All stories by Viveat Susan Pinto
Ikea to open 2nd India store in Navi Mumbai on Dec 18Rediff.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?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?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 saleRediff.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?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 settlementRediff.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 companiesRediff.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 storesRediff.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 RetailRediff.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 seasonRediff.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 probeRediff.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 timesRediff.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?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 billionRediff.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 businessRediff.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 industriesRediff.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 battlesRediff.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 chainsRediff.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 trendRediff.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 boomsRediff.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.