Hanung Retail, which promotes the Splash brand of home furnishings has announced plans to open 50 home furnishing and soft toys stores. Of these 30 will be Play-n-Pets stores, which showcase a wide range of toys, and 20 will be Splash home furnishing stores. The company will be taking the franchise route for store expansion. Initially Hanung has plans to cover north India - Allahabad, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Mohali and Amritsar and then extend to other parts of the country. Presently, it has four Splash and three Play-n-Pets stores, located in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Jammu and Dehradun. The company is also looking at the possibility of having an in-house packaging division for its home furnishing products to reduce costs.