Favre-Leuba, the 280-year-old iconic and the second oldest Swiss watch brand, is gearing up to tap the Indian luxury watch market by bringing back ‘Raider Bivouac 9000’, a truly Favre-Leuba legacy, albeit in a new avatar. The ‘Raider Bivouac 9000’, a namesake of the world’s first mechanical wristwatch from the company’s stable, capable of measuring air pressure and altitudes of upto 3000 metres above sea level. The improved version will be the first mechanical wristwatch capable of measuring altitudes of upto an incredible 9000 meters.
Call it adding a dash of ethnicity or something else. Come Monday and you can expect to be served motichoor ladoo, besan ki ladoo, dry fruit barfi and much more on board any Emirates flights to and from India and Dubai. In an apparent endeavour to position the leading airlines brand as closer to Indian travellers’ hearts, Emirates is set to delight its customers by offering special Diwali delicacies for the celebratory season. The special treats will be available to customers across all classes during the week from October 16 to October 22.
In some parts of the country cement prices have been heading southward, in some parts, they have stayed firm. As far as sales are concerned, there has been a mixed trend from different pockets as well. Although the projected cement demand has been revised downward for several reasons, cement players and market analysts expect the demand to rebound from Q3 FY18.
Over the last 2-3 months, steel prices have gone up by around Rs 6,000-6,500 per tonne, thanks largely to growing signs of cartelisation in the industry.
Vedroop Products, makers and marketers of herbal products under Vedroop brand, is now on a retail expansion mode. The herbal brand is putting in place a chain of departmental stores called “Aap Ki Dukan” pan India.
As a starter – the company, which has its registered office in Thane, corporate office in Kolkata and manufacturing facility in Himachal Pradesh – will roll out a chain of 150 outlets across West Bengal over a period of two years.
The “Aap Ki Dukan” chain will have its presence pan India, said Arnab Roy, director- sales, Vedroop Products.
It’s a different ball game altogether, for sure. Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd (GOLIL), an arm of the Hinduja Group and a leading player in Indian lubricant market, has now teamed up with Manchester United to roll out a unique campaign – ‘Gulf Fan Academy’. The whole idea, according to top company officials, is to reach out to and connect with the soccer crazy Indians, particularly with the ardent Indian fans of Manchester United.
October marks the beginning of the festival season in India. Market sentiments around this time are high, not just because festivals are considered auspicious for big purchases such as property, vehicles, gold and so on, but also on account of the host of lucrative deals and discounts on offer. The business community in India considers this the best time for a new launch in the market so as to garner the highest sales.
The key determinants of growth of agri-business in India would include mobile-based extension, protected cultivation of high value crops, pesticide-residue free farming and organic farming.
In a severe blow to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamul Congress (TMC), its Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy (in pic), who had for long been second in command in TMC, quit the party on Monday.
Roy was one of the founding members of the party along with Banerjee, who broke away from the Congress on December 17, 1997. Speculation is rife over Roy joining the BJP and more so after his recent meetings with BJP stalwarts like party president Amit Shah, finance minister Arun Jaitley, railway minister Piyush Goyal and commerce minister Suresh Prabhu.
Amway India, a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based $8.8 billion Amway, one of the largest direct selling companies with presence in over 100 countries, is now foraying into the pimple control range in India under its premium brand - Attitude.