SAYING IT WITH A SMILEY!
From being an added element to a conversation, emojis have now transformed into a lingua franca for the digital age. Emoji Company – with over 20,000 brand icons and designs – ranks amongst the top 150 global licensors. In this interview, Marco Huesges, CEO, Emoji Company, elaborates on achievements, emerging trends and strategies.
VEDANT'S PUSH FOR ‘EDUPRENEURS'
Ahmedabad-based Vedant International Preschool has ambitious plans to expand across Gujarat by creating a pool of ‘edupreneurs’ interested in providing quality education with fun to young children
MARCO PIERRE WHITE TO CAPTURE INDIA RESTAURANT SCENE
Dubbed the godfather of modern cooking, Marco Pierre White is a renowned chef, restaurateur and TV personality who has led the UK restaurant scene for over 30 years. With Black and White Hospitality, he is set to roll out his restaurant concepts across the globe. Elias Madbak, Managing Director, RMAL Hospitality, holder of worldwide rights for this chain, speaks about the brand’s global expansion plans and franchise strategy for India.
LITTLE CAESARS PLANS BIG FOR INDIA
The world’s third-largest pizza chain is targeting 100 stores in 2-3 years with its value-for-money pizza and Indianised menu
THE REVOLUTIONARY BURGER
With its specialty burger offering, Burger Revolution has posted aggressive franchise growth in Hyderabad and aims to replicate the same momentum across India
FIRST CHOICE IN USED-CARS
Mahindra First Choice, a leading brand in the used-car industry in India, aims to increase its market share by 10 per cent in the next four years, as stated by Ashutosh Pandey, CEO, Mahindra First Choice.
Raymond: The Right Choice
Vapi in Gujarat can boast of an aspirational lifestyle and here JA Syed’s The Raymond Shop matches demand and supply in style
Making ‘Green' Profits – A New Trend
Urban lifestyle choices most often revolve around all that’s healthy and sustainable. As more people choose for an eco-friendly life, there are some unique emerging business concepts that are making investors happy
“RAYMOND HAS ENABLED US TO GROW BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS”
Being associated with the Raymond brand for over 30 years in the Marathwada region, Dharmendra Deoda recalls his inspirational and profitable journey.
GREAT GROWTH WITH THE GREEN MANTRA
Going green has transformed from a preference into a viable business strategy. With the Indian consumers gravitating toward eco-friendly products, Nature Care Innovation Services is taking the lead by offering innovative products coupled with an impressive business model and high profitability
SANISERVICE MOVES IN TO DISINFECT INDIA
Given the increasing pollution levels in Indian cities, Saniservice, a Swiss concept UAE-based sanitisation brand, is all set to offer elite services and tap opportunity in the $60 billion industry.
DENIM HUT SET TO TREAD THE EXTRA MILE
Men’s apparel brand Denim Hut is taking a big leap by aggressively expanding its base of franchise outlets across the country
SHOEMAKERS OF THE WORLD
A trusted name in every Indian household, Bata is often ‘perceived’ as an Indian brand although it has its roots in Europe. In this interview, Sandeep Kataria, CEO, Bata India, shares details about the company’s ambitious expansion plans
BRIGHT FUTURE FOR DARK KITCHENS
The 9th edition of Indian Restaurant Congress-South hosted a conglomeration of stalwarts from the restaurant industry to share their ideas on the future of restaurant business in India. The conference themed on ‘Dark Kitchen and Delivery,’ held at Ritz Carlton in Bengaluru, discussed how dark kitchens were changing the way people consume and experience food.
Taking The Lead In Early Education
With a vision to establish 500 preschools in the next three years, Iris Florets is embarking on an academic journey of excellence
Game-Changer In Early Education
As India’s first Emotional Quotient (EQ)-focused early learning centre, Kennis is changing the way young kids learn, speak, empathize and be ready for the challenges of the future.
Charging Stations: Powering Up Indian EV Market
The idea which took shape during a motorcycle trip to Himalayas a year back is revolutionizing the electric vehicle segment with a wide range of charging station solutions and franchise expansion plans across the country
‘Fashionably' Profitable With Raymond
It was the eagerness to diversify his family’s jewellery business in Kolar that made Narendra Bohra migrate to Bengaluru and foray into the sector of fashion retail in 1990. In this interview, he highlights how his venture with Raymond has shaped up over the years
Treasure Trove Of Lifetime Memories
In a short span of 14 years, PCJ has grown from one store to 87. A pioneer in designer jewellery crafted for perfection, the brand owes its success to customer-friendly policies, superior quality and affordable collections
Revolutionizing NEO-India's Fashion Retail
With a mission to make aspirations affordable for the full family, Easybuy has successfully met the fashion needs of Neo-India. The fastest growing value retailer is poised to cross the milestone of fastest 100 stores by 2020.
Fashion On A Fast Forward Track
The fashion retail boom across the country is all too visible with estimates indicating that spending on clothes has grown about 181% during 2010 to 2018.
Wok The Talk
Gaurav Sabharwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Wok Boyz, firmly believes that ‘everything happens for a reason,’ a mantra that serves him well as he heads to India after diversifying the street food scene in Dubai.
Online To Offline: Fashion Retailers Take A New Turn
Online retail seems to be trapped in an identity crisis. While the growth of e-commerce is blamed for lowering sales of many of the brick-and-mortar stores, over a dozen pure-play e-commerce brands are establishing their offline presence in a bid to chase profitability and build trust among consumers. So what is it that has spurred this change in tracks?
Movers And Skechers
In the wake of its phenomenal retail growth in the domestic market, American lifestyle and footwear brand Skechers wants to aggressively scale the brand and take the offline store count to 500. Excerpts from an interesting conversation with Manish Chandra, Head, Retail Operations (India), Skechers
Men's Fashion Making Waves
Men’s fashion is taking a big leap in recent times. With gents opting for semi formal and customised clothing in selective fits and styles, the basket size is growing.
Global Fashion Fiesta
As global distances blur, India remains a top market for international apparel and lifestyle brands. More so they have an interesting business proposition to offer.
Emergence Of Value Fashion Retail
Brands are leaving no stone unturned to address high fashion aspirations of customers from metros to Tier IV locations. Being large format retail, investments are on the higher side; however, returns are interesting enough to capture the senses.
Creating Happy Workforces
With operations in 80 countries worldwide and over 200 licensed coaches, Engage and Grow is now recognised as a leader in the employee engagement segment. In an exclusive interview, Richard Maloney, the company’s founder and CEO, reveals how the company wants to challenge the mind mentoring and coaching scenario with its entry into India.
Bridging The Rural-Digital Divide
Vakrangee makes life comfortable for those staying away from metros and cities through its digital services. Its business model makes for a perfect case study.
Being Indian, Being Ethnic
Global trends notwithstanding, Indians are still traditionalists at heart when it comes to dressing up for festivals and weddings. So, ethnic wear retail demands some serious business thought.