Swiss Military to invest Rs 200 crore for pan-India expansion

Swiss Military logoSwitzerland-based lifestyle brand for men, Swiss Military, has embarked on a store expansion plan to enhance its presence in India. It has outlined capital investment of Rs 200 crore to set up its own stores and in developing a logistics and warehousing network, a company official said. Continue reading

Toni&Guy mulls doubling India saloons to 100 in 3 yrs

Toni&Guy logoLondon-based hair styling firm Toni&Guy plans to double its saloons to over 100 in the next three years in the country and wants India to be its second highest contributor in its global fold.  Continue reading

Naturals to take over Yuvraj Singh-funded startup Vyomo

Naturals imageVyomo, an aggregator of beauty salon doorstep services funded by cricketer Yuvraj Singh, will become a part of Naturals with the nation’s largest salon chain investing Rs 100 crore for a controlling stake. Continue reading

Dr Batra’s to open 20 clinics in India, overseas in FY17

Dr Batra's logoDr Batra’s Healthcare is planning to add around 20 new homeopathy clinics across India and abroad by the end of this fiscal as part of its expansion plans.  Continue reading

Virat Kohli-backed Chisel Fitness plans 100 centres by 2018

Chisel Fitness logoChisel, the Virat Kohli-backed fitness start-up, is set to introduce technology-enabled workout routines, targeting young information technology workers, as it expands its network of fitness centres across India. Continue reading

Truefitt & Hill opens luxury men salon in Bengaluru

Truefitt & Hill imageLuxury men salon chain carrying a legacy of 210 years, Truefitt & Hill has forayed into Bengaluru with a 2,000 sq feet outlet in Indiranagar. With 6-barber chairs and 2-royal suites, the salon has been set up at an investment of Rs 1.5 crore.  Continue reading

Myntra to take over Forever 21 via franchise model

Myntra logoMyntra, an online fashion store owned by flipkart is in advanced talks to manage the local retail chain of Forever 21, the US fashion brand targeted at teens and young adults, reported Economic Times. Continue reading

Salman’s Being Human to walk franchise route

Being HumanTextile and apparels firm Mandhana Industries Ltd, which partners actor Salman Khan’s Being Human Foundation to manufacture and market the Rs 300 crore Being Human clothing brand, has plans for deeper penetration into domestic and international markets using the franchise route. It already has a licensing agreement with the foundation for a global presence. Continue reading

American-Chinese food chain Panda Express to enter India

Panda Express logoFast-food chain Panda Express, which serves an American-Chinese cuisine, plans to make an India entry in partnership with JSM. Mumbai based-JSM had earlier brought international chains like Hard Rock Cafe and California Pizza Kitchen into the domestic market, and is learnt to have inked a master franchise agreement with Panda Restaurant Group, which runs Panda Express. Continue reading

Poney to open its second store in Delhi

Poney logoPoney, a Malaysia- based kid’s wear brand is opening its second store in Delhi next week. The brand will launch its spring-summer collection 2016 at DLF Saket Mall.

Offering a range of ‘supreme quality’ apparel for infants and children up to 15 years of age, Poney also plans to introduce its high-end range called ‘Enfants’.

“We see India as a potential market, because consumers here seek for quality and style. With an increase in the disposable income of the consumers; we are particularly eyeing at strata A and B segment of our target audience, as they seem to appreciate the quality and styling sensibilities of Poney,” Albert Tan, Founder of Poney, Said.

The brand plans to come up with classic silhouette, playful paint and soft abstract prints with decorative floral embellishments, romance lace and woven spandex materials to capture the essence of the season. The collection’s colour palette will mainly focus on tones such as Maui blue, lemon meringue, blue curacao, bridal rose, apricot buff and silver birch.

Carl’s Jr. opens its third outlet in Delhi NCR at Mall of India Noida

Carl’s Jr. logoAfter the successful launch of its Saket and Pacific Mall outlets, Carl’s Jr., the American burger chain, has opened a bigger and better outlet at DLF Mall of India, Noida. The DLF Mall of India, Noida location marks the third Carl’s Jr. restaurant in the country, which is in sync with CKE and CybizCorp’s strategy to develop a minimum of 100 restaurants in India within the next 10 years.  Continue reading

Gwalior gets its first SUBWAY® restaurant

subwaySUBWAY®, the world’s largest quick service restaurant chain,  opened its first restaurant in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Known for its fresh and delectable sandwiches and salads, SUBWAY® is already present in the state’s key urban centres comprising Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. Globally, SUBWAY® has more than 44,000 restaurants in 111 countries. Continue reading