Snapdeal joining hands with Kisan Mandis to boost supplies

 Snapdeal, India’s leading value-focused e-commerce marketplace, has resumed operations in 96 cities covering more than 15,000 pin codes. Other than metro cities, the list also covers smaller cities like Agra, Bhopal, Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kanpur, Lucknow, Jaipur, Kota, Nashik, Patna, Raipur, Surat etc.   The current operations cover essential goods in high demand and include grocery items like rice, tea, coffee, atta etc. Also, supplies of household cleaning supplies are being prioritized.   To boost supplies, Snapdeal has tied up with local grocers and wholesalers to make fast intra-city deliveries. It is also…

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Mall operators seek immediate financial relief

Responding to COVID-19 threat, state governments have ordered complete shut-down of shopping centres, malls, multiplexes/cinema halls etc. until March 31, 2020, in major metros like Mumbai, Pune, Banaglore, Chennai, Gurgaon and other locations. And mall operators are apprehensive of a prolonged troubled period even if normalcy is restored in a few weeks from now.   “The impact of the shut-down of the Shopping Centres across various cities has been beyond comprehension,” says Abhishek Bansal, Executive Director, Pacific Malls.  “The rental income has come down to zero since the closure of malls.…

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23 e-commerce agencies supporting handloom marketing

In a written reply submitted in the Lok Sabha recently, Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani informed that the government has engaged 23 e-commerce agencies for online marketing of Handloom products as per the extant policy framework. An amount of Rs. 93.79 crore has been generated from online marketing of Handloom products as on Feb, 2020. E-commerce agencies are on boarding weavers/handloom producers for online marketing by organizing awareness programme/workshops in the handloom clusters. In addition, weavers/handloom producers are also being on boarded on Government e-Market place (GeM) for on-line marketing…

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Detel ties up with Hotspot

Detel’s economical feature phone, TV and Accessories would now also be available at Hotspot retail store units following an arrangement between two companies. Detel will sell its range of connected essentials and Home Theatres through this tie-up. Launched in 2005, Hotspot is one of the leading mobile retail stores with over 100 stores across Delhi/NCR and Kolkata, offering over 200+ SKUs of smartphones, gadgets, and mobile accessories. With the plan to expand its offline presence, Detel has been taking the conventional and unconventional route. Right from tapping communities like Dabbawala, to opening its exclusive…

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Decathlon signs its flagship store at Shopper’s Village

Vatika Group, Delhi NCR’s leading realty firm has leased approx 50,000 sq ft to Decathlon, a French sporting goods retailer which is also the largest sporting goods retailer in the world, at Shopper’s Village INXT in New Gurugram. Located at the junction of the Dwarka Expressway and National Highway – 48, the retail project will cater to nearly 4.5 lakh population in its vicinity, besides direct catchment from the National Highway – 48. The project is part of the mega Vatika India Next township and will be constructed on ‘built-to-suit’…

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PreLoved Device acquires India’s First Refurbished Marketplace

PreLoved Device, part of the same group that owns the Brand Detel, has acquired India’s First Marketplace for Refurbished Products Overcart in a cash and stock deal. Post this acquisition, Overcart, backed by JSW Ventures, Omidyar Network, Sattva Capital and Venture Works will be operated under the PreLoved Device brand name. With this acquisition, PreLoved Device aims to strengthen its position in second-hand and refurbished goods space. As a part of this transaction, the entire team of Overcart will be joining PreLoved and the company’s customer base and products will be…

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Snapdeal expands logistics hubs network

Domestic e-commerce major Snapdeal, has expanded its logistics network by opening 15 new centres. The centers are close to manufacturing hubs and are located across 10 cities in India. The new centres are located in Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur, Indore, Hyderabad, Panipat, Gurugram, Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi. In the metros, the new centres are located inside manufacturing hubs in areas like Kirti Nagar, Patparganj & Okhla (New Delhi), Reay Road (Mumbai) and Chandra Layout (Bengaluru).The new centres cater to the growing shipment volumes from manufacturers who are opting to sell…

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Retail Insights forays in Dubai Market

After successfully serving numerous companies in a variety of Indian industries, Retail Insights, a leading market analysis company, is expanding to Dubai. The company is excited to enter one of the most vibrant markets in the world and is confident. It will add considerable value to businesses in Dubai. Retail Insights leadership believes its expertise will help Dubai based fashion and grocery brands. Leading Dubai based brands, including Chalhoub, Lulu, Choitrams, Gulf Trading, and SharagDG, are expected to benefit from Retail Insights expertise. Retail Insights will help businesses in Dubai…

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What to Expect When Mumbai Retail Goes 24/7

Anuj Kejriwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Retail   Adding the next level to the legendary nightlife of Mumbai, the Maharashtra government has finally given a thumbs up to a proposal with far-reaching economic ramifications. From January 27, select malls, eateries, multiplexes and some other retail establishments can remain operational 24/7. To begin with, only a few establishments will actually remain open all through the night, and it is strictly optional. The state government has also mandated that establishments operating round the clock will need to comply to certain set…

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The UPS Store ranks high in top franchise list

The UPS Store, the world’s largest franchisor of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers, has been ranked again as one of the top franchise brands, according to Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2020 Franchise 500. Ranked at No. 5 overall out of 1,000 companies, The UPS Store is also first in the postal and business services category and the only retail business service center brand in the top 10. This marks the 30th year the retail chain has appeared on the list, and its fourth consecutive year in the top five brands overall.…

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