Retailers

  • Why the fuss over IKEA's cafe?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    One hundred per cent foreign direct investment is allowed in hotels and restaurants without approval of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, a move meant to...

  • Lessons for the Railways from the vote on FDI in retail

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    It is my belief that no ministry is light-weight and that it is the personality of the minister that lends its gravitas or importance. Kapil...

  • FDI in retail: global biggies must brace for the wondrous contingencies that make India

    Of such times |  Vandana Kohli
    India is unique. Elements of the Space Age on one hand and elements from the Stone Age on the other can be seen on the...

  • Two ways to beat big brand retail

    A Mallu's Musings |  Achyuth Punnekat
    "No!" say saffron and red. "Yes!" says the central Hand... A poll finds citizens upset, while some selfish consumers like me smile in glee. ...

  • Why Fear FDI in Retailing?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    While approving foreign direct investment in multi-brand retailing, the central government says states have the discretion to deny them entry. Though investment policy is decided...

  • FDI in retail - choice and consequences

    The bigger picture |  Nalin Kohli
    A brief background 2011 has been a very eventful year both for India and the UPA government. Obviously Anna Hazare's movement for the Lokpal ...

  • I am a farmer and I want FDI

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    I was still in college when farmers' leader Professor MD Nanjundaswamy's men ransacked the first outlet of Kentucky Fried Chicken on Brigade Road in Bangalore....