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Retail Newsletter - October 29 to November 02, 2012

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

Kimaya, India’s largest fashion house, showcases the ethnic/festive collection by legendary designer Ritu Beri from the 5th of November, 2012. She has won several accolades in the fashion fraternity in India and worldwide.

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Snapdeal partners with Gadget Cops


Snapdeal.com, has partnered with Gadget Cops to offer extended warranty (2 years) to customers purchasing mobiles and tablets on the site. This service is valid on New Purchases of mobile phones and tablets of the following brands: Apple, Samsung, HTC, Blackberry, Nokia, Sony, Motorola, LG, Dell and Phillips.

Snapdeal’s tie up with Gadget Cops enables customers to get complete protection for their mobile phones and tablets against any problems like screen breaking, water damage or any other mechanical and electrical faults. Moreover, this is a completely cashless service. Once the plan is purchased, customers do not have to pay anything with regard to repairs of their mobile phone or tablet.


Kimaya welcomes ace designer Ritu Beri to Mumbai


Kimaya, India’s largest fashion house, showcases the ethnic/festive collection by legendary designer Ritu Beri from the 5th of November, 2012. She has won several accolades in the fashion fraternity in India and worldwide.


Right from dressing former US President Bill Clinton, Hollywood celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Ivana Trump, supermodel, famous Praisian socialites to designing costumes for AR Rahman’s Jai Ho tour, Ritu Beri has had an extensive and successful fashion journey. This three-day preview marks Ritu Beri’s arrival in the Mumbai retail scene after a long break. 


The spirit of the collection at preview is intrinsically feminine, romantic but flamboyant; the collection is about rich, artistic hand work modeled into contemporary silhouettes with subtle details of embroidery to enhance the soft feminine appeal. Read more…




Sonya Hooja, Co-founder & Director, Imarticus Learning


Sonya Hooja, Co-founder & Director, Imarticus Learning, has over eight years of work experience at Accenture (Management Consulting), Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) and the erstwhile Lehman Brothers, and has worked across US, Singapore and India. Her primary roles have been strategy development and project management across diverse industries such as financial services, education, public sector and pharmaceuticals. Her experience is invaluable to a company like Imarticus, that is focused on creating a sustainable pool of skilled professionals. She has a BA (Honors) in Economics from Rutgers University, USA and an MBA from INSEAD.


Imarticus offers comprehensive industry specific training programs in various sectors such as Financial Services.. Our first program focuses on training and providing career options within the Investment Banking industry, an attractive career choice that is currently inaccessible to many due to lack of awareness and relevant skills. An industry relevant curriculum, distinguished faculty, innovative learning methodology and a strong relationship with the industry are our key strengths. Imarticus has been formed to bridge the gap between academia and industry by providing the knowledge and skill sets which are essential in today’s competitive working environment. Through our programs, we aim to elevate the skill levels of our aspiring students and job seekers thereby increasing their employability and relevance to the industry at large.


Replying to Anil Mascarenhas of IIFLSonya Hooja says, “The business model of Imarticus learning is based on two pillars – first one being students and candidates who are looking to begin their career in IB.” Read more…  


Gaurav Vora, Director, Dynaflex Private Ltd


Gaurav Vora, Director, Dynaflex Private Ltd has more than 15 years of experience in specialty packaging and security products industry. A visionary, he developed the tamper evident line in India by supplying 1 crore such high security envelopes with the launch of Dhirubhai Ambani pioneer scheme where mobiles were going to be delivered across India by courier against global competition. He has taken extensive training in specialty packaging from Europe & has worked in similar global leading Companies in Scotland, Germany, Italy and Spain.


Established in 1985, Dynaflex Private Limited is one of Asia’s leading manufacturers of security and tamper evident envelopes & bags that has recently ventured into protective packaging products in India. Dynaflex products range from the day-to-day used poly mailers / courier bags to specialty packaging for prestigious companies in the F&B and lifestyle Segments to highly classified & top secret government & defense applications.

Dynaflex Private Limited further expanded its portfolio and began its security and tamper evident, business by adding the dynasafe range products, a very niche product line. Dynaflex  is providing integrated security and tamper evident, protective packaging solutions to clients in the areas of Education, Immigration, Police and Forensic Departments, Aviation, Defence, Banking, Gems & Jewelry etc.


Speaking with Yash Ved of IIFL, Gaurav Vora says “We are planning to invest US$5mn and will be raising the amount via debt and internal accruals.” Read more…


Suresh Rao, Faculty and Senior Admissions Officer, Imarticus

Suresh Rao, Faculty and Senior Admissions Officer, Imarticus has 11 years of experience in investment banking and treasury operations in companies like JP Morgan, Nomura, Lehman Brothers and ABN Amro. Suresh has successfully set up complex middle office and critical treasury functions such as corporate actions, reference data and derivative settlements across equity derivatives and cash equities products, supporting EMEA in multiple regions across USA. His specialized knowledge is invaluable in creating and developing a marquee industry relevant curriculum at Imarticus. Suresh holds a postgraduate management degree from Welingkar Institute of Management with a specialization in finance.


Imarticus offers comprehensive industry specific training programs in various sectors such as Financial Services.. Our first program focuses on training and providing career options within the Investment Banking industry, an attractive career choice that is currently inaccessible to many due to lack of awareness and relevant skills. An industry relevant curriculum, distinguished faculty, innovative learning methodology and a strong relationship with the industry are our key strengths. Imarticus has been formed to bridge the gap between academia and industry by providing the knowledge and skill sets which are essential in today’s competitive working environment. Through our programs, we aim to elevate the skill levels of our aspiring students and job seekers thereby increasing their employability and relevance to the industry at large.


Replying to Anil Mascarenhas of IIFL, Suresh Rao says, “One of my drivers is to inspire the youth and give them the extra edge through teaching, mentoring & help them succeed.” Read more…


Domestic News


Carlsberg expands India operations


Reinforcing its commitment to the India market, Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd announced the acquisition of its sixth brewery in Dharuhera, Haryana and laid the foundation of its seventh brewery in Prakhand Bikram, District Patna, Bihar. 


Carlsberg currently has breweries in Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. These recent developments will deliver compelling strategic benefits, making Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd. one of the most formidable players in the market.


Acquisition of the brewery in Dharuhera, Haryana is an extremely important strategic decision which reaffirms Carlsberg’s commitment to the Indian market and making it more competitive in the Indian beer industry. The brewery has a current production capacity of 150 KHL, with the potential of further volume expansion to approx 500 KHL. 


The facility is strategically located 200 meters off the Delhi-Jaipur highway which would provide convenient access to various locations. The brewery will commence operations in the first quarter of 2013. Carlsberg India will be upgrading the brewery to international quality standards.


Bhoomi Pujan for the seventh Carlsberg India brewery in Bihar took place yesterday at Prakhand Bikram, District Patna. The construction of the state-of-art brewery in Bihar will be completed by end of fourth quarter of 2013 and will cater to the entire Bihar market and the surrounding states.  The brewery will have a start-up capacity of 0.5 Million HL (500KHL) and will also generate local employment. 


To further leverage its commitment to India, Carlsberg has procured technology largely sourced indigenously.  In addition, new technology is being used in a few areas like beer filtration and energy conservation for the efficient functioning of the brewery. All brands of Carlsberg India’s portfolio vis-à-vis Carlsberg, Carlsberg Elephant, Tuborg Green, Tuborg Strong and Palone 8 will be brewed in this facility.


On the expansion announcement, Soren Lauridsen, Managing Director, Carlsberg India said: “The acquisition of a brewery in Haryana and setting up of the district Patna brewery reaffirms Carlsberg’s commitment to India. Like all our breweries in India and overseas, Carlsberg India ensures production of high quality beer through stringent quality control. The ambition of Carlsberg India is to be the fastest growing beer company, by offering premium international quality brands to the Indian consumers.”


Carlsberg India commenced commercial operations in 2007 and in this short time has become the number 3 player in the Indian beer industry through its focus on innovation, quality and service. Today, Carlsberg India’s market share YTD September is 7 % (excluding Tamil Nadu).


Sparkle up your Diwali with dazzling décor and festivities at Inorbit Mall


The shopping and celebration never ends here. Inorbit Malls, the pioneers in mall culture in India is all set to sparkle up your Diwali celebrations and make your shopping experience a memorable one with a lineup of glittering activities across its malls in Malad, Vashi, Pune, Cyberabad and Bengaluru. 
Reflecting the spirit of festivity, the décor has been carefully crafted with traditional motifs, lustrous danglers, sparkling gold and red sequins, mirrors, crystals and lights twinkling serial bulbs. The entrance décor will have traditional Indian motifs and propitious elements like diyas while the atrium décor will exhibit vibrancy and revelry with deepstambh light pillars, lanterns, colorful rangolis, sun bird roof danglers, decorative lights, tulshi vrindavans and motif borders on the railings. And that’s not all special experience zones along with photo points with large artificial fire crackers will provide wholesome entertainment for the entire family.

Says Mr. Kishore Bhatija, CEO, Inorbit Malls, “Diwali is a festival of fun, frolic and frenzied buying. We, at Inorbit Malls, believe in offering our consumers a distinct shopping experience every time they visit our mall. This year, we have decided to be traditional yet subtle in our celebrations. We have lined up a plethora of activities which are surely going to brighten up the festive spirits of our shoppers and make this Diwali the most memorable experience of their celebrations.” Read more…


Indigo Nation launches Autumn Winter Collection 2012


Indigo Nation, the brand that stands for the young, edgy and unconventional has rolled out its Autumn Winter 12 Collection. In keeping the brand campaign, ‘Changeism’ which was launched last season, the AW 2012 collection too symbolizes the constantly changing attitudes, beliefs and aspirations of the youth. The highlights of the season include ‘Checkoutism’, ‘Workoholism’, ‘Dualism’, ’Twistism’, ‘Chillism’ and ‘Blingism’.


Checkoutism is a range of enzyme washed checkered, puckered shirts for the casual look that makes one look cool and relaxed. The range is priced between Rs. 1399 and Rs. 1699. 

Workoholism is a range of classy formal shirts with an edgy turn, which gives that edgy look during office hours.  The range is priced between Rs. 1099 and Rs. 6999. Read more…


Robert L. Bradshaw Intl airport appoints BMA as design consultants


Bobby Mukherji & Associates (BMA) have been appointed as the architect and interior design consultants for the development of a private air terminal at the St. Kitts (Caribbean) island’s Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. The project which is a joint venture between the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis in association with Veling Ltd., one of the largest aircraft leasing companies, is poised to propel high-end tourism in St. Kitts. 


This private air terminal can accommodate 75 VIP passengers at any given time, catering to super high net worth individuals (HNIs)- Royalty from various Countries, Prime Minister of the Country, Hollywood stars/ celebrities, Commercially Important Persons (CIP's) - Heads of the states, and owners of aircrafts, charter planes or even lease an aircraft and the First Class Passengers of commercial flights.  


BMA has been awarded the project considering its successful lineage of work in designing iconic structures in the luxury sector and the company’s expertise in aviation. A thorough and in-depth understanding of the visitor profile has been crucial in the designing of the terminal. Read more…


CavinKare’s Karthika brand launches shampoo in Tamil Nadu


FMCG conglomerate CavinKare’s hair care brand Karthika has launched the shampoo variant of Karthika hair wash powder in Tamil Nadu. Karthika, which is traditionally available as hair wash powder, will now be available in a convenient easy to use shampoo format. 


Karthika shampoo is formulated using natural ingredients like Shikakai which controls dandruff and helps to maintain the health and color of hair naturally, and Hibiscus leaves and flowers which act as a cooling and conditioning agent, to provide naturally long and thick hair. 


In India, maintaining naturally long hair is very common especially in traditional cities and semi-urban and rural places. Long hair is considered a beautiful and distinguishing trait in women, yet, it is not easy to maintain. 


Dust, pollution and excessive styling or use of chemical products can damage hair and cause it to fall prematurely, split at the ends or appear dull and lifeless. Karthika hair wash powder and shampoo combine the natural benefits of Shikakai and Reetha especially to ensure hair is well maintained, strong and mesmerizingly long as a result of good care. 


Karthika brings together the natural benefits of both Shikakai and Reetha in a balanced formula that provides that extra nourishment to hair that cannot be obtained from purely chemical formulations.


The shampoo is available in Re 1.00 sachets, 40ml bottles and 100 ml bottles.


ITC bags Asian CSR Award


ITC has been conferred the AIM Asian CSR Award by the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), in recognition of its meaningful contribution to the creation of sustainable livelihoods and fostering economic growth in rural communities in India. 


ITC won the award in the Governance and Society category for adopting the Triple-Bottom-Line model, which focuses on augmenting economic, social and environmental capital. 


ITC was also recognised for designing innovative social investment programmes that are integrated into its business models and support competitive value chains, encompassing the weaker sections of society. ITC's businesses and value chains support more than 5 million livelihoods. 


The awards event was held in Bangkok on October 26, 2012. Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and guest of honour, Kittiratt Na-Ranong, gave away the prizes to the winners.


“Recipients of the AIM Asian CSR Awards demonstrate leadership, sincerity, and commitment in incorporating ethical values, compliance with legal requirements, respect for individuals, involvement in communities, and protection of the environment into the way they do business,” said Professor Felipe B. Alfonso, conference director of AFCSR 2012. 


He added, ““It is our belief that CSR can only be truly sustainable when it is integrated into the company’s business model and is considered as fundamental to its business strategy, and we hope that through the Asian CSR Awards, we are providing the private sector across the region with examples of best practices.”


Green Trends launches its 82nd salon at Srinivasa Nagar, Trichy


Green Trends, the hair & beauty salon service business of FMCG conglomerate CavinKare, today launched its 82nd salon at Srinivasa Nagar, Trichy. It is also the 39th salon to be launched in the franchise format and the 3rd within Trichy district. As part of the launch ceremony, Cine Actress Ms.NithyaShree graced the occasion and lighted the traditional lamp to inaugurate the new outlet at Srinivasa Nagar. 


Speaking about the launch, Gopalakrishnan, Head of Trends In Vogue, said, “We are extremely happy to extend Green Trends' services to Trichy on a franchise arrangement and extend our services to more people with demand from our existing customers. This salon would establish benchmarks in quality and be consistent with beauty services offered at our salons across the country.”


Chackochen Mathai, General Manager heading the franchising business development said “We look for people who have the local expertise and a great desire for success as an entrepreneur.  We see a trend that investors are keen to invest in beauty and saloon business these days. We work to ensure our franchisees are happy and profitable.” Read more…


IFFD in association with Social Camp hosts India’s Luxury Collection


Avinash Pathania & Kiran Kheva, Directors, Indian Federation for Fashion Development in association with Social Camp (supporting fashion for a cause) organized the India’s Luxury Collection at The Grand, Vasant Kunj.


Speaking on the occasion, Kiran Kheva & Avinash Pathania said, “India’s Luxury Collection is an exhibition which captures the essence of luxury. Indian Federation for Fashion Development basically providing a platform for individuals to showcase their work to the masses. Individuals from different fields like Fashion Designing, Accessory Designing, Home decoration, Painting & Photography and many more.”


The event featured exhibitors by the who’s who of the fashion industry and the artists. Designer Rosy Ahluwalia showcased her Peacock Collection, The shades of turk, blue and green made everyone stand out from the crowd. Rosy Ahulwalia’s outfits are all about experiments with colors and textures thus creating unique and trendy outfits. Read more…


Tara Jewellers unveils MYRA Collection in Mumbai stores


Tara Jewellers the retail arm of Tara Jewels Ltd hosted a glittering event last evening at their store in Bandra, to launch a brand new collection of jewellery called ‘MYRA.’ The collection is available in three distinct assortments – the Contemporary Classic Collection, the Victorian Lace Collection and the New Age Chic Collection and comes with a special introductory offer of 20% off on MRP.


The evening was hosted by Rajeev Sheth, Chairman & Managing Director, Tara Jewels Ltd. and Vikram Raizada, Executive Director and CEO (Retail) Tara Jewels Ltd. which was graced by a host of guests including Simone Singh with Farhad Samar, Gul Panag, Mashoom Singha, Shamita Singha, Rakshanda Khan, Shilpa Saklani Agnihotri, Dipannita Sharma, Pria Kataria Puri, Narendra Kumar, Shweta Salve, Shonali Nagrani, Aki Narula, Anil Chopra, Monica Vaziralli, Shakeel Sutrawala, Leena Mogre, Priya Amiri, Arzoo Govitrikar, Alicia Raut, Sucheta Sharma with Harrison, Binal Trivedi, Kadambari Lakhani, Sanya Sheth, Megha Kawale, Tanaaz Bhatia, Aparna Badlani, Troy Costa, Mona Juneja, Ahwin Deo, Falguni and Sushil Zaveri, Lina Ashar and Kishore DF, to name a few. Read more…


Ege and Rohit Bal creates Indian Carpet story


Danish Multi-National carpet Company ‘Ege’ and ace designer ‘Rohit Bal’ came together to create an Indian Carpet story that has never been heard before. The brand has signed on the designer to create a collection under his label that would be sold globally in 65 international markets.

This collection of carpets is the essence of India, representing its diversity and rich cultural design heritage. The story ranges from classic to the contemporary, a journey through its mystical and magical history.

Last evening at The Imperial saw Designer Rohit Bal unveil the special line of carpets that he has designed for Ege, Denmark amongst the who's who of the town. Kalyani Chawla, Sanjay Kapoor of Genesis Colors, Designer Rohit Gandhi, Rahul Khanna, Varun Bahl, Pia Singh of DLF, Cigar Baron Chetan Seth along with his daughter, Zubair Kirmani, Jejum Gadi, Sarod player Amaan Ali Khan and several others who were a part of the extravaganza.


Indulge yourself with vibrant lamps this Diwali season


The festive season dawns upon us and everyone is looking for accessories that are unique and distinctive, exclusively designed for their home. Serenity - Blissful Living compassionately captures the essence with colours this jovial season in presenting an exclusive collection of lighting options that portrays expressions created by Indian artisans. 

Serenity-Blissful Living a store that offers an effervescent and eclectic collection of furniture’s and accessories for home and office decor. The appealing accessories can be used for gifting option too. So make a stop at the bright and kaleidoscopic store that has offers special Diwali lamps and lighting options.

A sneak peek into the festive collection:

Classy Elegant Lamps:  Place them all over your home to unfold a pleasant and cozy vibe. Magnificently adorn your home with beautiful tints of various colours. These lamps serve as an awe-inspiring ornament to your home.

Tea-Light Holders: Swap the candles for Tea-Light Holders this Diwali. These golden tinted tea light holders with intricate work that will sparkle the festive season. Dress up your home with this wonderful piece of lamp and see the transition your home takes.

Hand-painted Lanterns: Befriend the hand-painted lanterns this festive season. Titivate your home with these tinted hand-painted lanterns to embellish and beautify your home during this celebratory time.

Sensibly priced, this exceptional collection is apt for decor and can be the perfect gifting option for every aficionado of art. Serenity Blissful Living offers their distinct collection at a price range starting from Rs. 250 -30,000 and is the most suitable shopping spot.


LAVIE unveils new TVC with brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor


Leading handbag brand LAVIE has launched their latest TV commercial featuring brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor. Conceptualized by TBWA, the ad captures the tempting range of LAVIE, and how women are helpless to its irresistable handbags.
An extention to the previous ad campaign which was based on the many moods of a woman, this campaign highlights how LAVIE overpowers the denial of shopping. The TVC beautifully captures Kareena in denial mode whenever she comes across the latest LAVIE - be it a hobo, a clutch, a laptop bag or a leather bag, while she ultimately succumbs to the urge to own that next perfect bag.

Sandeep Goenka, Chief Operating Officer – Bagzone Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd. said, “Kareena Kapoor, the eternal diva and style icon of the country has added an oomph factor to this brand. She is just like any other woman who is perplexed when it comes to buying handbags as the choice is endless. LAVIE offers contemporary handbags for every ocassion and is designed keeping in mind the many moods of women. We are certain that our consumers will relate to this TVC, as it accurately depicts a great shopping experience.” Read more…


Belisma unveils exquisite bridal collection!


Jewelery and costumes are of utmost significance in the Indian wedding as it symbolizes joy, pride and chastity. Keeping this in mind,Belisma the diamond and solitaire brand launched their Clannish Wedding Collection.

Belisma's wedding collection promises it's consumer modern contemporary, stylish, elegant and exotic jewelery. The wedding collection designs are immerse in modern and contemporary jewelery design and yet have a design element that makes them unique. The collection covers product



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