National Textile Corporation (NTC), a state-run enterprise under the textile ministry, plans to open 300 of its ‘Indian Republic’ apparel stores this year. A ‘soft-launch’ of this chain was earlier this year.
The Indian Republic brand would cater to men's fashion with a range of apparel of casual and formals categories, and NTC is expecting an annual turnover of Rs 1.5 crore per store.
In a media interaction, Aloke Banerjee, Director-Marketing, NTC highlighted that the stores will be opened during June and August. In addition, the outlets would be located at locations where NTC has own properties, which would help to keep operating costs under check.