Indian fashion has local, global retailers ‘mesmerised’: Walmart

NEW DELHI: On his latest visit to India earlier this month, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon expressed his bullishness not on the retailing behemoth’s global bread-andbutter business of grocery but on fashion. He was reportedly “mesmerised” the way fashion is performing at Flipkart and Myntra and wanted it to be the focused category in India for growth and profitability, according to people familiar with the matter. Walmart last year snapped up India’s largest e-commerce enterprise Flipkart Group for $16 billion. Analysts said the idea behind the buyout was to push Walmart’s expertise in every-day-low-price daily items in India like…

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Apple Dominated Global Smartwatch Market in Q2 2018: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Apple continued to dominate smartwatch market with a 41 percent share Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share Apple continued to dominate the smartwatch market with a 41 percent share as global smartwatch shipments grew 37 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, a Counterpoint report said on Friday. US-based wearables major Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share while Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share in the second quarter of…

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Essential Products Is Part of Andy Rubin’s Playground Global Incubator

Andy Rubin created the software that powers hundreds of millions of Android devices around the world. Now he has two gadgets of his own: the Essential Phone and the Essential Home. The phone’s display fills most of the front, save for a camera cutout, slim bezels and a small chin at the bottom. The almost full-screen display echoes a design popularised earlier this year by Samsung Electronics’s Galaxy S8 handset and soon to be followed by Apple with a revamped iPhone. The Essential Home is a puck-sized, voice-controlled gadget that…

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Nokia Android Phones Expected as HMD Global Sends Invites for February 26 Event

HMD Global has started sending media invites for an event on February 26 where it is expected to reveal more Nokia-branded Android smartphones. HMD Global, the company that owns rights to the Nokia brand, had earlier teased more smartphone launches at the sidelines of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 event next month. According to the official invite, the Nokia event will take place in Barcelona on February 26, and it will kick off at 4:30pm local time (9pm IST). The official invite says, “We invite you to join us at…

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A new global research agenda for food

Around 57 of the 129 countries that have data on undernutrition and obesity are struggling with both1. Everywhere, the consumption of vegetables, legumes, fish, nuts, seeds and fruits is much below that recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Meanwhile, people are consuming too much fat, processed meat, salt and sugary drinks. Global food systems are failing to keep us all fed, let alone healthy. How food is grown, distributed, processed, marketed and sold determines which foods are available, affordable and desirable. These factors have a crucial role in the…

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Higher education in Latin America must think global and act local

Following a huge expansion in the past 40 years, universities in Latin America today face three major challenges. First, they must improve access, so that young people can participate in higher education regardless of their social background, ethnic origin or financial means; second, they must improve the quality of teaching, to meet the needs of both local and global changes; and third, universities must strengthen the role of research and their links to local populations. As an example, Brazil, with a population of 200 million, has 7.3 million higher education students…

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Education ERP Market by Component Solution, User Type & Region – Global Forecast to 2021 – Research and Markets

The education ERP market is estimated to grow from USD 6.77 billion in 2016 to USD 14.19 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 15.9% between 2016 and 2021. Companies are making efforts to increase their revenues and reduce expenses as the global market competition continues to shrink profit margins. Organizations of all sizes are focusing increasingly on analyzing their sales and market saturation in specific territories as well as identifying gaps. Hence, the increased demand to manage various academic processes is fueling the growth of the education ERP market….

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Climate talks: ‘Save us’ from global warming, US urged

The next head of the UN global climate talks has appealed for the US to “save” Pacific islands from the impacts of global warming. Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said that the islands needed the US now as much as they did during World War Two. He was speaking as global climate talks in Marrakech came to an end. Mr Bainimarama said that climate change was not a hoax, as US President-elect Donald Trump has claimed. Mr Trump has promised to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement…

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Morocco: India to push agenda of sustainable lifestyle at Global Climate Meet

India will push the agenda of sustainable lifestyle at the global climate conference beginning in the Moroccan city of Marrakech today, where the focus will be on enhancing ambition, promoting implementation and providing support. At the 12-day conference, nations will continue their work on strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. The Environment Ministry said in a statement that the importance of sustainable lifestyle anchored for the first time in the climate change agreement was a big victory for India. It said that India has always followed…

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Global Chain Restaurants Are the Future of Food

Every Western city’s food scene seems slowly to be turning into a carbon copy of every other: The same global fast-food chains selling hamburgers and fried chicken with only modest concessions to local tastes. Chains would seem to be the wave of the future. Certainly in the U.S.: A recent report by NPD Group tells us that in the last year, the number of independent restaurants declined by 3 percent, while the number of chains increased by 1 percent. Also globally: Fast-food chains are projected to grow worldwide at a breakneck…

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