Apple set to establish official presence in India

Apple LogoApple is all set to establish an official presence in India, launching six stores between Mumbai and Bengaluru. Continue reading

Lenskart to aggressively expand offline

lenskart-logoValyoo Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs online eyewear retailer Lenskart, is eyeing earnings of Rs.3,000 crore in the next five years as it aggressively expands its offline presence. Continue reading

Gold’s Gym aggressive for expansion in tier-I, II, III cities

Golds GymGold’s Gym India is aggressively seeking franchise partners in tier-I, II and III cities to spread its operations fast across India. At present, the US-based fitness chain has 92 operational and 20 under construction gyms in India. Continue reading

Gold’s Gym India achieves ‘Visionary of the Year’ Award

Gold's GymWith Gold’s Gym International completing 50 years in the fitness industry, its India leg has announced to have successfully signed 100 gyms across India. The brand wishes to reach greater heights and further incorporate the gym culture through its fast growing business idea of Gold’s Gym Express which focuses on tier-II and III cities along with select metros as well. Continue reading

Adidas to broaden footprint via omni-channel stores

Adidas logoGerman sportswear major adidas is looking to establish its footprint in India not just through increased offline and online presence, but also by firming up the omni-channel strategy.

The omni-channel or multiple channel retailing will let its shoppers order products online from adidas’ standalone stores.

According to Dave Thomas, adidas India, MD, these stores will be equipped with tablet PCs for placing orders. Continue reading

CarZ Xpress plans 100 outlets

CarZ XpressMulti-brand car repair and maintenance services company CarZ has unveiled its new franchisee programme under the ‘CarZ Xpress’ brand. The company said it will open 100 franchises in the next 36 months under CarZ Xpress. Continue reading

Easiest way to become a petrol pump owner

Essar Petrol Pump  logoEssar Oil is looking at touching a nationwide retail count of 5,000 outlets in the next two years. It presently has 1550 operational outlets and another 1600+ are in various stages of implementation. Continue reading

Swiss Military to launch 171 stores in India by 2016-end

Swiss Military logoPremium lifestyle products brand Swiss Military plans to open 171 stores in India by the end of next year, of which 11 will be company owned and 160 under the franchise model.

“We plan to open 171 stores across the country by 2016 end. Out of which 11 will be company owned stores while 160 would be franchise stores,” Swiss Military Worldwide Managing Director Anuj Sawhney said. Continue reading

utime Fitness Studios to foray in Indian market

utime fitness studio logoHong Kong-based franchise fitness chain utime Fitness Studios is all set to make its entry in Indian market via Master Franchise route. The brand is on the lookout for around 9 to 10 regional Master Franchisees in India, each with their own exclusive territories. Presently, utime has plans to start with the three pilot cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore where each city would have its own regional Master Franchisee operator. Each operator would be setting up about 15 centres for utime Fitness over the first five years. Continue reading

Kangana Ranaut inaugurates first Gap Store in India

Gap logoAmerican multinational Clothing and accessories brand Gap made its way to the Indian market on Saturday with the launch of its First Store, Inaugurated by actress Kangana Ranaut amidst a huge crowd in a Mall.Gap_ kangana 1

Spread over 10,000 Sq ft at the Select City Walk in South Delhi, the new  flagship store offers Gap for men and Women, Gapkids  and babyGap Summer 2015 Collections. It has partnered Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd. for the India entry, where the latter is looking at an investment of Rs 400 crore over five years. Continue reading

Classic Rock Coffee Co all set to open its first outlet in India

classic Rock CoffeeAfter two established venues in the US, and six more in progress, Classic Rock Coffee Co. (CRCC), the high end classic rock music themed coffee shop, will be opening its first outlet in India on Saturday,16 May in Pune. For its Indian launch, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal will perform alongside Blackstratblues front-man Warren Mendonsa.

Master Franchisee for Classic Rock Coffee Co. (India), Avinash Agarwal says:” After venturing into the F&B business, through my own company ‘FoodJockeys’, I was looking at bringing American F&B franchises to India. During that time, I came across Classic Rock Coffee Co., and found out that they were looking at opening various CRCC franchise​​s around the world. I wrote to them and after various evaluations, background checks and finance checks, we became the Master Franchisee of Classic Rock Coffee Co. here in India.”  Continue reading

Manhattan Fish Market opens outlet in Chennai, sets sight on another 10 cities

Manhattan Fish Market logoAfter popularising chicken, quick service restaurant chains are now looking at healthier seafood. Some of the international seafood chains also are entering the Indian market.

International specialty casual dining restaurant chain Manhattan Fish Market has launched its first outlet in the country in Chennai. Continue reading