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Leading global furniture chain IKEA aims to help tackle one of the largest, global environmental issues by launching its ‘Better Air Now’ initiative. Starting off in India, IKEA intends to turn rice straw into a new renewable material source for IKEA products. A rice harvesting residue, rice straw is traditionally disposed by burning, which contributes heavily to air pollution and smog, particularly in North India. Through the ‘Better Air Now’ initiative, the furniture retailer’s ambition is to create a model to reduce air pollution that could be replicated in other mega cities.

According to the World Health Organization’s data, polluted air leads to around seven million deaths per year, worldwide. India is one of the most polluted countries and North India has 9 of 10 most polluted cities in the world. “The health effects of air pollution are severe and at IKEA we are determined to contribute to a solution. We know that burning of rice crop residue is a major pollution source and with this initiative we hope that will change. If we can find a way to make use of rice straw it would become a valuable source for the farmers instead of being burnt, which in the end also would contribute to better air for people,” says Helene Davidsson, Sustainability Manager South Asia at IKEA Purchasing.

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Manoj K. AgarwalThe Sheth Developers & Realtors Limited owned, Viviana Mall has brought on board Manoj K. Agarwal as its new CEO. A seasoned professional from the Hospitality and Shopping Mall industry, Agarwal, who has over 30 years of leadership experience, previously has had stints with L&T (Retail, Malls & Commercial) and Inorbit Malls.

At L&T Realty, he spearheaded the company’s Chandigarh's SBU, which included Elante Mall along with a premium office space and 5-start Hyatt Regency Hotel. Path-Breaking achievements in record time called for an internal move at L&T, where he was appointed to head the mall operations as part of the L&T’s Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, the world's largest Public-Private Partnership Project in the sector.

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Govind ShrikhandeLeading value retail department store chain V-Mart announced the appointment of Govind Shrikhande as an Independent Director of the Company, effective Nov 2, 2018. Known to the industry for his glowing track record at Shoppers Stop which he joined in 2001 and left as MD, Shrikhande possesses rich cross-functional experience in textiles, apparel and retail. Prior to Shoppers Stop, he was associated with Mafatlal and Johnson & Johnson. He has the unique distinction of being part of the team that launched Arvind Denim & Arrow. He has also worked with Bombay Dyeing.

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One of Mumbai’s reputed shopping centres, Viviana Mall, has bagged its 6th consecutive trophy at the ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping centre awards 2018. The Gold award considered on par with the Oscars for the retail world was presented at RECon Asia in Kuala Lumpur. Viviana Mall was recognised for its innovative and socially relevant campaign against the sale of Acid aimed at prevention of an ever prevalent social malaise of scarring caused by Acid Attacks.

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AstorMueller, global maker of Bugatti shoes, appoints Iconic Fashion Retailing as exclusive India retail partner. Bugatti is one of the leading premium shoe brands in Europe, with over 4.5 million pairs sold annually, all designed and crafted by AstorMueller. Iconic Fashion Retailing is a prominent multi-brand premium fashion retail chain present in 17 cities.

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