Daily Archives: June 18, 2013

Craftvilla to open 50 stores

Craftsvilla, an online marketplace with a cause of promoting nearly 4000 Indian craftsmen in the Kutch region, has announced its plans of going offline. No! No! , this is not another e-retailer who crashed its business, rather it expands to open up physical retail stores in India.


Popular among handicraft lovers, the e-retailer now plans to serve the consumers who don’t shop online through its 50 franchise stores. These stores will be operational in the coming months.

Craftsvilla, which has previously raised $1.5 million, is now looking at raising another $3-5 million.

The Counter enroute to India

India has, like the US, become a burger frenzy nation and for us burger means Mc Donalds. We have been brought up eating Mc Donalds burgers and now as the reports suggest, we have a new player marking its entry in to the Indian market.

Named, The Counter, a US based burger chain, is set to open up nearly a dozen stores in the metros including Delhi and Mumbai. Interestingly, the burgers will be prized at Rs 400 and above, a whooping eight times more than a Mc D burger.

The Counter

So why a customer pay that much:

  • Build your own burger
  • More than 312,000 burger combinations (there’s a new to be explored every day)
  • Featured in GQ magazine’s ’20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die’
  • Now eat a burger as you fine dine

Internationally, The Counter has 33 stores in the US and four outlets in Dublin, Kuwait and Jeddah. Hope the price sensitive Indians join The Counter Culture.