Apparel Licensing Celebrity Licensing Collaborations Lifestyle Retail 

H&M collaborates with Sabyasachi to launch first Indian designer collection

After collaborating with the likes of French luxury fashion house Balmain and Italian luxury fashion company Versace, Swedish fast-fashion retailer, and since its first released designer collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld in 2004, it has put out a series of projects with top designers plucked mostly from the runways of Europe’s fashion weeks. Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) on Tuesday announced its first Indian collaboration with designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The designer, under his label Sabyasachi, is known for the use of Indian textiles in the construction of modern silhouettes. The new line…

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E-Commerce Retail 

Amazon to roll out 100 kiosks across malls in India

E-commerce giant Amazon after gaining ground in the online market is now eyeing on the offline retail market and to do so Amazon will be launching about 100 mall Kiosks across India. The idea of launching kiosks in such a big number alludes to Amazons bigger plan of making an entry in Indian retail market, as per various media reports. The American e-commerce company did a pilot on Kiosks two years ago in Bangalore and is currently running 4 such kiosks in India, two of them in Karnataka while one…

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Celebrity Corporate Brand E-Commerce 

Shraddha Kapoor becomes ambassador of a leading e-commerce brand: Report

Shraddha Kapoor, who is already the face of several top-notch brands, has bagged another massive deal. According to a report in DNA, Shraddha has signed a deal with one of the leading e-commerce brand to be their ambassador. Shraddha Kapoor is one of Bollywood’s leading stars and has received both critical and popular acclaim for her choice of movies. She is a household name, something which makes her the perfect choice to boost a brand’s reach and popularity among the consumers. Recently, popular handbag manufacturer Baggit roped in Shraddha Kapoor…

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Brand & Lifestyle E-Commerce Retail 

French apparel brand Promod to launch its online store in India

Promod, the leading French brand is all set to foray into the online retail in India this week. Promod will launch its online store in the country to cash in on the e-commerce boom, the company said in a statement. Promod online store will offer the full range of items that the brand currently offers in its stores in India and at the same prices. The brand will expand its presence in Tier II and III cities across key markets. According to the company, customers in India will be able…

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Collaborations E-Commerce Retail 

Flipkart becomes Walmart today: Will it create the next wave of retail in India?

In what could be termed as the largest ecommerce acquisition in the world, Walmart Inc. on Wednesday announced its high-profile acquisition of Flipkart for $16 billion for a valuation of over $20 billion. The Bentonville company has acquired 77% of the Bengaluru-based company. Sachin Bansal, who had co-founded Flipkart with Binny Bansal in 2007, would exit the company after the deal. Japan’s SoftBank, an investor, will also exit the company by selling its entire 20 per cent stake in Flipkart. Walmart’s investment includes $2 billion of new equity funding, which…

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E-Commerce Retail 

To expand retail operations, US-retailer Walmart to buy Flipkart?

US-based retail major Walmart Inc could buy one of the largest e-commerce sites in India. If media reports are to be believed, Walmart is close to finalizing a deal wherein it could pick up anywhere between 60 and 80 per cent stake in Flipkart. The transaction could value the Bangalore-based online retailer at an estimated amount of USD 15-20 billion. The deal is learnt to be in its final stages. If it completed successfully, then it would mark the largest investments in the country’s e-commerce sector. The transaction could also…

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Brand Licensing Corporate Brand E-Commerce Institutional Licensing LIMA INDIA 

UBM, LIMA and Alifish Join Forces to Strengthen Chinese Licensing Market

UBM, together with the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) and Alifish, the licensing and entertainment business unit of Alibaba, announce a strategic partnership to strengthen the Chinese licensing industry UBM, organizers of the worlds’ largest licensing trade shows and publishers of the most widely-read trade publication; LIMA, the leading industry association for global licensing, and Alifish, will work together for online licensing match-making and trading to support the development of China’s brand, art and character licensing industry through online training, live events and education programmes. The three organisations will…

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Accessories Licensing Apparel Licensing Character Licensing E-Commerce Entertainment Licensing Movie Licensing 

Star Trek’s first ever licensing programme to launch in China

CBS Consumer Products has detailed its new merchandising slate for Star Trek Beyond in China, marking the first-ever licensing programme for Star Trek in the territory. Partners including Alibaba, China Film and Mtime are on board to release new product lines inspired by the most recent film in the franchise. E-commerce giant Alibaba which will showcase a full range of Star Trek products, including electronics and electronic accessories spanning USB drives and headphones, to mobile phone cases and selfie sticks. The firm will also launch Star Trek toys, puzzles, action…

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Apparel Licensing E-Commerce Fashion Licensing Retail Licensing 

Flipkart to enter licensing deals with Fashion Brands for new product lines

E-Commerce major Flipkart is sketching roadmap to enter into exclusive licensing agreements with several brands including Provogue, Swiss Military, Carlton London and Chemistry among others. The move is aimed at getting greater control on the product range and pricing of these brands, a company executive said. Flipkart, which also owns Myntra and Jabong, plans to manufacture some of the products for these brands which will be available only on its platform. In words of Rishi Vasudev, VP at Flipkart Fashion, these partnerships would ensure that a broader range of products…

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