Flipkart join hands with Decathlon

Domestic e-commerce giant Flipkart is all set to sell sports goods major Decathlon line of products. According to a recent report in a leading national daily, Flipkart has confirmed a formal tie-up with Decathlon which will result in online platform selling nearly 120 sports products category in the coming months. “Consumers value the Decathlon brand due its international appeal and wide range of product inventory. From specialized product lines like camping, diving, snorkelling to basic fitness accessories, Decathlon has a competitive edge over its competitors due its large collections of…

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SHOPX ships 80K units in September with improved last mile delivery

Fast growing digital offline platform SHOPX has reported scaling up its Last Mile Delivery model with an aim to strengthen logistic efficiency in tier II and III markets in India. According to a company release, the company has integrated its local channel partners into the Last Mile Delivery process to ensure that its delivery timelines remain as short as possible (24 – 48 hours in Tier I and Tier II markets and 48 – 96 hours in Tier III & IV markets) with a significantly reduced cost per package. The…

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Wall-Mart to deploy shelf-scanning robots

According to an international news agency report, global retail giant Walmart has decided to deploy shelf-scanning robots in as many as 40 retail stores to enhance the efficiency level in these units. The robots will help in faster replenishment of inventory and have been deployed in some units on a pilot basis. “If you are running up and down the aisle, and you want to decide if we are out of Cheerios or not, a human doesn’t do that job very well and they don’t like it,” Chief Technology Officer Jeremy…

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Myntra associates with Ministry of Textiles to support weavers

Myntra recently officially launched its CSR initiative in association with the Union Textile Ministry, to work directly with weavers and elevate their economic stature. The initiative also provides an impetus to the Government’s agenda to transform and revive demand for arts and handloom products in India. The fashion e-commerce major is committing itself along with some of its partner brands to bring artisans and their products online, providing them access to new customers and opportunities. These products will retail on Myntra via a dedicated online store, thereby creating a one-stop shop…

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Gamle opens its first exclusive store

Gamle Appliances, one of the most modern kitchen appliance brands in India, would strengthen its share in Built in Kitchen Appliance Segment through entering into the franchisee model, exclusive stores called as Gamle World. Gamle Appliances opens its first Exclusive “Gamle World” at Faridabad recently. The store is spread over 700-800 square feet situated at Sohna Road, Faridabad. This retail space would offer the consumers to meet with the latest innovations in Kitchen industry. Through this Gamle World people will be able to feel the unique buying experience with combination of technical know-how through the…

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India Post’s ‘Intl. Track Packet Service’ for 12 APAC countries

Public sector postal services giant India Post has recently launched an e-commerce centric international service which will facilitate cross border shipment of small consignments across 12 Asia Pacific countries. The service, ‘International Track Packet’ was launched early this week. “We launched ‘International Track Packet’ service that would help our customers to send shipments to 12 Asia Pacific countries like Australia, Combodia, Hong Kong and Japan at an economical rate. Additionally, the customers can also track and trace the packages online,” Arundhati Ghosh, Chief Post Master General of India Post’s West Bengal circle has been…

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GNFC targets Rs 500 cr topline from neem products

The Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals (GNFC) recently revealed targeting an annual turnover of Rs 500 crore in the next three years period on the basis of expansion of its neem-based products’ portfolio. “After realising a good potential for GNFC’s FMCG products, we have decided to increase the product range of neem-based items. The launching of neem hand wash, shampoo and other derivatives will enable the company to achieve Rs 500 crore turnover in next three years,” GNFC’s managing director Rajiv Kumar Gupta has been quoted as saying in a recent PTI report. GNFC’s various…

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Exclusive distribution partnership between Ruchi Soya- Patanjali

Ruchi Soya Industries recently announced the signing of an MOU with Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev ji promoted Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. for an exclusive sales and distribution arrangement for the entire range of Patanjali edible oils in large packs. Under the terms of the MOU, Ruchi Soya would use its own extensive distribution network to sell the complete range of Patanjali edible oils in large packs across all regions of India. Under the agreement, Ruchi Soya has exclusive distribution rights for the existing as well as future range of Patanjali edible…

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MANGO to open 25 stores

Following the announcement made earlier this year, MANGO has now opened its first brick-and-mortar store with the latest concept in Delhi, in conjunction with its business partner, Myntra. Myntra has partnered with select retail companies to curate MANGO’s offline business in India. This way, MANGO expands its omni-channel strategy in India. MANGO’s expansion plan consists of 25 store openings in India over the next 5 years. Its first store opens today in Delhi at Select Citywalk Mall (Saket district), with an event hosted by model and actress Ileana D’Cruz. The…

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Amazon launches B2B platform to reach out to Indian SMEs

Global retail giant Amazon which is strengthening its position in India has recently added one more feature to its base platform. It has now launched its popular Amazon Business, a B2B platform, to expand its Indian base of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). “This is basically a marketplace to serve the needs of small and medium businesses. The idea was quite simple—we get a lot of feedback from our 220,000-odd sellers who reach out to us and want to buy stuff from our B2C marketplace. As you’re aware, we keep…

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