offers 'Best Deals of Best Wheels'
has launched its Best Deals of Best Wheels offer targeted
at state government employees in association with the
State Bank of India. According to the offer SBI will
give a cash discount of Rs4,000 on the M800, the Alto,
the Zen, the WagonR and the Omni, and Rs15,000 on the
Esteem, the Baleno and the Versa.
offer includes SBI offering loans of up to 90 per cent
of the on-road price of the vehicle. MUL has also come
out with an exchange bonus of Rs5,000 on these vehicles,
which has been linked to the loan.
are for tenures of three, five and seven years at interest
rates of 7.75, 8 and 8.25 per cent respectively. The
offer is available for a limited period. Maruti's dealers
have also come out with sales schemes for this month.
can call over 40 countries for Rs 2 per minute with
World Phone's Economy Plan
the opening of the VoIP, World Phone Internet Services
Private (WPISPL), an internet services provider also
operating internet telephony has launched its 'World
Phone economy plan' in New Delhi and other cities. The
plan enables consumers to call over 40 countries around
the world for just Rs2.00 per minute.
can get 500 minutes talk time to various countries for
a monthly charge of Rs995 per month.
at home users and small and medium sized businesses,
the World Phone economy plan is available for subscription
through its own offices, channel partners and authorized
resellers in New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad,
Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai.
The calls will be routed through the world-wide internet
backbone leveraging World Phone's data networks.
Phone says that its corporate clients include HCL Technologies,
ICICI Bank, Rose International, Interra Systems, Hinduja's,
Ebix Software, Solutions Inc, Jet Airways and NIIT.
launches bathroom fittings
Crabtree India., a Havell's Group company has launched
its latest range of bath fittings "CLOVA."
Inspired by the latest international design trends this
premium end product is available in chrome plated finish
and comes with a 7 year warranty against manufacturing
defects. Young in design and conception, Clova offers
individualized extra comfort. The Clova is designed
to fit in virtually all bathrooms and decors.
wraps up the year with 2005 Specials
Awaaz The only Hindi consumer channel in India
will host a special series of four year-end specials
that will feature some of the hottest programmes on
the channel that include:
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi
Shopping: This will consist of four special episodes
beginning in the first week of December where Supermodels
like Pooja Bedi, Tupur Chatterjee and others will go
on a shopping extravaganza in a special series called
'Super Shopping with Super Models'.
episode will feature a supermodel who will take viewers
to their hottest shopping spots discussing what they
shop for, how they bargainand most importantly whether
they are smart shoppers. The show will discuss options
or brands available in the market for buying similar
products bought by the celebrity and will auction products
that the celebrity bought or was planning to buy at
Ka Naam Gaadi's final episode for the year ending December
2006, will wrap up the year with the most successful
cars that made it to the top in 2005, the reason for
their success above the competition and what one can
expect in the automobile sector in India and globally
Property: this will feature property trends in India
during 2005, how the property market will evolve during
2006, what will be the prime property for the year 2006.
Bazaar: The last episode for 2005 on Glamour Bazaar
will include Bollywood's biggest flops and major blockbusters
that hit the movie business during 2005 and what to
expect in the business of Bollywood in 2006.
positions 'Zero' itself as a lifestyle product
Consumer Healthcare is positioning itself on 'lifestyle'
platform and aims to establish itself as the leader
of the Rs60-crore low-calorie sweetener market with
its `Zero' brand within the next two years.
company believes that the sweetener market can double
to Rs120 crore through aggressive marketing and proper
brand positioning. The company recently launched Zero
Bake and Cook, which can be used during cooking. Most
sweeteners available in the market today cannot be used
so but only added later. Alembic is planning to spend
close to Rs4.5 crore by the end of this fiscal on marketing
and advertising to drive ahead its lifestyle positioning.
on the cards are dessert festivals using low-calorie
sweeteners. The company is also going to roll out low-priced
SKUs of Zero Bake and Cook, such as smaller bottles
current market leader is Sugar Free, which has 65 per
cent market share, followed by Equal, which has 12 per
plans more `Skin Zones'
Skin Clinic is planning to set up more of its skin care
clinics branded as Kaya Skin Zones. These will be small
kiosks, mostly located in malls, which will have dermatologists
imparting free counselling on skincare and driving sales
at the clinics.
company is planning to set up close to 70 Kaya Skin
Zones in the next couple of years in all those cities
where it has clinics and will also be expanding to other
countries across West Asia. Kaya already has two clinics
in Dubai, and will shortly foray into Abu Dhabi, Qatar,
Oman, Kuwait and Egypt.
plans include increasing focus on hair care along with
skin. The clinic plans to provide services that would
help improving hair health and hair growth. The company
is looking at leveraging its expertise in cosmetic dermatology
by collaborating with medical colleges to organise internships
in this field.
takes 10 Indian companies to court for illegal use of
Motor Corporation of Japan has filed suits in the Delhi
High Court against 10 companies, which are using the
word 'Suzuki' as a trademark or part of their corporate
companies are operating in sectors such as finance,
textile manufacture, spinning and weaving the company
said. Through the suits, Suzuki has sought injunction
against the use of the word 'Suzuki' by these companies.
10 companies, against whom Suzuki has filed the aforesaid
suits, are using the brand name without Suzuki's permission.
These companies have no connection with Suzuki and the
use of the brand name by them creates the impression
that these companies are connected to Suzuki, the release
has filed the suits as these companies are continuing
to use the word `Suzuki' despite cease and desist notices.
India, Suzuki has granted license to Maruti Udyog Ltd
(for cars) and Suzuki Motorcycle India (for motorcycles
and other two wheelers) to use the brand name.
plans special brand for South
Group, part of the UK-based Camellia Plc, apart from
re-launching all its packet tea brands and has launched
a new exclusive brand for south India.
company recently re-launched Goodricke Perfect, which
is a blend of blend of 40 per cent Darjeeling and 60
per cent Assam CTC teas across India. Other brands to
follow include Goodricke 3-in-1 and Zabardast brand.
While Goodricke 3-in-1 is the main brand, Zabardast
targets the mass segment.
owns 10 gardens in Assam, 12 in Dooars and eight in
Darjeeling. The company produces 30 million kgs of tea
AIG introduces 'Nirbhay Life' policy
AIG Life Insurance has launched a participating money
back policy, 'Nirbhay Life.' The company has positioned
the plan as a limited-payment period policy with a nine-year
policy holder will get money at regular intervals, with
terminal bonus at the end of the policy term.
to the company, the plan allows payout of risk cover
in the case of death. While the premium payment will
stop, the money back will continue to meet the needs
planned by the customer.
plan will be available in three versions, for policy
terms spanning 12, 15 and 20 years. There will be a
guaranteed payout of 130 per cent of the sum assured
at the end of the term. Besides, there will be a guaranteed
330 per cent payout in case of death on or after the
second policy anniversary other than an accident.
will be a further guaranteed 430 per cent payout in
case of accidental death or on after the second anniversary
for policies issued to individuals who are 18 years
gets into footwear business
major Provogue India has entered the footwear segment
with an exclusive licensee arrangement with M&B
Footwear (Pvt), one of India's leading shoe manufacturers.
As per the agreement, M&B will have the exclusive
rights to manufacture and market the Provogue footwear
company is targeting a turnover in excess of Rs30 crore
in the next 3 years from the footwear business. Through
this venture, the company aims to enter the organised
retail footwear market that represents 8 per cent of
consumers' fashion spend in the country.
Fall-Winter'05 Provogue footwear collection will be
launched at 150 retail counters in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata,
Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ludhiana,
Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Rajkot, Pune, Nagpur, Indore,
Jaipur, Patna, Ranchi, Gurgaon, Noida and Lucknow.
Provogue footwear collection aims to target the young
trendy executive whose needs change in sync with the
demand for an updated lifestyle in the existing fashion
Fall Winter'05 Provogue footwear collection offers a
choice of 25 styles comprising which
include Basic, Trendy, Sporty, Formal Chic & Club
wear for ones soles.
Compiled by Mohini Bhatnagar
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