How COVID-19 Impacts Indian Retail Chains ?

The once in a decade event “Viral Infection – COVID-19” is going to have an unprecedented impact on the organized retail traders in India. With lockdown impacting business completely in April & May and gradual recovery in June across the length and breadth of the country.

Titan’s revenues to be hit nearly ~65% in Q1FY21, along with significant hit to the margins. We anticipate the watches division to be impacted the most (~92% dip YoY), followed by eyewear (~85% dip) and jewelry (~70% dip; for the remainder of the year, we expect a gradual bounce back in jewelry demand to be spurred by festive buying, wedding / occasion-based purchases, which in our view will take time to manifest in revenues, additionally we would watch for commentary on (more…)

How McDonalds India beats Inflation & Keeps Customers Happy ?

McDonalds India Happy CustomersIn our last review we have already highlighted India’s best supply chain management system of McDonalds beating Reliance Retail and others in the way. Today we’d like to point out on what business strategies McDonalds has adopted to beat the Inflation unacceptably high under the Corrupt Congress Government.

Transformation of agriculture practices: Mechanized field preparation and Drip irrigation were implemented on product farms which has lowered wastage and improved yields consistently. Eg: Farm yields for iceberg lettuce have improved from 60% to 80% while processing yields have improved to 75% from 45% earlier. (more…)

How Does McDonalds Manage its Supply Chain in India ?

McDonalds IndiaMcDonald’s supply chain facilities include the chicken patty plant (Vista Processed Food Pvt. Ltd.), cold chain distribution center (Radhakrishna industries) and over a dozen vendors and suppliers. We present insights on the close interdependence between key vendors and McDonald’s, which is a long term competitive advantage, complex supply chain which is vital to support its growth acceleration phase, and ability to manage inflation through transformation of agricultural practices and supply chain optimization.

McDonald’s offers its key suppliers long term sustainable and profitable growth. The backbone of McDonald’s operations is built on a unique farm-to-fresh cold supply chain. McDonald’s Corp (US) itself invested Rs 4.5 bn to develop the supply base which took (more…)

Competition & Expansion in the QSR Chain market in India

Competition in QSR In IndiaJubilant Foodworks master Franchisee for Dominos and Dunkin Donuts has ambitious expansion plans to open over 100 stores per year, taking the total estimated store count to 800 stores by FY15. At the same time big players like McDonalds, Yum Brands, Subway, CCD, and other smaller and regional players also have similar expansion plans. Also, many new entrants are expected to enter this business in the coming few years.

Yum Brands (YUM US) has outlined (more…)

Red Mango Healthy Yogurt / Dessert Chain for All Seasons – Exclusive Interview

Red Mango is an American frozen yogurt and smoothie brand known for its finest quality of 100% natural, low fat, kosher and gluten-free frozen yogurt. Red Mango started operations in India by establishing a flagship store in Vasant Kunj and since has established its foothold in prime locations of Delhi.

We’d like to present an exclusive review of the the Red Mango management and its India Plans. Red Mango is established in India by Rahul Kumar – CEO and Principal Owner, Maez One Group hold the master franchise of Red Mango for the Republic of India. The young entrepreneur brings the world’s #1, authentic, non fat and award winning frozen yogurt chain to India with its first flagship store in New Delhi. With its strong brand presence across the globe specially in USA. Rahul is assisted by (more…)