Global wellness brand, VAHDAM® India, retailing India’s finest teas and spices in global markets, has appointed Amlan Mukherjee as its Chief Supply Chain Officer.
Mukherjee brings in over 18 years of experience and prior to joining VAHDAM has worked across diverse consumer goods and e-commerce companies that include Flipkart, Nestle, Avon Beauty, and Zeiss.
Mukherjee will be leading the entire Supply Chain function at VAHDAM India globally and will report to the Founder/ CEO Bala Sarda.
Bala Sarda, Founder, and CEO of VAHDAM India said, “We are excited to have Mukherjee join our leadership team. With our distribution spread globally, the supply chain is an extremely critical part of our business and with Amlan and his experience, we look forward to further strengthening our supply chain and identifying efficiencies as we scale the business, while offering world-class customer experience.”
“In the last 6 years, VAHDAM has steadily built itself up as a global brand for the world. Additionally, VAHDAM has taken measures to give back to society right from the very start. Sarda's vision to take India global, coupled with a sense of purpose instilled in the brand - inspired me to join VAHDAM. Looking forward to being part of this amazing growth story and using all my experience to enable VAHDAM to diversify and achieve higher milestones.” said Mukherjee.
VAHDAM India was founded in 2015, by Bala Sarda with a mission to build a home-grown Indian brand for the world. With direct sourcing from farms and estates across India, in-house manufacturing in their 100,000 sq. ft. BRC certified state-of-the-art facility, local distribution in key markets like the USA, Canada, Europe, strong customer love, and organic endorsements by global celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Martha Stewart, and more, the company is executing a unique digital playbook of creating strong and scalable consumer brands globally.
The company has raised over 290 crores in funding from marquee funds like IIFL, Sixth Sense Ventures, Fireside Ventures, and more. The brand is on track to deliver a revenue of Rs 500 cr over the next 2 years. The company gets 95 percent of its sales via online channels. It is a certified plastic neutral and climate neutral brand and directs 1 percent of its revenue towards the education of its tea growers' children.
Tanishq, the leading jewellery retail brand in India under the Tata umbrella, introduces the exquisite 'String It' collection, a manifestation of elegance and sophistication. This curated assortment of modern, contemporary, and lightweight jewellery is now accessible at Tanishq stores nationwide, as well as on tanishq.co.in/string-it and the Tanishq app. From necklaces to pendants with chains, the 'String It' collection is an exclusive offering designed to elevate individual style.
Crafted to complement contemporary lifestyles, the versatile 'String It' collection showcases elevated neckwear, encompassing modern chains, necklaces, necklaces and earring sets, and pendants with chains. This range brings together a radiant array of diamonds, dazzling gold, and glistening rose gold, celebrating the diverse styles embraced by women. Each design is a blend of style and comfort, with lightweight and chic designs suitable for everyday wear, adding a touch of elegance to any outfit. The 'String It' collection from Tanishq promises both strong value for money and functional stability, ensuring high-quality, fashionable pieces.
Experience the redefinition of everyday elegance with 'String It,' where simplicity harmonizes with sophistication. Tanishq's collection pays homage to those candid, classy moments that enrich life. These designs serve as perfect companions for every facet of life, whether it's a casual gathering or an elegant affair. It's a celebration of those quiet, authentic moments, with jewellery that adds a touch of brilliance to each of them.
Revathi Kant, Chief Design Officer, Titan Company Limited said, “We have witnessed lightweight jewellery pieces making waves amongst our customers. Observing this trend, we are expanding our range of lightweight jewellery designs to meet evolving customer preferences. We are thrilled to introduce 'String It’, our stylish and lightweight neckwear collection that has garnered impressive attention.Tanishq’s ‘String It’ is an assortment of classy, candid, and effortlessly elegant neckwear. Each design is meticulously crafted to blend style and comfort; ensuring customers can adorn themselves with the beauty of these jewellery pieces.”
Livpure has revealed a groundbreaking 70 percent growth in the E-commerce sector during the first six months of FY 24, solidifying its position as a leader among the best-branded water purifiers in India. This significant surge underscores Livpure's unwavering commitment to excellence and consumer satisfaction, showcasing its resilience and resonance in the market.
Amid the festive season, Livpure's overall growth stands impressively at 50 percent during the first half of the financial year, demonstrating the brand's robust presence in the market. The remarkable achievement in the E-commerce domain, covering Water Purifiers and Sleep-related products, highlights Livpure's capability to meet the evolving needs of online consumers seeking quality-driven solutions.
General Trade also experienced substantial success, witnessing a robust 40 percent growth, further solidifying Livpure's widespread appeal. The Chimney range, introduced just three months ago, swiftly secured a top-four position on Flipkart, emphasizing its rapid consumer acceptance. During the festive sale, Livpure achieved the No 1 volume position among branded water purifiers, underscoring its dominant market presence and the trust consumers place in the brand.
Rakesh Kaul, Managing Director for Livpure, stated, "The festive season has always been a crucial period for us, and this year's outstanding 70 percent growth in the E-commerce sector validates the trust consumers place in Livpure. Our strategic focus on delivering quality water purifiers and related products has resonated well with customers, reflecting in our robust performance across multiple segments."
Livpure's dedication to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction continues to drive its ascent in the market. As the brand expands its product portfolio and strengthens its presence across various channels, Livpure remains committed to providing reliable water purification solutions to consumers.
United Breweries has exciting news to share with the launch of Heineken Silver Draught Beer in India. This marks a notable moment as Heineken introduces its draught beer for the first time in the Indian market, aiming to offer consumers a premium, smooth-tasting beverage tailored for social occasions.
Crafted by seasoned master brewers using only natural ingredients, including Heineken's renowned unique A-yeast and 100 percent malt, Heineken Silver Draught Beer promises the freshest and smoothest taste for an enhanced drinking experience. The introduction aligns with the company's commitment to evolving preferences and meeting the demand for a superior and refreshing beer experience.
"We are thrilled to introduce Heineken Silver Draught Beer to the discerning consumers in India, aligning with our commitment to cater to evolving preferences. In response to consumer insights, we recognize the demand for a superior and refreshing beer experience. With Heineken Silver, we offer a 100 percent malt brew crafted with natural ingredients, providing a delightfully refreshing, smooth, and easy-to-drink lager with a crisp, subtle finish. This variant has already garnered immense appreciation in our global markets, and we are confident that it will resonate with the new generation of beer enthusiasts in India. As we embark on this exciting journey, our strategic growth plan includes expanding the availability of Heineken Draught to other cities, ensuring more consumers can enjoy the exceptional taste and quality that define the Heineken experience," stated Vivek Gupta, MD and CEO, United Breweries Limited, a part of the HEINEKEN company.
The initial launch will feature Heineken® Silver Draught Beer exclusively in premium bars and pubs across Mumbai, Thane, and Pune in Maharashtra, with plans to expand to Karnataka in the fiscal year 2024.
Jacqueline Van Faassen, Head of International Premium Portfolio at Heineken India said, "The introduction of Heineken Silver Draught Beer in India marks a significant expansion of our product portfolio, offering consumers a unique and refreshing world class drinking experience deeply rooted in Heineken's brewing legacy and expertise. Our dedication to perfection is evident at every stage of the brewing process. Quality is paramount, and our longer brewing process as compared to other lager beers, horizontal fermentation, combined with 150 years of craftsmanship, ensures a consistently balanced Heineken® beer with an unmatched taste and stability."
At the Mumbai launch event, Franck Evers, certified Heineken Global Draught Master, showcased the art of the perfect pour and spearheaded an intensive training program called Heineken Star Serve for over 400 bar staff. The program will continue with a comprehensive training initiative, introducing a unique pouring technique of 5 simple steps to ensure the highest quality Heineken draught drinking experience for consumers in India. An innovative practice of skimming the beer adds a distinctive feature to Heineken Silver Draught, marking noteworthy 'innovation' in draught beer pouring within the Indian market.
United Breweries Limited takes pride in bringing Heineken Silver Draught Beer to India, setting a new standard in the world of premium beer and continuing the legacy of Heineken's exceptional brewing heritage. Heineken Silver Draught is now available in premium pubs and bars, with plans for further launches in other markets in the coming months.
CHIMI has officially launched in India through BRDG Group, a global brand management company. This introduction marks a significant development for eyewear enthusiasts in the country, coinciding perfectly with the vibrant days and luminous nights. CHIMI's foray into India addresses the demand for unisex eyewear that is thoughtful, unconventional and provides exceptional protection, making a statement in settings ranging from beach clubs to dazzling cityscapes.
The brand's dedication to intuition and passion resonates seamlessly with India's diverse and lively culture. Those with discerning tastes can now embrace eyewear that embodies the values of individualism, fearlessness, and curiosity, setting a new benchmark for the eyewear landscape in the country by marrying style and substance.
CHIMI's appeal extends beyond fashion circles, having gained favor among celebrities and style influencers for its refined aesthetic and clean silhouettes. Worn by the likes of Hailey Bieber, Abel 'The Weeknd' Tesfaye, Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé, CHIMI aligns with India's penchant for high-style eyewear with niche allure.
Charlie Lindström, Co-Founder of CHIMI said, "Launching in India is a thrilling chapter in our global journey. It's incredibly exciting to witness our designs, inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and futuristic aesthetics, transcend geographical constraints. India, with its rich tapestry of culture and vibrant diversity, serves as the perfect canvas for our multifaceted catalogue."
Magnus Toveberg, Director, BRDG Group said, “We are thrilled to launch CHIMI, a cult Swedish eyewear brand in the vibrant Indian market. We are delighted to pave the way for CHIMI’s arrival, offering India a taste of Scandinavian style and innovation. As a channel partner, we are committed to elevating consumer experiences and introducing a global celebrity favourite brand like CHIMI in India aligns perfectly with our ethos. We are optimistic about the brand creating an eponymous identity with the fearless set and looking forward to introducing many more such iconic brands in this market.”
CHIMI's Core collection features 11 signature silhouettes, each characterized by strong sculptural lines, elegant curvature, and beveled temples. From the rectangular 04 and squarely structural 05 styles to the rounded 01 and vintage-inspired oval 03, the collection caters to diverse tastes with a hyper-modern reinterpretation of classic shapes.
Every facet of the brand, from its Architects-designed flagship store in Stockholm's Kungsgatan to collaborations with avant-garde French boutique Tom Greyhound, resonates with its Scandi-cool vibe. The eyewear collection, known for its 100 percent UVA and UVB protection, anti-scratch, anti-shatter, and distortion-free features, aligns seamlessly with India's appetite for high-style eyewear with niche appeal.
Hair Masters is embarking on an ambitious journey to establish 100 luxury salons nationwide by the year 2024, marking a significant strategic move that underscores the brand's dedication to revolutionizing haircare services and setting new benchmarks in the beauty industry.
Synonymous with excellence in haircare, makeup, and beauty services, Hair Masters' decision to expand further exemplifies its commitment to widespread accessibility and uncompromised service quality. The expansion plan entails the creation of luxury salons, ensuring uniformity in service standards and a direct connection with clientele.
Renowned for premium services, cutting-edge styling techniques, and a team of skilled professionals, Hair Masters is focused on maintaining these high standards across all outlets. The planned expansion aims to provide customers with consistent and exceptional service, reinforcing the brand's position as a leader in the industry.
Strategically designed to cover key locations nationwide, the expansion seeks to make Hair Masters' excellence accessible to a broader audience, catering to diverse clientele with distinct haircare needs in metropolitan cities and suburban neighborhoods alike.
In addition to reaching more customers, the expansion initiative includes the introduction of innovative salon concepts and cutting-edge services, enhancing the overall salon experience. Hair Masters remains committed to staying at the forefront of trends and technology in the beauty industry.
Beyond its impact on customers, the expansion is envisioned as a means of creating job opportunities and contributing to the growth of the beauty and wellness sector. Hair Masters aims to hire skilled professionals, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development within the industry.
Danish Batra, CEO and Founder of Hair Masters said, "Our vision is to make Hair Masters a household name, synonymous with exceptional haircare experiences. By establishing 100 luxury salons nationwide, we aim to bring our premium services closer to our valued customers. This expansion is a strategic step towards ensuring that our clients across the country receive the same level of expertise and excellence that defines Hair Masters. We are excited about the journey ahead."
In a strategic move, ITC's Sunfeast YiPPee!, a prominent player in the instant noodles and pasta segment, has introduced a new variant – YiPPee! WOW Masala noodles, thereby diversifying its product range. This latest flavorful addition aims to cater to consumer demand for high-quality, masaledar instant noodles at an affordable price of Rs 10 per pack (50 g).
Recognizing the need for pocket-friendly, masala-infused instant noodles, YiPPee! leveraged its widespread popularity as one of the most beloved noodle brands in the country to craft YiPPee! WOW Masala. The new offering is positioned as a delectably masaledaar and tasty option at a competitive price point of Rs 10 per pack (50 g).
Suresh Chand, VP and Head of Marketing, Snacks, Noodles, and Pasta at ITC Foods said, “Our flagship Magic Masala variant continues to be our key growth driver since launch. However, with YiPPee! WOW masala, we are looking to satiate consumers with a differentiated and delicious flavor of instant noodles. We are confident that this masaaledar noodles will be appreciated and enjoyed by consumers.”
YiPPee! WOW Masala is currently available in various markets across India, including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh through retail stores. The product is slated to soon become available on e-commerce and quick-commerce platforms, ensuring wider accessibility for consumers.
Sources report that Vivek Shrivastava, aged around 40 and the AVP- Retail Business Development at Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, passed away in Bengaluru on Monday morning, presumably due to a heart attack. Survived by a young daughter and wife, Shrivastava was described as an exceptionally bright retail professional who had carved a niche for himself in the retail trade.
Rehan Huck, Vice President at DLF Malls and a friend of Shrivastava, expressed devastation over the news, emphasizing Shrivastava's positive impact on those who knew him. With a career spanning over 20 years, Shrivastava had recently been with ABFRL for about one and a half years, contributing significantly to the industry. Before that, he played a pivotal role in business development for the renowned Italian fashion brand Benetton Group and had worked with industry leaders like Arvind Ltd. and Titan Company Ltd.
The untimely demise of Shrivastava, as conveyed to IMAGES Retail magazine in March 2023, is a somber note for the retail sector. In the featured interview, he expressed his ambition to become a CEO within the next five years and outlined his aspirations to uplift the lives of children of sex-workers and combat illiteracy in the country.
Shrivastava considered Vishak Kumar, CEO-Madura Fashion and Lifestyle, ABFRL, as his role model in the industry. His life mantra, "One must always strive for excellence and never be satisfied with the second best," reflects his commitment to professional growth and impact. The industry, in mourning, will fondly remember and respect Vivek Shrivastava's contributions to the world of retail.
MAGGI is pleased to announce the latest installment of its distinctive program, 'MAGGI Apna Food Business.' This edition marks a significant stride as MAGGI endeavors to support emerging home cooks throughout the nation. With a commitment to empowering aspiring content creators, MAGGI seeks to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive as successful culinary content creators. Notably, the winners stand a chance to secure Rs 5 lakhs in seed capital, fostering the establishment of their own online food channels.
With a legacy spanning four decades in India, MAGGI has been a stalwart companion, kindling the culinary curiosity of aspiring chefs. The MAGGI portfolio has played a pivotal role in enabling millions of homemakers and foodpreneurs to captivate audiences with exceptional dishes daily. Aligned with the objective of nurturing culinary talent and innovation, MAGGI Apna Food Business offers individuals an ideal platform to embark on their journey as food content creators. Additionally, each participant receives a meticulously curated starter kit containing essential tools and guidance essential for venturing into the realm of food content creation.
Rajat Jain, Director, Foods Business, Nestlé India, said, "MAGGI has evolved into a symbol of empowerment, innovation, and a celebration of the culinary arts. 'MAGGI Apna Food Business' is a testament to our unwavering commitment to celebrating chefs and being their ally." He expressed gratitude to partners such as India Food Network and prominent food influencers like Kabita Singh, Madhura Bachal, Teja Paruchuri, and Tanhisikha Mukherjee for their collaboration in this endeavor.
In India, many individuals with exceptional culinary skills aspire to venture into content creation. However, they often lack the necessary direction, expertise, and resources to initiate their online food channels. MAGGI Apna Food Business is crafted to provide the initial support required to transform their aspirations into reality.
Registration for 'MAGGI Apna Food Business' is currently open, inviting aspiring food content creators to seize this remarkable opportunity.
This wedding season, Kanakavalli emerges as the premier destination for brides and bridegrooms alike, presenting an extensive array of saris, blouse lengths, and fabric for men's wear, all meticulously woven in fine kanjivaram silk. Enhanced with silver and gold zari, these offerings culminate in impeccably coordinated looks, spanning a palette meticulously curated for the wedding day.
Within Kanakavalli’s Valli Muhurtham range, a showcase unfolds with meticulously embellished bridal and trousseau kanjivarams, curated to elevate the wedding day to unprecedented heights. The palette spans from traditional jewel tones to contemporary pastels, adorned with intricate motifs and detailing in silver and gold zari, along with silken thread craftsmanship.
The Blouse Studio by Kanakavalli presents an assortment of handcrafted fabric lengths, including selections woven in fine kanjivaram silk. Adorned with delicate motifs and traditional geometric patterns, these fabrics seamlessly complement the bridal kanjivarams.
Tailored for the bridegroom, Kanakavalli’s Anga Vastra emerges as a collective showcasing wedding wear for men. This collection features traditional Angavastram sets and coordinated fabric lengths for kurtas and sherwanis, all meticulously woven in fine kanjivaram silk. Curated to harmonize with Kanakavalli's bridal offerings, the fabrics exhibit checks, tone-on-tone embellishments, and micro patterns drawn from the rich kanjivaram lexicon, exquisitely highlighted in opulent zari.
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL), a prominent player in India's fashion industry, proudly marks the successful conclusion of the Sustainability Accelerator Program 2023. In collaboration with 1 million for 1 billion (1M 1B), the program, held in November 2023, underscores ABFRL's commitment to fostering green skills and empowering Indian students. This initiative not only contributes to environmental sustainability but also serves to develop the talents essential for advancing our collective sustainability objectives.
Participants in the program were acknowledged with co-branded 'Certificates of Participation' from ABFRL and 1M 1B, recognizing their dedication and achievements. The top 20 students, selected for industry engagement at an ABFRL campus, were further honored with diplomas, acknowledging their outstanding performance during the 5-day internship.
The Sustainability Accelerator Program 2023 has made substantial progress towards its objectives, shaping a new generation of environmentally conscious leaders. Firstly, the initiative empowers young individuals to become proactive champions of climate change, instilling inspiration and determination to enact positive change in their communities. Secondly, participants gained valuable insights into cutting-edge technology, realizing the significance of their roles in crafting a sustainable future. Through hands-on activities linked to sustainable technology, students bridged the gap between theory, experiential, and applied learning. The program also facilitated mentorship by global experts, enabling students to transform their original ideas into real solutions, fostering a culture of innovation and creativity.
Naresh Tyagi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd and Co-Chair of the Green Jobs and Sustainability Accelerator Program said, "The Sustainability Accelerator Program 2023 embodies our commitment to nurturing a sustainability mindset in India’s youth and students and empowering them to drive our collective green mission forward. Through this program, we aim to create a new generation of sustainability champions who will lead the way in shaping a greener future for all. This program provided school students with hands-on experience, moulding them into responsible, people-centred corporate leaders who prioritise the well-being of our society and its inhabitants.”
Manav Subodh, Founder, 1M 1B said, “This is an industry first partnership, where a large corporation, ABFRL and a social venture, 1M 1B is coming together placing sustainability at the core of whatever you do. The internship aims to encourage students to be valuable contributors to climate change and introduce them to how technology can play a role in shaping a greener planet. The students will also be mentored by leaders of ABFRL.”
The unique Internship Program maximized learning and engagement through carefully designed curriculum components. Six Learning Days immersed participants in instructor-led seminars, delving deep into essential sustainability concepts, innovations, and green skills. Students then applied their knowledge in real-world scenarios, addressing sustainability concerns. The program concluded with Industry Day, an interactive session where students presented their ideas to industry executives, showcasing the breadth of their knowledge and the impact of their efforts on the sustainable future we aim to create.
ABFRL remains steadfast in its commitment to cultivating a culture of sustainability, motivating future generations to lead the way toward a greener and more environmentally conscious society.
Nestasia, the trailblazing home décor brand, has unfurled the doors to its newest sanctuary of style in Bengaluru, adding a touch of contemporary allure to the bustling Bellandur neighborhood. This 680 sq ft haven, the brand's second physical store nationwide, marks a significant leap in Nestasia's retail expansion journey.
Envisioned by the creative minds at Nestasia, the store's design channels a global contemporary aesthetic, transforming it into a visual masterpiece. The space welcomes patrons with a refined white color palette, delicately adorned with gold accents that lend a sophisticated charm. This serves as a serene canvas, allowing the spotlight to shine on the carefully curated products. The store layout, characterized by sculptural display units and arch-infused gondolas, effortlessly weaves together refined elegance and moderate minimalism, creating a space where the products themselves become the focal point.
Adding a unique touch to the ambiance are the oakwood tables, harmoniously blending with the predominant white and gold theme. Beyond mere aesthetics, the store embodies Nestasia's commitment to the "Quality, Utility & Beauty" (QUB) model. Here, every product is a meticulously designed celebration of form and functionality, ensuring a harmonious balance of quality, utility, and beauty.
Nestasia's grand entry into Bengaluru signifies not just the expansion of a brand but the introduction of a lifestyle. This new store, nestled in the heart of the city, beckons patrons to explore the fusion of global design influences with the distinctive tastes of the Indian consumer.
As you step into Nestasia's Bengaluru store, you're not just entering a space; you're embarking on a journey through the art of modern home décor. With a commitment to offering an immersive shopping experience, this store encapsulates the essence of Nestasia's vision — a celebration of contemporary elegance and a curated selection that transcends mere decoration to elevate living spaces.
Nestasia's Bengaluru store isn't just a retail destination; it's a haven for those seeking to infuse their living spaces with sophistication and style. It's an invitation to explore, indulge, and redefine the aesthetics of home decor. Come, discover the modern splendor that awaits you at Nestasia's newest home in Bengaluru.
Reflecting on Nestasia's journey, Aditi Murarka, Co-Founder, Nestasia said, "At Nestasia we aspire to make home special. Our goal is to bring to life trending, and topical designs that create a vibe. We understand that beautiful products at home should also serve a purpose, and we've struck a balance between form and functionality. With the omni-channel approach, we now open our doors in Bangalore, a celebration of home decor, tableware, and everything home to upgrade and Make Home Special. We believe in the power of design to inspire and connect with our shoppers, and this store marks another step towards that vision."
Shedding light on the brand’s expansion into the offline retail space, she added, “The early trends from the offline foray have been very positive. Nestasia has seen over 80 percent conversion rate from walk-in customers and the average Order Value offline is 30 percent higher than the similar metric seen in online orders. The offline stores sport a modern contemporary and minimal design which enables the products to be the standout feature. Although the current stores are between 600-1000 square feet of carpet area, the brand is exploring larger format stores in the future. By the end of 2024, the target is to have 20 percent of revenue coming from offline stores. Nestasia ended FY22 with net revenue of Rs 21.8 crore and will be EBITDA positive in FY24.”
Piccadily Distilleries has unveiled Camikara 3 Years Old (YO), a distinctive 100 percent pure cane juice rum aged in American oak barrels for three years. Contrary to the prevalent use of molasses or grain ENA in Indian rum production, Camikara stands as India's pioneer in premium, pure cane juice rum. This launch aligns with the evolving preference for high-quality rum in India, a market poised for annual growth at a rate of 5.55 percent (CAGR 2023-2028), according to Statista.
Bottled at 42.8 percent ABV, Camikara 3YO challenges the notion of rum as a seasonal spirit, inviting young consumers to experiment and captivating rum enthusiasts with its complexity. Positioned as a versatile drink, Camikara 3YO can be enjoyed on the rocks or as the foundation for preferred cocktails throughout the year, showcasing the true essence of cane juice.
Camikara aims to elevate the legacy and tradition of rum in India by drawing inspiration from Punjab's culture, where the distillation of cane juice to create a local brew called Laahan has a historical precedent. Piccadily Distilleries endeavors to revive this age-old tradition, employing advanced maturing techniques to present the beauty of premium Indian rums through Camikara.
In extending the success of its award-winning 12YO variant, Camikara 3YO aligns with the company's vision to make premium Indian spirits more accessible. India, as the world's largest producer of sugarcane, boasts a rich history of producing cane juice distillates or rums. Despite this, the domination of Western whiskies and the devaluation of rum as a quality brown spirit hindered the production of premium category rum until now. Similar to the resurgence of indigenous Indian coffee and rum, Piccadily Distilleries seeks to reclaim space on a global scale for premium Indian rums.
Siddhartha Sharma, Founder, Piccadily Distilleries said, “We are very excited to expand our portfolio of pure cane juice rums and launch Camikara 3YO. Camikara was born out of a desire to revive the age-old distilling tradition from India and introduce an indigenous premium category rum. When we launched the limited-edition Camikara 12YO, it became the first ever Indian rum to win a ‘Gold Medal’ at the prestigious IWSC Awards 2023. This inspired us to expand our rum portfolio and make the golden elixir more accessible. We hope that Camikara 3YO will carry on the legacy and cater to a wider audience.”
Camikara 3YO embodies purity, revealing classic, naturally sweet top notes of sugarcane. The nose delights with hints of funkiness, vegetal greenness, and a subtle embrace of wet leather, followed by fruity sweetness reminiscent of melons, complemented by hints of honey and vanilla. On the palate, a masterful alchemy of oak and cane juice spirit unfolds, resulting in a well-rounded and impeccably balanced spirit. Camikara 3YO delivers a gratifying finish with each sip.
Currently available in Haryana at Rs 1,500, Rajasthan at Rs 2,410, and Uttarakhand at Rs 1,830, Camikara 3YO will soon be accessible in Maharashtra, Goa, Punjab, Assam, Arunachal, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, and more.
In a spectacular addition to its ever-evolving beauty portfolio, Reliance Retail's Tira introduced three global beauty powerhouses that are set to redefine the beauty landscape in India. Blessed Moon, Allies of Skin, and Laura Mercier Cosmetics bring a fusion of innovation, quality, and artistry to Tira's diverse beauty offerings.
Blessed Moon: A K-Beauty Affair
Dive into the enchanting world of K-beauty with Blessed Moon, a popular South Korean skincare and makeup brand that has taken the beauty scene by storm. Launched in 2022, Blessed Moon seamlessly blends effectiveness with affordability, capturing the hearts of beauty lovers worldwide.
Explore coveted products like the Fluffy Lip Tint, the versatile Like a Shadow Eyeshadow Palette, and the Vita Kits, essential for your daily skincare ritual. What sets Blessed Moon apart is not just its high-quality offerings but also its eye-catching Gen Z packaging. Available exclusively on Tira platforms and stores in India, get ready to elevate your beauty game with Blessed Moon.
Allies of Skin: Transformative Skincare for Global Glam
Joining Tira's exclusive lineup is Allies of Skin, a globally acclaimed skincare brand that has garnered the admiration of celebrities like Hailey Bieber, January Jones, and Kaia Gerber. The hero product, "The Daily Treatment," is a testament to the brand's commitment to excellence, combining science-backed ingredients for truly transformative skincare.
Allies of Skin stands out by prioritizing high-quality formulations with safe, clinically-proven active ingredients in supercharged concentrations. Exclusive to Tira platforms and stores in India, experience the allure of skincare that over-delivers on promises, providing multifunctional results for a radiant, confident you.
Laura Mercier Cosmetics: A Timeless Legacy
Transport yourself into the world of timeless elegance with Laura Mercier Cosmetics, a globally renowned luxury brand born out of the visionary genius of French Makeup Artist Laura Mercier in 1996. Revolutionizing the beauty industry with the concept of the Flawless Face and the art of no-makeup makeup, Laura Mercier Cosmetics extends its legacy of award-winning products, French aesthetic, and artistry techniques.
Empowering women worldwide to look and feel their best, Laura Mercier Cosmetics is now within reach in India through Tira platforms and stores. Indulge in the legacy of French beauty and elevate your makeup routine to a new level of sophistication.
In the ever-expanding beauty industry of India, Tira emerges as the curator of global elegance, bringing you the best in innovation, quality, and artistry. Get ready to embark on a beauty journey like no other, as these three iconic brands find a new home in the hearts of Indian beauty enthusiasts.
Highfield Distillery, the company behind the renowned liquor brand Charlie, celebrates five decades in the liquor trade by showcasing its premium range of spirits, including rum, vodka, and whiskey. To mark this milestone, the company unveiled its latest creation, the premium Charlie Whiskey, crafted from top-tier ingredients for a superior yet affordable experience. The event included the unveiling of a five-layered champagne tower, symbolizing half a century of excellence.
Managed by the third generation, Charlie Spirits, a brand of Highfield Distillery, also highlighted its range, including the Charlie XXX Gold Rum and classic and citrus green apple variants of Charlie Vodka. The company, committed to environmental sustainability, boasts over 2000 plantations, recycled glass bottles, and zero-liquid waste systems.
Arjun Singh, COO said, "In every crafted blend, there’s a story that captivates the soul. ‘Love at first sip’ is not just a phrase; it’s an emotion stirred into every bottle of Charlie."
Poonya Singh, Marketing Executive, and Brand Ambassador said, "Luxury for ALL’ isn’t just a promise; it’s a commitment to ensuring that every enthusiast, regardless of background or taste preference, can savor the richness of our meticulously crafted spirits."
Established in 1973, Highfield Distillers expanded in 2015 under the vision of founders Bhupinder Singh and Sonia Singh. The company, managed by Arjun Singh and Poonya Singh, thrives on distilling excellence and innovating in the liquor industry.
Nanak Singh, the patriarch behind the family's success, journeyed from rags to riches, establishing a dairy and food industry empire before venturing into the liquor industry. Field Marshal Manekshaw and renowned columnist Khushwant Singh recognized Nanak Singh's contributions, particularly his dedication during the 1971 war, supplying milk at the war front.
As the company expresses gratitude for 50 remarkable years, Nanak Singh's legacy of commitment, courage, and determination continues to shape the enduring success of Highfield Distillery.
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited (HCCB), a leading FMCG company in India, has formalized a Memorandum of Understanding with Kaushalya University to implement a Sales and Marketing training program, aiming to skill 5,000 individuals in Gujarat. This strategic initiative extends beyond traditional corporate training, aligning with a holistic community development approach, with a focus on 11 villages in the Ahmedabad and Kheda Districts. The announcement was made in the presence of key dignitaries, including Shri Balvantsinh Rajput, Cabinet Minister of Industries, Rural Development, Labour and Employment in the Government of Gujarat.
The comprehensive program targets a diverse participant profile, encompassing recent graduates, current students, and college dropouts aged 18 and above. Spanning three months, the curriculum includes a rigorous 30-hour structure, combining 6 hours of face-to-face interactions and 24 hours of online sessions, providing participants with an immersive learning experience.
HCCB takes the lead in facilitating orientation and awareness sessions, delivering program materials electronically, and conducting both face-to-face and online training sessions. The company goes further by organizing interactions with industry experts, offering online platforms, conducting assessments, and connecting learners with local industries and entrepreneurial opportunities, all at zero cost to the participants. Simultaneously, Kaushalya University plays a pivotal role in introducing learners to HCCB and its programs, aiding with orientation sessions, and ensuring the availability of infrastructure such as computer labs and classrooms. The university takes charge of monitoring program attendance and assisting with assessments.
In addition to the skilling program, HCCB will spearhead transformative community development projects in the 11 villages. The initiatives span across critical areas such as access to clean drinking water, sustainable agricultural practices, Nagrik Seva Kendras (NSK), healthcare, and education infrastructure, reflecting a holistic approach to corporate social responsibility.
This collaboration not only contributes to skill development but also addresses broader socio-economic aspects, presenting a noteworthy business angle to the initiative.
Shri Balvantsinh Rajput, Cabinet Minister of Industries, Rural Development, Labour and Employment in the Government of Gujarat said, "We aim to create a cohesive partnership between Government bodies, the Industrial sector, and Educational institutions. This collaboration promises a consistent flow of well-trained graduates ready for diverse corporate roles. I'm thankful to Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages for their support of our mission. With the help of key partners like HCCB, we're determined to make Gujarat a centre of professional expertise, improving job opportunities and fulfilling the industry's needs."
Anju Sharma, IAS and Director General of Kaushalya University said, "We are at a pivotal moment in the journey of skill development in Gujarat. Our collaboration with Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages is a testament to our shared vision of empowering the youth with the right skills for the future. Together, we aim to not just educate but to transform lives and communities. This partnership is more than just training; it's about creating a skilled workforce that can drive sustainable growth and development in our state and beyond."
Himanshu Priyadarshi, Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer at HCCB, remarked, “We understand the crucial role industries play in shaping the socio-economic fabric of the society. Through our extensive upskilling programs, our primary objective is to bridge the gender disparity in financial and digital literacy. Additionally, our community development projects highlight our unwavering resolve to foster holistic development. As we move forward, our focus remains on creating a deep-rooted and sustainable difference in the community, aligning our efforts with the hopes and dreams of its people”.
Delhi-based STRROT, a prominent player in exclusive and high-end furniture, interior, and lifestyle, is now the exclusive representative of Seletti, Italy's iconic design brand, heralding a Renaissance in Design Excellence in India's retail landscape. This strategic alliance brings together the esteemed STRROT brand and the iconic Italian design powerhouse, Seletti, marking a significant milestone in the realm of sophisticated living spaces.
Seletti, renowned for its ingenuity and innovation in product design, especially exemplified by the "Toiletpaper" collection, is set to redefine the Indian interior design scene. This collection, marked by whimsical designs and serendipitous elements, reflects a shared commitment between Seletti and STRROT to create a uniquely harmonious experience for discerning consumers, opening new horizons in the world of interior design.
STRROT, founded and curated by design maestro SidhantLamba, transcends the conventional definition of a store. It stands as a haven of elegance and style, weaving an exquisite tapestry of partnerships with over 20 meticulously curated brands from India's diverse and art-rich landscape. This diverse portfolio contributes harmoniously to STRROT's offerings, providing connoisseurs with an expansive spectrum of design choices.
Sidhant Lamba, Founder, and Curator of STRROT said, "STRROT emerges anew, a phoenix reborn, echoing a triumphant fanfare that resonates with pure jubilation." This renaissance signifies a transformation in the ethos of elegance, turning homes into galleries of tasteful furniture.
For STRROT, each home is a canvas for artistic expression, and luxury is a way of life. The collaboration with Seletti represents an epochal chapter in their journey, transcending products to elevate the very essence of interior design. This collaboration aims to craft a riveting blend of creativity, utility, and international recognition.
The illustrious products born of this representation are already available for discerning patrons, accessible through WhatsApp or a visit to the opulent store in South Delhi.
Woodside Burger Shop has introduced the 'Grillmaster,' a groundbreaking innovation poised to revolutionize the culinary landscape in Mumbai. The Grillmaster, a first-of-its-kind grilling appliance, offers a unique experience for burger enthusiasts, allowing them to grill their own burgers effortlessly with Woodside's iconic flavors. The introduction of this novel grilling kit aligns with the changing preferences of Indian consumers, catering to those who enjoy outdoor adventures, vacations, or utilize their terraces for a beer and burger culture without the hassle of ingredient collection.
Sumit Gambhir, Founder of Woodside Burger Shop said, "We are thrilled to introduce the Grillmaster to our customers in Mumbai. This innovative grilling technology represents our commitment to delivering unparalleled quality and taste in every bite. With the Grillmaster, we aim to redefine the grilling experience and provide our patrons with an unforgettable culinary journey wherein they can grill their own burgers and enjoy them freshly flipped and off the grill."
The Grillmaster's sleek design and innovative features make it a standout addition to Woodside Burger Shop's kitchen arsenal, reflecting the brand's commitment to maintaining high standards of quality and customer satisfaction. This grilling appliance introduces a fresh perspective on the traditional idea of grilling, leveraging built-in lava stone and bamboo coal to reach temperatures exceeding 350°C. This ensures optimal grilling conditions for meat or vegetables without imparting undesirable smells or flavors from traditional lighter fluids or fossil fuels.
Noteworthy is the Grillmaster's eco-friendly design, allowing for natural disposal like firewood and leaves, leaving no waste in the environment. As Woodside Burger Shop pioneers this unique grilling experience, the Grillmaster sets the stage for a new era in the Indian retail grilling market, providing patrons with the opportunity to savor freshly grilled Woodside burgers in the comfort of their homes or outdoor spaces.
“The whole idea of Grillmaster is to allow anyone to become an expert of grilling themselves since it is extremely easy and makes everyone a Grillmaster. We provide everything in the Grillbox, so it makes it super easy and convenient for anyone to just purchase the box and follow the steps mentioned in the instruction manual provided,” said Pankil Shah, Woodside Burger Shop.
Sunpure has announced its entry into a new product category - packaged jaggery. The introduction of Sunpure Jaggery Powder and Sunpure Jaggery Block, both available in 500g packs, is part of the company's strategic vision to establish itself as India's preferred food brand, emphasizing chemical and preservative-free healthy living. This expansion is initially launched in Bengaluru and Mumbai, with plans to extend the product line to existing markets across Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, and Tamil Nadu over the next month.
MK Agrotech, the parent company of Sunpure, hails from Karnataka and is recognized for seamlessly blending technology and tradition in the food industry. With aspirations to evolve into a Pan-India FMCG brand promoting healthy living, the company seized the opportunity to cater to the health-conscious Indian consumer. Recognizing the shift in consumer preferences towards healthier alternatives, Sunpure decided to venture into packaged jaggery, aiming to tap into the growing market demand.
As per market reports, the packaged jaggery market in India reached Rs 55.6 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to soar to Rs 122.1 billion by 2028, exhibiting a robust growth rate of 14.1 percent over the five years. Sunpure sets an ambitious target of achieving an annual revenue of Rs 120 crore in this segment. In Mumbai, the newly launched products fall under the Riso Jaggery powder and Riso Jaggery block brands, a strategic move following Sunpure's acquisition of Riso, a premium edible oil brand in Maharashtra earlier this year.
Sridhar Vaidyanathan, Chief Operating Officer, MK Agrotech said, “India is one of the leading exporters of jaggery in the world and the domestic market for packaged jaggery is ripe for disruption. With mounting health concerns due to growing incidence of diabetes, heart diseases and obesity-related issues, more and more Indian consumers today are replacing white sugar with jaggery, an unrefined natural sweetener made from sugarcane juice. What’s more, jaggery also offers numerous nutritional benefits, making it a healthy addition to the household pantry staples.”
“Unlike traditional jaggery sold in open markets or other packaged jaggery products available in the market, Sunpure Jaggery’s USP is that it is produced using traditional methods with skilled manpower in hygienic conditions, and without the use of any harmful chemicals, artificial colors, or commonly used preservatives. You may notice that Sunpure Jaggery is darker in color due to the absence of bleaching agents; it is 100 percent natural and safe,” added Mannan Khan, Director, MK Agrotech
Notably, jaggery is recognized as a good source of iron and antioxidants, containing essential nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. Sunpure packages its jaggery conveniently in powder and block forms for easy storage and transportation. As an ISO 22000:2018 certified company, Sunpure ensures rigorous quality checks to uphold the highest standards of hygiene and safety across its diverse product range. Currently offering a range of products, including edible oils, sugar, spices, and multigrain atta, Sunpure continues to diversify its offerings while maintaining a commitment to quality and health consciousness in the Indian retail market.
Committed to integrating the rich cultural tapestry of India into homes, myTrident has solidified its position as a leading luxury home décor brand in the country. The recently launched "Road to Jaipur" collection, a meticulously curated selection of bedding essentials, draws inspiration directly from the Pink city. In a strategic move to cater to the evolving retail landscape in India, myTrident positions itself at the intersection of cultural reverence and premium home furnishings.
The collection pays tribute to Jaipur's ornate architecture and the iconic Jaipuri Block print, historically synonymous with elevated status during the Golden Age. Within the collection, two standout designs, ‘Noor’ and ‘Shalimar’, embody a unique fusion of opulence and tradition. ‘Noor’ echoes the regal aura of the Rajputs, inspired by the breathtaking Hawa Mahal. Mirroring the intricate Jharokhas that overlook the city, 'Noor' captures Jaipur's grandeur with understated grace and sophistication. Conversely, ‘Shalimar’ takes inspiration from the awe-inspiring Panna Meena ka Kund, a marvel that captivates wanderers and travelers alike.
The "Road to Jaipur" collection beckons consumers to immerse themselves in the allure of Jaipur's cultural amalgamation, embarking on a transformative journey through time. Each product intricately narrates the iconic history of the city, ensuring that the collection not only elevates homes but also infuses a touch of sophistication and regal elegance into living spaces. As myTrident strategically aligns with the retail sector in India, this collection reflects a nuanced understanding of consumer preferences, offering a blend of cultural heritage and refined luxury for the discerning homeowner.
Revlon, the beauty and cosmetics brand operating in India through its local partner, Modi-Mundipharma Beauty Products, is set to double its business to Rs 400 crore in the current fiscal year. With plans to enhance its offline network, the company aims to increase the number of outlets from 300 to 600 and expand its presence from 1,000 to 4,000 department stores. Revlon Executive Director Meghna Modi expressed the brand's focus on aggressive retail expansion in India, anticipating significant growth in the beauty and cosmetics sector driven by the millennial generation. The company also contemplates introducing Revlon-branded perfumes as part of its expanded product portfolio.
Revlon, like its counterparts, experienced a surge in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic and is now witnessing a "Diwali blockbuster" in sales this festive season. Meghna Modi outlined the expansion plans, stating, "We have around 300 outlets and planning to go around 600 outlets and increase presence in 1,000 department stores to 4,000 department stores." The ambitious expansion is expected to materialize within the next 2-3 years, and the company aims to double its business in the upcoming fiscal year.
Currently, 25 percent of Revlon's sales in India come from online channels, while the majority is derived from offline channels, including its stores and departmental stores operated by leading retailers. The brand plans to strengthen its social media presence, particularly on platforms like Instagram, aligning with evolving consumer trends.
Revlon competes in the luxury segment with global brands like MAC Cosmetics and Estee Lauder, as well as domestic competitors such as Lakme, L'Oreal's Maybelline, and emerging online rivals like Nykaa, Sugar, and MyGlamm. The strategic expansion and diversified product offerings aim to position Revlon favorably in India's dynamic and competitive beauty and cosmetics market.
Dabur, a leading FMCG and ayurvedic products manufacturer, is set to establish a new factory in South India within a year, driven by the significant growth of its business in the region. With 20 percent of its domestic sales now originating from South India, a double-digit increase over the past 5-6 years, Dabur is strategically identifying market gaps to introduce customized products. The move is part of the company's broader plan to bolster manufacturing capacity and diversify production lines, responding to the rising demand in the retail sector.
Dabur's CEO, Mohit Malhotra, highlighted the company's progress in South India, stating that the region's contribution to Dabur's domestic business has doubled, reaching 19-20 percent. With an annual capex of Rs 350-450 crore, Dabur is not only focusing on the domestic market but also eyeing expansion in international markets, specifically the Middle East and Europe. The company is streamlining manufacturing operations, shutting down units under expiring tax regimes and opening new units under the GST regime.
Malhotra emphasized the development of a framework called RISE (Regional Insights, Speed, and Execution) to create products exclusively tailored for the region. While certain brands like Dabur Red, Honey, and Odonil are prominent in South India, the company aims to enhance its saliency by introducing more region-specific offerings. Despite notable progress, Dabur acknowledges a growth gap of 10–15 percent compared to competitors, making the Southern region a strategic focus for geographical expansion.
Looking at international markets, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a significant growth frontier for Dabur, with potential plans for manufacturing units in Saudi Arabia. The company already has manufacturing facilities in the UAE, Egypt, Turkiye, and South Africa, serving various regions through trade agreements. Despite geopolitical challenges, Dabur sees positive recovery trends post-COVID in international markets, emphasizing a cautious approach amid global uncertainties.
In its recent financial report, Walmart disclosed a 46 basis points decline in consolidated gross profit margins, attributing this to the inclusion of Flipkart in this year's results. Following Walmart's acquisition of a 77 percent stake in the Bengaluru-based e-commerce giant for $16 billion last year, the retail giant faced challenges in the three months ending July 2019. Walmart International reported a decrease in net sales from $29.45 billion to $29.13 billion, with operating income falling by 29.6 percent to $893 million in Q2 FY20 compared to the previous year.
While Walmart International made strides in cost management, boasting 36 basis points of expense leverage in the quarter, operating income saw a notable decline of 27.3 percent in constant currency and 29.6 percent on a reported basis. Walmart's Executive Vice President and CFO, Brett Biggs, attributed this decline primarily to the anticipated dilution from Flipkart.
In contrast, the retail giant's domestic performance remained robust. The US segment experienced a 2.9 percent increase in net sales, reaching $85.2 billion during Q2 FY20. Operating income for the US also displayed a 4 percent growth, reaching $4.65 billion. Walmart's President and CEO, Doug McMillon, expressed enthusiasm about the prospects in India, stating, "The ecosystem we're building through Flipkart is impressive and consists of a collection of strong businesses."
McMillon highlighted Flipkart's achievements, such as Myntra's largest sale event, where over two million customers participated, generating 7,000-plus orders per minute at peak times. Additionally, he noted PhonePe's success, surpassing two billion transactions with 50 million monthly active users.
The backdrop of this financial disclosure is the evolving regulatory landscape in India's e-commerce sector. Recent government revisions on foreign direct investment (FDI) in e-commerce, effective since February, have implications for entities like Flipkart and Amazon. The revised norms restrict e-commerce firms with foreign investment from selling products of the entities in which they hold a stake or control the inventory.
Furthermore, the Indian government is in the process of formulating an e-commerce policy that addresses cross-border data flows, local storage facilities, and the establishment of a data authority to devise a framework for data sharing. Amazon has expressed optimism about collaborating with the government to establish a stable and predictable policy, facilitating continued investments in technology and infrastructure.
In a strategic move to fortify its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's burgeoning exhibition market, Mukta Arts Ltd., a prominent player with established retail cinema businesses in India and internationally, has entered into a collaboration with Al-Othaim Investment Company. Operating through its Bahrain subsidiary, Mukta A2 Multiplex W.L.L., the company aims to establish and manage cinemas across Saudi Arabia, capitalizing on the synergies between the real estate expertise of the Al-Othaim group and Mukta A2 Cinemas' proficiency throughout the movie exhibition value chain.
Rahul Puri, MD – Mukta Arts Ltd., Commented, “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Al-Othaim group to help build out the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s fledgling exhibition market. We are excited to add our experience and ethos in providing world-class entertainment to the region to follow up the stellar success we have found in Bahrain with the properties we manage there. We are deeply committed to this project and are humbled by the faith shown in us. We look forward to the partnership and the value it brings.”
“Strategically positioned within Saudi Arabia, the key focal points for expansion lie in the burgeoning Tier ll and lll cities, which are experiencing dynamic growth as part of the Vision 2030 initiative. Mukta, while not currently engaged in direct investment, has strategically positioned itself through contractual agreements solely focused on providing Management and Operations services, aligning seamlessly with the evolving landscape of these emerging markets,” he further added.
Akshay Bajaj, COO – ME – Mukta A2 Cinemas, commented, “We look forward to the synergies of our partnership with the Al-Othaim group and to provide movie-goers with unrivalled experiences as Saudi Arabia increases its ever-growing cultural and entertainment offerings.”
This collaboration marks a significant milestone in Mukta Arts Limited's cinema exhibition business expansion, already overseeing 100 screens through Mukta A2 Cinemas Limited, its subsidiary Mukta A2 Multiplex WLL, and joint ventures. The company's approach involves strategic positioning through contractual agreements, emphasizing management and operations services, in alignment with the evolving dynamics of emerging markets.
Nikon India Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nikon Corporation and a prominent leader in imaging technology, proudly marks the 90th anniversary of the NIKKOR lenses. In an effort to fortify and enhance awareness of the NIKKOR brand, Nikon introduces a special 90th-anniversary logo, paying homage to the enduring legacy of these iconic lenses.
The commemorative logo elegantly captures the silhouettes of lenses that have significantly influenced the history of imaging since the inception of the NIKKOR brand. It also symbolizes the contemporary significance of NIKKOR with representations of present-day lenses. Emblazoned with the message "A Story in Every Lens," the logo reflects the distinctive attributes and dedicated craftsmanship inherent in all NIKKOR lenses, emphasizing their ability to capture precious moments, preserve history, and tell compelling stories.
In conjunction with this celebration, Nikon plans to release a series of short videos spotlighting the value and quality of NIKKOR lenses, showcasing the remarkable achievements facilitated by these optics.
The 90-year journey of NIKKOR began in 1932 with the trademark registration, marking Nikon's commitment to excellence by initiating the manufacturing process from optical glass production. Over the years, NIKKOR has evolved into a globally recognized brand, acclaimed for its high-performance lenses and groundbreaking innovations.
NIKKOR's history is marked by several milestones, from the revolutionary NIKKOR PC 8.5cm F2 in 1948 to the cutting-edge NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct in 2019, demonstrating Nikon's dedication to providing unique and high-quality options for users to express their creative vision.
Beyond the realm of photography, NIKKOR lenses have played a pivotal role in NASA's space missions, showcasing their superior optical performance and reliability. Nikon's collaboration with NASA has not only contributed to space exploration but has also propelled advancements in optical technologies.
In 2018, Nikon introduced the Z mount system, featuring mirrorless cameras, compatible NIKKOR Z lenses, and accessories, ushering in a new era of optical performance. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, inspired by NIKKOR's rich 90-year history, Nikon India remains dedicated to contributing to the development of imaging culture and expanding possibilities for imaging expression.
Renowned FMCG brand Pansari Group has introduced its latest tea range, Pansari Chai, at the India International Trade Fair 2023. Present at stall no. (10-04) B in Hall no. 10 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from November 14th to 27th, the brand showcases its commitment to quality and innovation in the retail sector.
The focal point of Pansari Group's exhibit is the newly launched Pansari Chai, introduced under the tagline "Ek aur ho Jaaye." This tea range, presented in four distinct varieties, offers a premium selection of blends with an aromatic fusion of 10 percent long leaf, promising a unique and exquisite tea-drinking experience for consumers.
This launch marks the brand's second major introduction this year, following the successful entry of its "Mojee" syrup brand in the western and southern markets. Pansari Group's presence at the India International Trade Fair highlights its dedication to ongoing innovation and the expansion of product offerings to cater to diverse consumer preferences.
Shammi Agarwal, Director of Pansari Group said, “We're excited to bring you Pansari Chai, adding to our special product segment after the successful launch of Mojee syrup at AAHAR 2023. This launch at the India International Trade Fair reflects our dedication to innovation. With our consumers' support, we look forward to introducing more exciting products in the coming months, enhancing your Pansari experience. We heartily invite you to visit our stall anytime between 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM at the trade fair, savor the various flavors, and enjoy the comforting embrace of Pansari Chai – a true expression of our commitment to bringing you unique and delightful options."
Kalyan Jewellers has introduced its men's jewellery line, Senhor, in celebration of International Men's Day. The launch campaign showcases the brand ambassador, Amitabh Bachchan, donning exquisite pieces from the newly launched men's collection in a unique presentation.
Derived from the Portuguese term for'sir' or 'gentleman,' the Senhor collection seamlessly blends contemporary style with classic design, meeting the modern man's preference for distinctive and meaningful accessories. Positioned as an affordable range, the collection aims to effortlessly integrate into the lifestyles of today's consumers, emphasizing the trend of growing preference for men's jewellery as gifting options during the ongoing wedding season in India.
Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director – Kalyan Jewellers said, “The new exclusive men's jewellery collection redefines elegance and strength for the modern Indian male. Each design in the Senhor collection is a testament to the modern Indian male's dynamic spirit and unique style. With an unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and quality, we continue to create timeless treasures that resonate with the bold and discerning consumer. Senhor unveils a new era of sophistication, where every piece tells a story of excellence and every jewel echoes the essence of masculinity.”
The Senhor collection features timeless pieces acknowledging the individuality and resilience of today's man, offering a diverse range of textures, including dual-tone pieces and minimalistic patterns. From gold to platinum, rose gold to white gold, and diamond jewellery, the collection spans neckpieces, chains, rings, and bracelets. Crafted meticulously, the designs aim to strike a perfect balance between strength and style.
Ensuring quality and authenticity, the jewellery retailed at Kalyan Jewellers is all BIS hallmarked and undergoes multiple purity tests. Customers will also receive the 4-Level Assurance Certificate, offering guarantees on purity, free lifetime maintenance, detailed product information, and transparent exchange and buy-back policies—a testament to the brand's commitment to providing the best for its loyal patrons.
Tata Tea Agni Leaf, a prominent tea brand, has launched a distinctive Chhath Festive Campaign, paying tribute to the cultural richness of Bihar and Jharkhand. The campaign features special festive packs inspired by the world-renowned Madhubani art, a cherished form of expression in Bihar. Additionally, a special music video titled "Aava Mil Ke Chhath Manayi" has been introduced to enhance the Chhath festivities.
The four-pack collection artfully captures the essence of each day of the Chhath festival through various styles of Madhubani Art. The first pack, designed in the Godhna Style, portrays the 'Nahaay Khaay' rituals on the first day. The second pack, in the Kachni style, illustrates the 'Kharna' rituals with monochrome shades representing the preparation of traditional prasad. The third pack, dedicated to 'Sandhya Arghya,' showcases the festive spirit at the ghats with the Kohbar style. The final pack, curated in the Bharni style, depicts the concluding day of the festival, 'Usha Arghya,' where devotees offer prayers and Arghya to the rising sun.
In addition to the festive packs, Tata Tea Agni Leaf presents the music video 'Aava Mil Ke Chhath Manayi.' The song captures the spirit of Chhath, portraying families and generations coming together to celebrate the festival's rituals with joy and reverence. The video is a celebration of cultural heritage, featuring symbols like 'kharna ki kheer,' 'thekua,' 'daura,' and 'arghya.'
Puneet Das, President, Packaged Beverages, Tata Consumer Products stated, "Tata Tea Agni has launched a special Chhath four-pack collection to pay homage to the rich cultural heritage. The campaign proudly celebrates the spirit of togetherness and festivities over a cup of tea."
Azazul Haque, Chief Creative Officer, Media Monks, emphasized, "Choosing Chhath, the biggest festival for the region, was about connecting with the people as one of them. The four-pack idea resonates with the four-day festival, providing a connection for those celebrating. The festive music video conveys the message of togetherness and offers a new song to the Chhath celebrants."
Campus Activewear, a prominent player in India's sports and athleisure footwear market, proudly announces the establishment of its 250th store, marking a significant stride in its expansion journey. Since 2017, the brand has undergone exponential growth, transitioning from 35 to over 250 stores across the country.
In celebration of this milestone, Campus Activewear inaugurated its 250th store at Season Mall, Pune, reinforcing its commitment to delivering top-quality activewear footwear.
Nikhil Aggarwal, CEO of Campus Activewear Ltd., expressed his sentiments on the occasion, stating, "At Campus Activewear, we have evolved in line with our customers, transforming us into a brand that truly understands the changing fashion needs. As we celebrate our 250th store, we embrace the spirit of movement, encouraging everyone to join us in revolutionizing style, confidence, and self-expression."
Founded in 2005, Campus Activewear has consistently integrated the latest designs, innovation, and strategic collaborations into its product portfolio, resonating with the evolving preferences of its customers. From 35 exclusive brand outlets in 2017 to a current count of over 250 stores nationwide, Campus Activewear's rapid expansion has been complemented by a robust online presence, firmly establishing its footprint across platforms.
"Our journey is fueled by unstoppable energy, propelling us to push ourselves and remain committed to delivering fashion excellence. Putting our customers at the forefront, we extend gratitude for the trust and loyalty they have shown us throughout this journey," added Aggarwal.
Campus Activewear's commitment to fashion innovation and customer-centricity is evident in its agile, fashion-forward, and segmented approach, offering trendy designs in captivating colors and attractive pricing options. The brand has adopted an Omnichannel sales strategy, adding significant value to the customer's journey.
To express gratitude to its valued customers, Campus Activewear is offering exclusive promotions across its stores nationwide. Customers can enjoy a complimentary wireless earphone on purchases of Rs 4999 or above, and a free backpack on purchases of Rs 3499 or above.
As Campus Activewear looks to the future, it remains focused on augmenting customers' style quotient, aiming to be the preferred athleisure brand in India. With 250 stores and counting, Campus Activewear is more accessible than ever, and its commitment to design and product innovation is unwavering.
Happy Nature, a direct-to-consumer (D2C) brand specializing in farm-fresh milk, dairy, and breakfast essential products, has successfully raised $300,000 in a pre-series A funding round led by Inflection Point Ventures (IPV). This funding marks a significant milestone for the rapidly growing startup in the Milk, Dairy Products, and Breakfast Essential industry.
"The funds raised will be utilized for Branding, Technology, Processing Plant Upgrade, and Geo Expansion," states Happy Nature, emphasizing the strategic allocation of the investment. IPV, the lead investor, has a remarkable track record, having invested over Rs 600 Crore across 190+ deals.
Happy Nature's mission centers on delivering high-quality, ethically sourced products to consumers. The newly acquired funds will play a pivotal role in expanding sales, marketing, and branding efforts. The investment aims to accelerate sales growth, enhance branding activities, and strengthen customer engagement initiatives.
"As a preferred D2C brand for thousands of consumers, Happy Nature is using a tech-enabled platform to help farmers sell their products to newer catchment areas," remarks Rahul Wagh, Managing Director at Inflection Point Ventures. He highlights the evolving consumer preferences for 100 percent clean label, preservative-free, and organic dairy products, positioning Happy Nature as a significant player in meeting these demands.
As a tech-enabled player in India's dairy industry, which is the world's largest milk producer, Happy Nature addresses challenges faced by small farmers by providing them access to resources and markets. The company responds to consumer concerns by offering 100 percent clean label and preservative-free products through a convenient subscription and delivery model.
The dynamic leadership of Happy Nature comprises Vikas Singh, CEO and Financial Controller, with a background in banking and entrepreneurship, and Vishal Rastogi, Founder Director, bringing expertise in managing large-scale IT projects. Together, they are dedicated to driving Happy Nature's success through passion, innovation, and a shared commitment to delivering pure and sustainable farm-to-fork delights.
"Breakfast has always been considered the most important meal of the day. Dairy is an important component of breakfast, and consumers today prefer 100 percent clean label, preservative-free, and organic dairy products," remarks Vikas Singh, CEO of Happy Nature. He expresses excitement about the fundraise and outlines strategic plans for growth, including impactful ATL and BTL activations, processing plant infrastructure enhancement, technology upgrades, and optimizing the customer journey for a seamless experience.
Happy Nature has garnered recognition in the industry, winning the "Knights of Supply Chain" award from the TieCon Delhi Chapter and ranking 9th in INC42's Fast42 D2C 2022 league table. With a Total Addressable Market (TAM) of 110 million households, Happy Nature aims to achieve an annual revenue of Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years by targeting a Serviceable Addressable Market of 55 million households and capturing a Serviceable Obtainable Market of 3,00,000 households.
Modicare introduced its Hemp Lab range, featuring a meticulously crafted five-step skincare regime: Repair & Balancing Foaming Face Wash, Repair & Balancing Face Scrub, Repair and Balancing Milk Serum, Repair & Balancing Face Oil, and Repair and Balancing Face Moisturizer.
At the heart of the Modicare Hemp Lab Range lies the potent combination of Hemp Seed Oil and Vitamin C, synergistically working to repair and balance the skin. This unique formulation promises firmer, more youthful-looking skin, enhancing its natural radiance. Free from parabens and sulfates, the Modicare Hemp Lab range is 100 percent vegan, dermatologically tested, gender-neutral, and cruelty-free. Suitable for all skin types, this exceptional formulation provides a lightweight and gentle experience, going beyond mere cleansing to offer nourishment and intense moisturization for a naturally radiant complexion.
Samir K Modi, Founder and Managing Director of Modicare Limited, commented, "At Modicare, our commitment is to bring innovative world-class products. Our latest skincare launch, Modicare Hemp Lab, is the result of three years of intensive research. Hemp Seed Oil, a powerful ingredient in clean and conscious beauty, is combined with Vitamin C in this formulation to repair, rejuvenate, and balance the skin. With the introduction of this 100 percent vegan, dermatologically tested, gender-neutral, and cruelty-free range, we aim to elevate the skincare experience for our customers, meeting their expectations and setting new industry standards."
The Modicare Hemp Lab Range features five specifically curated products, each harnessing the powerful duo of Hemp Seed Oil and Vitamin C:
Repair & Balancing Foaming Face Wash: A gentle foaming face wash designed to effectively clear excess oil and impurities, providing deep hydration and enhancing the skin's natural defense mechanisms, it includes Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil, Oil-soluble Vitamin C, Pomegranate Extract, Pentavitin, Aloe Vera, and Mulberry for a healthy, refreshed look.
Repair & Balancing Face Scrub: A gentle yet efficient exfoliator eliminating dead skin and impurities while promoting a healthy, youthful complexion. Infused with Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil, Oil-soluble Vitamin C, Pomegranate Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, and Mulberry, it leaves the skin refreshed and revitalized.
Repair and Balancing Milk Serum: This lightweight Milky Face Serum with Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil and Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis for firmer, more youthful-looking skin. It also includes Olive Leaf, Aloe Vera, Mulberry, and Orange Peel extract for deep moisturization.
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Men's fashion brand Snitch is set to broaden its footprint in small cities and towns, with plans to open 7-8 offline stores in locations like Surat, Mumbai, and Pune in the current financial year. Snitch, known for its strong presence in Tier-I and -II cities, aims to deepen its reach into Tier-III and -IV regions as part of its strategic expansion.
According to Snitch founder Siddharth Dungarwal, the company's largest consumer base is currently in Mumbai and Pune, followed by Delhi NCR and Bengaluru. The forthcoming strategy focuses on extending the brand's presence to newer geographies and tiers while strengthening the team.
The fashion brand anticipates opening 7-8 offline stores in the current fiscal year, with plans to increase the total number of stores to 22 in the next financial year. Dungarwal highlighted the company's evolution from a B2B player in 2019 to achieving an expected revenue of Rs 250 crore in the current fiscal.
Dungarwal stated, "We did Rs 11 crore in FY21 in terms of net revenue, in year two we did Rs 44 crore in revenue (FY22). In our third year, we closed at Rs 110 crore in FY23, and this year we should close at Rs 250 crore." He also mentioned that the company's app, launched two years ago, has garnered over two million downloads, contributing 55 percent of the revenue."
With 1.5 million customers acquired so far, Snitch aims to reach over 25 million consumers in the next four years. Dungarwal, noting the company's bootstrapped status, revealed plans for an IPO by FY29.
Patanjali Foods Ltd, a major player in the Indian retail sector, has witnessed a remarkable over two-fold increase in net profit, reaching Rs 254.53 crore in the second quarter of this fiscal year. The company has strategically partnered with former Indian cricket team captain M S Dhoni, appointing him as the brand ambassador for its Mahakosh and Sunrich brands.
In the year-ago period, the net profit stood at Rs 112.28 crore. Despite a decline in total income to Rs 7,845.79 crore during July-September, compared to Rs 8,524.67 crore in the previous year, Patanjali Foods has successfully managed its total expenses, which fell to Rs 7,510.71 crore from Rs 8,371.03 crore.
Patanjali Foods highlighted in a statement that M S Dhoni's association aligns with the health-oriented nature of the company's edible oil range. The Food and FMCG segment contributed significantly, achieving revenue of Rs 2,487.62 crore in the second quarter, marking an increase from the previous fiscal periods.
Sanjeev Asthana, CEO of Patanjali Foods, expressed satisfaction with the positive performance in the first half of the fiscal year, emphasizing the company's strategic shift in business operations and the notable growth in profitability metrics. Despite a challenging macro and operating environment, the company achieved export sales of Rs 41.65 crore during the July-September quarter, exporting products to 23 countries.
Tritiyaa Fine Jewellery, the premium modern jewellery boutique, has showcased a distinctive and innovative jewellery collection that has captured the hearts of jewellery connoisseurs in India's retail landscape. Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra adorned the most exquisite wedding jewellery, meticulously designed and customized by Tritiyaa Fine Jewellery.
Parineeti Chopra's wedding, themed as the 'pearl-themed Indian wedding,' was a dreamy affair. Opting for a new wave of dust gold wedding lehengas instead of traditional colors, she looked straight out of a fairytale. The showstopper of her bridal couture was undoubtedly the Polki and Emeralds necklace crafted by Tritiyaa, radiating luxury and tailored to suit her bridal vision.
Amid Tritiyaa's jewellery line, renowned for exquisite collections of Polkis, Cocktail, Victorian style, and Kundan Nakshi, Parineeti expressed particular admiration for the 'Dragonfly' collection. She selected ear tops from this collection for her chooda ceremony, showcasing her love for nature's beautiful creation - Dragonflies. The custom-curated Polki collection, featuring pastel green emerald stones, was a one-of-a-kind and exclusive addition, perfectly accentuating her beauty.
Kanthi Dutt, Entrepreneur, and Founder of Tritiyaa said, "Each piece of Parineeti’s wedding collection was crafted like a work of art, resonating with her radiant spirit and positive attitude. Recognizing the significance of jewellery for a bride, we created statement pieces that inspired customer engagement, making her wedding an ephemeral experience."
Parineeti Chopra, the brand ambassador and investor in Tritiyaa, shares a vision that has transformed the modern jewellery landscape. This partnership is set to propel Tritiyaa into a dynamic venture, reaching new heights in the world of contemporary jewellery design.
IGP, the renowned international gift platform, is making a significant entry into the dynamic market of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With a steadfast commitment to fostering connections and creating memorable moments, IGP is poised to revolutionize the gifting landscape in the region.
The brand is introducing its extensive range of gift options to the people of the UAE through its advanced E-commerce platform. This platform, a comprehensive one-stop destination, will feature a diverse selection of gifts, including cakes, flowers, personalized items, curated hampers, and a wide range of festive merchandise, catering to all gifting needs. To meet the demands of the audience, a state-of-the-art warehouse spanning over 20,000 square feet has been established in Al Quoz, marking the UAE's largest flower and gift destination.
IGP offers an array of gifts tailored for every personality and occasion. From handcrafted sweets, artisanal chocolates, charcuterie boards, and high-end teas for gourmet enthusiasts to designer cakes, theme cakes, and personalized items like jewelry, watches, cushions, lamps, and photo albums for various celebrations. Recognizing the growing affinity for nature, IGP also provides the delivery of beautiful and exotic plants.
The platform emphasizes a high degree of personalization, allowing customers to customize gifts such as jewelry, stationery, wallets, and coffee mugs.
IGP's overarching goal is to become the premier gifting company for the UAE's 10 million population and the top destination for flowers, cakes, and gifts in the MENA region in the long term. In alignment with its mission to enrich relationships and spread joy, the company aims to touch the lives of the 200 million people residing in this part of the world. IGP plans to hire over 100 talented individuals in Dubai, contributing to the local economy.
"I am thrilled to announce our foray into the vibrant market of UAE. With an investment of USD 10 million and a dedicated team of over 100+ professionals, we are set to transform gifting experiences in the region. IGP is a global brand, our goal is to become the ultimate destination for flowers, cakes, and gifts, enriching the lives of millions in the UAE and, in the long term, across the entire Middle East. We are in the business of enriching relationships and we are excited to share the joy and love that IGP has brought to countless homes with the wonderful people of Dubai. Our commitment to excellence and customer delight remains unwavering as we embark on this exciting journey," added Tarun Joshi, CEO and founder at IGP.
IGP has already achieved remarkable success in international markets with over a decade of operations, showcasing a vast selection of curated gifts and gaining recognition in prestigious outlets such as CNBC and TOI. Known for its commitment to customer delight, the platform continues to strive for excellence, making each occasion special and transforming moments into cherished memories.
Allied Blenders and Distillers Limited (ABD) proudly owns and operates its distillery situated in Rangapur, Telangana, where it produces Extra-Neutral Alcohol (ENA), a crucial raw material for alcohol beverage manufacturing.
Recently, the company completed a strategic expansion of its distillery, increasing the annual capacity from 55 million liters to 65 million liters, all financed through internal accruals.
The ABD Rangapur distillery, sprawling across 74.95 acres with a built-up area exceeding 25,000 sq. meters, plays a vital role in providing direct employment to approximately 400 individuals and indirect employment to numerous farmers.
As the largest Indian-owned Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) company and the third-largest IMFL company in India, based on annual sales volumes from Fiscal 2014 to Fiscal 2021, ABD holds a prominent position in the industry.
Alok Gupta, MD of ABD said, "One of the core values at ABD is excellence in execution. The capacity expansion of our Rangapur distillery is a matter of great pride on account of the access to additional ENA but also because it has been done in a sustainable and environment-friendly manner."
Highlighting their commitment to sustainability, the ABD Rangapur distillery has successfully reduced water consumption by 20 percent compared to the previous year through water recycling and an efficient water treatment plant. The company has also invested in an alternate biomass fuel handling system, promoting the use of renewable energy sources at the distillery. With the incorporation of high-efficiency equipment, stringent process control measures, continuous training programs to enhance personnel capabilities, and the adoption of best manufacturing practices, the overall plant performance has improved without increasing the effluent load. This expansion showcases ABD's dedication not only to meeting growing market demands but also to conducting business responsibly and sustainably in the Indian distillery sector.
In a strategic move, BrandsNext, a subsidiary of WayCool, has announced its entry into the specialty rice market by introducing an exclusive Biryani portfolio. Expanding its product offerings under the KitchenJi flagship brand, the company has unveiled two new variants, namely KitchenJi Basmati Rice and Kitchenji Seeraga Samba, catering to the distinct preferences of both North and South Indian culinary traditions and emphasizing a commitment to consistency. This foray into the specialty rice market aligns with evolving consumer choices, particularly the growing demand for Biryani, especially in Tier I and Tier II markets across India, reaching out to an extensive network of over 60,000 retailers.
The product launch is complemented by a comprehensive marketing campaign titled "The Magic of Happy Sundays" (Ini Sunday Naa KitchenJi Biryani daan), featuring an innovative TV commercial starring South Indian celebrity Sneha Prasanna endorsing the products. In addition to traditional media, the brand plans to roll out extensive awareness campaigns on social media platforms as part of the launch.
BP Ravindran, CEO of BrandsNext said, "We observe a prevailing trend where Biryani holds strong emotional significance across households, transcending age groups. Recognizing the increasing demand for Biryani rice variants, especially in Tier I and Tier II markets, we identified the opportunity to introduce Basmati rice and Seeraga Samba Rice, offering a consistent Biryani experience for enthusiasts. Our rigorous research and development, coupled with indigenous qualitative research, ensure the authenticity and exceptional quality of our rice, providing a consistently fluffy, non-sticky, and aromatic goodness with every preparation."
KitchenJi's Biryani Rice, sourced from Punjab and Tamil Nadu, undergoes a meticulous Q5 quality process, including sourcing, aging, grading, cleaning, and packaging, emphasizing ethical sourcing and hygienic packaging practices. The product addresses challenges related to taste, aroma, breakage, and texture, promising a delightful and consistent Biryani experience.
Priced at Rs 168 for the Seeraga Samba variant and Rs 218 for the Basmati rice variant, the KitchenJi Biryani Rice is available across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, and Telangana, both through retail outlets and e-commerce channels. This expansion into the specialty rice segment is a strategic step towards achieving market leadership, particularly in the Biryani rice segment, aligning with WayCool's vision of curating a food portfolio inspired by the Indian Thaali.
With the festive spirit in full swing, MiniKlub, the distinguished baby and Kidswear brand, is pleased to introduce its latest line of occasion Wear for little ones. This thoughtfully curated collection showcases a delightful array of fashionable and comfortable outfits, ensuring that every child looks and feels extraordinary for every special celebration. With a focus on quality and style, the retail giant presents an ensemble of high-quality fabrics, including soft cottons, plush velvets, durable polyester, and breathable mesh cotton sateen, promising charming and coordinated looks that will undoubtedly steal the show.
Anjana Pasi, Director, MiniKlub said, "We are excited to introduce our Occasion Wear collection, carefully crafted to make each child feel special and stylish for this festive season. Our range includes dazzling gowns and well-fitted coordinated sets, perfect for creating unforgettable moments and capturing the perfect photo opportunity. Whether it's Diwali, Bhai Dooj or a birthday party, our collection is designed to make every child feel like a prince or princess."
MiniKlub's unwavering commitment to superior quality, coziness, and trendy designs is prominently displayed in this fresh festive wear series. This collection embodies the brand's mission to ensure that children not only look their best but also feel at ease and confident at every festivity. With a fusion of contemporary flair and traditional charm, MiniKlub's Occasion Wear is set to make a lasting impression this festive season.
Today, at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai's members club Modernist, Sagarika Ghatge presented an exclusive preview of her bespoke brand, Akutee. Conceptualized by the mother-daughter duo, Urmila and Sagarika Ghatge, Akutee takes a nostalgic journey back in time, embracing rich history, artistic talent, and impeccable taste. Rooted in the simplicity and poise of the Ghatge family women, the brand preserves India's cultural heritage.
The launch showcased an immersive display of Akutee garments alongside the traditional 'khaat' used for hand-painting. The evening unfolded with tales, warm conversations, and admiration for true beauty and elegance. Distinguished guests included cricketing legends Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Rohan Gavaskar, and Ajit Agarkar. Actors Huma Qureshi, Rhea Chakraborty, and Prachi Desai graced the occasion, joined by Ritika Sajdeh, Shaila Merchant, Mandira Bedi, Gaurav Kapoor, Orry Awathraman, Kritika Kamra, and Eka Lakhani. Nandita Ghatge, Sagarika's Kaki and author of 'Ghatges, the Rise of Royal Dynasty,' enriched the evening with captivating storytelling, delving into the cultural heritage and traditions of the Marathas, the very essence inspiring Akutee.
Sagarika Ghatge's upbringing, surrounded by regal women, left an indelible mark on her. The influence of elegant women in her family, draped in chanderis, chiffons, tissues, and brocades with understated yet exquisite jewellery, inspired her deeply. Her mother, Urmila, a strong and independent artist, contributed significantly to the brand. Urmila's hand-painted floral patterns, reflecting her love for nature, became the signature style of Akutee. Beyond her own artistry, Urmila mentored a collective of young artists to bring Akutee to life.
Akutee transcends being a mere fashion brand; it embodies a labor of love, a journey of grace, poise, and artistic expression. A homage to rich textiles, intricate detailing, and hand-painted garments, it reveres the grace and elegance of a bygone era, resonating with the contemporary spirit of today's women.
Indira Foods, a renowned home-grown company celebrated for its Ready to Cook/Ready to Eat millets (ragi) and various natural spice-infused pastes and food formulations with zero additives, reveals ambitious expansion initiatives in the Indian retail sector. The company is set to introduce disruptive products, including its novel rasam paste, and welcomes industry veteran Ullas Kamath as an advisor to steer its trajectory. Alongside these developments, a state-of-the-art 1.2 lakh sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Karnataka’s Mandya District, with a Rs 25 crore investment, is underway. Notably, film star Sathish Ninasam has been enlisted as the face of the brand.
Indira Foods, a testament to women entrepreneurship, originated from a small garage and has rapidly evolved into one of the fastest-growing FMCG companies. With pioneering contributions such as being the first to introduce Ragi products and the largest exporter of 100 percent natural tamarind concentrate in India, the brand continues to break new ground. The company, debt-free and deeply entrenched in both domestic and overseas markets, is poised to make significant strides in the Indian ready-to-cook product line.
Chairman of Indira Foods, Indira, stated, “New technologies and production features, coupled with healthy and nostalgic edibles, ensure qualitative offerings that align with the needs of the modern generation. We are the modern-day answer to modern-day needs with the old touch of quality and wellness.”
Vijay C, Director of Indira Foods, highlights the brand's strong footing and expresses gratitude for the trust placed in the brand by eminent personalities like Ullas Kamath. He emphasizes the company's goal to rapidly expand its product line and workforce, aiming to add 100 people in the next year.
Ullas Kamath, Chairman of FICCI Karnataka State Council and Advisor on board for Indira Foods, expresses his delight in being part of the Indira growth story, emphasizing the brand's commitment to providing wholesome, healthy, and homegrown food.
Presently operating across four product categories, Indira Foods boasts three brands - Indira’s, Splitz, and Pingani. The company, with products sold in the private label segment and exports to countries including the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and the Middle East, is positioned for robust growth in the dynamic FMCG market.
Tata Consumer Products Ltd has made a groundbreaking stride in food processing by introducing Microwave Assisted Thermal Processing (MATS) technology to the Indian market. As the first company to commercialize MATS technology in India under its subsidiary, TATA Smart Foodz Limited, TCPL is setting a new standard for the Ready-To-Eat (RTE) category. Developed by Prof. Juming Tang at Washington State University, USA, MATS is a patented and FDA-approved technology that offers high-quality ambient shelf-stable food products, surpassing conventional thermal processing technologies.
While Retort technology is prevalent in the food industry, MATS technology addresses its limitations, providing a superior product experience in terms of color, texture, and taste. With its efficient sterilization capabilities, MATS enables formulators to develop formulations with lower salt content than conventionally processed foods. Unlike Retort technology, which often results in quality loss due to prolonged exposure to high temperatures, MATS minimizes exposure time, preserving the integrity of the food.
Vikas Gupta, Global Head, R&D at Tata Consumer Products said, "Tata Consumer Products Ltd. is raising the bar in India’s food processing sector by being the first to introduce the commercialization and implementation of MATS technology. We see this as an opportunity to revolutionize the industry and set a new standard for food processing."
The commercial MATS facility at TATA Smart Foodz is equipped with state-of-the-art processing capabilities, manufacturing a diverse range of delicious RTE ambient shelf-stable food products. The machines feature advanced control systems and data acquisition capabilities, enabling real-time monitoring and recording of operational parameters.
Tata Consumer Products Ltd.'s adoption of MATS technology marks a significant milestone in the food packaging industry, promising to elevate food quality, reduce waste, and open new business avenues for the RTE sector. With the application of commercial MATS technology at TATA Smart Foodz Limited, a range of innovative food products, including Ready-To-Eat pasta and noodles, have been introduced to the Indian market. Additionally, Tata Consumer pioneers a differentiated offering in the ambient, shelf-stable alternate meat range under the Tata Simply Better brand.
In the realm of fitness, Being Strong has carved a distinctive identity based on its inherent strength and merit. Over the years, it has garnered enthusiastic acceptance from Salman Khan's dedicated followers. Now, the fitness label is gearing up to launch its latest top-of-the-line fitness equipment, the 'Proton Series,' during November 17–19, 2023, at an upcoming sterling expo or event to be announced shortly in India.
Being Strong has firmly established itself as a reputable player in the fitness market, skillfully blending aesthetics and ergonomics to strike an ideal balance between the purpose and style of the modern fitness mantra. Positioned as the fitness choice for next-generation gyms, Being Strong has proven to be a reliable partner, earning accolades from its founder, Salman Khan. Salman Khan, the originator of Being Strong, expresses his excitement about the 'Proton Series,' stating, "If there's one piece of fitness equipment that I'm truly excited about today, it's the 'Proton Series' from my brand. It has been developed by top experts and has unique features that you won't find in any other brand. Check it out; the results are great."
The 'Proton Series' is poised to revolutionize fitness journeys, offering expertise at full throttle. Being Strong's fitness equipment stands out with high-end training techniques inspired by essential shapes' elegance. The commitment to enhancing personality, strengthening the core, and delivering quality results is reaffirmed daily. Internationally recognized, Being Strong is synonymous with consistency, professionalism, and a drive for continuous improvement. Each piece of equipment is crafted to endure the test of time, adhering to safety regulations, security quality assurance tests, and safety certifications. Going beyond the benefits for contemporary spaces and modern facilities, Being Strong represents a lifestyle product, assuring reliability and modernity in the realm of fitness equipment
GKB Opticals, the distinguished national optical retail chain with over 60 years of legacy, introduces the highly anticipated collections of Tom Ford and Zegna's eyewear range at Vision Lounge Mumbai. The entire store was adorned with the complete range of Tom Ford eyewear, showcasing an exclusive preview of the spring release of 2024. With the unveiling of the Tom Ford and Zegna collections, GKB Opticals proudly became the first store to preview the much-awaited Zegna eyewear.
The Tom Ford and Zegna eyewear range offers unparalleled opulence to eyewear enthusiasts. The three-day event, graced by eminent stylist and eyewear consultant Angelica Pagnelli, renowned Mumbai-based luxury influencer Tina Kakkad Dhanak, and other illustrious personalities, highlighted the never-seen-before preview of the spring release.
Vision Lounge welcomed patrons to a world of premium to luxury eyewear, redefined by Tom Ford and Zegna. On the first day, customers not only experienced the exquisite Tom Ford X Zegna collection but also had the unique opportunity to be styled by Angelica Pagnelli on a special appointment basis. Tina Kakkad, who exclusively curated the guest list, hosted the event, enhancing the style quotient with her presence.
Tom Ford eyewear, known for its seamless blend of style and functionality, incorporates Blue Block technology in its optical frames to enhance visual comfort and reduce eye strain. GKB Opticals houses vibrant sun collections of Tom Ford, featuring mask-styled sunglasses dedicated to après-ski moments and new ski sunglasses with interchangeable magnetic lenses. Zegna’s eyewear range, designed by Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori, translates personality and elegance into refined shapes and unparalleled finesse.
GKB Opticals elevated the buying experience by offering customers the chance to avail of an exorbitant collection that fits perfectly into the brand’s luxury leisurewear wardrobe, providing a versatile look and exceptional craftsmanship. Mumbai's fashion-forward elites and socialites attended the event to get an exclusive sneak peek into the stellar collection before its official launch in January.
The three-day event celebrated opulence, style, and magnificence, providing an immersive experience for attendees to explore the eyewear range and understand the minute craftsmanship showcased by the collection. Alongside Vision Lounge, the collection will be available at various GKB Opticals stores, presenting a seamless blend of both iconic brands and a flawless fusion of striking signature features in a flawlessly fashionable manner.
Priyanka Gupta, Director of Brands – GKB Opticals said, “We are elated to have the stellar Tom Ford X Zegna eyewear collection showcased at Vision Lounge, Mumbai. At GKB Opticals, we have always tried to curate a product catalogue that would cater to every requisite of our patrons and by adding the Tom Ford X Zegna eyewear range we have extended our peripheries in terms of offerings. Vision Lounge being our most luxurious eyewear destination, we couldn’t think of any better place to exhibit this lavish collection. We strongly believe that the luxurious shopping destination coupled with the newly launched range will provide buyers with a one-of-a-kind retail experience. We aim to take the exclusive collection to the ones who have an eye for such quality pieces through the doors of GKB Opticals."
As the Festival of Lights, Diwali, approaches, Bikano, a renowned name in traditional Indian sweets and snacks, is gearing up to enhance the festivities with a diverse range of delectable offerings. From the sumptuous "Royal" to the delightful "Dry Fruit Delight," the regal "Shahi Nazrana," the cherished "Anmol," and more, Bikano has meticulously curated a collection of indulgent treats, catering to every budget.
The festive season not only brings joy but also heightened economic activity, and Bikano has adeptly adapted to evolving consumer preferences. Last year's remarkable 25 percent surge in sales laid a strong foundation for the upcoming festive period, from Rakshabandhan to Diwali. Building on this success, Bikano anticipates an impressive 40 percent increase in sales this Diwali, underscoring the brand's commitment to exceeding the expectations of its valued patrons.
In a strategic move to efficiently meet the growing demand, reduce transportation costs, and ensure swift delivery to Tier ll and lll cities, as well as rural areas, Bikano recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art plant in Greater Noida. This expansion signifies Bikano's dedication not only to meeting the escalating demand but also to fortifying its presence in these crucial markets.
Manish Aggarwal, Director, Bikano, Bikanervala Foods Pvt Ltd, stated, "This year, Bikano aims to illuminate households once again with our exquisite range of Diwali offerings. Each product has been meticulously crafted to bring joy and sweetness to the celebrations. We are confident that our diverse product offerings and pack sizes will cater to a wide range of festivities. With our expanded manufacturing facilities, we are well-prepared to deliver joy to every corner of the country."
Kush Aggarwal, Head of Marketing at Bikano emphasized, "Diwali, the festival of lights, holds a special place in our hearts. It's a time when families come together to celebrate love, prosperity, and togetherness. At Bikano, we take immense pride in being a part of these cherished moments. Our extensive range of Diwali offerings is a testament to Bikano's commitment to being a part of your celebrations. We've curated a diverse selection of products, ensuring there's something for everyone. This year, we anticipate not only meeting but surpassing our sales projections, as we continue to grow and expand our footprint both nationally and internationally."
Bikano's commitment to quality, variety, and customer satisfaction has been the cornerstone of its success. With an array of offerings to suit every palate and budget, Bikano is poised to make this Diwali an unforgettable celebration of sweetness and togetherness.
Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp has unveiled celebrated actors Samantha Prabhu and Shahid Kapoor as brand ambassadors for the Fall/Winter 2023 TOMMY HILFIGER WATCHES. The campaign, shot by Prasad Naik, Varun Sud, and Tarannum Pasricha, captures the essence of Tommy Hilfiger’s classic prep style against the backdrop of Mumbai, India.
The Fall/Winter 2023 men’s and women’s watch collection pays homage to the brand’s Classic American Cool DNA. The men’s range features standout pieces, including a racing-inspired bold sports watch with a classic design reimagined for the modern audience. Water-resistant to 5ATM, the timepiece boasts a multidimensional dial with bold sub-eye rings and a racing-inspired crown guard on an integrated bracelet. The women’s range showcases versatile styles, including a 40mm case watch in gold plate and a stainless-steel two-tone finish with a woven textured dial. With a water resistance of up to 3 ATM and multifunction movement, this timepiece combines functionality, performance, and an elevated aesthetic.
The collaborations with Shahid Kapoor and Samantha Prabhu extend their longstanding association with the TOMMY HILFIGER brand. Shahid has been part of every Indian campaign since Fall/Winter 2019, while Samantha previously featured in the Spring 2023 campaign.
The TOMMY HILFIGER watch collection, starting at price points between Rs 8,000 to Rs 20,000, is available in retail outlets across key cities in India, including Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai. Retailers include Helios Watch Store, Titan World retail points, prominent department stores such as Shoppers Stop and Lifestyle, specialized watch retailers like Zimsons and Kamal, and other watch boutiques. The collection is also accessible on premium online platforms like Tata CLiQ Lux, Ajio Luxe, and more.
Manufactured by The Movado Group Inc. under license from Tommy Hilfiger, the Fall/Winter 2023 TOMMY HILFIGER watch and jewelry collection is globally distributed through Movado’s wholly owned subsidiaries and exclusive agreements with international distributors.
Lavie, a distinguished brand in the fashion and lifestyle industries, proudly presents its latest venture: Women's Watches. This strategic move reflects Lavie's commitment to style and innovation, expanding its footprint into a diverse product range. The Women's Watches collection showcases finely crafted timepieces designed to elevate the style of every woman.
Lavie's Women's Watches collection introduces five distinctive designs, redefining fashion statements:
Each watch undergoes meticulous craftsmanship, seamlessly blending timeless aesthetics with modern functionality. Packaged in Lavie's signature chic light pink box featuring gold-foiled letters, these watches exemplify Lavie's dedication to elegance.
Ayush Tainwala, CEO of Lavie, "Our latest collection of women's watches reflects our commitment to redefining fashion statements and elevating women's style. This expansion marks a significant step in Lavie's journey as we foray into a new category, showcasing our dedication to style and innovation. We have transformed our vision into reality by expanding into a new product category, and we're excited to take it further, setting new standards in the world of women's fashion."
Lavie's venture into women's watches underscores its unwavering commitment to style and quality. Recent financial support from its parent company, Bagzone Lifestyles Pvt Ltd has paved the way for this remarkable collection. Lavie now stands at the forefront of the ever-evolving fashion industry, proudly establishing itself as a multi-category brand.
Celebrate style, innovation, and timeless beauty with Lavie's Women's Watches. Embrace sophistication on your wrist and witness the convergence of fashion and functionality.
After the month-long Great Indian Festival 2023, Amazon revealed that it had seen the best-ever shopping celebrations for its customers, sellers and brand partners across the length and breadth of the country. With over 38,000 sellers achieving their highest-ever single day sales and more than 40 lakhs new customers shopping for the first time for their favorite products and brands, it was the best-ever festive season for Amazon India and its partners. Shopping was made more affordable and convenient for customers with exciting bank discounts and unique rewards helping customers save more than Rs 600 crores.
“The Amazon Great Indian Festival 2023 has been the biggest ever in history! We are humbled to be a part of customer’s festivities and witnessed a record of more than 110 crores visits with 40 lakh+ new customers shopping on Amazon India for the first time. This festive season, 80 percent of our customers who shopped came from tier 2-3 cities reiterating our strong capabilities of delivering across all serviceable pin codes in India. We also saw the highest ever Prime sign ups in a single day this season along with the highest seller participation along with 5,000 new launches from top brands. A heartfelt thank you to our customers, brand and bank partners, sellers, and delivery associates, for making this the biggest celebration ever in the history of our operations in India” said Manish Tiwary, Country Manager, India Consumer Business, Amazon.
Small and medium businesses, startups, artisans, women entrepreneurs offered the widest selection of products with 6,500 sellers seeing 5X spike vis-à-vis 2022. During the Amazon Great Indian Festival 2023, Amazon saw the highest-ever number of sellers receive a sale; over 38,000 sellers achieved their highest-ever single-day sales. Over 750 sellers made sales worth crores and 31,000 sellers worth lakhs this festive season. Amazon India also saw more than 30 percent increase in the number of SMBs participating this festive season as compared to last year. Over 65 percent of the sellers receiving a sale hailed from Tier II, III cities, and beyond.
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Blinds by AD announced the launch of a stunning new range featuring more than 500 fabrics. This collection showcases exquisite prints, varied textures, and a plethora of colors, providing an extensive array of vibrant hues. The environment-friendly fabrics, currently produced in over 50,000 sq feet of production space, offer a selection of delightful designs and serene color palettes, suitable for adorning any home or commercial space this season. With a production capacity of 600 blinds per month, Blinds by AD emphasizes the perfect combination of style, versatility, and affordability.
The exclusive collection, sourced globally with over 1500 fabrics produced, represents a mix of sophisticated styles designed for modern-day living. Each fabric comes with a choice of linings, ensuring incredible style and adaptability. The launch signifies years of research and development to meet the unique demands of today, with the fabrics falling into various categories such as insulated, scratch-proof, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and certified for sustainability.
“We don’t want our customers to alter their personal design goals for fear of stains or spill or odour. We are thus thrilled to offer our patrons our expansive line of fabrics by the yard. With our new collection of patterns, styles and colours, they can now create any upholstered piece of their choice and liking with the knowledge that shall stand the test of time. There is a lot to ponder when one wonders how to dress up your window. Practicality, sustainability and style are all thoughts that have been delicately and meticulously woven in our new range of fabrics to make the process easier for you,” said Shuchi Chokhawala, Co-Founder of Blinds by AD.
Blinds by AD produces various categories of blinds for residential, commercial, hospitality, and healthcare sectors, including automated and manual Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds, Wooden Blinds, Cellular Blinds, Zebra Blinds, Smart Curtain and Solarette Blinds, and tracks for curtains and Roman Blinds. The extensive range offers rich textures, prints, and a vast color palette, catering to the practicality, sustainability, and style considerations when dressing up windows in India.
The D2C Tea Brand from Assam, Esah Tea, announces its significant expansion into Delhi, marking a milestone in the brand's journey to bring Assam's rich tea culture to the bustling capital region. Esah Tea’s retail presence extends across key locations in West Delhi, East Delhi, Central Delhi, and North Delhi, available in over 80 departmental stores. Future plans include establishing a footprint in South Delhi, Gurgaon, and Noida, aligning with Esah Tea’s mission to convert 20,000 acres of land to organic tea cultivation in Assam by 2025, involving over 1000 local small tea growers.
Esah Tea's offerings, featured in Delhi-NCR's multi-brand stores, include 10 unique SKUs providing a distinct tea experience. Noteworthy selections encompass Assam Organic Gold CTC Chai, Organic Litchi Black Tea, Organic Whole Leaf Green Tea, Organic Peach Blue Tea, and Butterscotch Chai. The brand also introduces a line of instant chai, with variants like Cardamom, Masala, Kadak chai, and the health-conscious Instant Mango Turmeric Latte.
Bijit Sarma, Founder and CEO of Esah Tea said, “Our journey, expanding from our humble beginning to Delhi-NCR and beyond, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing the healthiest, and the most authentic tea experience for our valued customers. As we grow, we remain resolute in our promise to provide premium, organic teas that not only taste great but also embody our dedication to eco-friendliness and healthy living. In alignment with this, our switch from nylon to pyramid organic cotton tea bags not only preserves the taste but also the planet, showcasing our eco-conscious approach. We firmly believe that our customers deserve the best for their hard-earned money – a healthy, organic choice for their families, free from pesticides.”
Esah Tea's pricing structure reflects its commitment to accessibility, with the Assam Organic Gold Chai, available in 250g and 500g packs, competitively priced at Rs 210, with a special 30 percent discount offer. The brand maintains a presence in over 600 stores nationwide, both online on Big Basket and Amazon.in, and offline in key locations. The startup aims to reach 5,000 outlets across India by 2024, with global exports to over 10 countries. Esah Tea’s unique strategy, including free in-store tea tastings, garners favorable feedback and encourages immediate purchases from a growing customer base exceeding 100,000 individuals online and offline.
Allied Blenders and Distillers Limited ("ABD") is elevating its presence in the Prestige and Above segments of the whisky market by introducing distinctive offerings rooted in key consumer insights. In pursuit of this objective, ABD has unveiled a trendy and stylish 180ML pack under the name 'Hippy.' ABD's 'Hippy' represents a modernized interpretation of the traditional 180ml SKU, commonly referred to as the 'quarter,' offering a fresh and stylish packaging.
ABD was among the early pioneers to make this packaging format accessible to semi-premium whisky consumers through Sterling Reserve Whisky. 'Hippy' is a contemporary reimagining of the 'quarter' and boasts broad appeal across various age groups. Presently, it is available in regions including Maharashtra, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Daman, and Tripura.
Alok Gupta, Managing Director of ABD said, "Innovation is a fundamental principle at ABD. 'Hippy' exemplifies this core value, driven by consumer-centric insights. This offering expands the opportunities for consumers to engage with our brand due to its stylish design and portability."
Bikram Basu, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at ABD, added, "For a long time, consumers of alcoholic beverages have grappled with the 'brown-bag syndrome,' feeling hesitant about being seen with their conventional 'quarter' or 'pau-a.' 'Hippy' empowers consumers to shed those inhibitions and proudly enjoy their Sterling Reserve BX Whisky."
Parag Milk Foods Limited (PMFL) is the largest private dairy FMCG company in India. It was founded in 1992 and has a reputation for offering healthful and nutritious 100 percent cow's milk products. PMFL has a strong distribution network and works closely with farmers. Its flagship products are Gowardhan Ghee and Go cheese. PMFL is also making significant inroads in the institutional, HORECA cheese business, and the consumer cheese segment. It has introduced Avvatar, India's first 100 percent vegetarian whey protein, manufactured in India. PMFL's overarching goal is to become the largest dairy FMCG company, prioritizing health and nutrition through innovative products.
Parag Milk Foods Limited (PMFL) has taken a significant step towards enhancing its operational efficiency and driving growth by forging a strategic association with Boston Consulting Group (BCG). PMFL, a leading player in the dairy-FMCG industry in India, recognized the evolving industry landscape and the need to streamline its operations while maintaining its dedication to delivering innovative and high-quality dairy products. BCG, with over five decades of experience as corporate strategy pioneers, possesses a profound understanding of industries and opportunities.
The partnership between PMFL and BCG is aimed at optimizing existing business processes and identifying new opportunities for growth and efficiency. The collaboration comes at a pivotal juncture for PMFL as they embark on ambitious expansion plans and strive to transform into a structured organization, diversify their product range, scale up operations, and expand their reach. This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in PMFL's journey towards achieving sustainable growth.
As the collaboration between PMFL and BCG progresses, customers and stakeholders can expect to witness positive changes in the company's operations, enhanced efficiency, and a continued commitment to excellence. The alliance will leverage BCG's global perspective and deep industry knowledge to unlock new avenues for growth, ultimately contributing to PMFL's long-term sustainability. With its vision set on becoming the largest dairy FMCG company, PMFL's partnership with BCG represents a significant step towards achieving this goal. The company's dedication to innovation, health, and nutrition will remain at the forefront of its business strategy as it works to shape the future of the dairy-FMCG industry in India.
As the festive spirit blossoms, MiniKlub, the renowned baby and kidswear brand, is thrilled to introduce its latest line of Occasion Wear for young ones. This carefully curated collection offers a delightful array of stylish and comfortable outfits, ensuring that every child appears and feels extraordinary during special celebrations.
MiniKlub's Occasion Wear features a range of high-quality fabrics, including soft cottons, plush velvets, durable polyester, and breathable mesh cotton sateen. These materials promise charming and coordinated looks that are sure to steal the show. With a keen eye on contemporary trends and traditional elegance, the collection presents a variety of options for young fashion enthusiasts.
Anjana Pasi, Director of MiniKlub, remarked, "We are excited to introduce our Occasion Wear collection, thoughtfully designed to make every child feel special and stylish during this festive season. Our range includes dazzling gowns and well-fitted coordinated sets, perfect for creating unforgettable moments and capturing the perfect photo opportunity. Whether it's Diwali, Bhai Dooj, or a birthday party, our collection is crafted to make every child feel like a prince or princess."
MiniKlub's steadfast commitment to superior quality, comfort, and trendy designs is prominently displayed in this fresh festive wear series, embodying the brand's mission to ensure that children not only look their best but also feel at ease and confident during every festive occasion.
Vanity Wagon has announced its strategic partnership with Shoppers Stop, a prominent multi-brand retailer. Under this partnership, Vanity Wagon will become the exclusive curator of clean beauty products for both online and offline stores under the Shoppers Stop umbrella. This collaboration will initially debut in 7 high-performing Shoppers Stop and SS Beauty outlets located in various cities, with plans to expand to an additional 50 outlets over the next year.
Prateek Ruhail, Co-Founder and CEO of Vanity Wagon said, "We are incredibly excited about the partnership with Shoppers Stop. We believe that clean beauty is not just a trend but also a lifestyle. With this collaboration, we are poised to redefine the beauty industry. Our partnership strengthens the clean beauty community and promotes an interconnected business ecosystem. It also allows for experimentation with new products and aligns with an Omni channel retail strategy.”
Naina Ruhail, Founder and Co-CEO of Vanity Wagon added, “Our journey to create a transparent and trustworthy platform for clean beauty enthusiasts has led us to this remarkable partnership. It represents a significant step towards making clean beauty accessible to a larger audience. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best clean beauty products, and Shoppers Stop's extensive reach will help us achieve this goal."
Biju Kassim, CEO - Beauty at Shoppers Stop commented, “We are excited to announce Vanity Wagon as our Clean beauty partner. This partnership underscores our dedication to providing customers with the highest quality beauty products. Together, we aim to redefine and enhance the clean beauty retail experience for all our shoppers..”
The primary objective of this partnership is to support affiliated clean beauty brands by expanding their reach, enhancing the perception of clean beauty, fostering trust, and establishing Vanity Wagon as the exclusive curator of clean beauty in India.
The brands collaborating with Vanity Wagon will enjoy various benefits, with the partnership extending to beauty brands over the next five years, contingent on their commitment to Omni-channel retail. Initially, 50 brands will feature in 6-15 locations over the next six months.
In conclusion, the partnership between Vanity Wagon and Shoppers Stop is poised to redefine the beauty retail landscape in India, making clean beauty products more accessible to consumers across the country.
Nebula By Titan, recognized for its distinguished selection of luxury timepieces meticulously crafted in solid gold, presents a splendid addition to the festive attire, offering a seamless fusion of precision craftsmanship and imaginative design.
The latest festive offering, "Varsha," represents not merely a time-telling instrument but a narrative yearning to be shared. This opulent gold timepiece, the inaugural creation within Nebula's Malhaar collection, captures the enchanting harmony of Indian monsoons. It evokes visions of verdant landscapes, the aroma of rain-kissed earth, and the soothing melody of raindrops dancing on rooftops. The 18k gold casing, combined with the diamond-embellished bracelet, radiates opulence and sophistication. The dial's gentle rippled texture is gracefully encircled by glistening diamond raindrops adorning the bracelet. Meticulously crafted with unwavering precision and meticulous attention to detail, this timepiece embodies a seamless marriage of tradition and contemporary aesthetics, rendering it suitable for both formal and informal gatherings. It stands as the quintessential accessory for individuals who hold an appreciation for the splendor of the natural world and the finer aspects of life.
"Varsha" serves as a testament to the brand's unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in the realm of horology. For comprehensive insights into "Varsha" and other exceptional timepieces offered by Nebula By Titan, further information is readily available.
COACH India recently unveiled its Shine collection, ahead of Diwali. Inspired by today's generation and designed by Creative Director Stuart Vevers, the vision of the Shine Collection is to 'WEAR YOUR SHINE'. The Collection features playfully expressive silhouettes and colors, with the Tabby bag and new Penn silhouette in metallic and patent leather.
In the era where fashion embraces aesthetics, Coach’s new Collection is like wearing a piece of sunshine every day! Each piece from the range radiates magnetic charm, and promises to add a touch of spark to every ensemble.
Inspired by today's generation and designed by Creative Director Stuart Vevers’ the vision of the Shine Collection encourages to be real and 'WEAR YOUR SHINE'. COACH India also hosted a fun evening, on 4th November filled with glamour and glitz celebrating the WEAR YOUR SHINE campaign at Jio World Drive, Mumbai. The one-of-kind experience of the grand installation and Shine Collection launch pop-up celebrated the spirit of individuality and self-expression this Diwali.
Earlier in the week, Coach unveiled SHINE, an immersive pop-up installation to invite audiences to explore a multi-sensory world of light, space, and sound at Mumbai’s Jio World Drive Mall. The one-of-a-kind structure features a reflective surface of high-shine gold panels encased in bronze scaffolding, inspired by the campaign’s message of transforming your inner glow into outer shine. The SHINE installation and “Wear Your Shine” campaign mark the next chapter of Coach’s storytelling grounded in the Courage to Be Real, its mission focused on inspiring audiences to express themselves authentically.
The Organic World (TOW), a renowned Responsible Retailer in India and the largest organic and natural retail store chain, has unveiled three new products within its plant-based home care brand, Osh, just as Indian households gear up for the festive season. Based in Bengaluru, the company aims to provide easier access to plant-based home cleaning solutions without straining the monthly budget.
TOW's latest launch introduces Osh Fabric Conditioner, Osh Toilet Cleaner, and Osh Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner, expanding its plant-based home care lineup to a total of 6 Osh products. The Organic World is a part of the Nimida Group's portfolio of brands. The Nimida Group, headquartered in Bengaluru, is actively involved in sectors such as retail, consumer goods, farming, and sports, with a focus on enabling better choices and creating sustainable value.
The market for Indian household cleaners is currently valued at $7,537 million, and industry reports suggest it is expected to reach $21,950 million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 18.9 percent during 2023-2028. Osh has set its sights on achieving sales of 25 crores in the next 2 years and becoming a market leader in the natural homecare products segment.
Osh, a Sanskrit word meaning "dewdrop," symbolizes nature in its purest form. All Osh products are crafted with 99 percent natural and plant-derived ingredients, free from harmful chemicals like sulphates, phosphates, bleach, parabens, ammonia, and other common ingredients in popular household cleaning products. They have received PETA's approval as vegan and cruelty-free products and are formulated with IFRA-certified, allergen-free fragrances.
Gaurav Manchanda, Founder and MD of The Organic World said, "The consumer response to Osh has been truly heartening! The Indian consumer is ready to shift to chemical-free and natural products that are good for people and the planet. As a Responsible Retailer, we will continue to expand our range of plant-based home care products, making them affordable and accessible to more consumers. We are firmly committed to fulfilling our brand promise of creating a healthier and more sustainable future through better choices for our consumers."
TOW's Osh range of products is not only vegan and cruelty-free but is also certified allergen-free by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA). As a brand, Osh is plastic-negative, recycling twice the amount of plastic used. These products are available through TOW's omnichannel retail network, including its 16 physical stores, 50+ multibrand outlets, and online platforms like Amazon, BigBasket, and Flipkart.
At TOW, customers can find a wide array of products, including certified-organic fruits and vegetables, chemical-free grains, dairy, oils, ghee, home cleaning essentials, personal care items, health and wellness products, and snacks, in addition to curated childcare products.
Osh Fabric Conditioner, Osh Toilet Cleaner, and Osh Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner, available in 860 ml, 900 ml, and 250 ml packaging, are priced at Rs 375, Rs 275, and Rs 250, respectively.
Omaxe Group, a well-established real estate developer in Delhi-NCR, has officially introduced Mr. Samir VM as the Chief Information Officer, marking a significant development. With a wealth of experience spanning 23 years, notably 21 years of which are dedicated to the real estate sector, Samir VM is poised to make a transformative impact on the company's information systems.
Samir VM is a highly accomplished professional, certified by The Open Group and a member of the Association of Enterprise Architects. He also possesses executive education credentials from esteemed institutions such as Harvard Business School and the Indian School of Business. His extensive expertise in information technology and strategic thought leadership seamlessly align with Omaxe's strategic vision, aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and consolidating its position as a leading, publicly listed real estate developer.
Mohit Goel, Managing Director of Omaxe Group said, "We are delighted to welcome Samir VM to our leadership team in the capacity of Chief Information Officer. His extensive experience and profound knowledge of the real estate sector, combined with his strong strategic acumen, will play a pivotal role in elevating Omaxe's standing in the real estate sector. We firmly believe that his contributions will prove instrumental in our journey towards becoming a technology-driven and future-ready real estate developer."
With a steadfast commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction, Omaxe has successfully delivered a multitude of residential and commercial projects, thereby establishing itself as a trusted and respected name within the real estate sector.
Shree Krishna Paper Mills and Industries Ltd (SKPMIL), India's pioneer in unbleached chemical-free paper innovation, has been honored with the Best Sustainability Innovator Award 2023 for their latest creation, "Eco-friendly Sustainable Copier Paper," presented by Guardians of the Green, a company dedicated to acknowledging industry innovators in sustainability.
The Sustainability Innovator Awards serve as a beacon of trust and recognition for those deeply committed to the future, celebrating businesses and individuals who embrace sustainable practices that have a positive impact on the environment and society.
Established in 1974, SKPMIL is a prominent Indian company engaged in the manufacturing, marketing, and trading of paper in India. It achieved the distinction of introducing thermal paper to India in 1992 through technical collaboration with Hansol Paper from Korea.
Renowned for its innovative approach to business, the company commenced paper production from recycled waste fiber in 2005. More recently, SKPMIL introduced an innovative product known as Unbleached Chemical Free Copier Paper and paper stationery, becoming the first Indian company to offer these eco-friendly products in India in 2022. SKPMIL employs 100 percent recycled fiber to manufacture various paper varieties and specialty papers.
Based in New Delhi with a manufacturing unit in Rajasthan, SKPMIL supplies a wide range of paper and paper products to industries such as plywood, food, and publishing. Additionally, the company exports its products to countries including the UK, Europe, the USA, the Middle East, and South Africa, among others.
Over the years, SKPMIL has strategically expanded its horizons. Naynesh Pasari, Executive Director of Shree Krishna Paper Mills and Industries Ltd, stated, "We have not only maintained our position as an innovator in the Indian paper industry but also strategically broadened our reach. After successfully establishing ourselves as an industrial paper brand, the company ventured into the retail sector by launching 'PACKMATE' in June 2022. This retail brand offers unbleached chemical-free paper products to eco-conscious customers in India and beyond. We entered the retail market with a range of tree-free paper-based products for stationery, education, and gifting purposes."
PACKMATE stands as India's first brand for sustainable copier paper, diaries, notebooks, gift envelopes, gift wrapping paper, food wrapping paper, and paper bags, among other products. These eco-friendly offerings are available on popular online platforms like Amazon and Flipkart.
Pasari added, "The company enjoys a strong presence in all these segments. Our motto is to cater to consumers' needs with high-quality products at reasonable rates. We consider it a promise and a challenge to prove ourselves every day, continually elevating the standards we set and maintaining our unwavering commitment to our customers."
Despite abundant sunlight, Vitamin D deficiency remains a significant public health concern in India, primarily due to the busy urban lifestyles that confine individuals indoors. As we approach World Vitamin D Day on November 2, Tata Tea unveils its latest survey findings. The survey indicates that a substantial 96 percent of surveyed individuals in key Indian metros, who are aware of the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency, are keen to address it with convenient solutions. Moreover, 67 percent of respondents expressed their willingness to incorporate everyday food and beverage products as a means to combat this deficiency.
This survey, conducted across Delhi, Bangalore, and Kolkata, offers valuable insights into consumer preferences for simpler and more straightforward lifestyle solutions. The participants in the survey encompassed various age groups, ranging from 24 to 50 years, and represented a diverse demographic.
In response to the pressing issue of Vitamin D deficiency, Tata Tea has introduced Tata Tea Gold Vita-Care, a tea enriched with essential vitamins D, B12, B6, and B9. With just two cups of Tata Tea Gold Vita-Care, consumers can meet 30 percent of their daily vitamin intake for these four essential vitamins, all while savoring an irresistible taste in their daily tea.
Puneet Das, President - Packaged Beverages, India and South Asia, Tata Consumer Products, remarked on the launch of Tata Tea Gold Vita-Care, stating, “The introduction of Tata Tea Gold Vita-Care reaffirms our commitment to enhancing the consumer experience and addressing unmet well-being needs. A significant portion of the seemingly healthy population grapples with issues related to fatigue, metabolism, and concentration, often linked to vitamin D deficiency, particularly due to prolonged indoor stays."
Das further explained, "While supplements are an effective way to incorporate vitamins into the diet, many consumers also desire a more convenient and tastier format that aligns with their daily lifestyle. Tata Tea has been at the forefront of innovative health and wellness solutions in the form of delicious and easily consumable beverages. With Tata Tea Gold Vita-Care, we provide a daily, convenient option for consumers to fulfill 30 percent of their daily vitamin requirements for Vitamin D, B12, B6, and B9 by simply enjoying two cups of tea each day. It's an excellent way to integrate these essential vitamins into one's diet while relishing a daily cup of tea as part of a balanced diet. We anticipate that Tata Tea Gold Vita-Care will be warmly embraced by our consumers, addressing the need for a convenient health and wellness option in their daily lives."
Tata Tea Gold Vita-Care is readily available through General trade, Modern trade, and leading e-commerce platforms such as Amazon. The product is offered in 100, 250, and 500-gram packs, priced at Rs 50, Rs 180, and Rs 340 (inclusive of all taxes), respectively.
Diwali not only signifies the arrival of happiness and togetherness but also prompts the age-old question of what to wear for the occasion. This sartorial quandary is often accompanied by another pondering: how to accessorize to complement your attire? While selecting the perfect outfit is a significant start, the right choice of accessories is equally pivotal.
The Diwali season in India is a time for radiating light and joy, and Lavie Luxe's limited edition Crystal Frame Clutch and Crystal Flapover Sling Clutch impeccably encapsulate the spirit of the festival. Meticulously crafted with a profound understanding of contemporary fashion trends, these bags are tailored to make a statement and leave a lasting impression.
The Crystal Frame Clutch: The Crystal Frame Clutch is a manifestation of sophistication and timeless beauty. This fully embellished clutch, adorned with scintillating crystal-like stones, captures and reflects light, exuding a mesmerizing allure. Its compact design ensures it is the perfect companion for Diwali celebrations and other festive gatherings. With its metal frame and chain strap, it serves as a versatile accessory that can be elegantly carried as a clutch or comfortably worn as a crossbody, offering hands-free convenience.
The Crystal Flapover Sling Clutch: Embark on a seamless blend of style and utility with the Crystal Flapover Sling Clutch. Distinguished by its crystal-studded flap, silken body, and detachable strap, this sling effortlessly combines elegance and functionality. Inside, a generously proportioned compartment, complete with a cash slip pocket, enhances the overall refinement of your ensemble. For those desiring a bit more room without compromising on style, the Crystal Flapover Sling Clutch emerges as the ultimate choice. Embellished with scintillating crystals and graced with a chic flap-over design, it becomes the ideal accessory to carry your essentials with panache. The adjustable shoulder strap offers the flexibility to wear it as a crossbody or on your shoulder, making it a versatile and fashionable addition to your collection.
Apparel Group is pleased to announce the opening of the inaugural Victoria's Secret Beauty concept store at Phoenix Mall of the Millennium in Wakad, Pune. This strategic launch aligns with the conglomerate's global commitment to introducing innovative retail concepts while expanding its presence in regional markets.
The new store boasts a distinctive design and an elegant ambiance that mirrors Victoria's Secret's global reputation for excellence and style. It aims to be a comprehensive destination for all beauty needs, offering an extensive product range, from fragrances to accessories, ensuring an exceptional shopping experience for beauty enthusiasts in the region.
Victoria's Secret Beauty in Pune presents an array of offerings, including the brand's iconic selection of popular fine fragrances, body mists, lotions, and fashion-forward accessories, from the latest handbags to premium cosmetic cases, and more. The store will also showcase award-winning scents such as Bombshell, Very Sexy, Tease, and Heavenly, along with the highly anticipated Bare Rose Collection.
Tushar Ved, President of Apparel Group India, expressed, "We are thrilled to introduce the iconic Victoria's Secret Beauty brand to Pune and provide an exceptional shopping experience for beauty enthusiasts in the region. At Apparel Group, we are dedicated to bringing the most coveted international brands closer to Indian consumers. The store's opening exemplifies our mission of offering highly desirable international brands to discerning customers."
Abhishek Bajpai, CEO of Apparel Group India, further emphasized, "With a significant concentration of affluent consumers, Pune was a natural choice for expanding our presence in Tier II cities. We are confident that the selection of Phoenix Mall of the Millennium as the store's location will reinforce our commitment to reaching our target audience through the city's newest shopping destination."
The store's innovative design and the "Store of the Future" concept promise a truly unique beauty and accessories shopping experience. Victoria's Secret Beauty at Phoenix Mall of the Millennium is open to the public starting from November 4, 2023, inviting residents and visitors to explore the brand's exceptional collection of beauty products and accessories.
Swarovski and SKIMS have come together to introduce an exquisite range of body jewelry, intimates, and ready-to-wear apparel. This global launch is scheduled for November 7, 2023, available at the new Swarovski Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue and online at skims.com. Swarovski x SKIMS embodies the harmonious fusion of two iconic brands, blending the opulent extravagance of Swarovski with the innovation of SKIMS' signature fabrics, resulting in a collection that radiates empowered glamour.
Giovanna Engelbert, Creative Director at Swarovski, expressed, "It's been a dream since I joined Swarovski to create a first-ever collaboration with SKIMS that furthers the art of self-expression. Our collection is a celebration of the body and of strong, independent women who value their individuality and embrace life with confidence and style."
Kim Kardashian, Co-Founder and Creative Director of SKIMS, added, "For this collaboration, we really wanted to celebrate individual creativity and bring more glamour into getting dressed every day. The pieces are so dreamy, and we loved integrating the iconic crystal cuts into my favorite SKIMS pieces. We can't wait for everyone to love Swarovski x SKIMS as much as I do."
The collaboration is unveiled through a stunning campaign featuring Kim Kardashian, captured by renowned photographer Mert Alas. These visuals embody the essence of Swarovski x SKIMS, celebrating representation and individual confidence.
Swarovski x SKIMS showcases crystal body jewelry that can be styled in various ways and ready-to-wear items, including crystallized intimates, bodysuits, and dresses that shimmer with opulent brilliance.
The crystal body jewelry by Swarovski x SKIMS is size-inclusive and enhances the feminine silhouette with remarkable brilliance. Inspired by the Millenia jewelry collection, these pieces can be layered over or under garments and combined with matching chokers, necklaces, and bracelets for a show-stopping impact. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted, offering unique beauty and radiance.
The ready-to-wear collection of Swarovski x SKIMS presents an array of crystal-embellished silhouettes suitable for layering and any occasion. Crafted with SKIMS' signature fabrics that elegantly conform to the body, these empowering pieces are designed for confidence, comfort, and adorned with glistening crystals that exude glamour and radiance.
Swarovski x SKIMS will be globally available starting November 7, 2023, accessible on Skims.com, Swarovski stores, and select luxury stores around the world.
Mango, a prominent fashion group in Europe, is commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of Mango Man, a leading global menswear brand known for its substantial growth in turnover, retail presence, and international expansion in recent years. Mango Man is on track to achieve a record-breaking turnover of over 325 million euros this year, nearly doubling the 169 million euros achieved in 2020.
Mango Man's retail success is driven by its omni-channel approach, with approximately 70% of its turnover originating from physical stores in 2022, and the rest coming from online sales. With flagship stores in major cities like Barcelona, Madrid, London, Paris, Milan, and New York, Mango Man's commitment to physical retail is expected to result in a nearly 30 percent increase in the number of stores compared to 2020. The company values physical stores as a crucial point of contact with its customers, offering personalized services. In 16 stores worldwide, Mango Man now provides an in-situ customization service.
The brand's international presence has seen significant expansion in recent years, entering markets like India, Malaysia, Mexico, and Slovakia in 2023, while further expanding in countries such as Belgium, Italy, and Spain. Looking ahead to 2024, Mango Man plans to open new stores in markets like Georgia and Puerto Rico while enhancing its presence in key markets like France, Spain, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Founded in 2008 to inspire contemporary and urban men's fashion, Mango Man diversified Mango's product range and marked a significant milestone. In 2014, the division transitioned from H.E. by Mango to the current Mango Man, unifying the brand. This shift set the foundation for Mango's diversification strategy, with flagship stores encompassing the Woman, Man, Kids, and Teen lines.
Innovation is ingrained in Mango Man's DNA, with a clear focus on integrating technical properties into everyday garments to accompany the modern man's lifestyle. Their garments offer properties like windproofing, comfort, elasticity, and resistance to creases, enhancing the wearers' experience.
Additionally, Mango Man's Autumn/Winter 2023 Performance collection, featuring Antoine Griezmann as its ambassador, showcases innovation through 3D renders and life-like mannequins in select stores. The brand has also collaborated with cultural and sports figures, such as Adrien Brody, André Saraiva, Zinedine Zidane, and Gerard Piqué.
As part of its commitment to quality, Mango Man recently introduced the Selection collection, emphasizing classic high-quality garments, with a focus on knitwear and outerwear.
Quality and tailoring are paramount for Mango Man, evident in its collaboration with the renowned Italian brand, Boglioli, to create "Mango designed by Boglioli." This collection combines Italian craftsmanship with Barcelona's contemporary style, offering a versatile and comfortable range of garments. The collection, featuring garments named after Italian cities, is crafted using Italian fabrics and European workshops, with materials such as flannel and wool-knit.
"Mango designed by Boglioli" is now available for purchase on Mango.com and in selected stores in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Croma, a Tata Enterprise, is set to fulfill your Diwali dreams with its annual 'Festival of Dreams' campaign. Running until November 15, 2023, the campaign offers a plethora of dream deals and highly anticipated discounts across Croma's stores, Croma.com, and Tata Neu website across various categories, including Smart TVs, Laptops, Washing Machines, ACs, Refrigerators, Smartphones, and more. As a testament to its customer-centric approach, Croma is poised to turn your dreams into reality with a wide range of discounts and offers in Croma stores and on the website Croma.com and Tata Neu.
Enhance your home entertainment experience with an enticing selection of 55", 65", and 75" 4K LED TVs, now available with convenient EMI options starting at just Rs 2990 per month. For fans of Samsung TVs, there's a special treat – the elegant 55" Samsung Lifestyle Frame TV can be yours for the same monthly amount, complete with a Free Bezel worth Rs 8990.
Step into the realm of Intel Core i3 Laptops with MS Office, starting at just Rs 30,900. Moreover, Croma is offering fantastic EMI deals for tech enthusiasts. When you purchase a Laptop, you can enjoy up to 24 months of EMI, making it easier than ever to stay connected and stay ahead in the world of technology.
For those looking to upgrade their kitchen this Diwali, Croma has exciting offers in store. You can begin with the 256L frost-free Inverter Refrigerator, priced at a budget-friendly Rs 22,990. For those seeking more options, there's the Convertible 256L Refrigerator, available at an incredibly low price of just Rs 28,990. And for those with larger refrigeration needs, Croma offers the 400L+ Bottom Mount Convertible Refrigerator, starting at a convenient EMI of only Rs 1,994.
In the realm of household convenience, Croma presents the 8 kg 5 Star Inverter Fully Automatic Top Load Washing Machine, available with EMI starting at a pocket-friendly Rs 1799 per month. But that's not all! For those who value a stylish Diwali look and stay connected in style, Smartwatches start at an exciting price of only Rs 999.
Croma is also offering unbeatable deals on 5G Phones, starting at an unbelievable price of just Rs 13,499. And here's the icing on the cake – when you purchase select phones, you can get a Bluetooth Calling watch for a mere Rs 49, adding a touch of modern convenience to your tech collection.
Additionally, you can find MacBook Air starting at 49500 and MacBook at 2299 per month. For those aiming to elevate their Diwali gatherings, Soundbars offer EMI options starting at just Rs 999. Moreover, when you purchase a TV, select Sound Bars are available at a starting price of just 10K with an exclusive 10 percent discount.
To combat air pollution, Croma offers air purifiers at attractive price points, catering to various space requirements.
You can also find feature-packed Croma Own Label products at lucrative prices in Croma stores and Croma.com. On Croma.com, enjoy an Instant 10 percent discount of up to Rs 2000 on HDFC and ICICI CC/DC. In stores and on the website, avail of No Cost EMI for up to 12 months on Major Banks. Bag range starts at just Rs 599, and in stores, shop worth Rs 3,000 to get Rs 500 off on all Croma audio products priced above Rs 1000. Also, buy a Croma Side-By-Side Refrigerator and get a Croma 45L Direct Cool Refrigerator for free, or buy a Croma Washing Machine and get a Croma 2000W Steam Iron for free.
With guaranteed low prices and the widest selection of electronics, Croma's 'Festival of Dreams' is the ultimate destination for upgrading your home this Diwali.
Pantaloons, a leading fashion brand in India under the banner of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd., has taken a historic stride in revolutionizing the fashion retail landscape with the grand inauguration of its inaugural Pantaloons OnLoop store in JP Nagar, Bengaluru.
Pantaloons OnLoop is a playful and distinctively innovative experiential store that places technology at the forefront. It is designed to cater to young and contemporary customer who seeks excitement and enjoyment in all aspects of their lifestyle.
Spanning a vast 70,000 square feet, the new store offers a sensory delight and extends beyond the realm of fashion. It hosts a diverse array of over 50 fashion brands encompassing categories such as Apparel, Footwear, Watches, Sunglasses, Cosmetics, Bags, and more. The store features prominent ethnic wear brands like Tasva and Jaypore, alongside Pantaloons' exclusive brands such as Rangmanch, Akkriti, and Indus Route. Additionally, iconic sportswear classics like Puma and Skechers coexist with brands like GIVA and the Korean skincare brand Quench, all under one roof, ensuring a fashion-centric experience. Furthermore, the store is home to the first Coco Leni eyewear store in Bengaluru.
Pantaloons OnLoop elevates the shopping experience with its Smart Trial Rooms, Endless Aisle, and a Customization zone equipped with heat transfer technology. These features, along with options like embroidered badges and customized bag tags, enhance the process of browsing and trying on one's preferred outfits.
Sangeeta Pendurkar, CEO of Pantaloons, Style Up, and Marigold Lane, remarked, "Pantaloons has evolved into a fashion playground for the contemporary, youthful shopper over the years. Taking this to the next level, I am pleased to introduce Pantaloons OnLoop as the ultimate destination for Generation Z, encompassing all aspects of lifestyle and fashion. Conceived as a realm of creativity, Pantaloons OnLoop offers customers an unparalleled shopping experience."
For the upcoming generation of customers, whose lives follow a continuous loop, Pantaloons OnLoop represents a destination for endless fun, ensuring they keep returning for more.
Urban Square Mall, Udaipur's leading shopping and entertainment destination, is set to captivate and enthrall its visitors with a vibrant Diwali Bazaar. From November 3rd to 15th, the mall will offer a splendid Diwali shopping experience, adorned with decor inspired by the majestic Ram Setu, a first-of-its-kind in the region. This artistic tribute to our rich cultural and religious heritage enhances the significance of the Diwali celebrations.
The selection of decor inspired by Lord Ram during Diwali carries profound cultural and spiritual significance. Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights, symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. Lord Ram, an iconic figure in Indian mythology, embodies these values, making the thematic decor a representation of this timeless narrative and a source of inspiration for celebrating the festival.
Urban Square Mall is committed to nurturing a sense of cultural connection and pride among the younger generation. By incorporating the decor inspired by the majestic Ram Setu into the Diwali Bazaar, the mall aims to bridge the gap between tradition and modernity. The objective is to encourage young shoppers to embrace and appreciate their cultural heritage, thus creating a more meaningful and enriched shopping experience.
Additionally, this Diwali, Urban Square Mall offers visitors the opportunity to potentially become a "lakhpati" by spending a minimum of Rs 1000 only. The grand event, "KAUN BANEGA LAKHPATI," commences on the 4th of November, adding an exciting dimension to your Diwali celebrations.
Uddhav Poddar, Managing Director of Bhumika Group, stated, "We are delighted to introduce Urban Square Mall's Diwali Bazaar, a distinctive and immersive experience for our patrons. Our aim is to infuse the Diwali shopping experience with the charm and grandeur of our rich heritage, notably by showcasing the majestic Ram Setu. We believe this thematic decor will resonate with our customers and add a sense of pride and cultural connection to their shopping journey."
Urban Square Mall, situated in the heart of the city, stands as a premium shopping and entertainment hub, renowned for its diverse retail offerings, dining experiences, and captivating entertainment options. Its mission is to offer an exceptional and all-encompassing shopping experience to its visitors
Emma has recently made its debut in the Indian online mattress retail sector, bringing with it its globally renowned Airgocell foam and Aeroflex spring suspension mattresses. In 2022, the company achieved revenue exceeding $1 billion worldwide. "We see India as an exciting market for our mattresses. For that, our sleep scientists worked to understand the sleep preferences of Indians and adapted our global mattresses accordingly," explained Karthik Mohan, India Head of Emma.
Emma's unique selling proposition revolves around its unwavering commitment to comprehending and addressing the unique requirements of Indian sleepers. After conducting an extensive two-year research initiative that involved over 1,500 customers, the brand has meticulously refined its offerings to create mattresses that seamlessly align with the idiosyncratic sleeping preferences, diverse body types, and varying conditions prevalent in India. Each Emma mattress exemplifies the pinnacle of German engineering, celebrated globally for its precision and unwavering dedication to quality.
Presently, Emma retails its mattresses in India through its dedicated Indian website, www.emma-sleep.in, and via Amazon. To cater to a wide range of customer preferences and budgets, Emma has introduced four models from its global collection in India.
Dr. Dennis Schmoltzi, Founder and CEO of Emma said, "We are thrilled to introduce our diverse range of mattresses to the discerning Indian market. We have always strived to offer world-class products and customer experiences, and now, with options such as Emma Adapt, the globally acclaimed Emma Original, the versatile Emma Hybrid, and the luxury Emma Wave, we aim to cater to the diverse sleep preferences of Indian customers. We understand the significance of accessible, high-quality sleep, and our pricing, ranging from just Rs 5,779 to Rs 50,000, reflects our commitment to making top-tier sleep solutions accessible to everyone."
"As Emma establishes its presence in India, the brand remains steadfastly committed to revolutionizing the way people sleep, thereby enhancing their overall well-being. Dedicated to recognizing and addressing the distinct requirements of Indian sleepers, Emma eagerly anticipates a future marked by improved sleep quality for all," added Dr. Schmoltzi.
Zed Black Agarbatti, a well-known manufacturer of premium incense products, has joined forces with former cricket legend MS Dhoni in a partnership that celebrates the power of collective prayers during the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. This collaboration symbolizes unity and the spirit of collective goodwill.
Zed Black has a track record of innovative and impactful campaigns that resonate with the masses. Whether it's the game-changing TV commercial featuring MS Dhoni in a retro jersey look or the inaugural campaign "Prarthna Hogi Sweekar," which encouraged individuals to give their all to pursue their aspirations, these campaigns have consistently highlighted the strength of prayers.
As the ICC Cricket World Cup unfolds and India delivers an exceptional performance, Zed Black has unveiled a heartwarming TV commercial that captures the essence of friendship, unity, and collective prayers. The commercial depicts MS Dhoni enjoying an intense match with friends. Amid a nail-biting moment in the game, Captain Cool shares insights on the power of viral prayers during challenging times. The ad beautifully illustrates how a simple moment shared with friends can transform into a heartfelt collective blessing for the beloved cricket team.
Ankit Agrawal, Director, Mysore Deep Perfumery House shared "We are truly honored to have reunited with the legend, MS Dhoni as a part of the Zed Black family since almost a decade now. His leadership and the values he stands for aligns perfectly with our brand ethos. Through this dynamic association, we hope to inspire individuals and communities to come together, celebrate moments, and extend their collective blessings."
As part of its expansion strategy, Zed Black is investing in doubling its manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand. This includes strengthening its retail presence, expanding its distribution network, and adding more product verticals to meet domestic demand.
Mysore Deep Perfumery House operates from an expansive 9,40,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility in Madhya Pradesh, comprising five factories that produce over three crore incense sticks daily. Their product line includes over 1,200 products distributed to more than 40 countries across six continents. The company sells approximately 15 lakh packs of incense sticks daily.
"The new TVC, which captures sentiments of joy and euphoria is sure to make waves and strike a chord with the nation and offer their shared prayers and well-wishes for Team India. Zed Black has established a strong presence in the preferences of Indian consumers and has a significant share in the Indian market. Our strategy involves a dedicated focus on a wide array of regional fragrances, alongside our commitment to exploring innovative fragrances and research and development methods. With the upcoming festive season, we anticipate a surge in demand," remarked Anshul Agrawal, Director, Mysore Deep Perfumery House.
Anand Oberoi, MD Oberoi IBC said, “With their products being an integral part of households across India, Zed Black has often been associated with the power of prayers and spiritual rituals. This collaboration with MS Dhoni and the new TVC underlines the belief that collective prayers have the potential to create a positive aura and bring good luck not only to the cricket field but also to our lives.”
Mysore Deep Perfumery House (MDPH), with a history spanning three decades, is renowned for its diverse range of top-notch products, including agarbatti, essential oils, hand sanitizers, packaged tea, dhoop batti, and confectionery. Some of their household brands include Zed Black, Manthan, Samarpan, Coach, Orva, and Din Din.
Adani Wilmar Limited has posted a robust quarter, with a remarkable 18 percent YoY volume growth in H1’24 and 11 percent YoY in Q2’24. This growth can be attributed to an improvement in consumer demand, favorable edible oil prices, efficient supply chain management, and successful branded sales in both edible oil and food categories. However, sales revenue decreased by 13 percent YoY in both H1’24 and Q2’24 due to a significant correction in edible oil prices.
Despite the challenges in the edible oil segment, the company maintained its growth trajectory. The Edible Oil segment experienced a 4 percent YoY growth in volumes in Q2’24, with branded sales growing by 12 percent YoY. Sunflower oil and mustard oil played a pivotal role in driving this growth due to their strong brand equity. The Food and FMCG segment, including products like wheat flour, rice, pulses, besan, sugar, poha, and soap, continued to perform well, with segment revenues growing at 26 percent YoY in Q2’24 and 27 percent YoY in H1’24.
In Q2’24, Food and FMCG contributed 10 percent to the sales revenue and 18 percent to the sales volume. The company aims to increase the contribution of the foods business to approximately 30 percent of sales volume in the coming years. The growth in the domestic foods business was significant, driven by strong brands such as Fortune and Kohinoor.
The industry essentials business recorded a 25 percent YoY growth in Q2’24, supported by robust growth in the Castor and Oleochemical businesses. However, profitability was affected by losses in the edible oil segment, primarily due to divergent trends in spot and future prices.
Angshu Mallick, MD and CEO, Adani Wilmar Limited said, “We continued the growth momentum across all the business categories, amidst the challenging environment in the edible oils segment. The Company gained market share across most of the edible oil and food categories, given the immense focus on expanding our direct reach and rural town coverage. We see a huge potential for packaged oils and foods in the rural markets. Today, 30 percent of our sales comes from rural towns, wherein more than 70 percent population resides. In the past 6 months, we have added over 13,000+ towns, and we will continue this growth. The out-of-home consumption continues to grow with our HoReCa business showing volume growth of over 50 percent+ on a QoQ basis. The revenues from the branded products under the Food and FMCG segment have been growing consistently at 40 percent+ YoY in the past 8 quarters. We are also simultaneously building our branded exports business, where we see potential to serve the Indian diaspora abroad. Given the importance of health and wellness in today’s era, I am pleased to share that the company launched Brown Rice under premium Kohinoor brand. While the profitability in edible oils were impacted consecutively for the second quarter, we believe that the abnormality will soon reverse.”
Lotus Electronics, a leading electronics retail chain in Central India, is thrilled to announce the grand launch of the LG G2 97” 4K OLED, a revolutionary television that will be unveiled today at Lotus Electronics in Indore.
The LG G2 97” 4K OLED is set to transform the landscape of home entertainment with its cutting-edge features, promising to redefine the way we experience television. This extraordinary TV offers a host of technological advancements, making it a must-have for consumers seeking an unparalleled visual and auditory experience.
Hong Hu Jeon, MD of LG Electronics Pvt Ltd Korea said, "With the launch of LG G2 97” 4K OLED TV, we are marking a significant milestone at Lotus Electronics Indore. We are not merely introducing a television; we are ushering in a new era of home entertainment that pushes the boundaries of what's achievable, providing a visually immersive experience that will captivate and elevate how users consume and enjoy content in the comfort of their homes."
"Our collaboration with LG for the launch of the LG G2 97” 4K OLED is a moment of great pride for Lotus Electronics. It reflects our commitment to offering top-of-the-line technology to our valued customers. This partnership with LG encourages us to provide Central India with an unparalleled television experience, perfectly timed for the upcoming festive season. Simultaneously, we are setting new standards for home entertainment while anticipating a surge in sales during this festive period," stated Gaurav Pahwa, Director of Lotus Electronics.
The LG G2 97” 4K OLED television provides an outstanding home entertainment experience, featuring a native 120Hz refresh rate and the Alpha 9 Gen5 AI Processor 4K for exceptional picture quality. Supporting multiple HDR formats, including Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10, and HLG, it delivers incredibly lifelike visuals.
Gamers will appreciate the 4K 120 fps capability, G-Sync and Free Sync compatibility, ALLM, and VRR, ensuring an immersive and responsive gaming experience. The AI Sound Pro system with virtual 7.1.2 up-mix creates a cinematic audio environment. Additional features like AI 4K upscaling, Filmmaker Mode, HGIG Mode, and a Magic Motion Remote make this TV a versatile and user-friendly addition to any home. It epitomizes innovation in home entertainment.
Kent, a pioneer in RO Water Purifiers and known for its innovative kitchen appliances, is delighted to present a diverse range of kitchen essentials, perfectly timed for the festive season. Kent's new assortment of cookware, featuring Hard Anodised Pressure Cookers, Anodised Kadhai, Sauce Pan, Frying Pan, Roti Tawa, Dosa Tawa, Healthy Tri-Ply Pressure Cooker, and more, marks a significant transition towards healthier and environmentally friendly cooking.
This festive cookware lineup skillfully combines functionality with sophistication to cater to the contemporary culinary requirements of Indian households. It is designed to convert your kitchen into a hub of culinary delight and sustainability.
Conventional aluminum cookware poses potential health risks, especially when exposed to acidic ingredients that can result in aluminum leaching into food. The problem escalates when using stainless steel (SS) cookware, which often struggles to evenly conduct heat, leading to food sticking, burning, and acquiring unwanted odors.
KENT's Tri-Ply Pressure Cooker with Inner Lid aims to provide the best of both worlds—combining aluminum and SS. The layer of aluminum sandwiched between stainless steel minimizes food sticking and burning while ensuring even heat distribution for healthier meals. The cooking surface is made of high-quality 18/10 food-grade stainless steel, which is hygienic and non-reactive to acidic ingredients. The core layer consists of 1.2mm thick aluminum, efficiently retaining heat for quick frying and even cooking. The 0.6mm thick outer layer SS430 grade base makes it compatible with domestic gas and induction. It comes with a robust inner lid that remains pressure-locked while pressure is present, ensuring safety. The heavy capsulated bottom ensures sturdiness and convenience in cooking.
KENT has also introduced its Hard Anodised Cookware, meticulously crafted from high-quality aluminum and further strengthened through the anodization process.
Dr. Mahesh Gupta, CMD of Kent RO Systems Limited, expressed, "This is not just a cooking solution; it represents a shift towards safer, more efficient, and enjoyable cooking. Join us in embracing the future of culinary experiences. This festival season, switch to Kent's cookware range and rediscover the joy of cooking with reliable and health-conscious materials."
KENT's Hard Anodised Cookware guarantees non-reactivity with acidic ingredients, eliminating potential health concerns. The hardened outer layer offers exceptional durability, with a lifespan of up to 10 years, ensuring unmatched reliability in every kitchen.
These innovative cookware pieces can withstand high temperatures, assuring that your food won't stick or burn, ultimately extending the longevity of your cookware. Each cookware item features an injection-molded cool-touch handle for utmost convenience during your culinary adventures.
With prices starting at Rs 799, Kent's Anodised cookware collection is now available at authorized Kent outlets, leading kitchen appliance stores, and online marketplaces. Embrace the convenience, efficiency, and style that Kent brings to your kitchen.
A groundbreaking fusion of futuristic design and innovative craftsmanship is set to captivate the fashion-conscious retail market in India as the highly anticipated Rabanne H&M collaboration makes its debut. Drawing inspiration from the iconic 1960s creations of the late founder of Paco Rabanne, the collection has been rejuvenated under the creative direction of Julien Dossena since 2013. The Rabanne H&M collection pushes the boundaries of fashion with its revolutionary, dancefloor-ready style, blending iconic chainmail and dazzling sequins with effortless sportswear and sophisticated tailoring. This innovative collection spans across womenswear, menswear, accessories, and even ventures into home décor with H&M Home, and is slated for release in selected retail stores and online at hm.com on November 9, 2023.
Among the standout pieces for women are archival-inspired metallic mesh ensembles and mirrored paillette dresses, complemented by rhinestone-adorned chiffon gowns and leopard-print jersey dresses. Men can expect to make a bold statement with sharp silver suits and metallic mesh vests, as well as indulging in luxe loungewear. The accessories line introduces modern interpretations of Rabanne's signature paillette and metallic mesh bags, along with Western-style boots and sequined pool slides.
Notably, this collection elevates the standards of sustainable fashion, featuring high-quality, long-lasting fabrics, and premium materials such as leather and wool in accessories, outerwear, suiting, and knitwear. A significant achievement in this collaboration is the inclusion of both recycled and conventional metal in Rabanne's iconic metallic mesh pieces, achieved after months of extensive development. Additionally, embellished items in the collection incorporate recycled PET sequins and recycled glass rhinestones.
In a strategic move aimed at embracing premiumization in the Indian alcohol retail sector, Allied Blenders and Distillers Limited (ABD) is undergoing a significant transformation by transitioning towards a higher-value portfolio. This new direction is exemplified by the launch of a dedicated business vertical known as 'PremBrands,' which will exclusively cater to ABD's premium brand portfolio. The existing range of premium brands includes Sterling Reserve B10 Whisky, X&O Whisky, Srishti Whisky, and Kyron Brandy, and ABD has plans to introduce a series of additional premium brands shortly.
Furthermore, ABD has appointed Ankur Sachdeva as the Chief Revenue Officer. In his role, Sachdeva will spearhead the reengineering of the company's existing revenue streams and the establishment of new avenues for growth, all while focusing on enhancing product margins. With over two decades of profound experience in the Alcohol Beverage industry, Sachdeva has a noteworthy background. His most recent position was as the President of Operations at Radico Khaitan, where he played a pivotal role in the company's transformation, optimizing on-premises capabilities, bolstering CSD's profitability, and pioneering the development of new business ventures.
Alok Gupta, MD, ABD said, “At ABD we are very conscious of the imperative of being ‘future-ready’. We will stay agile to meet our strategic goals and deliver on the premiumisation agenda. The creation of the PremBrands vertical will ensure sharper focus on the higher value portfolio. I am delighted to have a seasoned leader like Ankur on board to steer the revenue and margin agenda for the company.”
Ankur Sachdeva, Chief Revenue Officer, ABD remarked, “I am thrilled to be joining ABD at this pivotal moment in its journey. I see immense potential in the company’s existing and new brand portfolio and the concentrated efforts towards premiumisation. I am eager to be a part of the exceptional team at ABD and contribute to its continued growth and success.”
Callebaut, renowned for its authentic Belgian chocolates with a century-old legacy, is pleased to announce its ongoing collaboration with acclaimed Chef Arvind Prasad, who will serve as its brand ambassador in India for the second consecutive year. This partnership is of great significance to Callebaut, as it aims to strengthen its relationships with partners and demonstrate the diverse applications of its chocolate products.
Throughout the past year, Chef Arvind has effectively represented the Callebaut brand on numerous platforms. Key highlights from the previous year include his representation of Callebaut at significant events such as India's largest trade show, Aahar in Delhi, engagement with the chef community and influencers in the food industry, and participation in the CIBUS Parma trade show in Italy, where he represented India.
Dhruva Sanyal, the Managing Director of India for Barry Callebaut said, "Our primary focus is on expanding our presence within the chef community and promoting the Finest Belgian Chocolate across India. The collaboration with Chef Arvind has proven to be exceptionally fruitful, drawing attention to our Callebaut brand and integrating its products into renowned hospitality brands throughout India. We eagerly anticipate Chef Arvind's extensive pastry expertise and reputation, which will further enhance Callebaut's brand awareness and market share."
This year, Chef Arvind is scheduled to conduct several masterclasses, with his first session set to take place at the Bakery Biz in Mumbai on November 29, 2023. He will continue to create, share, and inspire through Callebaut's digital platforms and will be actively involved in Callebaut's pan-India competition. This competition is designed to provide an opportunity for the chef community to showcase their talent and compete for the prestigious title of 'Callebaut Patissier of the Year.'
Michael Kors is delighted to introduce the Holiday 2023 advertising campaign for MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens, captured by the lens of photographer Lachlan Bailey and featuring the talented ensemble of Felice Nova Noordhoff, He Cong, Blesnya Minher, Arnelle Slot, and Baptiste Radufe. This season, they embark on a journey through the picturesque streets of Paris, embracing the vibrant essence of this enchanting city. From soirées in the city to moments in the spotlight beneath the iconic Eiffel Tower, Bailey's visuals beautifully encapsulate the opulent vibrancy of the City of Lights.
Michael Kors said, "Paris has always been an infinite wellspring of inspiration for me. It's a city that beckons you to pull up a chair and observe passersby because it's the greatest fashion spectacle of all time. And that's precisely what I aimed to encapsulate in this campaign."
In the realm of MICHAEL Michael Kors ready-to-wear, Holiday 2023 exudes a dance-floor-ready sensibility, with a glistening array of crystals adorning everything from chic pantsuits and mini dresses to versatile two-piece sets. Feathers grace blazer dresses and high-impact accessories, while sequined puffers and leggings eloquently convey that glitter and radiance need not be reserved solely for evening affairs. Faux fur outerwear and well-tailored coats exemplify an array of ways to remain warm in a state of elegance. All of this is brought to life through a striking yet understated palette, encompassing shades of black, white, metallics, and deep tones of fuchsia and crimson. The elevated glamour extends to accessories, with metallic renditions of the Mila handbag and a Parker bag embellished with a snakeskin print. Completing the season's ensembles are graceful sandals, elevated platforms, and robust combat boots.
Meanwhile, Michael Kors Mens mirrors the campaign's expressive style with modern, finely tailored outerwear, refined separates, and distinctive bags. Of notable mention are the striking metallic and snake-embossed leather goods. The global campaign is set to make its debut with print advertisements featured in winter issues worldwide. These captivating images will also be showcased across digital platforms and various social media channels, along with traditional outdoor media placements.
Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers, a celebrated name synonymous with luxury and timeless artistry, proudly presents its latest collection of diamond jewelry. This splendid array is painstakingly crafted to enchant both connoisseurs and fashion enthusiasts. With an unyielding commitment to excellence and enduring aesthetics, the brand continually establishes new standards in luxury and sophistication.
With the approaching festive season, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers introduces a collection that testifies to their relentless pursuit of quality and artistic distinction. Each piece in this collection, ranging from classic solitaire pendants to intricately designed diamond-studded bracelets, traditional necklaces, and statement rings, offers a stunning array of choices to cater to diverse tastes and styles.
Every diamond in these creations is meticulously placed to reveal its full brilliance, utilizing uncut polki diamonds and exquisite Zambian and Colombian emeralds to infuse a lush green radiance. The designs seamlessly blend timeless elegance with contemporary trends, rendering these pieces suitable for any occasion, whether it is a formal soirée or a casual gathering.
The classic pieces from Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers transcend the realm of ordinary jewelry; they stand as a tribute to life's most treasured moments. With a heritage of opulence and a dedication to timeless quality, this collection symbolizes enduring beauty that will be cherished for generations to come.
Weddings mark some of life's most significant milestones. They are moments when we contemplate the splendor of tradition and recognize the individuals who contribute to our remarkable journey. In this quest, Gargee Designers is elated to introduce its latest collection, "Abhaar," a masterpiece where the essence of gratitude merges seamlessly with enduring style.
"Abhaar" derives inspiration from India's rich heritage and historical legacy, guiding you through a captivating voyage into the past while offering a graceful tribute to vintage charm. This collection is a manifestation of the architectural wonders, cobblestone pathways from bygone eras, and the timeless grace of vintage weddings.
Comprising a diverse array of sherwani sets and bundi sets, including Panna Gulfam, Jaituni Manohar, Badami Kundan, Neeli Booti, Jaituni Aala, Samsara Nazaar, and more, "Abhaar" not only enhances your style and persona but also allows you to relive the grandeur of bygone eras in a contemporary context. It celebrates the enduring allure of vintage elegance and underscores the profound significance of gratitude.
Gargee Designers extends heartfelt appreciation to all those who have been part of this historic journey. This celebration is not only a nod to the sources of inspiration but also a testament to the deep gratitude felt towards the loyal customers who have been unwavering companions at every juncture of this remarkable voyage.
Ravi Gupta, the Director and Designer of Gargee Designers said, “With 'Abhaar,' we aim to capture not just the elegance of a bygone era but also the profound sense of appreciation and gratitude for life's most beautiful moments. Each garment in this collection tells a heartfelt story of love, tradition, and the gratitude that resides in our hearts.”
Navyasa By Liva, a contemporary brand specializing in sarees and women's attire, is thrilled to announce the grand revelation of their AW'23 collection, aptly named "The Garden of Eden." This highly anticipated collection is meticulously designed to cater to the modern Indian woman, offering a captivating fusion of ethereal prints and stylish designs that narrate a vibrant and colorful tale. Navyasa By Liva is dedicated to crafting effortlessly elegant pieces that are lightweight and fluid, empowering women to embrace their authentic selves.
At a recent fashion week, the collection was gracefully unveiled with popular actress and dancer Elli Avrram gracing the ramp as the showstopper. She adorned a red floral saree adorned with foil embellishments from the new collection, exuding both comfort and style in the fluid and fashionable crepe saree that draped her like a second skin.
"The Garden of Eden" boasts a diverse array of versatile and authentic pieces meticulously curated by Na. Drawing inspiration from the unparalleled beauty of nature, the collection presents an exquisite range of outfits adorned with imagery inspired by natural wonders. The colors and patterns adorning these garments evoke the imagery of a kaleidoscope.
This collection caters to various occasions, ranging from workwear to festive attire and evening glam. The sarees offer a wide array of options, including modern, textured, artistic, traditional, embellished, and patterned creations, all meticulously crafted with premium Liva fabrics. These pieces, simple yet elegant, cater to those seeking comfort without compromising their style quotient.
Co-ord sets remain a popular trend, and the "Garden of Eden" collection features select pieces designed to make a statement. The collection includes one-shoulder kaftans, jumpsuits, tunics, and embroidered kaftans, all radiating elegance.
ManMohan Singh, Chief Marketing Officer at Birla Cellulose, Aditya Birla Group said, "With this collection, we aim to fulfill the aspirations of modern women who seek high-fashion outfits that are easy to wear and move in. The entire collection is sustainable, of natural origin, and gentle on the skin."
The collection encompasses a wide range of fibers, weaves, and motifs that come together to form a harmonious collection of sarees and clothing, perfect for the festive season. The collection features bold prints and wearable silhouettes that not only epitomize fashion-forwardness but also practicality. What sets this collection apart is its meticulous craftsmanship using sustainable Liva fabrics, sourced from nature, reflecting a commitment to environmental preservation.
As the enchanting festival of lights, Diwali, approaches, Tanishq, India's foremost jewelry brand, embarks on a magical journey deep into the heart of the glorious past. With the introduction of the 'Dharohar' collection, Tanishq pays a heartfelt tribute to the timeless charm of heirloom artifacts from a bygone era, beautifully weaving a connection between the old and new legacies, bridging generations with a sense of heritage and nostalgia. 'Dharohar' represents more than just a collection; it is a celebration of the heart-warming narratives that have shaped our magnificent history. It serves as a testament to the traditions passed down through generations, from treasured family recipes to cherished memories that define our identity. Through 'Dharohar,' Tanishq introduces a new chapter in the stories of old.
The 'Dharohar' collection seamlessly merges tradition with a touch of modernity, highlighting unique designs and captivating craftsmanship. It preserves the essence of our glorious past while establishing its own legacy. This collection encompasses a wide array of Plain Gold, Vintage, and Kundan jewelry designs, with each piece paying homage to the Tanishq woman, the true custodian of legacies. She carries forward the traditions and family heritage.
The 'Dharohar' collection showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of skilled artisans, known as karigars, who breathe life into each exquisite jewelry piece. From intricate chandak work to rare badhroom techniques, stunning ras rawa, and delicate filigree craftsmanship, 'Dharohar' resonates with the opulence of tradition in every piece. Among the standout pieces in this hero collection are a magnificent choker necklace set adorned with thappa work, a regal necklace set featuring intricate filigree work, an opulently classic set with kundan inlay work, and a marvelous turquoise badhroom pattern set, along with several other necklace sets, bangles, bracelets, and fingerings. Tanishq's 'Dharohar' collection redefines the concept of jewelry by infusing it with the essence of India's rich heritage, offering a seamless blend of the old and the new.
Revathi Kant, Chief Design Officer, Titan Company Limited said, “This Diwali, we are thrilled to unveil Tanishq's 'Dharohar' collection, a testament to the heart-warming celebration of our rich traditions and cultural legacies. Diwali, the festival of lights, not only illuminates our homes but also symbolizes the warmth of preserving our heritage. The 'Dharohar' collection, specially curated for the modern woman who treasures her roots, beautifully encapsulates this essence. Each piece in this collection is crafted with utmost care by our skilled artisans, echoing the opulence of our heritage through intricate designs. It's a heartfelt tribute to the enduring traditions that bind us and ensure our stories are cherished for generations. As we approach this festive season, embracing the magic of Diwali, let 'Dharohar' be the beacon that lights up your celebrations and preserves the legacy of our culture in the most heart-warming way.”
This festive season, Tanishq presents a treasure trove of exquisite modern heirlooms inspired by our rich heritage specially crafted for the custodian of legacies.
Zed Black, a prominent player in the incense industry consistently ranked among the Top 3 incense sticks manufacturing companies, is delighted to introduce its latest collection of incense sticks range and prayer essentials, perfectly timed for the festive season. This trailblazing range of bamboo-less incense sticks is set to revolutionize the art of gifting and enhance the spiritual journey of those who seek it. This festive season, Zed Black Agarbatti is poised to become the preferred choice for those looking for a sustainable and spiritually enriching experience. The new curated festive collection encompasses a range of products, including masala agarbatti, bamboo-less and charcoal-free incense sticks, dhoop sticks, sambrani cups, and more. This thoughtfully curated collection ensures that customers in India have access to high-quality, premium incense sticks that align with the evolving preferences of shoppers.
With a remarkable year-over-year growth of 15 percent, Mysore Deep Perfumery House (MDPH) has become synonymous with quality and innovation in the incense market. This festive season, the company is pushing the boundaries once again by offering a diverse range of products aimed at enhancing the spiritual experience for its customers.
One of the standout additions to their product lineup is the innovative Bamboo-less, Charcoal-Free Agarbatti series, reflecting the company's commitment to sustainability and responsible manufacturing. The newly launched Zed Black Exclusive Series features Charcoal-Free variants like Golden Myst 4in1, Sandalwood, and Patchouli range – exotic hand-rolled flora batti. The Zed Black Luxe series, another innovative creation from MDPH, is also bamboo-less and long-lasting, offering a fragrance that lingers to create a blissful ambience for an extended period. Available in traditional Chandan, Gulab, Loban, and Mogra fragrances, these products are a perfect eco-friendly gifting solution. The festive curated collection also includes the flagship Zed Black 3-in-1 series and Zed Black 3-in-1 Sambrani Cups in three variants: Guggal, Loban, and Dashang, infused with natural herbs. The Manthan Dhoop Sticks in festive jar packaging, with traditional fragrances like Chandan, Gulab, Loban, and Mogra, also enrich the bamboo-less category. The brand has also expanded its extensive range of puja samagri or prayer essentials with products like Samarpan Chandan Tika, Samarpan Ghee Diyabatti, Samarpan Pooja Oil, and Samarpan Camphor, available in 20+ variants.
Anshul Agrawal, Director of Mysore Deep Perfumery House said, "As a frontrunner in the incense industry, Zed Black continues to set benchmarks for quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. The launch of the festive series in bamboo-less, charcoal-free, and long-lasting, low-smoke incense sticks has seen an uptick in demand from metro and tier-one cities in India. This move solidifies our commitment to providing holistic solutions for spiritual practices. From aromatic incense to revered Bhimseni Camphor and RO-water-infused Chandan Tika, our robust prayer essential offerings will cater to the festive demand amidst evolving preferences. This collection is not just a compilation of products; it is a celebration of spirituality."
MDPH’s third manufacturing unit, at Rampipliya (Indore, Madhya Pradesh), began operations in 2018 as a greenfield unit built on a 15-acre land with a constructed area of 3,35,000 sq ft. It is the world’s largest Raw Agarbatti factory, producing over 3.5 crore Raw Agarbatties daily with more than 800 machines. The unit is solar-powered, expected to save over 500 MW of energy annually.
Ankit Agrawal, Director of Mysore Deep Perfumery House said, “Early sales are promising, and we anticipate a strong festive season with a projected 20-25% growth due to increased demand for incense sticks driven by religious practices, cultural rituals and aromatherapy. MDPH has seen substantial growth in recent years, achieving double-digit growth consistently for the past five years, and a 15 percent quarter-on-quarter growth this fiscal year. With five modern manufacturing facilities MDPH has been innovating and launching best-in-class brands meeting multiple consumer needs, spanning across various sectors since three decades. We've ventured into the Food and Beverage (F&B) sector, with a particular focus on confectionery, and we hold a positive outlook on achieving a turnover of Rs 1000 crore by FY26.”
As a prominent FMCG company in India, MDPH boasts a diverse portfolio of high-quality products across various categories, including agarbatti, essential oils, hand sanitizers, packaged tea, dhoop batti, confectionery, and more.
MDPH is backed by a dedicated workforce of over 4,000 employees, with women constituting 80 percent, actively involved in all aspects of manufacturing, from perfume creation to packaging. MDPH processes over three crore incense sticks daily at its 9,40,000 sq. ft manufacturing space in Madhya Pradesh, comprising five factories. It exports over 1,200+ products to more than 40+ countries across six continents, with 15 lakh packs of Zed Black incense sticks sold daily. Zed Black continues to set new standards, solidifying its position as a key player in the incense and spiritual products industry, consistently exceeding market expectations.
Nitin Kohli Home is a renowned name synonymous with exceptional design expertise and innovation in both residential and commercial interior spaces within India. Their versatile portfolio encompasses the creation of high-end furniture as well as the orchestration of turnkey projects for luxury homes, offices, and even rural estates, effectively redefining the art of interior design. With an in-house design center brimming with unique materials, along with dedicated units for stone, metal, fabrics, soft furnishings, and glasswork, Nitin Kohli Home ensures that every project embodies a true masterpiece.
Nitin Kohli Home's latest collection is resplendent with brass detailing, infusing homes with timeless vintage charm. Featuring an array of items such as side tables, chairs, pedestal lamps, and benches, this collection radiates a contemporary yet regal aura that masterfully combines functionality with aesthetics. These unique statement pieces are meticulously crafted, seamlessly blending different materials like wood, metal, and brass, guaranteeing they become treasured additions to any household.
An exemplary illustration of minimalist design and elegance, this chair epitomizes Nitin Kohli Home's commitment to precision. It boasts clean lines, and well-proportioned dimensions, and is fashioned from top-tier materials that harmoniously meld modern style with comfort. The chair's luxurious and durable attributes are attributed to the high-quality materials it is constructed from, including polished metal and smooth leather, enhancing both its visual appeal and tactile experience. Its practical and adaptable design makes it suitable for a wide array of settings, be it within residential living rooms or contemporary office spaces.
The side table's sleek and timeless design renders it adaptable to a diverse range of interior styles. Supported by robust wooden legs that impart warmth and a natural ambiance, the table exudes a bold contemporary aesthetic. Its sturdy and streamlined metal base seamlessly blends modern and classical elements.
A colonial-style pedestal lamp from the collection showcases a wooden base that introduces vintage charm to your living space. The metal stand top, adorned with brass caps, provides an elegant contrast, forming a unique and stylish lighting fixture that perfectly complements traditional and classic interiors.
Handcrafted from natural wood, the bench is a truly unique furniture piece. Its artisanal design adds a touch of rustic elegance to your passage area, with the natural wood imbuing it with a warm and inviting ambiance. Beyond its functional role, the bench's exceptional structure positions it as a captivating conversation starter. Whether utilized for decorative purposes or as practical seating, this natural wood lock bench seamlessly melds form and function, making it a valuable addition to your living space.