Private equity funds go talent shopping for portfolio companies

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MUMBAI: Private equity (PE) funds have turned job providers in a market that has otherwise grown sluggish on account of a protracted economic slowdown. Top funds – which have infused capital into greenfield ventures – are hiring a significant number of mid and senior-level managers to staff these new businesses. PE firms […]

Box Office: Will Smith’s ‘Bad Boys For Life’ Aims For $40M MLK Debut

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in ‘Bad Boys for Life’ SONY Sony is officially projecting a $38 million Fri-Mon MLK weekend opening for Bad Boys For Life. The Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah-directed sequel will open on January 17, concurrently with the wide release debut of Universal’s Dolittle. The tracking information […]

Breaking the cycle of breaking the bank when holiday shopping

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In the United States, consumers are expected to drop an average of $1,048 each on gifts, decorations, candy and other items this holiday season. With the last-minute shopping rush commencing, some 147.8 million Americans are expected to hit the stores this Saturday, according to the National Retail Federation. Almost half of the […]

Online shopping frauds jump 6-fold in over 2 years

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IT consultant Vinay Malik (name changed) ordered a smartphone from a leading e-commerce website. When the product got delivered, it had a stone in the parcel. Malik is not alone. There are numerous cases where consumers didn’t receive the things they ordered and instead got duped by the e-tailer. Data […]

Life is Strange 2 is an uncomfortable sequel that’s powerfully relevant

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Toward the end of Life is Strange 2 — the episodic series that wrapped up its five-episode series last week — teenage lead Sean Diaz is jolted awake. After driving all night, he pulled over to the side of a quiet desert road for a doze. But it turns out, he inadvertently […]

More people shopping expensive Marico items online as FMCG firm embraces e-commerce rage

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While online shopping has changed the face of retail across the globe, FMCG major Marico has been using the platform to drive the growth of its premium products with almost one in every two products sold online coming from its comparatively costlier product lineup or the company’s new business. Marico has identified […]

After Beauty ‘Beauty Playground’ Opens in Piccadilly

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After Beauty has opened a “beauty playground” concept store in Piccadilly, central London. The three-story townhouse is an immersive shopping experience with more than 140 makeup, haircare, skincare, bath and body, fragrance, nails, grooming and lifestyle products available. Brands stocked in the shop include Beauty Blender, Milani, Dermalogica, Murad, SkinCeuticals, […]

Christmas tree shopping is harder than ever, thanks to climate change and demographics

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If you’re shopping for a live Christmas tree this year, you may have to search harder than in the past. Over the last five years Christmas tree shortages have been reported in many parts of the U.S. One factor is that growers sold off land and planted fewer trees during and after the 2008 […]