Mr. Srivastava said the share of diesel vehicles in the passenger vehicle (PV) segment had fallen from 58% in 2012-13 to 30% in December 2019, mainly due to the declining price gap between the fuels and the perception in customers’ minds about diesel being a ‘dirty fuel.’ … [Read more...] about Maruti net up 4% on tax cut, lower costs
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If the claims by e-commerce websites are to be believed, Indians bought goods worth more than Rs 10,000 crore in the first week of October. Flipkart claims to have sold 15.5 million units during its five-day sale. Amazon was not far behind with 15 million units and may have already crossed the mark. Snapdeal saw a nine-fold increase in sales volume during its Unbox Diwali discount offer. The company says its first day sales weighed nearly 3,000 tonnes, enough to fill 20 Jumbo aircraft. An over-shopping epidemic is raging across India. Some are compulsive shoppers, who just can’t stop themselves from buying the things they like. Others are buying to show off or to gain the approval of their peer set. There are also bulimic shoppers who will grab anything with a fat discount—whether they need the item or not is immaterial. The profusion of choices offered by e-retailers and the convenience of online payments have only made matters worse. Most buyers, especially the younger … [Read more...] about Are you over-spending on shopping? Here are tips on how to avoid it
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“I realize it may be more expensive than large grocery chains, but I can afford it,” said Ivchenko, who shops at retail chain Azbuka Vkusa when he has more time or needs delicacies. “It’s a new level of comfort: I can watch TV or do laundry after work, meanwhile my grocery is being delivered. No other service is offering this.” … [Read more...] about Russia’s Google can deliver groceries in 15 minutes. Can Google help us out here?