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CSIL acquiring company holding franchise rights to Fat Burger in Pakistan

Karachi: In a notification sent to the bourse on Wednesday, Crescent Star Insurance Limited (CSIL) announced that it had signed a memorandum...

Maria B’s international sales surge by 71pc thanks to Facebook

LAHORE: Maria B has officially become the second Pakistani brand, after Yayvo.com, to be studied by Facebook Business. In a case study...

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...

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

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.

Amazon contemplating entering financial sector with a checking-account like product

NEW YORK: Amazon.com Inc, the world’s largest online retailer, is in talks to create a checking-account-like product with big banks such as...

Rumors of Amazon’s entry into online selling of medicines rattles drug retailers shares

New York City: Shares of drug retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, CVS Health Co and Rite Aid Corp tumbled on Friday after...

Debt ridden Toys ‘R’ Us to close all US stores

NEW YORK: Toys 'R' US plans to sell or close all of its US stores, potentially hitting 33,000 jobs, US media reported...

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...

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...

CPI Index shows 4.57pc increase in December

KARACHI: The Consumer Price Index (CPI), during December 2017 witnessed an increase of 4.57 per cent as compared to the same month...

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...

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...

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...