HomeLane establishes base in Kolkata,Pune

Leading home design brand HomeLane.com has established its base in two additional markets – Kolkata and Pune. The start-up plans to invest INR 15 crores to boost business and brand in the new markets and aims to deliver 1000 homes in both cities in the next one year. With Pune and Kolkata, HomeLane will be now 7 cities and 10 experience centres strong. The startup is already strengthening its market presence by doubling its experience centers in the existing markets. HomeLane also plans to add 200 interior designers from the…

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ITC’s B Natual now available in transparent PET bottles

ITC’s Foods Division has launched the country’s first premium fruit beverages in Aseptic PET bottles with no added preservatives for its B Natural offerings. B Natural’s entire range is “not made from imported concentrates” but with Indian fruits sourced only from Indian farmers. The launch range will comprise of three variants which cater to the Indian consumer palette – Himalayan Mixed Fruit, Ratnagiri Alphonso and Dakshin Pink Guava which are made with fruits that are procured from the pristine orchards of Himalayas, Ratnagiri and Dakshin Karnataka. The range will be available across major Modern…

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Zomato to set up warehouse network at strategic locations

According to a recent report by a news agency, online food company Zomato is planning to create an expansive warehousing network in the country particularly targeting strategic locations. The report underlines that the company has decided to open 20 additional warehouses by the end of 2020 by making an investment of Rs 56 crore under its B2B platform Hyperpure.   “We will be adding 20 more warehouses by end of 2020 across the country. To set up a hyperpure warehouse, the approximate investment is USD 4,00,000 (about Rs 2.8 crore).…

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DHL SmarTrucking bags logistics partner contract from Singer India

DHL SmarTrucking, the latest vertical added by Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) Group in India aiming to encash the emerging opportunities in the road express business, has bagged a major contract from Singer India – a leading manufacturer of sewing machines and home appliances, to transport their products across India. The company will be providing transportation support to Singer India on 11 critical routes. Sanjeev Sharma, Chief Sales Officer, DHL SmarTrucking, said, “Every customer win is a testament to our commitment and expertise in the logistics sector. We are focused to…

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Air France- KLM initiates real-time air cargo eBooking

The cargo wing of global aviation major Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has joined hands with WebCargo to offer instant pricing, capacity and booking for over 1,400 forwarders. New digital service introduced by the airline would enable forwarders on the world’s largest air freight platform, WebCargo, to instantly view live rates, assess capacity availability, and secure cargo bookings on specific flights in real-time. This will ensure improved transit times and significant cost savings for airlines, forwarders and shippers, as well as improved capacity utilization.  “Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is…

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VIP service for Huawei P30 Pro customers in India

Huawei P30, the latest blockbuster in the global handset arena giving a major boost to its manufacturers’ standing in the space, will be offered with a special sales pitch to customers in India. Huawei Consumer Business Group India has announced special VIP services for the newly launched Huawei P30 Pro smartphone which primarily includes effortless and free pick and drop service for their handset across India. Another major highlight of this offering would be record speed turnaround time with fast and best-in-class repair time as part of their VIP Customer…

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Flipkart to invest Rs 5000 crore in logistics parks

Several recent media reports suggest that the Walmart– owned domestic e-commerce giant Flipkart is all set to invest a staggering Rs 5000 crore in creating large scale logistics parks across three locations in the country – Karnataka, Gurugram and West Bengal. The company is looking to acquire land parcels amounting 300 acres to set up the three units. According to a newspaper report, construction of its proposed West Bengal logistics parks will begin shortly. Flipkart’s closest rival Amazon is also working on improving and expanding its back-end infrastructure and is…

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UPS Q1 result is a mixed bag

First quarter earnings for the global logistics giant UPS has been largely observed as a mixed bag. The company though has maintained its average daily volume has gone up and it managed to fetch higher quality revenue during the quarter even as rough winter weather in the US marginally impacted its business.  The company has reported its U.S. domestic package revenue increasing by 2.5% to $10.48 billion. But with adjusted operating profit at $694 million, the margin went down 8.2% annually to last year’s $756 million.International Package revenue at $3.459…

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DHL Industrial Projects launching a digital sub-contractor programme

DHL Industrial Projects, a unit of DHL Global Forwarding that manages complex project logistics, deep sea chartering activity and heavy-lift cargo, is launching a new digital Sub-contractor Management Program to mitigate risks and ensure highest standards according to environmental and safety compliance. With increased supply chain transparency, DHL Industrial Projects will be able to identify the best suppliers for customers’ needs and share data on the risk levels and performance of more than 1,000 key subcontractors across its operations.   “Safety and compliance are at the heart of everything we…

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Livpure forays in smart air conditioner space

Water purification domestic major Livpure has entered into the smart air conditioning space. Recently it announced the launch of India’s first future ready Smart Air Conditioner powered by HEKA. According to a company release, Livpure Smart ACs are equipped with Wi-Fi, IOT module and embedded with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning that will provide its user’s comfort preferences. Through HEKA technology, Livpure ACs will observe user’s comfort preferences (temperature settings the user is comfortable at) during 1st week of usage and will thereafter, start applying AI/ML algorithm to optimize the…

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