FDI in Multi-Brand Retail Skids; Will Not take Off

FDI in Indian RetailAs soon as P. Chidambaram took over as the Finance Minister of India, he pushed along the much needed Reforms Policy by permitting Foreign Investment in Multi-Brand Retail in India. 9 Months after the announcement of the Policy, there are no takers. We analyze why FDI in Multi Brand Retail has hit the Road Bump.

Approval from state governments a must for setting up foreign multi brand stores FDI-funded retailers will be allowed to operate stores only in those states that have agreed to allow foreign investments in retail. So far only ten states and two union territories have (more…)

Opportunities for QRSs Chains in India

Quick service Restaurants in IndiaBeyond Doubt, Indians are foodies, and thus the opportunity for the organized Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) space (especially those with middle-of-pyramid pricing) is unlimited. Economic slowdown will pose hurdles, but nevertheless we expect Indian QSR industry growth of 20-25% over FY13-23, significantly above that of overall consumption and the peer group (apparel, retailing and packaged food).

Our discussion with multiple QSR format owners and (more…)

FDI in Retail Helps Growth + Operational Benchmarks for Success – Biyani & Vineet Kapila

ICICI recently hosted an interactive session with hosted Mr Rakesh Biyani (Joint Managing Director, Future Group) and Mr Vineet Kapila (Managing Director and CEO, Spencers Retail) to discuss their experience on the evolution of Indian retail industry and share their insights on the way ahead. Here is an excerpt of the proceedings of the session.

Retail Growth from product assortment and supply efficiency
Indian Retail industry is bound to grow if supply keeps pace with growing demand. Therefore (more…)