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Christmas Special: 10 Must Haves before 2013 ends

With Christmas, its time to gift, celebrate and enjoy. So we bring you a collection of 10 Must Haves for festive days ahead. Spread the warmth and party hard.

  • Fratelli brings the SETTE 2010, the sumptuous red wine which leaves one with a warm and toasty feeling is the perfect pick to add a thrill to winter festivities. A signature blend of legendry wine maker Piero Masi, Creator Fratelli Wines, SETTE is a barrel-aged red wine matured in French oak for 14 months. Handpicked by Piero, the top one percent of the grapes from Fratelli’s vineyard at Akluj go into the fulfilling of this dream. The vintage has a bouquet of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. With their most premium blend on offer, Fratelli hopes to make this Christmas season all the more special. Price in Mumbai: Rs 1650

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  • Are you celebrating this Christmas and New Year at the beach? Then The Beach Company brings to you a perfect collection of beach wear products including a red sarong which is perfectly in tune with the festivities.

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  • Alchemy De Luxe launches an exquisite range of candle stands and lamps this season to add warmth and cheer to your beautiful abode. Elegant in style these candle stands and lamps are available in various shapes and sizes. The candle stands are made of silver and guilding metal, where as the lamps are made of silver and copper.

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  • Mirari unveils its latest pieces for gifting this Christmas to liven up the day and year ahead for the little ones. Mirari’s offerings this season have something magical for every child- boy or girl, to add that extra spark and love this festival. Cute, lovable and cuddly animals have been transformed into charms, pendants & bracelets. You can choose from a wide range of beautifully enameled jewellery in 18k gold studded with diamonds & colour stones. There is a little something from Santa’s troop for everyone.

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  • Mustang lets you get into the Christmas theme completely as it launches a special range of Christmas inspired socks. Designed in green and red, with a tinge of white, the socks are beautifully designed with things that represent the festival.

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  • Toykraft let’s your kid learn creating gifts with their range of DIY games and products. For Christmas, the brand has unveiled a kit that enables the child to make an amazing table-top Christmas tree on their own. The straws, connectors & paper are used to construct the tree framework and branches. A terracotta pot serves as the base for the tree with several decorations with the mini gift boxes, glitter, cotton wool, bells and star. Besides the décor provided in the kit, they can give it their own personal touch while having a merry time. Price: Rs 399

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  • Wiliam Penn, this Christmas, brings to you the classic range of Lapis Bard Pens. Gift this special collection pens to your family or friends who love authentic premium writing instruments. The Classic Fountain Pen is sheer poetry with its wide-bodied barrel, sculpted in high grade metal. Crowned with a sloping tassie embellished with the Lapis Bard lyre, the lyre also appears on the beautifully decorated solid gold nib. The body and cap are finished with black lacquer and rhodium plated appointments. The pen has the option of cartridges or converter fills. These pens come with a guarantee for five years against manufacturing defects.Price: INR 17,500; Available at all William Penn stores

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  • All set to party this Christmas and New Year? Celebrate the season of festivities with with Ritika Bharwani collection. The stylised collection offers a wide array of evening gowns and with red and green gowns being the showstoppers.Price on Request; Available at : Ritika Bharwani Studio, 204, Turner Road, Bandra West

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  • Frazer and Haws gives you a brighter way to celebrate the festival of Christmas as it launches a new range of candle stands, vases, lamps and more. The collection also caputres beautiful Mother Mary and Jesus frames. The exclusive pieces, made for sterling silver, are a treasured possession to be gifted to your loved ones.Available at: Frazer and Haws, Shop No. 11, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi.

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Anchor Lighting sets up LED Lighting Experience Centre

One of India’s leading lighting solution manufacturer, Anchor Lighting, has unveiled its first state-of-the-art LED lighting showroom in Mumbai. The ‘touch and feel’ experience store houses a wide variety of home decorative lighting concepts and solutions.

With an in-house simulation room, customers will be able to view the lighting effects of various kinds of lighting fixtures and installation options in different settings. The showroom brings alive, ample possibilities of LED lighting and helps customers understand how the integrated lighting solution works in a given home environment. It will also have a comprehensive range of lighting solutions for the entire home. The 47 new models that will be available at the showroom include Large Ceiling Light, Compact Ceiling Light, Chandelling (chandelier-like decorative ceiling light), Down-light, Line Light and Wall bracket models.

Speaking on the launch, Makoto Kitano, Director of Lighting Business Division and Vice President of Eco Solutions Company said, “Driven by our commitment to the Indian consumer and the local market, this new LED lighting experience centre will help us serve our customers better with our best-in-the-class products. It will encompass our overall approach to impeccable quality assurance, demonstrating the importance of stylish, carefully-crafted lighting in the daily lives of our consumers.” He further added, “Anchor contributes significantly to Panasonic overall turnover and we are hoping to drive increment in the market share from this segment in the coming years.”

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Now bid for products as Pepperfry launches Auctions service

One of India’s leading marketplace for home and furniture segment, expands it services as it launches auctions. With this service, the consumers will be able to win items at the price they wish to pay. Pepperfry Auctions is an exciting and engaging format for enthusiastic and evolved Indian shoppers who’d definitely enjoy the thrill of purchasing unique home merchandise by competing with fellow shoppers.

Pepperfry Auctions allow customers to bid for products that are perceived expensive and hence the customers can bid the price they wish to pay. Customers new to the auctions format can opt for Auto-bid which will act as their bidding manager and keep bidding on their behalf until the maximum amount set the by the customer is reached.

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Kashyap Vadapalli, CMO-Pepperfry.com said “Pepperfry Auctions add excitement and provide a bit of an adrenaline rush for customers. This is a test pilot to help customers engage with the Pepperfry brand. Other categories such as Electronics and Apparel have bargain sales and there are ready price-references available that indicate the amount of savings. In Furniture and Home items the value is not only in the material and quality but also in the design and the concept, so auctions provide a fantastic opportunity for our customer to discover a price and also pay only what they wish as per the value they perceive. Our Auctions concept is simple, easy to use and coupled with a chance to take away a beautiful product for your home.”

 

Asian Granito plans 100 exclusive stores

One of the leading tile brand of India, Asian Granito, plans to ramp up its retail business by opening 100 new exclusive AGL Tiles World stores. Currently the brand has 44 stores and the number will reach 100 by end of 2014.

The existing 44 stores have been opened since fiscal 2012-13 till now in cities including New Delhi, Kanpur, Jaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Patna, Mumbai, Nasik, etc. New stores will be coming up in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kochi and Patna.

838b079e-3ba3-11e3-ab1c-22000a9e3582-mediumKamlesh Patel, Chairman & MD of Asian Granito India said, “The domestic market is expected to witness a strong growth in the years to come. The per capita consumption of ceramic tiles in India is expected to maintain a healthy growth rate with rising disposable incomes, rapidly growing purchasing power of the middle class and increased urbanisation. We have been particularly focused on tapping this opportunity and increasing our market share by setting up 44 exclusive showrooms in various cities of the country and plan to add many more in the coming months.”

mebelKart launches e-store; vouches on growing infrastructure industry

With the expanding infrastructure market, mebelKart, a new venture has emerged in the home and decor e-commerce space. Started by industry professionals from IITs and BITS, have joined hands and are currently operational in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi.

With an aim to offer good quality products and bring about transperency in the system of Furniture selling through the use of technology. MebelKart intends to use various technical tools to make the process of furniture selling customer friendly and seamless.MebelKart is already present in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, hyderabad and other various cities of india. The company is also working towards building web and mobile technologies for making a customer’s selection procedure and purchase easier. Furthermore, they plan to expand to reach to tier-2 cities, adding more categories to their portfolio.

Sanitaryware brand Caroma enters India; opens store at MG Road

The Australian designer sanitaryware brand, Caroma, has announced its entry into the Indian market. The announcement was made when the brand opened its flagship store at MG Road, New Delhi.

The flagship store is a 400 sq mts experience centre that would offer people a first-hand experience of the innovation marvels created by the company over the years.

The brand aims to bring to the country its remarkable innovations in creating ultra modern and water efficient toilets that lead the way to the future.

Caroma is globally known for blending design innovation, cutting-edge technology and water conservation in its products. The exceptional commitment Caroma makes to water conservation applies to their pursuit of design excellence. It is this philosophy that has made Caroma an industry leader in high efficiency toilets, urinals, and bathroom sinks.

“We believe there is a huge market for us in this country as the demand for better technology and designs increases. There is also enough space for new players in the middle to higher sanitary ware market and Caroma being the world leader in many aspect will certainly become the preferred choice of customers looking for luxury and innovation,” said Kishore Kapoor, Chairman Starmerc Infratech, the Indian franchise holder of Caroma.

One of their most sought after innovation is world’s first dual flush toilet system which they introduced in the early 1990s. What was unique about Caroma’s dual flush toilets was its two-button system – for a full flush and a half flush. With its vast water saving potential it quickly became a global standard.

From right to left Mr.harvesh Marwah, mr. Kishore kapoor, Mr. CS Chen (MD Clayton Ceramics Australia) n Aftab Ahmad general manager international marketing at the launch of Caroma Bathware in India.....

 

 

Amazon.in expands product category portfolio

Amazon.in is expanding its reach to the consumers strongly as within a weeks time it ads four new product categories to its portfolio. The categories include fashion, lifestyle, home and kitchen.

The new addition takes the number of products available to 27,500 and brands to 180.

While with fashion and lifestyle, the marketplace brings two new stores: fashion jewellery and watches. Under home and kitchen category, the products available will include small appliances, kitchenware, dining, home furnishings, home décor, home organization and more.

For the home and kitchen, the brands that Amazon has tied up with brands which includes Wonderchef, OneTouch, MOM Italy, Unravel India, Prime etc. While for jewellery they are a lot of boutique designers including Isharya; ‘Valliyan’ by Nitya Arora, Bansri, ‘Maya’ b y Rosalind Pereira;  ‘Made by M’, to name a few; the watches are from some leading brands including Casio, Timex, Titan, Fastrack, Fossil, Esprit, Tommy Hilfiger, Sonata, Citizen, Disney, Diesel, DKNY, Guess and more.

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.”

Kansai Nerolac to ‘Colour Ur House’ with kids at KidZania

KidZania, a destination that every kid is looking forward to visit, has been tying up with various brands to bring the best of activities for the little ones. This time the edutainment theme park has joined hands with Kansai Nerolac to exclusively be their partner for ‘Colour Ur House’ activity in the premises.

With this activity, children will get a hands-on opportunity to paint their rooms in vibrant colours and showcase their creative side. As part of the agreement, Kansai Nerolac will provide eco-friendly paints, rollers and brushes to the kids thus helping them bring out their artistic streak.

(L-R): Ram Mehrotra, Sukhpreet Singh, Sanjeev Kumar & SRK
(L-R): Ram Mehrotra, Sukhpreet Singh, Sanjeev Kumar & SRK

’10 Must Haves’ this weekend – E-shopping special (week 3)

So you are feeling lazy this weekend with the sun shining high on your head? We give you options to buy within the comforts of your home. Yes, shopping just a click away. This weekend at 10 Must Haves we bring to you the best of online deals and products which will add a dash of newness to your lifestyle.

Here’s the checklist:

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