Indian School of Hospitality eyes expansion

Buoyant over the fact the hospitality sector in India is expected to directly employ over 13 million people by 2022, the Gurgaon-based Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) set up by hotel industry veteran - Dilip Puri, seems well set to roll out and expand pan India with a second brand – THLC (Tourism & Hospitality Learning Centres).

Mercedes Benz retains leadership in Indian market for third straight year

Mercedes Benz, India’s biggest German luxury car maker by sales, will retain leadership in the fiercely competitive Indian luxury car market for third year in a row.

The Pune-headquartered three-pointed star brand’s sales volumes jumped 22.5 per cent at 16,236 cars in financial year ended March, up from 13,259 units it sold last year. Its Jan-March quarterly sales also soared 24.8 per cent to 4,556 units. Mercedes-Benz India will launch 10 new products in 2018 to sustain growth and leadership.

Amazon may submit rival bid to buy Flipkart

While Walmart has been holding talks to buy majority stake in Flipkart, market was abuzz with reports of Amazon likely to make a bid for the rival e-commerce company.

Reports claimed that initial level talks are being held to discuss about making such an offer in a bid to end the competition in the market. However, industry insiders felt it was too early for a top-level consolidation in the e-commerce market, which is still in its infancy.

“Amazon can do it. It has the muscle power to go for it. But the question is whether it will go for it,” said an industry expert.

Inculcating positive attitude

Anita Vyas or Annu as she is called, is a lady with a mission to help every child. And she does this with ‘Mind Management’ workshops.

Annu in her unique way is making an effort to equip students between the age groups of 10-20, with the technique to identify and filter information so that they are able to lead a balanced life in the present moment. This further helps the millennials to take informed decisions and not just as a reaction to stimuli or by succumbing to peer pressure.

BMW 3-Series ‘shadow’ edition at Rs 41.40 lakh

German luxury car maker BMW, the second largest in the country, on Wednesday launched a special edition of the 3-Series, called the 'Shadow Edition' to boost sales in Asia’s third biggest economy.

It is a limited-run offering available in both petrol and diesel option. The sedan is priced at Rs 41.40 lakh for the 320d Sport trim and Rs 47.30 lakh for the 330i M Sport trim at pan India showroom.

This makes the petrol Shadow Edition about Rs 2.2 lakh more expensive than the standard 330i M Sport.

Mercedes-Benz rolls out GLS Grand Edition at Rs 86.90 lakh

Mercedes-Benz, India’s biggest German luxury car maker, introduced a special-edition version of the GLS, badged the Grand Edition in order to clear existing stocks of its flagship sports utility vehicle in Asia’s third biggest car market.

The car is sold in the GLS 350d diesel and the GLS 400 petrol version, and both priced at Rs 86.90 lakh at pan India showroom.

Globally, the Mercedes-Benz GLS Grand Edition was introduced at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.

Kawasaki brings in Ninja 400

Japanese motorcycle giant Kawasaki Motors Corporation, a specialist in performance bike, has added another Ninja to its line-up in India to boost its sales in the growing high-end motorcycles market in India.

The new Ninja 400 with a price tag of Rs 4.69 lakh will take on the popular Bajaj Dominar 400 which has a similar size engine but is priced lower at Rs 1.5 lakh. The new Ninja bike is powered by a parallel twin, liquid-cooled 400cc engine, and mated to a 6-speed transmission. While the Ninja’s top-speed is 190 kmph, its peak power is 49 ps.

Home Credit India gets a new logo

Armed with a new logo, a refreshed brand identity and positioning and a new tagline, Home Credit India, an arm of Home Credit BV, a leading international consumer finance provider with operations in 11 countries and total consolidated assets of over Euro15.9 million, seems well set to tap the fast growing home appliance, furniture, two-wheeler, online personal loan segments in India. The Czech non-banking finance company has so far been focusing on mobile handset market in India. It had entered the Indian market in 2012.

Tetley Green ropes in Deepika Padukone

Tea is meant for cleansing you from within. It’s all about a ‘healthy lifestyle’. At least that’s the message Tetley Green Tea wants to put across to the most discerning tea drinkers. Tetley Green from the stable of Tata Global Beverages, the $1.4 billion world’s second largest tea company, has now come up with a new campaign to communicate this message to its customers. And to do this, the company has roped in Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone as its brand ambassador.

Toyota, Suzuki to produce cars for each other in India

Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp agreed on Thursday to produce cars for each other in India as Toyota aims to increase its market share in the world’s fifth-largest passenger car market.

The agreement follows an R&D tie-up announced by the two Japanese automakers a year ago, and will see Toyota, one of the world’s biggest automakers, secure production from its much smaller rival, which dominates India with its line-up of affordable compact cars.