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retailigence@FDDI newsletter (10/Oct/08 to 20/Nov/08)

Posted by retailigence on November 23, 2008


India, next big market for retail financial services

This report uses exclusive interviews plus a survey of third party data to present the critical success factors in creating an Indian retail financial operation, including: Who’s who among domestic and foreign players? What are they doing? What are their existing and future growth strategies? Plus in-depth case studies of the post office network and the micro-finance movement. Key segments explained and de-mystified, ranging from the affluent, the female market, the un-banked consumers in regional and rural markets. View full article

Customer Communities Are a Form of Retail Therapy for Consumers and Firms, a Study Suggests

Research shows that customers can receive up to six different types of therapeutic types of social support from friendships that they form with other customers in places such as video arcades, gym, and health clubs. By participating in retail customer communities, consumers receive social support from other people, which improves their sense of well-being and of belonging in the world. This means that consumers may remedy feelings associated with depression, stress, and loneliness by forming friendships with other customers in retail environments. View full article

Retail industry? India does not have one really

The retail industry in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Latin America is about forcing the customer to come to its outlets owing to lower prices, fully functional websites which allow you to buy the smallest of items on the shelf and optimum use of logistics and ERP software. On the other hand, retail in India is about no web presence, juggling real estate lease costs and sourcing cheap knick knacks. View full article



Future Group to manufacture toothpaste, detergents

As part of company’s plan to cash in Rs 100 billion from its private labels by 2012, Kishore Biyani-led Future Group, which retails products including FMCG, apparels, jewellery and books & music across India through various retail chains under Pantaloon Retail, has announced its plan to manufacture products like toothpaste, soap and detergents. View full article

India once again tops the retail shrinkage survey

The second annual Global Retail Theft Barometer-2008 Survey, covering 920 large retailers across 36 countries has rated India with the highest shrinkage rate at 3.10 per cent this year, an increase of 6.9 per cent over last year. View full article

Mumbai’s Linking Road most expensive retail location in India

Linking Road in Mumbai has emerged as the most expensive retail destination in India and the 5th most expensive location in Asia, according to a report. View full article



Future of Indian Retail

the dollar tree



Global credit crisis

US financial crisis



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