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The section takes up the issues on policies by the government and trade bodies. The coverage here transforms a plain news piece to something alike a feature with experts’ views and opinions.

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Indian eCommerce today is surely at its unprecedented best and with government’s sheer focus on this digital format of retailing, the future of the industry look quite bright. Currently India stands as one of the leading eCommerce destinations across the globe. An industry that was earlier restricted to particular segments and

BY Sahil  |  Sep 19, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

With a comprehensible rollout of policies such as foreign direct investment (FDI) and goods and services tax (GST), Indian retail ecosystem (both online and offline) look far more strengthened and organised. The newly passed GST bill is expected to be a key in unlocking various issues faced by eRetailers today. No doubt the eCommerce

BY Sahil  |  Sep 16, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

The Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill has been recently approved by the cabinet for promoting job opportunities in the Information Technology and Retail sector of India by enabling round-the-clock service. Besides accelerating economic growth, the Bill aims to provide greater

BY Guest author  |  Sep 16, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

After the Indian government rolled out 100 per cent foreign investment in food retail, many companies have vouched for extending the norm to non-food item as well. The recent to join the support is Walmart India, in his recent interaction with media, Krish Iyer, CEO, Walmart India stated that Walmart is still evaluating India's

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Sep 15, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Finally, all the speculations about GST (Goods and Services Tax) are over, after President, Pranab Mukherjee signing the bill to become a law. After getting ratified from 16 states, the bill had gone to the President for his approval. Now, the government has ramped up its operations to implement it in the country’s tax

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Sep 09, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Clearing the air about introducing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, the government had said a big no for the option. Revealing further, the government stated that the country is not ready to welcome the new move. Since country’s small traders and farmers are not that strong to face the hard-hitting market

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Sep 08, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

About a decade ago, brick and mortar stores were synonymous with retail sales in India. But over the past decade, retail sales in India have been reorganised in the advent of e-retail. The e-tail form of retailing is expected to be at par with the brick and mortar stores in the next five years. India’s business to business (B2B)

BY Guest author  |  Aug 20, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Government of India is now planning to further back the ecommerce sector of the country. In its recent move, the Centre is looking forward to liberalize its current ecommerce policy to further lift the sector. The move certainly suggests that the government wants to give a second thought on online marketplace rules that were issued in

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Aug 10, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

So, finally after a halt of 10 long years, the Goods & Services Tax (GST) has been implemented paving huge relief for sectors such as retail, FMCG, Real Estate and others. Touted as a bill with a concept of ‘one nation one tax’, GST proposal was supported by all parties except AIADMK which staged a walkout on the plea

BY Sahil  |  Aug 04, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

After days of discussion, finally Government of India has given its nod to Adidas to bring in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail. The company doesn’t need to set a separate retail company for that and in fact, it can carry its business through its present business entity. Now, since the company has been given a backing

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Aug 02, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

In its recent development, Lenovo-Motorola combine opted for single-brands retail license to spread their wings in the country. Lenovo, whose sales crossed one billion mark in 2015-16, has decided to take full advantage of recently amended FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) norms by opening company-owned showrooms across the length and

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Aug 02, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TNCCI) strongly opposed the idea of 24X7 shops policy as the trade body feels that  it will take business of small retailer for a big toss. TNCCI stated in a statement that Permitting 24x7 operations of shops, malls and other work places would wipe out traditional retail traders and

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Jul 22, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

The blue-eyed boys of the India growth saga, e-commerce companies lately seem to be facing a rough ride. The latest in the slew of setbacks is the proposed Goods & Service Tax (GST) announced by the government on June 14th2016. While the adoption of GST is imperative for the country,since it’ll simplify the tax structure

BY Guest author  |  Jul 15, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Since the day Walmart ventured into the Indian market, it has been facing a bumpy ride. The global retail giant has once again fallen into the legal clutches of the country and this time, it has crosshairs with the service tax department. An official close the development stated that the unit has got a show-cause notice asking why

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Jul 15, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

The CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala has proposed a slew of new tax proposals, that include 14.5 per cent ‘fat tax’ on junk food like burgers, pizzas and pastas served in branded restaurants. Also the state has imposed five per cent tax on certain packed foods and five per ent tax on coconut oil. The budget,

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Jul 09, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  |