Top 10 Strategies for Success – Part – I

What separates the men from the boys in India Retail Inc.? There have been more failures than successes in organized retail in India. We believe that in the last two years, when capital was scarce and consumption patterns were weak due to the global economic crisis, it has clearly emerged that retailing in India is not as easy as it seems.

We will have a look at the Top 10 Business Strategies for flying colors in Indian Retail.

Ensure Store Level Profitability Before Expansion – The top-three unlisted players have revenues of nearly Rs 100bn over FY06-09 only to reel under accumulated (more…)

Grocery Chains – Largest Segment of Retail – Part -1

India grocery retailIn continuing our coverage on the Retail Chains in India, this is the last segment – Groceries, the largest segment of Retail. We will cover the Grocery chains in two parts.

Food and grocery is the largest segment and it occupies around 74 per cent (US $ 200 billion) of total retail market in India. The organized grocery retail constitutes 20 per cent (US $ 6 billion) of organized retail industry. It is growing at the rate of 11 per cent per annum. [2007-08]

There are more than 1500 organized grocery chains in 2008 run by big corporate housed or retailers and it will increase to 5000 by 2010. Grocery chain format in India include (more…)

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