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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CCI recommends transparent discount policy by e-commerce firms

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently released a Report titled ‘Market Study on E-commerce in India: Key Findings and Observations’ which has strongly advised e-commerce firms to adopt stricter self-regulation norms on most of the critical operational parameters including pricing.  ( https://www.cci.gov.in/sites/default/files/whats_newdocument/Market-study-on-e-Commerce-in-India.pdf). While acknowledging that the growth of e-commerce business has expanded the domestic retail market and given a new dimension to it, the CCI report strongly pitched for adopting more transparent norms. For instance, the report has advised that there should be more clarity on the discount policy of…

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Snapdeal plans to add 5000 plus manufacturer-sellers in 2020

Snapdeal has set the target of adding another 5000 manufacturer-sellers on its platform this year. It expects most of these manufacturers to join from India’s production hubs like Meerut, Ludhiana, Tirupur, Jaipur, Panipat, Surat, Rajkot etc.  Through these additions, Snapdeal expects to deepen its selection for kitchen utensils, leather products, toys, bedsheets & blankets and ladies fashion (kurtis, sarees, hosiery garments & knitwear). According to a Snapdeal Spokesperson, “E-commerce has immense potential to stimulate economic growth by increasing efficiency and improving access. By taking specific measures to link domestic demand with…

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BrewHouse launches India’s First Certified Organic Ice Tea

 BrewHouse Tea Brewing has launched India’s first certified Organic ready-to-drink Ice Tea, which is available across all metros & Tier-I cities. Established in the year 2017, BrewHouse has recently been certified organic by USDA & India Organic. The brand is available in five flavours – Blueberry, Forest Berry, Mojito Lime, Classic Lemon and Classic Peach. Available only in glass bottles as of now, the brand will soon be rolled out in affordable variants, to cater to a larger market. Siddharth Jain, Founder and CEO, BrewHouse Tea Brewing Co. said, “The ice tea category in India…

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UrbanClap signs Unicommerce for supply chain management of warehouses

UrbanClap, India’s leading home services marketplace, signed up with the leading e-commerce and supply chain enablement platform Unicommerce, for warehouse management to manage the supply chain for goods being delivered to their service partners. UrbanClap enables consumers to hire premium service professionals, from beauticians and masseurs to appliance technicians, carpenters, yoga trainers and more. The company has a partner network of more than 20,000 micro-entrepreneurs who are provided product and consumables support. It has signed up Unicommerce to streamline supply chain and logistics over a network of 4 warehouses and…

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