Kishore Biyani is the Group CEO of Future Group and the Managing Director of the group’s flagship company, Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited. He has led Pantaloon Retail’s emergence as the India’s leading retailer operating multiple retail formats that now caters to almost the entire consumption basket of a large section of Indian consumers.
Kishore Biyani led the company’s foray into organized retail with the opening up of the Pantaloons family store in 1997. This was followed in 2001 with the launch of Big Bazaar, a uniquely Indian hypermarket format that democratized shopping in India. It blends the look, touch and feel of Indian bazaars with aspects of modern retail like choice, convenience and quality. Subsequently, a number of other formats were launched by the company, including, Food Bazaar, Central, Home Town and online portal, futurebazaar.com.
The year, 2006 marked the evolution of Future Group, that brought together the multiple initiatives taken by group companies across the consumption space. Future Group operates multiple companies in the areas of retail, insurance, consumer credit, capital, mall and property management, consumer brands, logistics and retail media.
Future Group companies include, Indus League Clothing, Galaxy Entertainment, Future Capital Holdings, Future Media India Limited, Future Brands Limited, among others. The group’s joint venture partners include Italian insurance major, Generali, French womenswear retailer, ETAM group, US-based stationary products retailer, Staples Inc and UK-based Lee Cooper. It’s Indian joint venture partner include, Talwalkars, Liberty Shoes and Blue Foods.
Future Group’s vision is to, “deliver Everything, Everywhere, Every time to Every Indian Consumer in the most profitable manner.” One of the core values at Future Group is, ‘Indianess’ and its corporate credo is – Rewrite rules, Retain values.
Kishore Biyani was awarded the Lakshmipat...