Aadhar not compulsory for international parcel

The Department of Posts has clarified that producing Aadhar Card at the time of booking of any international parcel has not been mandatory. The department, in a recent press communique, was responding to a report published in a national daily which maintained that quoting Aadhar number has been made compulsory for international parcel booking. The department has further clarified that it is mandatory to produce an Identity Proof acceptable for important transactions like booking an International Parcel or International EMS (Merchandise) for safety and security reasons. And it could be…

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Commercial vehicles sales jump by 30% in August

August has turned out to be a month of mixed trends for automobile sales in the country. While Kerala floods and similar situation in several other parts of the country facilitated very small single-digit growth in passenger vehicle segments, commercial vehicles saw a robust growth of nearly 30 percent. According to SIAM’s data for the month, the commercial vehicle sales in August stood at 84,668 units as against 65,350 units in the same month last year. “The growth momentum continued in the LCV (Truck) segment too, which witnessed a growth…

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SPPL announces offline presence expansion with three partnerships

Super Plastronics, a brand licensee of Eastman Kodak Company, has announced its offline expansion with its retail presence in Croma, Aditya Birla More and METRO Cash & Carry stores across India. With over 150 selling points in offline space, SPPL aims to capture 4% (Online + offline) market share for its KODAK TV’s in India by 2020. SPPL’s two-year anniversary celebrations being a Kodak brand licensee began in the month of August. Coinciding with the anniversary, the leading television manufacturer has announced its partnership with leading retail stores. SPPL is an…

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SLCM seeks patent for monitoring innovation in WMS

 Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM), India’s leading agri services solutions provider, has now applied for a patent with the India Patent Office. Thepatent application titled “System and Method for Real-time Monitoring ofQuality Control Data in a Warehouse Management System” describes system andmethod which would be used for real-time monitoring of quality control datain a warehouse management system (WMS). The company has claimed that its new artificial intelligence infused technology system and method allows syncing of data from a number of warehouse management subsystems located at different locations connected through a…

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MobiKwik adds rent-a-bike service on its app

MobiKwik, one of India’s largest digital financial services platform, has entered into a new vertical in the travel category with its tie-up with ONN Bikes, a bike rental platform that simplifies the way people commute daily. MobiKwik users will be able to rent a bike, scooter or scooty through the Mobikwik app.  This alliance is aimed at making intra-city travel hassle free, affordable and convenient. The service will be live in 6 cities namely Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kota, Mysuru & Udaipur as a part of the launch and will expand to more…

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CEVA signs new five year deal with Australian power firm

CEVA Logistics has successfully implemented its Matrix WMS (warehouse management system) and signed a new five year  deal with Western Power, the Western Australian state Government-owned energy provider. Operating out of their main distribution centre in Jandakot and their regional and metro depots, CEVA Logistics has worked in close partnership with Western Power to develop and support its future supply chain strategy. Key to that new strategy was the implementation of Matrix WMS in order to deliverfurther functional improvement, better stock visibility and tighter controls whichtogether drive increased logistics productivity for…

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Airbaltic signs service cargo agreement with B&H Worldwide

Global aero-logistics major B&H Worldwide has signed an agreement tohandle AOG and routine traffic as service cargo to and from London Gatwick on behalfof airBaltic. airBaltic operates a fleet of 34 aircraft offering direct flights from the Latviancapital, Riga, to more than 70 destinations with additional direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius to various European destinations. airBaltic has been recognisedas the most punctual airline in the world for several years in the row. Under the new contract, which is effective immediately, B&H will exclusively manageall AOG traffic, time-critical spares and routine…

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e-Commerce, an emerging threat for malls in smaller locations

  While e-commerce and brick-and-mortar stores will continue to co-exist in India, e-commerce currently has a definite edge over physical retail in India’s tier II and tier III cities, warns ANAROCK Retail’s report ‘Rebirth of Retail Malls: New, Improved and Revitalized’. The report, which was released at the India Retail Forum (IRF) in Mumbai recently, mentions that India’s tier-II / tier-III cities will also be key contributors to the country’s retail growth going forward. The organized retail market is growing at CAGR of 20-25%. “Nearly 100 million people out of India’s 300-400 million-strong middle class currently live…

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