Retail India News: Yousta by Reliance Retail Launches First Surat Store
Retail India News: Yousta by Reliance Retail Launches First Surat Store

Reliance Retail's youth-centric fashion brand, Yousta, has entered the retail scene in Surat, Gujarat, aiming to capture the fashion-savvy audience with its trendy offerings. Available at Reliance mall, Udhna, Yousta has been expanding its presence across various states, including Gujarat, offering affordable and stylish fashion tailored for the youth.

Since its inception in August 2023, Yousta has gained momentum as a sought-after destination for budget-friendly shopping, catering to the dynamic preferences of young consumers. With fashionable clothing priced below Rs 999 and the majority below Rs 499, Yousta is committed to making fashion accessible to all.

The newly opened Surat store showcases a diverse range of trendy ensembles, unisex and character merchandise, and weekly fashion drops through Yousta's distinctive "Starring Now" collection. Alongside its fashionable offerings, the store provides a contemporary and tech-enabled shopping experience with QR codes for seamless information access, self-checkout counters for swift transactions, and charging stations for electronic devices.

In line with its commitment to community engagement, Yousta in Surat has collaborated with a non-profit organization, enabling customers to donate old clothes, contributing to community programs, and promoting sustainable practices. Surat customers can explore the vibrant Yousta collection in-store and also conveniently shop online through AJIO and JioMart platforms, reflecting Yousta's commitment to reaching customers through various retail channels.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Retail India News: Bata India Redefines Sportswear Retail with Power Brand Outlets
Retail India News: Bata India Redefines Sportswear Retail with Power Brand Outlets
 

Bata India is revamping its approach to sports shoes and activewear with the relaunch of Exclusive Brand Outlets for the renowned brand 'Power'. Originating from Canada, Power is globally recognized for its high-performance sportswear and footwear. This strategic move reflects Bata India's response to the growing trend of athleisure and the embrace of an active lifestyle among Indian consumers.

Gunjan Shah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bata India said, “Power is a globally admired brand with a strong international presence. Recognizing the increased demand for athleisure in India, we decided to open Exclusive Brand Outlets for Power to offer a world-class shopping experience to our fitness-conscious consumers. With these new stores, we are making international technology-led footwear and apparel accessible to all. Our aim is to open 50+ Power EBOs by the end of 2025.

Pietro Schira, Chief Brand Officer, Bata Group said, “The entry of Power EBOs in India marks an exciting chapter for Power, strengthening its global presence. The outlets will provide Indian consumers an unparalleled access to our innovative products, satisfying local demand for international technology with high-quality performance shoes and apparel.

The new Power outlets showcase a range of innovative products designed to enhance performance and comfort during various fitness activities such as running, walking, and training. Notable among them is the flagship running shoe, Power XO Rise+, featuring advanced midsole technology that offers 25 percent more rebound and shock absorption through tunnel technology.

The Power Exclusive Brand Outlet promises an immersive shopping experience, enabling customers to explore the brand's innovative offerings firsthand. To elevate customer satisfaction, it integrates global tech features like digital receipts, Lift and Learn, and Omni-channel deliveries.

 

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Retail India News: Birkenstock Expands Retail Presence with Debut Store in Kolkata
Retail India News: Birkenstock Expands Retail Presence with Debut Store in Kolkata
 

Birkenstock, renowned for its iconic footwear and rich history dating back to 1774, has announced the opening of its inaugural store in Kolkata, India. Situated at Quest Mall and spanning 580 sq.ft, this strategic location offers customers a firsthand experience of Birkenstock's legendary craftsmanship and commitment to quality. Featuring classic styles like Arizona and Gizeh, along with newer silhouettes, the store caters to the discerning tastes of Kolkata's fashion-forward consumers.

Jens Hattab, Regional Managing Director, Middle East Africa India at BIRKENSTOCK said, “India has been a significant market for us and we are thrilled to see the market thriving. Having expanded to various locations in the north and south of India, we are delighted to cater to the east of India. Kolkata is indeed an exciting location for us. We are delighted to see our growth in the Indian market and we shall surely continue to drive our efforts that helps support and elevate the brands presence across the country.

Kolkata has indeed been a key market for us and we are elated to bring the best of our styles and collections to our customers. Having considerably worked towards our expansion across the country, we are looking forward to welcoming our customers in Kolkata,” said Vinay Bansal, Managing Director, BIRKENSTOCK India,

As Birkenstock continues to garner global acclaim for its iconic footwear and timeless designs, the opening of its first store in Kolkata marks a significant milestone in the brand's journey. With its long-awaited arrival in Kolkata, Birkenstock aims to delight brand loyalists and fashion enthusiasts alike with its renowned craftsmanship and fashionable offerings.

 

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Retail India News: Hamleys Expands Presence in Italy with New Flagship Store in Rome
Retail India News: Hamleys Expands Presence in Italy with New Flagship Store in Rome
 

Hamleys, a toy brand under Reliance Brands, has extended its reach in Italy with the inauguration of its second flagship store in Rome, situated within Galleria Alberto Sordi. This strategic move, in collaboration with Giochi Preziosi S.P.A., a prominent toy manufacturing and distribution company in Italy, follows closely after the recent opening of a store in Milan.

Spanning across two levels and a mezzanine, the new Hamleys outlet covers an expansive area of over 1,360 square meters, exclusively dedicated to toys. Reflecting the iconic Hamleys brand, the store's design incorporates the familiar red and white colors, subtly paying homage to Rome's renowned landmarks.

Featuring meticulously arranged brand sections, the store showcases beloved toy brands like Lego, Nerf, and Barbie, complemented by an exclusive Build-A-Bear section. Upon arrival, patrons are welcomed by Hamleys' lively mascots, including the Ringmaster, Toy Soldier, Rag Doll, and Hamley and Hattie bear, setting the stage for an immersive experience.

Sumeet Yadav, CEO of Hamleys Global, expressed pride in their expansion into Rome, considering it a significant milestone in their global growth journey. He emphasized their commitment to bringing Hamleys' timeless charm to iconic cities worldwide. Each new market brings our storied history to life, reaffirming our commitment to being the world's finest toy shop. Following the overwhelming response in Milan, this store marks our second collaboration with the Giochi Preziosi Group (GP Group) in Italy. We look forward to spreading joy and wonder to children and families across Italy."

Enrico Preziosi, founder of the Giochi Preziosi Group, expressed satisfaction with the retail expansion of the English brand, highlighting the success of the first Italian store in Milan, which has attracted 800 thousand visitors to date.

"...We are certain that Rome will also become very attached to this shop, and that not only the citizens but also the many tourists who visit our Capital every year will be happy and amazed to find Hamleys just a few minutes away from the Trevi Fountain. A fil rouge between history and historical brands in Rome's shopping salon," added Enrico Preziosi.

In July 2019, Reliance Brands Limited (RBL) marked its first international venture by acquiring the global operations of Hamleys. RBL has been operating Hamleys' franchise shops in India since 2010.

 

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Retail India News: Looks Salon Expands Presence with New Prive Outlet in New Delhi
Retail India News: Looks Salon Expands Presence with New Prive Outlet in New Delhi
 

Looks Salon, a leader in luxury beauty experiences, has announced the opening of its 6th Privè outlet in New Delhi's Malcha Marg area. This latest addition signifies a significant milestone for the brand, reinforcing its status as an innovator in the beauty and wellness sector. Looks Privè is renowned for its opulent atmosphere and top-notch services, catering to discerning clients seeking premium beauty solutions.

Renowned for its expertise in hairstyling and hair coloring, Looks Privè offers a unique blend of innovation and sophistication, providing clients with an exclusive haven to indulge in elite services. From traditional cuts to avant-garde color techniques, the salon promises tailor-made solutions that enhance individual style and boost confidence. With academically qualified senior stylists and therapists, alongside a range of world-class products, Looks Privè ensures a luxurious experience tailored to each client's needs.

I am thrilled to announce the opening of our 6th Privè outlet in the vibrant heart of New Delhi's Malcha Marg area. This expansion marks a significant milestone for our brand, solidifying our reputation as pioneers in luxury beauty and wellness experiences. Looks Privè stands as the epitome of plush indulgence, offering world-class services and high-quality hair products, seamlessly transitioning from premium to luxury offerings,” said Samay Dutta, MD.

The new salon, located in the esteemed Diplomat Area, promises to exceed expectations, providing guests with a haven where luxury meets sophistication. Clients can expect a curated selection of top-tier services, including expert haircuts, transformative hair coloring, and indulgent skin and nail treatments. Each experience is personalized and complemented by consultations within an opulent setting designed to evoke relaxation and rejuvenation.

To celebrate the grand opening, Looks Privè Salon Malcha Marg is offering exclusive introductory offers and exciting promotions, inviting guests to experience the pinnacle of luxury beauty firsthand.

 

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Retail India News: Powerlook Apparels Expands Retail Presence with Two New Stores
Retail India News: Powerlook Apparels Expands Retail Presence with Two New Stores
 

Powerlook Apparels has taken a significant step forward in its expansion strategy with the opening of two new brick-and-mortar stores in Bandra West and Vasai East, Maharashtra. Positioned strategically, these stores signify the beginning of an ambitious plan to establish 50 outlets across India by 2027.

According to Statista, the Indian menswear market is projected to reach Rs 330,000 crore by 2028. Powerlook aims to tap into this growing market, leveraging the increasing demand for smart fashion, particularly among the younger demographic.

Raghav Pawar, Co-Founder of Powerlook Apparels said, "Our expansion journey begins with the opening of these two offline stores in Mumbai. While e-commerce remains pivotal, we believe in the significance of physical stores, allowing customers to engage with our products before making a purchase. With the launch of these stores, we are not just expanding geographically, but also enhancing the overall shopping experience for our patrons.

Amar Pawar, Co-Founder and Chief Fashion Designer said, "We have more than 700 SKUs, each one unique, reflecting our dedication to meeting our customers' demands. With plans to introduce shoes, accessories, and new styles of jeans and shirts, we are evolving to offer a diverse and comprehensive fashion collection.

Heena Pawar, Business Head of Powerlook stated, "Powerlook's recent presence on popular online platforms like Myntra and Flipkart is expected to complement the brand's offline expansion, further strengthening its market position. The company aims to achieve exponential growth in the upcoming years, building on its current revenue close to 100 crore in FY 2023-24. Additionally, we have recently moved our office into a 3500 SqFt space in a corporate location with a dedicated warehouse. In the coming time, we are more focused on adopting a 360-degree marketing approach by showcasing our products on our own platform as well as all available marketplaces. The vision of Powerlook is to be an affordable platform where innovation seamlessly intertwines with individuality, empowering everyone to unleash their inner style icon and make a lasting impact on the world of fashion."

 

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Retail India News: Kalyan Jewellers Expands Retail Presence with New Showrooms in Delhi
Retail India News: Kalyan Jewellers Expands Retail Presence with New Showrooms in Delhi
 

Kalyan Jewellers, a leading name in the Indian jewellery industry, is set to open two new showrooms in New Delhi, further solidifying its position in the retail market. The inauguration ceremonies, graced by Bollywood celebrity Nora Fatehi, are scheduled for March 15, 2024, at 5 PM in Rohini and 6 PM in Pitampura.

In conjunction with the showroom launches, Kalyan Jewellers has unveiled a range of exclusive offers to enhance the shopping experience for customers. These limited-time offers include the application of the Kalyan Special Gold Board Rate, ensuring maximum benefits for patrons making jewellery purchases.

Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers said, “As a company, we have achieved huge milestones and taken major strides towards creating a holistic ecosystem to enhance the customer shopping experience. The Delhi-NCR region is among the most critical markets for brand Kalyan Jewellers. Over the years, we have consistently focused at strategically expanding our presence in the region. We believe the upcoming showroom launches in Rohini and Pitampura will enable us to strengthen market share, while also providing convenience and accessibility to patrons.

At Kalyan Jewellers, every piece of jewellery undergoes rigorous quality testing and is BIS hallmarked to ensure purity. Additionally, customers are provided with the Kalyan Jewellers 4-Level Assurance Certificate, guaranteeing product purity, lifetime maintenance, detailed product information, and transparent exchange and buy-back policies.

The new showrooms will showcase a wide array of jewellery collections, including the bridal line "Muhurat" sourced from various regions of India. Customers can also explore exclusive sections featuring Kalyan's renowned house brands such as Tejasvi, Mudhra, Nimah, Glo, Ziah, Anokhi, Apoorva, Antara, Hera, Rang, and the recently launched Lila.

Through these new showrooms, Kalyan Jewellers aims to offer an unparalleled shopping experience, combining exquisite craftsmanship, trusted quality, and a diverse range of jewellery options to cater to the preferences of its discerning customers.

 

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TATA Starbucks Hits 400-Store Milestone in India's Retail Coffee Landscape
TATA Starbucks Hits 400-Store Milestone in India's Retail Coffee Landscape
 

TATA Starbucks celebrates a significant achievement with the opening of its 400th store in Coimbatore, India. With an ambitious plan to reach 1000 stores by 2028, the brand continues to shape the coffee culture in over 60 cities across the nation.

Since entering the Indian market in 2012, TATA Starbucks has been instrumental in introducing and expanding the coffee culture in a tea-centric country. The brand's commitment to fostering connections through coffee has resonated with both seasoned coffee enthusiasts and those new to the experience. Adapting to Indian preferences, TATA Starbucks offers local innovations like filter coffee, Masala Chai, Malabar egg puff, and the Kosha Mangsho Wrap, reflecting the rich diversity of the country. To cater to the demand for smaller portions, the brand introduced the 6 oz. Picco cup. The latest addition to the coffee lineup is the unique Whiskey Barrel Aged Guatemala, exclusively available at the Reserve store for coffee aficionados.

The 400th store, nestled in Coimbatore's historic Lakshmi Mills compound at Pudur, pays homage to the region's industrial heritage. The store seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary elements, featuring suspended sculpture art made with wood, intricate linen textiles, and woven ropes. The terrazzo floor complements the sturdy concrete walls, creating an elegant space that divides into compartments, playing with light, shade, volume, and intimacy.

Sushant Dash, CEO, TATA Starbucks shared, “The launch of our 400th store aligns seamlessly with our growth story to penetrate deeper into the heartlands of India. Our journey so far has been one of continuous innovation and growth, driven by a passion for coffee excellence brought alive by creating meaningful customer experiences. As we reinforce our dedication to providing the distinctive Starbucks experience across the country, we couldn’t be more delighted to unveil our 400th store in in the industrial city of Tamil Nadu in Coimbatore that is aimed at enriching the community, celebrating local culture, and creating special moments for our customers.

 

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Retail India News: Recode Studios Broadens Retail Reach in Indore and Ahmedabad
Retail India News: Recode Studios Broadens Retail Reach in Indore and Ahmedabad
 

Leading cosmetic brand, Recode Studios, has successfully opened two new retail outlets in Indore and Ahmedabad, marking a strategic move in its expansion plan. These store launches come after the brand's successful presence in tier-l cities and precede upcoming launches in Lucknow, Pondicherry, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur, and Allahabad.

Each store, spanning 200 square feet, is designed to cater to beauty enthusiasts in tier ll and tier lll cities. This initiative reflects Recode Studios' commitment to addressing the specific beauty needs of diverse communities by offering a wide range of cosmetic products in proximity to their locations.

Dheeraj Bansal, Co-Founder of Recode Studios said, “We are excited to begin this journey of expansion and exploration with the launch of our new stores. Our vision at Recode Studios is to redefine beauty norms and make premium cosmetics accessible to diverse communities. The launch of these stores is a significant milestone in our journey and we are eager to bring our innovative products to many more cities.

Known for its customer-centric approach, Recode Studios has a tradition of featuring renowned makeup artists at each new store opening, enhancing the overall customer experience. This strategy strengthens the brand's connection with customers and creates an engaging atmosphere for beauty enthusiasts.

The expansion aligns with Recode Studios' mission to challenge conventional beauty standards and offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic products. With the addition of these new stores, the brand has significantly diversified its portfolio, providing customers with an extended selection of beauty and skincare essentials.

 

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Retail India News: Swiss Beauty Ramps Up Retail Expansion Across India
Retail India News: Swiss Beauty Ramps Up Retail Expansion Across India
 

Swiss Beauty has revealed its ambitious plans to broaden its retail footprint and penetrate deeper into Tier II and smart cities in FY 2024. The innovative cosmetics brand aims to double its exclusive brand outlets (EBOs) across 12 Indian cities by March 2024-25, aiming to bring its premium beauty products closer to customers.

With approximately 25,500 retail touchpoints in over 550 cities across India, Swiss Beauty is set to leverage its strong momentum by significantly expanding its offline retail presence this year. The brand plans to inaugurate an additional 147 Beauty Assisted outlets nationwide and introduce over 450 touchpoints in general trade during 2024-25. The popular beauty brand will venture into beauty-assisted stores across 11 new cities, including key markets such as Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Chandigarh, Punjab, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, and Bangalore.

Currently, Swiss Beauty boasts a presence in numerous premium shopping destinations, including Elante Mall in Chandigarh, Celebration Mall in Udaipur, Lulu Mall in Lucknow, Amanora Mall in Pune, Mani Square in Kolkata, VR Mall in Surat, Mantri Mall in Bengaluru, DB Mall in Bhopal, and Mall of Amritsar.

Saahil Nayar, CEO of Swiss Beauty said, "Indian beauty and personal care industry has immense headroom for growth as cosmetics evolve from basic hygiene products to lifestyle choices. We are thrilled to bring color cosmetic’s global standards at Swiss Beauty and bringing high-performing makeup a step closer to our customers in new locations. Since 60 percent of our revenue comes from offline markets, we are geared up to go stronger on expanding our retail touchpoints in the next 12 months adding exciting new locations to an already present robust network of 25500+ touchpoints and reaching it to 30000. Around 40 percent of our business comes from Tier II and smart cities, and we intend to expand our presence in these regions. Our mission is to make our products easily accessible to a wider audience and cater to the beauty needs of our valued customers across India."

Swiss Beauty has not only expanded its makeup offerings but also introduced new collections featuring new lipsticks and diverse shades of palettes. Furthermore, the brand has exciting plans to launch exclusive kits tailored for festive and wedding occasions, aiming to appeal to an even broader audience.

 

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Retail India News: Malabar Gold and Diamonds Expands Retail Footprint in Jaipur, Rajasthan
Retail India News: Malabar Gold and Diamonds Expands Retail Footprint in Jaipur, Rajasthan
 

Malabar Gold and Diamonds, recognized as the sixth-largest jewellery brand globally, inaugurated its maiden store in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor marked the inauguration ceremony. With an additional 10 stores set to open in March, the brand will achieve a total of 350 stores. Malabar Gold and Diamonds, present across India, the Middle East, the Far East, the USA, the UK, Canada, and Bangladesh, operates 14 wholesale units in 8 countries, 15 manufacturing units in 5 countries, and boasts over 25 exclusive brand collections. The brand, maintaining a consistent gold pricing policy nationwide, secured the 19th position in Deloitte's Luxury Goods ranking globally.

MP Ahammed, Chairman of Malabar Group said, "It is a very proud moment for us to open our first store in Rajasthan, Jaipur. We are delighted to be able to responsibly and sustainably source gold from a variety of trusted sources and develop unparalleled shopping experiences in Rajasthan through a transparent and customer-friendly approach. Taking a step towards our goal of becoming the Number One Jewellery Brand, I would like to thank the customers, management, team members, and investors for all their support."

Malabar Gold and Diamonds stores offer exclusive features like spacious interiors, a dedicated wedding arena, a premium customer lounge, diamond experts, and ample parking. The brand seeks to immerse itself in Rajasthan's unique culture, offering a diverse range of jewellery, including precious gemstones, polki, diamonds, and gold, reflecting the charm of the region. The Jaipur store showcases collections from over 25 exclusive brands such as Mine, Era, Divine, Ethnix, Precia, and Viraaz, featuring alluring and distinctive designs.

With 10 commitments to customers, Malabar Gold and Diamonds ensure transparency in pricing, fair pricing policies, lifetime free maintenance, 100 percent exchange value for old gold and diamonds, gold purity certified HUID Jewellery, lab-tested certified diamonds, one-year free insurance coverage, and the option to extend insurance and warranty based on customer requirements. The brand also guarantees responsibly sourced gold, promotes a supportive work environment, and allocates 5 percent of profits to ESG activities in areas like health, housing, hunger, education, environment, and women's empowerment.

 

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

Louis Philippe and Van Heusen, prominent brands under Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL), have marked a significant step in their global retail strategy with the opening of two flagship stores in Qatar. In collaboration with HK Group, the brands aim to enhance the physical retail footprint and provide an enriched shopping experience in the GCC region, specifically in the vibrant retail landscape of Qatar.

Louis Philippe, recognized for premium fashion menswear, presents a diverse range of collections featuring timeless style and impeccable craftsmanship. The brand's exclusive store, located on the first floor of the Mall of Qatar, offers exquisite formalwear, sophisticated business casuals, premium denim wear, and ceremonial occasion wear.

Van Heusen, with its 128-year heritage, symbolizes functional elegance and design sophistication in workwear for both men and women. The brand's exclusive store, also situated on the first floor of the Mall of Qatar, showcases a curated selection of globally inspired fashion solutions, blending contemporary design with practicality to cater to the modern lifestyle.

Jacob John, President – Premium Brands, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited stated, “It is a testament to our commitment to provide high-quality fashion solutions and superior shopping experiences. We are thrilled to bring Louis Philippe and Van Heusen closer to our customers in Qatar with our second exclusive outlets for both brands. This expansion aligns with our ambitious growth strategy as we continue to expand our retail footprint across the globe, following recent openings in Mauritius and the UAE."

Dr. Hassan Kunhi, Chairman of HK Group expressed, “The launch of the Louis Philippe and Van Heusen stores in Mall of Qatar represents a significant expansion for both brands in the Qatar market. With a focus on men's and women's fashion, these brands introduce a wide range of stylish and versatile clothing options, further enhancing the shopping experience for our valued customers. The launch of these stores is a testament to our commitment to offering the latest fashion trends and reflects our confidence in the Qatar market.

The Louis Philippe store in Qatar features a diversified range of premium formal and casual wear, including the innovative Permapress Collection, offering wrinkle-free shirts, trousers, and suits designed for the contemporary man. The Gods and Kings collection caters to special occasions with garments crafted from the world's finest fabrics, while the Luxure range offers impeccably crafted shirts and trousers for luxury connoisseurs. The store also introduces a new range of modern updated young workwear in the Athwork range.

Van Heusen's flagship store in Qatar is a curated destination presenting a sophisticated collection of garments. The Van Heusen Move Labs collection stands out, offering meticulously designed garments for international professionals. The Van Heusen Worldwear collection is crafted for ceremonial and special occasions, showcasing the highest-grade fabrics and meticulous techniques. Van Heusen Women offers a comprehensive selection of formalwear for the discerning professional woman, reflecting chic fashion and assertive style.

Visit the new Louis Philippe and Van Heusen stores at the Mall of Qatar to explore contemporary fashion and the epitomes of elegance.

 

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Reliance Retail's Tira Unveils First North India Store in DLF Avenue, Saket
Reliance Retail's Tira Unveils First North India Store in DLF Avenue, Saket
 

Reliance Retail's Tira has recently inaugurated its maiden store in North India, marking its 10th outlet nationwide at DLF Avenue, Saket, the bustling retail hub of the capital. This expansion reflects Tira's strategic move to extend its reach beyond Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Pune, thereby catering to beauty enthusiasts across diverse regions of India.

Tira is committed to offering a distinctive shopping experience by curating an unparalleled selection of both global and indigenous beauty brands, meeting the evolving preferences of today's discerning consumers. The new store showcases internationally renowned labels such as Allies of Skin and the ever-popular K-beauty brand, Blessed Moon, alongside other esteemed names, ensuring patrons access to a comprehensive and exceptional range of products.

In line with Tira's commitment to innovation, the Delhi outlet integrates cutting-edge technology to enhance the shopping journey. Features like the Fragrance Finder utilize personal preferences to recommend suitable scents, ensuring a personalized match for each customer. Smart mirrors with augmented reality capabilities allow shoppers to virtually experiment with products before making a purchase. Notably, the store also hosts a vending machine dispensing complimentary beauty treats and samples, enriching the shopping experience.

The introduction of "Tira Signature Looks" and dedicated gifting stations adds further value to customer interactions. "Tira Signature Looks" offers patrons the opportunity to receive their preferred complimentary glam look, courtesy of Tira's skilled beauty advisors. Additionally, the gifting stations, equipped with engraving machines, enable customers to personalize their purchases, creating memorable experiences.

With a staggering 5 million app downloads and coverage spanning 98 percent of pin codes across India, Tira ensures prompt deliveries to customers in over 100 cities nationwide. As Tira continues to redefine the beauty retail landscape, it empowers customers on their beauty journey. Visit the new store at DLF Avenue Saket and indulge in an enchanting beauty experience!

 

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Retail India News: Nykaa Marks 175th Retail Store with Luxe Beauty Haven in Mumbai's Bandra
Retail India News: Nykaa Marks 175th Retail Store with Luxe Beauty Haven in Mumbai's Bandra
 

Nykaa, India's premier beauty and lifestyle destination, celebrates the opening of its 175th store with a new Luxe outlet in Mumbai's bustling beauty hub, Bandra. The expansive 2500 sq ft, two-floor space is not just a retail store but an immersive beauty experience, reaffirming the significance of physical retail in discovering luxury beauty.

The Bandra store offers an array of exclusive brands and personalized beauty services, including skin consultations using the latest skin analyzer technology. Customers can delve into the ultimate destination featuring Aveda's Dry Bar for luxurious hair treatments and Dyson's revolutionary hair styling tools.

At the core of Nykaa's retailing is a commitment to customers, providing state-of-the-art beauty tech and holistic beauty services for a tailored experience. Beauty enthusiasts can learn from skilled beauty advisors, staying ahead of trends and offering personalized guidance.

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Nykaa's Bandra store, an unmistakable sight on Linking Road, beckons patrons into a world of luxury beauty. Exclusive brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay, Kay Beauty, Nykaa Cosmetics, The Ordinary, Kiehl's, Murad, Dr. Barbara Sturm, and YSL Beauty grace the shelves alongside esteemed brands like MAC, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Carolina Herrera, Benefit Cosmetics, and Laneige.

A Nykaa spokesperson said, “Each new store stands as a testament to our focus on redefining the art of retailing. Since our first store opened a decade ago, our retail footprint has proven to be a vital channel in democratizing access to beauty, especially internationally renowned brands, across India. We are grateful for the continued support of our brand partners and customers, whose trust and loyalty inspire us to innovate to make shopping with Nykaa a delightful experience.

Nykaa's first store in Terminal 3 of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport in 2014 marked the beginning of a transformative journey. The new Bandra store symbolizes Nykaa's belief in the power of physical retail, marked by innovation and a customer-centric approach that continues to redefine the beauty retail experience in India.

 

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Retail India News: Quantum Energy Expands Presence with First EV Showroom in Gurugram
Retail India News: Quantum Energy Expands Presence with First EV Showroom in Gurugram
 

Quantum Energy, a prominent electric vehicle (EV) startup specializing in electric scooter design and manufacturing, has inaugurated its debut EV two-wheeler showroom in Gurugram, Haryana. This move enhances Quantum Energy's accessibility and retail footprint in India.

The showroom's opening ceremony witnessed the presence of Dr. Sudha Yadav, Lok Sabha, and Member Central Parliamentary Board Central Election Committee, BJP, along with esteemed dignitaries and senior officials from Quantum Energy. Operating under the dealership name Derfin AI, the strategically located showroom serves as a centralized point for customers to explore Quantum Energy's range of cutting-edge electric scooters and firsthand experience their advanced features.

Derfin AI showroom showcases Quantum Energy's entire lineup of electric scooters, including Plasma X, Plasma XR Elektron, Milan, and Bziness range. This display offers visitors a comprehensive view of the impeccable design, impressive performance, and exceptional build quality of each vehicle, catering to diverse commuting needs for Indian consumers.

Chakravarthi C, MD of Quantum Energy Limited said, “With the opening of our new store in Gurugram, we are excited to increase our presence in Delhi NCR even further. It is quite promising that there is a rising interest in electric two-wheelers in the state. Numerous cutting-edge features of our Quantum Energy scooters strongly appeal to all market sectors. Our commitment to making our cutting-edge electric scooters more accessible to the public is fueled by the growing demand for environmentally friendly mobility options. We are currently trying to create more showrooms in Delhi NCR to accommodate this demand and make our eco-friendly mobility products more easily accessible.

 

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Retail India News: Bata India Celebrates Opening of 500th Franchise Store
Retail India News: Bata India Celebrates Opening of 500th Franchise Store
 

Bata India has announced the inauguration of its 500th Franchise store in India, marking a significant milestone in the footwear retail sector. To commemorate this achievement and express gratitude to its partners across India, Bata unveiled a CGI Out-of-Home (OOH) display celebrating the 'Bata 500 Franchise Store Family in India.'

With the recent opening of the 500th Franchise store in Bangalore, Bata India's retail network expands to over 2,150 stores nationwide, encompassing a diverse range of Company-Owned Company-Operated (COCO), Franchise, and Shop-in-Shop (SIS) outlets.

Abhinav Sharan, Head- Franchise Business, Bata India Limited said, “We are immensely grateful for the continued trust and unwavering support of our Franchise partners who have been instrumental in our journey to reach this milestone. The inauguration of our 500th Franchise Store reaffirms Bata’s deep-rooted commitment to India and strengthens our resolve to nurture leaders of tomorrow.  Together with our valued partners, we will continue this expansion journey to ensure that Bata’s quality and style are accessible to customers in every corner of the country.

Bata's Franchise model has been instrumental in its expansion strategy, driving growth and accessibility in various regions of India. The brand's flexible approach has facilitated its entry into new markets and provided entrepreneurial opportunities for local partners. The success of the Franchise program is evidenced by the high rate of return among partners, many of whom have opened multiple stores with Bata.

 

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[Breaking News] Nykaa X Apparel Group = Nysaa in Dubai
[Breaking News] Nykaa X Apparel Group = Nysaa in Dubai
 

India's leading beauty retailer, Nykaa, in collaboration with the GCC's prominent retail conglomerate, Apparel Group, has opened the inaugural Nysaa Beauty Store at City Centre Mirdif, Dubai. This strategic partnership merges Nykaa's beauty retail dominance in India with Apparel Group's retail expertise in the GCC region, presenting a meticulously curated shopping experience for Dubai consumers.

Spanning 2,436 sq ft, the Nysaa Beauty Store showcases an array of international brands, including Augustinus Bader, Kylie Cosmetics, Kay Beauty, Peacefull, Stila, Foreo, Ralph Lauren, Mugler, Rahua, Oribe, and Dr. Barbara Strum. The store emphasizes its ambition to be a central beauty hub in the region, offering personalized assistance from skilled beauty advisors and a dedicated Nysaa Booth for content creation.

The store's inauguration witnessed the presence of key figures, including Falguni Nayar, Executive Chairperson, Founder, and CEO of Nykaa; Sima Ganwani Ved, Founder and Chairwoman of Apparel Group; Selina Ved, Founder NESSA & Director Nysaa, and Rozita Rashid Norouzi, CEO Nysaa. The event marked the realization of their shared vision for a new era of beauty retail, highlighted by a glamorous day featuring a captivating flash mob.

Falguni Nayar expressed, "Nysaa’s first store in Dubai marks a significant milestone in our international foray. Our partnership with Apparel Group is a powerful collaboration of Nykaa’s beauty leadership in India and their retail expertise in the GCC region. It is a manifestation of our shared commitment to enhancing beauty retail for the region."

Selina Ved, Founder NESSA and Director Nysaa, emphasized the significant synergy between Apparel Group's retail leadership and Nykaa's beauty innovations. She stated, "The opening of our very first Nysaa store in Dubai is a significant milestone, showcasing the powerful synergy between Apparel Group's leadership in retail and Nykaa's pioneering beauty innovations."

The grand opening also featured renowned international celebrity makeup artists Fady Kataya and Bouba, aka Hamza Slim, adding an exclusive touch to the event. The evening included valuable makeup tips, a highly engaging makeup challenge, and appearances by Katrina Kaif, Co-Founder of Kay Beauty, who expressed excitement about the brand's global expansion.

Nysaa, a collaboration between Nykaa and Apparel Group, aims to establish an omnichannel retail brand with 100 stores in the GCC over the next five years. Nykaa holds a 55 percent stake in the venture, while Apparel Group owns 45 percent. The Nysaa Beauty Store in Dubai signifies the beginning of a pioneering journey to redefine beauty retail across the GCC.

 

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Retail India News: Sai Silks Kalamandir Grows Retail Footprint in Khammam
Retail India News: Sai Silks Kalamandir Grows Retail Footprint in Khammam
 

In a strategic move to reinforce its market presence, ethnic apparel retailer Sai Silks Kalamandir Ltd (SSKL) has inaugurated its 59th store in the Kancheepuram Varamahalakshmi Silks format, located in Khammam at Bypass Road. Simultaneously, the existing Kalamandir store at Kasba Bazaar has been upgraded to the Kancheepuram Varamahalakshmi Silks format.

The Khammam store, the 26th in Telangana, unveiled by Shri Tridandi Ahobila Ramanjuna Jeeyar Swami, extends an array of premium ethnic sarees and handlooms suitable for weddings and special occasions. The diverse product portfolio includes exquisite sarees such as Banarasi, Patola, Kota, Paithani, Organza, Kuppadam, and Kancheepuram silk sarees.

With a robust presence in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, SSKL offers a wide range of products, encompassing ultra-premium and premium sarees, lehengas, and ethnic wear for men and children.

Prasad Chalavadi, Managing Director, Sai Silks Kalamandir Ltd said, “We take immense pride in announcing the expansion of our retail footprint in the region. With a flourishing landscape that has already embraced our presence with open arms, Telangana proudly houses our maximum number of stores. Through a meticulously planned retail expansion strategy, we are committed to delivering much needed growth by expanding our presence in ever growing ethnic wear market in Telangana. In the fiscal year of 2023, we found that Telangana was the top earner for us, contributing a big 44.90 percent to our total revenue. As we embark on the journey of opening yet another chapter in Telangana, we are poised to continue our triumphant trajectory, resonating with the spirit of growth and prosperity that defines our partnership with this vibrant region.

SSKL is strategically focusing on the South Indian market, acknowledging its position as the largest saree market in India, contributing 50 percent to the country's saree sales.

 

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Retail India News: Dr.Rashel Expands Offline Presence with Mumbai Store Opening
Retail India News: Dr.Rashel Expands Offline Presence with Mumbai Store Opening
 

Beauty wellness brand Dr.Rashel, a part of the Petrol Perfume group, is pleased to announce the inauguration of its flagship skincare store in Mumbai. Located at Shop 3, Prakash Building, R.B. Mehta Marg, Ghatkopar (E), the grand opening is set for Sunday, 3rd March, featuring Tanishaa Mukerji, Actor, and Environmentalist, as the chief guest.

Dr.Rashel aims to fuel its growth strategy by introducing new products and widening its global footprint. The brand's franchise model plans to establish more than 150 stores across India in the next two years, demonstrating its commitment to expanding its retail network and providing entrepreneurial opportunities.

Pravin Bera, Co-Founder of Dr.Rashel stated, "At Dr.Rashel, we are driven by a passion to redefine beauty standards and empower individuals to embrace their natural selves. Our commitment to delivering high-performance yet affordable products that are clean, safe, and meet high-quality beauty solutions reflects our dedication to our customers' well-being."

Devji Hathiyani, Co-Founder of Dr.Rashel added, "As we embark on this exciting journey with our new store in Mumbai, we are thrilled to offer a diverse range of vegan beauty elixirs that cater to the unique needs of our customers. Our products, backed by certifications and a commitment to sustainability, embody our vision for a healthier and more beautiful world."

This franchise, established by VP Traders, aims to become India's largest skincare store, offering a comprehensive collection of head-to-toe beauty elixirs crafted with 100 percent natural extracts. Driven by consumer preferences for quality, diversity, and affordability, Dr.Rashel responds by providing a range that exceeds expectations. The brand's commitment to clean and safe beauty is underscored by ISO Certification, GMP Certification, Dermatological Testing, Silicone-free and Paraben and Sulphate-Free products, cruelty-free options, and the absence of mineral oil.

Dr.Rashel credits its continuous growth to its in-house manufacturing unit, enabling the brand to offer value-for-money products while upholding stringent quality standards. This commitment positions Dr.Rashel as a standout in the industry, setting it apart from competitors.

 

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Retail India News: Geetanjali Salon Expands Presence with Revamped Outlet in Vasant Kunj
Retail India News: Geetanjali Salon Expands Presence with Revamped Outlet in Vasant Kunj
 

India's prominent high-street beauty destination, Geetanjali Salon, boasting a network of over 170 salons nationwide, has revealed its enhanced and spacious outlet in Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj.

Sumit Israni, Managing Director and Celebrity Hairstylist said, “We are beyond thrilled to announce the launch of our new and improved Geetanjali salon in Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj. Spread across 4,000 sq. ft, the salon is now introduced with elevated and expanded interiors. Over the last 35 years, Geetanjali Salon has always been a pioneer in professional beauty, be it hair color, hair care, and skin care. We believe in customization and will continue to offer the clients the best-in-class services and products.

Leading the inauguration was Bollywood actor Bobby Deol, who expressed his delight in being part of Geetanjali Salon's journey towards redefining luxury and excellence in the beauty industry. He commended the revamped outlet at Ambience Mall, expressing confidence in its ability to surpass expectations.

The launch event drew the presence of distinguished personalities from the entertainment, fashion, and social circles. Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur Nitya Birla, along with Lifestyle and Luxury Influencers Shwetzy and Tanisha Puri, co-hosted the event. The expansion of Geetanjali Salon's retail footprint signals a commitment to providing an enhanced beauty experience for clients in India, solidifying its position in the professional beauty industry.

 

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Retail India News: Franck Provost Debuts Parisian Salon in Bangalore's Indiranagar
Retail India News: Franck Provost Debuts Parisian Salon in Bangalore's Indiranagar
 

In a significant move for India's beauty retail landscape, Franck Provost, Europe's premier hair salon brand, marked the inauguration of its maiden Indian salon in Indiranagar, Bangalore. The event saw key figures like Franck Provost and his son Fabien Provost, along with dignitaries including Nitin Sharma, CEO, and Master Franchise for Franck Provost in India, emphasizing the brand's global triumphs and future ambitions in the Indian luxury beauty market.

Franck Provost, renowned for French sophistication in hairdressing, holds the distinction of being Europe's number one and the world's leading hair salon brand. Established in 1975, the brand spans over 30 countries with 15 brands, boasting a network of 3,490 salons worldwide and serving over 30 million customers annually.

Franck Provost, the founder, expressed his enthusiasm for the launch, "We are thrilled to bring Franck Provost's legacy of beauty and excellence to India. This launch is just the beginning of our journey in this vibrant country. We see immense potential here and invite partners who share our vision and passion for beauty to join us in expanding our presence across India."

Fabien Provost, the creative force, introduces two collections each year – Fall/Winter 2022 branded as #DONTYOUDARE and Spring/Summer 2023. These collections, embodying the brand's dedication to innovation, cater to evolving beauty trends while aligning with the personal style of their global clientele.

Fabien Provost, Artistic Director art Franck Provost and son of the legendary icon said, "Our collections and innovations, including the latest in hair care, are designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. With the launch in Bangalore, we look forward to introducing our Indian clientele to Franck Provost's world of exclusive beauty solutions and cutting-edge hairdressing techniques."

Nitin Sharma, CEO and Master Franchise in India for Franck Provost said, "The increasing urban spending power in India underscores a significant demand for luxury hair care and fashion. The Franck Provost salon in Bangalore is poised to tap into this market, offering sophisticated services that cater to the discerning tastes of Indian consumers.

At the core of Franck Provost is a commitment to personalization, expertise, and providing an affordable luxury experience. The brand's "Couleurs Précieuses" and specific color services enhance the natural beauty of hair, utilizing techniques tailored to each client's needs. Franck Provost's new product range, with up to 97 percent natural origin ingredients, emphasizes sustainability, incorporating elements like Vitamin C, Neroli Extract, and Coconut Water.

The salon environment, inspired by Parisian elegance and contemporary style, complements Franck Provost's high level of service. The brand's dedication to eco-friendly values is evident in product lines featuring ingredients like Chia Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, and White Tea, offering clients premium care that aligns with sustainability.

Franck Provost salons, designed for beauty and relaxation, combine Parisian elegance with professionalism. The adoption of digital tools and a robust online presence ensures clients stay connected with the brand and its latest offerings, cementing Franck Provost's entry into India's dynamic retail beauty sector.

 

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Retail India News: Nippon Paint Expands Offline Presence with Paint House Launch in Bengaluru
Retail India News: Nippon Paint Expands Offline Presence with Paint House Launch in Bengaluru
 

Nippon Paint has taken a significant stride in expanding its footprint in Karnataka with the inauguration of Paint House in Bengaluru. Located at #236/2, Ground Floor, Jnan Jyothi Complex, Opp. Seshadripuram College, Magadi Road, B-23, this store marks a strategic move for Nippon Paint in the vibrant state.

The store launch event witnessed the presence of key dignitaries, including M Krishnappa, Vijayanagar Constituency MLA; Priyakrishna, Govindarajanagar Constituency MLA; Pradeep Krishnappa, Youth Leader Vijayanagar Constituency; Mark Titus, VP Marketing – Decorative Division, Nippon Paint India Pvt Ltd; and Vinay Padasalgi – Sales Director (Karnataka), Nippon Paint India Pvt Ltd.

Paint House aims to provide customers with a wide array of Nippon Paint products, ensuring a diverse range to suit various needs and budgets. The store is equipped with trained personnel offering expert advice to assist customers in selecting the perfect paint products for their projects. This expansion reinforces Nippon Paint's commitment to serving the retail market in India and offering quality solutions to a broader customer base.

Mark Titus, VP Marketing – Decorative Division, Nippon Paint India commented, “At Nippon Paint, we prioritize constant innovation and a commitment to quality, technology, and sustainability. Our expansion in Karnataka is a testament to the trust and support we receive from our valued customers. By opening these new outlets, we aim to make our diverse range of paints and coatings even more accessible to homeowners, businesses, and contractors across the state.

 

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Retail India News: Snitch Expands Offline Presence in Surat with Debut Megastore at VR Mall
Retail India News: Snitch Expands Offline Presence in Surat with Debut Megastore at VR Mall
 

Snitch has made its mark in Surat, one of India's fastest-growing cities, with the inauguration of its first megastore at VR Mall, a premier community-oriented lifestyle destination in the heart of the city. The newly launched Snitch men’s fashion store at VR Mall promises to offer an extensive range of men’s apparel, catering to the diverse choices and preferences of the local clientele. The opening of this latest retail establishment marks a significant move for Snitch, aiming to redefine the shopping experience for residents and visitors in Surat.

Siddharth Dungarwal, Founder of Snitch said, "We are thrilled to introduce our latest retail store to the vibrant community of Surat. At Snitch, we are dedicated to providing unparalleled quality, innovation, and customer service, and our new store is a testament to that commitment. We believe Surat is one of the highly potential markets for the brand, and therefore, we have made our presence in the city with a commitment to serving customers with niche designs and quality.

Snitch is disrupting the men’s fast fashion market in India by offering products aligned with the latest trends across various categories such as apparel, fragrances, shoes, sunglasses, and accessories.

The brand's new store in Surat is set to appeal to fashion enthusiasts with its unique collection, thoughtfully designed layout, innovative displays, and engaging interactive experiences. Specializing in youthful, sporty, and casual wear, Snitch also offers a small selection of women's wear and gender-neutral designs.

Having opened its first retail store in Bangalore last year for a seamless online-to-offline customer experience, Snitch has extensive plans over the next two years to launch more stores across prime locations in prominent Indian markets.

 

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Retail India News: Imagine Tresor Opens Store at Reach 3 Roads, Gurugram
Retail India News: Imagine Tresor Opens Store at Reach 3 Roads, Gurugram
 

In a significant move for the retail landscape in India, Imagine Tresor, the authorized Apple retailer, recently inaugurated its expansive store at Reach 3 Roads in Gurugram. Spanning approximately 1300 sq ft, this strategically located retail space is set to become the go-to destination for Apple enthusiasts and tech-savvy customers in the region.

The launch event, attended by distinguished guests Shri OP Dhankar, National Secretary of BJP, and Shri Deepak Gahlawat, IPS, DCP Gurgaon, was marked by a tech extravaganza. Shri OP Dhankar, expressing his joy, highlighted the significance of Apple's products being manufactured in India under the 'Make in India' initiative. He urged the nation to strive towards becoming a global leader.

Harinder Singh Hora, Director of Reach Group, welcomed Imagine Tresor to Reach 3 Roads said, "With its prime location and tech-savvy team, the store is set to become the go-to destination for Apple aficionados and tech enthusiasts in the vicinity."

Shaurya Seth, Founder of Tresor Systems Pvt Ltd said, "Imagine Tresor is proud to unveil its newest Apple Store at Reach 3 Roads, Gurugram. Our store is not just a retail space; it's an Apple enthusiast's haven."

The new Imagine store will feature a comprehensive range of Apple products and services, including the latest gadgets and technology. Customers can expect expert guidance and support from Imagine Tresor's knowledgeable staff, dedicated to delivering exceptional service. Reach 3 Roads, already chosen by leading brands like Samsung, Croma, Zudio, Misbu, ICICI, Starbucks, Sodhis, and Soul, is solidifying its position as a retail hub.

Harinder Singh Hora anticipates a surge of interest among residents and tech enthusiasts in the region, envisioning this as the beginning of an exciting era for Reach 3 Roads. He stated, "Our goal is to offer a superior shopping experience to our customers, and the addition of Imagine's new store underscores that commitment. We eagerly anticipate welcoming customers to Reach 3 Roads and providing them with a seamless tech shopping experience."

The grand launch event lived up to its promise, captivating attendees who flocked to experience the pinnacle of Apple offerings and services. Imagine Tresor's presence in Reach 3 Roads is poised to elevate the retail experience for Apple enthusiasts in Gurugram.

 

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Retail India News: Etchcraft Emporium Expands Global Presence with Focus on American Market
Retail India News: Etchcraft Emporium Expands Global Presence with Focus on American Market
 

India's Etchcraft Emporium, renowned for instant customization and engraving, is making waves internationally with a strategic thrust into the thriving American market. The brand, celebrated for its exquisite artificial jewelry, is set to introduce 200 new products, aiming to redefine elegance and style on a global scale.

In the current fiscal year, Etchcraft Emporium has processed an impressive tally of approximately 80,000 orders, a testament to its enduring popularity. Known for sophistication and creativity, the brand is synonymous with exceptional quality and artistry. Now, as it ventures into international territories, Etchcraft Emporium seeks to enchant a broader audience with meticulously crafted ornaments, each piece a testament to refined taste and unparalleled excellence.

Looking forward, the brand plans to establish a presence in more top-tier cities globally by year-end, reinforcing its commitment to delivering exquisite elegance to discerning customers worldwide.

Vidhan Jain and Raghav Bansal, Co-Founders said, "We are thrilled to embark on this momentous journey of international expansion. Our mission has always been to adorn every moment with brilliance, and with this expansion, we aim to illuminate the lives of connoisseurs worldwide with our exceptional artistry."

In line with its commitment to innovation and excellence, Etchcraft Emporium's new product line promises a harmonious blend of elegance and contemporary allure. From intricately designed necklaces to statement earrings, each item transcends geographical boundaries, exuding an aura of sophistication.

The brand's global foray signifies a seamless fusion of tradition and technology, offering a refined shopping experience to customers worldwide. With a meticulously designed online platform emphasizing user-friendly navigation and unwavering attention to customer satisfaction, Etchcraft Emporium aims to redefine the luxury shopping landscape, making opulence effortlessly accessible.

 

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Retail India News: Bay Window Opens Gachibowli Concept Gallery
Retail India News: Bay Window Opens Gachibowli Concept Gallery
 

Bay Window has announced the opening of a new concept gallery in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. Expanding from its flagship space in Jubilee Hills, this 6500 sq.ft gallery aims to redefine the furniture shopping experience with a focus on technology and design.

The newly designed gallery goes beyond the conventional showroom, offering customers an immersive and interactive retail environment. Incorporating cutting-edge technology, the gallery introduces Augmented Reality (AR) with a render concept, enabling customers to visualize selected home decor products within their living spaces. Showcasing a carefully curated collection of furniture, from chic sofas to sophisticated dining sets, the gallery allows customers to appreciate the quality and craftsmanship synonymous with Bay Window.

In establishing the Gachibowli gallery, our aim is to blend technology and design, providing customers with an immersive and cutting-edge shopping experience,” said Shivani and Siddhant Anand- Co-Founders, Bay Window.

Alongside furniture, the gallery features a range of grab-and-go products, including cushion covers, floor lamps, ceiling lamps, table lamps, wall lamps, and rugs. These accessories are perfect for adding style and personality to any space, offering customers a convenient browsing and purchasing experience alongside their furniture selections.

Bay Window's Gachibowli gallery offers an immersive shopping experience, whether customers are undertaking a comprehensive room makeover or seeking to rejuvenate their decor. The AR dimension enables customers to visualize the curated furniture selection in their homes, facilitating a quick and effective decision-making process for informed choices about their home decor.

 

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Retail India News: Honda Expands Presence for Indian Armed Forces at CSD Stores
Retail India News: Honda Expands Presence for Indian Armed Forces at CSD Stores
 

Honda Cars India Ltd, a leading premium car manufacturer in India, reinforces its commitment to the Indian Armed Forces by introducing the Honda Elevate in Canteen Store Departments (CSD) nationwide.

The inclusion of Honda Elevate alongside Honda City and Amaze in CSD stores underscores the company's dedication to providing premium automotive solutions to the armed forces community.

Kunal Behl, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd said, "Extending Honda Elevate availability to our uniformed heroes is a privilege. This initiative reinforces our commitment to supporting those who serve our nation by offering them access to top-quality Honda products.

Crafted with the 'Urban Freestyler' concept, Honda Elevate features a bold and masculine design, equipped with a powerful 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine coupled with 6-speed MT and 7-speed CVT automatic transmissions.

The Elevate offers spacious interiors, boasting a top-class wheelbase, ample headroom, knee room, legroom, and a class-leading cargo area. Its expansive interiors and advanced safety features, including ADAS technology of Honda SENSING, ensure a comfortable and stress-free driving experience.

With dimensions of 4312mm length, 1790mm width, 1650mm height, 2650mm wheelbase, and a top-class ground clearance of 220 mm, the Elevate seamlessly merges style and practicality. It provides customers with a wide range of choices, offering the convenience of CVT automatic and MT transmissions with ADAS safety technology at affordable price points.

Through the extensive network of CSD outlets, armed personnel can now effortlessly experience the superior performance and functionality of the Honda Elevate.

 

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ASUS India Expands Retail Presence with New Pegasus Store in Noida
ASUS India Expands Retail Presence with New Pegasus Store in Noida
 

In a move to strengthen its retail presence across India, ASUS India, a prominent Taiwanese tech company, has unveiled the opening of the Pegasus store in Noida. Spanning 400 sq. ft., the new Pegasus store will offer a wide array of electronics and computer hardware, featuring ASUS flagship products such as Vivobooks, Zenbooks, Republic of Gamers (ROG) laptops, Gaming Desktops, All-in-One Desktops, and accessories. This inauguration marks ASUS's inaugural Pegasus store in Noida, bringing the total count of Pegasus stores in Delhi to 7 and elevating the brand's outlet count in Delhi NCR to 31.

Arnold Su, Vice President- Gaming and Consumer Segment ASUS India said, “We take immense pride in announcing the expansion of our retail footprint in the country. Recognizing the paramount importance of Delhi NCR as a key market, the launch of our new Pegasus store in the growing city of Noida marks a significant milestone in our endeavor to offering consumers across India with an unparalleled experience of our offerings. Through a meticulously planned retail expansion strategy, we are committed to cultivating offering our customers with a hands-on experience while forging valuable connections with them.

 

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Retail India News: Gargi Jewelry Strengthens Retail Presence in Shoppers Stop Outlets
Retail India News: Gargi Jewelry Strengthens Retail Presence in Shoppers Stop Outlets
 

Gargi by P N Gadgil and Sons (PNGS), a leading publicly listed fashion jewelry brand, recently announced the inauguration of its new shop-in-shop stores at Shoppers Stop outlets in Latur and Hyderabad. These additions mark the extension of Gargi's renowned silver fashion jewelry offerings to consumers in the Deccan region, particularly in the bustling city of Hyderabad and its vicinity.

Established in December 2021, Gargi has achieved remarkable success, delivering over 1700 percent returns to investors by the end of the calendar year 2023. The brand has already exceeded annual projections well before the close of the last quarter of FY’24.

Gargi's success is attributed to its high-quality fashion jewelry in brass, 92.5 sterling silver, and the recently introduced diamond collection. With the launch of these new stores, the brand now has a presence in 16 Shop-in-Shop stores at Shoppers' Stop outlets in Mumbai, Nashik, Latur, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. Additionally, it operates five exclusive stores in Pune and two franchise outlets, including one in Nashik and another in Vashi (Mumbai).

Aditya Modak, Co-Founder of Gargi by PNGS said, "It is a matter of great delight to see us achieve rapid expansion of our market coverage in new territories, and it has set the tone for a fantastic and ever-expanding brand presence in 2024. We aim to continue unveiling new points of sale as a part of our commitment to reaching more customers and providing them with our distinctive, high-quality jewelry pieces. We welcome the people of Latur, Hyderabad, and nearby regions to explore our offerings, and we will soon be strategically launching more such stores in various territories.

Named after the ancient Indian female scholar from the Ramayana era, Gargi embodies values such as beauty, honesty, style, fearlessness, and scholarship. Leveraging the expertise of the iconic P N Gadgil and Sons brand, Gargi upholds exceptional operational standards, deep customer understanding, and product quality.

Gargi's success has left a significant impact on the Indian fashion jewelry industry, introducing innovation and quality as cornerstones. With a keen focus on growth, Gargi aims to reach the milestone of becoming a 100-crore company within the next two years. The brand's unwavering commitment to excellence and its ambitious retail expansion plan underscore its determination to set new benchmarks within the retail sector.

 

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Retail India News: Satya Paul Elevates Retail Experience with Phoenix Palladium Store
Retail India News: Satya Paul Elevates Retail Experience with Phoenix Palladium Store
 

Satya Paul opens the doors to its latest retail venture in the bustling city by the sea, situated in Phoenix Palladium. Spanning approximately 900 square feet, the experimental and bold space perfectly mirrors the fashion brand's overarching ethos. Since its establishment in 1985, Satya Paul has been a consistent legacy in the fashion world, dedicated to pushing boundaries and fostering innovation. Its retail stores, including this recent addition, embody this commitment.

The entrance, marked by sophisticated black signage, sets a unique tone for the store. Once inside, visitors encounter a futuristic ambiance, combining humility with progressiveness. The design of the store, characterized by rounded edges and a soft pink concrete finish, creates an open and inviting atmosphere. Materials such as glass and wood provide a subtle balance to the vibrant apparel on display. The centerpiece is a circular glass display, making browsing a social and immersive experience.

The store showcases a range of accessories, from cufflinks to bags, displayed like precious jewels. Satya Paul's renowned saris share the spotlight, strategically placed to highlight their unique prints. The brand's extensive selection of ready-to-wear and athleisure creations complement these creations.

Presently featuring Satya Paul's latest collection, "The Flower Wild," the store is ready for the vibrant spring-summer season. Staying true to the brand's fascination with flora and fauna, the collection unfolds on soft, breathable fabrics adorned with champas, amaltas, and tuberoses. European roses, steeped in historical symbolism, take center stage, accented with woven ribbons and silk tapes as a celebration of adornment. The inspiration also draws from Indian miniature drawings, capturing the essence of traditional gardens.

For those seeking clothes that prioritize mobility, allowing for seamless transitions from a tennis game to a garden party, this collection is a dream. In bustling city life, this retail destination not only emphasizes the vibrancy of life but also encourages customers to take a moment and appreciate the beauty around them – a reminder to stop and smell the flowers.

 

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Retail India News: IGP Expands Presence with Mumbai Retail Store Launch
Retail India News: IGP Expands Presence with Mumbai Retail Store Launch
 

IGP, a leading player in the gifting industry, has unveiled its inaugural retail store in Bandra West, Mumbai. This move signifies a strategic step in IGP's customer engagement strategy, with plans to introduce two additional stores in Breach Candy and Vashi, Navi Mumbai, in the coming month. The retail stores mark IGP's commitment to enhancing the overall shopping experience for its diverse customer base.

The store showcases IGP's wide array of offerings, including fresh flowers, gourmet foods, personalized gift hampers, and more, catering to various occasions and sentiments. Customers can explore personalized gifting and cake options at their convenience. The launch of IGP's experiential retail store underscores the company's focus on innovation and customer-centricity, employing state-of-the-art technology to 'enrich relationships through thoughtfully curated gifts.'

With a robust delivery network comprising 3 mother warehouses and over 50+ dark stores, IGP is dedicated to delivering memorable moments to enrich relationships. Headquartered in Mumbai, the city at the heart of India's commercial capital, IGP's first retail store aims to provide an immersive shopping experience.

Tarun Joshi, Founder and CEO of IGP stated, "The launch of our first experiential retail store in Mumbai is a significant milestone for IGP. We are eager to offer customers a physical space to explore our diverse range of offerings. This achievement underscores our commitment to innovation and enhancing the user's gifting experience."

IGP, headquartered in Mumbai, continues to set industry benchmarks, delivering quality, convenience, and joy to customers globally. This retail initiative is part of IGP's broader plan to introduce more stores across the country, further expanding its retail footprint.

 

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Retail India News: Madras Mandi Plans Extensive Offline Expansion with 20 New Stores in Chennai
Retail India News: Madras Mandi Plans Extensive Offline Expansion with 20 New Stores in Chennai
 

Madras Mandi, a prominent fresh produce brand, is set to broaden its footprint in the Chennai market, aiming to launch 20 new stores across the city by the end of 2024. This strategic move aligns with the brand's commitment to providing a tailored retail experience that caters to the diverse preferences of Chennai's local neighborhoods. The expansion aims to enhance accessibility to farm-fresh goods and strengthen community engagement as part of Madras Mandi's broader growth strategy.

Prashanth Vasan, CEO of Madras Mandi said, "Our expansion in Chennai is not just about opening new stores; it's about embedding ourselves in the fabric of each locality, offering a tailored experience that meets the specific needs of our customers. We're here to build lasting relationships with the Chennai community, providing them with fresh, quality produce that enriches their daily lives."

Madras Mandi stands out from competitors by emphasizing unique farm experiences and community-oriented events like "Kootanchoru," a curated pop-up dinner celebrating communal dining and local cuisine. These initiatives, coupled with a focus on delivering fresh, quality produce, position Madras Mandi as a leader in the Chennai market.

With a user base exceeding 5 lakh and over 5 lakh completed orders, Madras Mandi's growth reflects its robust market presence and customer trust. The brand's five-year vision prioritizes quality, sustainability, and waste reduction, reinforcing its commitment to delivering top-notch products. The expansion into Chennai is a strategic move in Madras Mandi's overarching growth plan, aiming to establish itself as a household name in fresh produce retail, with plans for expansion into Tier II cities in the southern region.

 

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Retail India News: VIP Industries Opens Caprese Handbags Store
Retail India News: VIP Industries Opens Caprese Handbags Store
 

VIP Industries Limited has unveiled its inaugural exclusive Caprese handbags store in Delhi South Ex. The 300 sq ft. store signifies a significant stride in VIP Industries' commitment to delivering the latest collections from the esteemed Caprese brand to the discerning audience in Delhi, India.

Situated strategically in the vibrant SouthEx area of Delhi, the new Caprese handbag store caters to fashion enthusiasts seeking sophistication and style. Inspired by the charm of the Italian isle of Capri, the store offers an avant-garde array of handbags and accessories tailored to every woman's lifestyle. With its modern design and immersive retail experience, the store is set to become a focal point for trendsetters and fashion-forward individuals across the city.

Neetu Kashiramka, MD, VIP Industries said, “We are very excited to launch our latest Caprese store in the heart of Delhi South Ex. This launch signifies our dedication to offering the Delhi audience unparalleled access to the finest in fashion and accessories. We believe that the new store will serve as a dynamic Launchpad for showcasing our innovative designs and expanding our presence in the thriving Delhi market. We continue to set new standards in the fashion industry.

Pushpita Gaur, the Business Head of Caprese said, “Thrilled to announce the grand debut of Caprese's premier store in the heart of Delhi's South Ex! Our avant-garde layout promises an unparalleled fashion sojourn, setting the stage for an exquisite sartorial voyage. This boutique catalyzes innovation, unveiling our latest collections to Delhi's discerning fashion aficionados. In a city pulsating with style, Caprese handbags emerge as the quintessential partner, dedicated to elevating the very essence of fashion.

In addition to the Delhi store, VIP Industries recently introduced its exclusive Carlton store at Mumbai airport, catering to the needs of travelers with its premium bag collection.

 

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Retail India News: Chumbak Unveils New Retail Outlet in Gurgaon
Retail India News: Chumbak Unveils New Retail Outlet in Gurgaon
 

Chumbak, the leading lifestyle brand celebrated for its uniquely Indian-inspired homeware collection, is thrilled to announce the inauguration of its latest store at Good Earth City Centre Mall, Gurgaon, commencing operations on February 20, 2024. Marking the occasion, Chumbak extends an exclusive 20 percent discount for the first month to shoppers.

The freshly inaugurated Gurgaon store promises customers an immersive experience of Chumbak's diverse product lineup, featuring an extensive display of vibrant art-deco pieces, souvenirs, meticulously crafted accessories, hosting essentials, and more.

Renowned for its distinctive India-themed offerings, Chumbak's new outlet in Gurgaon showcases an array of collectibles, home decor, art-deco showpieces, dinnerware, kitchen essentials, and thoughtfully designed furnishings. Each product is characterized by its vivid uniqueness, meticulous attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to impeccable design.

Shubhra Chadda, Co-Founder and Director of Product and Design, Chumbak said, "We are excited to expand in Gurgaon to cater to our growing Chumbak community in the city. Like every Chumbak store, the store will bring to its shoppers all things that make them smile from souvenirs, homeware, accessories to stuff they would love to gift.

 

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Gokyo Expands Retail Presence in Northern India with New Noida Store
Gokyo Expands Retail Presence in Northern India with New Noida Store
 

Gokyo, India's outdoor clothing and gear brand, has recently opened a new store in Noida, marking its entry into the North Capital Region. The store, situated in Gulshan ONE29 mall, complements Gokyo's flagship presence in Malad, Mumbai, and extends its reach to adventure enthusiasts across the country.

The new Gokyo store at Gulshan ONE29 mall offers an extensive collection of outdoor clothing and gear, meticulously curated to meet the diverse needs of adventurers. Gokyo presents the Explorer Series, Alpine Series, and Sherpa Series, catering to beginners, intermediate, and expert adventurers. Renowned for superior quality, thoughtful design, and durability, Gokyo tailors each series with the adventurer in mind. The range accommodates light users seeking versatile, durable gear for various environments, those navigating extreme conditions in mountainous terrains, and individuals inspired by the resilience of high-altitude mountain guides.

Venkatesh Maheshwari, Co-Founder of Gokyo said, "We are thrilled at Gokyo to introduce our successful range of high-quality outdoor clothing and gear to Northern India with our new store in Noida. Through our presence in the Gulshan ONE29 mall, we look forward to inspiring and equipping more adventure enthusiasts to explore the extremes with functionality and style."

As Gokyo continues its expansion, the brand aims to establish itself as India's leading brand for all outdoor enthusiasts, domestically and overseas, by encouraging more people to join the adventurers' community.

 

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Retail India News: Apparel Group Expands Victoria's Secret Presence with New Stores in Gurugram and Mumbai
Retail India News: Apparel Group Expands Victoria's Secret Presence with New Stores in Gurugram and Mumbai
 

In line with its ongoing nationwide expansion, Apparel Group, the global fashion, and retail conglomerate, has inaugurated two Victoria's Secret stores in key locations of Gurugram and Mumbai. Situated in Gurugram's Ambience Mall and Mumbai's Phoenix Marketcity Kurla, these establishments underscore the company's commitment to meeting the rising demand for international brands in India.

The newly launched stores exemplify Apparel Group's pledge to provide a deluxe and engaging shopping environment. Visitors can anticipate avant-garde design, a thoughtfully curated array of Victoria’s Secret trendy and iconic products, and a refined ambiance reflecting the brand’s global reputation for excellence and style. Introducing the innovative "Store of the Future" concept, the brand aims to deliver an immersive shopping experience, setting novel benchmarks in retail innovation.

In Gurugram, patrons can explore a selection of Victoria's Secret's renowned bras, panties, and sleepwear from various collections, including the latest Body By Victoria Collection. Both stores offer a complete range of Victoria's Secret beauty products and accessories, featuring the recently launched Bare Rose collection. This substantial expansion signifies a pivotal moment for both Apparel Group and Victoria's Secret in India, providing consumers with a sophisticated and enticing shopping experience.

"Embarking on a strategic expansion journey with the opening of two new Victoria's Secret stores, Apparel Group reaffirms its commitment to elevating the fashion landscape. These additions align seamlessly with our vision of offering unparalleled luxury and style to our customers. As we continue to grow and strengthen our presence, we look forward to creating immersive shopping experiences that showcase the iconic allure of Victoria's Secret. This expansion is a testament to our dedication to curate diverse, trendsetting collections that resonate with the dynamic tastes of our patrons across the country,” commented Tushar Ved, President of Apparel Group India.

Abhishek Bajpai, CEO of Apparel Group India expressed confidence in establishing meaningful connections with the target audience through strategically located stores at Ambience Mall and Phoenix Marketcity in key cities like Gurugram and Mumbai.

This strategic expansion by Apparel Group emphasizes its commitment to bringing an array of global brands to consumers nationwide. By extending its presence in these markets, the company aims to enhance the retail experience for a broad spectrum of consumers, fostering a dynamic and cosmopolitan shopping environment. These strategic store openings underline Apparel Group's dedication to reaching diverse markets and catering to the unique preferences of Indian consumers.

 

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Retail India News: BOULT Strengthens Retail Presence in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with Dikazo Solutions Partnership
Retail India News: BOULT Strengthens Retail Presence in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with Dikazo Solutions Partnership
 

BOULT continues its strategic retail expansion in India by collaborating with Dikazo Solutions Private Limited, the newly appointed distributor partner for the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana markets. This move is part of BOULT's overarching plan to extend its retail footprint across the country, building on its existing presence in global markets like the United States, United Kingdom, and recently, Nepal. With over 5000 stores, including exclusive outlets and franchises, BOULT aims to democratize access to cutting-edge wearable technology, emphasizing an omnichannel approach to reach consumers in India and beyond.

Varun Gupta, Co-Founder, BOULT said, "We are excited to announce our expansion into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana through our partnership with Dikazo Solutions Private Ltd. As we continue to strive to enhance our omni-channel presence, this move represents our ongoing efforts to expand our retail footprint across India, in addition to our existing presence in the global markets. This collaboration underscores our joint commitment to delivering cutting-edge wearable technology to the dynamic market of Southern India. Dikazo Solutions' extensive reach and dedication perfectly align with our vision of democratizing access to advanced technology for all.

Our objective for 2024, is to make sure that BOULT products reach each corner of the country in sync with our international retail expansion plans. Our e-commerce prowess supported by retail penetration has added a significant boost to our reach since 2023. By the end of CY 2023 we are aiming for a market share of 15 percent in the first quarter within India. I believe that having Dikazo with us is going to significantly help drive this objective,” added Shantanu Singh, the Head of Offline Sales and Distribution, BOULT

Mohammed Iqbal, Business Director at Dikazo said, “This partnership aligns perfectly with our vision at Dikazo to make significant strides in expanding market presence. We are excited to work closely with BOULT to ensure that their innovative wearable technology reaches every corner of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. We look forward to a successful collaboration that brings BOULT's exceptional products closer to our customers, enabling them to experience the latest in wearable technology.

BOULT has achieved significant milestones, securing the #2 spot in market share in the audio industry and ranking #4 in the Indian smartwatches sector in under eight months. The brand's online success is underscored by outstanding sales figures and over 2 million 4+ star ratings on leading e-commerce platforms. The partnership with Dikazo Solutions is a strategic move to solidify BOULT's position as one of India's fastest-growing wearable brands and extend its reach to diverse markets.

 

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Retail India News: Baby Forest Unveils New Retail Store at Select City Walk Mall, New Delhi
Retail India News: Baby Forest Unveils New Retail Store at Select City Walk Mall, New Delhi
 

Baby Forest has announced the opening of its new store at Select City Walk Mall, Saket, New Delhi. This 750 sq. ft. haven, designed by the Baby Forest team, draws inspiration from Moroccan architecture and features earthy tones for a minimalist vibe. Apoorva Pandey, Business Head of Baby Forest, expressed excitement about bringing the enchanting world of Baby Forest to the heart of New Delhi, showcasing a curated collection of essentials for babies and new mothers.

Deeply rooted in Ayurveda, Baby Forest seamlessly blends traditional remedies with contemporary sensibilities. The brand offers a range of products spanning bathing rituals, feeding essentials, skincare solutions, playing rituals, and organic clothing, crafted from sustainable ingredients, free from harmful chemicals and parabens.

Guided by the Kaumarbharitya philosophy, Baby Forest prioritizes the distinctive needs of infants and mothers, ensuring holistic well-being. Dermatologically tested and cruelty-free, Baby Forest products prioritize the safety of babies' delicate skin.

The store launch signifies the brand's commitment to expanding and bringing premium baby care to a wider audience. With a prime location in Select City Walk Mall, the new store aims to be a one-stop destination for parents seeking luxury baby care. The Moroccan-inspired designs create a soothing ambiance, reflecting the brand's dedication to providing a delightful space for families to explore carefully curated products that nurture nature's delight for little ones.

 

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Retail India News: ace turtle Launches Dockers Store and E-commerce Hub in Delhi
Retail India News: ace turtle Launches Dockers Store and E-commerce Hub in Delhi
 

ace turtle announced the introduction of Dockers, the renowned lifestyle apparel brand, in India. The first retail store, situated in Delhi's Pacific Mall, offers a vibrant shopping experience, embodying the Californian spirit. Dockers, a leader in khaki, caters to the evolving needs of the modern Indian consumer with a wide range of quality apparel and accessories for men and women. The launch precedes the opening of a dedicated e-commerce website next week, facilitating convenient online shopping across India.

Nitin Chhabra, CEO, ace turtle said, "We are thrilled to introduce the globally renowned Dockers experience for fashion enthusiasts across India with the launch of our exclusive retail store in Delhi. The store exemplifies our commitment to providing consumers with an unparalleled shopping experience. We intend to leverage our unique technology-driven operating model and omnichannel commerce expertise to take Dockers to millions of Indian consumers through relevant online and offline channels. Our tech-enabled pan-India reach, data-driven approach and deep consumer understanding will aim to unlock new opportunities presented by the dynamic Indian fashion retailing market.

Natalie MacLennan, CEO, Dockers said, "We are incredibly excited to reintroduce Dockers® to India, marking a significant milestone in our global expansion journey. The Indian market presents a tremendous opportunity for us to connect with a new generation of consumers who appreciate quality, comfort, and style. Our partnership with ace turtle will ensure that we deliver the authentic Dockers experience to consumers across the country."

The dedicated Dockers website, dockers.in, will soon be accessible to consumers across India, providing easy access to the brand's full range of offerings. The platform ensures a seamless online shopping experience with easy navigation, secure payment options, and efficient delivery services, enabling Indian consumers to shop for their favorite Dockers products from anywhere in the country.

 

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Retail India News: Stovekraft Marks Offline Expansion with 150th Store in Bengaluru
Retail India News: Stovekraft Marks Offline Expansion with 150th Store in Bengaluru
 

Stovekraft Ltd achieved two significant milestones in its retail journey. The company proudly announced the opening of its 150th retail store in Jayanagar, Bengaluru, alongside securing the prestigious 'Retailer of the Year' award in the kitchen appliances category at the Asia Retail Congress, Mumbai.

Within a short span of 15 months since embarking on its retail journey in June 2022, Stovekraft expanded from 100 stores in September 2023 to 150 stores in January 2024. This rapid growth underscores the company's commitment to expanding its retail presence in India, providing employment opportunities, and increasing accessibility to innovative kitchen essentials.

Rajendra Gandhi, MD, Stovekraft Ltd said, “We are thrilled at expanding the reach of our range of kitchen essentials closer to consumers across cities in both metro and non-metro areas. Through this effort, our focus is to create numerous job opportunities, support local talent, and contribute to the overall economic growth. At the same time, winning the Global Excellence Award ‘for Retailer of the Year’ is a testament to our relentless dedication to delivering exceptional products and services to our valued customers.

As India grapples with an overall unemployment rate of 7.95 percent (as of July 2023, according to CMIE), Stovekraft's expansion becomes a catalyst for employment, particularly for women. Notably, 80 percent of Stovekraft's current workforce comprises women, aligning with the nation's focus on empowering women in the workforce.

In a move to promote entrepreneurship, innovation, and inclusivity, Stovekraft introduced a franchise opportunity for women with zero capex investment. The initiative received an overwhelming response, with over 500 women entrepreneurs applying for the opportunity. The company is also investing in creating more outlets through the Company-Owned, Franchise-Operated (COFO) model, fostering greater entrepreneurial participation with lower capital outlay.

Presently, Stovekraft has a presence across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, and New Delhi, with recent expansion in the Northern market. The brand is planning further expansion in Western India and increased penetration in the North, continuing to generate employment opportunities and contribute to the economic landscape of the regions it operates in.

Stovekraft remains committed to setting new benchmarks in the kitchenware industry, focusing on innovation to provide cutting-edge and reliable kitchen solutions to its valued customers. The recent milestones reflect the company's vision for the future as it continues to evolve and meet the diverse needs of the Indian market.

 

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Retail India News: Bobby Deol Inaugurates Redesigned Kalyan Jewellers Kanpur Store
Retail India News: Bobby Deol Inaugurates Redesigned Kalyan Jewellers Kanpur Store
 

Kalyan Jewellers marked a significant milestone with the inauguration of its revamped showroom at Birhana Road. The Bollywood star Bobby Deol inaugurated the retail space, showcasing an extensive array of designs from various Kalyan Jewellers collections. The upgraded showroom boasts state-of-the-art facilities, providing a seamless shopping experience for patrons.

In his address to the crowd, Bollywood star Bobby Deol expressed his excitement about launching the new showroom. "It is an honor to represent such an iconic brand that stands on trust, transparency, and customer-centricity. I am confident that the brand's patrons in the region will show their love and support while enjoying the exquisite range of jewellery pieces."

Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers shared, "Our aim is to create a holistic retail ecosystem, catering to the distinct needs of our customers and enhancing their shopping experience. We will continue to reinvent ourselves, providing world-class ambience while staying true to our core values of trust and transparency."

To celebrate the occasion, Kalyan Jewellers announced an exclusive promotion offering 0% making charges for half the purchase value, applicable on a minimum purchase of Rs 1 lakh*. The Kalyan Special Gold Board Rate, the lowest in the market and standardized across all showrooms, will also apply. These limited-time offers underline the company's commitment to delivering quality and value.

All jewellery retailed at Kalyan Jewellers carries the prestigious BIS hallmark and undergoes rigorous purity tests. Patrons will receive the 4-Level Assurance Certificate, ensuring purity, free lifetime maintenance, detailed product information, and transparent exchange and buy-back policies.

The redesigned showroom will feature Kalyan's popular house brands, including Muhurat (Wedding Jewellery Line), Mudhra (Handcrafted Antique Jewellery), Nimah (Temple Jewellery), Glo (Dancing Diamonds), Ziah (Solitaire-like Diamond Jewellery), Anokhi (Uncut Diamonds), Apoorva (Diamonds for Special Occasions), Antara (Wedding Diamonds), Hera (Daily Wear Diamonds), Rang (Precious Stones Jewellery), and the recently launched Lila (Coloured Stones and Diamond Jewellery).

With this upgrade, Kalyan Jewellers reaffirms its commitment to providing an unmatched retail experience, further solidifying its position as a trusted name in the Indian jewellery market.

 

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Retail India News: Zara's Sustainable Retail Revolution Unfolds in Ahmedabad's Prime Locale
Retail India News: Zara's Sustainable Retail Revolution Unfolds in Ahmedabad's Prime Locale
 

Zara has inaugurated its latest store in Ahmedabad's prestigious Palladium area today, marking its second establishment in Gujarat, India. Covering an expansive 27,000 sq. ft., the store epitomizes Inditex and Zara's approach to crafting outlets equipped with cutting-edge technological tools, ensuring customers immerse themselves in a spacious, innovative, and sustainable fashion environment.

This architectural venture seamlessly blends design, sustainability, innovation, and technology, prioritizing the customer experience. The three-tier space integrates Women’s, Men’s, and Kid’s collections, connected by escalators and lifts. The clean and neutral interior, complemented by wooden furniture and textiles, fosters an inviting atmosphere.

The Palladium Ahmedabad store embodies Zara's latest concept for larger outlets, featuring advanced technological tools that seamlessly intertwine the online and offline shopping experiences. Customers can leverage the brand's app for services like fitting room reservations, a dedicated space for online order collections, real-time in-store item searches, and the convenience of ordering and collecting within two hours. The store also boasts two self-checkout areas, streamlining the checkout process.

Aligned with Zara's commitment to sustainable practices, the store is designed, built, and managed to minimize energy and water consumption compared to traditional retail spaces. The centralized system allows for precise control over lighting, heating, and air conditioning, optimizing energy usage and reducing CO2 emissions.

The store's dedication to sustainability extends to its construction materials. The wood used and paper products, including bags and labels, bear PEFC or FSC seals, ensuring responsible forest management practices. Zara's holistic approach aims to reduce the environmental impact at every stage of the value chain, fostering a circular economy through reuse and recycling programs. The brand, along with Inditex, has set an ambitious goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2040, emphasizing its commitment to environmental stewardship.

 

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Retail India News: abCoffee Opens 25th Outlet, Expands Coffee Hubs Across India
Retail India News: abCoffee Opens 25th Outlet, Expands Coffee Hubs Across India
 

In a bold stride within the Indian retail landscape, abCoffee, the nation's pioneering tech-enabled specialty coffee Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chain, has achieved a remarkable feat - unveiling 25 decks in just 20 months. This impressive growth aligns with their vision of democratizing specialty coffee, aiming to bring accessible and affordable premium coffee to all corners of India through their distinctive QSR model.

abCoffee's notable rating of 4.6 stars on various customer ordering platforms solidifies its position as the highest-rated coffee company wherever it brews. With 25 more outlets in the pipeline, the brand is poised to hit the 50-outlet milestone by April 2024.

Abhijeet Anand, Founder and CEO of abCoffee said, "We are thrilled to achieve this significant milestone. This rapid expansion underscores our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional coffee experiences at honest prices, coupled with a dedication to building strong community connections. We are proud of truly creating a coffee brand by Indians, for Indians and from India.

Beyond offering meticulously roasted 100 percent Specialty Coffee sourced from leading Indian coffee farms, abCoffee distinguishes itself with an impressive customer loyalty rate of 61 percent, nearly double the industry average. This statistic underscores the brand's dedication to personalized service and delivering an outstanding customer experience.

The strategic placement of abCoffee decks across Mumbai and Delhi, spanning corporate parks, residential areas, and high streets, reinforces its commitment to creating local coffee hubs. This local focus is complemented by partnerships with cultural events such as Jio MAMI and EUFF India, showcasing abCoffee's engagement with the communities it serves. As the brand targets 150 stores by the end of 2024, it sets the stage for an even more widespread and inclusive coffee culture across India.

 

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Retail India News: ASUS Expands Offline Presence with Nashik's First Hybrid Store
Retail India News: ASUS Expands Offline Presence with Nashik's First Hybrid Store
 

ASUS India, a trailblazer in fostering online gaming communities, has unveiled its first Hybrid store in Nashik, marking a significant stride in the brand's retail expansion across the country. This pioneering store, encompassing both Pegasus and ROG setups, redefines the retail landscape with a premium ambiance and enhanced customer experience, including a dedicated ROG gaming zone. Spanning 568 sq feet, the store showcases a diverse range of ASUS products, from Consumer Notebooks and ROG PCs to Gaming Desktops and Creator series, solidifying the brand's commitment to accessibility and customer engagement in Tier ll cities like Nashik.

The gaming zone within the store not only provides gamers with a hands-on experience of the latest ROG laptops but also fosters community engagement. ASUS has introduced the online portal "ROGverse," allowing gamers to register and book free slots to play at the stores, emphasizing the brand's dedication to creating immersive experiences for gaming enthusiasts. This Hybrid store is the inaugural one in Nashik, following the success of 18 existing ASUS stores in Maharashtra, strategically catering to the gaming needs of customers beyond Tier l cities.

Arnold Su, Vice President – Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India shared, “We are elated to announce our 1st Hybrid store in Nashik today. From the retail perspective, it’s a great moment for us at the start of 2024 since this store is not only the first brand store in the city but the first Hybrid store Pan India with Pegasus and ROG set up giving an ultimate experience to the customers. To cater to the needs of every market, we are not only targeting Tier l cities but also penetrating in Tier ll and Tier lll cities to establish as many touchpoints and give comfort and accessibility to our customers. I am sure that the customers will appreciate the offerings and experience of the ROG gaming zone at the store.” 

The company's commitment to gaming innovation is evident in its recent product launches, including the ROG ally, India's first Windows-run gaming console. ASUS continues to expand its ROG portfolio with cutting-edge models like the Flow Z13 ACRONYM Edition, TUF A16 Advantage Edition, Zephyrus G16, and Strix G16/18. These additions showcase ASUS's dedication to pushing technological boundaries, delivering high-performance gaming experiences that seamlessly integrate modern technology, innovation, and versatility. The Hybrid store in Nashik stands as a testament to ASUS's vision of creating immersive retail spaces that reflect its commitment to elevating the gaming experience for enthusiasts across India.

 

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Retail India News: Rangita Embarks on Offline Journey Across Andhra Pradesh
Retail India News: Rangita Embarks on Offline Journey Across Andhra Pradesh
 

Rangita, a prominent direct-to-consumer (D2C) Indian fashion brand under Stellaro Brands, takes a strategic leap into offline retail with the inauguration of exclusive outlets in Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. As Rangita extends its footprint beyond the digital realm, this move unveils a new phase in its growth story, aiming for widespread expansion in India, starting with a focus on the vibrant southern market.

In a strategic move into the realm of physical retail, Rangita, the leading D2C Indian fashion brand from Stellaro Brands, has inaugurated its first two exclusive outlets in Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. With a keen eye on the dynamic women's fashion market, the stores cater to women aged 20 and above, offering an array of affordable and trendy ethnic fashion choices.

Having firmly established itself online through platforms like Amazon, AJIO, Flipkart, Myntra, and Tata Cliq, Rangita's foray into physical retail signals a pivotal chapter in its growth trajectory. The brand's vision involves expansive growth across India, commencing with a strategic emphasis on the burgeoning southern market.

The newly launched stores, strategically positioned in prime locations within Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, showcase Rangita's distinctive fusion of traditional grace and contemporary style. Housing a diverse collection, from exquisite sarees to elegant kurtas, the outlets cater to the diverse tastes and preferences of their clientele.

Beyond complementing Rangita's online presence, these physical stores offer an omnichannel experience, enabling customers to seamlessly transition between the physical and online realms. This approach ensures that patrons visiting the brick-and-mortar stores can access the entire online catalogue, while online shoppers can explore nearby stores, enhancing accessibility and providing a holistic shopping encounter.

Himanshu Chakrawarti, CEO of Stellaro Brands, emphasized, "Our online presence has been instrumental in establishing our brand, and the decision to explore offline retail underscores our commitment to engaging with customers through multiple touchpoints in their cities. The inauguration of our first two stores in Andhra Pradesh signifies our dedication to delivering a distinctive brand experience to fashion-conscious consumers. This is only the beginning, and we anticipate expanding our presence, solidifying Rangita as a beloved name for high-quality Indian fashion."

Driven by a mission to democratize high-quality Indian fashion, Rangita presents its curated collection at affordable price points ranging from Rs 399 to Rs 1499. The brand's ethos, centered on celebrating the individuality of women, is evident in its meticulously curated product range designed to suit both everyday wear and festive occasions.

 

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Retail India News: Flyrobe's New Chapter Begins in Nashik
Retail India News: Flyrobe's New Chapter Begins in Nashik
 

Flyrobe has proudly inaugurated its latest retail venture in Nashik. This move signifies an exciting stride for the brand, extending its carefully curated assortment of designer ensembles to the style aficionados of the lively city. Aanchal Saini, CEO of Flyrobe, expresses enthusiasm, stating, "Bringing Flyrobe to Nashik is a testament to our commitment to providing a convenient and economical avenue for individuals to enhance their style. Our new store seeks to empower customers to experiment with fashion choices while championing sustainability through clothing rental."

Simran Tondulkar, the proprietor of Flyrobe - Nashik, shares her excitement about introducing this unique fashion concept to Nashik. She said, "Delighted to unveil Flyrobe, the ultimate destination for rental fashion extravagance! This eco-friendly alternative to traditional fashion will redefine elegance and rediscover ethnic. Rent Luxury, Return Happiness."

The Flyrobe Nashik store is poised to redefine the fashion experience for Nashik residents. It offers an extensive range of trendy and chic attire for diverse occasions, from weddings to parties and everything in between. With the convenience of renting high-end designer outfits at affordable prices, customers can effortlessly maintain a stylish wardrobe without straining their budget.

In celebration of the store's launch, Flyrobe Nashik hosted a special event on February 17th. The gathering, attended by notable bloggers and influencers, unfolded as an evening of style, glamour, and networking. Attendees were treated to an exclusive preview of the hottest wedding fashion trends for the upcoming season, adding a touch of sophistication to Nashik's fashion landscape.

 

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Retail India News: Reach 3 Roads Complex Welcomes Zudio and Misbu in Retail Endeavors
Retail India News: Reach 3 Roads Complex Welcomes Zudio and Misbu in Retail Endeavors
 

Zudio, a flagship brand under the Tata Group, and Misbu, a distinguished name in Fashion, Beauty, Accessories, and Decor, have strategically secured prime retail spaces at Reach 3 Roads, a sprawling open-air complex located in Sector 70, SPR Road, Gurgaon. In a move indicative of the mall's appeal as a favored destination for expansion, Zudio has leased an expansive area of 22000 square feet, while Misbu occupies 2500 square feet within the vibrant retail hub.

Nestled amidst the flourishing residential catchment area spanning sectors 69 to 79, Reach 3 Roads Mall emerges as a modern retail landmark. With Grade A construction by Reach Group, the complex draws renowned brands like Samsung, Imagine, Croma, ICICI, and Starbucks, establishing itself as a hub for diverse consumer experiences.

Harinder Singh Hora, Founder Chairman of Reach Group said, "Our choice of location for Reach 3 Roads was based on the recognition that Sector 70 is where the future of Gurugram lies. The region is continuously evolving and has much to offer, making it an ideal choice for a neighbourhood high street. We have also curated a diverse tenant mix and created a dynamic and thriving environment. Furthermore, we are committed to delivering personalized assistance to our tenants and customers, catering to their every need, be it queries, events, celebrations, or community engagement."

Strategically positioned at the cross-junction of three major roads and close to Sohna Road, Golf Course Ext. Road, and Southern Periphery Road (SPR), Reach 3 Roads Mall enjoys unparalleled accessibility, amplifying its allure to brands and consumers alike.

Harinder Singh Hora emphasized, "I believe that creating a neighborhood center requires meticulous planning. It is essential to recognize the potential of emerging markets and the community's needs to develop a center that caters to their requirements. Strategic planning determines the layout, size, tenant mix, and brand diversity. At Reach Group, we execute every task with utmost thoughtfulness and foresight, much ahead of its time."

As Reach Group sets the stage for expansion in the Delhi-NCR region, the triumph of Reach 3 Roads Mall underscores its commitment to delivering innovative and dynamic retail spaces tailored to meet the diverse needs of modern consumers.

 

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Retail India News: Max Fashion Celebrates Milestone with 500th Store in Pune
Retail India News: Max Fashion Celebrates Milestone with 500th Store in Pune
 

Pioneering the global fashion landscape since its inception in 2006, Max Fashion marks a momentous occasion with the inauguration of its 500th store in Pune, India. This landmark underscores Max Fashion's steadfast commitment to accessible fashion, spreading its influence into new territories and captivating diverse markets with its timeless collection. Embracing evolving trends, MAX introduces an eclectic collection aimed at resonating with its discerning customers.

In a strategic move to revolutionize the retail experience, Max is gearing up to revamp its stores nationwide, creating a world-class experience. These stunning stores, boasting meticulously curated assortments and an ambiance steeped in international style, aim to captivate over 40 million families across India. With a focus on accelerating growth, Max aims to fortify its position in the fashion space, fostering meaningful connections with consumers, nurturing brand love, and further establishing market dominance.

Sumit Chandna, President and Deputy CEO of Max Fashion said, "We jubilantly commemorate the inauguration of our 500th store, a testament to our enduring mission of democratizing fashion. This milestone not only underscores our dedication to delivering fashionable yet affordable apparel but also pays homage to our cherished patrons and dedicated team members, the pillars of our remarkable journey. As we chart our course forward, we aspire to unveil 50+ additional stores this year, further entrenching our presence in the Indian fashion landscape."

The ceremonious unveiling of the store, graced by celebrities Jannat Zubair and Siddharth Nigam, unfolded amidst a kaleidoscope of festivities, captivating over 100 young hearts and their families. A special treat awaited the little ones, offering them a chance to vie for a coveted spot in an exclusive Kids calendar shoot.

Situated in the thriving locale of Kondhwa, Max Fashion's newest emporium sets a new standard catering to the evolving demands of the suburban populace. With its sprawling expanse spanning 10,699 square feet across ground and plaza floors, the store beckons fashion aficionados into a realm of endless possibilities, showcasing an extensive array of fashionable apparel, footwear, accessories, and more, catering to every discerning taste.

Pune, a cosmopolitan hub with a growing appetite for fast fashion, serves as a key market for Max, particularly targeting the youth demographic.

Amidst Max's exponential surge in patronage and an expanding number of enthusiasts, the brand remains steadfast in its commitment to responsible fashion. Championing initiatives aimed at mitigating environmental impact, endorsing ethical sourcing practices, and fostering community development, Max Fashion charts a course towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.

 

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Retail India News: Shoppers Stop Unveils SSBeauty T2 Store at Bangalore Airport
Retail India News: Shoppers Stop Unveils SSBeauty T2 Store at Bangalore Airport
 

In a strategic move, Shoppers Stop, India's premium fashion, beauty, and gifting omnichannel destination, reinforces its commitment to the beauty sector with the inauguration of its 13th store in India. Positioned as one of the largest beauty stores in the country, the SSBeauty store at T2 Bangalore airport emerges as a unique destination, spanning an expansive 3000 square feet. Far beyond a mere retail space, this ground-breaking venture introduces a modern design and immersive experiences for customers, aligning with the brand's strategic pillar SSBeauty.

Strategically located at the departure lounge of the airport, the SSBeauty store embodies the brand's ethos of 'Inspiring Elegance.' More than just a retail outlet, it stands as a sanctuary of indulgence and convenience. Whether customers seek a quick makeover for a meeting, a leisurely skin treatment during a layover, or a luxurious pre-flight beauty haul session, SSBeauty's T2 store seamlessly caters to the diverse needs of today’s evolved beauty consumer.

The SSBeauty T2 store features a dedicated Treatment Room, offering indulgent facials and spas for a luxurious and rejuvenating experience. Beauty enthusiasts can explore the latest nail trends at the Nail Bar, which offers a wide array of nail care and styling options. The store's beautiful lounge provides travelers with a space to shop and relax during layovers, creating a simple yet rejuvenating shopping experience.

Curating an impressive lineup of power brands such as Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain, Shiseido, Jo Malone, Tom Ford, and more, the luxury beauty store promises an array of premium offerings. Further enhancing the excitement, Kiehl’s is set to open its first Shop-in-Shop store in India within the SSBeauty T2 Airport location, granting customers access to the exceptional products of this renowned skincare brand.

The expansion of SSBeauty at T2 Bangalore airport not only marks a milestone in Shoppers Stop's retail journey but also revolutionizes the beauty shopping experience for travelers. With its strategic location, immersive features, and an array of premium brands, the SSBeauty T2 store represents a sophisticated intersection of travel, luxury, and beauty in the heart of India.

Biju Kassim, Customer Care Associate and CEO of Beauty at Shoppers Stop said, "Our flagship store at T2 Airport Bengaluru offers a vibrant world of glamour, designed for the contemporary, dynamic beauty enthusiast. This is not just any store, but a revolutionary step towards a new era of beauty retail. SSbeauty’s commitment to excellence is embodied in every corner of the store, from the opulent Treatment Room to the trendsetting Nail Bar and the chic lounge. Thanks to the visionary team at Bengaluru International Airport for partnering with us on this exhilarating journey. This opening which is our 13th in the country is an essential part of our travel retail expansion strategy and our location in the airport will allow discerning travelers to experience SSBeauty’s new store environment, latest product offerings and indulge in beauty services on the go.” 

SSBeauty's new store invites customers to a transformative beauty experience and to explore modern beauty at the heart of Bengaluru Airport.

 

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Retail India News: D'YAVOL Elevates Travel Retail Standards with Mumbai Airport Debut
Retail India News: D'YAVOL Elevates Travel Retail Standards with Mumbai Airport Debut
 

SLAB Ventures Netherlands and AB InBev India have proudly introduced D'YAVOL's inaugural travel retail showcase at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai. This exclusive presentation will feature an exquisite selection of premium spirits and luxury apparel, signaling the brand's venture into the travel retail sector.

D'YAVOL is poised to enchant travellers with its unparalleled collection of fine spirits and premium attire, embodying the pinnacle of luxury and sophistication. This collaboration between SLAB Ventures Netherlands, known for its dedication to crafting exceptional luxury experiences, and AB InBev India, a prominent global beverage company, marks a strategic move into the travel retail landscape.

Brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan expressed his excitement about the D’YAVOL brand's presence at CSMI Airport’s Duty-Free, emphasizing the opportunity for travellers to immerse themselves in the world of D’YAVOL X. Kartikeya Sharma, President of AB InBev India shared, "We're thrilled to unveil D'YAVOL's premier travel retail showcase at CSMI Airport Mumbai and excited to create a lasting impression on discerning consumers."

The retail showcase offers an exclusive preview of the iconic D'YAVOL Signature X Leather Jacket, with only 30 pieces made available in April 2023, all bearing Shah Rukh Khan's signature and selling out within hours. Also featured are D’YAVOL Single Estate Vodka, a meticulously crafted winter wheat vodka from Poland, and D'YAVOL Inception, a complex malt whisky blending 8 distinct single malts from Scotland.

Leti Blagoeva, Co-Founder of SLAB Ventures, described the D’YAVOL showcase as a window into the brand's distinct dark, irreverent, and opulent character. The imposing chandelier, inspired by D’YAVOL Single Estate Vodka's black pearl filtration process, and the glass shard flooring symbolize the brand's "perfectly flawed" personality.

D'YAVOL's entry into the travel retail sector signifies a dedication to offering global travellers an elevated sense of luxury and sophistication in spirits and apparel, establishing a new industry benchmark.

 

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Retail India News: ELLE DECOR Kitchens and Wardrobes Debut at Broadleaf's Flagship Store
Retail India News: ELLE DECOR Kitchens and Wardrobes Debut at Broadleaf's Flagship Store
 

Broadleaf Kitchen And Decor Private Limited introduced the first-ever ELLE DÉCOR Kitchens and Wardrobes in India, marking a significant collaboration with Lagardère Active Enterprises, the business unit responsible for extending the ELLE DÉCOR Brand under the French-based Lagardère News Group.

Elevating luxury with grace, Broadleaf Kitchen And Decor Private Limited is pleased to announce the opening of its premier ELLE DÉCOR Kitchens and Wardrobes store at M.G. Road, Delhi. This exclusive location promises to redefine opulence and sophistication, presenting a splendid array of Italian-made modular kitchens and wardrobes.

The MG Road store emerges as a haven for design enthusiasts and connoisseurs seeking to infuse their spaces with unparalleled sophistication. Spanning an expansive 4500 square feet, the store captivates visitors from the moment they step through its doors, immersing them in an ambiance that seamlessly blends opulence and functionality. From sleek and modern bespoke Italian-made kitchen designs to impeccably crafted wardrobe solutions, each module in the collection represents the brand's dedication to characteristic designer quality. The collection effortlessly merges luxury and functionality, featuring over 100 designs in both the kitchen and wardrobe sections.

ELLE DÉCOR Kitchens and Wardrobes takes pride in presenting an extensive range of expansive designs, numbering over 100, reflecting the perfect harmony of French poise and Italian artistry of skillful technique. This diverse collection promises to transform living spaces into showcases of style and functionality, catering to the varied tastes and preferences of discerning customers. As Broadleaf Kitchen And Decor Private Limited introduces ELLE DÉCOR to the Indian market, the fusion of French and Italian design elegance is poised to leave an indelible mark on the retail landscape.

With this new store, we aim to bring not just kitchens and wardrobes but an exquisite blend of art and functionality into homes. Our designs are crafted with passion and precision, We are committed to providing products and services that exceed expectations, ensuring a seamless blend of style and practicality for every home,” added Rahul Batra, CEO Broadleaf Kitchen And Decor Private Limited.

As a global home decoration brand, ELLE DÉCOR artfully combines a relaxed, carefree spirit with the elegance of the modern, contemporary home, designed to reflect ELLE’s Parisian roots. We are thrilled to bring to the Indian market a premium collection of kitchens and wardrobes, with finest design and made in Italy, with the launch of the first ELLE DÉCOR Kitchens and Wardrobes collections and store in India. Our brand's success to date has been thanks to our unique positioning as a global lifestyle brand issued from a media. Thanks to this special relationship with our audience, we are proud to move forward and to propose an innovative retail concept in partnership with Broadleaf Kitchen and Décor Private Limited,” said Camille Thelu, Senior VP and MD of Lagardere Active Enterprises EMEA and India.

 

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Retail India News: ASUS India Launches 4th Select Store for Refurbished Products in Hyderabad
Retail India News: ASUS India Launches 4th Select Store for Refurbished Products in Hyderabad
 

ASUS India, a leading PC brand committed to innovation and sustainability, has unveiled its 4th Select Store featuring refurbished products in Hyderabad. This marks a significant step towards promoting a circular e-waste economy in India, offering customers access to discounted refurbished laptops backed by a 1-year ASUS warranty.

The ASUS Select Store concept aims to bolster the brand's efforts in contributing to a sustainable future. Each showcased product undergoes a thorough inspection, including testing, restoration, and ASUS certification, ensuring quality comparable to brand-new items.

Arnold Su, Vice President of Gaming and Consumer Segment at ASUS India, expressed enthusiasm about the launch, stating, "We are proud to announce the opening of our 4th refurbished products store in Hyderabad, reaffirming our commitment to sustainable technology choices. Our Select Stores represent a significant stride towards a sustainable future, offering budget-friendly options without compromising quality."

With existing stores in Kolkata, Delhi, and Mumbai, ASUS is expanding its retail network strategically to cater to a growing demand for refurbished electronics. This initiative aligns with ASUS's goal of achieving a global recycling rate of 20 percent for its products.

ASUS's dedication to sustainability extends beyond its retail efforts. The company integrates eco-friendly practices into its operations, including reducing carbon emissions and collaborating with recycling companies for responsible e-waste disposal.

By launching the ASUS Select Store in Hyderabad, the company aims to provide a platform for customers to access premium-quality laptops and PCs while contributing to environmental conservation efforts.

 

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Retail India News: Sparx Elevates Retail Presence with Premium Footwear Experience
Retail India News: Sparx Elevates Retail Presence with Premium Footwear Experience
 

In a strategic move aimed at reshaping the footwear retail landscape in India, Sparx proudly inaugurates its experience store at Vegas Mall, Dwarka. This retail venture marks a pivotal moment in Sparx's trajectory, positioning itself as the brand of choice for a diverse range of consumers.

Ramesh Kumar Dua, Managing Director of Relaxo Footwears Ltd, expressed his enthusiasm about the experience store's launch, envisioning it as a platform that offers unparalleled convenience and choice to customers. He stated, "With Sparx, we are turning the journey of buying footwear into an experience," showcasing Relaxo's commitment to positive change within the footwear industry."

Customers visiting the experience store can hand-pick their desired pair of shoes, with Sparx ensuring swift deliveries to any location in Delhi/NCR. This approach underscores the brand's dedication to seamless shopping and doorstep product delivery, aligning with contemporary consumer expectations.

Gaurav Dua, Executive Director of Relaxo Footwears Ltd, highlighted the significance of the Sparx Experience Store launch as the brand's maiden foray into premiumization. He emphasized, "The experience store will showcase the finest selection of Sparx products under one roof, providing an interactive experience for the youth to connect with our brand. Overall, this would set the standards high for the footwear buying experience in the industry."

As Sparx makes its foray into the realm of premium footwear, the brand solidifies its commitment to excellence. The experience store mirrors Relaxo's unwavering focus on quality, craftsmanship, and innovation. By expanding its product portfolio and elevating the retail experience, Sparx endeavors to enhance its brand presence and cater to the evolving preferences of discerning consumers.
 

 

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Retail India News: Prints By Radhika Elevates Heritage Integration in Jaipur Retail Space
Retail India News: Prints By Radhika Elevates Heritage Integration in Jaipur Retail Space
 

In a salute to the enchanting allure of Jaipur, Prints By Radhika warmly opens its doors to a new retail haven in the Pink City. The concept of "Padharo Mhare Desh" resonates deeply as the brand invites patrons into its couture paradise, where every inch reflects the rich tapestry of Jaipur's heritage seamlessly woven into the brand's design ethos.

Radhika Chopra, Founder and designer shared, "Our design language for the store is influenced by a lot from our surrounding and hometown blended with the contemporary feel of the brand’s overall aesthetic. We chose English Jaipur pink colour for the interiors and exteriors as it represents Jaipur, the city I was born and raised in."

The store becomes a tribute to Jaipur's legacy, incorporating elements inspired by iconic landmarks like Rambagh Palace and The City Palace. Even the rugs, sourced from Jaipur Rugs, and the chandeliers and pendant lights, draw inspiration from the opulence of palaces and havelis.

Prints By Radhika transforms into a haven of textiles and art, offering a comprehensive destination for luxury couture and pret. Divided into three celebratory sections, the store caters to demi couture, haute couture, heavy lehengas for bridal functions, and a special focus on luxury resort wear and pret collection.

As patrons explore each section, they are guided through a journey of opulence. The trial room, bathed in a deep cherry red hue, stands in stark contrast to the store's overall palette. Designed to provide ample space for individuals to envision their significant day, the room is adorned with intriguing artworks, vintage artifacts, a chandelier, and lush greenery.

Bringing Radhika’s creative vision to life were architects and interior designers Kushagra and Manali from Arghusk, an architecture firm rooted in Jaipur. The collaboration between designer and architects breathes life into this retail space, offering a unique blend of heritage and couture that defines Prints By Radhika's newest store in the heart of Jaipur.

 

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Retail India News: H&M Elevates Retail Landscape in Bengaluru with H&M Home Integration
Retail India News: H&M Elevates Retail Landscape in Bengaluru with H&M Home Integration
 

In a significant move, H&M India has added another feather to its cap with the inauguration of its seventh store at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Byatarayanapura, Hebbal, Bengaluru. This not only underscores H&M's commitment to retail expansion but also introduces the much-anticipated H&M Home concept to the city, elevating the shopping experience to a new level.

Spanning an impressive 2500 square meters, the new store stands as a testament to H&M's unwavering dedication to providing a diverse range of products that cater to the varied needs of every customer. At the heart of this expansion is the introduction of the H&M Home Concept, which takes center stage, offering an array of premium bed linens, timeless dinnerware, and meticulously crafted home décor items designed to enhance diverse interior styles. The collection empowers customers to effortlessly curate a sophisticated and stylish ambiance for their living spaces, with budget-friendly options starting at just Rs 149, bringing a touch of luxury to the dynamic city of Bengaluru.

Beyond the Home Concept, the Ladies, Divided, and Men’s collections all begin at an affordable Rs 399, providing an irresistible opportunity for shoppers. Additionally, Kids' fashion starts from Rs 299, offering a versatile range from tailored bomber jackets and midi skirts for Ladies to knitwear, knitted polos, suede/leather jackets for Men, and trendy parachute trousers, miniskirts, cozy knits, and fashionable chinos for Kids.

Yanira Ramirez, Country Sales Manager, H&M India stated, "We are thrilled to bring the cherished H&M HOME experience to Bengaluru, following its heartening reception in India since 2022. H&M Home is more than just a concept; it's an embodiment of comfort and personal expression, and we can't wait to share this with the vibrant city of Bengaluru. With our new store, we are not just delivering fashion; we are inspiring the latest trends in home décor. Our dedication remains unwavering in consistently providing excellence in both home and fashion, ensuring top-notch quality at the most competitive prices, all while upholding our commitment to sustainability.

In alignment with H&M's sustainability initiatives, the new store actively supports the brand's Garment Collect initiative, encouraging customers to bring in clothing and textiles for recycling, regardless of the brand or condition. As H&M India continues to redefine retail and home décor landscapes, this grand entry into Bengaluru signals a new era of style and sustainability in the heart of India.

 

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Retail India News: Hyderabad Welcomes New Balance's Progressive Retail Concept
Retail India News: Hyderabad Welcomes New Balance's Progressive Retail Concept
 

New Balance has proudly inaugurated its maiden retail outlet in Hyderabad, located at Sarath City Capital Mall, on 7th February 2024. This momentous occasion marks a significant leap in New Balance's strategic expansion endeavors across India. The newly established store marks a pioneering venture for the brand's Indian subsidiary.

Designed with innovation in mind, the retail concept store places paramount importance on customer engagement and satisfaction. By incorporating central seating arrangements, the store fosters an environment conducive to interaction and community building. Customers are encouraged to explore and express their style while drawing inspiration from the diverse array of products. This unique approach positions New Balance as a cultural hub, resonating particularly well with the dynamic youth demographic.

The store boasts a meticulously curated selection of products complemented by captivating visual narratives. Hyderabad consumers will have the opportunity to experience firsthand New Balance's cutting-edge technologies, including the innovative Fresh Foam and FuelCell innovations. Additionally, the collection showcases New Balance's iconic franchises, such as the 1080, 550, 327, and 9060, offering a blend of performance and style unparalleled in the retail landscape.

Radeshwer Davar, Country Manager, India, at New Balance said, “Our new store in Hyderabad symbolizes more than just a retail space. It’s a testament to our commitment to bringing the New Balance experience closer to our customers. Hyderabad, with its dynamic blend of modernity and tradition, stood out as the Key city to expand our footprint in India. The vibrant and active lifestyle of the people aligns with our brand ethos seamlessly. We want to welcome patrons to discover New Balance and immerse themselves in the spirit of sport, performance, and culture.

A similar retail concept store of New Balance is set to be launched in Pune next month.

 

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Retail India News: Premium Kidswear Brand Kate and Oscar Launch First Store in Delhi NCR: Totaling Six Stores in First Year of Inception
Retail India News: Premium Kidswear Brand Kate and Oscar Launch First Store in Delhi NCR: Totaling Six Stores in First Year of Inception
 

In a strategic move to enrich the retail landscape for kids' apparel in North India, premium brand Kate and Oscar joyously announce the grand opening of its latest store in Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. The foray into this significant retail destination marks the brand's commitment to providing an upscale experience for kids and reaching a wider customer base.

Situated in Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, renowned as a sprawling lifestyle hub with substantial foot traffic, the new store strategically aligns with Kate and Oscar's vision. Catering to a diverse audience, particularly families with children, the mall provides an ideal backdrop for the brand's diverse range of kids' wear options.

With a sprawling 1600 square feet of built-up area, the new store is meticulously designed to encapsulate the charm and excitement inherent in childhood. The layout ensures an effortless exploration of the extensive collection, featuring casual wear to stylish party wear for boys and girls aged 2 to 14. This venture signifies Kate and Oscar's sixth store and its entry into North India's retail landscape. The brand envisions establishing 30 stores across major metro cities at premium locations within the next three years, solidifying its footprint in the Indian kids' apparel market.

Key elements that set Kate and Oscar apart include a premium range of children’s wear options, international styling tailored for Indian kids, a commitment to elegance and exclusivity in clothing, globally sourced fabrics and trims, and an extensive array of party wear not previously available in the country.

Pavan Reddy, Founder and Director of Kate and Oscar said, "Kate and Oscar aims to be a unique and premium kidswear offering, providing a global dressing and in-store shopping experience by infusing a playful spirit into an elegant fashion line. From casual wear to premium party wear for boys and girls across upmarket Exclusive Brand Outlets (EBOs) and Multi-Brand Outlets (MBOs), Kate and Oscar intends to fill a void, especially in occasion wear, and celebrate our little customers through their wonderful journey of childhood.

Pavan emphasized, "Globally sourced fabric combined with socially compliant in-house production helps us ensure exacting quality standards and reduced dependence on external sources, exemplifying our endeavor to control and elevate every aspect of our product line."

In just over a year since its inaugural store launch at Palladium Mall in Chennai, Kate and Oscar has expanded its footprint across premium locations in Bangalore, Chennai, and Delhi-NCR. Operational at prominent malls like Phoenix Mall of Asia in Bangalore, Express Avenue, and Palladium in Chennai, and now at Ambience Mall in Gurgaon, the brand strategically opens boutique stores in high-street locations. Looking ahead, Kate and Oscar poised for further growth, actively expanding its brick-and-mortar presence in major metro cities through Exclusive Brand Outlets (EBOs) and Large Format Stores. The focus areas for expansion include Bangalore, Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Mumbai, and Chennai. Simultaneously, the brand remains committed to enhancing its online presence as a crucial element of its overall growth strategy.

Pavan Reddy added, “As part of the DPS Reddy group, Kate and Oscar inherits a rich heritage dating back to 1951. Rooted in the values and vision of DPS Reddy and Vijayagopal Reddy, the family has been instrumental across diverse industries with a global exposure - guided by an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and ethics. Enriching on this ethos and a heritage of making apparel for international markets for the last 30+ years, Kate and Oscar is passionately driven to offer a truly exceptional experience.

 

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'Fresh' Fresh Signature Store by Reliance Retail Opens at Infiniti Mall Oshiwara; Brings Total Count to 141 Outlets
'Fresh' Fresh Signature Store by Reliance Retail Opens at Infiniti Mall Oshiwara; Brings Total Count to 141 Outlets
 

Reliance Retail has introduced Fresh Signature, an experiential supermarket housed in a sprawling 9000 sq. ft. space at Infiniti Mall Oshiwara, Andheri West, Mumbai. Far from the conventional grocery store experience, Fresh Signature pioneers a new approach with 17 live food experiences seamlessly integrated with a diverse product array, transforming mundane grocery runs into a sensory journey of culinary discovery.

Fresh Signature stands as a testament to Reliance Retail's commitment to delivering quality and convenience to its customers. With 141 stores already operational across the country, each spanning 3000–5000 sq. ft., the brand brings a wide assortment of everyday grocery essentials, international cuisine ingredients, and local ethnic snacks to its patrons. The hallmark of each Fresh Signature store lies in the availability of fresh, high-quality fruits, and vegetables sourced from top-notch farms globally and locally.

The grand launch of Fresh Signature saw the convergence of renowned personalities, industry leaders, influencers, and food enthusiasts. Notable appearances included the 'Macaron Queen of India,' Pooja Dhingra, and Bollywood icon Shilpa Shetty, who showcased her association with the healthy quick noodles brand, WickedGud, featured at the live noodle bar within the store.

As Reliance Retail continues to redefine the grocery retail landscape, the Fresh Signature concept promises to delight customers nationwide. The commitment to providing an extraordinary shopping experience, where culinary inspiration meets grocery essentials, sets Fresh Signature apart as a haven for both culinary enthusiasts and everyday shoppers alike. Explore the extraordinary at Fresh Signature - a true embodiment of Reliance Retail's dedication to transforming routine grocery shopping into an immersive adventure.

 

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Retail India News: Malabar Gold and Diamonds Strengthens Presence in Lucknow with Alambagh Store
Retail India News: Malabar Gold and Diamonds Strengthens Presence in Lucknow with Alambagh Store
 

Malabar Gold and Diamonds, a key player in the Indian jewelry retail landscape, has recently inaugurated its latest store in Alambagh, Lucknow, as part of its ongoing commitment to providing an unparalleled jewelry shopping experience. The grand opening ceremony, held on February 3, 2024, was honored by the presence of Shri Kaushal Kishore, Minister of State for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.

M. P. Ahammed, Chairman of Malabar Gold and Diamonds said, “Our new store is more than just a jewelry outlet; it's a platform to create lasting memories for our customers. With a diverse range of collections and a commitment to fairness, we aspire to establish this store as the ultimate jewelry shopping destination in the city, offering an extensive selection at competitive prices and fair making charges."

The Alambagh store showcases popular sub-brands like Mine Diamond Jewellery, Era Uncut Diamond Jewellery, Divine Heritage Jewellery, Ethnix Handcrafted Jewellery, Precia Gemstone Jewellery, and Viraaz Polki Jewellery. Customers can explore a wide array of designs in gold, diamonds, precious gemstones, platinum, and more, catering to diverse preferences from traditional to contemporary and lightweight to everyday wear. Exclusive bridal collections are also featured, designed meticulously to add an unforgettable touch to weddings.

Known for its commitment to transparency and fair pricing, Malabar Gold and Diamonds ensures that customers can make their jewelry purchases with confidence. The Fair Price Promise and the 'One India One Gold Rate' scheme guarantee reasonable making charges and uniform gold pricing across all stores in the country, respectively.

In alignment with the brand's dedication to customers, Malabar Gold and Diamonds offers 10 promises, including transparent pricing details, assured lifetime free maintenance, 100 percent value for old gold jewelry, HUID-compliant gold, IGI and GIA-certified diamonds, buyback guarantee, complimentary jewelry insurance, responsible sourcing, and fair labor practices. The new Alambagh store embodies Malabar Gold and Diamonds' unwavering commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction in the realm of Indian jewelry retail.

 

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