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Malls and retailers were dying to open again. Now they’re regretting it

While retail stores and malls are open for business again, footfall has fallen drastically, and retailers are bleeding money. What will they ask of the government now?

Covid finally got Pakistanis to spend on fashion online… but businesses were caught off-guard

After the pandemic-induced lockdown, apparel businesses that depended on brick and mortar locations as a footfall and revenue source had to make a decision: adapt or die? Most chose to shift online, with serious teething problems in the transition.

Shopkeepers’ scam adds fizz to profits

Retail prices of Coke and Pepsi remain unnoticed while retailers overcharge consumers day in, day out by as much as 40 percent – making millions over the top, apparently unnoticed

Measuring the market

How do retail brands measure their performance in Pakistan and how accurate is it? More often than not, the sole parameter used...

Wearing ‘Made of Pakistan’ on its sleeve

Established as a manufacturing and retailing unit some 32 years ago, in 1985 to be precise, Sefam started with embroidered fabrics made...

Losing to loose milk

On a Wednesday evening in one of Karachi’s oldest areas, Lea Market, Samir Rajput is working the phone, trying to seal a...

The Black Friday phenomenon—A shopping spree that beats all binges

Upon hearing her friends’ last year’s experience of Black Friday sales in which they availed great discounts, the 21-year-old pharmacy student from...

How Pakistan’s retail sector went from boom to bust? And what can be done now?

The glitzy new mall at Lahore, Packages Mall opened its gates earlier this year and all roads led to it. With all...

Profit: The year that was

The great land theft By Farooq Tirmizi If there is a single place that can be thought of as the foremost cathedral to free-market...

Pakistan’s first fashion billionaire?

The year 2017 is the first time the Pakistani clothing market hit Rs1 trillion in consumer spending (according to an analysis conducted...

Taazo- the new biryani kid on the block

Former head of the Digital Business Unit for a Middle Eastern telecom company and previously Managing Director for the Middle East region...

From a hole in the wall to market leader

Lifting its shutters for the first time in 1974 as a modest enterprise in the famed Bano Bazar of Anarkali – a...

Fan industry holding its own despite setbacks

A research study by Lahore University of Management Sciences under its SME Cluster Survey Project of State Bank of Pakistan in 2011...

It’s a deal, it’s a steal

‘In business you don’t have to acquire a huge number of clients to be successful,’ this is the simple philosophy of Secret...

The X Factor in Stationery

After opening a physical store and receiving a valuation of $1 million for his first startup AutoX – an online portal for...