The Tata group is contemplating launching different formats including mid-sized stores for Star Bazaar, in a bid to achieve profitability faster.
Noel Tata, Trent Chairman, in a media interaction, said, "We are evaluating various formats, and I do believe that mid-sized outlets will become profitable quicker vis-à-vis larger sized stores.”
Tata said the company plans to add at least five stores every year in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Currently, Star Bazaar has 12 hypermarket stores, each spread over 40,000-80,000 square feet. Trent Hypermarket Ltd (THL) operates the Star Bazaar retail business in India.