New ideas to ignite the business

  The last session of RJIF 2020 saw sparks fly – figuratively, at least. The topic, ”Jewel sparks: New ideas to ignite the business”, turned out to be pretty interesting, with plenty of ideas being discussed threadbare. The session was moderated by Soma Bhatta, Editor, Retail Jeweller. The panel comprised of Samir Sagar, Director,  Manubhai […]

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The way ahead for Independent jewellery retailers

The topic of the ninth session of the event was ‘Building a growth strategy for family-run independent jewellers’. Addressing the gathering, Devang Shah, Director – Management Consulting, KPMG India, the speaker for the session, made some very insightful observations about single-store neighbourhood jewellers. Shah first talked about the difference in the growth rates of the […]

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How to export to the Indian diaspora

        The eighth session of RJIF 2020 centered round the topic ‘Opportunities beyond the shores — How to become a retailer exporter to the large Indian diaspora living abroad’. The session was moderated by Vijay Jain, former CEO, Ritu Kumar. The panel comprised of Colin Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC, Sabyasachi Ray, ED, […]

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Straddling Luxury and Pret the Dhamani way

  Session number seven of RJIF 2020 was devoted to gleaning learnings from businesses that operate in the upper-end segment, as well as the upper mid-segment, of the jewellery sector. The topic, “Learnings from creating ultra-luxury and affordable luxury brands in the jewellery” was dealt with adroitly by the speaker, Amit Dhamani, CEO, Dhamani 1969. […]

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(L-R)Moderator:  Pranay Narvekar, Partner, Pharos Beam Consulting, Chirag Soni, Co-founder, and Director, SGL, Jignesh Mehta , Founder and MD, Divine Solitaires, Jithendra Vummidi, Director,VBJ

Lab-grown diamonds vs natural diamonds – Who will win the battle?

      The topic of the sixth session was a question to which many in the industry would like an answer. With a title like ”Future of diamonds: Will the Indian consumer accept lab-grown diamonds?”, it was bound to be quite an interesting interaction. The session was moderated by Pranay Narvekar, Partner, Pharos Beam […]

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Sandeep Ranade Executive Director, Co-lead Quantitative - West, Insights Kantar

Winning consumers in the mobile-first age

    The discussion in the fifth session of this year’s RJIF centred round how to win consumers in the smartphone age. The session was addressed by Sandeep Ranade, Executive Director, Co-lead Quantitative-West, Insights Kantar, who started by pointing out that today, content is being accessed on several platforms. In India, the smartphone is leading […]

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Design as an element of retail strategy

The fourth session of the event was about design, a bit of Bollywood, and lots of style. The topic was “Building a design-led retail strategy”, with the speaker being Abhishek Rastogi, Head of Design-Jewellery Division,  Titan Company Limited. Rastogi started by giving details about his company.“At Titan, we create elevating experiences which are about touching […]

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Towards tech-friendly retail jewellery stores

    The third session of RJIF 2020 was right up the alley of retailers who are looking for ways to engage with millennials, as it dealt with retail technology, something that interests youngsters greatly. The topic was “Building retail Intelligence through smart technology”, and the speaker Sachin Jain, President, Forevermark India, set the ball […]

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E Johri demonstrates how to synergise online-offline sales

The second session of RJIF 2020 was devoted to online commerce in the jewellery industry. The speaker, Shailen Mehta, Co-founder & MD, E Johri, dwelt on the importance of having an online as well as an offline presence in order to cater to today’s aware and well-informed customers. Addressing the attendees, Mehta said that customers […]

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Building the right kind of customer engagement framework – Suntech shows the way

  The first session of the Retail Jeweller India Forum 2020 dealt with how technology can be used to drive a customer-centric approach. The session was presented by Rishikesh Trivedi, Digital Transformation Advisor, Suntech Business Solutions. Talking about the trends in the industry, Trivedi said that corporatization of industry players is a major factor in […]

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