The US donut brand Dunkin’ Donuts opens its third outlet outside Delhi-NCR and Punjab, this time at Dehradun. Managed by the master franchisee, Jubilan Foodworks, the latest restaurant opened at the recently opened Pacific Mall in the city.
The restaurant will offer more than donuts, the menu including sandwiches, burgers, a wide range of beverages and more.
Celebrating the launch, the outlet ran special offer, wherein it gave away a year long free donut supply coupons to people who dined in on the launch day.
Dunkin’ has 18 restaurants across Delhi NCR, Chandigarh
One brand that stirred one of the crucial yet unorganised helmet and riding gear sector, is now aiming to reach new heights as it expands its retail presence, product offerings, licensing tie-ups and even creating awareness. Steelbird Hi-Tech India, has now started a new chapter of making this journey even better. In discussion with Rajeev Kapur, Managing Director, Steelbird Hi-Tech India Ltd, iGrow gets to know more about their plans and strategies.
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The US based hamburger chain, Johnny Rockets will make an India entry by end of this year as a part of its franchise agreement signed with Prime Gourmet Pvt Ltd in March 2013.
The chain will open two stores by end of this year both in the NCR region. While one will open at the upmarket Select Citywalk (a must for all the first timers) and Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. The two names suggests that Johnny Rockets plans to operate more in the upmarket or premium segment of the market. Moreover, the same becomes obvious with the pricing of burgers which will range from Rs 275-Rs375 (any takers?). Johnny Rockets will further expand its reach to cities including Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Pune, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Continue reading What iGrow Thinks: Johnny Rockets to soon make India entry
The uber fashion brand Yell Clubwear plans to expand its retail presence across India with Exclusive Brand Outlets (EBOs). Along with retail presence, the brand will also bring in new range for various untapped markets it wants to reach. According to Vipul Gupta, Director, Yell Retail India, the brand’s USP is linen clothing which not really works for the Eastern markets, the brand plans to tap.
Currently, Yell operates through five EBOs across Delhi, Ludhiana and Chandigarh. Moreover, the brand operates through its e-store as well.
With its plans in place, the brand shall open two to three stores in Gurgaon and two in Mumbai. Beyond this, Yell shall also penetrate further in Punjab and western India.
We all have been fans of licensed products of our favourite cartoon characters including Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Tweety, Scooby Do and others, all from the house of Warner Bros. Keeping in mind the ever growing demand of authentic licensed products and consumption of the same, Warner Bros. Consumer Products makes a standalone foray into the Indian retail market.
With a plan to go pan-India with standalone stores, WB will open Kids’ WB stores across key cities including Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai (in the sequence written), to start with.Their first store was launched in April 2013 in Coimbatore, which according to the company has received an overwhelming response.
“The launch of the Kids’ WB Stores is a unique and important initiative for Warner Bros. brands in India. We are pleased with the consumer response and look forward to more consumers and fans of our brands being able to experience the stores opening in their cities,” said Preston Kevin Lewis, Managing Director – Australia, New Zealand & India for Warner Bros. Consumer Products, commenting on the launch of the concept in India.
“By keeping diverse categories under one roof, the Kids’ WB retail concept is a fun, engaging destination for parents and kids,” said Nagarajan Subramanian, Managing Partner, en theos consulting, the licensing product and retail representatives in India for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
India’s first health and wellness e-retailer, Healthkart.com has opened it’s second offline store. The HealthKartFit store, located in Chandigarh, offers nutrition supplements and vitamins from imported brands such as Dymatize, MuscleTech, Optimum Nutrition and Vitamin Shoppe. The first and flagship store is operational in Delhi.
According to Prashant Tandon, co-Founder and MD at Healthkart, in a recent interaction with techcircle unveiled with two stores already operational, the company aims to open 8-10 stores by end of 2013. He also shared that the site is close to getting 2 million unique users on a monthly basis. It is also getting 1,500-2,000 daily orders, a third of which are coming from small towns and tier IV cities. The average ticket size of an order is Rs 1,500-2,000.
Di Bella, the Australia coffee brewers, have announced its plans to open two stores, one each at Pune and Dehradun. The coffee chain which started its operations in February 2012 with its first store at Mumbai now plans to make this expansion pan-India.
These stores will come up in Q3’13 and will further add stores in Mumbai and Hyderabad. Going further more stores will come up in Delhi, Bangalore and Chandigarh in the next two or three years.
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