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...

PSO country’s fastest growing retail company: Report

KARACHI: The government-owned Pakistan State Oil (PSO) is reported to be the country’s fastest-growing retail company with three million consumers said to...

Amazon eyes expansion in Pakistan, eager to capture e-commerce market

Amazon officials have also ensured that every effort would be made to make the process of selling on Amazon easy for Pakistani nationals.

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...

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...

Crescent Star Foods set to become 1st food chain to get listed on stock exchange

KARACHI: Crescent Star Foods (Pvt) Limited has slowly been plotting its move into the food sector and what was once a general...

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...

Purchasing power wanes as rupee depreciation stings consumers and businesses

The rupee's depreciation has impacted consumer appetite and contributed to restaurants profit margins being squeezed as they attract fewer customers

Tech startup from Karachi wins Rs1mn in StartUp Cup

LAHORE: The fourth edition of the 2017-18 StartUp Cup, funded by the United States was won by a team from Karachi, Retailistan, that beat 17 other...

Nestle to reinvigorate its infant nutrition business

LONDON: Nestle, the world’s largest packaged food company, said on Wednesday it would reorganize its infant nutrition business to try to improve...

Alibaba almost broke the internet, sales exceed Pakistan’s total exports in a span of 24 hours

LAHORE: Alibaba Group broke all records at the Singles’ Day event on Saturday, generating record sales of $ 25.3 billion (168.2 billion...

Euromonitor terms Pakistan among world’s 10 fastest growing markets

KARACHI: Expected to grow at a constant value compound annual growth rate of 5.4% (based on fixed rupee-dollar exchange rate), Pakistan is one of the...

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...

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...

Alkaram to launch its 42nd store on MM Alam Road

LAHORE: Alkaram will be launching its 42nd store in Pakistan on October 6, 2018, on MM Alam Road, Lahore. This will be the...