Aug 14, 2020 - Kishore Biyani knows his onions, but he needed to be a lot more prudent with his finances

TradeBriefs Newsletter
View online   Advertise
             Unsubscribe from India Retail






TradeBriefs Editorial

From the Editor's Desk

This Pacific island nation plans to raise itself above the ocean to survive sea level rise

The previous president of Kiribati, a low-lying island nation in the Pacific, predicted that the country's citizens would eventually become climate refugees, forced to relocate as sea level rise puts the islands underwater. But a new president elected in June now plans to elevate key areas of land above the rising seas instead.

In the right conditions, islands such as Kiribati's - coral atolls that surround lagoons - can actually naturally grow as the sea rises, says Paul Kench, dean of science at Simon Fraser University, who has been studying how the islands respond to sea level rise and who advises the Kiribati government. "The islands are made up of sand and gravel, so essentially they're really just large beaches," he says. "The elevation and the shape of these islands are controlled by waves that interact with the reef and transport sand and gravel to form the islands."

Continued here


TradeBriefs: What's important, not just what's popular!

Advertisers of the day

IIT Bombay-WashU Executive MBA (Batch 6): 17 classroom immersions | 15+ session topics | Drive results for your organization| Apply now!

Our advertisers help fund the daily operations of TradeBriefs. We request you to accept our promotional emails.



Reliance says its $3.4 billion deal with Future Group ‘fully enforceable under Indian law’ despite Amazon winning an arbitration order
Reliance says its $3.4 billion deal with Future Group ‘fully enforceable under Indian law’ despite Amazon winning an arbitration order
It will be interesting to note that Ambani's trump card in this retail war will be his partnerships with the US technology companies. Facebook and Google hold stakes in Ambani's digital venture Jio Platforms Ltd (JPL)




Fashion, Furniture Brands Grab The VC Limelight In India’s D2C Space
Fashion, Furniture Brands Grab The VC Limelight In India’s D2C Space
Fashion emerged as the most funded category in D2C space with 57 unique brands and raising $ 836.1 Mn during 2014 to Q3 2020


No more scotch? India moves to ban imported goods at military shops
No more scotch? India moves to ban imported goods at military shops
The Oct. 19 internal order from the defence ministry, reviewed by Reuters, said that in future, 'procurement of direct imported items shall not be undertaken'.


Tablez plans to invest Rs 75 crore every year over next five years in India on expansion to 250 stores | The Plunge Daily
Tablez plans to invest Rs 75 crore every year over next five years in India on expansion to 250 stores | The Plunge Daily
Tablez India has plans to invest about Rs 75 crore every year on expansion of its retail footprint across the country in the next five years.


Ole to Flamboyance: Spanish brand Desigual makes India debut
Ole to Flamboyance: Spanish brand Desigual makes India debut
The Barcelona-based label, characterised by colourful patchwork, intense prints, graffiti art, asymmetry and bright colours, that has stores in over 72 countries, finally dropped anchor in India.


Flipkart to invest Rs 1,500 crore in Aditya Birla's Fashion Retail unit for 7.8% stake
Flipkart to invest Rs 1,500 crore in Aditya Birla's Fashion Retail unit for 7.8% stake
Walmart-owned Flipkart is set to buy a 7.8% stake in Aditya Birla's Pantaloons Fashion and Retail Ltd for a whopping ₹1,500 crore, the company said on Friday


French products removed from Kuwait retail co-ops over Prophet's cartoon
French products removed from Kuwait retail co-ops over Prophet's cartoon
Several co-ops on Sunday had cleared the shelves of items such as hair and beauty products made by French companies.


This digital payments startup is digitising rural India by converting kiranas into banks
This digital payments startup is digitising rural India by converting kiranas into banks
Ahmedabad-based startup Easy Pay has onboarded 500,000 retailers and its app Paisa Nikal has served more than 35 million people in rural India.


Phygital: Changing retail landscape during COVID-19
Phygital: Changing retail landscape during COVID-19
Leo Shastri - The phygital retail space combines the best of both worlds – the tactile satisfaction of physical retail and the intuitiveness of ecommerce., , Phygital, phygital eCommerce marketplace


Suitors get three days to bid for Debenhams
Suitors get three days to bid for Debenhams
Doubts about the future of Debenhams and its 12,000 workers are growing after suitors were given until the middle of this week to make a £300 million rescue bid for the department stores chain.


Amazon gets favourable ruling in Singapore; Future Group told not to proceed with Ambani deal
Amazon gets favourable ruling in Singapore; Future Group told not to proceed with Ambani deal
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) passed an interim order asking Future Group to hold its sell-out plans to Reliance Group and wait for the final judgment on the plea filed by Amazon. Amazon had filed an arbitration petition with SIAC claiming that Future Group breached the contract under which the US online giant took an indirect stake in their retail business in 2019.


Go green: Desk plants add a touch of serenity to Cantabil Retail India CFO's WFH routine
Go green: Desk plants add a touch of serenity to Cantabil Retail India CFO's WFH routine
When the WFH began, Shivendra Nigam took his desk planters home.


Ant IPO pricing was determined on Friday: Alibaba founder Jack Ma
Ant IPO pricing was determined on Friday: Alibaba founder Jack Ma
Backed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Ant plans to list simultaneously in Hong Kong and on Shanghai's STAR Market in the coming weeks.


UK sees record Q3 retail sales growth in post-lockdown rebound
UK sees record Q3 retail sales growth in post-lockdown rebound
Retail sales volumes expanded by 1.5% in September alone and are 4.7% higher than a year earlier, the largest annual rise since April 2019 and above a..


China says looking into unfair competition on e-commerce platforms: Xinhua
China says looking into unfair competition on e-commerce platforms: Xinhua
The operation will run until December and will also look into areas such as live streaming, which has in the past two years become a popular sales cha..


E-commerce: Will e-pharmacies become the norm?
E-commerce: Will e-pharmacies become the norm?
Juilee Dandekar, Sector Expert - Healthcare, Business Research & Advisory, Aranca points out that e-pharmacies need to be aligned with the specific dynamics of the Indian market to make them more relevant to the Indian consumer


TradeBriefs Publications are read by over 10,00,000 Industry Executives
About Us  |  Advertise Privacy Policy    

You are receiving this mail because of your subscription with TradeBriefs.
Our mailing address is GF 25/39, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi 110008, India