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How Kishore Biyani is remodelling Future Group's portfolio to take on digital ...
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Biyani reckons he's done something similar by creating a unique retailing model in India that has the look and feel of mandis, and takes into account local tastes and cultures. The food venture will follow the similar principles of providing indigenous ...


Facebook to spend billions of dollars over the next decade on ventures that might never generate substantial profits
He talked about his recent $21.8 billion acquisition of WhatsApp and how he wanted to take the mobile messaging app quickly to a billion users from 600 million. ("For us, products really don't get that interesting to turn into businesses until they have about 1 billion people using them," he said.)

HUL working with modern retailers like Kishore Biyani's Big Bazaar and e-tailers like Amazon and Flipkart to sell its goods through digital networks
"Globally we recognize e-commerce as one of the big transformations taking place and therefore we know we have to create capabilities within our organization to be able to use e-commerce as an important channel," said Harish Manwani, non-executive chairman of HUL.

Olacabs raises $210 million from SoftBank Corp; valued at nearly $1 billion ; joins the league of India's most valuable startups; squares off against Uber
Jaspal Singh, the cofounder of Valoriser Consultants which provides market research services for transportation companies, said the funding and valuation of Olacabs are an indication that investors are betting on rapid growth prospects. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Infibeam gears up for its IPO in 2015; mulling to file Draft Red Herring Prospectus by December; targets to raise about Rs 500-1,000 crore through IPO
"Investor interest continues to peak when it comes to strong internet businesses in India that have shown consistent growth, and I think we are well poised to capture that," said Vishal Mehta, co-founder and chief executive of Infibeam. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

E-commerce 'euphoria' to last 18 months only: Kishore Biyani, Future Group
The "euphoria" over the scorching pace of eCommerce market in India will last about 18 months as things begin to settle down and "reality" sets in, Future Group chief Kishore Biyani today said. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How Kishore Biyani is remodelling Future Group's portfolio to take on digital-savvy rivals?
Biyani wants to do to food what he did to retail in the 1990s. "Hopefully, we will be the largest food FMCG company in the country by 2020," says Biyani. His vision is to make Future Group a Rs 1,00,000 crore entity by 2020, with food contributing a fifth of those revenues. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

SoftBank, Masayoshi Son to invest nearly $10 billion in India over the next few years; to pick 20-25% stake in Snapdeal and Olacabs each
The mammoth investment plan from SoftBank comes at a time when privately held Indian consumer tech companies are witnessing soaring valuations and seeing investors line up expecting high returns. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Japan's SoftBank kicks off $10 billion India online spree; invests $627 million in the Snapdeal; becomes the largest shareholder in the company
The Snapdeal purchase comes as international investors hunt deals in online retail in India, which has the world's third-largest Internet user base but where e-commerce is still relatively underdeveloped. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Amazon flags India risks in SEC filing due to uncertainties over the country's laws and regulations
"If our international activities were found to be in violation of any existing or future PRC, Indian or other laws or regulations or if interpretations of those laws and regulations were to change, our businesses in those countries could be subject to fines and other financial penalties," the company said.
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Online marketplace: A training ground for new entrepreneurs
"In order to avoid too much risk and gain some hands-on experience, she started her entrepreneurial journey by selling jewellery on online marketplaces Flipkart and Snapdeal. The initiative paid off so well that within months Parikh had the confidence to kick-off her own ecommerce venture, Azira Jewels. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Why Are Domain Names So Important For Building A Brand? 15 Domain Name Generators & New Domain Extensions Available
In this post we'll explain why your domain name is so important, show you some of the best tools for finding the perfect URL, then, we'll introduce you some of the new unique domain extensions that you probably didn't even realize were available. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Retailers focus on how to spend wisely with Google, continue to fight for top rankings via natural search: Survey
Internet Retailer bases its findings on anonymous responses from 95 participants, of whom the majority, 67.7%, identified themselves as working for web-only retailers. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Twitter to use S-money service for payments in France, allows its customers to transfer money to other people via tweets on social network
The move by Groupe BPCE, France's second largest bank by customers, coincides with Twitter's own push into the world of online payments as the social network seeks new sources of revenue beyond advertising. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

6 Foundational Ecommerce Marketing Tactics to Stop Your Bucket from Leaking
Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, SEO, blogging, social media and guest posting are all great methods to drive traffic, unfortunately, most of the time they don't work as expected. There are lots of possible reasons for this, however, many times it's because you have a leaky bucket. A website that leaks visitors as fast as you can bring them in. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Here's what Lenovo, Dell, HP, Toshiba, Asus, Nikon have said about e-commerce offers & warranties in India
There's ambiguous wordplay, with some brands merely asking consumers to check warranty entitlements, others saying "Representations, benefits and other entitlements" (what does this mean anyway?) will not be honored.
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As many as 57% of the students prefer to do shopping online with 90% of them want to recommend it over traditional shopping: Survey
The VESIMSR conducted the survey among 955 students of the professional colleges under Vivekanand Education Society (VES) which has 25 institutions and 18,000 students under its fold. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Boom time for e-commerce in India; but customers face heightened risk of fraud
Payment service providers like Citrus Pay and PayU claim the low interest rates offered by payment gateways 1% compared with upto 3% charged by credit card companies is being taken advantage of by several small traders who set up online stores and withdraw money citing fake transactions. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


Get ready for more Flipkarts and Snapdeals as IITs gear up to teach entrepreneurship
IITs have always produced a steady stream of entrepreneurs, including those behind celebrated companies such as Flipkart and Snapdeal. Many IITs also have thriving incubation cells that seek to spawn such entrepreneurs. IIT-Madras is even raising a startup fund. Now, finally, IITs are gearing up to teach entrepreneurship in the classroom.
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Why Google's Sundar Pichai, Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Amazon's Jeff Bezos are banking on Digital India?
Digital India is proving to be a magnet for global technology companies, a point driven home by the visits of three global executives to the country in September alone--a month that also sees manifold increases in the pre-Diwali offline and online sales pitches for electronic gadgets that Indians love to buy. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

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Food And Grocery Category will be slower to get adopted on the online channel
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The Indian housewife still derives a lot of pride and enjoyment in personally shopping for her family; hence the food and grocery category will be slower to get adopted on the online channel as compared to electronics, books, lifestyle products, etc.Free for Email Subscribers! Share to get access Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

Mystery Shopping- Revealing Service Quality Standards in Modern Retailing
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Mystery shopping or mystery audit is basically a tool to measure the quality of service delivered by an organization and also to measure the degree of conformance by an organization to the standards set by the industry.

Franchisors are approaching social media to reach out to consumers
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Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest And Youtube are widely used by franchisors to enhance their customer relations through personally attending various Consumer queries. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

How the online media can revolutionize marketing of Real Estate (Premium) - IAA knowledge seminar
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The doyens of the advertising industry and realty sector came together to discuss how the online media can revolutionize marketing and branding of real estate enterprises.Free for Email Subscribers! Share to get access Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email

 How to make years of investment in retail technology pay off?

Today's stores are buzzing with technology. Scanners, digital signage, digital displays, kiosks, tablets, hand held devices, POS, RFID and inventory systems are working in silos. How does a retailer bring all these investments together, map it to customer needs, and ensure an ecosystem that drives real-time customer engagement? Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email


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