Who's doing what in Retail in India

  • Gitanjali Group to invest Rs 100 crore in Luxury Connexions and Luxury Malls
  • Wills Lifestyle to increase stores to 100
  • Dabur India plans tie-up with kirana store
  • Mahindra & Mahindra may tie up with British grocery giant Tesco
  • Godrej to launch 20 speciality boutique stores by 2010 Spencer to open 1,000 stores by 2009
  • RPG Group for Rs 1,000 crore expansion
  • Subhiksha stores touch 1,000
  • Future Group to open 225 Big Bazaar stores
  • Bharti Retail to have supermarkets and hypermarkets; will partner with kirana stores through franchise
  • Reliance Mart in Bangalore and Gujarat; 169 Reliance Fresh stores; may buy 13 per cent stake in France's Carrefour

Ref : The Week Magazine article


Niyati Priyam said…
Keep a watch on reliance....RIL is getting just about everything to its stores..from Peter england to Rajesh Jewelers to CISCO banks to Bajaj auto and Hero Honda.....PHEW!!!...
Ray Titus said…
Niyati...Won't bat an eyelid on Reliance...thanks :-)
Niyati Priyam said…
hmmm....hmm?? and pray why?? Very well, excepting the fact that I am a still a petty student, It sure makes me raise my eyebrow when i find these guys trying to bring everything under one roof...and everything literally means everything...sure...I am not expecting a walmart, but then with reliance, you never know... pardon me sir, but I beg to differ...(The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell)...and here...i certainely come in the first category.... :)
Niyati Priyam said…
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Niyati Priyam said…
The spelling mistake is regretted...It should be- certainly.
Ray Titus said…
Niyati...you got me wrong. when I said I won't bat an eyelid, I meant I will keep my eyes on Reliance ( won't take my eyes of 'em).

Sure, the SKU mix would be interesting to study. Let's wait and watch.

About Bertrand Russell and his take on fools and fanatics and wise people....spoken like a true genius. Where can you slot yourself? C'mon...you must be joking...you are part of what the business world awaits with bated breath...Enthusiasm and Idealism, though misunderstood at times, is so much what we need...you have 'em, cheers to you :-)
Niyati Priyam said…
Believe me sir, You made my day!!!
Bell Spider said…
Do you know where in bangalore is reliancemart opening up ?
Unknown said…
Yes RIL is expanding its operations. But what does this mean to the middlemen? Aren't they going to run out of business?

For instance take the case of C&F agencies. RIL is planning not to clear and forward the product but to buy it (for resale) and even incur all costs. Wouldn't this affect those who are already in this business?
Ray Titus said…

Check my posts on middlemen -



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