ProDot appoints Rajat Kapoor as brand ambassador

ProDot, the computer accessories manufacturer and distributor, announced that it has collaborated with Bollywood actor and director Rajat Kapoor to be its brand face for print and digital media. The company believes Kapoor represents the educated class of India who look to use good quality, reliable products at economical prices. Aarushi Rajpal Kalra, director, ProDot, […]

Nissan ropes in cricketers Rohit Sharma, Andre Russell, Suzie Bates as ambassadors

Nissan has announced a new line-up of cricket talent as brand ambassadors in support of its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC). Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma, West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell and New Zealand captain Suzie Bates will help reach out to fans, starting with the ICC World Twenty20 in India from March 8. […]

EXCLUSIVE: Victoria Beckham denies plans to ‘sell sex toys’ as she prepares to rival Gwyneth Paltrow’s $250m Goop empire with new lifestyle brand

The firm denied the U-turn was a result of the public backlash and instead insisted the board ‘now believe that with the support of our shareholders, we can navigate through this crisis without drawing from the furlough scheme’. 

M&Co to close 47 stores and axe 380 jobs in major shake-up

Half a week’s pay for each full year you were under 22, One week’s pay for each full year you were 22 or older, but under 41, One and half week’s pay for each full year you were 41 or older. Sadly, you won’t be entitled to a payout if you’ve been working for your […]

Will new kidswear brands succeed in India where many have failed before?

Last November, when Malaysian kidswear brand Poney opened its first Indian store in New Delhi’s posh GK market, the idea was just to test the waters. But in three months, the brand has its foot on the accelerator: it is about to launch two stores, is in talks with one of the largest online retailers […]

Why social commerce is the next big thing for brands to tap into

Facebook and Instagram are used for, well, social interactions while e-tail platforms are used for shopping. It’s still a different mental-mode where one has to switch from social to commerce. In the east, however, the convergence is more evident where the same app, like WeChat for instance, is used for social interaction and for shopping. […]

Maternity wear brand Seraphine to enter India in August

“Seraphine is entering India with its first store in Delhi in August. We plan to stores in key cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru in the next 3 years. We also want to open outlets in tier II cities through sub-franchise agreement,” Kay Kay Clothing LLP Director Rajat Kapoor told .

Shocking 135,000 face job axe at Brit firms due to pandemic as furlough winds down

It comes as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer warned the UK faces an unemployment crisis “on a scale not seen for generations”, as he stepped up his campaign for a targeted extension of the furlough scheme – due to end in October.

LGH Hotels plans to cut hundreds of jobs due to coronavirus pandemic

Hutson said the company would try to redeploy people to its pubs, whose staff won’t be affected by the cuts, and would seek to avoid compulsory job losses where possible with early retirements and improved departure terms for those who take voluntary redundancy.

Travelex falls into administration, shedding 1,300 jobs

It comes some six months after the company was attacked by ransomware hackers at the turn of the year. The attack caused a month of disruption, and at times staff could not use computers to keep track of their currency trading. The breach disrupted online travel money services for clients including Royal Bank of Scotland, […]