Organized retailing refers to trading activities undertaken by licensed retailers, that is, those who are registered for sales tax, income tax, etc.
These include the corporate-backed hypermarkets and retail chains, and also the privately owned large retail businesses
Unorganized retailing, on the other hand, refers to the traditional formats of low-cost retailing, for example, the local kirana shops, owner manned general stores, paan/beedi shops, convenience stores, hand carts and pavement vendors, etc.
Most Indian shopping takes place in open markets and millions of independent grocery shops called kirana stores
Organized retail such supermarkets accounts for just 4% of the market as of 2008
Regulations prevent most foreign investment in retailing. Moreover, over thirty regulations such as "signboard licenses" and "anti-hoarding measures" may have to be complied before a store can open doors. There are taxes for moving goods to states, from states, and even within states
Mumbai formerly known as Bombay is the capital of Indian state of Maharashtra The Taj and The Gateway of India are synonymous with the city It is the commercial and entertainment centre of India It is home to important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India and the corporate headquarters of numerous Indian companies and multinational corporations The city also houses India's Hindi film and television industry, popularly known as Bollywood.
Established in 1996, with it’s first store in Mumbai, Good earth is the creation of Anita Lal, a designer and potter
It is a lifestyle store that celebrates fine living
Combining exotica with glamour, the boutique specialises in décor accessories, designer furniture collections, home spa products, lamps, cushions, chandeliers, mirrors, vases, textiles and object d’ art
It has its flagship store at Raghuvanshi Mills in Mumbai
Difference between Kirana stores and Department stores
It is a Concept store that is present only in Mumbai
The signage is not repeated in Hindi as against the local market trend
The entrance is well guarded and has to stairs which leads you to the store
Bungalow 8 Bungalow 8 is a store where you'll find an eclectic, traditional & rare mix of furniture & fashion hand picked from India and from all over the world. First floor –Home fixtures and Furnishings, Cutlery. Second floor – Bath and Bed Collection. Third floor – Fashion Apparel and Accessories
Hard Rock Cafe at its core, is an entertainment and leisure company that continues to successfully expand the Hard Rock Brand through myriad music-related ventures, breathtaking properties, collectible fashions, and a great rock 'n' roll attitude
Hard Rock has been governed by a guiding service philosophy “Love All - Serve All“
They also have a Signature Retail Rock Shop in their cafés, which sells collector’s items. It’s a fad to collect various HRC mementos around the globe - like tees, apparels and accessories , gift options – cards, pins and key chains
The rock memorabilia collected over years are also displayed for rock lover’s viewing
HRC has dress codes (black shirt and pants) for staff