Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicIndian retail

Topic: Indian retail

Forget Mukesh Ambani vs Bezos, kirana king Udaan is the new kid to beat in India’s retail war

Udaan has taken 80% of B2B e-commerce market, delivering goods it stocks in 200 warehouses to more than 17 lakh retail stores in 900 cities every day.

Indian economy began stabilising in November as retail demand picked up

The pace of activity was enough for the RBI to revise its forecast for the economy, which it now expects to exit a recession in the current quarter to December.

Fat tax — What you didn’t know clothing brands are charging you for

After being called out by fashion watchdog Diet Sabya, brands like Gauri and Nainika and Fuel are now owning up to the practice of discriminatory pricing.

Fears about largescale retail loan defaults in India overblown, Macquarie analysts say

The RBI has allowed borrowers to delay monthly payments on their loans until the end of August, to provide some relief from a prolonged lockdown.

Lipstick effect helped brands survive crises before. It can now aid Covid-hit companies

A lipstick is not an inferior or trivial good, but a significant economic barometer that can indicate how consumers might behave amid a bruised economy.

Mukesh Ambani is a man on a mission and even a pandemic or lockdown can’t stop him

Mukesh Ambani has raised $8 billion with 3 deals in 3 weeks as he races to transform his oil-and-petrochemicals empire into a tech-driven, e-commerce force.

Amazon close to acquiring 10% stake in Future Retail, which runs Big Bazaar chain

Amazon's deal with Future Retail will enable it to tap into India’s rising demand for household products and home-delivered fresh produce.

India’s retail market may not be as attractive as it appears

Global companies must understand consumer needs and let govt regulations settle down before investing in India’s attractive retail market.

On Camera

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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