TABLE OF CONTENTS
3.REVIEW OF LITERATURE
4.PROFILE OF THE COMPANY
5.ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA
6.SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
The word "Retail" originates from a French-Italian word. Retailer is someone who cuts off or sheds a small piece from something. Retailing is the set of activities that markets products or services to final consumers for their own personal or household use. It does this by organizing their availability on a relatively large scale and supplying them to customers on a relatively small scale. Retailer is a Person or Agent or Agency or Company or Organization who is instrumental in reaching the Goods or Merchandise or Services to the End User or Ultimate Consumer. Indian Retail Industry:
Indian retail industry is the largest industry in India, contributing to over 13% of the country's GDP. Organized retail industry in India is expected to rise 35% yearly being driven by strong income growth, changing lifestyles, and favorable demographic patterns. It is expected that by 2011-12 modern retail industry in India will be worth US$ 590 billion. It has further been predicted that the retailing industry in India will amount to US$ 833 billion by 2013 and US$ 1.3 trillion by 2018. Shopping in India has witnessed a revolution with the change in the consumer buying behavior and the whole format of shopping also altering. Industry of retail in India which has become modern can be seen from the fact that there are huge shopping centers, malls and sprawling complexes which offer food, shopping, and entertainment all under the same roof. Indian retail industry is expanding itself most aggressively; as a result a great demand for real estate is being created. Indian retailers preferred means of expansion is to expand to other regions and to increase the number of their outlets in a city. In the Indian retailing industry, food is the most dominating sector and is growing at a rate of 9% annually. The branded food industry is trying to enter the India retail industry and convert Indian consumers to branded food. Since at present 60% of the Indian grocery basket consists of non- branded items. Indian retail industry is progressing well and for this to continue retailers as well as the Indian government will have to make a combined effort. Indian retailing industry has seen phenomenal growth in the last five years. Organized retailing has finally emerged from the shadows of unorganized retailing and is contributing significantly to the growth of Indian retail sector. The “India Retail Sector Analysis report helps clients to analyze the opportunities and factors critical to the success of retail industry in India. Indian retail industry is going through a transition phase. Most of the retailing in our country is still in the unorganized sector. The spread out of the retails in US and India shows a wide gap between the two countries. Though retailing in India is undergoing an exponential growth, the road ahead is full of challenges. 1 Key Challenges:
Location:"Right Place, Right choice" Location is the most important ingredient for any business that relies on customers, and is typically the prime consideration in a customers store choice. Locations decisions are harder to change because retailers have to either make sustainable investments to buy and develop real estate or commit to long term lease with developers. When formulating decision about where to locate, the retailer must refer to the strategic plan: Investigate alternative trading areas.
Determine the type of desirable store location
Evaluate alternative specific...