WITH modern organised retail making its appearance across urban India, the debate on its impact on the traditional Indian retail businesses, including the neighbourhood kiryana stores, gets shriller. Those against opening the Indian market to foreign dire
MANY people dream of being an entrepreneur. By purchasing a franchise, you often can sell goods and services that have instant name recognition and can obtain training and ongoing support to help you succeed. But be cautious.
THE past five years have witnessed the entry of global franchisors into the Indian sub-continent. Home-grown franchisors, who, till now, were satisfied with their own comfort zone due to lack of competition, are now face-to-face with global franchisors wh
After the Centre put on hold a proposal from Starbucks to open retail outlets in India, the US-based coffee chain major has roped in the Kishore Biyani-promoted Pantaloon and VP Sharma, head of its Indonesian franchise, to gain an entry into the country.
Barista group, all set to launch its first outlet in Muscat, is all about the joy of coffee and has been recognised as a super brand of the year by BBC in 2006. Barista will offer the coffee connoisseurs more than a cup of coffee.
Home Retail Group Plc, owner of Britain's Argos and Homebase stores, has signed a franchise arrangement to develop its Argos retail format in India and a separate deal to buy a stake in an Irish retailer.
Pantaloon Retail India Ltd., one of the country's top retailing company, is reportedly in talks with Burger King Holdings Inc., which might result in Burger King's entry into the Indian market, already home to McDonald's since a long time.
US fast-food chain Church's Chicken is planning to outsource more IT functions to Sonata Software Ltd in India, including application development and IT consulting. The decision is a result of cost savings and the high quality of service that the company