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 like.

Justin Whittaker Honored With Food To Go Retailer Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019

MJ’s Premier Store, situated in  Housing Estate, UK, owner Justin Whittaker honored with Food to go Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019.

Justin Whittaker says “We identified that whilst our food-to-go offer was great for breakfast and dinner – from 4pm we were quiet. Yet takeaways are thriving in the evening. We were missing a trick. We also identified that we were missing ‘millennials’ from our customer base. So we introduced the desserts bar to complement the rest of our food-to-go offering by giving an offer for the evening trade and something that would appeal to the younger generation – waffles, crepes and premium ice cream! The desserts bar alone takes £4,000 a week with a profit margin of +50%. We’ve introduced exclusive offers, such as Waffle Wednesday (buy one get one free) or Monday 2 pizzas and Pepsi for £10. And we’ve developed an ordering app to maximise the appeal of the dessert bar, appeal to our younger more ‘tech-savvy’ younger generation and to future proof our business. Customers can click onto a Facebook post to ‘shop now’. We’re doing £1,500 business with the app and more importantly, it’s all on high profit lines. Add to that our food-to-go zone with coffee machine, doughnut rack, hot cabinet, noodle snacks, grab and go chiller, which includes sandwiches and meal deals. There’s something for everyone throughout the day. Evenings are now our busiest time of day for food to go! We already had a good broad food-to-go offering to cover most requirements for grab-and-go. Our food-to-go zone includes a coffee machine, doughnut rack, hot cabinet, noodle snacks, F’real milkshakes and a chiller (with sandwiches, crisps and soft drinks). Now that we’ve introduced the desserts bar we’ve got an offer that is really popular with the younger generation and also for evening trade. That’s what was missing before. The investment in the desserts bar was £80k. Payback was just 6 months.”

He says about the best-performing component of food-to-go. “This year, we’ve built a dessert bar! This has definitely proved to be the best performing component of our food to go offer. It cost £80k to install and payback has been just 6 months. Previously a large proportion of our business was driven through promotions, so our POR was just 19%. We reduced SKUs across the store to create space to build our ‘Just Desserts Co’ bar. It’s a vibrant pink – really distinct and completely different from the rest of the store. We sell a range of cream cakes, premium ice cream, crepes and waffles with a variety of toppings. The unit also houses a Chicago Town pizza station, milkshakes and a Tango ice blast with carbonated slush. The dessert bar is already taking £4,000/week and with +50% profit margins. Different daily offers include Waffle Wednesday (BOGOF), Pancake Tuesday (BOGOF) and Monday x2 pizzas and Pepsi for £10. Customers are quite happy to wait while their waffle is being created in-store! The teatime solution has always been a problem but with the dessert bar and pizza options we have now started to evolve into this market especially at the weekends”.

He describes about two key challenges facing Convenience and explain his plans for taking advantage of them. “Falling footfall (traditional services in decline ie news and mags, tobacco) and reduced margins (a store doing 19% gross profit cannot survive). Anything new coming into the store has to have a minimum of 30% POR tapping into the millenniums (who have never bought a newspaper or cigs in there life) ie Tango Ice Blast costs £1:10 selling at £5 also not leaving out the silver greys by doing great shop local deals ie local milk, bread and eggs again with some great margins. Also taking a great local shop with traditional values and putting it into the modern world with a great app connected to FB”.

He says three ways in which he have responded and retained footfall after a new discounter/supermarket opened in his catchment area. “1 We added a ‘Dessert Co’ dessert bar in vibrant pink – really distinct and completely different from the rest of the store. We sell a range of cream cakes, premium ice cream, crepes and waffles with a variety of toppings, creating a ‘store within a store’ effect to attract younger customers with different deals every day eg Waffle Wednesday to add interest 2 We developed an ordering app to maximise the appeal of the dessert bar. Customers click on a Facebook post to ‘shop now’ and place their order – for pick up or for delivery. We’re doing £1,500 business with the app. 3 We ensure that we’re active on social media. It’s the key tool that we use for promoting all our activities and for connecting with our customers and the community. For example, when we put Gordon’s pink gin on promotion at £12/bottle with a free glass and promoted it on Facebook the post reached 59,000 people and we sold £2,500 in one day. When all the banks in the area closed, we put in an ATM and posted ‘free cash, like and share’. It reached 129,000 people”.

World’s Top 5 DJanes Win QUEEN OF MASHUPS Global Title For 2019

SOS : Nitelife presents World’s Top 5 DJanes from ‘Queen of Mashups’ Global Title 2019

#Both the winners were judged by the jury as the joint-winners for their unique compositions at the console

#Social media award was won by DJ Natalia Moon of Australia and DJ Jericha  from Philippines

Queen of Mashups: ‘SOS  Nitelife’, an Exclusive Platform for female DJanes, successfully hosted the fourth edition of ‘Queen of Mashups’ World DJane Championship on November 27. Top 15 Djanes from across the globe participated in the gala event hosted at Dragonfly Experience, The Orb, Sahar, Mumbai.

DJ Blondie from the USA and DJ Neit Kaur from India were declared the joint-winners of the fourth World DJane Championship.

Defending champion DJ Natalia Moon (Australia) emerged as the first runner-up, DJ Cynthia Lacle (Netherlands) and DJ Dicca Higgs (Poland) were pronounced the second runner-up, DJ Farah Farz (Singapore) was the third runner-up, DJ Linda Erfolg (Germany) was named fourth runner-up while DJ Lisa (Ukraine) emerged as fifth runner-up.

The organisers also created social media awards for this event; DJ Natalia Moon from Australia and DJ Jericha (Philippines) emerged the winners in this category. DJ Blondie from USA and DJ Charlie Smit (Netherlands) were the first runner-ups while DJ Neit Kaur from India and DJ Olesya Blondz (Russia) were named the second runner-up.

15 talented DJanes from various parts of the world participated in the competition and set the stage on fire with their musical numbers. In the end, the judges chose two joint-winners.

The audience was enthralled by the tunes of popular dance numbers played by the talented ladies behind the music consoles. All the distinguished guests were in awe of SOSNitelife’s arrangements and hospitality.

These talented young ladies were judged by a jury comprising DJ Suketu, DJ Notorious and DJ Nasha. The jury congratulated the winners as well as the runners-up and hailed the woman power.

Congratulating the winners DJ Suketu said, “I congratulate DJ Blondie and DJ Neit for winning the fourth World DJane Championship. I am sure their success will inspire other budding female disc jockeys to continue doing what they are doing and eventually win such titles. I also thank SOS : Nitelife for this initiative and congratulate them for hosting such a lovely evening.”

After winning the title DJ Neit, who won the Queen of Mashups India title in 2018, said, “I feel immensely happy to have won this championship. I am thankful to SOS :  Nitelife for providing such a unique and wonderful platform to showcase my talent. I also congratulate DJ Blondie for being the joint winner. It has been a wonderful journey for me in the last year. I won the Queen of Mashups India title last year and this year I am the World Champion.”

DJ Blondie on being adjudged the joint-winner of the championship said, “I congratulate DJ Neit for being a winner and sharing the honours with me. I also thank SOS Nitelife and Mr Chand Seth for putting up such a spectacular show. It was indeed a night to remember and the audience was encouraging. All the participants were simply amazing and the contest was really tough but in the end, there has to be a winner. I feel lucky to have come out as a joint-winner. I wish more such contests will be held in the future.”

“We are elated with the success of our flagship contest i.e. Queen of Mashups. I congratulate DJ Blondie and DJ Neit Kaur for emerging as the joint-winners of 4th World DJane Championship 2019. I am happy with the journey of DJ Neit as she has made us all proud. This year, we also introduced social media awards and I congratulate its winners and runners-up. Our aim is to provide a platform to the Djanes where they can showcase their talents,” said Mr Chand Seth, the Founder/Managing Director of SOS Nitelife.

Ms Lina Ingle, co-founder/Director SOS Nitelife said, “I congratulate our winners and all the lovely DJanes who participated in this competition. I wish them all very best of luck in their future endeavours. DJ Neit’s success is a testimony that our purpose isn’t just to entertain the audience for a night, instead, we also scout for the next best female djane from India who could compete with the best in the world and eventually win it.”

“The Global Championship has been a huge hit amongst the audiences as they gather in big numbers to enjoy the evening. Our aim is to make this contest bigger and better with every passing year,” Ms Lina added further.

About SOS : Nitelife – A Synergy of Services

SOS Nitelife Private Limited is a specialized event management company in the country, known for its unmatched commitment to delivering the highest possible level of services and thus turning them into huge successes.

Since 2000, “SOS Nitelife” has been exquisitely conducting Corporate Events, like Premium Product Launches, Celebrity Page 3 Events, R & R Events/Dealers Meet, Offsite events, Exhibitions to Government Projects and many more categories with an unmatched pledged quality, which guards its name in the event industry.

Uddhav Thackeray Takes Oath As Maharashtra Chief Minister In Grand Ceremony

Uddhav Thackeray Takes Oath As Maharashtra Chief Minister In Grand Ceremony.

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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 margins.

Actress Samikssha Batnagar Bags Best Actress Award At 12th Global Film Festival Noida

Bollywood actress Samikssha Batnagar bagged best actress award at 12th Global Film Festival Noida for critically acclaimed film Hamne Gandhi Ko Maar Diya. The Hindi movie produced and directed by Naeem A. Siddqui. It was released on 2 March 2018 all over India, this movie is inspired by non-violence movements taken by Mahatma Gandhi (Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi) during his struggle for Independent India from 1915 to 1947. The excitement and enthusiasm of young film makers from all over India and abroad created a new energy in the 12th Global Film Festival Noida at Marwah Studios, Noida Film City. The festival was inaugurated by Ambassador of Bosnia Mohammed Cengic, joint secretary of state committee of the Uzbekistan Tumurbek Anvabekov, Film Director Rahul Ravail, Film Director Ranjit Kapor, Writer & Dancer Raghunath Manet, Director Usha Deshpandey, TV Actress Samikssha Batnagar, Vivek Paul, Miss Ukraine Darina Gordienko, Mohamed Ali Rabbani & President Marwah Studios Sandeep Marwah.

  

Samikssha Batnagar said, “I dedicate this award to all my fans who always supports me. I am glad to receive this award. I would like to thanks organizer of 12th Global Film Festival Noida for this appreciation.

HT Drinks Wins best wholesale depot of the year Award of the Asian Trader Awards 2019

A U.K. based company HT Drinks wins best wholesale depot of the year Award of the Asian Trader Awards 2019.This awards are for the key players and stakeholders across the grocery sector to recognise and reward the cream of the crop from convenience retailing.

A questionnaire session was completed by Manager Chris Alba. Through those, grocery, Alcohol, Tobacco are the main products there. Above 12,000 customers have been using their service. They are planning  65% retail and 35% catering for future.HT Drinks  operates 350 retail Clubs.

 

About The Asian Traders Awards

Every year, the awards gather the key players and stakeholders across the grocery sector to recognise and reward the cream of the crop from convenience retailing. On the evening, leading politicians mix with captains of industry to herald independent retailers, convenience store and symbol operators, shopkeepers, off-license owners and newsagents from across the UK.

Gwalior resident Uday Pratap Sharma cheated crores, Neeraj Sharma made serious allegations

ग्वालियर निवासी उदय प्रताप शर्मा ने की करोड़ो की ठगी , नीरज शर्मा ने लगाए गंभीर आरोप

ग्वालियर निवासी उदय प्रताप शर्मा ने की करोड़ो की ठगी , नीरज शर्मा ने लगाए गंभीर आरोप

ग्वालियर शहर के प्रतिष्ठित व्यक्ति नीरज शर्मा (प्रार्थी) सुपुत्र श्री कैलाश शर्मा ने ग्वालियर निवासी उदयप्रताप शर्मा- कंपनी मेसर्स उदयप्रताप शर्मा (वर्तमान में भारती बिल्डकॉम ) पर करीब 4 करोड़ रुपये की ठगी करने का आरोप लगाया है ।

आरोप है कि  उदयप्रताप शर्मा ने प्रार्थी से लालपुर बांध के कार्य हेतु डीजल राशि 13,00,000 /- ( तेरह लाख )  डीलक्स मोटर्स (पेट्रोल पंप ) सनातन धर्म मंदिर के सामने इंदरगंज से लिया विनय शर्मा को 8,00,000 रुपये के सरिया भुगतान भी किया एवं अपनी एक मशीन भी कार्य करने हेतु दी जिसका भुगतान प्रार्थि की नही मिला , उदयप्रताप एक क्रेशर प्लांट भी लगाना था उसके लिए भी इन्होंने नीरज शर्मा यानी प्रार्थी से बीस लाख रुपये लिये जो वापिस भी नही किया ।

उदयप्रताप शर्मा ने प्रार्थी से हरसि हाई लेवल डबरा जिला ग्वालियर में दो टेंडर राशि 31 करोड़ एवं 18 करोड़ के निकले हैं उसके लिए नगद रुपये 25,00,000 (पच्चीस लाख) उसके मित्र के सामने लिया ,बाद उदयप्रताप शर्मा ने प्रार्थी को बताया कि कीन्ही वजह से टेंडर उनके हित मे नही हुआ और टेंडर के नाम से ली गयी धनराशि भी नही लौटाये । तरनोपरांत उदयप्रताप शर्मा ने प्रार्थी से व्यक्तिगत मिलकर कहा कि भाई एक बार फिर आप मेरी मदद कर दीजिए मेंने आपसे पहले जो पैसे लिए थे वो भी में लौटा दूंगा और फिर प्रार्थी जी लालच में आ गए कि उदयप्रताप जो पैसे मुझसे लिए थे वो अब मुझे मेरे पैसे अब लौटा देगें उदयप्रताप शर्मा को 3 करोड़ 78 लाख की इंडसाइंड बैंक में बैंक में बैंक गेरेँटर की बची हुई राशि1,99,62,272/- दिनांक 5-5-2011 को बैंक को पत्र जारी कर बैंक को नगदी करा दिया  ।

जैसे ही प्रार्थी को बैंक द्वारा सूचना दी गई तो प्रार्थी ने उदय प्रताप शर्मा से मिलके उनसे कहा कि धनराशि की व्यवस्था कर संबंधित बैंको में जमा कर दूंगा । दिनांक 26- 09 – 2011 को बैंक से कॉल आया कि संबंधित बैंक गारंटी में आप गारंटर हो और खाता क्रमांक 26- 09- 2011 को बैंक को आवेदन किया की मुझे डेढ़ करोड़ रुपये की क्रेडिट फैसिलिटी दी जाए जिससे में बैंक गारंटी का पैसा जमा कर सकू दिनांक 27- 09 2011 को बैंक ने आवेदन मंजूर करके मुझे डेढ़ करोड़ रुपये की क्रेडिट उपलब्ध करवाई उसके बाद मैंने जमा करने के लिए पैसे दिया जिसका दिनांक 27-09 2011 सेंगशन लेटर डेढ़ करोड़ है ।

उसके बाद प्रार्थी ने उदयप्रताप ने संपर्क किया कि मैने बैंक गारंटी का पैसा जमा कर दिया आप मेरा पैसा वापस कर दो ।

उदयप्रताप शर्मा ने कहा कि मेरे पास नगद पैसे नहीं है आप मेरी सम्पतियों की रजिस्ट्री करवा लो और अपना पैसा ले लो प्रार्थी ने उसी  समय  सिरोल मुरार ग्वालियर क्षेत्र में कई संपत्तियां दिखाई एक सपत्ती जो थाने वके बगल वाली भूमि का अन्यंत्र अनुबंध पत्र है लेकिन थाने के पीछे वाली भूमि जो है वह पाक साफ है ।

इस बात का आष्वासन उदयप्रताप शर्मा , भारती शर्मा अजय शर्मा इन तीनों ने प्रार्थी को दिया।

प्रार्थी को अपने दिए हुए पैसो की वसूली करनी थी इसलिए थाने के पीछे वाली भूमि की जो कि ग्राम सिरोल मुरार ग्वालियर की परिसीमा में आती है, वो 02 बीघा भूमि की थी सर्वे क्रमांक 116,12 मिन -2 12 मिन -2, उसका विक्रय पत्र  भारती शर्मा पत्नी उदय शर्मा से दिनांक 31- 03- 2016 को संपादित करवा लिया हैं उसके पूर्व भूस्वामी के प्रकरण न्यायालय में विचारधिन है । क्योंकि प्रार्थी ने भूमि पर जैसे ही कब्जा लेने हेतु कार्य किया उसी समय संबंधित न्यायालय से प्रार्थी के पास एक समय आया, प्रार्थी जब न्यायलय में उपस्थित हुआ तो ज्ञात हुआ कि प्रार्थी ने जो भूमि खरीदी हैं वह विवादित हैं । प्रार्थी पुनः इन तीनो लोगो से संपर्क किया तो उन्होंने कहा कि हमने तो आपको भूमि का विक्रय कर दिया हैं अब आप जानो या वो जाने , तब प्रार्थी ने पूर्व भूस्वामियों से न्यायालय में राजीनामा किया एवं तय धनराशी 21 लाख का नगद भुगतान किया और तब न्यायालय से राजीनामा हुआ।

उस समय उस विवादित भूमि के बगल से लगी भूमि सर्वे क्रमांक 115/02, उसके बारे में उदयप्रताप शर्मा ने बताया है  कि यह मेरे बेटे अजय शर्मा के नाम से हैं  लेकिन न्यायालय एवं सिविल न्यायालय में प्रकरण विचाराधीन है जैसे ही निपट जाएगा वैसे ही विक्रय पत्र आपके हित में संपादित कर देंगे अभी इसलिए नही हो सकता कि न्यायालय में विक्रय पत्र संपादित होने पर रोक लगी है इस भूमि के एवज में प्रार्थी से रुपए 15 लाख की बात तय हो गई जिसमें से इन्होंने कुछ रुपए 7,46,166  रेता के माध्यम से भी लिए प्रार्थी ने कई बार इनसे मिलकर जो धनराशि दी है उसकी मांग की है , लेकिन यह कहकर बार – बार टकराते रहे कि जैसे ही धनराशि की व्यवस्था हो जाएगी वैसे ही तुम्हारा हिसाब कर देंगे । विवादित भूमि के संबंध में हर आम खास संस्था , निकाय आदि को सूचित किया जाता है अन्य किसी भी प्रकार संव्यवहार  न करे ऐसा कोई भी संव्यवहार प्रार्थी के मुकाबले शून्य एवं निष्प्रभावी होगा तथा सव्यवहार करने वाला व्यक्ति स्वयं उत्तरदायी होगा।

Designer Rehan Ahmad Baley Showcased His Latest Collection At A Show In London

Designer Rehan Ahmad is known for his western and princess-esque gowns. He recently participated in a Fashion Show in London. The Celebration Of Indian Fashion Involved Fringe Events Across London, From VIP Jewellery Launch Events To Well-Known Authors On Indian Fashion Hosting Seminars On The Various Styles And Trends Seen On The Catwalks.
Rehan’s Collection Got Special Attention Of Viewers As It Was Rich In Metallics And Shades Of Grey,Black,White And Black. The Designer’s Muse Was Celebrated B-Town Actress Sana Khan.

  
The Show was directed by Internationally acclaimed Choreographer and Show Director Lokesh Sharma.
Rehan Also Received Award For Best In A Category, R.C.Dalal Memorial Award, J.D Institute For His Exceptional Talent In Designing.

Nikita Nayak’s Collection Dazzles Across Borders

Indian designer Nikita Nayak, Showcases her Indie fusion collection at a show in London. Nikita has a strong background of Manufacturing and Fashion Management. She always had heart in designing which is why she came up with her own label in 2016 post which she presented her collection at many shows.

Nikita’s designs were really appreciated at the show as they were in beautiful shades of purple, rose gold , pink and red . the designs  had touch of Indian yet modern silhouette’s.

   

Delicate ruffles and fringes was the part the ensembles. While talking about the show she said that it was amazing to be part of this show, I am still not over the response and appreciation that I received.

The show was directed by renowned Fashion choreographer Lokesh Sharma. Who was the only show director in the show as well as from India.