Daily Archives: July 30, 2013

Get set to celebrate Asia’s Most Promising Brand in Dubai

World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC) is all set to hold Asian Brand and Leadership Summit 2013, in Dubai this August. With this event, the company will also celebrate, Asia’s Most Promising (AMP) brand, a platform that will bring together a constellation of the biggest and most promising brands from India, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

In its first year itself, AMP is happy to announce some of India’s most distinguishing brands and their leaders that are projected to be the market leaders of tomorrow in Asia and around the globe. The brands participating at The Asian Brand and Leadership Summit 2013 are from various categories including banking, IT, auto, healthcare, infrastructure, retail, media & entertainment, food & hospitality, lifestyle and others.

Some of the nominated brands from India are Ambuja Cement, Tata Tiscon, Sunflame, Godrej Interiors, Mahindra Finance, Lotus Refineries, Luxor Pens, Godrej Properties, Amby Valley, NIIT Tech, Suzlon Energy Limited, Muthoot Group, DHFL, Dr. Batra’s, Fortis Healthcare, Mankind Pharma Limited, SRL Diagnostics, ITC Lifestyle, Kent RO, Usha International, Jaypee Group, Godrej Appliances, Kajaria, HR Johnson, Somany, Ultra Tech Cement, JK Lakshmi Cement, Mufti, Gitanjali, Fast Trax Food Pvt. Ltd and many more.

The leading names will be selected on intrinsic and extrinsic brand barometers that are – advised and evaluated – by KPMG in India, and validating processes with precision-driven checks and balances at critical junctures of the research methodology that comprises an eminent panel of International Jury members, brand values-driven online voting parameters and in-depth analysis by the ibrands 360 research team. Continue reading Get set to celebrate Asia’s Most Promising Brand in Dubai

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Wildcraft to raise Rs 65-70 crore through PE

The adventure equipment and outdoor gear brand, Wildcraft, is in talks with PE investors to raise nearly Rs 65-70 crore investment. The investment will utilised to expand the brand presence across India.

Wildcraft which began operations in 1992 in Bangalore, it sells products including shoes, jackets, cheaters, convertibles, rucksacks, sleeping bags, tents and hiking accessories. The brand is available across 70 stores, 250 shop-in-shops and 1000 supermarkets. Clocked turnover cross Rs 100 crore in FY’13, the brand has created a niche in the market and currently competes with international brands including Timberland and Decathlon.

Pic Courtesy: www.mxmindia.com
Pic Courtesy: http://www.mxmindia.com

Indian retail market has a been a lucrative ground for PE investors as consumer sentiment still looks good and spending is coming in. Moreover, there is room for brands to expand and reach to a large untouched consumer base, which ensures returns and numbers, unlike other industries which due to lot of economic factor see a negative sentiment.

Gloria Jean’s Coffee now at Viviana Mall

Shopping at Viviana Mall and craving for a hot cup of coffee? Gloria Jean’s comes to your rescue as it opens its coffee house at the mall in Thane. Gloria Jean’s Coffees invites its guests to revive and refresh with the varied gourmet coffee experience.
GJC Coffee

Tony White from Gloria Jean’s Coffees said, “We are delighted to open our latest coffee house in Thane. With a presence in over 40 countries, it is always a great privilege for us to open up a new coffee house and our friends in Thane will soon get to taste real gourmet coffee that the world has come to love and appreciate. We pride ourselves on delivering great coffee and food served from the heart by our experienced and trained baristas.”

Established over 30 years ago, Gloria Jean’s Coffee is known as the maker of quality handmade coffee, from bean to cup. The brand has been a runaway success in the last decade, replicating its home grown Australian success overseas.