Content about India

October 1, 2014

Starbucks Corp. is reportedly planning to open new stores in 50 Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in India.

September 16, 2014

India, China, and Malaysia are the top-ranked offshoring destinations.

July 7, 2014

n partnership with its largest rug supplier, Raj Overseas, West Elm has established a fair trade certified factory for handcrafted rugs in India.

June 16, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores In. has reportedly opened an e-commerce site to serve the small retailers that shop at its members-only cash-and-carry stores in India.

April 8, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reportedly plans to open an additional 40 to 50 wholesale cash-and-carry stores in India during the next four years and also launch an Indian e-commerce operation.

February 27, 2014

Narendra Modi, candidate of opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for Indian prime minister, reportedly has made statements in favor of global online retailing and India’s small retailers learning to compete with large retailers.

February 13, 2014

Wal-Mart is reportedly halting its Indian expansion plans, at least for now. According to the Financial Times, Wal-Mart has not opened any new cash-and-carry stores in India since October 2013 or any new convenience stores there since November 2013.

January 20, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores has reportedly registered a new company called “Wal-Mart India Private Ltd.” in India, setting the stage for entering the Indian grocery market with a new local partner.

October 10, 2013

Wal-Mart Stores has put its ambitious expansion plans in India on hold indefinitely.

October 3, 2013

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will reportedly decide how it will proceed with retail plans in India this month.

June 26, 2013

Raj Jain, who has overseen Wal-Mart’s India unit since 2007, has left his position.

June 5, 2013

Amazon has launched an online shopping site in India, but, in line with the nation’s rules, it will only be able to service other retailers.

May 3, 2013

The world’s largest retailers have been scaling back their global expansion activities, particularly in Asia, and turning their attention inward by integrating operations and strengthening their store, Internet and mobile sales channels, according to a new report by Accenture.

February 6, 2013

Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and India’s Tata Global Beverages Limited, opened Starbucks’ first location in New Delhi.

February 1, 2013

The Hab brings new energy and excitement to one of retailing’s most staid categories: sewing machines and related accessories.

January 31, 2013

The art of sewing comes alive at The Hab, a one-stop shopping destination in Mumbai, India, for all things sewing.

January 21, 2013

A report by Bloomberg said that Ikea has received the go-ahead from the Indian government to open outlets in the country, making it perhaps the first major foreign retailer to set up its own stores in the region.

November 16, 2012

Wal-Mart Stores reported in a regulatory filing that its investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a federal antibribery law, has extended beyond Mexico to China, India and Brazil.

October 24, 2012

By Alex Evans and Andrew Rees, L.E.K. Consulting

October 19, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. entered its 61st country with the opening of its first store in India, in a historic building in southern Mumbai.

September 21, 2012

A report by the Wall Street Journal disclosed that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. expects to open its first retail stores in India within the next 12 to 18 months.

September 14, 2012

India’s government said that it has OK’d plans to permit foreign retailers to open stores that sell more than one brand, paving the way for retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores and Carrefour SA to expand their presence in the country.

September 11, 2012

A report by Reuters said that the Indian joint venture of Wal-Mart Stores and Bharti Enterprises has announced plans to open three to five cash-and-carry/wholesale stores in India by the end of the year.

August 13, 2012

A Monday report by Reuters said that French retailer Auchan has entered into a franchise agreement with Max Hypermarket, India.