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India's Maxwell to open 100 Inners stores in next 3 years

Source: 
Business Standard

Mumbai-based Maxwell Industries Ltd., that manufactures men's and women's inner wear and lingerie, is set to foray in Gujarat with its exclusive retail store "Inners" soon. The company, known for its flagship brand "VIP", will set up its exclusive inner wear store in Ahmedabad within next 3-4 months.

Yum, McDonald's in Shanghai food safety investigation

Source: 
The Business Times

US fast food chains McDonald's Corp and Yum! Brands Inc said they will stop using products supplied by a local meat processor after a Shanghai regulator halted the firm's operations on Sunday over food safety concerns.

Robins Department Store comes to HCM City

Source: 
Viet Nam News

Thailand's leading retailer Central Group plans to open its Robins Department Store at the HCM City-based Crescent Mall in November.

The second Robins Department Store in Vietnam would cover four floors, spread over an area of more than 12,000 square metres.

The store, designed by the Dubai-based Zebra Group, would offer thousands of quality products carefully selected from leading local and international brands, along with marketing programmes that focus on the interests and lifestyles of local consumers.

Maybelline ties up with Infosys for mobile Web site

Source: 
The Hindu Business Line

Cosmetics brand Maybelline, a part of beauty major L’Oreal Paris, has partnered IT major Infosys to develop a Web site that will deliver the latest promotions for new products, tutorial videos and make up tips to Maybelline users. The Web site, to be developed for various mobile platforms, will also allow easy browsing of products from the company.

 

Walmart acquires Stylr to improve shoppers' in-store mobile experience

WalmartLabs recently announced in a blog post that it has acquired Stylr, a location based shopping app that help shoppers find fashion items in different stores, to help improve the shopping experience in Walmart stores.

It was the company's first acquisition of a Silicon Alley-based company in New York and its 13th acquisition in the past three years.

Online marketplace for well-designed technology launched

Product development and supply chain management company PCH recently launched TheBlueprint.com, the premier online marketplace for well-designed technology and the stories behind it.

TheBlueprint.com would sell a collection of tech products which will be tested in the real world by the site’s team located in New York City, Toronto and San Francisco.

"The Blueprint is part of our strategy to open up new, retail-friendly channels to startups and to get new products to market,” said said PCH Founder & CEO Liam Casey.

Tiffany manager sues, says retailer discriminated

Source: 
CNBC

A manager at Tiffany & Co. has sued the luxury jewellery company, saying it discriminated against him and other blacks.

A complaint filed in federal court Thursday in New York said that blacks are underrepresented in management-level positions at Tiffany and excluded from executive-level roles. It said that the plaintiff, Michael McClure, is the only African-American in the more than 200 US management positions at New York-based Tiffany.
 

Call for cigarette tax hike in Asia to curb smoking

Source: 
The Malaysian Insider

Anti-smoking campaigners are targeting the low cost of cigarettes in Asia as part of World No Tobacco Day. Cigarettes are cheap in many Asian countries with packets selling for around USD1, ABC News reports. Kylie Lindorff from Melbourne-based Cancer Council Victoria says experience from Australia shows raising taxes is one of the most important things a government can do to deter smoking.

Montblanc uses WeChat game to boost brand awareness

Source: 
red luxury

Montblanc, a German maker of watches and writing utensils, has created a game on the social network WeChat to increase brand awareness among Chinese consumers. The new game, "Daban", was developed in conjunction with Digital Luxury Group and launched on 19 May.

New eyewear tells you when to take a break

Source: 
The Japan Times Online

Driving when drowsy is dangerous and staring at a computer monitor for extended periods can cause eyestrain.

Wouldn't it be great if your glasses told you when to take a break or warned you when your eyelids were getting heavy?

Jins Meme actually will do that. Tokyo-based Jin Co. calls the new glasses "the world's first eyewear to let you see yourself". Jin will initially launch Jins Meme in Japan next spring and possibly overseas after that, spokeswoman Shiho Ikekawa said.
 

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