India’s food market size – $14 billion

With the daily life of working couples getting very hectic we see a rise in eating out and home delivery of food in India. The Indian Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry is considered to be around $1.6 Billion. The QSRs are growing at 20% per annum in India.

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GOSF 2013 shows Google is human

Last year India had its first edition of Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) on the lines of Black Friday & Cyber Monday. In 2013 GOSF was held during December 11-14. In the second edition of GOSF 240 websites participated compared with 90 in GOSF 2012.

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Smaller towns in India rescuing ecommerce & mobile handset companies

On two consecutive days we got to read about how important smaller towns in India are for ecommerce and mobile handset companies.

Ecommerce portals have been a great attraction in non-metro cities in India, especially if those cities or towns do not have the name brand showrooms. And the cash on delivery model has been a huge attraction to smaller town residents, however there have been few bad experiences in that model while delivering to the state of Uttar Pradesh [see this]. Online stores are increasingly turning to small towns in India [see this], Read more on Smaller towns in India rescuing ecommerce & mobile handset companies…

In 2012, 56% of the India’s online shoppers came from tier-II cities, towns

Today the festival Makara Sankranti and Pongal are being celebrated in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu. Makara Shankranti is the harvest festival. The festive Wishing you all a happy Sankranti & Pongal (this resembles the statement issued by our Chief Ministers, Prime Minister!). Rangoli is an Indian art practiced a lot in South India.

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Will India’s first Great Online Shopping festival be festive?

Great Online Shopping Festival in India

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