Watch: Chaotic scene at subsidised onion shop in AP's Vizianagaram
Dramatic visuals from Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram where people are strug...
'One Nation One Ration Card' to be effective nationwide from June: Ram Vilas Paswan
Under the initiative, eligible beneficiaries would be abl...
How booze may not let India cut its dependence on foreign oil
The mandate to supply molasses to liquor industry can derail India's plan to us...
Indians warm up to Google's 'Shopping' feature to track several offers, reviews of products
The company is extending support for Indian languages to facilitate the shopping experience.
Versace, Cavalli seek new partners in India; Longchamp shuts shop
High operating costs and soaring rentals are the bane of luxury retailers who have also noticed a 20-25% reduction in footfalls. The non-existant growth of luxury brands in India, according to experts, can be attributed to a confused strategy followed by brands. Experts say, luxury brands are selling old collection in India which is driving sales down.
More Indians flying overseas to shop for cheaper luxury goods
UK, France and NY top attractions as big brands offer huge discounts, logistical support. La Vallée Village in France, which is home to brands such as Armani, Jimmy Choo, Givenchy and Versace, has been organising trade events in India and saw visits by Indians increase 40% last year.
New strict Surrogacy Bill on the anvil, clinics shut shop
The National ART Registry of India (NARI) maintained by the ISAR is the nodal agency tasked with recording surrogacy cases. But infertility expert Dr Nayana Patel, known for handling Asia’s first surrogacy case in 2003, said this data is partially accurate as it reflects only the information voluntarily uploaded by clinics across India.
More preferring online grocery shops: BigBasket
BigBasket said it’s using its partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant- Alibaba to improve delivery and logistics.The retailer, which has shifted from dark stores to large warehousing format, has also implemented Alibaba’s bulk storage mechanism to optimize space.
PayNearby launches own micro ATMs at retail shops
The Confederation of ATM industry (CATMi) has announced its plans to shut down nearly 50 per cent of ATMs due to high maintenance cost of software and equipment upgrades.
Alibaba Singles’ Day sales touch $1 billion in 1 minute, $16.3 billion in less than 90 minutes
Alibaba is all set to break its last year record of Singles’ Day sales as it clocked more than half of what it did last year in less than 90 minutes. The retail e-commerce giant with a networth amounting to $486 billion is focusing on new consumption to boost sales.
One nation, one ration card: We are creating a central repository of ration cards, says food secretary
Ravi Kant, secretary, food & public distribution said that the purpose of one nation, one ration card scheme is to ensure nationwide portability in distribution of subsidised foodgrain to beneficiaries [under the National Food Security Act] without the need for them to get a new ration card. This will provide benefit to migrant workers, labourers and daily wagers.
India’s biggest shopping season wasn’t all that big: Report
More than 90 per cent of storekeepers indicated footfalls lower than the last year’s festival period.
Alibaba’s Singles’ Day smashes previous records, clocks $38.37 billion in sales
The retail e-commerce giant with a networth of $486 billion has clocked a staggering amount in sales this year. Amidst a trade war with the US, American brands such as Apple, Nike and Estée Lauder included the list of brands that surpassed 100 million Yuan within an hour of the sale on Monday.
Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service