More than cheers from Emirates

If you are a teetotaller, this one is not for you. But if you are not, Emirates seems well set to bring more cheers than three when you catch your next flight-across all classes, with 30 new spirits and liqueurs-all premium brands. The new spirits menu on board includes a mix of niche, hand-crafted brands as well as popular and well-loved spirits such as Hennessy cognacs in all classes including the exclusive Hennessy Paradis in First Class and for a limited period on select routes the extremely rare Hennessy Paradis Impérial.

Nokia back to profit in India

Nokia which had slipped from the heights of mobile handset business in the country, has become profitable again in just over a year of relaunch of its phones, a top company official said. “We are already profitable in India,” Amit Goyal, the global business head( north & east) of HMD GLobal, which is the global licensee of Nokia brand, said here today at the launch of three handsets in the east.

Google unveils new search experience for Indian job-seekers

With the broad objective of improving the job search experience for users across India, Google unveiled an immersive new search experience that makes it easier and quiker for job seekers to find relevant employment opportunites from many popular job listing websites, online classified, and companies.

JLR opens bookings for new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport

Tata Motors-owned British sports car maker Jaguar Land Rover has opened the bookings for the 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport facelift models in India to boost its sales in Asia’s third biggest car mart.

These sports utility vehicles or SUVs will be launched in the country in a couple of months.

Both the SUVs comprising of four trims of 3-litre V6 diesel, 4.4-litre V8 diesel and 3-litre V6 supercharged petrol, 5-litre V8 supercharged petrol variants each will be sold in India.

Mahindra launches XUV500 facelift for Rs 12.32 lakh onward

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s biggest utility vehicle maker, on Wednesday introduced a facelift version of its flagship sport utility vehicle XUV500 with a target to achieve 25 per cent more monthly sales growth of this vehicle that was first unveiled in 2011.

The ageing Mahindra XUV500 had been facing tough competition from new SUVs like the Tata Hexa, the Jeep Compass, and Hyundai Creta, among other models in the fiercely competitive and price conscious third biggest growing car mart in Asia.

Samsung once again grabs the top spot

Samsung leads the list second year in a row to become India’s Most Trusted Brand. Sony and LG follow to retain pole positions as India’s second and third Most Trusted Brands in an encore of 2017. The fourth Most Trusted Brand is India’s leading multinational conglomerate, Tata, and is followed by the Cupertino based technology company, Apple, slipping a rank from last year.

This was released in TRA’s Brand Trust Report 2018 a syndicated research conducted amongst 2,488 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India.

Haringhata Meat takes online route to go national

Mamata Banerjee government in Bengal seems well set to add a dash of mouth watering meaty delicacies to your palate. The State-run West Bengal Livestock Development Corporation Limited (WBLDC), which is under the department of animal resources development, has teamed up with Delybazar, a leading online platform for online supply of fresh fish, meat and varied items of daily needs, to offer a wide medley of tropical meat like Lean Pork, Fresh Pork, Dressed Pekin Duck, Dressed Turkey meat, Dressed Quail, lamb meat, to name a few, online.

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.