More than cheers from Emirates

If you are a teetotaller, this one is not for you. But if you are not, Emirates seems well set to bring more cheers than three when you catch your next flight-across all classes, with 30 new spirits and liqueurs-all premium brands. The new spirits menu on board includes a mix of niche, hand-crafted brands as well as popular and well-loved spirits such as Hennessy cognacs in all classes including the exclusive Hennessy Paradis in First Class and for a limited period on select routes the extremely rare Hennessy Paradis Impérial.

Nokia back to profit in India

Nokia which had slipped from the heights of mobile handset business in the country, has become profitable again in just over a year of relaunch of its phones, a top company official said. “We are already profitable in India,” Amit Goyal, the global business head( north & east) of HMD GLobal, which is the global licensee of Nokia brand, said here today at the launch of three handsets in the east.

A resort for tea lovers

It’s serene. It’s picturesque with lush green mountainous terrain all along. And it has got everything to draw tourists. Nevertheless tourism has never been its cup of tea. Now Temi Tea in southern Sikkim, the only tea garden in the state established in 1969 and still owned by the state government, has taken one single initiative that promises to create, nurture and boost two brands.

Base metals surge on fears of supply disruptions

Metal prices are spiralling on fears of strain in global supply chain due to US sanctions on Russian firms. Nickel futures in Shanghai surged to the highest in almost three years on Thursday. The metal on Shanghai Futures Exchange surged 5.9 per cent to 109,790 yuan ($17,490) a tonne, its strongest level since June 2015.

Aluminium rallied as much as 7.1 per cent, a record intraday gain, to $2,718 a tonne in London. Since the start of April, prices are up more than 30 per cent.

Haringhata Meat takes online route to go national

Mamata Banerjee government in Bengal seems well set to add a dash of mouth watering meaty delicacies to your palate. The State-run West Bengal Livestock Development Corporation Limited (WBLDC), which is under the department of animal resources development, has teamed up with Delybazar, a leading online platform for online supply of fresh fish, meat and varied items of daily needs, to offer a wide medley of tropical meat like Lean Pork, Fresh Pork, Dressed Pekin Duck, Dressed Turkey meat, Dressed Quail, lamb meat, to name a few, online.

Indian School of Hospitality eyes expansion

Buoyant over the fact the hospitality sector in India is expected to directly employ over 13 million people by 2022, the Gurgaon-based Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) set up by hotel industry veteran - Dilip Puri, seems well set to roll out and expand pan India with a second brand – THLC (Tourism & Hospitality Learning Centres).

Repositioning brand value

The top brass of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC), one of India’s biggest fertiliser, chemical and petrochemical companies, is burning midnight oil to further position the brand as an integral element in the life of a common man in the country and abroad. GNFC is already touching the lives of millions of people directly or indirectly through its wide basket of neem base products. This reflects that the brand is already in every aspect of a common man’s daily life.

Expanding market base in india

GAP, the iconic American casual apparel and accessories brand from the stable of San Francisco-headquartered GAP Inc, is on an expansion mode in India. The NYSE listed company through its Indian exclusive franchisee Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd (ALBL), an arm of the $1.7 billion Arvind Ltd, has set out on a journey to expand its retail footprint across India.

On an expansion drive

It’s getting to look and feel good-the green way and that too with a dash of aroma! Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies, the nearly 25-year-old aroma therapy, beauty and salon brand, is now eying a larger slice of the fast growing beauty and salon business pie.  Blossom Kochhar, one of India’s pioneering aromatherapist brands, which, at present, has 8 salons in different parts of the country, has drawn up an ambitious plan of putting in place as many as 100 salons across the country over the next five years.  Within this year itself, the company will have 23 salons.

Chowman on a pan-India foray

Offering premium quality food in a fine-dining ambience and at an affordable price. Hyperbole? Not really.  Not at least, if you step in at any of the Chowman outlet check out what it offers to is customers.  That’s how “Chowman”, the popular Chinese-Thai restaurant chain, has been careully positioning its brand in Kolkata and as it sets out on a pan Indian journey, that exactly is going to be its brands positioning.