Motor Finance offer easy EMI and free gift
interested in buying the Indica, the Indigo or the Marina
can avail a special gift if they opt for finance through
Tata Motor Finance. The gifts vary from a Titan watch
to a free trip to Europe. The company will fund up to
90 per cent of the ex-showroom price of the car. The
per lakh EMI is Rs1,533 over a seven-year period.
ICICI Bank, Visa offer the 'mobile wallet'
Tele-Ventures in alliance with ICICI Bank and Visa have
launched a credit card on the mobile phone.
new service, mChq, will allow Airtel subscribers in
Delhi and Mumbai to purchase goods for as low as Rs50.
Once the product is bought, the retailer sends an SMS
to the customer from a special mobile phone mentioning
customer then has to enter his PIN number and send back
an SMS to the retailer acknowledging the amount to be
paid. The transaction gets completed on both the parties
getting a confirmatory SMS.
to a press release, "The service eliminates the
need for carrying cash for making a purchase and also
does away with the need of a point of sale (POS) terminal
since the mobile phone serves as a secure POS and a
service is known as mobile wallet in other parts of
supermarket to expand
Projects' C3 supermarket chain is expanding operations
and plans to open the third outlet in Kolkata very soon.
two more C3 supermarket outlets would be opened in Kolkata
at the end of the current year and next year C3 outlets
will be opened in Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Siliguri and
setting up of each C3 outlet will entail an investment
of between Rs3 crore and Rs4 crore on infrastructure,
excluding the cost of inventories.
C3 chain will focus exclusively on food products, kitchenware
and personal care products.
C3 chain currently accounts for about 30 per cent of
the Rs37-crore turnover of Tai Industries, engaged in
trading of food products, ferro silicon and calcium
carbide. Food products on offer at the C3 supermarkets
include imported canned foods, fruit drinks, cold cuts
and low alcoholic beverages such as beer and wines can
also be bought off the shelf at C3 outlets. In the current
fiscal, revenue from the C3 supermarket chain is expected
to surpass Rs15 crore.
launches new products
Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative
(Campco) has launched three new products one
each in chocolate, semi-finished cocoa and arecanut
The company has introduced the Fadcha brand of arecanut,
which will provide a value-added arecanut to panwallahs,
who are its biggest users. According to the company
panwallahs can directly mix this arecanut pieces
with the pan and will eliminate the work of cutting
whole arecanut into pieces.
the chocolate segment the cooperative has come out with
`Fun Tan' chocolate, which is rich in cocoa, and bitter
in taste. Considering the demand for semi-finished cocoa
products among housewives and bakery owners, the cooperative
has launched small packets of cocoa powder. The cooperative
already supplies large quantities of cocoa powder to
various chocolate manufacturers, and now wants to cater
to the retail segment.
cooperative has nearly 10 per cent market share in finished
cocoa product segment. It has a major share in the semi-finished
cocoa product segment.
SBI launch co-branded credit card
and State Bank of India have launched the SBI-Lifestyle
new co-branded card would enable customers to make payments
for purchases from Lifestyle stores in installments.
The cardholders also earn reward points on purchases
from Lifestyle stores and purchase of fuel from IOC
and IBP petrol pumps and discounts from select companies.
The card comes free of annual fee for the first year.
fee from the second year would vary depending on the
spend of the cardholder.
is also planning to expand its retail network with expansion
would entail investment of Rs170 crore which would be
met by both internal accruals and debt.
Indage to take wine to the masses
Indage is trying to give a makeover to wine perceived
in India as an elitist and mild product that does not
give a high.
company has launched a red, white and sparkling wine
priced below Rs100. It is offering Vino in a 750ml size
priced at Rs92 plus four per cent sales tax. With 12.5
per cent alcohol content, this compared favourably against
some of India's semi-premium whiskies priced at Rs190
and a 20 per cent sales tax.
Champagne Indage is building its case against beer,
with the popular strong beer, with eight per cent alcohol
content, costing Rs55 per 650ml. Against this, the company
has positioned the 500ml-Vino bottles at Rs48. If stress
is also on wine being a healthier drink, minus the potbelly
in case of beer.
company is also marketing Vino in PET bottles with the
cork giving way to screwed-on caps.
The company will follow up Vino with an even lower priced
wine, Hammer, in less than a month. A port wine, Hammer,
will have an alcohol content of 18 per cent and will
be priced at Rs75.
too will come in red, white and sparkling versions.
Though port wine, normally, does not have the sparkling
version, Hammer will have sparkling wine, that too in
red, quite popular in Australia.
Indage had sales of Rs37.5 crore in the last fiscal
and is at a turnover of more than Rs80 crore this year
with incremental growth coming from new products and
Harbhajan to endorse Newport brand
Brands has roped in cricketer Harbhajan Singh to endorse
its new festive line of the Newport brand of jeans in
addition to its present brand ambassador, Saif Ali Khan.
campaign revolves around Naya Style Fundas where
the stars tell us how to be more stylish, the Newport
campaign is designed to showcase Newport's strong sense
of style. Saif and Baji are known to be the fashionable
stars in their respective fields and popular youth icons
too. Newport's festival range offerings are priced between
Rs 399 and Rs 699 and denim jackets are priced at Rs799
Sports associates with Prakash Amritraj
Sports, India's leading lifestyle and sports retailer
today has signed up "Prakash Amritraj," one
of India's successful tennis players, to endorse Prince
this association, Prakash will now play his famous serve
and volley game using Prince brand of racquets.
to the company, Prakash represents the type of brilliance
that Prince stands for and his game fuses genuine tennis
shots with world-class athleticism.
Sports has also launched the high-tech Prince O3 racquets
into the Indian market.
company claims that Prince has revolutionised the art
of racquet design; The racquet has a 54 per cent larger
sweet spot than any other racquet, which allows for
greater velocity and directional control. The O3 racquet
also allows faster swing speed, which determines the
ball speed and ball spin. Finally, the O3 racquet also
brings greater stability.
breakthrough in Tennis technology has been achieved
by transforming traditional Pin sized holes into giant
O-ports. The O-ports provide Total String Freedom, which
allows the strings to flex and propel the ball like
has side stepped numerous talented Indian tennis players
in India in just two years of his career. He spearheads
India's in the Davis Cup as well as other tournaments
in the ATP circuit.
the China-based home appliances company has launched
its mega consumer offer which offer customer three chances
to get fantastic gifts. The offer is open to customers
from 15 September to 15 November, 2005.
promotion entails assured gifts on every purchase of
Haier Products. Consumers buying Haier products from
any retail outlet get a pack of playing cards, which
carries one scratch card. The scratch card has three
scratch areas designated as 1, 2 and 3.
scratching the Trump card in the pack of cards, consumers
can get various attractive gifts ranging from Haier
plasma televisions, side-by-side refrigerators, mini
bar refrigerators, Z-100 mobile phones, rice cookers,
strolley bags, wall clocks, beverage container sets,
steam Irons and weighing scales.
offers attractive test drive
has launched a campaign according to which it is offering
a free tour on purchase of the Corolla and a tour on
test driving the Innova. As part of the campaign, prospective
customers who test-drive the Innova between September
8 and November 30 would be entitled to participate in
a lucky draw.
winner of the draw will get a holiday, along with a
companion, for a day in Goa with Aamir Khan the
brand ambassador for Toyota's vehicles at the
company's cost. The offer is restricted to the owners.
Toyota promises to bear the
cost of two economy class return air tickets from the
airport nearest to the winner's residence.
Compiled by Mohini Bhatnagar
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