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Lee, Wrangler to increase focus on online channels in India

Lee, Wrangler to increase focus on online channels in India

     Jeans brands Lee and Wrangler are planning to transform their India businesses into omni-channel entities. This is being done to drive growth and double sales over the next two years by extensively focusing on online channels. The US-based Kontoor Brands is moving Lee and Wrangler business from a fully owned Indian subsidi... Read more

Q2 apparel prices to remain soft, demand for cotton fabrics, home textile…

Q2 apparel prices to remain soft, demand for cotton fabrics, home textiles to increase: Ind-Ra

    India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) in a report stated apparel prices are likely to remain soft in the second half of 2020-21 even as the segment is in a recovery mode. The apparel segment Wholesale Price Index recovered to pre-COVID-19 levels in November 2020, led by the festive and marriage season demand, said the report. How... Read more

Shopping malls slowly recover as footfalls inch towards pre-Covid levels

Shopping malls slowly recover as footfalls inch towards pre-Covid levels

    Year 2020 was a tough one globally for people and businesses alike. With long stretches of lockdowns, and people confined at home, life almost came to a standstill. However, with the successful launch of a few vaccines there is some hope and positivity in our fight against the global pandemic. The Economic Times took stock of th... Read more

Decathlon to close down ‘country’s biggest sports store’ in Ahmedabad

Decathlon to close down ‘country’s biggest sports store’ in Ahmedabad

     Sports retail chain, Decathlon, plans to shut its Sardar Patel Ring Road store in Ahmedabad, launched seven years ago. This was “country’s biggest sports store” on January 15. “The operations of this store will be merged with those on CG Road and Motera in Ahmedabad,” said an official from the... Read more

CMAI’s pre-budget recommendations highlights need for more policy support

CMAI’s pre-budget recommendations highlights need for more policy support

    The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, (CMAI) has written an open letter to Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance outlining pre-Budget recommendations. The association has urged the government to consider key financial aid that can help the industry recover from the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Government sup... Read more

Future Group expect sales to normalise by Jan-end

Future Group expect sales to normalise by Jan-end

     Almost a year after business was severely hit by pandemic-related disruptions; Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani expects normal sales to return by the end of January. The group, which operates popular retailing formats Big Bazaar, FBB, Central and Nilgiris - has seen sales touching almost 60 per cent of pre-COVID levels and ... Read more

Pressure on rentals to continue post March 21

Pressure on rentals to continue post March 21

    The uncertainty around rental negotiations in FY22 continues, brands and retailers feel the support on rentals should continue as long as it is required, as they fear extension of Covid-induced SOPs, social distancing norms, and overall reduction in physical interactions. Meanwhile, consumption across India has barely touched ab... Read more

Popularity of Super Apps lead brands to align with more on them

Popularity of Super Apps lead brands to align with more on them

    Indeed the vaccine will give a boost to malls and retail stores and they can expect business to pick up once people are less apprehensive about crowded places. However, one big take away from the lockdown was the popularity of online shopping and not just in metros but also in smaller cities and towns, even rural India. While bu... Read more

India’s e-tail business to grow despite competition from brick-and-mortar…

India’s e-tail business to grow despite competition from brick-and-mortar stores

    Though reopening of the economy may bring shoppers back to stores, they will not completely abandon online shopping, says a Financial Express report. India’s e-retailing business is expected to grow more robustly in 2021 even though competition from brick and mortar stores may increase customer acquisition costs. Indian e... Read more

RAI seeks government aid as retailers hope for 85% pre-pandemic growth

RAI seeks government aid as retailers hope for 85% pre-pandemic growth

     Retailers Association of India (RAI) has urged the government to extend support to help revive retail as retailers across fashion, electronics and grocery segments hope to achieve about 85 per cent of pre-pandemic level business in the next six months. As per latest business survey by RAI, retailers across India have been ... Read more

Retail sales decline by 13 % in November: RAI

Retail sales decline by 13 % in November: RAI

     As per a survey by the Retailers Association of India, the festival season helped sales of appliances, apparel and packaged food and grocery in November, but total sales remained 13 per cent lower year-on-year. The 10th edition of RAI’s survey was conducted among 68 retailers during November. The findings pointed to... Read more

Taneira launches new ready-to-wear collection

Taneira launches new ready-to-wear collection

     Titan's ethnic-wear brand Taneira has forayed into the ready-to-wear category with the launch of Eira, A collection of stitched Kurta sets for the progressive Indian women. The handcrafted kurta sets will be available in Linens, Tussars and soft Silk Ikats. They can be teamed up with farzi pants & straight-cut pants a... Read more

Kidwear grows by 90% on Myntra

Kidwear grows by 90% on Myntra

     The kidswear category registered a 90 percent growth on Myntra in 2020 over the last year making it the highest growing segment on the platform. As per an Economic Times report, this can be attributed to the growing attractiveness of online shopping in the country. The category also performed extremely well during the cou... Read more

Discounts, promotions help brands beat COVID-19 blues, recover business

Discounts, promotions help brands beat COVID-19 blues, recover business

    It’s raining discounts with both online and offline retailers rolling out steep offers for shoppers. Brands are offering attractive prices on products which is helping them attract customers from Tier II and III cities. Online fashion retailer Myntra is ready to host its biggest-ever winter sale from December 20. In fact, ... Read more

Top fashion brands to launch exclusive collections at upcoming EORS

Top fashion brands to launch exclusive collections at upcoming EORS

     Based on data analytics by Myntra, top fashion and lifestyle brands such as Puma, Nike, Biba, W For Woman and Max Fashion plan to launch exclusive collections for the e-tailer’s upcoming flagship End Of Reason Sale (EORS) event. Scheduled from December 20-24, 2020, EORS expects 40 million visitors over the five day s... Read more

Brands build momentum within the industry with new AI tools

Brands build momentum within the industry with new AI tools

     Being woven into every aspect of the industry, artificial intelligence is fast becoming an essential survival tool for fashion brands across the world. As McKinsey in its annual State of Fashion report says, AI startups with fashion and retail focus are being increasingly sought after as brands and retailers have shifted f... Read more

Reliance-Amazon battle gets steamier as more players join the fray

Reliance-Amazon battle gets steamier as more players join the fray

    The race to acquire a pie of the Rs 64.8 lakh crore Indian e-commerce sector is becoming hotter with two more players joining Reliance Industries and Amazon, who are currently engaged in a court battle to acquire a stake in Rs 26,000 crore debt laden Future Group. As per a Business Today report, the Walmart-Flipkart combination ... Read more

Social commerce to be the major driver of e-commerce in India

Social commerce to be the major driver of e-commerce in India

  Providing much needed boost to the Indian e-commerce industry, COVID-19 has accelerated the use of technology amongst fashion companies. As an Economic Times reports suggest, companies are adopting new business models to offer customized and interactive shopping experience to customers. One such emerging business model is social commerc... Read more

Early winter onset spikes thermal wear sales

Early winter onset spikes thermal wear sales

     The early onset of winter has introduced cheer to the country’s Rs 3,000-crore thermal wear industry as gross sales of apparels priced within the Rs 300-400 value are on a rise Winter has boosted demand for funds thermal wear in states together with Delhi, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. ... Read more

India’s apparel imports plunge by 17.26%

India’s apparel imports plunge by 17.26%

     According to Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India’s apparel imports have plunged 17.26 per cent on Y-o-Y basis to $ 92.81 million in October ’20. India has experienced a sharp rise of 13.12 per cent in imports from Bangladesh valuing $ 41.20 million, despite total RMG imports falling in the 10th month of 2... Read more

Revenues of Indian companies to grow next year: Moody’s

Revenues of Indian companies to grow next year: Moody’s

     As per Moody’s Investor Services, the earnings of most Indian companies are expected to grow next year as economic activity gathers pace post-lockdown and demand starts to recover following a sharp slump, supporting deleveraging. According to the analyst, financially strong companies will have decent access to fundin... Read more

Fashion retailers approach suppliers for Spring/Summer collections

Fashion retailers approach suppliers for Spring/Summer collections

     Buoyed by the unexpected bounce-back of retail sales in festive season, Indian fashion and apparel retailers have started approaching suppliers for spring/summer collections. Also, retailers, who had earlier left stocks of garments and fabrics on warehouse floors, have now started picking them up, says Premal Udani, Chairm... Read more

Apparel demand to recover in FY22: Ind-Ra

Apparel demand to recover in FY22: Ind-Ra

     India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) estimates a demand recovery for the apparel sector in FY22 while it expects 40-45 per cent decline in FY21 revenues. As per a Live Mint report, the agency also estimates a threefold jump in online sales for retailers in the current fiscal. For the third quarter, Ind-Ra, a part of the Fi... Read more

Indian e-commerce industry to grow to $200 billion by 2026

Indian e-commerce industry to grow to $200 billion by 2026

    Indian e-commerce industry is expected to grow to $200 billion by 2026 recording double digits growth YoY, says a Financial Express report. This growth has primarily been driven in very few categories such as fashion, consumer electronics, mobile phones, books amongst the others. COVID-19 situation has forced FMCG players to ste... Read more

Amazon-Future feud sparks foreign vs local debate

Amazon-Future feud sparks foreign vs local debate

  The legal spat between Amazon.com Inc and Reliance Industries over the Reliance-Future deal has invoked a xenophobic fervor amongst watchers by sparking a foreign vs local debate. Amazon has accused the Future Group of violating a contract by agreeing to a sale to the Mukesh Ambani controlled Reliance Industries. The dispute has reach... Read more

Festive sales reach 65 per cent pre-COVID growth levels

Festive sales reach 65 per cent pre-COVID growth levels

     This festive season, sales of major fashion brands touched 65-70 per cent of their pre-COVID levels. While overall trend through the COVID period was towards casual wear, consumers shopped bit for occasion wear too, says Siddharth Bindra, Managing Director, BIBA. Bulk of the festival sales came from Tier II-III-IV markets... Read more

Arvind Fashions expects casual wear brands to stir pandemic recovery

Arvind Fashions expects casual wear brands to stir pandemic recovery

     Shailesh Chaturvedi, the CEO-designate, Arvind Fashions, expects its portfolio of casual clothing brands will help the fashion retailer emerge stronger from the new wave of pandemic. BSE-listed Arvind Fashions currently operates brands like US Polo, Aeropostale, Flying Machine, Sephora, etc among other chains. For the sec... Read more

Second wave threatens post-festive demand for apparels

Second wave threatens post-festive demand for apparels

    As the second wave of COVID-19 threatens to devastate India’s top cities, consumer goods manufacturers are closely monitoring its impact on post-festive demand. Retailers of apparel, electronics and packaged consumer goods’ expect current demand to continue till December before subsiding in the last quarter of this f... Read more

Required: An urgent resizing of Indian sizing charts

Required: An urgent resizing of Indian sizing charts

    In January this year, the Kerala government introduced a ‘fat tax,’ on certain food types not suitable for consumption. The tax aims to curb consumption of unhealthy foods in India. In fashion, especially couture, the tax refers to the practice of charging extra for clothes in bigger sizes. Fat tax helps designers, ... Read more

Apparel industry celebrates a lackluster Diwali as companies shy away fro…

Apparel industry celebrates a lackluster Diwali as companies shy away from bonuses

     For the Indian apparel industry, Diwali was not a fun affair as it used to be till last year. As per Apparel Resources, around 40 to 45 per cent factories of North India didn’t give any bonus or ‘considerable’ gift to their professionals, while many factories gave almost half amount compared to last year.... Read more

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‘Night suits is a big opportunity because it can be a long term game’

Akhil Jain, ED, Madame

Akhil Jain Executive Director Madame“Since May some of our operations have resumed. Lounge wear, pajamas and athleisure used to be only 2 per cent of our overall business but in the three and a half weeks since we opened, this category has made up 33 per cent of the entire business we have done. Be it offline or online sales or demand from excising multi-brand outlets or distributors, the only products everyone is asking for are: pajamas, lounge wear or nightsuits. We see demand for basic athleisure wear and not fancy ones. It’s a small category for us. Also, there are not many players in the organized sector in India but in the unorganized sector, it is a big category.
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‘With less business, retailers should reformulate cost structure, focus on increasing savings’

BS Nagesh, Founder, TRRAIN
BS Nagesh“We are not sitting at home with the intention of closing our business. We will all reopen our businesses. So, the first attitude is, we are going back to our business and will take it to the next level. Secondly, we will have to analyze our previous work and behaviour with customers in the last 5 to 10 years, if our attitude was that of ‘you are just a customer’ and ‘I don’t care’ previously then be assured your customer will never come back. The people or brands who have already created trust with customers will be the early winners according to me. At this time, those who are in competition need to introspect their future dealings and elements related to it. To create this trust today, no one has a magic wand because we are unaware of customer’s demand, choice and when they come in, we will not work on our KPI’s because we don’t know what the customer wants. It is all guess work.”
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‘Retailers have to enhance consumer engagement by focusing on relation building and communication’

Hemant Jain, Director, KKCL

Hemant Jain“I don’t feel business will decline forever. It will decline but for a short while. Like in cricket, the game is not over if it is hindered by rains, only some overs are reduced but the score remains the same and in order to square the score players focus on hitting the ball to the boundary or over the boundary. Similarly we will have to focus on our ticket size. So if the ticket size grows maybe we will sustain but our priority should be hygiene and safety and we have to convey this message to our customers, that if you walk in to our stores it is safe. So, if we can communicate a sense of safety to our customers maybe retailers will be able to sustain their business.”
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‘We also need to sanitize merchandise at regular intervals’

Vipul Mathur, Business Head, Udaan.com
Vipul Mathur Udaan“Can you move a part of your store online. Can you get to the same degree of sales without getting as many customers as you used to in stores. Is that possible? Can you do home delivery for people to feel safer. If you are an apparel retailer you might have to go places, can you avoid going there and use alternative sourcing methods. If you do all these then three things will happen: you will remain safe, employees will remain safe, customers will remain safe. Their being safe over time they can buy goods without any mishap. Practiced over time this will see business grow.”
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‘COVID-19 is teaching Indian consumers to be restrained in their spending’

Rakesh Jallipally, Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Polo Association and Flying Machine

Rakesh Jallipally“Right now people are looking at essentials like staples and household supplies. That is at the top of their list. Apparel or fashion may be fifth or sixth item on the list. But all said and done from our personal experience, we have opened a few stores since and seen there is demand, people are coming in. Indeed, walk-ins are less but whoever has come in are decisive and buying. The world is not over according to me for apparel or fashion retail. There is enough optimism. Basically we need try to and reach out to our consumers because there is a need. It might be latent at this point of time because it is not essential but if we keep reaching out to them I’m sure demand will come back though it might take some time.”
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‘If we overcome the fear our business will slowly come back to normal’

Manohar Chatlani, Chairman and Managing Director, Soch
Manohar D Chatlani“I think we have overestimated the prospective of this virus (COVID-19) to do harm. It is not as deadly or as dangerous as we think. It spreads faster than any other virus we have known so far. If we can overcome this fear, business will slowly come back to normal. Besides sanitizing and cleaning stores the government will have to think about public transport where people have the confidence to use them. Of course, to attract customers we will have to offer good discounts that are better than online discounts and newer merchandise than online. It is a question of time as public memory is short and things should become normal fast. I am hopeful.”
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“Discount retailers and value-oriented brands stand to win”

Usha Periasamy, Director, Brands & Operations, Classic Polo
Usha Periasamy Director Brands Operations Classic Polo“Consumer spending is dramatically curtailed during a recession. Consumers have adopted short-term behaviour during the pandemic that in many cases will become permanent, as a lesson learned from such unprecedented occurrences. Not only do consumers become more financially conservative but also credit may become less available and a large cohort may go into default on their debt, dramatically limiting purchasing power. Consumers will wake up from the pandemic in a new economic reality, changing their commercial behaviours in extreme ways.
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‘It will be very tough now and might take six months to be normal’

Pravin Mutha, MD, Cool Colors, Bafna Clothing
PravinMutha MD Cool Colors Bafna Clothing“Year 2020 scenario is the first time manufacturers have faced such a huge challenge. If they achieve even 60 per cent of sale compared to last year, it will be a great achievement and I presume that 20 per cent of manufacturers and brands will be wiped out. This is a big concern and the government needs to play an active and important role in this. The government has to understand the garment and textile industry is the second largest after agriculture and employs a huge amount of labor from all sections of the society. Hence, the government has to think exclusively for MSME’s and textile and garment industry, like restriction of customs on import, large format stories to source only from Indian market etc.”
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“The elephant in the room is cash-flow management and crisis management”

Dr Darlie Koshy, Academician, Industry Expert, Author ‘Garment Exports: Winning Strategies’
Dr Darlie Koshy"The elephant in the room is cash-flow management and crisis management. For cash-flow management, except exemption package to file returns or reduction of interest on delayed payment, there is very little the government will do at this stage given the huge fund requirement and reduction in tax collection with bottom of pyramid's social and health costs taking predominance. Many SMEs will shut shop and consolidation and constriction will happen. There will be constriction in operations and consolidation of big becoming bigger with deep pockets and select buyer support."
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‘To regain existing business everybody has to work as fast as possible’

Raj Kumar Jain, MD, Bonjour-Zonac Knitting Machines
Raj Jain MD Bonjour Zonac Knitting Machines“Everybody has realized this is the time to think out of the box so that the when it opens they will be ready with what they want to do, like aligning people, volume of production needed to be done, how many showrooms to open, what volume of orders to be taken up because export orders have been cancelled, most large format business have cancelled their orders with vendors. Hence, from day one factories will have nothing to do. As for brands, when they open they have already sustained with their fixed expenses and have no money and will not be able to ask their customers for money. In fact, we will have to assure them we are with them and ask them to start business with full confidence. The main worry is financial support. Low margin business or those subsisting hand to mouth will face extra difficulties. This will simultaneously open new opportunities. It will be a new life after opening. To regain existing business everybody has to work as fast as possible."
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‘The one change we will see is online will bounce back faster than offline’

Manish Kapoor, CEO, Pepe Jeans
Manish Kapoor CEO Pepe Jeans“Whether you open today or a month later or you start EOSS from June 15 or August 15, demand and consumer sentiment per say is not going to change much. The other reality is, in terms of physical retail from the time you reopen the consumer will take time to go back to stores. The one change we will see is online is going to bounce back much faster than offline. This change has been seen in China also and the same scenario is likely to happen in India. In a scenario where the lockdown is lifted around May 15 and EOSS is announced, the consumer will still not visit malls to buy, so delaying EOSS is justified."
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‘The garment industry will witness very tough time, may take six months to a year for normalcy’

Rakesh Grover, Managing Director, Groversons and President for Intimate Apparel Association

Rakesh Grover Managing Director Groversons“The after effects will be tough. Already the industry was going through a difficult time but after this, there will be a hard time because payment cycle will be affected, raw material supplies will be affected as the supply chain is affected, factories are closed and even if production begins, how will we continue production as we need a lot of raw materials and different ingredients to complete garments. To procure from China or India at the moment is difficult as labor returned to their villages and to get them back to work will be a big challenge. It may take a month or two to get them back to work. Even if we have orders production may not start in full strength for about two months post lockdown."
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Will also have to liquidate maximum merchandise at better values

Bobby Arora, Director, Status Quo
Bobby Arora Director Status Quo“Once the lockdown opens, people are more likely to rush to restaurants and other entertainment zones rather than stores for buying clothes. This may create a frustrating situation for brands and retailers and compel them to offer higher discounts than the routine trend. Regarding inventory management, we will have to be smart and carry forward some of the inventories to the next season. We will also have to liquidate maximum merchandise at better values to make some money."

China was also under a lockdown and we depend a lot on them for fabrics

Akhil Jain, Executive Director, Madame
Akhil Jain Executive Director MadameSince we have our own manufacturing, we are manufacturing less. With lockdown finances are also shut, we will save about 100,000 to 150,000 units, that is produced and this is what I am thinking of if the season doesn’t begin in the next two months. As for autumn/winter, it is still under speculation as China was also under a lockdown and we depend a lot on them for fabrics. Of late, we have started pursuing Chinese...
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Lockdown may prolong and will affect our and world economy

Sanjay Dawar, MD, Bodycare Creation
Sanjay Dawar MD Bodycare CreationsWe are aware of the gravity of the situation and emerging problems across all industries. I feel, the lockdown may prolong for a longer period and affect our and world economy. Everyone will have to face it in their own capacity as no planning and management will work. It is a wait and watch; work as per situation. We plan to retain all labourers, as most have left for their hometown. We will pay them without cuts...
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The only way to avoid this blood bath is massive Government support

Rahul Mehta, Chief Mentor, CMAI
Rahul Mehta Chief Mentor CMAI“India’s Garment Industry is currently going through its worst ever crisis The current lockdown of the country – is a death blow to these smaller units. Most of them will simply not have the resources of surviving for any length of time even after the markets reopen. This is because even after they reopen, markets are highly unlikely to return to its normal,...
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Bad impact on the industry as all inventories are stuck

Sandeep Jain, MD, Monte Carlo
Sandeep Jain Managing Director Monte CarloCoronavirus will have a bad impact on the industry as all inventories are stuck. Goods in transit are not being sold. Goods are stuck in warehouses, so there’s total loss. We plan to cut down our winter production depending on how long it goes on. We’ll have to sell more goods on discount. If this ends in April, it will be fine and if it prolongs to June, it will be very difficult for the industry...
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We are sitting on stocks and there is no sale and absolutely no cash-flow

Kamal Kushalani, Founding Director, Mufti
Kamal Kushalani Founding Director MuftiFollowing government directives closed all our stores and offices. Hopefully, this will be controlled in 21 days and markets open up. Both our spring/summer and autumn/winter collections are likely to be impacted as almost all production for summer is ready. We are sitting on stocks and there is no sale and absolutely no cash-flow. When markets open, we’ll have to look at demand and how much stocks are cleared...
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Tough times and teams with character and determination will win

Satyen P Momaya, CEO , Celio Future Fashion
Satyen P Momaya CEO Celio Future Fashion“We are looking at how to adjust to a new and challenging reality along with protecting the safety of our employees. Being a fashion retailer, we need tombalance the current season’s merchandise while working on possible buy reduction for the coming season. I foresee the market to remain challenging for at least a quarter even after things settle down and stores open as we fall in the non essential category and consumer sentiment will not be at its best. Therefore, I foresee a 20 per cent reduction in demand for subsequent months. We need to look at all costs to protect our bottomline and also manage the working capital. These are tough times and teams with character and determination will win.”
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   Women’s wear and lifestyle exhibition Pink Almari, hosted by shopping fair Marriage Mantra, will be held in Mumba... Read more

Lakmé Fashion Week launches ready-to-shop digital couture ‘Nexa Digital Cou…

   Lakmé Fashion Week, launched its new digital couture showcase, ‘Nexa Digital Couture’. The couture s... Read more

Warangal to get second textile park, weavers welfare schemes to continue

   To support 20,000 weavers’ families, Kodakandla, in Warangal district, Telangana state government plans to set up... Read more

Amazon again approaches SEBI to suspend Future-RIL deal reveal

   Amazon has yet again written to market regulator SEBI, apprising SEBI of the formation of the arbitration tribunal at S... Read more

Designer Kunal Anil Tanna, Alaya by Stage 3 launch affordable men’s line

   Fashion clothing brand Alaya by Stage 3 and menswear designer Kunal Anil Tanna collaborate to create an affordable men&... Read more

The Haat fashion exhibition returns to Kolkata

   Fashion and lifestyle exhibition The Haat will bring a range of brands to Kolkata’s Ice Skating Rink for a four-d... Read more

The Souled Store raises funds for nationwide expansion

   The Souled Store, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group-backed start-up, is planning to raise around Rs 75 to Rs 100 crore to fuel exp... Read more

Himatsingka teams up with Disney to expands global footprint

   Himatsingka plans to expand its global brand portfolio in the home textile space as it rose 6.95 per cent to Rs 158.50 ... Read more

Phoenix Mills sees sequential growth of 192 per cent in Q3 retail

   Phoenix Mills, the retail-led mixed-use assets developer and operator has witnessed a record 192 per cent sequential gr... Read more

H&M rolls out 50th outlet in India

   After H&M made its India debut at the Select Citywalk Mall in New Delhi in October 2015, the Swedish fast fashion b... Read more

Future Group’s distributors request SEBI to clear Reliance deal

   As per the All India Consumer Products Distributors over 500 distributors have dues over Rs 700 crore pending from the ... Read more

Mine N Yours Wedding Show to bring luxury brands to Ludhiana

   Wedding show Mine N Yours will bring together luxury brands from across India at the Hyatt Regency in Ludhiana on Janua... Read more

JPMorgan’s Saroj Panigrahi appointed by Flipkart as general counsel

   Saroj Panigrahi, JPMorgan’s former head of legal department has been appointed by Flipkart as its senior vice pre... Read more

Rishi Vasudev, CEO of Lifestyle International quits

   Rishi Vasudev, has quit his position as CEO of Lifestyle department stores and Home Centre. The move has come barely af... Read more

KVIC to supply khadi durries to ITBP

   As part of the vocal for local campaign, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has signed a MoU with the Khadi & Vi... Read more

Biba opens new store in Bhatinda

   Lifestyle brand Biba opened a new store in Bhatinda. The new store retails the brand’s selection of kurtas, shawl... Read more

Gabriella Demetriades launches eco-friendly line with Liva

   Sustainable fashion is the need of the hour and Gabriella Demetriades is venturing into this bandwagon in partnership w... Read more

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