Free Press Journal
  • Hopscotch: A play on affordability and quality

    Rahul Anand’s child-centric venture offers international quality at Indian prices.  The company has carved out a strong niche for itself in children’s product segment, despite some initial hiccups. A conversation with Rahul Anand – Hopscotch’s founder and CEO

  • B S Nagesh

    TRRAIN: Revolutionizing Our Outlook On Retail

    In conversation with B.S. Nagesh, Founder, TRRAIN, Vice Chairman and Non–Executive Director of Shoppers Stop Limited has been a role model to the Indian Retail Industry and has served it for over 30 years. In the year 2011, he set up a Public Charitable Trust called TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India) and a Section 25 company called TRRAIN Foundation with the objectives of developing skills of abled and

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    Retail is a business about people, product and processes: Rajiv Nair, CEO, Celio

    Celio has been a brand on the young urban working man’s mind ever since its launch in India. We sat down with Rajiv Nair, CEO, Celio* this week to give us the latest details on their establishment, deployment and future in India. On asking some key questions we got all we needed to get a closer look into this brilliant brand.

  • Aiman Khorakiwala

    It’s a Man’s World at Akbarallys

    Akbarallys, the landmark department store near Flora Fountain, has now been rebranded and relaunched as Akbarallys Men. We caught up with Aiman Khorakiwala, who shouldered the responsibility of this relaunch

  • Kumar Rajagopalan

    We Help Retailers Connect Converse & Collaborate

    Retailers Association of India (RAI) is the unified voice of Indian retailers. With some major developments in the retail industry, we sit down with Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO of the Retailers Association of India and discuss his take on the growing industry and the role RAI is actively playing.

  • Pepperfry: Redecorate Your Life!

    Pepperfry is India’s No. 1 Online Furniture, Home and Living Marketplace with over a whopping million customers! opened for business on 3rd January 2012 to give customers a wide selection of amazingly priced Furniture and Home merchandize. They provide a consistently great shopping experience for patrons seeking to spice up their home, it’s the Pepper that is honest and a fry that makes building your home ‘fun’! Revolutionizing customers’ access to

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    Shoppers Stop: Back To Retail Basics

    They are the people in the driver’s seat, steering the company on the growth path, motivating staff, managing shareholder expectations and playing brand ambassador. Govind Shrikhande, Customer Care Associate & Managing Director spearheads one of the largest department store chains in India, Shoppers Stop Ltd. Spelling out his vision for the company’s future plans, he shares some facts about the Indian retail market and the adoption of successful smart customer satisfaction measures in

  • Falguni Nayar; Beauty at the click of a mouse, brainchild of Falguni Nayar, former Managing Director Of Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, is an attempt to give the beauty and cosmetics industry, quite literally, a new face. With a combination of exclusive launches, product innovation and CSR, the Nykaa team aspires to change the way the industry operates in the country. In a conversation with Saurabh Sinha, CEO, Uber Content, Nayar shares the

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    Rasoishop: Niche Omni-channel Retailing in Quality Kitchenware

    Today we speak to Maitreyi Jain (MJ) the Founder of Rasoishop and Anil Kumar Jain (AKJ) the Business Mentor of Rasoishop and her father. is a virtual kitchen mega mall and one stop destination for buying kitchenware online in India. Being exclusively a kitchen merchandise store, Rasoishop focuses on the three aspects: premium products, honest prices and free home delivery. Rasoishop offers complete integration of Internet, TV, Brick and Mortar, Phone and Print

  • Lawrence & Mayo: An Enduring Tradition Of Quality Eye Care

    Lawrence & Mayo is known for its long history of eye care in India, with the who’s who of the land flocking to their stores. Absolute sticklers for quality and value, this ‘138 year young’ company practices constant innovation in its varied offerings and has also expanded into the newer spaces of social media and e-commerce. Today, we speak to Vivek Mendonsa, Marketing Director, of Lawrence & Mayo

  • Nitin Purswami

    Zepo: Essential Solutions to Help Small Businesses Sell Online

    Today we meet Nitin Purswani, Founder of Nitin founded Zepo three years ago to address issues he had faced while trying to set up an online shop and help small business owners in India make a smoother transition to the online space. In these three years Zepo has signed up more than 1500 customers and set up offices all around the country. Let’s hear all about it from Nitin.

  • sh Taneja and Rahul Dash A Beautiful Partnership in Beauty Products and Services

    Today, we meet Manish Taneja and Rahul Dash, co-founders of is a young and exuberant company, started two years ago, focussed on the personal care and grooming space in India. For the last two years they have been building a fantastic marketplace for beauty products and as well as services. Let’s find out more about their partnership, how they did it, their success mantras and the way ahead.