Shopping

Miraj Supermarkets are bringing the ease of shopping to small towns

January 25, 2019

Miraj Group was launched in October 2018. The company has, in just over a couple of months, rolled out 10 supermarkets in two states and four cities. The retailer is now eyeing to expand to all the Tier II and Tier III cities in north, west, and central India. Silas Paul, CEO, Miraj Group, speaks to Progressive […]

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Indians spent 100 billion sessions shopping online in 2018; became YouTube’s biggest audience

January 25, 2019

Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that the volume of video streamed on Indian smartphones grew 10-fold in the past three years. This makes India YouTube’s biggest audience in 2018, according to App Annie, an analytics company that tracks and ranks usage of apps. Looks like Indians love video streaming with the country leading the pack at a whopping 47 billion hours […]

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Is 2018 the end of deep discounts and deals on online shopping in India?

January 25, 2019

The year 2018 is ending on a terrible note for India’s e-commerce industry. Late yesterday (Dec. 26), the government suddenly announced several restrictive changes in its foreign direct investment policy for online retailers, which was first floated in 2016. Among other things, the government has barred online marketplaces from entering into exclusive deals for selling products on their platforms […]

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The behaviours shaping shopping

January 25, 2019

Everyone shops – it’s part of the national consciousness – but it’s in a constant state of evolution and research suggests there are three key behaviours set to reshape and refine retail in the coming years. Writing exclusively for WARC, John Gillan, MD for Northern Europe, Criteo, distils the findings that emerged from a psychological […]

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Startups, tech firms see people shopping jobs with offers in digital, newer skills

January 25, 2019

Bengaluru-based Routematic has often had to offer a role to seven or eight people before one of them would take up the job. “Most people would accept our offer and then use it to shop for better packages,” its CEO Surajit Das said. The problem is not unique to Routematic, which helps corporates plan their […]

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Explosion rocks Chinese shopping mall killing at least one person

January 25, 2019

A series of explosions have hit a city in northern China leaving at least one dead. Footage from the incident show people fleeing from the Wanda shopping centre in Changchun. According to an official, a car exploded minutes before the blasts outside took place. Authorities said the consider it to be a “criminal case”. One witness told the […]

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Marks & Spencer introduces photo search for online shopping

January 23, 2019

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has introduced an image searching capability to allow online customers to find products they might like by using photos to search. The feature, dubbed Style Finder, allows consumers using its online mobile site to use photos of clothing to find similar products in its menswear and womenswear ranges. Jim Cruickshank, head […]

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