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TOC-Indian Retail Industry

TOC-Indian Retail Industry

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July 2008
Industry Insight
Indian Retail Industry
All information contained in this report has been obtained from sources believed to be accurate by 
Cygnus Business Consulting &Research
(Cygnus). While reasonable care has been taken in its preparation, Cygnus makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as tothe accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any such information. The information contained herein may be changed without notice. All informationshould be considered solely as statements of opinion and Cygnus will not be liable for any loss incurred by users from any use of the publication orcontents
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The retail sector in India is witnessing a huge revamping exercise astraditional markets make way for new formats such as departmentalstores, hypermarkets, supermarkets and specialty stores. Western-stylemalls have begun appearing in metros and second-rung cities alikeintroducing the Indian consumer to a shopping experience like neverbefore.The sector is at an inflexion point where the growth of organised retailingand growth in the consumption by the Indian population is going to take ahigher growth trajectory. The Indian population is witnessing a significantchange in its demographics. Organised retail is on all time high in India.The growth is boosted by various factors such as availability of professional practices, media proliferation, various brands which aregaining value thereby enhancing industry growth, availability of variousfunding options, regulations like VAT implementation to make processessimple, sea change in demographics of country and internationalexposure.This report is structured into three major parts. First part comprises of Executive Summary and highlights of the retail sector. Second partconsists of 12 chapters which includes an introduction and discusses vitaltopics in retail industry like A Brief Overview of Global Retail Industry,Indian Retail Industry, Organized Retail Formats in Indian retail, FoodRetail in India, Apparel Retail in India, Growth Drivers of Indian Retail,Technology implications, Issues & Challenges faced by the sector, CriticalSuccess Factors, Regulations and Policies and Future Outlook of theindustry. The third and final part consists of supporting literature in theform of Annexure.This report will be useful to entrepreneurs interested in getting insights of retail industry for doing direct and indirect business in the sector,management consultants, banks evaluating retail sector proposals,investors who are interested in this sunrise sector, retail professionals forgetting larger picture of the sector. Last but not the least this report canalso be useful for educational institutions imparting courses in retailmanagement.
No of Pages:100
© Cygnus Business Consulting & Research Pvt. Ltd. 2008
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Executive SummaryHighlight
1. Introduction1.1 Definition of Retailing1.2 Role of Retailers1.3 Opportunities in Retailing1.3.1 Management Opportunities1.3.2 Entrepreneurial Opportunities2. A Brief Overview of Global Retail Industry2.1 Introduction (which will include Market segmentation)2.2 Different Retail Formats across the World2.3 Consumer Demographic Trends and its Buying Behavior2.3.1 Changing Households2.3.2 Changing Income2.3.3 Aging Population2.3.4 Buying decisions2.4 Major Global Markets2.4.1 US2.4.2 UK2.4.3 Germany2.4.4 Japan2.5 Growth Drivers2.5.1 GDP growth2.5.2 Consumers’ desire for something unique2.5.3 Increased spending on IT by Retailers2.5.4 Online shopping2.5.5 Looking east for growth2.5.6 Technology2.6 Recent Trends and Developments2.6.1 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology2.6.2 Consolidation and Global Expansion2.6.3 Consumer trends2.6.4 Augmented use of Smart cards2.6.5 Self Service2.7 Issues and Challenges2.7.1 Supply Chain Efficiency2.7.2 Smart pricing2.7.3 Deployment of Technology2.7.4 Shifting demographic trends2.8 Outlook3. Indian Retail Industry3.1 Introduction3.2 The Evolution of the Indian Retail Industry3.3 Industry Structure and Segmentation3.3.1 Unorganized Retail

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