Apparel Licensing Celebrity Licensing Collaborations Lifestyle Retail 

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,021 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.…

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E-Commerce Retail 

New E-commerce Policy – Retailers seek to Override the fallout

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 1,647 The advent of e-commerce in India ‘smartly’ altered the shopping habits of Indian netizens. Anything and everything – from groceries to apparel to electronics etc. – is now just a click away. For a while, it appeared that ‘couch potato shopping’ was gaining prominence and disrupting the entire brick-and-mortar business. It now emerges that this has not really happened. Despite causing disruptions, the ‘e-commerce effect’ was not enough to have a significant and lasting impact on the conventional retail formats. For a while, online giants like Amazon…

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E-Commerce 

Centre tightens rules for e-commerce firms: What lies ahead for Amazon, Flipkart?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,799 In a setback for e-commerce firms having foreign investment, the government on Wednesday barred online marketplaces such as Flipkart and Amazon from selling products of the companies in which they have a stake. The commerce and industry ministry also forbidden e-commerce firms from entering into an agreement for the exclusive sale of products. The revised policy on foreign direct investment in online retail also said that these firms have to offer equal services or facilities to all its vendors without discrimination. With an aim to provide clarity…

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Fashion Licensing 

DCGI slaps notice to Amazon, Flipkart for allegedly selling fake cosmetics

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,236 The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) slapped notices to e-commerce giants -Amazon and Flipkart for allegedly selling “spurious and adulterated” cosmetics including imported brands. The authority has been warned of severe actions in case of failing to respond within 10 days. The DGCI has warned them of penal action for “offering for sale, sale, and distribution of spurious, adulterated cosmetics and cosmetics manufactured without a valid license in contravention of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.” The law provides for penal actions ranging from monetary fine…

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Celebrity Licensing Collaborations 

Myntra to collaborate with Justin Bieber for a new fashion label?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,156 Myntra, the FlipKart owned fashion and lifestyle e-tailer has reportedly entered into a partnership with pop-sensation Justin Bieber to unveil a co-branded fashion label. Myntra has been mailing a survey to men between 15 and 35 years of age to know about their opinion about popular male musicians. At present Myntra has seemingly already signed the deal with Bieber, it will be interesting to see the public reaction. The email prompts users to take a survey and asks them about their musical preferences, and about how they…

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Apparel Licensing E-Commerce Merchandise Licensing 

Alcis Sports, Flipkart join hands to launch official 2018 FIFA World Cup merchandises online

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,330 In what could be termed as good news for sports enthusiasts, Alcis Sports partnered with e-commerce giant Flipkart to launch official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia merchandises online. According to a report in the Exchange4media, Alcis Sports has signed an exclusive deal with Flipkart to retail fan-wear merchandises on the online platform. Alcis Sports bagged the rights for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia licensed apparel merchandises for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Alcis Sports has lined up a comprehensive range of over 550 articles that…

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Collaborations E-Commerce Retail 

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

Reading Time: 4 minutes Post Views: 2,847 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…

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E-Commerce Retail 

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,234 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…

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Collaborations 

Oppo, Amazon to announce new partnership on May 1

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,485 To take on the ASUS-Flipkart collaboration, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is all set to make a major announcement in collaboration with Amazon on May 1. Earlier this month, Taiwanese PC hardware and smartphone brand ASUS made a big splash in the Indian market by announcing its partnership with Flipkart to launch the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in the country. Flipkart had signed a Memorandum of Understanding for an exclusive partnership with ASUS. Under the partnership, the first smartphone that launched is ZenFone Max Pro with Snapdragon 636…

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Collaborations Corporate Brand 

Flipkart, Asus announce strategic partnership for India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,382 Flipkart has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for an exclusive partnership with Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS. Flipkart CEO Kalyan and ASUS CEO Jerry Shen announced long-term strategic partnership to launch Indian consumer-oriented products. Under the partnership, the first smartphone that will be launched is ZenFone Max Pro with Snapdragon 636 on April 23, 2018. The purpose of this partnership includes: Flipkart will be the primary sales channel for ASUS ZenFones The MOU will further provide customers with the opportunity to enjoy exclusive access to ASUS ZenFones on…

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