Retail Industry in India: Trends and Insights
The retail industry in India has been a cornerstone of its economic development, showcasing remarkable growth and evolution over the years. As one of…
Top 3 Predictions for the Retail Sector in 2024
Given the significant developments in 2023, such as the growth of retail media, generative AI, connected TV (CTV), shoppable content, and digitally…
Spiritual Tourism Sparks Retail Renaissance in Sacred Cities
As more pilgrims and spiritual seekers visit holy cities in India, retail brands across segments, including fashion & apparel, food &…
India's Retail Market: A Path to $2 Trillion
India's retail sector is on the brink of transformative growth, with projections indicating a substantial leap to $2 trillion within the next decade…
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Innovational Agility Unleashed: The Mattress Industry's Tech-Infused Future
In this dynamic retail vista where technological advancements continue to shape and reshape consumer experiences, the $212 million-strong Indian…
Transforming Retail Through Technology: A Look into the Future
In a dynamic landscape where consumer habits evolve rapidly, the retail industry finds itself at a significant turning point. This transformation is…
Navigating the Transformative Tide: India's FMCG & Retail Industry Expectations and Imperatives
India's consumer industry is experiencing a transformative surge, poised to become the world's third-largest by 2027, following the footsteps of the…
Q3 FY24 Corporate Showdown: Winners & Losers Emerge Among Indian Industry Titans
In the third quarter of fiscal year 2023-24, major Indian corporations from diverse sectors have unveiled their financial performances, offering a…
India's E-Retail Industry Projected to Soar Beyond $160 bn by 2028
In a recent collaborative report by Bain & Company and Flipkart, the e-retail market in India is projected to witness a remarkable surge,…
Beauty Brands Reflect on a Year of Innovation & Growth in 2023, Unveiling Bold Plans for 2024
As 2023 comes to a close, beauty brands are taking stock of a year marked by innovation, strategic collaborations, and significant growth. Sukhleen…
Sharp Spike in Essential Spending Surges by 49 pc, Discretionary Expenditures Follow with a 15 pc Increase
In a dynamic and ever-evolving economic landscape, understanding consumer behavior is paramount for businesses seeking to thrive in the Indian market…
Quick Commerce and its Power of Reshaping the Indian Snack Industry
Quick commerce is revolutionizing the sale of Smaller Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) in India, this article talks about its ingenious force of reshaping…
The Surge of Private Labels and D2C Brands in India's Thriving Market
Presently valued at Rs 13 billion, the private label sector and D2C segment constitute a noteworthy 10-12 percent of India's organized retail sector…
{Stores of the Future} Mamaearth Redefines Beauty Retail with Seamless In-Store & Online Integration for Personalized Shopping Experiences
Mamaearth currently operates 85 stores, primarily in metros and Tier I markets in India, and all are company-owned stores. The brand understands the…
{Stores of the Future} SSBeauty Elevating India's Beauty Retail Landscape
Biju Kassim, Customer Care Associate, and CEO, Beauty at Shoppers Stop highlights the remarkable growth of the beauty retail business in the Indian…
{Stores of the Future} Soch Surpasses 150 Stores Milestone, Achieves Rs 400 cr Topline Revenue
Soch crossed the 150 stores mark in August 2022, further solidifying its Pan-India presence. The brand is now across 60+ cities, all prominent…
Fashion Retailers' Profit Margins to Contract by 120 bps in FY24
Higher discounts following a demand slowdown and increased advertising and promotion expenses to support revenue growth are likely to pressurize the…
Private Labels & D2C Products: Transforming Retail as Adoption Skyrockets
India's private label sector and direct-to-consumer sector are currently valued at Rs 13 billion, making up 10-12 percent of the organized retail…
India’s Mall Shopping Experience Taking a Leap Forward as a “New-Age Industry”
India's retail industry is poised for exponential growth, as private consumption is projected to expand to $4.5 trillion by the end of the decade.…
The Impact of Augmented Reality in Transforming Retail Industry
It is no secret that the retail industry is undergoing significant transformation. The growth of e-commerce and mobile commerce has transformed how…
How Facility Management is Accelerating the Growth of Retail
With numerous multinational corporations (MNCs) entering the retail market in India, facility management has become an integral part of the sector's…
Demand Pressures to Moderate Revenue Growth of Indian Fashion Retail Entities to 10 pc in FY24
After reporting a stellar 51 percent YoY revenue growth in FY2023, the revenue growth of fashion retailers is set to moderate in the current fiscal…
How Digital Analytics is Creating Waves of Disruption in Retail
The rise in digital adoption, consumer demands for convenience, and Gen Z’s increasing buying power have created waves of disruption in retail. Huge…
Mall Operators' Revenue Reaches 10 pc above Pre-Pandemic Level
Rising footfall following the withdrawal of Covid-19 restrictions is expected to shore up the revenue of mall operators well above the pre-pandemic…
Battle Of Retail Vs. E-commerce: Is Sustainability The Winner?
The retail industry is constantly undergoing a metamorphosis and evolving, influenced by major shifts happening in the space of consumer preferences…
Retail Sales Up 13 pc in June; Sports Goods, Jewelry Log Strong Growth
Retailers have reported a 13 percent growth in sales in June this year compared to the same month in 2019, according to a survey by the Retailers…
The Rise and Growth of Indian Retail Homegrown Brands
The Indian economy has grown impressively in recent years. Despite the pandemic hit, the country’s retail sector has shown tremendous resilience and…
Retail Businesses Grow 24 pc in May against Pre-Pandemic Level
The retail businesses across India witnessed a growth of 24 percent in May this year against the pre-pandemic level of the same month in 2019,…
Redefining Retail Through AR
An Altered Landscape for Shopping How will you look wearing that lipstick you've been watching reviews of? What shade will go well with your skin…
Impact of Cryptocurrency on Retail
Cryptocurrency, a decentralized digital currency is a buzzword that is gaining acceptance and popularity at various levels. Rising inflation and…
How E-commerce Has Put India's Retail Industry on the Growth Path
Not too long back, shopping involved spending a leisurely Sunday afternoon in the mall or market, moving from one shop to another. Now all one has to…
How Social Commerce is Redirecting Retail into the Future
What is the biggest upside to marketing (and now selling) on social media? Everybody is right here, scrolling through their feeds, ready to engage…
Impact of Robotics and Automation on the Retail Industry
The retail and e-commerce sector has continued to grow exponentially, despite the pandemic. Both the offline unorganized and organized retail…
How the Pandemic Forced the Retail Sector to Root for Digital Adoption
When we look back at 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to an inevitable surge in leveraging digital technologies due to the social distancing norms and…
How AI is a Boon For Retail Business in India
The retail business is getting back on track and has been witnessing steady growth after the dismal impact of the third wave. There has been buoyancy…
The Potential of Blockchain in the Retail Industry
Like most other industries, the retail business has had its ups and downs during the last two years due to the turbulence induced by the Covid-19…
3 Technology Trends to Dominate Retail in 2022
From pandemic-induced disruption to rapidly changing consumer patterns, the retail industry has undergone a significant reorganization in recent…
Speeding Up Retail with Omnichannel Deliveries
If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is the fact that 2020, and the pandemic, transformed everything, from industries to people’s lives. In…
The Changing Face of Retail in the New Normal
Businesses have transformed in the post-pandemic era in India, and the market is expected to witness an up reach of US$ 111 billion by 2024 and US$…
How an Omnichannel Approach will Help Retail Stay Ahead of the Curve for Both Customers and Employees
As the fifth-largest retail industry globally by economic value, the Indian retail market has been on an upward growth trajectory, projected to reach…
The Rise of Social Commerce in the Indian Retail Industry
The novel pandemic has significantly modified the operations of the retail industry around the world. Ranging from small brands to mega-retailers,…
Retail Sector's Expectations from the 2022 Budget
The retail sector of India makes up for 10 percent of India’s GDP as per the latest IBEF report, and with many new entrants in the industry,…
Custom Duties on Raw Materials and Intermediaries Should be Brought Down: IKEA
In the year 2022, the retail sector to see a complete recovery, according to industry experts, However, to achieve that there is a need to stimulate…
Budget 2022: Retail Sector Expects Reduction in Overall Tax Burden and Simplification of Compliances?
In the last couple of months, the retail sector has shown several signs of recovery, with business at the same levels due to the pandemic, and is…
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Decoding Behavior of Next-Gen Consumers
Technology has disrupted the retail market in such a way that consumer behavior is evolving in every sphere of life, from working, to shopping, to…
Retailers Argue Lockdown of Retail biz should be the last resort, in Case of Extreme Strain on Health Infrastructure
Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in the country, industry bodies are considerate of how a plausible lockdown might affect various sectors and whether…
How Innovation in the Retail Sector is Bridging the Gap Between Customers and Brands
Over the past five decades or so, the retail industry has undergone a phenomenal transformation, thanks to inventions and technological advancements…
Retail Sector Came Back With a Boom in 2021
India is the fifth largest and preferred retail destination globally. The country's ranking is among the highest in the world in terms of per capita…
How AI Integration can Redefine the Mechanism of the Retail Industry in 2022
We can say without a doubt that technology has brought about revolutionary changes in the way the world works. New-age tech such as Artificial…
Intelligent Workforce Management System is Key to Automating Labor Optimization Processes
The Indian retail industry has undergone a tectonic shift with the COVID-19 lockdown widening the gap between consumers and brick-and-mortar stores.…
How Bright is the Future of Retail Industry in India
The Growing Potential of the Indian Retail Industry: The Indian retail industry is considered to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the…
How Retail Sector is Using Modern-Age Tech to Revive the Indian Economy
The retail and e-commerce industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. The Indian e-commerce sector is expected to grow at a 27…
How Retail Industry is Gearing Up to Win Consumer Confidence Back
It has been almost two years since the outbreak of the pandemic, and the industries are still grappling to overcome the impacts of the subsequent…
How Consumer Trends are Shaping the Future of Retail Industry?
Retail as an industry is accustomed to regular and rapid reinvention. We as a generation have seen the evolution of retail from independent specialty…
How Consumer Expectations Are Dictating Retail Industry's Trajectory
Given the retail sector has sort of gained a new normal (observable sales growth more than the pre-pandemic period), the industry needs to process…
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How Subscription is the Game Changer for India's Retail Industry Post Pandemic
E-retail experienced a spike during the Covid-19 pandemic after the widespread disruption felt by consumers and businesses in this period. The e-…
From Traditional Retail to D2C: How the Shopping Landscape is Changing Customer Engagement
New-age customers are impacting retail marketing strategies like never before. They are not just tech-savvy but are also highly discerning and…
How Festive Season is Set to Boost E-commerce & Retail Industry
Just as we are getting into the festive fervor, there are sufficient supporting data points that give us hope and reason for the industry to…
Retail Industry May See Full Recovery In October-November Period
As the festive season continues, RAI (Retailers Association of India) has shared the retail sales figures for September 2021. For the month, sales…
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Skilled Workforce: A Way for Sustainable Growth For The Retail Sector
The retail sector in India was one of the fastest-growing sectors in India and has undergone a tremendous transformation over the last few years.…
Rise of Digital Payment Methods in Retail in India
Following the pandemic-led behavioral shift in consumers paired with the digitalization of Kirana stores, new payment frameworks have gained a…
India Cautiously Returning to a State of ?Business as Usual'
With decreasing number of Covid-19 cases as well as an aggressive vaccination drive, there has been a new wave of confidence among Indian consumers…
Why the Future of Online to Offline Commerce Model will be Driven by Personalization, Intent & Analytics
As the e-commerce world innovates and radically changes every day, it is important for retailers to stay tuned with the latest, and implement…
Retail After COVID-19, Digital Innovations and Emerging Trends
The pandemic forced all the businesses to rethink their operations, especially in light of the ‘new normal,’ in which consumers are adopting…
The Growing Role of Digitization in the Retail Industry
The traditional concept of brick-and-mortar purchase amongst consumers has transformed drastically over the period into hybrid experiences. With the…
How Social Commerce will Fuel Growth in the Retail Sector
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the operations of the retail industry worldwide. The outbreak in early 2020 has forced retailers to…
How AR is Changing the Dynamics of the Retail Industry
The global pandemic crisis has impacted almost all industries and the retail sector has been no exception. However, the market has been resilient in…
Failure to Open Malls a Big Blow to Businesses & Lakhs of People Working at Shopping Centers: RAI
There was reason to smile for those associated with most retail establishments in Maharashtra except those located in malls and shopping centers. As…
How New National Retail Policy will Help in Growth and Development of Indian Retail Sector
India is the second-most populous country with a middle class that exceeds the total population of Europe. It is also home to the world’s largest…
How Video Commerce is Revolutionizing the Retail Industry
In 2020, more than 60 percent of the e-commerce market share was captured by two major players in India. Where does that leave everyone else?…
Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Future of Retail
Snow white magic mirror or ‘The Sims’ is no more a story or a simulation game now, the retail industry has brought the same for their customers as a…
Active Intelligence: A Necessity for the Global Retail Sector?
If developments of the last few years are anything to go by, no one would bat an eye if retailers felt like Julius Caesar during the Ides of March.…
Effects of the Pandemic on Indian Retailers
The lockdown had a significant impact on the retail industry. It affected everyone around the world and had a tremendous influence on several…
Indian E-commerce Industry to Grow 141 pc by 2025?
With the pandemic denting the consumer sentiment due to the imposed travel restrictions and lockdowns in India, the retail industry has been at the…
Why Retail Companies should Focus on Non-Verbal Behavior of Shoppers ?
Retail provides a rich arena for the application of non-verbal assessment. Retailers have the relatively rare opportunity to interpersonally interact…
Will E-commerce be Able to Sustain this Rapid Growth?
“Prediction is difficult, especially if it’s about the future” - Nils Bohr One of the most significant changes that the retail industry has seen in…
How Retail Industry can Offset the Impact of Covid-19?
The Indian retail market is the 5th largest global destination in the retail space and is considered to be one of the most dynamic and fast-growing…
Impact of COVID-19 on Sanitary-ware & Bath-ware Manufacturing and Retail Industry
The impact of the pandemic in India has been largely disruptive. As the situation surrounding Coronavirus continues to develop, it is bringing an…
Retail Industry Witnesses De-Growth of 49 pc in April?
As India battles the severe second wave of Covid-19 and states undergo lockdowns, retailers across the country have witnessed a sales de-growth of 49…
How Automation is Transforming the Retail Industry
Businesses in every sector have seen irreversible changes this year, perhaps none more so than in retail. For several years, online shopping has been…
Recovery of India Inc to be Dampened by Covid-19 Resurgence?
Continuing resurgence in Covid-19 cases, along with the proliferation of localized restrictions, could dampen the pace of recovery for the Indian…
LCommerce: The Future of Commerce
Commerce and Information have a long history together. A chokehold of Information and Logistics in supply chains have sparked great changes in…
Road to Recovery for Retail Industry in 2021
With COVID-19 changing the consumer sentiment and lifestyle, it has also hastened the adaptation of technology in this industry. Being digital and…
New Normal for Training Business in Retail Industry
When pandemic hit the world, there were many industries that suffered due to operational shut down. One of the industry’s suffering silently was the…
China's Retail Industry Sees a Rise of 48.4 pc in Deal Activity in Q4 2020
China’s retail industry saw a rise of 48.4 percent in overall deal activity during Q4 2020, when compared with the last four-quarter average,…
Budget 2021: Regulatory Changes Needed to Ensure Industry Remains on the Path of Recovery
The retail industry is one of the most important sectors of the Indian economy. It is the sector that connects the industry with end-users. The…
5 Predictions: Retail & E-Commerce Industry in 2021
The year 2020, along with the pandemic, brought with it a fair share of upheavals and opportunities. While we bid goodbye to the chaotic 2020 and…
How Pandemic has Impacted In-Store Consumer Behaviour?
The pandemic is challenging the status quo of retail with reduced footfalls, disrupted supply chains, and a distant recovery. Retailers with a…
How The Indian Mattress Industry Is Coping With COVID-19?
Necessity is the mother of invention, no doubt this is the hard time and the time which will lead to new possibilities, innovation, and development…
E-commerce During COVID-19: The Long-Lasting Boom in Retail Industry
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted every sector of our economy and the most prominent being retail. The work from home and social…
The Changing Indian Retail Landscape in the New Normal
Retail in India has undergone a change in the past two decades. A lot has changed, yet nothing much has changed, just not the fundamentals, perhaps.…
How Chatbots & Intelligent BPO Are Enhancing Customer Experience In Retail Industry
The post-pandemic era of isolation has shifted most in-person interactions to digital channels. We find most people reliant on either their phones or…
Omnichannel Retail in post-COVID era
The current COVID times proved it to be a challenge for all business sectors but considering the meat and seafood sector this phase turned out to be…
Preparing for retail recovery and revival post COVID-19
Coronavirus has dominated headlines for months now, and the impact it has had on businesses across different sectors has been devastating. The wider…
How COVID-19 changed India's Retail Landscape
The world has witnessed colossal changes ever since COVID-19 came calling, there is a paradigm shift in the way we live our lives – be it the way we…
Distribution, Wholesale and Retail beyond COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains around the world and highlighted the need to transform traditional supply chain models, not only…
How to Lockdown your Marketing during a Lockdown
In times of crisis, it is natural for businesses to prioritize austerity overgrowth. This often includes minimizing or eliminating marketing spends…
How AI is helping augment sales in retail
If you have ever wondered, “is this brand reading my mind”, when you received discount offers from the same brand you wanted to buy apparel, then…
4 Common Mistakes Done by Startups
India has emerged as the third largest start-up base and such ventures are poised to grow 2.2 times to reach 10,500 by 2020 despite a perception…
Things to Consider Before Opening a Retail Business
Business is all about playing the dice smartly rather than flowing money like the river and being ignorant about the surrounding at all. India’s…
How to Get Big Bazaar Franchise?
Big Bazaar Franchise Big Bazaar has become a household name, and that is what a brand should aim to become. The success of Big Bazaar is enviable…
How Can Retailers Maximise the 'EoSS' Benefits?
Big retail brands declare 'End of Season Sale' (EoSS) so that they can flaunt huge profits and big sales figures at the end of the financial year.…
Market Your Business Offline
India has emerged as the most dynamic and fast-paced business hub in the whole world. Big or small, all sort of brands are trying more ways than…
Quick Tips to Start a Retail Business
With the welcome of FDI, the retail market of India seems to grow at triple the speed. The Indian retail market size stands at about USD 585…
Startups are Ready to Rock with Their Eco-friendly Business
Our planet is in dire need of environmental protection, the rapid increase in industrialization has left little green patches on the face of earth…
Checklist to Follow, Before Opening a Retail Business
Opening a retail business or any business, have something in common. The foundation of any business needs to be strong, upon which the entire…
Indian Grocery Retail Market: Risky Market for Careless Players
Indian grocery retail market has seen ups and downs since the time; it started to set its foot on Indian soil. Now when some companies have already…
Importance of Quality Control in Retail Business
As beautifully put in words, ‘Things of quality has no fear of time.’ Quality is one very important asset of any retail company, which manufactures…
How to Start a Retail Business?
Opening a retail business or any business, have something in common. The foundation of any business needs to be strong, upon which the entire…
How retail was affected after 50 days of demonetisation
Early November, the government’s decision to demonetise currency notes of the value of 500 and 1000 left the entire nation stunned. What followed…
Pre-budget expectations from upcoming Union Budget 2017
 With the recent demonetisation, the pre-budget expectations will naturally vary across different sectors. The sudden decline in money supply has…
Demonetization's Impact on Indian Retail
The government’s recent demonetization move has definitely impacted the retail Industry in the short term due to lack of liquidity in the economy.…
How retailers are using technology for effective retailing
In recent times, the Indian retail industry has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fast-paced industries. Entry of new players in the market,…