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Ikea to open 2nd India store in Navi Mumbai on Dec 18

Ikea to open 2nd India store in Navi Mumbai on Dec 18

Rediff.com5 Dec 2020

Next in line will be mega stores in cities such as Gurgaon and Bengaluru, though timelines for launch have not been specified yet. The company will also launch two more city-centre or smaller stores in 2021 in Mumbai to reach a wider audience.

Will these movies bring audiences back?

Will these movies bring audiences back?

Rediff.com25 Nov 2020

'The blockbusters are unlikely to be launched in 2020.' 'They will move into the 2021 cycle when confidence level among people will be higher.'

What if Kishore Biyani wins the battle against Amazon?

What if Kishore Biyani wins the battle against Amazon?

Rediff.com20 Nov 2020

Experts say Biyani will now become a contract manufacturer of fashion and FMCG products, with the Reliance group being one of his customers.

Reliance Retail raises Rs 47,265 cr for 10% stake sale

Reliance Retail raises Rs 47,265 cr for 10% stake sale

Rediff.com20 Nov 2020

Since September, Reliance Retail has raised money from Silver Lake, KKR, Mubadala, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority , GIC, TPG, General Atlantic and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund in a divestment programme that mirrored sister Jio Platforms a few months earlier.

Are audiences really going to theatres?

Are audiences really going to theatres?

Rediff.com19 Nov 2020

Audience turnout is crucial to most exhibitors, since their discussions with film producers hinge on how many people will return to movie halls in the weeks ahead.

Amazon-Future dispute: Kishore Biyani may look for mutual settlement

Amazon-Future dispute: Kishore Biyani may look for mutual settlement

Rediff.com3 Nov 2020

Experts say Future group will look for an out-of-court settlement with help from Reliance in the Amazon matter.

Bharat spurs growth of FMCG companies

Bharat spurs growth of FMCG companies

Rediff.com27 Oct 2020

While sales momentum from rural areas may last another three to six months, sales growth in urban areas could stage a comeback by next year's June quarter as people learn to live with the coronavirus and economic activity gradually improves in the cities.

Retailers defy pandemic woes to add new stores

Retailers defy pandemic woes to add new stores

Rediff.com26 Oct 2020

Real estate experts say rentals have corrected by 5-10 per cent across formats, including office, retail and housing, with a pick-up expected over the next few quarters as the economy recovers.

Challenges DMart faces in its battle against Reliance Retail

Challenges DMart faces in its battle against Reliance Retail

Rediff.com11 Oct 2020

Ramping up e-commerce operations and going beyond its current strongholds are key challenges for the grocery chain in its battle with Mukesh Ambani's retail behemoth.

IPL 2020: From shampoo to face masks, brands score a six this season

IPL 2020: From shampoo to face masks, brands score a six this season

Rediff.com5 Oct 2020

Small and big advertisers are making their presence felt this year far more than they did earlier, bringing a smile to the faces of the tournament's organisers and partners.

Advertisers feel the heat of Bollywood drug abuse probe

Advertisers feel the heat of Bollywood drug abuse probe

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

Advertising agencies admitted that conversations had begun with their clients to exercise restraint while using brand endorsements featuring film actors whose names appeared in the probe.

From Rs 60 cr to Rs 300 cr, India's hand sanitiser market has grown five times

From Rs 60 cr to Rs 300 cr, India's hand sanitiser market has grown five times

Rediff.com24 Sep 2020

From paints to apparel and lifestyle majors, brewers, distillers and fragrance makers have stepped into the market, even as the frontline companies including FMCG players, pharma and healthcare majors were the first to seize the opportunity created by Covid-19.

When will Mumbai's restaurants re-open?

When will Mumbai's restaurants re-open?

Rediff.com22 Sep 2020

The plan is to start with 20-25 per cent capacity by early next month as part of Unlock 5.0, before moving to 50 and then 100 per cent.

IPL 2020: Disney-Star may earn Rs 20 billion

IPL 2020: Disney-Star may earn Rs 20 billion

Rediff.com19 Sep 2020

95 per cent of advertising inventory has been sold on television and 18 on-air sponsors have been signed up so far, the highest for any season.

Durable firms gearing up for Dussehra-Diwali business

Durable firms gearing up for Dussehra-Diwali business

Rediff.com14 Sep 2020

Categories such as washing machines, refrigerators and television sets have seen sales growth of around 8-10 per cent in August compared to last year, industry sources said, with September also reporting a similar growth trajectory.

Loan recast: Little impact on retail, media, food services industries

Loan recast: Little impact on retail, media, food services industries

Rediff.com9 Sep 2020

Analysts say large firms in these segments don't need loan recast due to the efficient manner in which many of them operate.

DMart vs Reliance Retail: Stage set for mother of all retail battles

DMart vs Reliance Retail: Stage set for mother of all retail battles

Rediff.com9 Sep 2020

The bigger threat for DMart is that the Reliance-Future combine now has grocery revenues that are nearly 2.5 times of it, putting pressure on the former to improve stickiness of its consumers.

Pandemic heat spreads to large restaurant chains

Pandemic heat spreads to large restaurant chains

Rediff.com27 Aug 2020

A third of the total restaurant market in India - valued at Rs 4.25 trillion - could be wiped out in the current financial year, since many players have simply been unable to sustain operations in the absence of customers.

FMCG story slides into slow lane; Britannia bucks the trend

FMCG story slides into slow lane; Britannia bucks the trend

Rediff.com13 Aug 2020

While green shoots are beginning to emerge, with June sales rebounding to pre-Covid levels thanks to a rural revival, most FMCG chief executives have voiced concerns about localised lockdowns that began in July and have extended into August in some states.

In times of Covid-19, drive-through restaurant biz booms

In times of Covid-19, drive-through restaurant biz booms

Rediff.com10 Aug 2020

in the last three months, brands such as Tata Starbucks, KFC, and Pizza Hut have launched drive-through or kerb-side delivery services at their restaurants to catch consumers nervous about dining in.

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