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Offline collection centres, hyperlocal models the new weapons of high-speed e-deliveries

Reflecting the increasing attention ecommerce players are paying to speed and accuracy of order deliveries while also clipping the enlarging bill from delivery costs, online marketplace Snapdeal has rolled out a new service 'Snapdeal Instant' to allow delivery of...

The new logistics permutation: 'Click and Collect'

Gone are the days when the buyers used to get purchases delivered in seven working days. Now, the big daddies of Indian e-commerce, including Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal are experimenting new logistics permutations and other innovative ideas, related to...

50% of Amazon’s traffic comes from mobiles

Amazon India gets half its traffic from smartphones, it launched its mobile app for iOS and Android phones last year and couple of months back they have launched their app for Windows phones also. India is a mobile first market...

Essar Oil raises petrol, diesel prices at retail outlets

Rising global crude oil prices have prompted Essar Oil to increase petrol and diesel prices at its retail outlets by 25 paise to Re 1 a litre with effect from Saturday.Just last month, the company had reduced petrol and...

Forecourt retail: US 39 pc; France 35 pc; India, only 2 pc!

The face of fuel retail in India is no more restricted today to sale of fuel. Oil marketing companies (OMCs) in India are today looking at alternate revenue streams. “Fuel forecourts with 24x7 convenience retail concepts (merchandise & service retailing)...

East West Ethnic Foods to open 10 outlets by March ’09

In an effort to boost pan-India presence, Bengaluru-based fast food chain East West Ethnic Foods, owner of fast food chain Kaati Zone, plans to open 10 stores by the March 2009. Further, the company has also tied up with...

Scenery: July 14-19

The business of retail, in the week gone by, was quite similar to those peace marathons that are organised by telecom companies. Marathons where celebrities, top businessmen, housewives, kids and laymen aspiring for some fame, along with the professional...

No new fuel stations for two years

Citing losses on account of under-recoveries on sale of petrol and diesel, the ministry of petroleum and natural gas, government of India, has asked the oil marketing companies (OMC) to hold their plans of launching new retail outlets for...

Fuel retailing is not a viable business proposition

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), one of the Navratna PSUs, made a significant announcement today. The company said that it is reconsidering its decision to get into fuel retailing business and will hold its plans to roll out...

Time for new retail formats

It is the time for ‘new retail formats’ in the Indian retail landscape. According to a latest Technopak study on ‘Top trends in Indian retail sector', India will see the emergence and widespread growth of new retailing formats such...
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