Rama Prasad Goenka is the Chairman Emeritus of the RPG group, a multi-sector Indian industrial conglomerate.
Goenka was born in 1930 and attended the presidency college in his home town of kolkatta and hard ward university in the united states.
He is currently an M.P. in the rajya sabha, or upper house, of the Indian parliament Goenka also holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Governors, international management institute and is a trustee of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust and the rajiv Gandhi foundation.
He is a former president of the FICCI and the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur.
Goenka has also been twice awarded the Order of the sacred treasure by the Emperor of Japan
RPG Group president and chief executive officer of the retail sector Sumantra Banerjee, who inaugurated the hypermarket, said with a total shopping area of 20,000 square feet the hypermarket would offer an international range of 25,000 high quality products under the same roof. “Customers can purchase a wide variety of products ranging from tomatoes to televisions at the store,” he said. Spencer’s, which was a part of the Rs.11,500-crore RPG Group, had already opened 320 outlets with 12 hypermarkets, 11 supermarkets and 297 express and daily stores in 55 cities.
he Spencer’s Super is the place to go for your monthly shopping.
About 5000-15,000 sq. ft. in size
Spencer’s Super not only caters to your daily needs but also stocks home care products; personal care products, Bakery, Chilled and frozen food; Baby care besides groceries & staples, fresh fruits and vegetables
The Spencer’s Hypermarkets are huge destination stores, more than 28000sq. ft. in trading area
Shoppers come here looking for fantastic deals across all categories.
About its formats More than 25000 miscellaneous Spencer’s Hyper 8000-15000 Home care products; personal care products, bakery, chilled and frozen food; baby care products Spencer's Super 4000-7000 Regular grociers Spencer’s Daily 2000 Vegetables, fruits, milk eggs,breads Spencer’s Fresh 1000 Dairy, fruit and vegetables, bread and bread products, fruit juice, fresh butter, fresh coffee / tea, masalas, pickles, ghee, fish and meet Spencer’s express Minimum trading Area (sq.ft) Stock Format
Milestones of spencers First Foodworld store inaugurated in R A Puram, Chennai, by M. S. Subbulakshmi, renowned Karnatic musician 1996 First hypermarket inaugurated in Musheerabad, Hyderabad, by Krishna Yadav, Labor Minister of Andhra Pradesh100th Foodworld store inaugurated in Pondicherry 2001 Spencer’s enters into a Technology Assistance Agreement with Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong, to set up the Foodworld chain of supermarkets in India 1995 RPG Enterprises buys a majority stake in spencer’s 1989 Spencer’s becomes the first supermarket chain under Food World in India 1980 Spencer’s becomes the first grocery store in India 1920: John William Spencer and Charles Durrant open the first ever Spencer store in Chennai 1863:
Milestones Joint venture with Dairy Farm International Holdings terminated First new store under the Spencer’s brand name inaugurated in West Mambalam, Chennai 2006 ::75,000 sq ft flagship store inaugurated at South City Mall, Kolkata First standalone store inaugurated at Vadodara Exclusive tie-up with £ 3 billion Woolworths plc, UK, for retailing their internationally acclaimed toy brand, Chad Valley, and their Ladybird brand of kidswear; the latter is Woolworths first international tie-up in the children’s apparel segment Tie-up with Au Bon Pain, the Boston-based fast casual dining and bakery caf é chain having more than 200 outlets in America, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand Alliance with Beverly Hills Polo Club – its first international tie-up in fashion 2008 Launch of first Shop-in-shop Gourmet store in Kolkata Launch of first standalone Fish-n-meat store in Kolkata Launch of first hyper of the state of Tamil Nadu in Tiruchirapalli 2009