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Reliance to launch Balenciaga in India

Indian retailer Reliance Brands is to launch Spanish fashion label Balenciaga in India, with the first store set to open in the Jio World Centre mall in Mumbai.

How Reliance’s JioMart platform will reshape India’s online grocery market

Reliance Industries has entered India’s online grocery retailing market via a new e-commerce platform JioMart, which started pilot trials last month in Mumbai.

First Tiffany India store opens in New Delhi

The first Tiffany India store has opened, located in New Delhi’s upmarket The Chanakya shopping centre.

Levi’s boosts margins as it turns away from off-price stores

Denim brand Levi’s plans to scale back shipments to off-price retailers in the US as it targets a further improvement in gross margin and long-term ambitions in the growing Chinese market.

Reliance to open Armani Cafe in India

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries is launching a Michelin-star Armani Cafe in Mumbai in partnership with Italian luxury firm Emporio Armani.

India’s duty-free purchase limits to be slashed

Proposed changes to India’s duty-free purchase limits may dent the country’s duty free market growth prospects, says GlobalData.

Solid H&M results show transformation plan is paying off

Increased full-price sales and lower markdowns signal that H&M’s multi-pronged transformation plan is paying off, according to GlobalData analyst Kate Ormrod.

Indian fashion star Sabyasachi Mukherjee seals deal with H&M

H&M has collaborated with Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee to launch a new collection this year.

Amazon India to use mom-and-pop shops as delivery points

Global online retailer Amazon has partnered with more than 20,000 local “kirana” stores in India to serve as delivery points.

Zomato takes over Uber Eats in India

Local food-delivery app Zomato has purchased Uber Eats in India, which is now directing restaurants, delivery partners, and users of the apps to the Zomato platform.

Walmart India lays off executives

Walmart India will let go around a third of its top executives at its Gurugram headquarters, according to the Economic Times.

Indian tea chain Chai Kings set for expansion after funding round

Indian tea retailer Chai Kings has secured US$1 million in funding from a group of angel investors, including The Chennai Angels, Hyderabad Angels and TiE India Angels.