Sotheby’s real estate arm to tap HNI buyers

Sotheby’s logoSotheby’s International Realty, the real estate arm of the auction house Sotheby’s, said it is expanding its presence in the domestic market with offices in top eight metros. Even as the company plans to open its Mumbai office by mid-2017, it also plans to add two more India desk targeting Indian diaspora in Canada and Singapore. Continue reading

The Great Khali eyes gym chain

the-great-khaliThe professional wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, better known by his ring name The Great Khali, to flex his muscles at the gym, is planning to set up 50 gyms in India in a year and then look abroad. The USP being a combination of gym with fitness and wrestling.

‘’The theme of the gyms would look like a wrestling ring. As members enter the gym, Khali will greet them with an automated voice message. There will be a Khali gallery, which will display and sell merchandise like clothes and boots,’’ says Ankur Makan, Khali’s man handling the project. Continue reading

Delhi Darbar opens first outlet in Eastern India

Delhi Darbar logoLeading restaurant chain Delhi Darbar has marked its presence in the state with the opening of an outlet in Bhubaneswar on franchise model.

This is the 46th outlet of the restaurant chain in the world and the first one in eastern India. Abroad, the multi-cuisine eatery has outlets in Dubai, Kabul and Russia and in the country, it has presence in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Udaipur, Raipur etc.

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Dubai-based Fmart opens first store in India at Kochi

FmartFmart, a Dubai-based convenience store chain, today opened its first outlet in India in the city. Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany inaugurated the country’s first F-mart at Panampilly Nagar. Yoonus Mohamed, Managing Director, Fmart Specialty Retail Concepts, said Fmart is a chain of contemporary convenience stores offering a wide range of FMCGs and other ethnically traditional branded foods. Continue reading