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Téléphones portables : Samsung et Huawei en haut du podium des ventes

Le marché du téléphone portable est en pleine croissance en cette fin d’année. Quels sont les marques les plus populaires et les modèles les plus vendus ? Tour d’horizon.

La vente double en cette période de fin d’année

Accessoires indispensables de la vie moderne, les té=léphones mobiles sont vendus comme des petits pains, en cette fin d’année. Ce n’est pas Bilkiss Jaulim, directrice de Jaulim Plaza, qui dira le contraire. « Les ventes se portent très bien tout au long de l’année, surtout quand il  y a de nouveaux modèles ou de nouvelles séries de téléphone. Mais, en fin d’année, nous enregistrons un pic qui peut aller jusqu’à 100 % surtout en décembre », avance-t-elle. Jason Mansa Ram, Sales Demonstrator chez 361, est du même avis. « La vente double en cette période. Nous écoulons facilement entre 10 et 20 téléphones au quotidien, surtout en décembre », indique-t-il.

Les acheteurs recherchent des portables avec des caméras de très haute définition.

Et Karel Darga, marketing executive chez  Maurisystems, d’ajouter : « En fin d’année, la vente des téléphones portables double, voire triple ». Jason Mansa Ram fait, toutefois, ressortir que le marché est de plus en plus compétitif. « Pour nous démarquer, nous misons sur l’accueil et le service après vente », souligne-t-il.

Les modèles les plus prisés actuellement

Enseignes Marques Modèles Prix de vente
Courts Mammouth Samsung Samsung Galaxy A7 Rs 13 990
Samsung Galaxy J6+ Rs 8 890
Huawei Nova 3i Rs 13 890
Nokia Nokia 6.1 Plus Rs 12 990
Cash & Carry Samsung Samsung Galaxy A7 Rs 13 890
Huawei Nova 3i Rs 13 890
P Smart Rs 8 890
Nokia Les petits modèles Entre Rs 745 et Rs 12 890
Jaulim Plaza Samsung Samsung S9+ Rs 38 890
Samsung A8 Rs 15 990
Huawei Huawei Smart Rs 9 990
P20 lite Rs 15 900
Maurisystems Ltd HTC HTC Desire 12 Rs 7 999
HTC Desire 12+ Rs 9 999
361 Samsung Samsung Galaxy A7 Rs 13 890
Huawei Nova 3i Rs 13 990

Les 4 priorités des acheteurs

1. Les acheteurs recherchent des caméras de très haute résolution afin d’obtenir des images les plus parfaites et claires possibles. Certains privilégient des téléphones ayant plusieurs caméras.

2. La rapidité de la mémoire interne est très importante pour les acheteurs dans la mesure où elle leur permet de télécharger des jeux et des applications.

3. Plus l’écran est large, plus le modèle est prisé par certains acheteurs. A contrario, certains clients cherchent des modèles qui tiennent dans leur main.

4. Le design est un autre aspect qui motive l’achat d’un téléphone portable.

La nouveauté proposée cette semaine

Chez Courts Mammouth, on proposera, ce jeudi 22 novembre, le Huawei Y9 (2019) au prix de Rs 9 990. « Ce modèle sera en précommande d’ici à la fin du mois et en livraison à partir du 30 novembre », indique Deelash Govind, Product Manager chez Courts Mammouth.


Le saviez-vous ?

Des étrangers friands de téléphones vendus à Maurice 
Les étrangers qui travaillent à Maurice, notamment les Indiens ou encore les Bangladeshis, sont nombreux à acheter des portables dans notre île. Et ils ne sont pas les seuls. « Nous accueillons aussi pas mal des Taïwanais ou encore des Vietnamiens dont les bateaux de pêche accostent à Maurice », indique-t-on chez Cash & Carry. Ces étrangers font leurs achats exclusivement pendant les week-ends.

Ces personnes âgées à la page 
Le téléphone portable n’est pas qu’une affaire de jeunes. Les personnes âgées sont également amateurs de téléphone mobile. « Si un certain nombre d’entre eux optent pour des téléphones à petits prix, nous avons aussi pas mal de retraités qui achètent des Smartphones, notamment pour communiquer avec leurs proches sur WhatsApps ou par vidéo call. Certains de nos clients âgés demandent également des renseignements afin qu’ils puissent se connecter sur Facebook, via leur mobile », nous indique Bilkiss Jaulim, directrice de

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Apple vous invite à acheter un iPhone XS ou iPhone XR avec une notification

Apple a réellement envie que vous achetiez un iPhone de dernière génération. La marque a envoyé une notification à certains de ses clients, pour leur présenter l’iPhone XS et l’iPhone XR et (surtout) les inviter à acheter un modèle.

« Votre nouvel iPhone est prêt. Choisissez l’iPhone XR ou l’iPhone XS et accélérez votre mise à niveau dès aujourd’hui avec l’iPhone Upgrade Program », peut-on lire dans la notification envoyée par l’application Apple Store. Pour rappel, l’iPhone Upgrade Program permet d’avoir un iPhone débloqué chaque année (couvert par l’assurance AppleCare+) en payant chaque mois une certaine somme à Apple. Ce programme est disponible dans une poignée de pays (États-Unis, Royaume-Uni, Chine).

Cette notification semble faire partie du récent remaniement au sein des équipes marketing d’Apple. Depuis quelques semaines, Apple fait appel à plusieurs employés pour trouver de nouvelles idées et mettre en avant les nouveaux iPhone. Les rumeurs évoquent des ventes décevantes, d’où l’intérêt pour Apple de beaucoup vanter ses smartphones au public.

Le dernier exemple en date a eu lieu cette nuit. La page d’accueil du site d’Apple (aux États-Unis seulement) a été modifiée pour seulement afficher l’iPhone XS et l’iPhone XR. Apple affiche « iPhone XR à partir de 449$ » et « iPhone XS à partir de 699$ » avec un astérisque à côté. Celle-ci indique que les prix affichés peuvent être obtenus si on donne un ancien iPhone à Apple en échange.

Birmingham to welcome Primark’s largest store

Primark’s largest ever store will open in December 2018 at Birmingham Pavilions. Designed by 3DReid, the new store will showcase five floors of fashion spread across 14,864 sq m of retail space and will feature the latest trends in women’s, men’s and children’s fashions including footwear, accessories, lingerie, beauty and homeware. This store will build on Primark’s latest contemporary shopfit, offering an enhanced customer experience with bespoke design areas, access to free wi-fi and customer ‘recharge’ seating areas for enjoyable and convenient shopping.

‘The new Primark in Birmingham will be the largest in the world, offering an even wider range of our amazing fashion at amazing prices, over five floors. We have a loyal customer base in Birmingham and are very excited to unveil the new store, which will be almost four times the size of our current city centre store,’ says a spokesperson for Primark.

The opening will create local employment opportunities, with almost 500 new jobs. The store will employ approximately 900 people in total, including 430 employees who will transfer from Primark’s current city centre location at Birmingham’s New Street.

Tesco shutting series of city centre stores

Thousands of Tesco jobs are thought to be at risk as Tesco begins closing a series of city centre stores.

According to a report from The Times, industry insiders believe Tesco is planning to close up to 30 poorly performing Metro stores and to convert a further 60, although Tesco has not confirmed those figures.

 

The move comes as Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis looks to cut costs to boost profit margins.

Lewis has set a target of improving margins up from 2.9 per cent last year to between 3.5 per cent and four per cent in 2020.

Staff at Metro outlets in Lancashire, Manchester and Liverpool have been told their stores are closing, with the average Metro employing 75 people.

The supermarket giant is just days away from unveiling its new discount player Jack’s, at Chatteris near Cambridge.

It’s thought former Tesco Metro stores will be converted into the new brand, enabling the supermarket to grow a value retail competitor at a much faster rate than establishing completely new stores.

What makes Argos the UK’s top multichannel retailer?

According to Retail Week, Argos is the UK’s best multichannel retailer, recently named number one in its ‘Top 30 multichannel retailers’ list.

But what exactly makes Argos so successful?

Here’s a look at its multichannel strategy, and how it offers customer a superior and seamless experience across all channels.

In-store experience

Retail Week reports that online sales account for a third of total sales on average for the top 30 multichannel retailers. This means that the rest is generated in stores.

For Argos, success in both areas has stemmed from heavily investing in store technology – notably replacing its famous laminated catalogues and mini pens with tablet devices.

Instead of the old system of writing out an order slip and queuing to pay a cashier, customers can now buy items much quicker via a digital kiosk before waiting for their collection to arrive.

Meanwhile, employees are also armed with portable devices to help find product and stock information quickly and easily, and warehouse staff use headsets to find out what tasks should be prioritised at that particular moment.

Another key area of online and offline alignment is click-and-collect – a feature that 72% of consumers are said to make use of if it is available. Argos’s ‘Fast Track’ service takes this up a notch, allowing customers to order and pick up from a store on the very same day.

Speed and convenience

This brings us to another important factor in Argos’s success – the aim of offering customers the fastest and most convenient option possible.

According to research, 17% of consumers would change their minds about a purchase if click and collect was not available, making it a highly effective way of reducing basket abandonment. What’s more, click and collect customers are reported to spend twice as much as regular shoppers.

Not only does Argos offer click and collect, but the addition of ‘Fast Track’ means that customers can pick up on the same day, as well as get same-day delivery on home orders placed before 6pm.

Effectively, this means that customers are no longer restricted to a retailer’s terms or operating hours, enjoying the freedom and choice to choose where and how they receive their items at their own convenience. Argos also allows customers to choose between four time slots or a two-hour delivery window in exchange for their mobile number – a way to banish that dreaded day-long wait indoors.

Apple’s Price Target Cut at RBC on iPhone Demand Woes

Apple Inc.’s price target was trimmed by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, the latest investment bank to cite concerns about weak demand for the company’s iPhone line, a factor that has pushed the technology bellwether into bear-market territory over the past several weeks.

“Given sustained data points around soft iPhone demand from supply-chain and others, we think it’s prudent to adjust estimates lower especially as it relates to March-quarter and beyond,” analyst Amit Daryanani wrote to clients. While the stock has already seen pronounced weakness on this issue, “we think investors will wait for data-points/noise level to stabilize before getting more positive on the name,” something Daryanani expects will happen in early 2019.

Daryanani cut his price target to $235 from $240, compared with the average of $228 as compiled by Bloomberg, and also trimmed his 2019 estimates on the Dow component. Yet RBC affirmed its outperform rating on Apple, saying it remains a “core large-cap tech holding” in an “increasingly ‘risk-off’ environment,” given the company’s strong balance sheet and “aggressive” buyback program.

Google Workers Sign Letter Seeking End to China Search Project

A group of Google employees have put their name to a public letter calling on the company to abandon its plans for a Chinese search product that censors results.

Project Dragonfly, as the initiative is known, would enable state surveillance at a time when the Chinese government is expanding controls over the population, according to the letter signed by at least 10 workers, predominately software engineers and researchers. The document also called on management to commit to transparency, be accountable and provide clear communication.

Ever since plans for Dragonfly emerged in August, Google parent Alphabet Inc. has been riven by internal dissent at the prospect of a search engine bending to Beijing’s censorship. It was that sort of government control that prompted co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to effectively pull out of China in 2010 when it decided to stop removing controversial links from web queries.

“We refuse to build technologies that aid the powerful in oppressing the vulnerable, wherever they may be,” the Google workers wrote in the letter. “Dragonfly in China would establish a dangerous precedent, one that would make it harder for Google to deny other countries similar concessions.”

Re-entering China has been a key goal of Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai. In 2016 a small team that included Pichai began working on China-related projects, including Dragonfly, to bring Google’s search engine back into the country.

The decision was met with pushback from both Google engineers and executives. Alphabet Inc. Chairman John Hennessy has said he’s not confident Google will be better off bringing a censored search engine.

The signatories of the letter said they joined the company conscious of its previous position on Chinese censorship and Google’s willingness to place “values above its profits.”

Ropa Vieja

Ropa vieja, a juicy and tender shredded beef stew, is braised in the most flavorful, umami-rich tomato based sauce.

Ropa Vieja

This recipe for ropa vieja couldn’t be easier to make – it’s a dump and go recipe, which is basically the best kind of recipe there is. There’s minimal prep too. The hardest part about this recipe is waiting for it to finish cooking. If you use a slow cooker, that’ll take all day, but if you cook it in an Instant Pot then you’ll only have to wait a couple hours. Good food takes time, y’all.

Ropa Vieja literally means “old clothes.” Kind of an odd name for a dish but if you squint, this big juicy pile of meat and colorful bell peppers does kind of look like a pile of laundry, right? I mean… if your wardrobe happens to include a lot of brown. I guess that’s probably not the imagery I should encourage here? Don’t worry y’all, this dish tastes nothing like laundry (and that’s something I never thought I’d write…).

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Ropa Vieja

While this Cuban dish typically calls for flank steak, I suggest using beef chuck roast instead because it has more fat, more flavor and most importantly it results in tender, juicy meat when cooked for a long period of time. I’d rather have melt-in-your-mouth shredded beef vs. tough and chewy shredded beef so if you agree, get the chuck roast please.

Ropa Vieja

Want to keep things authentic? Then serve this savory stew with white rice, black beans and fried sweet plantains. And don’t forget to top the ropa with something briney. I suggest pimento-stuffed green olives but if olives aren’t your thing, you can always use capers for a hit of briney tang.

Another tasty way to use all this meat: in tacos, a burrito bowl or enchiladas. Those are just a few ideas, of course.

My personal favorite way to eat ropa vieja is in a bowl, like stew, but with all the toppings! I top it with plenty of diced onion, diced jalapeños, avocado, chopped cilantro and a big squeeze of lime. I know that’s Mexican-style, but the flavors go so well together. Plus it keeps me from eating too much rice.

Also, this is sort of important but not crucial to the dish – do use different colored bell peppers if possible. Not only do they look great in the dish but yellow and red bell peppers are sweeter than green and that sweetness really compliments the whole stew.

Alright, go make this! While the stew simmers, go ahead and fold that laundry that’s lying around 😉

Ropa Vieja

Indian Onion Masala

I am on a mission to help you simplify Indian cooking! Grab your onions and tomatoes and get ready to make some Indian onion masala!

Indian Onion Masala

What is Indian Onion Masala?

Indian onion masala is a flavorful sauce made up of onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and spices. It’s the base to a lot of Indian dishes and by preparing it in advance, you can significantly reduce the cook time for many Indian recipes.

Indian Onion Masala, also known as onion tomato gravy, is nothing new to those of us who cook Indian food on a daily basis. I have been watching my parents make onion masala for as long as I can remember. In the past, making this masala was a painstaking process but it doesn’t have to be anymore – especially if you have an Instant Pot. Having this onion tomato masala handy is an incredible time saver and makes it possible to eat authentic, healthy and delicious Indian meals everyday.

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Onions, tomatoes and ginger/garlic are what I like to consider the “trifecta” of Indian cooking (…er quadfecta?). But who has time to brown onions and cook down tomatoes every single day? No one.  That’s why a lot of Indian people spend one day a week or a month preparing Indian onion masala. It can take several hours to fry onions and cook down tomatoes but I have a faster way: use the Instant Pot. You prepare a big batch, freeze it then take it out whenever you need to make a quick meal.

I know everyone is all about “meal prep” these days. Well, this is how a lot of Indians meal prep. Once you’ve got this masala ready, you can literally prepare “dump and go” Indian recipes and they’ll end up having a lot of flavor.

Indian Onion Masala

As magical as an Instant Pot is, it’ll still take time to make this masala – just not as much. Plus you won’t have to babysit a pot on the stove for as long. It’s really up to you as to how brown you’d like to have your onions. I sometimes skip fully browning the onions and the masala still turns out just fine. The browner the onions, the sweeter the masala so if you can, be patient.

This is how brown your onions should look if you sauté them for 15-20 minutes first:

This masala lasts for months. When I first gave birth to Tony, my mom packed my freezer to the brim with this masala and literally one year later, I found some of it hiding in the back of the freezer… not gonna lie, I used it and it was still perfect. I’d probably suggest using it up within six months though (it normally doesn’t last us that long).

So forget peeling, chopping and cooking these basic ingredients every single day. That is exhausting and what makes Indian cooking seem unapproachable. Instead, make this onion masala and see how easy it really is to cook fresh Indian food every day.

Fresh Tomatoes or Canned Tomatoes?

You can use either fresh tomatoes or canned tomatoes to make this onion masala and I’ll explain how to do that in the directions below.

When it comes to fresh tomatoes, I suggest using Roma tomatoes because they have less water content and so the masala will be thicker. If you use different tomatoes then you will likely need to boil off some of the water at the end.

If tomatoes are not in season where you live, then go for canned (or jarred). Yes, I realize fresh tomatoes are always preferable BUT canned tomatoes are packed at the peak of ripeness and ripe tomatoes are what will make your masala tasty. Sometimes canned tomato masala turns out to taste a bit better for this reason.

(Just an FYI: the photos in this blog post are of tomato masala made using fresh tomatoes. Canned tomatoes will give the masala a darker color).

Indian Onion Masala

How to Use Indian Onion Masala in Recipes:

Want to know how to use this onion masala in recipes? Then check out my Indian Onion Masala Blog Series where you’ll learn all about onion masala: how to store it, how to use it in recipes and recipes that call for exact amounts of this masala!

I’ll be sharing plenty of recipes during the month of February so get your masala ready!

By clicking on this graphic below, you’ll get to what I’m calling the

Indian Onion Masala Headquarters:

Here’s how this series works:

  1. Make the recipe below for Indian onion masala.
  2. Read this post about how to store onion masala.
  3. Check out this page for recipes. No need to guess how much masala to use – I’ll tell you the exact amount of masala needed.
  4. Take all of your onion masala knowledge and apply it to any Indian recipe calling for onions and tomatoes! Hooray!

Indian Onion Masala

Having this masala ready to go is the best way to meal prep when it comes to Indian Cuisine. In fact, I’d say it’s basically essential if you want to enjoy Indian food everyday. So go on and make this masala!

How to Store Onion Masala:

Here is a detailed post that you can read to learn how I freeze onion masala: How to Store and Use Indian Onion Masala

Indian Onion Masala

Basic Indian Onion Masala

Instant Pot Rajma

This recipe for rajma, an Indian kidney bean curry, is one of my favorite dishes! And it is so easy to make in an instant pot!

Instant Pot Rajma Indian Kidney Bean Curry

Instant Pot Rajma = Melt-in-your-Mouth Kidney Bean Curry

These melt-in-your-mouth kidney beans are coated in a thick masala gravy and loaded with flavor. Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of rajma chawal (rajma and rice)?

Rajma is a red kidney bean curry that’s typically served with basmati rice hence the words rajma chawal – for those of us who are Punjabi, these two words go together like peanut butter and jelly. You can also make it with brown basmati rice or an Indian flatbread like roti, naan or paleo naan if you prefer.

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Not only is this recipe extremely economical thanks to the dried kidney beans, it’s also great for those following a gluten-free or vegan diet. This recipe is so delicious though that you won’t feel like you’re on any special diet while eating it!

I’m Punjabi and so as a child, this dish was in our regular dinner rotation. The funny thing is that back then, I loathed rajma. It was nothing compared to butter chicken, my childhood dish of choice. But now, if you were to ask me to choose between the two I truthfully think I’d pick rajma (ugh, tough choice though). It’s a dish that makes me feel so nostalgic and I find is so, so delicious. I relish every bite.

It wasn’t until I left the house to go to college that I started to miss my mom’s rajma. I still remember the look of surprise on my mom’s face when I asked her to make it for me – not kidding when I say her jaw dropped. It’s funny how things you don’t care for as a child end up being dishes that you love. I feel the same way about bitter melon (karela) – hated it back in the day, absolutely love it now.

Instant Pot Rajma Indian Kidney Bean Curry

Should I Soak Kidney Beans?

This always seems to be a heated topic. I know a lot of people feel pretty strongly over whether or not to soak legumes but I think many Indian families soak beans/legumes prior to cooking. That’s what I do because that’s what my mom taught me and that’s what my grandmother taught her. I personally feel like it makes them easier to digest. You decide what is best for you but please know that if you’re not using pre-soaked beans then you will need to cook the kidney beans for longer than the recipe calls for. My method results in perfectly soft and tender kidney beans.

In addition to increasing the cook time – another thing to keep in mind if you decide not to soak the beans is that you’ll likely have to add more water to the recipe as soaked kidney beans absorb water. If you decide to use unsoaked kidney beans then let us know how it goes.

One last thing about kidney beans – they contain a high level of a toxin calledphytohaemagglutinin (yeah, that’s a mouthful) – this lectin is destroyed if you cook the beans long enough. Eating kidney beans that aren’t properly cooked can cause some pretty bad stomach/GI issues so – another reason to either soak the rajma or cook them longer.

Instant Pot Rajma Indian Kidney Bean Curry

If you love this Punjabi dish, then chances are you’ll love my recipe for Punjabi Chole too so give that a try next! And if you’re looking for more Instant Pot Indian recipes, then check out my cookbook: Indian Food Under Pressure.