• Posted On Friday, June 15, 2012

    There have been a lot of discussions and controversies regarding FDI in multi-brand retail in the country. With the issue still stuck and a near solution far from being in sight, Indian consumers have responded with their opinions on the issue. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, May 25, 2012

    While the 30% sourcing norm mandated for international retailers raised hopes for the small-scale sector in India, there were several arguments against the concept. Firstly, for brands that require products of meticulous engineering such as watches or instruments, it would be impossible to produce locally. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, May 11, 2012

    Almost every industry today is reeling under the impact of the high interest rate regime. The retail sector is no exception and in fact it is one of the worst affected sectors. Not only does the sector face the heat from the consumer regarding the high inflation rate but also has to sustain its margins in this highly competitive market while interest rates soar. ....

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  • Posted On Saturday, April 28, 2012

    The cash on delivery (COD) facility has gone a long way in establishing the trust on ecommerce. As online retailing gains momentum, the COD facility is likely to become more common. However, the payment option and procedure can often be a major challenge for retailers as it can cause delay and increase the processing aspect of the payment. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, April 13, 2012

    In spite of single brand retail in India creating a major hue and cry, international retailers seem to have stuck to the traditional mode of entering the market. While many were expecting these brands to set up exclusive stores in the country without any collaboration with Indian companies, such stores are yet to be seen across the country. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, March 30, 2012

    With a consumer base where the majority of buyers are below 30 years of age, the Indian retail market is not just the most lucrative but also one of the fastest growing in the world. International and domestic brands take into consideration the fact that the average consumer has an affinity for everything new and there is also a fascination towards branded stuff.....

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  • Posted On Friday, March 16, 2012

    The Indian footwear retail market is one of the most rapidly growing and dynamic sectors in the market today. Though a bunch of international brands have forayed into the market in recent years, domestic players have also been witnessing robust growth. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, February 24, 2012

    With India awaiting implementation of the increase in FDI limit in retail, more and more foreign brands from different sectors are venturing into the Indian market. For world famous brands, India appears to be a lucrative marketing destination due to its huge consumer base and a heightened buying capacity. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, February 10, 2012

    As the nation celebrates love this Valentines Day, retailers across the country will look to cash in on the same. While some retailers have already announced special offers marking the special occasions, some are waiting for the weekend before Valentines Day to make the move.....

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  • Posted On Thursday, January 26, 2012

    The design of a store can influence sales to an extent that no other form of advertisement can. As put by Prof A Ramaswamy Iyengar, faculty Retail at Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai, the store is the biggest and most effective tool for advertisement for a retailer. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, January 13, 2012

    The unorganised retail sector in India is one of the most dominant yet less talked about sectors in India. In spite of its unorganised nature, the sector holds huge potential and is the most preferred for brands for making an impact in the market. This is mainly because the sector has tremendous penetration in the semi-urban and rural areas. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, December 30, 2011

    The much debated and much publicised controversy surrounding foreign direct investment in retail may have died down in the last few weeks but some questions still remain in the mind of the common man. One of the biggest selling points of the policy for the present government was that the entry of international retailers would bring down the prices for the common man. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, December 16, 2011

    The controversy surrounding the opening up of the retail sector to FDI has made headlines all over yet some of the direct consequences of the policy still remain unclear. ....

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