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Birla Merges Apparel Units

Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd (ABNL) has announced consolidation of its branded apparel businesses under its listed subsidiary- Pantaloons Fashion & Retail Ltd (PFRL) in a bid to capitalized on its large market presence in the branded fashion space. The merger will turn the apparel business into a Rs. 5,290 crore entity, named Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Limited (ABFRL), which will be the largest pure-play fashion lifestyle company in the…
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Problem with Dollar-Denominated Contracts

Garment exporters from southern textile belt of Tirupur in Tamil Nadu are negotiating with their European buyers for dollar-denominated contracts. Reason - the sudden 20 per cent slide in the euro down from 80 levels last December wiped profits in lakhs for Tirupur's entrepreneurs, forcing them to transact in the more stable dollar. As the euro fall takes effect on revenue, entrepreneurs are relying on the greenback, which has been…
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Menswear Collection In Selected Brand Of Bestseller

Danish fashion company Bestseller will soon bring in its premium brand selected to expand its India portfolio to four brands. The company, which owns around 15 brands, currently operates menswear brand Jack and Jones, and women's brands Vero Moda and Only in the country. "We have added one more brand, Selected, to our portfolio which we plan to launch in a couple of months," Ranjan Sharma, chief information officer at…
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Cotton Crop Affected In Tamil Nadu For Off-Season Rain

Unseasonal rain over the past few weeks submerged the cotton crop in vast areas in Tamil Nadu. Hundreds of farmers who had raised the crop on more than 5,700 hectares of land in Tiruvarur district this season are keeping their fingers crossed as the off-season rain has put paid to their hopes of a bumper harvest. Although cotton is not the traditional crop in the Cauvery delta, its acreage in…
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Deepika Unveils Piku-Inspired Womenswear

Actress Deepika Padukone has launched a new fusionwear line inspired from the styling of her on-screen character at the recent movie "Piku", yet to be released. According to media reports, the easy to wear Piku Melange Collection has drawn inspiration from the actress' carefree yet modern-meets-traditional fashion wardrobe in the upcoming comedy-drama film. Part of Lifestyle's Melange brand, the womenswear range features an array of comfortable Indian motifs adorned and…
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London Fashion Week At Soho

The 62nd edition of the London Fashion Week (LFW) which begins on September 18, will move to Brewer Street in the heart of Soho, the British Fashion Council (BFC) has said. This new central London location fulfils the BFC's goal to host London Fashion Week in the West End, providing an epicentre for a city-wide fashion celebration with close proximity to major retail spaces, the Council said on its website.…
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