Category Archives: FMCG

Dealstan – A new coupon shopping portal launches

Coupons and deals are becoming an inevitable part of the retail industry as every consumer looks fro a special deal to save on every time they shop, eat or avail services. To capture this market, Poppadam Webs LLP launches Dealstan, a coupon shopping site.

Dealstan not only displays variety of coupons for the online stores they collaborate with, but also provide deals that the online stores already have which go amiss among a huge number of products. You can get deals ranging from flight tickets to pizzas.

What’s interesting is that the website allows a to and fro model wherein consumers along with buying deals and coupons, can also suggest the website any deals or coupons which have not been listed.


iGrow Interviews: GCL to enter consumer homes through kids

We had shared with our readers earlier that Gopal Group has forayed into the sunshine FMCG industry. Now as we interact with Shri Gopal Gupta, Chairman, GCL & Apoorv Gupta, Director, GCL, we gain insight into what they plan ahead.

iGrow: From tobaccoo to FMCG. A tricky choice indeed. How did you plan enter the territory?

Apoorv: When I joined the business I wanted to do something more than tobacco. I  studied a two year specialised course in Italy, post  which I came back and started working towards innovative products in the food industry.

Interestingly, though the market is full of international brands, we aimed at bringing in chip based products which were very Indian and driven by market research for their acceptance. Continue reading iGrow Interviews: GCL to enter consumer homes through kids

“10 Must Haves” this weekend – Beauty & Wellness Special (Week 7)

This week, keeping in mind the upcoming festive and wedding season, we bring to you some of the selective beauty and wellness products. Some must haves for your vanity this season.

Here’s wishing a beautiful you!

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Sahara Q Shop expands to kitchen & home appliances; looks for dealers and distributors

The FMCG player which has stirred the Indian retail market in past one year of its launch, Sahara Q Shop adds another feather to its cap. This time, the retail arm of Sahara Pariwar, has expanded its product portfolio as it adds a wide range of kitchen and home appliances.

The offerings in the Kitchen and Home Appliances segment include Mixer Grinder, Juicer Mixer Grinder, Dry Irons & Steam Irons, Ceiling Fans, Hand Blenders, Thermowares and Non Stick Coated Cook Wares. The Sahara Q Shop range of kitchen and home appliances employs best raw material and latest techniques that provides high performance at relatively lower electricity, thereby consumption getting best results as well as enhancing savings on electricity bills. Sahara Q Shop also plans to get new brand ambassador for endorsing appliances.

The Sahara Q Shop is setting-up extensive dealer and distribution network in major cities across the country. It will use multiple retail channels for the range, this includes Sahara Q Shop’s own dealer distributor network, franchisee stores, Modern Trade, Institutional Sales and E-commerce. As of now, Sahara Q Shop is already present in States of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, West Bengal, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Punjab. The company’s well trained after sales service force is in the process of setting its own network of 100 service centers across the country.

Romie Dutt, Executive Director, Sahara Q Shop, said “Sahara Q Shop intends to provide entire range of house hold items. The launch of Kitchen and Home Appliances by Sahara Q Shop is one more step in that direction. We are sure that with our reach and quality products at right prices, we will be able to garner greater market share in the ever growing and highly potential kitchen and home appliances market. Our philosophy of 100% disclosure policy and uncompromising quality at right price will ensure that we accomplish our mission to be amongst the top three premium Kitchen and Home appliances brands by 2015.”

’10 Must Haves’ shopping apps this weekend (week 5)

We all have become crazy about our smartphones and want everything right on our palms. Interestingly, we also keep on looking for apps that would make our life simpler or organised. This time iGrow looked in for some apps that will make your shopping experience rich and easy.

Here’s the CheckList: Continue reading ’10 Must Haves’ shopping apps this weekend (week 5)

’10 Must Haves’ this weekend (Week 1)

This is a new initiative started by iGrow. From here onwards we shall bring you the ’10 Must Haves’ that will help you plan your shopping during the weekend. This will include products as well as services which you could savour.

So here is this weekend’s list: Continue reading ’10 Must Haves’ this weekend (Week 1)

100 Sahara Q Shops open in Delhi/NCR

Sahara Q Shop expands network; launches 100 exclusive stores in Delhi and NCR
The FMCG & CPG retail arm of the Sahara India Pariwar, ‘Sahara Q Shop’, enters the capital of the country as it opens 100 exclusive Sahara Q Shop Neighbourhood Convenience Stores.

Furthermore, looking at the opportunity in Delhi and NCR region, Sahara Q Shop has plans to open 400 such stores by 31st March 2014 in the region. Currently, there are 901 Sahara Q Shop Stores operating in 12 States. By the end of the current financial year the company has plans to have 10,000 (ten thousand) such stores across India. Two thousand of these stores will be opened in Metro Cities.

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Are you a startup and looking for incubation? Apply for VentureNursery’s 4th season

iGrow had recently reported that VentureNursery started the third session of incubation for five startups, a thirteen week session. Along with, starting the third session, the incubators have opened up applications for the fourth session which is slated to begin on October 1, 2013.

venturenurseryThe incubation centre is currently focused on six sectors including Media & Entertainment, Retail, e-Commerce, Consumer Technology, Education and CleanTech. The centre is a mix of Angels-in-Residence and Charter Angels, Advisors-in-Residence and Executives-in-Residence to provide complete support to the start-ups.

After icecreams, its ready-to-eat & frozen food for Creambell

After creating a successful name in the icecream industry and infact breaking the brands including Amul, Kwality Walls and Mother Dairy, Creambell now plans to shake the Rs 1,000 crore ready-to-eat & frozen food market, with a new brand Farmbell.

With a few players leading the market, the situations are going to be similar for the brand as it was in the icecream segment, as the one’s existing are almost synonymous to the products including McCain, Gits, Vegit and others. The good part of the story, a report by Euromonitor International unveils with changing consumption patterns and lifestyle, the convenience food sector has grown by 70 per cent over the last decade, creating a huge market. The brand will hit the shelves in next two years.

The company will leverage its existing cold chain and back-end processes for the new venture.

GCL enters the sunsrise FMCG segment

GCL, a well known brand in tobacco, has now taken a step ahead to move into the ever expanding FMCG segment as it unveils potato chips under the brand ‘Tat-O’. The focus is on consumers who are looking for quality products.


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