Dabur feels ‘sustained slowdown’, ‘liquidity crunch’ in the market

Dabur India, the country’s largest maker of fast-moving consumer goods based on traditional recipes and systems, reported a sequential slowdown in sales for the September quarter due to tight financial conditions. On a year-on-year basis, the company was still able to report a 4% growth. The Domestic FMCG business reported an underlying volume growth of […]

Reliance to offer up to 25% discount on electronics

Reliance Retail, which runs chains such as Reliance Digital and Jio Store, said it will offer 15% cashback on its full range of electronic goods as a part of its Diwali sale. Electronic accessories, such as headphones, will also get an additional discount of 10%, taking the total benefit to 25%. The offers are available […]

Amazon, Flipkart festival sales beat slowdown blues, US firm claims No.1 spot

Amazon, the US-based online retailer, released a bunch of numbers on the final day of its five-day festival sale to paint a surprisingly rosy picture of its performance during the biggest sales event of the annual online calendar. Notable among the numbers was a 15-fold jump in the sales of smartphones during the sale period, […]

Amazon slowed investment into India due to protectionism – Wilbur Ross

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today said that e-commerce giant Amazon, one of the biggest foreign investors in India, had scaled down its plans for investments in this country after the government came up with new, protectionist and restrictive ecommerce rules. In what was seen as a nasty blow to the likes of Walmart […]

COLUMN: Why we should welcome a recession

Subramanian Swamy is often accused of propagating outlandish ideas and suggestions, but at least on the issue of addressing a slowdown in India’s GDP growth, he seems to be closer to the truth than India’s ruling establishment. Both Sitharaman and Swamy are united in recognizing the need for a ‘stimulus’ to nudge the economy from […]

Flipkart starts rolling out free Amazon Prime-like video service

Flipkart, Amazon’s biggest competitor in India, has started rolling out a video streaming service on its mobile app similar to Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. The service is very similar to other streaming apps, and offers videos classified into different sections based on genres and languages. Both movie and non-movie content are available. Non-movie content, […]

Amazon buys into Quess Corp’s repairing unit

Quess Corp, a provider of logistical, staffing and infrastructural solutions to businesses in India, said it has entered into an agreement with international e-commerce giant Amazon.com relating to investment in and operations of an electronics aftersales company. Though the finer details of the agreement were not revealed, the agreement could be aimed at diversifying the […]

Aditya Birla Fashion buys ethnic retailer for Rs 110 crore including debt

Fashion and lifestyle company Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd said that it will acquire Jaypore E-Commerce Private Ltd, which sells “handmade, handwoven and handcrafted apparel, jewellery, home textiles and accents”, for Rs 110 crore including debt. Aditya Birla Group did not break out the equity component of the company’s valuation, nor did it give […]

Godrej sells Nature’s Basket to Spencer’s Retail

Godrej Group has sold its grocery chain Nature’s Basket to Kolkata-based Spencer’s Retail, part of the RP Sanjiv Goenka Group. Spencer’s Retail is especially strong in Chennai and Bangalore, and has also recently acquired another South Indian player Foodworld. The financial consideration for the sale was not revealed by Godrej. Godrej, for which Nature’s Basket […]

Jubilant FoodWorks continues to close Dunkin Donuts’ stores

Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd (JFL) continued to trim its Dunkin Donuts’ chain in Jan-Mar quarter, even as it continued to expand its flagship Dominos pizza chain. The food service company, which opened its first Dunkin Donuts store in New Delhi in 2012, has been cutting down its Dunkin Donuts outlets for the last several years in […]

Rajesh Exports opens Shubh Jewellers outlet in Mangalore

Jewellery manufacturer Rajesh Exports opened its 82nd gold showroom under the Shubh Jewellers brand name in Mangalore. Launched in 2012 by Rajesh Exports, Shubh Jewellers enjoys a strong presence in South India, especially Karnataka. The company claims to have one of the world’s largest active jewellery design databases of around 29,000 designs. “We are planning […]

Mukesh Ambani: Reliance Jio To “Shortly Launch” E-Commerce Venture With 3 Cr Sellers

Even as Amazon and Flipkart find their business models crippled by new changes in the law, India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani announced that his upcoming e-commerce venture will partner with 3 cr sellers, making it the biggest such platform in the country by number of sellers. “Jio and Reliance Retail will shortly launch a unique […]

Rajesh Exports gets Rs 933 cr order from UAE jewelry firm

Jewelry manufacturer Rajesh Exports said it has won an order for jewelry worth Rs 933 Crores from a UAE-based firm. The order is for its new design jewelry, and will be supplied from its manufacturing facility. It order has to be fulfilled by March. The company had recently introduced new designs in the international markets which […]