• Posted On Sunday, November 27, 2011

    For a retail sector as dynamic and massive as Indias, caps on FDI in single and multi-brand retail are only treated as wet blankets. The scenario looks all set to change as the government has shown serious intentions of opening up the two sectors to FDI. ....

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  • Posted On Sunday, November 13, 2011

    The festive shopping season is in full throttle in India and though some experts feel that post the buzz is subdued, retail outlets across the country are looking forward to the jump in sales preceding Christmas and New Year celebrations. So, how prepared are we for the bonanza and can retail sales in this consumer driven market make a fortune for the average retailer?....

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  • Posted On Saturday, October 29, 2011

    While retail therapy is known to cure many a woes of a woman, customer service could be the single biggest factor in this therapeutic experience. With immense competition in the market and massive growth of the well-informed customer base, more and more companies today opt for lateral hiring of staff rather than hiring of freshers in spite of the higher cost. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, October 14, 2011

    Rising inflation rate has resulted in high prices of commodities, including retail items. A recent poll conducted by Retailing360 shows that 100% people agree to the fact that the high prices of commodities have affected customer-retailer relationship.
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  • Posted On Friday, September 30, 2011

    A store is a point of contact between a retailer and customer and therefore can play an important role in making its first impression. Though it is well known that some of the most successful stores in the grocery sector are the local convenience stores, which appear like open-ended store rooms, the scenario is gradually changing.....

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  • Posted On Friday, September 16, 2011

    Sourcing can be the key to success for a retailer. Sourcing authentic and quality material is often a challenge that retailers face and each company has its unique method of ensuring exclusivity and authenticity of their sources. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, August 26, 2011

    As shopping malls go abuzz in the discount season, one of the biggest questions for the buyer remains whether the customer is getting what he/she wants at the cheapest price. Many feel that though retailers offer low prices, the collection can often be disappointing. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, August 12, 2011

    The mall culture might have taken the country by storm over the last decade, but standalone stores continue to enjoy certain advantages. With input costs growing each day, today retailers need to be extra cautious while setting up their businesses as the competition in the retail space has made margins much tighter. ....

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  • Posted On Friday, July 29, 2011

    The Indian market has garnered the reputation of being one of the largest and most dynamic markets in the globe. International retailers from every sector have realised the huge potential that the market possesses and therefore made forays in every sector, as far as the FDI norms allow.....

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  • Posted On Friday, July 15, 2011

    The Indian retail space might be one of the largest and rapidly growing markets in the world, but certain international retailers are yet to be completely convinced. Some experts feel that though there is more money in the hands of the Indian consumer, certain products are yet to find a market in the country.....

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  • Posted On Sunday, July 03, 2011

    A recent survey conducted by Retailing360 revealed that in spite of the dynamic growth witnessed by the retail sector in India, tier II and III cities are yet to cash in on the wave. The survey saw respondents unanimously agreeing that the retail sector’s potential in the tier II and III cities was still not enough to match that of the metropolitan cities.
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  • Posted On Friday, June 17, 2011

    In spite of the massive growth of the e-commerce industry, especially e-retailing, the Indian consumer remained apprehensive about making online purchases for a long time. The scenario has changed drastically in recent years with sites offering cash on delivery and more secure transactions to customers.....

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  • Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2011

    One of the most loved alcoholic drinks in India, beer sales have gone up in recent months mainly due to the Cricket World Cup followed by the Indian Premier League. A recent survey by Retailing360 showed voters divided on the query whether retail sale of beer in India needs a marketing boost, as 42% of the voters felt that beer needs a marketing boost as whisky and rum continue to rule the alcohol retail market.....

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