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Japan- Retail sales records the highest growth in 24 months

According to METI, retail sales rose by 3.2% year on year(YoY) in April 2017. The growth rate is the highest since April 2015. A breakdown of retail sales shows that a broad range of sub-sectors...

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Retail: Entering to succeed – Mapping the policy landscape

Entering an evolving market is akin to stepping into a minefield. How does one exploit such a market with enormous potential, but where the risk of policy quagmire is also equally probable? One way is to...

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Indian Retail: Buying groceries – Local or Online grocery store

About 8% of the grocery market in India are organized. This market is currently dominated by the hypermarket, supermarkets and convenience markets like FoodBazzar, Hypercity, and Dmart etc (KPMG, 2014). With a large customer base...

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Retail investors diversify your portfolio, The Exotic Way

The moves of financial markets in the 2008 downturn taught a valuable lesson to common people the so called “retail investors”, to have a diversified portfolio i.e. not to put all your eggs in one...

My thoughts on the Flipkart fund raising

I got 4-5 calls from journalists and reporters wanting my feedback on the Flipkart funding news yesterday. I am biased, and I like the folks in the company a lot. That said the main questions...

What should foreign retailers do to crack the Indian market?

Firstly, foreign retailers should be judicious in selecting the markets that they want to build their base in and operate out of. India is a huge country with large disparities in prosperity, governance standards and...

FDI in Retail – when it comes to organized retail, how different is India?

If  I were to distill the key enablers which retailers in the West have built their businesses upon, the following stand out: Vast open spaces to set up huge, stand-alone hypermarkets with millions of SKUs....

FDI in Retail – A Bane or A Boon?

Recently, the entire political establishment was bitterly divided on the issue of allowing greater than 50% FDI in retail. Almost 2 parliament sessions were wasted and a lot of public posturing was undertaken by leaders...

Using Business Intelligence to Differentiate Your Online Retail Brand

What comes to your mind when you hear ‘online retail’? Low prices? Shopping from the comforts of home? Reliable delivery of quality products and services? A booming sector with tremendous opportunities? All of the above?...

Flipkart audacity to script its own success recipe amazes purists

Frequently referred to as India’s Amazon.com, Flipkart is one of the leading e-commerce sites in India with many acquisitions in recent years such as WeRead, Chakpak, Letsbuy and Mime360 to its name.From being the biggest...

Decoding: online retail – An India Perspective

The first article of this two part series on Online Retail The Current Situation India’s retail industry currently accounts for 14 to 15% of the GDP and is estimated at approximately USD 450 billion dollars,...