MUMBAI, India — Online retailers jostling for a chunk of India's $13 billion e-commerce trade are so desperate to avoid snarled roads and inefficient railways that they fly their packages in the passenger cabin of costly commercial flights. The cargo, however, often gets bumped off.
NEW DELHI, India — Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government could allow foreign direct investment in India's e-commerce sector as early as next month, paving the way for global online retailers such as Amazon to expand their business, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
BANGALORE, India — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will name the 28 people who will control the world's biggest e-commerce firm in an update to its initial public offering filing, the Wall Street Journal said, quoting people familiar with the plans.
MUMBAI, India — Flipkart, India's largest e-tailer, raised $210 million in a fresh round of funding from a group of four investors led by internet-focused investment group DST Global, it said in a statement on Monday.
MUMBAI, India — Flipkart, India’s largest multibrand online retailer, agreed to buy competitor Myntra.com as it seeks to widen its lead over Amazon.com Inc. in the country.
MUMBAI, India — With Amazon.com Inc ramping up its presence in India, two local online retailers are preparing for tougher competition with separate deals worth a combined $400 million set to be finalised this week.
STOCKHOlM, Sweden — Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz says it has received all the necessary regulatory approvals and plans to open its first store in India in 2014.
Today, BoF columnist Bandana Tewari reports on Project Renaissance, a unique collaboration between Indian artisans and international fashion brands organised by Vogue India in celebration of the magazine’s fifth anniversary. MUMBAI, India — Living in India, it’s not difficult to see the magic that lies in the country’s artisanal crafts and textiles. From the foothills of the Himalayas to the tip of Kanyakumari, there is tremendous
Battle of the Champions (IHT) “The fight between Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent — or, more accurately, the clash of two new titanic designers — is the story of this fashion season… The fact that the two maisons are owned by rival luxury conglomerates — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for Dior and PPR for YSL — only adds to the sense that this in an epic contest.” Sweden’s H&M says Q3 dented by
iPads Now Driving More Web Traffic Than iPhones (Mashable) “Smartphones and tablets — particularly the iPad — are becoming an increasingly significant source of web traffic in the U.S. According to web analytics firm comScore, smartphones and tablets accounted for 6.8% of all web traffic in the U.S. in August… Shopping is also a popular pastime. In August, 56% of tablet owners looked up product or price information from