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jack and jonesHigh street fashion labels JACK & JONES, VERO MODA, ONLY celebrated completing 10 path-breaking years of fashion in India at a gala in Mumbai. The star-studded evening saw the unveiling of SELECTED HOMME, JUNAROSE and ONLY & SONS’ AW’18 collections. The event was attended by Bollywood’s fashionable young brigade Ranveer Singh for JACK & JONES, Sonakshi Sinha for VERO MODA, Kiara Advani for ONLY, Jim Sarbh for SELECTED HOMME, Shikha Talsania for JUNAROSE and Priyank Sharma for ONLY & SONS. Each sporting a look from the latest collections, the celebrities took to the ramp and introduced the soon-to-launch AW’18 collection in a fun unique way.

The celebration attended by leaders from the world of business, retail, fashion and lifestyle who raised a toast to the brand. Pop-Rock music band ONEmpire brought the house down by performing a few famous hits.

The 10th year anniversary celebrations kicked off with actress and fashionista Kiara Advani walking the ramp for ONLY India. Television sensation Priyank Sharma was at his fashionable best as he took the ramp for ONLY & SONS. Actress Shikha Talsania took to the ramp in JUNAROSE to celebrate fashion for women with curves. Critically acclaimed Actor Jim Sarbh looked dapper and suave as he sported a look from the premium menswear brand SELECTED HOMME. Fashion icon Sonakshi Sinha looked surreal in a look from VERO MODA. The show concluded with an energetic performance by Brand Ambassador Ranveer Singh as he took to the ramp for JACK & JONES.

Speaking on the occasion, Vineet Gautam, CEO & Country Head, BESTSELLER India said, “This evening is an extremely special one as it marks a momentous decade of JACK&JONES, VERO MODA and ONLY in India. It is the constant support that we have received from our partners, loyalists and consumers that has allowed us to further diversify our portfolio with premium menswear fashion by SELECTED HOMME, plus size offerings by JUNAROSE and effortlessly casual styles for men by ONLY & SONS. Truly grateful for the love, success and growth our brands continue to enjoy in India. This journey has been an extraordinary one for us and cannot wait for the incredible years that lie ahead.”

Brand Ambassador for JACK&JONES Ranveer Singh added, “I’m really proud of being associated with JACK&JONES! Driving the brand is a team that is passionate about delivering top quality apparel to the youth, thus empowering them with cutting-edge, boundary-pushing style. It’s been awesome to have been a part of JACK&JONES’ exhilarating 10-year journey in India and I wish JACK & JONES continued success! I look forward to creating many more iconic moments that stay true to our motto of DON’T HOLD BACK!”

Showstopper for VERO MODA Sonakshi Sinha said, Showstopper for VERO MODA Sonakshi Sinha said, “Fashion is such an integral part of my life and profession. The VERO MODA woman is an empowered, fierce individual aka a total goal-digger – just like me. I’m really happy i got to celebrate this joyous occasion with the brand. A big thank you to VERO MODA for such an unforgettable night.”

Showstopper for ONLY Kiara Advani adds, Showstopper for ONLY Kiara Advani adds, “ONLY is such a fun, flirty and edgy brand that’s been a part of my wardrobe for the longest time. The brand has an extensive and enviable range of denims, that have had my back at every occasion. I am proud to be an ONLY girl and cannot wait for the A/W’18 collection to hit the stores.”

Showstopper for SELECTED HOMME Jim Sarbh said, “This will be my first rendezvous with SELECTED HOMME and I am looking forward to be a part of this event as a show stopper, and to flaunt their clothes. I don't really like to define my style, but as they say, it’s all in the details, and that is what SELECTED HOMME wants to be about."

Showstopper for JUNAROSE Shikha Tulsania adds, “JUNAROSE is the answer to the needs of all the curvaceous women who seek wardrobe choices that are fashionable and trendy. The AW’18 collection is marked by simplicity and timeless minimalism. It allows every woman to embrace the goddess in her and live every day to the fullest. I truly believe that when life gives you curves, you flaunt them and through this eclectic collection women like me can do just that!”

Showstopper for ONLY&SONS, Priyank Sharma said, “It’s been an absolute pleasure to be putting my fashionable foot forward at the ONLY&SONS’ grand celebration this evening. It is one of my favourite brands; comfortable yet edgy, laid back but so trendy – I love it and I know that fashion forward men everywhere do too. This Autumn Winter collection is their best one yet, with lots of uber cool sweatshirts, awesome graphic tees, easy tank tops, muscle tees and an enviable range of denims – stylish staples that one can always find in my wardrobe.”

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The fourth edition of Inorbit’s Pink Power initiative that empowers women entrepreneurs drew to an illustrious close recently. The season received close to 538 entries with business set-ups across various verticals like Food, Skin & Beauty, Home décor, handicraft, and much more. After a lot of deliberation, the judges finally chose the 10 promising women entrepreneurs as winners, who won free retail space within Inorbit Malls for a period of nine months. The winners hailed from like Mumbai (Malad & Vashi), Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Vadodara and were felicitated by youth icon Malishka Mendonsa.

MUMBAI (MALAD):

  • Vamaxi Mody (Founder of Nutricion): Nutricion offers a healthy range of home-grown power foods that include Granola Cereals, Dairy Free Stone Ground nut butters, Sprouted and classical flavours, Energy bars and Dairy Free milk.
  • Jyoti Chhetri (Founder of Wag & Love): The brand is dedicated to offer a new-age, natural and grain-free dog food.

NAVI MUMBAI (VASHI):

  • Krishna Tamalia Vora (Founder of Mom’s Therapy): Mom’s Therapy offers a range of herbal oils, Scrubs and Hair packs.
  • Sujata Hanchate (Founder of Shommy Snow Ice): It offers a unique mix ice-cream made of snow ice grated to a fine texture and low fat cow milk, sugar and fruits.
  • Vritti Vaswani (El Postre): It offers freshly baked cakes and desserts.

BANGALORE:

  • Kinnery Garg (Founder of Arome Herbals): Arome Herbals offers a wide range of handmade soaps, body lotions, face scrubs, pure essential oils and natural skin care products.

HYDERABAD:

  • Sai Deepika (Founder of Sippy Monks): The brand offers a unique spread of milkshakes and mocktails with a blend of tender coconut milk and tasty flavours.
  • Shipra Nayyar (Founder of Ozel Bir Say): The brand offers handmade potli bags, clutches, bridesmaid hampers, wedding giveaways and jewellery.

VADODARA:

  • Suvarna Solanki (Founder of Salad Republic): The product offerings includes Salads, juices and shakes.
  • Devashree Rawal (Founder of Humble Bee): Humble bee offers Handcrafted natural bathing essentials like soaps, bath salts and fragrances sourced from 100% natural ingredients.

In addition to the retail space, Inorbit will mentor the winners with the support of TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India) for understanding the operations in a retail format and grow their business. The Central Bank of India too has associated with Pink Power to offer soft loan assistance to the winning entrepreneurs.

Speaking about the initiative, Naviin Ibhrampurkar, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications Inorbit Malls Pvt Ltd, said, “We have got the best 10 out of so many entries that we received this year. Wishing the winners great success and a grand welcome in the Inorbit family.”

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1India Family Mart by Ms. Sabita Das APS dy SP HQ NagaonDelhi-based Nysaa Retail Pvt. Ltd, which operates a chain of ‘Value Retail’ stores under the brand name ‘1-India Family Mart’ across Tier 2 & 3 cities in Eastern and Northern India will invest Rs 200 crore to open 100 stores in the next two financial years.

“Value retail has long been associated with consumers having to compromise in terms of the shopping experience, ambiance and customer service. 1-India Family Mart wants to change this perception. The plan is to expand and accumulate about 12 lakh sq. ft. of retail space by 2020 from the present 4.25 lakh sq. ft. Following the opening of the new stores, we expect to record net revenue of about Rs 750 crore in 2019, which will further increase to Rs 900 - 1,000 crore by 2020,” said Jay Prakash Shukla, founder & Chief Executive Office of 1-India Family Mart.

About 50 per cent of the total investment required would be raked in through internal accruals and the remaining through debt. Nysaa Retail Pvt. Ltd has recorded more than 60% growth over the previous fiscal, with net sales rising to Rs 235 crore as against Rs 147.5 the previous fiscal year. Earlier this year, Nysaa raised Rs. 42.5 crore from private equity firm Carpediem Advisors Pvt. Ltd in the company’s first and only external funding round since it was founded in 2012.

Currently the company has stores across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and the North East and will touch a top line of Rs. 750 Cr in net revenue by 2019. More stores have translated into significantly higher revenue, which has grown at a steady clip and 1-India Family Mart has been profitable for three years running.

In line with its aggressive expansion plans, Nysaa recently launched a new store in Kasiya, Uttar Pradesh as also its first store in Nagaon, Assam, taking its store count to 59.

“There is an increasing demand for affordable fresh fashion in an organised retail format amongst the aspirational class in India, which has motivated us to extend & strengthen our brand presence in Eastern India & Uttar Pradesh,” said Ravinder Singh, Co-founder & COO, 1-India Family Mart.

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1 India Family Mart Raigarh Store Opening by Mr. D.KDelhi-based Nysaa Retail Pvt. Ltd, which operates a chain of affordable fashion stores under the brand name ‘1-India Family Mart’ across Eastern and Northern parts of India, announced the launch of its first store in Raigarh, Chattisgarh. The store will be a one-stop-shop for innovative and affordable fresh fashion apparel and general merchandise.

The store was inaugurated by D K Saraogi, Director, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.

Speaking at the inauguration, Ravinder Singh, Co-founder & COO, 1-India Family Mart said, “There is an increasing demand for affordable fresh fashion in an organised retail format amongst the aspirational class in India, which has motivated us to extend and strengthen our brand presence further. The aspirational segment in the Tier II & III cities has shown a high desirability to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in style and fashionable merchandise and 1-India Family Mart takes pride in being able to cater to our customer’s requirement."

Last year, the company raised a sum of USD 6.5 million from Carpediem Capital. 1-India Family Mart plans to utilize the funds towards expansion and strengthening technology & capabilities.

Nysaa Retail Private Limited, the holding company of 1-India Family Mart was established in 2012 and began operations in 2013 with the first store in UP. Soon, it expanded operations to Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and North East. Today, 1-India Family Mart has 54 stores across East and North of India.

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v mart store jammuFashion retail chain V-Mart, which is known for taking organized retail to tier-II & III cities opened its first store in Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, taking the number of stores in the state to four. Spread over 9,300 sq ft, it promises to fulfil the fashion needs of an entire family under one roof at best prices.

“We are thrilled to announce our store launch in Jammu, J&K,” Chairman & Managing, Director, V-Mart Retail Ltd, Lalit Agarwal said. “After getting a very good response from our existing stores in Srinagar, Udhampur and Kathua, we are proud to launch our 1st fully air conditioned fashion store in Jammu. We look forward to staying true to our promise of offering the latest and the widest fashion range at unmatched prices.” He added that the company plans to launch more stores in the state.

V-Mart is dedicated to providing price less fashion to consumers in Tier-II and Tier-III cities, with little or no penetration of modern retail. “We are sure that the new store will also prove to be a milestone in our endeavor to take fashion to the nooks and corner of the country providing customers true value for their money which has helped V-Mart to build the relationship with millions of families across the country,” said Snehal Shah, Sr. Vice-President, Marketing & Operations, V-Mart Retail Ltd.

Jammu is a fastest growing city with high awareness about fashion and latest trends. Consumers in the city are looking for an organized fashion store which can provide the elusive combination of best quality fashion at best prices. It is this very gap that V-Mart wishes to fill and meet the consumers demand.

COO V MART RETAIL LTDIn another development at the company, the board of directors at V-Mart Retail Ltd. announced the appointment of Samir Misra as its Chief Operating Officer. He will be responsible for spearheading the development and execution of long-term strategies with the goal of increasing shareholder value.

He has 15 years of multi-faceted industry experience with some of the country’s leading retailers and brings with him deep understanding of the Indian consumer mind-set, subject knowledge in product differentiation and innovation & savoir-faire of rapid business scale up and expansion.

In his last assignment he has helmed leadership roles at Aditya Birla Group for brands like Pantaloons & The Collective.

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