• LIFE
    Future Retail, Future Consumer, Future Lifestyle hit record highs

    The acquisition is expected to help the Future Group to strengthen its presence in south India Shares of Kishore Biyani – led Future Group companies are on a roll with Future Lifestyle Fashions (up 8% at Rs 389), Future Consumer Products (up 8% at Rs 48) and Future Retail (up 5% at Rs 512) hitting their respective lifetime highs on the BSE. Future […]

  • STARTUPS
    Declines in Traffic to Your Retail Store May be Slowing – Finally!

    U.S. brick-and-mortar stores including small businesses are showing signs of life again. In the retail month of July 2017, in-store analytics company RetailNext found stores’ traffic decline was the lowest since January 2016. Sales also experienced a relatively low year-over-year decline, which is a positive sign for the retail industry as a whole. RetailNext Retail Performance Pulse […]

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    6 Ways to Compete Using Retail Customer Experience

    It started with the Great Recession. As they tightened their belts, Americans spent less on products and more on experiences. While the economy has improved, this attitude hasn’t changed: Consumers of all ages are increasingly spending their money on experiences rather than things. What does this mean for your retail business, and how can you […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    30 Things You’ll Need When Opening Your First Retail Store

    Thinking of opening your first retail store? No matter what you intend to sell, you’ll need a lot of different supplies to make your store look professional and welcoming to your customers. Below is a checklist of items that can get you started on building a retail store that customers will love. Opening Your First Retail […]

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    Infiniti Retail to break even this fiscal year

    Currently, there are 97 Croma stores including seven Croma Zip stores at airports. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint Mumbai: Infiniti Retail Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Tata Sons which operates consumer durables retail chain Croma, hopes to break even at the operating level this financial year, a top company executive said. The retailer is also hopeful of […]

  • STARTUPS
    CPG-focused start-ups give retail chains a miss

    Happily Unmarried Marketing Pvt. Ltd runs the portal HappilyUnmarried.com and has the male grooming brand Ustraa. Photo: Hindustan Times Mumbai: A number of start-ups catering to segments ranging from beauty to male grooming, and natural and organic products that had initially established a presence online are now looking at general trade to reach consumers, giving […]

  • STARTUPS
    Large appliances the next growth driver for online retail sales

    E-commerce helps the growth of large appliances essentially by increasing access to customers for brands. Photo: Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg Bengaluru/Mumbai/New Delhi: Every morning for the past four weeks, Sandeep Karwa, who heads the large appliances business at Flipkart Internet Pvt. Ltd, has been on frantic phone calls, urging suppliers and brands to ship their televisions, refrigerators, […]

  • Nominate Your Favorite Retail District for “Main Street Contest” by April 24

    Small business group Independent We Stand (IWS) is running an online contest that began on March 1 to reward the most “deserving” Main Street or downtown district in the U.S. as a way of promoting small business in America. The idea is simple — consumers and small business owners pick a primary retail street in the […]

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    So, what’s the state of India’s online retail market anyway?

    Graphic: Naveen Kumar Saini/Mint Bengaluru: What’s $70 billion? It’s the difference between the most bullish estimate of the e-commerce market in India and the most conservative. One extreme is Morgan Stanley, which has estimated that e-commerce sales in India will soar to nearly $120 billion by 2020; UBS Group AG is at the other end […]

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    Entry of conglomerates set to shake up online fashion retail

    The shake-up comes at a time when investors have started to question the high valuations of e-commerce companies in the country. Photo: Bloomberg With the Tata group, Aditya Birla Group, Reliance Industries Ltd and large retail companies such as Arvind Ltd entering online fashion retail, the segment, which so far has been dominated by companies […]