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The rise of recommerce
The rise of recommerce

Earlier to buy second hand clothes one would have to make visits to flea markets, garage sales, and thrift shops. But finding the right size and decent quality can be difficult from a rag of old...

Responsive design to boost m-commerce
Responsive design to boost m-commerce

E-commerce already has been a huge hit among consumers all around the globe. With the increasing amount of Smartphone users, the need to have diverse platforms and developing a strong m-commerce or...

Optimizing Indian Retail Supply chain by implementing CPFR
Optimizing Indian Retail Supply chain by implementing CPFR

India's retail market is likely to touch a whopping Rs. 47 lakh crore by 2016-17, expanding at a compounded annual growth rate of 15 per cent, a Yes Bank-Assocham study says. Organized retail, which...

Apparel Retail in 2014
Apparel Retail in 2014

The year twenty thirteen has not been the best of time for apparel retailers. In developed countries the sales remained flat, while emerging economies remained important sources of growth. The BRIC...

Online Sites Bet Big On Selling Lingerie in India
Online Sites Bet Big On Selling Lingerie in India

Anna Mittal, a Gurgaon-based consultant, recently moved to India after two decades of working with technology companies like IBM and Cisco in Singapore and Australia. Over the years she has become...

Are consumers tired of constant sales?
Are consumers tired of constant sales?

Gone are the days when apparel discounting took place mid-season and end of season. With the constant influx of new stock and challenging retail climate meaning year-round sales, consumers are used...

Omni channel apparel retailing
Omni channel apparel retailing

Multi-channel retailing broke the barriers of geographical locations. But with the advent of digital technology there are various platforms from which consumers have the access to purchase garments...

5 Visual Merchandising Trends
5 Visual Merchandising Trends

Good online visual merchandising is a key factor in the success of any brand or retailer. Email newsletters and website homepages have just three seconds to catch and retain the attention of a...

Should retailers adopt celebrities to sell more?
Should retailers adopt celebrities to sell more?

Celebrity endorsement of brands shifts products: we don't need Kate Middleton to wear another Whistles dress to prove that. People clamouring for the clothing of celebrities is far from new, but in...

Lean Retailing
Lean Retailing

The markets in apparel retail are getting wider day by day and with the advent of e-commerce, the competition has become even fiercer. Garment retailers need to manage their operations efficiently...

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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
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
It was in 1987 that Asif Merchant got into the business of wholesaling of footwear. He bought from...
Posted by
Asif Merchant | Sep 02,2015
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
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
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
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
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
Effective quality management starts with a quality policy. Effectiveness is the extent to which...
Posted by
Pradip Mehta | Jan 23,2016
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