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Indywood Talent Hunt Dubai Chapter Kick Starts

Indywood Talent Hunt Dubai Chapter Kick Starts Dubai: UAE’s biggest youth festival, organized by Aries Group of Companies in association with Biz Events was inaugurated today. This two-day event was inaugurated by Mr. Sohan Roy, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group of Companies at Dubai Amity School. This inauguration kick started the grand finale of Indywood Talent Hunt 2019.  The winners in music, dance, photography, fine arts, filmmaking, designing, quiz, technical, dramatics and creative media sections will compete during this two-day event. Students from more than 400 music and arts schools in the UAE competed in the preliminary rounds and the winners were qualified to the semi-final rounds. Indywood Talent Hunt is the largest ever public verdict based youth festival in the history of the UAE’s festivities, which is about one million people. The finalists were selected based on public participation, online voting, YouTube’s acceptance of contestant videos, and the scores provided by expert jurors. Winners name information available at www.indywoodtalenthunt.com The artist and talent are selected from the contestants who have scored the most individual points. Indywood Talent Hunt offers talented contestants the opportunity to continue to showcase their talents at many international platforms, including cinema. The Indywood Talent Hunt was organized with the support of some of the UAE’s leading businessmen who are members of the Indywood Consortium. Sohan Roy, Founder and Chairman of IBC, said that the closing ceremonies will see the presence of prominent members of the Indywood Billionaires Club (IBC).      This year’s competition will end up on December 3 with a musical feast by Guinness Book Award winner and keyboardist Stephen Devassy, and state award winning playback singer Suraj Santosh. Previous editions of Indywood Talent Hunt were a confluence of creative talents from India’s student community held at the Ramoji Film City and Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad. Both the Edition witnessed over 2500 Finalists and participated in 25 creative...
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Peter Patel honored with Independent Bakery Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

Peter Patel honored with Independent Bakery Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019 Costcutter Brockley, situated in High St in UK, owner  Peter Patel honored with Independent Bakery Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. Peter Patel says about the single most profitable innovation he have made to his store over the past 12 months. “Introducing a dedicated chiller for vegan products has meant we’ve been able to significantly increase the range and reap the rewards, with weekly sales now at £2,000”. He describes about his best strategy for increasing footfall in his store. “Really getting under the skin of what existing shoppers want and crucially who else could be shopping with us. Once we have that, finding a point of difference and answering their needs”. He also describes two key challenges facing convenience and explain your plans for taking advantage. “1. Point of difference With two Sainsbury’s, a Co-op and independently owned convenience stores all within walking distance, we have had to work hard to create a point of difference. Using our shopper insights we have created an offering that is tailored to meet our shoppers’ needs, including the most comprehensive BWS and vegan offerings in the area. Not only do our sales prove that we’ve created a point of difference, but the fact that our nearest competitor, Sainsbury’s, is now directing customers to our vegan range, is the icing on the cake. 2. Shopping environment All the research showed that our local shoppers wanted smaller batched produced products, whether that was BWS or vegan products. They’re also keen to top-up shop regularly and want healthy, easy dinners with fresh ingredients and that’s exactly what we’ve delivered. We’ve also tried to look after our younger visitors and have introduced small shopping trolleys for children, which have been a big hit. The results speak for themselves. Basket spend has grown from £5.30 to £6.66 and sales have grown from £26,000 to...
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Shad Saleem honored with Spirit of the Community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

Shad Saleem honored with Spirit of the Community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019 best-one Poets Corner and best-one Plessey News, situated in Housing Estate in UK, owner Shad Saleem honored with Spirit of the Community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. Shad Saleem says how a store-owner can become the spirit of the community. “For me, it’s all about being woven into the community; a part of the fabric. A community can be diverse – a mix of people of different ages, jobs, families and it’s about connecting with all of them in some way. I think one of the ways I’ve managed to do this is I’ve never said no to ANY community support asked of me in the last 20 years”. He says about the initiatives that he developed to benefit his local community in the last 12 months. “Within our community there are children that come from families below the national poverty threshold who can’t always afford food and are being sent to school hungry. Through my involvement with The Rotary Club of Blyth we worked together with Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, where we created a Breakfast Club enabling 30 children to be given a proper breakfast and ‘set them up’ for the day. The school fed back that there is a close correlation between the success of children within the classroom and being well fed. We’re looking at expanding this initiative and I’d like to support this financially through the shops (my personal ambition is to ensure that no child in Blyth goes to school hungry)”. He describes two key challenges facing Convenience and his plans for taking advantage. “Blyth is inundated with retail shops; we have ALDI, Lidl, ASDA and many convenience stores. The challenge is to differentiate ourselves from everyone else. One way we do this is through stocking local products. Our eggs are delivered fresh daily from family-run Lintz Hall Eggs, our milk and...
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Anita Nye Honored With Spirit Of The Community Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019

Anita Nye Honored With Spirit Of The Community Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019 Premier Eldred Drive Stores, situated in Housing Estate in UK, owner Anita Nye honered with Spirit of the community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. Anita Nye says that it is a  community shop that really keeps everyone at the heart of everything. They are members of the community and have been for many years so they want to play our part in whatever they can to help improve the area they live and work in. They have introduced a couple of initiatives to ‘do out bit’ to tackle food poverty and childhood obesity. They have introduced a very popular loyalty card scheme. People get a stamp every time they spend £10 on groceries. They chose to keep the amount that triggers a stamp relatively low and shoppers just need to collect 10 stamps to get £5 off their shopping. It’s unbelievably popular and lots of people save their full cards til Christmas so that they can get some really good money off their festive shopping.    Anita describes about key challenges facing Convenience and explains plans for taking advantage. Keeping prices down whilst retaining good profit margins. Ever changing demands of customers. People often shop around for the best prices, they stick to PMP where they can as that’s what their customers...
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Walter Bryson Honored with Impulse Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

Walter Bryson Honored with Impulse Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019 Londis Davis Bryson & Sons stores at High St in UK owner Walter Bryson honored with Impulse Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. In the questionnaire session, Walter Bryson says about the secretes behind the success. He says three main qualities to make him an amazing impulse retailer. “As per a petrol filling station our business is mainly impulse, We stock a full range of impulse crisps drinks and chocolate that are well presented and conveniently placed to disrupt the customers mission to almost guarantee a purchase. we stock the most up to date products as soon as they become available”. He have merchandised his store overall to achieve maximum sales by mading the front of the store open and airy with open windows and a large serving counter to make customers feel at ease. The team have also grouped the store into specific areas like food for now and food for later as well as bringing in a selection of local products and Costa coffee along with Slush machines and Tango ice blast. The categories to provide the best impulse-driven sales are dinks including Costa, invested in new refrigeration to stock a large range of soft drinks as well as installing to Costa machines in a purpose built unit for upsell cakes and biscuits with the costa. He says about two key challenges facing Convenience and explain plans for taking advantage are Customer Retention and Profitability. The team retain customers by offering a wide range of goods and services at competitive prices along with Local with partnership and also maintain profit...
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