‘Who Has the Most Colorful Winter Wardrobe’ Contest

Kamdhenu Paints, one of India’s leading full-scale decorative paint company has rolled out a contest ‘Who has the most colorful winter wardrobe in the group’ to engage customers ahead of / before the New Year 2020. The campaign will be run on Facebook and Instagram for the remainder of December. Through this contest, Kamdhenu Paints is encouraging customers / viewers to tag and share picture of a friend or family member, on the company’s Facebook page, who they think has the most vibrant wardrobe / colorful winter wardrobe. The entries…

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Adani to pick up 40 percent stake in cold chain firm Snowman

Adani Ports & SEZ subsidiary Adani Logistics has announced picking up 40.25 percent stake in Gateway Distriparks cold chain unit Snowman Logistics. The deal has been valued at Rs 296 crore. “The acquisition is in line with our strategy and vision to be a leader in providing integrated logistics services in India and moving from port gate to customer gate. Cold chain is key product in customer gate strategy given India’s consumer driven demand,” Karan Adani, chief executive officer at APSEZ was quoted as saying. The private sector port leader…

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Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani takes over as new ASSOCHAM President

Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the diversified Hiranandani Group, has taken over as the new President of the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), a leading industry and trade association in the country. Presiding over as the ASSOCHAM Centenary President, Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani said, “New India is a centre of the vortex to achieve an ambitious mission of $5 trillion economy. We are fully aligned with the goal set to achieve in tandem with double digit GDP growth rate inclusive of employment generation. The Chamber shall…

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Digitalization to help e-commerce supply chains overcome profitability challenge

DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has identified digitalization and automation in the supply chain as an imperative for online retailers looking to grow and compete over the long-term. In its latest white paper, the company, which this year announced an investment of at least USD 2.2 billion in digitalization through 2025, provides new insights on how specific challenges within the e-commerce supply chain can be overcome with the support of new technologies.   Change at the Speed of the Consumer: How E-Commerce is Accelerating Logistics Innovations” was authored by…

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QAD named in Food Logistics’ 2019 FL100+

QAD, a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, has announced that Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global  food supply chain has named QAD to its 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list. The annual FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers listing serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. With over 500 food and beverage manufacturing sites live in over 85 countries, QAD has…

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UPS geared up for handling record return package

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is expecting a seventh consecutive record-breaking National Returns Day as consumers send back holiday orders ranging from ill-fitting sweaters to duplicate kitchen gadgets. On Jan. 2, consumers are expected to deposit 1.9 million returns packages into the UPS network – a 26% spike from last year’s peak returns day. This process is a change from years past, when consumers would rush to physical retailers the day after Christmas and stand in long lines to make returns. UPS has helped rewrite that narrative by offering both retailers and…

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Trial run begins on Rewari-Madar section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor

An inaugural Trial-Run of Indian Railways (IR) freight train on the newly built Rewari-Madar section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), covering a distance of about 306 kms (Total 663 track Km) was conducted last week. The Rewari-Madar section is in Haryana State (for approximately 79 Km in Mahendragarh & Rewari districts) and Rajasthan State (for approximately 227 Km in Jaipur, Ajmer, Sikar, Nagaur & Alwar districts). There are 9 newly built DFC stations in this section, six crossing stations (i.e. New Dabla, New Bhagega, New Sri Madhopur, New Pachar Malikpur, New…

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Tamil Nadu to develop 3 fishing harbours

The first tripartite Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the department of Fisheries Government of India, NABARD and the Government of Tamil Nadu for the implementation of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Fund (FIDF) last week. Tamil Nadu is availing the initial concessional finance of Rs 420 crore from NABARD for development of three fishing harbours in the state namely, (i) Tharangampadi in Nagapattinam Ditrict, (ii) Thiruvottriyur Kuppam in Tiruvallur District and (iii) Mudhunagar in Cuddalore District. These harbours will create safe landing and berthing facilities for a large number of…

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Agricultural goods can fetch India earn additional $97 billion in exports: FAO

Select agri and agri-based commodities like meat, milk and fruits, among others, present export opportunity worth over $ 97 billion (about Rs 6.9 lakh crore) for India, as per data released by the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO). India’s export share in agri items such as bananas, oranges, chicken, meat, and milk products like cheese and butter milk is miniscule at present, the data showed. The country’s share in the global market for 19 commodities was a miniscule 1.5 per cent, or around $ 1.5 billion (about Rs 10,650 crore),…

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