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Lenzing eyes woven segment
THE Austria-based global man-made fibre major Lenzing is keen on promoting its branded specialty cellulosic fibre in India. The company markets `Modal,' `Viscose' and `Tencel' specialty fibres and it is planning to make deeper strides in ... More

Mudra unit helps visitors find their way in hospitals
IT'S not quite a maze, but 40 per cent of the first-time visitors to large hospitals, and that includes patients, lose their way in locating one department or the other. The consequent trauma from the loss of time and efficiency is spawning a now ... More

GV Films to offer expertise in making movies
CHENNAI-based GV Films Ltd is planning to launch a Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) outfit to offer film-making expertise to global producers. "As of now, several Indian film producers travel abroad, not only for shooting, but also for ... More

A record-breaking planting of saplings
EYEING a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, ITC's Foods Division has led a campaign locally to plant over three lakh saplings in just 20 minutes, breaking a Canadian record. As many as 15,907 farmers and 300 volunteers planted ... More

HUMAN RESOURCES


Travel agencies face shortage of manpower
THE travel industry is facing a manpower crisis with agencies not attracting the right kind of talent any more. The opportunity to travel and have a good social life, once the perks of the travel business, are no longer the preserve of those ... More

ADVERTISING


SET teams up with Clinic All Clear to promote Fame Gurukul
SONY Entertainment Television, has decided to rope in Shahid Kapoor to shoot a commercial for its talent show - Fame Gurukul. Shahid Kapoor, brand ambassador of Clinic All Clear, will shoot with the Fame Gurukul headmistress, Ila Arun, to ... More

PROMOTIONS & OFFERS


Apparel brands on month-long cotton campaign
THE club of leading apparel brands is running a month-long cotton promotion campaign, called `Seal of cotton', through September across the metros, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The brands, Allen Solly, Cottons by Century, Monte Carlo, Shoppers' ... More

Hutch comes out with `Full Talktime' offer in Karnataka
PREPAID subscribers in Karnataka can now avail of Hutch's offer of `Full Talktime' valid on recharge vouchers of Rs 330 and above. For any recharge card above Rs 330, customers will now be able to completely utilise every rupee on calls. The ... More

Tata Tele promotional offers
KOCHI: Tata Teleservices has been offering attractive services and promotional offers to its customers by launching "Onagosham" consumer offer in Kerala. A customer on purchase of Tata Indicom connection would be entitled to a unique ... More

CHANNELS AND FRANCHISES


Ruchi Soya bid to boost branded sales
RUCHI Soya Industries, the edible oil and soya foods company known for brands such as Ruchi Gold and Nutrela, plans to increase the number of its dealers by 40 per cent in the next two years — a move that could boost its branded ... More

RETAILING


Deccan Chronicle Holdings buys retail chain Odyssey
DECCAN Chronicle Holdings Ltd (DCHL), the publishers of Deccan Chronicle, on Monday approved the acquisition of South-based retail chain, Odyssey India Ltd (Odyssey) for Rs 61.2 crore, in a cash deal. The company's board intimated the ... More

Bajaj baits youth with concept store
The Bajaj Probiking store at Pune is the pilot for a retailing venture by the company. More

MARKETING RESEARCH


Swades scores over Hum Tum
SAIF Ali Khan may have pipped Shah Rukh Khan in the National Award race; but on television, Swades seems to have scored over Hum Tum. According to Star India, Swades was the highest rated movie for the entire month across ... More

BRANDS


UB to sport a trimmer brand portfolio soon
THE UB Group, currently at a focal point in its restructuring programme, will subsequently emerge with a trimmer brand portfolio. After having acquired a controlling stake in Shaw Wallace & Co for Rs 1,300 crore in March this year, the UB ... More

STANDARDS & BENCHMARKS


Gold winner gets quality certification
GOLD Winner, the flagship sunflower oil brand from Kaleesuwari Refinery Pvt Ltd, has received two international quality certifications that make it unique among edible oils, according to a press release from Kaleesuwari Refinery. It has ... More

TRENDS


Attrition in IT sector revs up used car market
Each time an IT professional jumps a job, his negotiation with the new company includes a new car. So, the existing one is added to the used car fleet, while one more new car gets on to the roads. More

NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES


Marico launches baby oil
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Idea Cellular's Music Masti
HYDERABAD: Idea Cellular Ltd has announced the launch of Music Masti that allows the customer to listen, dedicate, gift songs, preview and download ringtones of their choice from Say Idea Voice portal. The customers can use Music Masti ... More

New tariffs for BSNL Data One
HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Telecom has announced its revised Data One broadband tariffs with effect from August 16. Plan 250 is for households, and Plan 700 is for businesses, in addition to other existing plans. Unlimited downloads are ... More


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