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These 5 potential threats may affect the FMCG sector

The FMCG market in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.6 per cent and is expected to reach US$ 103.7 billion by 2020.The growth in sales of major FMCG companies like Dabur, HUL, Marico, is signaling the revival of consumer demand in India. As the market continues to grow at a rapid pace, Indian Retailer takes a look at

BY Shwetha Satyanarayan  |  Jan 16, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Online vis-a-vis Offline retail format

I remember an interesting discussion with some of my friends and colleagues I had a few years ago on the merits of selling clothes online. While some argued for it, the general consensus was that selling clothes through a website does not make any sense. Clothes, they said, are inherently personal items and people are used to touch,

BY Guest author  |  Jan 15, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

GST rollout- Less time to prepare, more clarity needed

Weeks after the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) – the institutional mechanism under GST to check unfair profit-making activities by the trading community has been approved, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called for greater clarity in rules to curb price increase arising from GST. The federation has

BY Shwetha Satyanarayan  |  Jan 13, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

These 5 consumer durables trends will change the game this year

In the next decade, India will climb seven spots up to clinch 5th position in the world’s largest consumer durables market. By 2020, the market in India is expected to reach a whopping US$ 20.6 billion. Among many reasons that have accelerated this demand growth, the key causes are increasing disposable incomes and easy access to

BY Shwetha Satyanarayan  |  Jan 13, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

This is how food industry has become a major contributor for eCommerce this year

Traffic, space crunch and long queues- reasons for giving a miss to the nearest grocery store or a restaurant are aplenty. With buying food online becoming extremely convenient through digital payments and even cash on delivery (CoD), 2018 will be the year for a major shift in the food industry according to

BY Shwetha Satyanarayan  |  Jan 13, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

How Social Media Sites Such as Pinterest, Facebook Help Retailers?

These days percentage of shoppers shopping online and offline are equally devided. When we talk about online, it does not necessarily means e-commerce sites, with growing influence of social media websites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram amongst others are emerging as a few platform to sell their products and services. Such

BY Shipra Srivastava  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

“Why Omni channel Retailing and Digital Payments are the Here to Stay”

The retail sector and the payments industry are witnessing huge transformations due to changing consumer habits driven by new technologies and the proliferation of mobile devices. Marketing Week revealed that while just a couple of years ago the average customer had only two touch-points with the business while making a purchase,

BY Guest author  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

100% FDI in Single Brand Retail via Automatic Route makes MNCs Happy but Traders Angry!

The Union Cabinet today approved a proposal to allow 100 per cent FDI or foreign direct investment through automatic route in single brand retail. Currently, FDI up to 49 per cent is permitted under automatic route in single brand retail but beyond that limit, government nod is required. The Union Cabinet today reviewed foreign direct

BY Shipra Srivastava  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

6 possible trends that can be witnessed in retail sector in 2018

The future of the retail sector seems exciting with major global brands entering the market with technology revolutionizing the Indian retail sector. So far 2017 opened doors to ground-breaking technologies revolutionizing customers’ journey while enhancing retail operations. We look at some of the retail trends that will

BY Shwetha Satyanarayan  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

FMCG sector slowly recovers from GST shocks, future to be better: Report

Less than a year after Goods and Service Tax (GST) came into full effect, most FMCG companies in India have seen an improved revenue growth, while most of the trade channels are returning to normalize from the GST aftershocks, a latest report has highlighted.  According to the HDFC Securities Report, many factors have helped

BY Shwetha Satyanarayan  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

What are the Challenges in Apparel and Textile Sourcing?

Apparel sourcing is very important element of entire apparel business. A right sourcing decision is bound to generate greater efficiencies by bringing flexibility in entire supply chain. However, sourcing is the term which has a different meaning to brand and apparel manufacture. Speaking on same, Yamini Jain, Senior Consultant,

BY Shipra Srivastava  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

How neighborhood markets are emerging as hot retail destinations?

The emerging relationship between residential and retail is quite interesting. It is very common to see, an area which primarily houses middle-class segment attracts unorganized or mom n' pop retail outlets, hypermarkets which enable value shopping for daily needs. Likewise, luxury housing destinations attracts high-end retail. For

BY Indian Retailer Bureau  |  Jan 06, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

How Can Retailers Maximise the 'EoSS' Benefits?

Big retail brands declare 'End of Season Sale' (EoSS) so that they can flaunt huge profits and big sales figures at the end of the financial year. Earlier people save for the year end sale but now the e-commerce has made the competition tough for the brick and mortar brands because the customers can buy easily online at anytime

BY Nibedita Mohanta  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Online Milk delivery: A new milkman has arrived!

Do you remember the time when milkman used to deliver dairy fresh milk right to your doorstep? Well, those were days when most of the milk distribution was done via a local dairy farm or creamery, and we knew exactly where our milk came from and sometimes, we even knew the name of the cow, who provided our milk.... This

BY Shipra Srivastava  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  | 

Market Your Business Offline

India has emerged as the most dynamic and fast-paced business hub in the whole world. Big or small, all sort of brands are trying more ways than one to enter the sub-continent and firm their roots in Indian soil. Indian government too is doing its best to give equal opportunities to the domestic brands and start

BY Nibedita Mohanta  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  comments ( 0 )  |