THE FRANCHISING WORLD December 2009 Issue

Availability-triggered growth Cotton County, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nahar Industrial Enterprises (set up in 1949), has 600 outlets in more than 400 cities. Now, it is planning to move into southern India. Sachin Sahni, Vice-President of the company, unbolts his view on franchisi
By Shivani Varma Dec, 22 2009
Towering profits in mobile services Unitech Wireless, a joint venture company of India’s second largest diversified real estate major Unitech Ltd and Norway-based world’s sixth largest mobile services provider, Telenor Group, are looking for franchise partners to launch their services in In
By Punita Sabharwal Dec, 22 2009
Coaching beyond conventions Viewing 40,000 students appearing in CA examinations at various levels across India as an opportunity, ETEN CA forayed into CA coaching industry, which is primarily unorganised. Puneet Jhingan tells us what led to his company’s inception and the expansion
By Neha Parmar Thapa Dec, 22 2009
Bond with the Next Of the Rs 4,000 crore branded consumer durable and information technology (CDIT) market, a major chunk is owned by Next, where all the major brands are amalgamating under one roof, giving both the consumers and retailers a wholesome experience. Sunil Meht
By Neha Parmar Thapa Dec, 22 2009
Discount Loot persists According to McKinsey and Co, almost 40 per cent of the branded apparel sales in India come from discounting. The Loot Store, one of the best known multi-brand discount fashion chains, claims to offer merchandise at a price which is equal to a Loot price.
By Shivani Varma Dec, 22 2009
The Pizza Company : Pick your flavour In 1981, The Pizza Company, a part of Minor International's (MINT) Minor Food Group - Thailand's largest food service operator of companies, was founded to bring the first international pizza experience. In early 2001, the company made its market debut in
By TFW Bureau Dec, 22 2009
Cash in on coaching segment In FY ’08, the size of the test preparation industry stood at around Rs 7200 crore with a CAGR of around 22 per cent on a YOY. Targeting a major chunk of this growing market are Barinmsiths, who were recently authorised as coach students of minority commu
By Punita Sabharwal Dec, 22 2009
Invest in spine care Back pain is an ailment of the modern times. Eighty per cent of the population suffer from back pain at least once in their lives. Having a market of Rs 4,200 crore, Back Rx Spine Care Pvt Ltd is making its presence felt across India via franchising. In a
By Punita Sabharwal Dec, 22 2009
Online biz with offline payments Kolkata-based I-Nova group has forayed into travel and tourism segment with its latest offering, Travo. Moving on, the group now plans to target franchisees to partner in its growth.
By Punita Sabharwal Dec, 22 2009
Name your Company Strategically What goes in your mind when you have to christen a baby? You choose a name that reflects your ambitions and aspirations from the child when he grows up. Easy to call, meaningful enough to be taken seriously, the name should have a positive influence on th
By Taslima Khan Dec, 22 2009
Simplify the legal web It is not easy to start a business, not in India at least. Generally it takes about 89 days to start a business in India as compared to five days in the US.
By Taslima Khan Dec, 21 2009
Knowledge solutions for brand building While everyone aspires to be tagged along with something big, Rajeev Karwal, with over 25 years of experience of brand building, opted to work for start-ups. His company, Milagrow, acts as a one-stop destination for micro, small and medium enterprises (MS
By Sambhavi Anand Dec, 21 2009
Business Entities for Start-ups You have mustered all the courage to start your own business. And now, a hundred decisions await your approval stamp. One of the most important decisions is organising your venture around a legal framework. One of the most preliminary decisions relate to
By Taslima Khan Dec, 21 2009
Beware of potholes McDonald’s recently closed down its operation in Iceland. One of the reasons behind it was its supply chain, which is also one of the crucial criteria to succeed in the Indian market. International business sounds good, but it is equally a challenging tas
By Shivani Varma Dec, 21 2009
Kidswear to family stores Kids today have emerged as an independent customer group with their own specific needs and demands. The demand for branded apparel is on the rise owing to children becoming more fashion conscious and parents willing to satisfy their demands due to a rise
By TFW Bureau Dec, 21 2009
Keep profits ticking The fashion accessories market in India is undergoing a metamorphosis with the entry of global brands. From a mere necessity, watches and eyewear have come a long way to be perceived as status symbols, thanks to the growing affluence of urban consumers. N
By TFW Bureau Dec, 21 2009
Right franchise for packed profits With the world becoming a global village, the growth in the travel and tourism industry has been unprecedented. It has also given a fillip to the luggage industry. With changing times, the key players adapted well and to stay ahead in the competition, sta
By TFW Bureau Dec, 21 2009
Jewellery labels dazzle The Indian jewellery industry has undergone a metamorphosis with the shift in customers’ preferences. Today’s consumer is more brand and quality-conscious and like wearing light-weight rather than heavy jewellery. The consumers not only buy jewellery as a
By TFW Bureau Dec, 21 2009
Mark of fashion footwear As per the Images India Retail Report 2009, the overall Indian footwear market stands at Rs 16,000 crore, registering a growth of 16 per cent over the last year. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 20 per cent for the period spanning from 200
By TFW Bureau Dec, 21 2009
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