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MTV to focus on high-end consumer products
MTV Networks India Pvt Ltd has decided to focus on high-value products in mobile telephony and consumer electronics to boost its licensing and merchandising business. Speaking to Business Line, Mr Sanjev Hiremath, Senior ... More

Firefox plans launch of premium cycles
The company has invested Rs 8 crore in this initiative and plans to source the bicycles from the Far East. Unlike the traditional steel bicycles, these are alloy-based, both light and strong. More


New Rly e-ticketing service yet to pick up in a big way
SEVEN days after its launch on a pilot basis, the Railways' e-ticketing service is yet to pick up in a big way. However, officials appear optimistic, pointing out that the service has not really been advertised. About 25 per cent of the users ... More


Consuming blitz
Rain or shine does not dampen the spirits of these promotional campaigners on the Ernakulam-Alapuzha Highway in Kochi. With Onam round the corner, big players in the consumer goods industry have come up with innovative tactics to plug their ... More


Nilgiris to expand `Kapi Kadai' thru franchisees
NILGIRIS, the Super Market chain, is launching a chain of coffee shops cum snack bars, `Kapi Kadai' - literally meaning coffee shops - through franchisees. According to Mr C. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Director, Nilgiris Franchise Pvt Ltd, ... More


Software for retailers
CHENNAI: Polaris Retail Infotech Ltd (PRIL), a retail software provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Software Lab Ltd, has launched Retail Excel, a software for small and medium retailers. With this, PRIL has extended its IT ... More

Manthan tools for retailers
BANGALORE: Eyeing a sizeable share of the $35-billion analytics products market, Manthan Systems has launched two products for the consumer packaged goods industry and retail stores. The products would help retail chains leverage Manthan's ... More


Reliance Info offers global roaming
RELIANCE Infocomm on Thursday announced it has commercially rolled out its international roaming facility. Reliance Infocomm is the first Indian CDMA operator to offer this service, it said in a statement. To begin with, the company had ... More

Apple launches new product lines
APPLE Computer Inc on Thursday announced the launch of its new line of products comprising the Mac mini, the iBook, iPod and Mighty Mouse here. It also announced the enhancement of its Mac mini line, including increased memory, wireless ... More

Tata Motors launches 2 luxury variants of Indigo
TATA Motors today informed that the Tata Indigo sedan would be available in two luxury variants - the Indigo SX and GSX. The models would cater to the premium end of the sedan segment, an official statement said. "The Indigo SX series of ... More

Funskool to produce, sell Beyblade toys in India
CARTOON Network Enterprises, the consumer products division of the children's channel, has made a foray into third-party licensing with the launch of Beyblade toys in India. The division, the India representative of Beyblade-Japan, has ... More

Chola MS student travel insurance
CHOLAMANDALAM MS General Insurance (Chola MS), on Thursday, announced the launch of its Overseas Student Travel Insurance policy. The policy provides insurance coverage as required by foreign university norms, with options of special add-on ... More

Colgate Active Salt toothpaste launched
COLGATE-Palmolive (India) Ltd today announced the launch of Colgate Active Salt, claimed to be the first toothpaste in India to contain salt. Colgate Active Salt combines salt with calcium and minerals to make teeth strong and gums healthy. ... More

Jetstar launches Kolkata, Singapore weekly flight
JETSTAR Asia, the Singapore-based low cost international airline, on Thursday launched its sole India services between Kolkata and Singapore. The company plans to expand its services to other Indian cities, once India and Singapore enter into a ... More

Fruit drinks launched
KOCHI: FIL Industries Ltd, a Kashmir-based agro-products company, launched its `Frugo' apple drink and `TUK3' fruit drink in Kerala on Thursday. Both the drinks have been launched under the FRUITFIL brand and are priced at Rs 10 for a ... More

Advaith Bio launches Bio Beer
KOCHI: The Bangalore-based Advaith Biotech (P) Ltd has launched Bio Beer made up of barley malt, Co{-2} hops extract in the Kerala market. Dr B. Srinivasa Amarnath, CEO of the company, said the product also contains herbs ... More

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