All articles by Umesh Ellichipuram

Umesh Ellichipuram

Reliance plans takeover of Future Retail’s Big Bazaar brand

Reliance plans to rebrand 200 Big Bazaar stores and retain all their employees on existing terms.

Searchspring launches programme for early-stage retail brands

The programme aims to improve the shopping experience for participating brand sites.

PLCB withdraws Russian wine and spirits amid Ukraine invasion

PLCB said that it will not object to Russian-branded products that are not imported directly from Russia.

Shopify partners with JD.com to expand footprint in China

The partnership is intended to create opportunities for US Shopify merchants in China.

Specsavers reveals plans to open 200 stores in Canada by 2024

The investment is expected to create 2,000 jobs in the country.

Vietnam’s Con Cung secures $90m investment from Quadria Capital

The maternity and baby care retailer intends to use the proceeds to bolster its local footprint.

Eyewear retail chain Lenskart invests in Tango Eye

The investment is expected to help Tango Eye further improve its product features.

Alibaba’s grocery retail chain to open new stores in China

The new stores will also feature additional space for toys and apparels.

E-commerce retailer THG to acquire Dermstore.com for $350m

UK’s e-commerce retailer The Hut Group (THG) has agreed to acquire Dermstore.com, a US pure-play online retailer of prestige skincare and speciality beauty brands from Target for $350m in cash.

VF Corporation buys lifestyle brand Supreme for $2.1bn

VF Corporation, a US-based apparel and footwear company, has bought global streetwear brand Supreme for $2.1bn.