Mayu Saini

Shoppers at a FLFL-operated Central department store.

Retail

India’s Festive Season: A Boon for Retailers

E-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon saw exponential growth, but brick-and-mortar retailers performed strongly as well.

clock November 19, 2018Mayu Saini

One of the designs shown during the Ministry of Textiles' show of five Australian designers.

Designer and Luxury

India Fashion Week: A New Sponsor — and a New Strategy

The event added two days of direct-to-consumer sales, while herbal beauty brand Lotus Makeup signed on as the main sponsor.

clock October 21, 2018Mayu Saini

Shoppers at a FLFL-operated Central department store.

Retail

Millennials Seen Driving India’s Retail Growth

India has the world’s largest Millennial population in absolute terms, totaling more than 440 million. These account for 34 percent of the country’s total population.

clock October 17, 2018Mayu Saini

Government and Trade

Global Footwear Brands Re-Strategize After India Boosts Import Duties

The government boosted import duties on footwear and jewelry after the Indian rupee hit record lows.

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Indian Lgbt (lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Rights Activist Shout Slogans As They Attend a Gathering in New Delhi India on 11 December 2013 India's Top Court Ruled That Homosexuality is Illegal Dealt a Setback to the Gay Lesbian and Transgender Communities a Two-judge Bench of the Supreme Court Reversed a Landmark 2009 Verdict by the Delhi High Court Which Said Consensual Sex Between Adults of the Same Sex was not a Criminal Offense According the Indian Penal Code a 148-year-old Law That Dates Back to British Colonial Rule Same-sex Relationships Are an Unnatural Offence Punishable by a 10-year Jail Term India New DelhiIndia Supreme Court Reinstates Gay Sex Ban - Dec 2013

Business Features

Indian Fashion World Celebrates Court’s Historic Decision

Following the Supreme Court’s lifting of a ban on gay sex, designers said the key now is for acceptance of the LGBT community outside the country’s major metropolitan areas.

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Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans during a protest rally blocking a road in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 September 2018. According to media reports, workers from ready-made garment factories rejected the government's decision to raise their minimum monthly wage to 8,000 as they demanded instead a minimum monthly wage up to 16,000, for an estimate of 4.4 million garment workers.Garment workers stage demonstration over minimum wage in Bangladesh, Dhaka - 14 Sep 2018

Government and Trade

Protests Break Out Over Bangladesh Minimum Wage

The government has authorized an increase of 51 percent, but apparel industry representatives are sticking to their demand of a 100 percent boost.

clock September 17, 2018Mayu Saini

Models in Monisha Jaising at Lakme Absolute Grand Finale.

Designer and Luxury

Lakme Fashion Week Sees Growing Sponsorships

The fashion week saw a 40 percent increase in sponsorships, both of the overall shows and of individual designers.

clock September 3, 2018Mayu Saini

Govind Shrikhande

Retail

Driving India’s Leading Department Store Chain Shoppers Stop

Govind Shrikhande has led Shoppers Stop for the last ten years as president and ceo and takes a look at some of the factors facing the $700 billion Indian retail market.

clock August 10, 2018Mayu Saini

A weaver making Varanasi cloth on a handloom.

Markets

Guarding Tradition: How India Is Trying to Save Varanasi Weavers

The famed fabric, long used in Indian saris and bridal gowns, is now being taken up by designers worldwide as part of a push by the Indian government.

clock August 1, 2018Mayu Saini

raghuvendra rathore wearing a banghgala

Mens Designer Luxury

Does Zegna, Reliance Investment in Rathore Show New Phase for India Luxury Market?

The investment is the first in an Indian brand by the firms, and could show that Western brands at last believe the Indian luxury market is set to take off.

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Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

What’s Next for Bangladesh?

As the Accord gets a six-month extension and the Alliance gets set to expire in two months, questions continue over how Western brands can ensure worker and factory safety in the Asian country.

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A Visitor is Silhouetted As He Walk Past the Logo of Flipkart at Surge 2016 Event For Startup Businesses at Manpho Convention Centre in Bangalore India 24 February 2016 More Than 400 Startups and 5 000 Attendees From 72 Countries Took Part in This Startups Event to Showcase Their Web Based and Mobile App Based Innovative Products Web Summit and Conference As Part of the Global Startup Ecosystem India BangaloreIndia Business Surge 2016 Bangalore - Feb 2016

Retail

Walmart’s $16B Bet on India

The U.S. retailer will now have more than 60 percent of the Indian fashion e-commerce market after it acquires 77 percent of Flipkart.

clock May 10, 2018Mayu Saini

A Visitor is Silhouetted As He Walk Past the Logo of Flipkart at Surge 2016 Event For Startup Businesses at Manpho Convention Centre in Bangalore India 24 February 2016 More Than 400 Startups and 5 000 Attendees From 72 Countries Took Part in This Startups Event to Showcase Their Web Based and Mobile App Based Innovative Products Web Summit and Conference As Part of the Global Startup Ecosystem India BangaloreIndia Business Surge 2016 Bangalore - Feb 2016

Retail

Flipkart Deal Gives Walmart Big Stake in Indian Fashion

The U.S. retailer has taken a 77 percent stake in Flipkart for $16 billion and becomes the market leader in India.

clock May 9, 2018Mayu Saini

Sanjay Garg

Designer and Luxury

Sanjay Garg on a Decade in Business and Expansion Plans

The designer discusses his commitment to traditional Indian textiles as well as his plans to open two stores later this year.

clock May 2, 2018Mayu Saini

Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013.

Markets

Five Years After Rana Plaza Disaster, Bangladesh Challenges Still Exist

A study by NYU’s Center for Business and Human Rights recommended a series of further improvement actions that would cost an estimated $1.2 billion to implement.

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