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This section covers the news-based features that identify what are the latest trends ruling the retail sector.

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Over the past year, the most significant transformation that took place in our country was demonetisation. It impacted the industry as a whole which has further tempered the economic growth. Moving forward with the current state of the economy and cash crunch, we are aiming at adopting a holistic cashless model. This move has

BY Guest author  |  Jan 24, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

There has been a focus on startups and ensuring a stable environment for new ideas. In the last few years govt is conscious of the innovation, disruptions happening with bright minds across various industry and is also aware of the social impact it is creating. Innovation leads to growth, generation of job, improvement in business and

BY Guest author  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Traditionally, customers in India used to wait for the festive season to make bulk purchases and indulge in premium purchases.  Today however, shoppers are not limiting their enthusiasm to festivals alone but are also making bulk purchases at events created by retailers around national holidays like Republic Day, Valentines Day,

BY Shipra Srivastava  |  Jan 20, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

There was a time women had a hard time shopping without the recommendations of their mothers or their friends. A new skirt for a party, a new bag for a special occasion- they all had to be approved in advance by an important female figure in one's life. But more than approval, there was also a matter of choice. Where could you see

BY Guest author  |  Jan 20, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

 With the recent demonetisation, the pre-budget expectations will naturally vary across different sectors. The sudden decline in money supply has adversely impacted consumption demand in the economy. However, we should look at the bigger picture of demonetisation, which will definitely fetch results in the long term that will

BY Guest author  |  Jan 19, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

With the government stepping up focus on economic reforms and development, everyone is eagerly awaiting the Union Budget 2017-18. Among the key sectors that are expecting major policy changes is the e-commerce industry. E-commerce players have done quite well, as can be seen from their current double-digit CAGR of 11%. The phenomenal

BY Guest author  |  Jan 17, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

It is that time of the year when customers eagerly wait to fulfill all their sartorial desires. From buying that expensive designer suit to a branded handbag, the end of season sale (EOSS) allows customers to shop for all their favourite or expensive products at discounted rates. Several shoppers avoid full-price merchandise or

BY Guest author  |  Jan 16, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

The last five decades have witnessed an emergence of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy. Over the years, MSMEs have earned the status of being indispensable to the growth of our economy with its pivotal role in it, vis-à-vis large employment opportunities at

BY Guest author  |  Jan 16, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Aimed at curbing corruption and black money, government’s announcement of demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has had a big impact on the online shopping pattern of the Indian consumers and eCommerce businesses. Analysing changes in online shoppers’ behavior post November 8, 2016 compared to equal number of days

BY Sunil Pol  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Seldom do we witness a year full of multiple industry disruptions and rarer are the chances to see retail sector doing a boomerang each time whenever the industry analysts got jittery about the market’s state. 2016 was one such year where we saw exponential growth, entry of new players vying with each other to woo the consumers,

BY Guest author  |  Dec 26, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Aspire Systems, a global technology services firm serving as a trusted technology partner for its customers, has said that 2016 saw a continued trend of flat/declining store sales, while growth came in from digital channels. Aspire Systems claims to have achieved 80 percent sales from stores but retailers were seemed to be highly

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Dec 16, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

The luxury market in India is likely to touch $18.5 billion (bn) in 2016 as against $14.7 bn last year and will clock a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25 per cent, said chief executive officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), Amitabh Kant said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Nov 28, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

The world today is symbolised by cut-throat competition and survival of the fittest. In such circumstances, the organisations, specially the retail ones, find themselves in a cutting edge and never ending competitive game, which if not played well, will render them out of business. The rules of the game are simple: create a milieu

BY Guest author  |  Nov 18, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcement of the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, most e-commerce sites have stopped opting of Cash on Delivery (CoD) as the preferred payment option. With notes going out of circulation, people can use credit/debit cards, net banking or gift cards to purchase their

BY Joyshree Saha  |  Nov 09, 2016  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Deals Right Now (DRN), a mobile application, designed to help consumers discover “trending” deals and offers available at their nearby location. The premise is simple: Once a consumer downloads the app, he gets alerts from all the merchants on the platform. The alerts are triggered every time the consumer enters a

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