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Apple CEO promises first Apple India store next year

Apple CEO Tim Cook has told a shareholders’ meeting in the US that the first Apple India store is on track to open next year.

India is now H&M’s fastest-growing market

Fast-fashion retail giant H&M has labelled India its fastest-growing emerging market, with sales soaring both online and offline.

Metro Cash & Carry India plans more stores

European wholesale group Metro Cash & Carry will launch five new locations in India by the end of the year.

Louis Vuitton India sales and profits surge

Louis Vuitton India has reported a 24.5-per-cent increase in profit year on year, representing a doubling of income since 2017.

JHS Retail to open Patanjali stores across all Indian airports

JHS Retail has won an exclusive deal to launch Patanjali stores in airports throughout India, selling the firm’s Indian ayurvedic products.

Aditya Birla plans to open 500 stores this year

India’s Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail is set to launch more than 500 stores by the end of the year.

Warner Bros eyeing Indian malls for entertainment spaces

US entertainment giant Warner Bros is negotiating to establish family entertainment centres in Indian malls.

German bike brand Bergamont opens Indian concept store I-Ride

German bike brand Bergamont has opened its first concept store ‘Bergamont I-Ride’ in Mumbai, India.

Indian Apple reseller Aptronix expands footprint

Indian Apple reseller Aptronix has launched six new stores in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Indian tea chain Chaayos raises capital for expansion

Sunshine Teahouse, the parent of Indian tea chain Chaayos, has raised US$21.5 million in a new funding round.

Vivo India opens Mumbai flagship

Chinese smartphone brand Vivo has opened an experiential flagship store in Thane, Maharashtra as Vivo India eyes 250 new stores this year.

Sephora suspends makeup services as precautionary measure

Sephora has stopped offering custom makeovers in hundreds of stores across Asia-Pacific to protect customers and staff from coronavirus.