an e-commerce policy that addresses cross-border data flows, local storage facilities, and the establishment of a data authority to devise a framework for data sharing. Amazon has expressed optimism about collaborating with the government to establish a stable and predictable policy, facilitating continued investments in technology and infrastructure.

 

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Retail India News: Mukta Arts Lights Up Saudi Screens in Strategic Partnership with Al-Othaim
Retail India News: Mukta Arts Lights Up Saudi Screens in Strategic Partnership with Al-Othaim
 

In a strategic move to fortify its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's burgeoning exhibition market, Mukta Arts Ltd., a prominent player with established retail cinema businesses in India and internationally, has entered into a collaboration with Al-Othaim Investment Company. Operating through its Bahrain subsidiary, Mukta A2 Multiplex W.L.L., the company aims to establish and manage cinemas across Saudi Arabia, capitalizing on the synergies between the real estate expertise of the Al-Othaim group and Mukta A2 Cinemas' proficiency throughout the movie exhibition value chain.

Rahul Puri, MD – Mukta Arts Ltd., Commented, “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Al-Othaim group to help build out the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s fledgling exhibition market. We are excited to add our experience and ethos in providing world-class entertainment to the region to follow up the stellar success we have found in Bahrain with the properties we manage there. We are deeply committed to this project and are humbled by the faith shown in us. We look forward to the partnership and the value it brings.”  

Strategically positioned within Saudi Arabia, the key focal points for expansion lie in the burgeoning Tier ll and lll cities, which are experiencing dynamic growth as part of the Vision 2030 initiative. Mukta, while not currently engaged in direct investment, has strategically positioned itself through contractual agreements solely focused on providing Management and Operations services, aligning seamlessly with the evolving landscape of these emerging markets,” he further added.

Akshay Bajaj, COO – ME – Mukta A2 Cinemas, commented, “We look forward to the synergies of our partnership with the Al-Othaim group and to provide movie-goers with unrivalled experiences as Saudi Arabia increases its ever-growing cultural and entertainment offerings.”

This collaboration marks a significant milestone in Mukta Arts Limited's cinema exhibition business expansion, already overseeing 100 screens through Mukta A2 Cinemas Limited, its subsidiary Mukta A2 Multiplex WLL, and joint ventures. The company's approach involves strategic positioning through contractual agreements, emphasizing management and operations services, in alignment with the evolving dynamics of emerging markets.


 

 

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Retail India News: Nikon India Commemorates 90 Years of NIKKOR Legacy, Unveils New Logo
Retail India News: Nikon India Commemorates 90 Years of NIKKOR Legacy, Unveils New Logo
 

Nikon India Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nikon Corporation and a prominent leader in imaging technology, proudly marks the 90th anniversary of the NIKKOR lenses. In an effort to fortify and enhance awareness of the NIKKOR brand, Nikon introduces a special 90th-anniversary logo, paying homage to the enduring legacy of these iconic lenses.

The commemorative logo elegantly captures the silhouettes of lenses that have significantly influenced the history of imaging since the inception of the NIKKOR brand. It also symbolizes the contemporary significance of NIKKOR with representations of present-day lenses. Emblazoned with the message "A Story in Every Lens," the logo reflects the distinctive attributes and dedicated craftsmanship inherent in all NIKKOR lenses, emphasizing their ability to capture precious moments, preserve history, and tell compelling stories.

In conjunction with this celebration, Nikon plans to release a series of short videos spotlighting the value and quality of NIKKOR lenses, showcasing the remarkable achievements facilitated by these optics.

The 90-year journey of NIKKOR began in 1932 with the trademark registration, marking Nikon's commitment to excellence by initiating the manufacturing process from optical glass production. Over the years, NIKKOR has evolved into a globally recognized brand, acclaimed for its high-performance lenses and groundbreaking innovations.

NIKKOR's history is marked by several milestones, from the revolutionary NIKKOR PC 8.5cm F2 in 1948 to the cutting-edge NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct in 2019, demonstrating Nikon's dedication to providing unique and high-quality options for users to express their creative vision.

Beyond the realm of photography, NIKKOR lenses have played a pivotal role in NASA's space missions, showcasing their superior optical performance and reliability. Nikon's collaboration with NASA has not only contributed to space exploration but has also propelled advancements in optical technologies.

In 2018, Nikon introduced the Z mount system, featuring mirrorless cameras, compatible NIKKOR Z lenses, and accessories, ushering in a new era of optical performance. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, inspired by NIKKOR's rich 90-year history, Nikon India remains dedicated to contributing to the development of imaging culture and expanding possibilities for imaging expression.
 

 

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Retail India News: Pansari Group Unveils Pansari Chai, at India International Trade Fair 2023
Retail India News: Pansari Group Unveils Pansari Chai, at India International Trade Fair 2023
 

Renowned FMCG brand Pansari Group has introduced its latest tea range, Pansari Chai, at the India International Trade Fair 2023. Present at stall no. (10-04) B in Hall no. 10 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from November 14th to 27th, the brand showcases its commitment to quality and innovation in the retail sector.

The focal point of Pansari Group's exhibit is the newly launched Pansari Chai, introduced under the tagline "Ek aur ho Jaaye." This tea range, presented in four distinct varieties, offers a premium selection of blends with an aromatic fusion of 10 percent long leaf, promising a unique and exquisite tea-drinking experience for consumers.

This launch marks the brand's second major introduction this year, following the successful entry of its "Mojee" syrup brand in the western and southern markets. Pansari Group's presence at the India International Trade Fair highlights its dedication to ongoing innovation and the expansion of product offerings to cater to diverse consumer preferences.

Shammi Agarwal, Director of Pansari Group said, “We're excited to bring you Pansari Chai, adding to our special product segment after the successful launch of Mojee syrup at AAHAR 2023. This launch at the India International Trade Fair reflects our dedication to innovation. With our consumers' support, we look forward to introducing more exciting products in the coming months, enhancing your Pansari experience. We heartily invite you to visit our stall anytime between 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM at the trade fair, savor the various flavors, and enjoy the comforting embrace of Pansari Chai – a true expression of our commitment to bringing you unique and delightful options."

 

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Retail India News: Kalyan Jewellers Unveils Senhor, a Distinctive Men's Jewellery Line
Retail India News: Kalyan Jewellers Unveils Senhor, a Distinctive Men's Jewellery Line
 

Kalyan Jewellers has introduced its men's jewellery line, Senhor, in celebration of International Men's Day. The launch campaign showcases the brand ambassador, Amitabh Bachchan, donning exquisite pieces from the newly launched men's collection in a unique presentation.

Derived from the Portuguese term for'sir' or 'gentleman,' the Senhor collection seamlessly blends contemporary style with classic design, meeting the modern man's preference for distinctive and meaningful accessories. Positioned as an affordable range, the collection aims to effortlessly integrate into the lifestyles of today's consumers, emphasizing the trend of growing preference for men's jewellery as gifting options during the ongoing wedding season in India.

Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director – Kalyan Jewellers said, “The new exclusive men's jewellery collection redefines elegance and strength for the modern Indian male. Each design in the Senhor collection is a testament to the modern Indian male's dynamic spirit and unique style. With an unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and quality, we continue to create timeless treasures that resonate with the bold and discerning consumer. Senhor unveils a new era of sophistication, where every piece tells a story of excellence and every jewel echoes the essence of masculinity.

The Senhor collection features timeless pieces acknowledging the individuality and resilience of today's man, offering a diverse range of textures, including dual-tone pieces and minimalistic patterns. From gold to platinum, rose gold to white gold, and diamond jewellery, the collection spans neckpieces, chains, rings, and bracelets. Crafted meticulously, the designs aim to strike a perfect balance between strength and style.

Ensuring quality and authenticity, the jewellery retailed at Kalyan Jewellers is all BIS hallmarked and undergoes multiple purity tests. Customers will also receive the 4-Level Assurance Certificate, offering guarantees on purity, free lifetime maintenance, detailed product information, and transparent exchange and buy-back policies—a testament to the brand's commitment to providing the best for its loyal patrons.

 

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Retail India News: Tata Tea Agni Leaf Unveils Unique Chhath Festive Campaign
Retail India News: Tata Tea Agni Leaf Unveils Unique Chhath Festive Campaign
 

Tata Tea Agni Leaf, a prominent tea brand, has launched a distinctive Chhath Festive Campaign, paying tribute to the cultural richness of Bihar and Jharkhand. The campaign features special festive packs inspired by the world-renowned Madhubani art, a cherished form of expression in Bihar. Additionally, a special music video titled "Aava Mil Ke Chhath Manayi" has been introduced to enhance the Chhath festivities.

The four-pack collection artfully captures the essence of each day of the Chhath festival through various styles of Madhubani Art. The first pack, designed in the Godhna Style, portrays the 'Nahaay Khaay' rituals on the first day. The second pack, in the Kachni style, illustrates the 'Kharna' rituals with monochrome shades representing the preparation of traditional prasad. The third pack, dedicated to 'Sandhya Arghya,' showcases the festive spirit at the ghats with the Kohbar style. The final pack, curated in the Bharni style, depicts the concluding day of the festival, 'Usha Arghya,' where devotees offer prayers and Arghya to the rising sun.

In addition to the festive packs, Tata Tea Agni Leaf presents the music video 'Aava Mil Ke Chhath Manayi.' The song captures the spirit of Chhath, portraying families and generations coming together to celebrate the festival's rituals with joy and reverence. The video is a celebration of cultural heritage, featuring symbols like 'kharna ki kheer,' 'thekua,' 'daura,' and 'arghya.'

Puneet Das, President, Packaged Beverages, Tata Consumer Products stated, "Tata Tea Agni has launched a special Chhath four-pack collection to pay homage to the rich cultural heritage. The campaign proudly celebrates the spirit of togetherness and festivities over a cup of tea."

Azazul Haque, Chief Creative Officer, Media Monks, emphasized, "Choosing Chhath, the biggest festival for the region, was about connecting with the people as one of them. The four-pack idea resonates with the four-day festival, providing a connection for those celebrating. The festive music video conveys the message of togetherness and offers a new song to the Chhath celebrants."

 

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Retail India News: Campus Activewear Achieves Milestone with 250 Stores Nationwide
Retail India News: Campus Activewear Achieves Milestone with 250 Stores Nationwide
 

Campus Activewear, a prominent player in India's sports and athleisure footwear market, proudly announces the establishment of its 250th store, marking a significant stride in its expansion journey. Since 2017, the brand has undergone exponential growth, transitioning from 35 to over 250 stores across the country.

In celebration of this milestone, Campus Activewear inaugurated its 250th store at Season Mall, Pune, reinforcing its commitment to delivering top-quality activewear footwear.

Nikhil Aggarwal, CEO of Campus Activewear Ltd., expressed his sentiments on the occasion, stating, "At Campus Activewear, we have evolved in line with our customers, transforming us into a brand that truly understands the changing fashion needs. As we celebrate our 250th store, we embrace the spirit of movement, encouraging everyone to join us in revolutionizing style, confidence, and self-expression."

Founded in 2005, Campus Activewear has consistently integrated the latest designs, innovation, and strategic collaborations into its product portfolio, resonating with the evolving preferences of its customers. From 35 exclusive brand outlets in 2017 to a current count of over 250 stores nationwide, Campus Activewear's rapid expansion has been complemented by a robust online presence, firmly establishing its footprint across platforms.

"Our journey is fueled by unstoppable energy, propelling us to push ourselves and remain committed to delivering fashion excellence. Putting our customers at the forefront, we extend gratitude for the trust and loyalty they have shown us throughout this journey," added Aggarwal.

Campus Activewear's commitment to fashion innovation and customer-centricity is evident in its agile, fashion-forward, and segmented approach, offering trendy designs in captivating colors and attractive pricing options. The brand has adopted an Omnichannel sales strategy, adding significant value to the customer's journey.

To express gratitude to its valued customers, Campus Activewear is offering exclusive promotions across its stores nationwide. Customers can enjoy a complimentary wireless earphone on purchases of Rs 4999 or above, and a free backpack on purchases of  Rs 3499 or above.

As Campus Activewear looks to the future, it remains focused on augmenting customers' style quotient, aiming to be the preferred athleisure brand in India. With 250 stores and counting, Campus Activewear is more accessible than ever, and its commitment to design and product innovation is unwavering.

 

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[Funding Alert] Happy Nature Secures $300,000 in Pre-Series A Funding Led by Inflection Point Ventures
[Funding Alert] Happy Nature Secures $300,000 in Pre-Series A Funding Led by Inflection Point Ventures
 

Happy Nature, a direct-to-consumer (D2C) brand specializing in farm-fresh milk, dairy, and breakfast essential products, has successfully raised $300,000 in a pre-series A funding round led by Inflection Point Ventures (IPV). This funding marks a significant milestone for the rapidly growing startup in the Milk, Dairy Products, and Breakfast Essential industry.

"The funds raised will be utilized for Branding, Technology, Processing Plant Upgrade, and Geo Expansion," states Happy Nature, emphasizing the strategic allocation of the investment. IPV, the lead investor, has a remarkable track record, having invested over Rs 600 Crore across 190+ deals.

Happy Nature's mission centers on delivering high-quality, ethically sourced products to consumers. The newly acquired funds will play a pivotal role in expanding sales, marketing, and branding efforts. The investment aims to accelerate sales growth, enhance branding activities, and strengthen customer engagement initiatives.

"As a preferred D2C brand for thousands of consumers, Happy Nature is using a tech-enabled platform to help farmers sell their products to newer catchment areas," remarks Rahul Wagh, Managing Director at Inflection Point Ventures. He highlights the evolving consumer preferences for 100 percent clean label, preservative-free, and organic dairy products, positioning Happy Nature as a significant player in meeting these demands.

As a tech-enabled player in India's dairy industry, which is the world's largest milk producer, Happy Nature addresses challenges faced by small farmers by providing them access to resources and markets. The company responds to consumer concerns by offering 100 percent clean label and preservative-free products through a convenient subscription and delivery model.

The dynamic leadership of Happy Nature comprises Vikas Singh, CEO and Financial Controller, with a background in banking and entrepreneurship, and Vishal Rastogi, Founder Director, bringing expertise in managing large-scale IT projects. Together, they are dedicated to driving Happy Nature's success through passion, innovation, and a shared commitment to delivering pure and sustainable farm-to-fork delights.

"Breakfast has always been considered the most important meal of the day. Dairy is an important component of breakfast, and consumers today prefer 100 percent clean label, preservative-free, and organic dairy products," remarks Vikas Singh, CEO of Happy Nature. He expresses excitement about the fundraise and outlines strategic plans for growth, including impactful ATL and BTL activations, processing plant infrastructure enhancement, technology upgrades, and optimizing the customer journey for a seamless experience.

Happy Nature has garnered recognition in the industry, winning the "Knights of Supply Chain" award from the TieCon Delhi Chapter and ranking 9th in INC42's Fast42 D2C 2022 league table. With a Total Addressable Market (TAM) of 110 million households, Happy Nature aims to achieve an annual revenue of Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years by targeting a Serviceable Addressable Market of 55 million households and capturing a Serviceable Obtainable Market of 3,00,000 households.

 

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Retail India News: Modicare Unveils Hemp Lab Skincare Range
Retail India News: Modicare Unveils Hemp Lab Skincare Range
 

Modicare introduced its Hemp Lab range, featuring a meticulously crafted five-step skincare regime: Repair & Balancing Foaming Face Wash, Repair & Balancing Face Scrub, Repair and Balancing Milk Serum, Repair & Balancing Face Oil, and Repair and Balancing Face Moisturizer.

At the heart of the Modicare Hemp Lab Range lies the potent combination of Hemp Seed Oil and Vitamin C, synergistically working to repair and balance the skin. This unique formulation promises firmer, more youthful-looking skin, enhancing its natural radiance. Free from parabens and sulfates, the Modicare Hemp Lab range is 100 percent vegan, dermatologically tested, gender-neutral, and cruelty-free. Suitable for all skin types, this exceptional formulation provides a lightweight and gentle experience, going beyond mere cleansing to offer nourishment and intense moisturization for a naturally radiant complexion.

Samir K Modi, Founder and Managing Director of Modicare Limited, commented, "At Modicare, our commitment is to bring innovative world-class products. Our latest skincare launch, Modicare Hemp Lab, is the result of three years of intensive research. Hemp Seed Oil, a powerful ingredient in clean and conscious beauty, is combined with Vitamin C in this formulation to repair, rejuvenate, and balance the skin. With the introduction of this 100 percent vegan, dermatologically tested, gender-neutral, and cruelty-free range, we aim to elevate the skincare experience for our customers, meeting their expectations and setting new industry standards."

The Modicare Hemp Lab Range features five specifically curated products, each harnessing the powerful duo of Hemp Seed Oil and Vitamin C:

Repair & Balancing Foaming Face Wash: A gentle foaming face wash designed to effectively clear excess oil and impurities, providing deep hydration and enhancing the skin's natural defense mechanisms, it includes Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil, Oil-soluble Vitamin C, Pomegranate Extract, Pentavitin, Aloe Vera, and Mulberry for a healthy, refreshed look.

Repair & Balancing Face Scrub: A gentle yet efficient exfoliator eliminating dead skin and impurities while promoting a healthy, youthful complexion. Infused with Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil, Oil-soluble Vitamin C, Pomegranate Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, and Mulberry, it leaves the skin refreshed and revitalized.

Repair and Balancing Milk Serum: This lightweight Milky Face Serum with Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil and Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis for firmer, more youthful-looking skin. It also includes Olive Leaf, Aloe Vera, Mulberry, and Orange Peel extract for deep moisturization.

Repair & Balancing Face Oil: An exceptionally lightweight and fast-absorbing solution enriched with Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil, Oil-soluble Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Oil-soluble Retinol, Argan Oil, Rosehip Oil, and Almond Oil, providing deep hydration and rejuvenation.

Repair and Balancing Face Moisturiser: This versatile, smooth, and lightweight cream is enriched with Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil, Vitamin C, Pomegranate Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin E. Crafted with Olive Leaf, Pentavitin, Rice, Papaya, and Green Tea Extracts, it deeply hydrates, enhances collagen production, and maintains a healthy, radiant appearance.

All Modicare Hemp Lab products are available nationwide through Modicare Consultants.

 

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Snitch Expands Retail Presence, Eyes Offline Stores in Tier-II and III Cities
Snitch Expands Retail Presence, Eyes Offline Stores in Tier-II and III Cities
 

Men's fashion brand Snitch is set to broaden its footprint in small cities and towns, with plans to open 7-8 offline stores in locations like Surat, Mumbai, and Pune in the current financial year. Snitch, known for its strong presence in Tier-I and -II cities, aims to deepen its reach into Tier-III and -IV regions as part of its strategic expansion.

According to Snitch founder Siddharth Dungarwal, the company's largest consumer base is currently in Mumbai and Pune, followed by Delhi NCR and Bengaluru. The forthcoming strategy focuses on extending the brand's presence to newer geographies and tiers while strengthening the team.

The fashion brand anticipates opening 7-8 offline stores in the current fiscal year, with plans to increase the total number of stores to 22 in the next financial year. Dungarwal highlighted the company's evolution from a B2B player in 2019 to achieving an expected revenue of Rs 250 crore in the current fiscal.

Dungarwal stated, "We did Rs 11 crore in FY21 in terms of net revenue, in year two we did Rs 44 crore in revenue (FY22). In our third year, we closed at Rs 110 crore in FY23, and this year we should close at Rs 250 crore." He also mentioned that the company's app, launched two years ago, has garnered over two million downloads, contributing 55 percent of the revenue."

With 1.5 million customers acquired so far, Snitch aims to reach over 25 million consumers in the next four years. Dungarwal, noting the company's bootstrapped status, revealed plans for an IPO by FY29.

 

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Retail India News: Patanjali Foods Reports Significant Profit Surge; Enlists M S Dhoni as Brand Ambassador
Retail India News: Patanjali Foods Reports Significant Profit Surge; Enlists M S Dhoni as Brand Ambassador
 

Patanjali Foods Ltd, a major player in the Indian retail sector, has witnessed a remarkable over two-fold increase in net profit, reaching Rs 254.53 crore in the second quarter of this fiscal year. The company has strategically partnered with former Indian cricket team captain M S Dhoni, appointing him as the brand ambassador for its Mahakosh and Sunrich brands.

In the year-ago period, the net profit stood at Rs 112.28 crore. Despite a decline in total income to Rs 7,845.79 crore during July-September, compared to Rs 8,524.67 crore in the previous year, Patanjali Foods has successfully managed its total expenses, which fell to Rs 7,510.71 crore from Rs 8,371.03 crore.

Patanjali Foods highlighted in a statement that M S Dhoni's association aligns with the health-oriented nature of the company's edible oil range. The Food and FMCG segment contributed significantly, achieving revenue of Rs 2,487.62 crore in the second quarter, marking an increase from the previous fiscal periods.

Sanjeev Asthana, CEO of Patanjali Foods, expressed satisfaction with the positive performance in the first half of the fiscal year, emphasizing the company's strategic shift in business operations and the notable growth in profitability metrics. Despite a challenging macro and operating environment, the company achieved export sales of Rs 41.65 crore during the July-September quarter, exporting products to 23 countries.

 

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Retail India News: Tritiyaa Fine Jewellery Unveils Exclusive Collection Worn by Parineeti Chopra at Dreamy Wedding
Retail India News: Tritiyaa Fine Jewellery Unveils Exclusive Collection Worn by Parineeti Chopra at Dreamy Wedding
 

Tritiyaa Fine Jewellery, the premium modern jewellery boutique, has showcased a distinctive and innovative jewellery collection that has captured the hearts of jewellery connoisseurs in India's retail landscape. Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra adorned the most exquisite wedding jewellery, meticulously designed and customized by Tritiyaa Fine Jewellery.

Parineeti Chopra's wedding, themed as the 'pearl-themed Indian wedding,' was a dreamy affair. Opting for a new wave of dust gold wedding lehengas instead of traditional colors, she looked straight out of a fairytale. The showstopper of her bridal couture was undoubtedly the Polki and Emeralds necklace crafted by Tritiyaa, radiating luxury and tailored to suit her bridal vision.

Amid Tritiyaa's jewellery line, renowned for exquisite collections of Polkis, Cocktail, Victorian style, and Kundan Nakshi, Parineeti expressed particular admiration for the 'Dragonfly' collection. She selected ear tops from this collection for her chooda ceremony, showcasing her love for nature's beautiful creation - Dragonflies. The custom-curated Polki collection, featuring pastel green emerald stones, was a one-of-a-kind and exclusive addition, perfectly accentuating her beauty.

Kanthi Dutt, Entrepreneur, and Founder of Tritiyaa said, "Each piece of Parineeti’s wedding collection was crafted like a work of art, resonating with her radiant spirit and positive attitude. Recognizing the significance of jewellery for a bride, we created statement pieces that inspired customer engagement, making her wedding an ephemeral experience."

Parineeti Chopra, the brand ambassador and investor in Tritiyaa, shares a vision that has transformed the modern jewellery landscape. This partnership is set to propel Tritiyaa into a dynamic venture, reaching new heights in the world of contemporary jewellery design.

 

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Retail India News: IGP Expands into the UAE Market with a $10 mn Investment and Ambitious Growth Plans
Retail India News: IGP Expands into the UAE Market with a $10 mn Investment and Ambitious Growth Plans
 

IGP, the renowned international gift platform, is making a significant entry into the dynamic market of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With a steadfast commitment to fostering connections and creating memorable moments, IGP is poised to revolutionize the gifting landscape in the region.

The brand is introducing its extensive range of gift options to the people of the UAE through its advanced E-commerce platform. This platform, a comprehensive one-stop destination, will feature a diverse selection of gifts, including cakes, flowers, personalized items, curated hampers, and a wide range of festive merchandise, catering to all gifting needs. To meet the demands of the audience, a state-of-the-art warehouse spanning over 20,000 square feet has been established in Al Quoz, marking the UAE's largest flower and gift destination.

IGP offers an array of gifts tailored for every personality and occasion. From handcrafted sweets, artisanal chocolates, charcuterie boards, and high-end teas for gourmet enthusiasts to designer cakes, theme cakes, and personalized items like jewelry, watches, cushions, lamps, and photo albums for various celebrations. Recognizing the growing affinity for nature, IGP also provides the delivery of beautiful and exotic plants.

The platform emphasizes a high degree of personalization, allowing customers to customize gifts such as jewelry, stationery, wallets, and coffee mugs.

IGP's overarching goal is to become the premier gifting company for the UAE's 10 million population and the top destination for flowers, cakes, and gifts in the MENA region in the long term. In alignment with its mission to enrich relationships and spread joy, the company aims to touch the lives of the 200 million people residing in this part of the world. IGP plans to hire over 100 talented individuals in Dubai, contributing to the local economy.

"I am thrilled to announce our foray into the vibrant market of UAE. With an investment of USD 10 million and a dedicated team of over 100+ professionals, we are set to transform gifting experiences in the region. IGP is a global brand, our goal is to become the ultimate destination for flowers, cakes, and gifts, enriching the lives of millions in the UAE and, in the long term, across the entire Middle East. We are in the business of enriching relationships and we are excited to share the joy and love that IGP has brought to countless homes with the wonderful people of Dubai. Our commitment to excellence and customer delight remains unwavering as we embark on this exciting journey," added Tarun Joshi, CEO and founder at IGP.

IGP has already achieved remarkable success in international markets with over a decade of operations, showcasing a vast selection of curated gifts and gaining recognition in prestigious outlets such as CNBC and TOI. Known for its commitment to customer delight, the platform continues to strive for excellence, making each occasion special and transforming moments into cherished memories.

 

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Retail India News: Allied Blenders and Distillers Ltd Expands Distillery Capacity with Sustainable Practices
Retail India News: Allied Blenders and Distillers Ltd Expands Distillery Capacity with Sustainable Practices
 

Allied Blenders and Distillers Limited (ABD) proudly owns and operates its distillery situated in Rangapur, Telangana, where it produces Extra-Neutral Alcohol (ENA), a crucial raw material for alcohol beverage manufacturing.

Recently, the company completed a strategic expansion of its distillery, increasing the annual capacity from 55 million liters to 65 million liters, all financed through internal accruals.

The ABD Rangapur distillery, sprawling across 74.95 acres with a built-up area exceeding 25,000 sq. meters, plays a vital role in providing direct employment to approximately 400 individuals and indirect employment to numerous farmers.

As the largest Indian-owned Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) company and the third-largest IMFL company in India, based on annual sales volumes from Fiscal 2014 to Fiscal 2021, ABD holds a prominent position in the industry.

Alok Gupta, MD of ABD said, "One of the core values at ABD is excellence in execution. The capacity expansion of our Rangapur distillery is a matter of great pride on account of the access to additional ENA but also because it has been done in a sustainable and environment-friendly manner."

Highlighting their commitment to sustainability, the ABD Rangapur distillery has successfully reduced water consumption by 20 percent compared to the previous year through water recycling and an efficient water treatment plant. The company has also invested in an alternate biomass fuel handling system, promoting the use of renewable energy sources at the distillery. With the incorporation of high-efficiency equipment, stringent process control measures, continuous training programs to enhance personnel capabilities, and the adoption of best manufacturing practices, the overall plant performance has improved without increasing the effluent load. This expansion showcases ABD's dedication not only to meeting growing market demands but also to conducting business responsibly and sustainably in the Indian distillery sector.

 

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Retail India News: BrandsNext, a WayCool Venture, Expands into Specialty Rice Segment with KitchenJi
Retail India News: BrandsNext, a WayCool Venture, Expands into Specialty Rice Segment with KitchenJi
 

In a strategic move, BrandsNext, a subsidiary of WayCool, has announced its entry into the specialty rice market by introducing an exclusive Biryani portfolio. Expanding its product offerings under the KitchenJi flagship brand, the company has unveiled two new variants, namely KitchenJi Basmati Rice and Kitchenji Seeraga Samba, catering to the distinct preferences of both North and South Indian culinary traditions and emphasizing a commitment to consistency. This foray into the specialty rice market aligns with evolving consumer choices, particularly the growing demand for Biryani, especially in Tier I and Tier II markets across India, reaching out to an extensive network of over 60,000 retailers.

The product launch is complemented by a comprehensive marketing campaign titled "The Magic of Happy Sundays" (Ini Sunday Naa KitchenJi Biryani daan), featuring an innovative TV commercial starring South Indian celebrity Sneha Prasanna endorsing the products. In addition to traditional media, the brand plans to roll out extensive awareness campaigns on social media platforms as part of the launch.

BP Ravindran, CEO of BrandsNext said, "We observe a prevailing trend where Biryani holds strong emotional significance across households, transcending age groups. Recognizing the increasing demand for Biryani rice variants, especially in Tier I and Tier II markets, we identified the opportunity to introduce Basmati rice and Seeraga Samba Rice, offering a consistent Biryani experience for enthusiasts. Our rigorous research and development, coupled with indigenous qualitative research, ensure the authenticity and exceptional quality of our rice, providing a consistently fluffy, non-sticky, and aromatic goodness with every preparation."

KitchenJi's Biryani Rice, sourced from Punjab and Tamil Nadu, undergoes a meticulous Q5 quality process, including sourcing, aging, grading, cleaning, and packaging, emphasizing ethical sourcing and hygienic packaging practices. The product addresses challenges related to taste, aroma, breakage, and texture, promising a delightful and consistent Biryani experience.

Priced at Rs 168 for the Seeraga Samba variant and Rs 218 for the Basmati rice variant, the KitchenJi Biryani Rice is available across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, and Telangana, both through retail outlets and e-commerce channels. This expansion into the specialty rice segment is a strategic step towards achieving market leadership, particularly in the Biryani rice segment, aligning with WayCool's vision of curating a food portfolio inspired by the Indian Thaali.

 

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Retail India News: MiniKlub Unveils Elegant Occasion Wear Collection for Children This Festive Season
Retail India News: MiniKlub Unveils Elegant Occasion Wear Collection for Children This Festive Season
 

With the festive spirit in full swing, MiniKlub, the distinguished baby and Kidswear brand, is pleased to introduce its latest line of occasion Wear for little ones. This thoughtfully curated collection showcases a delightful array of fashionable and comfortable outfits, ensuring that every child looks and feels extraordinary for every special celebration. With a focus on quality and style, the retail giant presents an ensemble of high-quality fabrics, including soft cottons, plush velvets, durable polyester, and breathable mesh cotton sateen, promising charming and coordinated looks that will undoubtedly steal the show.

Anjana Pasi, Director, MiniKlub said, "We are excited to introduce our Occasion Wear collection, carefully crafted to make each child feel special and stylish for this festive season. Our range includes dazzling gowns and well-fitted coordinated sets, perfect for creating unforgettable moments and capturing the perfect photo opportunity. Whether it's Diwali, Bhai Dooj or a birthday party, our collection is designed to make every child feel like a prince or princess."

MiniKlub's unwavering commitment to superior quality, coziness, and trendy designs is prominently displayed in this fresh festive wear series. This collection embodies the brand's mission to ensure that children not only look their best but also feel at ease and confident at every festivity. With a fusion of contemporary flair and traditional charm, MiniKlub's Occasion Wear is set to make a lasting impression this festive season.

 

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Retail India News: Sagarika Ghatge Unveils Akutee
Retail India News: Sagarika Ghatge Unveils Akutee
 

Today, at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai's members club Modernist, Sagarika Ghatge presented an exclusive preview of her bespoke brand, Akutee. Conceptualized by the mother-daughter duo, Urmila and Sagarika Ghatge, Akutee takes a nostalgic journey back in time, embracing rich history, artistic talent, and impeccable taste. Rooted in the simplicity and poise of the Ghatge family women, the brand preserves India's cultural heritage.

The launch showcased an immersive display of Akutee garments alongside the traditional 'khaat' used for hand-painting. The evening unfolded with tales, warm conversations, and admiration for true beauty and elegance. Distinguished guests included cricketing legends Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Rohan Gavaskar, and Ajit Agarkar. Actors Huma Qureshi, Rhea Chakraborty, and Prachi Desai graced the occasion, joined by Ritika Sajdeh, Shaila Merchant, Mandira Bedi, Gaurav Kapoor, Orry Awathraman, Kritika Kamra, and Eka Lakhani. Nandita Ghatge, Sagarika's Kaki and author of 'Ghatges, the Rise of Royal Dynasty,' enriched the evening with captivating storytelling, delving into the cultural heritage and traditions of the Marathas, the very essence inspiring Akutee.

Sagarika Ghatge's upbringing, surrounded by regal women, left an indelible mark on her. The influence of elegant women in her family, draped in chanderis, chiffons, tissues, and brocades with understated yet exquisite jewellery, inspired her deeply. Her mother, Urmila, a strong and independent artist, contributed significantly to the brand. Urmila's hand-painted floral patterns, reflecting her love for nature, became the signature style of Akutee. Beyond her own artistry, Urmila mentored a collective of young artists to bring Akutee to life.

Akutee transcends being a mere fashion brand; it embodies a labor of love, a journey of grace, poise, and artistic expression. A homage to rich textiles, intricate detailing, and hand-painted garments, it reveres the grace and elegance of a bygone era, resonating with the contemporary spirit of today's women.

 

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Retail India News: Indira Foods Announces Strategic Expansion Plans and Industry Veteran Advisor
Retail India News: Indira Foods Announces Strategic Expansion Plans and Industry Veteran Advisor
 

Indira Foods, a renowned home-grown company celebrated for its Ready to Cook/Ready to Eat millets (ragi) and various natural spice-infused pastes and food formulations with zero additives, reveals ambitious expansion initiatives in the Indian retail sector. The company is set to introduce disruptive products, including its novel rasam paste, and welcomes industry veteran Ullas Kamath as an advisor to steer its trajectory. Alongside these developments, a state-of-the-art 1.2 lakh sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Karnataka’s Mandya District, with a Rs 25 crore investment, is underway. Notably, film star Sathish Ninasam has been enlisted as the face of the brand.

Indira Foods, a testament to women entrepreneurship, originated from a small garage and has rapidly evolved into one of the fastest-growing FMCG companies. With pioneering contributions such as being the first to introduce Ragi products and the largest exporter of 100 percent natural tamarind concentrate in India, the brand continues to break new ground. The company, debt-free and deeply entrenched in both domestic and overseas markets, is poised to make significant strides in the Indian ready-to-cook product line.

Chairman of Indira Foods, Indira, stated, “New technologies and production features, coupled with healthy and nostalgic edibles, ensure qualitative offerings that align with the needs of the modern generation. We are the modern-day answer to modern-day needs with the old touch of quality and wellness.”

Vijay C, Director of Indira Foods, highlights the brand's strong footing and expresses gratitude for the trust placed in the brand by eminent personalities like Ullas Kamath. He emphasizes the company's goal to rapidly expand its product line and workforce, aiming to add 100 people in the next year.

Ullas Kamath, Chairman of FICCI Karnataka State Council and Advisor on board for Indira Foods, expresses his delight in being part of the Indira growth story, emphasizing the brand's commitment to providing wholesome, healthy, and homegrown food.

Presently operating across four product categories, Indira Foods boasts three brands - Indira’s, Splitz, and Pingani. The company, with products sold in the private label segment and exports to countries including the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and the Middle East, is positioned for robust growth in the dynamic FMCG market.

 

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Retail India News: Tata Consumer Products Elevates Food Processing in India with MATS Technology
Retail India News: Tata Consumer Products Elevates Food Processing in India with MATS Technology
 

Tata Consumer Products Ltd has made a groundbreaking stride in food processing by introducing Microwave Assisted Thermal Processing (MATS) technology to the Indian market. As the first company to commercialize MATS technology in India under its subsidiary, TATA Smart Foodz Limited, TCPL is setting a new standard for the Ready-To-Eat (RTE) category. Developed by Prof. Juming Tang at Washington State University, USA, MATS is a patented and FDA-approved technology that offers high-quality ambient shelf-stable food products, surpassing conventional thermal processing technologies.

While Retort technology is prevalent in the food industry, MATS technology addresses its limitations, providing a superior product experience in terms of color, texture, and taste. With its efficient sterilization capabilities, MATS enables formulators to develop formulations with lower salt content than conventionally processed foods. Unlike Retort technology, which often results in quality loss due to prolonged exposure to high temperatures, MATS minimizes exposure time, preserving the integrity of the food.

Vikas Gupta, Global Head, R&D at Tata Consumer Products said, "Tata Consumer Products Ltd. is raising the bar in India’s food processing sector by being the first to introduce the commercialization and implementation of MATS technology. We see this as an opportunity to revolutionize the industry and set a new standard for food processing."

The commercial MATS facility at TATA Smart Foodz is equipped with state-of-the-art processing capabilities, manufacturing a diverse range of delicious RTE ambient shelf-stable food products. The machines feature advanced control systems and data acquisition capabilities, enabling real-time monitoring and recording of operational parameters.

Tata Consumer Products Ltd.'s adoption of MATS technology marks a significant milestone in the food packaging industry, promising to elevate food quality, reduce waste, and open new business avenues for the RTE sector. With the application of commercial MATS technology at TATA Smart Foodz Limited, a range of innovative food products, including Ready-To-Eat pasta and noodles, have been introduced to the Indian market. Additionally, Tata Consumer pioneers a differentiated offering in the ambient, shelf-stable alternate meat range under the Tata Simply Better brand.

 

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Retail India News: Being Strong Set to Unveil 'Proton Series' at Upcoming Expo
Retail India News: Being Strong Set to Unveil 'Proton Series' at Upcoming Expo
 

In the realm of fitness, Being Strong has carved a distinctive identity based on its inherent strength and merit. Over the years, it has garnered enthusiastic acceptance from Salman Khan's dedicated followers. Now, the fitness label is gearing up to launch its latest top-of-the-line fitness equipment, the 'Proton Series,' during November 17–19, 2023, at an upcoming sterling expo or event to be announced shortly in India.

Being Strong has firmly established itself as a reputable player in the fitness market, skillfully blending aesthetics and ergonomics to strike an ideal balance between the purpose and style of the modern fitness mantra. Positioned as the fitness choice for next-generation gyms, Being Strong has proven to be a reliable partner, earning accolades from its founder, Salman Khan. Salman Khan, the originator of Being Strong, expresses his excitement about the 'Proton Series,' stating, "If there's one piece of fitness equipment that I'm truly excited about today, it's the 'Proton Series' from my brand. It has been developed by top experts and has unique features that you won't find in any other brand. Check it out; the results are great."

The 'Proton Series' is poised to revolutionize fitness journeys, offering expertise at full throttle. Being Strong's fitness equipment stands out with high-end training techniques inspired by essential shapes' elegance. The commitment to enhancing personality, strengthening the core, and delivering quality results is reaffirmed daily. Internationally recognized, Being Strong is synonymous with consistency, professionalism, and a drive for continuous improvement. Each piece of equipment is crafted to endure the test of time, adhering to safety regulations, security quality assurance tests, and safety certifications. Going beyond the benefits for contemporary spaces and modern facilities, Being Strong represents a lifestyle product, assuring reliability and modernity in the realm of fitness equipment

 

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Retail India News: GKB Opticals Unveils Tom Ford and Zegna's Eyewear Range at Vision Lounge Mumbai
Retail India News: GKB Opticals Unveils Tom Ford and Zegna's Eyewear Range at Vision Lounge Mumbai
 

GKB Opticals, the distinguished national optical retail chain with over 60 years of legacy, introduces the highly anticipated collections of Tom Ford and Zegna's eyewear range at Vision Lounge Mumbai. The entire store was adorned with the complete range of Tom Ford eyewear, showcasing an exclusive preview of the spring release of 2024. With the unveiling of the Tom Ford and Zegna collections, GKB Opticals proudly became the first store to preview the much-awaited Zegna eyewear.

The Tom Ford and Zegna eyewear range offers unparalleled opulence to eyewear enthusiasts. The three-day event, graced by eminent stylist and eyewear consultant Angelica Pagnelli, renowned Mumbai-based luxury influencer Tina Kakkad Dhanak, and other illustrious personalities, highlighted the never-seen-before preview of the spring release.

Vision Lounge welcomed patrons to a world of premium to luxury eyewear, redefined by Tom Ford and Zegna. On the first day, customers not only experienced the exquisite Tom Ford X Zegna collection but also had the unique opportunity to be styled by Angelica Pagnelli on a special appointment basis. Tina Kakkad, who exclusively curated the guest list, hosted the event, enhancing the style quotient with her presence.

Tom Ford eyewear, known for its seamless blend of style and functionality, incorporates Blue Block technology in its optical frames to enhance visual comfort and reduce eye strain. GKB Opticals houses vibrant sun collections of Tom Ford, featuring mask-styled sunglasses dedicated to après-ski moments and new ski sunglasses with interchangeable magnetic lenses. Zegna’s eyewear range, designed by Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori, translates personality and elegance into refined shapes and unparalleled finesse.

GKB Opticals elevated the buying experience by offering customers the chance to avail of an exorbitant collection that fits perfectly into the brand’s luxury leisurewear wardrobe, providing a versatile look and exceptional craftsmanship. Mumbai's fashion-forward elites and socialites attended the event to get an exclusive sneak peek into the stellar collection before its official launch in January.

The three-day event celebrated opulence, style, and magnificence, providing an immersive experience for attendees to explore the eyewear range and understand the minute craftsmanship showcased by the collection. Alongside Vision Lounge, the collection will be available at various GKB Opticals stores, presenting a seamless blend of both iconic brands and a flawless fusion of striking signature features in a flawlessly fashionable manner.

Priyanka Gupta, Director of Brands – GKB Opticals said, “We are elated to have the stellar Tom Ford X Zegna eyewear collection showcased at Vision Lounge, Mumbai. At GKB Opticals, we have always tried to curate a product catalogue that would cater to every requisite of our patrons and by adding the Tom Ford X Zegna eyewear range we have extended our peripheries in terms of offerings. Vision Lounge being our most luxurious eyewear destination, we couldn’t think of any better place to exhibit this lavish collection. We strongly believe that the luxurious shopping destination coupled with the newly launched range will provide buyers with a one-of-a-kind retail experience. We aim to take the exclusive collection to the ones who have an eye for such quality pieces through the doors of GKB Opticals."

 

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Retail India News: Bikano Elevates Diwali Celebrations with an Opulent Array of Traditional Delicacies
Retail India News: Bikano Elevates Diwali Celebrations with an Opulent Array of Traditional Delicacies
 

As the Festival of Lights, Diwali, approaches, Bikano, a renowned name in traditional Indian sweets and snacks, is gearing up to enhance the festivities with a diverse range of delectable offerings. From the sumptuous "Royal" to the delightful "Dry Fruit Delight," the regal "Shahi Nazrana," the cherished "Anmol," and more, Bikano has meticulously curated a collection of indulgent treats, catering to every budget.

The festive season not only brings joy but also heightened economic activity, and Bikano has adeptly adapted to evolving consumer preferences. Last year's remarkable 25 percent surge in sales laid a strong foundation for the upcoming festive period, from Rakshabandhan to Diwali. Building on this success, Bikano anticipates an impressive 40 percent increase in sales this Diwali, underscoring the brand's commitment to exceeding the expectations of its valued patrons.

In a strategic move to efficiently meet the growing demand, reduce transportation costs, and ensure swift delivery to Tier ll and lll cities, as well as rural areas, Bikano recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art plant in Greater Noida. This expansion signifies Bikano's dedication not only to meeting the escalating demand but also to fortifying its presence in these crucial markets.

Manish Aggarwal, Director, Bikano, Bikanervala Foods Pvt Ltd, stated, "This year, Bikano aims to illuminate households once again with our exquisite range of Diwali offerings. Each product has been meticulously crafted to bring joy and sweetness to the celebrations. We are confident that our diverse product offerings and pack sizes will cater to a wide range of festivities. With our expanded manufacturing facilities, we are well-prepared to deliver joy to every corner of the country."

Kush Aggarwal, Head of Marketing at Bikano emphasized, "Diwali, the festival of lights, holds a special place in our hearts. It's a time when families come together to celebrate love, prosperity, and togetherness. At Bikano, we take immense pride in being a part of these cherished moments. Our extensive range of Diwali offerings is a testament to Bikano's commitment to being a part of your celebrations. We've curated a diverse selection of products, ensuring there's something for everyone. This year, we anticipate not only meeting but surpassing our sales projections, as we continue to grow and expand our footprint both nationally and internationally."

Bikano's commitment to quality, variety, and customer satisfaction has been the cornerstone of its success. With an array of offerings to suit every palate and budget, Bikano is poised to make this Diwali an unforgettable celebration of sweetness and togetherness.

 

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Retail India News: Tommy Hilfiger Collab with Samantha Prabhu and Shahid Kapoor to Unveil Fall/Winter 2023 Watches
Retail India News: Tommy Hilfiger Collab with Samantha Prabhu and Shahid Kapoor to Unveil Fall/Winter 2023 Watches
 

Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp has unveiled celebrated actors Samantha Prabhu and Shahid Kapoor as brand ambassadors for the Fall/Winter 2023 TOMMY HILFIGER WATCHES. The campaign, shot by Prasad Naik, Varun Sud, and Tarannum Pasricha, captures the essence of Tommy Hilfiger’s classic prep style against the backdrop of Mumbai, India.

The Fall/Winter 2023 men’s and women’s watch collection pays homage to the brand’s Classic American Cool DNA. The men’s range features standout pieces, including a racing-inspired bold sports watch with a classic design reimagined for the modern audience. Water-resistant to 5ATM, the timepiece boasts a multidimensional dial with bold sub-eye rings and a racing-inspired crown guard on an integrated bracelet. The women’s range showcases versatile styles, including a 40mm case watch in gold plate and a stainless-steel two-tone finish with a woven textured dial. With a water resistance of up to 3 ATM and multifunction movement, this timepiece combines functionality, performance, and an elevated aesthetic.

The collaborations with Shahid Kapoor and Samantha Prabhu extend their longstanding association with the TOMMY HILFIGER brand. Shahid has been part of every Indian campaign since Fall/Winter 2019, while Samantha previously featured in the Spring 2023 campaign.

The TOMMY HILFIGER watch collection, starting at price points between Rs 8,000 to Rs 20,000, is available in retail outlets across key cities in India, including Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai. Retailers include Helios Watch Store, Titan World retail points, prominent department stores such as Shoppers Stop and Lifestyle, specialized watch retailers like Zimsons and Kamal, and other watch boutiques. The collection is also accessible on premium online platforms like Tata CLiQ Lux, Ajio Luxe, and more.

Manufactured by The Movado Group Inc. under license from Tommy Hilfiger, the Fall/Winter 2023 TOMMY HILFIGER watch and jewelry collection is globally distributed through Movado’s wholly owned subsidiaries and exclusive agreements with international distributors.

 

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Retail India News: Lavie Expands into Multi-Category with the Launch of Women's Watches
Retail India News: Lavie Expands into Multi-Category with the Launch of Women's Watches
 

Lavie, a distinguished brand in the fashion and lifestyle industries, proudly presents its latest venture: Women's Watches. This strategic move reflects Lavie's commitment to style and innovation, expanding its footprint into a diverse product range. The Women's Watches collection showcases finely crafted timepieces designed to elevate the style of every woman.

Lavie's Women's Watches collection introduces five distinctive designs, redefining fashion statements:

  • Luna: Radiate sophistication with a Rose Gold Dial and Silver Detailing.
  • Venus: Embrace nature's elegance with a Leaf Patterned Dial.
  • Iris Classic: Capture timeless beauty with a White Dial adorned with a Flower Pattern.
  • Grace: Add a touch of glamor to your life with the Shimmer Dial.
  • Elisa: Showcase confidence and style with a Black Dial and a Rose Gold Belt.

Each watch undergoes meticulous craftsmanship, seamlessly blending timeless aesthetics with modern functionality. Packaged in Lavie's signature chic light pink box featuring gold-foiled letters, these watches exemplify Lavie's dedication to elegance.

Ayush Tainwala, CEO of Lavie, "Our latest collection of women's watches reflects our commitment to redefining fashion statements and elevating women's style. This expansion marks a significant step in Lavie's journey as we foray into a new category, showcasing our dedication to style and innovation. We have transformed our vision into reality by expanding into a new product category, and we're excited to take it further, setting new standards in the world of women's fashion."

Lavie's venture into women's watches underscores its unwavering commitment to style and quality. Recent financial support from its parent company, Bagzone Lifestyles Pvt Ltd has paved the way for this remarkable collection. Lavie now stands at the forefront of the ever-evolving fashion industry, proudly establishing itself as a multi-category brand.

Celebrate style, innovation, and timeless beauty with Lavie's Women's Watches. Embrace sophistication on your wrist and witness the convergence of fashion and functionality.

 

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Amazon India's Record-Breaking Retail Sale: 40 Lakh New Shoppers, 38,000 Sellers Soar High
Amazon India's Record-Breaking Retail Sale: 40 Lakh New Shoppers, 38,000 Sellers Soar High
 

After the month-long Great Indian Festival 2023, Amazon revealed that it had seen the best-ever shopping celebrations for its customers, sellers and brand partners across the length and breadth of the country. With over 38,000 sellers achieving their highest-ever single day sales and more than 40 lakhs new customers shopping for the first time for their favorite products and brands, it was the best-ever festive season for Amazon India and its partners. Shopping was made more affordable and convenient for customers with exciting bank discounts and unique rewards helping customers save more than Rs 600 crores.

Amazon India delivered to more than 19,000+ pin-codes pan India with 80 percent of new customer coming from Tier II and below towns.

“The Amazon Great Indian Festival 2023 has been the biggest ever in history! We are humbled to be a part of customer’s festivities and witnessed a record of more than 110 crores visits with 40 lakh+ new customers shopping on Amazon India for the first time. This festive season, 80 percent of our customers who shopped came from tier 2-3 cities reiterating our strong capabilities of delivering across all serviceable pin codes in India. We also saw the highest ever Prime sign ups in a single day this season along with the highest seller participation along with 5,000 new launches from top brands. A heartfelt thank you to our customers, brand and bank partners, sellers, and delivery associates, for making this the biggest celebration ever in the history of our operations in India” said Manish Tiwary, Country Manager, India Consumer Business, Amazon.

Small and medium businesses, startups, artisans, women entrepreneurs offered the widest selection of products with 6,500 sellers seeing 5X spike vis-à-vis 2022. During the Amazon Great Indian Festival 2023, Amazon saw the highest-ever number of sellers receive a sale; over 38,000 sellers achieved their highest-ever single-day sales. Over 750 sellers made sales worth crores and 31,000 sellers worth lakhs this festive season. Amazon India also saw more than 30 percent increase in the number of SMBs participating this festive season as compared to last year. Over 65 percent of the sellers receiving a sale hailed from Tier II, III cities, and beyond.

  • The Great Indian Festival 2023 witnessed the highest customer visits, transactions, new launches, orders, and savings than any previous year

  • Customers from 99.7 percent pin codes shopped during the month-long celebrations with 80 percent of the customers shopping from Tier II and III towns like Jalandhar, Kolhapur, Midnapore, Visakhapatnam and more

  • Most number of customer visits stood at more than 110 crores making it the highest ever

  • Over 35 percent increase in small and medium businesses receiving sales when compared with 2022

  • This festive season saw the highest-ever number of sellers receiving a sale. Over 750 sellers made sales worth crores, over 31,000 sellers made sales worth lakhs. The highest number ever during any festive period.

  • 5000 new products launched from top brands across categories - the largest ever

  • Fast and reliable deliveries with 90 percent pin codes getting their orders within 48 hours

India Shops across Categories

  • In the premium segment, Amazon sold 2.5x more smartphones as compared to last year driven by affordability options such as No Cost EMI and Exchange offers. Amongst all smartphones sold, 60 percent were 5G ready and 70 percent of all smartphones orders came from Tier 2 and below towns
  • An all-time high in sales for large-screen TVs (55 inches & above) recording over 50 percent higher sales than 2022
  • For Consumer Electronics and Personal computing, 3 out of 5 orders came from Tier II and III cities
  • Amazon Fashion witnessed a 3x spike vs 2022 spearheaded by the interest of customers in products like sarees, men’s denims, casual wear, premium shoes and sports shoes
  • The new trending beauty devices category saw a 70 percent spike while in the beauty category, the dermat-led brands and beauty giftsets witnessed up to 3x and 4x spike vs last year respectively
  • More than 60 percent of new shoppers buying fashion and beauty products came from Tier II and below cities
  • Amazon Fresh achieved the highest-ever single day sales and orders during the festive season. The category saw more than 50 percent YoY growth with a 3x jump in customers shopping for the first time on Amazon Fresh
  • Customers enjoyed shopping for their festive needs on Amazon Fresh and saw more than 50 percent YoY growth in snacks, biscuits, dry fruits and beverages
  • Customers loved the choices curated for festive season and purchased 25 percent more of Daily Essential, more than 50 percent of Dry Fruit & Nuts along with Herbs & Spices vs last year
  • Customers purchased an Amazon Device including Echo smart speaker, Fire TV device and a Kindle e-reader every 10 seconds
  • Healthy living was a key customer preference with a 2x spike in air fryers, 2x in water purifiers, 1.6x in outdoor sports products, 1.5x in home workout equipment and a 1.3x in healthier cooking options like triply stainless steel and cast-iron cookware

Premium Products See Spike in Demand

  • 1 out of 4 purchases were made on EMI; 3 out of 4 products were sold on No Cost EMIs
  • The highest ever demand observed for categories like jewelry, premium smart watches where new launches grew at almost 5x
  • Luxury beauty category witnessed up to 8x spike with increased demand for international brands within fragrances, professional beauty
  • Growth of premium appliances including ACs, Washing Machines, and Refrigerators among others was 2.5x with over 45 percent of the customers preferring to upgrade to premium appliances
  • AC led the growth for the appliances category with 2x growth vs rest of the appliances
  • More customers preferred premium TV streaming experience with 15 percent more customers buying Fire TV Stick 4K this year in comparison to 2022
  • Amazon saw a spike of 500x demand for the Sony PlayStation 5 and 2x purchases across Accessories & Games vs. AGIF 22

 

 

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Retail India News: Blinds by AD Unveils Expansive Fabric Collection
Retail India News: Blinds by AD Unveils Expansive Fabric Collection
 

Blinds by AD announced the launch of a stunning new range featuring more than 500 fabrics. This collection showcases exquisite prints, varied textures, and a plethora of colors, providing an extensive array of vibrant hues. The environment-friendly fabrics, currently produced in over 50,000 sq feet of production space, offer a selection of delightful designs and serene color palettes, suitable for adorning any home or commercial space this season. With a production capacity of 600 blinds per month, Blinds by AD emphasizes the perfect combination of style, versatility, and affordability.

The exclusive collection, sourced globally with over 1500 fabrics produced, represents a mix of sophisticated styles designed for modern-day living. Each fabric comes with a choice of linings, ensuring incredible style and adaptability. The launch signifies years of research and development to meet the unique demands of today, with the fabrics falling into various categories such as insulated, scratch-proof, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and certified for sustainability.

We don’t want our customers to alter their personal design goals for fear of stains or spill or odour. We are thus thrilled to offer our patrons our expansive line of fabrics by the yard. With our new collection of patterns, styles and colours, they can now create any upholstered piece of their choice and liking with the knowledge that shall stand the test of time. There is a lot to ponder when one wonders how to dress up your window. Practicality, sustainability and style are all thoughts that have been delicately and meticulously woven in our new range of fabrics to make the process easier for you,” said Shuchi Chokhawala, Co-Founder of Blinds by AD.

Blinds by AD produces various categories of blinds for residential, commercial, hospitality, and healthcare sectors, including automated and manual Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds, Wooden Blinds, Cellular Blinds, Zebra Blinds, Smart Curtain and Solarette Blinds, and tracks for curtains and Roman Blinds. The extensive range offers rich textures, prints, and a vast color palette, catering to the practicality, sustainability, and style considerations when dressing up windows in India.

 

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Retail India News: Esah Tea Brews Success with Delhi Expansion, Unveils Exquisite Assam Teas
Retail India News: Esah Tea Brews Success with Delhi Expansion, Unveils Exquisite Assam Teas
 

The D2C Tea Brand from Assam, Esah Tea, announces its significant expansion into Delhi, marking a milestone in the brand's journey to bring Assam's rich tea culture to the bustling capital region. Esah Tea’s retail presence extends across key locations in West Delhi, East Delhi, Central Delhi, and North Delhi, available in over 80 departmental stores. Future plans include establishing a footprint in South Delhi, Gurgaon, and Noida, aligning with Esah Tea’s mission to convert 20,000 acres of land to organic tea cultivation in Assam by 2025, involving over 1000 local small tea growers.

Esah Tea's offerings, featured in Delhi-NCR's multi-brand stores, include 10 unique SKUs providing a distinct tea experience. Noteworthy selections encompass Assam Organic Gold CTC Chai, Organic Litchi Black Tea, Organic Whole Leaf Green Tea, Organic Peach Blue Tea, and Butterscotch Chai. The brand also introduces a line of instant chai, with variants like Cardamom, Masala, Kadak chai, and the health-conscious Instant Mango Turmeric Latte.

Bijit Sarma, Founder and CEO of Esah Tea said, “Our journey, expanding from our humble beginning to Delhi-NCR and beyond, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing the healthiest, and the most authentic tea experience for our valued customers. As we grow, we remain resolute in our promise to provide premium, organic teas that not only taste great but also embody our dedication to eco-friendliness and healthy living. In alignment with this, our switch from nylon to pyramid organic cotton tea bags not only preserves the taste but also the planet, showcasing our eco-conscious approach. We firmly believe that our customers deserve the best for their hard-earned money – a healthy, organic choice for their families, free from pesticides.” 

Esah Tea's pricing structure reflects its commitment to accessibility, with the Assam Organic Gold Chai, available in 250g and 500g packs, competitively priced at Rs 210, with a special 30 percent discount offer. The brand maintains a presence in over 600 stores nationwide, both online on Big Basket and Amazon.in, and offline in key locations. The startup aims to reach 5,000 outlets across India by 2024, with global exports to over 10 countries. Esah Tea’s unique strategy, including free in-store tea tastings, garners favorable feedback and encourages immediate purchases from a growing customer base exceeding 100,000 individuals online and offline.

 

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Retail India News: How Allied Blenders and Distillers Limited is Making 'Quarter' Profitable with Style
Retail India News: How Allied Blenders and Distillers Limited is Making 'Quarter' Profitable with Style
 

Allied Blenders and Distillers Limited ("ABD") is elevating its presence in the Prestige and Above segments of the whisky market by introducing distinctive offerings rooted in key consumer insights. In pursuit of this objective, ABD has unveiled a trendy and stylish 180ML pack under the name 'Hippy.' ABD's 'Hippy' represents a modernized interpretation of the traditional 180ml SKU, commonly referred to as the 'quarter,' offering a fresh and stylish packaging.

ABD was among the early pioneers to make this packaging format accessible to semi-premium whisky consumers through Sterling Reserve Whisky. 'Hippy' is a contemporary reimagining of the 'quarter' and boasts broad appeal across various age groups. Presently, it is available in regions including Maharashtra, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Daman, and Tripura.

Alok Gupta, Managing Director of ABD said, "Innovation is a fundamental principle at ABD. 'Hippy' exemplifies this core value, driven by consumer-centric insights. This offering expands the opportunities for consumers to engage with our brand due to its stylish design and portability."

Bikram Basu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at ABD, added, "For a long time, consumers of alcoholic beverages have grappled with the 'brown-bag syndrome,' feeling hesitant about being seen with their conventional 'quarter' or 'pau-a.' 'Hippy' empowers consumers to shed those inhibitions and proudly enjoy their Sterling Reserve BX Whisky."

 

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Retail India News: Parag Milk Foods Limited Collabs with Boston Consulting Group for Sustainable Growth
Retail India News: Parag Milk Foods Limited Collabs with Boston Consulting Group for Sustainable Growth
 

Parag Milk Foods Limited (PMFL) is the largest private dairy FMCG company in India. It was founded in 1992 and has a reputation for offering healthful and nutritious 100 percent cow's milk products. PMFL has a strong distribution network and works closely with farmers. Its flagship products are Gowardhan Ghee and Go cheese. PMFL is also making significant inroads in the institutional, HORECA cheese business, and the consumer cheese segment. It has introduced Avvatar, India's first 100 percent vegetarian whey protein, manufactured in India. PMFL's overarching goal is to become the largest dairy FMCG company, prioritizing health and nutrition through innovative products.

Parag Milk Foods Limited (PMFL) has taken a significant step towards enhancing its operational efficiency and driving growth by forging a strategic association with Boston Consulting Group (BCG). PMFL, a leading player in the dairy-FMCG industry in India, recognized the evolving industry landscape and the need to streamline its operations while maintaining its dedication to delivering innovative and high-quality dairy products. BCG, with over five decades of experience as corporate strategy pioneers, possesses a profound understanding of industries and opportunities.

The partnership between PMFL and BCG is aimed at optimizing existing business processes and identifying new opportunities for growth and efficiency. The collaboration comes at a pivotal juncture for PMFL as they embark on ambitious expansion plans and strive to transform into a structured organization, diversify their product range, scale up operations, and expand their reach. This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in PMFL's journey towards achieving sustainable growth.

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As the collaboration between PMFL and BCG progresses, customers and stakeholders can expect to witness positive changes in the company's operations, enhanced efficiency, and a continued commitment to excellence. The alliance will leverage BCG's global perspective and deep industry knowledge to unlock new avenues for growth, ultimately contributing to PMFL's long-term sustainability. With its vision set on becoming the largest dairy FMCG company, PMFL's partnership with BCG represents a significant step towards achieving this goal. The company's dedication to innovation, health, and nutrition will remain at the forefront of its business strategy as it works to shape the future of the dairy-FMCG industry in India.

 

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Retail India News: MiniKlub Presents a Fresh Range of Occasion Wear for Young Ones
Retail India News: MiniKlub Presents a Fresh Range of Occasion Wear for Young Ones
 

As the festive spirit blossoms, MiniKlub, the renowned baby and kidswear brand, is thrilled to introduce its latest line of Occasion Wear for young ones. This carefully curated collection offers a delightful array of stylish and comfortable outfits, ensuring that every child appears and feels extraordinary during special celebrations.

MiniKlub's Occasion Wear features a range of high-quality fabrics, including soft cottons, plush velvets, durable polyester, and breathable mesh cotton sateen. These materials promise charming and coordinated looks that are sure to steal the show. With a keen eye on contemporary trends and traditional elegance, the collection presents a variety of options for young fashion enthusiasts.

Anjana Pasi, Director of MiniKlub, remarked, "We are excited to introduce our Occasion Wear collection, thoughtfully designed to make every child feel special and stylish during this festive season. Our range includes dazzling gowns and well-fitted coordinated sets, perfect for creating unforgettable moments and capturing the perfect photo opportunity. Whether it's Diwali, Bhai Dooj, or a birthday party, our collection is crafted to make every child feel like a prince or princess."

MiniKlub's steadfast commitment to superior quality, comfort, and trendy designs is prominently displayed in this fresh festive wear series, embodying the brand's mission to ensure that children not only look their best but also feel at ease and confident during every festive occasion.

 

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Retail India News: Vanity Wagon Partners with Shoppers Stop to Elevate Clean Beauty
Retail India News: Vanity Wagon Partners with Shoppers Stop to Elevate Clean Beauty
 

Vanity Wagon has announced its strategic partnership with Shoppers Stop, a prominent multi-brand retailer. Under this partnership, Vanity Wagon will become the exclusive curator of clean beauty products for both online and offline stores under the Shoppers Stop umbrella. This collaboration will initially debut in 7 high-performing Shoppers Stop and SS Beauty outlets located in various cities, with plans to expand to an additional 50 outlets over the next year.

Prateek Ruhail, Co-Founder and CEO of Vanity Wagon said, "We are incredibly excited about the partnership with Shoppers Stop. We believe that clean beauty is not just a trend but also a lifestyle. With this collaboration, we are poised to redefine the beauty industry. Our partnership strengthens the clean beauty community and promotes an interconnected business ecosystem. It also allows for experimentation with new products and aligns with an Omni channel retail strategy.

Naina Ruhail, Founder and Co-CEO of Vanity Wagon added, “Our journey to create a transparent and trustworthy platform for clean beauty enthusiasts has led us to this remarkable partnership. It represents a significant step towards making clean beauty accessible to a larger audience. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best clean beauty products, and Shoppers Stop's extensive reach will help us achieve this goal."

Biju Kassim, CEO - Beauty at Shoppers Stop commented, “We are excited to announce Vanity Wagon as our Clean beauty partner. This partnership underscores our dedication to providing customers with the highest quality beauty products. Together, we aim to redefine and enhance the clean beauty retail experience for all our shoppers..

The primary objective of this partnership is to support affiliated clean beauty brands by expanding their reach, enhancing the perception of clean beauty, fostering trust, and establishing Vanity Wagon as the exclusive curator of clean beauty in India.

The brands collaborating with Vanity Wagon will enjoy various benefits, with the partnership extending to beauty brands over the next five years, contingent on their commitment to Omni-channel retail. Initially, 50 brands will feature in 6-15 locations over the next six months.

In conclusion, the partnership between Vanity Wagon and Shoppers Stop is poised to redefine the beauty retail landscape in India, making clean beauty products more accessible to consumers across the country.

 

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Nebula Jewels Watches By Titan Unveils "Varsha"
Nebula Jewels Watches By Titan Unveils "Varsha"
 

Nebula By Titan, recognized for its distinguished selection of luxury timepieces meticulously crafted in solid gold, presents a splendid addition to the festive attire, offering a seamless fusion of precision craftsmanship and imaginative design.

The latest festive offering, "Varsha," represents not merely a time-telling instrument but a narrative yearning to be shared. This opulent gold timepiece, the inaugural creation within Nebula's Malhaar collection, captures the enchanting harmony of Indian monsoons. It evokes visions of verdant landscapes, the aroma of rain-kissed earth, and the soothing melody of raindrops dancing on rooftops. The 18k gold casing, combined with the diamond-embellished bracelet, radiates opulence and sophistication. The dial's gentle rippled texture is gracefully encircled by glistening diamond raindrops adorning the bracelet. Meticulously crafted with unwavering precision and meticulous attention to detail, this timepiece embodies a seamless marriage of tradition and contemporary aesthetics, rendering it suitable for both formal and informal gatherings. It stands as the quintessential accessory for individuals who hold an appreciation for the splendor of the natural world and the finer aspects of life.

"Varsha" serves as a testament to the brand's unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in the realm of horology. For comprehensive insights into "Varsha" and other exceptional timepieces offered by Nebula By Titan, further information is readily available.

 

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Luxury Fashion Brand COACH India Online Joins India’s Diwali Retail Party with Shine Collection
Luxury Fashion Brand COACH India Online Joins India’s Diwali Retail Party with Shine Collection
 

COACH India recently unveiled its Shine collection, ahead of Diwali. Inspired by today's generation and designed by Creative Director Stuart Vevers, the vision of the Shine Collection is to 'WEAR YOUR SHINE'. The Collection features playfully expressive silhouettes and colors, with the Tabby bag and new Penn silhouette in metallic and patent leather.

In the era where fashion embraces aesthetics, Coach’s new Collection is like wearing a piece of sunshine every day! Each piece from the range radiates magnetic charm, and promises to add a touch of spark to every ensemble.

Inspired by today's generation and designed by Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ the vision of the Shine Collection encourages to be real and 'WEAR YOUR SHINE'. COACH India also hosted a fun evening, on 4th November filled with glamour and glitz celebrating the WEAR YOUR SHINE campaign at Jio World Drive, Mumbai. The one-of-kind experience of the grand installation and Shine Collection launch pop-up celebrated the spirit of individuality and self-expression this Diwali.

Earlier in the week, Coach unveiled SHINE, an immersive pop-up installation to invite audiences to explore a multi-sensory world of light, space, and sound at Mumbai’s Jio World Drive Mall. The one-of-a-kind structure features a reflective surface of high-shine gold panels encased in bronze scaffolding, inspired by the campaign’s message of transforming your inner glow into outer shine. The SHINE installation and “Wear Your Shine” campaign mark the next chapter of Coach’s storytelling grounded in the Courage to Be Real, its mission focused on inspiring audiences to express themselves authentically.

 

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The Organic World Expands Osh Plant-Powered and 99% Natural Home Cleanners Lineup
The Organic World Expands Osh Plant-Powered and 99% Natural Home Cleanners Lineup
 

The Organic World (TOW), a renowned Responsible Retailer in India and the largest organic and natural retail store chain, has unveiled three new products within its plant-based home care brand, Osh, just as Indian households gear up for the festive season. Based in Bengaluru, the company aims to provide easier access to plant-based home cleaning solutions without straining the monthly budget.

TOW's latest launch introduces Osh Fabric Conditioner, Osh Toilet Cleaner, and Osh Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner, expanding its plant-based home care lineup to a total of 6 Osh products. The Organic World is a part of the Nimida Group's portfolio of brands. The Nimida Group, headquartered in Bengaluru, is actively involved in sectors such as retail, consumer goods, farming, and sports, with a focus on enabling better choices and creating sustainable value.

The market for Indian household cleaners is currently valued at $7,537 million, and industry reports suggest it is expected to reach $21,950 million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 18.9 percent during 2023-2028. Osh has set its sights on achieving sales of 25 crores in the next 2 years and becoming a market leader in the natural homecare products segment.

Osh, a Sanskrit word meaning "dewdrop," symbolizes nature in its purest form. All Osh products are crafted with 99 percent natural and plant-derived ingredients, free from harmful chemicals like sulphates, phosphates, bleach, parabens, ammonia, and other common ingredients in popular household cleaning products. They have received PETA's approval as vegan and cruelty-free products and are formulated with IFRA-certified, allergen-free fragrances.

Gaurav Manchanda, Founder and MD of The Organic World said, "The consumer response to Osh has been truly heartening! The Indian consumer is ready to shift to chemical-free and natural products that are good for people and the planet. As a Responsible Retailer, we will continue to expand our range of plant-based home care products, making them affordable and accessible to more consumers. We are firmly committed to fulfilling our brand promise of creating a healthier and more sustainable future through better choices for our consumers."

TOW's Osh range of products is not only vegan and cruelty-free but is also certified allergen-free by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA). As a brand, Osh is plastic-negative, recycling twice the amount of plastic used. These products are available through TOW's omnichannel retail network, including its 16 physical stores, 50+ multibrand outlets, and online platforms like Amazon, BigBasket, and Flipkart.

At TOW, customers can find a wide array of products, including certified-organic fruits and vegetables, chemical-free grains, dairy, oils, ghee, home cleaning essentials, personal care items, health and wellness products, and snacks, in addition to curated childcare products.

Osh Fabric Conditioner, Osh Toilet Cleaner, and Osh Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner, available in 860 ml, 900 ml, and 250 ml packaging, are priced at Rs 375, Rs 275, and Rs 250, respectively.

 

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Omaxe Group Real State Developer Comapny Appoints Samir VM as Chief Information Officer
Omaxe Group Real State Developer Comapny Appoints Samir VM as Chief Information Officer
 

Omaxe Group, a well-established real estate developer in Delhi-NCR, has officially introduced Mr. Samir VM as the Chief Information Officer, marking a significant development. With a wealth of experience spanning 23 years, notably 21 years of which are dedicated to the real estate sector, Samir VM is poised to make a transformative impact on the company's information systems.

Samir VM is a highly accomplished professional, certified by The Open Group and a member of the Association of Enterprise Architects. He also possesses executive education credentials from esteemed institutions such as Harvard Business School and the Indian School of Business. His extensive expertise in information technology and strategic thought leadership seamlessly align with Omaxe's strategic vision, aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and consolidating its position as a leading, publicly listed real estate developer.

Mohit Goel, Managing Director of Omaxe Group said, "We are delighted to welcome Samir VM to our leadership team in the capacity of Chief Information Officer. His extensive experience and profound knowledge of the real estate sector, combined with his strong strategic acumen, will play a pivotal role in elevating Omaxe's standing in the real estate sector. We firmly believe that his contributions will prove instrumental in our journey towards becoming a technology-driven and future-ready real estate developer."

With a steadfast commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction, Omaxe has successfully delivered a multitude of residential and commercial projects, thereby establishing itself as a trusted and respected name within the real estate sector.

 

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Retail India News: Shree Krishna Paper Mills Earns Best Sustainability Innovator Award 2023 for "Eco-friendly Sustainable Copier Paper”
Retail India News: Shree Krishna Paper Mills Earns Best Sustainability Innovator Award 2023 for "Eco-friendly Sustainable Copier Paper”
 

Shree Krishna Paper Mills and Industries Ltd (SKPMIL), India's pioneer in unbleached chemical-free paper innovation, has been honored with the Best Sustainability Innovator Award 2023 for their latest creation, "Eco-friendly Sustainable Copier Paper," presented by Guardians of the Green, a company dedicated to acknowledging industry innovators in sustainability.

The Sustainability Innovator Awards serve as a beacon of trust and recognition for those deeply committed to the future, celebrating businesses and individuals who embrace sustainable practices that have a positive impact on the environment and society.

Established in 1974, SKPMIL is a prominent Indian company engaged in the manufacturing, marketing, and trading of paper in India. It achieved the distinction of introducing thermal paper to India in 1992 through technical collaboration with Hansol Paper from Korea.

Renowned for its innovative approach to business, the company commenced paper production from recycled waste fiber in 2005. More recently, SKPMIL introduced an innovative product known as Unbleached Chemical Free Copier Paper and paper stationery, becoming the first Indian company to offer these eco-friendly products in India in 2022. SKPMIL employs 100 percent recycled fiber to manufacture various paper varieties and specialty papers.

Based in New Delhi with a manufacturing unit in Rajasthan, SKPMIL supplies a wide range of paper and paper products to industries such as plywood, food, and publishing. Additionally, the company exports its products to countries including the UK, Europe, the USA, the Middle East, and South Africa, among others.

Over the years, SKPMIL has strategically expanded its horizons. Naynesh Pasari, Executive Director of Shree Krishna Paper Mills and Industries Ltd, stated, "We have not only maintained our position as an innovator in the Indian paper industry but also strategically broadened our reach. After successfully establishing ourselves as an industrial paper brand, the company ventured into the retail sector by launching 'PACKMATE' in June 2022. This retail brand offers unbleached chemical-free paper products to eco-conscious customers in India and beyond. We entered the retail market with a range of tree-free paper-based products for stationery, education, and gifting purposes."

PACKMATE stands as India's first brand for sustainable copier paper, diaries, notebooks, gift envelopes, gift wrapping paper, food wrapping paper, and paper bags, among other products. These eco-friendly offerings are available on popular online platforms like Amazon and Flipkart.

Pasari added, "The company enjoys a strong presence in all these segments. Our motto is to cater to consumers' needs with high-quality products at reasonable rates. We consider it a promise and a challenge to prove ourselves every day, continually elevating the standards we set and maintaining our unwavering commitment to our customers."

 

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