Shopping

  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expected to file for US IPO next week 16-04-2014 01:32 PM

    San Francisco: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prospectus next week for its highly anticipated initial public offering. Alibaba is expected to file prospectus for the share sale as...
  • Why at 27 and 2014 I still use a typewriter

    Captain Hindsight |  Prajakta Hebbar
    Have you seen Woody Allen's 2011 film 'Midnight in Paris'? The story revolves around Owen Wilson's character Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is struggling with...

  • Amazon launches Amazon Dash, a device to help order groceries, household items 05-04-2014 12:41 PM

    Amazon.com launched a new product named Amazon Dash on Friday that allows the user to add groceries and household goods to their shopping lists using the company's AmazonFresh service. A black-and-white hand-held wand-shaped remote-control features a microphone, speaker as well as a bar-code reader and links directly to the user's...
  • Starbucks to sell new drink 'Oprah Chai' from April 29 20-03-2014 06:59 PM

    Starbucks turned its shareholders meeting into an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show on Wednesday. The celebrity talk show host appeared on stage to announce a drink called the Oprah Chai that will be sold at Starbucks cafes starting April 29. The drink will also be available at the small...
  • Barack Obama shops for wife and daughters at Gap, says his goal was to make sure that he 'didn't completely screw up' 13-03-2014 11:04 AM

    President Barack Obama took on a daunting task on Tuesday: shopping for clothes for his wife and daughters during a brief stop at a Gap store while raising money for Democrats in New York. Obama was in New York to attend fundraisers aimed at building up campaign war chests for...
  • Licences of 60 fair price shops suspended 04-03-2014 09:39 PM

    Licences of 60 fair price shops in four districts of Rajasthan was suspended after grave irregularities were found in their operation. A surprise inspection at 72 fair price shops was conducted in Karauli, Dausa, Sawaimadhopur and Alwar between February 9 and 18, ACS (Food) Ashok Shekhar said on Tuesday. Out...
  • Kashmiri migrants denied shops, Parliamentary panel takes exception 23-02-2014 11:23 AM

    Are Kashmiri Pandit migrants not Indians? This was a question raised in a complaint from the migrant community which said they are not being provided shops in the tony locality of INA market in south Delhi on the pretext that Kashmiri migrants are not Indians. A parliamentary panel report said...
  • Revealed: Comedy Central's Nathan Fielder is the owner of 'Dumb' Starbucks 11-02-2014 01:08 PM

    'Dumb' Starbucks, a coffee shop that opened in a Los Angeles neighbourhood recently, has created quite the buzz. Does it have anything to do with Starbucks? Who is the owner? Is it a spoof coffee shop mocking Starbucks? And so on...people have so many questions ever since the coffee shop...
  • Kolkata: 6 men allegedly gangrape shopping mall employee 20-01-2014 01:46 PM

    Kolkata: A shopping mall employee was allegedly gangraped in Kolkata on Sunday evening. The victim's relatives said she was gangraped at knife point by six men when she was returning from work at around 10.30 pm. The crime reportedly took place near the Hastings Police Station area. The woman is...
  • 50 per cent of consumers in Delhi-NCR search online but buy offline 19-01-2014 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: Around 50 per cent of the consumers in Delhi-NCR region use e-commerce websites as a medium of information and product search before buying them offline, says a Zinnov study. According to the study, the tendency of searching online and buying offline is higher among urban respondents as 64...
  • After facing criticism, govt says it will reconsider decision on IMFL sale in shops 08-01-2014 02:49 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister ShivrajSingh Chouhan on Wednesday said his government will reconsider thedecision to allow sale of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) atthe shops selling country-made liquor. The state Cabinet in its recent meeting decided to allowsale of IMFL from the existing country liquor shops which wascriticised by the...
  • Shivraj Cabinet to allow sale of Indian made foreign liquor 07-01-2014 02:50 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet hasdecided to allow shops selling country liquor in big villagesof the state to also sell Indian Made Foreign Liquor.A decision to this effect was taken by the state Cabinetat a meeting in Bhopal on Monday under the chairmanship of ChiefMinister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, official sources said....
  • India's oldest toy shop recounts the changing face of child's best friend 04-01-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: Books are a man's best friend and toys are a child's. Toys are considered to be the first medium of education of a child. Even when a child becomes an adult, the fascination for toys does not go away. The owner of India's oldest toy shop, Ram Chander...
  • India's e-commerce market rose 88 per cent in 2013: Survey 30-12-2013 06:17 PM

    New Delhi: India's e-commerce market grew at a staggering 88 per cent in 2013 to USD 16 billion, riding on booming online retail trends and defying slower economic growth and spiralling inflation, according to a survey by industry body Assocham. "The increasing Internet penetration and availability of more payment options...
  • Fire at shopping mall in China claims 4 lives, 35 injured 27-12-2013 04:09 PM

    Four persons have been killed and 35 others injured after a fire triggered by a natural gas explosion broke out in southwest China. The fire broke out on Thursday in a shopping mall in Luzhou City in Sichuan Province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. The explosion occurred around...
  • Google India's GOSF loses direction on launch day 11-12-2013 12:48 PM

    Update: Google India says it is still working to resolve the technical issues. New Delhi: Google India's much-hyped 2nd edition of the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) faltered on launch as the homepage of the festival (gosf.in) website failed to redirect to the intended page leaving many potential shoppers frustrated....
  • Ghaziabad market shut over attack on shop owner, traders demand arrest of accused 03-12-2013 12:38 PM

    Traders' organisations in Ghaziabad said on Tuesday the markets would remain closed until the culprits who looted a jewellery shop and shot at the owner on Sunday night were arrested. Earlier, the traders and political activists took out processions and staged dharnas against the deteriorating law and order situation.They announced...
  • Prime Air: Amazon testing 30-minute package delivery using drones 02-12-2013 07:46 AM

    Amazon.com is testing delivery packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said Sunday on the CBS television program 60 Minutes. Bezos said the drones, unmanned vehicles that fly through the air, could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds (2.3 kg). That represents roughly 86 per cent of packages that...
  • How technology reveals the kind of shopper you are 29-11-2013 08:22 AM

    Washington: Advances in technology have never made finding deals this holiday season so easy - or so creepy. Marketers and mobile app developers have developed creative new ways to help shoppers find what they want for less. But these inventive techniques also allow for more aggressive tracking of consumer behaviour,...
  • Motichur ladoo's most liked during Diwali 03-11-2013 08:10 PM

    A CNN-IBN correspondant travelled to a Diwali sweet shop in Delhi to see the recipe of motichur ladoos. Tilakdhari Mishra a native of Kolkata came to the national capital 25 years ago to work in the Diwali sweet shop. ...
  • How Amazon is trying to lure online Indians 02-11-2013 12:56 PM

    Bangalore: Free shipping on a 100 rupee book. Delivery times guaranteed to the minute. These are some of the incentives the world's biggest online retailer Amazon.com is using to entice Indians to shop on the web, a sector where growth has been stifled by payment problems, low Internet usage and...
  • Indians go online for Diwali shopping: Survey 01-11-2013 02:41 PM

    Security concerns, heavy discounts, abundant choices and rising fuel prices are some of the reasons why many Internet savvy Indians have shifted to online shopping this Diwali, says an Assocham survey. This could expand e-commerce business by 250 per cent this festive season in major cities, it said. "Online buying...
  • Security guard helps Kerala-based family escape Nairobi mall attack 25-09-2013 03:22 PM

    An alert security guard proved saviour for a Keralite family at the terror-hit Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi by hiding them in a dark storeroom and guiding them to safety through an inner passage of the building. Recalling his harrowing experience, Jyothish, who was with his family at the mall,...
  • Kenyan mall siege over: President 24-09-2013 11:42 PM

    Four days after terrorists siege to an upscale mall in the Kenyan capital city the bloodbath ended on Tuesday leaving 72 people dead, as President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the multi-agency team had defeated the attackers and "that part has been completed". In a televised national address, Kenyatta said five terrorists...
  • Several Americans among terrorists who attacked Nairobi mall: Kenya official 24-09-2013 07:50 AM

    Kenya's foreign minister says "two or three Americans" and "one Brit" were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on the upscale mall, which has lasted for three days. The foreign minister, Amina Mohamed, said in an interview with...
  • Gunmen kill 20, injure 50 at a mall in Kenya 21-09-2013 09:00 PM

    At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross. Shoppers were still being held hostage on the third floor of the building while police have taken control of the first...
  • 17th baby of UK's biggest family expected in April next year 16-09-2013 03:22 PM

    Britain's biggest family is just getting a little larger as it prepares to welcome their 17th baby home. Supermom Sue Radford, a baker's wife, is expecting again - just 11 months after giving birth - and she and her husband Noel will welcome the latest addition in April next year....
  • Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC issues notice to SEBI, Sahara Q Shop 09-09-2013 02:45 PM

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court (HC) on Monday issued notice to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Sahara Q Shop Limited, over a scheme launched some years ago. The bench of Justice Devi Prasad Singh and Justice Ashok Pal Singh also directed counsel of...
  • Ganesh Chaturthi special: How to make modaks 08-09-2013 10:25 PM

    Mumbai: On this auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, CNN-IBN correspondent Priya Hingorani paid a visit to Aswaad sweet shop in Dadar, Mumbai. Traditionally, Modaks are rice dumplings stuffed with jaggery and coconut mix, but innovation has brought a whole new range of modaks to offer. Ganpat Rane who has been...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram's ashram in Nagpur vandalised 28-08-2013 06:09 PM

    Nagpur: The ashram of self-styled godman Asaram were ransacked by activists of Bhimsena in Nagpur on Wednesday. The activists, numbering around 25 or so, ransacked the offices and shops at Asaram Bapu Ashram at Fetari District. One of the activists was caught by Asaram follower. Five motorcycles used by the...