BIS certification: Manufacturers of kitchen appliances in a stew over testing parameter

June 19, 2019

Seek suspension of endurance test or deferral of roll-out of mandatory certification till a new system is in place With the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) making it mandatory for kitchen appliance makers to get certification from May 1, some players have raised concerns regarding certain testing parameters such as the “Endurance Test”. Sources said […]

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Snapdeal to sell Miniso products on its platform

June 18, 2019

New Delhi: Online marketplace Snapdeal, will start selling Miniso products on its platform, the company said in a statement. The company will list over 150 products from Miniso, ranging from categories like beauty, baby care, home furnishing, stationery, mobile accessories, and decor. Snapdeal said it will sell products in the range of Rs 190 to Rs 790. “Our […]

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7-storey Complex, Modern Shops: Built in 1912, How Patna’s Heritage Market Succumbed to New Project

June 17, 2019

Patna: The over 100-year-old Gole Market, a unique heritage building constructed as Patna’s first planned municipal market, has been demolished by local authorities as part of a Smart City project. The demolition work began on Friday and by Sunday the historic landmark, located in the heart of Bihar’s capital and endowed with beautiful red-tiled roof, was […]

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Making the case for aircraft cabin lighting harmonization

June 16, 2019

Even casual observers of aviation know that mood lighting has been having a serious moment – it features prominently in new aircraft, like the forthcoming Boeing 777X, and is being retrofitted on nearly all commercial aircraft types, including a growing number of aged narrowbodies and new regional jets. An airline may have mood lighting scenarios in […]

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GOQii and Flipkart settle dispute; products to be back on marketplace

June 15, 2019

The issue between smart wearables maker GOQii and Walmart-owned Flipkart is settled as the former decided to bring its products back on the marketplace after a more than a month-long dispute. “Flipkart engaged with us in a transparent way and their team worked on a resolution benefiting the brand and the customers. We look forward to a […]

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Eight of the best design products celebrating Pride Month 2019

June 12, 2019

With this year’s Pride Month in full swing, we’ve rounded up eight products that you can truly use and wear with pride, from rainbow-printed Nikes to a multicoloured Ercol loveseat. Pride Month takes place every year in June in celebration of the LGBT+ community, which includes encompasses lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer and gender-variant […]

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Carl Hagenbeck: The inventor of the modern animal park

June 11, 2019

The success story of Carl Hagenbeck from Hamburg began with six cute seals. Already at an early age, the son of a fish trader developed a sense for exotic animals — and for business. One day, when his father received seals as a bycatch from fishermen, it sparked the idea to present them as an […]

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Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting continues to explore organic, inorganic growth strategy

June 10, 2019

Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, a $1 billion dollar plus firm, will continue to scout for acquisitions in the FMCG sector in domestic and South Asian markets besides growing organically as part of its growth strategy, a top company official said. Besides, the company which owns brands such as Santoor and Chandrika, is expanding its footprints […]

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ICICI Lombard plans sachet-size insurance products; to partner with digital players

June 9, 2019

Buoyed by the success of sachet products in the FMCG sector, the insurance industry is now looking to repliacte it. Private player ICICI Lombard General Insurance is planing to roll out small-ticket insurance products and is working with e-commerce players, wallet companies, payments and small finance banks for the same. “We are very conscious of […]

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8 products created by startups as a direct result of customer requests

June 8, 2019

Though retail companies have dedicated product developers and marketers to determine what products to release next, they do often take into consideration the feedback and requests of their loyal customers. After all, without customers, these brands wouldn’t be able to succeed as they do, so it behooves them to listen with open ears. For startups, […]

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