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Payless ShoeSource ties up with Reliance Retail

The American discount footwear brand, Payless ShoeSource, now comes to India. A part of the Collective Brands, Inc., the brand ties up with Reliance Retail as its exclusive franchisee in the country.

The retail conglomerate, Reliance Retail, will replicate the store design strategy followed across other international market. The stores will house footwear and fashion accessories for the complete family. The USPs of these stores will be great value priced products, hard-to-find footwear sizes for women and perfectly fitting footwear for children.

Payless has 258 stores worldwide in countries including Russia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia.

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India gears up for Great Online Shopping Festival

Tomorrow is indeed a day to remember, not just because its 11.12.13, but also a day to splurge online as Google announces the launch of Great Online Shopping Festival (gosf.in). The festival will go on from 11.12.13 to 13.12.13.

This year the 72 hour shopping festival has gone bigger has the categories participating includes eading eCommerce players, local & classified companies, online travel sites, auto companies, telecom companies, fashion labels, health and well being companies, to banking financial Services. Consumers can avail great discounts and deals.

The initiative was launched by Google last year to boost the adoption of online shopping in India and saw tremendous response with most players seeing over 350 percent growth in daily sales. The festival saw participation from all over India with 50 percent buyers making a online purchase for the first time. Speaking about the momentum of online shopping in India, Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director, Google India said, “Great Online shopping festival is India’s version of cyber monday in the west and is an exciting platform to raise awareness and consumer adoption of online shopping in India. With over 200 million Internet users in the country, more and more Internet users are opting to shop online and fueling the growth of both large multinational and homegrown companies. Industry estimates suggests that there are close to 20 million online shoppers in India and its estimated to grow to 50 million in next few years making it a 16 billion dollar industry.”

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Buyers can look forward to exciting deals across categories. Great Online shopping festival promises to offer something for everyone with great discounts on footwear, imported cars, property deals, holiday packages, insurance, spa packages, event tickets, grocery coupons, books, jewellery etc. Buyers can find discounts ranging from 20% up to 80% in many categories. Upto 60% off on luxury watches, 20% off on air tickets on domestic routes, upto 50 % off on speakers, headphones and men’s accessories, upto 80% off on home decor, flat 40% off on furniture, upto 50% off on TVs, upto 40% on mobile phones, upto 45% computers and tablets, upto 30% on cameras, 40% off on mens footwear and many more.

 

More Megastore expands portfolio; adds fashion apparel & footwear segment

So next time you walk in to the More Megastore, it will just not be your groceries but also your fashion needs that will be satiated as the modern retailer expands portfolio. From the house of Aditya Birla Group, More has added fashion apparel and footwear as a new segment to its product offerings.

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Though the retailer has been selling various other brands in that segment, it is now that they introduce nine in-house brands. Speaking on the launch of the brands, Russell Berman, CEO – Hypermarkets, Aditya Birla Retail Limited said, “We are excited to expand our footprint to apparel and footwear. The category is a fast growing segment and is a daily need for most consumers.”

He further adds, “We wanted More Megastore to evolve and make it lot more relevant to a larger spectrum of consumers not just across the bigger towns but also to smaller cities like Vadodara, Indore, Mysore and more. By paying special attention to the need of new age customers, we have enhanced our offerings immensely.”

Brands:

  • Menswear: BlueEarth, Be Casuals & Kruff
  • Womenswear: Karinee & Bjoyzz
  • Kidswear: Chatter Kids and Yo
  • Footwear: Berwins and Inchheels

Bang On Time! Snapdeal launches Wedding Store online

One of India’s largest marketplace, Snapdeal, launches Wedding Store online. Must say, what could have been a better time to leverage than now to launch which will gain great traction during festive and wedding season.

With this Snapdeal will also satiate a particular shopping need which is a lifetime event in itself. So if you are looking for products for Bachelorette/Bachelors to your wedding and reception, the store ensures you to offer almost everything. Interestingly, the products have been segregated according to the need of a particular ceremony for both men and women.
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The products are available across categories including footwear, clothing, accessories, jewellery, perfumes, cosmetics and others. The brands available include Bluestone, Carlton London, Chhabra 555, Lancome, L’Oreal Paris, Ethnic Jewels, Bobbi Brown and others.  Moreover, some brands are running special offer to promote the store and stir the wedding shopping online. The question is are consumers ready to shop online for their wedding, I think we still love the traditional way when it comes to wedding? Maybe a workable option for ones who are running out of time.

One more suggestion, kindly make product pictures more sharper, they look pixelated!

After Zara stiring Indian retail market, get set for Massimo Dutti

From the House of Inditex, Massimo Dutti, gets approval to sell its clothing, apparel, footwear and accessories in India. The brand has received approval from Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) this weekend.

The Inditex owned brand Zara already sells in India through a JV between Inditex and Tata Trent. Similarly, Massimo Dutti will also enter through the same JV. Though the brand’s first application was rejected last year, but now the brand will enter under the new FDI policies.

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Massimo Dutti which was acquired by Inditex in 1991 to enhance the group’s product portfolio, is one of the expensive brands in the group. It sells daily and formal wear which is detailed in design, is classic and available for men, women and kids.

India still has the gap of a brand that serves the complete family with classic formal wear which will be well filled by the brand.

With this brand, Inditex is set to gain a stronger foothold among the consumers who are already glued to buying Zara in India. Zara has been a hit and this has been seen in recent revenue reports of Rs 450 crore in the fiscal ended March’13, leaving behind some of the largest Indian retail names in the country.

Khadim raises Rs 90 crore funds from Reliance Equity

The footwear brand, Khadim India, with its expansion plan in place, has raised Rs 90 crore from Reliance Equity. The funds will be utilised towards the brand expansion and also getting over with its existing debts.

The money infused will be locked in for three years, post which the brand will go for an IPO. Currently, the company has issued compulsorily convertible debentures worth Rs 90 crore to Reliance Equity which will be converted into equity shares by end of this fiscal.

Khadim’s 90 per cent business is footwear while they also run four gold jewellery retail stores in the name of Sona Khazana.

After South its West Delhi for Forever 21; second store opens at Pacific Mall

After a successful re-entry and opening the first store at DLF Place Saket last month, Forever 21, has launched its second store at the Pacific Mall , Tagore Garden in the capital. The store was launched by actress Yaami Gautam of the Vicky Donor fame.

The store will be spread across two-levels, spanning over15,500 sq ft.
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The fashion apparel and accessories brand, Forever 21 has chosen West Delhi as its new destination, especially Pacific Mall, which targets the audience in the region which used to travel to South Delhi earlier to shop for premium brands.

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Forever 21 to open second store on Aug 14 at Pacific Mall

With a recent gala launch of Forever 21 at DLF Place Saket, consumers have well taken the brand. Re-launching with DLF Brands as its new partner, Forever 21, is all set to open its second store on 14th August 2013 at Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden.

While the first store was launched by Bollywood hearthrob Siddharth Malhotra, the second store will be launched by Vicky Donor famed Yami Gautam. The event will also see Timmy Sarna, MD, DLF Brands and Alex Ok, President, Forever 21.

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Catch iGrow at the event. We were there at the DLF Place Saket launch; here’s the review.

 

Action Shoes launches online store

In times when we were growing up school and sports shoes meant Action Shoes. The four decades old, one of India’s largest producers of shoes, has now taken a step forward with the retail industry as it launches its online store, www.actionestore.com.

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Chogori Retail partners with Colombia Sportswear Company

After writing success stories for outdoor wear brands including Crocs and Hi Tec, the licensee holder, Chogori Retail will soon bring to India brands under Colombia Sportswear Company.

The two companies have inked distribution agreement, where in Chogori will bring the brands under Colombia Sportswear Company, the names remain a secret.

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