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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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Retail market in India is an amazing  assortment of formats. With the changing time, the concept of shopping has gone through tremendous shifts  in terms of format and consumer buying behaviour, ushering in a new era of modern retail across the country. With the development, augmentation and modernisation of infrastructure

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Feb 16, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

After the demonetization retailers are riding high on every small event to cash back the opportunity. Valentine’s Day is one such event which promises good turnout at stores. This time V-Day is special as it is the first occasion after the note-ban drive where leisure spending may experience traction. A survey from

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Feb 14, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

The consumer market in India is driven by more than 440 million millennials and 390 million Gen Z shoppers. As per Goldman Sachs report states India’s consumer story will be one of the world’s most compelling in the next 20 years.  No doubt, consumers across the globe are now more demanding of products, services

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Feb 04, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

The Budget 2017 – 2018 focussing on ‘Transform, Energise and Clean’ India has some immediate-term as well as long-term impact on business in general, and retail in particular. This budget, along with the Finance Minister’s conviction of GST implementation on scheduled date, is music to the ears of

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Feb 01, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2017 has evoked diverse reactions across the sections. Budget 2017 covered a number of issues to uplift the economy although there was nothing much for the retail sector. However, key reforms were announced that will effect  the industry by and large.  Sunil Shroff,

BY Shipra Srivastava  |  Feb 01, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

In the one of the historic developments, last year Rajya Sabha cleared the amendment bill on GST.  Once came into force, the Bill has power to convert the country into a unified market, replacing most indirect taxes and including all those into a single tax regime. In the present framework, goods are liable to various

BY Shipra Srivastava  |  Jan 30, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Early November, the government’s decision to demonetise currency notes of the value of 500 and 1000 left the entire nation stunned. What followed was a bewildering 50 day long period for cash-strapped citizens and businesses, which witnessed a downfall in sales, footfalls and revenue.  The tactical decision was taken with

BY Guest author  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Indian pharmaceutical retailing is in a very interesting situation today. The tools to develop remarkable new solutions are materialising, in part, owing to the boom in e-commerce and the startup sector. Like beauty care, fashion, durables and many other vertical distribution sectors, pharma e-commerce distribution is also expected to

BY Guest author  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Not very long ago, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had submitted a report to the Indian Supreme Court which stated – ‘We are sitting on a plastic time bomb’. The submission was impelled, following an extensive report by CPCB, according to which, India generates 5.6 million metric tons of plastic waste each

BY Guest author  |  Jan 25, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

The e-commerce sector is growing and projected to cross USD103 billion by 2020 at an impressive CAGR of 41%.  This exponential growth has enhanced the job opportunities immensely. As per the joint study by KPMG and Snapdeal, Indian e-retail and the allied sectors, like logistics, warehousing, IT/ ITeS, expected to create direct

BY Shipra Srivastava  |  Jan 25, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

This financial year is about to end on a heavy note with the ban on high value currency notes, leading to chaos and cash crunch across the country. The year 2016 has seen two major economic decisions taken by the government, one being the Goods and Services Tax and the second being the demonetisation move announced on November 8. While

BY Guest author  |  Jan 25, 2017  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

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 )  |