Retailing is the final step in the distribution of merchandise - the last link in the Supply Chain - connecting the bulk producers of commodities to the final consumers. Retailing covers diverse products such as foot apparels, consumer goods, financial services and leisure.
In developed country three-fourth of the retail trade is done by organized sector
Huge retail chains like Wal-Mart, Carr four Group, Sears, K-Mart, McDonalds, etc. have now replaced the individual small stores
Its merchandise ranges across apparel, accessories, perfumes, cosmetics, home & kitchen products with over 260,000 stock keeping units (SKU`s),
The company derives revenue from private labels which account for 20% and from other brands that contribute 80%.
Shoppers Stop’s first exclusive home dressings outlet was launched in Bangalore
The Company has entered into an Option Agreement with Inorbit Malls and Hypercity Retail (India) Pvt , under the terms of which the Company has an option to acquire up to 51% of the equity share capital of Hypercity Retail (India) Pvt Ltd
In H1FY06, SSL opened four new stores adding 0.2 million square feet to its retail space. It has
signed up 19 new department stores to be opened between FY06-08E
It plans to invest Rs1200mn in the next two years.