Bata India is adding handbags, belts, sunglasses and other accessories to the product range offered in its stores, while introducing a more inviting “city format” with better lighting and space allocation for the brands. As previously indicated, it also starting a store franchising program in rural cities. For its second quarter, the company has reported an 8.6 percent sales increase to 6,215 billion rupees (€78.2m-$100.7m ), but its net income declined by 4.1 percent to INR 593 million (€7.47m-$9.62m).

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