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Is 50% hike in this stock in 3 months justified?

Mar 30, 2012

Equitymaster discusses when to be wary of possible speculative jumps in stock prices

Titan: Will the stock price double in 5 years?

Aug 24, 2011

This article discusses whether Titan Industries stock price can double in next 5 years.

Shop's Stop vs. Wal-Mart: How the numbers stack up?

Jul 18, 2011

This is the last article of the series in which we compare Shoppers' Stop with Wal-Mart. In this article, we see how the numbers for the two companies stack up against each other.

Shoppers Stop Vs Wal-Mart: Which is better?

Jul 12, 2011

is the first article of the series in which we compare Shoppers' Stop with Wal-Mart.

Sq. feet growth equal to profit growth for retailers?

Jun 8, 2011

This article discusses why retailers want to open more hypermarkets.

Are customer loyalty programs a win-win?

Apr 18, 2011

This article discusses how consumer loyalty programs help retailers

Opportunity in diversity for Retailers?

Apr 6, 2011

This article discusses a new trend in food retailing- community specific foods.

Is mall mania helping Retailers?

Apr 4, 2011

This article discusses why retailers opt for malls instead of standalone shops.

FDI in retail: The argument continues...

Mar 25, 2011

This article discusses the impact of allowing FDI in multi brand retail on Indian retailers

Impact of GST on Retail

Mar 19, 2011

This article discusses the impact of the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) on retailers

Clothes to get dearer

Mar 18, 2011

This article discusses the impact of excise duty on branded garments on Indian retailers

Private Labels: Variety is the Spice of Life

Mar 7, 2011

This article discusses the growing importance of private labels in retail industry

Retail: Cost vigilance throughout

Jun 26, 2009

In our previous articles we highlighted the issues faced by the retailers and the operational issues that impacts their ability to sustain and/or improve profitability.

Retail: Not so easy going

Jun 24, 2009

In our previous article we highlighted the factors that led to disappointing retail growth. Apart from those mistakes, there is an operational issue that also hurts the ability to reward shareholders for the capital invested.

Retail: Sailing through hard times

Jun 17, 2009

The retail sector was growing at the rate of 30% to 40% and was expected to continue growing at the same rate going forward. Transition from the traditional retail to organised retailing was expected to take place on the back of changing consumer mindset, lower penetration levels, changing demographic mix, media proliferation, etc.

Retail sector: From sunrise to sunset?

Jan 15, 2009

Pegged to be the sunrise sector until a couple of months back, the global economic slump has hurt the booming retail sector's growth prospects like never before. The retailing business is linked to not just the consumption patterns and changing preferences of consumers but also to availability of disposable income in their hands.

Retail sector: SWOT analysis - Part I

Oct 1, 2008

Today, when you pick up a business daily to know what is happening in the Indian economy, it is hard to miss the news about investment plans outlined by companies across sectors.

Retailing: Upsides from here?

Jun 25, 2008

Retail players are the link between manufacturers and end consumers. As retailers eliminate the middlemen, goods are sourced at cheaper rates. The benefits of shorter supply chain are enjoyed by all the three parties involved, manufacturer saves on commission cost, end consumer gets the product as cheaper rates and the retailer enjoys retailing margins.

Titan Industries: What's ticking in?

May 27, 2008

In our previous articles we have looked at the different business segments of Titan Industries and the rationale behind the new initiatives.

Identifying a Retailing stock: Do's and Don'ts

Apr 9, 2008

In Views on News, Equitymaster has tried to highlight here some factors one should keep in mind before investing in an Retailing company. Know more

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