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BRICs and beyond: Auchan bets on India's potential

The French retailer has become the latest multinational to enter India. We look at its new partnership with local player Max Hypermarket....

In the spotlight: Bolland at M&S - one year in

Marc Bolland has completed a year at the helm of Marks and Spencer. He outlined the skeleton of his plans for the UK retailer in November la...

Raghavendra Verma | 15 Apr 2010

Unease and uncertainty has been provoked among international food retailers in India by new restrictive guidelines issued that limit the already-restricted foreign investment in the country's organised retail sector.

Dean Best | 7 Jul 2009

The world's top food retailers may not have got the news they were looking for when India's new government published its first annual budget yesterday (6 July). Despite apparent support in some political circles for a loosening of the laws restricting foreign investment in Indian retail, the budget made no mention of any reform. However, as Dean Best reports, the likes of Wal-Mart, Tesco and Metro Group should still be cheered by India's plans for modernisation. | 13 Aug 2008

India has attracted increasing attention from multinational retailers in recent years. Alongside China, India is viewed as one of the top economic powerhouses of Asia, generating 19.8% of the Asia-Pacific region's food retail value. While India’s organised retail market is still in its infancy it offers huge potential for expansion. Here are ten quick facts on Indian retail.

Dean Best | 29 Feb 2008

Sir Stuart Rose is seen as the man who saved Marks & Spencer, one of the flagship names in UK retail. His achievements even helped him become a knight of the realm in the New Year. However, this year, Sir Stuart is faced with a fresh set of challenges at home and abroad. Dean Best looks at why 2008 could be a pivotal year for M&S and its chief executive.

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John Shepherd | 12 Apr 2017

The Competition Commission of India has given the green light to the country's Heritage Foods buying the dairy business of Reliance Retail.

Katy Askew | 1 Nov 2016

India's Heritage Foods has entered into an agreement to acquire the dairy business of Reliance Retail Ltd (RRL).  

Dean Best | 23 Apr 2014

India's Reliance Retail has reported "record" annual sales and earnings, with the head of its parent company hailing the business had turned around during the year.

Katy Askew | 18 Feb 2014

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has named Damodar Mall as chief executive of the supermarket and hypermarket chains operated by retail arm Reliance Retail.

Katie Smith | 20 Jan 2014

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, has recorded a 38% jump in third-quarter turnover.

Katie Smith | 22 Oct 2013

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of industrial conglomerate Reliance Industries, has recorded a 41% hike in first-half turnover.

Katie Smith | 22 Jul 2013

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, has reported "strong" first-quarter sales growth.

Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 2013

UK retailer Marks and Spencer has declined to comment on reports it is looking to start food retailing in India.

Michelle Russell | 22 Jan 2013

Reliance Industries said its retail arm, Reliance Retail, booked an increase in nine-month sales.

Katy Askew | 16 Oct 2012

Reliance Industries said yesterday (12 October) that its retail arm, Reliance Retail, booked a 48% increase in first-half sales.

Katy Askew | 10 Jul 2012

UK food company 2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed it is in contact with Indian retail giant Reliance Retail as it considers its options for expansion in the country.

Michelle Russell | 29 May 2012

UK food manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has created new executive positions within its domestic business and further afield in India.

Petah Marian | 4 Jul 2011

Two former Wal-Mart Stores executives are to join Reliance Retail, India's largest retailer.

Petah Marian | 24 May 2011

Marks and Spencer has posted an increase in annual profits but maintained a cautious outlook, citing pressure on disposable income and increasing commodity prices. | 21 Feb 2011

Marks and Spencer's joint venture with Reliance Retail has made two appointments to its executive team in India. | 7 Jan 2011

French retailer Carrefour this week opened its first cash-and-carry store in India after months of speculation. | 4 Jan 2011

French retailer Carrefour has opened its first cash-and-carry store in India after months of speculation. | 9 Dec 2010

The Future Group is reportedly set to enter an agreement with Carrefour to bring the French retailer to India. | 24 Sep 2010

Indian retailer Reliance Retail is planning to enter the country's cash-and-carry channel, with the opening of at least three outlets in the next six to eight months, according to reports. | 8 Jul 2010

The Indian government has opened up the debate on foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail by seeking comments on the issue from a range of stakeholders including overseas retailers and industry associations.

Michelle Russell | 25 Jun 2010

UK retailer Marks and Spencer has reaffirmed its commitment to double its retail presence in India through its joint venture in the emerging market.

Mini Pant Zachariah | 18 Jun 2010

Indian food group Himalya International has expanded its yoghurt business with some of the country's largest retailers. | 25 May 2010

Reliance Retail, the retail arm of Reliance Industries, turned its first profit since opening its first store over three years ago. | 20 May 2010

Reliance Retail has unveiled plans to expand its presence in the Indian grocery sector over the next five years.

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