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HM Store ImageH&M, the Swedish international retailer will open doors to its first store in Pune on Saturday, 15 October 2016, 11AM at Phoenix Market City. The 33,000 sq. ft store will be H&M's 10th store location since its debut in the country last year.
HM Store at Pheonix Marketcity Resize“We are thrilled to arrive in Pune and bring to our customers what H&M is globally known for- fashion and quality at the best price, in a sustainable way” said Janne Einola, Country Manager, H&M India. “It is our ongoing commitment to explore exciting new shopping destinations across India to offer a quality shopping experience,” he added. Those queuing on the opening day can expect exciting H&M offers. The first three fashionistas will be rewarded with H&M gift cards worth Rs. 10,000, Rs. 7,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively, while the next 500 fashion lovers in queue will receive limited edition H&M goodie bags and gift cards worth Rs. 500.  This winter, H&M plans to open another store in Pune at Westend Mall.

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Future Group, India’s leading multi-format retailer has entered into a strategic tie-up with Paytm, the mobile payment and commerce platform. The partnership will enable users to shop for Big Bazaar merchandise on Paytm marketplace and get delivery at their homes. In addition, users will also be able to avail promotional offers by Paytm while using their Paytm Wallet to make purchases at Future Group outlets such as Big Bazaar and EasyDay among others.

Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group said, “I believe this strategic partnership will be a game-changer for the industry. On an end-to end basis, between Future Group and Patym, we will have the lowest unit cost economics in the Industry and this will be our key differentiator to create sustainable customer value. The strengths of both the companies in large scale customer acquisition and seamless payments through Digital Wallets will be key ingredients in driving this partnership.”

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO, Paytm, said, “Together, we see a fantastic opportunity to create an integrated mobile first, omni-channel retail and payment solution for our wide consumer base.”

Future Group operates a range of popular retail stores such as Big Bazaar, fbb, Foodhall, Central, Brand Factory, Ezone and EasyDay. Paytm’s tie-up with Future Group will also make Big Bazaar the anchor store on the Paytm marketplace.

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The Irish House VR Bengaluru 1VR Bengaluru, the integrated community lifestyle centre in Whitefield, welcomed The Irish House, promising a warm Irish experience in the neighbourhood with an extensive variety of domestic and international beers paired with signature Brit & Irish food. VR Bengaluru boosts of an exclusive range of dining options, and this launch is part of a series of other unique format restaurants and pubs at the centre.

The first Irish House outlet in the city, it boasts of craft-fully done interiors, along with a well displayed bar with a range that is sure to leave the patrons with the ultimate Irish hangover. Mr. Sanju Arora, General Manager – the Irish House, said “This is our first outlet in the city, and the 11th one in the country. Known for its energetic vibe, friendly service and great offerings, The Irish House has something in store for everyone – sports fanatics, party goers, fans of rock music, food lovers and beer enthusiasts.”

Rajiv Raichand, Director – Virtuous Retail, said, “We operate on the core philosophy of Connecting Communities, through curation of distinctive offerings at our centre. The opening of The Irish House reinforces our commitment to bring unique, customised experiences to the city.”

Where: The Irish House, Level 3, VR Bengaluru, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bangalore – 560048

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VR Bengaluru Spa la Vie LOccitaneVR Bengaluru, the integrated community lifestyle centre in Whitefield is now home to the first outlet of Spa la Vie by L’Occitane & the Warren Tricomi Salon in the city. The centre hosts premium retail, wellness, dining and entertainment options for the city’s cosmopolitan and upwardly mobile customers. The luxurious outlet, aims to redefine the spa experience for its guests, with finest services on offer.

Apart from offering retail therapy to its patrons, VR Bengaluru has a gamut of wellness options at the centre. The Sky Deck has a temperature controlled swimming pool, an open air yoga studio and a jogging track. The Tribe fitness club at the centre conducts fitness programs, yoga & zumba sessions and provides a social exercise environment for a healthier lifestyle.

Rajiv Raichand, Director – Virtuous Retail, said, “VR Benglauru is a curator of unique experiences, we strive to bring the best of modern conveniences to Bangalore consumers. Spa la Vie, is another premium service which the shoppers at the centre or our patrons at The Hive – co-working space or The Waverly – boutique hotel & residences, can indulge in.”

Talking about the launch, Mr.Darpan Sanghvi, Managing Director, Sanghvi Brands said, "The launch of Spa la Vie by L'Occitane will redefine the spa experience for the spa goers in Bangalore and will give them the much needed space and escape from the city life. Spa la Vie makes L'Occitane one of the largest international spa chains in India with more than 60 spa/salons/gyms either operational or under development.”

Where: Ground Level, VR Bengaluru, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bangalore – 560048

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