DMart Efficiencies help in COVID Times, e-Commerce Views

Avenue Supermart owned DMart hypermarket chain was no exception and witnessed diminishing footfalls in its stores during COVID-19 as social distancing is keeping customers away from crowded locations. It also had lower sale of general merchandise and apparel categories perhaps due to deferment of purchases. The company is trying to offset lower footfalls by keeping its stores open for longer hours (24X7 in some cases) to spread out shoppers through the day. D-Mart is also witnessing a shift in the profile of shoppers – the proportion of upper-middle income class customers has diminished more, understandably so as they are less value conscious.

Dmart has not thought about the kirana digitization model. The success of this chain has been its own sourcing and supply chain operations are efficient enough to ensure low costs throughout the value chain. Large stores help the company in two ways: (1) they are more capex efficient on a per sq. ft basis, and (2) they provide a greater runway for (more…)

McDonald’s Experience Of The Future Store in Mumbai, India

In order to understand McDonald’s Experience Of The Future (EOTF) store, our retail analyst visited McDonald’s Nariman Point store in Mumbai.

Named Experience of the Future, McDonald’s new restaurant platform seeks to engage millennial customers by introducing a technology, food and service upgrade to the fast-food concept. It is one-of-a-kind store and India is the fourth country where it has been introduced after (more…)

Sqy! Rewards – Mobile App for Loyalty Program

Sqy-RewardsWe would like to introduce you to Sqy! Rewards, a mobile app that serves as an interactive, analytics driven, customizable customer loyalty program for retailers and brands, co-founded by – Ashwin Meshram and Sunpreet Singh. Launched by Mumbai based First Quadrant Solutions,the platform is a feedback based solution that helps brands incentivize offline as well online interactions with their customers. The 24×7 connectivity combined with real-time analytics enables brands to understand consumer spending patterns. The platform provides a targeted channel for promoting special offers & deals directly (more…)

Plaza Mall, Gurgaon – Review for Shopping

the_plaza_gurgaonThe Plaza is a niche project specifically targeted at the home shopping requirements of Gurgaon residents. It has a wide array of retailers for kitchen, home interiors, lights and electric goods all under one roof. The Plaza has been a stupendous success with occupancy of 100 per cent.

The Plaza Mall was amongst the first in the category of specialty malls in Gurgaon. The MGF Plaza Mall specializes in (more…)

Review of the Metropolitan Mall, Gurgaon

the_metropolitan_mall_gurgaonThe Metropolitan Mall in Gurgaon features a magnificent 7-cinema multiplex, a beautiful atrium for visitors to hand around in, the best mix of brands – national and international, 150 retail outlets, a food court, 15 speciality restaurants, and a bowling alley. It’s a melting pot of various types of entertainment that caters to variety of tastes, making it the complete family, fun, entertainment destination and a world class experience for its customers.

A shoppers delight, The Metropolitan Mall in (more…)

Mega City Mall, Gurgaon – Review for Shopping

the_mega_city_gurgaon The Mega City Mall is located on the M G Road, Gurgaon. Designed with utmost thought and care, the Mega City Mall is a place where one could expect what every brand needs – customer loyalty. With a contemporary retail environment that offers excellent space, flexibility and cost, it is perhaps nothing quite like retailers would have seen before.

Spread over nearly three acres in one of the most prosperous parts of NCR, and amidst world class office complexes, shops and large residential areas, (more…)

Pacific Mall, Ghaziabad – Review for Shoppers

pacific_mall_ghaziabadPacific East mall in Ghaziabad is one of the most successful mall in India. Containing a 4-screen multiplex, it is also a first mall to have a 4-star hotel by the name of Clarks Inn along with large banqueting facilities.

This state-of-the-art value centre, offers consumers the finest fashion, dining and family entertainment options in international class retail (more…)

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