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Driving opportunities
Driving opportunities

The apparel retailing segment is seeing a new wave of opportunities that is technologically-driven.Among these, print-on-demand seems to be a game-changer, writer Senthil Kumar.India has a long and...

The next big idea for retail
The next big idea for retail

Visual merchandising is today at the core of every brand's vision strategy. Yet, there is an acute shortfall of skilled and trained visual merchandisers in India with most of the workforce having...

10 trends that could disrupt retail globally by 2020
10 trends that could disrupt retail globally by 2020

RetailStore (powered by Cybertill) founder and CEO Ian Tomlinson shares his insights into the trends shaking up retail in the next two years and beyond. Digital advances in the point of payment...

Fertile Brandscape
Fertile Brandscape

The Union government has allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in single-brand retail through the automatic route. Local sourcing norms too have been relaxed. Big brands from the West...

Will big retail, e-commerce kill start-up fashion brands?
Will big retail, e-commerce kill start-up fashion brands?

The growth of e-commerce giants and their competition with traditional retail presents a challenge for upcoming and niche fashion brands. But with a strategic approach towards technology and a clear...

Skill development in retail
Skill development in retail

Gurgaon-based business consulting group Wazir Advisors takes a look at the status of skill development for the Indian retail sector. The retail sector is having one of the highest employment...

Tech it or leave it
Tech it or leave it

The textiles and apparel industry is one of the most dynamic; it is also reckoned to be one of the slowest in adapting itself to emerging technologies, especially ones with a digital angle. Subir...

Future Trends in Indian Retail
Future Trends in Indian Retail

India has the second largest population in the world. Even if a brand is able to tap 25 per cent of the total population, it can become a market leader. Most studies term the Indian retail market an...

The future of retail shopping
The future of retail shopping

Retail experts agree that tomorrow's retail store will look quite different from its counterpart today. E-commerce and alterations in consumer behaviour require new strategies for brick and mortar...

Artificial intelligence: How algorithms will optimise retail
Artificial intelligence: How algorithms will optimise retail

Artificial Intelligence is the buzzword of the Information Technology industry. It is the next step in the transformation of retail, according to many experts. Regina Henkel explores how it will...

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Effective quality management starts with a quality policy. Effectiveness is the extent to which...
Posted by
Pradip Mehta | Jan 23,2016
Why do I ask if India can afford to miss the bus again? Because whether we like it or not, whether...
Posted by
Rahul Mehta | Aug 12,2017
Luxury is a lifestyle, and fashion is just a minuscule part of it. Businesswise-the most visible or ...
Posted by
Abhay Gupta | Dec 23,2016
Imagine a cricketer, once an exciting player but now aged 45, having put on oodles of weight, too...
Posted by
Rahul Mehta | Sep 11,2015
It was not very long ago that people who shopped online in India were considered 'ahead of time'....
Posted by
Arun Sirdeshmukh | Jan 21,2016
A few years later, the same process is now taking place in textile printing, and this has never...
Posted by
Gabi Seligsohn | Feb 04,2016
Is your business ready for Textiles 4.0? Before you can say, 'Yes', 'No', 'May be' or 'I don't...
Posted by
Aseem Prakash | Apr 25,2016
The focus in research and development (R&D) is now more and more set on new sustainable products...
Posted by
Fanny Vermandel | Jun 24,2016
A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey concluded that a majority of US companies are having...
Posted by
Bill D’Arienzo | Oct 10,2019
Indians are too enamoured of Hollywood. We can’t help it. We have been conditioned this way. The...
Posted by
Anurag Batra | Sep 02,2015