TOP 10 MULTI BRAND RETAIL STORES IN INDIA
TOP 10 FASHION RETAIL STORES OF INDIA
The Indian Retail Industry has undergone wide expansion in the past few years and will be amongst the top 10 of the world very soon. Every entrepreneur wants his name to be carved in this niche. The Indian retail industry is valued at $270 billion, with organised retail cornering 4.5 %. The Retail Industry in India has gathered new dimensions with the intervention of the Government and setting up of brand outlets, departmental stores, supermarkets and malls. Here is a list of some of the most popular fashion retail stores of India.
Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited, is a large Indian retailer, which is part of the Future Group, and operates multiple retail formats in both the value and lifestyle segment of the Indian consumer market. Headquartered in Mumbai, the company has over 1,000 stores across 71 cities in India and employs over 30,000 people, and as of 2010, it was the country’s largest listed retailer by market capitalization and revenue.
Lifestyle International (P) Ltd, part of the prestigious Dubai based Landmark Group, started its operations in India with the launch of the first Lifestyle store in Chennai in 1999. In little over a decade’s time, Lifestyle has established itself amongst the leading retail companies in India. Positioned as a youthful, stylish and a vibrant brand, Lifestyle offers its customers not just the ease of shopping but also an enjoyable shopping experience.
Big bazaar is a chain of shopping malls in India. Currently, there are 150 big bazaar stores across 80 cities and towns in India. Big Bazaar is designed as an agglomeration of bazaars or Indian markets with clusters offering a wide range of merchandise including fashion and apparels, food products, general merchandise, furniture, electronics, books, fast food and leisure and entertainment sections. Big Bazaar is part of Future Group.
Trent is the retail arm of the Tata group. Started in 1998, Trent operates Westside, one of the many growing retail chains in India based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Westside stores have numerous departments to meet the varied shopping needs of customers. These include Menswear, Women’s wear, Kid’s wear, Footwear, Cosmetics, Perfumes and Handbags, Household Accessories, lingerie, and Gifts. The company hopes to expand rapidly with similar format stores that offer a fine balance between style and price retailing.
Shoppers Stop is an Indian department store chain promoted by the K Raheja Corp Group (Chandru L Raheja Group), started in the year 1991 with its first store in Andheri, Mumbai. Shoppers Stop Ltd has been awarded “the Hall of Fame” and won “the Emerging Market Retailer of the Year Award”, by World Retail Congress at Barcelona, on April 10, 2008. Shoppers Stop is listed on the BSE. With the launch of the Navi Mumbai departmental store, Shoppers Stop has 34 stores in 15 cities in India.
Biglife is about style, trends and the future of fashion. Over the past 43 years, its popularity has soared and expanded, as has its range in fashion products and store network. Ritu Wears, a Delhi-based apparel and lifestyle retailer, has rechristened itself as ‘Biglife Ritu Wears’. It is a family lifestyle destination and celebrates the colorful bond of a family. Ritu Wears offers a wide range of high-fashion clothes, footwear, jewellery, cosmetics, fragrances, toys, watches, sunglasses, luggage and accessories for men, women and children.
Globus is a retail clothing store, based in Mumbai, India. Its part of the Rajan Raheja group. The chain store has recently launched 150 stores in India. Kareena Kapoor has become the brand ambassador, and plans to launch her own clothing line with the store. Globus Stores Pvt. Ltd. was formed to contribute to the revolution sweeping the Indian retail industry. Globus promises to bring about a perceptible change in the way apparel and lifestyle retailing is carried out.
Reliance Trends is a fashion retail store of the Reliance Group. Reliance Trends houses some of the best brands from various parts of the world including their collections. The store’s core principle is – ‘Fashion at great value’. Reliance Trends seems unbeatable as they offer fashionable and trendy clothes at prices unmatched in the market. It offers a mix of private brands across men’s, women’s and children’s categories. The collection offers high fashion, latest trends, cuts and styles and top-quality material backed by technology and innovation.
Gitanjali Lifestyle, India’s leading Jewellery and Lifestyle brand has entered the Indian Retail space with the launch of their first store MAYA. MAYA is a Multibrand format departmental store created to provide consumers with a seamless shopping experience. MAYA stores offer customers a unique experience of varied styles and houses brands and products for women, men and children. The product categories include apparel, jewellery, lifestyle products, accessories, cosmetics and perfumes.
Vishal Mega Mart is a retail store chain owned by Vishal Retail Group. It has number of stores all across India offering apparels, lifestyle goods, daily need goods, grocery etc. It has been a popular chain of stores with reasonable prices and has recently been acquired by TGP, Shri Ram Group.