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14th August, 2013 Vol. 0111

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The Commerce Ministry has sent a formal letter to Ikea for setting up stores in India, and investing Rs 10,500 crore subject to 15 conditions ... Read More

French cookware company Le Creuset is preparing to launch its own retail stores in the country. The he company, which, already has a presence in ... Read More

As per an article in Business Standard, Thrissur based Kalyan Jewellers is planning to expand in the North with its first outlet coming up in Mohali in ... Read More

There is a new, homegrown, supermarket player in the country ! Wital See Marketing Ltd. has announced its entry into retail with the opening ... Read More

'Sahara Q Shop', the food, FMCG and lifestyle retail offer from Sahara India Parivar, launched its operations in Delhi and the national capital region with ... Read More

A Reliance group company had, in 2007, purchased a 4-acre plot in Delhi's Alaknanda colony through an auction from the Delhi Development ... Read More

In the USA lobbying is legal and disclosures on lobbying activities and expenditure are mandatory in that country. Accordingly Walmart had listed its ... Read More


As per a report in Mint, Titan Industries, the company which sells over 60% of all branded watches in India, and reported a turnover on watches of ... Read More

So the market rumors were true. For the last few weeks the markets had been talking of Bijou Kurien being in handover mode and now the same ... Read More

As per a report in Mint Mahindra Retail Pvt. Ltd, which runs the chain of Mom&Me and Beanstalk stores for children plans to shut more than 10 of their ... Read More


The business of Retail starts and ends with two magical words “Toplines and Bottomlines”. There is no Retailer on this planet that does not ... Read More


The RA dictionary is designed to be a dynamic document. Readers may send in both, contributions to the dictionary, and queries for words that have not been included yet.


Abbreviation for Ready-to-wear. All garments that can be worn off the shelf fall into this category. Also referred to as ready made garments.

Ready to stitch

Refers to the sale of fabric pieces or sets of fabric which can be stitched into a finished garment. E.g. a cut piece of fabric for a trouser will be sold as a ready-to-stitch trouser. Sometimes, the manufacturer may even add the trims like buttons and zips to make it easier for the customer to convert the product into a wearable garment. You can even have a ready to stitch salwaar kameez dupatta where all 3 pieces of the garment are provided in fabric form.


Footwear chain Pavers England was the first company to receive clearance for 100 % FDI in single-brand retail last year. The UK based company ... Read More


In a bid to attract FDI in multi brand retail, the government has eased norms for foreign retailers to set up shop in the country. The changes ... Read More



As per an article in Hindustan times, The Mobile Store is investing in the ‘lounge’ format to improve the shopping experience for its customers. The ... Read More

Raymond Limited has announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Key data points are as below Textile sales ... Read More

Jubilant FoodWorks, which runs Domino’s and Dunkin Donuts restaurants, reported first quarter sales at Rs 396.42 crore, up 26.07 %, compared with ... Read More


The Retail Angle calendar captures siginificant shopping dates including festival and wedding dates. It also captures significant industry events trade fairs. Readers/ industry are free to share dates of significant events. These will be added to the calendar.

Fashion Weeks

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013
23rd August 2013 to 27th August 2013


Amazon has launched an art marketplace, Amazon Art to sell artworks. The site will provide access to more than 40,000 works of fine art from over ... Read More


Noida based well known designer
International Sales & Merchandising
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Online MNC
Product Marketing Manager
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Multinational Retailer based in Gurgaon
Merchandising Chief Manager
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Ahmedabad based kidswear retailer
Sourcing Manager - Apparel
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Gurgaon based luxury home Retailer
Sourcing Manager
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Gurgaon based luxury home Retailer
Asst. Production Manager
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