. Super markets flourished in the US and Canada with the growth of suburbs after World War II.000.RETAIL INDUSTRY The retail industry emerged in the US in the eighteenth century Specialty stores were developed only in those areas that had a population of above 5.

RETAIL INDUSTRY: DEMAND AND SUPPLY DRIVERS The major demand drivers of the retail industry are: rates Interest Population Employment Personal disposable income debt Individual .

SUPPLY DRIVES Competitors in the industry Size of the market Cost of the factors of production .

DIFFERENT SEGMENTS IN THE INDIAN RETAIL INDUSTRY Informal and Formal On the basis of Format Modern and Traditional Modern Format :. Departmental Stores. Kiosks.Kiranas. Hypermarket. Street market. Traditional Format :. . and the Multiple brand outlets.Super Market.

900 crore is the largest of the different types of retail industries present in India.SIZE AND CONTRIBUTION OF THE RETAIL INDUSTRY IN INDIA In terms of value. 7.43. Its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product is about 10% the highest compared to all other Indian Industries. . Retail market for food and grocery with a worth of Rs. The retail sector has also contributed to 8% of the employment of the country. the Indian Retail industry is worth $300 billion.

MAJOR RETAILERS IN INDIA Pantaloon Tata Group RPG Group Reliance AV Birla Group .

CHALLENGES FACING INDIAN RETAIL INDUSTRY The tax structure in India favors small retail business Lack of adequate infrastructure facilities High cost of real estate Dissimilarity in consumer groups Restrictions in Foreign Direct Investment Shortage of retail study options Shortage of trained manpower Low retail management skill .